My Site Use Rules

In today’s global information transfer environment, there’s a need for rules and boundaries. It’s a playground, a school, etc., but it needs to be a safe playground, school, etc. I hope you find something on my site that helps and encourages you. But, as you look around and check things out, please keep in mind that these are some of the rules we live by and boundaries we won’t cross.

My Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software), with the exception of items listed in bold type below, on this web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any downloadable content obtained from the web site;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server. (Note: this does not prohibit linking to the materials at this site.)

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by me at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Specific content may be usable only for available for a limited time to be used as a reference to a posted article.  This content may be downloaded as a reference but may not be maintained for use by you or other users, without the explicit consent of the copyright owner.  Out of respect for artists, media providers, and copyright owners, I reserve the right to 1) limit access to specific content, 2) remove specific content from the site at my will or at the request of the artist, media provider, or copyright owner, or 3) request user-identifiable information to access the content.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on this site are provided “as is”. I make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, I do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Materials used as reference to specific articles are the property of the artists, media providers, and copyright owners of the materials.  I cannot and do not provide any warranty or guarantee related to any of these items.

4. Limitations

This site is a personal, informational site and is not intended for commercial use. As a result, the site, it’s sponsors or affiliates, and it’s authors are not liable for any types of losses under any circumstances. In no event shall, or any of its affiliates be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the site, even if a site authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on this site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. I cannot and do not warrant that any of the materials on this site are accurate, complete, or current. I may make changes to the materials contained on this site at any time without notice. However, I make no commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

The inclusion of any link in a post or other content does not imply endorsement by me of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Links to content may direct users to content that is the property of artists, media providers, and copyright owners who have not granted user rights to the site users.  In such cases, these links will be identified as reference links and will be available for only a limited time.  This linked content should only be used as reference to articles I’ve posted.  There is no license implied or otherwise granted for users to transfer possession of the linked content.

7. User-Provided Content and Comments

Users may register through the site in order to provide comments and/or to submit content for consideration.  Only registered Users may provide comments and submit content for consideration.

All comments are moderated by me and screened for inappropriate material including, but not limited to inappropriate language, graphical material, links, avatars, User names, and by-lines. I reserve the right to block comments from any User at any time for any reason.

User-submitted content is subject to my approval. I have the right to reject any User-provide comments or content for any reason at any time. If the content is approved and posted, I will provide a byline recognizing the User contribution. All User-submitted content becomes site property solely for use on this website and is not subject to compensation to the User at any time.  I may include a disclaimer regarding the User-submitted content if deemed appropriate.

8. Site Terms of Use Modifications

I may revise these terms of use for this site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

9. Governing Law

Any claim relating to this web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Louisiana without regard to its conflict of law provisions.