DISCLAIMER, TERMS OF USE, and PRIVACY POLICY:

 

Last Updated:  December 1, 2014: 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

 

The author of The Blameless Victim is not a lawyer.

 

The information on this website is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation.  This website should never be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel from an attorney authorized to practice in your jurisdiction.  You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information on this website. Do not post anything confidential on the blog, since it will be seen by other visitors to the site.

 

This website is provided to you "as is."  I will try to keep the information up to date and correct, however, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.  You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and I expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.  In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.  The content of the pages of this website is subject to change without notice.

 

TERMS OF USE

 

By using this website, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use").  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this website.  I reserve the right to update or revise these Terms of Use.  Please check the Terms periodically for changes.  Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

 

Blogs and User Comment Areas

 

In order to post content on this website, you might be required to provide a username and e-mail address.  Neither the administrators of or the moderators of the website or the blogs, are responsible for the privacy practices of any user.  Remember that all information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to share any of your personal information.

 

Agreement to Rules of User Conduct

 

You agree to abide by the following Rules of User Conduct:

 

By posting information in or otherwise using any blog, comment area, or other interactive service, that may be available to you on or through this website, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content that:

 

1.  Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, discriminatory, sexually oriented or tortuous;

 

2.  Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;

 

3.  Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, or any form of lottery or gambling;

 

4.  Constitutes the selling or trading of any merchandise;

 

5.  Constitutes the soliciting for advertisers/sponsors; conducting contests/raffles; displaying advertising/sponsorship art; promoting, soliciting or participating in chain letters or marketing/pyramid schemes;

 

6.  Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;

 

7.  Contains links to websites that violate these Terms of Use, such as pornographic websites, defamatory websites, and so on; or

 

8.  Impersonates any person or entity.

 

You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about users or members of this website or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

You are not required to submit any personally identifiable information (PII) to use this website.  However, the server for this website may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, browser type, operating system, geographic location, referral source, pages visited, and other “analytics” data.  I may review that data from time to time to understand how the website is used and to improve the website for users.

 

At your election, you may provide your email address to receive my newsletter and other emails, and you may provide PII in order to post comments and as part of comments on the blog.  You should be aware that anything you post and any PII you disclose in blog comments will be available for others to see, via the internet, around the world.

 

Please do not disclose to me the PII of any other person without that person’s consent.

 

I will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misused or alteration of your PII.  I will not provide your email address or any other PII to any other person, other than (i) to providers which assists me in sending newsletters and emails, or (ii) if required to disclose by law or in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding.

 

I reserve the right to remove any comments from the blog if I find them offensive, defamatory, obscene, abusive, vulgar, or in any way inappropriate.

 

This website and blog includes hyperlinks to other websites.  I have no control over and am not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites and blogs.

 

I may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an undated version on my website.

Websites linking to this page have chosen to adopt this generic privacy policy as their own.  This means that they agree to abide by the principles laid out below.

 

Information that is gathered from visitors

 

In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.

 

Cookies may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website.

 

Where registration is required, the visitor's email and a username will be stored on the server.

 

How the Information is Used

 

The information is used to enhance the visitor’s experience when using the website to display personalized content and possibly advertising.

 

E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented, or leased to 3rd parties.

 

E-mails may be sent to inform you of news or information.

 

Visitor Options

 

If you have subscribed to one of the services, you may unsubscribe by sending an email to haroldrhodes@theblamelessvictim.com.

You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the website.

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website.  Also they may be used to track your return visits to the website.

 

User’s Grant of Limited License

 

By posting or submitting content to this website, you:

 

1.  grant me the right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose without compensation; and

 

2.  warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that public posting and use of your content by me will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

 

Trademark Guidelines

 

You may use The Blameless Victim trademarks (the "Trademarks"), so long as the Trademarks are used properly.  Use of the Trademarks not in accordance with these guidelines or of marks that are confusingly similar to the Trademarks may constitute an infringement of rights.  All trademarks reproduced in this website that are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website

 

Copyright

 

Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the website (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws.  Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner.

 

Indemnification

 

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.  It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

 

This website might contain material that is owned by or licensed from third parties.  This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, and graphics.  Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

 

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages, be a criminal offense, or both.