Unless otherwise noted, the contents on this site, including the text and images, are protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries. Permission to use the text and images must be sought in advance before publishing these images.
Hyperlinks are what make the Web work, without them, any site is pretty close to useless.
Please do link to articles on this site.
When linking sometimes it’s necessary or desirable to include a short synopsis, abstract, or summary of the page to which you’re linking. While I would personally prefer you created your own summary, I recognize that’s not always possible or desirable. As such, I consider it fair use to reproduce a small portion of the text of an article, not more than TWO (2) PARAGRAPHS of the page’s text for these purposes.
Wholesale, cut and paste, content reproduction is strictly prohibited.
While you might consider this some form of flattery, it really just hurts my ability to make a living and put food on the table. I take this kind of thing seriously.
Please save us both the time, effort, and money and don’t copy my content wholesale.
U.S. Copyright law includes the concept of fair use. Fair use provides certain exceptions for when copyrighted content can be reproduced without seeing a license. These cases include, “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.” Fair use rights are not automatic and are subject to further restrictions. (See 17 USC S 107 for the full text of the law).
I support the concept of reasonable fair use.
In all cases images and/or other content must be properly attributed.
If your potential use of my content and/or images is not protected by fair use, I am willing to negotiate non-exclusive revocable licenses. The exact terms and potential costs will vary on a case by case basis.
If you’re interested in licensing content please visit our licensing page.
Many articles on this site have a comment section. The ability to network and discuss topics with other people is a large part of what makes the internet a useful tool.
Comments are intellectual property of the person making the comment. By posting you agree to allow me to store, publish, and display the comment for the duration that it remains on this site.
Comments are moderated. At a minimum profane, harassing, or significantly off topic material will not be published. Because that part of the moderation process is manual, comments may not appear immediately, though I do try to be timely about it.
Spam will not be posted, and will be removed when it is discovered.
All comments are scanned using a number of automated techniques to determine whether they are spam or not. The volume of spam generally is quite significant, compared to the actual number of comments. I generally see a very low percentage of improperly flagged comments as spam, but it does happen. If your comment doesn’t appear at all, may have been eaten by the spam filters.
Comments and/or other user generated content may not infringe on other’s copyrights. Comments that are found to do so, will be removed.
I reserve the right to remove or refuse to publish any user generated comment or content at any time for any reason.
I take online privacy as seriously as I can. When posting a comment we require that you provide a name, an email address, and optionally a website address. Further, when posting a comment your IP address is logged the CMS system.
Names – You may use a pseudonym or other online nickname if you prefer not to reveal your real name. I don’t generally care who you claim to be so long as it’s not inflammatory and your contribution to the discussion is valuable.
Email Addresses – I hate spam emails, and I’m sure you do as well. The comment system collects your email address when posting in the event we feel that it’s more proper or necessary to reply to you directly instead of publicly on this site. We do not display your email address in the clear or obfuscated form on the site, nor will we sell them to advertisers.
IP Addresses – Contrary to what some people would like people to believe, IP addresses don’t identify a person, only a computer or network. IP addresses are logged or stored for a number of reasons necessary for operating a web site efficiently.
Web Addresses – When posting you may optionally enter a web site for self promotion. These addresses may be validated and removed to insure that they’re not being used for spam purposes.
Other Information – Please be cognizant of the fact that you can disclose personally identifiable information in your post. If we do notice something obvious while moderating posts, such as user names, passwords, addresses or similar information we will likely delete the post in it’s entirety instead of making such information available or trying to redact just the personal information.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance that cookies will be set on your browser—if you let them.
Cookies are created from this domain and are used for two primary purposes:
- When you post a comment, WordPress creates a persistent cookie that associates the name, email address, and web address you provide with your browser. This cookie is used to fill out those fields in the comment submission form for you.
Third Party Cookies
3rd parties currently setting cookies are:
|YouTube||Some articles include embedded YouTube videos.||YouTube Video Embeds|
Dealing With 3rd Party Tracking Cookies
I don’t provide any mechanism to deal with cookies directly as there are tools already in your browser for this. Specifically all major browsers allow you to disable all cookies, or 3rd party cookies. You can find instructions to disable cookies or just 3rd party cookies at the following links:
|Apple Safari||Google Chrome||Microsoft Internet Explorer||Mozilla Firefox|
Moreover, some browsers, like Chrome, allow you to disable or set specific policies for specific cookies and sites.
Changes to this Policy
This policy is subject to change if and when I determine it’s necessary, and without notice. It’s my sincere hope that I won’t need to turn to a significant amount of legal gibberish to insure that I’m not litigated into oblivion.