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Terms of Use and Abuse of this blog (alpha)

The gist

We (the folks behind the options handle) run a blog and would not like at all for you to use it. Although our basic service is free, we do plan to charge you for advanced features such as <to be done, please help me — comments on what advanced features we could charge you are greatly appreciated ;->.

Our blog is designed to give you as little control and ownership over what goes on our blog as possible and encourage you to not express yourself freely, but instead, be responsible in what you send us in your comments.

In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on comments or get linked to from comments (things like spam, viruses, hate content, etc), i.e. work by the Super-Akismet yourself, guys. 

Please make sure you read through the list and the rest of the terms and disagree with them before you get started to comment or contribute by another means on this blog.

Creative Commons Sharealike licenseNote, we’ve decided to make the below Terms of Use and Abuse available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and even if you don’t want we’d appreciate a link to options.WordPress.com somewhere on your site.

Terms of Use and Abuse

The options.WordPress.com (currently titled ‘JAWW’) is a hosted on the WordPress.com domain and completely owned by Automattic Inc. (see below; to be done) blog (hereafter “Blog”) operated by poor me (“poor me”).

Any use of the Blog is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions” — to be done, your help is invaluable), as well as to poor me’s Privacy Policy (somewhat done, but your help is always invaluable), all of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions. Your use of the Blog will constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Responsibility of Contributors

If you comment on this Blog, post material to this Blog, post links on this Blog to material on, or otherwise make material available by means of this Blog (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
    • the Content is not spam, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
    • the Content is not obscene or libelous, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; and
    • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by poor me or otherwise.

By submitting Content to poor me for inclusion on this Blog, you grant poor me a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content with commercial (and not only, poor me needs earning money) purposes by displaying, distributing and promoting your material.

If you want to delete Content, poor me may (or may not, depending upon our current mood and a good will level) use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Blog, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, poor me has the right (though not the obligation) to, in poor mine sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in poor mine reasonable opinion, violates any poor mine policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Blog to any individual or entity for any reason, in poor mine sole discretion. poor me will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Responsibility of Blog Visitors

poor me being the Blog operator, has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted by the Contributors in their posts and comments to the Blog, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects.

By operating a Blog, poor me do not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted in the Contributors posts and comments, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful.

You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.

The Blog posts and comments made by the Contributors may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors.

The Blog posts and comments may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated (Sic!).

poor me disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Blog, or from any downloading by those visitors of content of the Contributors’ posts and comments there posted. 

to be continued…

2 responses to “Terms of Use and Abuse of this blog (alpha)

  1. jonna December 17, 2006 at 14:34

    Personally, I dont understand how people dont get this…Anyway.

  2. options December 17, 2006 at 18:09

    me, too…

    perhaps, this sweet word “FREE” makes it difficult to get the picture/pith?

    or, what’s more probable, they just don’t bother themselves with such a trifling matter.

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