Site Policies: Comments, Privacy, & Disclaimer

Comment Policy

This site provides the opportunity for visitors to communicate in the public domain through visitor-submitted, published comments. The nature inherent in online dialog raises significant questions in the areas of privacy, responsibility, and ownership of data related to these published conversations.

It is our belief that you deserve to know your rights and responsibilities as a commenter on this site. You also deserve to know our rights, responsibilities, and intentions as site owner(s) with regards to the comment-related data you freely provide. Consequently, this Comment Policy governs your responsibilities and discloses our intent with your comment data.

If you are unsure what something means, please ask. Contact information is available at the bottom of the Comment Policy.

Audience

This site is intended for teenagers or older. The minimum required age for participation on this site is 13 years old.

Conduct

Commenters have the right to be presented with age-appropriate dialog and treated with both common courtesy and respect. If you believe this right has been violated, please notify the site owner. Conversely, commenters are expected interact with age-appropriate dialog and to treat others with common courtesy and respect.

Moderation

Site owner reserves the right to edit, delete, suspend, or publish comment data solely at their discretion.

Privacy

Comment data related to your real identity, such as name, URL, and email address will never be shared, bartered, or sold to third parties. Comments may be used as testimonials and for marketing purposes (see below).

Anonymity

Commenters are required to use their real identities to leave comments on the site. “Brand names” or company website names are permitted.

Usage

Comment data may be used for any purpose.

License to Publish

Commenter grants site owner a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive license to use comment data in any form of published work or performance including, but not limited to, web sites, digital eBooks, print, audio, video, live and broadcast events. This includes publishing your comments in editorial sections of print editions of this site.

Legal Indemnity

Commenters agree to “hold harmless” site owners and authors from any and all legal repercussions, damages, and liabilities perceived to have been caused by participating in this site’s online conversations.

Contact

If you have questions about this comment policy, please contact the site owner.


Creative Commons License

Standard Comment Policy by 8BIT is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at 8bit.io.

Comment policy last updated December 17, 2014.

Privacy Policy

The simple act of visiting a website leaves a trail of information, a “digital footprint,” about visitors like you. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity and other times it is tied specifically to you and your real life identity.

If all you do is click around and read pages, the data captured about you is vague. If you leave a comment, sign up for a newsletter, or make a purchase, the data captured about you is sometimes very specific. Almost all web sites on the web today collect data in this fashion about visitors, and this site is no different.

It is our belief that you deserve to know how we handle your information. Consequently, the Privacy Policy below is a disclosure concerning our intent with your data. It is not a legally binding contract. It is a statement of intent made in good faith.

Usage

Data may be used for any purpose related to the business of this website.

Duration

Data may be kept indefinitely.

Commerce

Data is never bartered or sold for commercial gain.

Advertising

Data, in aggregate, may be shared with advertisers. We do share with advertisers, for example, how many email subscribers we have, and how many website hits we get.

Law Enforcement

Data is given to law enforcement only when legal process is followed.

Analytic

Data is collected by private analytic services.

Contact

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact the site owner.


Creative Commons License

Standard Privacy Policy by 8BIT is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at 8bit.io.

This privacy policy is effective beginning December 17, 2014.

 

Disclaimer

Macon The News provides this website as a service.

Macon The News may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice.

The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter.

Macon The News does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.

Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer. The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents of this site is prohibited without the prior written consent of Macon The News.

Some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Macon The News includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents (exceptions may apply).

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this website are prohibited unless the prior written permission of Macon The News has been obtained.

This Disclaimer is effective December 17, 2014.