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Legal Statement
(Because the world is, sadly, a litigious place.)

Boonedocks.com's Legal Statemnet, Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

General Terms

Text posts and/or images posted on Boonedocks.com by registered users may not be reposted, broadcast or published without the express written permission or license from the registered user who posted the text and/or image; if permission to repost, broadcast or publish is granted by the registered Boonedocks.com user, Boonedocks.com would appreciate an attribution as the site of origin.

By using Boonedocks.com, you agree that you will not use any robot, harvesting bot, spider, scraper, or any other automated means to access the site for any purpose without the express written permission of Boonedocks.com. You further agree that you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the site.

Copyright Notice

By posting text, an image, a file, or any other content, or by making a comment, you represent and warrant to Boonedocks.com that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else's rights; and (2) that you created the text, image, file or other content you are uploading, or that you otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms.

By posting any content to Boonedocks.com, you are confirming that the content is yours and that the uploading and use of your content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, trademark right, or any other intellectual property rights of any other party. If we learn, or become aware, that you are infringing the rights of others or are using content that is not your own (or have the permission to use same), Boonedocks.com retains the right to remove this content and you agree that you are responsible for any costs, fees, fines, penalties, judgments and/or legal fees associated with the infringement, regardless of whether the infringement occurred with or without your knowledge (i.e. the responsibility is yours to ensure you are the owner or have rights to post prior to posting). The best policy to follow is this: only post material that you yourself have created, generated or rendered, or that is unambiguously open source. DO NOT POST ANY PROTECTED CONTENT TO BOONEDOCKS.COM THAT YOU YOURSELF DID NOT CREATE, GENERATE OR RENDER.

What we (legally) have to say:
When you make your content public (i.e. by posting or submitting to our website), you grant Boonedocks.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to copy, distribute, stream, post publicly, display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), anywhere, whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content for any purpose, including a commercial purpose.

What we actually do:
Boonedocks.com will not knowingly market, sell, distribute, repost or commercially profit from any of your uploaded content in any venue, virtual or real (other than on the Boonedocks.com website itself) unless we have your express written consent to do so. In other words, unless we have your prior written permission, we will only use your uploaded content on the Boonedocks.com website.

Copyrights and Copyright Agents.

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information (see 17 U.S.C. 512 (c)(3) for further detail):

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • Description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on Boonedocks.com;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on Boonedocks.com is John Boone, who can be reached via email at: admin@boonedocks.com.

Boonedocks.com’s logos are registered trademarks of Boonedocks Networks, LLC.

Boonedocks.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Boonedocks.com will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to our designated agent, identified below.

If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may notify our Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agent by sending the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL of the Boonedocks.com thread in question or other information to enable us to locate the material; A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by your agent, or by law; A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being infringed. Your physical or electronic signature, or signature of someone authorized to act on your behalf and instructions on how we may contact you: preferably email, but also address and phone.

Our agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is John Boone.
DMCA/Copyright infringement contact email: admin@boonedocks.com.

Boonedocks.com utilizes the same procedure(s) for any claimed trademark violations or other infringements. If we receive a DMCA notice and remove something you submitted anonymously, we will have no way of notifying you. You will have to contact us if you think that may have occurred. Keep in mind that Boonedocks.com reserves the right to remove any content, at any time, whether or not it infringes or violates any of our policies.

Boonedocks.com’s Privacy Policy:

We will not give your addresses to third parties. We do not like spam and we do not like spammers. Boonedocks.com is committed to user privacy in our all our products and services. This policy outlines our personal information handling practices. If you give us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy. Please read it.

Types and uses of personal information:

Your personal information is used in the following ways:

  • User IDs and passwords provide you with access to your profile area and enable you to post and comment at Boonedocks.com.
  • Account information tells us more about who you are and how we can contact you should the need ever arise.
  • Our user feedback and support system provides a mechanism for requesting information from Boonedocks.com and is available to site users so you can tell us how we can improve our products, services and site design.
  • Email correspondence is used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Email may also be used to distribute information about Boonedocks.com’s products and services.
  • Transactions show which products and services, if any, you have requested.

Boonedocks.com will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information unless you consent to the new usage.

Security Measures:
We protect the personal information you share with us. Authorized third party agents may also need access to some of your personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We only provide third party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction. We do not otherwise share your personal information with third parties unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Data Retention:
Boonedocks.com will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Linked Websites:
We may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third party sites.

Children's Privacy:
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems. Boonedocks.com encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer:

  • Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
  • Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
  • Look for website privacy policies. Know how your child's information is treated.

Check out the FTC's website for more tips on protecting children's privacy online.

Third Party Advertising

We may display advertisements from third parties. Third party ad-serving companies control which ads are shown. These ad-serving companies may use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Advertisers use this information to target the ads and measure their impact.

When we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website, these companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. For more information on online behavioral advertising, privacy, cookies, and how this all works, please see the Network Advertising Initiative page on this topic.

Third Party Cookies:

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.

You can opt-out of Google Adsense advertising cookies by going to http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

You can opt-out of other third-party advertising cookies by using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out tool at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Policy Updates

All updates to this policy will be posted here. We will also post update notices on our homepage in the main thread area.
Note: This policy also covers any personal information you provide to Boonedocks.com’s moderators or administrators.