Commenting, Copyright, and Privacy Policies

Commenting Policy

Comments are enthusiastically encouraged! However…

(1) Use your nice words, share your toys, and play well with others.

(2) Reserve snarky comments for those on TV and use your nice words towards other commenters and contributors.

— Respect others always.

— When necessary… Agree to disagree, agreeably.

(3) All comments within this blog are the sole responsibility of the commenter – Not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, host, advertiser, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own and that you hold harmless snackingandsnarking.com and all its subsidiaries and representatives from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

(4) Snackingandsnarking.com reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments.

(5) Snackingandsnarking.com reserves the right to block access to any individual or group of individuals from commenting or from the entire site for any reason whatsoever.

Copyright Policy

Copyright Information

All images on snackingandsnarking.com are readily available in various places on the internet and therefore are believed to be in the public domain. Images are believed to be posted in accordance with the U.S.Copyright Fair Use Act (Title 17, U.S. Code). Whenever possible, the source of the image is noted. However, there is no implied guarantee given that the identified source was the actual origin of the image or that the source owned copyrights therein. If you have questions or would like an image to be removed or to be sourced differently, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

 

Claims of Infringement

If you believe that any content appearing on snackingandsnarking.com infringes on your copyright or trademark, please let us know by sending us a message via the contact form located on the bottom of this website. The infringing material will be removed as soon as possible if the following information is received:

(1) Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

(2) A description of the copyrighted or trademarked work that you claim has been infringed;

(3) The exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;

(4) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;

(5) Your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and

(6) A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright or trademark owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person may be subject to liability when they knowingly misrepresent that the material is infringing.

 

Crediting Work

Whenever possible we will give credit where credit is due… Please do the same…

Privacy Policy

SnackingandSnarking.com is a self-hosted website operating in connection with WordPress.org in order to make your experience as free of advertising as possible while maintaining linkage with the blogosphere. However, since there is a direct connection with WordPress.org – WordPress.org’s current “Privacy Policy” is in full effect when using SnackingandSnarking.com and as such, fully applies to the use of either site. SnackingandSnarking.com hereby implements WordPress.org’s “Privacy Policy” as accessed on March 7, 2015 which is delineated below.

 

However, SnackingandSnarking.com reserves the right to change its policy at any time but will delineate such changes herein. WordPress.org may also update their policy from time to time without further notice to SnackingandSnarking.com. Therefore, it is the SnackingandSnarking.com visitor’s sole responsibility to operate using the most current versions of both policies. WordPress.org’s “Privacy Policy” can be accessed at: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/.

 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this “Privacy Policy,” please contact us via the contact form in the black section at the bottom of the site.

 

Legal Notice

No part of this site is targeted at minors under the age of 13 years.  We expressly prohibit the use of this site by people under the age of 13 and those under the age of 18 without their guardian’s consent.

 

This site complies with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and does not knowingly collect the personal information of minors under the age of 13 years.

 

“Privacy Policy” – From WordPress.org as accessed on March 7, 2015:

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, WordPress.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. WordPress.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WordPress.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WordPress.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

 

WordPress.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. WordPress.org does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to WordPress.org’s websites (including wordcamp.org) choose to interact with WordPress.org in ways that require WordPress.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WordPress.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, WordPress.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WordPress.org. WordPress.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

 

Aggregated Statistics

WordPress.org may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WordPress.org may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular based on checks from api.wordpress.org, a web service used by WordPress installations to check for new versions of WordPress and plugins. However, WordPress.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

WordPress.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on WordPress.org’s behalf or to provide services available at WordPress.org’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using WordPress.org’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WordPress.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, WordPress.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when WordPress.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WordPress.org, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a WordPress.org website and have supplied your email address, WordPress.org may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with WordPress.org and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. WordPress.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. WordPress.org uses cookies to help WordPress.org identify and track visitors, their usage of WordPress.org website, and their website access preferences. WordPress.org visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using WordPress.org’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of WordPress.org’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, WordPress.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in WordPress.org’s sole discretion. WordPress.org encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.