Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use services provided by JAMES COCKROFT DOT COM (“JAMES”) on this website and elsewhere on the web.

This is important:

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING OR USING JAMES (WHICH INCLUDES THE INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT AS SEARCHES, YOUR ACTIVITY ON THE SITE, COMMENTS YOU LEAVE, ETC.), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THE PRIVACY POLICY. YOU ALSO AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

It should be noted that these terms, when combined with the act of using JAMES, have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature. You agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability, or admissibility of this Terms of Use on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized.

It should also be noted that JAMES is typically PG, though there might be some PG-13 type stuff scattered throughout. Also be aware that JAMES is a Muslim, so expect to encounter some religious concepts and/or exhortations. If this is unacceptable to you or violates some deeply held beliefs, please leave now. No hard feelings.

 

PURPOSE

The articles, guides, photography and other content shared on JAMES is intended solely for personal, non-commercial use by the users of JAMES and may not be used except as permitted in this Terms of Use, or though direct expressed consent.

The information presented on JAMES is made available solely for general information purposes and you should be aware that this information is not necessarily complete or up-to-date.

With this in mind, please be aware that any of the information on JAMES may be out of date and James is under no obligation to update it.

 

SHARING CONTENT

You may freely share content from JAMES through the use of the social media links provided on JAMES, via email, or elsewhere. Please share.

Except as noted above, you may not:

…reproduce, republish, publish, upload, post, transmit, physically, or electronically distribute, publicly display, modify, create-derivative-works-from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part any of the content, additional services, or any related files without the prior written consent of JAMES (for first-party content), or the copyright owner (for third-party content).

Nothing contained here or in the services offered by JAMES grants or should be considered as granting any license or right to use (implied or otherwise), any trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, copyrighted or other proprietary material displayed on JAMES without the prior written consent of the owner of the content as described below!

All rights not expressly granted here to you are reserved by JAMES and/or creators of third-party content which appears on JAMES. All trade names, product names, logos, etc., shown on JAMES are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT

Content provided JAMES (text, illustrations, images, videos, information obtained from vendors, etc.), is for informational purposes and should be used at your own risk. JAMES cannot take any responsibility for damages caused by using information provided on the site.

Unless otherwise noted, all content provided on JAMES is owned, controlled, licensed, appropriately credited and linked, or used with permission. The creative work provided on JAMES encompasses “first-party” and “third-party” content as follows:

First-party
This relates to content created by James: the website theme, illustrations, photography and written content.

Third-party
Reader-submitted content such as articles, photography and illustrations. As of 5/22/2018, there is no third party content on the site, but James wants to keep his options open.

Both first and third-party content is protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other such laws with worldwide right, title and interest. Overall ownership / protection of this content falls to the creator, with some exceptions.

For example:

  1. An article or image(s) created by JAMES (first-party content), is deemed to be the property of JAMES.
  2. An article or image(s) created by a contributing author (third-party content), is deemed to be the property of that author and used with permission.

If the works described above contain content from an external source (such as informational or promotional material provided by a vendor), that content remains the property of said owner (the vendor).

JAMES makes every attempt to ensure that images and other content used in both first- and third-party content that is not owned by the creator is appropriately credited and linked back to the source.

 

USING JAMES

By visiting and using JAMES, you agree to use it for lawful purposes only, and only for your own personal, non-commercial use.

You may not use the JAMES to transmit, post, download, distribute, copy, display publicly, store or destroy material:

  • in violation of any applicable law or regulation
  • in a manner that infringes the copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights of others or violates the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others, or
  • that is libellous, obscene, offensive, threatening, defamatory, abusive or hateful.

JAMES retains absolute discretion to determine if any use violates these rules and the right to act the event of any violation is also reserved.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Occurrences of violations may require JAMES to cooperate with, and make disclosures to, law enforcement authorities in identifying and prosecuting individuals, groups and organisations who are involved in such violations.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate security measures on JAMES. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Using a false password or one belonging to another user.
  • Accessing an account or data not intended for your user account, or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access.
  • Disclosing a password to a third-party, permitting someone else to use your password, or failing to tell us if a password is compromised.
  • Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation from JAMES.
  • Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation, the use of means to overload the service.
  • Sending unsolicited e-mail (commercial or personal), including unauthorised promotions and/or advertising of products or services.
  • Forging any network traffic of the website, associated services or email.
  • Hijacking all or any part of the JAMES network or content, which includes:
  • deleting or changing content, deploying pop-up messages or adverts, running or displaying JAMES or any JAMES content in frames (similar means) on another website.

 

ADVERTISEMENTS AND LINKS TO EXTERNAL WEBSITES

JAMES does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites unless explicitly stated in advance. In addition, JAMES is not responsible for linked content on third-party sites, advertisements, applications or other content.

JAMES does not make any representations regarding third-party content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms of use for such sites.

JAMES does not currently advertise, but if you see an advert or link you believe should not be appearing on JAMES email [email protected], making sure to include a screenshot of the content in question and if possible a link to the content.

 

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold JAMES, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

 

YOUR PRIVACY

All information collected by JAMES is subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

This policy will be updated periodically to reflect the way your information is collected and handled, or when new services/partners are used who make use of it. Updates will be sent out to readers who have a newsletter subscription, and they will also be reflected on this page.

 

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or feedback on these Terms of Use please email [email protected] and reference “Terms of Use” in the subject line.

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