My Comments Policy and Disclosures

My Comments Policy

As you know Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a ‘shouting match’ that discourages others from entering into the fray. So here is my ‘Comments Policy’. By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

1. You may comment without registering

You can log into my website, comment and re-post without ‘opting-in’ or following – it is up to you.

 

2. You may post anonymously

I do not recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.

 

3. You may post follow-up questions

If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on my blog than via e-mail. it is better use of my teim to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar e-mails.

 

4. You may disagree with me

I welcome debate. however, i ask that if you disagree with me – or anyone else, for that matter – do so in a way that is respectful.  In my opinion, there is way too much ‘shouting’ in the public square to tolerate it here.

 

5. I reserve the right to delete you comments.

This is my blog. I do not have an obligation to publish your comments. The first Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog, not mine.

Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion:

a. snarky

b. off-topic

c. libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility of any law, including intellectual property laws; or

d. “spam” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

You may, however, post a link to your site or you most recent blog post.

 

6. You retain ownership of your comments

I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them.  By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

 

7. You grant me a license to post your comments

This license is worldwide, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and royalty free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comment in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

 

In short, my goal is to host interest conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple ‘Comments Policy’ will facilitate this

many thanks

Ruth Anne Caukwell

 

Goal of my website
My Goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest and respectful people…!

 

Disclosures

Disclosure 1: No Material Connection

Disclosure of material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Disclosure 2: Affiliate Links

Disclosure of material Connection: Some of the links in the posts above are ‘Affiliate links.” This means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive and affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Disclosure 3: Review or Sample Copy

Disclosure of material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Disclosure 4: Sponsored Post

Disclosure of material Connection: This is a ‘Sponsored Post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”