Terms and Conditions

By accessing this website—and using the services provided—you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia in all disputes arising out of such access.

Who We Are

This website is owned, developed, and managed by a private individual who is a Tar Heel by birth a curmudgeon by nature, and an experienced senior technical communicator (writer & editor) by profession. The owner is solely responsible for this site and pays all bills associated with it.

No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 13

No person under 13 should disclose personally-identifying information on this site. James River Technical Communications will not knowingly permit children 13 and under to establish website subscriber accounts.

 You may learn more about protecting children’s privacy online by visiting The Children’s Online Privacy Act.

Confidential & Proprietary Information

James River Technical Communications does not wish to receive private, confidential, or proprietary information from you through this website. Any information or material sent electronically to James River Technical Communications through this website will be treated as public information.

If you send us any information or material through this website other than personally identifiable information, you grant James River Technical Communications unrestricted license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit and distribute those materials and information. Further, you agree that James River Technical Communications is free to use ideas and concepts that you send us for any purpose.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Personally Identifiable Information is any data that could potentially identify you or can be used to distinguish you from another person. The only PII data that can be collected on James River Technical Communications website is personal information you submit when you use the Contract Form.

Content Use

You may view and print documents and other content on this site for your personal use only. You may not modify these documents or change them in any way. You may not use any content offered on this Website for any commercial purposes without express written consent from James River Technical Communications.

Third-Party Websites

Hyperlinks or pointers to third-party websites and references to products and services offered by third parties are provided for your convenience only. James River Technical Communications neither endorses nor approves entities that operate those websites. This includes:

  • Content
  • Privacy policies
  • Terms of use
  • Third-party products and services

James River Technical Communications has no control or responsibility over third-party websites, content maintained by other organizations, or products and services offered by third parties. James River Technical Communications does not assume any liability for your use of any of the foregoing or your reliance on the information provided there. Your use of our website acknowledges your agreement that such use shall be at your own risk.

Comments

The Goat Locker is intended to be professional, friendly, and open. Respect each other and remain mindful of your audience when making jokes. Comments should be related to a specific blog post. This is generally not an issue, but if I feel a comment chain has reached its limit, I may give a polite notice about being off topic. Arguments will not be tolerated.

Rules

  • Stay On Topic.
  • Do not Copy & Paste—If you did not write it, do not post it.
  • Use English Only.
  • No Self-promotion.
  • Choose Your Words Wisely.
  • No Personal attacks.
    • Insults with hostile intent, stalking, harassment, slander, and using offensive speech are not tolerated.
    • Discussions and comments with the sole purpose of antagonizing or provoking will be removed.
    • Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed.

The Goat Locker is intended to be professional, friendly, and open. Respect each other and remain mindful of your audience when making jokes.

Cookies

James River Technical Communications website uses automatically collected information and other information collected on the website through cookies and similar technologies to:

  • Improve content and information display.
  • Monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the website.
  • Monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

NOTE: This website does not use tracking cookies.

Can You Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether or how to control software cookies, depending upon the web browser you use:

Browser Controls You can set your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. See also: How to delete cookies from your PC.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising James River Technical Communications website does not use Interest Based Advertising.
Mobile Advertising James River Technical Communications website does not engage in Mobile Advertising.
Do Not Track Some Internet browsers offer the ability to invoke Do Not Track (DNT). This works with many websites—including our website—but others do not currently process DNT requests. See also: All About Do Not Track.

Disclaimers

James River Technical Communications does not:

  1. Warrant the accuracy of the information posted on this website.
  2. Guarantee or warrant the performance of this website.

All content contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website, is provided to you on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever. This includes any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of the rights of third parties.

How Often Will We Update this Policy?

We will update these Terms & Conditions when needed due to, for example, advanced technologies, legal requirements, and changing Association business standards. You should check this article routinely.

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