I, Michael Belanger, created this website to give people the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas. In order to use Whatever Is On Your Mind, you must follow the rules and guidelines expressed in this agreement. If you have no desire to follow the rules and guidelines, leave the website immediately.
USE OF SITE
The website provides a place for people to share their thoughts and ideas about a variety of topics. On the site, people share their thoughts and ideas through content creation and comments. By creating content or comments, users agree not to communicate:
i. any defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, or otherwise unlawful information;
ii. any advertisement, solicitation, spam, chain letter, or other similar type of information;
iii. any encouragement of illegal activity;
iv. unauthorized use or disclosure of private, personally identifiable information of others; or
v. any materials subject to trademark, copyright, or other laws protecting any materials or data of others in the absence of a valid license or other right to do so.
SITE CONTENTS AND OWNERSHIP
Content created on Whatever Is On Your Mind, including articles, videos, audio pieces, and the website, remains the property of the respective owner. However, sharing and printing content is allowed unless told otherwise. Sharing or printing content should not be used as a way to steal from the copyright holder. Violations of copyright law will be dealt with accordingly.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTENT CREATORS
The eligibility requirements determine who is allowed to post content on the website. The requirements are listed below:
- The Content Creator must be a citizen of the United States.
- The Content Creator must live in an area that is a part of the United States.
- The Content Creator cannot be a minor.
- The Content Creator must create a profile (account).
- The Content Creator must follow rules and regulations to use the website.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
You expressly agree that use of this website is at your sole risk. Neither Michael Belanger nor Content Creators warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this site, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the Materials.
The Materials may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. Further, Michael Belanger and Content Creators do not warrant reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site. Michael Belanger reserves the right, at his sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the site. Michael Belanger may make any other changes to this site or Materials without notice.
Any person who contributes to this website does so with the understanding that such contributions are voluntary. The Content Creator is not entitled to any monetary consideration for such contributions nor does such contribution, in any way, form any relationship with Michael Belanger including, but not limited to, an employer-employee or employer-independent contractor relationship, a partnership, a joint venture relationship or a principal-agent relationship.
NOTE: Michael Belanger makes no money from the website. The site is not a business despite the web address.
BASIC DISCLAIMER FOR READERS, LISTENERS, AND VIEWERS
These people are the receivers of content. By using the website, the receiver understands the following:
i. Michael Belanger and Content Creators are not responsible for the interpretation of content.
ii. The receiver determines how to use the materials produced by Content Creators. Michael Belanger is not responsible for any damages or problems that may occur from the use of content. This goes for Content Creators as well.
iii. Comments are allowed on the website.
iv. Comments can be removed from the website.
vi. Content is meant for adults and not children. The receiver of content must be 18 or older. Michael Belanger and Content Creators are not responsible for what children may see on the website because adults lack common sense.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES
YOU AGREE THAT MICHAEL AND CONTENT CREATORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR POSSESSION OR USE OF THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL MICHAEL BELANGER OR CONTENT CREATORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE GENERALLY, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER MICHAEL BELANGER OR CONTENT CREATORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Michael Belanger or Content Creators from and against any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or related in any way to your use of the site, violation of this Agreement, violation of any law or regulation, or violation of any proprietary or privacy right.
LIMITATIONS ON CLAIM
Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises.
TERM AND TERMINATION
Without limiting its other remedies, Michael Belanger may immediately discontinue, suspend, terminate, or block your and any user’s access to this site at his discretion. A notice or reason does not need to be given.
As a convenience to you, Michael Belanger and Content Creators may provide links to websites operated by other entities (collectively the “Linked Sites”). If you use any Linked Sites, you will leave this site. If you decide to visit any Linked Site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements.
Note: Links are not endorsements by Michael Belanger. Content Creators are responsible for their own links.
CONTROLLING LAW, JURISDICTION, AND INTERNATIONAL USERS
This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., without reference to its conflict-of-law provisions. Michael Belanger makes no representation that the materials are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you access this site from outside the United States, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your use of this site. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located within Wayne County, Michigan for any disputes arising out of your use of this site.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Michael Belanger with respect to this website. The Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and Michael Belanger with respect to this website.
MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT
This Agreement could be amended at any moment, and you agree to be bound by the revised Agreement. Any such modifications will become effective on the date they are first posted to this site. It is your responsibility to return to this Agreement from time to time to review the most current terms and conditions. Michael Belanger does not and will not assume any obligation to notify you of changes to this Agreement.
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