Disclaimer & ‘DO NOT SHARE’ Policy

On this page:

  • Disclaimer
  • Share Policy
  • Fair Use Statement

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I aim to relate non-adversarialy, with dignity and respect, to any individual, regardless of affiliation (or lack thereof) with an institution, corporation, democratic or undemocratic nation, empire, or religious organization. However, I am aware that when people identify with concepts, dogmas, ideologies, tax districts (nationalities, etc.), ethnicity, sports teams, particular cultural aspects or any other kind of ‘GroupThink’, that my views or expression may be perceived otherwise.  If the latter were the case, either change your mind, or respectfully make an attempt to help me understand your point of view better, or, simplest: go read another blog.  

Comments  and support are welcome, but I will eliminate those I find either terribly unkind, unhelpful, misleading, overly commercial, or off-topic.  I have zero-tolerance for foul language, “trolling” or “comment bombardments” (regardless of intent).  Commenters who link to sources I consider ‘misinformation’ may be blocked without explanation.   Comments that have nothing to do with the post one is commenting on, or that do not contribute in a positive way (in my opinion) may be ignored or deleted whenever I feel like it.  If I edit a comment (for length or other reasons), I will indicate the specifics.  I honor confidentiality if so requested.

The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of this website, those who link to this website, anyone I know, or even my own views.  My views, understanding and opinions are subject to change without notice.

Comments on this website are the sole responsibility of their writer(s) and they will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment.

I’m not a doctor, licensed expert or professional, government official, nor an authority over anything or anyone – besides my own sovereign human nature.  Even if it looks otherwise, this blog site does not offer legal, financial, medical, health or psychiatric advice.  This disclaimer is not intended, either, to make you seek legal, financial, medical or psychiatric advice from a doctor, psychiatrist, expert, professional, government official, or any supposed authority outside yourself.

This website may inadvertently link to content that is of reasonably bad taste without warning.  I in no way condone, endorse or take responsibility for such content.  I have no control over ads that may appear under some posts.

I assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in materials I link to or include.  I appreciate it when errors are pointed out to me (in comments or by email), and make adjustments when called for.  Though while I may try, I make no commitment to update the information contained herein.  Older posts may be outdated.

I reserve the right to edit or alter posts and pages beyond recognition (usually indicated in green or mentioned at the end of a posting), or even disappear content (temporarily or permanently) after posting, as I see fit.

Furthermore, I make no, and expressly disclaim any, warranties, express or implied, regarding the correctness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and reliability of the text, graphics, links to other sites and any other items accessed from or via this blog site or the internet, or that the services will be uninterrupted, error-free or free of viruses or other harmful components.  Under no circumstances shall I be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential damages for lost revenues, lost profits, or otherwise, arising from or in connection with this blog site, the materials contained herein, or the internet generally.

Although it is generally not intended that way, due too the ridiculously litigious nature of contemporary societies, as a rule of thumb: everything in this blog and related pages, bar nothing, may be considered “for entertainment purposes only.”  None may be shared without my permission as described below.

Same applies to anything I posted or commented on any social media in the past, present and future.   

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‘DO NOT SHARE’ Sharing Policy

© Michaël Van Broekhoven –  All materials contained in this blog site are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of me or the author(s) or source(s) of said materials.

Internet archiving websites are NOT given permission to archive any part of my blog. 

If you wish to share something I posted, please:

1)   DO NOT share my photos unless given explicit written permission to do so;  All photos © Michaël Van Broekhoven, unless otherwise indicated.

2)   Sharing of my scientific data is also on a case-by-case basis.  To request permission, contact me first.   Contact Information

3)  DO NOT re-post in full, rather quote a few paragraphs at most, write your own synopsis with a “for more…” or something like that hyper-linked to some post I wrote; That, or quote no more than three paragraphs, and add “to continue reading…” hyper-linked to what you wish to share.    Some basic respect is much appreciated.    Thank you.

Sad vibes and /or legal action may be pummeled at violators.

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Some blog posts and/or pages on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  I am making this material available in its efforts to advance the understanding of environmental issues and sustainability, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice and inter-religious dialogue.  I believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.  If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’ then you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.  For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.  If you are a copyright owner of anything I included anywhere on this blog, and if you object to the fair use, please contact me immediately, so I can consider your objection and, if needed, make requested changes right away.  Thank you.

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[This disclaimer has been in effects since 2012, was lightly edited on Feb. 2, 2018, and is current and up to date as-is.]

2 Responses to Disclaimer & ‘DO NOT SHARE’ Policy

  1. Mousewoman McCoy says:

    Did I fuck up?? Shared your post today with Gordon Duff via private message, and Nov 12 post as there was FB icon; never had shared before. If I did wrong, please forgive me!! Trying to be helpful. Much respect xX

    • MVB says:

      No problem, if link to what was shared is included. Sharing links to blog posts and/or quoting in part with a link to the rest is perfectly fine in my book. What I object to is those who take part of a blog post and don’t link (or won’t even credit me as a source when that was obviously where they learned about something), or the bloggers who take entire blog posts to “help spread the word”, which really just diverts trafic away from the few people actually creating original content.

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