Terms of Service
Please understand that your use of this site is governed by these Terms of Service.
Acceptance of Agreement
These Terms of Service represent an agreement between you and J. Timothy King (“me”).
By using bethestory.com (“this site”), you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in these Terms of Service with respect to this site. These Terms of Service constitute the entire and only agreement between me and you, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to this site and the content, products or services provided by or through this site. I may change these Terms of Service at any time without specific notice to you, but the latest Terms of Service will be posted on this site.
Copyright, Trademarks and Licenses
Posts and Pages
The posts and pages on this site are copyrighted by J. Timothy King, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License, unless otherwise noted. Individual posts or pages or other parts of the content may be copyrighted by a different copyright holder or may be licensed under a different license.
Regarding RSS feeds on this site and any derived syndication feeds: even if the feed’s content is “all rights reserved,” the syndication feed itself is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License. All syndication feeds on this site are licensed thusly. In short, this license expressly allows you to transmit and render the RSS feed, both for yourself and for others, because that’s what the RSS feed is there for. You may do this using whatever technology you choose, as long as you do not modify the feed in any way and as long as you display the attribution from the feed, such as the title of the feed and links to the original content. This license should not be necessary, but not all bloggers recognize your right to view and to make it possible for others to view syndication feeds. I want to make it clear that I do.
Each comment on this site is copyrighted by its author.
By commenting on any post on this site, you grant to me an unlimited, perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive, transferable license to distribute your comments on and through this site. You also grant me a license to distribute your comments via syndication feeds, under the Creative-Commons “Syndication Feed” license above.
The phrase “Stories that Expand Your Life” is a trade and service mark of J. Timothy King.
Limits on Use
You agree not to include in any comment material which defames, abuses or threatens others, statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive, material that advocates illegal activity or that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them, material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images, or unauthorized copyrighted material.
Comments that violate the above terms will be deleted upon discovery.
Notwithstanding any of the above, I reserve the right to moderate or delete any comments or other content from this site, at my sole discretion, for any reason.
Use of Personal Information
Affiliate Commissions this site Gets From Vendors
I earn affiliate commissions for some clicks and for some purchases you make after clicking through from this site. You agree to presume that any link out of this site could be an affiliate link, unless I specifically note otherwise.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold me and my partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation of these Terms of Service or use of this site.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND SERVICE AVAILABLE FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OF ANY KIND, WHETHER WARRANTIES FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHER WARRANTY. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. I AND MY AFFILIATED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR COSTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER COSTS OR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT OR SERVICE. THESE LIMITATIONS MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE LAWS OF PARTICULAR STATES AND JURISDICTIONS AND AS SUCH MAY BE APPLIED IN A DIFFERENT MANNER TO A PARTICULAR USER.
THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK, NAME, RESOURCE, TITLE, OR VENDOR ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT. I AND MY AFFILIATED PARTIES CANNOT WARRANT OR ASSUME LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE CITED OR LINKED TO HEREIN. CITATIONS AND HYPERLINKS ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
ADVERTISERS ADVERTISING ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURING THAT THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS ARE ACCURATE AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERROR, ILLEGALITY OR OTHER PROBLEM IN ANY ADVERTISER’S MATERIALS.
I DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN ANY ELECTRONIC FILE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.
THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ME AND YOU. THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ME THROUGH THIS SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, in the United States.
If any part of these Terms of Service is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.