The Mad Tea Party provides the opportunity for visitors to communicate in the public domain through visitor-submitted, published comments. The nature inherent in online dialog raises significant questions in the areas of privacy, responsibility, and ownership of data related to these published conversations.
It is our belief that you deserve to know your rights and responsibilities as a commenter on this site. You also deserve to know our rights, responsibilities, and intentions as site owners with regards to the comment-related data you freely provide. Consequently, this Comment Policy governs your responsibilities and discloses our intent with your comment data.
If you are unsure what something means, please ask. Contact information is available at the bottom of the Comment Policy.
The communication between site administrator and commenters will, if not stated otherwise, stay in English.
This site is intended for all ages unless stated otherwise.
Commenters have the right to be presented with age-appropriate dialog and treated with both common courtesy and respect. If you believe this right has been violated, please notify the administrator. Conversely, commenters are expected to interact with age-appropriate dialog and to treat others with common courtesy and respect.
Site administrator reserve the right to edit, delete, suspend, or publish comment data solely at their discretion, unless otherwise stated.
Site administrator grant visitors the right to publish whole and unaltered comments, unless otherwise stated.
Any comments published are subject to automatic backup system and can be restored without consent, if required.
Comment data related to your identity, such as name, URL, and email address will never be shared, bartered, or sold to third parties.
Commenters may comment anonymously. “Brand Names” and online personas are permitted as long as the commenter owns or have rights to use the brand name or the online persona in question.
Comment data is used for the express purpose of allowing visitors to participate in visible, public discussion on this site, and nothing else.
License to Publish
Commenter grants site owner(s) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive license to use comment data in any form of published work or performance including, but not limited to, web sites, digital eBooks, print, audio, video, live and broadcast events.
Commenters agree to “hold harmless” site owners and authors from any and all legal repercussions, damages, and liabilities perceived to have been caused by participating in this site’s online conversations.
If you have questions about this comment policy, please contact the site owner.