The Big Lake Times
Est. 1 Jan 2014
Site © 2014 The Big Lake Times All user comments belong to the submitter. By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service (TOS).
Human Readable TOS
We're a website, and there are a few rules - using us means you'll play by these rules. Occasionally the rules change. We will do our best to notify you when the rules change. However, since we can't constantly remind you, every once in awhile check in to see if they have.
We don't give info away unless we absolutely have to. The Big Lake Times' creators are all members of the community and dislike Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE, aka SPAM) with a passion. Also note - doing or posting something illegal on our site constitutes "we absolutely have to" - the law says we do.
You own your posts. We don't think it's fair that everything you post on the Internet, that you should automatically give up all right to. The only exception is if you create an original image or work that you place the "thebiglaketimes.com" name in yourself and then post to our site. Basically, we are treating that as a signature that you are expressly giving your work ("showing the love") to us.
Since you own your posts, we assume you own all rights associated with your posts.
We do our best to provide filters to assist in your enjoyment of thebiglaketimes.com. However, like any place that permits posting, some ugly things are bound to get through. We hope our "moderation" system catches them, but there are no guarantees. Additionally, if you post anything that will knowingly get us in hot water, we are not taking the heat for you.
We usually don't host your images. If an image is illegal, we will try to take it down ASAP, but realize it came from the Internet at large and you might want to contact them too. Contact us with problems at biglaketimes (at) gmail (dot) com.
Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Legal, Privacy, and Terms of Service Statement
Terms of Service
Modifications thebiglaketimes.com reserves the sole right to change, modify, or alter these terms and conditions at any time. We will advertise any modifications to this agreement on the front page of thebiglaketimes.com for one (1) week following immediate posting of any modifications. Any modifications become effective immediately upon posting. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to stay informed of any changes to thebiglaketimes.com.s terms and conditions.
thebiglaketimes.com is committed to your privacy. thebiglaketimes.com only collects personal information for the creation of your account, and only stores non-identifiable personal information ('cookies') on your computer to persist your login and filtering preferences while on thebiglaketimes.com . thebiglaketimes.com does record the user id and IP address of all Posts, defined below.
thebiglaketimes.com will only contact you in the event that we need to verify your account, remove your account, complete any transactions or giveaways from thebiglaketimes.com, or at your explicit request for contact from thebiglaketimes.com.
thebiglaketimes.com will not sell or give out your personal information, unless such interaction is required to complete a transaction or giveaway to you, or if required to do so by law. We may disclose—or preserve for future disclosure—your information if we believe, after due consideration, that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance via thebiglaketimes.com's private messaging system unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)).
All submissions, discussions, messages, text, files, and photos (.Posts.) posted on or through thebiglaketimes.com are the sole responsibility of the person or entity posting the content. thebiglaketimes.com does not claim any rights or ownerships to such Posts EXCEPT images which contain the thebiglaketimes.com logo or name as part of the original Post. Images posted that contain the thebiglaketimes.com logo or name may not be reposted or broadcast without the express written consent of thebiglaketimes.com, and must attribute thebiglaketimes.com as the originator of such content.
You certify that you either own all copyright permissions, licenses, consents, and rights to the contents your Posts, or have obtained all copyright permissions, licenses, consents and rights to your Posts on thebiglaketimes.com. You agree that you are solely responsible for your Posts. You agree that by placing your Post on thebiglaketimes.com, you hereby grant thebiglaketimes.com a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to display such content. thebiglaketimes.com does not allow copyright infringing Posts, and will remove all such Posts if properly notified that such content interferes with another person or entity's intellectual property rights, along with documentation that they are the true holder of such intellectual property (see below for notification instructions).
thebiglaketimes.com may provide several filters for images and content on its site. You are hereby notified that while these filters, combined with our community moderation standards attempt to remove content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, you understand that thebiglaketimes.com itself is not responsible for Posts that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You agree not to hold thebiglaketimes.com liable in any way for the Posts on thebiglaketimes.com. Furthermore, thebiglaketimes.com does not permit the Posting of any personal information that is not expressly yours, or Posting trade-secret, defamatory, libel, slander, harassment, or imagery that can be deemed illegal or indecent by United States Federal law. Such Posts, if notified to or found by thebiglaketimes.com, even if removed by our community moderation system, will be considered a violation of TOU, removed, and, in appropriate circumstances, referred to legal authorities.
thebiglaketimes.com does not accept unsolicited bulk postings, or unsolicited marketing materials of other firms, to its site. Unsolicited bulk postings or other marketing materials will be removed, and the account will immediately be suspended.
thebiglaketimes.com images in Posts are not always hosted on thebiglaketimes.com servers, and we urge the members of our community to alert the site hosting these images of any violation to copyright or image-legality issues.
Notification of violations of TOU
Please provide the following in your material: A) Clearly identify the thread title, Post submitter (if applicable), and timestamp of the Post. B) A statement as to why the content is problematic, including documentation of ownership in the event of copyright violation. C) A statement by you declaring, under penalty of perjury, that either you are or officially represent the harmed party by a Posting on thebiglaketimes.com, and in the event of copyright violation, that you own or officially represent the copyright owner of offending content. D) An address, telephone number, and e-mail address for further communication.
thebiglaketimes.com will remove offending postings not permitted by the Content section of this TOU, and remove requested copyright postings subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Termination of Service
You agree that thebiglaketimes.com, in its sole discretion, has the right to delete or deactivate your account, or block your IP address at any time. thebiglaketimes.com prides itself on being an open forum for the discussion of ideas in the internet community and world at large. However, such actions including, but not limited to, unsolicited posting of marketing materials, violations of the TOU, or abuse of the thebiglaketimes.com moderation system are all ground for thebiglaketimes.com account deletion or deactivation.