Terms and Conditions of Use
It shouldn’t be necessary to have a page like this and I truly hope it's never needed. Whilst I could probably sum up the blatantly obvious in a few lines, such as:
- I could be wrong... I'm human... don't rely on what I say without verifying it elsewhere
- Just because I do something, it doesn't mean you should... what works for me might not work for you.
- Take good care of yourself and others, wear all appropriate safety gear, take all relevant precautions, educate yourself and don't use or misuse anything you glean from me in a way that could hurt you or others.
- If you hurt yourself or others, if you damage your property or that of another, don't blame me. I'm not responsible for anything you do. My material is given freely for educational / entertainment purposes only. You have to take responsibility for your own actions.
- If you’re at all unsure, it’s probably best not to copy or emulate anything you may see or read about me doing… better safe than sorry.
- Please don't steal my stuff (don't copy it, sell it, claim it as yours, etc). If you want something of mine, ask. I might say yes.
- And if you can't rely on yourself to follow the above, it's best you don't read or watch my stuff!
1 Acceptance Of Terms
Your access to my Videos and this Website, hereafter collectively known as Material, is considered to be subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the information so gathered for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using my Material you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions then please stop using / viewing my Material.
The contents of the my Material do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.
Whilst as accurate as I can manage, any information provided is only in the form of my opinion. Any facts, figures, statements, quotes, advice, etc, should be independently verified by yourself for accuracy or completeness. Similarly any recommendations made are based purely on my personal experience and preference. I offer no guarantee as to the accuracy or reliability of any of the information presented. In short, it's your choice - don't blame me if it's wrong.
3 Changes To Material
I reserve the right to:
3.1 change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Material or any part of it without notice and you confirm that I shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
3.2 change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Material following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.
4 Links To Third Party Material
My Material may include links to third party Material that are controlled and maintained by others. Any such link is not an endorsement and you acknowledge and agree that I am not responsible for the content or availability of any such Material.
5.1 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in my Material (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics, logos, and all software and source codes connected with the Material) are owned by or licensed to myself as permitted by law.
5.2 In accessing the Material you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Material specifically set aside for that purpose for personal, non-commercial home use.
6 Disclaimers And Limitation Of Liability
6.1 The Material is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
6.2 To the extent permitted by law, I will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits, personal / third party injury or death) arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the Material.
6.3 I make no warranty that the functionality of the Material will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Material or the servers that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
You agree to indemnify and hold me from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against me arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of my Material.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
9.2 Google Analytics (opt out of Google Analytics here) which tracks website traffic producing detailed statistics about site activity. Google Analytics provides me with useful information like how many people visit my material, what they looked at, etc, which helps me to provide the sort of things my viewers and readers want to see. It certainly does NOT provide any sensitive (personal) data about visitors that I'm aware of - and certainly I collect none.
What is a Cookie?
Wikipedia say : "A Cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing." ... more
Here's a useful website on the topic of Cookies that can help you disable their use - here
If it helps, this is what Google tell me... link
Donations are not compulsory but are gratefully received. Donations are deemed to funds or assets freely given, with no consequent obligation to the recipient to provide goods or services to the benefit of the donor or other parties. Once received and cleared, donations are non refundable.
If you're kind enough to give me a donation, it doesn't mean I'm obligated to help you - it doesn't mean I'm working for you. A donation is simply a kind offering freely given without expecting anything in return. And please don't ask for the money back later on because I will have spent it. So if you're not sure, then don't donate, but if you do - God bless you!
11 Supporters Donations
11.1 A Supporter is someone who agrees to donate a set amount on an on-going monthly basis. Donations are deemed to be funds or assets freely given, with no consequent obligation to the Recipient to provide goods or services to the benefit of the donator or other parties.
11.2 Supporters payments are made strictly through PayPal and payment schedules are therefore controlled through that media.
11.3 Supporters may amend or cancel their donation through PayPal at any time.
11.4 Whilst under no obligation, the Recipient chooses to thank Supporters with a number of Tiers on an ex gratia basis, each relating to a specific level of regular support. Within these Tiers are various items accessible to Supporters that may include, though not specifically, articles of interest, images, tutorials, files, etc, updated on an on-going basis, each intended to provide a level of entertainment. These Tiers are described more fully on the VOG Library landing page and are not fully inclusive and may be subject to change without notice. Supporters may access Tiers according to their level of Support donations, further to donations being received & cleared, and subject to any time restrictions that may apply. Cancelling Support donations will result in immediate loss of access to Tiers.
11.5 The Tiers and subsequent material are contained online within the VOG Library and are accessible by Login details, controlled by the Recipient and in accordance with relevant Terms and Conditions herein described.
11.6 Whilst the Tiers are provided ex gratia, all copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights are owned by or licensed to the Recipient. In accessing the Tiers you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be reproduced, transmitted, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.
11.7 Once received and cleared, supported donations are non-refundable.
11.8 Regardless of Support donations received, the Recipient reserves the right to allow or disallow access to any party.
So I'm the Recipient. The Supporter / Donator is the one generously giving me money (let's say it's you). It's important to realise this is simply a regular Donation agreement - regular Support doesn't mean I work for you and I'm not obligated to give you anything... you're giving freely, expecting nothing in return. You are in complete control and I don't have access to your Payment details. But as a 'thank you' I'll try to maintain a Library of fun and interesting stuff for folks to peruse. I'll update this as often as I can and ultimately I say who can, and who can't access it.
12 Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
I've tried to be as honest and open as I can be here folks. I'm genuinely only trying to share my thoughts and ideas in the hope that they may entertain and perhaps help a little.
Please remember, I'm not a business. I'm not selling you anything. I'm just an ordinary guy sharing his thoughts and experiences freely in the hope that they'll entertain and maybe help others.