December 18, 2014

 Terms of Service


Thank you for visiting my MEDIA site; and, for listening to my shows.

Opinions Expressed on Shows

Opinions expressed are those of the person expressing them. They are not necessarily those of SouthLaSalleMedia.com, nor of the organizations they are part of.

Guests and Hosts are urged to express their political opinions in other venues, as no one is listening to SouthLaSalleMedia.com to hear political opinions. Similarly, political opinions are not encouraged in the comments either.

Hosts and guests are not constrained to air their opinions. However, it is important to follow the dictum: compliment people, criticize technology — not vice versa. There must be a logic to criticism, and that reasoning must be expressed on air. The other criticism dictum is: be specific.

Criticism of technology is part and parcel of discussions. Libel is not. If you do not have substantive, tangible reasoning and research to back up your specific criticisms, then do not voice your criticism.

All shows will have published Show Notes. All hosts are responsible for providing all URL’s mentioned in their shows in these Show Notes. Such URL’s are especially important when criticisms are voiced.

Ad Hominen attacks on-air and in the comments will not be tolerated. A sure way for your show and comments to never see the light of day is to attack someone.

I am, or my designate, is the sole arbiter of what constitutes Ad Hominen attacks, and other inappropriate content. Generally, if you have to ask if your content violates my dictums, then it has!

Production of Shows

All shows and content are free. If you use any of my content, all I ask is attribution. Please link back to my site, preferably to the show page. Also, please name the host of the show.

In general, each show is recorded the day before podcasting. Podcasts are published the next day at 1:00pm Eastern Time (that’s the plan at least).

Hosts record their own shows and submit their show’s MP3 to Bob Bloom for publishing. Hosts submit their raw MP3 without any editing.

Although shows are pre-recorded, the recordings will be left untouched as much as possible. So please be careful what is said during your show’s recording as it will not be edited out in post-production.

Each show’s opening and closing segments are added to the show in post-production. Segments may be added to each show in post-production. Although the intention is to leave the show alone as to not ruin the integrity of the show. However, SouthLaSalleMedia.com is a for-profit site and advertising will be inserted into shows.

Hosts may not publish nor podcast any show’s Show Notes, MP3, or any other content associated with their shows they produce for SouthLaSalleMedia.com, in whole or in part. Hosts are doing shows for SouthLaSalleMedia.com. Those shows are not to appear anywhere but in SouthLaSalleMedia.com. This is a basic premise of co-hosting. There are absolutely no exceptions, and no exceptions will be granted.

Guest Profiles

Guests are invited to have their profiles published. These profiles are permanent content on this site. All shows the guest appears in will be listed in their profile.

Guests are encouraged to submit updates of their profiles at any time as their information changes.

Pictures of guests are taken from Gravatar.com.

Guest’s and co-host’s email addresses may be added to an email list, whose purpose is to send information about this site from time to time. Email addresses will not be given or sold to third parties.

Sponsorships/Advertising

Fees paid in Canadian dollars.

Fees paid in advance.

If the show you sponsored is cancelled, then your sponsorship will be rescheduled.

Refunds — and The New-ness of My Site

Fees are non-refundable.

Yes, I know, there’s no such thing as a non-refundable policy. Which means that refunds are at my discretion.

My arms are folded, my brows are furrowed, and I’m giving you The Look. There has to be A Pretty Good Case why a refund is needed.

My site is new. Many of my shows are new. Publishing in iTunes is new. I’m stretching my WordPress theme. You know it. I know it. Things will mess up, and I’ll fix it. I will even blog about refinements initiated by my wonderful sponsors. I’m not going to issue a refund because a bug was discovered in my sponsor page code (as an example).

Things are new… which is a Big Reason why my fees are so low.

Not only is my site new, but the way I’m approaching sponsorship/advertising is different. Some people will never visit my site — how will they know about your sponsorship? For those that visit my site, how will they discover you? How do I design my site so that my growing audience in the months and years to come discover you?

With 34 podcasts on my site from last year, a bunch of new podcast published this year — including episode 30 of TBBS which goes into my going for-profit in detail — plus segregated articles on advertising/sponsorship, I’m pretty open to what I’m doing.

If you don’t like paying in advance; if you don’t like the newness of my site; if you thirst for a zillion hits to your website; if you need conventional advertising; if you don’t like my attitude or my shows — well, then, we’re not a match.

Do not have the attitude that “you’ll see how it goes”; and, if you are dis-satisfied with “how it goes”, then harass me for a refund and file a complaint with PayPal.

Honestly, save us all the grief, put your energies to good use, put together a 20 minute video about your company/product/services, then sponsor some transcriptions — my “entry level” sponsorship. That gives you a sponsor profile (you think podcasting sites offer sponsor profile pages as a matter of course? Think again!) which should link to your landing page with your video. Be a transcription sponsor bi-weekly for one of my weekly shows — that will provide a nice presence on my site, and a series of quick shout-outs in my podcasts.

Fine Print Stuff

SouthLaSalleMedia.com does not sell, rent or loan any identifiable personal information to any third party. SouthLaSalleMedia.com may disclose such information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. SouthLaSalleMedia.com may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

Hosts and Guests shall not impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;

Hosts and Guests shall not provide any content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may consititue or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.

By providing any content to our web site, be it text, audio, and visual content:
(a) you agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed;
(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us your content;
(c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right, but not the obligation, in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties — even when we recommend such goods and services on SouthLaSalleMedia.com. Caveat Emptor!

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, our subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that may be made by any third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this web site or service, your provision of Content, your violation of this Terms of Use or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.

Your understand and agree that your use of this web site and any services or content provided (the “service”) is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you “as is” and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INDICENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.

We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.

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