Policy

(based on the clear and understandable policies of the Happy Mutants at boingboing.net.)

Copyright Notice

At DMLL, we respect copyrights and copyright holders. The original material on the site is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution (V3.0). When we reproduce a copyrighted image, we do so only to the extent necessary to comment upon or discuss it; we always include a link to the original source of the image.

When readers contribute content to our sites, you retain ownership of the copyright, and you also grant permission to us to display and distribute it. In addition, you are responsible for the content of that material. DMLL has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by readers. However, DMLL retains the right, which we may or may not exercise, in our sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the service any third-party material which we deem to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate. For guidelines on engagement with this community, please see the DMLL Moderation Policy (below).

DMLL makes no guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of or results to be obtained from accessing and using information on our Websites. And we shall not be liable to any reader or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error or omission, regardless of cause, in the Websites’ information or for any damages resulting therefrom. The opinions expressed by our editors and contributors are their own and not those of DMLL or any of its sponsors.

We reserve the right to unpublish or refuse to unpublish anything for any or no reason.

Privacy Policy

DMLL is committed to providing privacy. If you give us personal information, we will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it is collected. We do not otherwise share it.

Types and uses of personal information

In order to post comments and mark favorite posts on our Websites, you must first create an account with a username and password; we use these to provide you with access to your profile and comments. Separately, when you email us, we retain your address and correspondence. We use these to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our reader base with our sponsors, including browser information and traffic statistics. We do not link this data to individual readers’ accounts or personally identifiable information. We do not have any advertisers, and this agregate information is only to show overall activity on the site.
Personally identifiable information:
We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties, with one limited exception: we may disclose personally identifiable information about you if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. The information we store in cookies is, in some cases, linked to readers’ accounts.
We use both short-term cookies and persistent cookies. A short-term cookie expires within a limited period of time. We use session cookies so that readers with accounts can navigate and contribute to our site without logging in multiple times over a short period of time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use persistent cookies to recognize account holders and present the site accordingly. You can remove cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as comments, will require logging in for each action you want to take.

Changes in This Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.