Site Policies

Terms

Use of tomjeramwest.com means you, the site user, acknowledge, accept and agree to abide by any and all policies (including any and all future amendments) on this page and, where indicated and applicable, any and all policies that appear elsewhere on tomjeramwest.com. New policies may be added and existing policies modified or removed at any time and without warning; any critical addition, modification or removal will be made known through the Updates page.

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Advertising

At the moment, there are no paid-for advertisements on tomjeramwest.com. There are, however, widgets containing affiliate links for which no compensation or remuneration has been received. The current status of advertising on tomjeramwest.com does not preclude paid-for advertising appearing in the future.

See also: Affiliate Links

Affiliate Links

Occasionally, a link to a product available for purchase will be followed by [aff]. This means that this is an affiliate link: if you purchase the product or, occasionally, a different product on the same site after clicking on the link, I will receive a small amount of money in return. Some affiliate programmes store cookies on your browser that remember you originally accessed the site through my affiliate link and will remunerate me on subsequent visits. I have no control how affiliate links ‘behave’ – this is the responsibility of the organisation providing these.

Affiliate links do not necessarily denote the personal or professional endorsement of a product, publication or service (for example).

Please note that references and reviews may contain affiliate links; however, these will be identified as previously described.

See also: Cookies, Referencing and Sharing, and Review Policy

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Business Name

Where applicable, the business name for this endeavour is Tom Jeram-West.

See also: Nomenclature

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Comment Policy

Please note that comments will automatically close on posts older than one calendar year.

E-mail

WordPress requires that a valid e-mail address be provided in order for you to leave a comment on tomjeramwest.com and will only be used by the system to notify you of any reply(ies) to your comment(s).

I will not use e-mail addresses supplied for the purposes of leaving comments for any commercial/marketing/promotional purposes, nor disclose these to any third parties, except law enforcement bodies, or other agencies or organisations where required to by law, for lawful purposes.

Links

There is no need to leave link(s) to your blog/website in your comments as these will automatically link to this in the name section when all fields are filled in.

Please do not leave a number of links in a comment unless these are directly related and relevant to the post on which you are commenting. If you repeatedly add a number of unrelated and irrelevant links to any post(s) on which you are commenting, or engage in nothing more than blatant self-promotion without making a contribution to discussion taking place, your IP address will be blacklisted.

Do not leave links in comments leading to malicious or illegal content. If you are found to have left such a link, your IP address will be blacklisted and all relevant information made known to an appropriate law enforcement body.

Do not attempt to leave affiliate links in your comments. If you are found to have somehow left an affiliate link in a comment, your IP address will be blacklisted.

Please note that I reserve the right to remove any link(s) from any comment(s). Where this occurs, the link will be replaced with [link removed]. If you find that a link has been removed from a comment you have left on tomjeramwest.com and wish to discuss the reason(s) behind this, please get in touch via the General Enquiries page.

Manners

When replying to a post or comment, please remember to extend to others the same politeness and courtesy you would expect them to extend to you. Remember that as an opinion does not constitute a fact, by their very nature they can be neither right nor wrong and we should attempt to be as accommodating as possible with those whose viewpoints conflict with or contradict our own. Constructive criticism is always welcome, provided this is delivered in a fair and objective manner. Sycophantic praise of me and/or my blog is greatly encouraged despite being fundamentally pointless, as flattery will not get you anywhere.

Please note that I reserve the right to not publish a comment where I believe this to be antagonistic, discriminatory, insensitive, insulting, libellous or offensive (this list is not exhaustive, and such comments are grouped together under the heading ‘inappropriate comments’). This action will be taken with neither notice nor explanation provided to the comment’s author, and there is no obligation for me to provide this. If any site user repeatedly submits inappropriate comments, their IP address will be blacklisted. Where a comment’s contents appears to be in breach of one or more laws, legal advice will be sought and, if found to be in breach of one or more laws, all relevant information made known to an appropriate law enforcement body.

Moderation

The first comment you make on tomjeramwest.com will be automatically held for moderation. Following its approval (conditional on content), your future comments should be automatically approved if you use the same name and e-mail combination each time.

If, following the approval of your comment, you conduct yourself in a negative way (please see the previous section), your IP address will be blacklisted.

If you are concerned that your legitimate comment has been mistakenly identified as spam, please see the below section.

Spam

I use Akismet in order to combat spam comments. In addition to this, WordPress automatically records the IP address associated with each comment left; those related to spam comments will be blacklisted.

If you suspect that a spam comment has made its way onto a post, or if you are concerned that your legitimate comment has been mistakenly identified as spam, please let me know through the General Enquiries page. Remember to include the URL of the post concerned. I will only reply to messages concerning the potential identification of legitimate comments as spam, and offers thanks in advance for any expression of concern received relating to potential spam comments from other sources on tomjeramwest.com.

Cookies

Curious about cookies? Read this Wikipedia article about HTTP cookies and visit the About Cookies website; they’re good places to start.

Some features used on tomjeramwest.com, such as Google Analytics, AddThis and affiliate links, use cookies in order to track aspects of your web activity and thereby perform their intended function(s) within expected parameters. If you do not wish for your browser to store cookies, you can usually disable this functionality without too much hassle through your browser’s settings. Please note that this will most likely have a detrimental impact on your browsing experience.

I do not control the third party cookies on these features; however, I accepts that I have a duty of care to point out that your continued use of the site implies your consent for these to be stored on your device and for them to perform their intended function(s). If you do not consent for third party cookies to be stored on your device, you must either modify your browser’s settings or navigate away from tomjeramwest.com immediately.

Copyright

I, Tom Jeram-West, assume copyright over all written content published on the site, and any other media specifically created/designed/prepared for publication on tomjeramwest.com and/or my use for the purposes of amending, disseminating, reproducing or storing this for the purposes of maintaining tomjeramwest.com and/or any succeeding platform/title. I do not assume copyright over media external to tomjeramwest.com incorporated into a post.

Written material published on tomjeramwest.com or any succeeding platform/title will never be disassociated from its original author; every possible effort will be made to include the author’s name on written material for which they are primarily responsible.

See also: Referencing and Sharing and Contributor Policies

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Events

Please see Reviews.

External Content

tomjeramwest.com will contain links to external content and third party websites, added for no other reason than the convenience of the visitor and not intended in any way to denote a personal or professional endorsement of a product, publication or service (for example). I am in no way responsible for the content of third party websites nor for any consequences of your clicking on a link. You always do so entirely at your own risk.

Every effort will be made to ensure that all links to external content work; however, it may be the case that they do not for either reasons beyond anyone’s reasonable control, or because the author/provider/publisher (for example) of the external content has withdrawn this or made it unavailable for any other reason(s).

If you find a broken link on any part of the site, please notify me through the General Enquiries page. I will not reply to messages concerning broken links, but offer my thanks in advance for any message(s) received concerning these.

Please note that I will not update links on any post over one calendar year old.

If you find an external link on the site leads to malicious or illegal content, please notify me immediately through the General Enquiries page. Details of the incident will be passed on to an appropriate law enforcement body.

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Images

Illustration

Unless otherwise stated, all illustrations are © Tom Jeram-West and may not be amended, disseminated, reproduced or stored without explicit written consent (social media exception applies – this is noted in Referencing and Sharing). But, given how bad I am at drawing, you’re not likely to find many at all.

Photography

Unless otherwise stated, all photography is © Tom Jeram-West and may not be amended, disseminated, reproduced or stored without explicit written consent (social media exception applies – this is noted in Referencing and Sharing).

Watermarks

Watermarks on full-size images from external sources used on tomjeramwest.com will not be removed out of respect for the intellectual property of the original creator/owner/publisher. Where it becomes necessary to crop an image from an external source prior to publishing and this means a watermark present is lost, it is hoped that the fact the image will be appropriately credited and linked to a relevant site or profile (where applicable) will be acceptable. If your image has been cropped for use on tomjeramwest.com resulting in the loss of a watermark present and you wish to discuss this, please get in touch via the General Enquiries page.

Watermarks on full-size images that are © Tom Jeram-West may not be removed under any circumstances. If it is found that a watermark present on an image that is © Tom Jeram-West has been removed, action appropriate to the offence will be taken. Where appropriate, this may include legal/civil action to protect my intellectual property and authorship rights. Having said this, I recognise that it may be necessary to crop an image prior to publishing that might mean a watermark is removed. In these cases, it is acceptable to publish a cropped image providing this is appropriately credited and includes a link back to tomjeramwest.com.

See also: Referencing and Sharing

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Law

Where applicable, any and all policies found on tomjeramwest.com are governed by the laws of England and Wales (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); therefore, any related dispute(s) will be resolved in the courts of England and Wales. However, I recognise that there may be some circumstances in which the laws where you reside may apply and therefore the courts where you reside may have jurisdiction.

Links

Please see Affiliate Links, Comment Links and External Content.

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Networks

At present, tomjeramwest.com is not part of any networks; however, this should not preclude the possibility of it joining one in the future.

Nomenclature

The terms ‘tomjeramwest’ and ‘tomjeramwest.com’ may be used in any and all policies, and in any and all part(s) of the site and related activity(ies) to refer to any individual part(s) of the endeavour, the endeavour as a whole or in place of the individual ultimately responsible for the endeavour.

See also: Business Name

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Referencing and Sharing

Plagiarism

If you are found to have plagiarised any content that is © Tom Jeram-West, action appropriate to the offence will be taken – please note that this may include legal/civil action to protect intellectual property and authorship rights. If you are found to have plagiarised any content that is © any other author on tomjeramwest.com, it will be up to them to determine if any action appropriate to the offence will be taken, as well as the form this would take.

Sharing on Social Media Platforms (Social Media Exception)

Full posts may be shared on social media platforms as per appropriate and typical behaviours. If you are not the original author of a post, you should not imply authorship or ownership of this, nor of any post to which you provide a link. If you have shared a post from tomjeramwest.com and inappropriately implied your authorship or ownership of this, action appropriate to the offence will be taken – please note that this may include legal/civil action to protect the intellectual property and rights of the original author.

Concerning media inserted into posts on tomjeramwest.com: put simply, please be responsible and share from the original source, i.e. please do not separate media from posts on tomjeramwest.com and share these independently, as it may impact on intellectual property rights, and/or cause the item(s) in question to lose contextual value.

Use of Material External to tomjeramwest.com on the site

Whenever I would like to incorporate a significant amount of written material or a piece of media external to tomjeramwest.com (hereafter referred to as ‘external material’) into a post, its source will always be checked for a policy relating to its dissemination and reproduction and, where reasonable and appropriate, this will be followed in an attempt to obtain the necessary permission(s) to use this. Where such a policy is not apparent or is not found, a reasonable and appropriate attempt will be made to contact the original creator (or an authorised representative such as a publisher) of the external material tomjeramwest.com wishes to use in order to obtain permission to use this.

Where neither a policy relating to the dissemination of external material nor details of its original creator or authorised representative are found, or in cases where I do not receive a response to a request sent concerning the use of external material in a post*, I may choose to use this in the manner detailed in the original request for its use. In these instances, I will attempt to limit the amount of external material used as much as possible.

*If a request that is made to use external material does not receive an answer within one calendar week (or timescale stated in any policy on its original source), I may choose to interpret this as consent to use said external material in the manner detailed the original request for its use.

Any and all external material incorporated into a post or posts on tomjeramwest.com will be referenced/attributed as fully as possible, using all appropriate and relevant information accessible and available at the time of its use.

If you find your original material appears unreferenced, incorrectly referenced or used without your explicit consent and wish to enter into discussion about this, please get in touch with me directly at ‘mail [at] tomjeramwest [dot] com’ placing ‘Referencing on tomjeramwest.com’ in the subject line. Please note that you will be required to prove authorship/ownership of the work before any request is fulfilled. It is asked that you take into consideration the spirit of how your work is being used before you place a request to have your original material removed from tomjeramwest.com, if this is the nature of your contact.

I reserve the right to turn part or all of a reference into an affiliate link, where a copy of the work being referenced is available for general purchase and an affiliate scheme in which tomjeramwest.com is taking part is applicable.

Use of Material that is © Tom Jeram-West on External Sites

If you wish to use any content that is © Tom Jeram-West, whether it is hosted on tomjeramwest.com or a platform external to the site, please get in touch with me directly at ‘mail [at] tomjeramwest [dot] com’ placing ‘Content Use Request’ in the subject line. Please include details of the content you wish to use (please include the URL of the post on tomjeramwest.com or the content held on another platform), the nature of its intended use, the site/platform on which it would be used and your full contact details. Requests without this information will not be considered; you will be instructed to submit a new request containing all the information detailed above and may not use any content that is © Tom Jeram-West until this has been granted.

No reasonable request will be refused, providing the content will not edited or altered in any way (with the exception of translations and rendering the original text in a variant of English such as American or Australian), be fully referenced and attributed, have its original context made clear and not used for any malicious or illegal purpose. Please note that it may take up to two calendar weeks to reply to any request; please do not use any content that is © Tom Jeram-West whilst you are waiting for a reply. If your request is refused, you will be provided with an explanation why, and may not use any content that is © Tom Jeram-West according to the terms of your original request. You may submit a new request with modified terms only if invited to do so.

If, having granted a request to use content that is © Tom Jeram-West, this is found to have been edited or altered beyond a simple translation, not have been fully referenced and attributed, have had its original context not made clear or have been used for any malicious or illegal purpose, action appropriate to the offence will be taken. Where appropriate, this may include legal/civil action to protect intellectual property and authorship rights.

PLEASE NOTE

If you wish to use media you found on tomjeramwest.com that originates from an external source, it is entirely your responsibility to obtain, where applicable, appropriate and possible, permission to do so from its author/publisher and to credit/reference it appropriately and completely. Its use on tomjeramwest.com should not imply the original creator’s consent for it to be re-used or disseminated once again. I am in no way responsible for any consequences of you failing to abide by this advice.

Obvious exceptions to the Referencing and Sharing policy apply, i.e. the use of content external to tomjeramwest.com that is in the public domain, or the use of simple quotes or limited material where the context in which the original content was published remains clear and in which ‘fair dealing’ applies. Any queries about the use of material in either of these contexts should be made through the General Enquiries page.

See also: Copyright, and Affiliate Links

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Sound Recordings

Unless otherwise stated, all sound recordings are © Tom Jeram-West and may not be amended, disseminated, reproduced or stored without explicit written consent (social media exception applies – this is noted in Referencing and Sharing).

See also: Referencing and Sharing

Sponsored Links

Sponsored or paid-for links will never appear in posts on tomjeramwest.com. Messages received concerning sponsored or paid-for links will be discarded and will not receive a response.

Sponsored Posts

Currently, there are no plans to allow sponsored posts or advertorials on tomjeramwest.com. Until such a time as this policy is modified, messages received concerning sponsored posts or advertorials will be discarded and will not receive a response.

Statistics

A series of visitor statistics, through Google Analytics, and sharing statistics, through AddThis, are collected on tomjeramwest.com. This information helps to gauge the popularity and reach of any given post on tomjeramwest.com. Additionally, this information might be used to negotiate advertising rates should it be decided to accept paid-for advertisements on tomjeramwest.com.

I do not intentionally collect any information that can be used to identify you as an individual on tomjeramwest.com.

See also: Cookies

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Video Recordings

Unless otherwise stated, all video recordings are © Tom Jeram-West and may not be amended, disseminated, reproduced or stored without explicit written consent (social media exception applies – this is noted in Referencing and Sharing).

See also: Referencing and Sharing

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Written Content

Unless otherwise stated, all written content is © Tom Jeram-West and may not be disseminated, reproduced or stored without explicit written consent (social media exception applies – this is noted in Referencing and Sharing).

See also: Referencing and Sharing

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Some content on this page was inspired by similar policies found on pages and/or posts on A Little Bird Told Me, Ceriselle.org and Bonjour, Blogger!.

Last updated: Friday 18 March 2016

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