Terms and Disclaimers


Accessing any page of Silence is Consent, www.silenceisconsent.net (hereby known as “SIC”) constitutes your consent to these terms of use. If you do not consent, do not use this website.

ADVERTISING

Silence is Consent is part of an advertising network that automatically places ads that are available at the moment a page is accessed. While efforts are made to monitor which ads appear we cannot completely control what will show up. As such the appearance of an ad on Silence is Consent does not constitute an endorsement of the ad by Silence is Consent.

COMMENTING

Commenting on posts and starting discussions is desired and encourages. Polite and civil discourse is desired. Dissent, both civil and intemperate is also welcome, because we don’t want boring conversations around here!

Trolling is not welcome. Usually, trolls will just be ignored, but egregious abuses may lead to the offending user being banned from commenting here.

Any comments displaying racist, sexist, and otherwise bigoted language THAT IS NOT ILLUSTRATING A POINT THAT IS NECESSARY, USEFUL, OR MEANINGFUL TO THE DISCUSSION will be deleted. Users who violate this rule may be banned from commenting here.

IMAGE USE/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Images created by SIC:
All images that bear Silence is Consent logo usually drawn from images found online. These images are solely the property of the copyright owner. The original condition of all images before they are used/manipulated for (including and not limited to) humorous/satirical, educational, and personal purposes are also solely property of the copyright owner. Furthermore, collection of such images online has been done under the assumption that said images are available for fair use under the public domain.

Images not created by SIC:
All images that do not bear Silence is Consent logo are solely the property of the copyright owner. Silence is Consent makes every effort to link to and/or attribute the original source of images featured that are not originally created by its contributors.

Image Reporting

Silence is Consent also makes every effort to honor requests to remove posts that may be viewed as an infringement on copyright. Any visitor that can supply a source link to such images that don’t already have one, or copyright owners claiming infringement and want to request removal of their work, are encouraged to do so by using our contact form.

By downloading any content from SIC, you agree that you will not use such content except for personal, non-commercial purposes, and you may not claim any rights to such content unless otherwise specifically provided in writing.

FAIR USE:
§ 107.Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include — (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

FAIR USE NOTICE:
These pages/video may contain copyrighted (© ) material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, POLITICAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, economic, DEMOCRACY, scientific, MORAL, ETHICAL, and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and educational.

If there are any copyright issue Silence is Consent needs to address please contact us.

Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Remedies, Indemnity
SIC’s services are provided on an AS IS – WITH ALL FAULTS basis. Your use of this website is entirely at your own risk. SIC does not guarantee the availability of our service at any given time, or the reliability of our service when it is running.

If any part of these terms is invalid, the remaining provisions will be unaffected. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter, and they will continue to govern any issues that arise out of your use of Silence is Consent even after you discontinue using them. Silence is Consent may revise these terms from time to time without notice. Updates will be indicated by changing the version date at the top. Any changes apply as of the time they are posted. Silence is Consent is not meant for use by children under age 13; if your child is younger than 13 please allow him or her to use it only under your supervision.