Copyright & Licenses

Content

Creative Commons License BY-NC-NDCopyright © 1995-2017, Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises. Off on a Tangent content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Some individual content items may be licensed under specific terms not covered here, and will be clearly noted beneath the content (“‘Item Title’ is licensed . . . “). License terms specific to an individual content item supersede this site-wide license for that content only.

Design

Copyright © 1995-2017, Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises. All rights reserved. Scott Bradford: Off on a Tangent, Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises, SBCE, and the SBCE logo (stylized S) are trademarks of Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises.

Additional Licenses

For permission to use the materials on this site beyond the limitations of this license, please contact Scott Bradford using the information on the contact page.

Certain design elements, code, and content fall under differing license terms:

  • Creative Commons web buttons are used and licensed according to the Creative Commons Policies.
  • Gadsden Flag web buttons (‘Don’t Tread On Me’) are used and licensed according to the license information on the ‘Don’t Tread On Me‘ page.

Civil Jurisdiction

Off on a Tangent is published in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is governed by the duly-enacted, constitutionally-permissible laws, ordinances, and regulations of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Loudoun County.

Any disputes relating to the use of this site or the content therein shall be adjudicated in the state or federal courts with jurisdiction in Loudoun County. By using this site you waive any objection to this statement of jurisdiction.

Canonical Jurisdiction

Off on a Tangent is published by Scott Bradford, a lay Catholic, who is bound by the Code of Canon Law, its Complementary Norms for the United States, and all other duly-enacted laws as promulgated by Holy See, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington.

Independence and Conflict of Interest

The views expressed on this web site are mine and mine alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer (Web.com), its management, or its staff, or those of my religious community (the Catholic Church), or those of any other associations or organizations with which I am associated.

I do not receive or accept any payment, goods, or services from any company, association, charity, political party, or political action committee in return for writing on this web site. I do not accept any paid content. Potential conflicts of interest will be noted whenever they arise.

Privacy Policy

Anything you post or submit here on Off on a Tangent isn’t private. If you want something to stay private, don’t put it on the Internet.

Advertising Policy

Off on a Tangent is funded, in part, by advertising revenue from services including Google AdSense. Advertisers contract directly with third-party advertising services, not with Off on a Tangent. Advertisers exert no editorial control whatsoever over the content on this site, except, of course, within the ads themselves.

Off on a Tangent voluntarily opts-out from publishing political, sexual, and religious advertising. If you see any ads that fall into these categories, please send the ad URL’s to me via the contact form and I will report them to my advertising providers.

Comment Policy

I have suspended all account registrations and comment features on this site. In light of recent federal subpoenas directed at media outlets demanding that they produce information about people who leave comments on their site, I have decided to steer clear of this minefield entirely. I will have no information to provide, and there will be nobody to target. I do collect some very basic tracking information via Google Analytics and other services, but it is nothing beyond what is tracked on pretty much every other site on the Internet.

Orders, Subpoenas, and Warrants

U.S. National Security Letters

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero U.S. national security letters.

U.S. Subpoenas

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero U.S. federal subpoenas.

Virginia Subpoenas

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero Virginia subpoenas.

U.S. Search Warrants

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has been subject of zero U.S. search warrants.

Virginia Search Warrants

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has been subject of zero Virginia search warrants.

Orders from Other U.S. States

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero legal orders from other U.S. states.

Orders from Foreign Governments

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero legal orders from foreign governments.

DMCA and Copyright Claims

As of March 26, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received twelve copyright claims, each relating to video content posted on YouTube. All such claims are invalid and have been disputed under ‘fair use’ or other provisions of U.S. copyright law.

Notices From Hosting Provider

As of March 26, 2017, we have received no notification from DreamHost, our hosting provider, that we have been the subject of any orders, subpoenas, or warrants that they may have received. DreamHost reports on orders, subpoenas, and warrants in their annual transparency report (see their legal page).

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.