Copyright & Licenses
Copyright © 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.
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.
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.
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. As a media outlet, we particularly comply with the provisions of Inter Mirificia, the decree on the media of social communications, which says in part:
In society men have a right to information, in accord with the circumstances in each case, about matters concerning individuals or the community. The proper exercise of this right demands, however, that the news itself that is communicated should always be true and complete, within the bounds of justice and charity. In addition, the manner in which the news is communicated should be proper and decent.
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. We recognize no obligation to comply with laws, ordinances, and regulations that are enacted outside of the constitutional authorities granted to these governments by the affirmative consent of the people, or those that conflict with the higher laws of God and nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero U.S. national security letters.
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero U.S. federal subpoenas.
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero Virginia subpoenas.
U.S. Search Warrants
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has been subject of zero U.S. search warrants.
Virginia Search Warrants
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has been subject of zero Virginia search warrants.
Orders from Other U.S. States
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero legal orders from other U.S. states.
Orders from Foreign Governments
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received zero legal orders from foreign governments.
DMCA and Copyright Claims
As of September 28, 2017, Off on a Tangent has received twenty-five copyright claims, each relating to video content posted on YouTube. All of these claims are invalid and have been disputed under ‘fair use’ or other provisions of U.S. copyright law.
Notices From Hosting Provider
As of September 28, 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).