Use of: http://www.writeanalog.com (“Write Analog“)
This policy is valid from June 28, 2014
The reading of all information, and intake of any other content (pretty pictures, funny cat videos, etc.) on “Write Analog” is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms, you should cease use of this website immediately. But I’d really rather you not leave so fast. Stick around and read a bit. I know I’m asking you to spend more time on your computer/tablet/mobile device on a blog about analog stuff, but I just tell myself it’s “digital for the advancement of analog”. Yes, I tell myself lots of stuff.
I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. I doubt it, but it certainly is possible. I really don’t want to edit this page ever again.
I promise to make every effort to provide you with current and correct information. If for some reason I discover that I have failed in those efforts, I will promptly remedy the situation. After berating myself in a dark closet of course. That being said, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any content, information, products, services, or related graphics and photos contained on “Write Analog” for any purpose.
The world of pens, pencils, paper products and other analog writing tools is constantly changing with regard to prices, product availability, new and discontinued products, and all kinds of other exciting stuff you really can’t talk to too many people about without them thinking you are nuts. What I’m saying is that future me may not go back and edit or update posts that have outdated information. Do your due diligence before you drop any dough on products based on the content at “Write Analog”.
However, if you do find any blog posts that need to be updated or have inaccurate information, please contact me via the “Contact” page, and I will risk a seriously stubbed toe running to my laptop to make it right.
Unless otherwise noted, I (Mark Tucker from writeanalog.com) am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. For the record, my written consent is pretty cool. This is a blog about analog writing tools after all. A link to writeanalog.com must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles and press releases.
Guest bloggers and other contributors to “Write Analog” are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or beliefs of “Write Analog” (which is me, Mark Tucker). While I don’t foresee anyone producing any content for “Write Analog” besides yours truly, I’m leaving that door open. While I want to be, I can’t be an expert or know about everything.
For the time being, “Write Analog” will have a “comments” section following blog posts. I can’t be held responsible for offensive, not nice, controversial, or any other comments by others on “Write Analog”. But come on people, this is a blog about writing with analog tools. Be nice for crying out loud. Thankfully, the pencil and pen community is full of the coolest people on Earth, so I really don’t see this ever being an issue.
All the information provided on writeanalog.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Mark Tucker (“Write Analog”) and not others. I’ll try hard to have information, entertainment and opinion in every blog post. Just remember when I go on and on about the latest Field Notes release, or destroy some cheap Chinese fountain pen that it’s all me. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organizations and/or employers.
I am not providing any professional advice. Any advice I give is the opposite of professional. That doesn’t mean it’s not “good” advice in my eyes, but keep in mind I still recommend the Ben Affleck “Daredevil” movie (as long as you get the Extended Director’s Cut). You are taking all the provided information at your own risk.
Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. I admit I may become your “enabler” to spending some cash on cool stuff, but there is no coercion or forcing of hands here. But really, you should get the new TWSBI fountain pen. It’s awesome.
I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content. Google Translate is quite the fickle beast. For you English-speaking folks, go to any Japanese website and let Google translate it. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
While I really try to keep writeanalog.com running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control, such as my kids deciding to learn about gravity by dropping my MacBook Pro from various heights. I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible. I really wanted that new MacBook anyway.
I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to writeanalog.com without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or comments from those “digital writing” blogs trying to pick fights here.
Advertisers and Sponsors
I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not writeanalog.com. Seriously, keep me out of it. I’ll do my best to link to and deal with good folks here though.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. While I’d like to think my photos are AMAZING, representing colors can sometimes be tricky. Your new sky blue pen may have looked darker on my site.
Some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. If you haven’t had enough legal jargon for one day, head on over to my “Disclosure” page to read more about my efforts to create a blogging empire. Affiliate links earn me a small commission on any purchases made when visiting the affiliate’s site (i.e., Amazon) after you click the link to the awesome product mentioned in a particular post. I know I have to earn it, but have some faith in me that I won’t recommend or link to crap. I highly value your time spent here, and I will not take that for granted. All reviews at writeanalog.com will be presented honestly regardless of whether I receive any commissions or products for free. These relationships will be disclosed for full transparency.
Communications From You
Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, sky writings, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. (Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns, books, videos, audio recordings or some low-budget indie film that is bound to get a cult following. The best letters will get laminated, three-hole punched and stored in a three-ring binder that will be left for my kids to read and read to their kids some day.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and don’t forget. . . if you can’t write anything nice, at least use a good pen and paper. Then crumple it up and throw it away.
Special thanks to Nienke Krook at “The Travel Tester” for her inspiration to write an actually readable and entertaining disclaimer.