Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern your use of the 6200 Productions website. Access to this website and its content is offered subject to your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules and policies (including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Notice, which forms part of the Privacy Policy and also constitutes the “cookie policy” for this website, for jurisdictions that explicitly require such a policy — please read them!) that we may publish (collectively, the “Terms of Use”). By accessing or using the website, you signify your agreement to and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree, you may not access or use the site.

For purposes of these Terms of Use, the words “we,” “our,” and “us” shall be deemed to refer to Aaron Severson dba (doing business as) 6200 Productions, the owner of this website, a U.S. citizen based in Los Angeles, California.

Please note that the terms and conditions listed below apply ONLY to the use of the 6200 Productions website itself. Any writing, editing, writing consulting, or other professional services we may perform for you, or any other professional services, employment, or business dealings we undertake that are not specifically related to this website, shall be subject to the terms of separate client, employment, or other applicable agreements (whether written or verbal) — or, in the case of other websites we own and/or operate, those sites’ individual terms and policies — and any other legal requirements that may apply, NOT to these terms. (You are not obligated to use this website in order to hire us!)

Your use of any third-party websites or services, including ones linked from the 6200 Productions website or on which we may have accounts, is subject to the individual terms of use/terms of service and privacy policies, if any, of those sites or services.

Variations in text style (such as different font weights, sizes, or colors) are used throughout these Terms of Use to improve readability, but have no legal significance or effect.

CREDITS AND LICENSE FOR THIS DOCUMENT

Portions of these terms were adapted from the Automattic Inc. Terms of Service for WordPress.com (primarily the version dated June 30, 2015, with some elements of later versions through February 21, 2020; you can find all these documents at Automattic’s legalmattic repository) under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Therefore, these terms (including both our adaptation of the Automattic terms and our preexisting terms and language as well as our subsequent updates) are under the same license. If you elect to use or further adapt our version, please credit Automattic Inc. as well as us. We also strongly recommend that you note the Effective Date shown toward the bottom of this page and include that date in your attribution if it is reasonably practical to do so. (For a full modification history of the Automattic terms, see the Automattic change log or the repository. Automattic, Legalmattic, and WordPress.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors. WordPress is a registered trademark of the WordPress Foundation.)

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS

The 6200 Productions website is not intended for or directed to children under the age of 18. If you are younger than 18, you may not use or access the site. (Except as otherwise required by law, privacy-related requests and/or other legal inquiries involving this website that pertain to children under 18 should be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representative.)

GENERAL REPRESENTATIONS

By accessing or using the 6200 Productions website, you represent and warrant that:

  • You are at least 18 years of age, and:
  • Your use of the 6200 Productions website:
    • Will be in strict accordance with these Terms of Use, and:
    • Will comply with all applicable laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, privacy, data protection, the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside, the use or provision of financial services, notification and consumer protection, unfair competition, and false advertising) and any company or organizational policies that may apply to you (such as, without limitation, your employer’s social media or online conduct policies), and:
    • Is not contrary to any applicable U.S. Economic Sanctions, and:
  • You will not use the 6200 Productions website:
    • For any unlawful purposes; to publish illegal content; in furtherance of illegal activities; to infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; or to create, distribute, or otherwise facilitate malware or other malicious code, or:
    • To disclose the sensitive personal information or proprietary commercial information of others without their permission, or:
    • To send spam or bulk unsolicited messages, or:
    • In any way that (as determined by us, in our sole discretion) overburdens, disrupts, attacks, or interferes with 6200 Productions systems, or:
    • To disrupt, attack, or interfere with other users or the services or networks of third parties.

The 6200 Productions website or certain portions thereof may use Google APIs or content served via those APIs (such as Google Fonts and/or Google Hosted Libraries). You agree that your use of the site and such content will be in accordance with the Google APIs Terms of Service and applicable law. (Google is a registered trademark of Google LLC.)

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The 6200 Productions website and its content are presented “as is.” Except as otherwise required by law and/or to the extent expressly required under the terms of an applicable license agreement, 6200 Productions and its contractors, vendors, partners, and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Neither 6200 Productions nor our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors makes any warranty that the 6200 Productions website or its content will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Except as otherwise required by law, neither 6200 Productions nor our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors (or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents) shall be liable with respect to any subject matter of these Terms of Use under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for: (a) any special, incidental, or consequential damages; (b) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (c) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (d) for any amounts that exceed the fees actually paid by you to 6200 Productions.

Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law, 6200 Productions shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless 6200 Productions and our contractors, vendors, partners, and licensors (and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents) against against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, demands, losses, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to or arising out of your use of the 6200 Productions website or its content, including, but not limited to, any violation(s) by you of these Terms of Use and/or any interactions between you and other users; our advertisers and sponsors, if any; and/or other third-party websites or services to which this website may link and/or which the website otherwise incorporates, which link to this website, and/or that you use in connection with your use of the 6200 Productions website.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Links to other websites or online services are provided solely for your information. 6200 Production offers NO warranty, expressed or implied, and accepts NO responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, appropriateness, legality, safety, utility, or fitness for any purpose of any website or online service not owned and/or operated by 6200 Productions or its owner, Aaron Severson (including, without limitation, the websites of any advertisers or sponsors on this website) or for your use of such links, which is entirely at your own risk. Similarly, except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law, we accept no responsibility for other websites or online services that may link to the 6200 Productions website.

USE OF TRADEMARKS

6200 Productions, its logo, and other associated icons and graphics are trademarks and/or service marks of Aaron Severson dba 6200 Productions.

Other trade names, trademarks, and/or service marks mentioned, described, or depicted on this website are used here for the purposes of identification, description, and/or commentary. Such marks remain the property of their respective owners. Except as otherwise expressly indicated, we have neither any affiliation or partnership with nor any endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such affiliation, partnership, or endorsement is implied. Any opinions expressed herein are solely those of 6200 Productions and its owner and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the trademark owners; our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors; or any other third party.

These Terms of Use do not grant you any license to the 6200 Productions name, logo, or any of our other trademarks or service marks. All right, title, and interest in those marks will remain solely with 6200 Productions. (For guidelines regarding the reuse of other content on the 6200 Productions website, see the “Reprint/Reuse Policy” section below.)

FTC DISCLOSURE NOTICE: PAID ADVERTISEMENTS AND ENDORSEMENTS

From time to time, 6200 Productions may run paid text or banner advertisements from various advertisers. Such paid advertisements, whether text links, banner ads, or in any other form, will be identified with words such as, as appropriate, “Sponsor,” “Sponsors,” “Sponsored Link(s),” “Sponsored Content,” “Advertisement,” “Advertisement(s),” or “Paid Promotion” (or by images or icons containing such words).

Except as otherwise explicitly indicated (e.g., in a review of a book or other product), references to, depictions of, or advertisements for products or services on the 6200 Productions website do not constitute our recommendation or endorsement of those products or services.

In the event that we receive financial compensation or any other consideration for any content presented on the site other than paid advertisements (e.g., if we receive a free copy of a book to review), the nature of that compensation will be disclosed as part of the applicable content and/or otherwise adjacent to it. (If the article or content is longer than one page, the relevant disclosure information will typically be presented on the final page.)

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

Financial transactions with 6200 Productions (such as, without limitation, payments for advertising on the site) are subject to our Financial Transactions Policy.

COMMENT POLICY

By submitting a comment to the 6200 Productions website:

  1. You affirm that you are at least 18 years old. You may not leave a comment if you are younger than 18.
  2. You warrant and affirm that your comment and/or use of the comment system does not violate any applicable law or regulation or infringe upon the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights and/or privacy rights) of any other person or entity.
  3. You grant us a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to:
    1. Publish the comment and its contents (including the name or pseudonym you provide) on this website. Note that if the website’s “Recent Comments” widgets are enabled, your name/pseudonym and a link to your comment may also appear (along with other recent comments) in the “Recent Comments” box(es), which may be visible on the home page and other areas of the website as well as the specific post or page you commented on. The contents of published comments may also appear in search results of the website’s search function.
    2. Edit or redact the comment as we deem appropriate.
    3. Make copies of the comment and its contents for reference, backup, and/or other administrative purposes.
  4. You further authorize us to:
    1. Transmit the comment and its contents via email to the site administrator and, if applicable, to other users who have requested email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments.
    2. Send you email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments, if you specifically request such notifications (which you may discontinue upon request).
    3. Respond to your comment via the email address you supply. (Please note that we may respond via email in addition to or instead of publishing the comment on the 6200 Productions website, particularly if your comment includes a question or offer of assistance or if we have questions about any pertinent details — for example, if you have submitted two very similar comments, we might email you to ask which one you want us to publish.)
  5. You consent to the collection and use of your information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Comments are published on the site at our sole discretion. We do not guarantee that any comment you submit will be published on the site, and we reserve the right to delete or unpublish a comment at any time for any reason, with or without notice. Comments may be screened prior to posting, to prevent spam and/or to defuse contentious arguments.

We reserve the right to redact, edit, or otherwise modify a comment if:

  • It exceeds the maximum length permitted by the comment system.
  • Its content disrupts the formatting or functionality of the site.
  • It appears to contain or constitute malicious code, spam, or abusive language directed at another user or individual, or may violate the rights and/or privacy of others.

Comments posted on this website do not necessarily represent the opinions of 6200 Productions, our web host and contributors, or our advertisers. The publication of a comment does NOT necessarily represent an endorsement, validation, or warranty of its contents.

When you submit a comment, you may have the option to request email notifications each time a reply or follow-up comment is posted. If you have previously requested such notifications and wish to stop receiving them, please contact us via email (to admin (at) 6200productions (dot) com), by using the Contact Form, or by leaving a comment elsewhere on the site asking us to discontinue the notifications, and we will do so at our earliest opportunity.

If you would like to edit or remove any of your published comments, please let us know by leaving another comment, emailing us at admin (at) 6200productions (dot) com, or sending us a message via the Contact Form, specifying the comment(s) in question and explaining what you want us to do with them. (Please note that we may reply via email to clarify or confirm your request before making the change or deletion, especially if we aren’t sure exactly what you want us to do.)

Please note that if a comment is deleted from the website, archival copies of the original comment and its associated information may be retained in our records and/or backup files and archives created by us and/or our web host. Under certain rare circumstances — e.g., the restoration of the site from a backup file — a previously deleted comment may reappear. We will endeavor to promptly delete any such comments, but cannot guarantee it.

From time to time, comments may be inadvertently deleted due to technical issues or the restoration of the site database from older backup files. If you have a question about why a comment was deleted or not published, feel free to contact the site administrator. Again, 6200 Productions does not guarantee that any submitted comment will be published.

6200 Productions accepts no liability for and offers no warranty, express or implied, of the accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any purpose of any comment or any website linked in a user comment. Any use of information in comments posted herein is solely at your own risk!

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently limit or deny access, either to the commenting feature, to the site as a whole, and/or to any related services, to visitors who we believe to be under age 18; whose comments have been unpublished and/or deleted for the above-mentioned or any other reasons; and/or whose comments and/or other activities on the site and/or its related services we deem (in our sole judgment) to be abusive, disruptive, or constitute spam.

CONTACT FORM POLICY

By using the Contact Form, the California Privacy Request Form on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page, and/or any other feedback forms we may offer:

  • You affirm that you are at least 18 years old. We cannot respond to communications from persons under 18. Except as otherwise required by law, if we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect to be under the age of 18, we will promptly delete all copies of the message without acknowledging or responding to it. Except as otherwise required by law, privacy requests or questions pertaining to minor children should be submitted by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult representative.
  • You authorize us to transmit your message and its contents via email to the site administrator and to respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address and/or other contact information you provide. Please note that while we endeavor to respond to all legitimate inquiries, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a reply.
  • You grant us a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to make copies of your message and its contents for reference, backup, and/or other administrative purposes.
  • You acknowledge that the California Privacy Request Form on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page is intended only for California residents (and/or their authorized agents) to submit requests or questions pertaining to their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). (See the Your California Privacy Rights page or the “California Privacy and Data Protection Rights” section of the Privacy Policy for more information about this law.) You agree not to use that form for any other purpose. (For information about how to contact us regarding other privacy-related matters, please refer to the “Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us” section of the Privacy Policy.)
  • For form submissions OTHER than California Privacy Request Forms, if your message includes general questions/comments about our business, technical questions about the website, or a report of technical problems, you grant us a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to publish your inquiry or excerpts of it on the 6200 Productions website and/or our associated social media accounts (if any) to respond your questions and/or to support other users with similar concerns. Our publication of your inquiry or excerpt thereof may include the name or pseudonym you apply, but not other other personal information associated with your submission except under the conditions described in the ““Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information” section of the Privacy Policy“. If we have published or excerpted your message or inquiry in such a fashion and you wish us to amend or redact the published information (e.g., to remove your name or substitute a pseudonym), we will make a reasonable effort to accommodate your request provided that it does not infringe upon the rights of others or attempt to impersonate some other individual or organization. California Privacy Request Form submissions will NOT be published, although we may, to the extent required and/or otherwise permitted by applicable law/regulations, publish and/or disclose de-identified and/or aggregated information about requests we receive (e.g., statistics describing how many requests of a particular type we received in a given period).
  • You consent to the collection and use of your information as described in the Privacy Policy.

REPRINT/REUSE POLICY

The following is our policy for the reuse of content on the 6200 Productions website:

  1. LINKING AND HOTLINKING: You may post, publish, or otherwise share hyperlinks to this website or any individual post/page. However, you may not “hotlink” to any image, script, or other non-text element hosted on the 6200 Productions website without our permission. (“Hotlinking” means causing an image or element hosted on or served by this website to be displayed or run on some external website or service — for example, posting an image tag on your own website or forum with an HREF attribute pointing to the image location at 6200productions.com would constitute hotlinking, but copying a public domain image from this site and uploading that image to your own website would not.) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit your rights to copy or use any content we use or offer under a Creative Commons license or other, similar license (as described below) in any manner the applicable license permits. Furthermore, this provision does NOT apply to images or content that are not hosted on or served by 6200 Productions. The use or reuse of any script, font, image, embedded video or audio recording, or other content hosted on or served by an external website or online service is subject to any terms and conditions stipulated by the hosting site/service and the applicable rights holder(s), which are outside of our control. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  2. TRANSLATION AND ACCESSIBILITY AIDS: You are free to translate our site content into languages other than English (either using automatic translation software or by some other means) for your own personal use or internal reference and/or for the purposes of creating bibliographic citations in languages other than English. You are also free to use accessibility aids and/or assistive technology (e.g., screen readers or automated text-to-speech readers) in any reasonable manner for purposes of enabling you to access and use this website and/or its content.
  3. PUBLIC DOMAIN CONTENT: If we have used any image or other content (such as a photograph) on this website that is in the public domain in your jurisdiction, or if we declare that we have released or dedicated certain content to the public domain, you may copy and use that public domain image or content in any manner permitted by applicable law. (Please note that material that is in the public domain in the U.S. is not necessarily in the public domain elsewhere and vice versa.) If we have modified or adapted that public domain content, you will need our prior authorization to reuse our modified or adapted version unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described below), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any public domain material we publish or display on this website (whether modified or otherwise), including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated copyright and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  4. CONTENT USED UNDER LICENSE: If we have used any content (such as text or images) on this website under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license (the source, attribution information, and applicable license information for which will be noted within or adjacent to the applicable content), we cannot sub-license such content, but you are free to copy or use the licensed content in any manner allowed by the specified license (or any other terms offered by the applicable rights holder(s)) or otherwise permitted by applicable law. If we have modified or adapted such licensed content, we will indicate along with the attribution and license information whether our modifications and/or adaptations are also offered under the specified license (which certain licenses require). Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any material used or offered under such a license, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  5. CONTENT OFFERED UNDER LICENSE: In the event we have explicitly offered some portion of our content (for example, a specific post or page) under a Creative Commons license or some other, similar license (the details of which will be noted within or adjacent to the applicable content) you are free to copy or use that content in any manner allowed by the specified license or otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as expressly required by the terms of the specified license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any material used or offered under such a license, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such material is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  6. COMMENTS: Comments posted on the 6200 Productions website are the property of the people who originally posted those comments. Except as otherwise permitted by applicable law, if you wish to reprint or reuse a comment posted on this website by someone other than us, you will need to seek the permission of the original poster (or other applicable rights holder(s)). We cannot grant such permission, although if you obtain the permission of the original poster/rights holder(s) to reprint or reuse their comment, you do not need any additional permission from us unless you also wish to reprint our comments and/or other content owned by us (for instance, if you want to reprint a comment thread between us and one or more other site visitors). The same is true of photographs, images, or other non-text content in comments left by people other than us.
  7. PROGRAMMATIC ELEMENTS: In the event that we distribute (or “convey,” in the sense defined by the GNU General Public License, version 3) through or in connection with this website any programmatic elements (such as, without limitation, code segments, programs, program components, or font files) offered, modified, and/or adapted under a Creative Commons license and/or open-source license(s), you may use such licensed programmatic elements in any manner allowed by the specified license (or any other license or terms offered by the applicable rights holder(s)) or otherwise permitted by applicable law. Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by applicable law, we offer NO WARRANTY whatsoever with regard to any such licensed elements, including, without limitation, the accuracy or completeness of any associated license, copyright, and other rights information. Any use of such elements is entirely at your own risk. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)
  8. TRADEMARK USE: You may NOT use the 6200 Productions name, logo, or any related trademarks or service marks, or the name or likeness of the owner of 6200 Productions, Aaron Severson, for any commercial purpose without our advance written permission. Commercial use of trademarks or service marks owned by others, or the names or likenesses of third parties, is subject to the approval of the owners of such marks and/or the applicable party; we cannot grant such approval, although if the applicable party or owners authorize you to use their mark, name, or likeness, you do not need any additional permission from us to do so.
  9. ALL OTHER CONTENT: Except as specified above or otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may not copy, republish, repost, or otherwise redistribute any portion of the content from this website — other than brief quotations with appropriate attribution, and/or bibliographic citations — or publish or distribute translations of the content into other languages, without our prior written authorization or, for content not owned by us, the authorization of the applicable rights holder(s). If the rights holder(s) give you permission to reuse their content (whether directly or under a Creative Commons license or other license), you generally do not need any additional permission from us to do so unless you wish to use a version of the content that we have modified or adapted, in which event you will also need our prior authorization unless (1) we have offered our modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license (as described above), (2) we have released or dedicated our version to the public domain, or (3) your use is otherwise permitted by applicable law. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed to in any way restrict or limit any rights you may have under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content. (Creative Commons, CC, all of the various Creative Commons license and dedication marks, and their associated buttons and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Commons.)

All other rights are reserved. For questions or permissions, please contact us via the Contact Form.

COPYRIGHT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY VIOLATIONS

If you believe that any material on or linked to by the 6200 Productions website violates your copyright, please contact the owner, Aaron Severson, via email at admin (at) 6200productions (dot) com or by mail at 11100 National Bl. #3, Los Angeles, California 90064. Please be sure to include:

  1. Your legal name and contact information, including your email address, and:
  2. A detailed description of the applicable work(s), and:
  3. The location of the work(s) on this website (including the URL and/or page number, as applicable), and:
  4. Your statement that:
    1. You are either the legal owner of the work or an authorized agent of such owner, and:
    2. You have the good faith belief that the use of the applicable work is (1) not authorized by the owner of the work and (2) not otherwise permitted by law.
  5. Your signature, either physical or electronic.

We will respond to all such notices, including, as required or appropriate, by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

If the material in question was provided to us by a third party, you expressly authorize us to forward your claim to that third party.

6200 Productions will take reasonable efforts to terminate access to the website by a visitor who is determined to be a repeat infringer of copyrights or other intellectual property rights (e.g., by blocking the visitor’s IP address).

GOVERNING LAW

Except to the extent otherwise provided by applicable law, these Terms of Use and any access to or use of the 6200 Productions website will be governed by the laws of the state of California and of the United States of America, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the local, state, and/or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California.

TERMINATION AND SEVERABILITY

If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may simply discontinue using the 6200 Productions website. 6200 Productions may terminate your access to any or all part of the website, with or without cause or notice, at any time.

Any provision of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination (including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability) shall survive termination.

If any part of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.

A waiver by either party of any term or condition of these Terms of Use, or any breach thereof, in any one instance will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between 6200 Productions and you concerning the subject matter thereof.

We may assign our rights under these Terms of Use without condition. You may assign your rights under these Terms of Use to any party that consents to and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Terms of Use will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.

REVISIONS

These terms may be modified from time to time, at our sole discretion. Your continued use of and access to the site signifies your acceptance of any such modifications. If you disagree with the changes, you should stop using or accessing the 6200 Productions website.

However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the terms that were in place when the dispute arose.

The effective date of this version is Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Recent revisions:

  • October 24, 2020: In Comment Policy, changed “Technical problems, such as site backups or upgrades to the comment system, may occasionally result in the inadvertent deletion of recent comments” to “From time to time, comments may be inadvertently deleted due to technical issues or the restoration of the site database from older backup files” for greater clarity.
  • October 8, 2020: In the Reprint/Reuse Policy section, updated the bullet point on Translation and Accessibility to change “You are also free to use accessibility aids or software (such as screen readers or automated text-to-speech readers) in any reasonable manner for purposes of enabling you to access the site and read or view our content” to “You are also free to use accessibility aids and/or assistive technology (e.g., screen readers or automated text-to-speech readers) in any reasonable manner for purposes of enabling you to access and use this website and/or its content.”
  • October 4, 2020: In the Comment Policy and Contact Form Policy, changed “for reference, backup, and/or other internal administrative purposes” to “for reference, backup, and/or other administrative purposes.”
  • September 29, 2020: Renamed the License for This Document section “Credits and License for This Document,” which is a more precise description. Made a minor clarification to an earlier item on this revisions list.
  • September 18, 2020: Updated Use of Trademarks to state, “6200 Productions, its logo, and other associated icons and graphics are trademarks and/or service marks of Aaron Severson dba 6200 Productions.” Also combined the next two paragraphs into one and amended the sentence beginning “Trade names, trademarks …” to “Other trade names, trademarks …” Fixed an erroneous reference in that section to Ate Up With Motor (it was supposed to say “other content on the 6200 Productions website”). In Reprint/Reuse Policy, added an initial sentence to make clear that it applies to website content.
  • September 16, 2020: Fixed some formatting errors in the General Representations section, one of which was affecting much of the page. Also fixed a formatting error in several of the ordered lists in the Comment Policy section.
  • July 23, 2020: Made some further updates to the Reprint/Reuse Policy to make it very clear that the policy is not intended to restrict your rights under any applicable license pertaining to the use of the content, also changing “this provision shall not be construed …” to “nothing in this provision is intended or shall be construed …” for emphasis and changing “rights holder” to “rights holder(s)” throughout for consistency (since in some cases there may be more than one), amending the adjacent text where necessary for grammatical purposes. In the provision on Trademark Use, changed “if the applicable party or owner authorizes …” to “if the applicable party or owners authorize …” for similar reasons.
  • July 22, 2020: Updated the preamble to add a link to the Cookie Notice, noting that it forms part of the Privacy Policy and also constitutes the “cookie policy” for this website. Changed the phrase “please read it!” to “please read them!” for clarity. Earlier in that same paragraph, added the phrase “without limitation” after the word “including.” Removed an extra space elsewhere on this page. In the Reprint/Reuse Policy, added trademark notices for Creative Commons and amended the provision on linking and hotlinking to clarify that the prohibition on hotlinking applies only to hotlinking without our permission and state clearly that this provision shall not be construed to in any way restrict or limit your rights to copy or use content we use or offer under license in any manner the applicable license permits. (That provision was never intended to limit or restrict the rights provided by such licenses, but we decided it would be prudent to make that expressly clear.) In the same provision, changed “This does NOT apply …” to “Furthermore, this provision does NOT apply …” to avoid confusion; changed “For the avoidance of doubt, “hotlinking” means means” to “”Hotlinking” means …” (to eliminate the duplicated word and limit the use of the phrase “for the avoidance of doubt” to the more important point); and changed “HREF element” to “HREF attribute” (which is the correct technical term).
  • July 21, 2020: Fixed an editorial error in the Reprint/Reuse Policy section: In the bullet point on trademark use, the phrase “… to use their mark, name, or license” was supposed to read “… to use their mark, name or likeness”; we corrected the text.
  • July 19, 2020: Updated the license section to change its name from “License for This Policy” to “License for This Document” and change references in that section to “this policy” to “these terms” for clarity. Also noted that the Automattic changelog can also be found in the repository mentioned in that section and added a notice stating that Automattic, Legalmattic, and WordPress.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors (and that WordPress is a registered trademark of the WordPress Foundation). Also added a trademark attribution notice to General Representations. Also added a trademark attribution notice to General Representations and made some minor wording changes to the Reprint/Reuse Policy section and this revisions list (to ensure that the words “license” or “licenses” always appear immediately after “Creative Commons” throughout, for trademark attribution reasons). Also in the Reprint/Reuse Policy, in the bullet point on public domain content, changed the phrase “as described above” to “as described below,” as the language to which that phrase refers is now in subsequent bullet points. (This is a belated correction; for some reason, the phrase wasn’t changed at the time the bullet points were reordered.)
  • June 30, 2020: Made a number of amendments and clarifications to the Comment Policy: Changed “By posting a comment on …” to “By submitting a comment to …” and changed “infringe the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights) …” to “infringe upon the copyrights or any other rights (such as publicity rights and/or privacy rights) …” In the following paragraph, changed “any comment posted” to “any comment you submit” for clarity and consistency. In the latter sentence, changed “… will be published on the site and reserve the right …” to “… will be published on the site, and we reserve the right …” (again for the sake of clarity). Also in that paragraph, changed “to prevent spam, or to defuse contentious arguments” to “to prevent spam and/or to defuse contentious arguments.” Later in that section, changed “We believe it contains malicious code …” to “It appears to contain or constitute malicious code …”; changed “may violate the rights …” to “may violate the rights and/or privacy …”; and changed, “Again, 6200 Productions does not guarantee that any comment posted will be published” to, “Again, 6200 Productions does not guarantee that any submitted comment will be published” for clarity. Added a new final paragraph to the section: “We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently limit or deny access, either to the commenting feature, to the site as a whole, and/or to any related services, to visitors who we believe to be under age 18; whose comments have been unpublished and/or deleted for the above-mentioned or any other reasons; and/or whose comments and/or other activities on the site and/or its related services we deem (in our sole judgment) to be abusive, disruptive, or constitute spam.”
  • June 26, 2020: A few minor wording adjustments for consistency: In Comment Policy, changed “email notifications of replies or follow-up comments” to “email notifications of replies and/or follow-up comments” and added a comma after the phrase “… asking us to discontinue the notifications …” In Contact Form Policy, changed “via the email address or other contact information you provide” to “via the email address and/or other contact information you provide” and changed “on the 6200 Productions website or its associated social media accounts” to “on the 6200 Productions website and/our our associated social media accounts (if any).”
  • May 30, 2020: In Contact Form Policy, changed “infringe on” to “infringe upon” for better grammar.
  • April 26, 2020: Updated the wording of the preamble to clarify that “dba” means “doing business as” and note (for the avoidance of doubt and consistency with the wording of the Privacy Policy) that Aaron Severson is the owner of this website. Also changed the phrase “Please note that these Terms of Use …” to “Please note that the terms and conditions listed below …”
  • March 17, 2020: In the Reprint/Reuse Policy, clarified that you do generally need our permission to reuse public domain content that we have modified or adapted. Made a number of other minor wording adjustments to that section (including clarifying that you can translate any portion of our site content for your own personal use or internal reference, not just written content).
  • March 3, 2020: In General Representations, amended the stipulation about not sharing sensitive personal or proprietary commercial information of others to add the phrase “without their permission.”
  • March 2, 2020: Somewhat more extensive update based on the latest (Feb. 21, 2020) version of Automattic’s Terms of Service for WordPress.com. Updated the preamble to clarify some terminology and move the attribution/license information into a new License for This Policy section. Renamed Intended Users; Age Restrictions to Minimum Age Requirements and clarified that other types of legal inquiries pertaining to children (not just privacy-related ones) should be submitted by parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult representatives. Updated the General Representations section to move the representations to a bullet-pointed list, clarified some provisions, and added some new stipulations (principally to spell out that you can’t use the site for spam, revealing sensitive personal or proprietary information, or spreading malware). In Disclaimer of Warranties, changed “and its contents” to “and its content” and change “Neither 6200 Productions nor its contractors, vendors, or partners makes any warranty that the 6200 Productions website will be error-free or that access to the website will be continuous or uninterrupted” to “Neither 6200 Productions nor our contractors, vendors, partners, or licensors makes any warranty that the 6200 Productions website or its content will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted.” In Limitation of Liability, added the phrase “Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law” to the beginning of the sentence reading “6200 Productions shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control” and made that a separate paragraph. Updated the Indemnification section to add some additional stipulations. Revised the wording of the External Links section to make it more expansive (including online services as well as external websites) and note that we take no responsibility for other sites or services that link to this one. Updated Use of Trademarks to note that these Terms of Use don’t give you a license to our trademarks. In the Reprint/Reuse Policy, updated the Linking and Hotlinking item to change “hosted on or served by an external website” to “hosted on or served by an external website or online service” and “the terms and conditions of the hosting site” to “any terms and conditions stipulated by the hosting site/service,” also noting that the latter are outside of our control; updated the item regarding public domain material to add the word “otherwise” to “Except as required by applicable law” and note that it also applies to material we release to the public domain; amended the Content Used Under License item to explain that we will now indicate along with the attribution/license information whether our modifications or adaptations (if any) are offered under the same license; added a new item regarding trademark use; added a new item describing other elements other than written content or images (e.g., scripts or fonts offered under an open source license); and amended the All Other Content bullet point to note that you will need our prior authorization to reuse content created by others that we have modified or adapted (except where we have offered the modified or adapted version under a Creative Commons license or other license or released our version to the public domain. Also fixed some formatting in that section. Made some minor adjustments to the wording of Copyright/Intellectual Property Violations and revised the list formatting. Updated Governing Law to note that the appropriate venue is courts in Los Angeles County (which is much bigger than just the City of Los Angeles). In Termination; Severability, moved the waiver language to a new paragraph. Added a new Miscellaneous section. Changed the Other Elements subsection of the Reprint/Reuse Policy to “Programmatic Elements” to better describe what it applies to and further adjusted some of the wording in the Content Used Under License item. Made some further minor wording adjustments throughout the Reprint/Reuse Policy for greater consistency.
  • February 29, 2020: In Use of Trademarks, changed “mentioned on this site” to “mentioned, described, or depicted on this website.”
  • February 25, 2020: Changed references to the “proprietor” to “owner” throughout. (Neither our identity nor our role has changed; we’re just trying to make the language more consistent with our other business documents, including our current fictitious business name registration.) Made some technical adjustments to this page’s anchors for internal links (to use ID rather than NAME attributes) and removed a “Return to the top of this page” link that was no longer working.
  • February 17, 2020: Added a new Financial Transactions Policy subsection, referring to the policy now incorporated into the Privacy Policy.
  • February 15, 2020: Made some minor adjustments to the wording of the preamble.
  • February 13, 2020: In the Contact Form Policy section, inserted information about how to contact us regarding other privacy-related matters.
  • February 12, 2020: Updated the text to change the name of the CCPA Request Form to the California Privacy Request Form to reduce the risk of confusion. Changed the phrase “to submit requests or questions regarding their privacy rights …” to “to submit requests or questions pertaining to their privacy rights …”
  • February 11, 2020: Updated the Contact Form and Email Communication Policy to clarify the purpose of the CCPA Request Form, add stipulations about the use of that form, and explain that while CCPA Request Form submissions will not be published, we may publish and/or disclose de-identified and/or aggregated information or statistics about requests received.
  • February 10, 2020: Updated the Contact Form Policy to include some additional language about CCPA Request Form submissions.
  • December 21, 2019: In the preamble, changed “The following Terms of Use govern your use of the 6200 Productions website and its content. Access to this website and its content is offered subject to your acceptance of all the terms and conditions specified herein and any other operating rules …” to “The following terms and conditions govern your use of the 6200 Productions website and its content. Access to this website and its content is offered subject to your acceptance of the Terms of Use specified herein and any other operating rules and policies that we may publish on the site …” Struck the phrase “we may publish on the site” after the parenthetical about the Privacy Policy to avoid duplication.
  • November 23, 2019: Updated Intended Users; Age Restrictions and Contact Form Policy to note that, except as otherwise required by law, privacy requests or questions pertaining to minor children should be submitted by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult representative and clarify that the Contact Form Policy also applies to any other feedback forms we may offer. In Intended Users; Age Restrictions, added the phrase “except as otherwise required by law” after “it is our policy to …”; changed the word “message” to “information”; and changed “through this website” to “through or in connection with this website.” In Contact Form Policy, changed “If we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect …” to “Except as otherwise required by law, if we receive a communication from a person we know or reasonably suspect …” Updated the preamble to strike the phrase “or the Privacy Policy for this website” after the phrase “NOT to these terms.” Updated the Comment Policy, restructuring the list and clarifying some wording. Clarified some wording of the Contact Form Policy.
  • June 25, 2019: Updated the Reprint/Reuse Policy to clarify that creating bibliographic citations or properly attributed brief quotations is allowed.
  • May 7, 2019: In Indemnification, changed “… and/or your violation(s) of these Terms of Use. This includes any use of …” to “… and/or any violation(s) by you of these Terms of Use. This includes, but is not limited to, any use of …”
  • May 6, 2019: In the section of the preamble describing the version(s) Automattic terms we’ve adapted, changed “with some very minor portions of …” to “with some elements of …” Also changed two dashes to an em dash near the top of the page.
  • April 28, 2019: Minor adjustment to Disclaimer of Warranties: Changed “as otherwise required by law or to the extent expressly required under …” to “as otherwise required by law and/or to the extent expressly required under …”
  • April 9, 2019: Under Use of Trademarks, changed “we have no affiliation or partnership with” to “we have neither any affiliation or partnership with” for grammatical purposes. Changed the heading “Disclaimer of Warranty” to “Disclaimer of Warranties.”
  • March 25, 2019: Under Use of Trademarks, changed “Except as otherwise explicitly indicated, we have no partnership with, relationship to, or endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such partnership, relationship, or endorsement is implied” to “Except as otherwise expressly indicated, we have no affiliation or partnership with nor any endorsement by the holders of such marks, and no such affiliation, partnership, or endorsement is implied.” Under External Links, changed “owned and operated” to “owned and/or operated.”
  • March 6, 2019: Updated the FTC Disclosure Notice: Paid Advertisements and Endorsements section to add “Paid Promotion” to the list of words that may be used to identify paid advertising or links. Changed the beginning of that sentence from “All such …” to “Such …”; changed “will be identified with the words …” to “will be identified with words such as, as appropriate, …”; and changed “or by images or icons containing those words” to “or by images or icons containing such words.”
  • February 28, 2019: Added a new section, FTC Disclosure Notice: Paid Advertisements and Endorsements.
  • February 22, 2019: Amended the language of the Comment Policy bullet point about email replies to make it a bit more concise.
  • February 6, 2019: Amended the language about the Google Fonts API to also include Google Hosted Libraries. Amended the Comment Policy to revise and expand the language regarding responding to your comments via email, also consolidating it with the related bullet point for clarity.
  • February 3, 2019: Under Reprint/Reuse Policy, made some minor adjustments to the examples listed in Accessibility and Translation.
  • February 1, 2019: Fixed some typos, updated text styles, and edited link titles on this page for better accessibility.
  • January 27, 2019: Further clarified warranty disclaimer language in Reprint/Reuse Policy by changing “Except as expressly required under the terms of the applicable Creative Commons license or other license or otherwise required by law” to “Except as expressly required by the terms of the applicable license or otherwise required by law.” Added a sentence to the preamble: “Your use of any third-party websites or services, including ones linked from the 6200 Productions website or on which we may have accounts, is subject to the individual terms of use/terms of service and privacy policies, if any, of those sites or services.” Fixed an editorial error in the preamble: “NOT to this policy …” should have read “NOT to these terms …”
  • January 16, 2019: Clarified warranty disclaimer language in Reprint/Reuse Policy and changed “explicitly” to “directly” in the last bullet point. Fixed a typo on this list (the date of the prior modification was supposed to be 2019).
  • January 13, 2019: Updated Reprint/Reuse Policy to clarify that you don’t need our permission to reuse content the applicable rights holder has authorized you to use.
  • November 28, 2018: Clarified the Reprint/Reuse Policy by changing “copyright and rights information” to “copyright and other rights information” (with or without an Oxford comma) and (in the Comments bullet point) changing “reprint our comments …” to “reprint our comments and/or other content owned by us …” Changed “by the applicable Creative Commons license or other license agreement” to “under the terms of the applicable Creative Commons license or other license” and “adjacent to the applicable content” to “within or adjacent to the applicable content.
  • November 27, 2018: Added “no warranty” disclaimers to the Reprint/Reuse Policy and added an “All Other Content” bullet point.
  • November 15, 2018: Streamlined and clarified the preamble at the top of this page.
  • October 22, 2018: Updated this page’s hyperlinks with “rel=noopener” or “noopener noreferrer” attributes for security purposes.
  • October 16, 2018: Updated the preamble text to emphasize that we’re based in the U.S., rearranging the paragraph order slightly for clarity. Minor clarification to the text of Governing Law. Minor text formatting change.
  • September 29, 2018: Updated Comment Policy to note that published comments may appear in search results of the website’s search function.
  • September 28, 2018: Updated and clarified/streamlined Comment Policy, adding additional information about email notifications and modifying/deleting comments.
  • September 26, 2018: Clarified Comment Policy text about the Recent Comments widgets (including noting that there is more than one such widget).
  • September 17, 2018: Clarified some of the wording of the Contact Form Policy.
  • September 5, 2018: Changed the heading of Contact Policy to Contact Form Policy.
  • August 31, 2018: Changed Copyright/Intellectual Property Violations contact email to admin (at) 6200productions (dot) com.
  • August 29, 2018: Updated Comment Policy to note that comments you submit may appear in the Recent Comments area. Added a subsection on comments to the Reprint/Reuse Policy.
  • August 25, 2018: Updated Use of Trademarks to include service marks and changed subsequent references in that section to trademarks to just “marks.”
  • July 14, 2018: Further adjustments to preamble wording.
  • July 13, 2018: Clarified preamble to emphasize that these terms (and the Privacy Policy) apply strictly to the use of this website, not any writing or editing services we perform for you. Also noted that we’ve borrowed a few bits and pieces from more recent versions of the WordPress.com TOS under the same CC BY-SA license.
  • July 12, 2018: Added Intended Users; Age Restrictions section (moved here from the Privacy Policy) and amended the General Representations about age restrictions to avoid potentially confusing redundancy.
  • July 4, 2018: Clarified Contact Policy by amending “respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address you provide” to “respond to your inquiry as appropriate via the email address or other contact information you provide.”
  • May 23, 2018: Streamlined Comment Policy and Comment and Email Communication Policy, renaming the latter “Contact Policy.”
  • May 22, 2018: Updated http links to https as applicable.
  • May 19, 2018: Minor changes to align these terms with the updated privacy policy and for GDPR issues. Changed age limit language from 16 to 18.
  • May 10, 2018: Changed age restrictions from 13 to 16.
  • May 29, 2016: Amended Comment Policy: changed “to make copies of the comment and its content for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes …” –> “to make copies of the comment and its contents for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes; and to transmit the comment and its contents via email to the site administrator and, if your comment was in reply to a comment posted by another user, to the user who posted the original comment to which you replied.” Also amended Contact Form and Email Communication Policy: changed “… to record and/or make copies of your message for our internal reference and for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes” –> “… to make copies of your message and its contents for our internal reference and for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes, and to transmit your message and its contents via email to the site administrator.” Corrected typographical error in recent revision list.
  • May 15, 2016: Added Contact Form and Email Communication Policy section. Clarified that 6200 Productions may make copies of comments or form submissions for routine backup or other internal administrative purposes.
  • March 11, 2016: Deleted text regarding modified/adapted images from the “PUBLIC DOMAIN MATERIAL” section of the Reprint/Reuse Policy. Corrected “LINKING AND HYPERLINKING” to “LINKING AND HOTLINKING,” which is how that subheading was supposed to read.
  • February 14, 2016: Added navigational anchor for Comment Policy section.
  • February 1, 2016: Clarified recent revision list, added version date for Automattic TOS to attribution section.
  • January 26, 2016: Corrected a typographical error in the Public Domain section of the Reprint/Reuse Policy: “has been modified or adapted by use” –> “has been modified or adapted by us”
  • January 19, 2016: Clarified the Reprint/Reuse Policy by changing “material” to “content” throughout.
  • January 17, 2016: Clarified Public Domain Material section of Reprint/Reuse Policy: “We impose no conditions on such reuse” –> “We impose no conditions on such reuse (other than any conditions that applicable law may expressly require)”.
  • January 16, 2016: Added note to the Reprint/Reuse Policy clarifying that our modifications or adaptations of public domain images may be freely copied and used.
  • January 13, 2016: Added note to preamble clarifying that variations in text style have no legal significance. Editorial corrections to past revision list.
  • January 11, 2016: Made additional clarifications and editorial changes to Reprint/Reuse Policy regarding hotlinking and use of licensed material.
  • January 8, 2016: In Reprint/Reuse Policy, changed language regarding material used under license: “you are free to use that licensed content or material as allowed under the applicable license (or any other terms offered by the applicable rights holder) or otherwise permitted by law” –> “we cannot sub-license such content or material, but you are free to use it as allowed under the applicable license (or any other terms offered by the applicable rights holder), or as otherwise permitted by law.” ETA: Corrected “Terms of Service” to “Terms of Use” throughout.
  • January 6, 2016: Clarified previous revision information. ETA: Added Google API ToS information to General Representations section.
  • December 31, 2015: Clarification of Reprint/Reuse Policy regarding reuse of licensed content. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 29, 2015: Editorial corrections. Clarified that this entire policy is available under CC BY-SA 4.0 and clarified licensing language. Added “except as otherwise required by law or to the extent expressly required under the terms of an applicable license agreement” to Disclaimer of Warranty. In Reprint/Reuse Policy paragraph 5, changed “original” to “licensed.”
  • December 28, 2015: Added note about Automattic revision history. Editorial corrections. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 25, 2015: Editorial corrections.
  • December 24, 2015: Added link to Automattic Inc. main site. Clarified hotlinking policy.
  • December 23, 2015: Editorial corrections.
  • December 22, 2015: Updated Reprint/Reuse Policy; editorial changes; added more detailed recent revisions information. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 21, 2015: Clarification of Reprint/Reuse Policy. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 13, 2015: Added note explicitly allowing use of accessibility tools.
  • August 24, 2015: Extensive update based on the Automattic Inc. TOS language noted above (version dated 30 June 2015). Added new preamble; new Limitation of Liability, Governing Law, and Termination and Severability sections; revised General Representations language; retitled No Warranty to Disclaimer of Warranty with revised language; added note to Revisions section regarding disputes and changes of version. Reorganized and revised Comment Policy for greater clarity. Various minor wording and editorial changes throughout. Added Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license information.

Please contact us if you need information on earlier revisions.


Updated: November 19, 2020 — 12:16 am