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TheBlot Magazine

TheBlot Magazine is a digital publication open platform that brings traditional journalism to the modern day with smart, witty and STRONG opinionated contents. You the readers contribute the articles, express your views and opinions, and your stories, opinions are published.

“TheBlot Magazine does NOT censor the content of any articles contributed by you – the readers and third parties.”

If you do not like certain articles, please DO NOT read them and go away because other readers may like them. Your use and access to TheBlot Magazine are strictly bound by The Terms of Use. Unless we hear from you, we never know your thoughts and views. Comments are welcome and they should be addressed to: Letters to the Editor, editors@theblot.com.
For whatever reason, if you want to threaten anyone with legal actions, you should know that TheBlot Magazine does not settle any false claims and the readers and article contributors enjoy exposing the bully types. We love peace and we hope you also respect that. Write to us if we can be helpful to you.

TheBlot Magazine is read by millions of worldwide readers each year. Our publication style: SEX, SCANDAL, SARCASM, SENSATIONALISM. 

THEBLOT MAGAZINE IS:  OPINIONATED VOICES FOR THE WEAK AND FOR THE VOICELESS…THE VOICE FOR THE WRONGED…THE VOICE FOR YOU! 

BE BOLD – IF YOU DON’T LIKE SOMETHING, TELL US, SAY IT @THEBLOT MAGAZINE

Our articles carry user/reader contributed contents. We are not responsible for the opinions expressed by the various independent writers and journalists that contribute their articles to TheBlot Magazine. For any reason if anyone is threatened with legal actions, you should know TheBlot Magazine does not settle any claims, we fight them, expose them till you the bully types drop dead.

BE BRAVE – IF YOU HAVE BEEN WRONGED, THIS IS THE PLATFORM TO VOICE YOUR OPINIONS 

You the readers are encouraged to contribute your stories to TheBlot Magazine. Our name pays homage to that ubiquitous mark found splattered on the desks of old-world authors, a symbol that evokes the power of the written word. We strive to uphold the timeless journalistic practice of revealing the truth, because we believe that the media is still society’s last watchdog — to lend a voice to the voiceless.

Our stories are around four S’s: sex, scandal, sarcasm and sensation. Our writers are encouraged to assert their voices as much as possible and turn breaking news into breaking reporting.

TheBlot Magazine, opinionated and fearless. B BRAVE. B BOLD.

TheBlot.com web site and service (the “Services”) do business as TheBlot Magazine (“Company”). By using the Service you are acknowledging that you have read, and are agreeing to be bound by, these Terms of Use.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before registering or using the Service. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, then you cannot and should not use the Service. These Terms of Use may be subject to change by Company at any time, effective when posted on the Service. Your continued use after such notice will constitute acceptance by you of such changes.

Use of the Service. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property right owned or controlled by the Company. You are hereby granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, licenses to reproduce the Service on your computer hard drive solely for purposes of accessing the Service and to print limited copies of pages of the Service, solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes and subject to your agreement and compliance with these Terms of Use, all applicable laws, rules and regulations and any agreements or terms with third parties to which you are subject.

Registration. You may use the Service without registration, but in order to take advantage of some aspects of the Service, you will need to register for an account. Your account is for your sole, personal use, you may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You are responsible for the security of your password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such password.

Your License to Company. The Service may provide you with an opportunity to share and upload, or submit to public forums, contests, sweepstakes, programs or other aspects of the Service, your photos, videos, text and other information (collectively any submission or derivative thereof is referred to as “Content”). You hereby grant Company a perpetual license to use, modify, redact, republish, copy, sell, distribute, perform, display and distribute and create derivative works from your Content and screen name, including any intellectual property contained therein, in any medium now known or hereinafter developed without payment or compensation to you and without seeking any further approval from you as part of the Service or in support of the Service through advertising and marketing. You acknowledge that nothing contained within your Content would require us to seek permission of a third party in order to use the Content as described in these Terms of Use. You also agree to waive any moral rights, or right to any residual payment associated with Content if such Content is published, sold, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited.

Acceptable Use Policy. Company expects all of its users to be respectful of other people. If you notice any violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or other unacceptable behavior by any user, you should report such activity to Company at info@theblot.com

You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on the Service or transmit to other users and agree that you will not hold Company responsible or liable for any Content from other users that you access on the Service.

Categories of prohibited Content below are merely examples and are not intended to be exhaustive. Company will make the sole determination as to whether or not Content is acceptable for the Service. Without limitation, you agree that you will not post or transmit to other users anything that contains Content that:

  • is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive (If they are your opinions, we welcome them);
  • infringes or violates another party’s intellectual property rights (such as music, videos, photos or other materials for which you do not have written authority from the owner of such materials to post on the Service);
  • violates any party’s right of publicity or right of privacy;
  • is threatening physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. (We welcome your opinions, exposure of corruption involving public figures or public officials);
  • promotes or encourages violence or abuse, including self-abuse. We welcome your opinions;
  • is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way. We make no judgment as to your opinions and views. We welcome your opinions;
  • is illegal or promotes any illegal activities. We welcome you to express your opinnions.
  • contains personal information of any party such as phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers etc, except that they are available through online searches or searches of public records;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
  • contains any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

TheBlot Magazine Comment Policy

Comments made by the public to any article in TheBlot Magazine are NOT part of a published article. We do not censor comments based on political or ideological point of view or of a critical nature. We reserve the right to delete those comments that are off-topic, abusive, use excessive foul language, or include ad hominem attacks.

Once a comment is made public on the TheBlot website, we will not remove it by request. As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Before you post anything, please remember that your posts may remain available on the Internet, even if we attempt to remove them from the Service.

Comments will only be considered for removal (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order, or (ii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

All comments and other content contributed to theBlot shall adhere to the following policy, and may be edited or removed at TheBlot’s discretion if it is deemed to be in violation of this policy.

I. TheBlot community should focus on intelligently discussing topics by furthering the conversation and informing the participants with resourceful and constructive ideas.

II. Hate speech: Racism, sexism and homophobia may not be tolerated, except that you express your views and opinions.

III. Language and Threats: Please watch your language and respect other people’s views, beliefs and emotions. We reserve the right to remove any content.

IV. No Spam: Spam and advertising content will be removed.

V. Smear Tactics: We will distinguish between critical comments and smear tactics.

VI. Relevancy: Please keep conversations relevant. Off-topic comments are subject to removal in order to keep the thread on track.

VII. Quality: We encourage you to take responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re participating. Maintain intelligent discussions in the TheBlot community by being respectful and considerate.

VIII. Help us: Maintain an inviting interaction space by self-policing threads and flagging spam. Although we have a hands-on approach to community engagement, we do sometimes miss problem commenters or trolls. We appreciate your efforts to keep the TheBlot community environment inviting, insightful and constructive. Let the conversations be quality ones.

Company is under no obligation to screen or monitor Content, but may review Content from time to time at its sole discretion to review compliance with this Terms of Use. Company will make all determinations as to what Content is appropriate in its sole discretion. We may include, edit or remove any Content at any time without notice.

You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that Company is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. If you object to such Content, you should not use the Service.

You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Service. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Service or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms of Use. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Service to any third party.

Voting. From time to time certain aspects of the Service may involve voting through a variety of mechanisms potentially including web-based and/or mobile voting. Company reserves the right to adjust the outcome of any voting associated with the Service if it believes, in its sole discretion, that any mechanism of fraud, abuse, or automated voting has influenced the result. Furthermore, Company will consider the outcome of voting in association with the Service, but may use other factors in addition to voting to determine various aspects of the Service associated with voting.

Termination of Access. In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under these Terms of Use or applicable law, we may suspend, limit or terminate your account, or all or a portion of your access to the Service, at any time with or without notice and with or without cause. In addition, we may refer any information on illegal activities, including your identity, to the proper authorities.

Privacy. The privacy of your personally identifiable information is very important to us. For more information on what information we collect and how we use such information, please read our privacy policy.

Links. This Service may contain links to other web sites not maintained by us. These links may include listings that can provide you with further information, or links that have been included in materials uploaded to the Service by a party other than Company. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Service and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other web sites or services. Despite any links that might exist on the Service, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with such third parties.

Our Proprietary Rights. Company or its licensors are the exclusive owners of all software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained on or used in connection with the Service. Except as set forth herein, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. All rights not granted under these Terms of Use are reserved by Company.

No Warranties. THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE COMPLETELY SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, COSTS OF COVER, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, EACH OF WHICH IS HEREBY EXCLUDED BY AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities, shall not exceed the lesser of the amount of such liability or fifty dollars ($50).

Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company, its officers, directors, employees, business partners and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) any breach by you of any of these Terms of Use, (ii) your Content, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the Service (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by Company) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

Governing Law. The laws of the State of New York shall govern these Terms of Use. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK COUNTY, NEW YORK FOR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE.

Any claim asserted by you in connection with the Service must be asserted in writing to Company within one (1) year of the date such claim first arose, or such claim is forever waived by you. Each claim shall be adjudicated individually, and you agree not to combine your claim with the claim of any third party.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice. Materials may be made available via the Service by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Service for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content.

If you believe any materials on the Service infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

I. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
II. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
III. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
IV. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
V. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to: copyright@theBlot.com

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.

Severability. If any part of these Terms of Use shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms of Use.

Waiver; Remedies. The failure by us to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of any breach of these Terms of Use by you, shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by us or be deemed a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms of Use. Our rights and remedies under these Terms of Use shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit our right to exercise any other right or remedy.

Contact Information. Should you have any questions you may contact us at EDITORS@THEBLOT.COM