Disclaimer/Terms Of Service/Privacy:
This site (Markswatson.com, also known as Watson's Web) is a
private and personal site. It currently does not charge for its
content or access to content or for any digital or tangible
product or thing.
The site strives to be accurate in its reporting and research.
This service is provided 'as is' and is provided for
informational and research purposes only. This site bares no
responsibility for articles by third parties or links to
written, audio or video material that appear in third party
links or are written by others. In addition, this site bares no
responsibility for inadvertent errors that may appear on this
- This site, markswatson.com
makes no, and expressly disclaims any,
representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding
the Website, including, without limitation, any implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. Markswatson.com also makes no, and expressly
disclaims any warranties, express or implied,
regarding the correctness, accuracy, completeness,
timeliness, accessibility, readability and reliability of
the text, graphics, charts, images, audio or video files,
third party reports or articles, links to other sites and
any other items, accessed from or via this Website or the
Internet, or that the services will be uninterrupted,
error-free or free of viruses, malware, other harmful
software, scripts or components. Under no circumstances
shall markswatson.com, its owner, or any of their respective
partners, agents, associates or representatives be liable
for any damages, whether punitive, direct, indirect,
special, consequential or any other damages arsing from any
cause including negligence, for lost revenues, lost profits,
personal or any other kind of financial loss, legal costs or
otherwise, arising from or in connection with this Website,
the materials contained herein, or the Internet generally.
markswatson.com cannot edit, control, review for truth or
accuracy, or screen for defamation or obscenity any content
provided to the Website by a third party through postings,
uploaded files, hyperlinks or any other form of
communication, nor can markswatson.com ensure prompt removal
of defamatory, obscene, inappropriate or unlawful content
after transmission. Any such third party postings, files or
other communications do not necessarily represent the
opinions, beliefs, or positions of the markswatson.com, its
owner, partners or agents. However, this site will make
every effort to remove such material, within a reasonable
time frame, once it has been brought to the owners attention
and provided the owner is able to do so. Sites do get hacked
and it could happen here. This site bears absolutely no
responsibly for anything that appears on this site
during such an event.
summary and in layman's terms, this site's policy on
liability comes down to the following sentence in
and use this site at your OWN RISK.
Those who do not like and/or do not accept these
terms should leave this site immediately.
This site is not recommended for readers who are not at least 18
years old. It is geared for and directed at adults and more mature
Christians. Some content may not be suitable for younger readers,
such as graphic descriptions of Christian persecution and
references to some sexual activity. If you are not at least 18
years old, you should not use this site.
Readers must be at least 18 to gain access to private commentary.
In the unlikely event that any parent believes that a child who is
under the age of 13 has somehow managed to gain entry to the site
and or provide any personally identifiable information to this
site, an email can be sent to the owner
and all relevant information will be deleted.
Markswatson.com original material is copyright. Should anyone wish
to repost material that is authored by this site, a request for
such reposting can be made by emailing me and requesting it.
Requests are generally looked upon favorably, depending on the use
of the material. This site does not allow material to be posted on
sites that promote racial or religious hate, violence, terrorism
or encourage criminal activity.
The assertion of copyright on this site is primarily to keep this
material from appearing on the aforementioned and other
objectionable sites as the material on the site is happily
provided free of charge.
However, the site strongly encourages just hyperlinking to those
pages or the home page instead. It is just easier on everyone.
Material located on the private pages has a separate policy
clearly outlined on the Private pages.
Data Retention And Privacy
This site respects the right to privacy and wants to protect yours
as well and will do it's best to do so.
This site does not store personally identifying information on its
server, on your browser or locally on its users except when this
information is voluntarily given for access to private content or
when a donation is made.
Cookies: Because of the growing complexity of recent laws, they
have become more trouble than they are worth for a small site like
this and are therefore, not used, except as laid
down regarding PayPal in the following paragraph. DOM storage (aka
local storage) as well - this site sets no such data on
your computer, nor does it or would it track users using it. It
part of visitors, some modern web browsers give the impression
that a cookie file was set on your computer when visiting this
site. Such data is not set by this site and as far as can be
ascertained, contain no data. As this is a small and personal
site, there is no need or desire to track anyone here or gather
personal information, except when voluntarily given as outlined in
This site uses PayPal and PayPal may store a cookie to
visitors of this site, but this site does not track visitors using
these cookies. Users must refer to PayPal's
privacy policies to understand how PayPal uses this
information. PayPal's cookie
policy can be found here. Those wishing to block cookies may
do so using their browser settings or using an extension or addon
which provides this functionality. In the event these cookies are
set, they may only appear on pages with a PayPal Donate
button. But usually no cookies are set on this site, even on pages
with a PayPal Donate Button.
This site does record the names and email addresses that are
provided to this site via PayPal or when a username or password is
given upon request by a new member of private content. This
information is merely used to grant you access to the site and to
communicate with you. If you provide a different email address
upon being granted a password than you provided with any donation
made here with PayPal, both emails addresses will often be kept,
but only in order to contact you should an issue arise with a
donation, site access or other technical or legal issues or should
a reader here wish to chat with me informally or has a prayer
Additionally, this site does keep
some archival emails to record how we have communicated and to
record how any issues have been resolved in the past.
This site does not sell, rent,
lease, share or give away user information including names,
emails or any personal identifying information on its users to
anyone, except where legally required or there is a serious
threat of personal safety to someone (ie, terrorist threat).
This site does use server logs. These logs are only used for
basic metrics on visitors and site security. These logs are
part of the server package with my hosting company. These logs
collect basic data such as IP's, access times and useragents.
This 'raw data' is rarely analyzed by the site, but usually
only to discover robots that may be behaving badly or bad
actors who may be looking for vulnerabilities on the site.
Those logs are not shared with anyone. But should a problem
arise or a court order be obtained they will be handed over to
those legally (ie, Law Enforcement) or technically (such as my
hosting company) required to have them. In short, This site is
not interested in any personal or semi-personal data found in
those logs and frankly would rather not have even your
IP. But bad actors make such logs a necessity and such
logging cannot be turned off. However, in late 2019,
the web hosting provider for this site has anonymized the IP's
of visitors to this site (last three digits of IP's zeroed)
in the raw logs. If this policy changes, visitors to the site
will be made aware as soon as the operator of this site is, in
If any user of this site desires to have their data removed and
forgotten, an email address to the site as provided on the site or here can be sent with the
request and all data will be erased. This personal will data
typically include your name, email address and physical address
if it was provided and will be removed in a timely fashion.
However, it is not impossible that unbeknownst to the site
owner, a future script from another site begins to place cookies
here without informing the owner in a timely and clear fashion.
If anyone finds a cookie or other method of tracking, please
make the owner aware. It will be expeditiously investigated and
removed. In any event, such tracking will not be used by this
site or knowingly shared with anyone.
This site is not interested in tracking its users nor in
using personal data for anything, other than to grant you
access to the site and to communicate with readers should they
wish to or a need arises.
This site cannot and will not guarantee that personal data
shared with this site will not be stolen by bad actors, hackers
and/or criminals. Many of them are exceptionally sophisticated.
This site takes reasonable precautions and has taken some
considerable time and effort to protect your data (ie, keeping
personal data stored locally on encrypted disks, SSL encryption
on the site, anonymizing all usernames, keeping as much personal
data off the server as technically possible, etc.) but cannot
and will not guarantee that personal data cannot be stolen or
hacked by bad actors or criminals or lost due to inadvertent
disclosure of any kind including with third parties such as
network operators, content delivery networks, hosting companies
or payment providers or other services used in conjunction with
this site. This site will not be held liable for any damages,
monetary, legal or otherwise for any damages due to data loss or
data compromise arising from use of this site.
Due to the complex
nature of the GDPR, the small nature of this site and its
meager resources, this site unfortunately cannot accept
members for private content if they live within or are
citizens of any European country, (EU/EEA - including the
UK). While this site has made every reasonable effort to
be GDPR compliant, parts of that regulation are not clear and
the meaning of certain parts of it are open to many legal
interpretations and thus cannot be certain of such
compliance. Consequently, it has elected not to collect such
data on EU citizens.
This site presently does not charge for any of its work; either
private content or public nor does it have any future plans to do
so. Nothing currently posted on this site is sold and all is
This site does take donations from those who enjoy the work and
wish to to support the writer in it. Under no circumstances shall
it be construed that a donation is 'payment' for anything, digital
or tangible, on or from this site.
Records of donations are kept for tax, accounting, resolution and
legal purposes. Certain information dealing with Financial
transactions may be kept with and by third parties, such as Banks,
Credit Unions, PayPal, etc., as they process these transactions
and in most instances, are required by law to retain certain
Your donations to this site are not tax deductible.
Access And Private Access
Access to this site including all content, private
and public can be withdrawn at anytime, unilaterally and without
notice on the site owners sole discretion. In other words, the
site can 'go dark' at anytime for any reason and without notice,
temporarily or permanently. The site will not be held in any way
liable for any outage, temporary, arbitrary or permanent.
Access to private content is granted by the sole discretion of the
site owner. Access to such content can be withdrawn for cause or
no cause at the sites sole discretion.
From time to time readers may get an email asking if the reader is
still 'with us' (i.e. accessing content). If there is no response,
the reader is likely to, given sufficient passage of time, have
their access withdrawn. This will make room for a new reader.
The site will try and make the withdrawal of access decisions in a
non-arbitrary manner, but reserves the right to unilaterally and
without notice withdraw access to any reader at anytime, for cause
or without cause.
This site takes great pains to check, double check and even triple
check the status of copyrighted works to ensure that they do not
appear here without authorization. If you find a work here that is
copyrighted, you may write me and it will be removed in a timely fashion.
This site occasionally does
do economic commentary. Such commentary are personal
views and is not investment advice nor
should ever be construed as investment or financial advice. This
site is not qualified to offer any kind of financial,
legal, medical, investment or any other kind of advice.
Please consult a professional advisor before
making any important decision.
In the rare case a donor wants a donation returned
he or she has 5 business days to make a request after the donation
is made. The donation will usually be refunded depending on the
circumstances (ie, a donation made in error or an incorrect
amount). However, in some cases, the refund may take up to 30
calendar days to happen, but usually is done much sooner if the
amount is small. However, any PayPal fees incurred as a result of
the original transaction are not refundable, as per
PayPal's new policy (Oct 11, 2019). Any exceptions to this policy
will be made at the sole discretion of the site's owner. This site
will do its very best to accommodate unusual situations.
Your use of this
site constitutes acceptance of this policy.
Updated 23 July 2020 (added special GDPR note).