Disclaimer/Terms Of Service/Privacy:


This site (Markswatson.com, also known as Watson's Web) 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 site.
 
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.


Furthermore, 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.


In summary and in layman's terms, this site's policy on liability comes down to the following sentence in bold. 


Read 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.




Age Requirement:

This site is not recommended for readers who are not at least 18 years.  It is geared for 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.

Readers must be at least 18 to gain access to private commentary.

Copyright:

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 does not use cookies and does not store personally identifying information on its users except when this information is voluntarily given for access to private content. This site uses Paypal and PayPal does store a session 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. Those wishing to block cookies may do so using their browser settings or using an extension or addon which provides this functionality.


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 grated a password than you did with PayPal, both emails addresses will be kept, but only in order to contact you should an issue arise with payment, site access or other technical or legal issues or should a reader here wish to chat with me informally or has a prayer request.


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 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. It collects 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.


If any user of this site, be they a citizen of the EU or the US 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 such 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 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.


Financial Transactions

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 information. 

Your donations to this site are not tax deductible.

Access And Private Access

Access to this site including all content, private and pubic 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.

DMCA:

This site takes great pains to check, double check and even triple check the status of copyrighted works to insure 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.

Other Considerations:

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 or investment advice. Please consult a professional advisor before making any financial decision.

PayPal Refunds:
 
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.


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