(Last updated: Nov 14, 2009)
Muse Free is my blog and I will generally try to maintain it in a manner that is professional, courteous, friendly, and honest. I believe in allowing my readers an opportunity to express their views about my posts. That said, it is a big internet and I view this blog as my space. So, while you have the right to post anything you want on any open comment thread, I have the right to do anything I want with that comment henceforth. In short, once you post something here, you effectively lose control over it.
More precisely, by leaving a comment on Muse Free, you grant me a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable and transferable license to store, use, transmit, display, edit, delete, publish, reproduce, or otherwise distribute your comment without limitation, as well as to make such additional uses of them as may be needed by me.
Note however, that you are merely granting me a license as specified above, not transferring copyright or ownership. You as commenter are responsible for your words. So long as your comments have not been edited by me in a manner that changes their meaning, they do not reflect my opinions, even if I retain them on the Muse Free blog. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree to take complete responsibility for the comment, and to hold WordPress and me harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
As a general guideline, if your comment is coherent, relevant, intelligent and does not contain ad-hominem attacks, it will be accepted and retained, with possibly minor editing to fix spelling or html. However that’s just a guideline and not a promise — my rights as stated above will be exercised at my sole discretion and I may choose to retain, edit or delete a comment for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. I also reserve the right to treat comments and commenters unevenly or in discriminatory fashion. By putting a comment here you are implicitly taking a risk that I may delete your comment at any time, use it in any manner with or without attribution, edit it as I please or abuse your trust in some other way. Any or all of these actions by me will be legal according to the policy stated above and if you do not wish to take this risk, you are advised to not post a comment on this blog.
I may also, at my sole discretion, decide to ban any visitor from commenting on this blog.