Advertising Policy

RoYo with a briefcaseThis advertising policy applies to all ChaliceMedia websites – Effective 24 Feb 2012

1. Limited Use: Advertising will only be displayed on websites for which it is appropriate.

  • Our education websites will not contain any advertising matter or materials
  • Websites for fictitious organizations, e.g. Acolytica.org, Boulder-Springs.us, will not contain advertising when the common practice for a real-life counterpart to the site e.g. government would NOT utililize advertising.
  • Websites for fictitious media organizations e.g. Solace Creek Statesman, York Broadcast, will contain real advertising because their real-life counterpart organizations would do so.

2. Ad Free Zones for Kids: We will not display advertising on any site that primarily contains content suitable for children. Children have far more important things to do in life than deciding what stuff to buy. Our Ad Free Zone sites are identified by this logo:
ad free zone logo
3. Non-competition: Advertising will not be displayed that is competitive with our own current or future brands, trademarks, or creative enterprise.

4. Non-Sensitive: Advertising for certain products or services that have a high level of sensitivity in the general marketplace e.g. sexual products, gambling, religion, etc.

5. Corporations are NOT People: To the best of our knowledge, we will not not provide advertising for PACs or ANY other type of advertising that purports or promotes the idea that corporations should have an equal or or more powerful voice than human individuals, and should not be afforded any special privileges or rights e.g. the ability to buy and sell politicians, judges, and other officials.

6. Deceptive Practices and Deliberately Ambiguous Policies and/or Terms: To the best of our knowledge we will not provide advertising for any organization that WE BELIEVE uses any of these practices. e.g. financial organizations that intentionally provide thousands of small-print words as statements of “policy.”

7. Market Predators: We will block advertising for any organization that has been classified as predatory by industry experts e.g. WriterBeware.com or PreditorsandEditors.com, or by the Federal Trade Commission or and State Regulatory Organization or any organization that monitors for age discrimination and predatory practices against age groups.

8. Hate and Discriminatory Practices: We will block advertising for any hate organization, or and any organization which practices discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or age.

If you see any ads on our website that violate the above, please contact us.

ChaliceMedia sites containing advertising:

  • An Ant’s Ass (antsass.blogspot.com)
  • Banco de Puerco PR Blog (fictitious organization) (blogodepuerco.blogspot.com)
  • Brits with Gas (fictitious organization) (britswithgas.blogspot.com)
  • CheapCXOs (fictitious company) (cheapcxos.com)
  • Duckie Dic World Financial dictionary (duckiedic.blogspot.com)
  • Em Gideon (fictitious politician) (emgideon.blogspot.com)
  • Flyover Bugs (flyoverbugs.blogspot.com)
  • Jeeze La Weeze blog (jeezelaweeze.blogspot.com)
  • SeemsFree (fictitious retailer) (seemsfree.com)
  • Worms In Ermine (wormsinermine.blogspot.com)

ChaliceMedia Privacy Policy

RoYo with a briefcaseCookies:

Our hosting servers may place a “cookie” on the browser of a ChaliceMedia LLC user’s computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. A cookie can be used to tell when your computer has contacted a Web site; and may be used to facilitate the server connection. Session cookies are used by sites to maintain your connection during your visit. Session cookies are destroyed when you end the visit and close your browser   ChaliceMedia LLC does not use or disclose any cookie information.

A user’s personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address) is only collected when specifically and knowingly provided, for the purposes of return correspondence and is not disclosed to any third party for any purpose.

Links:

ChaliceMedia LLC provides limited advertising, in the form of links, to third party organizations or individuals, and reserves the right to do so in the future.  We do not control the privacy policies of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which we may provide hyperlinks. ChaliceMedia LLC users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

Kids: Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself, such as like your name, address, or e-mail address, over the Internet, to us or to anyone else and before making any purchases online.

Parents: We encourage you to get involved with your children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

Technology on the Internet is developing at a rapid pace, and we need to maintain our flexibility in the online arena. If we need to change our policy in the future, we will post these changes as soon as they go into effect.

For further information regarding this policy, contact us and enter Privacy in the subject line.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ChaliceMedia LLC Privacy Policy 02 Nov 2005 (revised: 30 Jul 2013)

Current Special Site Badging

The majority of our websites may have one or more of these badges displayed, either on the home page or on all pages.

Disclaimer: There may be some sites that do not have complete badging at this time1.

Fictitious Content:

CMFC-WhiteThis badge clearly states that the site contains fictitious persons, places, or things. Each site displaying this badge will also have a link to a disclaimer page that is clearly visible.2

Secured Page:

comodosealOur sites that require registration, and forms for communications with us are protected by Secured Socket Layer (SSL) provide through the web host or purchased from an appropriate vendor. This badge will let you know when you are on one of those pages.

 

Advertising Related Badges:

Most of our websites do not contain advertising. There are some sites that display advertising because they are a fictitious representation of a retail, news, entertainment, or broadcast organization. The ads (for real products and services) on those sites are there to bring a sense of realism to the site.3

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Notes:

1In addition to this badge, we put at least one or more detailed disclaimers on every site that contains fictitious persons, places, or things.
2SSL encrypts the information passing between us so personal data is safe from network snoopers. It’s especially important when you are using a WiFi or Wired network in a public place like a library or coffee shop.
3We specifically do not put ANY advertising on sites that are designed for younger audiences (e.g. RonGoblet.com, and SailorTheDog.com)

Disclaimers

RoYo with a briefcaseThis disclaimer covers all ChaliceMedia websites, publications, and multimedia currently in existence, or created for a future project. Direct references to the majority of these created entities can be found on our brands pages (www.chalicemedia.com/brands) or on our trademarks page (www.chalicemedia.com/trademark-information). Defacto trademarks are established for every entity listed on our trademarks page by being put to immediate use in an online environment (which may include, but does not require, the assignation of a domain name and creation of a related web presence) upon creation.

ChaliceMedia is moving forward in many directions, trying to anticipate developments in publishing and other entertainment industries for the balance of the 21st Century.

Trademark Information

RoYo with a briefcaseMOST RECENT: Zero-Based Lives™

The following are defacto trademarks of ChaliceMedia LLC.

  • Acolytica (acolytica.net, acolytica.org, acolytica.com) – “Preparing for the Harvest” ++
  • ANS (Affinty News Source) (affinitynewssource.com)  ++
  • APES (American Petroleum Executives Syndicate) ++
  • AWNP (American Wing Nut Party aka American West Nationalist Party) ++
  • BAD Places (Breakfast All Day) ++ (thebadplaces.com)
  • BeriCraft Aviation (bericraft.com) ++
  • BlogSpook (blogspook.com) – “Digital Ghostwriting”
  • Boomersaurus (boomersaurus.com)
  • Boomer Saurus (boomersaurus.com/blog)
  • Boulder-Springs Colorado (bouldersprings.us) ++
  • The Boulder Springs Journal (bspjournal.com) ++
  • CaughtByChicks (caughtbychicks.org)
  • ChaliceMedia (chalicemedia.com, chalicemedia.net, chalicemedia.us)
  • ChaliceTech (chalicetech.com)
  • CM-PPT – ChaliceMedia People Places and Things
  • Compton Cryogenics (comptoncryo.com) ++
  • CORE Airways (COlorado REgional Airways) (coreairways.com) ++
  • Damien Holdings (damienholdings.com) ++
  • Davis-Utley Financials (davisutley.com) ++
  • Distributed Creative Content Architecture (DCCA)
  • DogEared Paperbacks (da band) (dogearedpaperbacks.com)
  • Duckie Dic World Financial Dictionary
  • DuckieMentation
  • DuckieWuckett
  • Exorcising the Stage Fright Demon (education)
  • Expanded Experience eBook
  • Flyover Bugs: The Entomology of the Flyover War (flyoverbugs.blogspot.com) ++
  • The Flyover War (flyoverwar.com, flyoverwar.info) ++
  • The Flyover War BackStage Pass ++
  • GetFirewood (twitter.com/GetFirewood)
  • Gonads, Oklahoma (gonadsok.us) – “Flyover country’s flyover country” ++
  • Gonads Holler (holler.gonadsok.us) – “Better’n Watchin’ Grass Grow” ++
  • Gonads Inland Oysters (inlandoysters.com) ++
  • Grayston R. Cassel (graystoncassel.com)
  • Guy Facts for Romance Writers (gfrw.net)
  • GvmtIntel.us (the Government Intelligence Agency) (gvmtintel.us) – “At GIA we’re people too” ++
  • Heavens Lower East Side (heavenslowereastside.com, heavenslowereastside.org, hles.org) ++
  • Jeezelaweeze – “the only search engine you’ll ever need” (jeezelaweeze.com) ++
  • Jeezelaweeze Here it Comes Again! (jeezelaweeze.blogspot.com) ++
  • KYBN-5 Television ++
  • KZUD 88.2 Radio (kzud882.com) ++
  • Lights Camera Interview (education)
  • Luci From the Skies
  • Map Trap Zap (Mapping Trapping and Zapping) (education)
  • Mary Jane Bann’d (maryjanebannd.com)
  • Molly Wanna Quacker ++
  • Nasal Oranges (nasaloranges.com) ++
  • NetRiffle (web browser) ++
  • NFWT (nfwtv.com) ++
  • No Freakin’ Wires Television (nfwtv.com) ++
  • ObduraSoft (Software Company) ++
  • OCE (Organization of Corporate Executives) ++
  • Ostentatious! Magazine (ostentatiousmag.com) ++
  • Our Toothpaste Society (RETIRED May 2009)
  • Playing Spider:Enticing Your Web Audience (playingspider.com) (education)
  • PNCP.US (pncp.us) ++
  • Polly Wanna Quacker ++
  • Post-Neanderthal Conservative Party (PNCP.us) ++
  • Quick, Say Something Romantic (qssr.mobi and qssrpc.com)
  • R.C. Kohler(rckohler.com)
  • ronchalice (ronchalice.com)
  • Ron Chalice (ronchalice.com)
  • Ron Goblet (rongoblet.com)
  • Ron Lynch Chalice (ronchalice.com)
  • SailorTheDog (sailorthedog.com)
  • See it, Twist it, Write it
  • SeemsFree (seemsfree.com) – “The world’s largest fictional retailer – ain’t nobody cheaper” ++
  • Shiny Rock SW – a fictitious city in the southwestern USA (shinyrock.us)
  • Singosaurus Duck (duck.boomersaurus.com)
  • The Solace Creek Colorado Site Network (solacecreek.net) ++ 1
  • The Village of Solace Creek Colorado (solacecreek.us) ++ 1
  • SolaceCreek Online (solacecreekonline.com) ++ 1
  • The Solace Creek Statesman (scstatesman.com) ++ 1
  • The Solace Creek Stories (solacecreekstories.com) ++ 1
  • Synquel
  • Takin’ It in the Shorts (education)
  • Teddy Leadville
  • Three Chords to Freedom (threechordstofreedom.com)
  • Totem Poles and Rabbit Holes (education)
  • Ultra-Contemporary Fiction (ucfic.com)
  • WFic.us (wfic.us)
  • Wuckett.com
  • York Broadcast Network (ybn.solacecreek.net) ++
  • Zero-Based Lives (zerobasedlives.com)

1 NOTICE: the domain SolaceCreek.COM is not associated with ChaliceMedia, or any ChaliceMedia projects in any way. Please see our Trademarks page for a listing of all the domains connected to the SolaceCreek component of our world.

2 NOTICE: the Chalice Media bookseller store front on Amazon.com is not connected with ChaliceMedia LLC in any way.