TheYakShack.co.uk Terms and ConditionsYou think it's easy running a website? Well it's not! You think you're trying to do everyone a favour by putting out some funny original material and BOOM! Somebody sues your ass for taking the p*ss out of their second aunt Petunia's dead dog. Or they think you have passed their personal most intimate secrets onto the Leprichaun Mafia with which they are now being threatened. Well that's not going to happen to ME! You know why? Because I have a Terms and Condotions page on my site, which basically means if you read my site and "interact" with it, I OWN you, got it? OWN you!
OK well maybe I came on a little strong there, and I'm sorry but here is the law:
My stuff I am really pleased you like my site, seriously I am. I'm even more pleased (and slightly worried) that you like it enough to read all the non-funny stuff as well like this T&Cs page. But no matter how much you love it, it will always be mine. And as it's mine, that means no nicking anything. I'm serious! Don't take my strips and stick them in your school / work newsletter. That's not cool. Neither is doing anything else with my work where people see it but I don't get any credit for it. If you want to use anything then just mail me. I'm pretty cool about that sort of thing and will normally say OK so long as I get credit (and maybe a copy of the publication). OK I think you've got the idea on that one.
Links and linking You should be warned - I like the internet. There is a lot of cool stuff out there and I want to share it with the world. The thing is, I don't have any control over stuff other people make and so just because I link to it, doesn't mean it's going to be as suitable for everyone as this site is. It might even change from what I originally linked to to something completely different. What I'm trying to say is: If the address doesn't begin with http://www.theyakshack.co.uk then I can't be held responsible if it offends you, infects your PC, sings out of key or does anything else objectionable.
Right. Now, linking to me. Please do it! I love getting linked to, it's the most effective way to boost my Google rating and the best way to get exposure. However, please do NOT hotlink any images or other media. And by that I mean linking directly to an image or flash file for example which is on my server but it's displayed on your page. That's not very friendly as it steals my bandwidth which I have to pay for and I don't even necessarily get any credit for it. If you want to link to me, please link to an actual page on my server.
Your stuff I like to think I'm a fair guy. I don't want to be accused of stealing anything and so I just need to make it clear that if you send me emails saying "Hey man, I've got this great idea for a storyline it goes like this..." or if you send me any other kind of original ideas or media, I might just use them. I know some artists say they never want to see or hear any fans ideas and this is because some people think that if they came up with the idea they ought to be rewarded in some way. Sorry bud, it ain't gonna happen. Unless I've actually said I'm offering a prize or reward for anything you can expect to get nothing. Thing is, if it's a good idea I'm going to remember it, even if it's only subconsciously, so two years on I could come up with this story which I think is totally original but actually I read it in some email all that time ago and I just forgot about it. It happens, trust me.
This site I want this site to be the best thing out there. It doesn't mean it is though... I'm going to try my best to make sure anything I say is totally accurate. I'm going to try and make sure there are no broken links. I'm going to try and make sure that all the pages load ok with no errors and it'll all look good enough to eat. But that's not to say that it will. Please don't come complaining if it's messed up for any reason. I'd love it if you could tell me if there's something wrong as I might have missed it, but don't come emailing abuse - it's not like I owe it to you or anything!! Just take it as it comes and everything will be cool...
Hackers You've got to love 'em. They can totally mess stuff up though and there's not much you can do about it until you realise, but in the mean time there could be shocking pictures of scantily clad maidens adorning the site! That's totally not my fault and so if the site gets hacked (like it would ever be popular enough for that...), I'd just like to say "Don't blame me!".
Confused? Email me telling me what the problem is and I'll try and explain it more clearly!