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Eight WebSite Rules for Commenters

Please follow these rules when posting comments. If you don’t
we will remove your remarks.

  1. Be polite. No name-calling, obscenity, personal attacks or libelous language. No racism, sexism, ismism, or being a jerk. Period.
  2. Encourage everyone to do better. Change is part of nature. Lift them up, don’t beat them down.
  3. No swearing, vulgarity, or rude language.
  4. You must be at least 18 to post a comment.
  5. We won’t take you seriously if your comment is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, or has no capital letters.
  6. If you have a question or correction for Ken or Kathryn, please use email instead of the comment fields of posts. This includes typos.
  7. Responding to other commenters is fine, but be civil. Flame wars will not be tolerated.
  8. You will not use to shamelessly plug or advertise your site. If you want to make a legitimate link to personally created content on another blog or website, that’s fine. But no sneaky un-related advertising will be tolerated without our permission.

A Few Givens

  1. All reader comments are the opinion of the poster and do not reflect the views of
  2. You agree that you are fully responsible for the comments you post and agree to fully indemnify, its owners and participants from any and all claims/damages/legal fees as the result of any and all claims brought by any third party relating to content you have posted that is defamatory, libelous, infringes or violates the right to privacy, copyright, intellectual property, trade secrets or for any other reason or harm caused by your posting of content on You understand and agree that is not responsible for any content posted by third parties.
  3. does not vouch for the reliability or accuracy of any content posted by users on any part of this website. Readers and posters use or rely on posted information at their own risk.
  4. When you register to participate in any online service offered on this website, you are responsible for protecting your login and password from any unauthorized use you provide on any registration form and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account. is not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your login or password.
  5. In addition to these rules you also agree to our Terms of Use and Conditions.
  6. If you believe someone has violated any of our reader comment rules, contact us.

Terms and Conditions (after all, we do live in the US)

Welcome to When using’s services, you agree to the terms and conditions listed on this page, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.’s search technology automatically produces search results that reference sites and information located worldwide throughout the Internet. Because has no control over such sites and information, makes no guarantees as to such sites and information including the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any such sites and information. assumes no responsibility as to whether the search locates unintended or objectionable content. Because some Internet content consists of material that is adult-oriented or otherwise objectionable to some people, the results of your search on our sites may automatically and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material. makes no claim that such events might not occur.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are responsible for all uses of your password, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. users are solely responsible for the contents of the messages they communicate when using our services and as well as the consequences of any such messages. You agree that you will not use services for chain letters, junk mail, “Spam”, or commercial solicitations or to engage in illegal activities. You further agree not to use services to send any message or material that is unlawful or gives rise to civil liability.

Bulletin board, agenda and classified ads are public communications. Although we reserve the right to remove without notification any postings for any reason, has no obligation to delete content that you may find objectionable or offensive for any reason. may modify or discontinue our services, with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or third party. We reserve the right to terminate your use of our services if we learn that you have provided us with false or misleading information, interfered with other users or the administration of’s services, or violated our Terms of Service.

You understand and agree that’s services are provided “as is” and “as available.” assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications.

You understand and expressly agree that use of’s services are at your sole risk, that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of’s
services is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement and it makes no warranty or representation regarding the results that may be obtained from the use of’s services, regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through’s services, regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through’s services, regarding any transactions entered into through’s services or that’s services will meet any user’s requirements, be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind resulting from the use of or the inability to use’s services, resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received
or transactions entered into through’s services, resulting from loss of, unauthorized access to or alteration of a user’s transmissions or data or for the cost of procurement of
substitute goods and services, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys fees) arising from your use of our services, your violation of the Terms of Use or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account or password, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws, provisions or your actual state or country of residence. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, reverse engineer or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of’s services, use of its services, or access to the


About the Authors

Ken and Kathryn are the authors of VegJapan, a vegetarian TravelBlog in Japan.


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