Policies

Permissions + Disclaimer
According to the Creative Commons license, you are free to share and adapt the material presented on this blog, but you must attribute appropriate credit to Audio Diva and provide a link back to the original source as well as indicate that changes were made. This is not permission for you to copy my posts word-for-word or snatch my photos and then pass them off as your own work. It is morally wrong, lazy, and frowned upon in the journalism community if you do this, not to mention you end up looking stupid and will be roasted by yours truly. Just don't do it and we'll all be happy. If you are unsure about how you want to credit and utilize my written material and photos, please feel free to notify me through e-mail.

Opinions + Comments 
All the opinions expressed on this blog are my opinion --- unless otherwise stated. Please respect my opinion like I will respect yours. However, 'freedom of speech' is not "I can say whatever the hell I want, whenever I want, and be a total asshole towards others about it". I do not tolerate comments that are inappropriate, spam-worthy, or that are negative, and harmful towards readers and myself. I want this site to be a safe place for readers to interact with one another and express their opinions in a civil manner. I'm all for healthy and constructive opinions and criticisms, but if you go outside of that, do not be surprised when you are blocked and/or have your comment deleted. I do not have the time and patience to sit around and monitor bad commenting behavior. For further clarification, the types of comments that will be blocked and/or deleted:

+ offensive comments, photos, and links
+ rude and violent language
+ general spam
+ self-promotional spam
+ comments and links that are unrelated to the post at hand

Privacy
In recent years, privacy and lack thereof has become such an intricate issue for web users. I respect my readers and commenters privacy fully. Any personal information collected on this site such as full name, e-mail address, mailing address, etc. will not be sold, distributed, or disclosed to anyone. If you send me an e-mail or social media message, and it's a question or a comment that I want to use for a post, I will name you anonymous (or as "a reader"), unless you request otherwise. When you are commenting, only the information you provide through Disqus is shown. Also be aware that utilizing social media for content purposes --- as in the posting of tweets, comments, etc. --- is fair game.

Media + Photos
The media (photographs, videos, artwork, etc.) presented on this site are mostly culled from external sources, and have the right to be posted and redistributed by way of fair use according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code). If a photograph, video, artwork, etc. aren't of my own creation I always attribute with a source link --- if there is one available. If you would like me to remove or update a credit on a photograph, video, artwork, etc. that you personally own, please feel free to e-mail me, and it will either be promptly removed or revised.
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