A. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
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(2) Non-Personal Information: The definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Website. This information can include, among other things, IP addresses, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.), the third party website from which your visit originated, the operating system you are using (e.g., Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, NetZero, etc.), the search terms you use on our Website, the specific web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits.
B. HOW WE USE & SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
(1) Personally Identifiable Information: The personally identifiable information you submit to us is generally used to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries, better serve you, or in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, providing you promotional information for our products or those of our parent company, subsidiaries or other affiliated companies (""affiliated companies""), or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via our Website. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us or our affiliated companies, or direct that we not share your information with any affiliated companies, as set forth below.
(2) Non-Personal Information: We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, and to improve our services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
C. OTHER USES & INFORMATION
(1) IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that "serve up" web pages) automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from our Website, our servers typically log their IP addresses. We collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others, and to track the use of our Website. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above. It is not our practice to link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable; that is, the visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Website rules or to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website's users or the general public.
(3) E-mail Communications: If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. Aside from our reply to such an e-mail, it is not our standard practice to send you e-mail unless you request a particular service or we have a message for you that is not appropriate for the board. purpose.
(4) Other: Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website's users or the general public.
D. PUBLIC FORUMS
E. RULE CHANGES
The rules posted above and below may change at any time, at the discretion of the website owner(s). Any new rules shall be retroactive. It is the website users' responsibility to return to this page frequently to review any updates.
Goddam Profanity Rules
Okay c'mon, you gotta be fucking kidding, right?
Well, yes and no. As far as the community forum is concerned, anything goes. That's what a forum is about (with the exception of profanity used to abuse, bullying or just being downright ugly, in which case the posting will be deleted and the asshole(s) banned from the forum. Same goes for anything sexually explicit or offensive. We're all sensible, we all know where the line is.)
Otherwise, I strive to write everything on this site in a conversational, Southern tone. I was born about 25 miles from Orlando, the son of a 4th generation Floridian. I've been living in Tampa for 25 years, but have never lost my small town Florida roots.
In the South (and yes, those of us from Central Florida consider ourselves as much Southerners as say, Alabamans, we talk like JJ does (and when he talks, Daryl too.) Profanity is not meant nor intended to offend; it's just part of the vocabulary. It's part of our blood.
We don't say: "The dog got out and ran down the street."
We say: "That goddam dog done run out the door and took off down the fucking street."
Doesn't that sound, well...better?
All that being said, I'm going to abbreviate profanities throughout the site because if there is an excessive amount then the search engines could classify the site in the wrong categories, plus there may be a slight few people viewing the site who could be offended, or people under 18.
I don't why someone who's offended by profanity would be a Mofro fan, but hell I can't figure out why people like Justin Timberlake either.
I've often seen folks bring their kids to Mofro shows, and would have to agree that JJ's lyrics are sedate compared to a lot of songs kids listen to today. But since the parents ain't sitting here telling me whether it's alright for their kids to be here, or not, I decided to be slightly clean because I want everyone to enjoy the site and tell their friends and come back often.
That would mean that, basically, I'll endeavor to avoid profanity on the site except on the board and got no problem with others doing the same.
Lastly, the word "shit" is NOT a profanity! In the South, it's interchangeable with anything.
It's just part of the vocabulary. Not everyone is comfortable saying "fuck" at anytime, anywhere. But "shit"...sh-iiiiiiiiiiit. We teach it in our schools as grammar examples.
Noun: "Don't step in that pile of dog shit."
Verb: "I ain't shitting you, I done seen a flying seegar."
Adverb: "I done so shitty on my driving test they done took my fucking driver's license away."
Pronoun: "I shit, you shit, he shit, she shit, they shit, we shit, it shit."
Personal Pronoun: "That fucker over there thinks he's the shit."
Proper Noun: "Mr. Shithead"
Adjective: "I got so shit-faced at the Mofro New Year's Eve show that I threw up on JJ."
Preposition: "To get to the fishin' hole, we gonna have to hack through all this shit."