Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for The Pelikan’s Perch

Welcome to my blog. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.  These terms, along with my privacy policy, govern this website’s relationship with you and your interaction with this blog. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not visit my blog or peruse my content.

The terms ‘The Pelikan’s Perch’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ or ‘my’ or ‘I’ refers to the owner of the blog, Joshua E. Danley.  The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of this website.

The use of this blog is subject to the following terms:

  • The contents of the pages of this blog are for your general information and use only.  They are subject to change without notice.
  • Neither I nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.  You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and I expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk.  I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.  It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services, or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to me. This material includes, but is not limited to, the original printed content of individual posts as well as the included original graphics/photographs. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this blog which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the blog.
  • Unauthorized use of this blog may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
  • From time to time this blog may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information.  They do not signify that I endorse the website(s).  I have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use is subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America.

Moderation of comments

In the comments section included with each post, I want to act as a good host.  I invite you to comment and would like to encourage lively discussion, as long as it does not disturb the other guests.  I retain the right and discretion to terminate your access to the comments areas if I believe that you are abusing the service in any way, or have breached these terms and conditions.  Posts with the following content will likely be moderated:

  • Words that are or can reasonably be perceived as derogatory, obscene, offensive, pornographic, vulgar, profane, indecent, or otherwise illegal;
  • Strong and personal attacks on other participants in the comments;
  • Opinions/statements that essentially have nothing to do with the contents of the article/post;
  • Any attempts at advertising, promoting or soliciting any goods or services, or otherwise engaging in trade or commerce.

I reserve the right to modify or remove any comments deemed inappropriate or not in compliance with these terms and conditions.

If you think that a comment that has been posted is offensive, unsuitable or has in some other way breached these terms and conditions, please email me at thepelikansperch@gmail.com with a link to the comment and your reasons for objecting to it.  I will consider whether there are grounds for editing or removing the comment and take appropriate action, but you won’t necessarily be contacted as to my decision.

The views which are expressed in the comments areas by parties other than myself are not my views and I accept no liability in respect to any of the material posted in the comments areas, nor am I responsible for its content and accuracy.

Copyright notice

© Copyright Joshua E. Danley and The Pelikan’s Perch, 2014-2023

All rights reserved.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, provided that credit is given to Joshua E. Danley and The Pelikan’s Perch with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  Please use the Contact Form for all other requests.

Privacy policy

I do not share personal information with third parties nor do I store information that is incidentally collected about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.  Automatic, the company behind WordPress.com, may collect, use, and share information about visitors to this site which is done independently of The Pelikan’s Perch.  Please refer to their “Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Users’ Sites” for additional information.

I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without my permission. 

Privacy policy changes

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.  Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Pelikan’s Perch may change its privacy policy from time to time.  I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes that may have occurred.  If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below.  Your further use of this website after a change to our privacy policy will be subject to the updated policy.

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law that took effect on May 25, 2018.  The goal of the GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data.  If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the GDPR (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that the WordPress platform offers.  If you are unable to do that or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, please use the Contact Form to reach us.

EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a data privacy law that applies to certain businesses which collect personal information from California residents. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2020.  The goal of the CCPA is to give California residents control over their personal data, much like the GDPR does for EU citizens.  According to the law, The Pelikan’s Perch does not meet the requirements and is therefore not required to comply.  That said, this site and WordPress.com strive to be GDPR and CCPA compliant.  You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that the WordPress platform offers should you so desire.

Change log

  • January 8, 2023:  Copyright notice updated.
  • January 23, 2022:  Copyright notice updated.
  • January 1, 2021:  Copyright notice updated.
  • January 4, 2020:  Copyright notice updated.  Added the section “California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).”
  • December 31, 2018:  Copyright notice updated.
  • May 26, 2018:  Added the sections “Privacy policy changes” and “European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”  as well as updated the language of the “Privacy policy” section.
  • December 31, 2017:  Copyright notice updated.
  • July 27, 2017:  Initial publication of these Terms & Conditions.
Terms & Conditions last updated 1/1/2021