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Disclaimer

In addition to accurately reported information, occassionally, Osocio may publish rumors, gossip or conjecture. Information on the Osocio may contain errors or inaccuracies. The site's proprietors do not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the site's content. Links to content on and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of Osocio.

Email sent to Osocio is considered our property. We will respect and protect anonymous sources as tipsters, but all correspondence is considered available for publication.

Terms of Use

This statement covers Osocio and any associated content including email and RSS. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access Osocio. Your use of Osocio indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.

Use of Content
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

External Link Disclaimer
Osocio contains links to external, third party web sites along with relevant commentary to provide our visitors with an up to date digest of current news stories.

By providing links to other sites, Osocio does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to Osocio.

Osocio does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor does it represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Visitors to Osocio assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Comments Terms of Use
In order to make our Comments interesting and informative for our users, the following guidelines must be adhered to by all users posting and/or viewing comments:
  • If a comment is made using your identity it will be deemed to have been posted by you.
  • Do not post a comment posing as another. It will be removed and lawyers may call.
  • Do not post abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous, offensive or pornographic material.
  • Do not intentionally make, false or misleading statements.
  • Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
  • Do not post material that infringes copyright.
  • Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
  • Keep all comments relevant and 'on topic' to the particular Osocio posting open for comments.
  • Osocio will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments.
If Osocio receives notice that any posting is not in keeping with these terms and conditions or the intended use of the Comments, Osocio may remove that posting and/or any other related postings.
v Please note that unless Osocio is notified of a posting that is not in keeping with these terms and conditions then we will not remove it. Furthermore, we do not exercise any form of editorial control or censorship of Comments other than the above stated procedure.

Notification of Changes
Whenever Osocio changes its Terms of Use, it will post those changes to this Statement, and other places we deem appropriate to make users aware of such changes.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or notices of violations to these terms and conditions, please contact the editor of Osocio, or send an email to info@osocio.org.

Privacy statement

We do not rent or sell your personal information. By personal information, we mean your name, email address, phone number, mailing address or any other personally identifiable information. We do not collect such data without your initiation, such as when you send an email to Osocio, ask the comment system to remember you or sign up for the Osocio membership.

We do place cookies on your computer. Our cookies come from our publishing system, Expression Engine, our traffic counter, Google analytics and Statcounter, and our adserver, phpAdsNew. The cookies coming from Expression Engine are there simply to remember your name or email address (so you don't have to enter it the next time) if you post a comment to a story and only when you ask the comment system to remember your information. They appear on your cookie list as "www.osocio.org" followed by "mt" and then a few random letters. The cookies from our traffic counter simply let us know how many (not who) people visit the site so we have an idea of site growth, ability to set ad costs and manage the computer the website is served from. They appear as "osocio.org" followed by "_ut" and two other random letters. The cookies that come from our adserver manage how ads are shown on the site. For the user, this is a very good thing because advertisers want their ads seen by an individual a certain amount of times. But not too many times. If the cookie is deleted, there is no way of knowing how many times the ad has been seen, therefore, it will be shown everytime a person looks at the page. The net: with cookies, you see less ads; without, you see ads all the time. These cookies appear as "www.osocio.org" followed by "phpAds_" and then various letters and numbers.

Third Party Cookies
Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, Osocio has no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Osocio only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third Party Advertising
Some ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google, among other services. Information about users' visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not username, date of birth, or any other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. For more information about Google and cookies, contact Google.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. We used the above mentioned Urchin to manage these log files. These files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Osocio may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Osocio.

Business Transitions
In the event Osocio goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Links
Osocio contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Osocio is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Osocio.

Notification of Changes
Whenever Osocio changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We take your privacy very seriously. If you have any concerns, please write us.



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