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  • website terms of use


    This website (the “Site”) is provided as a service to our customers for your non-commercial use. Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of our Site (the “Agreement”). Please note that your use of our Site constitutes an unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Big Slate Media expressly reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed. Because of this, Big Slate Media requests that all users review these Terms and Conditions whenever you visit the Site.


    Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, text, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, programs, video clips and written and other materials that are part of this Site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned, controlled or licensed by Big Slate Media and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of Big Slate Media and is also protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

    © 2020 Big Slate Media All Rights Reserved.

    Big Slate Media, and its suppliers and licensors expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in all text, programs, products, processes, technology, content and other materials which appear on this Site. Access to this Site does not confer, and shall not be considered as conferring upon anyone, any license under any of Big Slate Media’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights.

    The Big Slate Media names and logos and all related products and names, design marks and slogans are trademarks or service marks of Big Slate Media All other marks are the property of their respective companies. No trademark or service mark license is granted in connection with the materials contained on this Site. Access to this Site does not authorize anyone to use any name, logo or mark in any manner.

    References on this Site to any names, marks, products or services of third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not in any way constitute or imply Big Slate Media’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party, information, product or service. Big Slate Media is not responsible for the content or accuracy of material on any other websites. If you decide to link to any third-party websites via a hyperlink on the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and agree to hold Big Slate Media harmless from any damage you might suffer by accessing or using the third-party website.


    This Site and all its Contents are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site or any related software. All software used on this Site is the property of Big Slate Media or its suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized usage, including, without limitation, the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content of this Site is strictly prohibited.


    Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for the user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing,” or “crashing;” (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting.

    Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Big Slate Media will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site. You further agree not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Site other than the search engine and search agents available from Big Slate Media on this Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g. Google Chrome or Apple Safari).


    You may provide hyperlinks to the Site from other websites only if you satisfy the following requirements:

    You link only to the front or home page of the Site or to individual blog/news articles.

    You agree to immediately disable and discontinue any hyperlinks to the Site if requested to do so by Big Slate Media whether orally or in written or electronic form.

    You do not remove or otherwise obscure any content on the Site including, without limitation, any copyright notices, advertisements, or any other notices or identifiable information by any method including, without limitation, “framing.”

    You immediately give Big Slate Media written or electronic notice that you have enabled or provided a hyperlink to the Site.

    You agree that the failure to comply with these requirements constitutes an improper and unlawful accessing of the Site which is likely to cause damage to the efficiency and operation of the Site.


    This Agreement represents the complete agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and representations between them. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and the other terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of Big Slate Media to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not constitute a waiver and shall not limit Big Slate Media’s rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under Tennessee law. Any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or your use of this Site must be brought in the state or federal courts of Tennessee. The prevailing party under any such suit shall be entitled to an award of reasonable costs and attorneys fees.


    All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Big Slate Media on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, the “Comments”) shall be and remain Big Slate Media’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to Big Slate Media of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, Big Slate Media will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments.

    Big Slate Media is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

    Big Slate Media will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork.


    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Big Slate Media harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site.


    These terms are effective unless and until terminated by either you or Big Slate Media You may terminate this Agreement at any time, provided that you discontinue any further use of this Site. Big Slate Media also may terminate this Agreement at anytime and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Site, if in Big Slate Media’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of the Agreement by either you or Big Slate Media, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the terms of use or otherwise.


    We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of our products that appear on the Site. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display will be accurate.


    This site is provided by big Slate Media on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Big Slate Media  makes no representation or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Big Slate Media disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. without limiting the foregoing Big Slate Media disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, for any merchandise offered on this site. You acknowledge, by your use of the big slate media site, that your use of the site is at your sole risk. This disclaimer does not apply to any product warranty offered by the manufacturer of the item. This disclaimer constitutes an essential part of the agreement. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.


    Under no circumstances and under no legal or equitable theory, whether in tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, shall Big Slate Media or any of its employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors or suppliers be liable to you or to any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential losses or damages of any nature arising out of or in connection with the use of or inability to use the Big Slate Media site, including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or computer failure or malfunction, even if an authorized representative of Big Slate Media has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages. In no event will big slate media be liable for any damages in excess of the fees paid by you in connection with your use of the site during the six month period preceding the date on which the claim arose.

  • privacy policy

    Who we are:

    Our website address is:

    Personal Data Collected:


    When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

    If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

    If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

    Embedded content from other websites

    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


    Big Slate Media servers gather industry standard information (domain, IP address, referrer, browser used, etc.) via Web server traffic logs. From time-to-time, Big Slate Media will analyze these logs to better understand the traffic patterns of our site visitors. We use this data to better understand how our site is being used which helps us upgrade it appropriately for increased ease-of-use and functionality. Below is an example of a typical “Web hit” showing the data we collect:

    Date & Time: Monday, 20-Jan-2020 10:41:18 EST



    IP Address:

    Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070713 Firefox/



    We don’t share your data with anyone outside of Big Slate Media.

    How long we retain your data:

    If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

    For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

    What rights you have over your data:

    If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

    Where we send your data:

    Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

    Contact information:

    If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact us at:

    Big Slate Media

    1109 Abilene Place

    Knoxville, TN 37917


    Note: Big Slate Media may, from time-to-time, update this privacy statement without notice.