This policy is valid from May 21, 2016

Terms of Use

The use of this blog (“website”) is of your own free will (and by ‘use’ I mean reading, clicking, browsing, ignoring, snoozing, or laughing at anything). By accessing olddudeblog.com and reading any of the information presented on this blog, you agree to the terms of use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you should leave this website immediately (but, hopefully, the terms aren’t too onerous and you will stick around for awhile).

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website (I’ve been known to change my mind before; ask my wife), so if you’re fascinated by these terms, please check back often.

I try really hard to provide up-to-date information on this blog (but things change rapidly, as you know, and at this age, the faster I go, the behinder I get). As such, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on olddudeblog.com for any purpose.

In particular, with regards to current prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses posted on this blog, I advise you strongly to check with the referenced place or event owners for current details (hopefully their websites are current, but I can’t guarantee that either).

Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me (but don’t call at nap time or at happy hour); I will make the correction a priority and verbally scold myself for not catching the mistake sooner.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I (Doug Waddell) am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, modified or published, in part or in full, without my written consent. A link to olddudeblog.com must appear in all copies of any artwork or content

The opinions or ideas expressed on this blog by any Third Parties, including guest bloggers and commenters, belong to them and do not represent the opinions, ideas or beliefs of olddudeblog.com. I am not responsible for any impolite or offensive comments posted by others on this blog.

Disclaimers

All the information provided on olddudeblog.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Doug Waddell and not others.

The thoughts, opinions, reviews and recommendations expressed on this blog originate from my experiences only and are drawn from my tiny brain. Nothing on this website should be construed as giving legal, medical, or professional advice. Any information you may take from this website is done at your own risk; you should seek the advice of professionals for a more accurate and informed opinion.

Caution: Although, typically, I (Doug) am a good-natured, polite, respectful person, “Old Dude has been known to be a rude, foul-mouthed, insolent curmudgeon. So if you’re easily offended, here’s your chance to bugger off now.

I disclaim liability from any and all damage or loss arising from or in relation to this website and/or blog (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage and any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website). I will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. And I most certainly will not accept responsibility for the flak you receive from your spouse over the time spent on this fascinating website.

Although I try to keep olddudeblog.com up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended, with or without notice, at either my own discretion (for updates and stuff), or due to technical issues beyond my control or other reasons (such as the host suspending my account because I sent them a rubber check). I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time, but I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible.

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. I won’t even give your name to my dog.You will not be added to any email or snail mail lists, or sent anything that you have not agreed to. I will not sell or disclose your information to any persons or companies. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers (not that I have any advertisers, but if ever get any, then this applies to them).

Reserve Rights

I, Doug Waddell, reserve the right to change the focus of the blog (OK, assuming that there is a focus now), shut it down, sell it, or change the terms of use (e.g. go to a paid platform) at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to olddudeblog.com without notice and for any reason deemed inappropriate for this blog or for my readers’ best interests. Some examples of these reasons are, but are not limited to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam; comments including profanity; comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive; or comments that attack a group or person individually (especially if they attack me; I am an oversensitive, whiny, unstable old wimp who doesn’t recover well).

Advertisers and Sponsors

All of my recommendations and reviews are as honest and objective as I can possibly make them. I do not favour any advertisers or sponsors of this website (a thin promise, to be sure, as I currently have none).

But, if in highly unlikely event that olddudeblog.com does receive money from advertisers, I will be sure to place my advertising policy here … so stay tuned.

Communications and Re-Use

Any communications (letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions)  to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. All or part of these communications may be used in newsletters, blog posts or columns (or in guest posts to the National Enquirer, Star and The Mirror … just kidding).

If you have read all of these terms to this point, I apologize for you weariness; you have my permission to take a nap.

Thank you for visiting my blog; I look forward to your comments!

Old Dude

a.k.a. Doug Waddell