Etiquette & Publication Policy

  1. COW takes no responsibility for the content of comments posted. We will publish comments and opinions whether we agree with them or not. We honor the diversity of ideas. However, we reserve the right to determine the suitability of all submissions and to decline to post or delete any that we consider unsuitable.
  2. It is our policy not to publish any material that we believe is:
    1. Inappropriate, harmful, invasive of publicity or privacy rights, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, offensive; or
    2. Demeaning on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
  3. Copyrighted material and other proprietary or privileged information may not be posted without prior written permission from the owner of such material.
  4. While the use of screen names, or “nom de plumes” is allowed, do not use the name of any other person or unaffiliated entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. You should be aware that nobody is truly anonymous on the internet.
  5. If you submit textual or video content for publication by COW on its Website, you shall be solely responsible for your submission and the consequences of posting or publishing them. By submitting textual or video content, you affirm, represent and/or warrant that you own or have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize COW to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right in and to any and all submissions to enable inclusion and use of the submission in the manner contemplated by COW and this policy.
  6. When you submit textual or video content for publication by COW, you retain all of your ownership rights in your submissions. By submitting textual or video content, however, you hereby grant COW a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submission in connection with the COW Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the COW Website a non-exclusive license to access your submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under this policy. You understand and agree that COW may retain, copies of your video content submissions that have been removed or deleted from the site and reserves the right to use them as described at any time in the future. The above licenses granted by you in textual content submissions are perpetual and irrevocable.
  7. In submitting textual or video content to COW, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant COW all of the license rights granted herein.
  8. COW does not endorse any textual or video content submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and COW expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such Submissions. COW does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and COW will remove all content and submissions if properly notified that such content or submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. COW reserves the right to remove content and submissions without prior notice.

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