Post*factua!ly Legal Notices
Where would we and this country be without some good legalese? Even a collective art project about lies needs some polished legal disclaimers.
The aim of the legal notices in Terms and Conditions is to make our services clear, and to protect both you and Post*factua!ly from the frivolities and vicissitudes of the modern day. We take great pride in our falsehoods, misquotes, deceits, fabrications and misrepresentations. Should you come across any misleading "facts" or other truthful and reliable statements (ha!) please don't hesitate to contact us as specified below. We take our fibbing very seriously at Post*factua!ly and will address your concerns and our non-untruths as soon as possible. Keep those lies alive™.
Parody and Criticism
Post*factua!ly is a collective and thoroughly deceitful social art and entertainment project. The content on the Post*factua!ly website and related media properties is for parody, satire, social and political criticism. Some content is intended to be serious. Some content is intended to be humorous (hopefully). Yet all is designed to make our audience and contributors think about important contemporary issues: truth, objective fact, subjective opinion, and deceit in all its forms. None of the content created, displayed or shared on Post*factua!ly, and any related media, should be considered news.
The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects satire as a form of free speech and expression. Post*factua!ly uses invented names in all of its own stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. All misquotes and events described therein – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and provided for art and entertainment purposes only. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. Any similarity with fictitious events or characters is purely coincidental. Post*factua!ly is not intended for readers under 18 years of age (or above the age of 81).
Except where otherwise stated, Post*factua!ly uses images, reproductions, quotes and other content in the public domain under the principal of fair use. Such content is fair use in accordance with United States copyright law as defined in Title 17 United States Code (USC) Section §107.
By submitting content to Post*factua!ly, you grant Post*factua!ly a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that content at its sole discretion. This includes storing the content on Post*factua!ly servers, whether hosted by Post*factua!ly or any third party, and incorporating it in associated media, and other works in any media, now known or later developed, including without limitation online properties and published digital and hardcopy books. Post*factua!ly reserves the right to select, edit and arrange content submissions, and to remove content from the Post*factua!ly website and other properties at any time at its sole discretion. No content from this website may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization of Post*factua!ly.
Post*factua!ly gives you permission to link to any content on the website on the express condition that you credit Post*factua!ly with a visible, complete and clickable link, inline with your content. This permission may be revoked at any time, without prior notice and explanation, at the sole discretion of Post*factua!ly.
All content on this website (including Post*factua!ly name and format, domain name, text, logos and icons), enhancements and modifications to such content, and any derivative works, is the property of Post*factua!ly. All quotations, user submitted fibs and domain expert rebuttals remain the intellectual property of their respective originators. Our use of quotations, user submitted fibs and domain expert rebuttals is done under the fair use principal.
Post*factua!ly, postfactual.ly, the Post*factua!ly logo and site name, Fib*factory, Fiblog, Misquote, Untruth and various other elements are trademarks of Post*factua!ly. The * asterisk symbol and the ! exclamation point used in the Post*factua!ly name are purely decorative but may also refer to a fib by omission and mathematical negation, respectively. Post*factua!ly smiley forked-tongue logo design idea courtesy of Austin Andrews (@templarian) at ModernUIIcons.com. The superscript symbol (check symbol factmark) denotes a piece of factual information. We are currently seeking to gain federal approval for this symbol, in much the same way that ® denotes a registered mark filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
First, I’d like to offer a special and personal thank you to Frank Warren of PostSecret for providing the inspirational model for our project. The PostSecret project found that true transformative power can come from the sharing of deeply personal and shared stories. I hope in our small way, Post*factua!ly can help us learn from our own lies and those of others. Perhaps, some truth will come of it.
The Post*factua!ly website, social media properties and all other manifestations, where noted, are the sole creation of Post*factua!ly. From time to time we use images, other content and design expertise from third parties. This content is open source and in the public domain. We’d like to credit the following third parties for making their beautiful content and ideas available: Ria Patrick-Gerra, Colorado, U.S.A.; Unsplash.com for offering gorgeous images from talented photographers available free from the Getty Images stranglehold; Daria Nepriakhina, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Patrick Pilz, Düsseldorf, Germany; Tamara Menzi, Switzerland; João Silas, Cianorte, Brazil; Clem Onojeghuo, London, England; Ilham Rahmansyah; Alex Mihis, Romania; Luis Dávila; Lia Leslie; Noom Peerapong, Thailand; Joanna Kosinska, West Yorkshire, England; Sergey Zolkin, Moscow, Russia; Álvaro Serrano, Madrid, Spain; Florian Klauer, Bielefeld, Germany; Aaron Burden, Michigan, U.S.A.; Verena Yunita Yapi, Jakarta, Indonesia; Mari Helin-Tuominen, Finland; Jasper Boer, Auckland, New Zealand; Beata Ratuszniak; Frank Mckenna; San Diego, CA; Matt Popovich, Washington D.C; Stephen Monroe; Bob Brents, Overland Park, KS; Patrick Tomasso, Toronto, Canada; Jeremy Yap, Chicago, IL; Camille Kimberly; Matthew Henry, Toronto, Canada.
We donate a portion of our profits to causes important to us. Thus, by supporting Post*factua!ly, through the purchase of our books, related media, and associated Post*factua!ly merchandise, you may be indirectly supporting several causes and institutions that we care deeply about. We donate to the following national and global institutions, including: Save the Children, Homes For Our Troops, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Center For Public Integrity, MoveOn.Org. And, some goes to our favorite local causes: Boulder Shelter For the Homeless, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Center for ReSource Conservation.
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