Privacy + Legal Policy
The content on Au Courant Distilled is intended for personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on Au Courant Distilled are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Au Courant Studio, LLC or the party credited as the provider of the content.
Au Courant Distilled may contain links to other websites. Au Courant Distilled is not responsible for or liable for the content or practices of other websites. All external websites are accessed at the user’s own risk. Likewise, views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone and Au Courant Distilled takes no responsibility for their content.
ADVERTISING AND SPONSOR/GIFTING INFORMATION
Au Courant Distilled features sponsored posts in partnership with third parties on an as-approved basis. Such content is always listed as being the result of a partnership, loan, advertorial/advertising or gifted arrangement in our post credit footer.
In an instance where content is generated around a sponsored post or item, our article content is completely created by Au Courant Distilled, and is not influenced directly by the views or focus of the post partner.
Au Courant Distilled does not feature banner advertisement regularly; on occasion, an arrangement with a partner may include a banner post, and as such, any content promoted via the banner post comes directly from the partner, and is not a result of our own ideas, expressions, views, or such.
COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT USAGE
Unless otherwise stated, all images + content remains the exclusive and original intellectual or creative property of Au Courant Distilled, LLC and Lisa Marie Harris. We do not allow for any commercial usage of any content published on this site that falls within our ownership and copyright(s). If you desire to use any of our content for commercial usage, you must contact us first and receive a clear order of permission before doing so. To use our content commercially without our consent, even with a credited by-line, is unlawful and will result in legal action.
To reproduce, appropriate, copy or otherwise impinge upon our exclusive and original intellectual or creative property without explicit and written consent prior to doing so is also unlawful, and will result in definite legal action.
Images posted on Au Courant Distilled may be reused or republished only within a personal, non-commercial framework, and with permission requested prior to usage. In the case of online blogs, websites, and social media, images may be used in a personal, non-commercial framework without explicit permission, but the user must full credit Au Courant Distilled and Lisa Marie Harris for the images used, along with providing a trackable link to the post(s) where the image was taken from on our site.
Content and articles posted on Au Courant Distilled may be quoted in part (one (1) sentence to one 1 (1) paragraph max) within blogs, websites, social media or print publications, providing the user fully credits Au Courant Distilled and Lisa Marie Harris, along with offering a trackable link to the post(s) where the content was taken from on our site. Full content or article republishing is not allowed in any form without explicit and written permission from both Au Courant Distilled and Lisa Marie Harris.
Our website uses the “Like” button from facebook.com and the "Tweet" button from Twitter.com. This service is operated by externally owned companies, not related to Au Courant Distilled. The button is marked with the Facebook logo and the words “Like” or “Liked” or the Twitter logo and the words "Tweet".
When users visit a web page on our website that contains the button, the browser connects directly with those servers. Those social media sites thus receives the information that someone has called via the corresponding page of our website. Users are logged in at this moment in parallel with those social media sites can assign the call to their respective accounts – even if the button is not clicked.
If the user clicks the “Like” or "Tweet button, the corresponding information from the user’s browser is also transmitted directly to Facebook or Twitter, and stored there. Information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, Twitter, and your settings for the protection of privacy are explained in the privacy policies of those individual social media websites. If you do not want Facebook or Twitter to collect your personal data through our website you must log out of their sites before you visit our website.
ANALYTICS + TRACKING
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). This analysis services use “cookies” which are text files that are stored on a user’s computer and enable analysis technology. The cookie information generated by Google for the use of this site (including the IP address) will be partially transferred to servers in the U.S. and stored there.
Otherwise, our website tracks visits via IP address logging, for demographic purposes.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not share any information of this nature with third parties. However, we use statistical data comprised from our IP tracks of your visits, in dealing with potential website partners or advertisers, as a way to substantiate our viewership.
CONTENT WE SEND TO YOU
Our newsletter is sent on a monthly basis upon the release of new monthly content. You can remove your subscription at any time and your email addresses, names, physical addresses or any other identification information are never passed on to a 3rd party without your explicit and knowledgable consent.
CONTENT YOU SEND TO US
You, the user, are fully responsible for the nature of any content posted as a 'comment' on a post, or other user-submitted information to our website. Your contributions are posted on the World Wide Web, via our website, and can be seen by anyone who reads our website. Most posts by users to our website cannot be removed by the user; only a website administrator can do so.
We are not responsible for the actions of other users who may interact with you via our website, our social media pages, or any other web-point on which Au Courant publishes content.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Au Courant Distilled assumes that all users of this site are mature, responsible and respectful of the legal & personal rights of the publication, the author, the individuals and/or businesses features, and the users who may choose to interact with the site via user comments, etc. As such, we expect all users to engage with the site in a mature, responsible and respectful manner.
Any users who fails to do so, by posting disparaging or personally attacking comments directed either at other users or towards the author(s) of this site will be flagged. Users may post comments that disagree or differ in opinion to those published on the site; users may not post comments that are of a defamatory or libelous nature, whether directed at other users or the author (s).
Such defamatory or personally attacking comments and user interactions will be immediately removed from the website, and the user may subsequently be flagged, banned or otherwise given limited access to user menus and comment forms. Sustained or potentially dangerous behaviour may result in legal action.
Au Courant Distilled does not publish content that is directed towards minors or those under the age of 13; our content is generally suitable for users who are 18 years and older in most parts or are considered legal adults in the country of their birth/nationality.
We do not knowingly attract minor users or market our content towards such users.
POLICY UPDATES & CHANGES
This policy was last updated on Friday October 21st 2011. Please reference this page regularly for any additions or updates to this policy. If you have any queries regarding our policies and legal notices, kindly contact us via info[at]aucourantdaily.com
Au Courant Distilled is a registered publication of Au Courant LLC.
Au Courant Studio, LLC, is registered as a multimedia, publishing and creative business entity.
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