Term of Use
Traffic is monitored and can be denied to users we feel are fraudulent … for any reason. This is generally going to be bot traffic, but we may deny access altogether.
Banishment is generally the inability to post anything to update the site in any way. No registering, no commenting and of course no posting of any content. In extreme access, some may even see a “You have been banished” page, with a link to the public list with possible explanations. However, as has been hinted at, this is generally reserved for bots.
We will be banning freely for a while, so get used to it. IP addresses, blocks of IPs and possibly countries will be blocked. Everything is negotiable, of course, but we will shoot first and ask questions later.
There will be a public banishment list. If you are on it, and you feel we made a mistake, let us know, we may change it, just follow the instructions.
No Porn or Blatant advertising in articles. Items we feel fall under these categories will be deleted immediately. We may inform you why, but our general rule of thumb is to wait to see if anyone complains. We may banish as well without any warning, be advised.
Abuse: Registered users can flag articles and comments as abusive. For now, they will all be personally reviewed. Those who abuse the system will be warned and will also be banned if it gets annoying.
Comments: Mizozo is very tolerant to what it will allow in comments, but there are a few lines we draw. We will not tolerate spam comments. Anyone who posts spam comments will be banned immediately. Since we have yet to implement a comment rating system, we may also remove comments we feel extreme.
Sharing: Everything you publish is public, you no longer own it and neither do we. If you want to maintain copyright over something, post it elsewhere. We will not go after anyone that reposts it, nor do we care where the content came from. However, if someone lays sufficient claim to any of your content it will be removed without further question. You will be alerted and can contest, but again, we shoot first.
Safety: We don’t care much about safety. We will run nightly backups, and if someone takes us down we will simply restore what we can. However, if we feel that someone is impeding on others, they will be banned.
- Advertising: Removed Instantly and a warning is sent. Second time, the user is removed, the IP address and Email is monitored. If it repeats, banned.
- Spamming: Obviously, banishment.
- Asshole: If we feel you are a deviant, you will be removed and monitored, then banned. Deviant in the following respects: sexual predator, money schemer, solicitor, bully, extreme bigot (moderate bigots are perfectly acceptable), impersonater,
- Harmful: Anyone posting viruses or malware, participating in DNS attacks, trying to hack the site or acting out in other harmful ways will be banned immediately.
- Legal: If you are doing something illegal and posting about it, you are an idiot and will be reported … obviously, banned too.
Registration: We don’t care who you are. However, if you want to make money, you need to provide personal information. This information will not be shared and will be stored externally. However, if requested by a higher authority it will be provided. Again, no privacy.
Age: While we would like to say that we expect only mature people on this site, or people at least 13 years of age as other sites do, we have no intention of monitoring this facet. However, if you are a guardian concerned about your children, contact us and we will figure something out.
Copyright Complaints/DMCA: If you feel we have infringed on your copyrights, the simplest course of action is simply to let us know either by our contact form, leaving a comment with contact info, sending us an email, or a plethora of other ways … just be creative. If you let us know, we will first remove the item than discuss with you why you think it is infringing. If this is not sufficient, and you would like a more formal means of communication (and likewise, something that will take longer for us to react to) …
, the following Legal Speak was taken primarily from Allvoices
. We have similar content models so we felt it would make a nice fit here as well. If this is a problem, let us know and we will change it:
If You are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content, User Contribution, User Report and User Submission infringes upon Your copyrights, You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium copyright Act (DMCA) by providing us with the following information in writing:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that You claim has been infringed;
A description or link of where the material that You claim is infringing is located on the Website;
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by You that You, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in Your notice is accurate and that You are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Mizozo can be reached for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement as follows:
22914 Turtle Rock Terrace
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Removing Content: You can’t! Unless it goes against any of our Terms and Conditions or Violates some privacy rule, it stays. You can contact the admins and make a plea, and we may remove it, but it better be good. If it offends, too bad. If it effects your personal character, too bad. If it is blatant libel, we recommend you join the site and make your case online. If you can hold up against the poster, and the public sides with you (or more importantly, if we side with you) we will remove it. Slander in the form of personal information, personal images, personal videos or the like will be removed assuming it was stolen, but, if it exists in a news story or its some Facebook screenshot, nothing we can do for you. Again, don’t do stupid things online and you have nothing to worry about. Oh, one more thing, if it involves minors, parents can make a case for their kids and we will likely side with them, but proof will be required about who is making the claim and who the claim is about.
Email: All emails sent by us have a single link that will remove you from whatever list you were on in order to receive the email. If you would like further removal, just log into Mizozo and deselect all email preferences.
Mizozo is not responsible for any content … ANY. If someone posts that swallowing a liter of sulfuric acid will cure your cancer, and another person tries it and dies, he’s an idiot. All content is user generated and if you don’t like it you can always let us know. If we agree, we will remove it, but if it merely offends you than too bad. Of course, all copyrighted content will be instantly removed if reasonable evidence is provided.
Mizozo does not allow others to make money by use of the Mizozo trademark (et al) outside of Mizozo. For simple things like T-Shirts, we don’t care, but if we feel that it is going to far you will be notified and legal action may be taken.
Mizozo may change these rules at any time. If you want to be notified simply allow us to send you system messages in your email preferences. Otherwise, its your responsibility to find out.
Mizozo reserves the right to disable any account or remove any content it so desires. Accounts that are inactive for more than 6 months may be inactivated, and if they haven’t contributed anything to Mizozo they may be deleted. Content can be removed for whatever reason we see fit.
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