What follows is the basic stuff you should know before using this website:
1. The Ground Floor Basics
This website is maintained by Tyler Smith (The Founder of TJPS Consulting) & Michael Garcia (Our Web Developer). Before you leave you should read our Disclaimer as well. In the following there are references to “we”, “us”, or “TJPS Consulting,” which represents the authors and owners of this website. People who are viewing or interacting with this site will be referred to as “you”, “hey you”, “you’s guys” or where appropriate “asshat” (but only if you’re being bad). What you’re reading is meant to be slightly more casual (and humorous) about what you can and can’t do on our website. This website is meant to be educational and showcase the services of TJPS Consulting, but we also want to protect our intellectual works and the works of others that may also be on our website.
2. We Pity the Fool Who Does These Things on Our Website
The Basic Do’s and Don’t’s:
- Don’t try to infect users with viruses (virtual or otherwise), malware, etc. Hacking computers and servers can be fun, but please go put your skills to better use.
- Don’t spam our website or its users.
- Don’t copy or steal anything from this site without asking us first. We’ll tell you if it’s legal or allowed.
- Don’t fart and blame it on the dog. He can smell it the strongest and that should be punishment enough.
- Don’t let your kids drink toilet water. Seriously, that’s gross.
- Do be happy and cheerful and nice to everyone.
- Follow our rules and we’ll let you stay (unless you’re really clever and do something that isn’t in the rules that we don’t like). If you’re naughty, we may ban you from the site, take you to court, or tell Santa not to bring you any presents.
3. Intellectual Property
Everything on our site is OURS (or something we used with permission). We are the mean kid from pre-school who doesn’t like to share. What are we not sharing? Our “Content,” which includes all images, video, audio, written material, and code that isn’t open-source or listed under a free-use license. This content is protected under US Copyright Law [17 U.S.C.A Section 107]. This means don’t even think of using it, or even stare at it with the intention of doing something we wouldn’t give you permission to do. Okay, you can stare, but no touching (unless you’re pretty, then maybe we’ll forgive you). If you want to use something Contact Us and we’ll let you know if we give you permission or who to ask for permission.
Don’t post other people’s content (same definition as aforementioned) on this website without their permission or we’ll take it down. If something appears on our site that is yours, contact us and once we verify your identity and proof of ownership, we’ll fix the problem.
*** All photos most likely came from Fotolia (http://us.fotolia.com/). Below you’ll find a list of the authors of the photos we’ve used. Please don’t copy or use anything found on this website without purchasing it first…
- © Yuri Arcurs
- © SeanPavonePhoto
- © Alexander Raths
- © corbisrffancy
- © WavebreakmediaMicro
- © kubais
- © Volodymyr Krasyuk
- © Tyler Olson
- © pablocalvog
- © lightpoet
- © Roman Sluka
4. Accountability & Liability
Just because you can post something doesn’t mean you should. If you happen to post something and get us in a lot of trouble (and we really hope this doesn’t happen), you will be held responsible (you can call us tattletales if you want). By posting on our site you agree to pay for any damages that may result from what you type and submit, which includes lawyer fees and any financial losses.
5. Please don’t sue us or we’ll take it personally…
We don’t like to get sued and would prefer to avoid it if we can, but that don’t mean we scurred, bruh. Have you seen the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious? Yeah, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson are awful in that movie. But we digress… Oh yeah, almost forgot, we get to choose where the legal proceedings go down; probably in the state of Georgia or Florida (maybe New York).
6. Third Parties & Our Website
Any links to a third party are not our responsibility, as well as incoming links. We can’t control what other websites do (although sometimes we wish we could), so we’re not liable for whatever happens to your computer or device or you and your mental health by visiting them. Then again, we’re not liable for whatever happens to you by visiting our website! Life’s not fair is it? This means using our website is completely at your own risk and we’re not liable for any damages or problems whatsoever. However, we do promise we’ll do everything we can (within reason) to keep you safe and happy. Eventually we hope to implement SSL encryption. We recommend you get a good antivirus or use a good web browser in the meantime.
7. User Accounts & Privacy
In the future we may grant you the right to create an account (unless you break our rules or we decide that we don’t like you) and we promise to keep your stuff private (unless we really need the money or someone hacks our servers). The founder of this website believes strongly in discretion and privacy, and so we’ll do our best to keep your information YOUR information, and no one else’s. Of course, WE (Tyler and Michael) may look at your private stuff and get a good laugh or two, but we promise not to show it to anyone you might know. Also, you should keep your passwords and hints to yourself and try to use a password that is 8 characters or longer; just some friendly advice from us to you.
We really hope you enjoy this website and want to help anywhere we can.
If you have a question don’t hesitate to ask!