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Friday, May 12, 2006
Terms of Use

All websites have terms of use. I think that some of them are kind of intrusive, but in general they're upheld by the courts. So here are mine. By reading, linking to, quoting, printing out, or in any way making use of my weblog's content in any means, place, or forum, you agree to the following:

1. All original content of Zonitics is copyrighted by Zonitics's owner, presently Anonymous Mike (psuedonymously), and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein. Zonitics, and all belong to Anonymous Mike. In using Zonitics you recognize that Zonitics is primarily a guide to content on the Web, that all content is provided on an as-is basis, and that no factual statement on this site should be relied upon without further investigation on your part sufficient to satisfy you in your independent judgment that it is true. These terms of use are subject to change, and should be reviewed regularly.

2. Permission is granted to read, quote, cite, link to, print out or otherwise use Zonitics content, so long as you comply with the terms below.

A. All quotations from Zonitics will include credit to Zonitics or to Anonymous Mike and, wherever practicable, a hyperlink of the form ... to the site.

B. In exchange for the access to Zonitics content described above, you agree not to sue Zonitics for its content, whether original or linked or quoted from another source, in any court, on any grounds whatsoever in law or equity. Should you violate this agreement by filing such a lawsuit, you agree to pay Zonitics's owner or owners (past or present) the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as liquidated damages, in addition to all attorney's fees, court costs, and other expenses associated with this litigation, and to indemnify and save harmless Zonitics and its owners (past and present) from any damage award made against them in such an action. Should this agreement not to sue be held unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to binding arbitration, with all arbitration expenses to be paid by you. The arbitration panel shalll be composed of three (3) weblog operators selected by Zonitics's owners or operators from those in the links listed on the Zonitics site. The award in such arbitration shall be limited to (1) a monetary sum not to exceed $10; and (2) the publication of a retraction on the Zonitics site. Should this arbitration provision be held uneforceable in a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree to accept as liquidated damages in any lawsuit against Zonitics the sum of ten dollars ($10), and you agree that you will be entitled to no other relief of any kind in law or equity. You agree that all disputes concerning these terms of use or the content of Zonitics.Com are to be resolved in the courts of Maricopa County, Arizona, under the laws of Arizona and the United States of America.

C. You agree that efforts to obtain Zonitics content in violation or circumvention of these terms of use constitute a violation of Zonitics's copyright and you understand and agree that (1) by virtue of this agreement you are estopped from arguing otherwise: and (2) such violations may lead to civil or criminal penalties.

D. If you are a corporation, you agree to provide, upon the filing of any lawsuit or the mailing of any letter threatening legal action, a bond in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above. If you are an attorney or law firm representing a party filing such lawsuit or causing such a letter to be sent, you agree to provide a bond in the same amount as security against the liquidated damages provided for in paragraph 2.B. above unless you have never accessed, viewed, read, or otherwise made use of Zonitics content in any form.

3. If you do not agree to these terms of use, exit the site immediately, destroy all copies of InstaPundit content remaining in any form on your computer, any other computer or network device under your control, in print form, or on any information storage or retrieval device that you possess or control. Then execute the following affidavit and send it in PDF format by e-mail to Anonymous Mike at


I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I possess no copies of the Zonitics website in any form whatsoever; that neither I nor any employee or associate will access that site in the future in any form whatsoever; that I will immediately destroy any copies of InstaPundit content that happen to come into my possession. I understand that action contrary to these statements constitutes both perjury and a violation of the Zonitics Terms of Use, subjecting me to possible civil and criminal liability.

Signed (include date)

Witnessed (notary)

Notary Seal:

My commission expires: ______________

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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Comment Policy

I reserve the right to delete any comment that I don't like. I will delete any comment that I consider racist, profane, or defamatory. However, I'm not perfect and I won't police the comments 24-hours-a-day, so the fact that a comment remains on the site does not mean that I endorse the comment in any way. Comments are solely the responsibility of the individual who posts them. Commenters should not post anything that is not true. If you're in doubt about the veracity of a comment, don't post it. Neither "Anonymous Mike" nor the strange man behind the curtain are responsible, in any way, for the content of comments. By posting a comment or reading a comment, you are agreeing that you've read and agree to the Terms of Use for this site.