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Terms of Service and Disclaimers

(Latest update: May 5, 2013)

Accessing any page of The Looking Spoon, www.thelookingspoon.com (hereby known as "TLS") constitutes your consent to these terms of use. If you do not consent, do not use this website.

Use of TLS to do anything beyond simply accessing/viewing it (uploading, downloading, commenting, etc.), is considered both consent to abide by these terms as well as your
electronic signature, meaning that you are contractually bound by these terms.

DOs

Share images that are humorous, serious, educational, etc, and that are politically conservative/libertarian/right-of-center.

Share images that promote traditional American values.

Share images that promote inspiration through religious and spiritual faith.

Share images that are general interest that may have relevance to any of the above topics.

If you see anything on our site that shouldn't be there because it violates our policies or for any other reason (content not relevant to TLS's niche), please let TLS know one of the following ways.

1. Email to jared at thelookingspoon dot com

2. Use the Contact Form

3. Click the "Report Image" link above the image. (Please note that only registered users who are logged in may be able to see and use this feature.)

Avoid bad/profane/foul language for anything you make publicly available. Use asterisks *** to self-bleep if you must. But come on, most of the time there are plenty of better, more descriptive words!

DON'Ts

Don't upload or material that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, or that encourages illegality.

Don't upload images with profanity, or gore unless there is a material conceptual reason behind it. (i.e. references to Joe Biden saying Obamacare is a "big f***king deal" or pro-life imagery that show an aborted fetus might be considered exceptions to this rule). Allowance of exceptions is solely at the discretion of TLS.

No explicit sexual images or pornography. No exceptions.

Don't upload anything that is denigrating to anyone or any group of people on the basis or race, gender, or sexual orientation unless there is a material conceptual reason for it (i.e. references to the offensiveness of conservative blacks being referred to as "house n***ers" could be considered an example of an exception to this rule.)

Don't be a troll, obnoxious, rude, or mean.

Don't impersonate someone else. TLS will be the sole judge of this.

If you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights TLS may have, TLS will ban you, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary.

IMAGE USE/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Only users who are registered with TLS and are logged in may be able to upload and vote on images.

Images created by TLS:
All images that bear The Looking Spoon logo usually drawn from images found online. These images are solely the property of the copyright owner. The original condition of all images before they are used/manipulated for (including and not limited to) humorous/satirical, educational, and personal purposes are also solely property of the copyright owner. Furthermore, collection of such images online has been done under the assumption that said images are available for fair use under the public domain.

Images not created by TLS:
All images that do not bear The Looking Spoon logo are solely the property of the copyright owner. The Looking Spoon makes every effort to link to and/or attribute the original source of images featured that are not originally created by its contributors.

Image Reporting
The Looking Spoon also makes every effort to honor requests to remove posts that may be viewed as an infringement on copyright. Any visitor that can supply a source link to such images that don't already have one, or copyright owners claiming infringement and want to request removal of their work, are encouraged to do so by emailing, jared at thelookingspoon dot com. (this is done to prevent spamming, but for those who missed the train to the 21st century...close the spaces and replace "at" with "@" and "dot" with ".")

Visitors are also encouraged to click the "Report Image" link above the image. Please note that only registered users who are logged in may be able to see and use this feature.

Any file or content you upload to the public portions of our site grants TLS a non-exclusive, royalty- free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content. If you delete a such file or content from the public portions of our site, the license you grant to Imgur pursuant to the preceding sentence will automatically be terminated. However such license will not be revoked with respect to any file or content TLS has already copied and sublicensed or designated for sublicense. Also, any images you post to a TLS may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it.

By downloading any content from TLS, you agree that you will not use such content except for personal, non-commercial purposes, and you may not claim any rights to such content unless otherwise specifically provided in writing.

If TLS receives a DMCA notice to remove content we reserve the right to do so without notifying the user who uploaded it. Please note and remember that TLS reserves the right to remove any content at any time whether or not it infringes or violates any of our policies.

UPLOADED IMAGES

You can upload images anonymously, meaning your username doesn't have to be your real name.

Uploaded images will be publicly view-able by all. TLS's purpose is to be a collection of conservative/traditional images that can be accessed by all. There are other services available for those who wish to maintain private image galleries. If that is what you would prefer then by all means use those other services for that purpose.

Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Remedies, Indemnity
TLS's services are provided on an AS IS – WITH ALL FAULTS basis. Your use of this website is entirely at your own risk. TLS does not guarantee the availability of our service at any given time, or the reliability of our service when it is running. TLS does not guarantee the integrity of, or the continued availability of files on, our servers. Backups of any files is made solely at the discretion of TLS. Making any such backups available to the content owner, or any other user of TLS is also solely at the discretion of TLS.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE STATED IN THESE TERMS, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER TLS TAKES OR DOES NOT TAKE MEASURES TO REMOVE INAPPROPRIATE OR HARMFUL CONTENT FROM ITS SITE, TLS HAS NO DUTY TO MONITOR ANY CONTENT ON ITS SITE. TLS DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, OR HARMLESSNESS OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THELOOKINGSPOON.COM THAT IS NOT PRODUCED BY TLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USER CONTENT, ADVERTISING CONTENT, OR OTHERWISE.

YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD IMGUR AND ALL OF ITS PERSONNEL HARMLESS FROM ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, YOUR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY'S RIGHTS, AND ANY HARM CAUSED TO ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR UPLOADING OF FILES, COMMENTS, OR ANYTHING ELSE TO OUR SERVERS.

If any part of these terms is invalid, the remaining provisions will be unaffected. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter, and they will continue to govern any issues that arise out of your use of The Looking Spoon even after you discontinue using them. The Looking Spoon may revise these terms from time to time without notice. Updates will be indicated by changing the version date at the top. Any changes apply as of the time they are posted. The Looking Spoon is not meant for use by children under age 13; if your child is younger than 13 please allow him or her to use it only under your supervision.