The Legalese of Interstate275Florida.com
Interstate275Florida.com is a private noncommercial website owned and operated by Edward Ringwald and is not affiliated with the Florida Department of Transportation or any other federal, state or local government agency or any transportation related organization.
And for the rest of the Legalese...
All text and photos on Interstate275Florida.com are copyrighted by Edward Ringwald unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved in the United States and throughout the world. All material, including but not limited to, text, photography, and programming code (except for the programming code generated by Microsoft FrontPage software), are protected by United States copyright law. Unless otherwise indicated, these are the property of Edward Ringwald and may not be used without the prior written permission of Edward Ringwald.
The name and/or likeness of Edward Ringwald is protected by various laws pertaining to the rights of publicity and privacy. Any unauthorized use of the name and/or likeness of Edward Ringwald for commercial, marketing and/or fraudulent purposes, including any form of telemarketing to solicit goods and/or services, is prohibited and any unauthorized use will subject the offender to civil legal action. This also includes the use of these names where any form of endorsement or sponsorship is implied. WARNING: Any unauthorized use of these names in the commission of an unlawful act will be reported to appropriate law enforcement for action, including the filing of criminal charges where appropriate. In addition, any unauthorized use may also result in civil legal action.
The use of any image from Interstate275Florida.com for the purpose of selling items of any kind on eBay is strictly prohibited. Violators will be reported to eBay and the listing may be ended at eBay's discretion. Edward Ringwald is an eBay member and will cooperate in any investigation conducted by eBay.
There are hyperlinks in most of the web pages that will take you to sites outside of Interstate275Florida.com and are here for your convenience. Edward Ringwald, the owner and webmaster of this website, has no control over the content of the web sites the external hyperlink takes you to. Questions and/or comments about these sites should be directed to the webmaster of the sites involved. The inclusion of any external link from Interstate275Florida.com does not imply endorsement.
Where mentioned, my web pages are not the official sites of the entities involved. You are welcome to visit the linked web site for more information regarding the subject the web page covers. Most importantly, Interstate275Florida.com is not affiliated with the Florida DOT or any federal, state and/or local government agency as mentioned earlier.
Image theft will not be tolerated at Interstate275Florida.com!
I would like to remind those of you that maintain a presence on the popular social networking websites MySpace and FaceBook that the use of any image from Interstate275Florida.com and/or my sister site EdwardRingwald.com on your MySpace page is prohibited. This includes not only copying the image but also hotlinking the image as a background image.
For your protection, all images are watermarked with a copyright notice to deter unauthorized use. In addition, all right clicking here at Interstate275Florida.com as well as EdwardRingwald.com is disabled to help deter unauthorized hotlinking and use.
Anyone found using an image from my websites for use on MySpace and/or FaceBook will be reported which may include removal of the image at the discretion of MySpace or FaceBook. Although I am neither a member of MySpace nor of FaceBook, I will cooperate with the operators of these social networking websites in regard to copyright infringement.
Moreover, users are reminded that the images on EdwardRingwald.com and Interstate275Florida.com are copyrighted and that unauthorized use constitutes copyright infringement. There are civil as well as criminal penalties for copyright infringement.
This statement applies not only to use on MySpace and FaceBook but use on any other web site. That includes blog entries, other social networking sites and the like. After all, I did not place these pictures of Interstate 275 in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for anyone to copy and place on your MySpace page, FaceBook profile, personal website or blog entry.
Those that maintain pages on social networking websites are also encouraged to read my web topic related to copyright over at EdwardRingwald.com, of which you can access by clicking on this link. You may also want to read the news release over at EdwardRingwald.com regarding the infringement incident involving a MySpace user.
Please, enjoy viewing the Interstate 275 pictures as well as the other pictures here at Interstate275Florida.com but please be respectful of my intellectual property rights. Thanks for your help!
Interstate275Florida.com is a website designed for all ages. Pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act here is a notice of our privacy practices:
Except for information collected in our Contact Us page no personally identifiable information is collected from visitors to our web site. However, in our Contact Us page there are fields provided for your name and email address. Providing your name and email address to us on our Contact Us page is completely optional; however, it is requested if in the event you desire a response from us. Names and email addresses provided on our Contact Us page will only be used for the sole purpose of replying to you and will be held in the strictest form of confidence. Moreover, names and email addresses submitted on our Contact Us page will never be rented nor sold to a third party. Besides, collecting information such as an email address then aggregating and selling it to a third party is not good business practice.
Recently there was a guestbook entry at our sister website EdwardRingwald.com (which was unfortunately deleted and the user's IP address blocked due to the unsavory comments made) about the pictures that you see here at Interstate275Florida.com.
In order to satisfy everyone's concerns the following is offered:
1) All pictures are taken under safe driving conditions. That means if there is extremely heavy traffic or road conditions are poor I wait until the conditions are favorable. A good photo may have to wait a few days until the conditions are favorable.
2) There are many other interstate related sites out there and pictures are taken by their authors under safe driving conditions as well.
3) Most importantly: Taking a picture is not the same thing as talking on a cell phone while driving. Granted, you still have to make sure that the road conditions are safe.
4) Speaking of cell phones and driving, your Webmaster at Interstate275Florida.com wholeheartedly supports laws enacted in an increasingly number of US states (and in most other countries around the world) that prohibit usage of cellular telephones as well as texting while driving except in emergencies. Remember, that all-important conversation, business transaction or text can wait until you are stopped in a safe place. Besides, that's why we have voice mail for cell phones!
5) When you approach a construction zone, whether it is Interstate 275 or any other interstate highway in the good old USA, please remember to reduce your speed and give your driving your 100 percent attention while you transit the construction zone. Plan your travel time accordingly.
So, with all that, 'nuff said.
This site was last updated 01/20/12