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terms used

‘Website’ and ‘this site’ refers to a website called Richardson’s Rubicon, the forum and related recording platforms.
‘Richardson’s Rubicon’ is a collective term referring to the website, forum and podcast known as The Richardson’s Rubicon Podcast.
‘Podcast’ refers to the audio or video content published as part of The Richardson’s Rubicon Podcast.
‘Agreement’ refers to the contents of this page that form the legal basis of a contract between Richardson’s Rubicon and the user of the Website and contributors of ‘content’.
‘Richardson’s Rubicon’ is owned and operated by John Richardson
‘Streaming platform’ refers to various external third party tools we use to stream and display audio and video of Richardson’s Rubicon, usually in real-time but also pre-recorded shows delivered on a schedule, such as but not limited to, StreamLabs TalkStudio, Facebook, X, YouTube, Twitch.tv and others. 
‘Recording platform’ refers to various external third party tools we use to record audio and video for use in producing and publishing Richardson’s Rubicon Podcast,  such as StreamLabs TalkStudio, Rumble Studio and Audacity to create and record shows.
‘Publishing Platform’ is the term use to describe podcast services such as Anchor.FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and other audio and video distribution platforms.
‘Content’ refers to any material you give us when interacting or participating with Richardson’s Rubicon, such as photo’s, pictures, artwork, audio recording, video recording, forum posts.
‘forum’ refers to the website forum where users may post ‘Content’, commonly referred to as ‘posts’ in the context of forum use.

Authorised and owned domains: richardsonsrubicon.com, zerve.it (shortener and interstitial pages) and richardsonsrubicon.wordpress.com (archived)

conditions of use

You agree that using Richardson’s Rubicon, such as listening, commenting or submitting material, you will not behave in a manner which may offend others.

In particular, you will not say or do anything which is:

1. Likely to cause harassment.
2. Abusive.
3. Intimidating to other users.
4. Obscene.
5. In breach of any third parties intellectual property rights.
6. Defamatory to any third party.
7. Illegal.
8. Do not do anything discriminatory on grounds of race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender identity or gender.

You agree not to transfer any material that contains a virus or do anything likely to damage the functionality of the Website.

Contact details are Email. john@richardsonsrubicon.com

general disclaimer

The website and podcast is provided as-is and Richardson’s Rubicon expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for any particular purpose. Richardson’s Rubicon cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the website and podcast.

Richardson’s Rubicon cannot guarantee the availability of the website and podcast. Therefore Richardson’s Rubicon expressly disclaims any liability for any loss or damages, whether commercial, financial or personal due to availability.

The site creators and owners accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from people using the website and podcast or using the information found on this website and podcast.

Richardson’s Rubicon reserve the right to remove posts, comments, voice recordings or any other material from this site and podcast without warning or notice and expressly disclaims any liability for any loss or damages, whether commercial, financial or personal as a consequence of such removal.

Richardson’s Rubicon cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from unidentified viruses emanating from our website and podcast.

For your information and entertainment, we may from time to time link to other sites which are not in our control. We cannot, therefore, accept responsibility for the content of any such linked site. Where links occur concerning an advertisement on the site, Richardson’s Rubicon will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for the goods or services available on or through such a linked site.

The terms appearing anywhere on this site are to be interpreted strictly per Scottish laws and any dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Scottish Courts of Law.

Nothing in these terms of use will:
(a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law

notice about third parties copyright

If you view/hear content on Richardson’s Rubicon that you, without a doubt believe is yours, please contact us immediately by giving us the URL to the content or Episode number and your robust reasoning.

privacy policy

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When using this site, if appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience and help us with administration. Examples of this are the interviews or forum membership.

how do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you take part in an interview

To allow us to better serve you by administering the interview
To publish your interview using the name you give us

We may use the information we collect from you when you register on the forum/make appointments to enable your access to the forum and appointments and provide password reset facilities.

third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and are processing under a contractual obligation with a legal basis. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Examples are (and not limited to):

Twitter (now X)
Anchor.fm
Spotify
Apple Podcasts
Rumble Studio audio and video content recording
Streaming services, such as StreamLabs TalkStudio, Facebook, X, Twitch.tv, YouTube and others.

These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us.

cookies

We use first party cookies and third party cookies. We have a comprehensive cookie banner that allows and disallows cookies and scripts, and displays relevant information to allow you to make informed choices.

You can see your cookie history, choose different services and revoke consents at any time using the options at the bottom of each page. For completeness, you can see these links on this page by following this link

what rights you have over your data

If you have taken part in an interview or collaborated on the podcast show, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. however this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes or data or content you have granted Richardson’s Rubicon a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license .

intellectual property and licensing for podcast and advertising material supplied to us by the public and celebrities, or other parties.

We will, in general, record and receive content using Recording Platforms. 
We will, in general, use, receive and distribute content through Publishing Platforms.
We may also, from time to time, record, receive, use and distribute content through Streaming Platforms.
Recording, distribution and publishing methods and timing are at our behest unless otherwise agreed in writing.

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in the content which you submit, post, create or display on or through or via our “recording platforms” and / or “streaming platforms” and/ or “publishing platforms”.

By submitting to us, taking part in, posting, recording, allow to be recorded, streaming, displaying, or otherwise making available your content, you are stating you own all rights to that content and you give Richardson’s Rubicon a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any of that content which you submit when take part in, record, play, post, stream or display on or through our recording platforms, publishing platforms and streaming platforms.

In layman’s terms, once you (the participant) have submitted content and /or taken part in content that we have recorded, we will publish this on our website, social media, streams and podcast. Once this is done, we can’t delete it as there’s always a copy somewhere on the Internet, this is why the license you grant us is worldwide, perpetual and irrevocable.

Your contribution is your content, you retain copyright, but you give us license to use it. It’s non-exclusive to us so you remain free to use that material yourself or let others do so, as long as it’s just your material. It’s royalty-free to us, as you are not charging us anything for the use of that material. You are giving us permission to edit and modify and this is normally done to increase quality or clarity. We also need to be able to post to different platforms, so you give us permission to “distribute” and they all require some editing or modification to make it work.

We do not give you permission to adapt, modify or edit the Richardson’s Rubicon logo, or our show material, or the podcast episodes in whole or in part, or use the host voice(s), or the voice or content of other participants, or the show sound effects. We may, if you ask in writing first, and explain the intent and the use case and we are able to obtain and confirm any necessary permissions.

We do allow you to share URL links to the show and the show notes, and the podcast on any social media platform. 

If you have any issues, please seek independent legal advice or ignore/refuse the offer.

LEGAL NOTICE

By proceeding, you accept that you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy, General Disclaimer, this Legal Notice and accept this Agreement.

If you do not accept any of the above, please leave the site immediately.

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