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Thank you for visiting William Ratliff’s website/blog: I hope that you find the information here useful. Please note that use of this website/blog constitutes your approval and acceptance of the following terms and conditions. If you do not approve, or are unwilling to accept, any of these conditions, you should not use this website/blog.

General Disclaimer:
This website/blog was created and made available by William Ratliff for educational purposes only, not to provide specific legal advice. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and the website/blog publisher.

Not a Solicitation:
This website/blog is not soliciting clients and does not propose any type of business or commercial transaction.

Blog Comment Policy:
This is a moderated blog. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. I will not post comments that contain vulgar or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive terms about specific ethnic or racial groups. I will not post comments that are spam, are clearly “off topic” or that promote services or products. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted.

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this blog. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying my endorsement or approval of any product, person or service.

  • Only comments that comply with this blog use policy will be approved for posting.
  • The use of vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language is prohibited.
  • Blog public comments should be limited to comments related to the posted topic. The blog is not the proper place to express opinions or beliefs not directly related to that topic.
  • The blog is not open to comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition.
  • The blog is not open to the promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction.
  • Communications made through the blog’s e-mail and messaging system will in no way constitute a legal or official notice to William Ratliff for any purpose.
  • This blog use policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose as a limited forum.

Privacy Notice:
For blog management, usage information is collected for statistical purposes. Mediation Insights Blog use software programs (Google Analytics) to create summary statistics for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest or identifying system performance or problem areas. The following is the type of information collected about your visit to the blogs: the name of the Internet domain from which you access this website/blog, the geographical access data (e.g. country, city, state, etc.) and the date and time (including duration) that you access the website/blog. If you choose to provide me with personal information in an email message (e.g. your name, e-mail address, etc.), I use it only to respond to your email or to provide you notice of new website/blog postings.

Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Third-Party Websites:
This website/blog contains links to other websites for the convenience of our users, William Ratliff does not endorse any of these linked websites, and does not intend to imply by such link any association between William Ratliff and the owners or operators of the linked websites. Furthermore, William Ratliff does not control these linked websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with these terms and conditions that govern this website. Please note that, if you use any links to websites not maintained by William Ratliff, you do so at your own risk. William Ratliff is not responsible for the contents or availability of any linked websites.

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