The website from which you accessed this agreement (“the Website”) is provided to you subject to the following conditions. These terms are in addition to any other terms governing access to the Website. By visiting (in any manner) the Website you accept these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”). Please read them carefully. Any Non-Human Visitors to the Website shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. The access rights granted to you under the Terms of Service are non-transferable without the express written permission of the owner of the Website.
Acceptance of Terms
The Sites include but are not limited to acarplace.com, macstats.org, toyoland.com, corolland.com, and zatz.com.
Privacy (part one)
Applicable law and jurisdiction
Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service (“Judicial Action”) shall be governed by the law of the state of residence of the registered Administrative Contact (the “Admin State”) for the Website as such laws are applied to agreements between Admin State residents entered into and performed entirely within the Admin State. You consent to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the Admin State. You consent to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. You consent to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.
Trademarks used in these sites
The sites refer to a number of brands which are covered by intellectual property laws including trademarks. Zatz makes no pretentions regarding ownership of these trademarks and is not affiliated with any of the owners of these trademarks. Zatz’s use of these trademarks is journalistic in nature only, similar to newspaper and magazine articles discussing these products and organizations.
Copyright and license
The materials and information on the sites are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized use may violate such laws. Except as expressly provided herein, Zatz and any other writers or copyright or trademark holders do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information with respect to the Materials, information, and services.
Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the information or documents on the Sites may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Zatz LLC. This includes, but is not limited to, “reprinting” on the Web, in newsgroups, and in mailing lists.
Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on these Sites, you may view, download and print the documents and information available on the Sites subject to the following conditions:
- The documents and information on the Sites may not be distributed.
- The documents and information may be used solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes.
- The documents and information may not be modified or altered in any way.
- You may not remove any copyright or other notices contained in the documents and information.
- We reserve the right to revoke the authorization to view, download and print the documents and information available on these Sites at any time. Any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from Zatz LLC.
- The rights granted to you constitute a license and not a transfer of title.
The design and layout of these Sites are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.
In case of copyright infringement
If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on these Sites or on sites linked to from these Sites, please provide Zatz LLC with a description and identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe have been infringed, what material in the Site is infringing upon it (with a URL or page title), and what you would like us to do; and information which would allow Zatz LLC to contact you, such as your telephone number and email address. We can be reached at:
By email: click here to send email
By fax: (201) 591-9837
By street mail: Zatz, Box 811, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Warranties and disclaimers
All materials and services on these Sites are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement.
Without limiting the foregoing, Zatz LLC makes no warranty that (i) the services and materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (ii) the materials will meet your requirements, (iii) the results obtained from the use of the services or materials, particularly bulletin boards and information, will be effective, accurate or reliable, and (iv) the quality of any products, services, or information purchased or obtained by you from the Sites will meet your expectations. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Where it is legal to limit implied warranties, and where implied warranties are legally required, they will be limited to 90 days.
Zatz LLC assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in anything that is referenced by or linked to these Sites. References to other corporations, their services and products, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
The Sites could include mistakes, inaccuracies, or typographical errors. Zatz LLC may make changes to these Sites, including the prices and descriptions of any products listed herein, at any time without notice. The materials or services at these Sites may be out of date, and Zatz LLC makes no commitment to update such materials or services.
In no event shall Zatz LLC or its suppliers be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use or profits, whether or not Zatz LLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of these Sites or of any web site referenced or linked to from these Sites. Some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
These Sites contains links to third-party Web sites that are not under the control of Zatz LLC. Zatz LLC makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web sites to which you may have access through these Sites. When you access a non-Zatz LLC Web site, you do so at your own risk and Zatz LLC is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites. Zatz LLC provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that Zatz LLC endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such Web sites.
License for supplied information (user content)
Certain services offered on these Sites, such as but not limited to bulletin boards and feedback, accommodate or require user-supplied information or communications (collectively, “Supplied Information”). Depending upon the nature of the Service, by submitting Supplied Information to these Sites you grant Zatz LLC one of the following two types of licenses:
1. For Supplied Information such as comments to the bulletin boards, news, or suggestions, you grant Zatz LLC an unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute such Supplied Information, and you also agree that Zatz LLC is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted such Supplied Information to us if you specifically tell us not to do this.
2. For Supplied Information that is the result of your creative efforts, such as contributed pages, you hereby grant Zatz LLC a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce and modify (for purposes of formatting, maintenance or Site administration) such Supplied Information. You also grant Zatz LLC the right to distribute and publicly display and perform such Supplied Information for the purpose for which such Supplied Information was submitted. This license will be in effect until such Supplied Information is removed from the Site.
You may only submit to the Sites, Supplied Information that is (a) owned by you, (b) submitted with the express permission of the owner, or (c) in the public domain. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Sites any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other materials that would violate any law or the rights of others, including without limitation, laws against copyright infringement. You may not “spoof” other users or pretend to be other people. Violation of these restrictions may result in limitations on access by you to these Sites.
Management of services and access
Zatz LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or remove your Supplied Information from the Sites and to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of these Sites, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
Zatz LLC shall have no liability or responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any information or materials.
Zatz LLC may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review (i) any areas on the Sites where users transmit or post Supplied Information, including but not limited to bulletin boards, and (ii) the substance of any Supplied Information.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Zatz LLC will have no liability related to Supplied Information arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Zatz LLC also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification, or unavailability of any Supplied Information.
Interactive issues and general usage
(We thank Maxpower.ca for this language.)
You agree to follow all applicable laws when using this website. You agree you shall not upload or post unlawful, threatening, harmful, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable content, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to, transmit junk mail or comment posting, collect information about other users, sell access to the website or the data herein, or redistribute any content of this website.
You agree that all user-generated content, including but not limited to comments you leave, correspondence with its authors, participation in dynamic polls or any other form of user-submitted communication with this website is that sole property of the owner of this website. There is no expectation of confidentiality or privacy in any communications you may have with this website or its authors.
You agree that use of the RSS feeds generated by this site is for personal non-commercial news aggregators only. Zatz LLC, LLC will take appropriate legal measures within its rights to protect its content and intellectual property.
We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here (link to the NAI universal user opt-out).
In addition, our server automatically logs certain information which is placed in huge files not accessible to the public. This information is not especially personal and includes IP address (the numeric location of your Internet access point, which is usually an Internet service provider), the page which refered you to our site (if any), your browser and operating system, and other, similar information. We generally do not do anything with this information, but sometimes use summaries of this type of information for planning and server management. This specific information is never shared with people outside of Zatz LLC, LLC.
We do not share e-mail address or other information of people who write to Zatz LLC with outside companies and do not add people to mailing lists without their explicit consent.
Our forums require certain information to register, including e-mail addresses and names. Again, this information is not shared with outside companies or organizations. However, we do sometimes send a mailing to forum members – roughly once a year.
If necessary, that is if faced with a subpoena, court order, etc., Zatz LLC, LLC may be forced to provide information we normally do not share with legal or government authorities. According to the Homeland Security Act, we cannot tell you if this happens, but as of March 4, 2013, it has not happened.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Sites (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Zatz LLC, LLC from its offices within the state of New Jersey, United States of America. By accessing these Sites, you and Zatz LLC agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Sites shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Jersey, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and Zatz LLC also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Bergen County and the United States District Court for New Jersey with respect to such matters. Zatz LLC makes no representation that Materials, information, or Services available on this Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Privacy issues related to WordPress/Auttomatic services:
This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.
Data Used: The following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).
Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.
Activity Tracked: Comment likes.
Data Used: The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. For sites running WooCommerce (also owned by Automattic) and this feature simultaneously and having all purchase tracking explicitly enabled, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.
Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. For sites running WooCommerce-powered stores, some additional events are also sent to Google Analytics: shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases. Tracking for each specific WooCommerce event needs to be enabled by the site owner.
Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
Data Used: In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). If the site owner has enabled Google Analytics to work with this feature, a page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.
Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.
Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Post likes.
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.
Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.
Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (
jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
The actual payment processing is handled by PayPal.
Data Used: Transaction amount, transaction currency code, product title, product price, product ID, order quantity, PayPal payer ID, and PayPal transaction ID.
Activity Tracked: The PayPal payer ID, transaction ID, and HTTP referrer are sent with a payment completion tracking event that is attached to the site owner.
Data Synced (?): PayPal transaction ID, PayPal transaction status, PayPal product ID, quantity, price, customer email address, currency, and payment button CTA text.
Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
Data Used: For payments with PayPal or Stripe: purchase total, currency, billing information. For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address. For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product IDs, dimensions, weight, and quantities. For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products.
WordPress.com Secure Sign On
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site with WordPress.com accounts.
Data Used: User ID (local site and WordPress.com), role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.
Data Synced (?): The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
It’s not that we don’t trust you. We just think everything should be clear…