Terms of Use

Terms of Use, including
Submissions & Comments

Copyright © 1996–2020 Russell G. Campbell. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


While we thank all for their interest, Russ Campbell’s Blog does not accept story ideas or submissions from writers or agents for publication. From the outset, we made the policy decision to publish only material authored by the blog's owner, Russ Campbell. Accordingly, we ask that writers and agents not send completed or on-spec submissions and ideas.

Moreover, we will not always respond individually to those unsolicited submissions we do receive, nor will we return unsolicited manuscripts or artwork.

You Agree to These Terms of Use by Using this Website:

Your access to, and use of, this site is subject to the following Terms of Use and all applicable laws and regulations. By accessing and using the site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use, and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and Russell G. Campbell are superseded with respect to this subject matter. If you do not agree and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use please exit the site.


Unless otherwise indicated, web pages and images at this website (referred to herein as “Website”) are the property of Russell G. Campbell (”Website Owner”) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

All product names and services identified throughout this Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective individuals or companies. They are used throughout this Website in editorial and promotional fashion only and for the benefit of such individuals and companies. No such uses, or the use of any trade name, is intended
to convey endorsement or other affiliation with the Website.

General Terms:

As a member of the general public, you may download one copy of the material on this Website on one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not remove or in any way alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice.
Except as allowed in the preceding paragraph, no materials on this Website may be downloaded, printed, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise — without the written permission of the Website Owner. No intellectual property or other rights in and to this Website are transferred to you.


This Website contains links to third-party Internet resources (”Other Sites”). Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such Other Sites, and your use of Other Sites is at your own risk.


The Internet is not a secure medium and the privacy of your communications with this Website cannot be guaranteed. The Website Owner is not liable for any damages resulting from the transmission, interception or corruption of communications to or from this Website. Any visitor to this Website providing information to the Website Owner agrees that the Website Owner shall have no obligation with respect to such information and shall be free to use, distribute, disclose and reproduce the information to others and shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the information for any purpose whatsoever. Any information provided by a visitor to this Website shall be non-proprietary and deemed to be non-confidential and must be truthful, legal and not violate the rights of others. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that any communications, information, ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, designs, plans, charts, or other materials you transmit to this Website may be used by the Website Owner anywhere, anytime and for any reason whatsoever.

IMPORTANT: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including 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. 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.


THIS DOCUMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The information provided should not be interpreted as a guarantee concerning the accuracy of any information presented. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and the use of these documents.

Access control:

The Website Owner shall have the right, at all times, to prevent, intercept, prohibit or otherwise restrict, your access to and/or use of this Website if the Website Owner determines, in his sole and absolute discretion, that you have not (or the Website Owner has a reasonable basis to believe or expect that you may not have) fully complied with all of the provisions set out in this agreement.

Other Terms:

The Website Owner may at any time, and without notice, revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use.
These Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Ontario, Canada.


For more information, you may contact the Website Owner at:
russ [at] cycroft [dot] com (e-mail address not to be used for non-solicited commercial messages of any kind).


By submitting a comment(s) to Russ Campbell's Blog, you agree to the following terms and conditions and grant me the right and licence to use, reproduce and display your submission(s) without compensation and without further permission.

Since I can only read English, only comments in English will be accepted.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Hold Harmless: All comments within Russ Campbell's Blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, editor or author of the original blog post. By submitting a comment on Russ Campbell's Blog, you agree that the comment content is your own and agree to hold Russ Campbell's Blog, Russell Campbell and all representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
  2. Opinions expressed in the comments are not necessarily mine.
  3. Comments are open to all regardless of viewpoint.
  4. While I accept anonymous comments, I dislike the practice and seldom respond to them.
  5. External links within a comment are okay, but only if links are relevant to the original post and your comment. Simply linking to your own site or blog post will be frowned upon.
  6. This is a moderated blog and comments will appear if and when they are approved. I review the queue regularly, but sometimes only once a day, so please don’t resubmit if your comment doesn’t appear immediately.
  7. Although comments are moderated, once approved they are published unedited and in their entirety. Please do not include private or other information in your comment that you do not want to be published and made available to all. If you want only a certain portion of a comment published, do not use the comment form, but contact me by e-mail at cycroft [at] Gmail [dot] com
  8. The foregoing notwithstanding, I reserve the right to edit or remove any comment, for any reason.

    In order to promote open and transparent conversations, Russ Campbell's Blog moderates comments as follows:

    1. I love comments—they are as important as anything I write myself, for they add to the knowledge and community I try to promote here. However, comments must be relevant to the subject of the individual blog post.
    2. I receive several dozen commercial and other “spam” comments, many with links to other—often crude—websites. These are self-serving and offer nothing relevant to this blog and are solely intended to spam this blog or to lead readers elsewhere—these I reject immediately. 
    3. I allow all opinions. And, unless a comment directly libels me or is abusive towards me or my family, I will allow criticism.
    4. I do try, however, to reject comments that use racist or offensive material, including those that seem libellous or use foul language, hateful words or contain sexual content. 
    5. Moreover, we’re PG13 here and I reject comments that use four-letter words gratuitously, i.e., any of the several English words referring to sex or excrement and which are regarded generally as offensive or obscene.
    These practices are not intended to censor opinion—I have never done that—but are intended to apply common sense and propriety to this blog’s content for the benefit of the vast majority who read it.