Terms and Conditions

Whatifkirby.com provides all services to you, the visitor, under the following conditions. If you visit whatifkirby.com, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.

Copyright and Trademarks
Copyright and trademarks to the intellectual property including, but not limited to, comic books, characters, creators, images, titles, logos, photographs and symbols displayed on whatifkirby.com are not the property of whatifkirby.com, but belong to their copyright/trademark owners, and whatifkirby.com makes no claim of copyright or trademark of them. Whatifkirby.com respects the copyrights and intellectual property of others and are committed to making sure that all content on the website complies with copyright law.

Posting Rules
These rules are for all public content anywhere on the site including, but not limited to the forums and adding comments. Comments can be posted by Anonymous users but will require adminstrator approval before posting to the public.

Be respectful to your fellow posters. While spirited debate is allowed and even encouraged, personal attacks are strictly forbidden. Attack the message, not the messenger. Rudeness, insulting posts, and posts intended only to stir up trouble (trolling) will not be tolerated.

Keep the site clean and family friendly. We are adults here and topics may occasionally be suggestive in nature but outright vulgarity and obscenity is not allowed. Mild, occasional, untargeted swearing will be overlooked but excessive profanity, swearing at other members, and vulgar profanity are not allowed, even if self-censored with * replacing some letters.

No posting anything illegal or discussing illegal activities.

When quoting copyrighted material, only quote a small amount and then link to the original article. Posting an entire copyrighted article is not legal, even if you link back to it. If you are pasting an entire article that is licensed for such sharing, please say so to avoid any question.

Stay on topic. Occasionally, a topic will drift over time and that's ok as long as the participants are drifting with it. But abrupt changes should be avoided whenever possible. If you want to address a particular point that will take a topic off topic, start up a new topic on it and add a post to the original topic linking to your new one.

Images may be added either via a link to offsite images or added directly to your post. To save our bandwidth, we prefer linking where possible but either method is fine to use. Images must comply with the "clean and family friendly" rule.

Private Contact
Private messages and contact forms are provided as a method for members to contact each other out of public view. Members contact forms are not activated by default to preserver member's privacy. Members can activate their contact form during the registration process or by editing their account. We generally do not read private communication but reserve the right to do so if a rules violation is suspected. In using the private messages and contact forms, you agree to these rules:
• You may not contact other members for the purpose of advertising. This includes contacting members just to get them to look at your profile to see your link.
• No personal attacks.
• No illegal activity.
• Private messages shall not be reposted publically without the consent of all involved members.
• If you receive a private message that violates our rules, please contact us. Because we don't monitor peoples' private messages, we won't know there is a problem unless you tell us.

Site Usage
Whatifkirby was produced to provide interested visitors with an educational and research website for enjoying, discussing and appreciating original comic art by comic book artist Jack Kirby.

Site access whatifkirby.com grants you personal use of this website and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of whatifkirby.com. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of whatifkirby.com.

Robots and Screen Scraping
You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this site, except with our express written consent.

Please contact us with any questions.