Legal Policies

The legal information contained herein applies to Legends Online and its affiliated World Wide Web sites. When "Legends Online" is discussed here, the affiliate sites should also be assumed as applicable. These sites include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Legends Online
2. The Pan Pages
3. The Net.Goth Directory
4. The Serpent's Inn

While the legal information provided here does cover all of the above, there are many areas that may not be material created solely by Marcus Pan. All material within these sites are copyrighted by their respective creators where applicable and bylines are noted.

Changes to these policies may be made without consent or notification at any time.


Terms of Use

Use of Legends Online and any information or services herein implies agreement to the following:

The content-collection of Legends Online is copyright © Marcus Pan 1995 - 2005, with authors and creators holding individual copyrights to their work where applicable. All rights reserved. Reproduction, transfer, distribution or storage of part or all of the contents in any form without the prior written permission of Marcus Pan is prohibited except in accordance with the following permissions:

Marcus Pan consents to you storing on your computer or printing copies or extracts from these pages for your personal use. Marcus Pan consents to you storing on your computer and uploading to your web server any button or banner representing Legends Online or other affiliated sites providing that the requirements for using the material have been fulfilled. Requirements typically consist of, but are not limited to, providing a link to Legends Online from the page where the button or banner is placed. The information at Legends Online is copyrighted by the individual creators. They may be printed and utilized as noticed above, but must be obviously credited to Legends Online or Legends Magazine or the affiliated web site from where it was taken.

Other periodicals who wish to use material from Legends Online must acquire written permission from Marcus Pan prior to including such information in their periodical regardless of whether online or offline. Reprinting requests are typically honored, but treated on a case by case basis. For reprint permission or further information please write to marcus@legendsmagazine.net. Bands, labels, authors and other entities are given full permission to use the reviews and articles pertaining to their particular works without requiring written permission, but credits and bylines may not be altered and the excerpts must include mention of Legends Magazine as original publisher.

The contents of Legends Online are provided "as is." Except as required by applicable law no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the pages. Marcus Pan reserves the right to revise the content or withdraw access to them at any time.

Legends Online assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties that Legends Online's pages have a link to, or for material included in Legends Online that originated from a third party, such as news articles, guestbook entries, forum messages, or other material.

By submitting material to any of our servers, for example by e-mail or via World Wide Web pages, you agree to the following terms:

You make the material available knowing that we may publish it. You warrant that the material is fit for publication. You agree to indemnify us if any third party takes action against us in relation to the material you submit. By submitting material you warrant that you believe Legends Online or Legends Magazine may publish the material and/or incorporate it or any concepts described in it in our services without liability.


Privacy Policy

Legends Online realizes that Internet privacy is on everyone's mind these days. Since Legends Online does collect certain information about visitors to the site, we want our visitors to be aware of how this information is collected, what it is used for and how to change or correct it. This portion of the legal policies serves to disclose this information.

1. What information does Legends Online gather and track?

Legends Online gathers two types of data about visitors: data that visitors provide through voluntary, optional registration and collective tracking information derived mainly by server log files. This information enables us to better design our site to deliver the sort of information that our visitors are looking for. Some of the ways in which Legends Online may gather or collect data for the above purposes is as follows:

E-Mail Registrations: Some areas of Legends Online and affiliated sites offer a subscription-based e-mail newsletter. A valid e-mail address is required for delivery of this newsletter. This is purely voluntary on each visitor's behalf and unsubscribes are handled immediately, typically within 48 hours. Any e-mail newsletters that one may join from Legends is done on a purely "opt-in" basis.

Usage Tracking: Legends Online tracks the path that each user takes through the site, but does not associate this information with data collected from individual users. This information is used solely to track the most popular sections of the site in order to better tailor the site to the needs of our visitors. Legends Online may sort this collective information by domain name, browser type, operating system type, MIME types, keywords used in search engines, city and country and files requested for the purpose of demographics; this information is never associated with individual users and is purely anonymous aggregate statistical information.

Cookies: A cookie is a small text file that your browser writes to your hard drive when a site requests that it do so. A cookie does not allow a web site to access files on your hard drive other than the cookie file itself and then only the information that is written by that particular web site can be accessed. Some of Legends Online's World Wide Web servers may use cookies to apply to the anonymous statistic information as shown above and it is never user-centric. This is done so that we can better determine what areas are visited more often by repeat visitors and provide the type of services in those areas that visitors would like. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting a cookie. You do not need to accept any cookies sent by Legends Online in order to use the site. They can be refused by a setting in your browser.

2. What does Legends Online do with collected information?

As mentioned in section 1, Legends Online uses information provided voluntarily from our visitors for the purpose of distributing some electronic newsletters. Legends Online never shares any personal information collected from its newsletter registration with any other party.

Legends Online tracks the path of each user through the site, but for the purpose of determining the most popular areas and the weak points of the site. Usage information is never viewed on an individual basis, and is never collated with individual user information that is collected from the electronic newsletter registration or from any other source, online or offline.

3. How is this information stored?

All volunteered information is typically stored on our main office system and server. No information is ever divulged in any manner to any other party and can be accessed only by Marcus Pan and his server administrator(s). Site tracking information is stored on Legends Online's server and is only accessible by Marcus Pan and our server administrator(s).

4. Do I have to volunteer any information to use Legends Online?

No. Every visitor has the option of supplying information to Legends Online or not. Registration for our newsletters is appreciated, but not required. All portions of Legends Online is available whether you provide information about yourself or not. All services Legends Online offers are done on an "opt-in" basis only - that is you must request it specifically.

5. Can I correct or update any information that I submit?

Yes. Any user wanting to change an address on the Legends Online e-mail newsletter may mail the webmaster at marcus@legendsmagazine.net.

6. Can any information that I supply be removed?

Yes. E-mail list membership can be discontinued at a user's request by writing to the webmaster, marcus@legendsmagazine.net.

7. What does Legends Magazine do with non-web site contact and similar information?

Legends Magazine maintains a contact database of labels, bands, individuals, partners, authors, etc. for the main purpose of providing mailings to those submitters and other partners and to maintain communication for business purposes. Legends will never sell or divulge this information to any other third party. Legends may use our own contact database to notify individuals, labels and/or bands of upcoming specials, events or other materials specific to Legends Magazine.


Adult Content

While Legends Online and its affiliated sites are not, by any means, "porn," or whatever interestingly fearful name you might have dreamed up for "porn" since last I've heard, it is considered an adult site. Use of adult language, occasional content that may be considered racy and off-color and similar themes are regularly expressed throughout. Most of the racier items are marked for adults only, but there are some instances where content can spill into adult themes without warning. With this we ask that users be considered legal adults in their areas of residency when perusing Legends Online and some of its affiliate sites.


Reprinted Content

Some areas of Legends Online, mostly older archives of Legends Magazine and some Pan Pages areas, may contain reprinted material. The amount in the archives when Legends Online went live on the World Wide Web made it impossible to contact all the parties associated with these reprinted items. Therefore if any item contained within Legends Online is found to be copyrighted or otherwise owned by a visitor, we will respect that individual's request to remove such content upon receipt of definitive information proving such copyright holdings and/or a legal cease & desist letter.


Additional Information

If you have any questions or concerns over these policies, feel free to contact the site administrator, Marcus Pan. You can use any of the contact information as shown here. We'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

These policies were last updated on June 6, 2005.