Terms of Service

Welcome to ShaneSakata.com. By accessing the ShaneSakata.com website or using the services offered by ShaneSakata.com you agree and acknowledge to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms or to our Privacy Policy , please do not access the site.

ShaneSakata.com reserves the right to change these Terms at any time and we recommend that you periodically check this page for changes.

Due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 – http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm – you must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use this site.


All content on ShaneSakata.com is copyrighted intellectual property with the exception of some images which are used under Creative Commons License.  As such, you are free to download online materials for non-commercial, personal use only provided you:

  1. Retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices
  2. You make no modifications to the materials
  3. You do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands, and
  4. You do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for re-use for commercial purposes.

Reasonable excerpts from content on ShaneSakata.com may be used provided that they do not exceed ten percent of the article in question and that a link is provided back to the original article on ShaneSakata.com.  Images from ShaneSakata.com may not be used without explicit written approval from the site.

Permission for the use of images and more extensive use of written materials on ShaneSakata.com can be submitted via email to shanesakata [at] gmail [dot] com.

Links to External Sites

We sometimes provide referrals to, and links to, other websites from ShaneSakata.com.  Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at those sites. No inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that ShaneSakata.com is connected with, operates or controls these websites.

Advertisements and Promotions

ShaneSakata.com may run advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than ShaneSakata.com, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. ShaneSakata.com is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Site.

ShaneSakata.com may earn revenue from some of the advertisements displayed on the site. If you enter into an agreement with a third-party site then you acknowledge that ShaneSakata.com may earn a commission or revenue from your transaction.

Comment Policy

ShaneSakata.com encourages reader feedback and comments but reserves the right to delete comments, links included in comments, trackbacks or pings that meet the following criteria:

  1. Contain falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage ShaneSakata.com or any third party;
  2. Contain material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
  3. Made solely for the purpose of advertising or solicitation of business;
  4. In languages other than English;
  5. Contains content which insults, belittles, contains profanity or in other negative ways affects other readers or the owners, administrators and contributors to the site.

Updated:  January 1, 2011