1. “TFB” = The Fourth Branch.
2. “User” = Members and visitors of TFB, including those with accounts on this website.
Administrators = Yu Suenaga; Milan Loeak; Russell Thoulag; Otis Aisek; Universe Yamase.
The public is more than welcome to view all works on The Fourth Branch website. If you intend on submitting your personal works or adding content to the site please continue reading carefully.
Submitting content to the Fourth Branch is intended for individuals of 18 years or older. If you are under 18, please refrain from submitting content to the Fourth Branch. By using TFB you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older which forms a binding contract between you and The Fourth Branch.
By submitting material, user acknowledges and permits the reproduction and modification of submitted materials in whole or in parts in combination with composites of other materials in such ways as texts, data, photographs, illustrations, animations, video, audio and other forms of editing now known or to become known hereafter. All submitted works are subject to alterations, changes or complete removal at all times once submitted to The Fourth Branch.
User agrees that The Fourth Branch does not need to explain any alterations or removals of contents.
All submitted works modified or not will rightfully belong to The Fourth Branch. User permits the use of user’s name, whether in full or in modified form in connection with their submitted materials. User permits The Fourth Branch the unrestricted rights to display, exhibit, perform, distribute, transmit or broadcast user submitted works by any means now known or to become known hereafter.
By submitting materials, User agrees that The Fourth Branch is free to use or disregard all submitted works and is under no obligation to use or display user generated materials. User also understands and accepts that they will not receive payment of any sort, other than the recognition of user’s work and those affiliated. If member wishes to remain anonymous, that is also an option under the "upload file" feature or upon request.
The user acknowledges that they have full legal rights and ownership of their submitted materials and grants The Fourth Branch permission to use generated materials as described in this TOU. All user submitted works should not violate the rights of any persons, groups, organizations, or other entities. If user materials do, then user should not submit those works to The Fourth Branch.
Although The Fourth Branch administrators monitor contents, some materials may elude their detection. In such cases, if any materials submitted to the Fourth Branch violate the rights of any individuals, The Fourth Branch is not responsible for those materials. Users who spot these violations should report them to the Fourth Branch administrators.
User agrees that by using the Fourth Branch they do not enter an employment agreement nor do they become a Fourth Branch Administrator.
All other queries and complications can be dealt with the express majority consent of acting administrators.
The public updates some areas in The Fourth Branch. Contents submitted by the public might not reflect the mission of The Fourth Branch. For any questions about The Fourth Branch mission, please read our "mission statement". For additional inquiries, comments, suggestions or other, please contact us.
TFB allows visitors to create accounts to become members of the Fourth Branch. Becoming a member allows visitors to subscribe to site updates via emails and other notifications. Members can also be identified on the site when commenting or submitting contents.
When creating an account with the Fourth Branch, some information may be required. Examples of such information may include but are not limited to: name, email address, date of birth, citizenship, gender, phone number, ethnicity, and current residence. Personally identifiable information will not be shared with a third party.
The Fourth Branch may also collect various non-personally identifiable information upon accessing the website. Information may include: IP (Internet protocol) Address, browser used, OS (operating system) used, ISP (internet service provider) domain name, location, contents accessed, websites visited before and after visiting The Fourth Branch website, devices used to access website (e.g., Smartphones) and advertisements you’ve accessed within the Fourth Branch website.
Visitors may also participate with such contents as third party plug-ins (e.g., polldaddy), applications (e.g., wibiya toolbar) and social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) that the Fourth Branch uses. By engaging with us through these sites, there is a possibility that information may be required of visitors. Such information includes but is not limited to the data described earlier above.
Use of Information
We may use visitor and member provided information to respond to requests from members and visitors. We may also use information to inform members and visitors of updates, changes and/or details that we believe will be of interest to them.
The non-personally identifiable data we collect is used to improve the quality of our site. Some or all of the listed information may be shared with partners and advertisers on the Fourth Branch.
As expressed above, personally identifiable materials will not be shared with a third party. We may however disclose such information under court order or in response to law enforcement. If in the case that the Fourth Branch is sold or acquired by a separate entity, all data collected by the Fourth Branch may be given to the acquiring group. If the Fourth Branch is to expand or partner with a third party, all acquired data may be shared.
The Fourth Branch is not responsible for sites that we link to.