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About Bearing Drift

BearingDrift.com is owned by Virginia Line Media LLC, a Virginia limited liability corporation based in Chesapeake, Virginia.

All original material written, recorded and published on BearingDrift.com and related programs is Copyright © 2016 by Virginia Line Media LLC.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, email Editor-in-Chief Jim Hoeft at jim.hoeft@bearingdrift.com.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in the articles, advertising, Podcasts, radio broadcasts and all other programming on BearingDrift.com are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Virginia Line Media LLC, its officers, the Board of Directors, or any other contributor, nor the employers of any contributor unless expressly stated.

Endorsements and Disclosure of Client Relationships

BearingDrift.com does not issue endorsements for candidates seeking political office.

Individual contributors are free to endorse candidates for office in their private capacities, and are discouraged from using the site to publish those endorsements.  Contributors who are political consultants, lobbyists or otherwise employed in a political capacity who may be writing on issues that impact an employer or client relationship are required by Virginia Line Media LLC policy to disclose those relationships in their contribution if said contribution could be reasonably perceived to represent either a conflict of interest or the subject matter of the post provides some benefit to a client or employer.

BearingDrift.com derives its operating income from donations, subscriptions, sponsorships and advertising revenue.  The site does not solicit or exchange favorable coverage or commentary for anything of value.  Individual contributors are forbidden from exchanging favorable coverage of candidates and issues for compensation in any form, and contributors who do so are subject to immediate dismissal.

Advertisement by campaigns or issue advocacy organizations does not indicate endorsement of those candidates or the views expressed by those organizations.

All posts and articles published as part of an advertising agreement or are otherwise considered “sponsored content” will be so labeled.

Photography Rights 

BearingDrift.com strives to ensure that all photographs and other imagery on the site are in the public domain, are original material or significantly altered material that represents fair use.  In the event that a copyrighted photograph or other image appears on the site, copyright holders should immediately email jim.hoeft@bearingdrift.com.

Comment Policy

BearingDrift.com was founded to help create an internet community where comments and suggestions on articles are welcomed.  At the same time, BearingDrift.com reserves the right to moderate all comments on articles, and may delete comments that are deemed non-germane, inappropriate or defamatory, as determined at the sole discretion of the moderators.  Comments that do not contribute to the overall discussion, are not related to the content of an article, or represent personal attacks on authors of the site will be deleted and commenters suspended or banned from contributing.  This includes not only BearingDrift.com but all related social media outlets controlled by Virginia Line Media LLC.

 

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