Really boring legal stuff


Our lawyers insisted on penalty of excommunication that we include the following really boring but necessary legal representations, warnings, and what have you:

Copyright Policy
Folks, our features are copyrighted. That means they belong to Critics Inc. That extends to any editorial content and editorial constructs, as well as the website design, format, programming scripts, code, stylesheets, etc. Furthermore "Movie Ratings That Actually Work" is a Service Mark of Critics Inc. (plus we may claim additional trademarks and service marks not listed here). At the same time, we're not copyright fascists: yes, of course you can print a page for your own use or to share with friends; yes, you can e-mail a page to a friend; yes, go ahead and link to our site (please!); and, yes, sure, go ahead and look at our HTML code and be inspired and improve your site, However, any commercial reproduction of anything appearing within this site without our written permission is illegal and in really bad taste -- and, yes, we will come after you.

Privacy Policy
Our privacy policy is very simple: we do not collect any information on our users and we do not share the e-mail addresses of those who write to us with any other party. Period. However, the ads appearing on are delivered to you by our principal web advertising partner, Max Worldwide, as well as other ad agencies we are affiliated with, utilize certain technologies to deliver specific advertisements -- privacy issues surrounding this technology and your choices whether to participate in, or opt out of targeted advertising are disclosed in Max Worldwide's privacy policy.

A word about our online ads: We hate distracting and misleading ads as much as anyone, and many of the  pop-up ads we feature on our site are very irritating indeed. However, we don't have much control over advertising on the site since we do not handle our advertising in-house. Since several online ad agencies handle all of our advertising for all of our sites, we obviously we do not control what advertisers they get. For complaints please e-mail us and we will forward your comments to the appropriate agency. Please provide as many details as possible (placement, time of day, page url, content, etc.).

We should note that online ads are bound to get even more brazen, annoying and intrusive because that's what works. The online ads that seem to work right now are pop-up ads. It is these annoying ads that make this site possible. If we didn't have them, we wouldn't have any income. We're looking into different options, however, from finding a new ad agencies, to charging for the site. If you have any suggestions on how you think we can survive without advertising income, pray do tell; just .

Linking to other websites
Please note that hyperlinks to other websites from our website are provided as a convenience to you. This includes third-party websites, like newspaper and online critic's websites, as well as our advertisers' websites. If you click on any of these hyperlinks, you will leave our website. Please understand that we cannot, and do not, review every third party and advertiser's sites and we can in no way be held responsible for any of the content of any of these websites. Furthermore, like all things, websites change and often expire, and while we make every attempt to keep our hyperlinks current, it's impossible to keep up with every change. In other words, if you access any of the third party websites hyperlinked from, sorry but you are on you own, cap'n.

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