Monday, December 12, 2016

Terms of Use

By using this site, you agree to the following Terms of Use:

Twin Cities Runoff is a news and information magazine available online, free of charge to members of the Twin Cities community and all other interested parties. The mission of Twin Cities Runoff is to address stories and issues that are not always covered in the Twin Cities media, while giving opportunities to new and experienced writers and artists to develop their work with the support of a community of editors.

Terms of Use may change at Twin Cities Runoff’s discretion. Updates will be noted on the index page of the website.

This Terms of Use addresses three types of content: Feature Content, Comments, and Website Content.

Feature Content includes articles, stories, photographs, essays, and any other content selected and edited by Twin Cities Runoff staff for publication.

Comments include user-generated content published on Twin Cities Runoff through the Facebook commenting system.

Website Content includes the structure, design, and parameters of Twin Cities Runoff’s website created or implemented by the Twin Cities Runoff, including sponsorship.

Feature Content

Feature content published on Twin Cities Runoff remain the sole property of its creator(s). Twin Cities Runoff reserves the right to retain a copy of each article for its archives and may publish future digital versions. If featured content is republished elsewhere in the future, Twin Cities Runoff asks that work originally published at the Twin Cities Runoff acknowledged as such in future reprints.


At Twin Cities Runoff we welcome the civil discussion of Featured Content through user-generated comments. Users must be registered through Facebook and must abide by their policies.

Comments made on Twin Cities Runoff are the property of Twin Cities Runoff and Facebook, which may use and modify them for whatever purposes it deems fit.

We reserve the right to remove defamatory or irrelevant comments from Twin Cities Runoff at our discretion. Comments that may be removed include:

  • Comments irrelevant to the article under discussion
  • Hate speech, or any comments containing insults based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or any name calling in general.
  • Comments containing harassment or threats
  • Comments that violate another user’s or an outside party’s privacy
  • Comments that contain or insinuate false information
  • Comments that contain sexually explicit or threatening content
  • Comments containing hyperlinks to any of the above, or to any websites Twin Cities Runoff deems inappropriate

Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a jerk.

Website Content

All other content on Twin Cities Runoff, excluding sponsorship, is the sole property of Twin Cities Runoff © 2011. All rights reserved.

Sponsors’ content remains the property of the sponsors.


Any personal data collected from individual users of Twin Cities Runoff is used solely by Twin Cities Runoff and is not sold or given to any third parties.

Not for Kids

Twin Cities Runoff publishes content intended for adults and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to this site, please contact us immediately.