Sunday, June 30, 2013

What Laws of Sweden?- Bloglovin

This is what I am referring to.

WHAT Swedish law?  What happens if I inadvertently violate the laws of Sweeden?
Will blue eyed blonde haired agents appear at my door to haul me off to Sweeden?
   (Hmmm, that may not be so bad...  LOL)
What if I say something, or some troll comments on something that the Swedish nation believes is improper but is perfectly legal in the US?
 It says I have to submit to the district court of Stockholm?

I  don't think I'm going to agree to this.  Maybe I'm just a bit too cautious.  Facebook may say similar things in their agreements, but that is US law.  Now, I'm not very political on the blog, I don't put down other races or comment negatively about any other discriminatory issue (other than people need to be NICE and don't commit criminal acts).  Regardless, if there is miscommunication, I have neither the time nor money to fight in Sweedish court.  

Users who have claimed their blog

Users who have claimed their blog(s) have the possibility to create user generated information on bloglovin´ and he/she has to follow stricter rules.
Users are not allowed to publish information that in any way goes against bloglovin’s rules, this agreement or Swedish law.. . .
Users aren’t allowed to use bloglovin´ for illegal activities or for distribution of material that is illegal or that can be experienced as offensive such as racial discrimination, bullying etc.
bloglovin´ has the right to, when suspecting that a User has violated this agreement or Swedish Law to without warning, partly or fully, remove and/or send the information that violates this agreement or Swedish law to a third person.

They can also use you for direct marketing:
The User here by approves that the personal information he/she leaves by using bloglovin´ can be used for directed marketing to the User through present and future digital distribution channels, and to take out statistics on bloglovin´s users.

he Terms, and your relationship with bloglovin´ under the Terms, shall be governed by Swedish law. You and bloglovin´ agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the District Court of Stockholm to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that bloglovin´ shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

So, for the record Bloglovin- I am NOT claiming my blog and I don't want to continue with the signup in Facebook.  Sorry.  I hear you can still read my blog if you want but with all the strange things going on in the world today, I don't need to add Sweedish court onto them.


LindaG said...

What brought you to look into Bloglovin'? What did I miss?


Hope you have a wonderful week. ♥

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't use it but Google Reader no longer works as of July 1, this is an alternate other bloggers are using so all the blogs are in one area and can be managed. I don't like the terms of agreement though.

JaneofVirginia said...

All of a sudden I am getting referrals to my blog from bloglovin. I would never knowingly violate laws anywhere, Sweden or otherwise, but I have no plan to claim my blog there. I don't need their referrals, and I won't be shackled by them either.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I'm certain they would never actually haul you into court in Sweden from across an ocean, unless very illegal activity is taking place, but I see this as a potential to sue you for "damages" and how easy that would be with such vague language and your acceptance to it if you claim your blog. Sounds like a profit center to me on top of having some foreign govt tell you what you can and cannot write.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Last time I checked it was still illegal to dance in a butcher shop on Sundays in Missouri too. Some laws were meant to be broken. I wouldn't worry about them.