The following are the legal policies for the John Doan website.


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If you are unfamiliar with how copyright words, and whether or not you are violating copyright policies, I recommend you read this article from my friend, Lorelle VanFossen, and her friend’s site, Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today.

Comment Policy

Comments and interaction on the site are welcome and encouraged. Please feel free to comment on the site, however, we have a few guidelines to help us all play nice.

Comment Etiquette and Procedures: We welcome appropriate comments but will not permit inappropriate language or private or personal information that may put you at risk such as phone numbers and emails in the comment box. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments. Our goal is to make you look like the intelligent person we know you are, so we’ll do our best to fix some spelling and grammar mistakes for you.

Spam: The site has strong comment spam filters in place which automatically remove the majority of comment spam. Some may slip through and they are fairly promptly removed. The automatic spam filter may rarely capture legitimate comments. If your comment has been moderated or does not appear within a few days, please use our Contact form to let us know.

Privacy Policy

Email subscriptions are opt-in only. Through the subscriptions, you have the right to opt-out as well. The email mailing list subscription is for emails directly from John Doan concerning new albums, upcoming concerts, sales, special events, and other activities. It is an opt-in list and you can unsubscribe at any time via the links in the email.

Site Update Notification Subscriptions are alerts to new content on the John Doan website. Subscriptions to site updates are managed through your profile where you can unsubscribe or change which site category topics you wish to receive for site update notification. These are controlled with’s tools, providing access and control to your privacy on these emailed site updates. Information collected in the process of this opt-in feature is not used for any other purpose.

The comment form requires email addresses. We do not use those email address for any of our subscriptions, though you may have the option of subscribing to site updates through the comment form.

We will not sell or share your contact information. It is for our use only and you have the right to opt-out at any time.

Information collected during your visit to this site is for statistical use only by John Doan and his staff and In general, the site’s software collects typical anonymous web user data to help us improve the website’s content and programming.

To the best of our ability, while this site is based within the United States, we do our best to comply with international rules and regulations, however, the jurisdiction for such compliance does remain within the legal bounds and authorities of the United States.