The Blue Paper’s Terms of Use


Comment Policy

You may use an anonymous name on the website, however, we will require a valid email address to post comments to unless using your Facebook account.

We encourage fair comment and discussion about stories at but will not tolerate comments that are off topic, abusive, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, threatening or which invade privacy; or are libelous. Offenders will be banned from posting.

We will reject posts that are in all-capital letters, do not contribute to reasoned debate, or that include gross errors of fact.

We reserve the right to delete any portions of text contained in comments that we feel violate our policy – at our sole discretion.

You may suggest removal of any comment you feel violates our policy by emailing us at [email protected] 

Terms of Use

Key West The Newspaper (The Blue Paper) is owned and operated by Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West the Newspaper and contains material protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.

This site is not intended for children 16 and under and any use of the site or its content by children 16 and under should be with the direct supervision of an adult.

By posting comments or engaging in any other form of communication through, users are granting Blue Pimpernel LLC royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:

1. Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.

2. Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.

The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. 

Content Disclaimer

The expressed opinions, informational content, and links displayed on pages do not necessarily reflect a position or policy of Blue Pimpernel LLC, Key West The Newspaper [The Blue Paper] or its affiliates. No official endorsement by Blue Pimpernel LLC, Key West The Newspaper [The Blue Paper] or its affiliates of the viewpoints expressed on pages should be inferred.

Third Party Disclaimer provides links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Neither nor Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West The Newspaper operates or controls any information, products or services on third-party sites. Content at and third-party sites is provided as is and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, materials. Users specifically acknowledge and agree that is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If a user is dissatisfied with any material, or with any of’s terms and conditions, his or her sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using

Use of Materials

The right to download and store or output the materials in our site(s) is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form.   Any other reproductions, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of us is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on these sites may contact us at [email protected].


Copyright Infringement Claims

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the designated agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO OR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE.

We do not knowingly permit anyone to post materials on this Site where such posting would violate copyright or other applicable law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (including 17 USC § 512).  Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West the Newspaper will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying with the DMCA, Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West The Newspaper will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity and will act to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is found to be infringing.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West The Newspaper the following information. Please be advised that to be effective, the Notification must include ALL of the following:

–                a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of      an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;

–                a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

–                a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

–                your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West The Newspaper. to contact you;

–                a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

–                a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notices of claimed copyright infringement should be directed to Blue Pimpernel LLC dba Key West The Newspaper’s designated agent:

 By Mail:

Blue Pimpernel LLC
Key West the Newspaper
Naja Girard
1214 Newton Street
Key West, FL  33040


By email:   [email protected]

(Please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.)