Here's the deal:
We run this site so that people like you (and people you like) can use it for information, education, communication, and cyber gratification. So go ahead and browse around all you like. You can even download stuff from the site but only for non-commercial, personal use. If you do, though, don't fool around with the copyright and other notices all over the stuff. They're there for a really good reason. And don't even think about distributing, modifying, transmitting, reusing, reposting, or anything else uncool with any of the stuff, including text, images, audio, and video, for public or commercial purposes unless we give you written permission.
If you visit our site, you're also legally obligated to [read: stuck with] the terms and conditions listed below and any other law or regulation that applies to the site, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. You shouldn't access or browse the site if you have any problem with that, because once you start, there's no turning back-you are bound by [read: stuck with] the terms and conditions.
So here's the scoop on our Top Eight Rules for Cybersurfers who hang out on our site:
1. For everyone's sake, just assume that everything on the site is copyrighted unless we say it's not. So you can't use the stuff except how we say you can on this page or anywhere else on the site without our written permission.
2. While we try to include accurate stuff on the site, we're not promising you it's accurate. So if you use stuff on the site, you're using it at your own risk. Don't call us if there's a problem because we assume no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions on the site.
3. We and anybody else who helped us create, produce, or deliver the site are not liable for any damages you suffer when you use it. In particular, the lawyers want you to know that our disclaimer includes "direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided to you 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties." Ugh! What a mouthful from the mouthpieces. We put all of that in quotes because we couldn't figure out any other way to say it that the lawyers would accept. But here's the bottom-line we're not responsible if you're browsing around and the site damages you or your computer. We sure hope that doesn't happen, but if it does, it's probably not our fault anyway.
4.If you don't want the world to know something, don't post it on the site in any bulletin board or anyplace else. That's because anything you disclose to us is ours. That's right-ours. So we can do anything we want with the stuff you post. We can reproduce it, disclose it, transmit it, publish it, broadcast it, and post it someplace else. We can even send it to your mother (as soon as we find her address). Not only that, we can even use any ideas, concepts, know-hows, or techniques you post any way we want to, including developing, manufacturing, and marketing products, or other stuff using the information you post.Pictures of people or places shown on the site are either our property or someone else's property we're using with their permission. No matter what, it's definitely not your property. You or any of your Net friends can't use it unless we said you can on this page or somewhere else on the site. So be careful, because unauthorized use may violate all sorts of nasty laws. Be smart, keep the stuff you download to yourself.
5.There's also a lot of trademarks, logos, and service marks on the site that either we own or we're using with someone else's permission. So don't think you have any kind of license or right to use them, because you don't and we're not about to give you one. If you don't leave them alone and you mess with the trademarks, logos, and service marks on our site, we'll probably be mildly upset-so will the companies that own the other trademarks, logos, and service marks.
6.You'll probably notice we've linked our site to a lot of others. While that's cool, it doesn't mean we've looked at all these sites, much less checked them out periodically to see what's going on. So don't blame us if some site you link to is bad or has stuff on it that offends you or your pets. Go ahead and link, but remember you're doing it at your own risk.
8.We're allowed to change this page or anything else on the site anytime we want to. That's because it's ours and we have the programmers who can do it. If we do change the page, then you're bound [read: stuck with] those changes, too, whenever you visit our site.