June 2003 (v0.3), November 2004 (v0.3.1), January 2005 (v0.9), August 2005 (v0.9.1), December 2007 (v0.9.2), September 2009 (v0.9.5), December 2009 (v0.9.7) CURRENT: May 2012 (v1.0.0)
IMPORTANT - THIS IS NOT A FORMAL LEGAL DOCUMENT, BUT THE SPIRIT OF THE RIGHTS OUTLINED IN IT WILL BE PURSUED AS NECCESSARY. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE FIRST USE, OR OTHERWISE ROUTINE AND/OR CONTINUING USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS HOSTED CONTENT:
WEBSITE means words, images, media, and software saved, linked, and transmitted by means of any internet protocol, HOSTed on a server owned, leased, or contracted by the AUTHOR or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS , stored in any database, and/or displayed in a browser or other web or network application.
HOST refers to any computer linked to the Internet by standard protocols to act as a storage and transmission device as owned and/or contracted by the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS and specifically where the physical medium upon which the data and content that comprises the website is stored and relayed.
USE means displaying, storing, loading, transmitting, accessing, installing, executing, linking to, crawling, scraping, or otherwise requesting transfer of the website and it's associated files to any single device, virtual, digital, or physical media connected or disconnected from the Internet.
USER means the individual or entity who uses, transmits, stores, saves, prints, visits, views, reads, generally accesses, or downloads the website. refers completely and fully to the developer, writer, and/or artistic contributor of all original content on the website, Mr. Brad M. Salomons, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|SECTION 1 = Expectations|
This is not a legal document, but does list the formal expectations for users of this website as described by the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS AGAIN, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE, OR FIRST USE OF, THIS WEBSITE
|SECTION 2 = Restricted Users|
2.a) any user who is a lawyer or legal representative of an individual, business, or corporation for any legal purpose that is in any way linked, related, or pursuant to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS ;
2.b) any user who is a representative of a media-based corporation or business that may be deemed competitive to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS ;
2.c) any user who is a representative of a software-based corporation or business that may be deemed competitive to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS ;
2.d) any user who is a government representative;
2.e) any user who is advertising for a personal, business, or corporate website, or represents adversting for a personal, business, or corporate website, either by means of posting content to, or soliciting information from the website;
2.f) any user who located the website via any indexed search engine, links index, web-agregator, or social media application where the name of the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS or any variation of the name of the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS was used as a reference to locate and access this website;
2.g) any user who is a past, present, or future contractee, contractor, employer, employee, or holds an interest connected to any working relationship connected to either the AUTHOR or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS
|SECTION 3 = Ownership and Affiliation|
This website and all websites hosted within the confines of this and directly associated domain names is the sole property of the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS Any and ALL information, data, and/or opinions contained on this site are the sole property of the AUTHOR and are stored and shared under the limited liability protection of the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS and NO OTHER affiliation.
4(i) the user does NOT MEET ANY of the criteria listed in SECTION 2 of this document, in that the user is NOT a RESTRICTED USER of this website;
4(ii) the user has obtained detailed and explicit written and/or verbal permission from the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS or intends to obtain explicit written and/or verbal permission of the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS of this website to use, including all reasonable parameters of such an agreement, this website outside of the herein defined confines of these TERMS;
4(iii) the user will pay a per-use content fee of CAN$500.00 (plus applicable taxes for goods and services rendered) to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS PER KILOBYTE (standard accepted definition) of data downloaded as defined as a fair price for the value of leasing the intellectual property contained within that data by the AUTHOR and the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS for all past, present and future use. If the user or user's representative is unable to provide proof of a MAXIMUM total of data downloaded from the website, the AUTHOR and the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS will assume that NO LESS THAN 6 megabyes (equalling 6,144 kilobytes) worth of data was accessed at a total cost of CAN$3,072,000.00 (plus 5% GST in Canada), payable to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS as invoiced.
|SECTION 5 = Permission|
Permission from the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS or payment to the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS can be achieved, denied and retracted (based on violation of these terms at any point in time) at the discretion of the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS by email [ email@example.com ] with full disclosure of the USER's identity and intentions with regard to SECTION 2 and SECTION 4 of this document. Failure to do so waives any future rights by the user or anyone who that user represents until such permission or payment is is obtained with satisfaction from the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS
|SECTION 6 = Responsibility|
|SECTION 7 = Limitations|
In addition to the other provisions hereof, THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES TO AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS THAT THE WEBSITE, AS WITH MOST WEBSITES, MAY CONTAIN BUGS, PRIVATE OR PERSONAL OPINIONS OR INFORMATION, AND IS NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED FOR USE PROVIDING ACCURATE FACTS, NEWS, OR INFORMATION IN WHICH THE NATURE OF THAT INFORMATION COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY OR PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF SUCH A FAILURE OF THE WEBSITE OR A BREACH OF SECURITY INVOLVING THE WEBSITE, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR BREACH RESULTS FROM THE DELIBERATE, RECKLESS, OR NEGLIGENT ACTS OF ANY PERSON. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY CONTENT, OR ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE TO DEVELOP, DISTRIBUTE, OR USE ANY MATERIAL THAT IS DEFAMATORY, SLANDEROUS, LIBELOUS OR OBSCENE, THAT PORTRAYS ANY PERSON IN A FALSE LIGHT, THAT CONSTITUTES AN INVASION OF ANY RIGHT TO PRIVACY OR AN INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RIGHT TO PUBLICITY, THAT VIOLATES OR INFRINGES ANY THIRD PARTY’S RIGHTS OR THAT VIOLATES ANY FOREIGN, CANADIAN FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL OR LOCAL STATUTE OR REGULATION.
|SECTION 8 = Hypertext Links|
This website may contain hypertext links to other websites, which are completely independent of this website. The AUTHOR and the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such hypertext link and any hypertext link to another person or entity shall not in any manner be construed as an endorsement by the AUTHOR and the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS of such person's or entity's website, products or services.
|SECTION 9 = Purpose|
The purpose of this document is solely to protect the privacy and shield the AUTHOR and the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS from intentional or unintentional harm to the AUTHOR, the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS or a third party due to misuse of the personal information and opinions posted by either the AUTHOR or others contained on this website.
|SECTION 10 = User Privacy|
Information that is gathered from USERs: In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the USER's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. Cookies may be used to remember USER preferences when interacting with the website. Where registration is required, the USER's email and a username will be stored on the server.
How the Information is used: The information is used to enhance the USER's experience when using the website to display personalised content and possibly advertising. E-mail addresses will not be sold, rented or leased to 3rd parties by the AUTHOR and/or the AUTHOR'S BUSINESS INTERESTS E-mail may be sent to inform teh USER of news or updates regarding services or content.
USER Options: If the USER has subscribed to our services or content, the USER may unsubscribe by following the instructions which are included in any e-mail. The USER may be able to block cookies via browser settings but this may prevent the USER from access to certain features of the website.
|SECTION 11 = Change|