Disclaimers and Legal Stuff

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Contact Information

Eric Martin
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Off-Focus blog is Eric Martin’s personal web site and nothing else.

Copyright

This is my stuff. Use it as you want, just remember to give me credit. Please. Feel free to use this content anywhere online as long as you include a link back to this site together with a statement something like “originally published on Off-Focus.” If you’re going to print it in a book or something less online, let me know. I’m sure it’s OK but please give me a chance to approve it.

Also, I’m pretty sure that my use of the copyrighted material of others on these pages is OK under the fair use exemption. If you think differently, let me know and I’ll fix it.

On occasion, other people will contribute material to this site. (This includes people making comments or contributing articles.) Their material may be used in the same way I’ve just described, but they also retain the right to use it in other ways and at other places.

I’m the editor/publisher of this site so I take responsibility for whatever articles I publish here. Not so for the comments. I do moderate the comments, but I allow almost all comments to post unedited, even if the opinion expressed isn’t at all my own. I do reserve the right to edit comments for clarity and civility.

Notices

You use all the information on this site at your own risk.

While I think that the information on this web site is accurate and up-to-date, it may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. (Hey, I ain’t perfect!) Also, there may be improvements or changes to the information here at any time without any notice. (I make changes all the time because this is, after all, a blog.)

I make no representation whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this one. When I link to another web site that doesn’t mean that I endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web site.

And here’s some real legalese small print:

INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE OWNER OR OWNERS OF THIS WEB SITE (”WE”) BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Whew! Glad that’s over!

Privacy

This site does not collect personal information of any type. Unless you post it in a comment and then all bets are off. Unless you specifically and pointedly tell me not to, I’ll post anything you put into one of those comment boxes. And once it’s posted, the barn door is open and I’ll not be able to bring the cows home, so be prepared to live with your own words.

If you give me an email address or a phone number, I’ll feel free to contact you using that information (until you tell me not to). I won’t give that information to anyone else without your permission.

Cookies

The site employs cookie technology to help all visitors enjoy the site more completely and to allow me to service those visitors more adequately.

A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a web site to your local computer. The cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive or in its memory.

The site uses cookies to help understand which of the web pages are being visited and how the web site is being used. This information is used to improve the performance, content and design of the site.

The site also uses cookies to identify individual visitors (who have given their consent) in order to provide them with special or expanded privileges on the web site. Web site administrators have those privileges, but so might other frequent visitors to the web site.

While you may enjoy most of our web site without accepting cookies, some features of the site do require that your computer be set to accept cookies. This site recommends that all visitors set their Internet browser to accept cookies.

You’re not still scared of these little things, are you?