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The information to which this legal notice is associated, and information located at the Websites on the top of this page, is a compilation, derivative and original work by Mark Zimmerman. The works have various titles, and are hereafter, collectively referred to as "Collective Works." Please read the following Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement and Disclaimer before accessing, reading or using any material in the "Collective Works."

Copyright Notice
Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Mark Zimmerman.
All Rights Reserved.

All rights reserved. The materials associated with this notice, and all materials found at the above Websites, may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the author, except where permitted by the Visitor Agreement, law, and in brief quotations for critical reviews.

Visitor Agreement and Disclaimer

By accessing, reading or using any of the material in the "Collective Works", you indicate that you understand, agree to and accept the terms of the Copyright Notice, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement and Disclaimer.

The terms of this Agreement may change from time to time. By continuing to use the "Collective Works" after changes are posted to this page, you agree to accept the new terms.

The "Collective Works" are for entertainment purposes only. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all e-books, opinions, advice, services and all other information provided through the "Collective Works".

Usage, Copyright and Licenses

The entire contents of the "Collective Works" including text, graphics, audio, visual, markup language, computer program code and/or software, multimedia and other proprietary material, are owned by Mark Zimmerman, hereafter referred to as "Owner". The "Collective Works" is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.

You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the "Collective Works" solely for your own non-commercial use, provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials. In addition, such material may be used for non-commercial purposes in connection with the preparation of papers, reports, presentations, or scholarly uses, provided that such use does not exceed the lesser of 15% of any single "Collective Works" article or 1,000 words. In the event of any permitted use of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution or copyright notice shall be made without written authorization from the copyright "Owner."

You may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the "Owner." You may not distribute copies of materials found on the "Collective Works" in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the "Owner".

You are free to encourage others to access the information themselves, and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on the "Collective Works" should be e-mailed to . In the e-mail subject line put "copyright request".

The "Owner" welcomes links to the "Collective Works". You are free to establish as many hypertext links to the "Collective Works" as you want - so long as the links do not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Mark Zimmerman.

Framing is not allowed without the prior written permission of the copyright "Owner." You may not frame any of the contents of the "Collective Works", or incorporate into another Website or other service any intellectual property owned by Mark Zimmerman. Requests for permission to frame content may be sent to the e-mail address above.

You may not modify, copy, reproduce, publish, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or redistribute IN ANY MANNER the material contained in the "Collective Works", except as explicitly stated in this Visitor Agreement. Also, automated browsing or downloading is not allowed, and will result in the blocking of your IP address from all the "Collective Works".

If you have information of any copyright violation of material located on the "Collective Works," please e-mail , and notify of such violation. In the e-mail subject line put "copyright notification". Such a violation, if any, is unintentional and accidental. Material found to be in copyright violation will be removed promptly.

Any commercial exploitation of material available in the "Collective Works" is not permitted, except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable U.S. copyright law.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE "Collective Works" IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE "Collective Works", YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE.

THE "Collective Works" AND RELATED INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS". MARK ZIMMERMAN CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT OR PATENT RIGHTS OF OTHERS, AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NOR IS THERE GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE "Collective Works" OR ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING, WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OMISSION-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.

You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the "Collective Works" for the reconstruction of any lost data.

WITH REGARD TO ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED THROUGH THE "Collective Works", OR ANY USE THEREOF, OR INABILITY TO USE, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE "Collective Works", OR ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MARK ZIMMERMAN BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY COSTS, EXPENSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION OR LEGAL FEES, OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES. THIS PROVISION INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF MARK ZIMMERMAN, OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES, ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF MARK ZIMMERMAN OR ANYONE ELSE, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE "Collective Works" SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE "Collective Works".

Privacy Policy

The "Owner" takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about the Privacy Policy. Different areas of the "Collective Works" are subject to different privacy policies. To read privacy policies for different areas of the "Collective Works", please scroll down through this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Covering Children

  • The Privacy Policy regarding children is that children are discourage from active participation in areas of the "Collective Works", where user information is gathered. Though children may use the many resources at the "Collective Works", personally identifiable information about children is not gathered or used in anyway.
  • In the forums the "Owner" does not allow registrations from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old, you are invited to read the forums as much as you want. However, children are not offered the right to post in the forums, as that would involve asking you for information that violates United States law. If you do register, you are representing that you are 13 years of age or older.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

  • This Privacy Policy covers the "Collective Works" and the products and services it provides. This Policy explains the treatment of personally identifiable information that is gathered on the "Collective Works". It also covers products purchased, and services used while you are using the "Collective Works". This policy also covers the treatment of any personally identifiable information that the "Owner" shares with others. Specifically, the "Owner" does not share information with persons or corporations that function outside the maintenance of the "Collective Works", except information necessary to process service and product orders.
  • This policy does not apply to the practices of companies and others that the "Owner" does not own or control, or to people that the "Owner" does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

  • The "Owner" collects personally identifiable information when you register for an account at the "Collective Works", when you use certain products or services from the "Collective Works", when you visit pages on the "Collective Works", and when you send e-mail, request information or sign up for notification. The "Owner" may also receive personally identifiable information from various sites and resources available on the Internet.
  • Once you register on the "Collective Works" and sign in to the services, you are not anonymous.
  • The "Owner" also automatically receives and records information on the server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested.
  • The "Owner" uses information for three general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to answer your e-mails and to contact you about updates to the "Collective Works" at your request.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

  • The "Owner" will not sell, rent or give your personally identifiable information to anyone. Persons involved in the maintenance of the "Collective Works" have occasional access to such information, of which they are not allowed to use outside the maintenance of the "Collective Works".
  • The "Owner" may send personally identifiable information about you to others when:
    • The "Owner" has your consent to share the information;
    • The "Owner" needs to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
    • The "Owner" responds to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
    • The "Owner" finds that your actions on the "Collective Works" violate the Visitor Agreement, or any of the usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Cookies

  • The "Collective Works" may set and access cookies on your computer.
  • Others do not have access to the "Collective Works"' cookies.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

  • The "Collective Works" give you the ability to edit your Account Information and preferences at any time.
  • You may request deletion of your account by e-mailing your password, User ID and e-mail address to: . Please put "Account Removal" as the subject and place the other information as the body.

Security

  • Your Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security.
  • In certain areas the "Collective Works" may use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • The "Owner" may amend this policy from time to time. If any substantial changes are made in the way your personal information is used, you will be notified by a prominent posting of an announcement on the main index page.

Account Information

  • When you register with the "Collective Works" or submit information to the "Collective Works", a temporary copy of that information is routinely made to prevent accidental loss of your information through a computer malfunction or human error.
  • The "Owner" keeps your account information active in the user registration databases in order to provide immediate access to your personalization preferences each time you visit.
  • If you ask the "Owner" to delete your account, in most cases your account will be deactivated and then deleted from the user registration database in approximately 90 days. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity.
  • Please note that any information that is copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your deletion request. This may be the case even though no information about your account remains in the active user databases.

Servers

  • The "Collective Works" computers (called "servers"), that send the web pages, process and store an enormous amount of information every day. These computer records are called "log files."
  • Log files are used for analysis, research, auditing, and other purposes, as described above. After this information has been used, it is stored and is inaccessible. Until the information is stored, your User ID and IP address may remain in the active server log files.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Choices about Cookies

  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
  • If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use the "Collective Works" products or services that require you to "sign in," and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, many "Collective Works" products and services do not require that you accept cookies.

Practices Regarding Cookies

The "Collective Works" uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:

  • Access your information when you "sign in," so that you are provided with customized content, such as forums.
  • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the "Collective Works" services.
  • The things that are logged on banners include banner statistics and banner hits.
  • Estimate and report the total audience size and traffic.
  • Conduct research to improve the "Collective Works" content and services.

Other Companies' Cookies

  • Please note that the "Owner" does not allow companies, or others, to set cookies on the "Collective Works".

Directory and Search

The "Collective Works" directories and searchengines help you find what you are looking for. The "Collective Works" directories and searchengines do not require you to be a registered user in order to search the "Collective Works" directories and searchengines.

Information Collection and Use Practices

Searching the Directory

  • When visitors conduct a search on the "Collective Works", things tracked include which search terms are popular and other statistical information about search.

Submit a Site

  • If you submit a site to be considered for inclusion in one of the "Collective Works" Directories, you are asked for some information about the site, your name and email address, and information relevant to your site, and any comments you feel may be helpful in evaluating your site.
  • Your e-mail address is used to notify you about whether your site has been included, and you may be contacted in the future, if there are questions about your site.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • To suggest changes to your listing in one of the directories, or to edit the email address associated with your listing, fill out a Change URL form located at the directory.
  • If you wish to have your site information or personal information deleted, you may request deletion of your URL and account information by e-mailing your Site ID Number and e-mail address to: . Please put "Account Removal" as the subject, and place the other information as the body. Your e-mail address will be verified with the one that is on the account, and then you will be e-mailed requesting confirmation. After confirmation has been received from the e-mail address owner, your listing on the directory will be deleted. Please allow 90 days for the Website pages to be re-built, and your listing to be removed from the directory.

Forums

In order to post a message to the "Collective Works" Forums, you must register for an account at that particular Forum. On public Forums you do not need to register in order to browse or read others' posts. On private Forums restrictions may apply to your access of the Forums.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • The "Collective Works" have different areas which have different Forums and user accounts that ask for differing information. Each Forum or user account provides a different service, and requires different information from the user. See each particular Forum or user account to see what information is required and which is optional, and for its different uses on the "Collective Works". What information is gathered and required can be found on the account form where the information is filled in by the user.

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • When you post a message, your User ID or alias that you are posting under is visible to other users. An alias consists of a name and some information that you show in a profile to others.
  • When you post a message on a Forum within the Network of "Collective Works", you have the ability to post a message which may include personally identifiable information about yourself on a public forum.
  • If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
  • The "Owner" takes user privacy very seriously and makes reasonable efforts to protect your privacy. However, The "Owner" may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Visitor Agreement or Forum Rules.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information

  • You are given the options of editing or deleting your message by clicking on the "edit button" and deleting the text and resaving the message. Other forums might also include a "delete button" to delete the entire post. You may also edit your post at any time using the "edit button." This allows you to make any necessary changes after posting your message. Please see the "Collective Works" Forum Help if you have questions about this service.

Other

  • This page describes current "Collective Works" practices with respect to this particular service. This information may change as the "Owner" revises this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers.

Questions or Suggestions

  • If you have questions or suggestions please e-mail: