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WOW! You actually chose to read the Legal Terms. What a miracle! Listen up — this is important stuff. We took the legalese our lawyer wrote and translated it into readable English. What a concept! So read the stuff on this page. It could prevent you from hearing from our lawyer or some other lawyer with even worse surprises [read: lawsuits].
We run this site so that you can use it for information, communication, education and cybergratification. So, go ahead and browse around all you like. You can even download stuff from the site but only one copy for non-commercial, personal use, or reprinted AS IS WITHOUT MODIFICATIONS in a publication you control by registering at one of our conveniently located Registration Forms.
DO NOT MESS AROUND with the copyright and other notices that are part of the stuff. And don’t even think about distributing, modifying, transmitting, reusing, re-posting, 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. Remember, unauthorized use [read: re-read the last sentence] may violate all sorts of nasty laws.
If you visit our site, you’re agreeing to [read: stuck with] the terms and conditions listed on this page and any other law or regulation that applies to the site. If you have any problems with that, then you can’t hang out at our site, because these are the rules AND once you start, there’s no turning back–you are bound by [read: stuck with] the terms and conditions.
Here we go…
Assume that everything on the site is copyrighted [read: it’s not yours] unless we say otherwise. 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. There’s also a lot of trademarks, logos, and service marks on the site, including ones like the Daniel Robin & Associates logo, and the names “Healthy Workplace”, “A Better Workplace”, “Integrated Investments International (In3)” and “In3 Group” (partner websites), and so on, 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.
Here’s a BIG ONE! While we do look at postings in our blog comments and discussion groups (“Forums”) or on bulletin boards, and may occasionally listen in on chat groups, we take no responsibility and assume no liability [read: don’t complain to us, it’s not our problem] for the content of those locations or for any mistakes, defamation, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you might encounter when you visit such places on our site. And if you want to post something in a chat group or discussion group or on a bulletin board don’t post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that may be considered a criminal or civil offense or for that matter violates any law — anywhere, anytime. Remember, we will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court that asks us who might have posted such stuff on our site, while complying with privacy laws and regulations described below.
While we try to include accurate stuff on the site, we’re not promising you it’s accurate. In fact, we’re not promising you anything except information – hopefully some of it useful. So, if you use stuff on the site, you’re using it at your own risk. (We’d be nonetheless interested to hear what results you did obtain and how you obtained them.)
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 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 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW.” Ugh!
We put all of that nasty, shouting ALL CAPS stuff 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 or infects it with any viruses that may lurk in any stuff.
You’ll probably notice we’ve linked our site to other sites out there in cyberspace. While that’s normal, it doesn’t mean that we’ve looked at all those sites or that we check them out to see what’s going on. So don’t blame us if some site you go to has stuff on it that offends you or that you don’t like.
If you don’t want to visit our site any more, that’s cool (tell us why?). But just as important, if you don’t follow the simple rules on this page, we don’t want you to visit our site or to post anything, thank you very much. In any event, you’ve got to destroy [read: erase, eradicate, throw out] any stuff you downloaded from our site and you’re still bound by [read: stuck with] all the other stuff on this page.
Hang in there, we’re almost done! We’re allowed to change this page or anything else on the site any time we want to. That’s because it’s ours [read: it’s ours…ours…ours]. If we do change the page, then you’re bound by [read: stuck with] those changes, too, whenever you visit our site. We’ll let you know if there are any substantive changes that you must know about. [read: unlikely]
If there’s any question about this agreement [read: all the stuff on this page] or how this agreement applies to you or your use of the site, California law will apply and your home office will be deemed to be in California just like ours is.
Now, that wasn’t so bad, was it?!
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