Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The lawyers tell me I need something like this. In a nutshell, it boils down to "Be Responsible. Have Fun. Help others have fun."

If you have any concerns, please contact me. ("Me" refers to Jeff Potter, although the legally entity of the site operator in this privacy policy and terms of use is Atof Inc., which is my company and the rights holder for my work.)

Privacy Policy

Personally Identifiable Information. This site only has access to personally identifiable information that you provide via the contact form on the Contact page or by submitting a comment on the blog. Your personally identifiable information is not sold, rented, or otherwise distributed to anyone, except as required to fulfill your request (such as signing up for the email newsletter), for spam blocking (see, or when compelled by law.

Your Access to and Control Over Information. You may opt out of any future contact at any time. You can do so at any time by contacting me via the contact form on the contact page or following the directions in any of my email newsletters.

Cookies. This site may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable this site to recognize your browser and certain website preferences. This site may serve third party advertisements that use cookies in the course of ads being served on this site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you provide to this site is provided to them for cookie use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on our website. Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie which enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Changes to Privacy Policy. Site operator reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here.

Contact. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact site operators by using the contact page.

Terms of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this site, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) from this site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

    Some sections of this website are available under additional license terms, which shall amend this license where specified.

  2. You retain copyright to any comments you post. You agree to not post any content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, harmful or otherwise objectionable; that violates the legal rights of others or that could damage a computer (e.g. viruses); advertising; promotes an illegal act; or reveals any personal information about yourself or anyone else. You hereby grant the site operators and their assignees a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, world-wide license to use your comments for any and all purposes in all languages. Site operator has absolute discretion as to what content is used, how it is managed, where it is posted, and may move or delete any content at any time. Site operator does not vet and is not responsible for any information that is posted in blog comments.
  3. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by site operator at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on this site are provided "as is." Site operators make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, site operators do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall site operators or their suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on this site, even if site operators or their authorized representatives have been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on this site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Site operators do not warrant that any of the materials on this site are accurate, complete, or current. Site operators may make changes to the materials contained on this site at any time without notice. Site operators do not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Site operators have not reviewed all of the sites linked to from this site and are not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by site operators of the linked site. Use of any such linked site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Site operators may revise these terms of use for this site at any time without notice. By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to this site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Effective April 1, 2012.

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