Conditions of Use
WVS - The Technical Writing Company provides its services to you subject to the conditions enumerated below. If you visit the WVS site, you accept these conditions.
There are no hidden surprises here. Nevertheless, please read the following carefully.
WVS doesn't provide products or services for purchase by children. Some website content may not be suitable for children. If you are under 18, you may use the WVS website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
All content on this site (such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and audio clips) is the property of WVS, except when noted otherwise. It is protected by United States and international copyright laws.
- Some of the content on this site is owned by others. Some content is in the public domain.
- We use copyrighted material with the permission of the copyright holder. We cite the copyright holder and the author.
- Where the author has made his or her content available to all (he or she has said, "use anything you like"), and asked for attribution, we provide an attribution.
- Where the author is unknown, we say so, and we encourage the author/copyright holder to declare his or her ownership of the property.
- Brief quotations are occasionally used under "fair use" rules, with no intention of exploitation or profit.
- The site may contain graphics and Java scripts whose use is widespread on the Internet (for example, rollover buttons). Our thanks to the original programmers.
WVS respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe we have used your work in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform us at email@example.com.
Using Our Content
We support the Internet as a tool for exchanging information. Despite all the legalese, you can use anything you want from this site, provided we own it (if we don't own it, we can't give you permission to use it). However we ask you to do the following:
- Obtain permission from us to use the material. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Don't alter the material.
- Don't attempt to realize any direct monetary gain from use of the material. To do that, you'll have to buy rights to the material. We're not making any money from this stuff, so why should you?
- Give credit. Supply the copyright year, the copyright holder and the words "used by permission."
© 2009 Willow Valley Software, Inc. (used by permission)
Company names or product names mentioned on this site are trademarks or US registered trademarks of their respective companies.
WVS, Willow Valley Press, "Making the world a better place through the miracle of technical documentation," and other marks which may from time to time appear are the trademarks or US registered trademarks of Willow Valley Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Although we think it's very unlikely to happen, we are obliged to say that WVS's text, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not WVS's in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers.
License and Site Access
WVS grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site.
This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents. You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit this site for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of WVS.
You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" containing WVS's name or trademarks without our written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by WVS.
You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to WVS's home page. The link must not portray WVS, Willow Valley Software, Willow Valley Press, or our products or services in a false or misleading manner.
Some businesses (like Amazon.com) must also add, "in a derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter." We do not add this. If you want to call this the "worst site on the web" (for example) and provide a link to us, that's fine with us. You have permission to disparage this site. Heck, we disparage this site all the time.
You may use any WVS logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link, provided you have written permission from WVS. Just drop us an e-mail at email@example.com.
You may submit content for use on the site. Use of your content is at the sole discretion of WVS.
If you do submit content, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant WVS a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any medium.
You grant WVS the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if we choose. At your request, we will withhold the name, but you must supply a name. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you submit; that the content is accurate; and that you will indemnify WVS from any and all claims that may result from our use of content you supply.
Links to Other Sites
We may from time to time provide links to other sites, primarily for the purposes of promoting a diversity of views, sharing entertaining content, or adding dimension to your Internet experience.
We are not responsible for examining or evaluating these sites and we do not warrant the offerings of these sites. We just think they are interesting links.
- We do not collect information about you.
- We cannot therefore share what we do not collect.
- We will not use your name on the website without your permission.
- We don't set cookies.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY WVS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WVS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WVS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WVS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM WVS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WVS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the WVS site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Nevada City, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate WVS's intellectual property rights, WVS may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
By visiting the WVS site, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and WVS.
Site Policies, Modification, And Severability
We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Our business changes constantly. This details of this Conditions of Use page may change, but the principles will remain the same.
WVS - The Technical Writing Company
552 Brock Road
Nevada City , CA 95959-2908
Barry J. Schoenborn, President