Copyright Information, Fair Use Declaration, Privacy

The content on this website is provided to you for your personal, noncommercial use, and is provided for informational purposes only.  I assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and make no commitment to update the content.

Views and opinions expressed on this website are entirely those of this website owner.  By quoting authors I do not in any way mean to imply their endorsement or approval of this site or its content.  This website may contain links or references to other websites maintained by third parties over whom I have no control.  I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites.  Similarly, this website may be accessed from third-party links over which I have no control.  Inclusion of any third-party link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by this website owner.

All content contained on this website, including but not necessarily limited to, text, images, and photographs, are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of this website owner, or, in the case of materials copyrighted by entities other than myself, permission must be obtained by those entities.

This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  I am making such material available in my efforts to advance the understanding of humanity’s problems and hopefully to help find solutions for those problems.  I believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law.  The material on this website is being made available, without fee, for research and educational purposes.  If you wish to use copyrighted material from this website for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use,’ you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

You can find out more about ‘fair use’ and U. S. Copyright Law by researching these  topics.  One such source you may wish to consult concerning ‘fair use’ of copyrighted materials is the Copyright Crash Course, by Georgia Harper, of the University of Texas (a link to this is provided at the end of the Wikipedia article on ‘Fair Use’).

Another source you may wish to consult is a book by Lloyd J. Jassin and Steven C. Schechter, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook:  A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 1998.  (For example, among the wide array of information, there is an entire chapter devoted to the topic of ‘Fair Use.’)

If you believe that any content on this website infringes upon or violates a copyright you hold or represent, we will immediately remove it upon notification pending a good-faith resolution of any dispute.  But we do ask that you follow the guidelines set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 ( c ) (3), and include all of the necessary information along with your request.

PRIVACY

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

We use a GooglePlus widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We use Reddit Badge widget at our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL and hardware settings, in accordance with their privacy policy: https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy

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