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Terms of Use

You agree.  By accessing or referencing any part of this site in any way, you agree to all these Terms of Use ("Terms"), including any future modifications. If you do not agree you may not use this site.

Subject to change.  These Terms are subject to change without notice, becoming effective immediately. The current terms can be found here.

No endorsements.  All endorsements are expressly disclaimed, including endorsement of or between sites indexed. Content indexed and/or displayed on this site, as shown by excerpts, links and other media, do not consitute any endorsement, either of the linked site by this site, or vice versa. Similarly, content of any site indexed, including wording in excerpts, titles and links, and/or content appearing in proximity to other content, does not express or imply any endorsement of either site or author of the other site or author, and must not be construed as such. Similarly-worded content from different sites or authors could be from an opposing viewpoint being rebutted, or sarcasm or parody, and must be taken in context. Further, in some cases content excerpted or shown may come from a software error and not from the author and/or site shown. Views expressed or implied are considered those of the author alone, at the time of writing.

Copyrights.   We respect copyright law. Content is shown under the doctrine of Fair Use of U.S. and international copyright law. Attribution is in the form of one or more hyperlinks to the original piece. All content is considered to be the property of its owner(s) and protected by copyright law, or covered by Fair Use doctrine.

User-generated content.   We reserve the right to publish and otherwise distribute user-generated content, including content submitted via the feedback page(s), polls, and e-mails.

No warranty.   THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, AND TIMLINESS.

No mischief.   Attempts in any way to breach this site's security or prevent/deny others' access is forbidden and violates these Terms. Entering any kind of personally identifiable or private information as search terms or inappropriate areas on the site, or inducing others to do so, is considered mischief and violates these Terms.

No minors..   Children under the age of 18 may use this site only under supervision of a parent or guardian, and may not enter any private or personally identifiable information on any part of the site.

Governing law.   These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of DuPage County, Illinois. If arbitration is demanded, you agree to submit exclusively to the jurisdiction of the American Arbitration Association. Further, you agree to pay all attorney's fees, court costs, and other expeneses associated with any litigation or arbitration, as well as liquidated damages in the amount of eight million dollars (US$8,000,000), provided in bond as security against such damages, provided immediately upon filing any legal or arbitration action, or letter threatening such action.

Limitation of liability.   You agree to indemnify and hold harmless this site and its owners, directors, officers, staff, agents, successors, affiliates or assigns.

Enforceability.   Any of these Terms, or part thereof, held to be unenforceable in a court of competent jurisdiction shall be deemed severable from the rest of the Terms, and will not affect the others.


Privacy Policy

Subject to change.   This privacy policy may change without notice. The current Policy can be found here.

What we typically collect on searches.   Our web-server's logs collect client IP addresses, query terms (in URLs) and dates. (All web servers do.) We also use browser cookies, stored on your computer. We may tie aspects of your search results to the query you entered. None of these things are considered private information.

What we collect in other ways.   Our feedback and poll page(s) do tie together all information you submit with your IP address, and may include browser cookie/session information as well.

What we typically use.   We may perform data-mining on query terms, dates, and results, but do not tie that to specific IP addresses. We reserve the right to publish any user-submitted information, including feedback and poll submissions.

Keeping our data secure.   We use reasonable and customary industry standards to keep our information secure from unauthorized access, and our staff are directed by our policies in this manner.

Breaching the Terms.   Breaching any Terms of Use forfeits all rights to privacy, and may result in any formerly-protected information of the breaching party to be published, including but not limited to IP addresses, search terms, reverse-IP lookups, and private and personally identifiable information. In the course of investigating mischief or other breaches of the Terms, we may use any available information, including private or personally identifiable information. Parties determined not to be in breach of the Terms remain protected. All determinations are final.

Advertisers & affiliates.   We will not share any personally identifiable information with third parties, advertisers or affiliates. Our advertisers and affiliates may collect and use their own information, according to their own privacy policies, using scripts or elements on this site. Please consult the policy for the advertiser or affiliate in question.