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In a perfect world we wouldn’t need the House Rules but I don’t want to see any offensive language on this site or promotion of goods and services other than through paid advertising, or any other sort of abuse of the site, so here goes with the legal stuff.

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This site may enable you to order and receive products from businesses that are not owned or operated by me. The purchase, payment, warranty, guarantee, delivery, maintenance, and all other matters concerning the merchandise, services or information, opinion or advice ordered or received from such businesses are solely between you and such businesses.  I do not warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised on or through this website or any transaction between you and third party providers of products and services.

In no event shall I be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of this site.  By using this site you agree to relieve me from any and all liability that may result from your use of a third-party site.

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I make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access this site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and initiative, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

If you are dissatisfied with any site material, or with any of these House Rules, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.

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These House Rules may be revised from time to time.  Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes means you accept those changes.

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If you send me an e-mail, your e-mail address typically will be displayed at the top of your message. I retain most of the messages I receive, so your address likely will remain on record in my e-mail archives. These archives are stored on servers owned by a third party.

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Notwithstanding these provisions, I reserve the right to collect, disclose, and publicize personal information about anyone who sends a threatening or abusive communication, in any format or by any medium, to me or my family members. I will not honor requests for privacy attached to such communications.

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