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- 2 AN ESSAY DESCRIBING OUR PRINCIPLES
- 3 DISCLAIMER INFORMATION
- 3.1 Disclaimer of Liability
- 3.2 Indemnification
- 3.3 Disclaimer of Warranties/Accuracy and Use of Data/Computer Viruses
- 3.4 Disclaimer of Endorsement
- 3.5 Disclaimer for Content
- 3.6 Disclaimer for Hypertext Links
- 3.7 Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of the Data
- 3.8 Choice of Law
- 3.9 Copying of Documents
- 3.10 Unauthorized Use/Access
- 3.11 Information Transmission
Welcome to MyWikiBiz, a wiki directory managed by Gregory Kohs (doing business as MyWikiBiz.com). All access to, and any use of, the web pages on this site is governed by the following disclaimers and limits on use.
AN ESSAY DESCRIBING OUR PRINCIPLES
One thing we here at MyWikiBiz, and indeed all user-interactive websites, have in common with Wikipedia is that each person who contributes is, in technical and business terms, an account. People have come to accept this term and take it for granted, but what does it actually mean? Why not call accounts "people" or "profiles" or "member records"?
"Account" is the business term for an interest, or more accurately, an entity who maintains a discrete set of interests, which may or may not be in conflict with those of other entities. But an account also represents an investment by the business. That investment may be practically infinitesimal in many cases, but what it essentially means is that we, the website, have accepted the risk that you, the account, will be of no (or even negative) value to us, in exchange for the potential you represent as a contributor. You, as a contributor, are meant to benefit by having a reasonably stable and (arguably) well-managed place to express yourself before the public, and if you so choose, earn money for your significant content.
In other words, to us, each account represents a value proposition, and this is measured in terms of a balance, which you should think of as a kind of ledger entry. A value proposition often involves a cost-benefit analysis to determine that balance, but for most MyWikiBiz members, the analysis is essentially unnecessary, because the cost of our dealing with accounts and the people who operate them is very low -- and it really doesn't take much effort on the account-holder's part to add value to the site.
However, if you instead elect to make a disturbing spectacle of apparent mental breakdown against our having to constantly monitor everything you post, in case it just causes everyone a lot of annoyance, which means the cost-benefit ratio is going in the wrong direction, then you will be asked to stop. If you continue, then your account will be blocked.
Disclaimer of Liability
Neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com nor contributors shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com or its contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to: procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, tort (including negligence or otherwise), or any other theory arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, whether based on alleged breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or any other cause of action, including but not limited to damages or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, and/or theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, Gregory Kohs, MyWikiBiz.com or its contributors, any entity jointly created by them, their respective affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of this interactive online service by user or user's account.
Disclaimer of Warranties/Accuracy and Use of Data/Computer Viruses
Although the data found using the MyWikiBiz.com access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. Gregory Kohs, MyWikiBiz.com, and its contributors provide this information on an "AS IS" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights ARE DISCLAIMED. Changes may be periodically added to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the site. If the user has obtained information from MyWikiBiz.com from a source other than these MyWikiBiz.com pages, the user must be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that the user pay careful attention to the contents of any metadata associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If the user finds any errors or omissions, we encourage the user to report them to Gregory Kohs or the contributing originator of the error or omission.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Gregory Kohs and MyWikiBiz.com are distributors of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com.
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Disclaimer for Content
Neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com are responsible for the contents of any of the pages on MyWikiBiz.com that have been generated by its contributors. The user specifically acknowledges that neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com are liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal content provided by other users, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.
That being said, Gregory Kohs and MyWikiBiz.com seek to fashion this site as a safe, pleasant environment for gentle people of ages 13 and older. The management reserves the right to delete the following sorts of content at any time: pornography, adult or mature content, pedophilia or the advocacy of pedophilia, illegal gambling or wagering, gratuitous violence, hate speech, foul language, fraudulent information, business scams, and excessive links that are self-promotional in nature. Editors who self-identify as proponents or behave in a way that strongly suggests they are proponents of any of these topics will be blocked indefinitely. These types of content are also restricted by Google AdSense, and because AdSense currently displays on many editors' content pages on MyWikiBiz, we cannot jeopardize AdSense account(s) with such prohibited content.
Disclaimer for Hypertext Links
Neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com nor its contributors are responsible for the contents of any off-site pages that reference, or that are referenced by MyWikiBiz.com. The user specifically acknowledges that neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com are liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.
Links from MyWikiBiz.com on the World Wide Web to other sites, or from other sites to MyWikiBiz.com, do not constitute an endorsement by Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com. These links are for convenience only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.
Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of the Data
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restrict access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. User expressly agrees that use of MyWikiBiz.com is at the user's sole risk. Neither Gregory Kohs nor MyWikiBiz.com nor its contributors, any entity jointly created by them, any of their affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, third party content providers or licensers warrants that the service will be uninterrupted or error free.
Choice of Law
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
Copying of Documents
All rights reserved for Directory information. No part of MyWikiBiz.com's Directory may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the contributing originator of that information.
Each individual document served by MyWikiBiz.com or its contributors on the World Wide Web may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com or any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any MyWikiBiz.com copyright.
Although MyWikiBiz.com strives for accuracy in its documents, any interactive transmission may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes, corrections, and improvements may be made periodically to this site, and will be incorporated in new versions of this site. Gregory Kohs or MyWikiBiz.com or its contributors may make changes, corrections and/or improvements in its information served, and/or the products, programs or services described in those documents, at any time without notice.
This computing system is operated by Gregory Kohs and MyWikiBiz.com and is for official use only. Unauthorized access, unauthorized attempted access, or unauthorized use of any MyWikiBiz.com computing system is a violation of Section 3933 of the Pennsylvania Code and/or applicable federal law, and may be subject to prosecution.
Individuals using this computing system without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having their activities on this system monitored and recorded by system personnel. All http and ftp accesses are logged. In the course of such monitoring, or in the course of system maintenance or trouble shooting, the activities of authorized users also may be monitored. If it is determined that multiple people are sharing one or more User accounts, the accounts are subject to being blocked until it is determined that only one person will use each account.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, further legal action may be taken.
Transmission of the information in MyWikiBiz's web site is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship, a doctor-patient relationship, or any sort of protected professional relationships. Internet subscribers and online readers should not rely upon the transmission of an e-mail message to Gregory Kohs through this web site to create such a relationship.
The information in this web site is not provided or intended to constitute legal, medical, or accounting advice or to substitute for obtaining such advice from a licensed professional in your state.