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By using this site, you signify your Assent and Agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use the site.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

Materials in this website are Copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Text, graphics, databases, HTML code, and other intellectual property are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, reengineered, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission. All of the trademarks on this site are trademarks of Optin Lists Now or of other owners used with their permission.

Database Ownership, License, and Use

Optin Lists Now warrants, and you accept, that Optin Lists Now is the owner of the copyright of the Databases of Links to articles and resources available from time to time through www.TheGadgetGuyColumn.com. Optin Lists Now and its contributors reserve all rights and no intellectual property rights are conferred by this agreement.

Optin Lists Now grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use database(s) accessible to you subject to these Terms and Conditions. The database(s) may be used only for viewing information or for extracting information to the extent described below.

You agree to use information obtained from Optin Lists Now’s databases only for your own private use or the internal purposes of your home or business, provided that is not the selling or broking of information, and in no event cause or permit to be published, printed, downloaded, transmitted, distributed, reengineered, or reproduced in any form any part of the databases (whether directly or in condensed, selective or tabulated form) whether for resale, republishing, redistribution, viewing, or otherwise.

Nevertheless, you may on an occasional limited basis download or print out individual pages of information that have been individually selected, to meet a specific, identifiable need for information which is for your personal use only, or is for use in your business only internally, on a confidential basis. You may make such limited number of duplicates of any output, both in machine-readable or hard copy form, as may be reasonable for these purposes only. Nothing herein shall authorize you to create any database, directory or hard copy publication of or from the databases, whether for internal or external distribution or use.

Liability

The materials in this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. Optin Lists Now disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Optin Lists Now does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Optin Lists Now does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not Optin Lists Now assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Optin Lists Now be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if Optin Lists Now or a Optin Lists Now authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall Optin Lists Now’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, including but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

Facts and information at this website are believed to be accurate at the time they were placed on the website. Changes may be made at any time without prior notice. All data provided on this website is to be used for information purposes only. The information contained on this website and pages within, is not intended to provide specific legal, financial or tax advice, or any other advice, whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. The services described on this website are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be legally offered. Information provided in our website is not all-inclusive, and is limited to information that is made available to Optin Lists Now and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate.

Links and Marks

The owner of this site is not necessarily affiliated with sites that may be linked to this site and is not responsible for their content. The linked sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. Links to other websites or references to products, services or publications other than those of Optin Lists Now and its subsidiaries and affiliates at this website, do not imply the endorsement or approval of such websites, products, services or publications by Optin Lists Now or its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles or phrases at this website may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of Optin Lists Now or of other entities. The display of trademarks on this website does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted. Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, or other copying of modification of trademarks and/or the contents herein may be a violation of federal common law trademark and/or copyright laws and could subject the copier to legal action.

Confidentiality of Codes, Passwords and Information

You agree to treat as strictly private and confidential any Subscriber Code, username, user ID, or password which you may have received from Optin Lists Now, and all information to which you have access through password-protected areas of Optin Lists Now’s websites and will not cause or permit any such information to be communicated, copied or otherwise divulged to any other person whatsoever.

Other Legal Stuff

These Terms of Use will apply to every access to www.TheGadgetGuyColumn.com. Optin Lists Now reserves the right to issue revisions to these Terms of Use by publishing a revised version of this document on this site: that version will then apply to all use by you following the date of publication. Each access of information from Optin Lists Now will be a separate, discrete transaction based on the then prevailing terms.

This Terms of Use and the license granted may not be assigned or sublet by You without Optin Lists Now’s written consent in advance.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Illinois, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such jurisdiction.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Optin Lists Now and/or its affiliates’ intellectual property rights, Optin Lists Now and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Illinois, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Vanderburgh County, IN. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Vanderburgh County, IN, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

If any provision of this agreement is void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby.

Termination

These Terms of Use agreement are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all www.TheGadgetGuyColumn.com site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement will terminate immediately without notice at Optin Lists Now’s sole discretion, should you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other www.TheGadgetGuyColumn.com site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.

Privacy Policy

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. Period.”

How we gather information from users

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, TheGadgetGuyColumn.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.

What we do with the information we collect

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on TheGadgetGuyColumn.com to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by TheGadgetGuyColumn.com and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by TheGadgetGuyColumn.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a TheGadgetGuyColumn.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through TheGadgetGuyColumn.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. TheGadgetGuyColumn.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. TheGadgetGuyColumn.com does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of TheGadgetGuyColumn.com and this policy.

Children

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe TheGadgetGuyColumn.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

Contacting Us.

We can be reached by contacting:

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com

Email: privacy (AT) TheGadgetGuyColumn.com

Changes to this Policy

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law

This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Indiana law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Vanderburgh County, IN. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Vanderburgh County, IN, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

TheGadgetGuyColumn.com is controlled, operated and administered entirely within Indiana. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Compensation Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission requires that relationships between service providers and product manufacturers be disclosed when writing about or recommending products or services. Here are the guidelines under which I work on this website:

When reviews of products or services are provided, my personal time is invested in reviewing products, or I personally own the product, or have paid for the product or service prior to writing a review or providing a recommendation. I do not receive any monetary consideration just for writing a review.

Many of the links I provide on this website are “affiliate” links — that is, I sign up as an affiliate to promote certain products and services, and the links I provide track site visitors to my site. If you choose to download, evaluate, buy or otherwise purchase the product, I may receive a commission for having provided the merchant a new customer.

Not all links provided on this website are “affiliate” links — that is, I do not receive any monetary compensation if you choose to follow the link from this website to the merchant. I provide these links because it is my belief that the product or service is simply worth recommending to my site visitors.

Advertising or affiliate links on this site are not provided simply to make money. Typically, I will purchase a product simply to determine if it is a worthy tool that I can use for my own business. If there is an affiliate relationship available from the merchant providing the product or service, I will provide an “affiliate” link to the product or service simply to help reclaim the money that I invested. I believe this to be ethically fair to my site visitors, and it allows me to continue investing in products or services that may be useful to my business. In doing so, my site visitors gain certain insight into products or services that may as well help them with their own businesses.

Over the next few months, I will be working to provide a method for clearly distinquishing between “affiliate” and “non-affiliate” links on this website. These are good rules and practices in today’s digital world, and it’s important to understand the relationship of a person reviewing or recommending a product.

Disclosure Policy updated on September 2, 2011.