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Articles

As you can see, I work hard to create, revise and publish my articles and you are all more than welcome to read, discuss, bookmark, and (for webmasters) link into them freely. However, (and this message is really for those few in cyberspace that ruin it for the rest of us) in order to prevent and discourage any plagiarizing, selling or any other effort that results in profitting at my expense, I need to protect my work by issuing the following:

  1. All articles in this site are considered copyrighted material under the copyright laws of the United States. Since I own the copyrights to these articles, users of my site may not publish, distribute, modify, sell, create derivative works, or exploit in any way, my articles, in whole or in part, without my written consent.

Lessons

As for lessons, you may use and distribute copies for your personal use as well as bookmark and (for webmasters) link to them. But again, since I work hard to create, test, revise, and publish my lessons, if you wish to exploit my lessons for your commercial use, I reserve the same rights for my lessons as those listed above for my articles.

Bottom line - if you want to use my material for commercial purposes with intent to profit by selling, trading, or bartering, please contact me first to obtain my written permission and I'm sure we can work it out.

Images

And speaking of using other people's materials, I respect and abide by the copyrights of others. All the images on this site, except those of ourselves and our kids, were obtained through public domain sources courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Library of Congress, publicdomainpictures.net, or other similar private entities that collect and offer public domain images to the public.

If you have any suspicions or issues that I have violated copyrights of images used in this site, please contact me and if you claim is valid, I will make sure that the image(s) are removed from this site in a timely manner.

Music Clip

The music clip that you hear in our videos was provided courtesy of Kevin Macleod under the Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" License.

Webmasters

Please feel free to back-link into this site. Contact me if you have any questions.

Privacy Policy

Plain English Version

You are not required in ANY way to submit your personal information in exchange for using this site.

If you choose to submit your email address, you may be notified of updates to this website. However, I will NOT share your email address with anyone.

For those submitting surveys, I will NOT share your individual survey comments with anyone, but may share aggregated results with individuals or other third parties with the intent to improve your user experience.

Legal Version

We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use ProntoLessons, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

ProntoLessons strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

Personal Information

ProntoLessons collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join our email list or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Search Box

The search box on this web site ("Search Box") is powered by Google Inc ("Google"). You acknowledge and agree that Google's privacy policy shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the sites pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables ProntoLessons to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

We may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on our web site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on our web site.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If ProntoLessons is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please use our Contact Us page.

Updates and Effective Date

ProntoLessons reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to (website/company name's) Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

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