All legitimate contracts have three elements, offer, consideration, and acceptance. This results in a mutual agreement.
Any so called agreement or contract that I sign that does not have consideration, i.e. has a clearly defined benefit for all parties to the contract, is signed under duress. If I am forced to sign a document to earn pay for my work, the ability to trade of my labor for pay is not consideration. And because I need to earn money to live, the signing of any document that I have to sign to work is done under duress.
If a contract cannot be negotiated or altered by me, there is no mutual agreement. And therefore the contract is signed under duress. Any agreement signed under duress is not legitimate. I will treat any such agreement as illegal, and an attempt to wrongfully control my behavior.
What follows is the Terms of Service for my website. I offer you the use of my website in exchange for your agreement to be bound by the terms below. If you would like to negotiate these terms, please contact me using my contact form.
This contract has all the elements of a legitimate contract, I have offered my website for your use, in exchange I request you follow my Terms of Service, and if you use my website without asking to negotiate these terms, that is acceptance of the contract.
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.
If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
Any breach of the acceptable use policy will result in your use license being revoked immediately.
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Elliott Stoddard's express written consent.
You must not use this website or associated e-mail server to transmit or send unsolicited commercial or malicious communications.
You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Elliott Stoddard's express written consent.
Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Elliott Stoddard reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Elliott Stoddard's discretion.
If Elliott Stoddard provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.
Elliott Stoddard may disable your user ID and password by his sole discretion without notice or explanation.
The materials on Elliott Stoddard's web site are provided "as is". Elliott Stoddard makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Elliott Stoddard does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Elliott Stoddard does not warrant that this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
In no event shall Elliott Stoddard be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Elliott Stoddard's Internet site, even if Elliott Stoddard or Elliott Stoddard's authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
The materials appearing on Elliott Stoddard's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Elliott Stoddard does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Elliott Stoddard may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Elliott Stoddard does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Elliott Stoddard has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Elliott Stoddard of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
Any claim relating to Elliott Stoddard's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Idaho where the content was created, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have a copyright infringement concern, please provide Elliott Stoddard with the written information as required below to the address provided below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Elliott Stoddard that your copyrighted material has been infringed.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Some content embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what content you viewed.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Any email or files transmitted via email from this domain are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received an email in error please notify the system manager. Email messages contain confidential information and are intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy any e-mail from this domain. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received an e-mail by mistake and delete it from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
WARNING: Computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check all email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. I accept no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by email. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of any email messages, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.
No employee, agent, or Elliott Stoddard himself is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Elliott Stoddard with another party by email.
Elliott Stoddard accepts no liability for the content of any email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
You hereby indemnify Elliott Stoddard and undertake to keep Elliott Stoddard indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Elliott Stoddard to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Elliott Stoddard's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Elliott Stoddard arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Elliott Stoddard in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
The persons who use and administer this virtual server are United States persons, and therefore the contents of this server and any meta data about the communications of this server shall not be retained in any form by any agency, contractor, or system acting on behalf of the U.S. Government, or any government within the United States. The above mentioned data, if collected by a foreign government may not be shared with the U.S. Government.
This domain, and IP address should be marked as the domain and IP address of an United States person, and data traffic to and from this IP address shall not be collected, and previous data be securely deleted.
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