What Are The "Wolfstone Web Sites"?
Wolfstone web sites reside on a number of servers.
Some pages do not prominently label themselves as being part of Wolfstone.
Some major sites are:
All Wolfstone web sites use the same Terms Of Service.
Wolfstone web sites are Copyright.
They are protected by United States and international law.
They can not be copied or redistributed without our permission.
We believe that information should be easily available,
so have worked hard to put this valuable information on the web.
We get upset when we see our hard work pirated, sold by others, or given away in order to sweeten a deal.
We reserves the right to bring suit for copyright infringement and may petition for criminal prosecution under copyright law.
Those selling copies of the Wolfstone web sites, selling links to Wolfstone content, or redistributing our content (even without monetary gain)
will be prosecuted to the fullest extents allowed by law!
By accessing the Wolfstone web sites you agree that,
should you make unauthorized use of copyrighted material from the Wolfstone web sites,
you will compensate us by paying a fee equal to our choice of either:
(a) the statutory damages for copyright infringement as set forth in section 504 of title 17, United States Code,
(b) the copyright owner’s actual damages and any additional profits of the infringer, as set forth in section 504 of title 17, United States Code,
(c) $100 for each copy distributed (where a "copy" is defined as all or part of one of our web sites),
(d) $1,000 if our content is posted on your web site.
Failure to pay this fee in a timely fashion constitutes breach of contract.
We reserve the right to litigate for payment and petition for criminal prosecution.
You are granted the nonexclusive right to read and make personal
use of Wolfstone material.
You can read it online, download it for personal use, and print out a copy for you to read offline.
You may not redistribute Wolfstone content, host Wolfstone content on your site, or supply copies to other people - even for free.
If you provide copies of Wolfstone content to others, even if you do so without monetary gain,
you are redistributing our content in violation of our
You will owe us compensation, or we will take legal action against you.
Copyright law provides "fair use" provisions for small excerpts of copyrighted works.
Wolfstone is no exception: you are welcome to quote Wolfstone in your own works.
Heck, we actually encourage it - We are honored if you find something on our sites quote worthy.
We suggest that you follow the following guidelines:
- Don't get greedy. Just quote a little. Wholesale copying is not fair use, it is copyright infringement.
- Please make sure that quotes and excerpts are properly attributed. Claiming someone else's work as your own is plagiarism.
- We would appreciate your inclusion of a link to Wolfstone.
Nonexclusive rights granted
You are granted the nonexclusive right to read and make personal
use of Wolfstone material.
You are not given any rights to copy or redistribute Wolfstone content.
If you would like to make use of Wolfstone content beyond these limits, please
The Wolfstone web sites include intellectual property contributions of other people.
We usually do this with permission, but sometimes do so under fair use provisions of copyright law.
In all cases, we endeavor to properly credit our sources.
In a few cases, usually having to do with health and safety, we have local mirrors of documents from elsewhere on the web.
We do this to protect against loss of information that we believe is so important that fair use can be stretched to more than a short quote.
When we do this, we first provide a link to the original, and then to the local mirror.
We never claim to originate such material and do not claim copyright on it.
If you find material on our site that is not properly acknowledged,
or you believe that we have gone beyond fair use,
Information on the Wolfstone web site is provided on an "AS-IS" basis, and without any warranty of any kind.
If it helps you, fine.
If it doesn't, well, that's a shame but not our fault.
Use the Wolfstone web sites and information they contain at your own risk.
Limit of liability
Under no circumstances, including negligence,
shall we be liable for any incidental, special, or consequential damages that
result from the use or inability to use this web site and information it contains,
even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Some states and some countries do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes
of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise exceed the total
amount that you paid to us for access to the Wolfstone web sites ($0.00).
Indemnify and hold Wolfstone harmless
Information provided on the Wolfstone web site recounts what worked for us
under our own particular circumstances and with the
exact materials we used.
Some of the information is the result of unverified research.
Some is even outright speculation.
Your situation may vary considerably from ours, as may your results.
By accessing the Wolfstone web sites, you agree to use your own common sense to evaluate the material therein.
You take personal responsibility for any use of this information.
You hold us harmless of any results, direct and indirect, of using this information.
You indemnify us from any consequences of your use of our content.
No indemnification for you
We do not indemnify or provide any sort of legal protection for your use of Wolfstone content.
This lack of protection covers all areas, including: copyright, trademark, trade secret, and physical or emotional risk arising from
use of our content or your inability to use our content.
Policy On Links To Wolfstone
- You may link to Wolfstone, provided that you do not charge for doing so.
Selling links to Wolfstone is explicitly prohibited.
- All links must be to specific HTML pages.
Linking to individual photos, drawings, scripts, or other other things referenced by HTML pages is strictly forbidden.
- Links to Wolfstone should use certain well-known locations.
This allows us to move to a different ISP or restructure our sites without breaking all your links.
- Linking to other locations, especially the "fine structure" under these directories, puts you at risk of broken links in the future.
You can do it, but don't blame us when we shuffle some files around and all your links break.
- For details, please see
linking to us.
Not Responsible For Off-Site Links
Links from Wolfstone that go to external sites ("off-site links")
may stop working if the other sites are shut down or restructure.
We don't guarantee that off-site links will always be current.
if you find a broken link on our site.
We are not responsible for the content behind links to external sites.
Responsibility for the content of externally linked sites is that of the owners of those sites.
Your privacy is important to us.
If you communicate with us, we will not sell your e-mail address
or send you spam.
We do reserve the right to post correspondence on the web, if it seems appropriate to do so.
We do make occasional reference to activity on e-mail lists, including quotations.
When we do so, we attempt to properly attribute it in order to give you credit.
We usually don't ask for explicit permission for these, because publication on a mailing list
implies that a broad readership is desired.
If you object to such a quote of yours, please
Some of the Wolfstone web pages contain e-mail addresses, computer network addresses
or other contact information.
The contact information may be for Wolfstone, our associates, our correspondents, or other parties.
We will refer to all of this as "Wolfstone contact information".
Wolfstone contact information is a valuable resource, so we have special rules about its use.
In the event that you disregard these rules, we'll be seeing you in court.
Please be aware that we will ask the Court for the following:
Wolfstone contact information is valuable, and your use of it requires compensation to us.
In addition to compensation, we will ask for punitive damages for having violated
the Terms of Service.
In the event that you use Wolfstone contact information to send
unsolicited commercial, political, or charity solicitation messages,
we will assert a value of $100,000 for each instance of each message sent.
In the event that you use Wolfstone contact information in falsified return-address
and routing information on messages of any sort,
we will assert a value of $1,000,000 for each instance of each message sent.
[We'll also look into criminal charges of forgery and wire fraud.]
The value is for "each instance of each message sent",
where "instance" is defined as a message addressed to a recipient, and does
not refer to technical things as count of files sent or computer communication protocols used.
Thus, if a single message were sent, addressed to 50 different people, it would count as 50 instances.
We have documented the value we place on Wolfstone contact information,
and our intention to seek compensation for its use.
Knowing this, if you use Wolfstone contact information anyway, you are indicating
that it is worth the value we are placing on it.
The valuable resource of Wolfstone contact information has been used
whether or not the recipient reads or even receives the message.
The mere use of the address in sending e-mail requires compensation.
We take no responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of Wolfstone contact information.
We will ask for any and all costs associated with collecting payment,
including court costs, attorney's fees, and expert witness compensation, if any.
Compensation is due and payable at the time that the messages are sent.
We will ask the Court for interest.
The suit will name all parties associated with the messages
Thus if company X undertakes a mailing campaign, contracted by advertising company Y, on behalf of a product sold by company Z,
we believe that X, Y, and Z are all jointly responsible for the use of Wolfstone contact information.
Terms extend to followup communication
Some users of Wolfstone content follow up with questions, requests, and other communication.
All of these terms of service also apply to followup communication.
These terms of service, and any changes to these terms, are effective
immediately on being uploaded to the web servers.
This contract is written in plain English, and is to be interpreted in that way.
The section headings of this contract are provided only for convenience.
Headings are not part of the contract itself.
They do not in any way limit, modify, interpret, or amplify the terms and conditions of this contract.
In the event of a dispute
In the event of a legal dispute:
- Governing Law: This contract is made in the United States of America, the state of California, the county of Orange, and is governed by laws applicable in that area
pertaining to contracts between residents of Orange County, California.
- Choice of Forum: Any legal action arising from a dispute will be tried in the venue preferred by
the owner of the Wolfstone web site.
This is currently Orange County, California.
- Transportation, communication, and all other costs of legal proceedings will be paid by you.
- Severability: Any provisions in this contract found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason will not affect the validity of any other provisions.
- Wording: If the wording of this contract is unclear, interpretation and clarification will be provided by a panel of three High School teachers of English.
One teacher will be appointed to the panel by the plaintiff, one by the defendant, and one by the court.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.