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WebSite Terms of Use...

Incredible! You actually came to this page. Our lawyers made us include it and made us use a precious link to get you here. At first, we thought the lawyers were a real pain. But then I read the page. What an awakening! It's really important stuff. We took the legalese the lawyers wrote and translated it into readable English. So be smart and read the information on this page.

Here's the deal:

We run this site so that people like you (Yes, just you like) can use it for personal entertainment, information, education, communication, and cybergratification. So go ahead and browse around all you like. You can even download stuff from the site but only for your own personal use. If you do, though, don't fool around with the copyright and other notices all over the pages and in the HTML code. They're there for a really good reason. And don't even think about distributing, modifying, transmitting, reusing, re-posting, or anything else uncool with any of the stuff, including the text, images, audio, and video, for public or commercial purposes unless we give you written permission. And it's not likely we will.

If you visit our site, you're also legally obligated (Yes, legally obligated) to the terms and conditions listed below and any other law or regulation that applies to the site, the Internet, the World Wide Web, or Virginia, USA. You shouldn't access or browse the site if you have any problem with that, because once you start, there's no turning back -- you are bound (Yes, legally bound) by the terms and conditions.

So, without further fan-fair here's the official 10 Rules for Cybersurfers who hang out on our site:

1.      For everyone's sake, just assume that everything on the site is copyrighted unless we say it's not. So you can't use the stuff except how we say you can on this page or anywhere else on the site without our written permission. And like we said before, it's not likely we'll give you permission anyway. In fact, even if we wanted to, the lawyers are likely to veto any deal anyway. You must ask for permission first. The worst thing that can happen is you are told NO.

2.      While we try our hardest to include only accurate information on the site, if you use any information or advice, you're using it at your own risk. Don't call us if there's a problem because we assume no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions on the site. (Don't worry though, we've been in business for over 40 years and on the Internet since 1994 so we know what we're doing. And we like to tell it like it is, so any advice you find will in all likelihood be better than advice you can dig up at most other sites.

3.      We and anybody else who helped us create, produce, or deliver the site are not liable for any damages you suffer when you use it. In particular, the lawyers want you to know that our disclaimer includes "direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided to you 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, (Except our services which come with a  One Year Warranty !) EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON INFRINGEMENT ".

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. " Ugh! What a mouthful from the mouthpieces. We put all of that in quotes because we couldn't figure out any other way to say it that the lawyers would accept. But here's the bottom line -- we're not responsible if you ruin your furniture by following our advice or you're browsing around and the site damages you or your computer or infects it with any nasty viruses. We sure hope that doesn't happen, and we take every precaution to make sure it does not, but if it does, don't call us.

4.      If you don't want the world to know something, don't post anywere on this site. That's because anything you disclose to us is ours (That's right -- ours). So we can do anything we want with the stuff you post. We can reproduce it, disclose it, transmit it, publish it, broadcast it, and post it someplace else. Not only that, we can even use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques you post any way we want to, including, developing, manufacturing and marketing products or other stuff using the information you post.

5.      Pictures of people or places shown on the site are either our property or someone else's property we're using with their permission. No matter what, it's definitely not your property. You or any of your net-friends can't use it unless we said you could on this page or somewhere else on the site. And guess what -- we won't say yes. So be careful, because unauthorized use may violate all sorts of nasty laws. Be smart, keep the stuff you download to yourself.

6.      There's also a few trademarks, logos, and service marks on the site that either we own or we're using with someone else's permission. So don't think you have any kind of license or right to use them, because you don't and we're not about to give you one. If you don't leave them alone and mess with our trademarks, logos and service marks on our site, we'll probably go ballistic, so will the companies that own the other trademarks, logos and service marks. That means that we're likely to sue you or to ask a prosecutor to come after you for messing around with our property or the property of others.

7.      You'll probably notice we've linked our site to lots of others. While that's cool, it doesn't mean we've looked at all the pages of those sites, much less checked them out periodically to see what's going on. So don't blame us if some site we are link to is bad or has stuff on it that offends you or your friends. Go ahead and visit the links, but remember, you're doing it at your own risk.

8.      That brings us to what you do on our own site. While we occasionally look at the postings in our discussion groups and/or on bulletin boards, we take no responsibility and assume no liability for the content of those locations or for any mistakes, defamation, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you might encounter when you visit such places on our site. And don't be stupid by posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, nasty, mean, or profane material or any material that law enforcement types may consider a criminal offense, get someone in court on a civil lawsuit, or for that matter violate any law -- anywhere, anytime. While we certainly respect your privacy, we have no choice but to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court which might ask us who might have posted nasty stuff on our site.

9.     We're also allowed to change this page and anything else on the site any time we want to. That's because it's ours and we have the programmers who can do it. If we do change this page or any other page, then you're bound (Yes, legally bound) by those changes, too, whenever you visit our site.

10.       If either of us wants to make something of it and wants to "sue" (a dirty word) then we have to follow these rules of engagement:

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate FurnitureRepair.net or The Master's Touch or its affiliates' intellectual property rights, FurnitureRepair.net or The Master's Touch or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief  in any state or federal court in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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: Stafford County Virginia. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees and travel expenses 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: Stafford County Virginia, 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 this all sounds kind of mean and non diplomatic, you should have seen what the lawyers gave to us in the first place. We had to remind them that human torture and sacrifice was outlawed in the United States. Boy, did they look disappointed!

July 1, 2003
Steve Nearman
FurnitureRepair.net

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