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Privacy and copyright title




Please read these terms of use carefully. If you proceed to use this site, you are agreeing to abide by these rules.

COPYRIGHT 

This site contains a variety of copyright material. Some of this is the intellectual property of individuals (as named), some is owned by the Elysium Gates Inc. itself. Some material is owned by others (clearly indicated) and yet other material  is in the public domain. Except for material which is unambiguously and unarguably in the public domain, only material owned by Elysium Gates Inc. and Members and so indicated, may be copied, provided that textual and graphical content are not  altered and that the source is acknowledged. Elysium Gates Inc. reserves the right to revoke that permission at any time. Permission is not given for any commercial use or sale of this material. 

[In plain English, what this means: Do not violate copyright! Copyright laws today automatically protect intellectual property even without an individual applying for a copyright formally. On this server we have intellectual property (graphics, site content, names, ideas) which belong to Elysium Gates Inc, individual members, and others. You may only copy and use material which is provided expressly for that use (such as the Elysium Gates free graphics library page) or is undeniably in the Public Domain (public domain items are clearly marked and have no copyright - they belong to and can be used by everyone). If you do use graphics or content from a 'free' source, they must be used as the maker provided them and not be altered in any way. Additionally, the source of the material must be identified in some manner -- such as a note on your page, "Background and button graphics provided by Billie's Button Boutique". Elysium Gates Inc retains the right to revoke permission to use its free material at any time. The end user must then remove the material in question from his/her site (technically you are 'borrowing' it). Free material from Elysium Gates Inc may not be used for commercial purposes nor sold to someone else. This would be similar to borrowing your neighbor's lawnmower then using it in a commercial lawn care business or selling it to a pawn shop.] 

No other material anywhere on this website may be copied (except as legally allowed for private use and study) or further disseminated without the express and written permission of the legal holder of that copyright. 

[In plain English, what this means: Don't copy or pass along to friends, material from sites or pages here unless 1) the material is expressly provided for your use --such as the free graphics example we mentioned-- or 2) you have asked for and received permission from the rightful owner to use his/her material. To be absolutely safe, you should obtain written permission from the owner to use his/her material unless a 'blanket' permission is granted on a page (again, the free graphics page that has been used as an example)]  

All images and text within the Elysium Gates.com and Elysium Gates.org are the property of Elysium Gates and may not be downloaded, distributed, stored, reused, reposted, modified or otherwise used except as provided herein without the express written permission of Elysium Gates Inc.. 

[In plain English, what this means: Don't reprint or copy in any form (Elysium Gates Inc) stuff! Items which you can use without first asking are clearly marked. Violation of copyright leaves you open to civil and criminal prosecution -- with a possibility of stiff fines and penalties.] 

Elysium Gates Inc. reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the information at any time without prior notification. 

[In plain English, what this means: Elysium Gates Inc can change the items we list as 'free' today -- removing them from the 'public use' category. Such items must be removed from your site when notified.] 

Copyright © Elysium Gates Inc. 

DISCLAIMERS 

While the Elysium Gates Inc. has attempted to make the information on this server as accurate as possible, the information on this Web server is for personal and/or educational use only and is provided in good faith without any express or implied warranty. There is no guarantee given as to the accuracy or currency of any individual item on the server. Elysium Gates Inc. does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned by use of the information contained on the server nor from any access to the server. All access and use is at the risk of the user. 

[In plain English, what this means: We provide information and data on our official pages which is accurate to the best of our current knowledge. All information is provided for public information and education - not for business use or financial decisions. We cannot be held responsible for mistakes made on our pages or those that we host - whether this causes you financial loss or not. On individual member pages we do not directly control content, therefore we are noit responsible for mis-information or errors posted. Since you are here on our server by choice and not paying a fee to view the sites here, this server can be viewed as a public service. Any damages you incur, be they a virus contained in a downloaded file, a computer or browser crash, file or email loss caused by viewing pages here or financial loss due to your use of information contained here are not our responsibility. We will not make good on losses you experience by visiting.] 

Elysium Gates Inc. has provided hypertext links to a number of other web sites as a service to users of this Web server. This service does not mean that Elysium Gates Inc. endorses those sites or material on them in any way. Elysium Gates Inc. is not responsible for the use of a hypertext link for which a commercial charge applies. Individual users are responsible for any charges that their use may incur. 

[In plain English, what this means: We control our own official web pages. We do not directly control member pages or pages which are accessed by links. If you visit a member site which contains a link, and by clicking on that link you are charged a sum of money (or some other type of payment), we will not be liable to reimburse you those charges.] 

We do not provide this data to third parties. Only when specifically requested by Web site visitors will the information we collect be used to respond to visitors' inquiries, fulfill e-mail messaging programs, and notify visitors about new content or services on our Web sites. 

[In plain English, what this means: We're talking about personal data collection and spamming. We do not use any personal data we collect as a result of your application for membership other than to fulfill our responsibility/role to individual members as a host server. We do not sell or give away your email address to bulk mailers or send your address to commercial marketing programs. We use your information to respond to your questions, write back to you, or send you a notification of new services or features which you, as a member, might find of use.] 

USE OF 'COOKIES' 

Some Elysium Gates Inc web sites may deposit certain bits of information called "cookies" in a visitor's computer. Cookies can tell web site owners how and when pages in a web site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect an individual visitor's identifying information; rather, this information is in an aggregate form. The purpose of this technology and the information it provides is again to help the web site owner to improve the web sites. It also, allows you to log into your member area and log out. 


[In plain English, what this means: Lots and lots of people are afraid of cookies. The idea of a site silently collecting information on you during a visit terrifies the staunchest of us. Rest assured ... cookies benefit you, the web visitor. Without a lengthy explanation, here's what a cookie is and what it might be used for. 

A cookie is nothing more than a piece of data which is stored on your hard drive as a result of your visit to a web page. It might be the date of your last visit to that site. You might have responded to a prompt and entered your name. Perhaps you used a "shopping cart" on a commercial site to purchase merchandise. Cookies cannot get into your computer and access your personal information by themselves. They can determine your browser type or operating system -- and certainly they can contain any information which you voluntarily supply yourself during a web visit. Once the information is gathered, it is stored on your own computer (not a host or company computer somewhere else) to be used when you visit that particular site again. That site may greet you by name, or tell you that this is your second visit -- or 'remember' what you bought last time you were there. 

Moreover, cookies can always be 'turned off' by you (see your browser help files). However, you will miss out on many features and conveniences by doing so. For example, Elysium Gates, Inc uses cookies to remember your log in and password. That way, when you want to update your site, you don't have to continuously enter that information in our computer system. 

Bottom line is this -- if you don't want personal information (like your telephone number or credit card information) to be in outside computer systems, don't give it out. You can prevent cookies from working -- but it will inconvenience you. Cookies are stored only on your computer.] 


Personally identifiable information from forms or any other way, will not be sold, rented or exchanged with any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it, or as otherwise required by law. 

[In plain English, what this means: We don't give out, sell or otherwise distribute personal information which you supply to us without asking you first. The only exception to this is when the law enforcement agencies legally require that we supply such information to them for the purposes of an investigation. Think of this in terms of a 'search warrant' for the authorities to gain access to your personal apartment or home.] 

Any change to this privacy policy will be communicated promptly on this page. 

[In plain English, what this means: Any changes to the above policies will be noted right away here on this page. However, in practical reality, don't expect anything to change.] 

Further Information

Web Law FAQ
10 Big Myths about Copyright
Mystery behind Copyright

Feel free to contact Pegasus  if you have questions regarding this page or need additional clarification on a point.

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