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Legal Statement

Revised Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scope and Applicability

The following disclaimers, rules, and notices apply to Star Trek Minutiae (STM), which is accessed via the URL <http://www.st-minutiae.com/>. This website is owned and operated by Daniel Carlson, hereafter referred to as the “webmaster” or “owner”.

All of the following paragraphs may be amended any time and without notice. Only their most recent version on the server is valid. (For reference purposes only, previous copies of this legal notice may be found at The Wayback Machine: [2007-present] [2003-2007] [2001-2003].)

Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise are all registered trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. No copyright infringement is intended through the display of content on this site. All copyrighted material is included under “fair use” principles. Star Trek Minutiae is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the Star Trek franchise.

All copyrighted content obtained from other websites is, to the best of the webmaster’s knowledge, used with the expressed consent of the respective copyright owners. The sole exception is content that was published anonymously. In cases of objections, or incorrect or missing credit, please contact the webmaster.

Terms of Use

Please note that almost all of the text and many of the images contained in this website are original works (though based on the Star Trek universe), and the copyrights of those works are retained by the original authors. This content is not in the public domain! However, it is freely available for reproduction by anyone under the following terms:

  1. Material must be published in the form of excerpts. Reproduction of whole pages or the copying of HTML code is expressly forbidden.
  2. Credit to STM must be given in the form of a hyperlink. This hyperlink must appear on the same page as the content used from STM, and preferably adjacent to the included content.
  3. In the case of content which STM has published with the consent of a third party, primary credit should be given to the original author. (An additional link to STM would be appreciated as well!)
  4. Image hotlinking is expressly forbidden. All images must be copied to a different server if they are to be displayed on another website. (This restriction is enforced with an Apache server script.) The only exception to this rule is STM's banner image.
  5. All content must appear in an appropriate context. Improper contexts may include, but are not limited to: anti-Star Trek websites, websites promoting illegal activities, and misquotations or distortions of content from STM (whether deliberate or accidental).
  6. Content may not be displayed on sites that use such content for commercial purposes (i.e. financial gain — advertisements on your site are acceptable!).

I would appreciate advance notification if you wish to use STM's content on your website. I have always agreed to use (under the above provisions) in the past!

The right to retract permission to display STM content on another website is reserved, but will only be exercised in cases where any of the above rules are violated.

Disclaimer

STM is intended solely for personal and non-commercial purposes. This site is not affiliated with, sponsored, or funded by third parties in any way.

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Operational Policies

Linking to STM

With the exception of image hotlinking (see above), anyone may create a link to STM without direct permission. However, no link to STM will imply an obligation on the webmaster's part to create a reciprocal link. In addition, sites which link to STM in order to distort, disfigure, or replace content, or open STM inside an HTML frameset are forbidden (in many cases through a server-side script).

Links from STM

Links to external websites do not necessarily imply any endorsement or guarantee of content. The webmaster does not assume any liability or responsibility for the operation of, or content at, any of the linked resources.

Robots and Spiders Policy

STM uses the standard robots.txt and robots meta tags to establish the level of access that automated programs (known as “robots” or “spiders”) are granted to the website. However, because many bots are programmed to ignore the robots.txt protocols, a server-side script enforces the restrictions for those bots which attempt unauthorized access. These restrictions are implemented and updated without notice.

Automated scripts for downloading STM content may be used to archive individual pages for offline viewing. However, because of the potential strain on the server and the bandwidth costs involved, the webmaster reserves the right to block mass downloaders at any time.

Submission Policy

All material submitted to STM remains the sole property of the original author. No exclusive rights for publishing will ever be required. By submitting material for inclusion on STM, you grant the webmaster the right to publicly post it indefinitely and irrevocably, provided that STM includes proper credit. Once posted, submitted content will only be removed at the discretion of the webmaster (copyright issues notwithstanding, of course).

Privacy Policy

You are free to browse STM without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit this web site, unless you directly contact us via e-mail, or otherwise agree to submit to us such information. Types of information collected on specific services at STM are described in more detail below.

AN Hosting (our web services provider) uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience within the STM web site. These cookies are small sections of code that the server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose to accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site, and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist us with tailoring the information and content you view. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the STM site, and you can choose to refuse our cookie, delete our cookie from your hard drive or turn off the cookie at any time by updating your preferences in your browser.

We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose, without your explicit permission. However, STM reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the webmaster, visitors, or the public. All reasonable care is taken in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

Revisions

STM reserves the right to change this statement to match the content and services we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our site or use our products and services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates.

However, regardless of how this Legal Statement may change or evolve over time, STM will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order.

Contact Information

The webmaster, Daniel Carlson, may be contacted via e-mail at: minutiaeman@st-minutiae.com.

This page was last modified on Wednesday, July 04, 2012.