Usage and Terms of Service

While the general philosophy of the site has been expressed on previous pages in the 'About' section, this page contains the legal and explicit terms of service. If you do not agree to the terms, then leave the site.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to ("the Service"), a personal and non-commercial web site. This Agreement governs your use of the Service. Your use of the Service will be subject to the terms of this Terms of Service Agreement (TOS). The TOS may change from time to time without notice.

By using, viewing, transmitting, caching, storing and/or otherwise utilizing the Service, you have agreed to each and all of the terms and conditions set forth below, and waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in this Agreement. Use of service after a change will subject you to the new terms. If you do not agree to these terms, then do not use the service. Violation of the terms can lead to legal liability.


The Site is available only to individuals and entities that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, then do not use the Site.

Participation and Conduct

You may participate in any forums or messaging threads offered through the Service, but you agree not to post any material the content of which:

  • is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law
  • infringes the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party.

You are solely responsible for all content that you post on the Service.

Forums and messaging are intended only for the personal use of site visitors, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity. reserves the right to monitor content posted on the Service, and to modify or remove any messages or postings that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, in violation of the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property or other legal right of any third party, or otherwise inappropriate for the Service. The site is not obligated to take any such actions, and will not be responsible or liable for content posted in any forum, message board, or other area within the Service.

Intellectual Property Infringement Claims

It is the policy of to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. Please contact the webmaster at the address listed at the bottom of this page.


Content is intended for the public domain with the exception of images. See Copyright and Fair Use for more specific information.

Exclusions of Warranty and Liability

Stephan Lau and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages resulting from lost profits or revenue; loss of use of or reliance on the service, information provided or of any executable programs; loss of use of data or equipment; or other similar damages) arising out of the use or inability to use the service or any executable program obtained through the service, even if has been advised of the likelihood of such damages.

This site contains links to other web sites that are owned and operated by third parties. You acknowledge that is not responsible for the accuracy, content, or availability of information accessed or linked to through the Site, nor does the inclusion of any such link imply endorsement by of that Web site.

The Site includes content concerning products, services and software, including product descriptions, usage information and reviews. All such material is provided for informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of any particular product or affiliation with any particular Vendor. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for determining what, if any, Products are suitable for your purposes and for any loss, liability, damage or costs you may suffer as a result of any purchases you make.


In the event you breach the terms of this license, or if, any claims are made against Stephan Lau and/or, then you shall be liable for all damages, costs, judgments, expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) which it incurs.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, as applied to contracts entered into and performed within Illinois. You agree to grant jurisdiction over yourself to the courts of Illinois and designate it as the forum for resolution of all disputes arising under this Agreement.

This Agreement states the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Service, and all prior or contemporaneous agreements are merged herein and superseded hereby.

  • 2004-2005, Stephan Lau-- Chicago Illinois USA