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Views Expressed Disclaimer 

LearnSecurity.org ("we," "us," or "our") is an unaffiliated independent blog.  We post our views and opinions, however, any view or opinions represented on https://www.learnsecurity.org (the "Site") are those of the content author only and do not represent the views or opinions of other content authors, other people, institutions, or organizations that the author may or may not be associated within a professional capacity.  Any views or opinions are not intended to discriminate or malign any person, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or Nation-State.  

 

Website Disclaimer 

We attempt to maintain the highest accuracy of the content on the Site. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. The information on the Site is for general informational purposes only. All information is provided in good faith, however, we make no representations or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, availability, completeness, reliability, or validity of any information on the Site.  Under no circumstance shall we have any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Site or reliance on any information provided on the Site.  Your use of the Site and your reliance on any information on the Site is solely at your own risk. 

 

External Links Disclaimer 

We provide links to third-party websites and services we feel might be useful to you and which may provide services for your convenience and information purposes only. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. We make no representations or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, availability, completeness, free from malware, reliability, or validity of any external links.  We do not endorse or condone the view or opinions represented by any third parties. We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume any responsibility of any information offered by third-party websites.  We are not responsible for any monitoring or any transactions between you and any third party.  

 

Affiliates Disclaimer 

We have to offset the cost of maintaining this site, as such, we are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to [Amazon.com or .ca, .co.uk, etc.]  Some of the links on the Site are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, We will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.  We appreciate it when you do because it helps us provide you with content.  

 

Professional Disclaimer 

Yes, the Site contains cybersecurity information, however, it should not be construed as professional cybersecurity advice.  As such, the Site cannot and does not contain cybersecurity advice.  The cybersecurity information posted and available on the Site is intended for general and educational purposes only and is not intended to be professional advice. The use or reliance on any information contained on the Site is solely at your own risk.  You are encouraged to see the advice of the appropriate professionals. 

 

Privacy Notice 

We respect the privacy of our visitors. We collect only such personal information as is needed to provide the information, service, or assistance that you request.  We are a group of individuals and not a for-profit business or organization.  We do not derive any income from selling personal information.  

 

Cookies & Tracking 

We may use cookies in order to customize this site for return visitors.  These cookies are not required for site functionality.  Additionally, third-party widgets such as YouTube or Flickr may install cookies depending on their configuration.  You are not required to accept any cookies to use this site. 

 

Google Analytics 

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. 

 

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Site Monitoring 

For site security purposes the Site employs software programs to monitor network traffic. Anyone using this system consents to the monitoring of their use by system or security personnel.  

 

Conditions of Use  

Unauthorized use, tampering with, or modification of this system—or its supporting hardware or software—may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials. 

 

Ownership 

COPYRIGHT © 2021 Donald E. Hester - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  

 

All content on this website including but is not limited to text, posts, logos, marks, graphics, files, materials, services, products, videos, audio, applications, computer code, designs, email correspondence and newsletters, courses, downloads, and all other information here (collectively, the “Content”), excluding images that we have express permission to use, or royalty-free, Public Domain or Creative Commons images, is owned by Donald E. Heser and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property and unfair competition laws. Republishing of content without permission is prohibited. You are granted a limited revocable license to print or download Content from the website for your own personal, non-commercial, non-transferrable, informational, and educational use only while ensuring it’s not in violation of any copyright, trademark, and intellectual property or proprietary rights. 

 

You agree not to copy, duplicate, steal, modify, publish, display, distribute, reproduce, store, transmit, post, create derivative works, reverse engineer, sell, rent or license any part of the Content in any way to anyone, without our prior written consent. You agree to abide by the copyright, trademark laws, and intellectual property rights and shall be solely responsible for any violations of these terms and conditions.