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Created on / Last update: May 19, 2011.

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Toolpack Consulting, LLC ("Toolpack") makes a variety of information and materials available to you on its Web sites (the "Sites"), subject to the terms and conditions in this document. By accessing any portion of these Sites, including downloadable materials or information, bulletin boards, Web pages, and any other material, you agree to the terms in this document (the "Terms of Use.") Toolpack reserves the right to change the Terms of Use; your use of the Sites is subject to the most current posted version of the Terms of Use. The Sites are toolpack.info and toolpack.com.

Any additional guidelines posted on individual pages are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.

If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use these Sites automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any materials or information downloaded or printed from the Sites.

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Toolpack shall have no liability or responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any information or materials.

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To the maximum extent permitted by law, Toolpack will have no liability related to Supplied Information arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Toolpack also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification, or unavailability of any Supplied Information.

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Privacy policy

We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here (link to the NAI universal user opt-out).

In addition, our server automatically logs certain information which is placed in huge files not accessible to the public. This information is not especially personal and includes IP address (the numeric location of your Internet access point, which is usually an Internet service provider), the page which refered you to our site (if any), your browser and operating system, and other, similar information. We generally do not do anything with this information, but sometimes use summaries of this type of information for planning and server management. This specific information is never shared with people outside of Toolpack Consulting, LLC.

We do not share e-mail address or other information of people who write to Toolpack with outside companies and do not add people to mailing lists without their explicit consent.

Our forums require certain information to register, including e-mail addresses and names. Again, this information is not shared with outside companies or organizations. However, we do sometimes send a mailing to forum members - roughly once a year.

If necessary, that is if faced with a subpoena, court order, etc., Toolpack Consulting, LLC may be forced to provide information we normally do not share with legal or government authorities.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Sites (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Toolpack Consulting, LLC from its offices within the state of New Jersey, United States of America. By accessing these Sites, you and Toolpack agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Sites shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Jersey, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and Toolpack also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Bergen County and the United States District Court for New Jersey with respect to such matters. Toolpack makes no representation that Materials, information, or Services available on this Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Apologies

It's not that we don't trust you. We just think everything should be clear...


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