Tin Tuirtle Design

Ownership

Welcome to the Tin Turtle Blog at tinturtle.com (Site) which is owned by Mindspear Technologies (aka Mindspear). This Site is operated by Mindspear and materials on the Site are owned, for the most part, by Mindspear. The Site may also include materials owned by third parties.

Mindspear has created this Site for your personal enjoyment, entertainment and education. However, you are only authorized to access this Site or to use the materials contained in the Site (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, and to these Terms of Use which constitute an Agreement between you and Mindspear. Please read these Terms of Use carefully and save them. If you do not agree with them, you should leave this Site immediately. Any questions or comments regarding, or problems with, this Site should be sent to the Site Administrator at info@mindspear.com

Mindspear reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement without notice at any time. It is therefore important that you read this page article frequently to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

If you become aware of misuse of this Site by any person, please contact the Site Administrator with your concerns.

Access and Use

All materials contained in this Site are protected by international trademark and copyright laws and must only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This means that you may only view or download material from this Site for your own use and you must keep all copyright and other proprietary notices attached to the downloaded material.

The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of email, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from this Site is strictly prohibited unless you have obtained the prior written consent of Mindspear or unless it is expressly permitted by this Site. The material covered by this prohibition includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio or video material or stills from audiovisual material available on this Site as well as any example applications. The use of materials from this Site on any other Web site or networked computer environment is similarly prohibited. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this Site can be made by contacting Mindspear in writing at:

Mindspear Technologies
166 Swallow Ave
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
or
info@mindspear.com

You are also strictly prohibited from creating works or materials that derive from or are based on the materials contained in this Site including, without limitation, fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes and unlicensed merchandise. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative materials are sold, bartered or given away.

Linked Sites and Advertising

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If Tin Turtle has provided links or pointers to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be implied that Mindspear is connected with, operates or controls these Web sites.

Mindspear is not responsible for the content or practices of third party Web sites that may be linked to this Site. This Site may also be linked to other Web sites operated by companies affiliated or connected with Mindspear. When visiting other Web sites, however, you should refer to each such Web site's individual Terms of Use and not rely on this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties

While Mindspear does its best to ensure the optimal performance of the Site, you agree that you use this Site and rely on material contained in this Site at your own risk.

The Site, and all materials in this Site, are provided "as is" and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, are provided without warranties of any kind either express or implied. This means, without limitation, that MINDSPEAR TECHNOLOGIES DOES NOT WARRANT that the Site is fit for any particular purpose; that the functions contained in the materials in the Site will be uninterrupted; that defects will be corrected; that the Site is free of viruses and other harmful components or that the Site is accurate, error free or reliable.

You You acknowledge that Mindspear Technologies, Tin Turtle, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, ARE NOT LIABLE for any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, communication line failures or for the theft, destruction, damage or unauthorized access to your computer system or network.

You acknowledge that both Mindspear and Tin Turtle are not liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the Site.

The Tin Turtle site contains pictures and articles showing various woodworking, electrical, plumbing and other DIY (Do It Yourself) projects.  This information is provided for entertainment purposes only.  Any individual who seeks to engage in similar projects or activities is soley responsible for researching, understanding and practicing their own safety techniques as well as project planning.  Electricity and power tools are highly dangerous!!  If you are not comfortable with your own level of knowledge you should seek out a professional to contract for your projects. 

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Mindspear and Tin Turtle, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) arising out of your use of this Site; your failure to use the Site; your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.

Termination

Mindspear reserves the right to immediately terminate your use of, or access to, this Site at any time if Mindspear decides at its sole discretion that you have breached this Agreement or any relevant law, rule or regulation or you have engaged in conduct that Mindspear considers to be inappropriate or unacceptable.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any material contained in this Site infringes your copyright, you should notify Mindspear of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure.

Mindspear will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable intellectual property laws. The DMCA requires that notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to this Site's Designated Agent who is:

Mindspear Technologies
166 Swallow Ave
Bloomingdale, IL  60108
Email: info@mindspear.com

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):

  • Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
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  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Other

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

This Agreement is governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois or, if appropriate, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for resolution of any dispute, action or proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement or your use or non-use of the Site, and you further irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any such dispute, action or proceeding.