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THE BELLTM Newsletter; Published by Safevote, Inc. Website: www.thebell.net; Address: PO Box 9765, San Diego, CA 92169

Submissions to The Bell

Contributions are welcome. All material is to be submitted to the editor as an e-mail attachment in WordPerfect, MSWord or ASCII text. Submissions will be subject to peer review but authors will have the final decision on any editing. There are no deadlines for submission. Material that is timely may be published immediately. The editor reserves the right of discretion on what and when to publish.

Rights of Published Materials in The Bell 

Contents are Copyright © Safevote, Inc., 2000.  All rights reserved. Permission is hereby granted for reproduction in whole for internal or non-profit use, provided that credit is given to THE BELL and to the authors of the reproduced materials. All other reproduction without the prior written consent of Safevote, Inc. is prohibited. This notice does not supercede the rights of the authors whose copyrighted materials are used by permission. 

Disclaimer

The information provided in this newsletter is believed and intended to be correct and useful; however, Safevote, THE BELL, the editor, the contributors and the newsletter staff assume no liability for damages arising out of the publication or use of any material contained herein and cannot assume responsibility for the consequences of errors contained in the articles, or misapplications of the information provided.

Additional Legal Notice - Safevote, Inc.

INTELLECTUAL PRPOPERTY, ASSURANCE, WARRANTY AND LIABILITY FOR PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENTS

    All products and service specifications, claims, features, representations, and/or comparisons provided in this site are correct to the best of our knowledge at the date of publication, but are subject to change without notice. 

    ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM THIS WEB SITE, IRRESPECTIVE OF ACCESS CONDITIONS AND ANY PAYMENT TO US,  IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY ASSUMED CONTENT, ASSURANCES, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR COURSE OF DEALING. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS OF THE INFORMATION RECEIVED IS ASSUMED BY YOU. WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE. WE ARE ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY. OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU AND THAT OF OUR DEALERS AND SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO US IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION. SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LICENSE AND SALES DISCLAIMER

    Nothing on our Web Site shall be construed as conferring any license under any of the Safevote's or any third party's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise, unless otherwise stated in a properly issued order. All products and services are licensed and not sold, remainaing full copyright with us or with our licensors.

COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

    The entire contents of our Web Site are protected by international copyright and trademark laws, including the graphical designs, images and logos. The owners of the copyrights and trademarks are Safevote, its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT DISASSEMBLE, REVERSE ENGINEER, MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH,  EXPORT, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM THIS  SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR  SOFTWARE, EVEN IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USER LICENSE FROM US. You are allowed ot make one copy for your personal archival purposes for any of our products you may be licensed to use. In some cases, we may also allow public copying or citation of a material obtained from this Web site, which authorization is specified in each page, but always requiring source and author citation. We do no allow any use of the Safevote logo as a "hot" link or for other purposes, unless such use is previously approved by us in writing. All products, fonts and company names cited in this web site may be a property, trademark or registered trademark of their respective owners.

MARKS, COPYRIGHTS AND LICENSES

    "SAFEVOTE", "SVOTE", "INTERNET VOTING TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE", "IVTA", "YOUR INTERNET DECISION PORTAL", "INTERNET DECISION PORTAL", "INTERNET VOTING PORTAL", "WANT TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION?", "THE BELL", are service and product marks of Safevote Inc., 2000.  The marks "INTERNET VOTING TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE" and "IVTA" are licensed non-exclusively and without cost to the Internet Voting Technology Alliance, a non-profit open Internet Workgroup, The entire website is published and © Copyright 2000 by Safevote. All rights reserved. All software developed by Safevote is Copyright and distributed under license, not sold.  License to load and read the webpages ending in .HTML and .HTM as well as their included links with whatever ending is thereby granted to the reader except where a password is needed, for which a special license must be obtained from Safevote together with the password itself. It is a breach of copyright to access information protected by password in any Internet address maintained by Safevote, unless said password is legally obtained from Safevote and the reader has a valid license from Safevote to use it.

    Other product and company names cited may be copyrighted and trademarked by their owners, specifically but not exaustively, IBM and OS/2 by IBM Corp. and Windows by Microsoft Corp. 

RETURN POLICY FOR DOWNLOADED PRODUCTS: 30 DAYS

    You may return and obtain a refund for any product that you may buy in our Web site. To request a refund it is mandatory that you return to us within thirty (30) calendar days of the purchase date a copy of your confirmed purchase order, which you receive from us when you order the product.  You can return it by postal mail, fax or e-mail. After your request has been received and we confirm it with our archives, you will receive from us a Return Declaration which you must completely fill out and sign. You will be required to declare that you have fully deleted the product from your computer, including any outstanding backup copies. Once you have deleted the product and all copies, please send to us the signed Return Declaration and your refund will be processed by us. This  return policy does not apply to purchases from our distributors. Please contact them directly for their product return policies.

RETURN POLICY FOR SHRINK-WRAP  PRODUCTS: 30 DAYS

    You may return and obtain a refund for any shrink-wrapped  product purchased directly from us,  not including shipping, return and handling charges. To request a refund it is mandatory that you return to us within thirty (30) calendar days of the purchase date a copy of of your confirmed purchase order, which you receive from us when you order the product.  You can return it by postal mail, fax or e-mail. After your request has been received and we confirm it with our archives, you will receive from us a Return Declaration which you must fill out and sign. You will be required to declare that you have fully deleted the product from your computer, including any outstanding backup copies. Once you have deleted the product and all copies, please send to us the signed Return Declaration together with the full shrink-wrap product in its original package and your refund will be processed by us. This  return policy does not apply to purchases from our distributors. Please contact these vendors directly for their product return policies.

FREE DOWNLOAD POLICY

    Any product that is downloaded without payment requirement to us is considered as a "free downloaded product". Free downloaded products carry no warranty and no service-support rights but may be freely supported by us at our own choice at any time, without any obligation, continuation rights or liability being accepted by us for any such services.

THIRD PARTIES

    Whenever mentioned in our Web Site in the context of information privacy or other, the expression "third-parties" or "third-party" is to be understood as an entity that is not a business partner of Safevote.

YOUR PRIVACY AND INFORMATION RELEASE

    We will not forward to third-parties any personal, address or credit information supplied to us by you. Any other information we may receive from you is treated as public and non-confidential.

FEEDBACK INFORMATION

    We welcome any suggestions or comments regarding our Web site, products and services. Any information provided to us in connection with our Web Site, in correspondence to us or voluntarily by any means, shall be provided by you and received by us on a non-confidential basis. We shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis, however respecting Your Privacy.

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