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Copyright

Information contained in Computer Hope at http://www.computerhope.com is copyrighted 1998-2014 Computer Hope.

Legal information

Computer Hope make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on this server for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Computer hope hereby disclaim all warranties.

And conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event shall computer hope be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from this server.

The documents and related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Computer hope reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of this agreement and the content on its respected sites at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the service. Your continued use of the service constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms and conditions, including any changes or modifications made by computer hope as permitted above. If at any time the terms and conditions of this agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of the service.

Copyright and Offline reading guidelines

Computerhope.com contents are to be only viewed and used under the computerhope.com domain any offline or online duplication through other domains are explicitly prohibited unless written approval is provided by Computer Hope.

Links to third-party sites

Third-party links will let you leave Computer Hope's site. The linked sites are not under the control of Computer Hope and Computer Hope is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Computer Hope is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Computer Hope of the site.

Incoming links

Computer Hope visitors are encouraged to link their web page or blog to any page on Computer Hope. There are no restrictions or special requirements from Computer Hope.

File downloads

All files on Computer Hope are kept in their original format and are only posted on Computer Hope if users contact us regarding issues obtaining the files or the files are no longer available through the respected third-party computer company. Before any file is posted on Computer Hope they are verified to work and scanned for any viruses. Computer Hope or the respected third-party companies of these files are not responsible for any potential issues that may arise when running these files.

Chat and forum

By using or attempting to use the Computer Hope chat service you agree that you shall not do any of the below in any manner or to any extent.

  • Commit or publish any abuse, harassment, stalking, use of profanity or violate any other visitor.
  • Commit or conduct in any criminal offenses.
  • Post any information that is meant to damage or worsen another users situation.
  • Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services.
  • Falsify your identity or information.
  • Post links to downloads or upload any software that contains spyware, Trojan horses, viruses, pornography, warez, or any other software that contains malicious code or cannot be legally distributed.
  • Follow all other rules on the chat page and forum rules page.

A visitor's decision to use the Computer Hope chat and forum shall be entirely at the visitor's own risk and discretion. By using or attempting to use this service you agree that Computer Hope cannot be held accountable for other users actions and understand all views are not necessarily those of Computer Hope.

All forum information is copyrighted any offline or online duplication through other domains are explicitly prohibited unless written approval is provided by Computer Hope and the user who created the post.

Governing law

This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Utah.

Referencing and citing information

To reference a page on Computer Hope include the full URL, the page title, and 'Computer Hope', which is considered the author.

In the example below, is how the Computer Hope Safe Mode web page viewed on October 5, 2011 could be referenced using APA style.

Computer Hope, Getting into Windows Safe Mode (2011). Retrieved October 5, 2011, from http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

Privacy statement

Computer Hope's address

Computer Hope
P.O. Box 1236
Riverton, UT 84065

Legal e-mail address

legal@computerhope.com

E-Mail statement

If e-mail is submitted to Computer Hope the end-user grants Computer Hope the right to use its contents on all programming and online. However, Computer Hope will continue to respect the end-users privacy and not use or share personal or identifiable information such as a full name or e-mail address.

Visitors recorded information

Each visitor to our web page(s), our web server automatically recognizes only the visitors domain and the pages visited on Computer Hope and uses Google Analytics to collect visitor information to help improve its site and understand how visitors browse its site. However, no information regarding the visitors e-mail address or any other personal information is recognized.

Chat and forum statement

For security reasons and maintenance Computer Hope and Mibbit log all IP addresses and system information for users who participate in the Computer Hope chat and forums. Users who misbehave are warned, users continue to abuse the service are permanently banned and may also be banned from other Computer Hope services.

Users who register on the Computer Hope forums have the ability to choose whether or not their e-mails are displayed. This setting can be changed through the user profile section. Computer Hope highly recommends keep the default hidden section enabled.

The Computer Hope forums do take advantage of cookie files to keep help remember a users login information.

Security statement

By using any of the Computer Hope services you agree that the Internet is not a secure medium, and that the visits to Computer Hope, any communications, or your user information cannot be ensured.

Anti-spam policy

Computer Hope does not and will not relinquish any of its end-users e-mail addresses to any third-party. Computer Hope respects its end-users privacy and time and does not mass market or e-mail its users. All e-mail sent by Computer Hope is sent as a reply to the original e-mail message sent.

Forum users who have requested to be e-mailed anytime a thread has had a new post will be e-mailed for each new post. Users can enable and disable this feature through the post properties or their profile.

Computer Hope does not support or participate in e-mail address exchanging or swapping and will not accept any e-mail database list from any person or company.