Copyright Information, Trademark Notice and Privacy Statement

Copyright Information

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1. Your use is for informational and noncommercial purposes only;
2. You will not modify the documents or graphics;
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4. You will display the following copyright notice and retain any other copyright and other proprietary notices on every copy you make:

Copyright © 1996-2004 Social Systems Simulation Group.
All rights reserved.

5.Neither Social Systems Simulation Group nor any third party has conferred upon you by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright (except as expressly provided above).

This publication is provided "as is", for your information only, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. You assume all risks concerning the suitability and accuracy of the information within this publication. This publication may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Social Systems Simulation Group assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any such inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this publication and in other documents referred to within or linked to this publication. Prices, technical specifications and product offerings are subject to change without notice, at any time.

Should you, or any viewer of this publication, respond with information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like regarding the content of this publication, any such response shall be deemed not to be confidential and Social Systems Simulation Group shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the response to others, without limitation. You agree that Social Systems Simulation Group shall be free to use any ideas, concepts or techniques contained in your response for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such ideas, concepts or techniques.

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to Social Systems Simulation Group products, programs and services that have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that Social Systems Simulation Group intends to announce such products, programs or services in your country.

Trademark Notice

Product names, logos, designs, titles, words or phrases within this publication may be trademarks, servicemarks, or tradenames of Social Systems Simulation Group or other entities and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

Portal for Experimental Sociology, State/Process Dynamic Model, SPDM, Social Science Modeling Laboratory, SSML, Sociology Modeling Laboratory, SML, 400M Digits of Pi, The Social Systems Simulation Group logo are trademarks of Social Systems Simulation Group, PO Box 6904, San Diego, CA   92166-0904 USA.


Privacy Statement

Social Systems Simulation Group has created this privacy statement to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within the Web Site. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web Site located at the URL ("the Site" or "the Web Site"). Social Systems Simulation Group reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location. Therefore, you are responsible for periodically checking the Privacy Statement.

What Information We Collect and Now We Use That Information:

Contact Information:
Some areas of the Site request or require contact and other information. During the registration process, we collect information such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address. Your contact information may be used to get in touchy with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site or for other internal purposes. We do not share your contact information with any third party without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if permitted by law, as authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction or to the limited extent described below under "Certain Third Party Transactions."

Demographic Information:
Demographic and profile data (e.g., age, gender and income level) may also be collected at the Site. This data may be shared with advertisers or other third parties on an aggregated basis. We may also maintain a database of transactions on the Site and we may use this information in aggregate form to track the success of the Site.

Financial Information:
To conduct transactions through the Site, we may collect certain billing and financial information. Such information may include, without limitation, credit card information. We do not share your financial information with any third party without your consent, except to a court or governments agency if permitted by law, as authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction or to the limited extent described below under "Certain Third Party Transactions."

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to the Site. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with the server, and to administer the Web Site.

Use of Cookies:
The Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using the Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by perform certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of the Site will not function properly when you view them.

Public Forums:
This Site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

This Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information. Social Systems Simulation Group uses Verisign to protect consumer transactions. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information you disclose online since a sufficiently powerful attack from an unauthorized third party could compromise your data.

Social Systems Simulation Group may send you communications regarding its services, the Site or otherwise. Social Systems Simulation Group provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications by indicting your desire to opt-out:

1. in an e-mail sent to, or
2. by mail to the postal address located below.

If any of your contact information changes or is incorrect, please e-mail with your new, correct information.

Certain Third Party Transactions:
Social Systems Simulation Group may disclose personal information to third parties we engage to provide services that involve data processing on our behalf. Also, if some or all of the assets of Social Systems Simulation Group are sold to a third party, such third party will be entitled to use the personal information disclosed by users of this Site, but only in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Contacting the Web Site: If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact:

Social Systems Simulation Group
PO Box 6904
San Diego, CA 92166-0904

Phone/Fax (619) 660-1603


Social Systems Simulation Group
P.O. Box 6904
San Diego, CA  92166-0904
Roland Werner, Principal
Phone/FAX  (619) 660-1603

Copyright © 1996-2004 Social Systems Simulation Group.
All rights reserved.