Terms of Service
The following describes the terms on which we offer you access to our services.
This site offers services to both the general public and to private members of the site. To become a private member, you must sign up using the "Sign-up" link in the "Login" panel or send us a request for access, and you must agree to the rules for participating in online communities.
For all users, the information provided on this site is provided as-is and without any claims to usefulness, suitability or performance. Information is offered in the context of the user's taking full responsibility for all consequences of use.
This site provides online links and references to other resources which are not owned by and/or controlled by the owner of the site. This agreement does not apply to any site in other domains.
While using the site, you will not:
All content of this site is the property of the site owner or its content suppliers. Such content is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The trademarks "Essential Quality" and "Green Making" are service marks of the site owner, Richard J. Wingerter.
All members of the public are granted permission to view public content of this site and to temporarily cache contents for personal use, or for the internal use of any business, provided that such contents are not resold or otherwise provided for a fee that is specific to the use of the contents or a fee to a service that generally provides similar content, without the specific prior written permission of the site owner. All site members are granted similar permission to view and temporarily cache contents to all non-public areas to which they have been specifically granted access, for similar use.
All site members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account and password information and for restricting access to such account to themselves and such persons as may reasonably act on their behalf.
If you believe that any of your copyrights have been infringed, please notify us by contacting us.
Items made available for sale on this site are provided and fulfilled by other companies, and all orders made through this site are directly with the companies offering such products. The risk of loss and title for such items pass from such third parties to you directly and not through the owner of this site.
We attempt to make all descriptions of goods, services and information on this site as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that the descriptions are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. Any information about pricing is given as a guideline and not a promise. All prices are set by individual vendors, not the site.
This site provides both an open online community and a closed, members-only online community. Regardless of the forum, all content published here is the sole opinion and responsibility of the person posting.
In posting, we encourage the publishing of honest opinion and fact-based experience. Please refrain from attacking individuals or companies, and please refrain from profanity or obscenity. Entries should be written as they would be for a newspaper or magazine of general circulation.
While we attempt to sponsor an open discussion, this site reserves the right to edit any content to remove material, refuse to publish material for any reason, or delete material for any reason. No warrantee is made that material submitted will be published or continue to be published.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 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.
Amazon, as a third-party vendor, uses independent code to serve ads on this site. Users may find information about Amazon.com's Bill of Rights at their website.
Contact information gathered by this site may be made available to private members of this site to facilitate communication between members. In such cases, the person providing this information will be informed prior to such use and will have the opportunity to determine to what extent their information is disseminated to members.
THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY THIS SITE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. THE SITE OWNER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE OWNER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SITE OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SITE OWNER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
In using this site, you agree that the laws of the state of Washington will apply to any and all disputes between you and the owner of the site, without regard to principles of conflict law or any other claim of jurisdiction. If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void, or unenforceable, then that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining condition. These terms apply from 27 October 2008 until revoked or replaced. This agreement may be updated from time to time. In such cases, new policies will be posted on the site and will take effect immediately, unless such policy explicitly sets another date.