Terms and Conditions of This Site

All of the information, data and computer software (“information”) presented on this web site is for general information only. While every effort will be made to insure its accuracy, this information should not be used or relied on for any specific application without independent, competent professional examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability and applicability by a licensed professional. Anyone making use of this information does so at his or her own risk and assumes any and all liability resulting from such use. The entire risk as to quality or usability of the information contained within is with the reader. In no event will this web page or webmaster be held liable, nor does this web page or its webmaster provide insurance against liability, for any damages including lost profits, lost savings or any other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use or inability to use the information contained within.

This site is not an official site of Prentice-HallPile Buck, the University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaPile Hammer Equipment, Vulcan Foundation Equipment or Waveland Press. Unless otherwise noted below, all references to sources of books, software, equipment, parts, service or repairs do not constitute an endorsement.

Privacy Policy

This site gathers information in three ways and uses it as follows:

  1. We do not gather data on individuals but do on aggregate visit data such as country of origin, number of visits and pages, referrers, and destinations after visits.  We do not disclose this data.  This data is gathered by WordPress/Automattic and their privacy policy (and some description of what they gather) is here.
  2. We collect email addresses and names (real or fictitious in both cases) for those who comment on our site.  We do not disclose this data either.  If you want your comments and data scrubbed from the site, let us know and we will do our best to comply with your request.
  3. For those of you who use the contact form, you give us your name and email address.  Unless otherwise disclosed on the contact form, we do not disclose that information or the content of the form.

Our sites are not about gathering private information for subsequent use.  We do not do email lists or ecommerce (we let others handle that, see below.)  Some of our posts and pages feature YouTube videos and Google is always nosy, so be aware of that.

WordPress/Automattic handle the storage of our data and its security from attack.

For more information about our approach to privacy, click here.

Special Notes on Amazon.Com and LuLu Links

Most of our amazon.com and all of our LuLu links will result in revenue for this site if the book is bought. Books linked to are either a) the books used for the geotechical courses or b) books produced and/or written by the webmaster (that applies to all of our vulcanhammer.net store books.) I do not do book reviews on this site, and, except in the course of academic work, do not receive free review copies of these books (and that includes the ones I produce!)

Copyright Policy

As noted on every page, all content is copyrighted.  The material I offer falls into two categories.  The first is for sale, and I ask that this not be reposted.  But most of what I have to offer is free, and my only request is that anything you might use needs attribution with a link back to the site.



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