Your privacy is important to us. Please take the time to read the following Privacy Statement and contact us if you have questions or concerns. Just as the Internet changes, our Privacy Statement may change from time to time. This statement effective 01/01/2004.

A “cookie” is a text file that contains bits of volunteered user information. When you visit a website, the web server hosting that site creates a cookie containing a randomly generated visitor ID and other volunteered information, and sends it back to your computer. Then, each time you access the website again, your browser sends the cookie back to the site, which uses the information to personalize its pages for you. For example, if the website is a vendor where you have previously purchased items, the cookie can allow the site to greet you by name and to remember what you had in your shopping cart when you last logged off.

In the ECRS.US context, cookies can be used to remember your password so that you do not have to remember it every time you log in, and to provide personalized information based on your stated preferences.

It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed. This way you have the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. Every browser sets cookie options in a different way. For instructions on how to modify your browser so that it asks for your permission before accepting cookies, open browser Help and do a search for the keyword cookies.

IP Addresses
ECRS.US web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit ECRS.US. Your IP address is a number that identifies your computer and allows other computers to communicate with it, for example, to send the web pages you view. An IP address does not identify any associated user personally. ECRS.US uses IP addresses only to deliver our web pages to you upon request, and to measure traffic within our sites.

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Each user submitting information through email, or in any other way communicating on or through ECRS.US, grants ECRS.US and ECRS.US, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material. In addition, ECRS.US and ECRS.US, may incorporate any of the above communications in other works, in any form, media, or technology known or later developed.

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Use of Content at User's Own Risk
Each visitor to ECRS.USWorldwide.com, expressly agrees that using the website is at their own risk. ECRS.US Worldwide or its affiliates or either of their respective employees, agents or third party content providers or licensors, if any, warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Neither do they make any warranty about the results that may be obtained from using ECRS.USWorldwide.com, or the content on the website. In addition, they do not warrant the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service, merchandise provided on or through ECRS.USWorldwide.com.

Content Provided “As Is
All content and information on ECRS.US is provided "as is," without any kind of warranty, either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This does not exclude warranties that are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under applicable state or federal laws.

Types of Liability Covered
The disclaimers of liability apply to damages or injury caused by any performance failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alteration, whether the damage relates to breach of contract, tortious acts, negligence or any other cause of action. Each visitor to ECRS.US acknowledges that ECRS.US is not liable for defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of third parties, including visitors to the website. The risk of any of the above rests entirely with each user of the website.

ECRS.US and any individual or entities involved in creating, producing, or distributing any content or information on ECRS.US, are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the ability or inability to use ECRS.US, or from the breach of any warranty.

Endorsement of Content
ECRS.US does not endorse, nor is it responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on ECRS.US. ECRS.US is not responsible for any offensive, defamatory or obscene posting made on ECRS.US by anyone. ECRS.US is also not liable for any loss of damage caused by a user's reliance on information obtained through the content and/or postings on the website. It is the responsibility of each user to the site to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of opinions, information, advice or other content on the website.

ECRS.US does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by a third party on ECRS.US. ECRS.US will not be a party to or monitor any transaction between any user and third-party provider for products or services. Just as an individual would use his or her own best judgment and exercise caution before purchasing any product or service, so should the individual do so in these transactions.

Liability Relating to Browser Use or Downloading of Software
Each visitor to ECRS.US acknowledges that ECRS.US its affiliates and their respective employees or agents, are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from use of any browser or downloading any software provided by a third party in connection with ECRS.US.

Each user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ECRS.US its affiliates and their respective employees, directors, officers, and agents from and against all claims and expenses. This includes attorneys' fees incurred as a consequence of visiting the ECRS.US website.

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Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit the content provided on ECRS.US. Except as otherwise permitted by copyright laws, users may not copy, redistribute, publish, or use downloaded material without the express, written permission of ECRS.US If permission is granted, the proper copyright notice must be attached. Users acknowledge that they do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any content from the site.

Photography, Artwork and Related Works
ECRS.US contains materials that are copyrighted, trademarked, or are the proprietary property of other individuals or companies. Only the individual artists have the right to reproduce, distribute, display or prepare derivative works of their work. ECRS.US owns a copyright of the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, including original content.

Articles and other Original Content
ECRS.US works with a variety of authors and artists and photographers to develop the information you see and read. All of these materials are the property of ECRS.US and the individual contributors. To reproduce any of this material, you must have the written permission of ECRS.US which owns a copyright of the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, including original content.

Reprinted Information
ECRS.US occasionally uses and displays material previously published in other places, and does its best to secure proper reproduction rights. If, in any case, ECRS.US has not named a source accurately, please contact us so we can set the record straight.

Material Submitted by Visitors and Customers
ECRS.US is not responsible for material submitted to ECRS.US by visitors. Individuals submitting material give ECRS.US the right to use this material—including ideas, inspiration, testimonials, comments, drawings and/or photographs, and any other items either submitted directly or disclosed as part of a discussion—without compensation.

Other Material
All other material is the property of ECRS.US and may not be reproduced, copied, distributed or displayed without written permission of ECRS.US

Trademarks are trademarks of ECRS.US All rights are reserved. All other trademarks appearing on ECRS.US are the property of their respective owners.

Policies Effective Jan. 1, 2004

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