Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

This website is provided for entertainment purposes only. Girders & Gears™ is not responsible for advice, comments, or recommendations by users of this site, either communicated personally or posted on our Message Board. All outside information sources listed on our Resources (links) page are provided as a courtesy only - we are not responsible for the information they contain. These informational links do not represent or imply the endorsement of the policies, products, or business practices of the persons or companies in question. Erector set buyers, sellers, and would-be collectors are encouraged to research any prospective transactions carefully before entering into them.

The only individually-identifiable personal information that Girders & Gears™ currently collects and posts are names and e-mail addresses, which are volunteered by individuals wishing to a.) contribute photos and/or other information to the Model Gallery or Tips & Tricks page, or b.) participate in the public Message Board.

Girders & Gears™ will not disclose any individual's personal information to any third parties. However, contributors to the Model Gallery or Tips & Tricks page will have their names posted, unless they instruct us otherwise in writing. Additionally, any users who wish to participate in the public Message Board are required to provide a valid e-mail address as a condition of participation, which will be publicly viewable along with any and all of their postings. A contributor/Message Board user may opt out at any time, and have their name, e-mail address and/or posts removed by e-mailing info@girdersandgears.com with 24 hours notice.

All photos (images) and other information submitted for use in the Model Gallery and/or Tips & Tricks page become the property of Girders & Gears™, and may be altered to fit our format. No information will be returned to its original contributor.

The ERECTOR name and logos are the property of Meccano S.N. All other site contents are the property of Prismatrix LLC, unless otherwise indicated. Girders & Gears™, Dr. Prune™, and Dr. Prune's Girders & Gears™ are service marks or trade marks of Prismatrix LLC, and are © 2000-2016 Prismatrix LLC.

Any and all questions regarding privacy issues can be addressed to info@girdersandgears.com.

GIRDERS & GEARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
This website ("Site") is made available for your use by Prismatrix LLC, subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement (the "Agreement"). The information provided on this Site is provided by Girders & Gears™ and its third party suppliers. BY CONTINUING TO USE THE SITE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, Girders & Gears™ AND Prismatrix LLC IS NOT WILLING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO THE SITE AND YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. Girders & Gears™ may modify this Agreement from time to time in its sole discretion and your continued use of the Site shall constitute acceptance of such modifications.

You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, disseminate, sell, distribute, publish, broadcast, circulate or commercially exploit the information available on this Site in any manner without the express written consent of Girders & Gears™ - Prismatrix LLC, nor to use the information available on this Site for any unlawful purpose. Girders & Gears™ may point to other sites that may of be of interest to you but for which Girders & Gears™ has no responsibility. Either you or Girders & Gears™ may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, we may terminate this Agreement or withdraw service immediately if you breach this Agreement, if you infringe third party intellectual property rights, or if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us. Following termination or withdrawal of service, we may remove some or all of your content on our servers or elect to retain it, at our option. ALL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS TO THIS SITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

The following applies to any content you submit to Girders & Gears™: You are solely responsible for your content, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your information. However, we may take any action with respect to your content if we believe it may create liability for us or may cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers.

The content you distribute on Girders & Gears™: (a) shall not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) shall not violate any law or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); (c) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (d) shall not be obscene or contain child pornography or, if otherwise harmful to minors, shall be distributed only to people legally permitted to receive such content; or (e) shall not contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. If you open an email account at Girders & Gears™, you will be subject to the terms of service that you will be required to accept before accessing your email account and you may not distribute unsolicited commercial messages ("spam") through your email account or take any other action, which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, including without limitation, using excessive network bandwidth. In addition, you may not distribute spam that directs or encourages users to visit the Site through the account of another provider. At our option and without further notice, we may use anti-spam technologies, such as automatic word and spam filters, that may terminate your messages without delivering them or prevent messages from reaching you.

Text, photos, and images you submit to Girders & Gears™ for inclusion in the Model Gallery, Tips & Tricks, Art, or other pages on the Site become the property of Girders & Gears™ and Prismatrix LLC. By submitting content to Girders & Gears™ for inclusion on the Site, you grant Girders & Gears™ the world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish such content by all means and in any media now known or not currently known, solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting such content.

This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Minnesota as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Minnesota between Minnesota residents. Both parties submit to personal jurisdiction in Minnesota and further agree that any cause of action arising under this Agreement shall be brought in a court in Minnesota. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If we ask a third party to provide services through the Site, the provisions of this Agreement shall apply to your use of their services. We shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting directly or indirectly from any causes beyond our reasonable control. We may freely assign this Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.

If you notice any users violating the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may notify us at: info@prismatrix.com.