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The only personal information that this web site can collect from you is your name and e-mail address if you send us e-mail through the Contact page. This information will be treated in accordance with the policies stated at this page.

The web site is operated by 1522452 Ontario Limited doing business under the licensed name Alchemy Mindworks — hereafter "we" and "us" shall refer to this entity. In sending us e-mail, you'll be communicating with Alchemy Mindworks. This document is derived from the Alchemy Mindworks privacy statement. In the event that you deal directly with Alchemy Mindworks, your communication will be subject to the Alchemy Mindworks privacy statement.

We value our own privacy and the security of our personal information — we'll take no less care of information you provide to us in the course of doing business with us. The following outlines our privacy policies.

Unless we're required by law [1] to do so, or to defend against or mitigate fraud or other wrongdoing [2], or as exempted elsewhere in this document, we will not knowingly disclose your e-mail address or any other personal information you provide to us to any third party, even if the party in question claims to be God and can produce three pieces of photo-ID to prove it.

Alchemy Mindworks does not distribute aggregate statistics about its customers or users.

None of the web pages at the domain use cookies or tracer tags, and no unauthorized information will be written to or retrieved from your hard drive by any of these pages. Please note that if you buy books through links from this web site, you will be dealing with Amazon rather than us, and your use of Amazon's pages will be subject to Amazon's privacy policies.

We hasten to add that when you buy one or more books through Amazon, Amazon will not provide us with any information about your purchase save for an anonymized accounting of how many books have been sold.

No one from Alchemy Mindworks will ever contact you by e-mail and request that you disclose your credit card number or other sensitive information.

Alchemy Mindworks reserves the right to disclose as it sees fit any personal information and related details it has which have been used to complete fraudulent transactions.

Alchemy Mindworks reserves the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer. We also reserve the right to disclose any information we have about you to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you.

Except as exempted elsewhere in this document, all e-mail communications between you and Alchemy Mindworks are deemed to be in confidence. We will not knowingly disclose to third parties the e-mail addresses, personal information or attributable contents of e-mail sent to us unless we are required by law to do so, or we believe that the nature of the message in question may be illegal, or you explicitly grant us permission to do so, or you tacitly grant us permission to do so under terms stated elsewhere in this document. E-mail sent to you by Alchemy Mindworks is deemed to be sent under the same conditions. By sending us e-mail, you agree that all information sent to you by Alchemy Mindworks is confidential, and may not be disclosed to third parties without our express written permission. You further agree that your e-mail constitutes a secure and private medium of communication. Alchemy Mindworks reserves the right to disclose unattributed e-mail contents or edited portions thereof as we see fit.

In the event that you use our e-mail facilities in a manner contrary to the stated restrictions thereof — for example, to send us spam — you grant Alchemy Mindworks permission to disclose the complete attributed contents of your e-mail and your identity to any third parties we choose, including but not exclusive to your Internet service provider, your employer, government and law enforcement. You absolve and hold harmless Alchemy Mindworks, its stockholders, employees and suppliers for any loss, damage or expense arising out of said disclosures.

If you disclose to third parties all or part of our confidential communications with you, you absolve us from any responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your communications with us, and grant us permission to disclose to third parties any and all communications between you and Alchemy Mindworks as we see fit. You absolve and hold harmless Alchemy Mindworks, its stockholders, employees and suppliers for any loss, damage or expense arising out of said disclosures.

Data Security

In order to communicate with us by e-mail, you will need to provide us with your name and your e-mail address. Doing so will not result in your e-mail address being added to any databases. However, a copy of the e-mail messages in question may be retained for our mutual protection and for later reference.

Requests to remove your information from our records: If you wish to have your personal information removed from our records, as noted above, please contact us to request that we do so. We will undertake due diligence to ensure that you are in fact the person requesting removal, and at such time as we are satisfied that you are who you claim to be, we will immediately and irrevocably remove your information from all the relevant records, to the best of abilities.

Please note that once we remove your personal information from our records, it will be gone forever and it will not be recoverable should you subsequently change your mind.

We will not reinstate removed personal information after it has been removed, for any reason.

This Document

All of the information in this document is subject to change without notice. This page constitutes the stated intent of Alchemy Mindworks to protect the privacy of its users. It is not a contractual undertaking to do so. Alchemy Mindworks (including its stockholders, employees and suppliers) will not be liable for any breaches of privacy resulting from error, omission, third-party activities or acts of God, or for any loss, damage or expense caused thereby — the lawyers would have complained if we hadn't said that.

If you have any questions, please send us some e-mail.

All the information at this page is as accurate as we can make it. Neither Alchemy Mindworks nor the author of this page accepts any responsibility for any loss, damage or expense caused by your use of these pages, however it happens. If you can figure out a way for any of this to cause you loss, damage or expense you have a sneakier mind than any of us. This page and all dependent pages are copyright © 1994 — 2024 Alchemy Mindworks. No portion of this page may be reproduced in any form without the explicit written permission of the author and copyright holder.

[1] Alchemy Mindworks must provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law.

[2] We will share personal information with parties outside Alchemy Mindworks if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  1. Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
  2. Enforce applicable terms of service, including investigation of potential violations.
  3. Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
  4. Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Alchemy Mindworks, our users, our employees, our stockholders or our suppliers as required or permitted by law.