Disclaimers and Notices

This is the simplified disclaimer, terms of use, privacy policy, and more for this website.

My first book discusses privacy, and mentions that the average person agrees to hundreds of privacy policies and terms of use per year, without even reading them. Don't feel bad for not reading them, many are very long, and even if you read them not only would it cost you hundreds of hours of your life each year, but you still would not understand what you have agreed to.

Companies make money from information about you, and criminals want to steal information about you too. Thus privacy is a serious concern for all of us. Hopefully you read this and enjoy it. Comments and feedback are welcome.

Disclaimer and Terms of Use

Hopefully this site is helpful, but don't rely upon this information if you are in a situation requiring individualized assistance.

I do my best to ensure information I provide is accurate and helpful, and I continually update and revise. But you use this site  at your own risk, I assume no liability. You waive all claims against me and my entities as a condition of using this site. I reserve the right to have unwritten rules and change the rules as needed.

Nothing in this site constitutes advice (consulting, legal or otherwise). No relationship (consulting, attorney-client, or otherwise) is established between us through your use of the site, and even if we communicate directly.  Don't send me confidential information through this site or via email. Any services provided would be through a formal agreement, and would be offered through either my consulting firm, or law firm.

If we were to mutually agree on provision of services you would know that by the creation of a formal customized agreement and with your payment of fees. But until that, no relationship exists and no liability exists.

Privacy Policy

I don't keep much information relating to website visitors. If you contact me through the website contact form or email, I receive the information you have provided to me. I don't maintain a mailing list (maybe I should one day). I don't share your contact information with third parties unless I have your consent, or as required by law and the rules of professional responsibility.

My site uses cookies, and also uses various common analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Jetpack), which are common website usage analysis tools. This helps me learn something about general website usage, but very little about individual users. Many of the websites you visit use sophisticated technology to track you, identify you and your device, and learn about you. But here, I think it is pretty rudimentary.

Attorney Advertising (maybe)

This is not my law firm's official website, but this may still constitute attorney advertisement, since I am a practicing attorney, and I reference my legal services.

I don't make any promises or claims, and if I have had successes in the past, that's no guarantee that every future case will also be a success.

Linked sites and my organizations

I have some links to external sites, such as where you can buy my book, where some of my externally published articles or courses are hosted, and external references. When you leave this site and go to another site, you're in their hands and governed by their policies and terms of use.

I link to my own sites too, which have very similar policies and are:

https://johnbandler.com (this site)

Also, I link to the website for my latest book: https://cybercrimeinvestigationsbook.com/, a shared site with my co-author.

To comply with New York State laws and rules, I had to create two separate legal entities, one to practice law (Bandler Law Firm PLLC), and one to perform consulting services (Bandler Group LLC). That seemed to indicate I needed two websites. And then it seemed good to have a website devoted to my book, and then one for me personally. Now I am the proud operator of four (five?) websites, learning more every day.

But really, this site at JohnBandler.com is becoming the main site for my work.

What did I miss?

I left many details out but would they be helpful? You have seen privacy policies and terms of use that go on for dozens of pages. No one reads them.

This article is hosted at https://johnbandler.com/disclaimers-and-notices. Copyright John Bandler, all rights reserved.

Want to read more about privacy? See Privacy

Want to learn about building your organization's governance documents? See Five Components for Policy Work

Updated 1/4/2023.