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Dear Readers and Students,

This is the stuff that my lawyer Eileen makes me post here. But that doesn't mean I'm happy about it, so I want to add this note to you. When I walk past a parked car with an alarm light flashing inside it, I don't get hurt feelings. I know that it isn't aimed at me or anybody like me. In a big city like San Francisco, there are a few, rare people out there who make that device necessary. The Internet is a big city too, and Eileen's legal stuff, which follows, works just like a kind of alarm/lock she's installing on my car.

Best wishes,

Prof. L.


Please do not send Prof. Leonard plot ideas, fictional characters or fiction of any kind. (He says he can't use them anyway-- it would be cheating. And what if he already had the idea? You might feel he had swiped it from you.) Also, seriously, if you don't understand any of the terms in this agreement, ask a lawyer to explain them to you. By choosing to use the website you are agreeing to abide by and be legally bound by this agreement. In it, "Prof. Leonard" and "he" will refer to George J. Leonard.

Please assume that all the material on this website, including text, images, logos, trademarks, service marks and trade names, is copyrighted and belongs solely to George J. Leonard unless another copyright owner is named here. If you choose to go any further in the website, you're agreeing that you will not take or use or re-transmit any material from this website in any way whatsoever without the written permission of the copyright owner. You may download one copy, for your personal "home use" only, if you keep all copyright and proprietary notices intact, but you may not distribute any downloaded material in any way for any reason. You may not cut, revise or change any material you have downloaded in any way. (That seems reasonable, doesn't it?)

If you choose to continue using in this website, you represent and acknowledge and agree that you are over the age of 18 and you acknowledge that you and Prof. Leonard are not creating any confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship, and you agree that, nothing you do to, with or on, this website will cause a legal action against the website or Prof. Leonard and you agree that he is not responsible in any way for anything that occurs as a result of your use of "hyperlinks" to any other website not created by him (he's got no control over anybody but himself).

You agree that the law which applies to all issues regarding this Website is the law of the State of California. If any provision or clause stated herein is found to be void. unlawful, or otherwise unenforceable, such provision or clause shall be deemed severable from the rest of the agreement, and the remainder of the agreement shall continue as binding on all parties. Prof. Leonard reserves the right to amend the foregoing material at any time without notice.

----M. Eileen McGarry, esq.