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Thoughts on Winding Down

 

It has been great fun thinking about new projects and ways to share projects as plans and kits.

Many of you have contributed your valuable time, ideas, and expertise to further our efforts. It was a special pleasure when someone reported success with a project or good results using one of our transfer references.

The business loans are just about all paid, and we are finally near a break-even point! However, the sad truth is, our present business plan is not commercially viable. So it's not a bankruptcy, just an ideal time to make a good decision.

The present plan is to wind the current business down around the end of this year.

All copyrights remain in effect, however feel free to copy anything from the website for personal use. The website might remain up for the pre-paid plan some months out, or might come down sooner.

I will continue to support several projects in progress beyond the business wind down.

All remaining business debts (fortunately almost none now!) will be paid in full.

 

LEGAL NOTICES

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Copyright:

U.S. Copyright law applies to all original content of all pages within the gellerlabs.com website. The protected content includes all photographs, illustrations, and written text, none of which may be copied without permission. The prohibition on copying our original content without permission applies even where no express copyright notice and/or warning appears on the page.

Corporate Sponsors:

GELLER gratefully acknowledges our corporate sponsors for support in part of our low cost, high performance, products and kits. GELLER expressly states to prospective and actual buyers and users of GELLER products and kits that corporate sponsors accept no additional liability related to our use of any corporate sponsored designs, parts, or components. Please direct any inquiries, questions, or concerns regarding GELLER products and kits directly to GELLER.

Spoofing and Spammers:

Recently one or more spammers sent out a very large volume of SPAM email spoofing our domain name as the sender. They appeared to be using a dictionary routine to match person's names to our domain. If we identify any individual or company spoofing our domain name we will prosecute to the fullest extent available under U.S. and or international law. We apologize to all who might have received such email, but of course had no control over the situation.

Legal Advice:

Nothing on this page is intended as legal advice. Nor do you or any visitor to our website have an attorney - client relationship with our general counsel (Joseph M. Geller, Esq.) unless we have a written agreement stating otherwise. Any legal remarks on this page and/or on our website, including explanation, such as our copyright infringement notice below, is for legal information only.

Conflict:

Joe Geller, the sole proprietor of GELLER, is also a registered patent attorney. Joseph M. Geller, JD, EE, USPTO is admitted in NY. GELLER does not operate in any specific technology area where Joe Geller performs legal patent services. Avoidance of conflict is a fundamental principle of both the engineering and the legal business.

Legal Name:

Our legal company name is GELLER. Our website URL is gellerlabs.com. We often present our name as GELLER (Geller Labs) to provide a connection to the website, however, all business transactions are performed by and with the "GELLER" company.

Privacy:

The GELLER company (Geller Labs) does not use cookies at this website. To the best of our knowledge, our webserver provider does not either.

Our webserver provider presents us with a page of website statistics at our demand. We believe this is common to most websites. We can see a list of IP adresses. Usually, the individual is not identifiable. Some organizations (usually companies or institutions) code the name of the user into the IP node name and then we can obviously see who visited. Most providers of home Internet access assign only a number and their company name. We can tell when an IP address visited and how many pages (but not which pages) were viewed. We do not share any of this information regarding individual IP addresses with anyone else. ONLY if sought under the authority of a lawful court order would we provide any requested information regarding visitors to our site.

Age of user:

We understand that many hobbyists and amateur scientists are minors. My dad used to take me to "hamfests" and surplus electronics stores when I was a kid which certainly kindled my life long love of electronics. Still, it is always preferrable where the prospective purchaser is a minor, to have parental consent or better yet, purchase by a parent or legal guardian.

Agilent owned copyright materials:

These materials are being reproduced with Permission, Courtesy of Agilent Technologies, Inc. GELLER acknowledges that Agilent does not make any representations or warranties of any kind with respect to these materials and disclaims any responsibility for them as reproduced by GELLER and that Agilent may terminate this consent at any time, in its sole discretion. GELLER has no formal business relationship with Agilent other than this license. We gratefully acknowledge permission to use these materials.

Prices and Pricing Policy:

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Credit Cards:

We are not set up to accept direct credit card payments at this time. PLEASE DO NOT send a credit card number to us. In the few instances where this has happened we have done our absolute best to erase all instances of the cc number on our system. We strongly recommend that you NEVER send your credit card number to anyone by unsecure email!

We can indirectly accept credit card payments through PayPal. Our PayPal email address is joegeller@roadrunner.com.

Potential Copyright Violations:

(you saw something at our website that you own the copyright "rights" to and feel that we have posted it to our website in violation of your rights):

We believe that most of our content is of our own original creation. Exceptions are links, particularly links where we post a vendor logo, and references and/or excerpts to vendors and vendor links. In the unlikely event that you see something on our website where you own the copyright, and believe that we have posted the work so protected, without your permission please let us know using the exact format as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) an act of Congress:

To be effective, your notice must include:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (If you are not represented by a lawyer or other agent, just sign the letter. If you notify us by email, type your name followed by the statement, "I intend this to be an electronic signature." or use the abbreviation "E-sign" next to your typed name.)
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. (For example "I believe in good faith ...)
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (For example: "I believe that this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that I am authorized ...).

If this looks familiar, it's because virtually every provider and website is copying the law verbatim as codified at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(3)(A). The reason most sites say no more, is that if you don't get your letter close enough to the exact letter of the law, your letter is not considered effective and the receiving agent can consider the notice ineffective (in other words ignore you). We, however, will respond to any notice of copyright infringement perceived as non-frivolous. Nevertheless any notification should follow the above cited requirements (i) through (vi).

We have not yet filed our receiving agent's address with the Library of Congress.

Our Designated Agent for notice of copyright violation under 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(2) is:

Joseph M. Geller, Esq., General Counsel, GELLER, 105 Hardcastle Ave, Whitesboro, NY 13492. (email notification)

If you find such legal notices interesting or entertaining, look at how companies deal with copyright issues in their legal pages. GoogleTM has the most informative notice page that we have seen to date. Congratulations to the Google legal department for converting the instructions into English for lay persons instead of hiding behind the legalese as most companies do. Google's most excellent notice page is probably a sign of the confidence and competence of their legal staff. Well done! Some companies, including some surprisingly large corporations, copy legal boilerplate, even on occasion retaining instructions and commentary intended to help the provider correctly post the DMCA notice at their website. To see some various approaches, just do a Google search on some phrase from the required notice language.

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We provide this website as a service to our potential customers. We believe the information is accurate and useful. By using the website, however, you (the viewer of any pages at this parent URL www.gellerlabs.com), agree to hold us (GELLER) harmless for any and all injury, damages, or other personal or commercial detriment related to your visit to our site. Further you agree to pay any and all legal costs that we (GELLER) encounter in defending ourself against any legal actions brought by you or your legal representatives related in any way to your visits to the parent URL www.gellerlabs.com and any of the related pages. By viewing any of our webpages, beyond this one, you agree to all conditions described herein.

 

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