Terms and Policies on websites can be a little hard going and indeed read like the publisher of a site is “wagging a finger” at the reader – so if mine sounds like that I apologise in advance. There are good reasons as to why most sites should carry a policy – for example to protect copyright, establish expectations and ensure that both the publisher of the site and the people who read it are protected from any potential confusion or risk of litigation.
I reserve the right to modify, remove or ignore any comments that are placed on this website. I do not remove comments that disagree with my point of view but I will remove any comments that appear to be SPAM, offensive or use abusive language. If a comment is placed on this site which does disagree with a statement that I have made, I will reply with an explanation as to why I made it, or a counter argument.
Comments that appear to basically be “trolling” or completely irrelevant to the post will be removed. For example; Posting a comment on an article which just says “Not Working” with no further information (including a false name and e-mail address e.g. email@example.com) – will be canned immediately – as such remarks do not help me, or other readers of this site.
If I begin to receive a high level of SPAM via the comments feature – I will switch it off. I generally will not reply to comments on posts that bear no relation to the topic contained with that specific post.
The content of this website is the sole intellectual property of Andy Grogan, where material is referenced from other sites, blog’s and/or publications it will be marked in the post. Where products are mentioned they (which includes images, logos, trademarks and slogans) these remain the sole property of the proprietor of the said product - Andy Grogan does not make any claim to any such copyrights nor will make any iota of profit from them.
If you wish to publish content from this site – please link it, DO NOT copy it – and especially DO NOT copy the content and not reference me – this has happened a few times and I will take action to protect my own intellectual rights on the work that I have published – this includes in extreme circumstances legal action.
All code examples on this site (which are marked property of Andy Grogan) are free to be used for either personal or commercial purposes (I am a realist) however all I ask is that you do not attempt to pass them off as you own work, as apart from being morally and legally wrong – it says more about you as a person than you might think.
Questions / Posting Frequency
If you have a question that you would like answered, then it would be helpful to ask it as part of the post that it relates to – if you would like to suggest a topic for the blog that think that I can help with please post a contact address – I regret that I CANNOT help with your own individual migration scenarios however I am more than happy to help with specific issues. I also regret that I cannot “sanity check” you own roll out plans or migration plans – nor can I provide official / paid for consultancy services for the following reasons:
- I work for a company in the U.K already (Tax and contractual reasons).
- I do not have personal insurance to work within other people’s environments (e.g. Employers Liability, Indemnity etc.) therefore if something goes wrong and a situation arises where someone wishes to hold me responsible I have no legal fall back.
- Due to my many other commitments I rarely get the time to look at full blown consultancy scenarios.
I am happy to aid with small issues – but this is done strictly on an “as and when I can basis” with no guarantee’s.
I also try to keep the frequency of posts on the site to at least three times a month, however I have a day job, and a family which can limit the amount of time that I have to write, that being said I do check comments daily and reply to as many that I can.
All scripts, articles, source code and applications that appear on this site are provided “as is” which means that I cannot and will not accept any responsibility or liability for any issue(s) that may occur as a result of using the information or indeed the functionality of the said applications or source code.
All I can guarantee is, that all articles, scripts and associated code (compiled or otherwise) has been tested by myself within my own lab and works at the time of publication. In addition to this, any advice that I provide is based upon my own personal experiences to resolve issues or develop platform designs – therefore if anything does go wrong as a result of attempting to replicate the content that I have provided please do not hold me responsible.
The agreement between you and I [sic. and inclusive of telnetport25.com] (which you accept implicitly by replicating or copying any post on this site, including the use of any of the source code ~ compiled or otherwise) or scripts is based upon you (as the reader) evaluating the tools in a lab scenario prior to using the information in a production context. If an article contains a disclaimer which states that the information (or tool / script) is NOT supported in a production scenario either by myself or Microsoft – then there are NO express warranties given at all!
Where comments are made about particular products or solutions I strongly urge you to understand that any such comments are my own personal view. I urge you to try something then if you agree with me then leave your own feedback.
Additionally, any views that I express on this site are mine and mine alone, and do not reflect in any way shape or form the view of my employer – or that of any other organisation that I may provide content for.
All Applications or Executable content (including scripts, code both compiled and non-compiled) that is made available via my site is scanned for known vulnerabilities which my AV-Vendors are aware of at the time. I use the engines from two vendors before uploading content – therefore I can certify that I am happy that my content is safe at that point. However, due to the sad state of affairs that our digital world is in, no one can absolutely state that their executable content is “100% vulnerability clear” (for example I can verify that it was clear when it left my machines – however thereafter I am reliant on my hosting providers being up to spec – they assure me they are). Therefore it is strongly recommended that before you download anything from my site or indeed ANY OTHER web site, ensure that your AV, SPAM and MALWARE protection is 100% up to date. I regret that I cannot be held responsible for out of date AV engines which are not that of my own.
Data Protection Policy – Privacy Disclaimer – Fair Processing Notice
This policy covers the treatment of personal data that www.telnetport25.com may collect, including when you e-mail us – or when you complete and submit an online form via the web site. When completing forms you may be asked for personal information such as name, address, postcode etc. It is only when you supply this type of information that you can be personally identified. Information may be collected:
- To fulfil your request for information
- To provide and improve my services
- As part of the process of consultation
Any information held by the www.telnetport25.com will be processed in compliance with the principles set out in the 1998 Data Protection Act. www.telnetport25.com is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of personal data that it holds. NO personal information that is gathered by www.telnetport25.com will be – or is shared with 3rd party agencies and is responsibly destroyed after the query has been dealt with or at the readers request. Queries which have been submitted to the site (via forms or surveys) is destroyed within 30 days of the close of the survey.
www.telnetport25.com does not at any time hold an information about persons which can be classified as “Sensitive Personal Information” – e.g. we do not collect data which is financial, or identifies a persons disabilities, sexual preference, Religion or legal status (e.g. Criminal Records, cautions etc.)
This website is situated in United Kingdom therefore all terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.