website design, database development, custom programming

DuckBytes Policies

DuckBytes is dedicated to providing quality, affordable software solutions for home, business and Internet applications. All software produced by Bruce Quackenbush and/or distributed by DuckBytes.net is protected by US and international copyright laws and contains the necessary copyright notices. No reproduction or redistribution by any means or for any purposes will be allowed without the express, written consent of Bruce Quackenbush.

Pricing and Distribution

Many of my commonly used web scripts are being distributed as freeware. This means that you can download them and use them on any website you wish, free of charge. This will include simple form-to-email, guestbook, counter, search and other scripts. I am offering these for free because a) they didn't take a lot of time to develop and b) well, frankly, you can get similar scripts for free lots of places, I'd like you to use mine because they're better and they'll bring you back to DuckBytes.net for more.

Other software is distributed as shareware which you will need to register if you like it and wish to use it beyond the 30 day trial period. I will make every effort to keep these prices reasonable so I can make a little back on my investment and you can get the software you need within a limited budget. I, of course, reserve the right to adjust my prices as the need arises.

Custom programming projects will be quoted according to the complexity involved and the estimated development time. I will provide a written proposal for your approval before any work is completed. Any work that becomes necessary that falls outside the scope of that proposal will be approved by you before undertaken. I don't believe in surprising the client when I submit my bill! In most cases I will require a deposit of 50% of the total estimate before beginning work, with the remainder do upon completion. Any invoice that remains unpaid for more than 30 days will incur penalty and interest fees as established by law.

Freeware

All software distributed as freeware on this site is provided as-is with no warranty implied or expressed. You may use this software as you wish with no restrictions. I would, however, appreciate it if you would refrain from providing copies to your friends and associates. If everyone downloads their own copy from this site, I'll be able to track its usage and provide updates as necessary. There is no charge for the use of freeware products from DuckBytes. If you like the software, though, a "registration" fee of $10.00 would help to ensure the continued availability of quality, low cost software on the Internet.

Shareware

Shareware products offered by DuckBytes are provided as fully functional, "finished" programs without disabled features or annoying "nagware" popups so that you may realistically evaluate their usefulness. This also allows you to set up a script or program, decide if it meets your needs, and then pay the registration fee without the need to re-install a registered version.

The trial period for all shareware products from DuckBytes is 30 days. If you wish to continue using it beyond that period you must register it. Any software not registered within 30 days must be removed from your system.

Registration of DuckBytes software buys you the right to use it on a single website (or network). Any additional use will require additional registration fees.

Privacy Statement

DuckBytes has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the DuckBytes.com web site.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. The DuckBytes Web site logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This gives DuckBytes an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will remain anonymous.

Contact Us

We use email links located on the "contact us" page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information. Your personal information will not, under any circumstances, be shared with third parties for any reason.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The information is stored in encrypted form on a secured server for a short time. Sensitive information that is transmitted between the user's browser and the server is protected by the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can send email to webmaster@duckbytes.net
  2. You can send mail to
    Bruce Quackenbush
    3647 Lipan St.
    Denver, CO  80211

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

Bruce Quackenbush, Webmaster
DuckBytes.net
3647 Lipan St.
Denver, CO  80211
webmaster@duckbytes.net

Banners, Popups and Spam

There will never be any banners or popup ads on this site. I personally find such things annoying in the extreme so I refuse to subject my visitors and customers to them. Enough said about that.

Spam goes way beyond annoying. It is wasteful of your time and it is incredibly wasteful of Internet resources. I happen to think that all spammers should be taken around back and beaten with a stick, but that's me. I give you my solemn oath that I will never, under any circumstances, sell or transfer any email addresses submitted to this site to any third party. I further promise that if you say you don't want any emails from me, you won't get any.

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