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The Rules (Terms of Use)

Welcome to! We hope you’ll enjoy and participate in the many services found on our site but first things first: By using our service, you’re agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you don’t wish to be bound by what you read below, you shouldn’t use We may change these terms at any time, but we will post a notice of any material changes; your continued use of means that you accept any new or modified terms and conditions. So, please check back here from time to time.


All of the content on this site, unless stated explicitly otherwise, is the property of, LLC (“”) and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. By “content” we mean any information, mode of expression, or other materials and services found on This includes message boards, chats, software, our writings, graphics, and any and all other features found on the site. That’s right, content means the whole kit and caboodle.

You may make one copy of our content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that any material copied remains intact and includes the following notice: “Copyright ©, LLC. All rights reserved.” Any other copying, distribution, storing, or transmission of any kind, or any sort of commercial use of our content is prohibited without our prior written permission.


Our trademarks include, the logo, S88 Buddy, and our many slogans, including “Where batch control gets exciting.”, “Who would have thought that batch control could be this much fun?”, and “It’s like this every day at!” We sometimes use others’ trademarks, including those from PalmOne, ISA, and the World Batch Forum. (And, of course, we give credit...)

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities provides a broad range of information, services, commentary, and entertainment (the most important thing). We can’t and we don’t warrant the completeness or accuracy of the content found in our areas, or its usefulness for any particular purpose. (We certainly don’t warrant information obtained from a hyperlinked site.) also makes no promises that our content or the service itself will be delivered to you uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. In fact we’re not making any promises or warranties except that we won’t intentionally lie to you. Other than that, we reserve the right to be wrong, ignorant, and even silly.

This all means that you agree that under no circumstances will be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, or any other type of damages resulting from your use, or downloading of any content on our site. This includes, but is no way limited to, loss or injury caused in whole or in part by our negligence or by stuff beyond our control in creating or delivering any portion of

Privacy takes your privacy very seriously, as seriously as we take our own. Right now, we’re not collecting any information about you and we’re not using cookies. We do collect data for statistics on site visits.

At some point we may ask you to register and then collect information about you and we may even use cookies. But, we will never, ever willingly provide your information to others without your permission.

Everything Else

If any provision in this Agreement is invalid, unenforceable, or nonsensical, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Indiana (except with respect to choice of law).