Our Spam Policy

OUR SHORT VERSION PHOLOSOPHY ON SPAM

This is really easy for us to convey:

 

WE NEVER SPAM!    ...   EVER ...

End of story.

 

Our Formal Spam Policy

HAVeESP and any of our owned or managed sites prohibits the use of our name(s) or services to be used in any manner associated with the transmission, distribution or delivery of any unsolicited bulk or unsolicited or un-“opted-in” commercial e-mail ("Spam").  

You may not use, or infer the use our companies, sites, domains URLs or services to send spam or any other form of communication transmission to anyone at any time.   There are no exceptions.

It is our policy to vigorously enforce our rights through any legal means possible against any party who fraudulently uses, attempts to use, or infers the use or relationship of any of our business names, domains, URLs, companies, trademarks, service marks or otherwise in any way in sending spam or any other communication to any party, through any means. 

WE DO NOT SEND OR CONDONE SPAM in any form, through any means from us or through any third party !  We have not, do not, and will not send spam !

Web subscriptions, "E-zines" and other "bulk e-mailings" that are sent to a “known” user that is solicited or “opted-in” by that user recipient in a subscription, member type or “receiver requested” manner, are not considered “spam” by us or the industry at large.  This is a policy or practice that we do not oppose as long as the recipient clearly knows the source, can respond to such in some form and can request to “un-subscribe” or otherwise control the receipt of such e-mails.

If you think you have received spam from any of our owned sites, names or companies, we can assure you that it is not from us.  Please read the following on how an unrelated sender can make you believe you have received spam from a HAVeESP, Inc. owned company, partner, site or domain.

 

How Spammers Can Deceive You

Many "spammers" routinely try to deceive or trick the recipient into assuming that a different party has sent the offending e-mail. Spammers can hide their identity through many means.

One method is by "spoofing." Spoofing is where a different e-mail address than their own is used in the "from" line of the spam e-mail. One possible method of tracking the actual origin of the e-mail is by going to "View" then "Options" in Microsoft™ Outlook™ and reading the "Internet Headers." Although not absolute, you may be able trace the actual origin of the spam this way.

Spammers also use a method called "URL switching" to hide their identity. This method requires significant technical knowledge to determine the actual source of the spam.

Some further informative further information can be found at:

"The Responsible Net Commerce" web site

http://spam.abuse.net/

http://spam.abuse.net/faq/

http://spam.abuse.net/overview/

And, for our users more familiar with higher web related technical issues, please read:

“How Spammers and Scammers Hide and Confuse” at:

 http://www.pc-help.org/obscure.htm

 

Third Party Spam

Although it is not our practice to knowingly link to, or accept advertising from sites we deem unacceptable for any reason including privacy or spam practices, we are not, and cannot be responsible for the privacy, spam, content or other practices & policies of any third party sites, affiliates, participants or any others who participate in various programs or links displayed on our site.

 

Dealing With Spam

Please, before you accuse or "report" us, or any other party for that matter, of spamming, please be sure to verify your suspicions before taking any action that might in itself be harmful to us or any innocent parties. It could impact you greatly.

CONTACT US FIRST before taking any action on your own.  To report spam you think we sent or should know about please contact us.  Please send, forward or attach the spam. 

If you do contact other parties and wrongly accuses us of having sent you spam, those false accusations are potentially harmful to us, our sites, our partners and our business. If this is done recklessly, or without any type of reasonable investigation by you, we may deem such false accusations as constituting unlawful business libel. 

We are absolutely opposed to spam and understand any receiver’s frustrations but we cannot, and will not, tolerate false accusations about our business practices. Instead, we welcome your sincere inquiries and will do our best to resolve any question or complaint we receive. Again, please send us by attachment or by forwarding any offending spam you may receive that appears to come from or in any way relate or refer us.

As a courtesy to you, and if we can, we will try to show you how the spam was sent from a party not associated with us.

If it appears that you have wrongly accused us of having sent Spam, we expect you to contact anyone with whom you may have shared that false accusation so that you may retract those statements.

It is our policy to vigorously enforce our rights through any legal means against any party who uses, attempts to use or infers the use our business names, domains, companies, trademarks, service marks or otherwise in sending spam to any party through any means. 

We work very hard at gaining and maintaining our users’ trust, confidence and security.  We try our best to be a 100% family friendly site.  User trust is paramount to our business model.  In that regard, we must, and will also vigorously enforce our rights against any party who recklessly or falsely accuses, slanders or libels us through wrongful accusation(s) to any third party(ies) involving our company, sites or business practices.

 

How to Find out Who Sent an Unsolicited E-mail

The law limits the information that online service providers (ISPs) can disclose about their users. However, if you've been "spammed" by someone you don't know, and want to know who sent it, do not reply to the sender nor follow any removal instructions that might be included. Instead, complain to the sender's ISP.

Every e-mail must be sent from a server. The vast majority of server administrators are responsible and do not intentionally allow their resources to be used for spamming. ISPs typically have policies prohibiting spamming through their accounts. Once they are notified that a user has been abusing an account, many ISPs will shut down the offender.

 

How do you find out whom to contact?

Look at the domain. This is the part after the "@" sign in an email address or the last part of the server name in a URL. Do not include anything after the "extension" (the .com  - .net - .org  - .biz etc.) 

For example, the URL of:
http://www. anything.here
.domainname.com
/and/any/other
/stuff/after/the/dot/com.html …

… has an actual domain or URL of:  "domainname.com".

Remember, many spam senders’ addresses are hidden or otherwise blocked and some are outright false or used illegally without the actual owner's knowledge or permission.  However, the "full e-mail header" should contain an Internet Protocol (IP) address that corresponds to the sender's Internet Service Provider (ISP).  (Follow your e-mail provider's instructions on accessing the "Full Header” to see a message's sender information.) It should look something like this:

Received: from [123.456.78.91] by . . .

The number in brackets above is the "IP" or Internet protocol address. Once you have identified the IP address, you can run a search to determine which ISP provides the sending entity with its Internet access.

One web site that can help you determine the actual computer owner that uses the IP address:

http://www.arin.net/whois/index.html

Once you know the ISP or the domain (for example, "thedomain.com"), email the entire message (including full headers) to the ISP (in most cases to abuse@thedomain dot com).

Explain your situation. The ISP may have further requirements, but this is the person or entity you need to contact.

 

Summary

Again, we are against spamming and NEVER engage in this practice. Spammers can use fictitious domains, links and/or redirecting characters in the 'reply to' section of an offending e-mail to try deceive people on the origin of the e-mail.

Because HAVeESP owns almost 10,000 highly relevant domain names, we are more likely to be the unwary victim of unauthorized abuse or out and out fraud.  Please let us know ASAP.

We can assure you that any spam you receive is not from us or any of our owned or operated sites or domains. We do not spam, PERIOD!

 

Avoiding Spam

To try do avoid spam, although becoming more difficult, you should never give your e-mail address to anyone, in any form, including hand written on cards or reader replies, unless you trust that party and they clearly publish, and you have read and understand, their privacy and spam policies.

If you do not recognize the sender of any e-mail, delete it unopened. Many spammers use “tracers” to verify that the e-mail address is valid and will sell it to others.   If you open it  -  you validate it. 

Avoid shopping at or using unknown sites and/or sites that do not have clearly published privacy and/or spam policies.

In addition to the spam issues, viruses, worms and Trojan horses can also be embedded in e-mails, be careful.

For more information, see http://spam.abuse.net/userhelp/

If you have received an e-mail or spam that you think we should know about, please send it to us at “spamabuse [at] haveesp dot com”*

 

Do many of these e-mail addresses look funny to you? 

 

They are, and will not work as written above. 

As we said, we never spam but we cannot say that about all web users.  YOU MUST Replace [at] with “@” and dot com with “.com” to make the address valid.

We apologize for the minor inconvenience but we do this to reduce spam generated by email harvesters who look at web pages electronically for the "@" symbol and sell addresses to bulk spammers.

 

MORE SPAM INFORMATION:  http://spam.abuse.net/

 

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How To Contact Us

Should you have any comments, questions or concerns about these statements and/or policies, please use the CONTACT US link located on most of our pages.

 

Our PRIVACY Philosophy

HAVeESP, Inc., including all our associates, GREATeSTWEBSITES, and any other owned or managed websites are committed to maintaining your privacy, confidence and trust.  Accordingly, we maintain a strict privacy policy as outlined below. We respect and safeguard your privacy and have created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your confidentiality, privacy and security.

 

Our Commitment To Your Privacy

Your trust and privacy is critical to our success. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available not only on the home page on all of our sites but also on the vast majority of our web pages under “PRIVACY” on the bottom menu.

 

TRADEMARKS

Many of the trademarks, service marks, and logos ("Trademarks") used and displayed on our websites are registered and unregistered Trademarks of HAVeESP, Inc.and others. GREATeST& HAVeESP and any similar logos are all Service Marks or Trademarks of HAVeESP, Inc.

All other brand names and product names used in our site, or any site we link to, are trade names, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. HAVeESPis not directly associated with any of these sites, names, marks, services, products or vendors unless specifically noted. Nothing on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the website, without the express written permission of HAVeESPor another Trademark owner.

 

REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

THE GREATEST SOURCE ON THE WEB ® and SURF WITH THE GREATEST ®

Are Registered Trademarks of HAVeESP, Inc. filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These are owned by, or under the exclusive license to, HAVeESP, Inc.

Note: If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this website, please notify us immediately.

HAVeESP, Inc.aggressively enforces its intellectual
property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

 

DOMAIN NAMES

All of our thousands of Domain Names are owned by, or under exclusive license to HAVeESPOnce their namesake site is published, they will link you directly back to the applicable GREATeST topic if you enter them as a URL address in your browser.

 

COPYRIGHTS

This website is Copyright © 1999 – Current date by HAVeESP, Inc.et. al.

The copyright in all content provided on this website is held by HAVEESP, Inc. or, by its original creator. No part of this web-site, including content, design, service marks, trade names, pictures, images, trademarks or customized logos or icons may be reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, outside our TERMS OF USE, without the prior express written permission of HAVEESP, Inc. or the copyright owner.

 

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Websites contain links to many other Websites that we do not own, control or manage. We are not, and cannot, be responsible for the content, privacy, tracking, spamming or ANY other practice or policy of any third party site, advertiser, or any other sites including those we link to from one of our sites.

We encourage ALL our users to be alert when they leave our site. All users should read the privacy, liability, spam and other applicable statements of ANY website they visit.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY &

 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

HAVEESP INCORPORATED, GREATESTSOURCE, ITS OWNED AND MANAGED DOMAINS, WEBSITES, GREATEST OR OTHERWISE, AND ANY OF ITS AGENTS AS THE OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, PUBLISHERS, AUTHORS, MANAGERS, REPRESENTATIVES OR DESIGNERS OF THIS WEB-SITE (COLLECTIVELY CALLED “HAVEESP”) USE BEST EFFORTS IN CREATING AND MAINTAINING THIS AND ALL OF OUR WEBSITES.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE USE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS, OR ANY OTHER WEB-SITE OR, PRODUCT(S), LINKED TO, RATED BY, OR DESCRIBED HEREIN.

WE HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR GUARANTEES, AS WELL AS, THE QUALITY, ACCURRACY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF ANY WEBSITE, PRODUCT, ITEM, ADVICE, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WHETHER OBTAINED FROM THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE.

THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR WARRANTY MAY NOT BE EXTENDED OR MODIFIED BY ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT A REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT, AFFILATE, EDITOR OR EMPLOYEE OF HAVEESP, NOR BY ANY TYPE OF SALES OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FROM ANY SOURCE WHATSOEVER.

THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION OR RATINGS PROVIDED HEREIN OR THE OPINIONS STATED HEREIN, ARE NOT GUARANTEED OR WARRANTED TO BE ACCURATE OR PRODUCE ANY PARTICULAR RESULT OR RESULTS.

THE LINKS OR MATERIAL CONTAINED IN THIS, OR ANY OTHER WEB-SITE, MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL, AGE OR MATURITY LEVEL. HAVEESP SHALL NOT, AND WILL NOT, BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH OR LOSS OF INCOME, PROFIT OR MARKET OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHERWISE.

ANY TYPE OF THIRD PARTY ADVICE, INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE GUARANTEE(S) AND / OR WARRANTY(IES), AS WELL AS FULFILLMENT OF ANY COUPON, REBATE, SALE, REFUND(S) OR OTHER DISCOUNT OFFER, ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFEROR AND NOT HAVEESP.

 

AGAIN, OUR WEBsiteS CONTAIN linkS to MANY other WEBsites WE DO NOT OWN OR CONTROL.  Our privacy and OTHER POLICIES OR statements WE PUBLISH apply solely TO HAVEESP’S OWNED, CONTROLED or managed websites.

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ALWAYS REMEMBER

There is so much for children to learn on the internet.,,, YET, there is NO SUBSTITUTE for a parent, relative or other adult's personal involvement in every child's life and learning experiences including involvement and oversight on their the use of the web! 

Bob Karl, HAVeESP’s Founder & CEO

 

"All Children need a laptop    NOT a computer, a human laptop.  Moms, dads, grannies and grandpas, aunts, uncles - someone to hold them, read to them teach them.  Loved ones who will embrace them and pass on the experience, rituals and knowledge of a hundred previous generations. Loved ones who will pass to the next generation their expectations of them, their hopes, and their dreams." 

General Colin Powell

 

 

Please don’t let your children use the web unsupervised or let them become a TV, web or game addict.  Turn off the electronics and GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY WITH THEM!

 

 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

HAVeESP, through its GREATeSTWEBSITES, provides users the assurance of quickly and easily finding the high quality web sites specific to their needs. We will always be a user focused, family & children friendly, and privacy oriente