Terms of Service

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Use License

For most of the content on this site, you can share our work and build upon it so long as you (a) credit the author and (b) link to our blog, but only if (c) you’re using the content for a non-commercial purpose.

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However, there are some posts that have stronger protections in terms of our ownership of what we’ve published and stronger restrictions on whether and how you can use/reuse it. Where that is the case, it will be noted at the bottom of the post.

If you would like to use our content commercially or if you have questions about our terms of use, you can email us at [email protected] to explain your proposal or otherwise ask your question. We will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Under any license granted by Shattering The Ceiling you may not attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Shattering The Ceiling’s web site or transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Shattering The Ceiling at any time.


The materials on Shattering The Ceiling’s web site are provided “as is”. Shattering The Ceiling makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Shattering The Ceiling does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


In no event shall Shattering The Ceiling or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Shattering The Ceiling’s Internet site, even if Shattering The Ceiling or a Shattering The Ceiling authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Shattering The Ceiling’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Shattering The Ceiling does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Shattering The Ceiling may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Shattering The Ceiling does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


Shattering The Ceiling has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Shattering The Ceiling of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Shattering The Ceiling may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to Shattering The Ceiling’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site:

  1. Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  2. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  3. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  4. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  5. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  6. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  7. We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
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