Terms & Conditions
Thank you for using my website. Use of this website or any of the content on this website indicates that you have read, understood, agreed and accepted, without limitation or qualification, all aspects of these terms and conditions.
BrainBashers™ is a trademark.
This website is free to use and there are no premium features or subscriptions.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments.
BrainBashers™ is a trademark and I, Kevin Stone, run this website. I am not a lawyer, nor an IT expert, nor a designer, but I try my best (and I do make mistakes!).
If you do not agree with any of the terms, then please feel free to leave this website. I may, at my sole discretion, modify or revise these terms at any time by updating this web page. You are bound by any such modification or revision and should therefore visit this page periodically to review the terms.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments.
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Other privacy and cookie information:
record a 1 - 100 time.
set a time zone.
This website also sets an ASP session ID cookie when this website is accessed, and uses server-side ASP session variables (e.g. for various puzzles and games, etc) - these are are usually destroyed when your session expires.
This website does not save or use the server's logging information (which often includes details such as your IP address, the browser you used to visit a website, etc).
Some of the pages automatically post information back to the BrainBashers server in the background, these pages usually have a sentence explaining this. For example when you complete the Reactions Test your browser should automatically update the BrainBashers server with your time.
Ticking the box on the "Contact Me" page and sending me your comments, or sending me an email directly, gives me permission to collect and store your comments, and for me to contact you to reply to your comments. I will only use your email address for this reason. If you would like me to delete any previous comments, then please contact me and I will do so in a timely manner.
I will never sell/transfer/give away/etc any of your personal information to third parties - however I will disclose any required information if legally obligated.
I take reasonable steps to protect any data that I store.
I claim all intellectual rights and copyright to: the format of the names BrainBashers™ and Puzzles4U™; the design and implementation of the Sudoku assistant; the design of this website.
I claim copyright to any puzzles and any other content marked as either © Kevin Stone or Copyright Kevin Stone (but not necessarily the graphics contained within the puzzles). The fact that I do not claim copyright to certain puzzles does not mean that I do not own copyright.
I claim copyright to all of the graphics contained within this website, excluding:
a) any third-party images with an author/owner attributed
b) any third-party images that don't have, or don't require an attribution (e.g. because of their license)
c) any optical illusions not included in a) or b), some of which I believe are public domain (and for some of those I have recreated the images)
I claim copyright to the design and implementation (but not necessarily the game itself) of the following games: Wassat?, Whensat?, Wheresat?, Whosat?, Battle Ships, Tower of Hanoi, Brain Slider, Higher / Lower, Cross Colours, and Think of a Number.
I reserve all rights. I require that my written permission is granted before using any of my content. Search engines are regularly used to check for unauthorised use of my copyrighted content. Before any of the content on this website is copied, the correct permissions should be given by the relevant owner(s).
Other copyrighted content is used with permission, and copyright remains with the copyright owner.
Some of the content on this website is content that I believe to be public domain, and I place it on this website so that enthusiasts may enjoy it. I make no claim to this content and I will remove it at the copyright owner's request, alternatively, I will credit the author. This content might still be subject to copyright laws and I give no rights for its redistribution and you must refrain from doing so.
I authorise you to view, on an internet HTML browser (or via the print option), the content on this website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Electronic storage of any of the content on this website is expressly forbidden. You may not sell or modify any of the content on this website or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use any of the content on this website in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the written permission of the copyright owner. If you are to violate any of these terms, your permission to use the content on this website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the content.
Attempt to access the BrainBashers website in a way deemed to be outside the expectations of normal web browser activity, will be considered a hacking attempt.
I do not grant or transfer to you or anyone any expressed or implied right under any patents, copyrights, or trademarks by permitting you to download any of the content on this website. All company names, copyrights, logos, trademarks, product names, or service marks that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners.
Some of BrainBashers puzzles might check against or use words from: YAWL, and/or the 12Dicts word lists compiled by Alan Beale, and/or the SCOWL collection which is Copyright 2000-2016 by Kevin Atkinson (Copyright Notice)
Disclaimer Of Damages
Use of this website or any of the content on this website is, at all times, "at your own risk." If you are unhappy with any aspect of this website, any of these terms and conditions or any other policies, your only option is to stop using this website.
I take sensible precautions to protect any data provided to me, however, I can never guarantee this data will be protected against all attempts to access it illegally.
In no event shall I, this website, or its suppliers, etc, be liable to any user or third party, for any damages whatsoever resulting from the use or inability to use this website or any of the content on this website, for any reason, legal or otherwise, and whether or not I am advised of the possibility of such damages.
I cannot guarantee that I won't make a mistake, and such a mistake could affect any aspect of this website.
I intend no disrespect to any individual or group with any of the content on this website that I have control of. Any resemblance to persons, places or events either past or present is purely coincidental.
I am not liable for direct, indirect or consequential damages, arising in connection with using this website or any of the content on this website, including, but not limited to, medical, physical and psychological effects, nor for any loss of money, time, or data, etc. The information contained within this website is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for entertainment purposes only. The wording of any puzzle, or any other content, is not an endorsement of said wording.
None of this website or content is guaranteed to be free of errors or mistakes (e.g. technical errors, logic errors, calculation errors, factual errors, missing/incorrect clues or hints or answers, etc). Nor can I guarantee that you are viewing this website or content as I intend it to be viewed (e.g. an image might be missing, or the connection was interrupted, etc). You are advised to independently verify the content before relying upon it. Any difficulty level assigned to a puzzle is not guaranteed to be accurate, you might find some puzzles easier or harder than marked.
Any calculations this website performs are not guaranteed to be mathematically (or logically) accurate or correct.
For various reasons data might have to be restored from a backup, and I cannot guarantee that any existing data won't be lost at that point.
I am British and generally use British spellings, etc, throughout this website. Some of the puzzles use AEIOU as vowels, and the remaining letters as consonants.
I disclaim all warranties. I make no warranty about the accuracy or reliability of any of the content on this website, services, text, graphics, links, etc, on this website. I do not warrant that this website will operate error-free or that this website, or its server is free of computer viruses or other harmful items. You are advised to ensure that your computer has all of the latest patches, virus scanners, spyware detectors and any other software that helps to protect it. I am not responsible for any changes you make to the security settings of your computer and I am not responsible for any software running on your computer. If your use of this website or any of the content on this website results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, I am not responsible for those costs.
Some of the optical illusions might you feel a little nauseous, if they do then try covering one eye or looking away.
The information text for the illusions is not necessarily accurate, nor medically approved.
Some pages/puzzles/illusions offer a print option, clicking this link will load a new window with a special version of the page/puzzle/illusion that will allow you to use your browser's print option.
Linking To BrainBashers
If you would like to link your website to the BrainBashers website, please freely bookmark or add links to any page contained within this website provided that this website does not appear inside any frames. You may not embed any BrainBashers content within another web page, using any method, including an iFrame.
Links to Third-Party Sites
I am only responsible for the pages within this domain. A link to a third-party website is not necessarily an endorsement of any of the content of that website. I am not responsible for any of the content of third-party websites and I do not make any representations or guarantees regarding any of the content of such third-party websites.
Third-Party Use Of My Content
I am only responsible for the pages within this domain. Where any of my content (or a link to any of my content, etc) occurs in a third-party location (e.g. website, newsletter, magazine, etc), it's occurrence is not an endorsement of any of the content of that third-party location. I am not responsible for any of the content of third-party locations and I do not make any representations or guarantees regarding any of the content of such third-party locations.
By using this website or any of the content on this website you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless this website, me, its creators, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from your use of this website, or use of any of the content on this website, or your breach of the terms of this agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
If any part of this agreement is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that part does not affect the validity of the remaining parts.
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction.
All puzzles, games, quizzes, etc on this website are just for fun, there are no winners and no prizes.
All daily items change at midnight GMT, unless changed using the available option (assuming that this website's time is correct, which I cannot guarantee).
For any number of reasons the rules I actually use might not match any of the rules visible on this website, and I am under no obligation to reveal the rules I've used. The rules might be changed at any point. Any dates shown might be changed at any point.
Some of the activities might reset without warning (e.g. when the server is restarted).
I do not guarantee that any of this website's content is free from mistakes, or will work as expected.
Any material submitted to BrainBashers is also subject to the submission terms and conditions.
I reserve the right to stop publishing this website, or any of the parts, or to make changes to, or remove, any of the content or functionality on this website, or the policies, at any time, without notice, warning or explanation. I also reserve the right to restrict access to any part of any website, to anyone, for any reason, at my discretion.
There might be problems (e.g. technical, unknown, etc) that stop this website from operating correctly, or as expected. These problems might affect all of this website, or some parts of it. These problems might cause this website (or some parts of it) to be unavailable, and to be unavailable for any length of time. These problems might cause this website (or some parts of it) to have errors, and to have errors for any length of time.
I reserve the right to change the policies on my content usage without warning or discussion, and those changes come in to effect immediately.
No items may be copied from this website without prior written permission from the copyright holder or their agents, this includes, but is not limited to: puzzles, optical illusions, images, website designs.
This page was last updated in November 2020, however, the privacy section is updated independently and might have a different date.