To e-mail me, click on the following link. When your e-mail browser appears, replace the "!" in the e-mail address with a "1" and the "u" with an "i": firstname.lastname@example.org
Chandelle welcomes e-mail from readers. But, due to a recent spate of unsolicited commercial messages, I have had to make life a bit more difficult for the automatic mailing programs these people rely on. Otherwise, I fear that an explosive increase in traffic could shut down Chandelle. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
You can also help by never replying and never knowingly doing business with any firm that has ever engaged in this kind of marketing. Do not reply when told you can be removed from a solicitor's list. Most take this as a measure of responsiveness and target you for more mailings. Report all illegal communications—pyramid schemes, chain letters, credit-card fronting arrangements, and other fraudulent solicitations—to your ISP, your postal authorities, and local police or prosecutors. If a legitimate business appears to be using this tactic, let them know what a negative impression it makes and refuse to do business with them unless it stops.
If you are a marketer or commercial e-mailer, you should be aware that Chandelle and its editors never knowingly do business with any firm that has ever used unsolicited e-mail, bulk e-mail, or e-mail direct marketing. We urge our readers to do likewise, and we will do everything we can to identify and denounce advertizing agencies, businesses, and service providers who choose to do business in this way. We aggressively report pyramid schemes, chain letters, and fraudulent credit-card remarketing firms to ISPs, Postal Inspectors, state and federal attorneys general, and lending institutions, as appropriate.
The Chandelle World Wide Web site, together with its associated e-mail boxes and assigned disk quotas, is maintained and paid for by the Editor for the amusement and education of the general public. It is not intended for or offered as a forum for commercial activities or as free advertizing space for your company. Indeed, our ISP's Terms of Service prohibit commercial use. By appropriating this site (or any of its associated resources, such as leased disk quotas or apportioned network bandwidth) for your commercial purposes, you are misappropriating the Editor's property by consuming resources that he has paid for.
If you have read the above and still wish to send unsolicited commercial e-mail, bulk e-mail, or e-mail direct-marketing materials to Chandelle, its editors, or its contributors, please read the following TERMS and CONDITIONS, carefully! If any of these terms are unacceptable to you, DO NOT SEND UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL E-MAIL.
1. By sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you agree to reimburse the Editor for time and costs incurred in downloading, handling, processing, storage, and administration of your commercial communications. The editor bills his commercial clients $85.00 per hour plus expenses.
2. By sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you agree that the minimum charge shall be $200 per message (2 hour labor plus $30 in materials). You agree to pay all charges in full within 5 working days. If you do not pay within the agreed period, you agree to pay a late fee of 35%.
3. By sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you agree that, should your unsolicited commercial activities result in a major interruption in the Editor's network service, such as an overloaded server or loss of subscriber privileges, you will compensate the Editor with a payment of $5,000 and will indemnify him against any and all claims by third parties that may follow from your actions.
4. By sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you agree to pay any and all legal fees and collection costs incurred by us in enforcing this agreement.
5. Since the e-mail addresses on this site have been modified to defeat simple, robotic bulk e-mail programs that you might have adopted out of ignorance, and since you would have to deliberately seek to overcome this clear indication of our unwillingness to receive bulk, commercial communications, you also agree that any successful automatic mailing to this site constitutes, on your part, informed consent to the terms of this Policy on Unsolicited Commercial E-mail and Direct Marketing.
6. By sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you agree that any attempt to evade the conditions or collection procedures set forth above—such as the use by you of false sender addresses, temporary accounts, or other stratagems—or any fraudulent representations or illegal solicitation in the body of the message itself shall constitute bad faith on your part, for which you shall pay triple the assessed charge, plus collection and attorneys' fees. You also agree to reimburse the Editor for time and expenses incurred in assisting with the prosecution of any fraudulent conduct on your part.
7. Finally, by sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Chandelle, its editors, and/or its contributors, you consent to the terms stated here in whole and in part, you agree that this Policy on Unsolicited Commercial E-mail and Direct Marketing constitutes the only agreement between you and Chandelle, its editors, and its contributors, and you agree that this agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Colorado, USA.