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WARNING: This site is monitored 24/7 and new members who post advertising for any product for sale or links to any outside site will have their account deleted and in serious cases added to a distributed spammer notifications list. See the last paragraph below on what you need to be able to post links or ads here. 

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

This detectorprospector.com website belongs to:

Steve Herschbach
555 Reno Avenue
Reno, NV 89509-1435

Purpose - The purpose of this website is educate and inform interested parties about gold prospecting, metal detectors, and metal detector technology.

Privacy - The information collected from this website falls into two basic categories:
1. Non-personal Information - Statistical information such as page visits, referring site, and browser type are collected to better design the website to serve you better. This information is collected in aggregate and no attempt is made to single out or identify individuals.

2. Personal Information - DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach do not purposefully collect personal information. However, if you use the associated eBay Store or other offers to make a purchase information needed for that transaction is collected. Emails are collected as part of the forum registration process. None of this information will be sold or distributed to others.

3. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website or other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Legal Disclaimer & Copyright Information - DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach assume no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. Decisions based on the data or information presented, are solely the responsibility of the individual. Although DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach have taken reasonable consideration to ensure that all information provided in these pages is accurate, DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach disclaim any liability for the accuracy of the information whether directly or indirectly used, or relied upon. Any reliance by the user upon such information shall be at his or her own risk. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its links to other Internet resources.

DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach reserve the right, in its sole discretion and without obligation, to improve modify, add, remove or correct any information in these pages at any time without notice.

All copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and logos are the respective property of their holders. Any use of trademarks is purely for reference purposes and not intended as an infringement on those trademarks. Although some information contained in this site refers to other sites or authors, most is original intellectual work produced by DetectorProspector.com and Steve Herschbach resulting from experience and supported by the research of various confirming sites already existing on the Web. If you detect any issues with the legality of this site in any way, shape, or form, problems are always unintentional and will be corrected with notification.

This website offsets its costs with Google Ads. As an Amazon Associate money is earned from qualifying purchases. There is no vested interest however in people buying or using any particular product or equipment.

Unless otherwise allowed by law or stated elsewhere, NO part of the normally displayed text or graphics, including keywords and HTML commands not normally displayed, on this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including by photocopying, facsimile transmission, recording, rekeying, scanning, or yet uninvented means, or by using any information storage and retrieval system, EXCEPT WITH THE PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR AND APPROPRIATE REFERENCES TO THIS SITE AS DEFINED BY THE AUTHOR. All text is intellectual property and is copyrighted. Each web page of portion thereof contained in this site has a retail value of $6,000.00 US and is only available when ordered from the author. No portion of this site may be used or redistributed for commercial purposes. Utilization of resources from this site and associated server (such as "cgi" programs, SMTP resources (eMail), and others) shall carry a fee of $3,000.00 per use and all such uses require the prior written permission of the author. Theft will result in consequences. Where repeated traffic to the site is intended to disrupt performance or to consume resources (thus increasing our server fees), or where such traffic is intended to increase advertising fees associated with an outside service (such as a pay-per-click or impression-based billing service), each visitation will be billed at $2,500.00 per incident. This website is protected by federal copyright laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

New members have limited access until they have made  at least 10 posts and been a member more than 30 days. There is no access to PMs or posting links or ads until after 10 posts and 30 days. Attempting to post  links or ads before those requirements are met may result in account deletion. In addition any account that has not posted at all in the first 30 day period will be deleted - the Meet & Greet Forum is a good place to start. Anyone with more than one but less than 10 posts will remain in the Member account status indefinitely. The accounts that make at least ten valid posts and have been a member at least 30 days will automatically be promoted to Full Member status. This will give access to the PMs and the Classifieds, ability to include links, and more.

Third Parties

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
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