|ZorbaSoft is a one-person shop. The software design, coding, maintenance, and packaging is the work of one person. The same person provides technical support, as well as web site design, development, and maintenance. The same person does this in their spare time, and holds down a full time job in addition to whatever time ZorbaSoft requires. Therefore, when the pronoun "we" is used on this site with reference to ZorbaSoft, it is the imperial "we"--"we" is not plural, nor do "we" want to be! We aim to be a cottage industry and we like it.
|The Post-industrial Cottage Industry
|The pre-industrial cottage industry was a sane, healthy, and productive institution where people combined their work with the rest of their life in winning ways. Small-scale niche software provides its authors with similar promise in the post-industrial age. So here's to the post-industrial cottage industry--may it flourish and proliferate.
|A Note on This Web Site
|All website graphics were designed and prepared with Adobe Photoshop CS3 . Web page design was finalized using Microsoft Expression Web 2 . Beyond this, all web content is managed in Plato using four object classes that were scrambled up specifically for the task (and tweaked as the task progressed). All web pages are generated automatically on demand by Plato using one script that in turn uses up to six markup elements (which consist of HTML snips of the original file prepared in Expression Web ). The XML sitemap file for the website is generated automatically on demand by one additional script that uses two markup elements (which are XML snips based on material obtained from sitemap.org ).
To see how Plato manages its own website, see this.
Use of website
The website and the Content are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to ZorbaSoft Software. The copyrights on the website are owned by ZorbaSoft Software. You may download and reprint Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only. You may not alter images or other Content on the website.
You are prohibited from using any of the trademarks or logos used on our website without permission from ZorbaSoft Software.
ZorbaSoft Software cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the website will be free of defects.
All software available for download via the website is the copyrighted work of ZorbaSoft Software and/or its licensors. Use of such software is governed by the end user license agreement that is included with the software. Downloading, installing, and/or using any such software indicates your acceptance of the terms of the end user license agreement.
Disclaimer of Warranties
All software available for download via the website is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, included but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have others, which vary from state to state.
ZorbaSoft Software does not warrant that the functions contained in the program will meet your requirements or that the software is free from bugs, interruptions, errors, or other program limitations.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL LICENSOR BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the website. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ZorbaSoft Software against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the website or the Content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.
You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes. You agree not to perform actions that might compromise the security of our website, cause damage to the website or render the website inaccessible to others. You agree not to modify the Content, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the website in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.
User Supplied Information
Please do not transmit confidential or proprietary information to ZorbaSoft Software via the website. You agree that any material, information, or data you transmit to us or post to the website (each a "Submission or collectively "Submissions") will be considered non confidential and non proprietary. For all Submissions, (1) you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to post the Submission and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity, and (2) you give ZorbaSoft Software the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, right to use, display and create derivative works from the Submission in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you.
Links to Third-Party Web websites
Linking to our website
If you would like to link our website, please contact us.
Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies
The website may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. ZorbaSoft Software therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the website at any time. However, ZorbaSoft Software does not guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California.
Downloading the Free Trial Version of Plato
If you wish to download the free trial version of Plato we require that you submit your name, address, and email address. Your email address is required so we can send you an email containing a link to the trial version. Your name and address are required because Plato is export-controlled software and cannot be downloaded, used, or purchased in export control countries. We do not share the any information we collect from our web site visitors with any other organization and we never rent or sell lists of any type.
When you choose to make an online purchase on the ZorbaSoft.com web site, we request that you provide the following information:
1. Contact information: first and last name, street address, city, province or state, postal or zip code, country, e-mail address and other contact information. This information is used to screen for export control and to assess local (California) taxes, if applicable. We do not share the information we collect from our customers with any other organization and we never rent or sell lists of any type.
2. Credit card information: for purchases, we process standard credit card information (card number, card type and expiration date) via a secure, 128-bit encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session. SSL is the proven standard for secure web transactions. This information is only used to process your payment for our product. We do not store credit card information.
Our web site contains several forms that allow web visitors to easily send an inquiry or feedback to us. Examples are forms for requesting more information, requesting technical support, submitting bug reports, and submitting suggestions. These forms request that you submit your email address so we may respond to your questions. We do not share the information we collect from our customers with any other organization and we never rent or sell lists of any type.
Occasionally, we may contact individuals who have provided their email address to us through a purchase or registration to receive feedback and comments about our products. We may also solicit suggestions for features to be included in future versions of our products.
We may also contact individuals in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback. These surveys are used to improve our product and level of service to you. Although survey results may be publicized, individual data from these surveys will not be publicized or shared with other organizations.
Links to other sites
The ZorbaSoft.com web site has links to other web sites that are not under its control. ZorbaSoft Software is not responsible for the contents of any linked web site, any link contained in a linked web site or any changes or updates to such web sites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that ZorbaSoft Software endorses that web site.
Be aware that ZorbaSoft Software is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites that we link to. You should to read the privacy policies of any web site that requests personal information from you.