Terms & Conditions
Thank you for using one of our websites. Use of these sites or material indicates that you have read, understood, agreed and accepted, without limitation or qualification, all aspects of these terms and conditions.
BrainBashers™ is a trademark.
The site is free to use and there are no premium features or subscriptions.
We never send spam emails, make spam telephone calls, send spam postal mail, etc.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments.
BrainBashers™ is a trademark and the BrainBashers team runs these websites and is referenced as 'We', 'Our' and 'Us' in this document.
The BrainBashers team has had Kevin Stone as it's only member for over 20 years. Kevin isn't a lawyer, or an IT expert, or a designer, but he tries his best. He finds talking about himself in the third person a little unusual.
If you do not agree with any of the terms, then please feel free to leave the site. We may, at our 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.
We never send spam emails, make spam telephone calls, send spam postal mail, etc.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments.
Our advertising partners may also use web beacons to collect information as a result of ad serving on our website.
Google have provided a page entitled "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" that explains how they use the data that they collect.
Recorded an 'A - Z' time (or reset your personal best).
Recorded a '1 - 100' time.
Saved a Sudoku.
Played 'Daily Web Words'.
Played 'Guess The Number'.
Played 'Twenty Levels'.
We also use server-side ASP session variables to: facilitate various puzzles and games, to count usage, etc. Usually these are automatically destroyed when your session expires.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the server's logging information. This information includes details such as your IP (internet protocol) address, the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site, etc. This information might be used for security purposes or data analysis. Some of this information is also stored when entering contests or contacting us.
Any information submitted to us via the 'contact us' form may be quoted to a third party, and may also be quoted in a public forum (your name and other identifying information, including your email, will remain private). In addition, information received after an exchange of emails initiated by the 'contact us' form may also be used in this way. Use of the 'contact us' system indicates your permission.
The names, countries and answers of competition entrants may be posted to the website or public newsgroups at our discretion. Search engines may then index the site and your name appear in their listings. Entry into a contest indicates your permission to use your details in this way.
Some of the pages automatically post information back to the BrainBashers server in the background, these pages usually inform you of this fact. For example when you complete the alphabet in AtoZ your browser should automatically update the BrainBashers server with your time.
We never sell any of your personal information to third parties. However we will disclose any required information if legally obligated.
We take all reasonable steps to protect any data that we store.
The entire collection of BrainBashers internet websites, including puzzles and Sudoku, is protected by international copyright laws under the Berne convention ruling of 1971. There is no requirement on our part to do anything other than produce the puzzles on the website, copyright in all countries is automatically assigned to us upon publication.
We claim all intellectual rights and copyright to the format of the names BrainBashers™, Puzzles4U™, BrainTracker and BrainBat, the design and implementation of the Sudoku assistant, the design of the sites and all graphics contained within excluding a) images with an author attributed, b) the optical illusions, some of which we believe lie in the public domain (although we have re-created the images and hence the images must not be copied) and the remaining are used with permission, and c) any images that don't require a credit due to their licence (e.g. public domain).
We also claim copyright to any puzzles, Sudoku and other material marked as such. We claim copyright to the idea behind 'List Of Numbers'. We also 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. All other games are copyrighted by their relevant owners and are used with permission. Copyright to all other material remains with the copyright owner. We reserve all rights. The fact that we do not claim copyright to certain puzzles does not mean that we do not own copyright. We request that written permission is sought before using any puzzles that appear on BrainBashers. Search engines are regularly used to check for unauthorised use of copyrighted material. If other information from within these sites is copied, the correct permissions should be sought from the relevant owner(s).
Some of the puzzles and illusions within this site have come from external sources, some of which we believe lie in the public domain and we place them within this site so that enthusiasts may enjoy them. Some usage constitutes 'Fair Use' of their respective sources. Best effort is taken not to use copyrighted material without permission, however material might be used where we have been unable to source ownership. We make no claim to such material and we will remove any content at the copyright owner's request, alternatively, we will credit the author accordingly. This material may still be subject to copyright laws and we give no rights for its redistribution and you must refrain from doing so.
We authorise you to view, upon an internet HTML browser (or via the print option), the material on our websites solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Electronic storage of the material is expressly forbidden. You may not sell or modify the material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the material 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 material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the material.
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.
We 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 the contents of our sites. All company names, copyrights, logos, trademarks, product names, or service marks that appear at our sites are the property of their respective owners.
Some of BrainBashers puzzles check against, or use words from, the 12Dicts word lists compiled by Alan Beale, and/or the SCOWL collection which is © Kevin Atkinson (http://wordlist.aspell.net/scowl-readme/)
Disclaimer Of Damages
Use of these websites or material is, at all times, "at your own risk." If you are unhappy with any aspect of the websites, any of these terms and conditions or any other policies, your only option is to stop using the website.
We take sensible precautions to protect any data provided to us, however, we can never guarantee this data will be protected against all attempts to access it illegally.
In no event shall we, the 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 these websites or the material upon these sites, for any reason, legal or otherwise, and whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.
All words that we have control of, within these sites, are purely our opinion and we intend no malice against any person, religion, country, etc. Any resemblance to persons, places or events either past or present is purely coincidental.
We are not be liable for direct, indirect or consequential damages or for any loss of revenue, profits or data arising in connection with using these sites or material, including, but not limited to, medical, physical and psychological effects. The information contained within these websites 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 other content, is not an endorsement of said wording.
The puzzles and their answers are not guaranteed to be free of factual or calculation errors and hence may not be correct. You are advised to independently verify the puzzles and the corresponding solutions before relying upon them.
Any calculations the site performs are not guaranteed to be mathematically (or logically) accurate or correct.
We disclaim all warranties. We make no warranty about the accuracy or reliability of the material, services, text, graphics, and/or links. We do not warrant that the websites will operate error-free or that these websites, adverts or their 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. We are not responsible for any changes you make to the security settings of your computer and we are not responsible for any software running on your computer. If your use of these websites or the material on these sites results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, we are not responsible for those costs.
Some of the optical illusions might confuse your senses and lead to possible nausea. If this happens, simply cover one eye and view a different illusion, closing your eyes might make the nausea worse.
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 one of the BrainBashers websites, please freely bookmark or add links to any page contained within this website provided that the site does not appear inside any frames. You may not embed BrainBashers content within another web page, using any method, including an iFrame.
Links to Third-Party Sites
We are only responsible for the pages within this domain. All external links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the contents on these third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of third-party sites and we do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. Many third-party sites offer adverts and downloads and you are advised to check such offerings before accepting them.
The sites will carry, at our discretion, adverts in varying forms (e.g. banners, skyscrapers, etc). These adverts are from third-party sites, the purpose of which is to present you with an advertisement for a product/service. We are not responsible for any content or activity as these are third-party sites. All adverts are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the contents on these adverts. We are not responsible for the content of advert sites and we do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such advert websites. Many advert sites offer other adverts and downloads and you are advised to check such offerings before accepting them. Some of the adverts might have flashing lights or flashing images.
By using our sites or material you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the website, its creators, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from your use of our material 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.
Contests & Prizes
All contests are free to enter and don't have prizes.
Our decision is final in determining the winner of each contest and no correspondence will be entered into on this matter. Any entry may be disallowed without reason or discussion. We may disallow entries, or change the name, where the entrant's name appears to be made up.
For any number of reasons the rules we actually use might not match the rules visible on the site, and we are under no obligation to reveal the rules we've used. Rules may be changed at any point, before, during or after a contest, and the rules in place at the time of scoring will be used to determine the outcome of the contest. The contest might be re-scored at any point and the rules in place at that time will be used. In the event of a tie, the winner(s) will be chosen at random.
A contest usually ends when the next one begins, which may be at any time and not necessarily at the time stated on the contest, and the dates on the site may change at any point, without warning or justification. We reserve the right to remove any contest, at any time, for any reason.
In all instances and in all matters our decision is final.
Any material submitted to BrainBashers is also subject to the submission terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to stop publishing our websites or any of their parts or to make changes to their content (including their removal) or their policies at any time without notice. We also reserve the right to restrict access to any part of any site, to anyone, for any reason, at our discretion. There may be technical problems or other reasons from time to time that do not allow the sites to operate correctly.
We reserve the right to change our policies on material usage without warning or discussion, and those changes come in to effect immediately.
No items may be copied from these sites without prior written permission from the copyright holder or their agents, this includes, but is not limited to: puzzles, optical illusions, images, site designs.
This page was last updated in January 2018, however, the privacy section is updated independently and might have a different date.