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.
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.
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Google have provided a page entitled "How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services" that explains how they use the data that they collect.
Recorded an 'A - Z' time (or reset your personal best).
Recorded an 'Z - A' 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'.
Set a time zone.
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 address, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited throughout our site, etc. This information might be used for detecting and preventing fraud and unauthorized system access, and ensuring the security of our systems.
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.
Ticking the box on the "Contact Us" gives us permission to collect and store your comments, and for us to contact you to reply to your comments. We will only use your email address for this reason. If you would like us to delete any previous comments to us, then please contact us and we will do so in a timely manner.
We will never sell/transfer/give away/etc any of your personal information to third parties - however we will disclose any required information if legally obligated.
We take 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™, the design and implementation of the Sudoku assistant, the design of the sites, and all graphics contained within excluding:
a) the optical illusions, some of which we believe are public domain (and for some of those we have recreated the images)
b) any third party images with an author/owner attributed
c) any third party images that don't have, or don't require an attribution (e.g. because of their license).
We also claim copyright to any puzzles, Sudoku and other material marked as either © Kevin Stone or Copyright Kevin Stone. 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 are public domain and we place them within this site so that enthusiasts may enjoy them. Some usage constitutes 'Fair Use' of their respective sources. 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 disrespect to any individual or group. 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, answers, and other items, etc, are not guaranteed to be free of errors or mistakes (e.g. calculation errors, or factual errors, or missing clues, etc). Nor can we guarantee that you are viewing the puzzle as we 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 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, links, etc. We do not warrant that the websites will operate error-free or that these websites, adverts or their servers are 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, or view a different illusion, or look away (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. All adverts are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the contents on these adverts. These adverts are from third-party sites, the purpose of which is to present you with an advert for a product/service/etc. We are not responsible for any content/activity/etc of adverts or advert sites and we do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such adverts or advert websites. Some of the adverts might contain 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.
All puzzles, games, quizzes, etc on our sites are just for fun, there are no winners and no prizes.
All daily items change at midnight GMT, unless changed using the available option.
For any number of reasons the rules we actually use might not match any of the rules visible on the site, and we are under no obligation to reveal the rules we've used. The rules may be changed at any point. Any dates shown may be changed at any point.
We do not guarantee that our puzzles, games, quizzes, etc are free from mistakes, or will work as expected.
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 December 2018, however, the privacy section is updated independently and might have a different date.