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Website and Blog Terms and Conditions:

These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Last updated: January 14, 2018

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the http://18.130.160.202 website (“Service”) operated by Brad Borkan and David Hirzel, co-authors of When Your Life Depends On It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic (“us”, “we”, “our”, “owner”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Our Website and Blog

All content provided on our website and blog is for informational purposes only. The owners of this website and blog make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Photographs and YouTube videos

All photographs on this site have been kindly given to the authors by the people who have taken them. Historic photos shown are out of copyright. Some are sourced from the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.  Others are from historic books owned by the authors.  If you have any concern about a photograph on this site, please get in touch via the Contact Form, and it shall be duly removed.

All YouTube video’s are embedded, in the understanding that user has consented to this under the Terms and Conditions laid out by YouTube, by user enabling the Embed option on their videos, and thus making the material freely available for that option. If any video featured on this site is yours and you do not consent to its usage, please get in touch via the Contact Form, and it shall be duly removed.

Downloadable Files

Any downloadable file, including but not limited to pdf’s, doc’s, jpeg’s, jpg’s, png’s, mp4’s, mov’s, wmv’s is provided at the user’s own risk. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages resulting from a corrupted or damaged file.

Our Blog

This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in our blogs are personal and belong solely to the blog owners and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in a professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

Comments

Comments are welcome. However, the blog owner reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments containing hate speech, credible threats, or direct attacks on an individual or group

The blog owner is not responsible for the content in comments.

Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

Email newsletter
Our Service may include a newsletter to notify readers of new blog posts and provide occasional updates about our books as well as information about Antarctic history, exploration, the early explorers, decision making and other relevant topics. The newsletter timing may vary.

  • The Service will only send you this newsletter if you requested it via the signup form. You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in a newsletter email.
  • The signup form will ask for your name and email address. The newsletter software is provided by MailChimp, and includes tracking facilities to monitor activity.
  • The Service does not share your details with anyone else or any other company, and will not sell your email address to other people or organizations.
  • All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely by MailChimp. For more information, you can read MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

Privacy Policy

Key Details

This website privacy policy describes how Extreme Decisions protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.  The policy is updated from time to time.

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.  We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we might gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Website usage data
  • Other information relevant to client enquiries
  • Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys

How we might use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company and website, enabling us to deliver improved products and services. Specifically we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To improve products and services we provide
  • To contact you in the response to a specific query
  • To customize the website for you
  • To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.

Cookies Policy

Last updated: May 15, 2018

Our Service (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on www.extreme-decisions.com (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Third-party cookies

Some third party cookies may be set on your computer by social media websites and advertising networks. These are used to better understand your interests so that they can market more relevant content to you at another time, in much the same way a supermarket loyalty card analyses your shopping bill and will market relevant discount offers to you based on the products you bought. This is called Behavioural Advertising.

If you would like more information about behavioural advertising and how it affects your privacy, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk and optout.networkadvertising.org.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, your initial consent on entering the site and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

How can I manage the use of cookies on this website?

All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your web browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit at our website or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin browsing our website. Please note, as stated above, that deleting or rejecting cookies may adversely affect your user experience of our website.

You can find out further information at:

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 Where can your find more information about cookies

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How to contact us about the Site Policy and Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy or other aspects of this site

Last updated: May 15, 2018

Our details

This website is owned and operated by Brad Borkan and David Hirzel

Our Publishing address is Terra Nova Press, P.O. Box 1808, Pacifica, CA 94044 USA

You can contact us:

  • by post, to the postal address given above
  • using our website contact form
  • by email: info@extreme-decisions.com

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