Public Notices and Declarations

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We feel that it is imperative for our visitors and members to understand the following:

You may see tools, materials or services used in ways the manufacturers and providers never intended.  This could be especially true for older tools, materials and services that were available prior to many of the safety and consumer protection regulations governing proper electrical grounding, the use of eye protection, the use of breathing and face masks and breathing apparatus, head protection, safety harnesses, shields and guards, gloves or protective footwear, and/or clothing of some type appropriate for specific tasks.  The passing of time has exposed more risks with certain tools, materials, services, or procedures than originally known or thought to exist.  Remember, safety is always first.

You must also understand that Mike DeZinno, America’s Blind Tradesman, is a nationally, as well as internationally, recognized highly-skilled tradesperson.  He has worked in many different trades with over 50 years of hands-on experience, giving him much personal experience that most people blind, or sighted, most likely wouldn’t have.

Furthermore, he was born legally blind and, as such, he doesn’t make any claim to have an understanding of the sighted world and, though he tries his best to explain some of the subtle details of his discovered tricks and self-taught procedures, the explanations may not be complete enough to accurately convey to sighted people all one may need to know to achieve the same results and to be working with optimal safety and/or efficiency.  The same does hold true for others sharing information; their greater experience or their lack of experience may be an important factor when determining whether or not anyone should attempt to reproduce any particular tip, trick, or suggestion they might share in one of our presentations or forums.

You must use your own common sense when attempting to imitate any and all of the tips, tricks, and innovations you see others doing on this website and/or discussing in our forums.  And, as always, in the areas where you are not confident or competent, we strongly recommend that you seek the assistance of those professionals who are qualified to assist you in those areas.

Safety is always first, and it is our sincere desire that your visits to “I Love My Tools” and “America’s Blind Tradesman” continue to remain fun, informative and helpful.

As always stay safe, stay productive, and keep on loving your tools.

Mike DeZinno

“America’s Blind Tradesman”

The material appearing on our website is copyrighted. If you electronically share it with other individuals, websites, or on-line forums, you must do so in its entirety and give full credit to the owner of that intellectual property.  In most cases, this will be Mike DeZinno, America’s Blind Tradesman, Blind Faith Media LLC, Academy of Humanity LLC, the I Love My Tools website, or the America’s blind Tradesman website, and/or anyone else we give credit to here on our website.

In all cases, our intellectual property is not to be used to promote and/or enhance websites and other media that promote discrimination, hate, intolerance, slavery, human trafficking, human exploitation, pornography, hate, or violence.

Though we allow sharing of our intellectual property under the preceding terms and conditions, we in no way give up any rights of ownership now, nor into the future, across all forms of communication currently available or not yet invented, locally, regionally, nationally, internationally, or galacticly, in perpetuity.

We do not sell our members’ information to third parties.

Any offers you will receive are only to be found in the newsletters we periodically send to our members.

This privacy policy applies to information we collect when you sign up for emails and join the crew on AmericasBlindTradesman.com. You will be giving Mike DeZinno and those directly involved with the company information that they will use solely for the purpose of contacting you about the activities that take place on americasblindtradesman.com. Neither Mike DeZinno nor those involved with americasblindtradesman.com will sell your information to third parties.

We collect data such as your name, email, state or province, and past work experience. We collect this information in order to get to know our users better and tailor the americasblindtradesman.com experience to them. Collecting this information from you allows us to engage with you, as a subscriber, through our own publications and user-generated content such as blog post comments, and forum discussions.

We will only contact you for what you have subscribed to. This means that we will send you publications from Americasblindtradesman.com, announcements regarding americasblindtradesman.com, and any questions or concerns you or another member brings to our attention that impacts you.

We may share user content and information (included, but not limited to cookies, log files, location data, and usage data) with other companies legally involved with Americasblindtradesman.com and it’s affiliates.

To sum this up, we collect the minimum amount of information from our visitors and crew members who interact with our website to ensure maximum privacy.

We do have some basic rules of respect and etiquette we observe here.

We are a family-oriented web community, since we hope that what we all share here can someday be passed on to our children and our grandchildren, therefore:

We observe a strict no profanity rule.  We also have a zero tolerance policy for any comments directed toward other members or groups of people that could be construed to be profane, insulting, denigrating, abusive, intolerant, and/or a form of hate speech.

We do not allow proselytizing of any political, religious, or conspiratorial beliefs or points of view.  We feel these are deeply personal matters and need to be kept as such.

We do not allow advertising of products or services that require our visitors and/or members to click on links that leave the controlled environment of our website to get more information about such offers.

We do not allow prospecting or recruiting for business opportunities from our forums.

The material appearing on our website is copyrighted. If you electronically share it with other individuals, websites, or on-line forums, you must do so in its entirety and give full credit to the owner of that intellectual property.  In most cases, this will be Mike DeZinno, America’s Blind Tradesman, Academy of Humanity, or the America’s Blind Tradesman website, and/or anyone else we give credit to here on our website.

In all cases, our intellectual property is not to be used to promote and/or enhance websites and other media that promote discrimination, hate, intolerance, slavery, human trafficking, human exploitation, pornography, hate, or violence.

Though we allow sharing of our intellectual property under the preceding terms and conditions, we in no way give up any rights of ownership now, nor into the future, across all forms of communication currently available or not yet invented, locally, regionally, nationally, internationally, or galacticly, in perpetuity.

At the minimum, members who violate any of these rules will find their membership privileges revoked and they will no longer be able to participate in any open forums or be eligible to enter any of our promotional contests.

If the violation of these rules is of a sufficiently egregious nature, we solely, at our discretion, reserve the right to seek legal remedy, both criminally where warranted, as well as civilly where appropriate.

We do not sell our members’ information to third parties.

Any offers you will receive are only to be found in the newsletters we periodically send to our members.

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