Disclaimer

Some aspects of this disclaimer are intended to be serious, but some aspects are not intended to be serious.

The person maintaining this Web site reserves the right to correct omissions and other inaccuracies but does not guarantee that such corrections will be prompt. The person maintaining this Web site does not guarantee that there are not omissions or other inaccuracies.

Use of these Web pages and e-mail sent to me may be subject to the laws of New York State and the United States of America. Depending on circumstances, other laws may also apply.

The University maintains a privacy policy for its Web site.

If you are gathering information to send spam, be aware of this spam warning.

I also have a spam filter for my e-mail. It is conceivable that messages can be mislabeled as spam and not read.

Views expressed on this Web site do not necessarily represent the views of New York State, the State University of New York, or the University at Albany. For that matter, the views of these organizations do not necessarily represent the views of the individual maintaining these pages.

Following links may lead to material developed in work supported by the National Science Foundation under various grants or centers. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Similar statements probably apply to grants of other organizations.

If you are evaluating recommendations from me (for example, on behalf of applicants to graduate school) and these recommendations came from an on-line provider, you shoud be alert to the terms of service such providers impose on recommenders.

Among other things, undergraduate and graduate students at the University at Albany are subject to academic regulations contained in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins produced by the University at Albany. Such students should become familiar with such regulations and with requirements for the degrees they are pursuing.

The University at Albany sometimes is referred to by other names, e.g. SUNY-Albany or the State University of New York at Albany.

E-mail snafus where I have no control can happen. I am not responsible for such snafus.

I have not set up my Web site to collect personal information (except for material sent via e-mail under links that send me such e-mail). I have not even set up a counter (unless things change and I fail to update this statement). However, external links may refer to pages with different policies. Furthermore, depending on how things are set up at various places, other people might collect information about visits to my site.

It is possible that computer viruses or worms may send e-mails claiming to be from me. Such computer scum may use return addresses that do not reflect the true sender. I am not responsible for messages where my address is used without my permission as a return address. I urge caution when examining e-mail claiming to be from me and having an attachment - especially if such e-mail is unexpected and does not seem reasonable.

At this time, I do not anticipate placing music or movies on my Web pages. Such material can take up lots of storage space and lots of bandwidth, although over time these issues have become much less of a problem. If you think you have found music or movies on my Web pages, then there are a few possibilities. One possibility is that they are not on my Web pages. Another possibility is that they were placed there without my permission. Another possibility is that I did put something up and forgot to edit this silly disclaimer. In any case, be cautious.

By reading this sentence, you agree that you do not agree to sentences which start "By reading this sentence, you agree ...".

Here's some advice from a faculty member about parking at the University at Albany: Be aware that the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services has said "DO NOT EVER rely on advice or information from anyone else (including students, faculty, or staff from other offices) regarding anything about parking at the University at Albany".

(OK, enough sophomoric self-referential statements!)

If you send me e-mail, I wish to discourage where possible sending Social Security numbers as generally e-mail is not secure. Furthermore, since the summer of 2003, student ID numbers here are generally separate from Social Security numbers.

These pages contain links to sources beyond my control as the individual maintaining these pages, and these sources contain many further external links. Thus the individual maintaining these pages can not guarantee that following these links will avoid materials with cookies, inaccurate mathematics, undesirable materials, materials posted without permission of appropriate copyright owners, broken links, or material harmful to children.

Also some of the material on these pages contains specialized mathematical work which will be difficult to understand without appropriate mathematical background. (This is not material that would be understood by your typical 5-year old!)

Also be advised that excessive browsing may be hazardous to the time you have to spend on other activities. This statement does not necessarily reflect a careful scientifically designed experiment or statistically sound observational study, but hopefully it reflects common sense! If you have read all this statement, then you may well be browsing excessively!

Y2K Disclosure: The year 2000 has come ... and is long gone!