HandSpeak: Copyright & Privacy Policy


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The materials (contents, videos, images and logos, databases, compilations, scripts, styles (CSS), projects and any other assets) contained in HandSpeak (formerly, ASL Dictionary Online, 1997-2000) site herein, unless otherwise noted, are copyrighted and protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws. Copyright © 1996-2009 Jolanta Lapiak. All rights reserved.

Any copying or reproduction, distribution, retransmission, sale or modification of information or Materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the required prior written consent of Jolanta Lapiak (and/or respective authors) is prohibited.

Downloading or copying videos for an app or website is prohibited. It's a copyright infringement. For a copy of one video or few videos, contact the author of the original for written permission.

For research paper, presentation or other academic or non-profit purposes, when excerpting information from this site, give it an appropriate credit as shown below. Do not use a link beyond www.handspeak.com since some addresses of the pages change from time to time.

Lapiak, Jolanta. "title of the page". Handspeak. http://www.handspeak.com.


Handspeak is a registered trademark and a service mark. Any unauthorized use of the content and proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and certain civil and criminal statues.

Link to Handspeak

A link to "www.handspeak.com" from an outside web page or print is permitted without a written request. Refer to the "Link to Us" for guidelines.

Privacy Policy

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We respect each visitor's right to personal privacy. I do not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit the website, Handspeak, unless you provide that information. This Privacy Policy does not describe information collection practices on other sites, including those linked to or from Handspeak.

While the site strives to protect its users' information and privacy, it cannot guarantee to be 100% secure or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Type of information we collect

When you visit Handspeak you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and the server on which Handspeak is located collects only the default information customarily logged by web server software.

Shopping and Subscription
User information collected from shopping and membership are private and protected. We do not sell or give information to any other parties. Please refer to the privacy policy of other sites, such as Paypal, you voluntarily provide when ordering from this site via the site, Paypal.

Email Information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may excerpt some content of your email messages in the Comments pages, excluding your email address.

Chat/Discussion Forum
In the event that we create chat areas or discussion forum available in this site, and if you voluntarily disclose personal information on such discussion boards or chat areas, your information can also be collected and used by other parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

Website Use Information
Handspeak uses a standard web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the web sites visited just before and just after this site.

Links to and from Other Web Sites

Handspeak is not responsible for the information practices employed by web sites linked to or from Handspeak. When you use a link to go from Handspeak to another website, Handspeak privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to Handspeak, is subject to that website's own policies. Handspeak cannot guarantee and are not liable of the security of your personal information on other websites.

Children Issues

Handspeak does not knowingly collect or request information anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. We are not responsible for all the contents on the site that might be inappropriate for children. Parents are expected to supervise their children at all times when using the Site.

Changes of Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy. When we decide to change this, we will post any changes on this page.


This site is provided as a resource solely for your personal reference and using it is at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall HandSpeak nor the creator be liable for any consequential, direct, incidental, indirect, punitive or special damage related to the use of, the inability to use or errors or omissions in the contents and functions of this site.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Handspeak and its associations of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of Handspeak and any violation of this privacy policy by you.

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