This is the simple and concise disclaimer, terms of use, privacy policy, and more for this website and the book. By using this website you agree to this. We tried to make it simple, practical, and readable.

Disclaimer and Terms of Use

Hopefully this site and book are helpful, but don't rely upon them if you are in a situation requiring individualized assistance. Cybercrime investigations are complicated, we assume no liability for anything you do in yours. Nothing in this site or book constitutes advice (consulting, legal or otherwise) and no relationship (consulting, attorney-client, or otherwise) is established between us though use of the site, or reading of the book, even if we communicate directly. Don't send confidential information through this site or via email.

Privacy Policy

We don't keep much information relating to website visitors. If you contact us through the website contact form or email, we receive the information you have provided to us (no surprise). We don't maintain a mailing list, We don't share your contact information with third parties unless we have your consent, or as required by law. Of course, we don't sell your information either.

We use cookies, and also use Google Analytics (or something comparable), a very common website usage analysis tool. This helps us learn something about general website usage, but very little about individual users. Many of the websites you visit use sophisticated technology to track you, identify you and your device, and learn about you. But here, it is quite basic and simple.

Linked sites and organizations

We have some links to external sites, such as where you can buy the book, places where articles are hosted, and other resources. When you leave this site and go to another site, you're in their hands and governed by their policies and terms of use.

We may link to John's other sites too, which have very similar policies and are: