Portable Farms® Wins Second Place at San Diego Inventors Forum Annual Inventor’s Contest

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Second Place Winner is . . . . PORTABLE FARMS®

Phyllis Davis was awarded Second Prize after presenting Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to the San Diego Inventors Forum’s Annual Inventors Contest. View 8 minute presentation on YouTube video above.

Phyllis Davis, President, PFAS LLC and co-inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Syistems

Phyllis Davis, President, PFAS LLC and co-inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

There is a lot more to this subject, and we want to tell you more about how to plant and harvest the best home grown, pesticide free food in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System and we can teach you about this topic and everything else you want to know about owning and operating your own successful aquaponics system so you can become more self-sustaining:  CLICK HERE.


Do Russians Have More Food Freedom and Independence than Americans?

Russia’s small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world
Saturday, September 29, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Imagine living in a country where having the freedom to cultivate your own land, tax-free and without government interference, is not only common but also encouraged for the purpose of promoting individual sovereignty and strong, healthy communities. Now imagine that in this same country, nearly all of your neighbors also cultivate their own land as part of a vast network of decentralized, self-sustaining, independent “eco-villages” that produce more than enough food to feed the entire country.

You might be thinking this sounds like some kind of utopian interpretation of historical America, but the country actually being described here is modern-day Russia. It turns out that Russia’s current agricultural model is one that thrives as a result of the millions of small-scale, family-owned and -operated, organically-cultivated farmsthat together produce the vast majority of the food consumed throughout the country.

Do Russians have more food freedom, independence than Americans?

A far cry from the unsustainable, chemical-dependent, industrialized agriculture system that dominates the American landscape today, Russia’s agricultural system, which is not technically a system at all, is run by the people and for the people. Thanks to government policies there that actually encourage autonomous family farming, rather than cater to the greed of chemical and biotechnology companies like they do here in the states, the vast majority of Russians are able and willing to grow their own food on privately-owned family plots known as “dachas.”
According to The Bovine, Russia’s Private Garden Plot Act, which was signed into law back in 2003, entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land, free of charge, ranging in size from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres. Each plot can be used for growing food, or for simply vacationing or relaxing, and the government has agreed not to tax this land. And the result of this effort has been phenomenal, as Russian families collectively grow practically all the food they need.

“Essentially, what Russian gardeners do is demonstrate that gardeners can feed the world — and you do not need any GMOs, industrial farms, or any other technological gimmicks to guarantee everybody’s got enough food to eat,” writes Leonid Sharashkin, editor of the English version of the The Ringing Cedars series, a book collection that explains the history behind this effort to reconnect people with the earth and nature. (http://www.ringingcedars.com/)

 

Most food in Russia comes from backyard gardens

Back in 1999, it was estimated that 35 million small family plots throughout Russia, operated by 105 million people, or 71 percent of the Russian population, were producing about 50 percent of the nation’s milk supply, 60 percent of its meat supply, 87 percent of its berry and fruit supply, 77 percent of its vegetable supply, and an astounding 92 percent of its potato supply. The average Russian citizen, in other words, is fully empowered under this model to grow his own food, and meet the needs of his family and local community.

“Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days of growing season per year — so in the U.S., for example, gardeners’ output could be substantially greater. Today; however, the area taken up by lawns in the U.S. is two times greater than that of Russia’s gardens — and it produces nothing but a multi-billion-dollar lawn care industry.”

The backyard gardening model is so effective throughout Russia that total output represents more than 50 percent of the nation’s entire agricultural output. Based on 2004 figures, the collective value of all the backyard produce grown in Russia is $14 billion, or 2.3 percent of Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) — and this number only continues to increase as more and more Russians join the eco-village movement.

Bell Peppers Grow WELL in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

Bell Peppers Grow WELL in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems
by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Bell peppers (green, red, yellow or orange) are a popular crop grown in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems. They produce large, very flavorful and CRISP bell peppers that can be grown year round.

Pepper plants are easily trellised or stalked for vertical growing which allows for ample access to sunlight or grow lights (in winter or enclosed structures).

If bell peppers grown in a Portable Farms™ Aquaponics Systems are planted, raised and sold as ‘organic,’ the grower can receive higher prices based on their organic origins further reducing the ROI than stated in this article.

Pepper production from a single full size 5′ x 40′ (200sq ft) [1.5m x 12m (18m2)] Grow Tray:

  • Each Grow Tray can hold 200 plants 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm) centers and are usually planted once a year, a second planting can be initiated as plants begin to stop producing
  • Production is normally over a 210 to 285 day period
  • Because the plants are very small when initially planted there is a four month growing period before harvest
  • Plants are pruned to have two to four main stems
  • Staking or trellising  is required and can be installed permanently
  • Peppers yield is between 4 to 6 lbs [1.8 and 2.7k] per plant depending on variety
  • Yield per plant is 20 to 37 peppers per plant depending on variety
  • No pesticides, fungicides or artificial fertilizers are ever used
  • Peppers can be harvested and used the same day for peak flavor and texture plus they store well
  • Yields 1,000 lbs to 1,260 lbs [450 to 570kg] per year with a single crop
  • Yield 2,000 lbs to 2,520lbs [900 to 1,140kg] per year for overlapped second cropping
  • 17lbs [8kg] per week
  • 2.4lbs [1kg] per day
This is a simple diagram of a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

This is a simple diagram of one module a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

Each Module contains one Grow Tray, one Fish Tank and one Clarifier. The components to make the Module functional also include a special pump and valve system, a control panel, air pumps and related hardware and wiring.

 

Each Module costs approximately US$4,000 completely installed/ The Modules must be housed in a climatically adapted structure/greenhouse with a translucent or transparent waterproof roof and walls and one or more thermostatically controlled exhaust fans. In the tropics the sidewalls can be screen or netting and the exhaust fans will still be needed.

Using the lowest yield with the shortest harvest season and three crops per space per year the Return On Investment will be approximately 1.13 years [17 lbs (8kg) x 52 weeks = 1,768 lbs (800kg) of peppers per year per module] and priced at $2.00 per pound = US$3,536]. In most cases this production number will be much higher and will continue to rise as the operators become more skilled and the system matures.

Labor costs are higher than with lettuce because of the pruning, training and harvesting of peppers. This is true for tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and any plant that requires extra time after planting. Lettuces does not require pruning, training or trellising; in fact, you plant lettuce and then a 40 to 55 days later, you harvest lettuce and plant a new seed sprout in the same place again to grow another head of lettuce. One person can operate a 10,000 sq ft PFAS if they are only growing lettuce. With other bush or vine crops, two to four additional personnel are required to care for the plans.

Please note: The above numbers are based on the lowest expected yields from field grown crops, use the shortest possible harvest time plus the longest time from transplant to finish harvest. In other words, the lowest possible output from the Module for this crop is shown. The actual output from each Module can and probably will be from two to four times as high resulting in a much shorter ROI.

 

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Privacy Policy 2020

Privacy Policy 2020

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The entire Aquaponics Course  created for Aquaponics University to build and operate a Portable Farms Aquaponics System is hosted on the teaching platform https://classmarker.com .

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our intellectual property rights.

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In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

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Disclaimer 2020

Disclaimer 2020 for PFAS LLC, Aquaponics University and Concept to Licensing LLC 

This disclaimer states following terms and conditions govern all use of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems, http://portablefarms.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the Aquaponics University website https://aquaponicsuniversity.com  and Concept to Licensing LLC https://concept-to-licensing.com are Virginia-based LLC’s, USA.  PFAS LLC and Concept to Licesning LLC, and portablefarms.com and aquaponicsuniverity.com are owned and operated by Colle Davis, PFAS LLC and Concept to Licensing LLC. These Websites are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Colle Davis, PFAS LLC’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Colle Davis, PFAS LLC (collectively, the “Agreement”).

The entire Aquaponics Course  created for Aquaponics University to build and operate a Portable Farms Aquaponics System is hosted on the teaching platform https://classmarker.com .

Any modification to, or deviations from, the recommended suggestions made on any of the websites that this disclaimer is posted on or stated in the End User Licensing Agreement absolves PFAS LLC and Concept to Licesning LLC, and affiliated companies from any and all claims resulting in reduced output or production from Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems.

Disclaimer:

The instructions contained in the Aquaponics University Course are designed to be presented to create a working Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems that operates correctly and successfully as stated in our literature as soon as it is completed and turned on. Any deviations regarding design layout, size of Grow Table or Fish Tank, height of grow tray, depth of Grow Tables or Fish Tank, fish-stocking rate, PVC diameter and connections, placement within a structure with recommendations for air flow, protection from weather elements and insects, recommendation for size of air pumps and siphon pump, timing for the pumping systems or any other nonstandard installation changes will void any and all guarantees and warranties. If there are any deviations to these and other specifications covered in the Aquaponics University course, there will be no follow up support forthcoming.

The entire Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©, Sections A-Z, must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months from the date of enrollment in order to qualify for graduation or the Portable Farms® Kit.

If any problems that arise with a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that has been built to the specifications in the Aquaponics University course, when you contact PFAS LLC, please include .jpg images* and complete written descriptions of the ‘problem’ so we can contact you with help in solving any issues you may have for moving your project forward.

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Furthermore, if the user/operator ignores suggested and recommended structural and building recommendations, they do so at their own peril and void any expressed or implied warranties. Deviation from recommend acclimatized greenhouse structure with a maintained growing temperature for each plant (generally from 65 degrees F to 100 degrees F) as stated on seed packet, daily water flow from the fish tanks to accommodate plants, along with a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight or grow lights for supplemental growing lights, fish tank stocking levels, fish feeding recommendations, planting density, harvesting of fish or vegetables, crop choices and the addition of any harsh chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or any other non-organic substance immediately voids any and all warranties written or implied for projected production levels.

Any issues that arise that are not covered in the Assembly Manual, Operations Manual or Guide to Growing Healthy Plants are to be documented by photos, included with a full explanation of the alleged problem and forwarded by email to PFAS LLC at cdavis@portablefarms.com. Explanations of problems must also include test results provided by third parties, at owner’s expense.

Each Owner and/or License Holder must adhere to all local, state, and country agricultural and fisheries, environmental and water quality laws and regulations concerning where they place and operate their Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Unit(s).

We have the right to change these terms as posted on our websites for current users and License Holders.

Production results are based on many factors. The stated production levels are good faith estimates and reflect the production levels achieved at the PFAS LLC Units. Each installation faces unique challenges and PFAS LLC have designed the systems to be adaptable across a very wide range of conditions. If owner(s)/operators of a Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems do not adhere to the stated recommendations and requirements such as using a properly constructed climatically adapted structure per PFAS LLC guidelines, then they accept full responsibility for any differences in product output.

Commercial Portable Farms® Aquaponics system units and installations must be operated by Certified Operators who have been trained and certified by diploma from Aquaponics University and passed the qualification tests to become certified to operate the PFAS installation. They must be able to present their credentials upon request. Having Operators who are not properly trained and Certified will make null and void any expressed or implied warranties or guarantee of equipment.

Use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals including your accountant, lawyer or professional adviser, before acting on this or any information. Users of PFAS LLC’s products, services and web sites are advised to do their own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and all information, products, and services that have been provided should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals. The information, products, and services offered on PFAS LLC’s websites should be carefully considered and evaluated, before reaching a business decision, on whether to rely on them.

You agree that our company PFAS LLC is not responsible for the success or failure of your business decisions relating to any information presented by our website and PFAS LLC and products or services.

Production disclaimer restated:

We make every effort to ensure that the products offered by PFAS LLC, and affiliate companies to the public are accurately represented. As with any business, your results may vary, and will be based on your individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and level of commitment to following instructions. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may or may not experience. Any examples used are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on their background, dedication, desire and motivation.

We cannot guarantee your future results and/or success. There are unknown risks in business and such factors as weather conditions and market forces that we cannot foresee that could reduce results. We are not responsible for your actions.

The use of the PFAS LLC’s information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that PFAS LLC is not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products and services.

If you think this product is a magic pill that will make you money without any effort, please do not buy it. You or your Operators will be required to put forth effort to learn how to operate the system and actually do the work recommended by PFAS LLC on a daily basis to operate the Units.

Production disclaimer from PFAS LLC – Reiterated for Clarity

Every effort has been made to accurately represent these products and services and their potential. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of production or earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person/operator using our products, ideas and techniques.

Any and all forward-looking statements here or on any of PFAS LLC’s websites or sales material are intended to express our opinion of earnings or production potential. Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or that of anyone else, in fact no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques in our material(s).

Please note. After purchasing the Aquaponics University Course, a user may ask for and receive a full refund of their tuition until they have received one or more of the Sections of the coursework (including Sections A, B and C) of Aquaponics University’s Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©. At that point, after receiving the email containing even one section of the Course Material, there will be no refund due because the user has received a portion of our protected Intellectual Property and that information has proven value and benefits contained in that information.

If you don’t understand and accept this disclaimer, please do not buy the products, information or services available at https://portablefarms.comhttps://aquaponicsuniversity.com, on any other related websites belonging to Colle Davis. or any affiliated companies.

 

Colle Davis, CEO/Managing Partner, PFAS LLC

Phyllis Davis, President/Managing Partner, PFAS LLC

 

 

Conditions of Use 2020

CONDITIONS OF USE 2020

The following Conditions govern all use of Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems, http://portablefarms.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the Aquaponics University website https://aquaponicsuniversity.com  and Concept to Licensing LLC. PFAS LLC and Concept to Licensing LLC https://concept-to-licensing.com and portablefarms.com and aquaponicsuniverity.com are owned and operated by Colle Davis, PFAS LLC and Concept to Licensing LLC, both Virginia-based LLC’s, USA. These Websites are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Colle Davis, PFAS LLC’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Colle Davis, PFAS LLC (collectively, the “Agreement”).

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS PFAS LLC’s WEBSITES OR SERVICES.

USE OF PFAS LLC’s SERVICE

You agree not to use PFAS LLC for any unauthorized or illegal purpose. You will be responsible for ensuring that you do not violate any laws in your jurisdiction. You agree not to upload or transmit viruses, worms, malware, or any other code that will damage or impair the PFAS LLC, Aquaponics University or classmarker.com’s website. You accept sole responsibility for all your activities using all PFAS LLC’s services and content, including any content you transmit, submit, post or share on Subscribers’ Website and/or services..

In addition to all the above prohibitions, you agree that you will not knowingly use PFAS LLC’s Services to:

(a) upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; or

(b) Spam or engage in unethical marketing, advertising, any other practice connected in any way to spam including, sending content or emails which do not comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

PFAS LLC reserves the right to investigate any of your activity involving the use of PFAS LLC’s Services.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The entire Aquaponics Course  created for Aquaponics University to build and operate a Portable Farms Aquaponics System is hosted on the teaching platform https://classmarker.com .

PFAS LLC and Concept to Licensing LLC’s content is the property of Colle Davis. Unless otherwise stated, all content is protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States in addition to foreign copyright laws and international conventions and treaties. PFAS LLC does not claim any intellectual property rights over content on Subscribers’ Websites.  All rights are reserved unless otherwise stated.

CONTENT ON SUBSCRIBER’S WEBSITE

PFAS LLC does not monitor its Subscribers’ Websites or any contents placed on Subscribers’ Websites. References to any products or links to third party sites provided by Subscribers on Subscribers’ Websites are not owned or controlled by PFAS LLC. PFAS LLC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for any content, product offered for sale or sold by Subscribers, any third party content, and the polices of Subscribers’ or any third party. PFAS LLC does not endorse, recommend or favor any products offered for sale or sold by Subscribers.

YOUR ACCOUNT AND PROFILE

In order to use any of PFAS LLC’s information, content or affiliate Websites, you must set up an account. PFAS LLC will only use your information to supply PFAS LLC’s Service in accordance with its Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that any information supplied to PFAS LLC, including without limitation payment information may be used by PFAS LLC to supply PFAS LLC’S Service. You are solely responsible for the security of your account and must protect your password. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account and you agree not to permit anyone else to use your account.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PFAS LLC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH PFAS LLC’s SERVICE AND SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES AND YOUR USE THEREOF. PFAS LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF SUBSCRIBER’S CONTENT ON SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SUBSCRIBER’S WEBSITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL PFAS LLC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF ANY CONTENT ON SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF PFAS LLC’S SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM PFAS LLC’s SERVICE OR SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH PFAS LLC’S SERVICE OR SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA PFAS LLC’S SERVICE OR SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PFAS LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SUBSCRIBER’S CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. PFAS LLC DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH PFAS LLC’S SERVICE OR SUBSCRIBERS’ WEBSITES OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND PFAS LLC WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. PFAS LLC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT PFAS LLC’S SERVICE ARE APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL LOCATIONS. THOSE WHO ACCESS OR USE PFAS LLC’S SERVICE FROM JURISDICTIONS PROHIBITING SUCH USE, DO SO AT THEIR OWN VOLITION AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL LAW.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PFAS LLC and Concept to Licesning LLC, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to PFAS LLC’s Service or Subscribers’ Websites; (ii) your violation of any term of these Conditions of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Conditions of Use and your use of PFAS LLC’s Services by them or their affiliate companies.

FORCE MAJEURE

PFAS LLC shall not be liable, under any circumstances, for any delay, disruption or failure of PFAS LLC’s Services or Subscribers’ Websites directly or indirectly resulting from events beyond the control of PFAS LLC or Concept to Licensing LLC.

SUBSCRIBERS’ CONDITIONS

PFAS LLC does not take any responsibility for any additional condition of use of Subscribers’ Website. Any additional conditions of use or policies of PFAS LLC’s Subscribers shall not limit or modify any of the terms of this Condition of Use including, without limitation, the Warranty Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability section stipulated above.

PRIVACY POLICY

  1. Collection of Information. When you visit a Subscriber’s Website or use PFAS LLC’s Service you provide PFAS LLC with two types of information: (a) information, including personal and payment information, you knowingly choose to provide; and (b) information we store from your browser using “cookies.” Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a Web site as easily as possible. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from reentering all your registration data at each connection. We use an outside advertisement server company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. The advertisement server company may collect cookies received with outside banner ads. We do not have access to information that would confirm the use of cookies by the advertisement server company.

PFAS LLC will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described herein. PFAS LLC does not sell your personal information to third parties. PFAS LLC’s Serviced provides the ability to share your personal information with PFAS LLC’s Subscribers. We may provide information and/or personal user content to service providers to help us provide the PFAS LLC Service. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service, to send out email updates about PFAS LLC’s Service, and to process payments for products or services offered by our Subscribers. In connection with these business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information and/or content for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. When you sign up for PFAS LLC’s Service, we will share your personal information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service. We occasionally provide demonstrations of PFAS LLC’s Service to potential Subscribers. Any information provided in a demonstration is provided in a form which protects your information. We may be required to disclose your personal information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through PFAS LLC’s Service. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies. All such sharing of information by you on a Subscribers’ Website is done at your own risk.

We use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit Our Site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Our Site. Additionally, classmarker.com and web-stats.net also receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on Our Site. Our Site also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing Our Site using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier.

  1. Billing Information. In order to use PFAS LLC’s or Concept to Licensing LLC’s Service and Subscribers’ Websites and for PFAS LLC to process any transactions you authorize, you will be required to provide your billing information, including information such as your name, address, phone number, and email. PFAS LLC will provide your information to a third-party payment processing service which will store your billing information on their secure payment system for as long as is necessary for you to use PFAS LLC’s Service. PFAS LLC will not retain your billing information. We may retain, however, the last 4 digits of your credit card information and card type so that we may identify the card used in the future. Upon cancellation of the PFAS LLC’s Service by you, PFAS LLC will retain your personal information for a period up to one (1) year to facilitate any renewal initiated by you.
  2. Contacting You. PFAS LLC will use your personal information to contact you regarding the PFAS LLC Service as well as send you promotional materials. You may opt out of receiving any promotional materials by following the instructions on our website.