Q: "How can I use your training notes?"
On one hand, we invest a lot of time and money writing training notes, and we need to recoup that investment - did you realise that it's commonly accepted that every 1 hour of new training material in our industry requires 10 hours of preparation?
. But on the other hand, we want those notes to be used (and available for easy use too) by our customers ... and to give something back to the community too by releasing some training notes, and other technical articles, for more general use. It's a fine line to draw!
Our printed notes all state the following:
Notice of Rights
All rights reserved. No part of this manual, including interior design, may be reproduced or translated into any language in any form, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of Well House Consultants except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. For more information on getting permission for reprints and excerpts, contact Graham Ellis at Well House Consultants.
This manual is subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent, incomplete nor in any form of binding or cover other than in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent receiver.
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All brand names and product names used in this book are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Well House Consultants is not associated with any product or vendor in this book and where such designations appear in this book, and Well House Consultants was aware of a trademark claim, the designations have been appropriately capitalised. Well House Consultants cannot attest to the accuracy of this information and use of a term should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.
The information in this book is distributed on an "as is" basis, without warranty. Whilst every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, neither the author nor Well House Consultants assumes responsibility for errors or omissions, nor shall be liable to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained in this book or by the computer software and hardware products described herein.
And what does that mean?
Firstly, that they ARE 'just' training notes, and that many of the examples will be showing proof of concept or learning examples - so it's up to the person who makes use of them to ensure they're correct, relevant and secure for his or her own use.
Secondly, that although our customers are very welcome to use the notes, they really shouldn't start taking copies (especially of just parts of them, missing the above statements!) ... and they certainly shouldn't start circulating them widely or in ways that we haven't approved.
We do not publish all of our notes in electronic form, but some of them are available under three different arrangements.
a) For trainees who have difficulty using paper notes, we provide on a case by case basis individual (watermarked) copies of the notes for the courses they attend, for their own use.
b) We provide our entire Java course (and some other training modules too) under an Open Training Notes License
. The download site for these is at http://www.training-notes.co.uk/
c) Potential customers occasionally ask to see a sample of our notes prior to booking their first course, and for such customers we have placed a sample chapter from each major subject we teach here in our download centre
. These samples are subject to our usual web site copyright rules which you will find here
For these latter items (case (c)), and for everything else on this site which is not a special case as listed above, the copyright statement starts:
Material on this web site is Copyright 2008, Well House Consultants Ltd. You may view and print the material for your own personal use, or for your use in your employment EXCLUDING the training of others for any form of financial gain, direct or indirect. You may not save any information from this page in electronic form (save for storage in caches, proxies, and backups thereof), nor copy nor modify the information in any way without our prior written consent. (written 2008-12-18, updated 2011-03-01)
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