Danny, Great review of the book "For Want of a Gun-The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII".
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The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, Inc., or AMPS, was founded in July 1993. Since that time, AMPS has grown to nearly 600 members worldwide. Although AMPS's main function is as a modeling club, it is definitely a different type of modeling organization compared to IPMS or other mainstream groups. AMPS has a Constitution and Bylaws to govern how it is run, and the AMPS judging system rewards individual effort using a point system to minimize subjectivity.
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Last updated: September 23, 2016
OWNERSHIP / RESTRICTIONS ON USE
The Website is owned and operated by AMPS. Any and all content, data, graphics, photographs, images, audio, video, software, systems, processes, trademarks, service marks, trade names and other information including, without limitation, the "look and feel" of the Website (collectively, the "Content") contained in this Website are proprietary to AMPS, its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. The Content is protected by United States, Canadian and international copyright and trademark laws.
Except as set forth herein, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any Content without the express prior written consent of AMPS. You may download, print and reproduce the Content for your own non-commercial, informational purposes provided you agree to maintain any and all copyright or other proprietary notices contained in such Content, and to cite the URL Source of such Content. Reproduction of multiple copies of the Content, in whole or in part, for resale or distribution is strictly prohibited except with the prior written permission of AMPS. To obtain written consent for such reproduction, please contact us by clicking here.
REGISTRATION AND PASSWORDS
To access certain portions of the Website and/or to request sample products online, you may be asked to complete an online registration form. In consideration for your use of this Website and the services provided on it, you agree to provide true, current, complete and accurate information as requested on any registration form to which this Website may direct you, and to update that registration information as soon as possible after any information on such registration form changes.
Upon registration, you will choose a username and password. You alone are responsible for keeping that password and username confidential, and for any and all activity that occurs on this Website under such password or username. You agree to immediately notify AMPS of any unauthorized use of your password or username or any other breach of security.
It is our goal to provide increased value to you, our visitors. Therefore, the Website might offer you links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties and therefore not affiliated with us. Please understand that such linked websites are independent from AMPS and that AMPS has no control over the content of such websites. Consequently, AMPS cannot be held liable and makes no warranty or representation whatsoever as to the accuracy, timeliness and/or completeness of the information contained on such websites.
The links which we might place on our Website do not imply that we sponsor, endorse or are affiliated or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trade-mark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted materials displayed on or accessible through such sites.
As a condition of your continued access to and use of this Website, you agree to abide by all applicable federal, provincial, state, territorial and other laws and regulations and the "Code of Conduct" set forth below. Specifically, in addition, without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to:
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING QUEBEC, DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LEGAL WARRANTIES, LIABILITY OR CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS OF REPRESENTATIONS MADE CONCERNING GOODS OR SERVICES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE BELOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Although we strive to update and keep accurate as much as possible the Content contained on the Website, errors and/or omissions may occur. ACCORDINGLY, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, IS BEING PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AMPS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. AMPS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMPS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY PRODUCT SAMPLE OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF AMPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SAMPLE PRODUCTS DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AND PRODUCTS MAY BE CHANGED, AND PRODUCTS SUBSTITUTED OR DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME. WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR CURRENCY OF SUCH DESCRIPTIONS.
ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING ANY PRODUCT ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED WHEN YOU REQUEST A PRODUCT. AMPS MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING ANY PRODUCT SAMPLES. YOU EXPRESSLY RELEASE AND HOLD AMPS HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, DAMAGES, INJURIES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF ANY PRODUCT SAMPLES OBTAINED VIA THE WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE RECOURSE SHALL BE AGAINST THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS.
In particular, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AMPS, its affiliates, members, officers, employees, agents, sponsors, and licensors for any injury, including but not limited to bodily harm or death, to you or any third party that may result from the use of or reliance on any Content or product shipped to you by AMPS. You understand and agree that AMPS is merely providing product samples to you as a service, and that AMPS has no control over, or responsibility for, the products themselves and/or any adverse reactions you may experience as result of their use. AMPS recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to the use of any Content and should obtain any expert advice they consider necessary. Always read and follow the product label.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO AMPS OR POSTED AT ANY AMPS WEB SITE
AMPS does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to AMPS (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any AMPS Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you are granting AMPS, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; and to publish your name in connection with your submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein. AMPS is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in AMPS's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the submissions.
We offer and/or co-sponsor contests on the Website. Each of these activities shall be governed by specific rules accessible from the pages of the Website offering the contest or when you submit your entry.
RATINGS & REVIEWS
AMPS may enable you to help others make smart shopping decisions by providing ratings and reviews about your experience with various brands’ products. When you provide such ratings and reviews and allow us to share them with others publicly, we need to obtain certain rights to reproduce your rating and review. When you provide a rating and review, you (i) represent and warrant that it is your original work, and that you have the right and authority to, and do hereby, grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license in perpetuity to reproduce, store, copy, transmit, broadcast, display, distribute, use, edit, translate, combine with other material, publish, post, alter, adapt, create derivative works from, commercialize, trade-mark and otherwise use, without limitation, all or any part of the rating and review in any manner and media whether now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, on the AMPS or brand partner’s website or on third party review networks used by our brand partners; and (ii) waive any and all moral rights that you may have in and to the rating & review with respect to the uses contemplated herein.
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COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS
"Armor Modeling & Preservation Society", "Boresight" and "amps-armor.org" are trademarks of AMPS. Other marks, graphics, typefaces, trademarks and logos appearing on the Website are trademarks or trade dress of AMPS. All other trademarks appearing on the Website are property of their respective owners. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express written consent.
All contents of the AMPS Web Site are: Copyright 2002-<%= Date.Now.Year %> AMPS - Armor Modeling & Preservation Society and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
Effective date: September 23, 2016
AMPS is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Notice has been prepared by the Armor Modeling & Preservation Society (collectively, "AMPS", "we", "us" or "our"), and it sets out the manner in which AMPS collects, uses, discloses and otherwise manages personal information. This Privacy Notice applies to the privacy practices on our websites located at the domain amps-armor.org (the "Websites").
Collection and Use Of Personal Information
AMPS collects personally identifiable information. AMPS also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you. The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, including but not limited to full name, address, email address, and other information relating to an individual.
We may collect personal information when you:
Email and Other Communications: From time to time, we may obtain your consent to send you email and other communications about products, services, promotions or events relating to AMPS that may be of interest to you.
Our policy is to not disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless we first obtain your opt-in consent.
You can opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us by doing one of the following:
Disclosure of Personal Information
Our policy is that we will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as otherwise set out herein. We may maintain or process your personal information in the US or other jurisdictions.
Service Provider Arrangements: We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process sample orders, host our Website, operate certain of its features, serve advertisements on our Website, send email or other communications, or run our contests and promotions.
Your personal information may be maintained and processed by our service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.
Ratings/Reviews: If you provide a product rating and/or review and choose to permit AMPS and the brands whose products you try to use your feedback to help others make smart shopping decisions, AMPS may use personal information you have provided such as your first name and last initial, city and province/state, gender, product rating or review, your public IP address at the time of submitting the Review, and other information you provide about your experience with the product (the “Review”) for the purposes of displaying the Review to the public. AMPS may also provide this information to the brands whose products you have tried, and if applicable, their service provider. The public IP address is disclosed to the brand partner or their service provider for review fraud detection and mitigation purposes.
Sale of Business: We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of AMPS or as part of a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control.
Legal: AMPS and our US, Canadian and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable US, Canadian or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or as otherwise permitted by law.
Additional Information about our Website
Visiting our Website: In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we collect the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of visitors to our Website and other information about your visit, such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Website. We use this information to help us understand our Website activity, and to monitor and improve our Website.
Cookies: Our Website uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Website can send to your browser, which is stored on your hard drive so we may later be able to recognize your computer or other device when you return. If you have registered with our Website, cookies may provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Website in accordance with your preferences. Most Web browsers allow you to modify your settings to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies entirely. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our Website.
We may also use a third party to help us gather and analyze information about the areas that you visit on the Website to evaluate and improve the customer experience and the convenience of the Website, and to help us evaluate some of the specific information related to your Website visits.
Tracer Tags & Web Beacons: Our Website may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Website. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Website for you and other future visitors to our Website.
We may also use third parties to serve our advertisements on other websites. These companies may use tracer tags or web beacons to report certain information (but not your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to our Website and the websites which advertise and feature links to our Website, in order to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements.
Security of Personal Information
We have implemented measures designed to help protect personal information in our custody and control. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control. Unfortunately, no collection or transmission of information over the Internet or other publicly accessible communications networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such information.
We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information of our customers for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
Access to your Personal Information
You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in personal information we have in our custody or control by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.
Changes to the Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Notice will be posted on this Website. We strongly encourage you to please refer to this Privacy Notice often for the latest information about our personal information practices. The Effective Date of this Privacy Notice is posted at the top of this page.
Contacting our Privacy Officer
Please contact us if:
By mail to AMPS at the address on our Contact page.
The AMPS Website allows two levels of user access. Anyone with a valid website account
can enter information into the discussion groups, reveiws, kit listings,
tank-o-pedia, and upload model pictures.
A website account is also required to pre-register for shows, purchase vendor tables,
website advertising and to administer vendor discounts.
AMPS members also have access to the Full Metal Jacket and Boresight Articles databases,
as well other members-only areas of the website. To receive the full benefits of this site,
please consider joining our Society. Information on how to become an AMPS member,
including online payment of dues, can be found by clicking the button below.
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