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Terms of Use

By using the The Forensic Examiner website, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. Check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this site after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, regardless of whether you have reviewed them. The date of most recent modification of these terms of use appears at the bottom of this page.

General Information About The Forensic Examiner website is provided as a service to all those interested in the dissemination of forensic information. Although website staff endeavor to ensure that material presented is correct and current, we do not guarantee that it is error-free. Should you suspect that mistaken information appears on The Forensic Examiner, please contact the editor.

Please note that The Forensic Examiner reserves the right to remove any content from its website at any time. In the case of subscription-based content, such removal would occur only at the end of a subscription period in order to comply with a legal ruling or court order or if we risk liability from the continued availability of the material.

The website staff welcomes corrections and suggestions for improvement of the The Forensic Examiner, which can be emailed to the the editor.


Except where explicitly noted, all content within theThe Forensic Examiner domain is copyrighted to The Forensic Examiner. You are welcome to reproduce material from The Forensic Examiner website for your own personal, noncommercial use; you may also reproduce brief sections in accordance with U.S. “fair use” guidelines.

Any other reproduction requires permission. Please note that this extends to emailing downloaded files to others.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that the people who use ACFEI websites do the same. The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Editor, The Forensic Examiner, 2750 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO, 65804, USA, or email the editor.

E-commerce is a secure e-commerce website where site visitors can purchase subscriptions.


The services and materials on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Neither The Forensic Examiner nor any of its respective licensors or suppliers warrant that the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Neither The Forensic Examiner nor any of its respective licensors or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (not ACFEI or any of its respective licensors or suppliers) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.

Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will The Forensic Examiner or any of its respective licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on The Forensic Examiner, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by ACFEI or any of its affiliates or any of its or their respective licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed $100.00.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmlessThe Forensic Examiner, its representatives, officers, directors, and employees, from all liabilities, claims, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fess, that arise with your use of ACFEI websites; your posting to, downloading from, or transmission of all communications or material on these site; or from your violation of applicable law.

Governing Law

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Missouri, USA, where The Forensic Examiner is incorporated. Accordingly, the laws of Missouri will be used exclusively to construe, govern, and enforce these terms, excluding all conflict of laws rules. Except as provided in the Injunctive Relief section, any action related to or arising out of these terms will be filed only in the Missouri courts, and you consent to the jurisdiction of said courts.

Injunctive Relief

In the event you breach or threaten breach of these terms of use, you acknowledge and agree thatThe Forensic Examiner will be greatly and irreparably damaged and the damage will be difficult to quantify. Therefore, The Forensic Examiner may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction accepting jurisdiction under this specific provision, that, regardless of the Governing Law provision, will apply the laws of its own jurisdiction in determining whetherThe Forensic Examiner will be granted an injunctive or other equitable relief to stop your breach or your threat of breach without impairing, invalidating, negating, or voidingThe Forensic Examiner’s rights to relief in either law or equity.


If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These terms of use are the entire agreement between you andThe Forensic Examiner relating to the subject matter they contain. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a contract signed by both parties. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to the editor.

These statements reflect The Forensic Examiner’s terms of use policies as of 2009. They may be updated at any time, and it is the website visitor’s responsibility to review them periodically.