The Home & Office Reference Express® website is a free online reference service for facts and information provided without
any fees or subscription charges. We pride ourselves in providing quality reviewed links to thousands of helpful websites that are
free or small fee based, a ONE-STOP website for the whole family. Our goal is to provide a site with the best variety of subject and
reference material for all age groups. We have not only tried to make our site useful, but easy to use with a concise format of
catergorized and alphabetized listings to help you quickly locate everyday facts and information; a virutal library of practical data
(Please take our Site Tour)
. Whether you are at work, traveling or at home helping
the kids with their school work, this site is your best resource for facts and information with reviewed FAMILY-SAFE links.
Your support through donations allows Home & Office Reference Express ® to remain free and on the Internet.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support! As more and more people use our site, operating/maintenance costs may
exceed your generous contributions, creating a maintenance revenue gap. Earnings from banner ads will help fill
this shortfall, so please use our advertisers when you see something of interest. This site will never publish the
annoying pop-up/pop-under ads.
We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website, responds to our interactive advertisements
you visit the Home & Office Reference Express ® website.
We do not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone
number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily.
We have made every effort to audit each and every link shown on the Home & Office Reference Express ®
website. We are vigilant in excluding links to adult content and pride ourselves as a FAMILY-ORIENTED website.
We also avoid listing sites connected directly to alcohol, tobacco, firearms or graphic violence (rather real or animated).
We personally screen each link presented to determine the merits for inclusion on our website. If you find objectionable
content on any external resource link or advertisement from our site, please contact us IMMEDIATELY.
We have no intention of collecting any personally-identifiable information (that is, name, address, telephone
number, or email address) from any individual and especially children. Where appropriate, we will specifically
instruct children not to submit such information on any of our linked websites or advertisements without consent
of a parent or guardian. If a child has inadvertently provided us with personally-identifiable information
(e.g. by email) without the consent of a parent or guardian, a parent or guardian of that child should contact
us at the email address listed at the bottom of this statement. We will ensure that any submitted information
is permanently removed and deleted from our records.
Please read the following if you are having trouble viewing our web pages.
Our website was originally designed using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox / Mozilla and Google Chrome. We regularly
test our pages using these three popular browsers. We certify our web pages for compliance with the HTML 4.01 Transitional standard
as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Opera, Orca and Safari browsers are also highly compatible with the pages of this website; although these
browsers have exhibited some small anomalies, due to font variations between browsers, in rendering certain portions
of various web pages on our site.
Other browsers such as Avant and Netscape appear to work reasonably well with our web pages, but we no
longer guarantee or test page compatibility with these browsers. Support for Netscape has been officially dropped
by its' developers and the current versions found on the internet may not meet current HTML (Hyper-text Markup Language)
standards. Click here to view trends in Browser Statistics.
If you are running Windows 7 and above, we recommend you put Internet Explorer in compatibility mode. Although Microsoft notes
this mode is for websites designed for "old browsers", the problems we have encountered on our site with pop-up annotation and menus
appearing in the wrong location on screen does not appear to be an issue with current versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla/Firefox browsers.
We recommend upgrading to a main stream browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome if your computer is
running Windows. The native Safari browser works well for the Apple/MAC platform, while a good cross-platform
browser choice appears to be Google Chrome. To upgrade your browser software,
see Browser Updates
on our main page.
Readability of our website is directly related to your browser resolution settings and monitor screen size.
Original viewing resolution was optimized for this website at 1024x768. For best viewing, use 800x600 as a
minimum screen resolution, while page graphics and fonts are still very readable at up to 1920x1200 on larger HD monitors.
In addition to HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), this website includes some java-scripting such as
our pop-up calculators, calendars and converter utilities. If your browser is not properly enabled, these
features will not work correctly. To get the full benefits of this website, your browser must be java enabled.
NOTE: If viewing problems persist, please email us for assistance...
THIRD PARTY SITES
The links on the Home & Office Reference Express ® allow you to leave the website. These linked sites
are not under the control of us and we are not responsible for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally
linked sites or for that of subsequent links from those external sites. We suggest that our users contact the external
site directly with questions regarding its content. As previously stated, we audit our links regularly for objectionable
material, but shall be held harmless for accidental linking to sites which may be inappropriate for children.
See our Parental Notice
The advertising links appearing on our pages do not necessarily constitute an endorsement or approval by us. We make
every attempt to periodically audit advertising links for appropriate content. You may register a complaint about
pop-up messages and other online advertising at the
Federal Trade Commission
web site (click on option 'File a Complaint' on the 'Consumer Protection' tab...).
If you want to prevent an advertiser from collecting information, you can visit the
NAI Opt-Out Site
which also allows you to view advertising privacy policies.
The Home & Office Reference Express ® website DOES NOT USE "Cookies". When you view one of our many
links or advertisements, they may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form
of a "Cookie" or similar file and will be used to determine ways to improve their websites, advertisements,
products or services. For example, "Cookies" allow our advertisers to tailor a website to better match your
interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase "Cookies" from your computer hard drive,
block all "Cookies", or receive a warning before "Cookies" are stored. Please refer to your Browser
instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
DEAD OR MISSING LINKS
We appreciate your submissions to report dead or missing links. Please contact us
by email briefly describing the problem you found. For dead links, please show the page name and link description on the
page. You may also include the page http address information found in your browser's address box. We generally try to remedy
link issues in 2-4 days of receipt or as time allows.
For a website to be included in Home & Office Reference Express ® listings, the following minimum
criteria must be met:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
- Free or low cost access to site contents.
- Source authority of subject matter, author's credentials should be made available (if required).
- Accurate and comprehensive information of subject matter. Author's name and proper credits listed.
- Legitimate business sites WE feel are of value to our users.
- An intuitive layout of the website with clear labeling and indexing.
- Objective presentation of material without advertiser bias.
- Current and up-to-date information, links referenced regularly checked.
- Site can be viewed without special browser or other software required.
- Site map should be made available to the user.
Home & Office Reference Express® reserves all rights to inclusion in our site and are in no way obligated
to grant inclusion solely based on our site inclusion criteria. We retain all rights for inclusion or removal of links
from our website.
We regularly audit suggestions for additional resource listings from our users and add appropriate links at our
discretion as time and budget allow. Business linked sites disguised as information sites may be included at
our discretion based on evaluation of relevance of the site information.
We are not obligated to provide any explanation (written or verbal) for rejection or non-inclusion in our
website, nor any correspondence including initial acknowledgment of submission. Any perceived threatening,
inflammatory, coercive emails related to site inclusion requests will facilitate an immediate block on any future
communications with our website. We routinely block perceived site submission Spam emails.
We DO NOT participate in any link building, link exchange programs or have any
association with firms engaged in SEO activity.
The Home & Office Reference Express ® website is both Copyright
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We have made every effort to keep information current and as accurate as possible, however, errors may still exist.
Users of this site agree not to hold the webmaster or owner of this site liable for any damage resulting from
the use of advice or information found on this website.
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