Colonial Sense (CS) is a custom Content Management System (CMS) for specialized data retrieval and display. Or, in other words, it's a database designed to store and curate most any information about the Early Modern (EM) era (our definition covers 1492-1859) in general, and Colonial America in particular...and it masquerades as a website.

CS provides original articles, journal transcriptions and interviews, as well as a wealth of curated material, ranging from current EM news and events to historical recipes, biographical data, and dictionary entries, to name a few of the myriad resources you'll discover on our site. However, we do tend toward the more eclectic and non-mainstream path in much of our content; thus, our motto is "If we don't have it, we'll show you where you can find it."

CS hopes to cultivate a community of Early Modern/Colonial America enthusiasts and provides many tools to advertise related products and services, as well as encourage interactions and dialogue between our members.

We are constantly striving to improve Colonial Sense, in both the depth and breadth of material; however, if we've overlooked an area you consider to be important, please let us know and we will see what we can do to include it -- if it's important to the colonial sensibility, it's important to us!

Also, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional info.

--The Colonial Sense Team

General Advertising Policy
We feel that an apology is in order: at Colonial Sense you will not see ads showing you how to achieve a whiter smile, discover how the acai berry can revolutionize your life, or how you can can lose 20 pounds without any effort at all. We realize how important that information is to you, but instead we choose to only allow ads that, well, have to do with colonial life and lifestyles.

All advertising on Colonial Sense is free (free membership required). Please see our Advertising Page for more info...

General Privacy Policy
Colonial Sense believes that your privacy is paramount to the success of our site. This means that we will in no way give personal information to a third party without your explicit permission. Although we will be accepting credit card charges, this site will transfer you to the secure Pay Pal site for processing. We do not receive, record or store your credit card information in any manner. Once you have become a Colonial Sense Member, you will find options for sharing your email address on your Account page. Simply click on the types of information you will allow us to share (and with whom). However, this will be at your discretion only. We fully respect your right to privacy, and will abide by whatever conditions you set forward with your Account settings.

Fine Legal Print

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use
     1. Terms
     By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

     2. Use License
  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Colonial Sense's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Colonial Sense's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Colonial Sense at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
     3. Disclaimer
  1. Colonial Sense believes the content on the web site to be accurate but cannot guarantee the accuracy or assume liability for errors or omissions. The materials on Colonial Sense's web site are provided "as is". Colonial Sense makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Colonial Sense does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
     4. Limitations
     No patent liability is assumed with respect to information contained on this website. Colonial Sense assumes no responsibility or liability for information contained within. In no event shall Colonial Sense or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Colonial Sense's Internet site, even if Colonial Sense or a Colonial Sense authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

     5. Revisions and Errata
     The materials appearing on Colonial Sense's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Colonial Sense does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Colonial Sense may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Colonial Sense does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

     6. Links
     Colonial Sense has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Colonial Sense of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

     7. Site Terms of Use Modifications
     Colonial Sense may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

     8. Governing Law
     Any claim relating to Colonial Sense's web site shall be governed by the laws of the either the State of Pennsylvania or the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.
     Privacy Policy
     Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.
  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
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