[ale] OT: confidential statement

Bob Toxen bob at verysecurelinux.com
Wed Feb 25 19:07:17 EST 2004

I very much doubt if it has much force of law unless you signed a
contract with the author.  As it is dealing with contract law, a
contract requires a voluntary agreement and the exchange of something
of value.  The latter is why if someone gives something of value away
they normally write a contract where they receive $1.

I am not liable if someone accidentally emails or FAXes me instead of
someone else.  If it's someone I don't care for I'll probably just
delete it.  I'll certainly feel no legal obligation to tell them of their
screw up (unless they offer in advance to pay me for my trouble).  I did
notify a doctor's office who left a message on my machine by accident
telling someone that their cancer results (or similar) came back good
that they goofed.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 10:49:16AM -0500, Geoffrey wrote:
> Folks, reading the statement below, it appears that I am permitted to 
> 'disseminate' the message since it says that I may not 'If the reader of 
> this message is not the intended recipient....'
> I'm pretty sure that's not what they meant, but what do folks think?  I 
> am the intended recipient, by the way.
> > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in this electronic
> > message and any attachments to this message is privileged and
> > confidential, and intended solely for the use of the individual or
> > entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended
> > recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination,
> > distribution, copying, or unauthorized use of this communication is
> > strictly PROHIBITED. If you have received this electronic message in
> > error, please notify the sender and/or...
> -- 
> Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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