Privacy Policy

Please read these Terms and Conditions of use carefully before using or obtaining any content, products, or services through this website.


This website is operated by Sierra Research (aka "Sierra"), a Trinity Consultants company.  The following terms and conditions govern your use of this website and by using this website you agree to them.  If you do not agree to these terms, please leave the website immediately.

The information on this website is provided free of charge and is intended to be helpful to a large range of businesses, government agencies, and other users.  Because of its general nature, the information cannot be taken as comprehensive and should never be used as a substitute for legal or professional advice.  We cannot guarantee that the information applies to the individual circumstances of your business or agency.

Any dispute arising out of or pertaining to information on this website shall be governed exclusively by U.S. and California laws, as applicable.


The information on this website, including but not limited to the Sierra logo and work products displayed or referenced on the website, is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, unfair business practices, and other laws.  Information on this website may not be copied, used, or modified without express written permission from Sierra, except that certain documents and information (e.g., Sierra Reports or Sierra's I/M Look-up Table) may be purchased or obtained in accordance with procedures explained on the website.  Allowing web access to the information on this website does not transfer title to or create a license to use such information in any other person, and Sierra retains exclusive title and all usage rights to such information.


Links contained in this website will lead to other websites.  Although checked regularly, they are not under our control.  We are not responsible for the content of any linked website and cannot take responsibility for the consequences of your using the information or services on linked websites.  We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time.

This website does not endorse or favor any specific commercial product or business.  Links to external websites are present only because they may be useful additions to the information we provide.  A link to a third-party website does not imply endorsement; use your own business judgment to decide whether the information or service on that website is suitable for your needs.  The absence of a link to a particular website does not mean or imply that that website is unsatisfactory.  The linked websites are regularly reviewed in the light of customer usage and feedback.


All information on this website is provided "as is", with no representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness, or non-infringement for any particular purpose.  (This disclaimer may not be allowed in some jurisdictions, in which case it is not applicable.)


We make every effort to check and test this website during production.  However, we would advise you to run an anti-virus program on anything you download from the Internet.  Sierra is not responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data caused by using this website.

By using this site, you agree that Sierra is not liable for, and you will not claim or seek in any forum or jurisdiction, any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages, or any other form of damages, that may arise from your use of this website or any sites to which this site is linked, whether based on warranty, tort, contract, negligence, strict liability, or any other legal theory of liability.  Use of this site is entirely at your own risk.


If you provide any confidential personal or business information to Sierra through this website or by sending email to Sierra, it is with the understanding that Sierra is under no obligation to protect or guarantee its privacy or otherwise safeguard its use.  To the extent possible, we will honor a request for confidentiality; however, if you want to assure the confidentiality of information sent to Sierra, you must use other, more secure means.  By using this site, you agree that Sierra will not be liable, in any forum or jurisdiction, for failure to protect any information sent to us through our website or by email, and that you will not seek or claim damages therefore.


You acknowledge and agree that we may update, revise, supplement and otherwise modify the Terms and Conditions at any time.  As permitted by applicable law, such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications and additional rules, policies, terms and conditions will be effective immediately when posted on this website.


If you have any questions regarding our site terms, please get in touch with us by using our contact form, or emailing us directly at