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We are scientists and engineers with the best of intentions trying to make the world a better place by enabling more access to this useful technique. We are not copyright lawyers, and we really appreciate you understanding this and helping us if you can.

The capacity of our audience not to confuse this website with other similar named entities

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is the name of a natural phenomenon in which nuclei resonate in a magnetic field. When this phenomenon happens in solids, it is called Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, which is also the name given to the technique used to study the phenomenon. There are many things named after this general scientific technique, such as our website. Also since science is primarily concerned with collecting and dispersing data, there are likely many things named after the technique which are also chiefly concerned with presenting scientific information and sharing this information. The audience of our website is mostly scientists and engineers, individuals who have typically had extensive academic training and are typically regarded by the general population as “intelligent people”. Such people are really smart and excellent at discerning subtle differences in scientific data or otherwise. For example, this audience likely knows about Chuck Norris, an American martial artist. Mr. Norris’ real name is Carlos Norris. There are approximately 120 people who live in the same country as Mr. Norris who share his same name. The audience is so smart, that they would realize that although there are 120 people names Carlos Norris, that each of these people are individuals with unique features, skills, and properties. The audience would not mistakenly think that because two things share the same name that they are the same person or entity. Furthermore, the audience is also able to understand that if a name is different, it also is not going to mean the same thing as a different name. For example, Carlos N. would be easily discernable as a different entity than Carlos Norris, especially since the audience is well aware that there is a high likelihood of several entities sharing identical or nearly identical names. Actually, now that I see it all written out, I would believe that any human (our target audience or not) would be able to distinguish this site as a unique entity relative to any other suite they visit.

Information Presented

Observed values and comments presented on SolidStateNMR.com are solely those of the analysts and experts quoted. They do not represent the opinion or advice of SolidStateNMR.com and should not be used as legal, medical, financial, or all sorts of other advice. Investors are advised not to use chemical shifts to make decisions on investment strategies. In some settings we have summarized and curated content. We have made our best efforts to accurately represent the truth while succinctly reporting on the topic.

Peer review

Although seldom discussed it is important to note that the majority of the cited literature cited is “peer reviewed”. What does that mean? Peer reviews can vary immensely, from detailed and very helpful comments to worthless rants about irrelevant aspects. Most journals provide peer review, but the general readership must “take their word” on the quality or accuracy of a peer review, with no supporting information presented. None of this corresponds to an actual check on the original data, which when coupled with sciences focus on “novel” results, may mean that there has been no follow up results to confirm a a result. We encourage all scientist to be the peer that reviews the literature themselves as they read it. Outsiders to our field who are unsure of their own qualifiations to judge a reported fact or number are directed towards our Labs & Scientists page. We have found that NMR users are typically friendly and willing to share their expertise. This is especially helpful since solid state NMR is a complex technique, and the data is easy misinterpret.

We also encourage scientists not to value scientific decisions made on faith which do not present data to back up their claim (such as peer review, or the common belief that free things must not be good as things you have to pay for). As we have interpreted and transferred the data, we have tried exceptionally hard to double check and control for quality, making our own decisions on what is trustworthy and what to include. During this process it is possible that we made some mistakes. Use of this website means that you understand that humans put this site together, so it possibly has some mistakes.

TLDR: Your are the peer, review us as you see fit.

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Our website features information and content about scientists, laboratories and services. All of this information has gathered and summarized or submitted by publicly available sources. All of this has been done in our best efforts of a supportive and collaborative nature, in hopes that it will help each of us individually, and our community as a whole. If you wish to have any of this removed, please contact us, we are happy to remove it. If you are a relevant scientist, lab, or provide a service or equipment relevant to the solid state NMR community, we would like to help connect our audience to you; please contact us so we can make this happen.

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User information

User information we collect

This is a website; which means that it will only interact with you, if you interact with it FIRST. As you interact with our website, our website will, by the design of the internet, require information from you. The website will only collect data that you or your internet service provider provide us. This can be information that you personally type in (such as your username) but also information like your connecting IP (which can be used to determine your approximate geographic location).

User Security

Your passwords is stored in an encrypted and seeded format in our database. We take protecting your account information seriously. So seriously that we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE A UNIQUE PASSWORD. We are NMR practitioners, NOT encryption specialists. Due to our websites small size and lack of financial or personal information, we suspect it is unlikely that we will be hacked. However, anything on the web is accessible.

Why we collect your data

The information we collect is required for the operation of this website. For example, you make a request to our servers to display a page; we would have no way of providing you this page without an IP. I am beginning to wonder why I am writing all of this for students, scientists and engineers who might use this website; I am sure we are all capable of learning about how the internet works if we wanted, and otherwise are not particularly concerned about these things. By walking outside into a public space you consent to being seen by other humans. By going on the internet, you consent to being seen and recorded on the internt. We are not doing any tricky things on this website, its all just very standard internet stuff.

If you have created an account on our site; we use your user account to collect data about your use of our site, such as your contributions and contact e-mail. We collect these so that if there are questions of scientific nature, we can contact you, and if you have submitted, posted, or otherwise shared content, we can provide attribution to you for your contribution.

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General Cookies

I am much better at baking and eating cookies, than I am at understanding exactly what I have done on this website. I believe there are a few cookies in use; a cookie checker seems to indicate that we have at least three of them on each page, up to around 25 cookies on some pages. I think that one is for the log in, and remembering who you are on your specific browser. Another one is likely related to the google analytics tools we use, which helps us track how many people visit this website, which is really important for convincing scientists that something on the internet might have broader reach and impact than a paper printed journal article that shows up in the emeritus faculty’s mailbox. We do not make any money off of this website, and other than google, there are no third-party cookies that are collecting your info. Relative to most sites on the internet, this one is completely add free, and I think it is pretty safe!

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