Terms & Conditions For KNS Puzzles

Thank you for using my website. Use of this website or any of the content on this website indicates that you have read, understood, agreed and accepted, without limitation or qualification, all aspects of these terms and conditions.

I, Julian Stone, have full control over who may (or may not) receive the content offered by KNS Puzzles, and I reserve the right to refuse to provide puzzles for any reason at my discretion, without explanation.

BrainBashers

BrainBashers is owned and operated by my brother, Kevin Stone (KNS). He has had a love of puzzles for many years, and his puzzles have appeared in various national newspapers, local newsletters, books, school classrooms, etc.

He wrote his first puzzle in 1981, and created a puzzle website in 1997, this soon became BrainBashers in 1998, and got its current domain name in 1999. So a version of his website, in one form or another, has now been around for nearly 25 years! And he's been writing puzzles for over 40 years.

As the site moves towards its 25th anniversary in September, BrainBashers starts its next phase - in the coming months he plans to bring back some of the old content that he used to have. This will hopefully include some of the old puzzles, and maybe even some optical illusions.

KNS Puzzles & BrainBashers

KNS Puzzles is run by Julian Stone, and is a separate entity to BrainBashers, and operates independently.

Copyright Protection

I reserve all rights. Written permission is required before using any of my content, or content from BrainBashers. Search engines are regularly used to check for unauthorised use of my or BrainBashers copyrighted content. Before any of the content on this website is copied, the correct permissions should be given by the relevant owner(s).

Other copyrighted content is used with permission, and copyright remains with the copyright owner.

I authorise you to view, on an internet HTML browser (or via the print option), the content on this website. You may not sell or modify any of the content from this website or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use any of the content from this website in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the written permission of the copyright owner. If you are to violate any of these terms, your permission to use the content from this website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the content.

I do not grant or transfer to you or anyone any expressed or implied right under any patents, copyrights, or trademarks by permitting you to download any of the content on this website. All company names, copyrights, logos, trademarks, product names, or service marks that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer Of Damages

In no event shall I, this website, or its suppliers, etc, be liable to any user or third party, for any damages whatsoever resulting from the use or inability to use this website or any of the content from this website, for any reason, legal or otherwise, and whether or not I am advised of the possibility of such damages.

Warranty

I cannot guarantee that I won't make a mistake, and such a mistake could affect any aspect of this website.

I intend no disrespect to any individual or group with any of my content that I have control of. Any resemblance to persons, places or events either past or present is purely coincidental.

I am not liable for direct, indirect or consequential damages, arising in connection with using this website or any of the content from this website, including, but not limited to, medical, physical and psychological effects, nor for any loss of money, time, or data, etc. The information contained within this website is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for entertainment purposes only. The wording of any puzzle, or any other content, is not an endorsement of said wording.

I cannot guarantee that all or any of this website or content is free of errors or mistakes (e.g. technical errors, logic errors, calculation errors, factual errors, missing/incorrect clues or hints or answers, etc). I only test on a selection of current up-to-date browsers, so I cannot guarantee that all or any of this website, content, options, functionality, will be available, work correctly, or work as expected, on all computers/devices/browsers/etc. I cannot guarantee that you are viewing this website or content as I intend it to be viewed (e.g. an image might be missing, or the connection was interrupted, etc). You are advised to independently verify the content before relying upon it.

Difficulty Level

Setting an accurate difficulty level isn't possible, everyone thinks differently, and has different knowledge levels and skills, so any difficulty level given to a puzzle is just a general guide. Generally speaking, 'Easy' puzzles are usually easier than 'Medium' puzzles, which are usually easier than 'Hard' puzzles, etc, but this is not always the case, and you might find some puzzles easier or harder than marked. Perhaps think of 'Easy' as 'Level 1' for that size, 'Medium' as 'Level 2', etc. As the puzzle size increases the puzzles tend to become harder, and for a particular size 'Easy' tends to be easier than 'Hard'. Some of the larger 'Easy' puzzles can be quite tricky, but they still tend to be easier than the same size 'Hard' puzzles.

level 1, which you can consider to be the easier of the 3 (called easy on BrainBashers), to solve within the 30 seconds. level 2, which you can consider to be a more difficult challenge than level 1, but most often, less difficult than level 3. However, due to the nature of mathematical calculations, it doesn't always follow that level 3 is more difficult than level 2. The level 2, 30 Seconds puzzle is called medium on BrainBashers. level 3 can most often be considered to be the more difficult puzzle to solve within the 30 Seconds range. However, as noted above, some of these level 3 puzzles may actually seem easier than level 2. BrainBashers refers to this one as hard, and most people will find this 30 Seconds puzzle the hardest one to solve, most of the time.

Any calculations this website performs are not guaranteed to be mathematically (or logically) accurate or correct.

I am British and generally use British spellings, etc, throughout this website.

I disclaim all warranties. I make no warranty about the accuracy or reliability of any of the content on this website, services, text, graphics, links, etc. I do not warrant that this website will operate error-free or that this website, or its server is free of computer viruses or other harmful items. You are advised to ensure that your computer/device/etc is running a modern up-to-date operating system, with a modern up-to-date browser, and has all of the latest updates, patches, virus scanners, spyware detectors, etc, and any other software that helps to protect it. I am not responsible for any changes you make to the security settings of your computer/device/etc and I am not responsible for any software running on your computer/device/etc. If your use of this website or any of the content from this website results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, I am not responsible for those costs.

Links to Third-Party Sites

I am only responsible for the pages within this domain. A link to a third-party website is not an endorsement of any of the content of that website. I am not responsible for any of the content of third-party websites and I do not make any representations or guarantees regarding any of the content of such third-party websites.

Third-Party Use Of My Content

I am only responsible for the pages within this domain. Where any of my content (or a link to any of my content, etc) occurs in a third-party location (e.g. website, newsletter, magazine, etc), it's occurrence is not an endorsement of any of the content of that third-party location. I am not responsible for any of the content of third-party locations and I do not make any representations or guarantees regarding any of the content of such third-party locations.

Indemnity

By using this website or any of the content from this website you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless this website, me, its creators, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from your use of this website, or use of any of the content from this website, or your breach of the terms of this agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

If any part of this agreement is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that part does not affect the validity of the remaining parts.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous

All puzzles, games, quizzes, etc on this website are just for fun, there are no winners and no prizes.

For any number of reasons the rules I actually use might not match any of the rules visible on this website, and I am under no obligation to reveal the rules I've used. The rules might be changed at any point. Any dates shown might be changed at any point.

Notices

I reserve the right to stop publishing this website, or any of the parts, or to make changes to, or remove, any of the content, puzzles, or functionality on this website, or the policies, at any time, without notice, warning or explanation.

There might be problems (e.g. technical, unknown, etc) that stop this website from operating correctly, or as expected. These problems might affect all of this website, or some parts of it. These problems might cause this website (or some parts of it) to be unavailable, and to be unavailable for any length of time. These problems might cause this website (or some parts of it) to have errors, and to have errors for any length of time.

I reserve the right to change the policies on my content usage without warning or discussion, and those changes come in to effect immediately.

Summary

No items may be copied from this website without prior written permission from the copyright holder or their agents, this includes, but is not limited to: puzzles, images, website designs.

This page was last updated in June 2022, however, the privacy section is updated independently and might have a different date.