Terms and conditions of use

I. Copyright and reproduction

The Authors of Gang Politics eBooks, print books and website, Riley Smith & Al Errington, are hereinto referred to as “the Authors”.

The Authors’ general policies on granting permission for the use of its website, copying of print graphics or publications, copying of digital graphics, information or publications and the ‘fair use’ of content and the Authors’ material or information are outlined here.

Except as outlined below, all rights are reserved.

‘Fair use’ of the Authors’ content is defined as

  • the excerption of the Authors’ copyrighted material for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research in which the use is for non-commercial purposes
  • the reproduction of less than 10 per cent of a published data set.

Fair use is freely authorized as long as due reference is given to the Authors and the specific source or sources of the Authors’ copyrighted materials.

Reproduction of contents of the Authors’ website

The Authors freely authorizes the downloading and/or printing of the contents of its website for any non-commercial use. You may use or cite the contents of the website only if you give a clear reference to its source. For any commercial use of the content on this website (e.g. repurposing or reprinting information, graphics and content for cash sales), please obtain written permission from the Authors. For use of material not belonging to the Authors, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Since the Authors’ website is frequently updated and modified, you should not copy contents from the Authors’ website for reproduction on your own website. Instead, you should create links to pages on the Authors’ website. Creating links to the Authors’ website is freely permitted, so long as this is done in a manner that is not misleading, e.g. does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with The Authors. Please inform The Authors when such links are created.

Reproduction of The Authors’ publications

Permission to copy the Authors’ print publications by institutions, educators, and other users may be obtained from the Authors.

For copying and scanning of the Authors’ publications and materials by all others: you may make single copies for your own private use. For all other purposes, such as copies made for any public or commercial purpose, or if copies will be sold at a cash price to readers, permission should be obtained from the Authors.

Publishers  authors and who intend to reproduce the Authors’ publications in whole or in part should contact the Authors with details of the text for which permission is sought and the publication in which it is to be reproduced (including the price, print run and intended distribution).

II. Terms and conditions of usage of the Authors’ website

Usage of the Authors’ website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

Personal, non-commercial usage

The Authors grant permission to visit its website and to download and copy information, graphics, data, documents, and materials from the Authors’ website for personal, non-commercial usage only, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works, subject to these terms and conditions of usage and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to particular information within the website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Commercial usage

The Authors offer services and applies fees for commercial usage of its information and material.

On request to the Authors, specific data and information packages can be obtained.


The information on the Authors’ website is provided ‘as is’ and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

The Authors shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred or suffered in connection with its website, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if the Authors has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Except where expressly stated, the materials on this website represent views of the Authors thereof and are not necessarily those of the Authors. The Authors do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on its website by third parties, or of any information in third-party websites and publications that may be linked to the Authors’ website or referred to within it.

All postings to forums on the website become the sole property of the Authors, who reserve the right to modify or remove them. The Authors shall have no obligation to review or screen any postings, but postings to moderated forums may not appear on this website until after the moderator has approved them. Postings to the Authors’ website, whether approved by a moderator or not, are not endorsed by the Authors. Visitors shall use forums on the Authors’ website solely for lawful and ethical purposes related to the subject of each particular forum.

This website may include content that has been translated from English or to English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of translations, the version used by the Authors is the English version of the document, as English is the working language of the Authors.


The Authors reserve the right in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration, to modify or terminate its website and to deny any user access to its website, information, materials or any portion thereof.

These terms and conditions of usage constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver or amendment of these terms and conditions of usage shall be binding upon The Authors unless in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

These terms and conditions of usage will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada.