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General Terms & Information

See USS Gambier Bay- VC10 Web Site Terms of Use Agreement Below
For Specific Terms of Use


About This Site

This web site is the sole property of Naval Historian Tony Potochniak & Bob Potochniak. It is not supported or financed by the USS Gambier Bay - VC 10 Association Inc. 


The mission of the USS Gambier Bay and Composite Squadron VC-10 Web site is to make its resources available to those who are interested. Through this Web site a broad amount of information is available for public access, including some material that may contain offensive language, descriptions, or negative stereotypes. Such material must be viewed in the context of the time period. ALL QUOTES AND SUBMISSIONS BY USS GAMBIER BAY AND/OR VC-10 SQUADRON PERSONNEL ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE SUBMITTER OR THEIR ESTATE AND MAY NOT BE USED IN WHOLE OR PART WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE SUBMITTER OR THEIR ESTATE.


For site security and to ensure that this site remains available to all users, software programs may be used either by the owner of this web site or the Host of this Web site to identify unauthorized attempts to gain access, alter or deny service, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer and Abuse Act of 1986. Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to the appropriate law enforcement officials.

General Privacy Policy

For site management, summary statistics that are used for the purpose of assisting in design specifications or systems performance may be collected. This may include, but is not limited to collection of:

  • The Domain from which you access the Internet.
  • The date and time you access this site.
  • The pages/files you peruse.
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to this site.

For a more specific Privacy Policy, please see our complete Privacy Policy.


General Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

This Web site has links to other organizations and personal Web pages. This linking does not constitute the historian or webmaster's endorsement of the content of their Web sites or of their policies or products.

This Web site contains material under copyright, the terms of which must be observed and followed. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing information found on this web site. Transmission or reproduction of items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Accuracy of this Web site is not guaranteed. Some information is from personal recollections and may differ from actual documented accounts. Information may be changed or updated without notice. Information on this Web site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The USS Gambier Bay and VC-10 Association and webmaster assume no responsibility regarding the accuracy of information contained in this Web site and the use of such information for any purpose is at the recipient's risk.

USS Gambier Bay- VC10 Web Site Terms of Use Agreement

Read This Terms of Use Agreement Before Accessing Web Site.

Effective Date: This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on October 1, 2009.

This Terms of Use Agreement sets forth the standards of use of the http://www.ussgambierbay-vc10.com web site provided by Bob Potochniak. By using http://www.ussgambierbay-vc10.com web site you (the “User”) agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of this web site. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted at the http://www.ussgambierbay-vc10.com web site. Your continued use of the Service after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Agreement may not be amended.

  1. Description of Service

    Bob Potochniak is providing the User with access to the USS Gambier Bay - VC10 historical and reference web site. The User must provide (1) all equipment necessary for their own Internet connection, including computer and modem and (2) provide for User's access to the Internet, and (3) pay any fees relate with such connection.

  2. Disclaimer of Warranties.

    The site is provided by Bob Potochniak, on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Bob Potochniak makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this web site in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Bob Potochniak shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of this Web site. Bob Potochniak disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

  3. Limitation of Liability


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  5. Modifications and Interruption to Service

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  6. Third-Party Sites

    This web site may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therein. We encourage all Users to review said privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.

  7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information

    All information, images and product specifications have either been provided by the Vendors or collected from publicly available sources. While Bob Potochniak makes every effort to ensure that the information on this web site is accurate, we can make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on this web site.

    Bob Potochniak makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any Vendor appearing on this web site or an affiliate web site, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any Vendor shall be at your own risk.

  8. Listings

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  9. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts, New York State

    This web site is operated and provided in the State of New York. As such, we are subject to the laws of the State of New York, and such laws will govern this Terms of Use, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our web site or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of New York.

  10. Compliance with Laws.

    User assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. User may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. User further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

  11. Copyright and Trademark Information

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  12. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

    Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, www..bpoto.com designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.

    By Mail:
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  13. Botnets

    Bob Potochniak retains the right, at his sole discretion, to terminate any Users or accounts involved with botnets and related activities. If any hostnames are used as command and control points for botnets, Bob Potochniak reserves the right to direct the involved hostnames to a honeypot, loopback address, logging facility, or any other destination at our discretion.

  14. Other Terms

    If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent. You agree that this Terms of Use Agreement and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by Bob Potochniak, in his sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition. This Terms of Use Agreement shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a User. User agrees that by accepting this Terms of Use Agreement, User is consenting to the use and disclosure of their personally identifiable information and other practices described in our Privacy Policy Statement





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