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Run Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) only on authorized computers

Run Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for projects such as Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan).

How Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) will use your computer

When you run Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) on your computer, it will use part of the computer's CPU power, disk space, and network bandwidth. You can control how much of your resources are used by Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan), and when it uses them.

The work done by your computer contributes to the goals of Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan), as described on its web site. The application programs may change from time to time.

Privacy policy

Your account on Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) is identified by a name that you choose. This name may be shown on the Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) web site, along with a summary of the work your computer has done for Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan). If you want to be anonymous, choose a name that doesn't reveal your identity.

If you participate in Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan), information about your computer (such as its processor type, amount of memory, etc.) will be recorded by Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) and used to decide what type of work to assign to your computer. This information will also be shown on Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan)'s web site. Nothing that reveals your computer's location (e.g. its domain name or network address) will be shown.

To participate in Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan), you must give an address where you receive email. This address will not be shown on the Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) web site or shared with organizations. Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) may send you periodic newsletters; however, you can opt out at any time.

Private messages sent on the Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) web site are visible only to the sender and recipient. Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) does not examine or police the content of private messages. If you receive unwanted private messages from another Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) user, you may add them to your message filter. This will prevent you from seeing any public or private messages from that user.

If you use our web site forums you must follow the posting guidelines. Messages posted to the Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) forums are visible to everyone, including non-members. By posting to the forums, you are granting irrevocable license for anyone to view and copy your posts.

Is it safe to run Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan)?

Any time you download a program through the Internet you are taking a chance: the program might have dangerous errors, or the download server might have been hacked. Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) has made efforts to minimize these risks. We have tested our applications carefully. Our servers are behind a firewall and are configured for high security. To ensure the integrity of program downloads, all executable files are digitally signed on a secure computer not connected to the Internet.

The applications run by Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) may cause some computers to overheat. If this happens, stop running Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) or use a utility program that limits CPU usage.

Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) was developed by Stanford University. BOINC was developed at the University of California.


Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) and Stanford University assume no liability for damage to your computer, loss of data, or any other event or condition that may occur as a result of participating in Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan).

Other BOINC projects

Other projects use the same platform, BOINC, as Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan). You may want to consider participating in one or more of these projects. By doing so, your computer will do useful work even when Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan) has no work available for it.

These other projects are not associated with Quake-Catcher Network (Taiwan), and we cannot vouch for their security practices or the nature of their research. Join them at your own risk.

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