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Run Van Der Waerden Numbers only on authorized computers

Run Van Der Waerden Numbers 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers.

How Van Der Waerden Numbers will use your computer

When you run Van Der Waerden Numbers 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers, and when it uses them.

The work done by your computer contributes to the goals of Van Der Waerden Numbers, as described on its web site. The application programs may change from time to time.

Privacy policy

Your account on Van Der Waerden Numbers is identified by a name that you choose. This name may be shown on the Van Der Waerden Numbers web site, along with a summary of the work your computer has done for Van Der Waerden Numbers. If you want to be anonymous, choose a name that doesn't reveal your identity.

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

To participate in Van Der Waerden Numbers, you must give an address where you receive email. This address will not be shown on the Van Der Waerden Numbers web site or shared with organizations. Van Der Waerden Numbers may send you periodic newsletters; however, you can opt out at any time.

Private messages sent on the Van Der Waerden Numbers web site are visible only to the sender and recipient. Van Der Waerden Numbers does not examine or police the content of private messages. If you receive unwanted private messages from another Van Der Waerden Numbers 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers?

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. Van Der Waerden Numbers 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers may cause some computers to overheat. If this happens, stop running Van Der Waerden Numbers or use a utility program that limits CPU usage.

Van Der Waerden Numbers was developed by Daniel Monroe. BOINC was developed at the University of California.


Van Der Waerden Numbers and Daniel Monroe 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 Van Der Waerden Numbers.

Other BOINC projects

Other projects use the same platform, BOINC, as Van Der Waerden Numbers. You may want to consider participating in one or more of these projects. By doing so, your computer will do useful work even when Van Der Waerden Numbers has no work available for it.

These other projects are not associated with Van Der Waerden Numbers, and we cannot vouch for their security practices or the nature of their research. Join them at your own risk.

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