Legal Matters

This section looks at some of the important legal issues around this site, including intellectual property, limits of liability and, most importantly, privacy and the terms of use for those buying our questions.


Facts can't be copyrighted, but the expression of facts can be. The materials on this site are all under copyright of Cornerstone Word Company. Don't reproduce our trivia questions under any circumstances unless you get our permission first. If you're going to steal our stuff, at least stay on the right side of the law and rewrite it substantially. You may link to this site, but do not mirror any of the pages on this site.

The coding for the 12-question game was done by Suresh Ramasubramanian, based on public domain content.

Related link: Fred L Worth's copyright infringement lawsuit against Trivial Pursuit


The Trivia Hall of Fame (TM) is trademarked by Cornerstone Word Company, formerly Cornerstone Creative Communications Inc.

Nothing on this site should be construed as a challenge to any existing trademark held by anybody anywhere in the world.


Cornerstone does not endorse any site to which we link. These external information sources are outside our control. It is the responsibility of Internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found. Although care is taken to provide links to suitable material, the nature of the Internet prevents the guaranteeing of suitability, completeness or accuracy of any material that this site may be linked to. From time to time, some sites are bought out or lose their domain names to people who place unsuitable content in the site's place; please be aware of this.

You may link to any page on our site, but you may not mirror our material unless you ask first.

Warranties and limits of liability

Although we make every reasonable effort to ensure that all material is accurate, we make no warranty whatsoever that this is the case, and accept no liability whatsoever for errors or mistakes in the questions. This site is meant for entertainment only. Do not use it for medical, legal or professional advice of any kind.

By proceeding to the information beyond this notice, each user waives and releases Cornerstone Word Company to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of material or information made available through the system. Subject to any terms implied by law which cannot be excluded, in no event shall Cornerstone Word Company be liable for any losses or damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from use of the material.

Governing authority

Cornerstone recognizes the authority of the United Nations, the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. We do not recognize the authority of other jurisdictions, save where they have entered into agreements with the above, or where we have explicitly agreed to do so in specific contracts.

Privacy statement

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Tell on us!

If you think we're spamming you, we'd prefer you to air your complaint with us. But you can also rat on us by e-mailing our ISP:

Getting on and getting off our list

As part of our anti-spam policy, we always take people off their list whenever they want us to. We get several such requests every week. You can also manually unsubscribe yourself.

Your personal info

The only times we ask for personal information are when people you register for an account. Your real name and hometown are totally optional. You are welcome to lie about your personal information. We ask for hometowns so that we can create fairer questions. For example, with so many players from India and Australia, we often include questions specifically for those audiences.

Respecting your privacy

We do not sell, trade, give away or otherwise share or reveal any of this information.

The only conceivable exceptions are that we may disclose your personal information if required to do so in the good-faith belief that doing so conforms to the edicts of the law or complies with legal process served on the Cornerstone Word Company or the site; or that doing so protects and defends our rights or property; or that doing so under exigent circumstances protects the personal safety of our users, the public or ourselves. In other words, the odds of our actually doing so are pretty close to zero.

Except in relation to the site itself, we will not send you unsolicited information, commercial offers or advertisements, including e-mail. (But there may be ads within the regular e-mails themselves.) There are two minors exceptions. First, we sometimes need help writing questions for clients and we may contact you if we have reason to think you would be interested in this. Second, if you live in Ottawa or environs, I may e-mail you about local trivia events.

Cookies and transmission security

We track the number of hits on the various pages of the site, but can't really tell who goes where. You only need cookies enabled to play the Daily Dozens and to see your standing in the Trivia Hall of Fame (TM).

Note that we don't use encryption, so it is technically possible for someone to intercept the messages you send. Why anybody would care to do this, I can't guess, but it is possible.

If you think we have not complied with this policy, please let us know.