The Knowing Cafe is an independent, self-help educational organization working to serve the online community with quality tutoring services that combine the love of learning with online publishing.  Services rendered by The Knowing Cafe complement its core mission and values: to utilize the Internet as a tutoring clearinghouse and  engage students of all ages to maximize their potential and achieve greater academic excellence.  Publishing, archiving student work and providing quality tutoring services online are key aspects of our mission and continue to motivate us to reach higher standards in the delivery of our online content.  We do everything we can to ensure a positive experience for all those that use The Knowing Cafe, contribute to our mission, support our work and take an active role in our educational process.  All services are rendered with the greatest of expectations; to teach and to elevate the learning experience for all our Cafe-goers.  Users must be over the age of 18 or must be represented by a parent or guardian, an eligible student group or class when submitting work to The Knowing Cafe.  All payments, donations and submissions are welcomed in a free and open manner with respect to our core mission and values.  The tutoring process is often complicated and requires a great deal of patience, cooperation among tutors and students and general "sticktoitiveness" to reach a desired goal.  We do everything in our power to ensure a positive outcome for all our users and ensure that they are satisfied with the final outcome.  Fees for services rendered are non-refundable.  Work is accepted, approved for editing and advanced for publishing entirely at the discrimination of The Knowing Cafe.  Users reserve ownership of their work that is only consentable to The Knowing Cafe for online publishing and repository.  No consigned work or submission will hold The Knowing Cafe liable for plagiarism or any other form of educational malpractice.  While all content on our site is heavily moderated and censored for appropriate educational content and adherence to the highest standards of professional conduct and propriety, The Knowing Cafe is not responsible for any interaction that may ensue among members that is outside the scope of our mission and work or betrays our core values.  Any student work published by our members as a result of using our site that has not been expressly approved by The Knowing Cafe is not liable to The Knowing Cafe or subject to review.  As a tutoring clearinghouse, we strive to achieve the highest standards of educational excellence and to showcase work that is appropriate for our community.  We want to work with you, engage you in the tutoring process, ensure that you receive the greatest attention and care, and become a substantial contributor and active member of our community.  We expect the highest standards of conduct and professionalism from all our users, commentators, members, and contributors and consider them to be "ambassadors of education".  They are not compensated by us unless otherwise stipulated by a work agreement nor do we intend to employ them by virtue of their member status.  We honor their work and value their time and commitment to our better ends.  The doors to The Knowing Cafe are always open and we are here for you whenever you need us to respond in a concerned way and to honor your educational goals and aspirations.  A Note about advertising:  The Knowing Cafe will post ads to its Website and blogs that are appropriate, complementary to its mission and beneficial for its audience, students and professional educators and members of its online community.  It does not ensure the quality of the services and products offered through such ads nor certify those services or products.  The Knowing Cafe will not be held liable for any advertised service or product or service performed by an advertiser that may result in harm or loss to a third-party.  The Knowing Cafe reserves the right to modify, adapt, eliminate, reverse or recall the content of its site, with or without prior notice and is not obligated in any way to provide such resources for any prescribed period or indefinitely, and may be subject to acquisition, liquidation, merger, buyout, closure or republication by virtue of its creative license, an act of God or absence due to person/medical leave.  Thank you for using this site and taking part in a promising educational venture that will impact learners for years to come.  The Knowing Cafe reserves all rights to its brand, logo, corporate mission, literary content and blog entries, and all other related materials as its own.