Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE READING, COMMENTING ON, DOWNLOADING, COPYING, REPRODUCING, ALTERING MATERIALS OF ANY KIND, SUBSCRIBING TO, AND LINKING TO (COLLECTIVELY “USING”) THIS WEBSITE. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS BLOG.

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Introduction.

This agreement (”Agreement“) between You and the owner of this website (”the Author“) consists of these Terms of Use (”Terms“). “You“, “Reader” or “Commenter” means any entity identified by its comments, e-mail, registration information or IP address. If You use this Blog on behalf of your employer, organization or company, they shall also be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

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Website / Blog content.

All the contents of this Website/Blog, EXCEPT FOR COMMENTS, constitute the opinion of the Author, and the Author alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the Author’s clients, parent Franchise, nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the Author is a part of. The Author is not an Attorney or Tax Professional, and you should never substitute information from this Website/Blog for information obtained from an Attorney or Tax Professional. The content of this Website/Blog is not intended to cause harm, but if You have any concerns about the contents of this Website/Blog, please contact the Author. Disagreeing with the content of the Website/Blog does not constitute sufficient ground for You to ask the Author to remove or modify any parts of this Website/Blog. The Author is not being paid to write content on this Blog or to manage and in any way operate this Website/Blog.

Copyright policy.

All the text, images and other content being part of this Website/Blog is property of the Author, unless noted otherwise. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of this Blog. You are welcome to link to this website/blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. When You quote or link to this Website/Blog, please include the Website/Blog’s name in your link. You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. Whenever copyrighted material is mentioned or used, the Author is doing so according to fair dealing practices. Use of material from this Website/Blog according to fair dealing practices requires proper acknowledgment. Simply linking back to the Website/Blog is not considered proper acknowledgment; please provide a link including the Author’s name, the name of the page you are linking, and a permanent link (”Permalink“) to that page.

Comment policy.

The Author is not responsible for the content of any comments made by the Commenter(s). The Author is also not responsible for knowing whether the content of Your comment is breaking the law in the United States, or other countries and jurisdictions. This Website/Blog is a venue for discussion; therefore, the Author will not delete critical comments, or comments portraying a different opinion from the Author’s own. However, the Author reserves the right to edit, delete, or not publish a comment if this is deemed to be potentially illegal (this includes, but it is not limited to comments containing hateful, libelous, and defamatory content). All comments on this Website/Blog have to be written in English. Please do not endanger Yourself or break the law when you comment. Comments intending to advertise and/or off-topic (”SPAM“) will be deleted. The Author also reserves the right to block Commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments, illegal content, or SPAM.

Forbidden actions.

You are not authorized to (i) use this Website/Blog to advertise for products of any kind and for other Websites or Blogs, (ii) to infringe the Copyright policy and Comment policy of this Website/Blog, (iii) to attack this Website/Blog using malicious software and/or use this Website/Blog for data mining (iv) to commit any illegal actions while using the Website/Blog, or against this Website/Blog, (v) to restrict access to this Website/Blog, (vi) to impede the normal functioning of this Website/Blog and (vii) to menace the Author with, or cause physical or financial harm to, the Author of this Website/Blog.

Changes to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

The Author reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. The most current version will always be found at the bottom of the website/blog with the “Last Updated” date included. It is Your responsibility to make sure that you agree with the new Terms, whenever changes have been posted. Changes to the Terms will be effective immediately after they have been posted on the Website/Blog. If You do not agree with the Terms, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE/BLOG.

No Guarantee.

The Author makes no guarantee regarding the validity of the content of the Website/Blog. In addition, the Author does not guarantee that the Website/Blog will be accessible at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of Your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond the Author’s control such as strikes, riots, fires, floods, explosions, war, terrorism, governmental action, labor conditions, natural and/or man-made disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where the Author or Your servers are located. Although the Author will try to moderate comments quickly, the Author makes no guarantee to the Commenter that its comments or trackbacks will be displayed promptly, without modifications, or that they will be displayed at all, as all comments will be published by the discretion of the Author.

No Warranty or Condition; Links.

The Author makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. If you choose to access the Website/Blog, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. To the extent links and external content are based on or displayed in connection with the Blog, THE AUTHOR SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF SUCH LINKS AND SEARCH RESULTS, whether this external content is breaking the law in this or other jurisdictions. YOU AGREE TO USE THIS WEBSITE/BLOG AT YOUR OWN RISK, and that You will not consider the Website/Blog’s content to be a suitable substitute for professional advice.

Limitations of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, AND THE AUTHOR’S LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY CLAIM IS LIMITED TO THE GROSS MONTHLY AMOUNT PAID BY THE AUTHOR FOR HOSTING SERVICES DURING THE ONE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM. Each party acknowledges that the other party has entered into this Agreement relying on the limitations of liability stated herein and that those limitations are an essential part of the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, the Author shall not have any liability for any failure or delay resulting from any condition beyond the reasonable control of the Author, including but not limited to governmental action, labor conditions, power failures, natural and/or man-made disasters. The Author is not liable for the content of any comments the Commenter might leave on this Website/Blog (see Comment policy).

Obligation to Indemnify.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Author, its agents, and applicable third parties (collectively “Indemnified Person(s)“) harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss, and expense (including damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable legal fees, brought against any Indemnified Person(s), arising out of, related to or which may arise from Your use of the Website/Blog and/or Your breach of any term of this Agreement.

Applicable Laws; Venue.

The Author operates the Website/Blog from the United States of America and makes no representations that materials in the Website/Blog are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access to the Website/Blog from any location where the content is illegal is prohibited. Any claim related to the use of the Website/Blog or to the Website/Blog materials shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Any action related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Website/Blog shall be filed only in the appropriate court located within the State of California. The use of this Website/Blog constitutes Your express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the State of California and/or federal courts of the United States of America for purposes of such actions.

Legal notices and Contact information.

If You are intending to carry out legal action of any kind against the Website/Blog or the Author, you are required to contact the Author SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS before any legal claim is made. Please remember that the Author means to DO NO HARM to You or anyone else by writing this Website/Blog. If You feel that your rights have been infringed, please contact the Author, and allow seven business days for the reply to be received. The Author will do whatever possible to address Your concerns.

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