Legal Notices

Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy on this page.

Terms of Use

By using this site (including, without limitation, online or mobile sites), and all features, widgets, applications, content or downloads available through the site (collectively, the “Site”), you consent to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and the collection, use and sharing of your information and data, and other activities, as described below.

NO LEGAL ADVICE

I have prepared these materials on this Site for informational purposes only and they are not legal advice. I am a certified paralegal with a speciality in legal technology from CalStateLA’s ABA approved paralegal studies program. I am not, and do not claim to be, an attorney.  As such, I cannot and do not give legal advice. Do not act upon this information without engaging an attorney familiar with your particular facts and legal issues.

OWNERSHIP

The Site (other than the photographs) is Copyright © 2016 Grant Turck. All rights reserved. The photographs are copyrighted property of their respective owners and are used by permission or under license.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. I EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ITS USES AND THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, ACCURACY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Some states do not allow the disclaimer or limitation of warranties, so these disclaimers may not apply to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL I BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE SITE. Some states do not allow the disclaimer or limitation of damages, so these disclaimers may not apply to you.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Any links the Site provides to third-party websites are for convenience only and I make no representations about any such websites. The fact that I have linked to another Site should not be construed as an endorsement or that Site or its proprietor or goods or services. I am not responsible for the privacy practices, terms and conditions or content of such websites.

IMAGES

Depiction of people in any photo or video does not imply that they have endorsed me.

TRADEMARKS

Use of any third-party trademarks on the Site does not imply endorsement by or of me.

APPLICABLE LAW

Your use of the Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its choice of law or conflict of law principles. You and I agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California with respect to any legal proceedings arising out of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site, and each of us waives objection to such forum.

CHANGES

I reserve the right to make additions, deletions or modifications to the Site and the services offered at the Site at any time without prior notice. I reserve the right to change, alter or modify these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy for any reason at any time. When I do so, the revised Terms of Use or Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site and will be effective immediately.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the Site and explains the information collection practices at the Site, such as the types of information collected regarding visitors to the Site and the ways in which I may use that information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

The Site may ask you to provide certain categories of information such as: (1) personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address and physical address (“Personal Information”); and (2) demographic information, such as information about your industry sector that is not identifiable to you personally (“Demographic Information”). The Site may collect this information through various forms in various places on the Site, including contact forms. If Demographic Information is combined with Personal Information, it will be treated as Personal Information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit, the Site may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect information when you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”), which technologies may be downloaded to your computer or other device used to access the Site (a “Device”) and may set or modify settings on your Device. This Usage Information may include the browser that you are using, the URL that referred you to the Site, the areas within the Site that you visit and your activities there, and the time of day, among other information. I may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to assess, enhance or otherwise improve the Site or my activities in connection with them. In addition, the Site may collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for your Device. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. If Usage Information or a Device Identifier is combined with Personal Information, it will be treated as Personal Information; otherwise not.

Two of the methods that may be used to collect Usage Information include, without limitation, cookies and web beacons. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Site. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to and activities on the Site. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of the Site may not function properly. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in the Site and in email messages, and may be invisible. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ABOUT A THIRD PARTY

If you send someone else a communication from the Site, such as sending an invitation to a colleague, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless I obtain consent from that person or I explicitly say otherwise. When you use any “send-to-a-friend” functionality on the Site, your e-mail address and/or name may be included in the communication sent to your addressee(s).

USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

Personal Information, Demographic Information or Usage Information may be used : (1) to improve the Site or my services, to customize your experience on the Site, or to serve you specific content that is most relevant to you; (2) to contact you; (3) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy; (4) to provide you with information or services or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive including to send you electronic newsletters, or to provide you with marketing materials; (5) to enable you to participate in a variety of the Site’s features; and (6) to process your registration with the Site, including verifying your information is active and valid.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

I may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. I do not share your Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes unless you consent to such sharing at the time you provide your Personal Information. I may share the information I have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and as described below or otherwise in this Privacy Policy.

I use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Site, such as hosting the Site, designing and/or operating the Site’s features, tracking the Site analytics, and enabling me to send you information or performing other administrative services. I may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for me. While I may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide me with information about the use of the Site and viewing of my content, I may share Personal Information with these analytics service providers, and they may set and access their own cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts and other tracking devices on your Device.

I may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including Personal Information), including disclosure to third parties, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process if in my good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to protect and/or defend the Site; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Site or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues. Further, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I may use IP address or other Device Identifiers, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in my discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Site may contain links to or from third party websites, applications or platforms. These third party websites, applications or platforms may collect Personal Information, Demographic Information, Usage Information and your Device Identifier as part of your interaction with them. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such websites, applications or platforms that are owned and/or operated by third parties.

CHANGING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PREFERENCES

The Site may allow you to review, correct or update Personal Information you have provided through the Site’s registration form or otherwise. I will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in my records as soon as reasonably practicable. You may cancel or modify any communications that you receive from the Site by following the unsubscribe instructions contained within an applicable e-mail. If you have any questions about: (a) access to Personal Information; (b) the collection, use, management or disclosure of your Personal Information; or (c) this Privacy Policy, you should contact me.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

The Site does not collect Social Security Numbers.

UNITED STATES BASED SITE

The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information collected, including, Personal Information, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Personal Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to laws of the United States. I take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely. By using the Site or providing me with any information, you consent to this transfer to, and processing and storage of your information in, the United States.

CHILDREN

The Site is a general audience websites and does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen. I will delete any Personal Information collected that I later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen and believe he or she has disclosed Personal Information to me, please contact me.

SECURITY

No data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. I cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to me, and you use the Site and provide me with your information at your own risk.

CHANGES

I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. However, I will not use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time it was collected without your consent.