Using This Site

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions of use apply to and govern your use of the following Web sites and Web logs produced and maintained by Alan S. Gutterman (sometimes referred to herein as “we” or “us”):

The Web sites and Web logs listed above are referred to herein collectively as the “Sites” and each individually as a “Site”).

Your use of a Site signifies your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use, you may not access or otherwise use a Site.  We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms and conditions of use, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in these terms and conditions of use will be effective when posted. You agree to review these terms and conditions of use periodically to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of any Site after any changes to these terms and conditions of use are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

Ownership and Restrictions

© Alan S. Gutterman (2007-2016).  All Rights Reserved.  The “Growth-Oriented Entrepreneur’s Blog” and the “Business Counselor Blog” are trademarks of Alan S. Gutterman.  You agree to abide by any and all copyright and trademark notices, information or restrictions displayed on the Sites.  All editorial content and graphics on the Sites are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties and may not be copied without the express permission of Alan S. Gutterman, who reserves all rights. Permission to use content on any of the Sites is granted on a case-by-case basis.  We welcome requests.  All third party trademarks product names and company names or logos on the Sites are the property of their respective owners.

Rights to Materials Provided by Users

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively “Communications”) to or within any Site, you grant to Alan S. Gutterman a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use (including use for promotional and advertising purposes), copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such Communications and any ideas or original materials contained in such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. This grant shall include the right to exploit any and all proprietary rights in such Communications including, without limitation, any and all rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You waive all rights you may have to inspect and/or approve of any use by us of any material or idea submitted by you in any Communications or to receive any compensation for such use. You waive all rights to any claim against us for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You agree and understand that we are under no obligation to use any material or ideas submitted by you in any Communications in any way whatsoever.  We may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such Communications.  We, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. We retain the right to remove messages that include any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable.

Links to Other Web Sites

Links to third party Web sites on the Sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites.  We have not reviewed all of these third party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites or their content.  We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to any Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Damages; Limitation of Liability

The information contained on the Sites is provided only as general information for education purposes.  We reserve the right to revise and update content relating to topics covered on the Sites; however, we are under no obligation to make such revisions or updates subsequent to the initial posting of content on the Sites. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES OR THEIR CONTENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION MATERIAL COMMUNICATED BY THIRD PARTIES), WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND ‘”AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE PAGES ON THE SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ALAN S. GUTTERMAN, HIS AGENTS, OR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR DELIVERY OF THE SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BENEFITS, USE, OR DATA RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE SITES.

Disclaimer of Legal Advice

By using the Sites you understand that the information included on the Sites is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The Sites should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. The Sites are is not intended to be advertising and Alan S. Gutterman does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing any of the Sites in a state where the Sites fail to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.  Any legal or other professional services to be provided byAlan S. Gutterman shall only be rendered under the terms of an engagement letter between the client and a licensed entity with which Mr. Gutterman is affiliated.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Alan S. Gutterman and his affiliates, employees or other partners harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Sites, your use of the Sites, your connection to the Sites, your violation of these terms and conditions of us, or your violation of any rights of another.

Revision Date: March 18, 2017