TERMS OF USE

For www.IAmTonySchwartz.com  |  From 1985 to Present

My website exists for general information purposes only. It is written, managed, and edited by me, Tony Schwartz. No other authors or editors contribute on this website.

The reading, and any other use, of all content posted on this website is of your own free will. If you do not accept the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, please cease the use of this website immediately. Furthermore, at any given time, I reserve the right to change any of these terms and/or conditions.

All views expressed on www.IAmTonySchwartz.com represents only those made by myself and not of any other person or entity in their favor. Any opinions expressed here does not intend to harm, slander, or defame any company, individual, or thing. I will not be held liable for libel nor will I be held to compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss, inconvenience, and/or damage because of what I may display or write on my website. Furthermore, I am not responsible for what visitors to this website might do with my advice, critique, and/or wisdom.

To the best of my ability, I will definitely try my best to provide up-to-date information, but I can’t make representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability and/or availability with respect to my website or the information, content, products, services and/or related graphics contained on my website for any purpose. As a reminder, you are reading the content on my website on your own free will and are provided the information at your own risk.

In under no circumstances will I be held liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of my website. Any reliance you place on any information obtained from this blog is strictly at your own risk. Please make sure to research and verify the information you obtain from my website, because there is a possibility that some of it will be less accurate as time passes.

 

INTELLECTUAL & COPYRIGHT POLICY

All photos and text used on this website are intellectual properties of Tony Schwartz, unless otherwise stated. Additionally, unless otherwise noted, I am also the legal copyright holder of the material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, modified, or published without my expressed, written consent – especially if it is for commercial use. If you would like to use any of the photos or text found on this website, please connect with me and state your intent and purpose for such use.

If you wish to repost or share any materials from this website, please provide me the proper credit by including a link to each piece of content you use. Reposting of my posts in their entirety is strictly forbidden; please limit the material reposted and/or shared to small snippets of the article only.

(Any materials that are not from me, I do credit in my posts. If and/or when I have failed to properly credit you or any material, I sincerely apologize, as it was not my intention as I make every effort to find and properly credit the original source. If I have failed, please let me know immediately so I can take action to correct it as soon as possible.)

 

OTHER CONTENT MATTERS

I also cannot be held responsible for any mistakes in grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation. I only scored a 3 on the AP English test. Sorry, not sorry.

I will not be held liable if for any reason, any content on my website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time, for any reason whatsoever, purposefully intended or not. While I do not prefer to delete posts, I reserve the right to do so without notice and at my own discretion.

Comments on my website are the sole responsibility of their writers and they will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or proceedings that will result from their submission. As this is the internet, I do not guarantee the accuracy, honest and politeness of each writer’s comments. As expected, I do reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this website without notice. While moderated on a case by case basis, comments deemed to be spam (including questionable spam) or those that include profanity, offensive and/or vulgar language, or does that attack a group or individual person will be deleted and the writer banned from this website.

Should this website be unintentionally linked to any obscene, pornographic, disgusting, hostile, or offensive websites, I do not condone, endorse or take responsibility for such. While I do link directly to external websites, they are simply provided for your convenience and information. I am NOT in control of these websites and platforms, so I cannot be held liable for the materials contained within them.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

All personal information submitted through this website to be me will be kept in strict confidence. You will not be spammed in any way, including adding your email address, without permission, to my mailing list. Furthermore, and more importantly, I will absolutely NOT sell or disclose your personal and/or contact information to any other third party.

Cookies & Third-Party Advertisements

There are third-party applications used on this website, like Google Analytics, that do collect cookie and usage data. Essentially, Google will analyze visitor behavior in an anonymous fashion on this website in order to track, examine, and compile statistical reports on the traffic, activity and visits of my website.

Additionally, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.IAmTonySchwartz.com. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to my site as well as on other sites you visit. If you would like to opt out of use of the DART cookie, please visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy for details and how to do so.

So in summary., I allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information whenever you visit my blog. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to my website, and other websites you visit, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that are likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Please understand that ZERO personal and identifiable information will be collected from you since your anonymity is still, and always will be, perfectly safe with my website.

 

ADVERTISERS & SPONSORS DISCLOSURE

My blog is open to forms of paid advertising, sponsorships, paid product reviews, and other forms of compensation and/or projects. However, while this blog is open to advertising, I will never recommend nor write about products or brands that I don’t personally use, like, nor believe in. I will always disclose whether I am receiving any commissions, gifted products, or if any part of my content was sponsored in any fashion.

However, I am NOT responsible for the actions of my advertisers and/or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from this website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not me. Any product, claim, statistic, quote and/or other representation about the product and/or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

For the sake of transparency and full disclosure, I have affiliate advertising relationships with various organizations. For example, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. When my readers click, buy or shop their offers, said affiliates provide me with a small commission. My blog also contains paid advertising with the Google Adsense network; I am paid for each impression of their advertising that appears on www.IAmTonySchwartz.com

Effective September 6, 2016: I will include a disclosure statement on every post written after the aforementioned date where affiliate links are hosted and, by acting upon them, may generate compensation (i.e. – if you buy an item from my Amazon affiliate link, then I receive a small commission). Also, I may use and not disclose affiliate links within posts when the action you take does not directly produce compensation.

From time to time, I am occaisonally sent free gifts and products by brands and companies within my industry. If I like it, I might blog about it. If I do feature a gifted item or service on this blog, it will be disclaimed as such.

 

CONTACT

Any mailed correspondence, any emails, blog comments, or responses on social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, .etc, or any questions written directly to me, may be used as blog material for my readers unless specifically requested otherwise. These letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used, entirely or partially, in newsletters, blog posts, columns, and/or books authored by me.

If you have any further clarifications and/or questions, please direct them to me.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOU

For the sake of integrity, I promise I will never advertise or promote anything that is inconsistent with the purpose of this blog. If a product or service I am contacted to blog about does not offer you, my readers, any tangible benefit, nor does it serve the purpose of this blog, I will respectfully decline from writing about it.

On the other hand, if you find my published content valuable, please interact with the blog by clicking, registering and buying affiliate offers here, as that is how I am compensated for my time.

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