Legal Information: Privacy, Terms, Disclaimer
Last update: August 11 2023. I reserve the right to make changes to this document at any time, without notice. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Disclaimers for Hulbert Marketing
All the information on this website is published in good faith, and for general information purpose only. Hulbert Marketing does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and/or accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on Hulbert Marketing is strictly at your own risk. Hulbert Marketing will never be liable for any losses or damages in connection with the use of this site. This site, including the robots.txt file and the XML sitemap, is presented "as is".
From Hulbert Marketing, like most sites, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks that go to these other destinations. While I strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, I have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and site content may change without notice and may occur before I have the opportunity to remove a link which may have "gone bad". Indeed I may never remove a "bad" link because I don't regularly monitor them, but please let me know if you notice one.
Naturally, other websites have different terms and privacy policies, too, which are also beyond my control. Make sure you check with them too.
Personal Identification Information
Hulbert Marketing might collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) when a user visits the site, registers on the site, subscribes to any newsletters or publications, responds to a survey, fills out a form, takes a quiz, shares a page on social media, and in connection with other activities/services/features/resources made available here. Users may be asked for - only when appropriate - their name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and relationship status. However, a user may visit the site anonymously, too. I only collect personally identifiable information from users if they submit it voluntarily. Users can always refuse to supply this information, except when it may prevent me from offering them a service they're specifically requesting. Of course, this just means that they won't be able to use the service.
Non-Personal Identification Information
Hulbert Marketing may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they load and interact with the site. This may include browser name, computer type, technical information about how the user is connecting to the site, operating system, Internet service provider, user interaction data, click-tracking, scroll-tracking, mouse-cursor-tracking, and session playback information.
Web Browser Cookies
How I Use Collected Information
Hulbert Marketing may collect and use users' personal information for the following purposes, including (but not limited to):
- Improving customer service. Information you provide helps me respond to customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- Personalizing user experience. I may use the information in aggregate to understand how my users as a whole use and experience Hulbert Marketing, and optimize it for your convenience (and/or mine).
- To improve the site & services. If you provide me feedback, I will obviously take it into account (although I may not necessarily act on it, either).
- To process payments. I may use the information you provide about yourself and your billing methods when placing an order or purchasing a service, but only to provide service to that order. I will never share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to provide the service. I will not save your billing information - I will make every reasonable effort to destroy it on my end.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other site activity. To help me coordinate events and features such as these that I think you'll enjoy.
- To send periodic emails. I don't have a newsletter right now, and I have no plans to make one. But if I do, I will use email addresses you provide for that purpose. Naturally I'll make unsubscribing very easy too.
- For case studies and future articles. If applicable, I may use this data (especially site analytics data) for case studies, articles/blog posts (on this site or others), and other analysis.
How Your Information is Protected
I keep as little of your information on my own personal computer & hard drives as possible. Most if not all information is kept only in Google Analytics, Yandex Metrica, or other such analytics providers. Strong passwords are used. I will never hold on to your billing information.
Sharing Your Personal Information
I don't. Unless: it's the bare minimum amount necessary to provide a service that you requested, or if it's in aggregate and/or anonymized in a case study (such as website usage analytics data).
Advertising & Affiliate Links
There may be affiliate links on Hulbert Marketing to other websites, meaning that if you click on the link or make a transaction with this other website based on my link, I will get a referral payment. This is not something I do often, and I only recommend things that I would've anyway, regardless of affiliate linking. I may not always indicate every affiliate link.
Yandex Metrica Notice
This website uses the Yandex.Metrica web analytics service provided by the Yandex Oy Limited Company - Moreenikatu 6, 04600 Mantsala, Finland (hereinafter referred to as "Yandex").
Yandex.Metrica uses "cookies," small text files placed on users' computers to analyze user activity.
You can opt out of using cookie files by choosing the corresponding settings in your browser. You can also use the tool https://yandex.com/support/metrika/general/opt-out.html. However, it can affect some website functions. By using this website, you agree that Yandex can process your data in the above manner and for the above purposes.
By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by not only the terms on this site, but all applicable laws and regulations of your region/nation/area, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with these laws. All materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. All content on this website, unless otherwise specifically indicated, is the sole property of Hulbert Marketing, and you shall not steal it, because that'd be a Dick Move.
Use of Content for Training Data Sets
Permission Required: All written content, images, videos, and other media ("Content") presented on this website are the exclusive property of the website owner, unless otherwise noted. Any entity or individual seeking to utilize the Content for training data sets, including but not limited to Large Language Models (LLMs), image generators, text-to-image generators, text-to-video generators, or any other artificial intelligence (AI) applications, must first obtain express written permission from the website owner. Additionally, a reasonable fee, determined on a case-by-case basis by the website owner, must be paid prior to any use.
Unpermitted Use & Compensation: If it is discovered that any entity or individual has used the Content for training data sets or any AI-related applications without prior written permission from the website owner, or in a manner not expressly permitted by the website owner, they hereby agree to pay a fine of $24,800, or $500 per individual piece of Content (sentence, image, video, etc.), whichever amount is greater.
Waiver of Legal Proceedings: By accessing and utilizing this website, the user agrees and acknowledges that in the event of unauthorized use of the Content as described above, they relinquish any rights to bring the matter to court, mediation, arbitration, or any other form of dispute resolution. The agreed compensation as set forth in the Unpermitted Use & Compensation clause will be the sole remedy.
Your Agreement: By accessing this site, you agree to be bound to these terms. If you do not, you are prohibited from further use of this website.
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials on Hulbert Marketing for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, NOT a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- Modify or copy any materials,
- Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial, but if you want to use it in an art project let me know),
- Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this website,
- Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials,
- Transfer the materials to another person or mirror the materials on any other server or site.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions or break any laws. I may also choose to terminate the license at any time for any reason I see fit, including no reason at all. Upon the termination of the license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic, printed, or any other format.
The materials on Hulbert Marketing may contain technical, typographical, or photographic errors - or even errors of any other sort. Hulbert Marketing does not make any commitment to update these materials.
Any claim relating to Hulbert Marketing shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Thanks for reading my legal document. Note that this is the one page on this site that I did not write fully by myself, like the footer usually says.