Please read the first four sections (about 1,200 words). Non-lawyers wrote them. We do encourage you to read the rest of the 3,800+ word document. It is a great cure for insomnia. We tried to make it easy enough for a caveman lawyer to understand.
Welcome to wearethepractitioners.com. The wearethepractitioners.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by David K Schneider & Company, LLC / We Are The Practitioners ("DKS&CO / WATP"). wearethepractitioners.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of wearethepractitioners.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
WATP is an educational and commercial site, WATP provides educational content specific to the Supply Chain Management and Logistics industries. To contact the owners this site, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send written correspondence to Post Office Box 230457, Centreville, VA 20120.
We offer educational content free to the public via our blog. The material presented in the blog is free and accessible for the first 30 days after publication. After that initial period, some posts will revert to library status. The library summary is available for browsing, free of charge, to the public. Specific archive articles are available only to readers who purchase an annual subscription membership.
The educational material in WATP focuses on Supply Chain and Logistics domain specific topics. These topics cover a wide range of categories and topics. In our current plan, we have identified for creation and production over 200 topics in over 40 categories. Not all of the planned material exists today. We plan to build out the content over time. We present our proposed plan in the Bookstore section of this site. That page outlines the Focus Areas, the Categories, and the Topics in Each Category. A topic may have anywhere from three to 15 different specific articles of content.
There are four (4) basic formats for the articles of content: Blog Post, PDF document, multimedia slide presentation, and video presentation of a live seminar.
There are three services beyond content we offer via the site.
We offer a subscription service to the site. The subscription provides the customer access to the blog library, and a 10% discount for all content purchases. The 10% discount will apply to future subscription renewals, and to subscriptions purchased as a gift for another person. Subscribers receive a daily newsletter via email that features the daily post and any other news content. We shall offer an “early bird” subscription to the current subscribers (about 75) who signed up for an automated feed of the daily post in the current version of the site. The annual subscription is $19.95. Subscribers will receive special promotional discounts and “Subscriber Only” access to restricted content materials.
The following is a short list of general policies that we follow in our service to our customers and clients. This is not an all-inclusive list, and is subject to modification at our discretion.
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Visiting WATP or sending emails to DKS&CO / WATP constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that DKS&CO / WATP is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. DKS&CO / WATP and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
DKS&CO / WATP does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use wearethepractitioners.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
"You may cancel your subscription at any time. Any cancellations made after 60 days of service will not qualify for a refund.
wearethepractitioners.com may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of DKS&CO / WATP and DKS&CO / WATP is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. DKS&CO / WATP is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DKS&CO / WATP of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via wearethepractitioners.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the wearethepractitioners.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that DKS&CO / WATP may share such information and data with any third party with whom DKS&CO / WATP has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of wearethepractitioners.com users and customers.
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If any material covered by other copyright appears here in error, we ask that the owner of the copyright contact our publisher to address the issue.
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of DKS&CO / WATP or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. DKS&CO / WATP content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of DKS&CO / WATP and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of DKS&CO / WATP or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
10. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
11. Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
DKS&CO / WATP has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right and sole discretion to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials. DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in DKS&CO / WATP's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. DKS&CO / WATP does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, DKS&CO / WATP specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized DKS&CO / WATP spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of DKS&CO / WATP.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
DKS&CO / WATP does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to WATP (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any DKS&CO / WATP Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, your Submission, you grant WATP permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. WATP is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in DKS&CO / WATP's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by WATP from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the WATP Content accessed through wearethepractitioners.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DKS&CO / WATP, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of:
DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with DKS&CO / WATP in asserting any available defenses.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. DAVID K SCHNEIDER & COMPANY, LLC / WE ARE THE PRACTITIONERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
DAVID K SCHNEIDER & COMPANY, LLC / WE ARE THE PRACTITIONERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. DAVID K SCHNEIDER & COMPANY, LLC / WE ARE THE PRACTITIONERS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Virginia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Virginia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and DKS&CO / WATP as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. DKS&CO / WATP's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of DKS&CO / WATP's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by DKS&CO / WATP with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and DKS&CO / WATP with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and DKS&CO / WATP with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
DKS&CO / WATP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which wearethepractitioners.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. DKS&CO / WATP encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
DKS&CO / WATP welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
David K Schneider & Company, LLC / We Are The Practitioners
PO Bos 230457
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Effective as of July 26, 2013