Here’s the gist:

I run this site and would love for you to use it. This site, blog, forum, and related services are designed to educate and entertain, and we encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you write, and please be respectful. Being critical is fine, but rudeness and personal attacks are not. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed in the linked policy appear in your writing or what you link to (things like spam, viruses, or hate content). Be mindful of information you share. Usage data may be collected and used for improving the site and better marketing it. I recommend books, and other products from time to time based on my honest assessment of them. When possible I set up an affiliate agreement with them. You won’t be charged anything more for going through my affiliate links but I will earn a modest commission. So if you’ve found something useful through site and want to purchase it, I’d appreciate it if you go through the link instead of typing in the URL directly!

If you join my mailing list, I’ll send you premium content and will also share information about my offerings that I think might be a good fit but if you ask to be removed, you’ll be removed immediately.

The privacy policy of this site mirrors that of The Four Hour Blog. Thanks to them for making their more comprehensive Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means that you can borrow some or all of their wording for your own Terms of Service.

Disclaimer

All of the information in this site is accurate to the best of my knowledge. It is my sincere desire to not only catalogue my own thoughts and ideas, but to also help other people in the process. However, I make no guarantee about the accuracy of anything written here. I’m not responsible for any mis-typings, mistakes, or any other errors in the information.

In particular, if you purchase any stock solely because I did, you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for your own investment decisions.

-Mark


Privacy Policy and TOS

  1. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;

  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;

  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

  • the Content is not libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

  • your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;

  • your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog or comment’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and

  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so or otherwise.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Toshuo has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Toshuo’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Toshuo’s reasonable opinion, violates any Toshuo policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Toshuo’s sole discretion.

  1. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Toshuo has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Toshuo does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Toshuo disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

  2. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which toshuo.com links, and that link to toshuo.com. Toshuo does not have any control over those non toshuo.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non toshuo.com website or webpage, Toshuo does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Toshuo disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non toshuo.com websites and webpages.

  3. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Toshuo asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by toshuo.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Toshuo in accordance with standard Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) Policy. Toshuo will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Toshuo or others, Toshuo may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Toshuo will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Toshuo.

  4. Corrections, Suggestions, and Complaints. We welcome comments and suggestions, as well as complaints about errors, on the Website that warrant correction. Comments and suggestions, as well as complaints about errors, can be submitted via email at Mark [at] toshuo (dot) com.

  5. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Toshuo to you any Toshuo or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Toshuo. Trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Toshuo or third-party trademarks. You hereby grant Toshuo an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any Content you post on or in connection with the Website or Toshuo services or the promotion thereof and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with Toshuo or the promotion thereof.

  6. Changes. Toshuo reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Toshuo may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

  7. Termination. Toshuo may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  8. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Toshuo and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Toshuo nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

  9. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Toshuo, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Toshuo under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Toshuo shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

  10. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Toshuo Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

  11. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Toshuo, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation this Agreement.

  12. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Toshuo and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Toshuo, or by the posting by Toshuo of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Toshuo may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.