Terms of Service

 

Terms of Service Updated February 20, 2023

 

These policies, notices, disclaimers, and statements are an integral part of our Terms of Service. Please read them: Privacy Policy, Earnings Disclaimer and other Legal Notices and Disclaimers,.

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the DonaldLHughes.com website including course content.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use the DonaldLHughes.com website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page and related links on it to policies, legal notices, disclaimers, and statements.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Legal Notices and Disclaimers Notice and any or all Statements or Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United States. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Purchase Refund Policy

Services

We perform services on retainer, not speculation. We have opportunity costs, which means that when we accept your job we reject others to meet promised deadlines. Therefore, once you have paid, we allocate that time to you to the exclusion of others, so we offer no refund after you have make your payment.

Also, most of our work is “front-loaded” (Example: 70% or more of the work is done at the start of the project), so we expend effort on your behalf from the day you pay. You are paying for expert knowledge and skills, not just time. Once we have done the work (examples only: manuscript assessments or copy editing) that work cannot be “undone.”

Therefore, when you make a payment, it is non-refundable for any reason. By making a payment, you certify that you agree to not seek a refund by any or all means outside these terms.

Digital Products

We offer knowledge in digital form, so it is intangible and cannot be returned. We offer no refund for digital products but will replace at no charge a mechanically defective product.

Online Courses

We want you to ensure our courses are right for you BEFORE you enroll.  To aid your decision-making process, we offer:

  • A detailed course outline so you can see what content is included in the course.
  • A free mini-course so you can get a taste of our teaching style and methods. VIP sign-up is required. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • A free “before you pay” introductory lesson for each of our paid courses.
  • You can contact us with questions before you enroll.
  • This is to help you know what you are getting before you enroll.

Therefore, we offer no refund for courses except in this circumstance: If you take LESS than 20% of the course according to our internal course metrics AND request a refund within 5 days of registration, we will refund your payment within 72 hours of receiving a refund request from you. By registering for any course, you agree to not seek a refund outside these terms.

You have unlimited access to the online course during the registration term, which is 180 days. See the additional License Terms terms below.

The course fee does not include any video copying or download rights.

NOTE: Your invoice may be marked as being from THEATRON. Please be aware that is our billing name for most products and services.

License Terms

Unless otherwise stated, DonaldLHughes.com and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on DonaldLHughes.com. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from DonaldLHughes.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from DonaldLHughes.com
  • Sell, rent, or sub-license material from DonaldLHughes.com
  • Reproduce, redistribute, duplicate or download videos from DonaldLHughes.com
  • Share your login/password with any third party. We reserve the right to ban you, without refund, for violations.
  • Seek a refund unless you have met the requirements outlined above.
  • Your right to view (stream) content on this site is for 180 days from the first day of registration for each individual course.

Hold Harmless Agreement

As a precondition of registering for any course, you agree to hold harmless the course instructor and any related persons or entities for any act of commission or omission, and from all liability claims, demands, causes of action and possible claims whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury that may be sustained by persons or property, that may otherwise accrue to any of us or our respective heirs or representatives as a result of taking any course. You understand that you are assuming all responsibility for all consequences of taking the course.

User Comments

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. DonaldLHughes.com does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of DonaldLHughes.com, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws DonaldLHughes.com shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

  • DonaldLHughes.com reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  • You warrant and represent that:You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or another proprietary right of any third party; The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
  • Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
  • You hereby grant to DonaldLHughes.com a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our website without prior written approval:Government agencies;

Search engines;

News organizations;

Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and

Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our website.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
dot.com community sites; associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites, online directory distributors; internet portals; accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of DonaldLHughes.com; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail at mail [at] DonaldLHughes.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our website as follows:

By use of our corporate name; or
By use of the uniform resource locator (web address) being linked to; or
By use of any other description of our website or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.
No use of DonaldLHughes.com’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Iframes
Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our website.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website including courses. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights. See

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website or any linked website objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

While we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using DonaldLHughes.com’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with DonaldLHughes.com’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern interactive websites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Governing Law

By using this website and any of our services related to it, you agree that any and all legal action shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that the adjudication of any complaint shall be in the Federal or State Courts of Riverside County, California, and no other jurisdiction.

Other Notices and Disclaimers

Do not use any content without written permission. Intellectual property on the website and in courses is cited as follows: Sources are often credited within the context of each lesson. In some cases, they are referenced in the Notes for a particular lesson. Otherwise, they are listed in the Credits Section of each course with these exceptions:

1. Visual content without attribution is either created and copyrighted by Donald L. Hughes, used under a paid non-attribution license or in the Public Domain. Some content may be AI-generated collaborations.

2. In cases where a Creative Commons (CC) License element is used, attribution appears either in the lesson itself or is listed in the Credits Section of each course, if required. Various CC license versions referenced in the attribution can be viewed here.

3. Some material is used in accordance with Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Act. Attribution, formal or informal, is supplied when appropriate. If you have copyright concerns, contact us via email via VelocityWriting [at] gmail.com or via this page.

Trademarks All product names, logos, and brands are the property of their respective owners. All company, product, and service names used in this website and in courses are for identification purposes only. The use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement.

Disclaimers 

1. This content is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. You are advised to consult a licensed professional in your geographic region for legal, accounting, medical, or other professional advice so the professional can assess your particular situation. Some content may be AI-generated collaborations.

2. The facts and opinions are offered as a general overview of the topic and your specific application of the information will vary. The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in it was correct at time of release, but there are no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products or services contained in this book for any purpose.

3. Nothing in this content should be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings. Any use of this information is at your own risk. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, skills, knowledge and motivation. The use of our information, products and/or services should be based on your own due diligence, which you undertake and confirm that you have carried out to your complete satisfaction.

The author makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the content or embedded links. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this content, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

4. Testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, which do not, or may not, apply to the average person, and are not intended to guarantee, promise, represent and/or assure that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.

5. Links to products and services within the content should be assumed to be affiliate links (although that is not always the case). We receive a small commission when you purchase an affiliate product or service. You do not pay extra; the commission comes from the established sales price of the product or service. We are careful to offer links only to product or service providers that we trust. See FTC Disclosure Statement here.

6. Some portions of the content on this website appear in various edited or unedited forms in seminars, other website blog posts, videos, presentations, eBooks, paperback book editions, audiobooks, podcasts, and online courses written, produced, and copyrighted by Donald L. Hughes and branded in varying ways.

Contact Data

D.Hughes/DonaldLHughes.com
1281 N. State Street, Suite A-119
San Jacinto, CA 92583

Email: DLHughesCreative [at] gmail.com