Policies

Disclosure

The contents of this web site https://selftunedmind.com and blog are written and edited by me, Richard Brecknock (AKA Richard B or RickyB).

If you click a link and purchase a product or service through that link, I may receive compensation, for which I am grateful. If I provide opinions on products, services, websites and other topics, any compensation does NOT affect the topics or posts I make in this blog.

I abide by word of mouth marketing standards and believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

I always provide my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. In rare cases, I will mention products that I have not personally reviewed. However, this occurs only when I am satisfied that the manufacturer produces high-quality products.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Comments Policy

I welcome all of your thoughts – supportive, critical or otherwise.

Please note however that I will censor or delete comments that are:

  • abusive
  • off-topic
  • contain ad-hominem attacks
  • promote hate
  • use foul language
  • are blatant spam or advertising

All comments are held in moderation until I can get to them (usually once a day unless I’m away). Please be patient. If your comment is valuable and contributes to the discussion, it will be included.

Please note too that ‘nice post, thanks’ type comments from “Buy LCD TV” posters will be marked as spam, so it is in your best interest to contribute to the conversation as a real person, especially if you are looking for a backlink.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Privacy & Cookie Policy

At selftunedmind.com (the “Site”), the owners (“we” or “us”) understand that your privacy is of critical importance. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c) personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;

(d) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(e) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and

(f) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use utilizing cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Interest-Based Advertising

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with Google Adsense for the purpose of placing advertising on the Site. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Google, and our other third-party partners. You may view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt-out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behaviour using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, leave a comment, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us. You may opt-out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Comment, Registration or Account Data

As you use the Site, we collect other data that you provide voluntarily. For example, if you leave a comment, the Site will record your name as provided. You are welcome to use a nick-name instead if you would rather not have your name published in conjunction with the comment.

We may also collect information about you through other voluntary methods, including research surveys.

We may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

(i) access your personal data

(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and

(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence if your data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights concerning your personal data by written notice to us via our contact form.

Children Under 13

We care about protecting the privacy of children. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us with any personally-identifying information. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or anyone else. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information (such as your name, your email address or your phone number).

Third-Party Links

The Site contains links to third-party websites and resources. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether, by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Last Updated” date posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Terms & Conditions

This site is owned by selftunedmind.com (“Company”).

About Using This Website

By using this Website or viewing videos that this is linked to (collectively “Website”), you are accepting all the terms of use incorporated herein. If you do not agree with anything in this notice you should not use this Website.

Purpose of Website

The purpose of this Website is to disseminate consumer information.

Warranties and Liability

While every effort is made to ensure that the content of this Website is accurate, the Website is provided “as is” and selftunedmind.com makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of the information found on it.  While the content of this site is provided in good faith, we do not warrant that the information will be kept up to date, be true and not misleading, or that this site will always (or ever) be available for use.

We do not warrant that the servers that make this Website available will be error, virus or bug-free and you accept that it is your responsibility to make adequate provision for protection against such threats.  We recommend scanning any files before downloading.

Nothing on this Website should be taken to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation and we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the content and use of this site.

In no event will selftunedmind.com be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of, in connection with or relating to the use of or inability to use the Website, including any liability: (i) as a publisher of information; (ii) as a reseller of any products or services; (iii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information; (iv) for any unauthorised access to or disclosure of your transmissions or data; (v) for statements or conduct of any third party on the Website, or (vi) for any other matter relating to this Website or any third party Website.

This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if an individual advises of the possibility of such damages. The limitations of liability set forth herein are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between selftunedmind.com and you. The products, information and services offered on and through the Website would not be provided without such limitations.

Licence To Use This Website

By using this Website you agree to the exclusions and limitations of liability stated above and accept them as reasonable.  Do not use this Website if you do not agree that they are reasonable.

If any of the points in this disclaimer notice are found to be unenforceable under applicable law, that will have no bearing on the enforceability of the rest of the disclaimer notice.

Material on this Website, including text and images, is protected by copyright law and is copyright to selftunedmind.com unless credited otherwise. It may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Prior written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained for any other use of material.

No part of this site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose or financial gain.

All intellectual property rights in relation to this Website are reserved and owned by selftunedmind.com.

Links to Other Websites and Products

Links to other Websites are provided for the convenience of users.  We are unable to provide any warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content of such sites, or the reliability, quality or effectiveness of any products provided through external Websites.  A link to an external site does not imply an endorsement of the views, information or products provided or held by such Websites.

 Applicable Law, Venue and Jurisdiction

To the fullest extent of the law, you agree that any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to the use of the Website or these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or be forever barred.
These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to its choice of law provisions. You agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in the United Kingdom and further agree that any cause of action arising from or relating to the use of the Website or these Terms of Use shall be brought in the United Kingdom.

We each agree that any dispute proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action.

Variations

We reserve the right to revise and amend this disclaimer notice from time to time and any revised version will be deemed to be applicable from the first date of publication on this Website.

FTC Disclaimer & Commerciality Notice

We are a commercial company and as such, use a for-profit strategy. Any products reviewed offer affiliate commissions. No product reviews are influenced by the monetary amount of the affiliate commission that selftunedmind.com may receive. This fact must be kept in mind before making any purchase decisions based on recommendations or endorsement generated by this site or any sites owned by selftunedmind.com

Unless stated otherwise, any recommendations and endorsements for products and or services that are displayed on this site are for monetary purposes. What this means is that if you click a link on this site and purchase a product or service from this site or a site linked to from this site, and make a purchase, unless stated otherwise the owner of this site will receive monetary compensation.

Any product reviews are made subject to one or more of the following conditions:

  1. selftunedmind.com has purchased and used the product or service. Therefore the recommendation, endorsement or review will be personal and from one perspective only.
  2. selftunedmind.com has done or has access to a study or survey that analysed the average results purported by the product or service that was recommended, endorsed or reviewed.
  3. selftunedmind.com has evaluated this product or service based on third party recommendation or representations. In this instance, the third party would be the product or service owner and his/her clients.

If you have purchased an endorsed or recommended product or service or are a provider of a reviewed product in direct relation to selftunedmind.com and you wish to make a dispute as to the veracity of the endorsement or recommendation using the guidelines mentioned above, please send an email to richard@selftunedmind.com. Rest assured, we will endeavour to come to a mutual and satisfactory outcome for all parties involved.

User Content

You grant Company a license to use any materials you post to the Site or Service. By posting, downloading, displaying, performing, transmitting, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“User Content”) to the Site or Service, you are granting Company, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives a transferable and sub-licensable license to use User Content, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat User Content. You will not be compensated for any User Content. You agree that Company may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content. By posting User Content on the Site or Service, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorised to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.

Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws

When accessing the Site or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of the intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, “Content”) in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User Name. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

Disclaimer

selftunedmind.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the services herein. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Materials shall be at your sole risk. Selftunedmind.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the Service or the Materials.

THE SERVICE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY selftunedmind.com ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND selftunedmind.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, concerning THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL selftunedmind.com BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER concerning THE SERVICE, THE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCTS.

Selftunedmind.com respects the rights (including the intellectual property rights) of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Selftunedmind.com may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, terminate the accounts of users that infringe or otherwise violate such rights of others.