DM Words provides content, courses, workshops, certifications, and platforms for creating business growth strategy of all kinds (“Services”). Services are aimed at helping you grow your business through a variety of methods, online and offline. Services include, but are not limited to, the StoryBrand Workshop, an interactive experience designed to help you (in-person or online), clarify branding identity and make marketing messages simple, clear, and actionable, a subscription to our online learning platform, Business Made Simple, a subscription to our six-month program, Small Business Flight School, and a subscription to our online productivity and day planner application, Hero on a Mission.
You agree, represent, warrant, and guarantee that all Personal Information provided by you is true, accurate, complete, up-to-date, and solely yours. You may not impersonate, imitate, or pretend to be somebody else when registering. When you log in, you will be asked to choose a password. You are responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your password and you agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You will be solely responsible for any activities or actions taken under your account whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You must notify us immediately if you know or suspect that any unauthorized person is using your password or your account (for example, your password has been lost or stolen, someone has attempted to use the Services through your account without your consent or your account has been accessed without your permission). We strongly recommend that you do not use the Services or access Content (defined below) on public computers. We also recommend that you do not store your password through your web browser or other software.
You are solely responsible for all access or visitation to, usage of, or activity on, your account/profile including, but not limited to, use of the account/profile by any person who uses your Personal Information, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer, mobile, or other device on which your account/profile resides or is accessible. You acknowledge and agree that we may, and you specifically authorize us to, process all transactions, including without limitation purchases and/or registration for products and/or Services, including, without limitation, Content provided by us.
You agree to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes and surcharges, incurred through your activity on or through the Site(s) and/or through your account/profile (such fees, charges, taxes, and surcharges shall collectively be referred to as “Fees”). Unless otherwise specified, all Fees will be quoted and charged in U.S. dollars. You must notify us about any billing problems or discrepancy within thirty (30) days after they first appear on your statement; otherwise, you waive any right to challenge or dispute such problem or discrepancy.
Information Provided by You and Privacy
By creating an account and/or Subscribing to our online learning platform, our Small Business Flight School program, or day planner application, you expressly consent to the use of: (a) electronic means to complete these Terms and to provide you with any notices given pursuant to these Terms; and (b) electronic records to store information related to these Terms or your use of the Services. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
Limitations on Use
The Services may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and foreign laws, treaties, and regulations in connection with your use of the Services and Content. If you use the BMS Community, you further agree to abide by the BMS Community Guidelines. In addition, without limitation, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Services:
(a) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or submit any content to which you do not have the lawful right to copy, transmit and display (including any content that would violate any confidentiality or fiduciary obligations that you might have with respect to the content);
(b) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or submit any content that infringes the intellectual property rights or violates the privacy rights of any third party (including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, or moral right or right of publicity);
(c) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or submit harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, obscene, indecent, vulgar, lewd, violent, hateful or otherwise objectionable content or material;
(d) use the Services or the Site to collect or store personal data about other users without their express permission;
(e) knowingly include or use any false or inaccurate information in any profile;
(f) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation, as well as viruses or other computer code that may interrupt, destroy, limit the functionality of the Site, or interfere with the access of any other user to the Site;
(g) circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features on the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content;
(h) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any DM Words system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting the Services, Content, and the Site;
(i) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover or determine the source code of any software or any proprietary algorithm used to provide the Services and/or Content;
(j) use the Services, Site, or Content in any way that competes with us; or
(k) encourage or instruct any other person or entity to do any of the foregoing.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DO ANY OF THE FOREGOING PROHIBITED ACTS, OR TO OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE OR SITE(S), MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN ADDITION TO OUR OTHER REMEDIES, TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Termination, Modification, and Survival
We are continually evolving and innovating the Services, Content, and the Site. We may change the Services, the Site, the Content (defined below) we offer, and the products or services you may access at any time. We may discontinue offering the Services or the Site and we may suspend or terminate your right to use the Services or the Site at any time, in the event that you breach these Terms, for any reason, in our sole discretion, and without prior notice to you. After such termination, we will have no further obligation to you or to provide the Services, except to the extent we have otherwise agreed in writing.
Upon termination of your right to use the Services or the Site or our termination of the Services or the Site, all licenses and other rights granted to you by these Terms will immediately terminate.
You may terminate your account at any time and for any reason by sending us written notice requesting termination of your account. Any cancellation request received within thirty (30) days of an initial purchase will be eligible for a refund. No suspension, termination, or cancellation will affect your obligations to us under these Terms which by their nature are intended to survive such suspension, termination, or cancellation. Click here to view our various Online Services Cancellation Policies.
Updates and Outages. It may be necessary for DM Words to perform scheduled or unscheduled repairs, maintenance, or upgrades and such activities may temporarily degrade the quality of the Site or Services or result in a partial or complete outage of the Site or Services. DM Words provides no assurance that you will receive advance notification of such activities or that the Site or Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. Any degradation or interruption of the Site or Services will not give rise to a refund or credit of any fees paid by you.
The Services, the Site, and all information and/or content that you see, hear, or otherwise experience on the Site (collectively, “Content”) are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other laws. You will not acquire any intellectual property rights in the Services, the Site, or our Content by your use of the Services or the Site. When you use our Services or the Site, you may access intellectual property rights that we, our licensors, or third parties own or license. Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license, without the right to sublicense, to access and use the Services and to download and print any Content provided by us solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services or Content, except as expressly permitted in these Terms, without our express prior written consent. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by us or our licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by us, the Services and Content are only permitted to be used within the United States of America.
For example, by participating in the StoryBrand Workshop or becoming a member of Business Made Simple and/or Small Business Flight School, you have the opportunity to apply what you learn to any entity with which you are currently associated or later join. After your experience, you may lead group discussions within your own place of employment, drawing upon your own work within the StoryBrand Workshop or Business Made Simple Platform. As set forth above, however, you may not reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, display, record, scan, post, or distribute the materials associated with the StoryBrand and Business Made Simple Portfolio or other Content.
Materials You Post on our Site and our Compliance with the DMCA
Users may not violate the intellectual property rights of others, including but not limited to, using our Services to infringe upon the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or patent rights of any other party, including guest posts. If any party alleges intellectual property right infringement against a user of our Services, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend any allegedly infringing account, conduct our own investigation, and comply with any applicable copyright, trademark, trade secret, or patent law, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), the Lanham Act, and other applicable federal or state intellectual property laws.
If you believe that a user of these Services is violating your copyright, PLEASE CONTACT US, IMMEDIATELY, in accordance with our DMCA Policy, outlined here.
User Feedback and Suggestions
All feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted, or offered to DM Words or otherwise disclosed, submitted, or offered concerning the Site in connection with your use of the Site (collectively, “Feedback”) will be DM Words’ property. Such disclosure, submission, or offer of any Feedback will constitute an assignment to DM Words of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property in the Feedback. DM Words will be under no obligation to (i) maintain any Feedback in confidence; (ii) pay any compensation for any Feedback; or (iii) respond to any Feedback.
Third Party Links and Resources
We may make available, on the Site and as part of the Services, links to third party websites or resources from third parties on the Site. We are not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources, or the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. When we make available such third party links or resources on the Site or through the Services, you must look solely to the third party with respect to the content, products, or services they provide. Unless otherwise stated, we do not endorse and are not responsible for any of the content, products, or services provided by others. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR RESOURCES OF THIRD PARTIES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OF YOUR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITES OR RESOURCES OF THIRD PARTIES.
You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and security mechanisms to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to and separate from this Site to reconstruct any lost data.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any third-party website linked to them.
Some jurisdictions do not permit us to exclude warranties in these ways, so it is possible that these exclusions will not apply to our agreement with you. In such event, the exclusions shall apply to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.
Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties
Your use of the Services and Content is at your sole discretion and risk. The Services and Content, and all materials, information, products and services included therein, are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without warranties of any kind.
NO GUARANTEES OF SUCCESS OR OUTCOMES
WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES OF SUCCESS BY USING ANY OF OUR SITE(S), SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT. WE MAKE no warranties with regard to the suitability of the SITE, Services, CONTENT, or the outcomes or results thereof. In addition to the foregoing, WE specifically make no warranties of any kind with regard to attaining any particular result for ANYONE USING OUR SITE, SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT. YOU agree that there are no guarantees as to the specific outcome or result(s), including but not limited to INCREASING REVENUE OR INCOME, from USING the SITE, Services, AND/OR CONTENT.
FURTHERMORE, AND FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, WE AND OUR LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE SERVICES AND CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.
IN ADDITION, WE AND OUR LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING, AND DO NOT GUARANTEE, THE ACCURACY OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THEIR APPLICABILITY TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. OUR SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE DEVELOPED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES AND WE AND OUR LICENSORS AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY CONCERNING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WHEN THEY ARE USED IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT US TO EXCLUDE WARRANTIES IN THESE WAYS, SO IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THESE EXCLUSIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU. IN SUCH EVENT, THE EXCLUSIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our licensors and affiliates and our respective directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents and representatives, from and against any and all claims, causes of action, demands, liabilities, losses, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to any of the following matters:
(a) your access to or use of the Services, the Site, or the Content;
(b) your violation of any of the provisions of these, and all applicable, Terms;
(c) any activity related to your account by you or any other person accessing the Site or Services through your account, including, without limitation, negligent or wrongful conduct; or
(d) your violation of any third party right, including, without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property, or privacy right.
For purposes of clarity, these indemnification obligations apply to your use of the Site, along with your use of the Site’s content and Services, other than as expressly authorized in this Terms, and your use of any information obtained from the Site or any information you provide to the Site.
We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE DM WORDS, TOGETHER WITH OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, FROM ALL LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any actions you take while on the Site. You recognize that your use of the Site and any subsequent actions arising from your use of the Site are taken solely at your own risk.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY APPLICABLE LICENSORS OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, THE SITE, OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE CONTENT, OR THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS A REFUND OF THE AMOUNT PAID TO DM WORDS FOR SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, THE SITE, OR THE CONTENT OR OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, REGARDLESS OF THEORY, MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION OR BE FOREVER BARRED.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT US TO LIMIT OUR LIABILITY IN THESE WAYS, SO IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THESE LIMITATIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU. IN SUCH EVENT, THE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Waiver of Jury Trial and Class Action
Our Compliance with COPPA
Errors and Inaccuracies
The information on the Site, including, without limitation, information regarding pricing, may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice to you. We do not, however, guarantee that any such errors, inaccuracies, or omissions will be corrected.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to our Services, the Site, and the Content, replacing any prior or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, unless you have signed a separate written agreement with us relating to our Services, the Site, or the Content. If there is any conflict between these Terms and a separate signed written agreement between you and us relating to our Services, the Site, or the Content, the signed written agreement will control.
Our licensors and affiliates may be entitled to enforce these Terms as third party beneficiaries.
Waiver & Severability
The failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver. If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide the matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be removed from these Terms or reformed by the court and given effect so as to best accomplish the essential purpose of the invalid or unenforceable provision, and all of the other provisions of these Terms shall continue to be valid and enforceable. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit the ability of a party to seek an injunction or other equitable relief without posting any bond.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue
THESE TERMS AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, EXCLUDING ITS CHOICE OF LAWS RULES. YOU IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE FOR ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, REGARDLESS OF THEORY, SHALL BE THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, NASHVILLE, TN. YOU IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF THESE COURTS AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO THE EXERCISE OF JURISDICTION BY THESE COURTS AND TO THIS VENUE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, HOWEVER, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COMMENCE AND MAINTAIN AN ACTION OR PROCEEDING SEEKING INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION.
These Terms are expressly made subject to any laws, regulations, orders or other restrictions on the export of data from the United States of America. You shall comply with such laws, regulations, orders or other restrictions, including but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations promulgated under the Export Administration Act of 1979, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations administered by the US Department of State. You agree that these Terms will not be construed against DM Words by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms.
Modification of Terms
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. Any changes that we make will become a part of our agreement with you when they are posted to the Site. Your continued use of our Services, or the Site will constitute your agreement to the changes we have made. The last date these Terms were revised is set forth at the end of this document.
We encourage you to contact us at HELLO [at] BUSINESSMADESIMPLE [dot] COM if you have any questions concerning these Terms. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.