When you use this website actively or passively, including but not limited to activity like commenting on posts and pages, making purchases or donations, contacting me or MWS Media, and subscribing via RSS or the free email newsletter, this site, Matthew Wayne Selznick (that’s me) and MWS Media gathers information about you. This could include but is not limited to your email address, your name, your IP address and other details, including information volunteered by you through your participation in the public-facing sections of this site.
I will never disclose, sell, lease, trade, loan or otherwise distribute your personal, non-public-facing information unless compelled by law to do so—and even then, I’ll probably be kicking and screaming and calling on the EFF for help.
THE FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER AND OTHER COLLECTIVE EMAIL COMMUNICATION
I maintain a free e-mail newsletter for members of my community. You are encouraged to subscribe for exclusive content and breaking news on my own creative endeavors and the creative endeavors of community members.
I also periodically contact my clients and customers through e-mail.
If you purchase a product directly from me via Gumroad or another partner, schedule a Your Story Buddy session, engage my services, or otherwise interact in a way that includes your e-mail address, you’ll be added to the applicable e-mail newsletter subscriber list.
Instructions on how to unsubscribe are included in every newsletter email you receive.
Many areas of this website encourage interaction between myself, the users, and one another. I encourage comments on my blog posts, feedback on my email newsletter, and I love hearing from folks and engaging with fans. This standing invitation to communicate with me and with one another, and to use this site and related media at all, includes a few conditions:
- This is my house. You, dear user, are a guest in my house and have an obligation to behave with civility and communicate in a respectful manner, both with me and with each other.
- I have no obligation to provide you with a public forum, and reserve the right to erase your presence from this site and related media with no warning or explanation. Having said that, if I do block or ban you from this site and related media, it’s probably because you were a bad guest.
- Everything on this site, except where noted, is copyright Matthew Wayne Selznick. All rights are reserved by the copyright holder.
USER CONTRIBUTED CONTENT
When you submit your content to this website (including content inspired by or derived from my intellectual property), for example, through comments and wiki entries, you grant Matthew Wayne Selznick and MWS Media a fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive, sublicensable right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, broadcast, publish, license and/or distribute and otherwise transmit that content, any element or portion thereof and derivative works based on your Content or any element or portion thereof, in any medium now or in the future known.
Matthew Wayne Selznick’s and MWS Media’s rights include the right to make editorial revisions to your content, to use in any way the content you submit on the website or in other media, whether now or hereafter created, to license your content to third parties, for our own internal business purposes; and/or to reproduce and distribute the content or any portion thereof and derivative works based thereon for Matthew Wayne Selznick’s and MWS Media’s marketing and publicity purposes.
In the case of content inspired by or derived from my intellectual property, for example images or other depictions of characters or dramatic sequences found in my books, “fan fiction,” and other derivative works, you agree that you are prohibited from pursuing or accepting any financial benefit or commercial advantage from such content, as well as granting all of the previously indicated rights and licenses. You further agree that your content in no way diminishes my exclusive right to ownership of my intellectual property, trade marks, copyrights, or patents.
Submissions To Five Minute Memoir
When you submit audio and / or text content intended for use on the Five Minute Memoir podcast and related media, you grant Matthew Wayne Selznick a non-exclusive, royalty free, universal, perpetual license to use such content in any media. Matthew Wayne Selznick makes no claim of copyright on content you submit.
Plain language: By submitting content for use with Five Minute Memoir, you grant me permission to use that content without compensating you. You still own the content, and as it’s yours, you can use it any way you want, too.
I will do everything I can to make sure you’re satisfied with every tangible and digital product you purchase from me. Defective items will be replaced by the identical product or, at my discretion, a product of equal value. Refunds will be issued at my discretion.
Subscriptions are non-returnable and non-refundable.
YOUR STORY BUDDY CANCELLATION POLICY
If you need to cancel or reschedule a Your Story Buddy session, please do so at least twelve hours before your scheduled session. Instructions will be included with your booking confirmation e-mail. In the interest of respecting my time and that of other Your Story Buddy clients, there are no refunds for cancellations made within twelve hours of your scheduled time, and no refunds for failure to attend.
NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE
The content, features and functionality provided on this site and related media are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. I make reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site and related media; I do not, however, make any warranties or representations as to its accuracy or completeness. I periodically add, change, improve, or update the information and documents on this site and related media without notice.
I assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this site and related media. Your use of this site and related media is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall I, my suppliers, or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the contents of this site and related media be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from your access to, or use of, this site and related media.
If you believe that any material contained on this website infringes your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you should notify me of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure. Notices of alleged infringement that are received will be processed and appropriate action taken as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The DMCA requires that notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to this website’s Designated Agent:
9151 Atlanta Avenue Unit 7004
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
with an e-mail copy to [email protected]. To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the full information required by (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)). I will remove any posted content that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under applicable law upon receipt of such a statement. Note that the law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.
Many of the links found on this site to products and services are “affiliate links.” This means that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission when you make a purchase after clicking on a link to certain products or services.
I only enter into affiliate arrangements with products and services I personally use or have used, and recommend and endorse.
Since I may earn a commission from any product or service you purchase through online retail establishments like Amazon.com and others, and I cannot predict what you may purchase after visiting those sites through my affiliate link, please note that my endorsement in those cases is for the specific product or service I originally linked to, not of every product or service they offer.
All invoices are payable on receipt and past due if payment is not received before the fifteenth day after being issued.
Invoice are sent via Square and may be viewed and printed via that service.
Payment is accepted via debit / credit card or via ACH bank transfer. Payment via check or PayPal may be considered with special arrangement.
A late payment fee equal to 10% of the total will be added to the invoice 15 days after being issued. If the invoice remains unpaid on the twenty first day after being issued, an additional late payment fee equal to 25% of the invoice total will be added to the invoice. Please don’t be late paying your invoice.
Hourly work is invoiced on or about the 15th and 30th day of the month for work done on an hourly basis in the previous two weeks (or since the previous per-hour invoice).
Initial retainer invoices are issued following receipt of a creative services agreement (issued by MWS Media) signed and executed by the client.
Monthly retainers are invoiced several days before the retained month on an automatically recurring basis and paid automatically during the contracted retainer period.
Annual retainers are invoiced following receipt of a creative services agreement (issued by MWS Media) signed and executed by the client.
There is no late payment penalty on retainer payments. However, work cannot be performed until retainer payment is received.