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Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of Strategic Connections Consulting (“SCC”, “Strategic Connections Consulting”), based in Emporia, Kansas.

Please read the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”) carefully before using this website. These Terms govern your use of (the “Site”) and is binding between you and SCC. These Terms also apply to SCC content which may be found on many social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (collectively this Site and these other platforms are the “SCC Platforms”).
We may modify, add to, or delete portions of these Terms at any time by posting updated Terms and any modifications, additions, or deletions to these Terms will become effective immediately upon posting, although any changes will only take effect prospectively, from the date of the change. You agree that your continued use of SCC Platforms following the posting of updated Terms indicates your consent to those changes.

1. Purpose of This Site and SCC Platforms

SCC Platforms are made available to you solely for informational, educational, entertainment, and noncommercial use. You may not use any content from SCC Platforms for any commercial purpose unless you obtain our prior written consent. Any content you access via the Site is made available subject to the limitations set forth in these Terms.


2. Our Copyrights


SCC Platforms, including both the editorial content and the code used in programming of SCC Platforms, are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited license to access this content solely for your non-commercial use. You may not access this Site for competitive purposes or to otherwise mine data about our products and services or our subscribers or others that access SCC Platforms. 
Except as explicitly provided in these Terms, you may not reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, perform, or use in any other way that is prohibited by copyright law without consent of the copyright holder, any copyrighted material found on SCC Platforms.
3. Our Trademarks
The Strategic Connections Consulting name, wordmark, “M. Shivley” and “SCC” logo, and any affiliated logos or marks are trademarks or service marks of SCC. SCC reserves all rights to these marks. You may not use any of the SCC marks, logos, or graphics without the prior written consent of SCC. All other trademarks and service marks appearing on SCC Platforms are the property of their respective owners, and should be used only with prior written consent from the appropriate owner.
4. Third Party Content
SCC Platforms may contain links to sites and services, and use embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties and governed by the terms of service of those third parties. SCC is not responsible in any way for third party sites, services, or products that may be linked to, embedded in, featured on, or otherwise used via SCC Platforms or for any products or services that may be advertised by third parties thereon. SCC does not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of these providers, and users should review these providers’ own terms of service for more information.
5. General Rules
The individual social media sites that collectively comprise SCC Platforms are each governed by their own terms of use. For instance, if you access the SCC Facebook page, your use of that page is governed primarily by the Facebook terms of use. However, by using SCC Platforms, including by registering for any of the uses available thereon, participating in comments or discussions, submitting content, using downloadable content, or by using any other features of SCC Platforms, you agree to the following rules:

  • You may only use SCC Platforms for noncommercial purposes. You may not use SCC Platforms to distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, or solicitation for goods and services.

  • SCC Platforms are intended for users over the age of 13.

  • SCC may delete, edit, or move any user-generated material that we believe may be objectionable or in violation of these Terms or for any other reason in our sole discretion. SCC may limit or terminate users’ access to SCC Platforms for any reason, including violation of these Terms. 

6. Discussion/Commenting Guidelines
If you participate in any discussions or leave comments on SCC Platforms you agree to the following additional rules.

  • Be civil and please respond insightfully and respectfully. There is room for disagreement, but personal attacks will not be tolerated.

  • Please stay on topic. If you have general questions or concerns about or with SCC, please use our contact page.

  • You may link to or quote from relevant articles, but do not copy and paste entire or large portions of articles.

  • SCC welcomes your thoughts, but may remove or edit comments at our discretion, including for excessive length.

  • Submissions must be civil and respectful. Hateful, harassing, or discriminatory language will not be tolerated on the digital platforms. SCC may delete any content that contains foul language, or may be otherwise inappropriate, without warning. In the case of repeated offenses, SCC may terminate your posting privileges.

  • You may only post, upload, or transmit materials for which you own the copyright or have permission to distribute electronically. This includes newspaper or magazine articles, song lyrics, audio, video, photos, and images. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe the rights of third parties, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral, or proprietary rights.

  • Except as noted below, by posting, uploading, or transmitting any material on or through SCC Platforms, you hereby grant SCC a non-exclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use that material in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed. Our rights to material you post or transmit on SCC Platforms include the right to use such content in advertising or promotions without any payment of any kind to you. This provision does not apply to any submission made via the Site for consideration of material for publication.

  • You may not link to, post, upload, or transmit any software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful or malicious code. You may not use SCC Platforms to distribute chain letters, mass mailings, or spam or to gather e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending spam to other users of SCC Platforms.

  • SCC is not responsible or liable for any materials posted, uploaded, or transmitted by users on or through the digital platforms. SCC cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users make on or through the digital platforms, and does not guarantee that any material has been posted, uploaded, or transmitted with the permission of the owner or is otherwise in compliance with these Terms. For copyright infringement concerns, please refer to the “Copyright Agent” section of these Terms of Use.


7. Non-proprietary Treatment of Information You Provide Via the Site
Written Submissions: You may submit materials to SCC via the Site. By submitting this material you are representing and warranting that you own all rights to the materials being submitted and that no third party consent or payment is necessary for SCC to publish the material. Specifically, you represent and warrant that any work you submit for publication is original and not copied from any third party. 
Other Materials Submitted to SCC: Except for written submissions for publication, any communication you make with us via SCC Platforms will be treated as non-proprietary. SCC is free to use any idea, concept, or invention created by you and transmitted to it via SCC Platforms notwithstanding any limiting language you may use when transmitting such information.
If you do not want us to use your idea unless we pay you a fee, or agree to other terms, do not transmit it to us via SCC Platforms.

8. Your Representations and Warranties; Indemnity
You represent and warrant that any material you post, upload, or transmit on or through SCC Platforms (a) does not violate any intellectual property rights of any third party, (b) does not and will not violate any of these Terms, (c) your use of SCC Platforms complies with these Terms.
You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless SCC and its directors, officers, employees, and licensees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from (1) your breach of any of the above representations and warranties, (2) your wrongful use of SCC Platforms, (3) the materials you have posted, uploaded, or transmitted on or through SCC Platforms, or (4) SCC’s publication, distribution, or use of such materials.
9. Disclaimer
SCC Platforms are available on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. SCC does not warrant that SCC Platforms will be uninterrupted or error-free. SCC also does not make any warranties as to the results that may be obtained from use of SCC Platforms or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information, service, products, opinions, or statements available on or through SCC Platforms or through links thereon. Use of SCC Platforms is entirely at your own risk.
10. Limitation of Liability
In no event will SCC, its directors, officers, or employees be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages, arising out of the use or inability to use SCC Platforms. In no event will SCC, its directors, officers, or employees be liable for any monetary amount.
11. Copyright
If you believe that your work has been reproduced on SCC Platforms in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information in writing to

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.

  • A description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.

  • Your contact information, such as address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.


12. Privacy
SCC takes your privacy seriously. Your use of SCC Platforms constitutes the acceptance of the Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Policy, which explains how we handle personal data that you send via SCC Platforms. Please note that the hosts of SCC Platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have their own privacy policies that may supersede our Privacy Policy if you use those platforms to share your data or information with SCC. You should also note that any third party websites linked to this Site or the other websites have their own privacy policies, which may differ from our Privacy Policy. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy policies of these sites to determine if these privacy policies are acceptable to you. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy without prior notice. You are responsible for periodically reviewing our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the any of SCC Platforms will be deemed an acceptance of our Privacy Policy in effect at the time you access SCC Platforms.
13. Miscellaneous
These Terms supersede any previous documents, correspondence, conversations, or other oral or written understanding related to these Terms. These Terms are governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Kansas without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these Terms or relating to SCC Platforms will be litigated in the state or federal courts located, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue, in the State of Kansas. A modification or waiver of a part of these Terms will not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the Terms. If for any reason any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact



Last Modified August 3, 2021

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