Legal and Privacy


Mark A. Ashford Consulting Inc. owns and operates the domain – and all aspects of the domain.


Everything you see on this website is copyright protected and either owned by Mark A. Ashford Consulting Inc. or used with the permission of the copyright owner. You cannot copy or duplicate any portion of this website without prior permission from the copyright owners.

Limited Right of Use

The viewing or downloading of any content, form or document from this website grants you only a limited, non-exclusive license for use solely by you for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works or other use. No part of this web site or any content, form or document may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your personal use (but not for resale or redistribution).


A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. We use cookies to identify you when you return to the site in the future. If you do not wish to have a cookie on your computer, check the “help” feature of your browser for instructions. Most browsers can be set to refuse cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


We respect your privacy.  All information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, rented, disclosed, or loaned.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

No Warranty

We attempt to provide accurate information on this website, however we assume no responsibility for accuracy. We may change the information on the website, or the products mentioned, at any time without notice. Material on this website is provided “as is” and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. We disclaim all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied. This includes but is not limited to implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties or conditions arising from any course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

Limitation of Liability

Copyright Holder is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use – or the inability to use – the material on this site. This includes but is not limited to the loss of data or loss of profit, even if we are advised of the possibility of such damages.

Linked Sites

We not make any representations about any other website that you may access through links contained in this website. In the event you access another website, please understand that such a site is independent from us and that we have no control over the material that is contained on that website. The linked website may have terms and conditions of access to that site, as it deems appropriate. We are not responsible for damages of any nature that may result from your use of such website, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damage. Links are provided for your convenience and enjoyment, but inclusion of a link on our website does not in any way imply endorsement of the material contained within that site.

Use of the Website

As a condition of your use of this website, you agree not to use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions or notices. You may not use this website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this website, the network(s) connected to it or any other website Spam To fight spam we have implemented Google rCAPTCHA on this site. rCAPTHCA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

All claims or issues regarding this website shall be governed according to the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada.