Legal Stuff

Terms & Conditions

Behind every great relationship is an understanding about what the relationship is and isn’t. Our relationship is no different. We appreciate your business – you’re trusting us with weighty stuff – but there are reasonable limitations on what we can do for you. Life can be harsh, and oftentimes unpredictable. In our line of work, we hope to make the unfortunate but inevitable circumstances of life a little easier to deal with, but we can neither prevent them nor the harm that accompanies them. That bothers us, it really does. But we’ve needed to accept that just as you are accepting that by using our services.

When you partner with us to prepare yourself, your family or your team for the unfortunate / inevitable, you’re agreeing to be smarter than the average bear when it comes to safety, survival, disaster and emergency preparedness. That’s awesome. Our expertise is designed to meet you in your inexpertise and make you better prepared. We hope that you will leave us better than you found us, but we can’t guarantee that. You have to own what happens to you, and even more so, how you respond. Even the most well-trained survival / emergency preparedness / disaster recovery experts don’t walk away from hairy situations unscathed; that would cheat nature, God, the autonomy of others, and all that’s outside of our control (which is a lot). Unfortunate events aren’t probable, they’re inevitable. When it’s your turn, you will experience shock, horror, trauma, and maybe even life-threatening or life-altering things; expect that and know that there’s nothing that you (or we) can do about it. Our job is to help you recognize the warning signs; prepare yourself, your family or your team; and, ultimately, survive. Walking away alive is always the best outcome, but that’s not an outcome that can guarantee. Losing property, possessions, pets, or even someone who is close to you isn’t something that we guarantee either, but you should expect it, and we do not represent or warrant that you won’t experience significant loss, failure, or hardship – personal or professional – when the unfortunate / inevitable occurs. We make no representations or warranties – express or implied – including warranties related to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose in respect to any aspect of our relationship.

We can’t train or prepare you well enough; no one could. The harshest reality behind the unfortunate / inevitable is that the only way that you’ll ever be prepared for it is to have experienced it and been grown by it at some point in the past. Despite our attempts (and yours) to prepare yourself for the unfortunate / inevitable, there’s no way for any of us to predict how you’re going to respond. Highly-trained soldiers freeze in war-time; emergency medical technicians forget their training at the scene of the accident; and police officers harm the people whom they’re charged with protecting every day. Bottom line: experts fail; so will you. The number one thing that you need to do when the unfortunate / inevitable occurs is to get help! Don’t call us, call 911. The unfortunate / inevitable affects everyone differently, and until you’re faced with it, you won’t know how you’ll respond. We cannot be, and you agree that we are not, responsible for how you respond to the inevitable / unfortunate. We are not liable if your training or preparation does not work, or fails you at the moment in which you need it most, whether we trained you, or encouraged you to acquire training from another source. By accepting our training, you also accept the responsibility for the outcome of the situations in which you attempt to employ it. We cannot be present to guide you through the inevitable / unfortunate, and even if we could, we could never guarantee that you would perform as we have instructed. When the unfortunate / inevitable occurs, it’s not a matter of whether you’ll suffer or lose, it’s how much. Whatever that is, we can’t be liable for it. If you disagree with that, and you believe that we should be liable for something, you agree upfront that the most that we’ll ever be liable to you for is the amount that you pay us for the services / training that we’ve provided to you. You agree that we cannot and will not be liable for any punitive, incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages of any kind.

As part of our relationship, we might recommend certain off-the-shelf equipment to aide you in inevitable / unfortunate. If you buy that equipment – either through us, or on your own – you assume full responsibility for understanding how to use it and employ it. Because we do not manufacture or distribute equipment, we cannot make representations or warranties about equipment to you (express or implied), including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. You are responsible for knowing, and adhering to, manufacturer specifications, instructions, warranties and other actions or information recommended by manufacturers for proper use, maintenance, replacement, repair, upkeep and disposal of any equipment that you acquire. In many cases, equipment that we recommend to you will have a shelf-life, and you assume all responsibility for knowing not only the shelf-life, but the environmental conditions in which you must keep the equipment so that it performs as intended at the time of the inevitable / unfortunate. You assume full responsibility for equipment performance, upkeep, maintenance, replacement, and disposal. If you acquire a piece of equipment that is defective, you should raise the issue directly with the manufacturer. If you require our assistance with that, we will help you, to the extent that you acquired the equipment through us. But we make no representations about any manufacturer’s willingness to make it right, and we can’t be liable if they choose not to. At best, we will refund the value of defective equipment that you acquired through us to you. If your equipment fails you at the time of the inevitable / unfortunate, we cannot and will not be liable for any loss resulting from that failure. If you believe otherwise, you understand and agree upfront that the most that we’ll ever be liable to you for is the amount that you pay us for the equipment.

We’re confident that you’re a reasonable person, so we don’t want to beat you over the head too hard with this stuff, but if you do decide that you want to take legal action against us, you agree that you will do so in the state courts of Cobb County, Georgia, regardless of where the harm or damages or the claim giving rise to the action in question takes place. You agree that you will not attempt to change the venue of any such action to another venue for any reason, including arguments based on an inconvenient forum or the (perceived) partiality of jury pool or bench. You agree that the laws of the State of Georgia will apply to this agreement, and any action that you commence against us, if any.

By subscribing to our services / training, and / or acquiring equipment or training through us, or at our suggestion, you agree to all of the foregoing terms. You acknowledge that these terms have been commended to you at the outset of our relationship, and you agree that these terms will govern our relationship even if you don’t read them or otherwise understand them at the time that you hire us or buy something from us. You agree that your signature on this document isn’t necessary to reflect your assent to the foregoing terms, and you also agree that evidence of your assent may be substantiated similar to “click-through” or “shrink wrap” approaches, even if you do not actually click through an electronic acknowledgment of these terms or open any “packaging” in which these terms might be contained. Bottom line: if you hire us, you agree that you’ve received these terms and conditions, and accepted all of them.

Thanks again for trusting us with your business. If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, ask us!


Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms

When visitors submit contact forms that data is collected and emailed to as well as being stored on this server.


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Security Logs

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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.


Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri's SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri's privacy policy.

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Where we send your data

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

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.