This website (“” or “website”) is provided by Strong Seed Professional Development LLC (“Strong Seed”) subject to your agreement to comply with this “Terms of Use” and the “Privacy Statement.” Please read them both now and check for future modifications.

Strong Seed is pleased to provide you with this site for your personal use and education, but nothing on this site constitutes a recommendation for educational services, nor does Strong Seed make a warranty of any kind for individual on-line users.

The URL,, is the property of Strong Seed. Those pages bearing the copyright of Strong Seed are the responsibility of Strong Seed and any references in these terms of use to the website refer only to those pages copyrighted to Strong Seed.

1. Copyright, Copying, and Trademark

The entire website is copyrighted 2012 by Strong Seed. Certain articles or materials within the website are also separately copyrighted by Strong Seed or by others, as indicated, with all rights reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others as long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special copyright permissions, or to purchase Strong Seed publications and pamphlets, please write to: Nicole M. Lindsay,, Soundview Plaza, Suite 700R, 1266 E Main St, Stamford, Connecticut, 06902 or email

2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on this website includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links or pointers or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of Strong Seed and are not a part of this website. When users leave this website and travel to a third-party website or web page, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. Strong Seed does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any third-party information contained on this website or any information found on a linked website, nor does Strong Seed endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked websites.

3. Information Obtained Through This Website Does Not Constitute Educational, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

The information contained in this website or transmitted to you electronically in response to a message from you is not intended nor implied to constitute educational, legal, or other professional advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate education professional, attorney, or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of an educational, legal or professional nature.

4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

Strong Seed assumes no liability for any decision made, or action taken in reliance upon information contained in this website or any other internet sites linked to it in any way. Strong Seed does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of this website or the internet. Furthermore, Strong Seed does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with this website, other websites accessed by “hyperlink,” or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by Strong Seed, Strong Seed does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to this website through “hyperlinks,” in any way. People shown in the photographs on the website may not be affiliated, directly or indirectly, with Strong Seed. Their photos were chosen based solely on aesthetic factors. In no event shall Strong Seed be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with this website, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on this website, or any use of or inability to use any materials on this website, even if Strong Seed has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages; in that case the above exclusions may not apply to you.)

5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials

Although Strong Seed makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, Strong Seed disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials on our website. You also understand that Strong Seed cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through our website will be free of “infection” or “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horses,” or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output external to this website for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of this website and the Internet generally is at the User’s own risk.

6. Legal Actions

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Connecticut, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Connecticut. In the event that any portion of these terms of use is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this website, or the use of this website, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

7. User Rules

In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the viewers of the website and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and for you to follow these User Rules:

a. The user may download, print, or transmit information from this website for personal, private use. However, the user must make sure that proper copyright notice is affixed to each copy transmitted or printed and in no case may the materials be reproduced in bulk or for commercial use without express, written permission from Strong Seed.

b. Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person’s copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies Strong Seed for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User’s violation of this term.

c. Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.

d. It is not the intent to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, Strong Seed reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where this website is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.

e. Users may not interfere with other Users’ use of this website, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.

f. Users may not post or transmit any file which contains “viruses,” “worms,” “Trojan horse” or any other contaminating or destructive features.

g. It is our general policy to protect the privacy of the persons transmitting any messages to Strong Seed. However, Strong Seed reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message without any compensation to the User so long as any identifying information is deleted.

We reserve the right to remove any information that is posted in violation of these terms of use and to suspend any registered user accounts (if any) for persons who violate these terms of use.

8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on this website infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to Strong Seed at the following address:

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and it include each of the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.
  • A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this website (or, if the infringing information is located on another website linked to through this website, information about the location of the link or reference on this website) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow Strong Seed to locate the infringing material.
  • Sufficient information to allow Strong Seed to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
  • A statement by you 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 by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.