LEGAL

 

 

Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. (BHI) is an independent non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a public charity by the United States Government (Internal Revenue Service).

 

BHI operates from private offices located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. BHI does not accept visitors without an appointment.

BHI is supervised by a Board of Directors and managed on a daily basis by the BHI President. The separate Board of Advisors provides advice and counsel to BHI, but its role is unofficial and suggestions from its members are non-binding. The publications, communications, and activities of BHI do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of the Board of Advisors or its members.

BHI is not affiliated with any universities, corporations, or organizations. BHI officers, board members and instructors may hold simultaneous appointments elsewhere and BHI may identify their employers or former employers for the purpose of demonstrating the expertise of such individuals. BHI publications may refer to corporations and brands for the purpose of illustrating theory and its practical application. Any references to universities, corporations, or organizations should not be interpreted as statements or implications that BHI is operating in partnership with such entities, that such entities have endorsed BHI, that BHI has endorsed such entities, or that such entities are providing funding to BHI. Any partnerships, endorsements, or financial sponsorships are listed in the descriptions of specific programs, events, or publications.

 

All content published by BHI or published on its behalf by other organizations is considered to be journalism. This includes all content published or appearing on our website at brandheritage.org, in Brand Heritage Review, in the Journal of Brand Heritage, or in books and case studies issued by BHI Press. This also includes contributions by BHI or its officers to social media operated by third parties.

BHI educational programs are considered non-credit professional development or corporate training seminars. Participants receive certificates of completion, but credits do not transfer to external degree programs. BHI is not registered as a degree-granting institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Some instructional materials used in BHI educational programs are purchased from Harvard Business School (HBS), but the related BHI programs are not affiliated with or endorsed by HBS. Some instructional materials published by BHI are designed to be used in conjunction with materials purchased separately from HBS, but these BHI publications are not affiliated with or endorsed by HBS.

The organizational name "Brand Heritage Institute" and the related square logo (including the "BHI" square logo) are the property of Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. with servicemark registration pending. The publication name "Brand Heritage Review" and the related square logo (including the "BHR" square logo) are the property of Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. with servicemark registration pending. The publication name "Journal of Brand Heritage" and the related square logo (including the "JBH" square logo) are the property of Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. with servicemark registration pending. The mottos "The marketing of history, the history of marketing" and "The marketing of heritage, the heritage of marketing" are the property of Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. with servicemark registration pending. All rights reserved.

All pages of this website are copyright by Brand Heritage Institute, Inc. Reproduction prohibited. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use

 

Accessing or viewing this website or any portion thereof constitutes your unconditional agreement to be legally bound by the terms stated herein. If you do not agree to these terms, then you should not use the website, provide any materials to the website, or download any materials from the website. Your sole remedy in case of disagreement with these terms is to refrain from using the website.

 

You may use the website for the sole purpose of your personal or professional interests in education, entertainment, intellectual enrichment, and/or exchange of ideas with other users. You may not use the website for any activity which BHI deems to be in conflict with its interests, preferences, beliefs, or standards. You may not use the website to violate any laws. You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality obligation, non-competition obligation, or obligation related to institutional review of research practices.

 

This website may contain links to websites owned or operated by independent third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. BHI does not control such sites and is not responsible for any content posted on these sites. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

 

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BHI and its officers, board members, agents, vendors, or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of this website, including your violation of these terms and conditions, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.

 

This website and associated materials are provided “as is” and “as available”. BHI disclaims all warranties including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. BHI makes no representations or warranties that the website will meet user requirements or that your use of the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. You understand and agree that any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the website is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data or business interruption that results from the download of content.

 

Any and all personal information that you submit to this website is subject to the terms and conditions herein. BHI makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, that your privacy or personal information will be protected or held as confidential. You submit any such information at your own risk.

 

This website is subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States of America. Any legal action, proceeding, or complaint of any type against BHI related to this website or its operations, brought by any person or entity anywhere, must be pursued and filed in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

 

If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being affected in any way. Further, users agree to replace such unenforceable provision with an enforceable provision that most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the unenforceable provision, as determined by BHI.

 

BHI reserves the right to change, modify, or amend these terms at any time without prior notice to users. Any new terms will supersede prior agreements or understandings. Users hereby agree to be legally bound by any new terms after such change, modification, or amendment. If you are concerned about changes, modifications or amendments, then you should read these terms prior to every visit or usage occasion.

 

If you no longer agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, you must cease use of this website. If you are dissatisfied with the website, its content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using this website.

 

BHI reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of this website, without notice or remedy, for any reason and based on the sole discretion of BHI.