This is a Service Agreement between Schulman Consulting, LLC (“we,” “us,” “our”) and any individual, entity, or organization that procures one or more of our services (“you” or “your”).

  1. Acceptance of Terms: Any work that we do for you is governed by the terms and conditions that you’re reading now, or by a separate contractual agreement, if applicable. If you don’t agree to them, we can’t provide you with any services. This agreement is a binding contract between you and Schulman Consulting.
  2. Terms May Change: Periodically, we may change the terms and conditions in this agreement, including the amount of our fees. If we do change any of these terms, they’ll take effect for you the next time that you contract for one or more of our services. Any work that we’ve already completed or previously initiated for you continue to be governed by the agreement in effect at the time that you contracted with us.
  3. Payment/Questionnaire: In exchange for our services, you’ll pay the fee quoted when you agree to these terms. Payment is made before we provide any services to you unless otherwise agreed upon.
  4. Taxes: You’re responsible for payment of all applicable sales and use taxes.
  5. Services: In exchange for our fee, Schulman Consulting will answer questions, have discussions with you related to the Service you’ve paid for and provide research and vetting on predetermined topics. These discussions will take place via email and/or via pre-scheduled phone calls.
  6. No Guarantee of Results: We make no guarantee or representation whatsoever about any return on investment resulting from our work with you.
  7. Content Ownership: If there are any reports or materials produced or delivered during the term of service, Schulman Consulting LLC retains ownership to their copyright. We invite you to share our report internally with other members of your organization on an as-needed basis. We do not, however, grant you permission to modify the report, reproduce it for individuals outside of your company, display or perform it publicly, or distribute it to any third party. Please note: this may not be relevant to your specific engagement.
  8. Termination: Once you’ve paid our fee and we’ve begun work on your behalf, and if there is no separate contractual agreement between your organization and Schulman Consulting LLC, neither of us may terminate this agreement, except on material breach of it by the other party, and only if the breaching party has failed to cure its breach within thirty (30) days of notice.
  9. Independent Contractor: Schulman Consulting LLC is an independent contractor to you/your organization. By entering this contract, we don’t intend to create a joint venture or partnership or become one of your employees. Neither of us is granted any rights to control the other or to enter into agreements on the other’s behalf.
  10. Not Exclusive: We provide services to a number of clients. You recognize and agree that we may provide services to a number of individuals and organizations, including potential competitors, and are in no way obligated to provide services exclusively to you.
  11. Publicity: Referrals are how we’re able to get work in the future, and we love showing off our major victories. You grant us the perpetual right (but not the obligation) to mention your name (or your company’s name) on our website and in our marketing collateral as an individual/organization that utilized our services. If you submit a testimonial to our website, or through e-mail, we’d love to publish it! You grant us permission to re-publish your testimonial on our website.
  12. Business Hours: Schulman Consulting’s business hours are 9:30am-5pm Pacific Time. We take the following days off: January 01, MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 03, July 04, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, December 24, December 25, December 31. The office may be closed on additional days as well. We agree to put in a reasonable effort to reply to communications during business hours.
  13. Confidentiality: During the course of conversations, emails and any other manner of information exchange, you may share confidential information with Schulman Consulting PRIOR to entering into a contractual relationship with the company. In cases where confidential information is shared before a contractual relationship is initiated, Schulman Consulting will make best efforts to ensure such information is not disclosed to any third party, unless required by law.
  14. Limitation on Liability: OUR LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE AND ANY REPORTS THAT WE PROVIDE, OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED AS PART OF OUR SERVICES, IS LIMITED TO CORRECTION OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS. IF CORRECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL, THEN OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO A REFUND OF ANY FEES PAID TO SCHULMAN CONSULTING BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. THIS LIABILITY LIMIT APPLIES TO ANY LEGAL THEORY OF DAMAGES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE AS MAY BE APPLICABLE. WE WON’T BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  15. Representations and Warranties: We represent and warrant that, to the best of our knowledge, our services will not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. You represent and warrant that any materials you provide us will similarly not infringe on any third party’s intellectual property rights. EXCEPT FOR THE FLEXIBLE GUIDANCE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT, WE, SCHULMAN CONSULTING, MAKE NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS OR GOVERNMENT RULES OR REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE PROJECT. EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED, OUR SERVICES AND ANY MATERIALS DELIVERED TO YOU ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.”
  16. Waiver: If one of us chooses not to act on a breach of this agreement, that choice won’t waive our right to enforce the agreement or any of its terms based on a subsequent breach.
  17. Severability: If any provision of these terms isn’t enforceable, the rest of this agreement remains valid and enforceable.
  18. No Third-Parties: This contract is only intended to benefit you, the client, and Schulman Consulting LLC, not any third party.
  19. Force Majeure: We won’t be in breach of these terms if fire, earthquake, illness, death, act of God, labor dispute, or other event beyond our control prevents us from providing services in a timely fashion. We’ll notify you about the situation and work with you to establish a timeline for completing our services, if possible.
  20. Governing Law/Forum Selection: California law governs these terms. We agree to resolve any disputes exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles, California and not anywhere else. You submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of those courts.
  21. Headings: Headings for each paragraph are provided for convenience only. They won’t be given legal effect in interpreting or limiting the scope of the agreement.
  22. Entire Agreement: This is our entire terms of service. It supersedes all other discussions, understandings, and negotiations between us, if any, except for a contractual agreement.