Terms and Conditions of Site Usage

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Terms of Use

Please read the following terms of use relating to your use of this site. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. I, James Hammond, The Brand Doctor, reserve the right to modify these terms at any time, so please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. By using this site after any changes to these Terms and Conditions have been made, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them or been notified about them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms of use, please do not use this site.

 Restrictions on site usage

The content on this website is protected by copyright and trademark laws, and remains the property of its owners. All information on this website is copyrighted by James Hammond, The Brand Doctor. Subject to site permissions (see Content permission) , you may access and use the information and materials within this site for your personal use. You may not change, modify, delete, display, transmit, adapt, exploit, or copy for distribution or sale any information, material, trademark, or copyright on this site. You must obtain written permission from me or any other entity who owns intellectual property on this site before you may publish, distribute, display, or commercially exploit any material from this site. By using this site, you agree to abide by all copyright notices or other posted restrictions.

Content permission:

 You are free to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
  • Extract and re-post less any of my content up to 150 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post, giving credit to me, James Hammond, The Brand Doctor.
  • Print off my full posts and photocopy or print up to 20 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
  • Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., in-house newsletter) provided you include this copyright notice: © 2018, James Hammond, The Brand Doctor. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.branddoctorconsulting.com.

You may not:

  •  Use this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of content, or snippets of content.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.

This does not affect ‘fair use’ rights where quotes and statements made by me may be included in articles for publication subject to permission by me being granted and a source acknowledgment is given in the article (e.g., James Hammond, The Brand Doctor. www.branddoctorconsulting.com).

Translation Rights:

I don’t allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages. This is simply because I don’t have the time and resources available to validate the quality of the translated work.

Guest Posts and external material:

Guest writers retain the copyright to the content appearing on my website that they write. The above permission guidelines do not apply to their work. If you are interested in re-posting or publishing their content, you must contact them directly. I do not serve as a broker, agent, or contact point for any external source, writer or media provider.

If you have any enquiries regarding the above, please contact me at james@branddoctorconsulting.com.


These terms of use apply only to this site, and not to this site of any other companies or organizations, including those I link to. I do not maintain, create, endorse, or take any responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site, including those I link to. Under no circumstances will I be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any content, goods or services available on any other site.


I welcome your comments about any of this site. However, I will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions or suggestions for topics on my blogs, podcasts, seminars or within my newsletters or products. I hope you will understand that this policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that ideas developed by my staff might seem to be similar to the ideas submitted to me. Accordingly, I must ask that you not send me any original creative ideas, suggestions or materials.

If, despite my request, you send me any idea, suggestion or material (‘Submission’), it shall become my property. I will not be subject to any obligation of confidence for any Submission, and I will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. In the case that you submit something to me and it is unsolicited, I will exclusively own all rights to the Submission worldwide, and I will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation or notification to the provider of the Submission. Given this fact, I ask that you refrain from submitting creative projects to me, particularly those that are confidential or personal to you.


A “forum” means any blog comments, message board, chat room, user review forum or other interactive service appearing on any of this site and includes both public boards and private forums. You must register in accordance with instructions that you will find on this site in order to contribute to any forum. You may not post on any forum, or send to any other forum user or my staff, any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libellous, defamatory, obscene, invades a person’s privacy, violates any intellectual or other property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law. You may not use any forum in a commercial manner.

You may not post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not post material known to be false. You may not post messages that contain stock touts. You may not post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.

I am not responsible for material appearing in any forum on this site, except for material signed by one of my identified representatives. I am not responsible for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. I retain, however, the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we, in my sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, snarky, stale, or otherwise unacceptable. I also reserve the right to edit materials for any other reason.

Whether or not I modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages or postings. By posting on this site, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) me and/or relevant affiliated companies the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to use your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, in television programs, books, articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed.

You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you have posted and that the public posting and use of such content by me will not infringe the rights of any third party. Additionally, you warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for any materials you may post on this site.


I may, at my discretion, suspend or terminate the registration of any forum user or general user who violates any of these terms of use of use, any of the forum member guidelines or for any other behaviour that I in my discretion believe is inappropriate.


The information, services, products, claims, topics, and materials on this site are provided ‘as is’ and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. I disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied effectiveness of the ideas or strategies listed on this site as well as those that are provided in my products or to my participants at my events. The only exception is the guarantees of satisfaction and graduation that are clearly labelled guarantees within this site.

Neither I nor any of my respective licensors or suppliers warrant that any functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither I nor any of my respective licensors or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products, information or materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not I or any of my respective licensors or suppliers) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

I do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any writers, speakers, products or services offered on this site or those I link to. I am not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third-party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will I or any of my suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials or information on this site, or any products or services provided pursuant to this site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by me or any of my suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to me, if any, for accessing this site.

Under no circumstances will I be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any advice, goods or services you receive from a guest speaker on this site or at one of my events.

I am also not responsible or liable for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to my guest blog posters or speakers in connection with the display of their photo, name, or biography posted on this site or in my marketing materials.

No Professional Advice

The information contained in or made available through this site (including but not limited to information contained on message boards, in text files, or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, psychological, or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Although I am a qualified psychotherapist, I make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through this site.

Neither I nor any partners or affiliates will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by your use of this site, you agree not to attempt to hold me liable for any such decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

 Earnings Disclaimer

All products and services promoted by my company are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on this page or any content is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings, and I do not offer any legal, medical, tax or other professional advice. Any financial numbers referenced here, or on any of this site that this is linked to, are illustrative of concepts only and should not be considered average earnings, exact earnings, or promises for actual or future performance.

Making decisions based on any information presented in products, events, services, or anything else on this website, should be done only with the knowledge that you could experience risk or losses just like any entrepreneurial endeavour. Use caution and always consult your accountant, lawyer or professional advisor before acting on this or any information related to a lifestyle change or your business or finances. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by your registration here you agree not to attempt to hold me liable for your decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

Parental Permission

This site is not directed to children under the age of 16 and I will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. I strongly recommend that parents participate in their children’s exploration of the internet and any online services and use their browser’s parental controls to limit the areas of the internet to which their children have access. I may, at my discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and I may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

Confidentiality and Non-Compete

Users of this site hereby understand that the tools, processes, strategies, materials and information presented on this site are copyrighted and proprietary, so users agrees not to record, duplicate, distribute, teach or train from my information in any manner whatsoever without my express written permission. Any unauthorized use or distribution of this site proprietary concepts, materials, and intellectual property by you or your representatives is prohibited and Promoter will pursue legal action and full damages if these terms are violated in order to protect its rights.

James Hammond, The Brand Doctor, 2018. The Brand Doctor is a registered trade mark.


Brand Doctor: A brief bio.

I’ve spent nearly 40 years in advertising, marketing, design and branding. Starting life as a graphic designer and copywriter, I worked for Top-100 companies. I then progressed to heading up brand consultancies responsible for sales and marketing, branding, corporate identity and advertising for Yellow Pages, Virgin, AVIVA, EMI and British Telecom to name a few.

Throughout the years, I’ve also helped smaller businesses dramatically improve profits through building a powerful brand. (Not-for-profit organisations have seen their donor income increase using my brand approach too.)

I’m also a qualified psychotherapist. How people think and behave is crucial to knowing how to brand a business, and with 15 years of experience in the field of psychology, I'm better equipped than most to deliver brands that connect and engage with customers.

Psychology is a rare ingredient in marketing, but it should really lead the way. My psychotherapy work greatly influences the approach to branding I teach and formed the basis for my international best-selling book Branding Your Business.

‘James gave two consecutive keynotes for the past three years at our annual Indonesian Superbrands Conference. He is a breath of fresh air, bringing clarity and understanding to an audience of 400 senior marketing executives hungry for knowledge of ways to create leading-edge business and branding strategies.

James also gave two brilliant keynotes on the subject of sustainability, in advance of his new book The Starfish Business. He is now a Member of the Board of Advisors, Most Valued Business Indonesia, an exciting new initiative to recognise brands not just for their revenue, but for their social responsibility.

Whenever James comes to Indonesia, his fans eagerly await the latest from the Brand Doctor – and they are never disappointed. Thanks James – and good luck in all you do.’

– Alistair Speirs OBE
Chairman, Superbrands Indonesia
and Most Valued Brands

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