Material Connection Disclosure

The Legal Stuff Delivered Straight Up:

It is hereby disclosed that Todd L. Gray, DBA Gray Matter Development, LLC., and/or Nice Ice, Inc., of Roseburg, Oregon via this web site and other mediums on the internet and by email may have a Material Connection with various online diamond vendors and manufacturers of diamonds and fine jewelry.  You should assume that there is a material connection in the form of an affiliate relationship between Todd Gray, et al, and the providers of the goods and services mentioned throughout this web site and via any correspondence  or conversation.  It is recommended that you conduct your own due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.

The Common Sense is Not So Common Explanation:

I was employed as a professional diamond buyer for 25+ years and specialize in diamonds of extremely fine make… You’re interested in buying a diamond, but might not necessarily want to spend all of your free time learning everything that there is to know about diamonds in order to do so… I’ve shared tons of diamond grading knowledge for free, it’s yours for the taking just for reading the tutorials and blog posts which are available on this web site.  If you choose to purchase a product or service which I recommend via one of the links provided on this web site from a recommended vendor, I may be compensated by that vendor in the form of an affiliate commission which makes it worthwhile for me to keep banging away on the keyboard of my computer… In reality, it costs you little if anything because I’m paid out of the vendors pocket and not your own, your price on the product or service does not change regardless of whether you find them via an affiliate link which I provide or decide to forego the links which I provide completely and visit their web site on your own.  But if for some reason you don’t want to contribute to my dark chocolate addiction, that’s cool also, just read the information and don’t click on of the links to my sponsors: Brian Gavin DiamondsHigh Performance Diamonds, Blue Nile, James Allen, because doing so might cause you to buy something without being consciously aware that you are doing so… that’s sarcasm by the way, I feel the need to point that out just in case the folks at the Federal Trade Commission aren’t aware of it.

Of course, I do hope that you find my experience and insight helpful enough that you want me to receive compensation for my time and effort and that you’ll click on the links provided to purchase products and services which I find beneficial, or at the very least mention my contribution to the vendor when you call them or send them an email.  I only work with vendors and service providers who I respect and who I tend to have a personal relationship with because that enables me to be confident that my recommendations are the best available at the current time.  Naturally you should take nothing which I say at face value because sometimes my rants are just rants based upon my thoughts, which are based upon my personal preferences and represent my own personal belief system… I encourage you to develop your own belief system and be responsible for your own actions by challenging everything that I say and put it to the test by taking the time to conduct your own due diligence prior to making a purchase or contracting a service.  You have a brain and you should use it, mine is cluttered up with my own opinions and preferences.  So don’t take anything that I say at face value, heck no… take it under advisement and then ponder it for awhile.  If what I say makes sense, then I hope that you’ll click on one of those BIG SCARY AFFILIATE LINKS in order to help fund my writing efforts so that other people may continue to benefit from my knowledge and experience.  Thank you for your time.

Applicable Law:

By visiting the Nice Ice web site(s), you agree that the law of The State of Oregon, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, shall govern these Terms of Use and any dispute that may arise between you and Todd Gray, or the parent company Gray Matter Development, LLC., et al. If any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision, or any portion thereof, contained in these Terms of Use is unenforceable in any respect, such provision shall be deemed limited to the extent that such court deems it enforceable, and as so limited shall remain in full force and effect. If such court shall deem any such provision, or portion thereof, wholly unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and the parties relating to your access to and use of the Nice Ice web site(s).

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