Disclaimers / Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://askmcconnell.com the main business page for Ask McConnell, LLC based in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Earth


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Only sharing is via standard Google and WordPress Analytics.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Our webhosting is through ionos, we use Office 365, Monday.com, and Google services for our day-to-day operations. So “your data”, the little we collect, may be on one of these platforms for CRM or analytics purposes.

Further Disclaimers

Speaking / Writing / Client Disclaimers – July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 Edition

Here are my disclaimers based on advice from many people of counsel.


The majority of the links that are related to our speaking / writing / YouTube related products / services are affiliate-based links.  Why? so we can continue to increase the quality and value of our offerings, okay, and buy toys for our Jeep…hehe.


The views expressed on this site are the views and experiences of the individuals that may or may not be employees, guests and other professionals. They are not necessarily the views of the author’s previous employer, pro bono clients, church, vendors, certification organizations, standards bodies, or the industry.  Every attempt to avoid discussion of confidential information has been taken. Names may have been changed….you know why….to protect the vulnerable. 

Created Content

Contents and posts are our own and not on behalf of my previous employer, nor based on information we might have with a nexus to my previous employer.  We have created a number of “tools” and content that we built externally then used a modified version of inside my previous employment or current/future clients, such activities with full disclosure, be believe.  Content potentially created “on the clock” of others, that is generic and not company specific may show up on this site.

Previous Employer Requirements

I will not be derogatory towards my previous employer and all clients must not redirect business away from my previous employer to me without legal approval of all parties. 

Also we are HQ’ed in the State of Texas that has strict statues on Private Security. We are also fully aware that the content on this site could be seen as activities requiring a security related license in other cities, counties, states, or countries and we respect that need.  As we learn more about the license requirements, we will update this disclaimer to reflect absolute transparency and integrity on the purpose of this site.

US Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255

Use of Endorsements and Testimonial in Advertising  Disclosure Statement  The product(s) reviewed / mentioned on this blog, website, podcast were provided free of charge or we paid for them in a retail/online environment. We are not compensated monetarily for a review. Our only compensation is the possibility to keep the reviewed product for my own enjoyment or utilize it as a giveaway on this site or other post-review consulting. The honest views and opinions of the product are our own and were not influenced or encouraged by the Seller/Manufacturer.


With the best of my ability, we have put forth all reasonable effort to ensure factual data in this site is accurate.  We are always available to review technology, gear, and other resources. Contact us at info@askmcconnell.com if you have a product you would like reviewed.  There will be times on the extremely conservative side, that a requested topic, comment, activity, product, service, may be in conflict with my obligations to other organizations and thus hope everyone respects our editorial authority to respect and mitigate that conflict.

State of Texas PSB Notice

We are licensed in the State of Texas under the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)’s Private Security Bureau (PSB). Comments / Complaints can be filed at: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/about-dps/complaints-compliments 

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