1.) How did a person like me, with a site like mine actually end up getting a "contract" or document like the one I had received from NVIDIA?:Derek lays blame for the incident at the feet of "a non-NVIDIA employee (intern, contractor, etc…)". And it appears the head NVhonchos aren't going to let this kind of thing happen again:
It is unfortunate - but you don't always know who you are dealing with. Here at NVIDIA we have over 60 people in marketing and unfortunately, someone who thought he was doing the correct thing was not. The contract that is on Hypothermia (sp?) is a document that we use for corporate to corporate promotions.
For here on out all online promotions will be run through the PR department and voted on by a panel of marketing executives within NVIDIA.I'm pleased to see NVIDIA answering questions about this one. The other allegations about NVIDIA flying about in recent weeks just weren't as damning as these were, in my book.
I kinda get the feeling some heads may have rolled for this one. They may have been little, pointy, intern/contractor heads, but still..