Disclosures, Privacy, & all the Legal Stuff
Here's all the legal stuff that is supposed to be included in a professional blog. I repeat a lot of things a few times to make sure I have everything covered.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this blog is for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not professional advice and should not be construed as such. The content on this blog is the opinion of the author and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.
Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. However, I only recommend products or services that I have personally used or believe will add value and be helpful to my readers.
Please note that the use of affiliate links does not influence the opinions or recommendations provided on this blog. I am committed to providing honest and accurate information to my readers.
By using this blog, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the author, the blog, and any of its affiliates from any and all claims, damages, or expenses that arise from your use of the information provided on this blog.
Copyright Notice: All content on this blog, including text, images, graphics, and other materials, is protected by copyright law. The content on this blog is owned by Tara Ivey unless otherwise stated.
Unauthorized use of any content on this blog is strictly prohibited. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of any content on this blog without our prior written consent.
If you would like to use any content on this blog, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission. In your request, please include a description of how you intend to use the content, as well as the name of the author and a link to the original content.
Information I Collect:
How I Use Your Information:
I use your personal information to communicate with you, to improve my website and services, and to personalize your user experience. I may also use your information to send you marketing or promotional materials, but only if you have given me permission to do so.
I do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes. However, I may share your information with trusted third-party service providers, such as website hosting companies or email service providers, who assist me in operating my website or delivering my services.
How I Protect Your Information:
I take the security of your personal information seriously and take reasonable steps to protect it from unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction. I use industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information, including SSL encryption for website traffic and secure storage of user data.
You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information that I hold. You may also unsubscribe from my newsletter or marketing emails at any time by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email.
Third-Party Links and Tools:
My website may contain links to third-party websites or use third-party tools or plugins, such as social media sharing buttons. These third-party websites, tools, or plugins may have their own privacy policies that govern the collection and use of your personal information. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties and encourage you to review their privacy policies before using their services.
Terms of Service.
By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service").
Content and Use:
All content on my blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional advice. I do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information on this website. You are solely responsible for any reliance you place on the information presented on this website.
All content on this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and software, is the property of me or my licensors and is protected by copyright law. You may not use any content on this website without my express written permission.
Links to Third-Party Websites:
This website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by me. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party websites and encourage you to review their terms of service and privacy policies before using their services.
Limitation of Liability:
I am not liable for any damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of or in connection with your use of this website or any content on this website.
You agree to indemnify and hold me harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of this website or any content on this website.
Modifications to Terms of Service:
I reserve the right to modify or update these Terms of Service at any time. If I make material changes to these Terms of Service, I will notify you by email or by posting a notice on my website.
I reserve the right to terminate your access to this website at any time and without notice, for any reason or no reason at all.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction:
These Terms of Service are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Service shall be resolved in the courts of the United States.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Service or your use of this website, please contact me at email@example.com.
Comment Policy (should I ever open a comments section)
I encourage and appreciate comments on my posts. However, I reserve the right to remove any comments that violate the following guidelines:
Be respectful: Please be respectful of other commenters and avoid personal attacks, derogatory language, and offensive content.
Stay on topic: Please keep your comments relevant to the post you are commenting on. Off-topic or spam comments will be removed.
No self-promotion: Please do not use the comments section to promote your own website, products, or services. Such comments will be removed.
No illegal or harmful content: Please do not post comments that contain illegal, harmful, or fraudulent content. Such comments will be removed.
Use proper language: Please use proper grammar and avoid excessive capitalization or use of symbols.
No plagiarism: Please do not post comments that contain content copied from other sources without attribution.
I reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these guidelines or for any other reason, without notice or explanation.
By commenting on my blog, you grant me a license to use, display, and reproduce your comment in any form, including but not limited to my blog, social media accounts, and other marketing materials.
I am not responsible for the content of user-generated comments and do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any comments posted on my blog.