EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1st, 2019
Hi Wholesome Family Living Users,
As with all things on this blog, we want you to feel safe here. We want to be transparent and honest about everything that’s going on here. That means that we are going to take a moment to list out all of the legal matters of what is going on here. It’s going to sound formal, and honestly be a bit boring, but we want you to understand how we are running this site.
The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to COG Financial LLC (also referred to as the “Company”). The below Policies apply when you visit or use the Company website (wholesomefamilyliving.com which is also referred to as the “Site”), social media channels, or use or purchase our products such as but not limited to: printables, courses, information resources, and actual physical products (also referred to as “Products”). The term “user,” “you” and “your” refers to site visitors (such as yourself) and users of the Site and customers of our Products.
We reserve the right to change these Policies or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, at any time, in which case we will post the revised Policies on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Policies, as modified.
Terms of Service
This site uses stock photography for some of its posts in agreement with the providers terms of service and under the license of the company providing the photo’s.
Intellectual Property Rights
In a nutshell – don’t steal our stuff and if you give us stuff to use (comments, photos, etc.), we can use it however we see fit. In legal terms:
This Site, including all content available on this Site, are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licencors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is to be used solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may not use this Site or its content in a manner that is an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized by us, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from this Site. You may, however, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
By submitting any content to us through this Site (including, but not limited to: comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos), internet groups, social media venues, or to us through email, text or otherwise, you: (i) must be the owner of the content, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the content; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older (see Children Online Privacy Protection Act below). In addition, when you submit, email, text, or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address, or screen name, as we deem appropriate. We also have the right, but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and as such we may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.
You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us, the Site, or the Company. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content, or intellectual property.
Claims of Copyright Infringement (DMCA Notice)
We wholeheartedly respect the works of others by complying with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”). All content on the Site is the original work of the stated author unless noted, cited, or quoted. That being said, if you truly believe that something on this Site infringes upon your copyright, please notify us in writing. The DMCA specifies that all infringement claims must include the following:
- Clearly identify what work of yours was infringed upon, such as a link to your content
- Clearly identify what material of the Site is infringing upon your copyright, MUST include sufficient information such as a link to the content so that we can properly identify it on the Site
- Sufficient contact information so that we can reply to your complaint, MUST include name, owner of copyright, email address, and phone number.
- The notice must be signed by the person who owns the copyright or a person authorized to act on their behalf
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Copyright infringement claims with respect to the Site should be sent to us by email to email@example.com.
We will not process any incomplete notifications.
We will respond to any DMCA complaints in a timely manner and will remove any material found to be a copyright infringement.
THE USE OF THE SITE AND PRODUCTS ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE NATURE, CONTENT OR ACCURACY (EITHER WHEN POSTED OR AS A RESULT OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME) OF ANY CONTENT OF THE SITE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, LACK OF ERRORS, OR ACCURACY OF THE SITE, CONTENT, AND PRODUCTS. COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITES AND PRODUCTS SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR PRODUCTS, EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS BEFORE THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO YOUR CLAIMS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR INSURING YOURSELF FOR ANY AMOUNT GREATER THAN THESE AGREED UPON DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS.
Health and Wellness Related Content
This site offers health, wellness, fitness, and nutritional information that is solely written for informational purposes and is not a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Should you have health care concerns or questions about your health, you should seek a consultation from a physician or other health-care professional. DO NOT disregard, avoid, or delay getting professional medical help due to something that you read on this website. Under no circumstance should you use any of the information on the Site, including links to third-party websites, to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.
Nothing stated or posted on this site or available through any services are intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical or counseling care. For purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counseling includes, without limitation, obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology, maternal health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice.
The information on this Site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
It’s worth saying it again, THE USE OF THE SITE AND PRODUCTS ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Product Payment Method
The terms of payment are within our sole discretion. You agree to make full payments to the Company for purchased Product(s) at the time of purchase. No payment plans accepted. Orders are not binding upon unless until they are accepted by us. You authorize Company to automatically charge your credit card for any and all payment balances owed. We reserve the right to refuse and refund any order or part of an order placed on the Site.
Due to the electronic nature of the Products provided, no refunds will be given for any reason. All sales are final. By purchasing a Product, you agree to these terms.
Use of the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose is strictly prohibited. By using this Site, you agree not to use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use this website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of this Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through this Site. We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice, in such case, you are no longer authorized to access to those parts of the Site.
Here at Wholesome Family Living, we take your privacy very seriously and will do everything in our power to keep it safe. In this section of the Policies, we want to try to help you understand what data we collect, how we collect, and why we collect it. By using the Site, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree with these terms, please don’t use the Site.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act
This Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide us any information. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site, especially any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you might identify with. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Schools and parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.
If you are living in the EU and are under the age of 16, it is required by law that you obtain consent from your parents before subscribing to any email list. We do not target, cater, or provide products or services for 16 years and under and thus do not have a parental approval process.
What Personal Data We Collect
Information Voluntarily Submitted By You
This includes personal information that you willing hand over to use such as your name or email address. You also voluntarily give us your information when you submit a comment or fill out our contact form.
Information Automatically Collected From You
Certain information about you and the device you are viewing the Site from is automatically collected. For example, when you view the site, we collect you IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, links clicked, and the dates/times when you accessed the Site.
If you leave a comment on the Site, you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Wholesome Family Living is not responsible for the personal identifiable information that you choose to share on the Site.
When leaving a comment, 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. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
This Site uses Google Analytics to help us determine how users are engaging with our Site. Google analytics creates reports about the use of our Site. To opt-out, please go to Google’s opt-out page to be removed from this form of data collection.
How Your Information Might Be Used
Nothing sneaky going on here, we mostly use your information to get ahold of YOU. We want to keep you informed of what’s going on here at Wholesome Family Living through newsletters, emails, or communications. We will of course, have that handy unsubscribe button should you wish for us to no longer contact you. Should you submit an inquiry or comment, we would also use your information to get back in touch with you. Should you purchase one of our Products (which we hope you will), your information would be used to get that Product to you. Should we suspect any unauthorized or illegal activity, we might also use your information to protect, investigate, or deter such activity.
For our uses, your information also helps us operate and maintain this site. We also use your information to track and measure advertising on the Site.
We will NEVER, ever sell or rent your personal information to anyone. Period. However, if required by law, we will disclose your information as required by a subpoena, or similar legal process. We will also disclose your information if we have reason to believe that someone is doing something illegal, if we suspect fraud, if someone’s personal safety is at risk, or if we believe that someone has violated anything in these Policies.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that 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 We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How We Protect Your Data
Wholesome Family Living takes reasonable security measures to protect and keep your personal information confidential. The Site uses secure encryption on pages where credit card information is required. To do this, you will be required to use a modern SSL-enabled browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox, or Chrome). Doing so helps us keep your information as hidden as possible from shady folks trying to steal your information.
All that being said, we cannot guarantee the entire security of your information over something as insecure as the internet. Please do us both a favor by taking precautions yourself to keep your information as secure as possible on the internet.
Please also note that email is not a secure form of communication so please refrain from including private information in emails as much as possible.
In order to be fully transparent with you, we want you to know that while we enjoy blogging as much as the next folks, part of our motivation in running this site is for selfish reasons – we not only want to help you, the user, but we also want to generate income for our family. In order to do this, we participate in affiliate marketing. This basically means that we get paid a small commission by recommending products or having links to products that you can buy.
That being said, please know that we would never, ever recommend a product that we have not personally used or don’t believe in. In some cases, we have items we love that we purchase from local stores that are not available online, but we want to link you to a similar product that you would be able to see online so that you know what referring to. In those few cases, we may not have tried that specific brand ourselves, but we have done our best in researching the available online options to find you the closest possible product available to what we are buying. Again, we are not going to spam you with links for products all over our posts just to make money. These are products that we truly love and enjoy in our home.
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