Terms and conditions

By visiting this website, www.rachelgiesel.com, you are consenting to our terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this website. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

COMMENTS

You are welcome and encouraged to comment throughout this site. However, we reserve the right to delete any comments submitted to this website without notice at any time. We do not tolerate comments that are abusive, defamatory, offensive, mean, inappropriate, threatening, attacking. We also do not tolerate comments which are deemed to be spam or questionable spam.

Intellectual property

This website contains intellectual property owned by Rachel Giesel, including trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. This website and its content are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. We encourage you to share this website and its content in a way that is fair and properly attributed.

We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable license to use the website and the service subject to these terms. You may not use the website in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the website, which includes unauthorized copying or distribution of any of the content displayed or used in the website or creating an unauthorized derivative work. You may not modify or copy materials. You may not remove any copyright from materials. You may not distribute materials for commercial purposes. You agree not to sell, rewrite, modify, redistribute, create derivative works, or rent any part of the website or any information presented to you through the website.

We reserve all of our other rights not granted in these terms.

NO WARRANTIES

WE PROVIDE THIS WEBSITE "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE IS MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING ACCURACY, LIKELY RESULTS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE USE OF MATERIALS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF USING THE WEBSITE WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE, OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS THAT THIS CONTRACT CANNOT CHANGE. YOU USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE SERVICE PROVIDERS' LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION IS LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  

INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS

You hereby fully and completely hold harmless, indemnify and release me and any of my agents, consultants, affiliates, joint venture partners, employees, shareholders, directors, staff, team members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with my business or me from any and all causes of action, allegations, suits, claims, damages, or demands whatsoever, in law or equity, that may arise in the past, present or future that is in any way related to this website.

REVISIONS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS

The materials and content on this website could inadvertently contain technical, typographical, photographic inaccuracies or errors. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information shared on or through this website, these errors or omissions may occur. We do not warrant that any of the materials on this website are accurate, complete, or current. You agree that we are not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts referenced on or through this website, or of those of any other individual or company affiliated with this business or me in any way. You agree that we are not responsible for the accuracy of this Website, or for any errors or omissions that may occur. We may make changes to the materials contained on this website at any time without notice.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

We reserve the right to change these terms without notice at any time. Any updates to these terms will be posted on this page. 

Updated: July 2016.

PRIVACY POLICY

Federal law requires us to tell you how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Federal law also limits how we can use your personal information. Protecting the privacy and security of consumers' personal information is very important to us.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Rachel Giesel collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users of this website, http://www.rachelgiesel.com. This Privacy Policy applies to the website as well as all products and services offered by Rachel Giesel. By using our website, you consent to this Privacy Policy, whether or not you have read it. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do with the personal information we collect both online, on or through this website or its content, and offline.

WHY DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?

We collect and use this information to provide the products you ordered or to deliver the services you requested, tailored to your needs; to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested; to improve our website in order to better serve you; to allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests; to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature; to ask for ratings and reviews of services or products; to follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries); among other reasons related to this website.

Personal Identification Information

We may collect personal identification information when you visit our site, register on the site, place an order, receive an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, contact us with questions or comments in the contact form, comment on a post directly on the website, request more information, contact you to request feedback and provide news, updates, and offers, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available. In most cases, we collect limited personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, or email address.

We use third party services to collect personal financial information and do not see or store such information outside these services.

We collect and use only the minimum information necessary to respond to your concerns and questions. Any personal identification information you provide is voluntary. When you participate in the above mentioned activities, you are making voluntary disclosure of your personal information. Although we cannot guarantee confidentiality, we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. You may refuse to provide this information, but it may limit the participation you have in those activities. 

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect non-personal identification information about you when you interact with our website. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to our website, such as the operating system, the internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. It may also include demographic information, such as gender, age, and interests. This is essentially "traffic data" and cannot identify you personally, but is helpful with improvement of this website and marketing purposes.

Personal identification information and non-personal identification information will not be merged without prior consent from you. This information, collected through this site and from third party apps and services, is collected, used, and stored on an aggregate basis.

WHERE DOES YOUR INFORMATION GO?

We collect personal and non-personal identification information through this site and from third party apps and services. We may see certain personal and non-personal identification information from third party apps and services that allow us to monitor website traffic, email conversion, and other analytics data for the maintenance and improvement of this website. 

We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the website and the services we provide and the services and products we offer and sell and such third parties may have access to your personal information in order to perform their services. For example, we may use a third party to process payments made to us, and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting or other operations. We may contract with third party contractors to help us manage, monitor and optimize our website and the services and products we offer and sell. We may also use third party contractors to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, and communications. We may disclose non-personal information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal identification information to outside parties without your prior consent. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. However, non-personal identification information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

We use the following third party apps and services to facilitate our business by delivering orders, sending newsletters, accounting, and tracking analytics data for business purposes:

  • Google Analytics: Specifically, Google Analytics collects data about visitors to the website via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to other data which may be collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. We have also implemented Google Analytics Demographic and Interests Reporting. We do not merge personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature. Should you wish to opt out of any Google Analytics Advertising features, you are encouraged to change your Ad Settings and Ad Setting for mobile apps, through the NAI’s consumer opt-out, or by using any of the other opt-out options currently available: currently available opt-outs.
  • Mailchimp. More information is available here

COOKIE POLICY

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect information about the pages you view and your activities on the site, if you allow. They enable the site to recognize you by, for example, remembering your user name, offering a shopping cart, or keeping track of your preferences if you visit the site again, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. The cookie transmits this information back to the website's computer (or server) which generally is the only computer that can read it. You can set your web browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer, or to limit the type of cookies you allow. You can choose to turn off all cookies. See also more information on how to change cookies settings in popular desktop browsers. If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. This site uses single and multi-session cookies to enhance the visitor experience. We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data relating to this website. Use the link above to opt out.

ANTI-SPAM POLICY

We have a no-spam policy and comply with the CAN SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. You can opt-out of email correspondence at the end of every email. 

COPPA

We do not collect information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. This website is directed to individuals who are at least 13 years old or older.

OTHER WEBSITES

We are not responsible for or liable for the privacy policies of other websites, including those we are linked to or may work with. We are not responsible for the content, links, or practices used on these sites that link to or from our website. Please refer to their privacy policy to learn how your information is collected, used, and stored. 

Notification of changes

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. When this document is changed, we will update the date at the bottom of this page. Any changes that are made become effective immediately. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to check this page for any updates and changes to our privacy policy. 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Rachel Giesel - rachelgiesel@gmail.com - or visit our contact page.

Updated July 2016.