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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Last Updated: 11/7/2017

By Amber’s Hands LLC (“us,” “we” or “our”) owns and operates By Amber’s Hands (byambershands.com) (“website”). Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully before using this website. Your access and use of this website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance to these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access the website.

By visiting this website, you engage in our service and accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms, then you may not access the website.

  1. Intellectual Property

We are the owners of all information contained on this website. We are the owners of any and all copyrights, trademarks, design rights and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) related to the content and work product on this website.

Information on this website may be copied for personal use only. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of the author. Requests to the author and publisher for permission should be addressed to the following email: [email protected]

We allow link backs to this website, as long as you clearly credit this website and provide a hyperlink back to this website.

We reserve all rights and nothing in these Terms grants you a right or license to use any information provided on this website.

  1. Website Content

All content on this website is for informational purposes only. We do not make any representations regarding the completeness or accuracy related to the information found on this website. We are not responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information provided on this website. The access and use of any content on this website does not guarantee any specific results and we are not responsible or otherwise liable in any way for your reliance, acts or failures to act with regard to the information presented on this website. You are responsible for your own actions and your reliance upon the content of this website is done solely at your own risk.

  1. Blog Comments or Use Generated Content

Any user generated content on this website (i.e. through blog comments or social media posts) will be publicly available to other users. You own the rights to any content that you post on this website, but agree to give us a license so that this content can be shared on this website.

We reserve the right to remove any content that we determine to be unlawful, inappropriate, offensive or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms. By posting or submitting any material or information to this website, you agree to grant us an unlimited license so that this content can be shared on this website. If any user generated content is found to be copyright infringement, we will respond to and comply with any DMCA Take Down Notices.

  1. Purchases

If you wish to purchase any product or service made available on the website, you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to the purchase.

  1. Payment Policy

We do not currently accept payment on this website. In the event that changes, the Privacy Statement will contain information regarding how secure transactions are processed on our website.

  1. Termination

We reserve the right to terminate any users for abuse of these Terms. We reserve the right to remove unlawful, obscene, inappropriate or otherwise undesirable shares or comments on our blog or social media channels.

  1. Governing Law

If any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Terms will be construed with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. These Terms are governed in accordance with the laws of Minnesota and the United States.

  1. Links to Other Web Sites

This website may contain links to third-party websites that we do not own or control. Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by these Terms or our website’s Privacy Policy.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

  1. Warranty Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. We disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, regarding this website, to the fullest extent of the law. We make no warranties that access to this website will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume full responsibility and assume all risks when you access this website, download any files, use any information or content or participate in any other manner.

  1. Limitation of Damages

In no event shall we (or any affiliated parties) be liable to you for any loss or damages resulting from the use or display of your user generated content, you use or access to this website, the website generally or any other interactions with the website or us. You hereby release us from liability or responsibility for any claims related to your use, access or reliance of this website.

  1. Affiliate Links

This website may include “affiliate links,” wherein we receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the link. However, all opinions are our own and we only endorse or link to products and services that we genuinely recommend.

  1. Updates

These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

  1. Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at: [email protected]

DISCLOSURE

Last Updated: 11/7/2017

This is a personal blog and all opinions are my own.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

This blog/website occasionally receives compensation, discounts and/or complimentary items or services in exchange for a review or promotion. Additionally, I occasionally use affiliate links for products that I recommend, meaning that if you purchase anything through my affiliate links, I will receive a commission. You will not pay more if you purchase through my affiliate link. I will always disclose when one of my links is an affiliate link and I only promote or endorse products or services that I honestly believe in and recommend. All reviews are based on my honest opinion.

I am not a professional dietician, doctor, or other medical professional and all information presented on this blog is for educational or informational purposes only. The information presented is from my own personal experiences and is not a guarantee or promise of specific results. You should not rely on my experiences or results and should always consult with a professional before relying on information on this blog/website.

Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions related to reviews, information or sponsored posts on this blog, please contact us at: [email protected]

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: 05/24/2018

By Amber’s Hands LLC (“us,” “we” or “our”) owns and operates By Amber’s Hands (byambershands.com)] (“Website”). This privacy statement applies to our collection, use and sharing of personal information we receive from visitors and users of this website.

We use personal information solely for the purpose of providing and improving this Website. By using the Website, you agree to this privacy policy, including the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy statement. If you disagree with any aspect of this privacy policy, please discontinue use of this Website.

  1. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

While using the Website, you may provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information includes any of the following: your first and last name, your email address, you shipping and/or billing address and/or your credit card information if you make a purchase on this website (collectively “Personal Information”).

Like many other sites, we collect information that your browser sends when you visit our Website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), browser information, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) information, the pages of our Website that you visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics. We also use third party services such as Google Analytics and Jetpack to collect, monitor and analyze Log Data.

1a. How Jetpack uses your data:

Activity Log
This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced: Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Carousel
Image views are only recorded if the site owner, has explicitly enabled image view stats tracking for this feature via the jetpack_enable_carousel_stats filter.

Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Image views.

Comment Likes
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

Activity Tracked: Comment likes.

Gravatar Hovercards

Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.

Jetpack Comments

Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.

Data Synced: All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.

Likes
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Mobile Theme

Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Notifications
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.

Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

Sharing

Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

WordPress.com Secure Sign On
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site with WordPress.com accounts.

Data Used: User ID (local site and WordPress.com), role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.

Data Synced: The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

WordPress.com Toolbar
This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

Cookies: “Cookies” are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many other websites, we use cookies to collect information solely for the purposes of analysis of content performance.

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. 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.

Cookies may also be used by the advertisers on our site. We currently have ads run by Media.net and Amazon. Both of these corporations use cookies in their advertisements. To read the Media.net privacy policy, click here.

Google Analytics also uses cookies to run analytics on our site. The information collected by Google Analytics is used to report statistics about user interactions on our site. By Amber’s Hands LLC has applied IP Anonymization within Google Analytics to protect the privacy of our users. You can opt out of Google Analytics by using this browser add onRead Google’s privacy policy here.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time in your browser’s settings. Please refer to the help section of your browser for instructions on how to do this. If you choose to disable cookies, this may affect your ability to access or use some portions of our Website.

  1. Personal Information Use and Sharing

Except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share Personal Information with vendor service providers of this Website, such as the servers for our email communications. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with this policy.

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

In general, any Personal Information that you provide to us is used solely to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact Website visitors in response to questions, solicit feedback and share promotional offers. See Section 4 for more information regarding our email marketing.

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.

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.

In the event that we undergo a business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition or partial sale with another company, your Personal Information may be transferred. You consent that such transfer may occur and is permitted by this policy.

  1. Information You Provide

When you leave a comment on this website, you are giving implied consent for this comment and your information to appear on our website. In leaving a comment, your name and email address will not be shared with any third party. We may use your email address solely to respond to your comment. However, we are not liable or responsible for the actions of other individuals and the unauthorized use by such information that your voluntarily share.

We have public social media accounts and social sharing options on our website. If you choose to interact on social media with us or our accounts, you are advised that any interactions on those accounts are publicly available. The plugin we use to provide you with social share buttons does not retain any personal information, but the social sites you share to may use cookies or retain your private information. Please refer to the privacy policies of the individual social sharing sites you use.

If you choose to share a testimonial on this Website, we will first obtain your written permission via email before including your name and testimonial on our website.

As of 25 May 2018, you will be able to request that your personal information you have provided to this website be permanently forgotten. If you would like to make this request, please email [email protected] to request your personal information be forgotten.

  1. Email Marketing

If you choose to opt in to our email newsletter, you will occasionally receive emails regarding updates to this website or other information related to this website that may be of interest. You may opt out of our email newsletter at any time. Our email newsletter is managed through an email list management provider and opting out of one of our email lists may not necessarily remove you from all emails. Should you have any issues or problems unsubscribing, please contact us at [email protected].

If you correspond with us via email, we may retain the email messages and correspondence, but will not share this information with any third party.

  1. Security

We make every attempt to keep your Personal Information secure, but we realize that no transmission over the internet is 100% secure. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, but we cannot guarantee absolute security. By using this Website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

  1. Links to Other Websites

This Website includes links to other websites. Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Website’s Terms and Conditions.

When you click on links on our Website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

  1. Updates

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

  1. Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at: [email protected]