Legal

DISCLOSURE POLICY

In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, it is important to disclose the following to you:

The content of this blog is a source of income for me and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.

I will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that I have, in fact, used and that I feel will be beneficial to you, the reader.

Products provided to me by my advertising partners for my review are given to us free of charge with no cost to ourselves. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.

You can trust this site. I will always give my genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not I am partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.

My number one priority is accuracy and fairness to you, the reader, and I would never compromise the truth at the expense of my integrity.

Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of this blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate myself for my time, research, and ideas. I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every piece of content published.

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is of extreme importance to me! This privacy policy outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by my blog and how it is used.

My website (www.thepatriotbelle.com) does not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings. We respect your right to turn of tracking in your settings but know that some features of this site may not continue to work properly or you may not have access to features on this site. The following are provided to help you make any changes you may choose. 

Activate DO NOT TRACK on Google Chrome

Activate DO NOT TRACK on Safari 

Activate DO NOT TRACK on IOS Devices  

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

I use third-party advertising companies (i.e. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon) to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

You may also review how third party companies use tracking:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

Google – https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us

Pinterest – https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, my site makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

This website also uses cookies to store information about visitor preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

The Patriot Belle may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. The Patriot Belle uses the services of ConvertKit for delivery of email updates. ConvertKit’s use of your personal information is subject to ConvertKit’s privacy policy.

Opt In / Opt Out Policy

The Patriot Belle will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent.You can decline to submit personal information at any time.

If you decline, The Patriot Belle may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to belle@thepatriotbelle.com but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.

Children Under the Age of 18

The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe I might have any information from or about a child younger than 18 years of age, please contact me at belle@thepatriotbelle.com.

Data Security  

We have implemented measures designed to secure information provided on this Website by you from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, this website works in conjunction with other third party sites and services and is not responsible or liable for breaches that occur on any third party site, program or cloud storage provider.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy  

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address you provide to us and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of the policy. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to belle@thepatriotbelle.com.

Terms of Use  

These terms of use are entered into by and between You and The Patriot Belle, LLC, a Idaho limited liability company (“The Patriot Belle”) (“Company”,  “Belle”, “I”, “me,” “we”, or “us”). The following terms and conditions, these “Terms of Use”, govern your access to and use of https://www.thepatriotbelle.com (“Website”),  including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through Website. 

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. 

By using the Website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found at https://www.thepatriotbelle.com/disclosure-and-privacy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Affiliate Disclosure

This site may contain links to affiliate sites or products which provide advertising and other fees to, The Patriot Belle, at no expense to you.

Intellectual Property Rights  

The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website, except as follows:

Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.

You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.

You may print [or download] one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.

Items purchased from this site are governed by that item(s) End User License Agreement.

YOU MAY NOT:

Modify copies of any materials from this site.

Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.

Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site. 

Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: belle@thepatriotbelle.com

Trademarks  

The Company name, the Company logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses  

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website:

In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.

For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.

To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out below in these Terms of Use.

To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent.

To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing.

To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.

Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.

Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.

Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.

Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.

Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

User Contributions  

The Website may content or materials submitted by users and contributors (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.

Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and our licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material. 

You represent and warrant that:

You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our licensees, successors, and assigns.

All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination  

We have the right to:

Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.

Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Website or the public, or could create liability for the Company.

Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. 

YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY/ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY/SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section. 

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.

Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

Be likely to deceive any person.

Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.

Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.

Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.

Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Copyright Infringement  

If you believe that any material on Website violates your copyright, please see contact the Company as outlined below. It is the policy of the Company to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.

  • Copyright Complaints

Email: belle@thepatriotbelle.com

To meet the notice requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has 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
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.  

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

From time to time this site may provide information regarding wellness. It should be noted that this is not medical advice and should not be treated as medical advice. The information regarding wellness provided on the Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Website makes no representations or warranties in relation to wellness.You must not rely on the information on the Website as an alternative to advice from your medical professional or healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment as a result of any information provided on the Website.

From time to time, the Website may publish content with recipes for beauty or health products. All such recipes have been tried and used successfully, but results may vary from person to person. Consult your medical professional before using any DIY beauty or health products from the Website if you have concerns about how you may react to the use of any particular recipe or ingredient. By voluntarily creating and using any recipe provided on the Website, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result.

This Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Changes to the Website  

We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website  

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Online Purchases

All purchases through our site or other transactions for the sale of goods, services or information formed through the Website or resulting from visits made by you are governed by the Terms of Sale, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use.

Linking to the Website and Social Media Features  

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.

This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website.

Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website.

Cause limited portions of content on this Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.

Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.

Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

The website from which you are linking, or on which you make certain content accessible, must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice to our discretion.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data.

Your Use Of The Website, Its Content, And Any Services Or Items Obtained Through The Website Is At Your Own Risk. The Website, Its Content, And Any Services Or Items Obtained Through The Website Are Provided On An “As Is” And “As Available” Basis, Without Any Warranties Of Any Kind, Either Express Or Implied. Neither The Company Nor Any Person Associated With The Company Makes Any Warranty Or Representation With Respect To The Completeness, Security, Reliability, Quality, Accuracy, Or Availability Of The Website. Without Limiting The Foregoing, Neither The Company Nor Anyone Associated With The Company Represents Or Warrants That The Website, Its Content, Or Any Services Or Items Obtained Through The Website Will Be Accurate, Reliable, Error-free, Or Uninterrupted, That Defects Will Be Corrected, That Our Site Or The Server That Makes It Available Are Free Of Viruses Or Other Harmful Components, Or That The Website Or Any Services Or Items Obtained Through The Website Will Otherwise Meet Your Needs Or Expectations.

Limitation on Liability  

In No Event Will The Company, Its Affiliates, Or Their Licensors, Service Providers, Employees, Agents, Officers, Or Directors Be Liable For Damages Of Any Kind, Under Any Legal Theory, Arising Out Of Or In Connection With Your Use, Or Inability To Use, The Website, Any Websites Linked To It, Any Content On The Website Or Such Other Websites, Including Any Direct, Indirect, Special, Incidental, Consequential, Or Punitive Damages, Including But Not Limited To, Personal Injury, Pain And Suffering, Emotional Distress, Loss Of Revenue, Loss Of Profits, Loss Of Business Or Anticipated Savings, Loss Of Use, Loss Of Goodwill, Loss Of Data, And Whether Caused By Tort (Including Negligence), Breach Of Contract, Or Otherwise, Even If Foreseeable.

The Foregoing Does Not Affect Any Liability That Cannot Be Excluded Or Limited Under Applicable Law.

Indemnification  

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction  

All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of IDAHO without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of IDAHO or any other jurisdiction).

Arbitration  

At Company’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from the use of these Terms of Use or the Website, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying IDAHO law.

Limitation on Time to File Claims  

Any Cause Of Action Or Claim You May Have Arising Out Of Or Relating To These Terms Of Use Or The Website Must Be Commenced Within One (1) Year After The Cause Of Action Accrues, Otherwise, Such Cause Of Action Or Claim Is Permanently Barred.

Waiver and Severability  

No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement  

The Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Sale constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and The Patriot Belle, LLC regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website.