Terms & Conditions
By using this site, balancedfriends.com, you agree to the following terms of service.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by balancedfriends.com, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by balancedfriends.com or otherwise.
By submitting Content to balancedfriends.com for inclusion on this Website, you grant Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, balancedfriends.com has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any balancedfriends.com policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in our sole discretion. balancedfriends.com will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
RESPONSIBILITY OF WEBSITE VISITORS
balancedfriends.com has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, balancedfriends.com does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. balancedfriends.com disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Visitors further acknowledge understanding that:
All articles, information, and resources published by Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke are based on the individual author’s opinion and are meant to motivate readers to make their own nutrition and health decisions after consulting with their health care provider. Authors are not doctors, lawyers or medical professionals, and all readers should consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis or determine a treatment for a medical condition. All information contain in individual e-books is the sole opinion of the author and copyright is owned by each author.
Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements within these ebooks have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Some of the links in text, print or images on this site or within individual e-books may be affiliate links. In this case, the author will receive a small commission if something is purchased through these links.
CONTENT POSTED ON OTHER WEBSITES
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which balancedfriends.com links, and that link to balancedfriends.com. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke do not have any control over those non-balancedfriends.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a external website or webpage, Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke do not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-balancedfriends.com websites and webpages.
Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Website is provided “as is”. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event will Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Buurke under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
GENERAL REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke, or by the posting by Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke of a revised version.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Balanced Freinds we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we really need it.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to balancedfriends.com website choose to interact with Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke in ways that require gathering personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that is gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with balancedfriends.com – by purchasing access to meal plans or health coaching – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, balancedfriends.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with balancedfriends.com. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Balanced Friends behalf or to provide services available at balancedfriends.com websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Balanced Friends, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of balancedfriends.com website and have supplied your email address, Balanced Friends may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Balanced Friends Community. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Samantha Harnish and Alyssa Burke take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
(Note, parts of this policy are taken from wordpress.com under their Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and link to WordPress.com somewhere on your site.)