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OssaJane is a personal life+style blog designed, written, and edited by Melissa. For questions about this blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
OssaJane participates in affiliate programs and accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid-for-click advertising and other forms of compensation. Related companies sell products through links provided on OssaJane.com, and in return, Melissa is paid a percentage of the sales price. This compensation will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of Melissa. All views and opinions on topics, products, or services are based on Melissa’s personal experiences and feelings, not because of endorsements. You should assume that when clicking on a link that takes you away from OssaJane.com, Melissa is being compensated monetarily or non monetarily.
You will see this disclosure when a post includes links to certain products that are affiliate links. I may make a small commission if you choose to purchase the item(s) provided through the link on OssaJane.com. I will only link to products that I have tried and think my readers will benefit from.
Melissa Mahon (OssaJane.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Terms of Service:
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, 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. These terms and conditions are considered an offer by Melissa, 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 rites, 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 towards individuals or entities, 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 Melissa or otherwise.
By submitting Content to Melissa for inclusion on the Website, you grant Melissa a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Melissa will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Melissa has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Melissa’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Melissa’s reasonable opinion, violates any Melissa 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 Melissa’s sole discretion. Melissa will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Responsibility of Website Visitors. Melissa 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, Melissa does not represent or imply that she endorses the material there posted, or that she 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. Melissa disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content posted.
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 OssaJane.com links, and that link to OssaJane.com. Melissa does not have any control over those websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a different website or webpage, Melissa does 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. Melissa disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of other websites and webpages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Melissa asks others to respect her intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by OssaJane.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Melissa in accordance with Melissa’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Melissa will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Melissa will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Melissa or others. In the case of such termination, Melissa will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Melissa.
Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Melissa to you any OssaJane.com or third-party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Melissa. Melissa, OssaJane.com, the OssaJane.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with OssaJane.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Melissa or Melissa’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any OssaJane.com or third-party trademarks.
Changes. Melissa reserves the right, at her 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. Melissa 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.
Termination. Melissa 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. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your OssaJane.com subscription (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website.
Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is.” Melissa 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 Melissa nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. 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 Melissa, 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; Melissa 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.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Melissa, its contractors, and its licensers, 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.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Melissa and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Melissa, or by the posting by Melissa of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in San Diego County, California. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Diego, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Melissa may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Melissa Mahon (“Melissa“) operates OssaJane.com and may operate other websites. It is Melissa’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Melissa collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Melissa’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Melissa’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Melissa may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Melissa also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on OssaJane.com blogs/sites. Melissa only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Melissa’s websites choose to interact with Melissa in ways that require Melissa to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Melissa gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at OssaJane.com to provide a username and email address. Melissa collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Melissa. Melissa does 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.
Melissa may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Melissa may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Melissa does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Melissa 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 Melissa’s behalf or to provide services available at Melissa’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Melissa’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Melissa 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, Melissa discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Melissa believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Melissa, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user OssaJane.com and have supplied your email address, Melissa 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 the website and/or our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Melissa takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because Melissa values your privacy, she has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. She, therefore, will not distribute your personal information without your consent.