The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to Jon Stone Writes. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.
The term the “Service” refers to the blog, and any tutorials, advice or downloads found on this website.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.jonstonewrites.com.
We’re located at PO Box 186, Portville, NY, 14470.
The company is operated and owned by Jon Stone.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We may use contact forms to collect information from you. Intended usage for the information will be provided with the form. In all cases, data will only be used for the purposes of the form or to render or support the act of providing you with services and relevant marketing surrounding said services from ourselves.
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.
Our site also uses a security system that analyzes your IP address and browser user agent string to provide security related features such as blocking malicious addresses and known attackers. This system may store a cookie on your system that designates your browser as safe to browse the site.
Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We do not respond to DNT signals.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our site uses analytics services by both Google and Automattic. You have the option to opt-in to these cookies at the bottom of the page. If you do not see this bar, reset your browser’s cache and cookies and reload the page.
Information gathered by Google and Automattic is anonymized and only used in an aggregated manner to see overall traffic trends and to provide insight into how users browse to site to provide ease of use and improve overall site quality.
At the time of writing, analytics data is not used to drive advertising by any third-party service provided – including Google.
Who we share your data with
Depending on the features you use on our site, your personal data may be shared with third-party providers and subject to their own unique privacy policies.
Payment processing for any goods or services is handled through both Stripe (https://stripe.com/us/privacy) and PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full)
How long we retain your data
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.
All analytics data through Google is held for 14 months – the minimum allowed by Google Analytics.
What rights you have over your data
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.
To request data deletion or receive a copy of any personal data held related to your use of the site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
All other traffic is routed through our webhosting provider.
How we protect your data
Our site strives to protect your personal data as if it were our own.
To help with this, we use HTTPS and SSL for encryption of all traffic to and from the site. We also use two-party authentication where available and encrypt all off-site backups.
Site traffic is routed through an internal firewall and all site internals are continuously monitored for changes or malicious files to prevent security exploits and concerns.
What data breach procedures we have in place
While we hope to never need to use them, we do have plans in place should a data breach occur. Should a breach occur, we will notify any users whom have provided contact information within 72 hours of the occurrence.
This initial correspondence will include any relevant information as we know it when the alert is created. We will continue to follow-up as the situation resolves with additional recommended steps to further ensure security.
What third parties we receive data from
Our site does not receive information from any third-party providers. However, it may provide data to you through embedded media and other on-page features.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We currently do not use any analytics or personal data for the purposes of automated marketing or individual user profiling. We may use aggregated data to guide editorial flows, optimize services, or provide additional services. All email correspondence is managed by MailChimp to make adding or removing yourself from specific groups simple and quick.
For any inquiries, please contact Jon Stone at email@example.com. Mail correspondence is available at Jon Stone Writes, PO Box 186, Portville, NY, 14770.
Updated: May 2018
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BY VISITING JONSTONEWRITES.COM, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Jon Stone Writes. The term the “Site” refers to JonStoneWrites.com. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site. The term “Service” refers to any blog, and the advice, downloads or any tutorials found on this website.
Use of JonStoneWrites.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Jon Stone Writes, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.
USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE
To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years of age or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site. Information provided on the Site and in the Service related to blog, advice, downloads and other information are subject to change. Jon Stone Writes makes no representation or warranty that the information provided, regardless of its source (the “Content”), is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. Jon Stone Writes disclaims all liability for any inaccuracy, error, or incompleteness in the Content.
In order to use the Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, username and password, and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you give to Jon Stone Writes will always be accurate, correct, and up to date. You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own. Your account must not be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction.
You may use the Site and Service for lawful purposes only. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material which violates or infringes the rights of others, or which is threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable, contains injurious formulas, recipes, or instructions, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE
The Services are offered subject to our acceptance of your order or requests. We reserve the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so. No order is deemed accepted by us until payment has been processed. We may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site or Service, subject to us fulfilling our previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.
We endeavor to describe and display the Service as accurately as possible. While we try to be as clear as possible in explaining the Service, please do not accept that the Site is entirely accurate, current, or error-free. From time to time we may correct errors in pricing and descriptions. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order with an incorrect price listing.
MATERIAL YOU SUBMIT TO THE SITE
You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any artwork, photos, or other materials (collectively “Materials”) protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any Materials are not so protected rests entirely with you. You shall be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. For all Materials submitted by you to the Site, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute the Materials, and that the use or display of the Materials will not violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of third parties.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO YOUR MATERIALS
We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you supply to Jon Stone Writes. You retain copyright and any other rights you may rightfully hold in any content that you submit through the Site or Service. Content you submit to Jon Stone Writes remains yours to the extent that you have any legal claims therein. You agree to hold Jon Stone Writes harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, and expenses arising out of any potential or actual copyright or trademark misappropriation or infringement claimed against you. By posting material on the Site, you grant us a worldwide, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to use the material for promotional, business development, and marketing purposes.
OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Site and Service contain intellectual property owned by Jon Stone Writes, including trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the Site or Service
Content or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove you from the Service, without refund, if you are caught violating this intellectual property policy.
We may at any time amend these Terms and Conditions. Such amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you by us posting the new Terms and Conditions on this Site. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments. We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time. We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE. ADDITIONALLY, JON STONE WRITES IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH (I) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, DENIAL OF SERVICE, ATTACK, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; (II) LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, GOODWILL OR DATA; AND (III) THIRD PARTY THEFT OF, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION OR PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF OUR NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FAILURE OF AN ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES IN NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING APPLIES EVEN IF JON STONE WRITES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE DAMAGES. IN THOSE STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THE DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL JON STONE WRITES’ CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SERVICE YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM JON STONE WRITES, AND IF NO PURCHASE HAS BEEN MADE BY YOU JON STONE WRITES’ CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.
THIRD PARTY RESOURCES
The Site and the Service contain links to third party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third party websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with Jon Stone Writes. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
You shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments, and expenses, as well as third party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, Jon Stone Writes’ attorney’s fees, arising out of any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, or any use by you of the Site or Service. You shall provide us with such assistance, without charge, as we may request in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing us with such information, documents, records, and reasonable access to you, as we deem necessary. You shall not settle any third party claim or waive any defense without our prior written consent.
EFFECT OF HEADINGS
The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT; WAIVER
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Jon Stone Writes pertaining to the Site and Service and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings between us. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement by Jon Stone Writes shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by Jon Stone Writes.
These Terms and Conditions bind and inure to the benefit of the parties’ successors and assigns. These Terms and Conditions are not assignable, delegable, sublicenseable, or otherwise transferable by you. Any transfer, assignment, delegation, or sublicense by you is invalid.
Updated: May 2018
Dude, business is risky. And while I love using my experiences, and the experiences of countless other entrepreneurs I know, have worked with and have drank endless rounds of craft beers with, business is still risky. So my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. You get that, right? Cool. Oh, and if you need professional help, consider hiring a business consultant. Preferably one with a suit and briefcase.
Thanks for visiting! My blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. (And sometimes venting about inappropriate topics such as wine smuggling and/or individuals who wear Vibram Five Fingers to dinner parties. You know–the usual.) To write my articles, I use my experiences, the experiences of others and various other resources including but not limited to the wild wild web, the Encyclopedia Britannica (what? you didn’t buy the extended library collection of 1989?) and/or The Bible. (Kidding. But maybe not.) That said, my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. By visiting this site, you’re essentially signing a contract that says that you understand that I make no guarantees, and you won’t try to sue me or report me to the Trump administration. Because that would be awkward…
THE “I’LL GIVE YOU MY OPINION ABOUT YOUR SITUATION BUT DON’T SUE ME” DISCLAIMER
Of course, this is based on me taking a quick look, sans magnifying glass, as a favor–and not the usual review and analysis of all documents and factors that I would consider when working with you as a traditional paid client. (You also miss out on my witty emails and me showering you with compliments.) That said, my advice and opinion is taken into account at your own risk, but for a proper analysis, hire a lawyer/doctor/other licensed professional–preferably one with a fancy certificate on their wall. Because who doesn’t like a fancy certificate?
PROFESSIONAL GIVING ADVICE OVER THE PHONE/INTERNET
Technology is great, and so are phones/Skype/video chats. However, they can also be a little, say, limiting. Without consulting with you in person, the dynamics change a little bit, and I can’t conduct the extensive analysis that I would in an inperson setting. (Or buy you coffee at Starbucks.) Therefore, our conversation should not be considered a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a professional. The upside? You don’t have to wear any pants. Not a bonus to be taken lightly, of course.
AFFILIATE LINKS DISCLAIMER
Guess what? If you click on a link that I’ve provided, it might be a link to someone who will give me a commission if you buy something from their site. That means that I might get paid if you click on that link. And the reason why I’m telling you this is because I want to be upfront with you, and because it’s illegal not to. (So, you know, right side of the law and all.) That said, I promise to use any affiliate commissions earned for good causes: Things like reinvesting in this business to bring you even better resources, and quite possibly at least one Sunday trip to the zoo. Because…zoos.
We love our products, and we hope you do, too. That said, sometimes we might slip up, and sometimes, errors happen. Things like pricing or merchandise descriptions get mixed up, and then we look bad. While that stinks, what’s most important to us is that you’re happy. So while we can’t guarantee that all information on the site is always 100% accurate at any given time, if you do notice a mistake? Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. Since we can’t guarantee the products for your particular circumstances or purposes, nor the size, colors or other features, we can guarantee that we’ll give you the best customer service we can to remedy the situation.
Updated: May 2018