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  • This blog is owned by Steslie LLC (LLC). This blog is a personal blog owned, written, and edited by me, Stephanie Holmes. It represents solely my personal viewpoints, opinions, and expressions. Neither the LLC nor I make any representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog, and we expressly disclaim any liability for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied on this site, or regarding writers, speakers, products, or services offered on this site or those sites that are linked.
  • The information on this site does not constitute professional advice or services of any kind, including without limitation any legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice or services. Information on this site or made available through this site cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, psychological, or legal. You are exclusively responsible and accountable for your decisions and actions by your use of this site.
  • I hope to have a genuine, respectful, and productive conversation with you. In order to foster that type of dialogue, readers must abide by this Comment Policy.
  • I do not have an obligation to publish your comments. Specifically, I reserve the right to delete comments that are, in my sole opinion, (1) snarky; (2) off-topic; (3) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violate or encourage others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; (4) spam; (5) otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate.
  • You may post a link to your site or your blog post, although I reserve the right to remove it.
  • You may not post material that solicits funds or that advertises or solicits goods or services.
  • You retain ownership of your comments. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain ownership rights of your comment(s) and that you will relieve Steslie LLC or me personally of any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  • By commenting on this site, you are granting Steslie LLC a license to post your comments. This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. This license grants Steslie LLC the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, book, video, or presentation.

Simply in order to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings, I will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions or suggestions for topics on my blog or other form of publication.  I ask that you not send me any original creative ideas, suggestions, or materials.  If, despite this request, you do send me an idea, suggestion, or material (Submission), the Submission will become the property of Steslie LLC.  I will not be subject to any obligation of confidence for any Submission and will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission.  If you provide an unsolicited Submission, Steslie LLC will exclusively own all rights to the Submission worldwide, and will be entitled to its unrestricted use for any purpose, without compensation or notification to the provider of the Submission.  Given this fact, I respectfully request that you refrain from submitting creative projects or ideas to me.

  • Except as otherwise stated in this policy, I will never intentionally disclose or share your e-mail address or other private information about you as an individual user to any third party without your permission. Any comments you post will be displayed publicly, so please be mindful of any personal information contained in your comments. All e-mails you choose to receive through this site allow you the ability to unsubscribe at anytime.
  • This site may ask to collect some information from you in order to record and to support your participation in the activities you select. Such information is completely voluntary. If you do not provide some requested information, you may not be able to engage in a particular activity (e.g., receiving a newsletter or e-mail updates).
  • This site may contain links to other websites. These other websites may request information from you. In such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site.
  • When you use this site, my technology services provider(s) or I may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of this site and its services. This information is used to understand and to monitor traffic patterns on this site so that improvements can continually be made. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying you or any user individually. The information may be used for statistical analysis, marketing, or other promotional purposes.
  • This technical data is often tracked by “cookies.” Most browsers are set initially to accept cookies, however, you may be able to change your individual settings.
  • Exceptions to this Privacy Policy:
    • We will release specific information about you or your account in order to comply with any laws or valid legal inquiries or processes, such as search warrants, subpoenas, statutes, or court orders.
    • We will also release specific information in special cases, such as attempted breach of security of this site or in connection with an investigation into threatening, disturbing, or potentially illegal behavior.
    • I am not responsible for the privacy policies of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.
  • Disclosure of Material Connection:  Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.”  This means that if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising,” 16 CFR, Part 255.
  • I am currently affiliated with Amazon.com.
  • All content of this site is copyrighted and owned by Steslie LLC.  Please do not copy or distribute this content unless you are abiding by this Permissions Policy.
  • Without Permission:
    • You are free to do the following without my permission:
      • Link to this site or any specific post on this site.
      • Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, so long as you provide a link back to my original post.
      • Print off and post or photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your company or organization.
  • Not Without Permission
    • You must obtain my express written consent to do any of the following:
      • Exceed any of the limitations set forth in the preceding prohibitions.
      • Use, publish or reprint this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
      • Alter, transform, or build upon my work.
      • Translate my work into other languages (simply because I do not have the resources to validate the accuracy).
    • I do not permit re-posting of my posts in their entirety.
  • Guest Posts
    • Guest bloggers retain the copyright on their posts that they write for this site.  The above Permissions Policy does not apply to their content on my site.  If you have questions about guest bloggers’ policies, you must contact them directly.
  • The policies of this site and terms of use only apply to this site.  They do not apply to sites of other companies or organizations, including those that are linked by this site.  I do not maintain, create, endorse, or take any responsibility for the contents, advertising, products, or other materials made available through any other site, including those that are linked.  Under no circumstances will Steslie LLC or I personally be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any content, goods, or services available on any other site.
  • I reserve the right to change or edit any of the policies on this site at anytime and without advance notice.
  • By using this site you agree to accept and to abide by all of the policies herein.
  • I reserve the right to change the focus of the blog, to shut it down, or sell it, all in my own discretion.