Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Last updated: October 11, 2018

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the https://readysetcharlotte.com website (our “Website”) operated by Ready, Set, Charlotte (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of our Website is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with our Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use our Website.

By accessing or using our Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of these terms, then you do not have permission to access our Website.

Disclaimer

This is a personal blog. All views and opinions expressed here are personal and belong solely to us and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that we may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated. Our views and opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

All content provided by us is for informational and entertainment purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Your use of our Website is at your sole risk. our Website is provided on an “as is”/“as available” basis and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Ready, Set, Charlotte, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) our Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) our Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using our Service will meet your requirements.

Photos

All content included on our Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Ready, Set, Charlotte or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. If used with watermark, no need to credit to us. For any edit to photos, including cropping, please contact us first.

Claims of Infringement

If you believe that any content appearing on our Website or social media channels infringes on your copyright, please let us know. E-Mail readysetcharlotte[at]gmail.com the following information to us and the infringing material will be removed as soon as possible:

(a) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(c) the exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
(d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
(e) your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
(f) a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf

Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Comments

Comments are welcome. However, we are not responsible for the content in comments and reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to us without notice due to:

  • Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  • Comments including profanity
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  • Comments containing hate speech, credible threats, or direct attacks on an individual or group

Disclosure

Our Website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

Our Website abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

We are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this Website receives compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Our Website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Intellectual Property


Our Website and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Ready, Set, Charlotte and its licensors. Our Website is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without our prior written consent.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Website may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that we will not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of our Service, or b) a breach of these Terms.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall we, nor our directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Privacy Policy

The privacy of those who visit our web site is of primary concern to us. This “Privacy Policy” describes what information is collected and how it is used, when you visit the Site.

Information Collection

You may be asked to enter personal information, including your name, email address, age, zip code, preferences, interests and specific information relevant to surveys and offers.

We request this information to understand your needs and improve our services. Periodically, we may send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. We may also contact you by e-mail for market research purposes and use the data collected to customize the website according to your interests.

We collect information from you when you subscribe to The Weekender newsletter, enter information on readysetcharlotte.com or respond to a survey or marketing communication.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We do not use vulnerability scanning or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information and never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning and do not store information on our servers.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each web browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Turning cookies off will not affect your experience on our website.

Do Not Track Signals

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Third-party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Third-party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Affiliate Programs

We are a part of several affiliate advertising programs. We may earn a commission if you click or purchase items through designated links on our Website and our social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest).

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Read more here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. Read more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old and do not allow third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In compliance with Fair Information Practices, we will notify you via email within seven business days should a data breach occur.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding our Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

Contact Us

For questions, comments and concerns about these Terms please contact us.