Credits & Disclaimers

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Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) provides information about how we collect, store, use, and disclose personal information (“Information”). The Policy applies to the website (the “Site”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We may modify this Policy in the future, so please check back regularly for updates.

To enable us to provide the best experience on the Site as possible, we collect anonymous information via Google Analytics. This anonymous information provides us with insights about how visitors find and use the Site. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect visitor information, such as:

  • Your browser type, language, location, device, and operating system;
  • The website(s) you visited before visiting the Site and the website(s) you visited after visiting the Site;
  • Data related to your interactions with content on the Site

The anonymous information about your use of the Site is transmitted directly to Google Analytics. We do not store your data. No personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit your personal information on the Site. To prevent your information from being used by Google Analytics, please visit

We will not share or sell any of your Information to any third party, except as otherwise stated in this Policy and in the following circumstances: (a) in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, to the extent permitted and as restricted by law; (b) when disclosure is required to maintain the security and integrity of the Site, or to protect any user’s security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; (c) when disclosure is directed or consented to by the user who has input the Information; or (d) in limited circumstances, we may disclose your information in order to comply with laws and regulations, including the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM Act of 2003).

The Site may contain links to other sites whose information practices differ from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected, by these third parties.

We may post testimonials, in the form of written materials or videos, reflecting an individual’s experience using the Site. If a testimonial includes Information, we will obtain your consent prior to posting such testimonials on the Site.


Privacy Policy Last Updated: 5/6/2016


Terms of Use

Welcome to These terms of use (“Terms”) define the conditions under which you are permitted to use (the “Site”) and explain how we manage information. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may NOT use the Site.

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our Terms. We may modify these Terms in the future, so please check back regularly for updates.


Use of Site Content

The content made available on or through the Site includes HTML, text, images, graphics, logos, music, audio, video, and other information (the “Content”). The Site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

You may use, download, print, modify, adapt, reproduce, distribute, share, and publicly display the Content from the Site to create derivative works of the Content (“Derived Works”), solely for personal, educational, and non-commercial use.

Derived Works must be distributed under the same license as the original Content (i.e., “ShareAlike”). You may not use the Content from this Site for commercial purposes (i.e., “NonCommercial”). We encourage you to include the following notice with Derived Works: “This material is based on content originally created by”


Rules for Use

Your use of the Site is subject to local, state, national, and international laws. You agree not to violate such laws and regulations in using the Site.

You may not restrict or inhibit other users from using or enjoying the Site. You may not hack, spoof or deface any part of the Site. You acknowledge that any attempt to do so is a violation of criminal and civil laws.

You may not harvest or collect information about the Site visitors without their expressed written consent.

You may not reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Content, or engage in any activity that could lead to the Site containing software or other materials with viruses or other disruptive components.


Limited Warranties

Content available on or through the Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not provide any warranty or guarantee to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability of the Content found or offered on the Site. You acknowledge that any such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. No advice or information obtained by you from the Site or Content shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.


Limitation of Liability

Your use of any information or materials on the Site is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. 


Changes and Modifications

The Content on the Site is subject to change without notice. We also reserve the right to modify or replace these Terms at any time. Modifications shall be effective upon posting the new Terms on the Site. We recommend that you check the Site regularly for any such changes. Your use of the Site following such posting shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such modification. The Terms may not otherwise be changed or modified.


Links to Third Party Websites or Services

As a convenience for its users, the Site may contain links to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Site. We are not responsible for the content of other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from any such content. Unless otherwise stated, the Site does not endorse or control these third parties and takes no responsibility for them or their websites. Please refer to these third party websites for their terms and conditions and other policies. If you decide to access third party sites linked from the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.


Entire Agreement

These Terms make up the entire understanding between the Site and you and supersede any and all previous agreements or understandings. No amendments, modifications, or waivers shall be valid unless in writing.



You will indemnify, defend, and hold the Site, its parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless from and against all damages, losses, liabilities, settlements, debts, costs, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable attorneys' fees) from any claim or demand made by any third party relating to or arising out of (1) your use, misuse, or abuse of the Site, or (2) your violation of these Terms.


Good Faith

You agree to act in good faith with respect to each provision of these Terms and any related dispute that may arise.



You may not assign any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without express prior written consent. The Site may assign its rights or assign or delegate any of its obligations under these Terms without restriction.



Failure of the Site to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such rights.



If a section of this Agreement is not legal or enforceable, that section will be removed or edited only as necessary, and the rest of the Terms will still be valid.


Terms of Use Last Updated: 5/6/2016


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