Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

By creating an account, making a purchase or visiting acerbicinq.com you are consenting to the terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for this site or make a purchase.

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This terms of service and privacy policy are for:

  • the site: acerbicinq.com and all products and services available on it
  • us: Acerbic Inq (a Connecticut sole proprietorship)
  • your content: anything you post or upload on this site
  • our content: everything I post on this site is owned by me (including text, sound, graphics, or other materials)

Membership

This site is designed for adults. You must be 18 years of age or older to create a membership.

Membership is offered through a third-party shopping cart plug-in: Woocommerce.

To avoid learning your credit card information, we’ve partnered with PayPal and Stripe to securely process payment. As such, we never learn or store your credit card information. Both providers share your name, address, and email with us.

Upon registration, you will select a password and username. This password and username should only be used by you. Your username and password cannot be transferred or shared with others.

E-commerce

We offer products for sale on this site using a third-party shopping cart plug-in: Woocommerce. To avoid learning your credit card information, we’ve partnered with PayPal and Stripe to securely process payment. As such, we never learn or store your credit card information. Both providers share your name, address, and email with us.

Affiliate Links

From time to time, we’ll include affiliate links. And if you click them and make a purchase, we’ll get a commission in exchange. These funds help support all the content that we create.

We also are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

These links are always to products or services that we’ve purchased or used ourselves and think you might like to. And we aren’t going to hide them. If it’s an affiliate link, you’ll be told.

Every other link is just to help you learn more or dig deeper and not in exchange for payment.

Becoming an Affiliate

You can apply to become an affiliate and receive a commission selling products for acerbicinq.com through a third-party affiliate plug-in: WP Affiliate Manager. To opt in, you must register to the affiliate program here and agree to the terms of service provided on the registration page.

Intellectual Property

You own your content; we own our content.

You own the copyright in your content. But by posting or uploading your content to the site you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license. We need this license so that we can perform the services you registered for. This license allows us to store and show your content to other users. This license does not allow us to sell your content.

This site contains intellectual property owned by the artist’s Acerbic Inq, including trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. However, we want you to share our content. If you would like to do so, please use no more than a single paragraph and one image and provide a link back to the original page on the site. Any use beyond this is not authorized without our prior written consent. If you would like to obtain consent, please email contact@acerbicinq.com.

If you believe that any content on this site infringes on your intellectual property, please email contact@acerbicinq.com.

Comments/Forums

This site allows users to comment on articles and members to contribute to forums and member content. Submissions deemed spam by Akismet will be automatically filtered out and never posted.

This site is designed to be a supportive community. As such, you agree that you will not:

  • Use hateful, abusive, offensive, or obscene language towards others
  • Threaten others with violence
  • Use (or attempt to use) another person’s account
  • Post material that infringes on another person’s intellectual property rights

If you do any of these things, we may remove your content or cancel your account.

Cancellation

If you wish to discontinue your membership, you can cancel it here.

We in our sole discretion, have the right to suspend or terminate your account, for any reason at any time.

Privacy Policy

This site collects information on you in two ways.

  1. The information that you manually provide us by leaving a comment, filling out one of our contact forms, making a purchase, or subscribing as a member. This information can be tied directly to you because of the information you’ve provided.
  2. The information that’s automatically collected via third-party partners included on this site in order to allow us to give and deliver content the most relevant content to you. The types of information collected here include things like your IP address, location, pages visited, and browser type. Generally, our third-party partners only give us this information in the aggregate (e.g. it’s not identifiable to you) but sometimes this information can be directly tied to you (e.g. if you signed up for our list via a Twitter lead generation card).

Most of this information is only used in the aggregate to create a profile of our readers and the types of content that you, as our readers, most identify with. We use this profile to create more content that you love. The information collected is only shared with others if required by our terms of service/agreement with those parties, or if we are legally required to by law.

If you are a member and would like to see or update your account information, you can view it here. If you would like to know what information we have that’s directly attributable to you outside of your membership information, please email contact@acerbicinq.com and we will provide a response within 24-hours.

Miscellaneous Fine Print

In no event will our liability, (regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed $100.

There is no promise or representation that you will make a certain amount of money, or any money, or not lose money, as a result of using our products and services. As with any business, your results will vary and will be based on your personal abilities, experience, knowledge, capabilities, level of desire, and an infinite number of variables beyond our control, including variables we (or you) have not anticipated. 
 There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. Each person’s results will vary. There are unknown risks in any business, particularly with the Internet where advances and changes can happen quickly.
 The use of our information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that we are not liable for your success or failure.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these terms or your use of the site.

These terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these terms or this site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of Hartford County, Connecticut.

Updates + Date Last Updated

These terms of service and privacy policy will be periodically reviewed and updated to reflect the current functions of the site. Registered users will be notified via e-mail of material changes before they take effect. If you do not agree to the changes, you may cancel your account. The revised terms will apply to you if you continue to use your account.

The last update was: January 16, 2017.

If you have any questions about these terms of service or the included privacy policy, please email contact@acerbicinq.com.