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~ Poetic Pastries is currently an ad-free / award free domain ~

~ we do appreciate the inquires regarding both these matters ~

The choice to be ad-free was made by Muse, in order that she may be “…beholding to no one or any particular company.” Her thoughts views and opinions regarding any item or service, are solely based on personal experiences.

Due to Muse’s work schedule, she feels compelled to list Poetic Pastries as a non-award site / blog. She greatly appreciates and treasures the past and most recent blog honors this site has received. However, due to the intense time constrains needed to nurture these awards, she is regrettably unable at the present time to commit to their acceptance.

 

What information do we collect?

We collect some information from you when you register on our site. When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Our blog uses standard sign-in procedures for commenting as well RSS email subscription delivery.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to our individual reader’s needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from others)

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Cookies are built in to the wordpress platform.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our rights, and the rights of others, property, or safety. However, non-personal identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products, services, or contests 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.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.

 

DMCA

Poetic Pastries strives for compliance with the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). It is our policy to respond to any copyright infringement notices and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws.

Copyright Infringement Notification

To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that includes all of the information listed below:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
  • URL of the copyrighted content on our website.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, or email address.
  • A statement that the authorized person has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate.

Such written notification should be sent to our designated agent via email. Once we receive notice, action will be implemented.

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

Counter-Notification

If you believe that any work has been removed in error then please contact us with the subject “Counter-Notification”.

Terms and Conditions

All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. We Reserve the Right to Refuse Business to Anyone.

Copyright

The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Poetic Pastries. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order or purchasing Poetic Pastries products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, sharing, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized or as stated in trademark conditions, a direct link back to this site is generated and displayed. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Poetic Pastries used in the site are either/and/or copyrighted, trademarks or registered trademarks of Poetic Pastries (Pansylee VanMeteren).

Warranty Disclaimer

This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, save in good will files and prints will be accessed in good condition before shipping. The orders made will be covered by insurance, through your shipping payment. You the customer will take responsibility for filing claim, should an order arrive damaged.

Incorrect orders shipped by Poetic Pastries will be replaced free of charge (not including shipping), only after the client has notified us in writing or email, with picture of proof and the incorrect order is returned to Poetic Pastries.

Poetic Pastries does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected within a certain time frame, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are one hundred percent free of outside interference. Please rely on your own software anti virus systems.

Limitation of Liability

Poetic Pastries shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products. The content of Poetic Pastries is for general information purposes, representing the cumulative experiences of its author. In no way should feedback, answers or suggestions be misconstrued or perceived as direct or circumstantial professional advice. Muse of Poetic Pastries provides content that is true and accurate in relationship to her past and present ~ nothing more.  There is no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness, or applicability of any of the contents in regards to benefiting the reader in the same manner as Poetic Pastries. Visitors, subscribers, and readers of Poetic Pastries should not act upon any content or information without the advice of a paid/appropriate professional.

Typographical Errors

In the event that a Poetic Pastries product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, we reserve the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Poetic Pastries reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and a customer’s credit card charged – *If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Poetic Pastries shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price (including shipping, if the item has not yet been physically shipped).

Term; Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to all customers upon accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by Poetic Pastries without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.

Notice

We may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to Poetic Pastries.

Miscellaneous

Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of WV(United States).  Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of Poetic Pastries products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Poetic pastries may assign its rights and duties under this agreement to any party at any time without needed notice.

Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including Poetic Pastries, Muse, Pansylee VanMeteren or other licensed employee/contractor, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

*UPDATES: Participation Disclaimer

Poetic Pastries does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, Poetic Pastries is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution of communicative review and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. We reserve the right to block or remove communications or materials that determined to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable, at our sole discretion.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Poetic Pastries, its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, licensees and suppliers (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Poetic Pastries may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with us, Poetic Pastries has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of our own. Should you visit these linked sites remember they are only for your convenience and therefore you alone decide to access them. We seek to protect the integrity of our web site and the links placed upon Poetic Pastries and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well from clients/customers.

Boutique Purchases Tax

State law requires Poetic Pastries to charge sales tax on items we sell directly through this site, regardless of the buyer’s location. WV Department of Revenue currently implements a consumer sales tax rate of 6%. All posted item prices reflect this addition. Should your purchases be for resale or other business needs, please send a copy of your business license and exemption form before your order and Poetic Pastries will invoice you accordingly. (*note: this 6% sales tax will assist you when complying with your state’s use tax, if such mandates exist).

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