This Website and Versetility are owned by Teena Merlan (hereafter referred to as “I”). It is my personal blog and is written entirely by me. By viewing this Website or any materials on or through this Website (hereafter referred to as “Website”), you are agreeing to accept all parts of Terms of Use, as set forth below. 

TERMS OF USE

Effective June 30, 2020

  1. Acceptance of these Terms of Use

WHEN YOU ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, OR TO ANY CHANGES I MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING THE WEBSITE. THESE TERMS OF USE APPLIES TO ALL VISITORS, USERS, VENDORS, CUSTOMERS, MERCHANTS AND OTHERS WHO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE.

Your access to and use of this Website is subject to your continued compliance with these Terms of Use and all applicable laws. 

  1. Modification and Changes to Terms of Use

I reserve the right, in my sole discretion, to modify or update these Terms of Use at any time for any reason, with or without prior notice to you, and any such changes to these Terms of Use will supersede and replace any previous Terms of Use effective immediately upon posting to this page. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms of Use as posted here for any changes. Your continued use of the Website after the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of such changes. For the avoidance of doubt, you should discontinue using the Website if you do not agree with any changes to these Terms of Use. 

  1. TERMS OF USE

A. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS: All contents of this Website are: Copyright © 2020 Teena Merlan. All rights reserved. This Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress and other proprietary content, including but not limited to text, excerpts from a book, photographs, buttons, images, video and graphics, and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and “look and feel” of this Website and the content are copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright laws (collectively, the “Content”). Except as provided in these Terms, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, license, transfer, post, transmit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content from this Website, in whole or in part, without the express permission of Teena Merlan. Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this Website is prohibited without prior written consent of Teena Merlan. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content on this Website is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, express or implied, under any of Teena Merlan’s intellectual property rights. Social Media content sharing is permitted based on the rules and regulations of that social media property. Sharing content from this Website must be accompanied with proper credit to Teena Merlan and link to TeenaMerlan.com. Use of the content on or in products, or to promote products is strictly prohibited without prior written consent and agreement. 

B. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT NOTIFICATION: You may only use the Website if you are 13 years of age or older. If you are under 18 years of age or not of legal age to form a binding contract in your place of residence, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the Website. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, Teena Merlan hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available and may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. 

C. ADVERTISING: From time to time, I may promote, affiliate with, or partner with other individuals or businesses whose programs, products, and services align with mine. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. There may be instances when I promote, market, share or sell programs, products, or services for other partners and in exchange I may receive financial compensation or other rewards. I only promote the partners whose programs, products, and/or services I use or have used with personal success. At the same time, you agree that any such promotion or marketing does not serve as any form of endorsement whatsoever. You are still responsible for using your own judgment to determine that any such program, product, or service is appropriate for you. You are assuming all risks, and you agree that I am not liable in any way for any program, product, or service that I may promote, market, share, or sell on or through this Website. Mentions of associated products services/businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate link in every reference. 

D. LINKED DESTINATIONS: The Website may contain links to other websites, including, but not limited to, advertisements and other content posted by me or by third-parties (“Linked Sites”). You may also navigate to the Website from links, often provided by me, deployed by third parties in their social media, advertisements and other marketing activities (the locations where these links are placed are also considered Linked Sites). Access to or from Linked Sites is made available by Teena Merlan only as a convenience. Such Linked Sites are not owned, operated or controlled by me and if you visit Linked Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such Linked Sites. Please be careful to read the terms of use and privacy policies of any Linked Sites before you provide any personal or other information to, or engage in any activity on, such Linked Sites. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations included in the Linked Sites are solely between you and the relevant providers of the Linked Sites. You cannot rely on Teena Merlan’s Terms of Use to govern your use of another website or destination. I do not endorse, and Teena Merlan expressly disclaims responsibility and liability for, Linked Sites, including with respect to the content, products and services provided by the Linked Sites. Any interactions you have with Linked Sites are between you and the Linked Sites and you agree that Teena Merlan is not liable for any damage or loss you may suffer as a result of any interactions with any such Linked Sites or any claims that you may have against any such Linked Sites.

E. FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: The information provided through this Website is for educational and informational purposes only. 

F. NOT MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH, OR RELIGIOUS ADVICE: I am not, nor am I claiming to be a doctor/physician, nurse, advanced practice nurse, or any other medical professional (“Medical Provider”), psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, or social worker (“Mental Health Provider”), registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy. I am not providing health care, medical, or nutritional therapy services, or attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided through this Website pertaining to your HEALTH OR WELLNESS, EXERCISE, RELATIONSHIPS, BUSINESS/CAREER CHOICES, FINANCES, or any other aspect of your life is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. You agree and acknowledge that I am not providing medical advice, mental health advice, or religious advice in any way. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or any medications, herbs, vitamins, or supplements you are currently taking and before implementing any recommendations or suggestions from this Website. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you have read on this Website. Do not start or stop taking any medications without speaking to your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. If you have or suspect that you have a medical or mental health problem, contact your Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider promptly. The information contained on this Website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

G. NOT LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE: I am not an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, nor am I claiming to be. The information contained in this Website is not intended to be a substitute for legal or financial advice that should be provided by your own attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor. Although care has been taken in preparing the information, I cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, and I accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage that may be incurred. Always seek financial and/or legal counsel relating to your specific circumstances as needed for any and all questions and concerns you now have, or may have in the future. You agree that the information on my Website is not legal or financial advice.

H. TESTIMONIALS: The Website may contain testimonials or reviews. These testimonials reflect real experiences and opinions of such users, however, the experiences are personal to those particular users, and may not necessarily be representative of all users of offered products and/or services. I do not claim that all users will have the same experiences.

I. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: You acknowledge that you are participating voluntarily in using this Website and that you are solely and personally responsible for your choices, actions, and results, now and in the future. You accept full responsibility for the consequences of your use, or non-use, of any information provided on or through this Website, and you agree to use your own judgment and due diligence before implementing any idea, suggestion or recommendation from my Website to your life, family, or business. 

J. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: Teena Merlan makes no representation of any kind regarding this Website, Content, or any portion thereof, WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. TEENA MERLAN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ALL WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Teena Merlan does not warrant that this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

K. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Teena Merlan and her agents, managers, affiliates, licensors, licensees, successors and assigns and each of their respective directors, officers, contractors, employees, agents, service providers and partners (“Indemnified Parties”), from and against any demands, losses, cost or debt, liabilities, claims or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) made against Teena Merlan by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with (i) your use of and access to the Website, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, right of publicity or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; or (v) any other party’s access and use of the Website with your unique username, password, or other appropriate security code.

Without limiting anything set out above, you hereby release each of the Indemnified Parties from all damages, liabilities, claims, actions, demands and costs of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms of Use and/or any use by you of the Website.

California Residents: you expressly waive CA Civil Code §1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

L. LAWS AND JURISDICTION: These Terms of Use and any dispute that may arise between you and Teena Merlan shall be governed by and construed in accordance with applicable federal law and the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

M. WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY: No waiver by Teena Merlan of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition and any failure of Teena Merlan to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in effect.

N. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: These Terms of Use constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Teena Merlan with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

It is my goal to provide you with exceptional user experience, so if you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at hello@teenamerlan.com.