Terms and Conditions, Policies and other Important Jargon

Terms of Service

The following terms (“Terms of Use”) constitute an agreement between Lauren Panoff/Chronic Planet (“Lauren”), and you that governs your use of the websites and all of its associated services, content and functionality. This policy applies to the website administered by Lauren (“Website”), located at http://www.chronicplanet.net.

Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the following Terms of Use. Lauren reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or update its Website, policies and these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website.

Purchase Policies

On the Website, you may purchase programs, services or ebooks. All purchases are processed via PayPal. All ebooks are delivered in electronic format upon completion of your order.

Refund Policy

No refunds are available for purchases made through the Website.

PRIVACY POLICY

What Personal Information Does the Website Collect and How Is This Personal Information Used?

The Website may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters or for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts.

The Website may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the Website, including, but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.

The Website may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies or web beacons. No personal information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.

The Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels, which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is described more fully below. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

The Website use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.

The Website use PayPal to service its e-commerce platform. Personal information, such as name, address, and email address, is collected for purposes of order fulfillment. All personal information transferred back to Lauren is used for order fulfillment and addressing any customer service inquiries.

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. At any time, you may opt out of Google Ads by modifying your Google Ad settings.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

The Website may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services.

As discussed in the section above, the Website uses PayPal for its ecommerce platform. All personal information entered into PayPal will be subject to PayPal’s privacy policy.

The Website use ConvertKit as an email service provider. All personal information entered into ConvertKit will be subject to ConvertKit’s privacy policy.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. If a new service provider is engaged, these terms will be amended accordingly.

Will the Website Share the Personal Information It Collects?

The Website will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information, except when required by law, without their consent.

Lauren may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Websites to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information

You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, Lauren may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to lauren@chronicplanet.net, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Websites do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database the, please contact us immediately lauren@chronicplanet.net  and Lauren will use its best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

AFFILIATE MARKETING

The Websites may engage in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, Lauren will receive a commission on that purchase. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.

Lauren Panoff may become 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 link to Amazon.com.

FTC DISCLOSURE

From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with Lauren to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC’s requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed.

Even though compensation (cash, free product, services) is received for in exchange for this sponsored content placement, Lauren gives its honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

DISCLAIMER

Lauren has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website has been tested for accuracy. Lauren makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER

All content on the Website is provided for informational purposes only.

Lauren has made every effort to ensure that all materials within the Website have been tested for accuracy. There is no guarantee that you will see positive results to your business using the techniques and materials provided by Lauren. Lauren assumes no management responsibility for your decisions or for policies or practices that You implement.

Any statements related to income or earnings potential, regardless of medium, are examples of what may be possible in the future. Lauren makes no guarantees regarding results, present or future. Lauren is not responsible for your earnings, income, sales, or any other business performance as a result of this Agreement.

The information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Website makes no representations or warranties in relation to the information provided in the content.

Lauren disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of use of the information provided on the Website. Lauren assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of any information found on the Website.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

From time to time, the Website may discuss topics related to health and nutrition, and may include information on plant-based eating. Although Lauren is a registered dietitian, everything provided on the Website is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician or medical professional before beginning any nutrition or lifestyle change program. Any change in lifestyle or nutrition poses an inherent risk of injury and by voluntarily engaging in any information presented on the Website, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result.

YOU are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health and Lauren cannot be held responsible for misuse of information.

The scope of practice at Chronic Planet does not include the medical treatment or diagnosis of specific illnesses or disorders. If you believe that you may have an illness which could require medical attention, please consult with a licensed physician as soon as possible. We do not aim to replace your physician and encourage you to visit a doctor for all serious medical health concerns. At Chronic Planet we focus on providing general plant-based nutrition and public health information and coaching that can aid the prevention of illness. We do not provide individualized medical nutrition therapy.

The information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Website makes no representations or warranties in relation to the health and nutrition topics discussed.

The Website disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of use of the information provided on the Website. The Website assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of any information found on the Website.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

The Website was developed strictly for educational purposes. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your use of the information provided on the Website. Lauren makes no representations, warranties or guarantees. You understand that results may vary from person to person. Lauren assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in the Website

USE OF THE WEBSITES

Unless otherwise stated, Lauren owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use.

The following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication of content from the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
  • Sale, rental or sub-license of any content from the Website;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
  • Redistribution of content of the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution. Users are permitted to share content on social media channels, as long as a link to the Website is included.

From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of Lauren’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels, with full credit to the originating site.

You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit and/or other harmful code or malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without Lauren’s express written permission.

You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without Lauren’s express written permission.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise noted, the design, content and all components of the Website are copyrights owned by Lauren or third parties and are protected by the United States and international copyright laws and should not be reused or republished without express written permission.

TRADEMARKS

From time to time, the Website will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties related to Lauren’s services. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners.

GRANT OF RIGHTS

You grant Lauren a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute any content you contribute to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant Lauren the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITES

Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Lauren or a third party.

Lauren reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on Lauren’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. Lauren takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Notwithstanding Lauren’s rights under the Terms of Use, Lauren does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website.

COMMENT POLICY

The Website offers the option for you to leave comments, engaging with the Website’s posts. The following types of comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted:

  • harassment directed toward any content creator or Lauren ;
  • spam;
  • hate speech;
  • defamatory to Lauren or any third party;
  • reference illegal acts; or,
  • violate the legal rights of a third party.

Lauren’s sole discretion will be used to determine if a comment is in violation of this comment policy. Any comments in violation will be promptly deleted and no further explanation will be due to you if your comment was determined to be in violation with this policy.

TAKEDOWN REQUESTS

From time to time, the Website will publish posts with images from other third-party websites. Any such use is intended considered fair use under copyright laws and is fully attributed to the owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on the Websites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and falls outside of fair use, please send a request to lauren@chronicplanet.net​ and we will remove the image within 24 to 48 hours.

COMMUNICATION

If you send Lauren an email, register to use the Website or provide your email to Lauren in any other way, you consent to receive communications from Lauren electronically. You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from Lauren satisfy any requirement for written notice.

THIRD PARTIES

The Website contains links to third-party websites that are not governed or controlled by Lauren . You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms of Use and policies for any third-party website that relates to your use of the Website. Lauren assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold harmless Lauren from any and all liability related to your use of a third-party website.

Prior to engaging in any commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked on the Websites, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked on the Website, you expressly hold Lauren harmless from any and all liability in any dispute.

NO WARRANTIES

The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied. Lauren makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website or the information and materials provided therein.

Lauren makes no warranty the Website will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. Lauren is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website. The Website is written in English and makes no warranty regarding translation or interpretation of content in any language.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

LAUREN WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Lauren, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) which Lauren suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms of Use (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.

ARBITRATION

The Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Wayne County, Michigan. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable.

The Terms of Use may not be assigned by you without Lauren’s prior written consent, however, the Terms of Use may be assigned by Lauren in its sole discretion.

The Terms of Use are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the Website offered by Lauren .

All notices with respect to the Terms of Use must be in writing and may be via email to lauren@chronicplanet.net  ​for Lauren and to your email address.

CONTENT POLICY

Thank you for your interest. Please keep in mind that all content on Chronic Planet is copyrighted material and I’ve worked very hard to produce it. Please see the guidelines below if you are interested in using any of the content on Chronic Planet, and when in doubt always contact us via email for permission at lauren@chronicplanet.net.

PHOTO USE

If you want to use my photo(s) to promote my recipe or my blog in general: You may share my photos as long as you prominently link back to the original post. If it is feasible, please include a link to my home page, http://www.chronicplanet.net, as well. You may not republish the recipe itself. Please let me know if you promote my work! If you want to use my photo(s) to promote something else: You must request permission beforehand. I do not allow my photos to be used as clip art/stock images unless we’ve worked out a deal in advance.

RECIPE AND CONTENT USE

You may not republish my recipe(s) without my explicit permission. If you wish to share or re-publish a recipe or article of mine, it must be done with my approval and will be considered on a case-by-case base depending on the media source that is seeking to republish my work. If it is deemed that the sharing of my work will be mutually beneficial to both parties, then an arrangement may be made. Please uphold the standards of the U.S. copyright laws for recipes and please contact me with questions or to request permission for the sharing of my personal hard work and content.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Chronic Planet has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Websitefollowing the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

SERVICES AND PAYMENT POLICY

Lauren reserves the right to decline service to anyone at any time, without obligation of assigning a reason for doing so.

Payment is to be completed via credit card prior to services.

Lauren does not accept insurance.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

You are responsible for using services purchased. Cancellation and no-show fees may apply and may be charged to credit card on file.

 

This document was last updated on April 29, 2017