THE BLOG, PODCAST, AND ANY ADVICE I GIVE, EVER
Hey you...welcome to my corner of the web. To keep things super legit - the blog, podcast, and any others bits of advice you find here are for educational and informational purposes only. This is important. I cannot make any guarantees as much of what I share is based on personal life experiences, research, and education. I am also not a therapist. This, again, is very important.
I am not a therapist or licensed health care provider. I am also not your substitute mother. This is important.
I am not able to work with clients who are suicidal, self-harming, suffering from addiction, or eating disorders. If you are in this situation, please please please - for yourself and your loved ones - please get the appropriate help for your needs.
I am most comfortable working with folks who have experienced emotional abuse - especially in childhood - as that is what I most relate with.
If you have ANY questions about the type of work I do or want to run your situation by me before committing to working together, send an email to email@example.com and we'll find a time to chat.
MY SERVICES (COACHING, MENTORING, CONSULTING, COURSES, CLASSES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, ETC.)
I stand behind my work 100000% but I do not guarantee results of any kind. I cannot control you or force you to do the work nor can I control the variables in your life. I just...can't.
I do my best to personally respond to emails though this is not always possible. Any advice or opinion I give is just that and is to be implemented or utilized at your own risk and it is your responsibility to seek out professional advice from lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and any other licensed professionals for your particular needs.
I am not a doctor or licensed therapist, nor do I pretend to play one.
Sometimes I will recommend products and services that I personally use and have had personal success with and sometimes, I may even earn commission for it. I will always tell you upfront because not doing so would be illegal and well...that's not cool.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BY VISITING jenvertanen.COM YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
By using JENVERTANEN.COM referred to as this “Site”, all visitors, referred to as “user”, “you” and “your” are bound by these Terms and Conditions. The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 (“Company”). Accessing this Site constitutes a use of the Site and an acceptance to the terms and conditions provided herein.
By using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms and Conditions on this Site. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes means you accept the new Terms and Conditions with the modifications.
USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE
To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions.
Information provided on the Site and in the services (the “Service”) is subject to change. Company makes no representation or warranty that the information provided, regardless of its source (the “Content”), is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Company disclaims all liability for any inaccuracy, error or incompleteness in the Content.
In order to use the Site and Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you give to Company will always be accurate, correct and up to date. You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own. Your account must not be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Site, violate any laws in your jurisdiction.
You may use the Site and Service for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material which violates or infringes the rights of others, or which is threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, contains injurious formulas, recipes, or instructions, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.
ADDITIONALLY, ALL CONTENTS ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL WRITTEN COPY, POSTS, DIGITAL AND LIVE PROGRAMS, ARE PROPERTY OF JEN VERTANEN AND SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 AND ARE IN NO WAY PERMITTED TO BE REPRODUCED, DUPLICATED, OR USED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF JEN VERTANEN. ALL DIGITAL AND LIVE PROGRAMS ARE COPYRIGHTED TO JEN VERTANEN AND ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE DISTRIBUTED, SOLD, REPACKAGED, OR DUPLICATED WITHOUT CONSENT FROM JEN VERTANEN.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE
The Services are offered subject to our acceptance of your order or requests. We reserve the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so. No order is deemed accepted by us until payment has been processed. We may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site or Service, subject to us fulfilling our previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.
We will email you to confirm the placement of your order and with details concerning product delivery. In the event that there is an error in this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible.
We endeavor to describe and display the Service as accurately as possible. While we try to be as clear as possible in explaining the Service, please do not accept that the Site is entirely accurate, current, or error-free. From time to time we may correct errors in pricing and descriptions. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order with an incorrect price listing.
MATERIAL YOU SUBMIT TO THE SITE
You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any artwork, photos, or other materials (collectively “Materials”) protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any Materials are not so protected rests entirely with you. You shall be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. For all Materials submitted by you to the Site, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute the Materials, and that the use or display of the Materials will not violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of third parties.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO YOUR MATERIALS
We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you supply to JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970. You retain copyright and any other rights you may rightfully hold in any content that you submit through the Site or Service. Content you submit to JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 remains yours to the extent that you have any legal claims therein. You agree to hold JEN VERTANEN harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, and expenses arising out of any potential or actual copyright or trademark misappropriation or infringement claimed against you. By posting material on the Site, you grant us a worldwide, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to use the material for promotional, business development, and marketing purposes.
OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Site and Service contain intellectual property owned by JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 including trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the Site or Service content or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove you from the Service, without refund, if you are caught violating this intellectual property policy.
We may at any time amend these Terms and Conditions. Such amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you by us posting the new Terms and Conditions on this Site. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments. We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time. We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE. ADDITIONALLY, JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH (I) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, DENIAL OF SERVICE, ATTACK, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; (II) LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, GOODWILL OR DATA; AND (III) THIRD PARTY THEFT OF, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION OR PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF OUR NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FAILURE OF AN ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES IN NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING APPLIES EVEN IF JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE DAMAGES. IN THOSE STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THE DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL JEN VERTANEN'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SERVICE YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970, AND IF NO PURCHASE HAS BEEN MADE BY YOU JEN VERTANEN'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.
THIRD PARTY RESOURCES
The Site and the Service contain links to third party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third party websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
You shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments, and expenses, as well as third party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, arising out of any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, or any use by you of the Site or Service. You shall provide us with such assistance, without charge, as we may request in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing us with such information, documents, records, and reasonable access to you, as we deem necessary. You shall not settle any third party claim or waive any defense without our prior written consent.
EFFECT OF HEADINGS
The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT; WAIVER
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 pertaining to the Site and Service and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings between us. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement by JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970 shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by JEN VERTANEN AND/OR SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970.
All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and properly addressed as follows:
1786 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104, United States
GOVERNING LAW; VENUE; MEDIATION
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Minnesota as applied to contracts that are executed and performed entirely in Minnesota. The exclusive venue for any arbitration or court proceeding based on or arising out of this Agreement shall be Ramsey County, Minnesota. The parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement by mediation, which shall be conducted under the then current mediation procedures of The CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution or any other procedure upon which the parties may agree.
The parties further agree that their respective good faith participation in mediation is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution procedures.
RECOVERY OF LITIGATION EXPENSES
If any legal action or any arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default, or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.
If any term, provision, covenant, or condition of this Agreement is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.
These Terms and Conditions bind and inure to the benefit of the parties’ successors and assigns. These Terms and Conditions are not assignable, delegable, sub-licenseable, or otherwise transferable by you. Any transfer, assignment, delegation, or sublicense by you is invalid. If you have any questions about this Terms and Conditions Policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to JEN VERTANEN and SOCIALLY AWKWARD SINCE 1970. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This Site only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to us, which may include:
Article submission forms
Email address and first name
The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails, and improve the service we provide. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at email@example.com.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Updated: October 2021