Intellectual Property Rights
Happy As Annie, which owns and operates the website www.happyasannie.com (hereinafter “Website, “we,” or “our”), is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights inherent in the Website, and in the material published on it. The contents of the Website are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of the Website. Nothing in these terms or on the Website shall give effect to any transfer of such intellectual property rights from us to you, the user.
Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the Website only for your personal use. This means you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material.
You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the Website. Only if you obtain prior written consent from the Website and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property may you publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the Website. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.
You must abide by all additional copyright notices or other restrictions contained anywhere on the Website.
“User” (or “Users”) as used herein refers to any person who views, accesses, or otherwise interacts or engages with the website www.happyasannie.com (hereinafter “Website,” “we,” or “our”). Users must not (and must not permit any third party to) take any action or upload, post, or otherwise distribute any User content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or that violates any law or contractual duty. Users must not (and must not permit any third party to) take any action or upload, post, or otherwise distribute any User content that User knows to be false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate, or that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, offensive, profane, contains or depicts nudity, contains or depicts sexual activity, or is otherwise inappropriate as determined by the Website in our sole discretion. We expect that users will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using discussion forums and comment sections.
Please take notice that any information (including personally identifiable information or other personal information) that you reveal in the comments of this Website may, by desig, be open to the public and in such case may not be a private, secure service. Please think carefully before disclosing information in the comments. What you have written may e seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may potentially be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. By submitting communications or content to the Website, particularly comments sections, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes, unless we specifically note otherwise.
We do not control the information delivered to the comments sections of the Website and have no obligation to monitor or remove them. However, we reserve the right to monitor and/or remove any content submissions or comments of any kind by any user to the Website.
We do not endorse, support, represent, or guaranty the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted in the comments sections or elsewhere by Users on this Website or endorse any opinions expressed by Users in the comments sections or elsewhere on this Website. By using this Website, you acknowledge that any reliance on material posted in the comments sections or elsewhere on this Website will be at your own risk.
What information does this Website collect?
Users can volunteer to subscribe to receive this Website’s email communications, in which case we will collect the name and email address the user voluntary provides and as such you would have knowledge of our collection of that personally identifying information. If the Website were to ever collect any other personally identifying information, including but not limited to zip codes, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, social media account names, or optional information such as age or gender in the context of a sweepstakes or contest, for example, that information would also be collected through the user’s voluntary providing of said information and never without the user’s knowledge.
When you visit the Website, our server may also automatically collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and/or general geographic location (such as city and/or country or continent) as well as access to or behavior on the Website.
How does this Website use collected information?
We will also use users’ IP addresses and computer information, collected automatically upon accessing the Website, for lawful business purposes, including but not limited to gathering demographic information about our users and gathering Website analytics to improve our Website and better serve our users. This Website’s usage analytics are powered by third-party service provider Google, which means that information about your computer may be managed or participated in by Google only to the extent necessary to allow us to gather pertinent data about Website traffic and usage. We do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. In the event that we are legally required to provide access to our server in order to cooperate with police investigations or legal proceedings, we will do so to the legally required extent.
We may also provide user information to our advertisers, including but not limited to Google or Amazon, for example, so that they can serve you relevant ads that match your interests and needs. We will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided. We do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. In the event that we are legally required to provide access to our server in order to cooperate with police investigations or legal proceedings, we will do so to the legally required extent.
Cookies are bits of information that a Website causes to be stored on the user’s own computer. Cookies are used to track the user’s usage patterns on our Website or to control the display of ads. Our cookies may contain personally identifiable information. Cookies may be shared with third parties, including but not limited to affiliate marketers, advertisers, or service providers. We do not bear any responsibility for the cookies placed by advertisers.
The user can always control the storage of cookies on their computer and web browsers usually allow users to not accept cookies and/or erase existing cookies. Please be notified, however, that some aspects of the Website may not function properly if the user’s browser does not accept cookies.
What about users outside the United States?
For residents of the European Economic Area (EEA), personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, which has data protection laws that are different than those in your country and may not be as protective. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. We endeavor to collect and use your personal information with your consent, for our legitimate and necessary business interests in a way that does not override your privacy rights or interests, and occasionally as required by law.
Residents of the EEA have the right to:
- Access their personal information;
- Delete, or request deletion of, their personal information;
- Object to or restrict processing of their personal information;
- Request portability of their personal information;
- Complain to their local data protection authority at any time;
- Object to automated decision making; and
- Update their personal Information.
If we ask you to provide personal information to us to comply with a legal requirement or enter into a contract, we will inform you of this and let you know whether providing us with your personal information is required and if not, the consequences of not sharing your personal data with us.
Users may contact the Website to withdraw consent or exercise these rights at any time.
Limitation of Liability
Please be aware that the information contained in or made available through the website www.happyasannie.com (hereinafter “Website, “we,” or “our”), (including but not limited to information contained in comments, videos, audio files, text files, in products, from services, or in any other format whatsoever) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including but not limited to psychological, financial, medical, business, or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a medical professional in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Similarly, you should consult a licensed financial advisor for all matters pertaining to your personal or business finances and you should consult a legal professional in all matters relating to your compliance with law. We and our licensors or agents make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application, preparation, or use of medication by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Website (including but not limited to any product or service purchased, utilized, or otherwise obtained from this Website).
In no event shall the Website, nor its owners, directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses resulting from (a) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Website; (b) any conduct or content of any third party on the Website; (c) any content obtained from the Website; or (d) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage.