Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions of Use are for Howard Marketing Group, LLC and its affiliated companies (i.e. "My Sweet Romance Books")
LAST UPDATED: October 19, 2021
NOTICE: These Terms and Conditions of Use are legally binding. It is Your responsibility to read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully prior to purchase, use, or access of any of Our products, including online courses.
This website is owned and operated by Howard Marketing Group, LLC, a Minnesota company. Our principal place of business is located at [691 20th Ave NW Saint Paul, MN 55112].
You must be at least sixteen years of age to use Our website. Use of this website is at Your own risk. We host Our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, We make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety of Your individual use of the website. The Terms and Conditions contained on this page are subject to change at any time.
TERMS OF SITE & PURCHASER AGREEMENT
All products are owned and provided by Howard Marketing Group (“Company” or “We” or “Us” or “Our”). The term “You” or “Your” refers to any user or purchaser of said program(s), product(s) or service(s) (the “Offering”). These Terms and Conditions of Use govern and define how You are allowed to use and access Company’s Offering. We reserve the right to update and change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, and will update them accordingly with the ‘date last updated’ at the top of this page.
You are legally bound to these Terms and Conditions of Use whether or not You have read them. If You do not agree with any of Our Terms and Conditions of Use, please email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org and We will make reasonable efforts to remove Your name, email, and access to Our Offering and website(s).
YOUR PRODUCT OR COURSE USE AND CONSENT
When You purchased Our Offering, You were given a reasonable notice that these Terms and Conditions of Use existed. By moving forward with Your purchase of the Offering and further access of the Offering, You implicitly agreed and continue to agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, as well as any disclaimers and privacy disclosures contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use.
You agree You are at least 18 years old or of age in Your applicable jurisdiction to access the Offering. Access of Our Offering and related materials by a minor is a violation of use, and We reserve the right to terminate Your access if such an issue is discovered.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NOTICE
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks, and service marks are owned by and property of Howard Marketing Group, or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of Our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should We choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing You to stop using Our intellectual property immediately.
You may use Our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to Our site, as well as links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote, or post is located when it is appropriate to do so. However, You may never claim any of Our intellectual property as Your own or Your unique creation, even with attribution.
YOUR MATERIALS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
By submitting a comment, photo, video, or other material(s) onto any website or platform owned or maintained by Us, including but not limited to third-party access sites, such as Our Facebook group(s) or online software platforms that We use to distribute Our Offering and related materials, You agree that We have a non-revocable, commercial license to re-publish Your submission in whole or in part unless You explicitly state that We may not do so with said submission. You have no right to privacy by accessing Our Offering or related materials, and We reserve the right to disclose Your participation in the same.
We may ask you to leave a rating and/or review of Your purchase. If You choose to write a review, you must comply with the following guidelines:
You have used and/or accessed the product(s) sufficiently to speak with reasonable knowledge as to its effectiveness, value, aesthetics or utility; and
You do not use any offensive language, such as profanity, hateful or racist speech; and
Your submission does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, age or disability; and
You have not used your purchase in an illegal way, or made any implied or express claims to the same; and
You are not related to anyone who owns any part of Our site; and
You are not claiming any false or misleading statements; and
You are not affiliated with or working for any site or company we deem a competitor, at our sole discretion; and
You do not organize a campaign encouraging others to leave reviews, whether good or bad, unless otherwise authorized to do so.
We reserve the right to accept or reject Your review at our sole discretion. Reviews are not Our opinions or beliefs. We do not assume any liability for any review or for any claim, issue, liability or loss resulting from any posted review. By posting a review, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to reproduce, modify, translate, transmit by any means, display, perform, and/or distribute all content relating to reviews.
You must own the copyright to any image(s) You use by default or voluntarily on Our platforms or in Our Offering or related materials. You grant Us a commercial license to any image(s) You submit to Us by default, such as a Facebook profile photo or other profile image You voluntarily provide in accessing the Offering, or voluntarily upon Our request. Such a default or voluntary release of Your image and likeness may be used for any reasonable future business use.
NOTIFICATION OF USE
We are not obligated to notify You or anyone in photographs of Our publication or other use of any image or images You submit by default or voluntarily.
ONLINE COURSE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Any and all materials, paid or free, that You access on this or any related domains that contain Our Offering are under the sole ownership or licensed use of Howard Marketing Group
To be clear, We own Our page layout and design, overall look and appearance, individual graphics, icons, videos, logos, taglines, and trademarks (common law or federally registered). You are not allowed to reproduce any part of Our website(s), program(s), product(s), service materials, or related communications.
You are only receiving a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable license for non-commercial use only in order to access any content or materials in the Offering You have paid for or opted to receive. If You exceed the scope of this license, as determined by a legal authority such as a court of law or the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board, You have committed infringement in a manner that materially harms Us, and We have the right to seek damages and/or an injunction to remedy the situation until We are made whole.
Access the Offering for Your personal use (if additional members of Your team need to access the Offering, You must purchase additional Offerings at one per each team member).
Download and/or print any Offering materials for Your personal use in Your business (if additional members of Your team need to download and/or print any materials from the Offering, You must purchase additional Offerings at one per each team member).
Use Our trademarks and copyrighted materials with Our consent and proper credit and marking, namely, citing © Howard Marketing Group as the source of the materials and marking any federally registered trademarks with ® or common law trademarks with ™.
You may not:
Re-sell or trade Your access to the Offering.
Share the Offering with anyone else who has not yet purchased it or opted in to receive it.
Reprint or republish any of the Offering, in part or in whole.
Distribute any of the materials contained in the Offering or related materials and/or communications as Your own, otherwise known as stealing.
Reproduce and tweak any part or whole of the Offering for distribution as Your own work.
Claim ownership or use over any of Our intellectual property without Our prior consent, which includes (but is not limited to): copyrights such as course materials, worksheets, workbooks, lessons, videos, and more; trademarks such as names, logos, taglines, or other unique source identifiers; or trade dress including the look and feel of the Offering (and its related communications and materials).
Use Our Offering or any related materials and/or communications in an unlawful way or for any illegal or unlawful purpose(s).
REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO USE CONTENT
If You wish to use, publish, or access any of Our content, Offering(s), or related materials, You must do so by requesting permission prior to commencing use of the same by emailing Us at email@example.com
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES
Even though Our Offering is not necessarily something You can physically hold in Your hand and walk away with, it is nevertheless considered theft to steal, infringe, or otherwise violate these Terms and Conditions of Use. We reserve the right to prosecute infringers to the fullest extent allowed by criminal or civil statute in any jurisdiction allowed. You explicitly consent to personal jurisdiction in Minnesota by opting into or purchasing any Offering or accessing its related communications and/or materials.
SECURITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
It is Your responsibility to secure Your username and password from theft or any other means of unauthorized use that would violate these Terms and Conditions of Use. We do not store any whole credit card numbers or payment information, and instead, these are processed through third-party processors such as Stripe, Square, Paypal, or Wix Payments. By utilizing these payment processors to gain access to the Offering, You indemnify Us and instead assume any and all risk or liability for the security of the payment details, and agree to be bound by the third-party payment processor’s applicable terms and conditions of use.
You have no right to confidentiality unless otherwise explicitly stated, such as in a subsequent client agreement, or otherwise implicitly agreed upon as mandated by law or fiduciary duty.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By accessing Our Offering and/or related materials, whether paid or unpaid, You assume all the risk of Your access and any subsequent actions You choose to take as a result of the influence, information, or educational materials provided to You.
We maintain a right to republish any submission in whole or in part as reasonably necessary in the course of Our business. You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent, or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.
Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Our website and company for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of Your use of Our website and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).
While We may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website, You understand and acknowledge that We make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third-party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for You as a result of these statements or any other statements anywhere on this website. If You have medical, legal, or financial questions, You should consult a medical professional, lawyer, or CPA and/or CFP respectively. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions You choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses, or the materials contained herein.
This website is updated on a regular basis and while We try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, We cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained herein are entirely accurate, complete, or up to date. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge You gain as a result of using this website is used at Your own risk. If You should see any errors or omissions and would like to let Us know, please email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree that You understand individual outcomes will vary. Case studies or testimonials are not indicative of typical results. Each individual approaches Our Offering(s) with different backgrounds, disposable income levels, motivation, and other factors that are outside of Our control. Therefore, We cannot guarantee Your success merely upon access or purchase of Our Offering(s) or related material(s).
To the fullest extent permitted by law, We expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage incurred by You or others in connection with Our Offering(s), including without limitation any liability for any accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual injury or harm, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time, and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable. We are not medical, legal, financial, or other professionals, or if We are, during the course of this Offering and related material(s), We are not offering Our professional services and You expressly agree We are not acting in any professional capacity, including medical, legal, financial, or otherwise during the course of this Offering. This Offering is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the Offering or its related material(s) should be construed as medical, legal, or financial advice.
THIRD PARTY DISCLAIMER
You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any other participant or user, including You.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO OUR PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR PROGRAM MATERIALS. YOU AGREE THAT PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR PROGRAM MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR PROGRAM MATERIALS WILL BE FUNCTIONAL, UNINTERRUPTED, CORRECT, COMPLETE, APPROPRIATE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, OR CONTENT ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF OUR PROGRAM, PRODUCT, OR SERVICES MATERIALS, OR ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
We make reasonable efforts to provide You with modern, reliable technology, software, and platforms from which to access Our Offering(s) and related material(s). However, in the event of a technological failure, You accept and acknowledge Our lack of responsibility for said failure, and while We will make reasonable efforts to support You, some technological issues are far outside Our control and will require You to access support from a third-party provider, such as Teachable.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
We make no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability of the information in Our Offering(s). We are not liable for any inaccuracies, errors, or reliance on personal opinions contained in Our Offering(s) or related material(s).
INDEMNIFICATION, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS
You agree at all times to indemnify and hold harmless Our Company, as well as any of Our affiliates, agents, contractors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, joint venture partners, successors, transferees, assignees, and licensees, as applicable, from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to Our Offering(s) .
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We will not be held responsible or liable in any way for the information, products, or materials that You request or receive through or in relation to Our Offering(s). We do not assume liability for any third party conduct, accidents, delays, harm, or other detrimental or negative outcomes as a result of Your access of Our Offering(s) and related material(s).
This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of Your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify You when and where We have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms and Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.
If at any time We feel You have violated these Terms and Conditions, then We shall immediately terminate Your use of Our website and any related communications as We deem appropriate. It is within Our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of Our website, and We may revoke this access at any time without notice, and if necessary, block Your IP address from further visits to Our site(s).
PURCHASES AND PAYMENT
We accept the following forms of payment:
You authorize Us to charge your chosen payment provider for the total amount stated on your checkout cart screen. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of your card issuer agreement and any other applicable third party agreement that may affect your purchase with Us. You agree to provide current, accurate and complete details as requested to process your payment. If necessary, You agree to update your payment information in a timely manner so We can complete any outstanding orders and/or contact you as needed.
We reserve the right to change our prices at any time.
You agree to pay any applicable shipping and/or handling fees as stated on your checkout cart screen.
ERRORS OR MISTAKES IN PRICING
We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes in pricing, even if we have already received payment. Any such changes will be conveyed in writing via email to notify You of Our correction and to allow You to take the most appropriate action in the event of such a correction or mistake.
REFUNDS AND RETURN POLICY
We take Your purchase and investment seriously, and We’d appreciate if You took Our investment of time and resources into Your success seriously, too.
Due to the nature of the services and/or products provided, refunds will not be given unless otherwise specified in writing.
Howard Marketing Group reserves the right to charge 1.5% interest per day upon any outstanding sum left unpaid on or after 14 calendar days from due date.
$100 due March 1
$101.50 due March 15
$103.03 due March 16
PROMOTIONAL PRICING DEVICES AND PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
We ARE NOT able to accommodate a price adjustment after Your purchase. However, we know that mistakes happen: in instances where You forgot to apply a promotional pricing device at checkout, we are happy to give you that credit to a future purchase made within 45 days of the original purchase. Email us at email@example.com to arrange for a valid promo code.
Promotional pricing devices include discounts, coupon codes or sale periods. Only one promotional pricing device is allowed per purchase, unless otherwise provided.
You agree to make every attempt to file a refund prior to attempting a chargeback with Your financial institution. In the event of a chargeback attempt, You expressly agree to forfeit any and all of Our bonuses, affiliate bonuses, or other materials afforded to You in exchange for Your original purchase of Our Offering. We reserve the right to present proof of Your access and these Terms and Conditions of Use to the financial institution investigating the dispute.
If Your order contains a recurring charge, then You consent to allow Us to process your selected payment provider without requiring Your prior approval for each recurring charge, until You Cancel your recurring charge according to these terms and conditions.
If You have signed up for a payment plan, You hereby authorize Our continued access to Your financial information stored by Our third-party financial processing company referenced in this Agreement until Your payment plan is complete, as set forth in Your acceptance of the purchase terms upon checkout.
REVOCATION OF ACCESS
You have the unilateral right to terminate Your use and access to any of Our Offering(s). Please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate this process. Termination will not excuse You of further payment. Upon confirmation of Your termination, any and all outstanding balances will become immediately due and payable. Any existing balance that remains after 14 days from the date of termination will be sent to a collections agency, and You agree to be responsible for any additional charges, fees, or costs associated with such a collection effort, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.
All payments will be processed in US DOLLARS
Sales taxes will be applied to your order as required by law in either Your or Our local area(s).
ORDER REVERSAL OR CANCELLATION
We reserve the right to refuse to fulfill any order placed on Our website, in part or in full, and will issue a refund accordingly. We reserve the right to limit or cancel quantities purchased by any given user or household at our sole discretion. We may restrict order quantities based on personal data provided by You, such as orders placed under the same customer account, orders placed on the same payment method, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address.
NO RESELLING OR DISTRIBUTION OF OUR PRODUCTS
We expressly prohibit orders that, in Our sole discretion, appear to be placed in an attempt to resell Our products. We expressly prohibit orders placed by resellers, dealers, distributors or wholesalers and will ban Your access to Our site in any lawful way possible if we discover your prohibited use(s). If you have interest in reselling our products, please send us an email to email@example.com to discuss possible arrangements.
BACKORDERS AND SOLD OUT PRODUCTS
Occasionally our inventory system fails to detect the actual quantity of our products available. If You make a purchase and we are unable to secure the quantity of items You requested, We will promptly contact you to let you know the new expected fulfillment date. If You do not wish to continue with your order, We will issue You a refund or store credit for the full purchase price of the sold out product(s), as indicated on your receipt.
SHIPPING AND INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Your order will arrive at the shipping speed You selected at checkout. We are not able to change your shipping speed once your order is placed.
Occasionally, Your items may arrive damaged from shipping. If this occurs, please contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org] and We will make every reasonable effort to fix the situation. Often, it is the carrier’s fault and the best course of action in this instance is to contact the delivery service about their damage to Your order.
If You are not located in the U.S., You are considered an international purchaser. It is Your sole responsibility to pay any duties, taxes (including, but not limited to, GST and VAT) and customs fees. We will provide Your shipment with a commercial invoice as necessary by law.
If You wish to place an order as a gift, please indicate so at checkout. If You do not see a space to do so, please email us at email@example.com and we will make a reasonable attempt to accommodate your request.
If You and Our Company cannot find a resolution to a dispute or potential claim by means of good-faith negotiation, then You explicitly agree to make a reasonable attempt to resolve any such dispute through Alternative Dispute Resolution or Mediation before filing a civil cause of action.
If You are found to be slandering, libeling, or otherwise disparaging Our Company, Offering(s), or related materials at Our discretion, You will be immediately removed from the Offering(s) and any related communications. We reserve the right to file a civil claim of action against You for any such damaging actions You take that materially harm Our Company.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED