This page sets out the "legal stuff" - issues, policies, terms and conditions that you may need to know about when you use my website.
Some of it is a bit complicated, but what it boils down to is:
I intend to be fair and honest in my dealings with you, and I expect you to be fair and honest in your dealings with me.
In the case of conflict between the terms and conditions displayed on this page and any found elsewhere on the website, those displayed here will take precedence.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to my terms and conditions.
All original material, except where otherwise identified, is copyright © 2008-2012 BonsaiMary.com
All rights reserved. All content and graphics on this site are protected by US copyright laws and international treaties, and may not be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of the copyright owner.
Please note that reproduction for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
We welcome and encourage links from other relevant websites and blogs, and you may link to this site without my permission. Most of the pages on the site carry a 'Link to this Page' button that will help you to do this easily.
However, if you wish to use copyrighted material from my site on your own site or blog, you should contact me for permission, which may be given, subject to conditions including, but not limited to, proper attribution, and a live link to the site wherever possible.
Use of Trademarks
All trademarks and registered trademarks, whether or not so identified, are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners. The use of a trademark does not imply that such use has been authorized, endorsed or sponsored by the trademark owner.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Other than as provided below, I will collect and hold only that personal information as you choose to give me, and then only for the purpose of supplying you with any information, goods or services that you have requested. I will not sell or pass your details to any third party, except as necessary for the purpose of supplying you with the information, goods or services that you have requested.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data which they hold.
The information and instructions which I give you on this website are provided in good faith, but I cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. In following my instructions you should take care not to do so in a way that could cause injury to yourself or to others, or that is contrary to any applicable law.
In more formal terms:
The author of this website disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from your use of the site. Statements made by the author or other contributors represent their views and opinions only and do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.
The materials on this site, including any linked site, are provided 'as is' and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
I do not warrant that the functions contained at this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Advertisements and Recommendations
This disclosure statement explains my relationship to my advertisers and how I receive compensation.
Bonsai-Mary.com is an informational website provided as a service to my readers. I write all of the content for Bonsai-Mary without compensation. I have no professional association with any bonsai business, publication etc.
I do not write reviews or do interviews for the purpose of receiving payment from such sources.
I may receive compensation from the following source(s):
Affiliate and/or Pay-Per-Click Advertising - I may receive a small commission when you click a link, or follow a link or banner ad and/or purchase a product from the merchant. These commissions help defray the operating costs of this website so I can continue to provide information free-of-charge to you, my visitors!
I currently participate in the following affiliate or pay-per-click programs:
Google AdSense - ads are marked "Ads by Google";
Amazon primarily for bonsai books;
My book ‘Bonsai with Tropicals’ is linked to Trafford Books and;
Site Build It - I am happy to recommend Site Build It! to those of our visitors who would like to have their own successful website.
I use this product, and believe that it represents excellent value for money. I receive no payment for recommending Site Build It!, however, should you decide to purchase this product for yourself I may receive a commission. You are free to order from a number of sources, including SiteSell, but we would appreciate it if you would consider doing so through me. Full details of the product, and the opportunity to order, may be found on the My Secret page.
This site is my personal site. It accepts advertising and other forms of compensation. Such compensation does not influence the information in this site. I always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences.
"Ads by Google" are not selected by me, so if you see a Google ad and a Web page about the same product or service, it is a coincidence.
Rest assured that the actual content on sponsored pages and in ads are independent of any sponsorship or affiliate relationship. To avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest and in the spirit of full disclosure, I identify all sponsored content to you.
Please do support my sponsors and recommendations. This site takes time and effort to deliver original content, free, to you. Supporting my sponsors is a WIN-WIN-WIN for you, me, and them. If you have questions about my advertising policies, please contact me.
Submission of Photographs and Stories
By submitting your submissions to me for display on the website, you agree that I have the (non-exclusive) right, but not the obligation, to display the submission in whole or in part, as I consider appropriate, together with your name, the title of the piece and a suitable description, without further recompense to you.
You warrant to me that you are the original source and agree to indemnify us against any claim of copyright infringement which might arise in connection with my use of your photography and text on the website.
If I display your submission on the website, I will credit you as the originator of that work. If you no longer wish me to display your work, I undertake to remove the image(s) and associated description from the website upon receipt of a written request.
You may send me written communications by using my Contact Mary link.
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