TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

By visiting and using this website, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to the following Terms and Conditions of Use by Maura Chamness Photography.

This website includes materials protected by intellectual property laws, including but not limited to written text, logos, photos, videos, music, art, designs and graphics. You may view, download, print, email and use materials from this website for personal, noncommercial purposes only. You may not republish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, display, distribute or otherwise use any material from this website for commercial purposes. Any reproduction or unauthorized use of any materials found on this website shall constitute infringement.

If you submit, comment or post any materials (such as photos, videos or written content) to this website, you represent and warrant that: (1) you are at least 13 years old; (2) you are the owner of or have permission to share such materials; (3) you grant Maura Chamness Photography a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide non-exclusive license to use, copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, display and publicly perform those materials, in whole or part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial purposes and advertising; (4) you grant Maura Chamness Photography a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide non-exclusive license and release to use your name and likeness in connection with such materials for any purposes, including commercial purposes and advertising. Maura Chamness Photography does not claim any ownership rights in your materials.

Please choose carefully the materials that you upload to, submit to, or embed on this website. Any material you post on this website becomes public. You are responsible for your material and for any liability that may result from the material you post on this website.  You participate, comment, and post material on this website at your own risk.  Any communication by you on this website, whether by leaving a comment or participating in a chat room, message board, public forum, contact submission form or other interactive service, must be respectful. You may not communicate or submit any content or material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, knowingly false, defamatory or obscene or otherwise in violation of any law or the rights of others.  You agree to post comments or other material only one time. 

Maura Chamness Photography, in its discretion, may delete or modify, in whole or part, any post, comment or submission to this website. Maura Chamness Photography does not, however, have any obligation to monitor posts, comments, or material submitted by third parties Maura Chamness Photography neither endorses nor makes any representations as to the truthfulness or validity of any third-party posts, comments, or material on this website. Maura Chamness Photography shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused by third-party posts, comments, or materials on this website.

To access certain features of this website, including the private membership website, you may need a username and password. You agree to keep your username and password confidential. During the registration process for any service or product, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself. If Maura Chamness Photography has reasonable grounds to suspect that you have provided false information, shared your username and password with anyone else, or forwarded any non-public material from this website to any other person, Maura Chamness Photography has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of this website or its online material, in whole or part, without refund. Any personally identifiable information you provide as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of this website’s Privacy Policy.

You are strictly forbidden from the following:

• Causing damage to this website

• Using this website for any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity

• Using this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, keystroke logger or other malicious software

• Using this website to transmit, send or deliver unsolicited communications or for other marketing or advertising purposes

• Systematically or automatically collecting data from this website

• Sharing private and proprietary information from online courses with anyone else

Maura Chamness Photography may, without notice, refuse access to its website, in whole or part, to any person that fails to comply with these Terms.

This website provides information only, and does not provide any financial, legal, medical or psychological services or advice. None of the content on this website prevents, cures or treats any mental or medical condition. You are responsible for your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results. Maura Chamness Photography disclaims any liability for your reliance on any opinions or advice contained in this website.

Any links to third-party products, services, or sites are subject to separate terms and conditions. Maura Chamness Photography is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party company or website. Although Maura Chamness Photography may recommend third-party sites, products or services, it is your responsibility to fully research such third parties before entering into any transaction or relationship with them.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, MAURA CHAMNESS PHOTOGRAPHY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MAURA CHAMNESS PHOTOGRAPHY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP PAGES, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

MAURA CHAMNESS PHOTOGRAPHY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to its conflict of laws. The nearest state and federal court to Houston, Texas shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising from or relating to this website, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy or these Terms. By using this website, you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts and consent irrevocably to personal jurisdiction in such courts and waive any defense of forum non conveniens.

Maura Chamness Photography controls and operates this website from offices in the United States. Maura Chamness Photography does not represent that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. People who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Maura Chamness Photography may change, modify or update these Terms at any time without notice. Any access or use of this website by you after Maura Chamness Photography posts such changes shall constitute consent of such modifications. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, contact maura@maurachamness.com.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Maura Chamness Photography and any directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, assigns, successors-in-interest and its and their employees from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from or in connection with: (i) your use of this website in violation of these Terms of Use, (ii) any breach by you of these Terms of Use or any representation and warranty made by you herein, (iii) any comment, post, or material you submit to this website, (iv) your use of materials or features available on this website (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third-party right by materials created by Maura Chamness Photography) or (v) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

This website is written and edited by Maura Chamness. Maura Chamness Photography does not accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, complimentary products, or other forms of compensation.

Maura Chamness Photography does not have relationships that might present a conflict of interest or influence the content of this website.

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to Maura Chamness Photography.

By visiting and using this website, you agree and consent to the following Privacy Policy governing the collection and use of personally identifiable and other information by Maura Chamness Photography.

Maura Chamness Photography may collect information from you when you voluntarily sign up for e-mails or free gifts, register for a class or presentation, leave comments, order a service or product, fill out any type of form, access private membership pages, or otherwise contact Maura Chamness Photography via an online form or e-mail. The information collected may include your name, e-mail, address, phone number, and/or billing information. You are not required, however, to provide any personally identifiable information to merely access or visit this website.

Maura Chamness Photography collects such information in order to send e-mails, fulfill orders, deliver services and products, complete customer transactions, oversee contests and promotions and improve website performance and customer service.

If you want to unsubscribe from receiving e-mails from Maura Chamness Photography, you may do so at any time. Each e-mail from Maura Chamness Photography includes instructions for unsubscribing from these e-mail communications.

Maura Chamness Photography may collect domain information and “cookies” (small files saved on your hard drive by your web browser) to analyze website performance, track user patterns, save information from your previous visits and customize your experience. Maura Chamness Photography or its third-party vendors may collect nonpersonal information through the use of these technologies. Nonpersonal information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use and technical information about your means of connection to this website such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. Maura Chamness Photography’s systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you use on this website and about the links you may select from within this website to other areas of the Internet.

Maura Chamness Photography respects your privacy and will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent. However, Maura Chamness Photography may choose to release personal information to enforce its Terms of Use, manage its business, protect users or the general public, or to otherwise comply with legal obligations.

If you give Maura Chamness Photography your permission, it may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.

On occasion, Maura Chamness Photography may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. Maura Chamness Photography will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.

Please note that any comments or information that you post on the website, including the Maura Chamness Photography social media pages, become public and third parties may use your information. Maura Chamness Photography is not be responsible for any unauthorized uses by third parties in such context. You disclose such information at your own risk.

You may see advertising or other content on this website that links to the sites and services of Maura Chamness Photography’s partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors or other third parties.  Any products or services reached through a third-party link are subject to separate privacy policies. Maura Chamness Photography is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party websites.

This website and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 13. Maura Chamness Photography does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 13 years of age. Maura Chamness Photography prohibits children under the age of 13 from using all interactive portions of this website, including leaving any comments. Maura Chamness Photography will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If Maura Chamness Photography learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, it will delete that information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to Maura Chamness Photography’s online activity. It does not apply to information collected or used from other offline sources such as information collected at events or conferences.

This website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this website, participating in any of its services and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.

Maura Chamness Photography may change, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, contact maura(at)maurachamness.com].