Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions

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Privacy Policy

TL;DR:

Your personal information collected from payment forms or mailing list signup forms is never shared, sold or rented to anyone, ever.

Your personal information is only shared between internal systems, like: WordPress, Stripe, Paypal and MailChimp—all of whom have security safeguards in place.

This is really boring, right?

Some data (IP, location, referrer, etc) is collected via Google Analytics but not shared, rented or sold to anyone else.

If you want the data that’s been collected from our stores, contact kerry@mereliberty.com and we’ll give it to you.

If you want to opt out of any communication, click “Unsubscribe” located in every single email.

If you want your data to be deleted from any ecommerce store, contact kerry@mereliberty.com and we’ll do that ASAP (although you’ll no longer be able to sign into any courses or products).

GDPR SPECIFICS

Your data is protected using industry standard tools and software. It’s never shared, sold or given away, except to connect internal software accounts to other internally used software accounts (i.e. WordPress to MailChimp).

If you want your data stored or collected, contact kerry@mereliberty.com.

The data is stored as long as our ecommerce stores are live.

The data is stored in the United States of America

The type of data stored is: name, email, IP, and personalization details you’ve filled in via forms on our website (i.e. type of freelancer or years in business).

If there is a data breach, you will be notified within 72 hours—but only if you didn’t opt out of receiving communications from us.

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products, and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

When you purchase a product, you are expressing consent to get occasional and related marketing emails.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at kerry@mereliberty.com or by clicking “Unsubscribe” from any email, which is instant.

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. Otherwise, no one ever gets sees or uses your personal data.

SECTION 4 – ECOMMERCE

Our stores are hosted on Siteground using WordPress. This provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through our internal databases, credit card and payment processors, and MailChimp. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, Stripe stores your credit card data. If you choose Paypal, then Paypal stores your data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Paypal and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Section 5 – Cancelations and Refunds

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 8 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at kerry@mereliberty.com.

Terms & Conditions

Mere Liberty Membership Terms and Conditions

This agreement is for the purpose of running efficient and effective website membership. It is made between Kerry Baldwin of Mere Liberty and each member with a student and/or parent/guardian (“course member”), or a monthly/annual member (“monthly/annual member”).

PAYMENT TERMS 

Course Memberships

Payment for any course membership is due immediately upon registration. Course memberships are a one-time payment and will not auto-renew. To renew a course membership, visit Student Login, choose your current course membership level to take you to your dashboard. Scroll to the bottom where it says, “Renew or Upgrade Your Registration” and select the course you wish to sign up for. It can be the same as your current membership.

Monthly/Annual Memberships

Monthly/annual memberships are a recurring subscription-based donation. The initial payment will be for your first month or first year depending on the recurring payment cycle you want. Your recurring payment will be automatically deducted on the same day each month for monthly renewals, and on the month and day each year for annual renewals. Monthly/annual memberships are donations used to support the ongoing research and content creation done by Kerry Baldwin and published to mereliberty.com. These are not tax deductible since Mere Liberty is not a 501C3.

One-Time Donations

Payment for one-time donation are made immediately through the one-time donation button on the Membership page. No associated benefits, goods or services, are made in exchange for these donations. These are not automatically recurring, though donors may give more than one time. These donations are not tax deductible and are considered gifts.

REFUND POLICY

Course Memberships

Requests for refund may be made within 15 days of the registered seminar start date for courses that include a zoom call benefit. No refunds will be issued after 15 days. Refunds for courses without a zoom call benefit may be issued if request is made within 5 days of initial purchase. All sales final for Individual Lessons.

Monthly/Annual Memberships

Monthly/annual memberships may be canceled at any time. Go to Member Login, select the “Subscription” tab and click “Cancel Your Subscription.” No refunds will be issued for lapsed months Member will retain access to restricted content up until the expiration date on their account is reached. Refunds for current month/year may be refunded if cancelation is made within 5 days of your monthly or annual purchase/renew date. To receive a refund, member must email kerry@mereliberty.com within 5 days of the purchase/renewal date. If member does not email refund request within 5 days, no request for refund will be honored.

One-Time Donations

No refunds of one-time donations will be issued.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Course Memberships

Course offerings are subject to change without notice. Current course membership offerings are available at these links: Liberty Seminar: Middle SchoolLiberty Seminar: High SchoolLiberty Seminar: Adult. Shipment of any physical products will happen after onboarding is complete. Please refer to onboarding guide.

Monthly/Annual Memberships

Membership offerings are subject to change without notice. Current monthly/annual membership offerings are available at these links: PreviewPorticoPatron, and Underwriter. Membership deliverables are available on the Member Login page for those with an active membership. If your membership has expired, please inquire by emailing kerry@mereliberty.com

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except for material where copyright is reserved.

DISCLAIMERS

Monthly/Annual Membership 

Monthly/annual memberships are guaranteed deliverables promised. Kerry Baldwin cannot guarantee members will agree with all content produced. If a member decides they disagree with the content, they have the option to cancel their membership as described above.

Course Membership 

Course memberships are guaranteed deliverables promised. Kerry Baldwin cannot guarantee student’s level of critical thinking skills upon completion of the course.

Parental/Student Responsibility:

Parents are expected to take primary responsibility for the Student’s education and to:

Ensure you (or your student) complete the lesson prior to the zoom sessions.

Ensure each session is used by an individual Student.

  • Ensure Student is the appropriate age for the course.
  • Ensure that if more than one Student is enrolled in the same course, each Student must have his own computer, headset, and microphone.
  • Ensure Student will have sufficient mastery of English writing skills, including grammar, vocabulary, and expression commensurate with the level of the course.
  • Supervise Student’s academic work to ensure that assignments are completed in required formats and by due dates.
  • Supervise Student’s activity in the Slack group to ensure Slack group guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure that Internet and Learning Management System access, computer a headset with microphone, and any additional technology such as a smartphone camera or scanner needed for Parents and Student are working properly.
  • Ensure Student makes every reasonable effort to be present for class.
  • Ensure Student adheres to Student conduct requirements.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to treat peers with value and dignity. Any student who personally attacks, degrades, belittles, another student or the coach may be banned from either the Slack group and/or weekly seminar without refund, and may also lose access to course content without refund or exchange.

Content of dialogue is moderated by the coach and the coach reserves the right to direct content of the conversation to maintain the integrity of the course purpose. Topics not relevant to the conversation may be submitted by email.

Questions or concerns about methodology may be submitted by email. The seminar is not the place for these sorts of exchanges. 

OnBoarding Guide

Students/Parents agree to policies in the OnBoarding Guide for each course in which their student is enrolled.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Any dispute by course or monthly/annual members must first be brought to the attention of Kerry Baldwin via email: kerry@mereliberty.com The majority of disputes may be handled through informal communication and in accordance with these terms and conditions. 

Any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the use of the Mere Liberty website, registration in any course membership or monthly/annual memberships, or any act or omission for which a member may contend that Mere Liberty is liable, including but not limited to any claim or controversy as to arbitrability (dispute), shall be finally and exclusively settled by binding arbitration. Judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any state or federal court having jurisdiction in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award damages in connection with any dispute in excess of the actual dollar amount paid to Kerry Baldwin through Mere Liberty.

Neither the member nor Kerry Baldwin shall be entitled to join or consolidate claims in arbitration by or against other consumers or arbitrate any claim as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity. The member voluntarily and knowingly waives any right they have to a jury trial. These terms provide that all disputes between the member and Kerry Baldwin will be resolved first informally through email or by binding arbitration if informal resolution is impossible. The member thus gives up any rights to go to court to assert or defend his/her rights. The member also gives up his/her rights to participate in or bring class actions. Member rights will be determined by neutral arbitrator(s), not a judge or jury.

Terms and conditions are subject to change. Advanced notice of any significant changes will be provided.

Last Updated 1/31/2022