Bluejay Way Terms of Service

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Terms of Service effective 30 March 2020

Updated 20 August 2020 to add section on content submissions.

General Conditions of Use

Welcome to https://thebluejayway.comThe Bluejay Way and team provides content, services and products subject to notices, terms and conditions as set out below, as well as our Privacy and Return Policies.

By accessing, browsing, commenting, or shopping on this website, you agree to all the terms and conditions in this agreement. Please read them carefully.

Privacy and Security

Data privacy and security are important to The Bluejay Way. Our use of cookies and your data is explained in our Privacy Policy

Delivery/Shipping Policy

The Bluejay Way currently offers free shipping on all items we sell. Items ordered from our site are generally delivered within 5-7 days from the time your order is placed. We use tracking information to ensure your order is delivered. Should your order not arrive or arrive damaged, please refer to our Return Policy.

We are not responsible for deliveries that are delayed by events beyond our control, including but not limited to:

  • Incorrect shipping information provided by customer
  • Severe weather that interrupts shipping or production
  • labor disputes
  • Other natural or manmade disasters.
  • Covid-19 (Corona Virus) related delays due to product shortages or shipping delays. (No delays currently that we know of or reported by our manufacturer. Check here for info on delays if they occur.)

Liability is limited to replacement or refund for lost, delayed, or damaged orders, subject to our return policy We reserve the right to refuse replacement or refund for any return request or claim that is not submitted in accordance with the procedure laid out in our return policy.

Payment Terms

No orders will be shipped to you without full payment being received by The BlueJay Way. We currently accept most major debit and credit cards. (Visa, Master Card, Discover, Amex)

We process payments using Square a third party payment processor. We do not store sensitive payment information such as card numbers on our servers. When you place your order your information will be securely processed by Square over a secure SSL connection. No credit or debit card data is saved or stored on this site. We may offer you the opportunity to save your card information, and if you check yes, your information will be stored securely on Square’s servers. Because we do not store or save your credit card info on our site and we use a PCI DSS compliant payment processor across a secure connection, we maintain our PCI DSS compliance.

Creating/Maintaining an Account

To place an order from our store, and to access certain site features, such as commenting on our content, you will need to create an account. It is your responsibility to keep your account information up to date. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse any order with any incomplete or incorrect information. Further we may delete a comment if incomplete or incorrect information is provided. We may collect other data related to your account and use of the site; ie: We compare your ip address to automated spam filters.

We may at any time delete inactive user accounts and associated data at any time with or without prior notice.

Using Our Site

Eligibility: To use our site, create an account, and place orders in our store, you must be 18 years old. We do not currently sell outside of the US.

Commenting: When commenting on our site, you may not sell, promote, any business or commercial interest. You may not spam by placing fraudulent, incorrect, or other links that are not relevant to the discussion. You may not post the same comment(s), links, or other media repeatedly on the site. We use an automated spam filter to block copious amounts of spam. Sometimes the filter isn’t perfect. Please contact us at hello@thebluejayway.com if you think your comment was blocked in error.

When interacting with our site in comment and review areas, please follow guidelines below.

  1. Be civil. The Bluejay Way tries to promote fact based discussion on a variety of issues. Because we are discussing things of a political nature, it can get heated. Let’s have a discussion, not a fight.
  2. Comments that are threatening, bullying, abusive, dangerous, or blatantly false are not tolerated.
  3. Comments or users that are advocating criminal behavior, will be blocked and possibly reported to law enforcement if we believe there is a serious immediate threat to life.
  4. Comments on this site do not represent the views of the Bluejay Way, or it’s team. Comments represent only the views of the person who posted them.
  5. This is not an inclusive list of guidelines. We may post other guidelines on the site, or update these terms of service from time to time with additional guidelines.
  6. We reserve the right to block or refuse any comment or users at any time for conduct that does not meet our guidelines, or for any reason we deem appropriate.

Submissions: The Bluejay Way may from time to time accept content submissions from users of the site. The following terms apply:

  1. By submitting content to The Bluejay Way, you give us permission to review, edit, store, copy, publish and share your submission amongst the administrators of the site, and our audience.
  2. The Bluejay Way may or may not publish your submitted content, and retains final say on all publishing decisions.
  3. The Bluejay Way is not currently providing compensation for submitted content that is published. We may do so in the future.
  4. By submitting content you grant The Bluejay Way a global non exclusive license to use the content on our website and social media networks, and grants us the right to enhance content with images, videos, or other elements.
  5. Content should be in the voice of The Bluejay Way. While we are mostly a political blog, we also accept content about culture, music, technology, and other topics.
  6. Submissions can be sent to The Bluejay Way by emailing submissions@thebluejayway.com.

BJW Planting Trees Initiative: We support global reforestation and mitigation of climate change impacts by making monthly donations of one dollar from the sale of every item in our store to One Tree Planted. We may offer the opportunity to make additional donations at any time. We will pass these donations directly to One Tree Planted. If you prefer, you can donate to One Tree Planted directly.

We may occasionally set goals for the number of trees we want to plant in a certain time frame. You can learn more about our goals and track our progress at https://thebluejayway.com/trees. We appreciate your support of The Bluejay Way and our efforts to plant trees.

Affiliate/referral Links and Ads: One way we support our work is with the use of affiliate or referral links and ads. We clearly mark these as affiliate links or ads. Cookies may be placed in your browser so that we receive credit for purchases you may make. When you make a purchase from one our affiliate partners, we receive a commission. We only promote or advertise companies, products, or services that we use and believe in.

The Bluejay Way is a verified content creator by the Brave Browser. The Brave browser is built on the Chromium Open Source Project, and pays creators and users to view content and ads that do not include third party tracking cookies or other methods of tracking web users. If you are a user of the Brave browser, you can tip the Bluejay Way for our content, and receive credit for viewing privacy friendly ads on our site. Download and use the Brave browser minimally for 30 days and The Bluejay Way will receive a referral fee.

Do Not: 1. Do not attempt to hack, scan, penetrate, reverse engineer, modify, or spam any part of this site. 2. Do not spoof, clone, phish, this website for any reason, but especially for fraudulent, or other criminal purposes. 3. If we provide the opportunity to upload media, please remove location and other data. 4. When uploading media or documents, Do not upload malware, pornography, spam, or other undesirable content.

License and Site Access: We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it in any way. This may be done only with written consent from us.

Termination

We reserve the right to block or ban any user for violations of these Terms of Service, or for any reason we deem appropriate.

Products

Product Information Accuracy

We attempt to be as accurate as possible in our product descriptions. However, The Bluejay Way does not warrant that product descriptions and website content is accurate, free of errors, complete or current. If any product ordered from our store that you receive isn’t described as shown on our site, it can be returned – unused – as described in our return policy.

We reserve the right to correct errors, omissions, or inaccuracies. We however take no obligation to update, amend, or clarify the information on the site, without limitation, except as required by law.

Product Warranty

Our products are warranted to be free from defects, misprints, or other damage that makes the product unuseable. Claims for product damage must be made within 7 days of receiving your order and in accordance with terms of our Return Policy

We will not accept claims for damage caused by misuse of product, intentional damage, or accidental damage that has occured after you received your order.

Intellectual Property

Content published on this website (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos) is the property of The Bluejay Way and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of the content found on this website is the exclusive property of Joseph Branscomb, and is presented on this website under license by Homestead Digital Media Services. You shall not use this content in any manner that is inconsistent with US and international copyright law. We reserve and maintain all current and future rights in regard to our content and designs.

Communications

Communication with us is by electronic means. Every time you send us an email or visit our website, you are going to be communicating with us. You hereby consent to receive communications from us. If you subscribe to the news on our website, you are going to receive regular emails from us. We will continue to communicate with you by posting news and notices on our website and by sending you emails. You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Limitations of Liability

The Bluejay Way is not liable for damages caused by your use of our site, except as described in our Terms of Service, Return, and Privacy Policies. Liability is limited in all instances to refund or exchange of items that are defective, or in the case of injury caused by a faulty or defective product, liability is limited to the cost of actual damages.

Governing Law

This site is operated under a licensing agreement by Homestead Digital Media Services, 57 Chapman Rd, Des Moines, NM 88418.

Therefore, by using, browsing, commenting, and shopping on this website, you agree that the laws of the the United States, State of New Mexico, 8th Judicial District, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms and conditions, for any dispute of any sort that might arise between The Bluejay Way, its business partners or associates and you.

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