Terms & Privacy

Last updated: 02 October 2020

BELLA MUSING

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Before using this website, please take note of the legal notice herein. Do read through the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully as it pertains to the entire contents of this website under the domain name www.bellamusing.com and any communication between us and you via email. Should you not accept these terms, do not use this Website.

These Terms & Conditions are subject to change, with or without notice to you, at our sole discretion. The Terms applicable to your access to and use of this website will be the version that is current and displayed on the website as at each date you access the website.

Every time you use this site, please consult these Terms to ensure that you are aware and understand the conditions of service and/or contractual engagement.

Bella Musing (Site), Bella Musing Blog (BMB) and Bella Musing Creative (BMC) are referred to interchangeably however Bella Musing represents the mother brand and the site in its entirety. Bella Musing Blog refers to this site’s blog section and Bella Musing Creative refers to this site’s digital imagery and online store.

This website, including all information and assets available from this site, is offered to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated herein.

You agree that you shall not use the website for any illegal purposes, and that you will respect all applicable laws and regulations. You agree to not infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others.

You agree not to use the website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt or manipulate the content or information available on the website or reduce the overall functionality of the website.

You agree not to compromise the security of the website or attempt to gain access to secured areas of the website or attempt to access any sensitive information you may believe exist on the website or server where it is hosted.

You agree to be fully responsible for any claim, expense, losses, liability, costs including legal fees incurred by the owner arising from any infringement of the terms and conditions in this agreement and to which you will have agreed if you continue to use the website.

The reproduction, distribution in any method whether online or offline is strictly prohibited. The work on the website and the images, logos, text and other such information is the property of Bella Musing (unless otherwise stated). Bella Musing assumes no responsibility for any losses or damages which are not foreseeable by you and us, including but not limited to financial loss, data loss and/or corruption, and whether as a result of negligence even if foreseeable. 

TERMS OF USE

SERVICE ACCESS AND ELIGIBILITY

Bella Musing reserves the right to refuse access and/or service to anyone (person, geographic region or jurisdiction) for any reason at any time. To be eligible to use this site you must be over the age of 18 and able/permitted to enter into binding contracts. Minors under the age of 18, may only use the Website in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, you must not use this Website.

LICENSE AGREEMENT/S – DIGITAL IMAGERY

BMC retains Intellectual Property Rights on all content (imagery and associated text) on the Site including its social media platform/s. BMC has three types of licenses viz. Personal License, Commercial License and Extended Commercial License. Each license grants the buyer usage rights based on the specific license selection upon purchase.

Based on the digital and downloadable nature of the product there are no refunds, returns and exchanges once purchased.

Please say hello@bellamusing.com should you have any queries prior to making your purchase or wish to obtain the Extended Commercial License option.

LICENSE TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

Personal License

The personal license grants the buyer non-exclusive usage for personal use in non-commercial projects. The personal license includes unlimited usage i.e. amount of times used for personal projects and includes editorial use i.e. print, online and broadcast. The digital imagery purchased under the personal license may be used in business editorial content such as blogs, newsletters, articles where the content does not explicitly promote or sell the business and/or its products or services. The imagery may not be closely associated with or aligned directly next to other imagery and/or content that is profane, obscene or pornographic. The imagery may not be re-sold or sub-licensed.

Commercial License

The commercial license grants the buyer non-exclusive usage in commercial projects as well as personal use and editorial (print, online, broadcast) use. The commercial license is for single use or campaign only i.e. the amount of times used for one commercial project may be once per client with in-context re-use permitted such as online, social media, print brochure and email marketing. The buyer does not need to credit BMC when publishing the imagery. The buyer may not claim the imagery as their own work or use the imagery to promote or sell other stock photography.

The imagery may not be closely associated with or aligned directly next to other imagery and/or content that is profane, obscene or pornographic. The imagery may not be re-sold or sub-licensed.

Extended Commercial License

The extended commercial license grants the buyer non-exclusive usage for commercial projects; personal use and editorial (print, online, broadcast) use as well as advertising and merchandising purposes. The extended commercial license may be used in out-of-home advertising, display advertising, print advertising, broadcast advertising, and multi-channel advertising. The imagery may be used in conjunction with manufactured merchandise and/or retail product packaging. The imagery may be used for an unlimited number of campaigns. The buyer does not need to credit BMC when publishing the imagery. The buyer may not claim the imagery as their own work however may use the imagery to promote or sell a creative service. The imagery may not be used for merchandise in which the primary subject of the merchandise is the image/s itself such as wall art, posters or canvases. The extended commercial license is a one time license transfer.

The imagery may not be closely associated with or aligned directly next to other imagery and/or content that is profane, obscene or pornographic. The imagery may not be re-sold or sub-licensed.

“Image / Imagery” means a photograph or other visual representation displayed on the Bella Musing website which has been licensed to you according to the terms of this agreement and includes keywords, descriptions, captions and metadata associated with the Image / Imagery.

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all copyright, patents, database rights, registered and unregistered design rights, topography rights, trademarks and service. Marks, and applications for any of the foregoing, together with all trade secrets, know-how, rights to confidence and other intellectual and industrial property rights in all parts of the world.

“Usage” has the meaning given to it under the guidelines outlined above that governs your use of an image and/or imagery licensed to you via the said license.

“Website” means http://www.bellamusing.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

At Bella Musing, the privacy of its visitors is of extreme importance. Herein the privacy policy which outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by this site and how it is used.

You do not need to provide any details to browse the website but upon purchase of any of our products or membership, you will be required to create an account. When you create an account we require your name and e-mail address, which is stored in our database. This is so that you can log into and review your account. Please note that we will use this information should we need to make contact with you. If you would like your account and personal information to be deleted from our database, please let us know at hello@bellamusing.com.

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at hello@bellamusing.com.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

How we protect your data

We have taken several technical measures to protect your data. This website is encrypted using an SSL certificate. To access our mailing list (Mailchimp) we have implemented two-factor authentication.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, Bella Musing makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Bella Musing does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on Bella Musing send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. Bella Musing has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. The Bella Musing privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

BELLA MUSING BLOG

Our website address is: https://bellamusing.com. All content provided on this blog (viz. Bella Musing) is for informational purposes only. The publisher and author of Bella Musing assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the blog. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

In no event shall the publisher and author of Bella Musing be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of Bella Musing advice or the contents of the blog. The publisher and author of Bella Musing reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the website.

External links

Bella Musing website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with Bella Musing. Please note that Bella Musing does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.

Fitness / Health advice

Bella Musing website offers health, fitness and nutritional information and is designed for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Collaboration

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation by way of brand collaboration. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Some forms of advertisements may be generated by a third party ad network. Sponsored posts will be identified as such.

DISCLAIMER

Though the publisher and author of Bella Musing will strive to be completely accurate in the information that is presented on the site, and attempt to keep it as up to date as possible, in some cases, some of the information you find on the website may be slightly outdated. 

Though every effort has been made to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of the digital products that appear on this website, Bella Musing cannot guarantee color accuracy across user devices included but not limited to computer and mobile devices, printers, et al; computer monitor’s display of any color/s may vary.

Bella Musing reserves the right to discontinue, make any modifications, deletions or corrections to the information you find on the website at any time without notice. This website will not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the information, products or service offered on the site.

The website does not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of this website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. The website does not warrant that the results obtained from the use of the website will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the website, in part or full, for indefinite periods of time or cancel the website at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the website is at your sole risk. We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors on the website or in the service will be corrected.

Change to the Terms and Conditions: Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The owner reserves the right to make changes and to revise the above mentioned Terms and Conditions of use.

If you have any queries about these Terms and Conditions, please get in touch at hello@bellamusing.com.