The Legal Stuff:
Any purchases made from Sarah Selecky International Inc. are nonrefundable investments in your writing. When you make these purchases, you are promising to explore and practice.
It is challenging to offer a money back guarantee on a creative experience. The very nature of these experiences is that they are often the same ones that we resist. So it is impractical to guarantee success from these programs, or to ask you to return them if you are unhappy with your writing.
Before you purchase any of the products offered by Sarah Selecky International Inc., we encourage you to explore the website — read Sarah’s newsletters, inspect her offerings, take a look at her testimonials. Get to know Sarah and her methods first. Find out if her opinions on the writing life make sense to you before you invest.
Having a no-refund policy makes it all the more powerful for you when you commit to your writing. Of course, if you are having problems getting the program or product to function properly, please notify us and we will work with you to get it sorted.
By purchasing these programs and products, you are choosing to make your writing a priority. Fantastic choice! Your writing will thank you.
- Refund policy for the Story Intensive 2019:
If you must withdraw from the Intensive, you may transfer your spot at no cost. If you are able to fill your space with another person by September 3rd, 2019, you will receive a 100% refund. However, if you register and withdraw from the Story Intensive before June 15th, 2019 without transferring your tuition, you are eligible to receive a 50% refund of what you have paid so far. After June 15th, there are no refunds, even if you cannot attend the class. If you can’t fill your space by then and would like to defer your tuition fee to another year, we will do our best to make that happen. Please know that we can’t guarantee the Intensive will be offered every year.
If you registered with the early bird $300 nonrefundable deposit and flexible payment plan, the policy above still applies, except the nonrefundable $300.
- Refund policy for the AWP Field Trip and Retreat in Portland (March 2019):
Deposits are non-refundable. However, they are transferable, if you would like to find a friend to fill your spot.
- Refund policy for the Story Intensive 2018:
If you register and withdraw from the Story Intensive before August 15th, 2018, you are eligible to receive a 50% refund. After August 15th, there are no refunds, even if you cannot attend the class. However, if you are able to fill your space with another person by September 3rd, 2018, you will receive a 100% refund. If you can’t fill your space by then and would like to defer your tuition fee to another year, we will do our best to make that happen. Please know that we can’t guarantee the Intensive will be offered every year.
The Super Legal Stuff:
Statement of Privacy:
Sarah Selecky International Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to Sarah Selecky International Inc.’s websites (“Selecky Websites”) and governs its personal data collection and usage; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services.
Collection of your Personal Information
Sarah Selecky International Inc. collects personal information for the purpose of billing your online purchases. Sarah Selecky International Inc. does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software.
Use of your Personal Information
Sarah Selecky International Inc. and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process your product or service orders and to deliver the products and services requested. We will also use your personal information to stay in touch, and let you know about future offerings, opportunities, and free resources available to you. Sarah Selecky International Inc. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties, ever. We will only keep your personal information for so long as our customer relationship with you lasts or for the duration of time required to satisfy our legal obligations.
Sarah Selecky International Inc. may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sarah Selecky International Inc. or Selecky Websites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sarah Selecky International Inc., including its website; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sarah Selecky International Inc. or the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in Canada, the United States and/or any other country in which Sarah Selecky International Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Control your Personal Information
Sarah Selecky International Inc. offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information at any time, and may otherwise notify us of your preferences, by contacting us via www.sarahselecky.com. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional emails from Sarah Selecky International Inc. by unsubscribing at the bottom of any email you receive from us, or simply responding with your request to be removed. Upon your request, we will inform you about the personal information we hold concerning you. Concerns with our compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation may be raised with the appropriate Data Protection Authority: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm
Security of your Personal Information
Sarah Selecky International Inc. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.
Terms & Conditions:
Sarah Selecky International Inc., Story Is a State of Mind, Sarah Selecky Writing School, and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks owned exclusively by Sarah Selecky International Inc.. The use of these trademarks and trade dress is prohibited if used in connection with the sale of any product that is not Sarah Selecky International Inc.’s, in any manner that seeks to disparage or discredit Sarah Selecky International Inc. or in any manner that may cause confusion among our customers.
All content on this website (which includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software) is the exclusive property of Sarah Selecky International Inc. Our content is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein.
PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT
Some portions of this website permit username and passwords to be used. You are responsible for protecting your unique username and password and you agree to be responsible for all activities performed under your user account.
LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
Sarah Selecky International Inc. grants you (the user) a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. This license does not include the right to modify any material, or any portion thereof, without the express prior-written consent of Sarah Selecky International Inc.. This license excludes the download or collection of logos, product descriptions, pricing, text, graphics, audio and video clips, and/or copying account information. This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express prior-written permission of Sarah Selecky International Inc. You are prohibited from using meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing Sarah Selecky International Inc.’s name or trademarks without the express prior-written consent of Sarah Selecky International Inc. Any unauthorized use of this website voids the limited license granted by Sarah Selecky International Inc.
CONTENT SUBMITTED BY SITE USERS
If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, comments, photographs and testimonials), you grant Sarah Selecky International Inc. and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Sarah Selecky International Inc. and its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Sarah Selecky International Inc. reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
This site is provided by Sarah Selecky International Inc. on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Sarah Selecky International Inc. makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of www.sarahselecky.com and www.sarahseleckywritingschool.com is at your own risk. Sarah Selecky International Inc. cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses. Sarah Selecky International Inc. will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
REDEMPTION OF FREE PRODUCT AND COUPON OFFERS
From time to time, Sarah Selecky International Inc. offers its clients special offers and discount codes to be used in conjunction with this website. These offers are frequently disseminated via this website and through email to those who have registered for our email database. We encourage our clients to redeem these special offers, but we respectfully ask that you not exploit them. Sarah Selecky International Inc., at our sole discretion, will determine if all purchasing criteria has been met to qualify for stated discount or free product. If you successfully circumvent the software safeguards of this website in order to receive several free products with your order, then we will (at our sole discretion) remove any extraneous free product from your order or cancel the order in its entirety. You will be informed of any order changes via the phone number or email address listed with your order.
DAILY PROMPTS SUBSCRIPTIONS
Your annual subscription for Daily Prompts will start when Sarah Selecky International Inc. confirms your payment and will continue for a period of one year. Your subscription will auto-renew after one year and you will be billed every year on the date of your initial subscription. If you do not wish your subscription to auto-renew, you may unsubscribe anytime by clicking on “Manage Your Subscription” at the bottom of any Daily Prompt email.
CHANGES IN POLICY
Sarah Selecky International Inc. reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.
BONUS WRITING PROMPT
A treat for you, since you made it to the end of this document! Now that you are familiar with dense legal language: try writing a short story in the form of a Terms and Policies Agreement. Play with the form and the sentence structure. Have fun with it.