Terms and Conditions

If you want to use this website, then you must agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. If you don’t like them you are free to visit other web sites providing similar services.

The Blue Bottle Tree

The Blue Bottle Tree is a trading name of Davis-Allman, LLC.

My Mailing address is:
Ginger Davis Allman
Davis-Allman, LLC
P.O. Box 2501-102
Springfield, MO 65801

Disclaimer

The Blue Bottle Tree provides information, advice, commentary, tutorials, and links about polymer clay, arts and crafts, and living a creative life. By providing this information, I do not assume any liability for your use of this information. Any craft and hobby activities have potential hazards which include a risk of injury or death, and each person participating in these activities needs to understand the risks involved, obtain the necessary equipment and take the needed precautions.

In using this site, you recognize this, assume all risks of property damage, personal injury and death, and agree to hold The Blue Bottle Tree and Davis-Allman, LLC harmless from any liability as a result of your use of the information provided in these pages.

In plain English: you are responsible for your own safety.

Copyright

Except where explicitly stated otherwise:

this website and its content is Copyright © 2012 – 2016 Davis-Allman,  LLC, all rights reserved.

Fair Use Guide:

You may re-post short extracts from this website as long as you agree to the following terms:

  • Attribution & Link – Any excerpt or image taken from this site must include a link back to the original post, and it must also contain a clear human-readable acknowledgement that the material is taken from thebluebottletree.com.
  • Limited Republishing – You may not copy an entire post or page.
  • Noncommercial Use – You cannot use my content for commercial gain without prior permission.
  • RSS Feed – You may not republish my RSS feed in full on any site without prior permission.
In plain English: If you’re using, or thinking about using my content in a way that does not meet the above terms, please contact me before proceeding any further.

Copying my content and pictures without attribution and without linking back to me is not only mean, it is stealing. Please don’t do it.

Translations

This website is written in English. If you would like to reproduce the material for your website in another language, please contact me. Permission and a license may be granted on a case-by-case basis. The following conditions are required:

  • The material must be hand-translated by someone who speaks the second language. I will not permit republication of my website’s content that is merely an automatic software translation.
  • The used material must be prefaced with explanation making it very clear that the article is written by Ginger Davis Allman and that your translation is a re-publication from The Blue Bottle Tree. You may also credit the person who created the translation.
  • My logo must be clearly displayed near the beginning of the translated article, and that logo image must link to this website. A suitable logo will be provided with the license.
  • All photos used in the article must link back to the original article on this website.
  • My name and website URL must be listed again at the end of the translated content as well.
  • Permission to use the material may be revoked at any time.

Third party content on this site

I strive to ensure that any third party content on this site is correctly attributed and that it is used within the terms of the owners’ own fair use policy where one exists. If I have accidentally erroneously attributed or used any material please let me know immediately via my contact me page.

Trademark Information

All brands or product names are the property of their respective owners. Any use of trademarked names, logos, or other brands is merely informational and use does not constitute an endorsement of that brand or the company who makes it.

Affiliate Disclosure

*Note: I do not currently have any affiliate links on my website.  But if I did, the following would apply.*

Some links on this website may be affiliate links. That means if you click on them and make a purchase, The Blue Bottle Tree may be paid a commission. The affiliate relationship generally does not increase the price of your purchase. I only use affiliate links when I have a reasonable belief (based on my research and or experience) that a product or service may be of value to visitors to this website. However, you must still make your own assessment as to the value and utility of any products or services offered. I normally disclose affiliate relationships in the same post or on the same page as the affiliate link appears. This may take the form of the word “affiliate link” near the link in question, sometimes it may take the form of a disclosure applied to the entire post or page.

In plain English: I don’t normally get paid to say or endorse things, but if I ever do, I will let you know.

Reviews and Endorsements

From time to time manufacturers and suppliers provide me, free of charge, with products for my review, consideration, or even just as a gift. My acceptance of these products is not conditional on any action on my part. I may (or may not) evaluate and write a review on the product, and all of what I write will be 100% my opinion and my experience. I may instead use the product in producing examples for future articles or even reviews on other products. (For example: I might use a gifted flower cane in demonstration of a cane slicer tool that I am reviewing.)

Anytime I obviously use or feature a supplied product or material, I will typically include a mention and link to the website of the company that provided the material.

When I review a product, I am reviewing the product itself and not the supplier. As a service to my readers who may wish to purchase the product, I will include a list of suppliers and websites where the product may be purchased. In some cases, this means that competitors will be listed as well as the company who provided the material for review. However, any company that provides materials for review will receive a prioritized clear and obvious credit and link in my review article.

I do not accept materials with conditions attached to them. I will not write things that I believe to be untrue. I strive for honesty and accuracy in everything that I write and it’s my promise to my readers that I will provide truthful information and share actual experiences with the product to the best of my abilities.

Use of brand names in this website should not be interpreted to be an endorsement of that brand name. I use brand names merely for clarity and for the ease of assisting my readers find the products that best work for them.

In plain English:If you send me something, I’ll do my best to write about it honestly and accurately. But I will not lie about it. Use of brand names is not an endorsement.

Feedback and Supplied Materials

Except where expressly provided otherwise by The Blue Bottle Tree, all comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to The Blue Bottle Tree through or in association with this website shall be considered non-confidential and the property of The Blue Bottle Tree. By submitting such comments, feedback, information or materials to me, you agree to a free-of-charge assignment to me of all world-wide rights, title and interest in copyrights and other intellectual property rights to the comments, feedback, information or materials. I shall be free to use such comments, feedback, information or materials on an unrestricted basis.

In plain English: I want to be able to use any material you provide to me in this website and elsewhere without having to contact you first and without fear of your trying to charge me for using something you have already freely given to me.

Advertising Disclosure

I do not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely my own. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

In plain English: Just because I have an opinion doesn’t mean someone paid me to say it. I’m going to be honest about my opinions, to the best of my experience and ability.

Comments & Feedback Policy

I welcome and encourage your comments and feedback. If you decide to join the conversation and contribute your thoughts, here’s a few things to consider.

If your comment has a question I will reply as quickly as possible, bear in mind I have a family and a full, busy life. I may not necessarily know the answer to your question, but I may be able to point you in the direction of someone who does. Time constraints may mean that I can’t answer you in as much detail as I’d like to, or I may hold over the topic for an upcoming article.

Disrespectful and overly critical comments are not acceptable. Period. Disagreement and differing view points are fine. They are part of life, and life would be very boring if we all thought the same way. Feel free to discuss and disagree, but be respectful. Life’s hard enough as it is – let’s keep things pleasant. This is a ‘no troll’ zone.

Be careful to only talk for yourself – don’t tell me what you think other posters are thinking – let them tell us themselves.

In plain English: be nice. It’s that simple.

Links To Third Party Sites

This website contains hypertext links to Web sites controlled by parties other than me, who may or may not be as nice as I am. I am not responsible for and do not necessarily endorse the contents or use of such Web sites.

Warranties And Additional Disclaimers

The information provided on this website may be out of date or include omissions, inaccuracies or other errors.

Except where expressly provided otherwise in an agreement between you and The Blue Bottle Tree, all information provided directly on this website or indirectly through this website by hypertext link or otherwise is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Blue Bottle Tree hereby disclaims all warranties with respect to this information, whether express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall The Blue Bottle Tree be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use, incurred by you or any third party, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising from your access to, use of, or reliance upon information obtained from or through this website. The Blue Bottle Tree reserves the right to make changes, updates or corrections to the information on this website at any time without notice.

In plain English: The information and guidance I give could be wrong, not applicable in your circumstances or out of date. Take responsibility for your own actions, when in doubt, check the facts for yourself.

Confidentiality Policy

Any personal data collected through the use of this website is protected by my internal security practices. I adhere to strict employee security policies. Except as set out in my Terms and Conditions of use, I will never provide your name, data collected from you via my web-based forms, or any identifying information about specific users to any third party for any purposes (including marketing and advertising purposes) without your permission, unless required by law.

In plain English: I will not share your data with anyone else.

Log Files

This website, as does any modern website, records your IP address, browser type, hits on particular pages, search terms, and other general traffic information. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information and you remain anonymous. I use this information to help me continually improve the The Blue Bottle Tree website.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a file that is sent from a web server to your web browser and placed on your computer. When you initially visit a Website the website creates a cookie for your computer and then use it to track your clicks as you go through the site. There is no personal information stored within the cookie itself and I do not use cookies to retrieve personal information about you or from your computer. While your activity may be tracked while you are at this website, I do not use cookies to track your activity before or after you leave the site. I use cookies to track items you put into your shopping cart from my online store, and to maintain an active connection for my administrators on the database. I also use cookies to identify returning users for statistical purposes, so I can see if you enjoyed your visit enough to come back and visit me again!

Supplied Data

The Blue Bottle Tree reserves the right to amend material supplied for editorial purposes only. Otherwise I will not edit or censor the data you provide. If I become aware that any data provided is soliciting, collecting or broadcasting prohibited information, violates applicable laws, or violates my terms of use or those of any applicable third party, I reserve the right to remove the offending data immediately without notice to the data’s owner. If you have any specific questions about privacy or security on this site, please contact me using the form provided on my Contact Me page.

E-mail Policy

I don’t like spam and I generally won’t send you unsolicited bulk e-mail. Customers may rarely receive a specific email for the purpose of allowing them to obtain the most current information about their purchase, such as tutorial updates.

It is my policy to:

  • Only send out subscribers mail which I hope will be of value to them
  • Minimize the number of mailings I make, whilst providing a reasonable level of service
  • Limit the size of mailings to minimize their impact on my subscribers’ networks and computer systems
  • Only augment my mailing lists from voluntary, opt-in address submission on my website, social media sign-up forms, and individual requests
  • Not share my mailing lists with any third parties
  • Always include an unsubscribe option or link with my mailings, unless it is a direct, personal email from me to you.

Subscribers may also unsubscribe at any time by sending an e-mail with the subject “Unsubscribe” using the form provided on my Contact Me page.

In plain English: I will not spam you.

E-mail Lists

Our existing email lists have been created from my own opt-in facilities on this web site, on social media, and on forms provided by my email list service.

I maintain the following e-mail lists:

  • Subscribers: potential users of my services.
  • Customers: my current and past customers.

If you think you have been subscribed to the wrong list, or are receiving multiple e-mails, please contact me using the form provided on the Contact Me page.

In plain English: if you received a bulk email as part of a mailshot from me, then unless something has gone terribly wrong, at some point you joined my mailing list.

Questions?

Please contact me using the form provided on my Contact Me page.

And finally…

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