Welcome to Her Majesty Blogs and all linked pages (“Site”).
Her Majesty Blogs (“HMB”, “we”, “our”) site is owned and operated by HMB and was founded by Pepi Valderrama. HMB is an online learning community for dreamers, creatives and entrepreneurs who are eager to step outside of their comfort zone by exploring, creating and sharing their hobbies.
Acceptance of Terms
If you don’t wish to be bound by these Terms, you shouldn’t use HMB.
HMB may change these Terms at any time and without prior notice. HMB will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page, but it is your responsibility as a user to make sure that you are aware of them, by checking for any changes on a regular basis.
Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use the Site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.
What HMB does and does not
What We Do
The Site is an online learning community for dreamers and entrepreneurs who are eager to step outside of their comfort zone by creating, sharing and monetising their hobbies.
On HMB dreamers can contribute and learn in forums, connect with other dreamers, give and receive classes, and engage in inspiring conversations. The Site enables the users share comments, opinions and ideas, promote their work, participate in promotions, and access and/or purchase services from time to time made available on the Site (“Services”).
Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content HMB makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services.
Content (“Content”) includes, but is not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, videos, sounds, images, illustrations, and software.
What We Don’t Do
The Content provided in the Site does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by HMB and its partners and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific business or other types of decisions. You should always carry out your own research before taking any decisions since you are the sole responsible for them.
Access And Registration to the Site
Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of HMB.
HMB reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. HMB may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and Services without notice or liability.
The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your content, therefore you are directed and encouraged to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site.
You may need to create an account with HMB in order to use some of our Services. For that purpose, you will be required to select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account.
You may not use as a user name the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or a trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorisation, or a name that in a manner misleads the readers into thinking that you are another person or company, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
It is your responsibility to keep your login credentials secure and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur via your account. You must immediately notify HMB of any unauthorised uses of your account or any other breaches of security. HMB will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Services are available only to individuals who are adults, meaning that they have reached at least 18 years of age.
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms.
You must be a human to open an account. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
Pages describing the Services are accessible from around the world but this does not mean all Services or service features are available in your country, or that user-generated Content available via the Services is legal in your country. It is your responsibility to make sure your use of the Services is legal in the country where you live. Services are not available in all languages.
If you operate an account, comment on a forum, post material on the Site, post links on the Site, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Site, you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of the type of Content.
HMB does not control user submitted Content and, as such, HMB does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using this Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by HMB. As an example, an not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:
- To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person.
- To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person.
- For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services.
- To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any HMB user.
- To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL.
- To post copyrighted Content which does not belong to you, with the exception of the ‘Forums’, where you might post such Content with the explicit mention of the author’s name and a link to the source of the Content.
- With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that impose, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
- To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent.
- To sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
By making the Content available, you represent and warrant that (not limited list):
- The use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party.
- If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content.
- The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horse or other harmful or destructive content.
If you suspect there has been an abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms please contact us immediately.
HMB reserves the right to ban any member from using the Services for any reason. HMB reserves the right to remove any Content (including, but not limited to, projects, comments, messages, avatars, etc.) for any reason whatsoever.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, HMB has the right (though not the obligation) to, in HMB sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any Content that, in HMB’s reasonable opinion, violates the Terms or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to the Site to any individual or entity for any reason, in HMB’s sole discretion.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. HMB reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and your other users.
Special Rules for Students
You agree to accept all of the terms and conditions including the cancellation policy listed in the Site when you agree to subscribe in a class on HMB.
You agree to follow all reasonable rules set by a teacher with respect to a Class, and not to take any actions to interfere with the teacher or any other students in the Class.
You agree to follow all reasonable rules set by a teacher with respect to a Class, and not to take any actions to interfere with the teacher or any other students in the Class.
As a student, when you subscribe in a class, whether it’s a free or paid class, you are getting from HMB a license to view the class via the HMB platform and Services, and HMB is the licensor of record. Classes are licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the class in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the class and sharing it on torrent sites).
HMB grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the classes and associated content for which you have paid all required fees (subscription), solely for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes through the Services, in accordance with these Terms and any conditions or restrictions associated with a particular classes or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any class unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a HMB authorized representative. This also applies to content you can access via any of our APIs.
We generally give a subscribe-access license to our students when they enroll in a class. HMB reserves the right to revoke any license to access and the use of classes at any point in time in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to a class due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the class you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint, or if we determine its content violates our terms. Furthermore, the access is to the class content but not to the instructor.
Special Rules for Teachers
By listing a class on HMB, you assume full responsibility for the content of the service offered. You also understand that it is publicly available to be viewed and book by any student.
By listing a class on HMB, you agree to honor all registrations through hermajestyblogs.com at the price and time listed in the Site, and not to refuse registration or attendance by any student for any discriminatory or other illegal reason.
You represent and warrant to HMB that you are qualified to teach the classes that you list with the Site and that you will at all times conduct yourself in a professional manner and in compliance with all applicable laws.
You agree not to abuse your students’ personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in your class without the students’ prior consent.
You understand that, if you teach a class, your students will have the opportunity to review their experience with you. We cannot control the contents of any such review and will not be held responsible for any information or opinions that a user may include in any such review.
You may choose to remove content from your class and will continue to own such content, but we will continue to have the right to use that content and to provide it to students who have paid for your class.
You understand and acknowledge that HMB will have the right to refuse your services as a teacher, with or without reason. You also understand that HMB will have the right to decide the subject of the class and its content and scope.
You have read, understand and agree to the Class Guidelines and the Eligibility Requirements. You also understand and agree that we will not paid you for any expenses in which you may have incurred in the preparation of a class that does not pass our approval process.
Responsibility of Site Visitors
HMB has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to the Site, and cannot therefore be responsible for that materials content, use or effects. By operating the Site, HMB does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Site may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The site may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. HMB disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Site, or form any downloading by those visitors of Content there posted.
You agree that if you come across Content that you may find offensive or upsetting that meets the Terms requirements, your-sole remedy is to simply stop viewing the Content that bothers you. If the Content violates these Terms, you agree that your sole remedy is to report it to us immediately.
Teaching or Attending a Class
HMB also provides a community marketplace to learn from other dreamers and entrepreneurs through online classes (“Classes”).
Students and teachers are each responsible to the other for complying with the terms of the Class Agreements, but HMB has no control over either party’s compliance. Among other things, HMB cannot control the provisions of the Class Agreements, the accuracy or legality of the Class Agreements or any party’s performance of its obligations under the Class Agreements.
Accordingly, HMB shall not be held responsible for any liability arising out of the Class Agreements or any actions that you may take in reliance thereon, and is not a party to any transaction between you and any other user. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE HMB AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “HMB PARTIES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, RELATING TO ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE CLASS AGREEMENTS OR ANY TRANSACTION OR ATTEMPTED TRANSACTION WITH ANOTHER USER OF THE SERVICE (WHETHER A STUDENT OR TEACHER). YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of the Site, the Classes and all Content and services available on the Site is at your sole risk and responsibility. THE CLASSES (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ENTIRE RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE ONLINE COURSES AND CONTENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE CONTENT OR THE CLASSES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS OR ACHIEVE THE INTENDED PURPOSES, (B) THE CLASSES WILL NOT EXPERIENCE OUTAGES OR OTHERWISE BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE CLASSES, SUCH AS CHAT ROOM SERVICES, WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THAT DEFECTS ON THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH AND DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, SUSTAINED FROM USE OF THE CLASSES AND CONTENT.
HMB reserves the right to, but is under no obligation, to delete the listing of any class at any time and for any reason.
Payments and Memberships
You may participate in HMB Memberships by subscribing to pay monthly, annual or six-month membership fees for unlimited access to the Classes. Membership Classes are online classes that are offered as part of HMB Memberships at HMB’s sole discretion.
HMB reserves the right, at any time, to change any membership fees by using any services provided on the Site (or to begin charging fees for any free service). Such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid prior to the time of the change. Such changes will apply to new memberships. If you canceled a subscription and re-subscribe again, the new fee will be applied.
The membership fee will be billed on the beginning of the paying portion of your membership and each month or year thereafter unless and until you cancel your membership. We automatically bill your Payment Method using Stripe each month, every six months, or annually (depending on the type of membership) on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paying membership.
HMB reserves the right to change the timing of our billing, in particular, as indicated below, if your Payment Method has not successfully settled. In the event your paying membership began on a day not contained in a given month, we may bill your Payment Method on a day in the applicable month or such other day as we deem appropriate. For example, if you started your HMB Membership or became a paying member on March 31st, your next payment date is likely to be April 30th, and your Payment Method would be billed that date.
Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refund or credits for partially used periods. Following any cancellation, however, you will continue to have the benefits of your HMB Membership through the end of your current billing period.
You may cancel your HMB Memberships at any time for any or no reason.
If you have canceled your HMB Memberships, you will lose access to all features and Membership Classes you enrolled into during your HMB Membership at the end of your billing period. If you choose to sign back up as a paying member, your billing date will reset to the day you paid.
From time to time, HMB or others on HMB’s behalf may offer trials of paid subscriptions for our HMB Memberships for a specified period without payment or at a reduced rate (a “Trial”). HMB reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your eligibility for a Trial, and, subject to applicable laws, to withdraw or to modify a Trial at any time without prior notice and with no liability, to the greatest extent permitted under the law.
For some trials, we will require you to provide your payment details to start the Trial. At the end of such trials, we may automatically start to charge you for the applicable paid subscription on the first day following the end of the trial on a recurring monthly or annual basis.
Classes Payment and Fees For Teachers
Fees for classes are collected by HMB from students via Strype Payments and (subject to the below) are then remitted to the teacher via Stripe.
Regularly scheduled “payment dates” are on the 10th of each month (or if any such day is not a business day, the next succeeding business day).
Payouts sent on the 10th of each month are for transactions that have occurred in the previous calendar month, beginning 14 days after your official launch date.
Teachers and students agree that HMB’s responsibility is solely to process payments as set forth above, and HMB is not party to any transaction between any student and/or teacher and cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from any such transaction.
Instructors are responsible for all income, sales and other taxes associated with fees earned from their classes. HMB reserves the right to withhold any payment until it has received all tax identification information it reasonably requires.
The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or webpages. Because HMB has no control over such websites and webpages, you acknowledge and agree that HMB is not responsible for the availability of such external websites and webpages, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or webpages. You further acknowledge and agree that HMB shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or webpages.
Some people may post links and we are not responsible for those links.
Intellectual Property Rights
Content Submitted or Made Available for Inclusion on the Site
You retain all rights and ownership of your Content. HMB does not claim any ownership rights in your Content.
When you upload or submit Content to our Site, you grant HMB (and our parents and affiliates) a worldwide, non exclusive license to communicate, distribute, host, make modifications or derivative works (solely for the purpose of better showcase your work), publicly display, publicly perform, publish, reproduce, store, and use such Content. The license granted by you is for the only purposes of operating, marketing, promoting, and improving our Services. We will attribute to you if we incorporate your Content into a HMB feature or into promotional or marketing materials.
In addition, by submitting your Content you grant other HMB users and visitors the right to share your Content via several social media platforms integrated with HMB (for example, Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter).
HMB makes no representation and warranty that Content posted on the Site will not be unlawfully copied without your consent. HMB does not restrict the ability of users and visitors to the Site to make low resolution or ‘thumbnail’ copies of Content posted on the Site and you hereby expressly authorise HMB to permit users and visitors to the Site to make such low resolution copies of your Content.
You represent and warrant that you shall not have any right to terminate the permissions granted herein, nor to seek, obtain, or enforce any injunctive or other equitable relief against HMB, all of which such rights are hereby expressly and irrevocably waived by you in favour of HMB.
You may terminate this license at any time by removing your Content form the Services. If you delete Content, HMB will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Site, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may to be immediately unavailable. You also agree that HMB may retain and use copies of your Content for archival or backup purposes and for the investigation purpose mentioned later.
Third-Party Intellectual Property
You will find pictures and artwork on HMB that belongs to third parties. These photographs belong to their authors and can be found on https://unsplash.com/
You will also find many TED Talk videos throughout the website and courses. HMB is in no way affiliated or has any contact with TED Talks. Videos belong to their authors and are only shared for their positive content only.
You will also find memes and official images. The copyright of those images and memes belong to their owners. These are only shared as part of reviews, reporting, opinion, and humor. The use of these images is in accordance with fair use, fair dealing, or fair practice.
If you are a copyright holder of any of those images, and you don’t want them to appear on a post, please contact HMB as soon as possible. Remember to provide proof of copyright ownership.
HMB’s Intellectual Property
The Site and any trademarks, logo, sample code, software, and other content and assets (“HMB Materials”) that HMB provides to you as part of the Services are protected by intellectual property rights. Using our Site does not give you ownership of any such intellectual property rights. You may not use content accessible from our Site unless you obtain prior permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. You are not permitted to use HMB’s trademarks and logos related to the Services without our prior consent. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any text or proprietary notices contained in the HMB Materials. You cannot use the HMB Materials to construct any kind of database.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Disclaimer of Warranties
HMB publishes information, opinions, reviews, blogging tips, courses, writings and content on the Site and its blog. The information set forth herein might not necessarily be accurate or current.
You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the Site and/or Services, you may be exposed to materials from others that you may consider offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, and agree to accept that risk. Views expressed on our Site or through our Services do not necessarily reflect our views. We do not support or endorse certain content posted by you or other users. Certain content from others may be incorrectly labeled, rated, or categorized.
Although we do what we can to provide security measures to protect your content, we are not liable for any damages resulting from the disclosure of your content.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE, THE SERVICES THE CONTENT AND HMB MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE. FOR EXAMPLE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE CONSTANTLY AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (b) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, CONTENT OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE; OR THAT (c) ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE SITE, SERVICES, CONTENT OR MATERIALS WILL BE CORRECTED. Neither HMB nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Site will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Site at your own discretion and risk.
HMB is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without the owner’s permission.
Limitation of Liability
HMB is not in any way liable for any loss or damages you may suffer or incur, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, loss of money, detrimental reliance, or interruption in the availability of data arising out of the use or inability to use HMB or any links thereupon, your placement of content on HMB, or your reliance upon information obtained on from or through HerMajestyBlogs.com or through links contained thereupon.
HMB may terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.
You can stop using our Services at any time. When you delete your account, we will delete your profile and all related data including your content, favorites and comments in other projects in the Site, although this may not take place immediately. HMB cannot delete your forum topics and responses.
Do you want all your data out of our system? Contact us here. (You can also contact us if you have any questions related to GDPR.)
For All Notices
Most communication between HMB and you will be sent and received electronically. You agree that all electronic communication between HMB and you shall satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
HMBuses affiliates links. By clicking on an affiliate link (or banner), there’s no extra cost to you. The third partner will pay HMB a small commission if you purchase something through the affiliate link. Most affiliate links on this site are about books. You can find most affiliate links in review posts and in the banners on the sidebar.
Most of the affiliates that HMB uses are managed by Awin, including Book Depository, Waterstones, Moo, and others. Other affiliates include Evanto Market, Esellerate, and others. [Notice that these are too affiliate links.]
You agree to indemnify and hold HMB and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, co-branders or other partners, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the Site, the Services or HMB Materials, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.
You agree that the Service shall be deemed a passive interactive service based solely in Brighton and Hove and shall not give rise to personal jurisdiction over HMB, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than United Kingdom.
Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or related to the services must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is permanently barred.
HMB’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms.
HMB may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you.
Any rights of HMB not expressly granted herein are reserved.
The English version of this agreement will be the version used when interpreting or construing this agreement.
Last updated: May 21st, 2021. Replaces all prior versions in their entirety.