Terms of Use


We (Lauren E. Silver, LLC) run this site and would love for you to use it. This site, blog, and related services and websites are designed to inform and entertain, and we encourage you to express yourself freely. Always be responsible in what you write, and please be respectful.  Constructive criticism and debate are welcome, but rudeness and personal attacks are not. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear in your writing or what you link to (things like spam, viruses, or hate content). We thank those at WordPress.com for making their Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.

Affiliate Participation:

Sixthstageblog.com participates in the Amazon Associates affiliate program. This means that when you link from sixthstageblog.com to a product page on Amazon.com, I receive a small percentage of any purchases that you submit to Amazon.com within the next 24 hours. This occurs at no additional cost to you in any way whatsoever. It simply is one means I use to help support my ongoing contributions to this blog. If you enjoy the content on this site, feel free to link from it to Amazon.com as a small token of appreciation. Personally, as a regular reader of many independently run blogs, I rarely (if ever) submit a purchase on Amazon.com without ensuring that a small percentage of my purchase ends up supporting the authors whose content I enjoy and admire.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the http://www.sixthstageblog.com website and all content, services, and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to associated blogs and websites (sixthstageplan.com, among others), taken together, the Website. The Website is owned and operated by Lauren Silver and Lauren E. Silver, LLC. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Lauren E. Silver, LLC’s Privacy Policy), and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Lauren E. Silver, LLC (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Lauren E. Silver, LLC, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old.

1. Your Comments (in brief). If you post a comment anywhere to the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the Website and your account. You must not describe or assign keywords to your comment in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Lauren E. Silver, LLC may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Lauren E. Silver, LLC liability. You must immediately notify Lauren E. Silver, LLC of any unauthorized uses of your ability to comment on the Website or any other breaches of security. Lauren E. Silver, LLC 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.

2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

–the downloading, copying and 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;

–you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

–the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

–the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

–the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

–your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;

–your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog or comment’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and

–you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Lauren E. Silver, LLC or otherwise.

3. By posting any Content at all, you grant Lauren E. Silver, LLC a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog and/or comment. If you delete Content, Lauren E. Silver, LLC will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Lauren E. Silver, LLC has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Lauren E. Silver, LLC’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Lauren E. Silver, LLC’s reasonable opinion, violates any Lauren E. Silver, LLC policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Lauren E. Silver, LLC’s sole discretion.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Lauren E. Silver, LLC has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Lauren E. Silver, LLC 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 Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website 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. Lauren E. Silver, LLC disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which http://www.sixthstageblog.com and associated websites link, and that link to http://www.sixthstageblog.com and associated websites. Lauren E. Silver, LLC does not have any control over those non-sixthstageblog.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-sixthstageblog.com website or webpage, Lauren E. Silver, LLC does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. 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. Lauren E. Silver, LLC disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-sixthstageblog.com websites and webpages.

6. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Lauren E. Silver, LLC asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by sixthstageblog.com and associated websites violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Lauren E. Silver, LLC in accordance with standard Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Lauren E. Silver, LLC will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Lauren E. Silver, LLC will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Lauren E. Silver, LLC or others. In the case of such termination, Lauren E. Silver, LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Lauren E. Silver, LLC.

7. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Lauren E. Silver, LLC to you any Lauren E. Silver, LLC or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Lauren E. Silver, LLC. Lauren E. Silver, LLC, the Sixth Stage, the Sixth Stage Blog, the Sixth Stage Plan, associated logos, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Sixth Stage Blog or the Sixth Stage Plan, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lauren E. Silver, LLC or Lauren E. Silver, LLC’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Lauren E. Silver, LLC or third-party trademarks.

8. Changes. Lauren E. Silver, LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Lauren E. Silver, LLC may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

9. Termination. Lauren E. Silver, LLC may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Lauren E. Silver, LLC and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Lauren E. Silver, LLC nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk. Absolutely nothing posted on the Website should be considered professional medical advice and You acknowledge that nothing posted on the Website is professional medical advice. In other words, be responsible and always check with your physician prior to incorporating any changes into your lifestyle.

11. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Lauren E. Silver, LLC, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Lauren E. Silver, LLC under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Lauren E. Silver, LLC shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

12. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Lauren E. Silver, LLC and sixthstageblog.com Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

13. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Lauren E. Silver, LLC, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

14. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Lauren E. Silver, LLC and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Lauren E. Silver, LLC, or by the posting by Lauren E. Silver, LLC of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Georgia, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in a county in the state of Georgia, U.S.A., to be chosen by Lauren E. Silver, LLC. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in a county in the state of Georgia, U.S.A. to be chosen by Lauren E. Silver, LLC, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Lauren E. Silver, LLC may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.