A NOTE ON EXCHANGES
TERMS OF SERVICE
We operate a service called PracticalManifestations.com and would love for you to use it. Our basic
service is free for the purpose of promoting philanthropy and positive thinking. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your blog as possible and to encourage you to express yourself freely. However, we insist that you are responsible in what you blog or post. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your blog or posting or get linked to from your blog or posting (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).
You can check our page and the types of blogs and postings to get a sense of the types of material and
content that are welcome on our service (or not!). If you find a PracticalManifestations.com blog or posting that you believe violates our terms of service, please check our complaints page.
TERMS OF SERVICE:
The following terms and conditions govern all use of the PracticalManifestations.com website and all
content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the
PracticalManifestations.com Blogsite (“Blog”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and
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 Practical Manifestations, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least Thirteen (13)
1. Your PracticalManifestations.com Account and Blog. If you create a blog or posting on the Website,
you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all
activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not
describe or assign keywords or other tools and information to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner,
including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Practical Manifestations
may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise
likely to cause Practical Manifestations liability. You must immediately notify Practical Manifestations of any
unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Practical Manifestations 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 the 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
• 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 libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or
incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third
• Your blog 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 blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another
person or company. For example, your blog’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 Practical Manifestations or
By submitting Content to Practical Manifestations for inclusion on our Website or Blog, you grant
Practical Manifestations 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. If you
delete Content, Practical Manifestations 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, Practical Manifestations has the right
(though not the obligation) to, in Practical Manifestations’ sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content
that, in Practical Manifestations’ reasonable opinion, violates any Practical Manifestations 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 Practical Manifestations’ sole discretion. Practical Manifestations will have no
obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid for any services provided.
3. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Practical Manifestations 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, Practical Manifestations 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. Practical Manifestations 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.
4. 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 web pages to which
PracticalManifestations.com links, and that link to PracticalManifestations.com. Practical Manifestations
does not have any control over those non- PracticalManifestations websites and web pages, and is not
responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-PracticalManifestations website or webpage,
Practical Manifestations 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. Practical Manifestations disclaims any
responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-PracticalManifestations websites and web pages.
5. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Practical Manifestations 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 PracticalManifestations.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify
Practical Manifestations in accordance with Practical Manifestations’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”
DMCA”) Policy. Practical Manifestations will respond to all such notices, including as required or
appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of
a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of
Practical Manifestations or others, Practical Manifestations may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access
to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Practical Manifestations will have no obligation to
provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Practical Manifestations for any services provided.
6. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Practical Manifestations to you any
Practical Manifestations or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such
property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Practical Manifestations. Practical Manifestations,
PracticalManifestations.com, the PracticalManifestations.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks,
graphics and logos used in connection with PracticalManifestations.com, or the Website are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Practical Manifestations or Practical Manifestations’ 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 Practical
Manifestations or third-party trademarks.
7. Changes. Practical Manifestations 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. Practical Manifestations 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.
8. Termination. Practical Manifestations 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 or your PracticalManifestations.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using
the Website. You may unsubscribe from our e-mail list by sending an e-mail to PracticalManifestations.
com. 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.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is.” Practical Manifestations 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 Practical
Manifestations nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website 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 Website at your own discretion and risk.
10. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Practical Manifestations, 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 or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv)
for any amounts that exceed any fees paid by you to Practical Manifestations under this Agreement or
otherwise during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Practical Manifestations 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.
11. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website
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.
12. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Practical Manifestations, 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 out of your violation this Agreement.
13. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Practical Manifestations
and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment
signed by an authorized executive of Practical Manifestations, or by the posting by Practical Manifestations
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 Rhode Island, 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 Providence County, Rhode Island. 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 Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) by three
arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Providence, Rhode
Island, 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; Practical Manifestations 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.
A NOTE ON PROMO PAGES
Promotional pages on the blog site represent various books. Promo pages are generated with the consent of each respective book author. Authors confirm that they are in fact the author of the book being represented and consent to the pages being drafted. Once the published DRAFT version is created, each author confirms that all information on their respective promo page is accurate. Visitors and authors agree to release Practical Manifestations, LLC of all liability for any inaccuracies on each promo page. Confirming promo page accuracy is strictly the author’s responsibility. Practical Manifestations, LLC will also not be held liable for any comments posted on each promo page. It is the author’s responsibility to monitor his or her page(s) for any inappropriate comments. Authors are welcome to have the comments feature on his or her page fully disabled, which can be accomplished by emailing us at the email address above. Furthermore, Practical Manifestations, LLC retains the right at any time to delete any promo page including all comments at its discretion. This would typically be done in cases of abuse, but we are not limited in our administration authority.
A NOTE ON EXCHANGES
All exchange agreements are made directly between site visitors, whether they be authors, vendors, or readers. Practical Manifestations, LLC does not manage any exchanges or ensure that they are carried out properly. The extent of our service is to identify which authors, vendors, and readers are interested in exchanges and suggest that exchange participants engage in honest transactions and avoid spam.
If you have a complaint about any of the authors, vendors, or readers, please email me at practical[at]practicalmanifestations.com with a short description of the spam or the exchange agreement that was violated. We encourage you to block the individual and avoid exchanges with them. We will not be able to stop private spam or make good on any broken exchange agreements, but if we receive multiple complaints about a person, we will block them from continuing to use the site. This action is at our discretion and we will not be held liable for the actions of site visitors/exchange participants.
A NOTE ON ADVICE
Visitors to the blog site agree to not hold Practical Manifestations, LLC, liable in any way for advice offered either directly on the blog site or via other methods of contact outside of the site. If you are aware of any abuse of our web and blog sites, please contact us using the email address above. All actions to address abuse are completely at our discretion.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Practical Manifestations we have a few fundamental
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand
services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law,
develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going
operation of one of our services.
• In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control
what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently
Practical Manifestations, LLC (“Practical Manifestations”) may operate several websites
including PracticalManifestations.com. It is Practical Manifestations’ policy to respect your
privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Practical Manifestations collects non-personally-identifying
information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the
browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Practical Manifestations’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better
understand how Practical Manifestations’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Practical
Manifestations may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by
publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Practical Manifestations also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses. Practical Manifestations does not use such information to identify its
visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same
circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Practical Manifestations’ websites choose to interact with Practical
Manifestations in ways that require Practical Manifestations to gather personally-identifying
information. The amount and type of information that Practical Manifestations gathers depends
on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to blog at
practicalmanifestations.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in
transactions with Practical Manifestations – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam
prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as
necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each
case, Practical Manifestations collects such information only insofar as is necessary or
appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Practical Manifestations.
Practical Manifestations does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as
described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information,
with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Practical Manifestations or its agents may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its
websites. For instance, Practical Manifestations may monitor the most popular blogs on the
Practicalmanifestations.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify
spam. Practical Manifestations may display this information publicly or provide it to others.
However, Practical Manifestations does not disclose personally-identifying information other
than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Practical Manifestations discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying
information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need
to know that information in order to process it on Practical Manifestations’ behalf or to provide
services available at Practical Manifestations’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose
it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located
outside of your home country; by using Practical Manifestations’ websites, you consent to the
transfer of such information to them. Practical Manifestations will not rent or sell potentially
personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its
employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Practical
Manifestations discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information
only when required to do so by law, or when Practical Manifestations believes in good faith that
disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Practical Manifestations,
third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Practical Manifestations
website and have supplied your email address, Practical Manifestations may occasionally send
you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date
with what’s going on with Practical Manifestations and our products. We primarily use our
various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of
email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our
feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to
your request or to help us support other users. Practical Manifestations takes all measures
reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction
of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the
visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Practical Manifestations
Manifestations website, and their website access preferences. Practical Manifestations visitors
who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse
cookies before using Practical Manifestations’ websites, with the drawback that certain features
of Practical Manifestations’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who
may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they
send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your
computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Practical Manifestations may change its Privacy
Policy from time to time, and in Practical Manifestations’ sole discretion. Practical Manifestations
have a wordpress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these
your acceptance of such change.