In order to be as transparent as possible, I would like to share (in plain English) the terms and conditions that you agree to as a visitor to my website and customer of my freelance business.
For Website Visitors
If you are visiting this website for any reason, this section is for you!
Analytics Data and Privacy
Your privacy is important to me. This website uses Google Analytics to collect data about each visit. Your name or other personally identifying information will not be associated with any of the data that Google Analytics collects. I also occasionally test other analytics tools, which typically do not collect personally identifying information.
External Links to Other Websites
I am not responsible for any experiences with external links from this site, including their content, products, services, analytics tools, or otherwise.
Some external links on this website are affiliate links, meaning that they are links to products that I recommend from which I will receive a commission if you make a purchase. These are products I highly recommend and can help you with if needed, so if you have any issues, please let me know.
Disclaimer and Liability
While I do thorough research for each piece of content I create, the content I create for myself and for my clients, under my byline or ghostwritten for others, on this or any other website, comes without any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. Any use or application of information provided in such content should be done at your own risk.
If you are a potential, current, or former clients of my freelance business, this section is for you!
Information submitted in any contact form on this site will be kept confidential, and any information we discuss while getting to know each other will also be kept confidential, regardless of whether we decide to work together. I am also happy to sign an NDA if needed to have access to additional information about your company, products, and services before beginning work.
My goal is to create unique content for every client, every post, every time.
Since there is a high demand for blog content development on topics pertaining to online marketing, there is often an overlap in topic ideas from one client to the next, especially with fundamentals like SEO 101, Social Media 101, Business Blogging, and similar topics. Most freelancers would be out of business if they were only allowed to write about a topic once.
If your company asks for a post on a specific topic, and another company asks for a post on the same topic, I will write both posts from scratch with the most current information available. I will not copy from or repurpose work from one client for another. Fortunately, in the online marketing world, an article on basic Facebook Advertising written in June could be written completely differently in July thanks to their ongoing changes.
You are welcome to verify the uniqueness of your content compared to content I have written elsewhere using the free Copyscape Compare tool. This will give you verification that your content was custom made for you, no matter what the topic.
Rates, Refunds, and Revisions
The rates for any project will be agreed upon before work begins. Any items or services invoiced are non-refundable. I can assure you that I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, and I will work with you to make sure you are satisfied with each deliverable I provide. You will not be asked to pay any additional fees for revisions unless the scope of work completely changes.
Revision requests must be made within one week of content delivery to ensure quick turnaround. Revision requests made after 30 days of content delivery will be subject to my current schedule and availability.
Copyrights, Usage, and Payments
All content created by Kristi Hines and Kristi Hines Media LLC may be used by clients as is needed once the content is paid for in full. If payment is not received as agreed upon for any invoice, all copyrights and publication rights for content created in association with that invoice will remain with Kristi Hines and Kristi Hines Media LLC and will not be eligible for use by the client until that invoice has been paid. Any content created by Kristi Hines and Kristi Hines Media LLC that is not paid for but used by a client will be subject to a DMCA takedown notice.
As a freelance writer and consultant, I do not offer exclusivity to any person, website, business, brand, product, or industry. I am, however, happy to sign any NDA you have and assure you that I will not use any information I receive while working with you to benefit your competitors.
Disclaimer and Liability
As mentioned above, while I do thorough research for each piece of content I create, the content I create under my byline or ghostwrite for your website or for those you contribute to comes without any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. Any use or application of information provided in such content by you or your readers should be done at your or their own risk.
If you have any questions about the policies for either website visitors or customers, please feel free to inquire by contacting me.