privacy


Your privacy is extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by us and how we use it.

Cookies, Log Files and Web Beacons
Like many other Web sites, we makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

We also use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. For example, some blog posts may be recommended to you based on what you have read on our site in the past.


Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Brighten Made and www.brightenmade.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?


Newsletter Privacy
We offer the opportunity for you to volunteer certain information to us that is used for email and marketing purposes. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name and email. You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe from any future communications via email, but we reserve the right to maintain a database of past email subscribers. We reserve the right to use this information as reasonably necessary in our business and as provided by law. Your information will be shared with reasonably necessary parties for the ordinary course of conducting our business, such as through Facebook ads or Google Pay Per Click marketing campaigns. We do not ever sell your information to third parties.


Severability
If any part of these terms, conditions and privacy policy is deemed unlawful and/or unenforceable, all other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect.


Entire Agreement
The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between site users and our company relating to the use of this website.

 
Law and Jurisdiction
These terms, conditions and privacy policy are governed by and construed in accordance with United States law. Any dispute arising out of or related to the information contained herein is subject to adjudication in the state of Iowa, the United States of America.


Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our terms and conditions of use, and our privacy policy. This page was last updated on January 1, 2019.

 
 

 
 

terms & conditions


By using this website, you agree to the following terms, conditions and privacy policy. Please read them carefully before using this website. 

Last Updated on January 1, 2019. 

General Provisions 
This website is owned and operated by Gypsum Creative LLC, a Texas company. As our studio is ran out of the owner’s home, our principal place of business is withheld. Please contact us for more information.

You must be at least sixteen years of age to use our website. Use of this website is at your own risk. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website. The terms, conditions and privacy policy contained on this page is subject to change at any time. 

Intellectual Property Notice 
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of Gypsum Creative LLC, or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately.

You may use our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to our site, as well links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote or post is located when it is appropriate to do so. However, you may never claim any of our intellectual property as your own or your unique creation, even with attribution.


Your Communications 
Any communications made through our ‘contact,’ blog, blog comments, newsletter sign up or other related pages, or directly to our phones or mailing or email addresses is not held privileged or confidential and is subject to viewing and distribution by third parties. We own any and all communications displayed on our website, servers, comments, emails or other media as allowed by United States law, and will not give credit or pay royalties for unsolicited user-generated content such as blog comments or emails.

We maintain a right to republish any submission in whole or in part as reasonably necessary in the course of our business. You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.


Disclaimers
Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our website and company for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our website and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).

While we may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website, you understand and acknowledge that we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for you as a result of these statements or any other statements anywhere on this website. If you have a medical, legal or financial questions, you should consult a medical professional, lawyer or CPA and/or CFP respectively. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses or the materials contained herein.

This website is updated on a regular basis and while we try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, we cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained herein are entirely accurate, complete or up to date. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge you gain as a result of using this website is used at your own risk. If you should see any errors or omissions and would like to let us know, please email us at hello@gypsumandco.com.


Affiliates
This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you when and where we have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms & Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.


Termination
If at any time we feel you have violated these Terms and Conditions, then we shall immediately terminate your use of our website and any related communications as we deem appropriate. It is within our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of our website, and we may revoke this access at any time without notice, and if necessary, block your IP address from further visits to our site(s).


Refunds & Payment Collection 
We take your business seriously, and we’d appreciate if you took our investment of time and resources into your success seriously too.

Due to the nature of the services and/or products provided, refunds will not be given unless otherwise specified in writing.  Brighten Made reserves the right to charge 5% interest per day upon any outstanding sum left unpaid on or after 14 calendar days from due date.  

After 30 days of outstanding payment, Gypsum Creative LLC reserves the right to send you to collections, upon which you will owe the total amount of any outstanding payments plus any collection costs including reasonable attorney’s fees.

 
 

 
 

studio policies


For more information about our shop, please visit our FAQ pages. Should you still have a question that has not been answered, please contact us at hello@gypsumandco.com. We promise to get you the answers you need.

Final Sales
Custom work must be reviewed within 48 hours of delivery. If within 48 hours of delivery, and at the sole discretion of Gypsum Creative LLC, reasonable requests for revision will be considered.


Intellectual Property
Your purchase contains proprietary material that is owned by, or licensed to Gypsum Creative LLC. This material may include, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, text, images, audio, videos, data, wallpaper and graphics (including the HTML code used to generate it). You may not use this product, or any part of it, for commercial purposes. Gypsum Creative LLC must authorize use by any party other than you or for any use other than your own personal learning/use. You may not copy the purchased item or any items shown on our website nor allow others to copy it. All copyright, trademarks, design rights and other intellectual property (registered and unregistered) shall remain vested in Gypsum Creative LLC. Any material given to you in the course of an online or in-person educational program is proprietary, copyrighted and developed specifically for the Program. You agree that such proprietary material is solely for your own personal use. You agree not to make use of Program for commercial purposes in any manner. Any disclosure to a third party, copying or republishing any portion of this Program or its contents is strictly prohibited and constitutes infringement.


Payment
You agree that you will pay for all products purchased through this site and that Gypsum Creative LLC may charge your payment method for any products purchased and for any additional amounts including taxes. You are responsible for the timely payment of all fees and for providing Gypsum Creative LLC with a valid payment method.

We use the latest software to encrypt your personal information automatically while in transit over the Internet. Products and/or services are available for purchase through the highly secured payment processors Intuit, Stripe and Square. These third party processors provide supreme safety and reliability in your transaction. They monitor every transaction, 24/7 to prevent against fraud, email phishing, identity theft, and general displeasure. Every transaction is heavily guarded behind their next-level encryption.


Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitations of Liability
Products are provided “as is” and “as available,” without representation or warranty of any kind. Gypsum Creative LLC will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this product: for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data. These limitations of liability apply even if Gypsum Creative LLC has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Errors & Omissions

From time to time there may be information on our website or social media platforms that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. Gypsum Creative LLC reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after order submission).


Miscellaneous
Gypsum Creative LLC’s failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Gypsum Creative LLC shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Gypsum Creative LLC’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with Gypsum Creative LLC’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas courts. A party that substantially prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Gypsum Creative LLC in any respect whatsoever. To contact us with any questions or concerns, please refer to our Contact page. By clicking the “I Agree” button, I acknowledge that I have read and accept the terms of the above agreement.


Refunds & Returns
Custom work: Due to the handwritten quality of all our work, we do not offer refunds on any orders. With hand lettering, it is common for there to be variances in the spacing, size and style of letters. Calligraphy is an art and no two handwritten pieces can be identical. Although we do not offer refunds, we will gladly redo any reasonable discrepancies.

Shop orders: We do not offer refunds for any products that contain proprietary information {starter kit, beyond beginner guide, etc}, digital content which is made available immediately upon purchase or handwritten work of any kind. For non-proprietary items, an exchange will be granted for defective items. Exchanges due to purchaser error will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a re-stocking fee of 20% plus shipping for the return and replacement item.


Payment
Payment is accepted upon order submission via Credit Card. PayPal is also accepted for any custom orders outside of our shop. All payment is due prior to the start of writing due to the handcrafted nature of our work.


Copyright
Gypsum Creative LLC retains all copyrights to our work. Customers/Clients are not permitted to reproduce our designs in any way, for any purpose.

Trademarks and materials may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Gypsum Creative LLC, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or the public, in any manner that disparages or discredits Gypsum Creative LLC or in any manner that may deprive Gypsum Creative LLC of the benefit of our work.


Social Media
Gypsum Creative LLC may post photos at its discretion of daily work on social media platforms. Client/guest personal information will not be shared & any items showing specific details {i.e. an actual save-the-date or invitation} will not be shared until after the event date.