Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy

Important: All users must read these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy as a condition to accessing www.oureartheveryday.com, including all pages that include the URL www.oureartheveryday.com, the “Website”.

The use by you (“you” or “user”) of this Website, which is owned and operated by Barn Swallow Publishing, LLC (“BSP,” “we,” “our” or “us”), constitutes your acceptance of BSP’s Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy. This is a legally binding agreement between BSP and you that you are agreeing to enter into by virtue of your use of the Website. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, you do not have our authorization to access the Website.

1. The Website Provides Thoughts and Perspectives, not Advice (medical or otherwise).

The following clarification and statement of policies is intended to assist you. The Website is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. By accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older. You also agree that the laws of the United States govern all Website interactions or use of the Website is prohibited. You further agree that you are competent to agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy and will comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use and any applicable local, national or international laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, internet and anti-spam laws, and other applicable general business laws or regulatory requirements.  We make no warranties as to compliance with any laws outside of the United States, however.  

The information included on the Website, as well as any classes, workshops, blogs and/or published works of contributors and the Website, represent the contributions and opinions of contributing individuals and are offered for your consideration, reflection and contemplation. We ask that participants reading the Website, or attending any of our offerings, do so strictly for educational reasons. The intent of the Website is to educate, inspire, and in some instances provide general approaches and/or guidelines for positive personal or global initiatives. Any visitor to the website is responsible for his or her actions and should be sure to observe any laws or regulations of the jurisdiction where they intend to act.

Disclaimer: The Website, which contains information intended for the convenience of the reader, has strived to ensure that the information is correct, but does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other causes. The information, opinions and resources which are contained on the Website are educational in nature, intended only as general information and not meant as personal advice, medical or otherwise.  

The information offered on or via the Website is compiled from numerous sources, is for general educational and contemplative purposes and is not otherwise an endorsement of any kind. Reliance on any information or opinion provided by or via the Website is solely at your own risk. 

By using the Website, you as the user agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy that we have provided. If you do not wish to agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Website.

2. Third Party Content

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content from or made available by third parties, including by information providers or any other user, are those of the respective contributors and not of the Website.  Neither the Website nor any third-party provider of information endorses or is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Website. 

The stories and testimonials presented on the Website are a reflection of an individual’s experience and do not constitute a warranty or guarantee regarding the experience of any other individual regarding any particular issue or action. 

As in any publication, the materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, however the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, and/or usefulness of any of the referenced information contained therein cannot be guaranteed. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, applicability or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, recommendation, etc., or other information available through the Website.

3. Indemnification:

User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BSP and the Website and their affiliates and any respective directors, officers, employees, agents, or contributing presenters from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of the Website by user.

4. Authorized Personal Use

By using the Website, the user agrees to comply with all of the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy. The right to use the Website is personal to the user and is not transferable to any other person or entity. The user acknowledges that, although the Internet or phone services are generally secure environments, there can be interruptions in service, loss of data, or events that are beyond our control of the Website and for which we are not responsible. 

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits to the user. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy provisions, your permission to use the Website or any of the Website’s content terminates automatically and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any content in any media format.

The user is responsible for obtaining and maintaining phone, computer and/or any other equipment that is needed to access and use the offerings of the Website. The Website shall not be liable for any damages to the user’s equipment which may result from the use of the Website.

We reserve the right to terminate any user’s access to the Website, for any reason or no reason, at any time.

5. BSP Privacy Policy

Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use and/or use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of BSP’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein as follows: 

This Privacy Policy informs the user of BSP’s policy regarding the collection, use, and/or disclosure of user’s personal data. We may use your data to assess and improve the Website’s Services. By using the Website, user agrees to the collection and use of information as described in this Privacy Policy. BSP does not sell or convey personal data to third parties.

Definitions:  Personal Data refers to data about a living person who can be identified from such data (or from such data together with other information in the possession of BSP or likely to come into the possession of BSP).  Usage Data refers to data collected automatically through use of the Website or from the infrastructure of the Website (data regarding how the Website is accessed and used). 

The Website may use your email address to contact you regarding updates to the Website, available services, or other information that might be useful to user. User may opt out of receiving such communications by following instructions regarding “unsubscribing” or through instructions provided with emails we send. Additional Personal Data may be requested from individuals seeking personal services.

Personal data will be exclusively maintained on servers owned by a United States company. 

The Website will take reasonable steps to assure that your Personal Data is treated securely.

Disclosure of Data:  Under certain circumstances, the Website may disclose Personal Data as obligated by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (for example, a court or a government agency).  The Website may disclose your Personal Data in a good faith belief that such action is necessary for reasons such as to comply with legal obligations, prevent wrongdoing, protect the property of the Website and/or BSP, protect the personal safety of the user or the public, protect against legal liability, or assure data security.  Please remember that no method of information transfer over the Internet is entirely secure. The Website uses commercially reasonable means to protect Personal Data, but we cannot guarantee absolute security. The Website may publish on the Website relevant questions, opinions, suggestions or other content from contributors and contributing posts, but will not disclose Personal Data.

DNT Signals: The Website does not support Do Not Track (DNT). However, you may be able to set this preference in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. 

Additional User Rights: You have the right to be informed about Personal Data the Website holds.  You have the right to access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data by contacting the Website. If you wish to be removed from the Website’s system, please contact us. The Website may require verification of your identity before processing such requests.

Links to Other Sites: The Website may contain links to sites not operated by BSP. If you click on any such link and are connected to another site, we recommend review of their privacy policy.  We have no control over and assume no liability for content, privacy policies or website practices of any other website or entity. Endorsements of activities, interventions or approaches to issues addressed on the website represent the opinions of contributing individuals are not those of BSP but rather reflect the personal opinions of contributors to the website. 

Children: We do not knowingly collect any Personal Data from any individual under the age of 18 years. If you are a parent or guardian and you become aware that your child may have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. The Website may provide philosophic or educational perspectives on engaging your children in Our Earth Every Day initiatives for your contemplation. These opinions are general in nature and specifically not intended to provide advice regarding medical, behavioral or psychological issues for any specific child. If you are legally responsible for the welfare of a child and, after reflection, find any opinion expressed on the Website to be potentially relevant regarding such child, you are advised to seek the counsel of the child’s medical and/or psychological caregivers before acting on any opinion expressed on the Website.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:


6. Revisions to Terms and Conditions of Use

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time, without prior notification to you. In order to be informed of any changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy we suggest that you re-visit them each time you access the Website in order to determine (by reviewing the revision date indicated at the beginning of the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy) if they have been updated since your last use of the Website. If you continue to use the Website after we make changes to our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, you are thereby considered to be agreeing to the then-current Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.

7. Intellectual Property and Copyright Notice

All content purchased or created by the Website, unless otherwise indicated, including without limitation all newsletters, blogs, documents and other materials distributed via the Website, is owned by BSP and protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights in and to such content is reserved. No portion of the Website may be reproduced in whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, except for passages excerpted for purposes of review, without the express written permission from the Website. The Website expressly prohibits unauthorized use of Website content and assumes no liability for the direct or indirect consequences that may result from any unauthorized use of Website content.   

Contributions remain the intellectual property of the individual contributor and user acknowledges that the Website is authorized to use any contribution. Contributor acknowledges that by submitting a contribution, contributor has granted permission to post contributed materials in any manner appropriate to the mission of Our Earth Every Day. If a contributor requests removal of any contribution, such a request will be honored on request in a reasonable time frame.

Any Website user agrees to use the Website for lawful purposes only.  User acknowledges that user does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.  User may not publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content of the Website, in whole or in part. Further, should user publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content of the Website, in whole or in part, user grants BSP all revenue, royalties or other benefit derived from such unauthorized use.

8. BSP shall be permitted to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy without any notification or consent required. However, you shall not be permitted to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.

9. These Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Pennsylvania for the resolution of any disputes.

10. Community Conversation Website Guidelines

The staff at Our Earth Every Day requests that all Community members maintain a perspective of collaboration and positive interaction. Any who choose to vary from the Our Earth Every Day values which include respectful balanced dialogue will lose the privilege of participation.

General Guidelines

    • In submitting your post to the Community, you are agreeing that Our Earth Every Day has permission to use your posted submission in whole or in part in any area of the main website or the online community.
    • In submitting your entry, you are assuring us that it is your original work and not copied from any other source and that you attest to the accuracy of the facts.
    • If you are posting a picture or video of someone else, you are attesting that you have permission to do so.
    • Do not submit photos under copyright unless you are the owner of the copyright.

In keeping with the intent and mission for all the people of the world, we respectfully ask that submissions which are better expressed on other platforms not be included on Our Earth Every Day. This would include the worthy subjects of politics, money or religion which can best be expressed on the many other accessible advocacy venues. 

The Our Earth Every Day editorial staff is committed to the integrity, optimism and call to positive action expressed on the Our Earth Every Day website and on-line interactions. From time to time, posts may be taken down if they are felt not to be in keeping with the Our Earth Every Day collaborative focus, even if the staff might agree with the content.  These entries might be better served on an alternative platform and encourage any such member of the Community to submit their contribution to another such platform.

The staff at Our Earth Every Day requests that all Community members maintain a perspective of collaboration and positive interaction.  Any who choose to vary from the Our Earth Every Day values which includes respectful balanced dialogue will lose the privilege of participation. 

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Now we must get to baseline specifics. Anyone who does not adhere to the following conditions for posts will lose the privilege of participation.  No posts are allowed that do not comply with the following:

    • Do not post anything on this site that you would not say or do in public with witnesses including those people you hold most dear.
    • Kindness in speech and deed is a must.
    • Do not post private information.
    • No pretending to be someone other than yourself.
    • Treat everyone on this site in the manner you would wish to be treated. No degrading posts of anyone-at any time-for any reason!
    • No advertising posts, scams, spam posts, or self-promotion.
    • All clothing must be retained at all times and no explicit or implicit sexual content.
    • Duh, no-brainer, no posts of illegal activity or harming of others.

Be Nice… Be Kind… Be Respectful

Our Earth Every Day is a let’s-roll-our-sleeves-up-and-get-going-there-is work-to-be-done, we-got-this, can-do, and its-going-to-be-fun sort of platform. It is not top-down, guilt-up or point-at.  We have an optimistic outlook, but we are not Polly Anna’s. The Our Earth Every Day Community recognizes the thorny issues that we face, but we have changed the lens through which we view them. 

We offer a private social space that is free to join, where your data is not mined and you will not receive requests for donations, nor will you encounter advertising.  Your obligation to the rest of the Community is that your posts are in keeping with the Our Earth Every Day values that you find throughout the website. Please keep your posts in line with the following principles.

Our Earth Every Day has a profoundly different perspective. The mission is to spotlight the Power of You – to seek the ideas and actions that you do which impact our world in a positive manner.

Our Earth Every Day is about “Every Day” people and our grass roots efforts as experts. Ours is not a platform for the famous, this one is for us!

    • Our Earth Every Day highlights and appreciates what “Every Day” people, from four to a 104, all over the world are doing even if some might consider the effort small.
    • Our Earth Every Day has the attitude that we can accomplish mighty things through our personal actions. And, in recognizing that each of us is a part of a community, we draw strength for our efforts from the collaboration with others.
    • Our Earth Every Day seeks to be the site where you come to have your sometimes-flagging spirit bolstered. Our spirit is positive and collaborative – no guilting, no gnashing of teeth, no animosity, no overwhelming angst nor despair. Those perspectives and emotions certainly haven’t gotten us very far very fast. But as Shakespeare noted, we are “burning daylight” so let’s get this party started. We hope to help you find your passion, and to engage in your mission through the worthy projects that we share.
    • Our Earth Every Day shines a light on positive achievements being done or easily incorporated into our daily routines, focuses on the can-do rather than a no-hope agenda, and rewards each of us for our good decisions no matter how inconsequential they might seem, helping us to be assured that we can move forward in making our world a better place.

Whew… now let’s get back to the good stuff.  We hope you have a marvelous time on the site. We are looking forward to meeting you – Our Earth.