Terms of Service / Privacy Policy / Disclosure

This website is personally written and edited by me, (Elizabeth) Lisa Spangler, and maybe someday also some guest writers I may invite to share their work on the site.
Terms of Service:
The following terms and conditions govern all use of the mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Mrs. Spangler in the Middle ("Mrs. Spangler in the Middle"). 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, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Mrs. Spangler in the Middle (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
  1. 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 towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle or otherwise.
By submitting Content to Mrs. Spangler in the Middle for inclusion on your Website, you grant Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's reasonable opinion, violates any Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's sole discretion. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
  1. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.
  2. 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 mrsspanglerinthemiddle.comlinks, and that link to scienceandmathwithmrslau.com. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle does not have any control over those non-Mrs. Spangler in the Middle websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Mrs. Spangler in the Middle website or webpage, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Mrs. Spangler in the Middle websites and webpages.
  3. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle to you any Mrs. Spangler in the Middle or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Mrs. Spangler in the Middle. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, scienceandmathwithmrslau.com, the mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with scienceandmathwithmrslau.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle or Mrs. Spangler in the Middle'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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle or third-party trademarks.
  4. Advertisements. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle reserves the right to display advertisements.
  5. Changes. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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. 
  6. Termination. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account, such account can only be terminated by Mrs. Spangler in the Middle if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's notice to you thereof; provided that, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. 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. 
  7. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided "as is". Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.
  8. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.
  9. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.
  10. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, 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.
  11. Affiliates.  Mrs. Spangler in the Middle is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this site.  Mrs. Spangler in the Middle is  occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed are Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's only. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle only endorses products or services that she believes are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
  12. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Mrs. Spangler in the Middle and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, or by the posting by Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 Florida, 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 Lake County, FL. 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 Lake County, FL, 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; Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.

Privacy Policy:


Mrs. Spangler in the Middle ("Mrs. Spangler in the Middle") operates mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com and may operate other websites. It is Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's visitors use its website. From time to time, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Mrs. Spangler in the Middle also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com blogs/sites. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's websites choose to interact with Mrs. Spangler in the Middle in ways that require Mrs. Spangler in the Middle to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mrs. Spangler in the Middle gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Mrs. Spangler in the Middle are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Mrs. Spangler in the Middle. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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.

Aggregated Statistics
Mrs. Spangler in the Middle may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's behalf or to provide services available at Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mrs. Spangler in the Middle believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Mrs. Spangler in the Middle website and have supplied your email address, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle 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 Mrs. Spangler in the Middle and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
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. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle uses cookies to help Mrs. Spangler in the Middle identify and track visitors, their usage of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle website, and their website access preferences. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Mrs. Spangler in the Middle goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Mrs. Spangler in the Middle may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
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 advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Mrs. Spangler in the Middle and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Mrs. Spangler in the Middle may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's sole discretion. Mrs. Spangler in the Middle encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a mrsspanglerinthemiddle.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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