Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of: http://KathleenStarmer.com

This policy is valid from 1 January 2016.

The reading of all information on KathleenStarmer.com is of your own free will. All recommendations made on this website are my personal opinions and may not work for you. If you don’t accept these Terms and Conditions, please cease using this website immediately.

If, however, you do want to read entertaining and educational articles about emergency preparedness, coping with everyday inconveniences, and ways to triumph over learned helplessness–along with viewing the occasional video on these topics–please read on and see if these Terms and Conditions are deemed acceptable for your purposes.

Note that the Terms and Conditions for this website can be changed at any time. Please check back here often to view the latest updates. By using this website, you agree to be bound to the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

At KathleenStarmer.com, I work diligently to provide you with the most accurate information available, using both the power of my scientific research background and the power of chocolate. That said, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (either expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or associated graphics posted on KathleenStarmer.com for any purpose.

When I list information about current product prices, operating details of businesses, website addresses, and information of this ilk, please double-check the accuracy before taking any action.

Please also be aware that, although I make every effort to be accurate at the time of publication, some information will obviously become less accurate or relevant as time evolves. If in the course of using KathleenStarmer.com you should find any inaccuracies, please notify me post haste. I will hop right onto the task of Righting the Information Wrong.

You are responsible for your own actions. Please use common sense when abiding by any advice shared on this site, and take proper precautions. No information provided on KathleenStarmer.com should be construed as a substitute for professional (legal, medical, etc.) services.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all material (written, graphic, and multimedia) is copyrighted by KathleenStarmer.com. As such, it cannot be used, reprinted, modified or published (in either partial or complete form) for commercial purposes or for public display (either commercial or non-commercial) without the written consent of a legal representative of KathleenStarmer.com. If said consent is given, a link to KathleenStarmer.com must appear on all copies of any content or graphics taken from this site (this applies to use both online and in printed content). You may, however, download a single copy of the content on KathleenStarmer.com for personal, non-commercial transitory use.

Contributors (guest bloggers, advisors, etc.) to KathleenStarmer.com are responsible for their own submitted material on this website and must ensure their work complies with relevant national and foreign laws. Opinions expressed by Third Parties on this website are their own and do not necessarily represent the position or belief of KathleenStarmer.com. I am not responsible for any inappropriate comments that may be posted by users of this site, and I apologize in advance for any such comments that may materialize.

Hold Harmless

All information provided on KathleenStarmer.com is solely for general information and entertainment purposes and is the expressed opinion of KathleenStarmer.com alone, and not others. “Others” includes—but is not limited to—external membership organizations, contracting employers, and family members of the KathleenStarmer.com staff.

KathleenStarmer.com does not provide any medical, legal, professional, or phrenological advice. You use any information found on KathleenStarmer.com at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will KathleenStarmer.com be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage); or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data, loss of profits, or business interruption arising out of or in connection with the use of this website; or from lack of access to materials on KathleenStarmer.com. This stands even if KathleenStarmer.com has been notified either orally or in writing regarding the possibility of such damage.

Through the valiant efforts of our webhost, KathleenStarmer.com is intended to be available online at all times. However, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion. This could be due to software or other site updates, or possibly due to zombie attack. In any case, should the site be unavailable at any time or for any period of time, KathleenStarmer.com shall not be held liable. Furthermore, I will bring the site back online as soon as possible, or as soon as the zombies leave the area.

Privacy Statement

Any personal or contact information you provide will be kept private. KathleenStarmer.com will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

KathleenStarmer.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of any of its advertisers or blog commenters, or at other websites accessible from this site via hyperlink.

See Privacy Policy elsewhere on this website for more details.

Reserve Rights

KathleenStarmer.com reserves the right to change the focus of this website, to shut it down, to sell it, and to change the terms of use at any time and at its own discretion.

KathleenStarmer.com also reserves the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to KathleenStarmer.com without notice due to comments deemed to (or appearing to) be spam, profanity, language or concepts deemed offensive by the KathleenStarmer.com staff, or comments that attack a group or person individually. At KathleenStarmer.com, we love to receive positive, uplifting, helpful, and otherwise good karma comments, though, so keep those coming!


KathleenStarmer.com may make changes to the material on its website without notice at any time, including but not limited to updating material and correcting inaccuracies. However, KathleenStarmer.com does not make any commitment to update such materials.

Advertisers and Sponsors

KathleenStarmer.com is not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors that may appear on this site. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from this website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues; at that point, KathleenStarmer.com is out of the loop.

Furthermore, any product, quote, claim, statistic or other representation about any products or services should be verified with the manufacturer, the provider or the party in question.

To cover the costs of running this website, advertising and affiliate links may run on this site on occasion. Affiliate links such as those via Amazon.com provide a very small commission to KathleenStarmer.com when a purchase is made via one of those links. All products recommended by KathleenStarmer.com are those personally vetted by me or the KathleenStarmer.com staff. All reviews on this website will be presented honestly; KathleenStarmer.com will disclose whether a product being reviewed was received for free or if any commissions are to be received for sales.

Many thanks for making KathleenStarmer.com a part of your journey in overcoming learned helplessness and becoming a bona fide badass!