UPDATED TERMS AND CONDITIONS - As of November 18, 2022


Welcome to Content Templates for Busy People - a resource of bite sized content creation starters and tips!

These are simply ideas and suggestions. The benefit of your membership is access to and use of the Membership Library.  The Membership Library contains marketing templates, content prompts and ideas, photographs, images, training sessions, guest expert speakers, live virtual sessions, tips, and videos (collectively, “Templates”) owned or licensed by Christine McShane Creative, a Division of Christine McShane Photography LLC (“CMC”).  The Templates are intended to be used and modified by you for marketing your business venture.  The Templates are provided in the English language only.   Any images, photos, or graphics will be for online use only (not print). 

Wherever "CMC" is referenced, it includes Christine McShane Photography LLC  D/B/A Christine McShane Creative and all of its owners, managers, members, employees, successors, heirs, assigns, agents, affiliates/partners, and legal representatives.  These terms are binding upon you, your successors, heirs, assigns, and legal representatives.

Since you know your business the best:

Most of the Templates have been created by CMC. Others may have been commissioned by CMC from third parties.  Others have been created by third party businesses and have been given to CMC to share with this community.  

Many of the ideas and industry concepts have been expressed through words and images thousands (if not millions) of times throughout the years. Any resemblance to other works in the world is strictly coincidental.

Please note that stock photos and flatlays will rarely, if ever, depict humans, animals, religions, or specific/recognizable locations or brands. At some point in the future, this may change.  Currently, the stock photos and flatlays will be primarily oriented around lifestyle and general business (not industry specific).  There is NO GUARANTEE that the stock photos and flatlay images will depict subjects that your business needs.

This is for you only!  Do not share with others.

The Templates are copyright protected. When your membership is current, you have a license to use the Templates for commercial use in your business only.  You may not share, sell, or further distribute the Templates to any other party whether or not you are compensated for it. Doing so is a violation of copyright law and these terms for which you may incur fees/fines.  In such a case, Christine McShane Creative may terminate your membership immediately with no refunds. Besides, it hurts a small business!

Email Communications

You will receive emails from Christine McShane Creative and the Content Templates for Busy People membership regarding new content prompts, templates, stock photos, and other information, features, or benefits as part of your membership. You may also receive other information and special offers from Christine McShane Creative.

SUPPORT - If you need support around this membership, please email     contentforbusypeople@gmail.com.  In general, you can expect a response anywhere between 24-72 business hours.  Business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Eastern Time, excluding US holidays. If you have not received a response after more than 72 business hours, please email christine@christinemcshane.com.  Response time will be slower each year between Dec 22 - Jan 1 and the week of 4th of July.  Response time may also be slower due to planned time off, illness, and unforeseen events.

  

*** CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY THURSDAY MORNING!*** 

Currently as of November 18, 2022, you can expect:

- Weekly content prompt (one or more new content prompt each week)

- Fill-in-the-blank templates (new templates created monthly)

- Stock photos / flatlay images (new images created quarterly)

- Approximately 8-12 expert bite size training sessions per year

- Approximately 1-2 live virtual sessions per month to ask questions and learn how to use the membership (sessions will be held during business hours in eastern time zone).

The features, pricing, platform, and terms & conditions for the Templates may change over time.

Christine McShane Creative reserves the right to change the platform, pricing, and/or the features of this Templates membership for any reason.  If anything significantly changes, members may be notified via email and/or via the membership portal.

Template Request Suggestions: 

If you submit a template request suggestion, it will be reviewed and taken into consideration. There is no guarantee that any request will be fulfilled.  Christine McShane Creative has sole discretion as to which template requests will be written, if at all.  Please keep the subject area to general business (not industry specific) and content related only.

AUTO-RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

This is a monthly membership subscription.  You will get the most out of your membership if you are highly active.  We think you will find the Membership Library to be a great resource and easy to use!  

The credit card you joined with will be billed monthly for the membership subscription fee (in $US) until you cancel.  Once a payment has been made, there are NO REFUNDS under any circumstance, regardless of whether or not you have logged in, viewed, or used any of the Templates. 

TO CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP, log into the membership site and go to “My Account.”  Go to “Billing.”  Your subscriptions will be listed there.  Click on the “Cancel” button. You are responsible for making sure your membership is successfully canceled. 

If your credit card payment fails, your membership will be suspended until payment has been made.

Once your membership has been canceled or suspended, your access to the Templates and the Membership Library will be terminated AND your permission to use any Templates in ANY form is terminated for new content going forward. Anything that you published or distributed while your membership was active (currently paid) may continue to be used. 

Once your membership has been canceled or suspended, you may not use, publish, post, or distribute any additional material or Templates from the Membership Library, even if you have downloaded it.  CMC may collect payment for unauthorized use, publication, or distribution of content from the Membership Library after your membership is canceled at a rate of $100 per day per incident.

What this Membership IS NOT

This membership is NOT training on any specific social media, blog, email distribution, or podcast platform.  This membership is NOT training on creating graphics, creating/editing videos, business strategy advice, social media advice, PR advice, proofreading and grammar, legal advice, pricing advice, financial advice, technical advice, platform advice, or SEO strategies. However, there MAY be guest experts that speak about these topics. Those guest experts are solely responsible for their content and materials.

What to Expect During the LIVE Virtual Sessions

The purpose of these sessions is primarily to learn how to use the membership to your advantage. You may also bring specific questions to the chat. During some sessions, your content MAY be reviewed by a professional copywriter (time permitting, restrictions apply).

These sessions can also just be your time and space to work on your content marketing!

During these Co-Writing Sessions:

- You can listen in and participate in the session

- You can turn off your speaker and work on your content quietly

- If content that needs to be reviewed, please bring those to any live sessions that are open to content reviews. Please provide a link to an electronic document to display during the call. Not all live sessions will be open to content review.

- You can listen to other people's content reviews to learn something. Please respect everyone's privacy and confidentiality.

When a live session is open for content reviews, any submitted content from participants will be reviewed by the facilitator on a "first come first serve basis," with possible signups ahead of time.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to give equal time to participants but there may be time limitations. There are NO GUARANTEES that any participant will have their questions answered and/or their content reviewed at any session.  There are no guarantees that any particular session will have content reviews.



PLEASE NOTE: content reviews during the calls will NOT be available on specific topics, including but not limited to:  political topics, "adult" materials/ erotica, controversial topics, very technical topics, specific financial topics, specific legal topics, specific medical or health topics, celebrity or sports gossip, or anything else that is deeply industry specific or considered high hazard.  Those topics are NOT a good fit for this Membership. Your content review can be declined for the group call for any reason.

This is a group video call where you can see and hear all participants. You are welcome to ask questions and share your content for critique in front of the group on a first come first serve basis. You are not required to do so - whatever you feel most comfortable with.

If you choose to share your content drafts or anything about yourself and/or your business during ANY session (live sessions, training sessions, etc.), please be aware that other attendees will hear or see your material on this video call. 

By attending these live virtual sessions, you agree to be respectful of the confidentiality and privacy of other participants and their materials.

You are welcome to attend any and all sessions but attendance is not mandatory.  Take advantage of as many sessions as possible!

Scheduling of Live Sessions and Expert Training

There may occasionally need to be schedule adjustments due to state and federal holidays.  In addition, Christine McShane Creative or the guest experts/presenters may need to reschedule sessions (due to illness, family emergency, planned vacations, holidays, internet/power outages, unexpected personal time off, and other reasons).  

Live Sessions and/or Expert Training sessions may be recorded. If you participate, you agree to be a part of the recording. If you do NOT want to be  a part of the recording, please do not attend and participate. The recordings may be available to all Template members for a period of time, but it is not guaranteed.

Christine McShane Creative reserves the right to change the ongoing /recurring meeting dates, meeting times, the duration of the meetings, and number of live sessions in the future.  There are no guarantees that these live sessions and expert training sessions will be available  in the future. LIVE sessions may be anywhere from 30-90 minutes, approximately 1-2 times per month.  Live sessions and expert training sessions may be cancelled/ended early if there are less than 2 participants on the call.

In addition, by joining this membership you will be added to CMC's general mailing list (in addition to the communications from this membership).

Forums, live sessions, online discussions and other communications:

In the event there is an online forum, online video meetings/trainings and/or live virtual sessions, the following rules apply:

- Be kind, courteous, respectful, supportive, and polite at all times.  Keep all interactions positive. No negative comments about another person and/or business. No harassment publicly or privately. Only give constructive feedback when specifically asked to. Never contact another participant, administrator, facilitator, or guest expert unless you have been invited to.

- No politics, controversial or divisive issues, religious topics, "adult content"/erotica, topics around weapons and/or violence, gossip (including sports or celebrity gossip), or high hazard advice (medical, legal, financial, or otherwise).  All of these are considered inappropriate topics for this particular exchange of ideas, and off limits for the live sessions, online forums, and guest speakers. CMC reserves the right to decline discussing and/or reviewing ANY additional topics and content.

 - Keep everything confidential (do not share anyone's ideas or materials without express permission). Recording the sessions by anyone except CMC is expressly prohibited. 


- All participants are responsible for their own words, comments, chat messages, actions, and advice given during this event, including yourself and the presenter.

- Please remember that these calls are designed to accommodate multiple people wherever possible. While a reasonable effort will be made by the session facilitator to give participants a chance to engage, nothing is guaranteed. You may or may not get a chance to speak during any given call.  Please keep your comments brief and on topic to make time for all participants.  If you have had a chance to participate in a previous call, other participants may be chosen at the next call.  CMC and CMC's team reserves the right to determine which participants can speak/share and for how long. Some calls will be speaker-only (with no opportunity to speak, chat, or comment). 

If your behavior (words or actions) becomes inappropriate, breaks the rules and guidelines, or is considered disruptive and/or not conducive to the learning and sharing environment, your membership may be terminated.  

If you make other participants, facilitators, administrators, and/or presenters feel uncomfortable on these sessions, forums, or private communications, then this membership may not be the best fit for you, and your membership may be terminated. In the event of a termination, no refunds are given.

There is no way for Christine McShane Creative to verify the truth or accuracy of any member's content, presentation, chat, or conversation. All participants and presenters are responsible for their own words, content, conduct, and actions. If you have a conflict with another individual or business, please handle it privately. Christine McShane Creative (including its owners and members) will not be held liable for the words, content, and /or actions of other participants and/or guest speakers or experts.

This membership price is guaranteed for 24 consecutive months from the date that you started as long as the Templates membership is still active. After that, CMC reserves the right to change the monthly rate.  If the rate changes, you will be notified via email.  Your rate may go up automatically or you may be asked to resubscribe. In the event that the rate changes and you no longer want to participate under the new rate, please follow the cancellation procedure.  If you cancel before the 24 months is over, you are welcome to re-subscribe, but you will be re-subscribing at whatever the current rate is at the time.

In the event that the Templates membership becomes no longer available, your subscription will be canceled and you will no longer have access to any and all materials. There is no guarantee of "lifetime access." Some templates, prompts, images, videos, recordings, forums, conversations, and sessions may be removed at any time.

No Warranties

Because there are SO MANY factors that go into the success of any content marketing (including but not limited to: market demand for your offerings, your pricing, your credentials & reputation, the quality of your offer, the competition, your target market, your distribution channels, your visibility strategy, industry regulations, societal trends, consumer trends, nuances of language and images, and all the other promotional & marketing efforts that you need to do to make your business successful), CMC does NOT guarantee that ANY Template, any training, any live session, or any reviews/edits/suggestions by CMC,  use of the Membership Library, and or particpation in the Templates in ANY way will generate leads, traffic, followers, engagement, revenue, success, or sales.  

YOU are responsible for making sure that all of your content is completely true and accurate, not misleading, totally legal, and does not violate any intellectual property rights, copyright, trademarks, or any other rights of another person, business, organization, or entity.  

Regardless of ANY feedback, comments, and/or recommendations made by Christine McShane Creative, YOU are responsible for final review of all your content.  CMC makes NO WARRANTY and NO GUARANTEE that any suggestion, feedback or recommendation for your content will yield any specific results.

You agree to take full responsibility and liability for your content and materials. 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CMC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS  OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY ASPECT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP, OR USE OF THE MEMBERSHIP LIBRARY,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitation of Liability

This membership subscription program is facilitated and owned by CMC, a Division of Christine McShane Photography LLC (“CMC”). CMC is not responsible for the actions, activities, and/or misrepresentations of any members in this program, guest speakers, guest experts, the hosting platform, the payment processor, and/or third party Template providers.  CMC is not responsible for problems or downtime related to any third-party platforms or for emails that end up in the spam/junk/bulk mail folder.  CMC may change the content platform,  membership features, templates, images, payment methods, and distribution channels at any time.  

Each member and third party provider will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CMC for damages of ANY kind, arising out of or in any way connected with any aspect of this membership and its related activities and communications.  In no event will CMC be liable to the Client for indirect, consequential, or special damages. 

Notwithstanding any damages that Client may incur, CMC’s entire liability in respect of this membership program, and Client’s exclusive remedy, will be limited to the amount paid by Client to CMC for that portion of the services giving rise to the claim.

Other:

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of the United States of America. Each member agrees to personal jurisdiction in the courts of Massachusetts.  In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.


If a dispute arises out of this agreement that cannot be resolved by mutual consent, the parties agree to submit to binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Arbitration Division) sitting in Boston, MA. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Such arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator. The sole remedy that can be awarded to Client will be limited to the amount paid by Client to CMC under this Agreement.

All communications and content in relation to this service will be conducted in the English language.

You agree that this agreement with Christine McShane Photography LLC D/B/A Christine McShane Creative shall be binding upon you and your family, heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. 

By continuing as a member, you agree to ALL of these terms.  

Last updated: November 18, 2022