Terms, Privacy and Affiliates
Updated April 14, 2023
Any information found on this website or published by this Website are for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be used to make medical diagnosis, give medical advice or prescribe medical treatment. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. The information, tutorials, tips, and all other material on this site is provided “as is,” without any guarantee of accuracy, safety, fitness of merchantability, or reliability. Even though some of the authors on this Website are medical professionals with medical training, please do not consider anything posted on this site as 100% accurate, safe, or as direct or personal medical advice. Errors or omissions may occur. You should only consult a doctor or appropriate professional for any problems, treatments, information, or diagnosis. You agree to follow the latest nursing guidelines as set forth in your area by the Board of Nursing or similar authority.
This Website is in no way meant to harm anyone or cause loss. However, by using this site, reading this site, loading this site in a browser, or in any other way accessing this site or its related social media channels, you agree that the Company and its owners (and related social media accounts or content) will not be held responsible for any problems, losses, health damages, loss of life, inaccurate information, failed tests, poor grades, data loss, nursing practice errors, or other problems you may experience.
Some videos and articles contain nursing skills or teaching tutorials. While we strive for 100% accuracy, we may omit information, make errors, and so forth. Furthermore, each state may have different requirements in place for certain procedures. Therefore, you agree not to hold us liable for any problems, damages, or losses that may arise from the use of our educational material. Some user-submitted content or medical treatment articles on our site may include treatments, dosages, or medications used by the respective user or author. These medications or treatments are only provided as a story, as educational information, or as entertainment. They are NOT to be used to treat, cure, or prevent any illness. You should NEVER take a medication, follow a treatment course, or other similar things without consulting a licensed medical doctor first.
We may sometimes talk about nursing procedures, tests, experiences, and more. This information is constantly changing in the medical world. Please always follow the latest laws, rules, regulations, warnings, and more. If you see misinformation or errors on this website, please let us know, and we will try to correct as soon as possible.
This website disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You agree that in no circumstances will this website be held responsible for any problems or damages of any kind arising from use in any way of this website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, ANY PLATFORMS LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM OR SUCH OTHER PLATFORMS, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
We may sometimes offer reviews of products, recommend products or services, and/or link to products. Sometimes, we may have an affiliate relationship with the product or service being referenced and earn a commission or advertising fee from this. We do this so that we can continue to provide free information and value to our readers, while being able to cover our expenses such as web hosting, advertising, etc.
Some examples of compensation we receive are: Google advertisement income, Affiliate commissions from our product referrals. Although we receive compensation from some of our product referrals, endorsements, or advertisements, we strive to offer truthful reviews and opinions about those products. We only offer products we feel are of value or interest to our readers. We regularly turn down any requests which we feel are of low quality or of no interest to our readers.
We may, at our discretion, engage in other forms of compensation in the future, including product endorsements or other materials. However, at this time we mostly only use PPC advertising, referral programs, book sales, and affiliate programs. We try to filter the advertisements that show on the site as much as possible to ensure they reflect the ideas and opinions promoted on the site. However, some ad programs target keywords and search terms and then display ads that go against our personal beliefs. Please understand that we do not endorse or share the same beliefs of any ads that may display on this site.
Guest Blog Posts
You acknowledge that guests occasionally write for this Website. Any content written by guests reflects their personal experiences and opinions and not that of any current or past employers. Compensation may be exchanged for a guest blog posts. If so, a disclaimer will be listed at the top of the post to indicate such.
The first time you comment, it will be moderated and approved to ensure you’re not a robot/spam. After you’re approved, you’ll be able to comment freely and it will post immediately, regardless if it conflicts with the viewpoint of the author. However, should you post anything inappropriate, offensive, spammy, threatening, or misleading, the Zen RN Effect team reserves the right to delete your comment. All comments are welcome and we encourage constructive dialogue.
Unlawful or Prohibited Use and Intellectual Property
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to the Company that you will not use the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.
All content included as part of the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Website, is the property of the Company or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website.
The Company content is not for resale. Your use of the Website or any of the resources available for download from the Website does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your individual use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the Company and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Company or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
You can subscribe to our email list to be provided with the most up to date information about blog posts and new products. You can unsubscribe by following the link at the end of any email or newsletter. We use a third-party service for email newsletter subscriptions, which helps us track behavioral data such as opt-ins, opens and clicks on links.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Effective April 22, 2022
The Zen RN Effect (“The Company”, “we”, “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, www.thezenrneffect.com (“Website”). You can access the Website and browse our site without disclosing any of your personal data. We do not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses unless it is knowingly provided by the individual and he or she has agreed to the terms under which we will use it.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about speciﬁc individuals. We may use IP addresses to compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, traﬃc patterns, and administer the site. IP addresses are not linked to personally identiﬁable information. We collect only the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
Like most website operators, the Website 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its Website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Website. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Websites can choose to interact with in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for the newsletter from our Website to provide a name and email address.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
We disclose 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 our behalf or to provide services available at our Website, 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 our Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
We 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, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request.
If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, we 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 our nurses. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support 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. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Aggregated Statistics by Google Analytics
We collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose your personally-identifying information.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web
Links to External Sites
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors. Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email. The Company may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the diﬀerent sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design speciﬁcations, and identifying system performance or problem areas. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traﬃc to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
GDPR Visitors’ Rights
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without aﬀecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us. Should you wish to have your information deleted, please email us and submit a request.
California Consumer Privacy Act
Under the CCPA, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and speciﬁc pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.
Those who engage in transactions with the Website – by purchasing services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and ﬁnancial information required to process those transactions. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulﬁll the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Website. We do 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.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our sites from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our site is structured to attract anyone under 18. All information and content on this website is intended for individuals over the age of 18 that reside in the United States.
If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without veriﬁcation of parental consent, we will delete that information.