Terms of Use

Hey all! I know that this is the least fun part of the Nerd and Super Nerd™ website, but it’s important to have these Terms of Use so we are all on the same page.



This Website (Nerd and Super Nerd™, emails from Nerd and Super Nerd™, and all associated social media mediums including, but not limited to profiles, groups, pages, and boards – further referred to as “The Websites”) is fully owned by Nerd and SuperNerd LLC (referred to as “we”, “our”, or “us”). All content on The Websites is copyrighted to either Nerd and SuperNerd LLC or to Laura Gutknecht.

Laura Gutknecht (referred to as “I” or “me”) is the primary author, photographer, and communicator for the NerdandSuperNerd.com brand and blog. I am a hobby photographer who writes on this blog as an editorial lifestyle, entertainment, and/or educational writer.

“You” refers to anyone using or viewing The Websites.

These Terms of Use for the Nerd and Super Nerd™ website may be changed by Nerd and SuperNerd LLC at any time at our sole discretion at any time and may change without notice. By using The Websites you agree to these terms of use as they appear, whether you have read them or not. If you don’t agree with these Terms of Use please stop using The Websites.

Website Use
By using The Websites you understand and agree to the following:

* The Websites are a place for us to share our personal journey with our experiences, struggles, successes, actions, and our own personal results. You understand that The Websites are for educational and informational purposes only and you understand that we are NOT professionals of any kind like a lawyer, CPA, or medical doctor and even though we are degreed engineers projects we choose to share are not a guarantee of success or safety. All information is shared with the knowledge that any recommendation we make is made with the intention that you will use at your own risk.

* You agree that we are not responsible for any outcomes (good or bad) resulting from actions you took based upon information we shared on The Websites including but not limited to using or accessing links to other websites, actions you took based on our experiences, and recommendations you followed based on information we shared on The Websites.

* You confirm that you are over the age of 18, as The Websites do not knowingly market to or encourage participation from those under the age of 18.

* You understand that all words, logos, photographs, and content on The Websites are protected by copyright and trademark laws whether they are shown with a copyright or not. Note: In the United States we are automatically the copyright owner when we write content or push the shutter on a camera. Any use of words, logos, photographs, and content is ILLEGAL as these are property of Nerd and SuperNerd LLC or Laura Gutknecht and like physical property it is ILLEGAL to use, store, transmit, and modify property that is not your own so please keep reading to understand the acceptable Photograph and Blog Post use.

* By using The Websites you understand that you are able to use the information and resources for personal use only and you agree to obtain written permission from us before using it in any way like publishing, distributing, displaying, licensing, selling or commercially using any material from The Websites or social media sites related to Nerd and Super Nerd™ unless otherwise specified below.

User Generated Content and Comment Policy

By using The Websites you agree to act in a positive, encouraging, and/or inspiring manner.

You agree to the following rules when you choose to comment on The Websites (remember this includes NerdandSuperNerd.com and all associated social media mediums.)

* You understand that you are part of a community and you may disagree with us, you may disagree with other commenters, and while we welcome ideas from your perspective we expect you to disagree amicably, discuss tastefully, write respectfully, and give grace to others even if you need to sit on your hands to do it.

* You alone own your comments and we will not be held responsible for any comments at any time. Comments that do not contribute positively to the conversation may be modified or deleted at any time at our sole discretion. Please reserve sarcastic, off-topic, and otherwise non-positive and potentially hurtful comments to yourself.

* You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to comments you post on The Websites and those comments may be used for promotional materials that may include testimonials, blog posts, books, or presentations or they may be used to create new products and services without notice.

* You understand that we do not monitor each comment and if something is upsetting or offensive we ask that you notify us at Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd.com and the Nerd and Super Nerd™ team alone will decide what is best for the situation. Most days that “team” is just one person so please understand that we will do our best to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.

Social Media Use

* We encourage sharing, liking, re-posting, re-tweeting, and re-pinning of our blog posts and social media content – Please make sure the links point back to the appropriate NerdandSuperNerd.com blog post or other social media content.

* If you have any questions or concerns regarding social media please contact us at Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd.com

Photograph Use

In the United States of America a photograph is owned by the person who took the picture – aka the person who pushed the button on the camera or cell phone. This ownership is called a copyright.

According to U.S. Copyright Act at 17 U.S.C. 106 I have exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
(1) to reproduce the photograph;
(2) to create derivative works from the photograph;
(3) to distribute copies of the photograph to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
(5) to display the photograph publicly;

All photographs on Nerd and Super Nerd™ and on social media accounts are property of Laura Gutknecht unless otherwise stated.

In all cases I reserve my copyright unless you have a written contract stating otherwise.

* You may not use any photographs from The Websites (including social media mediums associated with this website) to portray Nerd and SuperNerd LLC, people, or other photograph subjects in a way that is an invasion their rights. This includes the right to privacy such as portraying the brand and/or subjects in a false light, a highly offensive manner, or in a way that damages someone’s reputation (defamation).

* You may have up five copies of two photographs for personal use. Having a photograph includes digital storage, a printed photograph, and other physical or electronic means of use or storage. Personal use could mean printing a photograph as a gift for your wife or using a photograph for a computer background.  If you would like to use a photograph for Christmas cards, for example, you would need to purchase the photograph if the number of copies exceeds 5 copies.

* You may also use up to two photographs for non-commercial use, like blog posts, as long as you give a link back to the original post. You may not remove watermarks, crop, or edit any images without written consent from Laura Gutknecht.

* If you want to have more copies of a photograph or to use it in an advertisement you may contact Laura Gutknecht at Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd{dot}com.

I am a hobbyist photographer who writes editorials regarding lifestyle, entertainment, and/or education. All images shared on Nerd and Super Nerd™ website and associated social media mediums are or will be registered with the US Copyright office. We reserve the right to take legal action regarding our copyright.

Blog Posts and Printable Use:

* You may repost up to 200 words for non-commercial, blog post, online use as long as you give credit and link back to the original post.

* You may repost up to 200 words for non-commercial educational or non-profit use (like a church newsletter or class syllabus) printed use as long as you give credit – © 2017, Laura Gutknecht. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.nerdandsupernerd.com.

* You understand that free Printables are for personal use only and cannot be distributed, copied, or transformed in any way without written permission.

* You may make up to 50 printed copies for internal company or organizational use – up to 5 posts as long as you give credit – © 2017, Laura Gutknecht. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.nerdandsupernerd.com.

* If you would like more copies available or the ability to post longer content you may contact Laura Gutknecht at Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd{dot}com.

* We are not responsible for any content republished without our permission. We reserve the right to take legal action regarding our copyright.

Governing Law
These Terms are governed in accordance with the laws of the state of Michigan and the United States with state and federal courts in the jurisdiction of Oakland County, MI.

By accessing information on The Websites you agree not to re-create, copy, distribute, teach, or train from any content from The Websites without prior consent outside of the guidelines discussed above.

Privacy Policy

Nerd and Super Nerd™ (“The Websites”) is governed by the following privacy policy.
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to The Websites. The Websites may contain third-party links to other websites which are not governed by this policy.

What Information Do We Collect and How Is This Information Used?

  1. We may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through The Websites for the purpose of subscribing to The Websites to receive newsletters, for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts, or administering sweepstakes, contests or promotions. Examples of information collected for this purpose are your name, email address and website URL. This information is only captured when you voluntarily enter or opt-in and enter this information for collection.
  2. We may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with The Websites, including but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
  3. The Websites use Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and The Websites traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from The Websites to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
  4. The Websites engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by The Websites is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
  5. The Websites use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize The Websites content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.
  6. The Nerd and Super Nerd™ website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, The Websites will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

The Websites may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, The Websites use the services of MailerLite for delivery of email updates and newsletters. MailerLite’s use of your personal information is subject to MailerLite’s privacy policy.

The Websites may use Google Forms to survey our audience. We may collect personal information like name or email address with these websites. Google Forms use of your personal information is subject to Google’s privacy policy.

Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.

Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Will We Share the Personal Information It Collects?

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent. This does not include third-party partners, such as those listed above.

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information
You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, we may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd.com, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.

This Terms of Use is subject to change without notice and was last updated on July, 24, 2017

If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly at Nerd{at}NerdandSuperNerd{dot}com.