Privacy Policy & Terms Of Service

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

This website, The Dev Dynasty, LLC, (referred to as "us", "we", or "our"), operates joshuamatos.dev  services (collectively referred to as the "Service"). This page outlines our policies in relation to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information when you use our Service.

We urge you to read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") attentively prior to utilizing our services. By using our Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with our policies.

When we refer to The Dev Dynasty, LLC, The Dev Dynasty, it is understood that this includes all operations conducted through joshuamatos.dev unless otherwise specified. All of the stipulations laid out in these Terms of Service apply to this service.

Remember, your access to and use of the Service is contingent upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use the Service. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, you should refrain from using our Service

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Disclaimer

All content, materials, and services provided by us are provided "as is". We make no warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of our services, or the information, content, materials, or products included.

We do not warrant that our services will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we do not guarantee any particular outcome from the use of our services.

Non-Waiver

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision hereunder is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should attempt to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in Travis County, Texas. The parties hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts, and expressly WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO CHALLENGE JURISDICTION OR VENUE IN THESE COURTS.


Information Collection and Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, and other information (“Personal Information”). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests and inquiries, and improving our Service.

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Slack Usage Disclaimer

In using our Slack Workspace, you understand and agree that The Dev Dynasty, including our directors, officers, employees and agents, shall not be responsible for any content posted, files downloaded, or interactions that occur within the Slack Workspace. We do not have control over, nor do we monitor, every conversation or exchange of information, including but not limited to files, links or software, within the Slack Workspace.

Please exercise discretion and be cautious when interacting within the Slack Workspace. You should not download any files that seem suspicious or come from a source that you do not trust. You are solely responsible for protecting your own device and data from malicious software or any other harm that could result from your activities within the Slack Workspace.

You understand and agree that your use of the Slack Workspace, including any interactions you have, or content you download, from the Slack Workspace, is at your own risk. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify The Dev Dynasty and its affiliates, officers, agents, employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Slack Workspace or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

Copyright and Restrictions on Use of Content

All content, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, digital downloads, software, and any other material available on or through our Service ("Content"), is owned by The Dev Dynasty or our content providers, and is protected by international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to access and use the Service and its Content. This license does not include any rights to:

  1. Modify or create derivative works based on the Content
  2. Download (other than page caching) or copy any portion of the Content, except as expressly permitted on the Service
  3. Use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content
  4. Republish, distribute, or make the Content available on any other website, on a network, by broadcast or other means, or in any media, without the express prior written consent of The Dev Dynasty

Any unauthorized use of the Content will terminate the license granted by us and may violate copyright and other laws. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms or any other service terms or policies are reserved and retained by The Dev Dynasty or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers.

Please note that these restrictions do not apply to your own User Content.

User Content

In these Terms of Service, "User Content" refers to all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials that you post, upload, share, submit, or otherwise provide in any manner to the Service.

By providing User Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the User Content, in any media known now or in the future.

You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions to use and authorize The Dev Dynasty to use all intellectual property rights in and to any User Content, and to enable inclusion and use thereof as contemplated by the Service and these Terms.

You acknowledge and agree that all User Content whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Service is at your sole responsibility and risk. The Dev Dynasty disclaims any control over, relationship with, or endorsement of views expressed by users of the Service and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any User Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.

As part of the Service, The Dev Dynasty provides a platform for users to learn and improve their software development skills, which includes the possibility of committing code, and participating in one-on-one sessions that may be recorded for YouTube content. By participating in these activities, you expressly consent to these recordings and their subsequent use for content creation.

Please note that we do not have any obligation to use or respond to any User Content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or User Content.


Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites


Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google AdSense

Our Service uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible images). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.

The information generated by the cookies and web beacons concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

WooCommerce

Our Service also uses WooCommerce, a popular e-commerce platform for online stores. WooCommerce collects information about you during the checkout process on our store.

While you visit our site, WooCommerce will track:

  • Products you've viewed: we use this to show you products you've recently viewed.
  • Location, IP address, and browser type: we use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping.
  • Shipping address: we'll ask you to enter this so we can estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

When you purchase from us, we'll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We'll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order.
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints.
  • Process payments and prevent fraud.
  • Set up your account for our store.
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes.
  • Improve our store offerings.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Technology Changes and Ownership

Please note that the technology landscape is continuously evolving, and the technologies and third-party services that we use on our website change over time. While we strive to provide a comprehensive and accurate Privacy Policy, there may be times when certain technologies or third-party services operate on our site that are not explicitly mentioned in this policy.

Furthermore, we do not own all of the technologies and third-party services operating on our website. These services may have their own privacy policies and data collection practices, which may differ from ours. We strongly recommend you review the privacy policies of these third parties to understand how your data may be used by them.

We remain committed to maintaining the accuracy of our Privacy Policy. Therefore, we regularly review and update this policy to ensure it accurately reflects the technologies and third-party services currently in use on our site.

Should we identify any areas of our Privacy Policy that require updating due to changes in technology or third-party services used on our website, we will promptly make those updates. However, it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically to remain informed about any changes and how these changes may affect you.

Please be assured, our commitment to safeguarding your personal information remains our top priority. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about how your personal information is being handled, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnification

By using our website and services, you agree not to hold us, including our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, or licensors, responsible for any damages, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of this Privacy Policy, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we, our affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers or licensors be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, this service.

Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from hacking, tampering or other unauthorized access or use of the service or your account or the information contained therein.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless our company and our licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password, or b) a breach of these Terms.

By using our website, you understand and agree that we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of the information we provide. We assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions on our website or services.

We reserve the right to change any and all content contained on the website at any time without notice. Your use of the website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms as changed.

Please note, certain jurisdictions limit the applicability of warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability, so the above disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability may not apply to you.

By using our website and services, you acknowledge that you have read these disclaimers and agree to them. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use our website or services.

Changes to the Terms

  • We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. When we do, we will post the revised Terms on this page and update the "Last Updated" date at the top. We will also provide you with notice of these changes by email or through a prominent notice on our Service. Your continued use of our Service after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Terms; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms.

Severability

  • If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Dispute Resolution

  • Any disputes arising out of or related to these Terms and our Service will be resolved through final and binding arbitration, rather than in court. The arbitration shall be conducted by a neutral arbitrator, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce these Terms shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees.

Slack Usage

  • Users participate in our Slack Workspace at their own risk. The Dev Dynasty is not responsible for monitoring or controlling the interactions within the Slack Workspace and disclaims all liability for content posted, files downloaded, or interactions that occur within. Users are advised to exercise caution and protect their devices from potential harm when downloading files or interacting with other users.

Learning Outcomes

  • The learning outcomes of our courses depend greatly on individual efforts, prior knowledge, and personal capacities. The Dev Dynasty makes no guarantee regarding the level of skill or competence you will attain as a result of participating in our courses. You acknowledge that educational results vary and depend on numerous factors outside the control of The Dev Dynasty.

Code Commits & Recordings

  • By participating in activities such as code commits or one-on-one sessions that may be recorded, you grant The Dev Dynasty a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use any code you contribute and any recordings of these sessions across all media. Recordings of one-on-one sessions are intended for educational content and may be made publicly available unless otherwise requested by you in writing.

Services

We provide a service to help individuals, teams, and organizations learn and improve software development skills. We do not guarantee that the methods and materials we provide will always be suitable for your needs, or that they will result in any specific level of competence or ability. To which otherwise a specific contract must be specified covering the arrangement through a Service Level Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, or otherwise legally binding contract.


Changes to This Privacy Policy and Terms


We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. e reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly review these Terms.

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