Terms & Conditions

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This page contains the terms and conditions for Unfilteredd.net. These terms are like any other contract, and they may have boring but important legal terms that protect us from the countless things that could happen and they clarify the legal relationship between us and you.

'Terms' refers to these Terms & Conditions and unfilteredd.net Study Terms and words 'we', 'us', 'our', 'website' or 'site' and similar words refer to unfilteredd.net. By accessing and/or using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not access or otherwise use our Website.

These Terms (including the Privacy Policy) constitute the entire agreement between you and us. You understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.

If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by applicable law, then that provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.

From time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features), and Unfilteredd.net reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will notify you using prominent means, such as by email notice sent to the email address that you have provided to us or by posting a notice through our website. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.

Your continued use of our website or participation in any of Unfilteredd.net studies after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.

1. Unfilteredd.net Study Terms

We at Unfilteredd.net are grateful for all the survivors and victims of abusive relationships for their inputs in our studies. The objective of the studies conducted by Unfilteredd.net is to provide even more accurate, insightful, and helpful information for victims and/or survivors of abusive relationship. We believe that working closely together with people who have experienced abusive relationship themselves, we can truly make a difference. This section (1.) may not be applicable to you if you have not participated in Unfilteredd.net studies. However, the rest of this Terms & Conditions will bind anyone, both the Unfilteredd.net study participants and other visitors and users of Unfilteredd.net website. Please read these Study Terms and the rest of the Terms carefully before you enroll in a Unfilteredd.net study.

This section (1.) (referred to as 'Study Terms') is an agreement between Unfilteredd.net ('we', 'us') and the person who has subscribed to our study participants e-mail list ('Participant'). A study participants e-mail list is our subscriber e-mail list that we store in the e-mail service provider Sendinblue (see our Privacy Policy). We are carrying out qualitative and quantitative studies, surveys and questionnaires on our website in order to gain insight into the complexity of narcissism and domestic violence. Any Unfilteredd.net content related study and related activities is referred to as 'study' under this section. If you do not agree to these Study Terms, do not participate in the study.  

1.1. Acceptance of These Study Terms of Use and Participation

By submitting our study participant subscription form, answering any study questions or commencing any study conducted by Unfilteredd.net, you irrevocably agree to be bound by these Study Terms and the rest of the Terms & Conditions (sections 2-5). Links to the Study Terms appear on each study conducted by Unfilteredd.net to ensure Participants can find them easily.

1.2. Voluntary Informed Consent

We at Unfilteredd.net have an ethical obligation to be sure that our participants are capable of making informed decisions when they are considering whether or not to be part of any of our studies. Voluntary informed consent is essential and it rests on three pillars: the absence of coercion or undue influence, providing participants with information relevant to the decision at hand, and ensuring that participants have the capacity to use that information to make an authentic decision on whether to participate.

The way we can improve participants' comprehension of the study at hand is by making the consent process more interactive. At Unfilteredd.net we do this by directing all the possible participants to our 'Unfilteredd Study Participants' page, where we have explained the key information in lay terms and included visual aids. In our enrollment form to our study participants e-mail list, we ask the possible study participant to read these Study Terms, the rest of the Terms on this page and our Privacy Policy before they enroll to our e-mail list with their e-mail. This way, we ensure that all of our Participants have given their valid informed consent before they subscribe to our study participants e-mail list.

1.3. How Do Participants Participate In Our Studies

Our Participants mainly participate to our studies when they see our subscription forms on the website and posts. In every subscription form that relates to our study participants e-mail list there is a link to our 'Unfilteredd Study Participants' page. In that page, possible study participants can read all the essential information before making voluntary informed decision whether to enroll to our study participants e-mail list or not. A participant participates to our studies by providing their e-mail and submitting the form. A participant can at any time opt-out easily from our study participant e-mail list by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link provided in every e-mail that we send to them.

1.4. Information Collected During the Studies

To participate in Unfilteredd.net studies, we only ask the possible participant to provide their e-mail address. The type of information that will be collected is participants' written answers. We ask them a question via e-mail and those participants who want to answer, will e-mail us back with their answer. We might request for quotes or more detailed depictions of their experiences as well. We will always use trigger warning statements at the start of our study questions alerting the participant to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material.

Most of the time, our studies are very generalized and qualitative. For example: '87 % of the participants answered, that the best technique to protect oneself from love bombing, was to set boundaries'.

1.5. Information Usage

We intend to use the information in our articles (posts). We primarily create generalized infographics, from which it is impossible to recognize a single participant, because we use numbers or percentages. If a participant has provided us a quote or more detailed depiction of their experiences, by default we use a nickname after their quote or story, unless the participant wants their real first name to be used. We never agree to use the full name of the participant.

The information that we gather during our studies via e-mail is going to be used in our articles. Anyone can access to our website and read our articles, therefore our studies are in public. But we do not use any identifiable information that has the possibility to reveal the identity of our participants. Additionally, if we ask for a quote or story, we guide our possible participants to write their quotes or stories in a way that they do not include any names of other persons, places or entities or any other easily identifiable information. Unfilteredd.net reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, make changes or refuse to publish any quote or story of participants if it includes too sensitive or too easily identifiable information.

Participants are neither able in any way to see each others' answers to our study questions nor have access to the information how many other participants there are or who are the other participants.

1.6. Ownership of the Information

If the information that Participant submit by answering to our questions through e-mail is later included into generalized qualitative infographic where all the data is anonymous and non-identifiable, such as '150 out of 250 participants answered X',  Participant cannot later ask their single answer to be removed from the anonymous qualitative infographic. If Participant has submitted us a detailed quote, depiction of their experiences or any written story and it is included in to the article, Participant can at any time request their quote, depiction of the experience or written story to be deleted.

Unfilteredd.net owns the content of the whole website, including the posts that include the infographics of the conducted studies. See below the Terms (section 2-5).

1.7. Incentives

Participating to Unfilteredd.net studies is completely voluntary and Unfilteredd.net is not obliged to give any kind of monetary compensation for the information provided by the Participant. Participants who are subscribed to our study participants e-mail list will receive at least once a week a newsletter that contains free educational information about narcissism and abusive relationships.

1.8. Participants' and Our Responsibilities

By taking part to studies conducted by Unfilteredd.net, Participants agree to engage with the studies in an honest, true, and good-faith manner. Respectively, Unfilteredd.net agrees to conduct the studies in an honest, ethical, transparent, and in a good-faith manner.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

The contents of this site (www.unfilteredd.net) and our site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing gives you a right to use the Unfilteredd name or any of the Unfilteredd trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Unfilteredd.net or the content on this site is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you. We will be free to use and share this content with anyone, distribute it and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Unfilteredd.net with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

You are permitted to use our website for your own personal use and to print and download material from this Website for your own personal use provided that you do not modify any content without our consent. The material on this website must not otherwise be reproduced or republished, either online or offline, without our permission.

If you wish to reproduce any articles or excerpts of articles on your website or have any questions regarding this, please email [email protected] for written permission.

3. Disclaimers

3.1. General Disclaimer

Juliana Akin or Elijah Akin are neither qualified psychologists, nor qualified counsellors, and the content written here offers only their insights and advice for guidance only. Their knowledge of the human condition is based on intuition, life experience and self-learning and on the years working with survivors and victims of abusive relationships. The information that is shared on this website is for educational and informational purposes only and is for your own personal use and guidance. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or act as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult a health care provider for guidance specific to your case.

3.2. Content Disclaimer

By using our site or participating into our studies, you may be exposed to content that you consider triggering. Reading our articles or answering to our study questions may make you realize that you are in an abusive relationship or help you recover from it. Our articles contain anonymous stories from victims or survivors of abusive relationships and they might trigger you if they happen to be similar to your own personal experiences. Further, acknowledging the abuse and recovering from it may be painful, difficult, and triggering. Unfilteredd.net has no responsibility to keep the content on this website from you. Unfilteredd.net has no responsibility to keep the study questions from you once you have subscribed to the study participants e-mail list, and you can always unsubscribe. You assume full responsibility for the choices you make before, during, and after you access to the content or take part into the studies conducted by Unfilteredd.net.

When you use our site, you may find links to other websites that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. We highly recommend that you also read their terms & conditions and privacy policies.

3.3. Legal Disclaimer

In publishing this website, we do not guarantee the suitability, effectiveness or appropriateness of any advice given in any content on this site. We do not have medical background or training and therefore you use the information, products and/or services on this website at your own risk.

The information, products, services and articles in this website, individually and collectively, are provided with the understanding that we are not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations.

You understand that all comments posted to this website is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the comment. You also understand that all opinions expressed by commenters of this website are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as a representative of website, its owner or any of sponsors or partners.

No warranty, expressed or implied, is given as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information herein this website, or for obtaining legal advice. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, neither we nor any other parties who have been involved in the creation, preparation, printing, or delivering of this website assume responsibility for the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, errors or omissions of said information and assume no liability for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages as well as any circumstance for any complication, injuries, side effects or other medical accidents to person or property arising from, or in connection with the use or reliance upon any information contained herein.

Further, to the extent permitted by law, we (Unfilteredd.net and our possible partners) will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business opportunities, or personal injury or death), whether arising in contract, warranty, tort, product liability, or otherwise, and even if we’ve been advised of the possibility of damages in advance. We will not be liable for any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like (regardless of the source of origination).

4. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

4.1. Use of Website and Behavior Rules

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using Unfilteredd.net website:

    • Copy, modify, create a derivative work of the educational materials and content on this site.
    • In any way use the website to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as Unfilteredd.net); or interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the website, or in any other manner interfering with or creating an undue burden on the unfilteredd.net website.
    • Do not send or post any material for which you have not obtained all necessary consents, that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law.
    • We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this website in breach of this section (4.1.) of these Terms.
    •  If we are put on notice that your content violates the law or the rights of others (for example, if it is established that it violates intellectual property or image rights of others, or is about an illegal activity), or if we believe your content or behavior is unlawful, inappropriate, or objectionable (for example if you impersonate someone else), we may remove your content from our website.
    • If you think someone is infringing your copyright on our website, contact us at [email protected]
4.2. The Legal Relationship Between You & Us

We have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us. You acknowledge that Unfilteredd.net has no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret or use the content on this site. 

4.3. Site Up Time and the Website "as is" disclaimer

It may happen that our website is down, either for planned maintenance or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that we encounter security issues. These are just examples. You accept that you will not have any recourse against us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right. In legal, more complete language, the website and its content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the site or its content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the website. Your use of the website (including any content) is entirely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We may decide to cease making available certain features of the website at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will Unfilteredd.net be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.

We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of any of the website caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.

4.4. Indemnification

Indemnification means that if you behave in a way that gets us in legal trouble, we may exercise legal recourse against you. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Unfilteredd.net and our affiliated companies and their directors, officers and employees, from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from or relate to: 

    • Your use or misuse of, or access to, the website and the content on this website;
    • Any violation of these Terms, Study Terms or Privacy Policy terms, or any infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity; or
    • Any third party using your identity in the site.
4.5. Links To And From Other Websites

Any links to third party websites located on this website are provided for your convenience only.  We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content.  We do not endorse the third party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them.  If you choose to access a third party website linked to from this website doing so is at your own risk.

Links to other websites may contain affiliate links.  If so, we may receive a commission if you purchase a particular product or take a particular action.

If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this website, and subject to the following conditions:

    • You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
    • You do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
    • You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
    • Your website does not contain content that is offensive,  controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or does not comply in any way with any applicable laws.

If you choose to link to our website in breach of above (section 4.5.) you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

4.6. Termination of Use

You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of this website with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms, upon the request of law enforcement or government agencies, for unexpected technical issues or problems, if we suspect that you engage in fraudulent or illegal activities, or for any other reason in our sole discretion.

You agree that we will have no liability to you or any third party for blocking of your access to our site.

4.7. Legal Actions & Notices

No action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued, except where this limitation cannot be imposed by law.

Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to [email protected]).

5. How to Contact Us

The best way to get in touch with us is to send us an email at [email protected]. We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our site.

Last Update 29 January 2022.