Terms of Use


Use of: http://www.deargraduatestudent.com / “DearGraduateStudent” / http://www.deargradstudent.com / “DearGrad” / and affiliated social media sites: https://twitter.com/DearGrad / @DearGrad / https://www.facebook.com/deargrad

This policy is valid from 1st November, 2016

The reading of all information on deargraduatestudent.com is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately. If you do however want to read some helpful and/or comical graduate school articles, please don’t leave just yet.

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. As I am quite a restless and fickle person, please check back here often.

Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information (through thorough research and lots of caffeine), I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on DearGraduateStudent for any purpose.

Especially when it comes to (and not limited to) current contact info, costs, grants and scholarships, deadlines, entrance requirements, current programs and website addresses, I advice you to double check. You don’t want to base your chances of getting into graduate school solely on the advice of a sleep-deprived, overworked graduate student do you?

I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will drop everything and correct this shocking mistake right away… or as soon as I finish my dissertation proposal. I do have my priorities you see.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, the creator of DearGraduateStudent am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. A link to deargraduatestudent.com must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles, press releases and tattoos.

Guest bloggers and other contributors to DearGraduateStudent are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign, comical-, attraction- and gravitational laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or believe of deargraduatestudent.com. I also am not responsible – but very sorry –  for any narrow minded, impolite or offensive comments by others on my blog.

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on deargraduatestudent.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, and not others. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organizations and/or employers. My boss even says I’m overly honest, so be aware that some articles can be a bit different to what you might be used to, though.

I am not providing any medical, legal, professional … gynecological, astrological, paleontological, philosophical, bacteriological, mineralogical, criminological or dermatological advice. You are taking all the provided information at your own risk. Please contact your local hospital, jurist, emergency service, bar association, phone book, Google or your mother to find or obtain a referral to a competent professional.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content.

Although I try to keep deargraduatestudent.com running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control, such as my cat deciding the best place for a nap is my keyboard. I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible. Or as soon as my cat decides to move over.

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way, I will not send you Valentines and/or Christmas Cards (unless you ask me to and I really like you) and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.

Reserve Rights

I, owner of DearGraduateStudent, reserve the right to change the focus of the blog (like turning it into a platform for fellow philanthropists and tiny home builders – as I might very well do in the future), to shut it down, sell it, change the terms of use (go to a paid platform) at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to deargraduatestudent.com without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or comments from my parents telling me to call them more often. I do accept virtual kisses, flowers and encouraging pats on the back.

Advertisers and Sponsors

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not DearGraduateStudent.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Just because I like the color green, doesn’t mean you will like it too!

To help the website expand, to cover costs of running the site and for me to pay off my student debt in 5 years (YEAH I WISH!), some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. Affiliate links earn me a (mind you – very) small commission on any purchases made when visiting Amazon after clicking on one of these links. I will do my absolute best to only provide you with information about products that I truly believe in. I will never take your trust for granted. All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving any commissions or products for free.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. (Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books. Big compliments will be framed and put up above my desk or filed in my “feel good” folder.

Thank you so much for visiting my website and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!