Legal & Privacy

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the ye-chen.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Ye Chen. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Ye Chen's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Ye Chen (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Ye Chen, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your ye-chen.com Account and Site

If you create a blog/site on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Ye Chen may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Ye Chen liability. You must immediately notify Ye Chen of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Ye Chen will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. The Responsibility of Contributors

If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Ye Chen or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Ye Chen for inclusion on your Website, you grant Ye Chen a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Ye Chen will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Ye Chen has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Ye Chen's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Ye Chen's reasonable opinion, violates any Ye Chen policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Ye Chen's sole discretion. Ye Chen will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Payment and Renewal

  • General Terms. By selecting a product or service, you agree to pay Ye Chen the one-time and/or monthly or annual subscription fees indicated (additional payment terms may be included in other communications). Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Payments are not refundable.
  • Automatic Renewal. Unless you notify Ye Chen before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription, your subscription will automatically renew, and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanisms we have on record for you. Upgrades can be cancelled at any time by submitting your request to Ye Chen in writing.

4. Services

  • Fees; Payment. By signing up for a Services account you agree to pay Ye Chen the applicable setup fees and recurring fees. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your services are established and in advance of using such services. Ye Chen reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Services can be cancelled by you at any time on thirty (30) days written notice to Ye Chen.
  • Email Support. If your service includes access to priority email support. "Email support" means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by Ye Chen to respond within three business day) concerning the use of the VIP Services. "Priority" means that support takes priority over support for users of the standard or free ye-chen.com services. All support will be provided in accordance with Ye Chen standard services practices, procedures and policies.

5. The Responsibility of Website Visitors

Ye Chen has not reviewed, and cannot review, all the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot, therefore, be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Ye Chen does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Ye Chen disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

6. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and web pages to which ye-chen.com links, and that link to ye-chen.com. Ye Chen does not have any control over those non-Ye Chen websites and web pages and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Ye Chen website or web page, Ye Chen does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or web page. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Ye Chen disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Ye Chen websites and web pages.

7. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Ye Chen asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by ye-chen.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Ye Chen in accordance with Ye Chen's Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. Ye Chen will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Ye Chen will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Ye Chen or others. In the case of such termination, Ye Chen will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Ye Chen.

8. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Ye Chen to you any Ye Chen or third-party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Ye Chen. Ye Chen, ye-chen.com, the ye-chen.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with ye-chen.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ye Chen or Ye Chen's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Ye Chen or third-party trademarks.

9. Advertisement

Ye Chen reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an ad-free account.

10. Attribution

Ye Chen reserves the right to display attribution links such as 'Blog at ye-chen.com,' theme author, and font attribution in your blog footer or toolbar.

11. Partner Products

By activating a partner product (e.g. theme) from one of our partners, you agree to that partner's terms of service. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-activating the partner product.

12. Domain Names

If you are registering a domain name, using or transferring a previously registered domain name, you acknowledge and agree that use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), including their Registration Rights and Responsibilities.

13. Changes

Ye Chen reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Ye Chen may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

14. Termination

Ye Chen may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your ye-chen.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account, such account can only be terminated by Ye Chen if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Ye Chen's notice to you thereof; provided that, Ye Chen can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

15. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Ye Chen and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a purpose and non-infringement. Neither Ye Chen nor its suppliers and licensors makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

16. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Ye Chen, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Ye Chen under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Ye Chen shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

17. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Ye Chen Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

18. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ye Chen, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

19. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Ye Chen and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Ye Chen, or by the posting by Ye Chen of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in the Hague, the Netherlands. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in the Hague, the Netherlands, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Ye Chen may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for Ye Chen, accessible from https://ye-chen.com.

1. What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the functionality of the site.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

3. Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

4. The Cookies We Set

  • Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

5. Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.</p>
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {List the social networks whose features you have integrated with your site?:12}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.</p>

6. More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Email: writeme@ye-chen.com

Privacy Policy

Ye Chen operates ye-chen.com and may operate other websites. It is Ye Chen's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

1. Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Ye Chen 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. Ye Chen's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ye Chen's visitors use its website. From time to time, Ye Chen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Ye Chen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ye-chen.com blogs/sites. Ye Chen only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

2. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Ye Chen's websites choose to interact with Ye Chen in ways that require Ye Chen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ye Chen gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ye-chen.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Ye Chen are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ye Chen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Ye Chen. Ye Chen does 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.

3. Aggregated Statistics

Ye Chen may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Ye Chen may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ye Chen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

4. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Ye Chen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on Ye Chen's behalf or to provide services available at Ye Chen's websites, 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 Ye Chen's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ye Chen 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, Ye Chen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ye Chen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ye Chen, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Ye Chen website and have supplied your email address, Ye Chen 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 Ye Chen and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ye Chen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

5. Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

6. Media

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.

7. Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles and blogs 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.

8. Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Ye Chen uses cookies to help Ye Chen identify and track visitors, their usage of Ye Chen website, and their website access preferences. Ye Chen visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ye Chen's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Ye Chen's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

9. Amazon Services LLC Associates Program

Ye Chen 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 linking to ye-chen.com.

10. Affiliate Disclosure

Google AdSense, a third-party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Google’s Privacy Policy here.

This means we earn a small commission on items sold through our site. There is no additional cost to you on any of these items.

11. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt-out of having made your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (gtag.js, ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) that is running on websites from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity.

Using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will not prevent site owners from using other tools to measure site analytics. It does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.

12. Business Transfers

If Ye Chen, or substantially all its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ye Chen goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Ye Chen may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

13. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ye Chen may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ye Chen's sole discretion. Ye Chen encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a ye-chen.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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