Terms of use & privacy policy

Terms of Use

Last updated May 3, 2022

By using our Websites, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully before using our Websites.

When we say “we” and “Ideas on Fire,” this refers to Ideas on Fire LLC, a Limited Liability Company located in Palmyra, New Jersey, USA. “Products” refers to the stand-alone courses, books, guides, and digital resources we provide. “Services” refers to the editing, indexing, coaching, workshop, and consulting services we provide.

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy apply to our websites (“Websites”) ideasonfire.net, our education platform ideasonfire.thinkific.com, and our membership site gradschoolrockstars.slack.com.

General Provisions

This website is owned and operated by Ideas on Fire, LLC, a New Jersey Limited Liability Company. Our address is PO Box 452, Palmyra, NJ 08065, USA.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Websites. Do not use our Websites, services, or products if you are under the age of 18. Use of our Websites is at your own risk.

We host our Websites on reputable platforms (WordPress, Thinkific, and Slack) and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host our Websites. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of our Websites.

The Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy contained on this page is subject to change at any time, in which case we will notify you by changing the “last updated” date at the top of this page.

Intellectual Property Notice

All text, images, videos, audio, graphics, designs, trademarks, and service marks displayed on our Websites, Products, or Service materials are solely the property of Ideas on Fire LLC or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of United States federal law to use our intellectual property in whole or in part, or modify it in any way.

You may cite Ideas on Fire’s intellectual property with clear and obvious credit and a link back to our site or social media platforms where the intellectual property is located. You may not claim any of our intellectual property as your own, even with attribution.

Any text, videos, audio, or images posted by a Registered User in our Grad School Rockstar membership community solely belongs to that Registered User (not anyone else and not Ideas on Fire). Permission to use, modify, cite, or share Registered User Content in any way must be obtained in writing from that participant. Ideas on Fire will never use Registered User Content without written consent from that Registered User, except if compelled by a court of law, and Registered Users may withdraw that consent at any time.

Materials we produce for clients or Registered Users in our Grad School Rockstars membership community are for the sole use of those people. Any unauthorized use of Service, Product, or community content is prohibited by United States federal law. Clients and Registered Grad School Rockstars community members may view and read these materials for their own personal, noncommercial use. But they may not share, communicate, publish, or in any manner distribute this material to other parties.

Materials we produce for Registered Users in our Thinkific education platform courses are for the sole use of those people. Any unauthorized use of Ideas on Fire content is prohibited by United States federal law. Registered and enrolled Thinkific/Ideas on Fire course members may view, listen to, and read these materials for their own personal, noncommercial use. But they may not share, communicate, publish, or in any manner distribute this material to other parties.

Your Communications

Any communications you send us through our contact forms/pages, social media posts, newsletter sign-up forms, or other related pages, or directly to our phones, mailing addresses, or email addresses is not held privileged or confidential and is subject to viewing and distribution by third parties.

We own any and all communications displayed on our Websites, servers, emails, or other media as allowed by United States law. For more information on when and how we store and use your communications or any data provided by you in those communications, please refer to our Privacy Policy on this page.

You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent, or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.

Results Disclaimer

Our Websites, Products, Services, and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only.

Ideas on Fire offers academic editing, indexing, and consulting Services and Products. There is no promise or representation that you will complete an academic degree program, complete or publish a manuscript, get hired, secure a book contract, receive a promotion, or obtain any other professional success as a result of using our Products and Services.

As with any situation, your results will vary and will be based on your personal abilities, experience, knowledge, capabilities, level of desire, and an infinite number of variables beyond our control, including variables we (or you) have not anticipated. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience. Each person’s results will vary. There are unknown risks in any career.

The use of our information, programs, Products, and Services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that we are not liable for your success or failure.

Any stories, case studies, or testimonials contained on our Websites do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using Ideas on Fire Websites, programs, Products, or Services for any particular situation. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information posted, as with any publication, cannot be guaranteed.

By using our Websites or purchasing our Services or Products, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ideas on Fire for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our Websites, Services, programs, or Products and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).

If you have medical, legal, or financial questions, you should consult a medical professional, lawyer or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and/or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) respectively.

We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of using our Websites, Products, and Services, or related materials.

Our Websites, Products, and Services are updated on a regular basis and while we try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, we cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained there are entirely accurate, complete, or up to date.

You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge you gain as a result of using our Websites, Products, and Services is used at your own risk. If you should see any errors or omissions and would like to let us know, please email us at general@ideasonfire.net


If at any time we find that you have violated these Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, we will immediately terminate your use of our Websites, Services, Products, and any related communications as we deem appropriate.

It is within our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of our Websites, and we may revoke this access at any time without notice, and if necessary, block your IP address from further visits to our site(s).

Refunds and Payment Collection

We take your investment seriously, and we hope you take our investment of time and resources into your success seriously too.

Due to the nature of the Services and Products we provide, refunds will not be given unless otherwise specified in writing. This also applies if you purchase a Product, Service, membership, or course and do not like it, use it, or complete it.

Full payment for courses, Products, and programs is due when you buy them. Full payment for Services is due by the date listed on the invoice for those Services (this will also be stated in your contract with Ideas on Fire).

For Service invoices: Invoices that are 2 weeks overdue will begin accruing a late fee of USD $50.00 per week until the invoice (including late fees) is paid in full. After 30 days of outstanding payment, Ideas on Fire, LLC reserves the right to send you to collections, upon which you will owe the total amount of any outstanding payments plus any collection costs including reasonable attorney’s fees.

Entire Agreement

Before you register with our Websites or make any purchases from us, you will be asked to consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  If you have consented, or once you do consent, the terms of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between site users and our company relating to the use of our Websites, Products, and Services.


If any part of these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy is deemed unlawful and/or unenforceable, all other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect.

Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are governed by and construed in accordance with United States law. Any dispute arising out of or related to the information contained herein is subject to adjudication in the State of New Jersey, the United States of America.

Privacy Policy

Last updated May 3, 2022

Your privacy is very important to us at Ideas on Fire LLC.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it explains how we collect, use, share, and protect the personal data you provide us when you access our Websites, purchase our Services or Products, engage with us on social media, or correspond with us in other ways, as well as your own rights to your personal data we collect.

When we say “we” and “Ideas on Fire,” this refers to Ideas on Fire LLC, a Limited Liability Company located in Palmyra, New Jersey, USA. “Products” refers to the stand-alone courses, books, guides, and digital resources we provide. “Services” refers to the editing, indexing, coaching, workshop, and consulting services we provide.

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy apply to our websites (“Websites”) ideasonfire.net, our education platform ideasonfire.thinkific.com, and our membership site gradschoolrockstars.slack.com.

General Provisions

Ideas on Fire LLC collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Our Websites, Products, and Services are not intended for persons under the age of 18. Ideas on Fire LLC does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 18 years of age. Ideas on Fire LLC prohibits children under the age of 18 from using all interactive portions of our Websites, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information.

Do not use our Websites, Products, or Services if you are under 18.

Ideas on Fire LLC will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If Ideas on Fire LLC learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 18, it will delete that information.

The Personal Information We Collect and Use

Information Collected by Us

Ideas on Fire LLC may collect, use, and is responsible for certain personal information that you provide when you voluntarily sign up for our newsletters or emails, register for a webinar or workshop, enroll in a course, leave comments on social media or our Websites, purchase a Service or Product, fill out any type of form, access private membership pages, or otherwise contact Ideas on Fire LLC via an online form, email, or phone.

The information collected may include your name, email, address, phone number, and/or billing information. If you fill out our project inquiry or workshop inquiry forms, you may also provide to us details about your organization’s workshop needs and/or your project’s title, publisher, length and components, and publishing timeline.

You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to merely access or visit our Websites, including reading public pages or accessing our blog posts or podcast episodes.

Ideas on Fire LLC may collect domain information and “cookies” (small files saved on your hard drive by your web browser) to analyze website performance, track user patterns, save information from your previous visits, and customize your experience.

We will ask for your consent to allow us to use cookies. Ideas on Fire LLC or its third-party vendors may collect nonpersonal information through the use of these technologies. Nonpersonal information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use, and technical information about your means of connection to our Websites such as the operating systems and the internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Ideas on Fire LLC’s systems may also automatically gather information about the pages and posts you visit and search terms you use on our Websites and about the links you may select from within our Websites to other areas of the internet.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

Information Collected from Other Sources

Our Websites use Airtable plugin forms to process general inquiries, project inquiries, and workshop inquiries on several pages. If you enter information through these forms, Airtable passes that data along to us so we can generate a personalized price quote.

If you purchase a Product through our Websites, you enter payment information through Selz, Thinkific, Stripe, and/or PayPal, which then processes that payment data. Selz, PayPal, Thinkific, and Stripe share with us your name, billing address, Products purchased, and email address only (we never have access to your credit card information or PayPal/Stripe/Selz account information).

These third-party companies have their own privacy policies and terms of service, which you consent to when using them.

Thinkific’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.thinkific.com/privacy-policy/

Selz’s privacy policy can be found here: https://selz.com/privacy

PayPal’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Stripe’s privacy policy can be found here: https://stripe.com/privacy

How We Use Your Personal Information

Ideas on Fire LLC collects such information to send emails, generate price quotes, determine whether your project is a good fit for client Services, fulfill orders, deliver Services and Products, complete customer transactions, oversee contests and promotions, and improve Website performance and customer service.

Who We Share Your Personal Information with

Ideas on Fire LLC respects your privacy and will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties (beyond what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction or for the basic functionality of an online Service) without your consent.

We use Iridesco LLC/Harvest to generate personalized price quotes and invoices for our Services. As a third-party recipient, Iridesco LLC/Harvest is based outside the European Economic Area. For further information including on how we safeguard your personal data when this occurs, see the Use and Transfer of Your Information Out of the EEA section below.

Iridesco LLC/Harvest’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://www.getharvest.com/privacy-policy

Ideas on Fire LLC may release personal information to enforce its Website Terms of Use, other Terms and Conditions, manage its business, protect users or the general public, or to otherwise comply with legal obligations.

If you give Ideas on Fire LLC your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party.

Whether Information Has to Be Provided by You and Why

The provision of your name, email address, and project details is required from you to enable us to generate and send you a price quote for Services.

Additionally, the provision of your name, email address, and payment details via PayPal/Selz/Thinkific/Stripe is required from you to purchase our Products or Services.

We do not require you to provide any personal data to view our public Website pages, read our blog posts, or listen to our podcast episodes. We will inform you when we collect it whether you are required to provide the information to us. 

Data Retention

We retain personal data as long as it is needed to conduct our legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations, or until you ask us to delete your data. For example, we will retain certain personal information indefinitely for the purposes of maintaining your account, unless and until you delete your account. We also keep client records of manuscripts we worked on. Data that we gather for a specific and particular purpose, such as assisting law enforcement or analyzing trends, will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that particular purpose. Data that is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed above will be permanently deleted.

You may request that we delete your data at any time. However, note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If you wish to have any third parties, including those to whom we’ve transmitted your data, delete that data, you will need to contact those third parties directly. You may request from us a list of all third parties to whom we have transmitted your data.

We may use some of the information we collect for marketing purposes, including to send you promotional communications about new Services, Products, events, or other opportunities. If you wish to stop receiving these communications or to opt out of use of your information for these purposes, please follow the opt-out instructions by clicking “Unsubscribe” (or similar opt-out language) in those communications. You can also contact us at general@ideasonfire.net to opt out. 

Reasons We Can Collect and Use Your Personal Information

Ideas on Fire LLC collects and uses your personal information to further the following legitimate business interests:

  • Create and administer your account
  • Deliver Services and Products purchased by you to you
  • Correspond with you
  • Process payments or refunds
  • Contact you about new offerings that we think you will be interested in
  • Interact with you on social media
  • Send you newsletters and other updates about our company and Websites
  • Request feedback from you
  • Notify you of updates to our Products and Services
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems
  • Assist law enforcement as necessary
  • Prevent fraudulent activity on our Websites
  • Analyze website and social media performance and trends

Use and Transfer of Your Information Out of the EEA

Our Websites are operated in the United States and third parties with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are also located in the United States.  If you are located in the EEA or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using our Websites, purchasing our Products or Services, and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.

These countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that the United States provides an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to the derogation in Article 49 permitting non-repetitive transfers that concern only a limited number of data subjects, as permitted by Article 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation that is designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.

Your Rights

If you want to unsubscribe from receiving emails from Ideas on Fire LLC, you may do so at any time. Each email from Ideas on Fire LLC includes instructions for unsubscribing from these email communications. You can also email us at general@ideasonfire.net to unsubscribe and we will remove you from our email list.

If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. Those include rights to:

  • Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
  • Access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Policy is already designed to address
  • Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
  • Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
  • Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
  • Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
  • Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
  • Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
  • You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, available at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/ .

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

  • Email us at general@ideasonfire.net
  • Provide us enough information to identify you (e.g., name, email address, invoice numbers, and registration details)
  • Provide us proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driver’s license or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill)
  • Provide us with the information to which your request relates

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable authorities of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Please note that any comments or information that you post on our Websites or social media pages become public and third parties may use your information. Ideas on Fire LLC is not responsible for any unauthorized uses by third parties in such context. You disclose such information at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites

You may see hyperlinks on our Websites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, or other third parties.

Any products or services reached through a third-party link are subject to separate privacy policies. Ideas on Fire LLC is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party websites.

How to Register a Complaint

We hope that we can resolve any question or concern you raise about our use of your information. You can contact us at general@ideasonfire.net.

If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred.

Changes to This Privacy Notice

This policy is effective as of May 3, 2022. We may change, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify you of any such changes by updating the “last updated” date at the top of this policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the information we hold about you, or you wish to change your personal information in our records, please contact: Ideas on Fire LLC, general@ideasonfire.net, PO Box 452, Palmyra, NJ 08065, USA.

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