Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Last Updated on: 1/22/2022

By using this website as a user (“You”), You agree to the following Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully before using this website.

General Provisions

This website is owned and operated by Maddie Mae Education LLC DBA/ Adventure Instead Academy and Maddie Mae Photography LLC DBA/ Adventure Instead (hereafter “Our”, “We” or “Companies”). Our principal place of business is located at 155 W Harvard St Suite 301, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525

Use of this website is at Your own risk. We host this site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, We make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or Your individual use of the website. The terms and conditions contained on this page is subject to change at any time.

Age Requirements

You must be at least 18 to use Our website, templates, courses, and products.

Intellectual Property Notice

All text, photographs, graphics and other materials on this site are subject to the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of Maddie Mae Education LLC DBA/ Adventure Instead Academy and Maddie Mae Photography LLC DBA/ Adventure Instead, and are protected by United States Copyright Laws (USC Title 17).  Website materials may not be copied for any reason, including your personal use, commercial use, or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or reposted to other sites, without the prior express written permission of Companies.  We may prosecuted You to the fullest extent permissible should We choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing You to stop using Our intellectual property immediately.

Companies own the following Trademark(s): 88-450,526 88-450,566  

Copyright Infringement

We will respond quickly to claims of copyright infringement as found in our Content, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) as found under United States law (17 USC. § 512).  If you believe any copyrights are infringed by our E-course, please provide us with a written notice via mail, fax, or email that contains the following information:

(1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

(2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(3) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website;

(4) Your address, telephone number, and email address;

(5) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

We are only required to respond to those notices that substantially comply with the above requirements.  We will investigate your claim and will notify by the method of contact you used to file your notice with us.

Digital Products 

By purchasing any product from Maddie Mae Education LLC DBA/ Adventure Instead Academy on this website, you are granted one revocable, worldwide, non-exclusive license to the product(s) you have purchased. If you violate this license by giving or selling a copy of our product(s) to anyone, We reserve the right to invoice you for the licenses you have gifted to others and revoke your access to our products permanently.

Access to any products purchased is guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months, from the date of purchase.  The Company may provide access to the resources for longer than 12 months, but this is at the companies discretion.

If a payment plan is the chosen form of payment, the purchaser is obligated to pay all of the payments on time and in full otherwise, access to their account will immediately be suspended and legal recourse to recover sums owed will proceed.

Digital Products Return Policy 

Digital products such as courses, guides, templates, presets which are downloadable are not eligible for return unless a refund policy is outlined for that course, guide, template or preset. 

For refunds for The Elopement Photographer Course and/or The Art of Adventure Weddings and Elopements Course, you must have;

(1) Completely watched every course video, as is tracked by the Kajabi analytics software. 

(2) Emailed [email protected] requesting a refund within 30 full days of course purchase.

Non purchased assets

This includes but is not limited to; Facebook groups, Slack channels, and invites to events are free bonuses and have no monetary value.  These can be withdrawn/amended by the Companies with no notice and this does not change the value of the offer or constitute a breach contract.  Access to all non-course assets are subject to our community code;

Community Code

Be Kind and Courteous - We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required. No unsolicited CC, bad-mouthing clients, bullying/shaming, trolling, drama, mansplaining or namecalling.

No Promotions/Self-Promotions, Advertising or Spam - Any promotional posts will result in an instant ban—message mods to check BEFORE posting if you’re unsure. The only exceptions allowed are selling second-hand gear, dress rentals, & second shooting offers *must be clearly labeled.*

All model calls & shoot trade requests can ONLY be added to the collaborative Weddings & Wanderlust map found in the “guides” tab—all posts will be deleted.

No Hate Speech, Discrimination, or Bullying - We have a ZERO tolerance policy for racism, sexism, homophobia, or any degrading comments related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed and will result in an instant ban.

No "Free Wedding or Elopement" Posts or Giveaways - We do NOT allow posts/comments offering or asking to do weddings/elopements for free, nearly free, for a giveaway/contest, or for travel-only. This group will NOT be used to phish photographers to come photograph your day for "nearly free."

Adhere to Post Rules & Referral Requests - Adhere to the rules on weekly posts or risk being muted/banned from the group. For referrals—you MUST include where you are located & only drop your link if you meet the poster’s criteria.

Credit Other Photographers & Don’t Plagiarize - Plagiarism will result in an instant ban. Always credit photographers when posting inspiration photos or moodboards. If you cannot properly credit, do not post or you will be “muted” for one week.

No Hearsay Legal, Financial, or Medical Advice - Do not request or provide hearsay advice about legal, financial, or medical topics like taxes, permits, work visas, vaccines, etc. Always get your own first-hand information from official sources.

Respect Everyone's Privacy & No Blocking Mods - Keep what's shared in the group private but remember the internet is public and you are responsible for the results of what you post. No DM'ing members w/o permission. No blocking admins/mods.

Follow & Promote "Leave No Trace" Principles - Joining this group means that you agree to follow and promote the 7 outdoor ethics principles of "Leave No Trace" ( Posts/photos displaying or encouraging behavior that damages the environment are not allowed.

Keep Your Posts on Topic & Relevant for this Group - Post must be relevant to the theme of this group (photography, videography, business, marketing, travel, adventure, the outdoors, etc). Other topics may be deleted. No like/follow trains or pods.

 Your Communications

Any communications made through Our blog, blog comments, newsletter sign up or other related pages, or directly to Our phones or mailing 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 website, servers, comments, emails or other media as allowed by United States law and will not give credit or pay royalties for unsolicited user-generated content such as blog comments or emails. 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.

We maintain a right to republish any submission in whole or in part as reasonably necessary in the course of Our business. 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.

If you send comments or suggestions about the website or products to the Company, including, but not limited to, notes, text, drawings, images, designs or computer programs, such submissions shall become, and shall remain, the sole property of the Company. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of the Company. The Company shall exclusively own all rights to (including intellectual property rights thereto), and shall be entitled to unrestricted use, publication, and dissemination as to all such submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise without any acknowledgment or compensation to you.


Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Our website and companies for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of Your use of Our website 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).

While We may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website, You understand and acknowledge that We make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third-party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for You as a result of these statements or any other statements anywhere on this website. If You have medical, legal or financial questions, You should consult a medical professional, lawyer or CPA and/or CFP respectively. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions You choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses or the materials contained herein.

While Companies may offer discounts or offers at various times, these discounts or offers may be terminated or amended at any time without explanation or warning. Sales, discounts, and offers will not be retroactively applied to past purchases.

Our Content may contain references or links to materials from third-parties.  Reference to any third-party products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation with us.  We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.  We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

This website is 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 herein 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 this website 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 [email protected] 

We do not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the goods or services advertised on or through our websites. We do not necessarily endorse or recommend any affiliates using our services.

Earnings Disclaimer
Companies make no income/financial claims, nor guarantees of any kind regarding the potential income that can be generated through Our website, communications, or your participation in the purchase of any of our products. Past results presented on the website are not an indication or promise of Your results. There is no guarantee You will earn any money using any of Our materials, and Your revenue is dependent solely on you and your actions or non-actions.


This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of Your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify You when and where We have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms & Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.


If at any time We feel You have violated these Terms and Conditions, We shall immediately terminate Your use of Our website and any related communications as We deem appropriate. It is within Companies sole discretion to allow any user’s access of Our website, 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).

Entire Agreement

The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between site users and Our companies relating to the use of this website.


If any part of these Terms and Conditions 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, conditions 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 Colorado, the United States of America.


By using this website, You hereby consent to these Terms and Conditions of Use.

If You require any more information or have any questions about these Terms and Conditions of website use, or the included Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected]

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