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Policies, terms, and legal stuff

Here, you’ll find the fine print and legal stuff around the Vanilla JS Pocket Guides, Vanilla JS Academy, and other products sold by Go Make Things, LLC.

I try to keep things as clear and readable as possible.

For simplicity, Go Make Things, LLC will be referred to as “Go Make Things”, “I”, or “Me” going forward. The Vanilla JS Pocket Guides, Vanilla JS Academy, and all other products sold by Go Make Things will be referred to as “Products”.

Agreeing to the terms

By purchasing a Product from Go Make Things, you agree to be bound the policies and terms contained in this document.

Go Make Things reserves the right to update and change these polices and terms without notice. If you violate any of the terms below, your right to access and use the Products you’ve purchased may be revoked.

Copyrights and licenses

Unless otherwise noted, all of the code in the Products (referred to as “Code” going forward) is provided under the terms of the MIT License.

All of the non-Code content (referred to as “Content” going forward) is copyright Chris Ferdinandi and Go Make Things, LLC.

You can download Content onto machines and devices that you own for your own personal use. You cannot reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, distribute, or otherwise use the Content for public or commercial purposes.

Community guidelines

Many Products come with access to the Vanilla JS Slack Community (referred to as the “Community” going forward).

By joining the Community, you agree that you have read and will follow the Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct, and that you are at least 18 years old.

Your account

Your Products may include access to the Go Make Things Learning Portal, where you can access your Products, join the Community, and more.

You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Go Make Things cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

Your login may only be used by one person. A single login shared by multiple people is not permitted. If you wish to give additional people access to the Products, they have to purchase their own copy.

Communication preferences

After completing your purchase, you may receive transactional emails and emails about other learning resources.

You can opt out of non-transactional emails at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. You cannot opt out of transactional emails related to your purchase or account.

Refund policy

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your Products, let me know and I’ll give you a full refund.

That’s it. That’s the whole policy.

Privacy Policy

I deliberately collect as little information about you as possible.

When you make a purchase, your email address and what you purchased are saved. This information is used to provide you access to your Products, and to send you invoices, updates, and information about related products.

When you pay for your Products, your payment information and billing address are sent to a payment processor for processing. Go Make Things does not save your payment or billing information.

If you have a discussion on the Community, your messages will be visible to all other members of the Community. Messages are retained forever, though you can delete yours at any time. The last 10,000 messages posted in Community (total, not just your own) are visible and searchable by any member.

If you email me with a question or to ask for help, I often keep that correspondence, and the email address, for future reference.

Third-party services

Go Make Things uses the following third-party services:


The Products are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the Content, or the use or other dealings in the Content.

Enforcement and severability

The Courts of Bristol County, Massachusetts and Norfolk County, Massachusetts shall be the sole and exclusive jurisdiction in which either party may attempt to enforce these terms.

If any portion of these terms is determined by a court of to be against public policy, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, then that determination shall not invalidate or otherwise render unenforceable any other provision of these terms, and the remainder of the terms shall remain enforceable.


If you have any questions about these policies and terms, please contact Chris Ferdinandi at