Terms & Conditions

Last Updated: November 14, 2022

These Terms of Use are a binding contract between you and Category Pirates LLC.(“we”, “us”, “our”). It contains the rules and restrictions that govern your use of Category Pirate’s products and services (referred to below simply as “Category Pirates”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these Terms or our products and services, please contact us at hello@categrypirates.com.

By using the Category Pirates Site, you indicated that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all times.

Using Category Pirates in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use Category Pirates. These Terms include everything in this document, as well as those in the Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree to all of the following, you may not use or access Category Pirates in any manner.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, that you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use Substack and that your parent or guardian agrees to these Terms on your behalf).

If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and“your” throughout this document refer to that organization or entity).

Intellectual Property

You understand that we own Category Pirates. These Terms don’t grant you any right, title or interest in Category Pirates, or our trademarks, logos, and other intellectual property.

All content published and made available on our Site is the property of Category Pirates and the Site’s creators. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, logos, documents, downloadable files, and anything that contributes to the composition of ourSite.

Newsletter Product Description

Category Pirates is a paid newsletter delivered each week to subscriber inboxes via Substack. Free subscribers receive snippets of each paid newsletter "mini-book” and the Pirate Profiles, plus our weekly Category Design tips newsletters. Paying subscribers receive each mini-book in full (in digital form) straight to their email inbox, each Pirate Profiles in full, and our weekly Category Design tips newsletters.

Payment Options

To subscribe to Category Pirates, subscribers can sign up via Substack and pay with a credit card via Stripe. The cost is $20 per month or $200 per year (USD).

Refund Policy

If you subscribe to Category Pirates and are unsatisfied with our library of content, you may request a refund within 30 days and a refund will be issued (no questions asked).

Delivery Policy

Delivery of the paid newsletter, Category Pirates, is straight to your inbox 3x per week.

Return Policy

No return policy necessary (Category Pirates is a digital product).

Cancellation Policy

As a paying subscriber, you may cancel your reading subscription at any time.

Third Party Goods and Services

Our site may offer goods and services from third parties. We cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of goods and services made available by third parties on our Site.

Links to Other Websites

Category Pirates may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. Category Pirates has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third-party websites. You release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or service.

It is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies before using these sites.

Privacy on Category Pirates

Category Pirates takes your privacy seriously. For the current Category Pirates Privacy Policy, please click here.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 16; if you are a child under 16, please do not attempt to register forCategory Pirates or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us at hello@categorypirates.com.


Except where prohibited by law, by using this Site you indemnify and hold harmlessCategory pirates and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses, including legal fees arising out of your use of our Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of California.

Additional Terms

All rights reserved. No part of this Site or the Category Pirates publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise without written permission from the publisher. It is illegal to copy this content, post it to a website, or distribute it by any other means without permission.

Category Pirates asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Category Pirates has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party Internet Websites referred to on this Site or within the Category Pirates publication and does not guarantee that any content on such Websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

Designations used by companies to distinguish their products are often claimed as trademarks. All brand names and product names used on the Site and within theCategory Pirates publication are trade names, service marks, trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. The publishers and the books are not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in the books. None of the companies referenced within the books have endorsed the books.


If at any time any of the provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are found to be inconsistent or invalid under applicable laws, those provisions will be deemed void and will be removed from these Terms and Conditions. All other provisions will not be affected by the removal and the rest of these Terms and Conditions will still be considered valid.


These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to the way we operate our Site and the way we expect users to behave on our Site. We will notify users by email of changes to these Terms and Conditions or post a notice on our Site.

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns about your Category Pirates subscription, you can email us directly at hello@categorypirates.com.

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