Newsletter Subscription

PVDN now offers two ways to subscribe!

Subscribers can choose to have their newsletter sent by email or by WhatsApp messenger!

Every subscription helps me to maintain this small and independent news publication that serves the community of Puerto Vallarta and all those around the world who hold our city near and dear while they are far. I appreciate every subscriber willing to help me continue offering news and information about Puerto Vallarta. If you don’t want to subscribe but you want to make a donation to help me with this news project, you can make a donation here.

$25.00 yearly – Get our newsletter, access to subscriber exclusive content, and browse PVDN ad-free

$14.99 yearly – Subscribe to our newsletter only, exclusive content not included.

After payment is confirmed, I will contact you personally with details about your subscription and if you would like to receive your newsletter by email or Whatsapp message.

IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS

First, I want to thank you for considering a subscription at PVDN. I have owned and operated this news site for Puerto Vallarta for nearly a decade, and as a one-man show, publishing news nearly every day for many years so that the expat, and locals, can stay informed with the most important headlines and breaking news. Every subscriber is critical for me to continue doing this every day.

After subscribing

After your subscription payment has been received I will contact you at the email address provided by Paypal or the email address you enter when subscribing with a credit card. It normally takes less than an hour but can take up to 24 hours before you receive the details about your subscription. Mostly it depends on what time you subscribe, I do try to sleep 6 hours daily :)

Email or WhatsApp newsletter?

PVDN now offers the option of email or Whatsapp delivery of our newsletter. After your subscription is completed, I will contact you with details and allow you to select your preferred method of delivery. Email will send the complete newsletter to your inbox. WhatsApp will send a link to read the newsletter online. PVDN will NEVER sell, rent, or give, any of your information to a third party, and your contact information will only be used to send you our newsletter, no other purpose.

Canceling your recurring subscription

You are creating a recurring payment when you subscribe to PVDN, but you can cancel anytime.

With PayPal, you must cancel your subscription payments by logging into your PayPal account. PayPal will charge you the subscription fee every year until you cancel or until your credit card is no longer valid.

If you subscribe using the credit card option, I use a company called Stripe to process credit cards. They will send you a renewal notice 7 days before you are billed for another year. That email will provide you a link to cancel the upcoming renewal, or you can ignore the email and allow the subscription to renew in 7 days.

If you cancel your subscription, the PVDN system will instantly remove you from the newsletter and you will no longer have access to exclusive content, so I recommend if you want to cancel, but still want to use the full year of newsletters and exclusive content, you should cancel close to your renewal date to get as much of a full year service as possible.

Refund policy / Credit Card disputes

Because I am offering non-tangible goods and you are given digital access to the content you are subscribing to receive, I am unable to offer refunds because I cannot ask for a return of the product or service you have been given.

By subscribing to PVDN content you agree that the charges made by PVDN and Gotcha Brands (the parent company of vallartadaily.com) will not be disputed with PayPal or your credit card issuer. If at any point you have issues with the digital product you are subscribing to (accessing exclusive content or receiving our newsletter), you agree to contact me directly and give me a reasonable chance to correct any issue you have with accessing content under your subscription.

How is your money spent?

I have owned and operated PVDN for nearly a decade as an independent website operator (meaning I have had no help). During this time, I have published local, national, and international news of interest nearly every day to provide information to the people of Puerto Vallarta, and those who keep our city in their hearts from a distance.

In 2021, I decided to seek donations and sponsorships from local businesses and individuals who wish to support local and independent news organizations, such as PVDN.

Your contribution to PVDN helps with three main functions of local news:

  • Contributions are used to hire LOCAL writers to provide better content. (I have been the only writer for the last decade, I would like to hire some help!)
  • Community funding will, hopefully, allow me at some point to eliminate a portion of ads on the site, or all. I do serve about 60% fewer ads today than I did at the beginning of this news site, much of which was possible because of subscribers.
  • Contributions help pay for operating costs (web server, newsletter delivery, internet, lights, etc.) Without contributions, I would need to work full time in another job to pay personal bills and operational costs for PVDN, meaning I wouldn’t be able to publish daily and wouldn’t be available to publish breaking news that is important at any given time. So thank you subscribers for allowing me to maintain 100% of my focus on PVDN and getting you the news.
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