A4. But I really need to remove the link. I’m doing this site for my employer/company/grandmother and I have to. Is there no other way?

By removing the credit link you’re killing the theme. You’re responsible. There’s digital blood all over your hands.
So… want to make it up a bit? Plant a tree. Adopt a stray dog. Or go to our donation page and make a donation.

Additionally, link removal instructions (and a convenient child theme) are provided together with our support service.