Participation & Privacy
Self-Care Society Participation Agreement
Last Updated: 7/12/21
These Terms apply to all of your activities, including accessing online courses (the “Courses”) on Self-Care Society’s website (the “Website”), in-person events and to other related services (collectively, the “Services”).
Limited License to the Company’s Services
During the time you participate in or access Self-Care Society’s Services, you have a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license from us to access and view the content included in any Service. Self-Care Society reserves the right to revoke any license to the content for legal or policy reasons at any time and at our sole discretion.
As a participant in or while accessing Self-Care Society’s Services, you may be asked to register with us. When you do so, you will choose a user identifier, which may be your email address or another term, as well as a password. You may also provide personal information, including, but not limited to, your name. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of this information. This identifying information will enable you to participate in the Services. You must not share such identifying information with any third party, and if you discover that your identifying information has been compromised, you agree to notify us immediately in writing. Email notification will suffice. You are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of your identifying information as well as keeping us apprised of any changes to your identifying information.
The billing information you provide us, including credit card, billing address and other payment information, is subject to the same confidentiality and accuracy requirements as the rest of your identifying information.
Providing false or inaccurate information or using the Course or the Website to further fraud or unlawful activity is grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement.
You must be at least 18 years of age to create an account for access to and use the Services. If we discover that you have created an account that violates these rules, we will terminate your account.
You agree to pay the fees for content that you purchase, and you authorize us to charge your debit or credit card or process other means of payment for those fees. When you make a purchase, you agree not to use an invalid or unauthorized payment method. If your payment method fails and you still get access to the content you are enrolling in, you agree to pay us the corresponding fees within thirty (30) days of notification from us. We reserve the right to disable access to any content for which we have not received adequate payment.
Content and Behavior Rules
You may not access or use the Services or create an account for unlawful purposes. Your use of the Services and behavior on our platform must comply with applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and compliance with such laws and regulations that are applicable to you. If we are put on notice that your activities on our platform violates the law or the rights of others or if we believe your content or behavior is unlawful, inappropriate, or objectionable (for example if you impersonate someone else), we may remove your content from our platform or terminate your account.
You agree not to use the Course or the Website in any way that could damage the Course, Website, Services, or general business of the Company. You further agree not to use the Course or the Website:
To harass, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person’s legal rights;
To violate any intellectual property rights of the Company, its affiliates, agents, instructors or any third party;
To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
To perpetrate any fraud;
To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate, or discrimination towards any group; or
To unlawfully gather information about others.
Self-Care Society’s Rights to Content You Post
Through your participation in the Services, any Course and your use of the Website, you may be permitted to post materials to a Course community pages and other parts of the Website (“User Contributions”). You hereby grant the Company a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, display, use, broadcast, transmit and make derivative works of User Contributions you post. The Company claims no further proprietary rights in your User Contributions.
You also agree to comply with the “Acceptable Use” provision of this Agreement for all User Contributions that you post, including and especially to not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party through your User Contributions.
If you feel that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed or otherwise violated by the posting of information or media by another of our users, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know.
Intellectual Property and Ownership
All right, title, and interest in and to Self-Care Society’s Services are and will remain our exclusive intellectual property (the “Company IP”). Our Services are protected by copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries where the Services are offered or made available. Nothing gives you a right to use the Company’s IP except for the limited license as provided herein. You agree not to reproduce or distribute the Company IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose. The Courses and any of its accompanying materials may not be shared with any party. If we suspect that a Course or related materials are being shared and/or that you have shared your log-in information with any party, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your access to the Course, in our sole and exclusive discretion.
Reverse Engineering & Security
You agree not to undertake any of the following actions:
a.) Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or software related to or for the Services;
b.) Violate the security of the Services through any unauthorized access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference to any host, user or network.
c.) You are strictly prohibited from using our Services for illegal spam activities, including gathering email addresses and personal information from others or sending any mass emails, commercial or otherwise.
The Services and their content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the Services.
The Course and Website are provided for informational purposes only. You acknowledge and agree that any information posted in the Course, in the Materials, or on the Website is not intended to be legal advice, medical advice, or financial advice, and no fiduciary relationship has been created between you and us. We do not assume responsibility or liability for any advice or other information given in the Course, in the Materials, or on the Website.
You agree that your use of the Services (including any content) participation in the Course or use of the Website is at entirely at your own risk.
You agree that any damage that may occur to you, through your computer system, or as a result of loss of your data from your participation in the Course or your use of the Website is your sole responsibility and that we are not liable for any such damage or loss.
We may decide to cease making available certain features of the Services at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will the Company or its affiliates, suppliers, partners or agents be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.
We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of any of the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
No Guarantees or Warranties
We do not offer any promises or guarantees with regard to our Services. You hereby acknowledge and agree:
a.) You are solely and exclusively responsible for the choices that you make with regard to Services or any significant changes to your business or life;
b.) You are solely and exclusively responsible for your own mental health, physical health, business decisions, and any other actions or inaction you choose to take;
c.) We are not liable for any result or non-result or any consequences which may come about due to your participation in the Course;
d.) This Course does not constitute a therapeutic relationship or a medical one. We do not provide therapy or medical services and you are responsible for procuring these services at your own will and discretion if needed.
We may need to interrupt your access to the Course to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that your access to Services, or a Course and/or Website may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that we shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.
Miscellaneous Legal Terms
11.1 Entire Agreement
You agree that by accessing or using our Services, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with the Company. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not register, access, or otherwise use any of our Services. These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us. Even if we are delayed in exercising our rights or fail to exercise a right in one case, we have not waived our rights, and we may decide to enforce them in the future. If we decide to waive any of our rights in a particular instance, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights generally or in the future.
11.2 LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
We are not liable for any damages that may occur to you as a result of your participation in the Services, a Course or your use of the Website, to the fullest extent permitted by law, as noted above. The maximum liability of the Company arising from or relating to this Agreement is limited to the greater of one hundred ($100) US Dollars or the amount you paid to us in the last six (6) months. This section applies to any and all claims by you, including, but not limited to, lost profits or revenues, consequential or punitive damages, negligence, strict liability, fraud, or torts of any kind.
11.4 Jurisdiction, Venue & Choice of Law
11.5 Arbitration Required
In case of a dispute between the Parties relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the Parties shall first attempt to resolve the dispute personally and in good faith. If these personal resolution attempts fail, the Parties shall then submit the dispute to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in the following county: Clark County, Nevada. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator, and such arbitrator shall have no authority to add Parties, vary the provisions of this Agreement, award punitive damages, or certify a class. The arbitrator shall be bound by applicable and governing United States federal law as well as the law of the following state: Nevada. Each Party shall pay their own costs and fees. Claims necessitating arbitration under this section include, but are not limited to contract claims, tort claims, claims based on United States federal and state law, and claims based on local laws, ordinances, statutes or regulations. Intellectual property claims by us will not be subject to arbitration and may, as an exception to this sub-part, be litigated. The Parties, in agreement with this sub-part of this Agreement, waive any rights they may have to a jury trial in regard to arbitral claims.
11.6 Electronic Communications Permitted
Electronic communications are permitted to both Parties under this Agreement, including e-mail or fax. For any questions or concerns, please email us at the following address: [email protected]
11.7 No Agency, Partnership Or Joint Venture
No agency, partnership, or joint venture has been created between the Parties as a result of this Agreement. No Party has any authority to bind the other to third parties.
This Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, may not be assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred in whole or part by you. Should this Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, by assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred by Company, the rights and liabilities of Company will bind and inure to any assignees, administrators, successors, and executors.
11.9 Term, Termination & Suspension
We may terminate this Agreement with you at any time for any reason, with or without cause. We specifically reserve the right to terminate this Agreement if you violate any of the terms outlined herein, including, but not limited to, violating the intellectual property rights of us or a third party, failing to comply with applicable laws or other legal obligations, and/or publishing or distributing illegal material. You may also terminate this Agreement at any time by contacting us and requesting termination. At the termination of this Agreement, any provisions that would be expected to survive termination by their nature shall remain in full force and effect.
Please be advised that terminating this Agreement does not entitle you to a refund on any monies spent with us.
11.10 Modification & Variation
We may, from time to time and at any time without notice to you, modify this Agreement. You agree that we have the right to modify this Agreement or revise anything contained herein. You further agree that all modifications to this Agreement are in full force and effect immediately upon posting on the Website and that modifications or variations will replace any prior version of this Agreement, unless prior versions are specifically referred to or incorporated into the latest modification or variation of this Agreement.
To the extent any part or sub-part of this Agreement is held ineffective or invalid by any court of law, you agree that the prior, effective version of this Agreement shall be considered enforceable and valid to the fullest extent. If no such prior effective version exists, then that unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.
Last Updated: 5/23/20
Your privacy is critically important to us.
Like most website operators, Self-Care Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Self-Care Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Self-Care Society’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Self-Care Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Self-Care Society also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.myselfcaresociety.com blog posts. Self-Care Society only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Self-Care Society’s websites choose to interact with Self-Care Society in ways that require Self-Care Society to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Self-Care Society gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at http://www.myselfcaresociety.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Self-Care Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Self-Care Society’s behalf or to provide services available at Self-Care Society’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Self-Care Society’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Self-Care Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Self-Care Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Self-Care Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Self-Care Society, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of http://www.myselfcaresociety.com and have supplied your email address, Self-Care Society may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Self-Care Society and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Self-Care Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Self-Care Society may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Self-Care Society may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Self-Care Society does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Self-Care Society uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with Self-Care Society – by purchasing Self-Care Society’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Self-Care Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Self-Care Society. Self-Care Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Your data rights
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.