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Terms of Use

The Circling Institute Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. User’s Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms

This Agreement (”the ”Agreement”) specifies the terms and conditions for access to and use of www.circlinginstitute.com (the ”Site”). The Circling Institute, LLC (referred to as “us” or “we”) provides the CirclingInstitute.com site and various related services (together referred to as this “site”) subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the “Terms of Use”), as well as any other written agreement between us (or your company). In addition, when using particular services or materials on this site, users shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services or materials that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in these Terms of Use. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND/OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE NOW. YOUR REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE PARTICULAR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOUR AGREEMENT WITH US REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF USE BECOMES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON COMMENCEMENT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

These Terms of Use are effective as of April 15th, 2014. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this site and these Terms of Use periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgement of the modified Terms of Use and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms of Use.

As used in these Terms of Use, references to our “Affiliates” include our owners, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, suppliers, partners, sponsors, and advertisers, and includes (without limitation) all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering this site and/or its contents.

2. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy governs visits to our Site. Please review our Privacy Policy at www.circlinginstitute.com/privacy.

3. Ownership

All content included on this Site, including but not limited to information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds, podcasts, and images (the “Materials”) are owned either by The Circling Institute or by third party authors, developers, or vendors (“Third Party Providers”) under license. Materials also include blogs, message boards, chats, software and any other writings appearing on the Site. All Materials included on this Site are and shall continue to be the property of The Circling Institute, or its content suppliers and is protected under applicable copyright, patent, trademark, and other proprietary rights. Any copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such content or any part of the Site is prohibited, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Under no circumstances will you acquire any ownership rights or other interest in any content by or through your use of this Site or the products purchased through this Site.

Intended Audience

This Site is intended for adults only. This website is not intended for any children under the age of 13.

5. Trademarks

The Circling Institute and others are either trademarks or registered trademarks of The Circling Institute, LLC. Other product and company names mentioned on this Site may be trademarks of their respective owners.

6. Site Use

The Circling Institute grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to use this Site solely for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or other use. Any use not authorized hereunder, must be separately authorized in writing. You agree not to copy materials on the site, reverse engineer or break into the Site, or use Materials, products or services in violation of any law. The use of this Site is at the discretion of The Circling Institute, which may terminate your use of this Site at any time.

7. Conduct

The Circling Institute encourages open exchange of ideas among registered members through the use of our forums, blogs, comments on articles, or contact with other registered users. In order to further this open exchange, you agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes. You further agree not to use or allow others to use your membership to engage in any of the following:

  • Posting or transmitting any content or Material that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • Posting or transmitting any content or Material that you do not have a right to transmit under the law or under contractual relationships;
  • Violating any applicable law or regulation;
  • Impersonating any person, or misrepresenting your relationship or affiliation to a person or entity, or manipulating identifiers or other information for the purpose of disguising the origin of any transmission;
  • Using any means, including but not limited to robots, scripts, agents, spiders to access, monitor or harvest any information from any part of the Site;
  • Any action that damages or disrupts the Site or function of the Site or services provided through the Site;
  • Harassing or advocating the harassment of another person;
  • Transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
  • Promoting information known by you to be false, misleading or that promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • Promoting an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
  • Transmitting content that contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • Displaying pornographic material or sexually explicit material of any kind;
  • Soliciting passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  • Commercial activities, advertising, and/or sales without prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes;
  • Accessing the Site through any means other than the interfaces provided for use in the Site.
  • Any unauthorized access to the Site is a breach of these terms of use and a violation of the law.

Additionally, The Circling Institute reserves the right at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion to terminate any membership, remove any post or comment, or take any action for violating the above rules of conduct or causing any disruption to the Site or services provided thereby.

You agree not to provide your password or other login information to any other person and to notify The Circling Institute by emailing info@circlinginstitute.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your login information.

8. Links to Third Party Sites.

This Site may contain links to websites controlled by parties other than The Circling Institute (the “Third Party Sites”). The Circling Institute is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, the contents or use of the Third Party Sites or any website accessed from a Third Party Site, or any changes or updates to such websites. The Circling Institute is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third Party Site. The Circling Institute is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Circling Institute of the Third Party Site. You acknowledge that you bear all risks associated with access to and use of content provided on Third Party Sites and agree that The Circling Institute is not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party. You should contact the website administrator for the applicable Third Party Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on a Third Party Site.

9. Unsolicited Submissions

Except for the information requested in the registration process, which will be handled in accordance with The Circling Institute’s Privacy Policy, The Circling Institute does not want you to submit confidential or proprietary information to it through this Site, without first contacting us. All comments, feedback, testimonials, information or material submitted to us through or in association with this Site shall be considered non-confidential and The Circling Institute’s property, unless otherwise set forth herein or agreed to by The Circling Institute in writing. By providing any unsolicited submissions to The Circling Institute you hereby grant to The Circling Institute at no charge, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to republish anything you post or submit to the Site. The Circling Institute shall be free to use and/or disseminate such submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the submissions that you provide, or that are provided through the use of your password and username, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and content. All testimonials displayed on this Site are true, reflect the opinions and experience of real Circling Institute, LLC’s products and services and are submitted to The Circling Institute, LLC voluntarily by customers. If you would like to submit a testimonial to us, you agree that it shall become exclusive property of The Circling Institute, LLC, and subject in all respects to this Agreement. By way of example, and not as a limitation to the above, the rights provided herein include the right to reproduce, edit (for length but not general content), and/or publish the testimonial, which may include your name or initials and city/state/country of residence.

10. Compliance with Laws

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of the Site. You further agree that information provided by you is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold The Circling Institute and our partners, employees, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.

12. Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN ”AS IS,” ”AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. The Circling Institute DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES, STATUTORY WARRANTIES, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF: MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT YOUR JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTIES, THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE. The contents of the Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, audio and other information, is provided as entertainment that is not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. Information is provided “as is” and without warrantee of any kind. Further, this Site is not intended to be, and is not, a substitute for, diagnosis, treatment, psychological advice or medical advice. You should not rely on any information provided herein, and should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider for any questions you may have regarding your personal health or medical conditions, and before following any treatment or health regiment. Any reliance on the information appearing on this Site is solely at your own risk. Never delay, avoid seeking or disregard any professional medical or psychological advice or treatment from your doctor due to anything you have read on this Site. Any links to other websites contained on this Site are provided solely for the convenience of our visitors. The Circling Institute has no control over and no responsibility for the content contained on any such linked website, and does not sponsor, approve of, or endorse any such website or the content displayed on such website. Do not send confidential or sensitive information through this Site or any links contained on the Site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.

13. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL The Circling Institute BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE SITE, YOUR SITE USE, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT IS TO CEASE ALL OF YOUR SITE USE.

You may have additional rights under certain laws (including consumer laws) that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, the exclusions or limitations in this Agreement that directly conflict with such laws may not apply to you.

14. Use of Information

The Circling Institute reserves the right, and you authorize us, to use and assign all information regarding Site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.

15. Copyrights and Copyright Agent

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a notice containing all of the following information to our Copyright Agent:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is Alexis Shepperd, who can be reached as follows:
By e-mail: info [@] circlinginstitute.com

16. Applicable Law

You agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions will govern these Terms and Condition of Use and any dispute that may arise between you and The Circling Institute or its affiliates. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site shall be instituted in a state or federal court in California, and in San Francisco. You and The Circling Institute agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

17. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

18. Termination

The Circling Institute may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice, for any reason.

19. Contact Information

Except as explicitly noted on this site, the services available through this site are offered by The Circling Institute, LLC, a California corporation, located at 2015 2nd Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710.You may contact us via email at info [@] circlinginstitute.com

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