Terms and conditions

Bliss-filled Mind Terms & Conditions of Use - yep, the boring but still important stuff...

1. Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms of Use. 

Welcome to Bliss-filled Mind (the “Business”). The Business, which is operated by Bliss-filled Life, and the services (the “Services”) offered by the Business are provided to you only on the terms and conditions described in these Terms of Use. BY USING THE SITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING COURSES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED A WRITTEN AGREEMENT. Please review these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use the site or any of the Services. The Terms of Use for this Site may be revised at any time by the Business without any specific notice to you. The latest and most current version of the Terms of Use will be posted on this Site and available for your review at any time. Therefore, it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use often. The term “you” or “user” refers to all individuals and entities accessing this Site for any reason; a “Member” is someone who has registered with the Site, or paid for a Course, in order to receive Services. Use of the Site and the Services is void where prohibited.

 2. Lawful Use and Purpose

A) You shall use the Services for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the legally recognized rights of others, that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, that constitutes hate speech intended to insult any race, skin colour, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin, or otherwise encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law, or that contains any computer viruses or computer programs that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system data or information. Your use of the Program and the Services are made available for your personal non-commercial use only. You may not use the Program to sell a product or service or to increase traffic to your website for commercial purposes, to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, to become users, members or customers of other services. You may not “meta-search” the Site.

B) You are solely responsible for all User Content (as defined in the next sentence) that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Services (collectively, “Post”). “User Content” means User-Posted content or information of any type or medium, including but not limited to: letters, emails or other messages; other forms of communication through the Services; personal User information; board posts; reader reviews; blogs, data, notes and testimonials; poll votes; images; audio or video files; and software. You may Post only User Content which you own, have created or which you have clear permission to Post. You acknowledge and agree that the Business does not endorse any User Content and is not responsible or liable for any User Content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libellous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that the Business does not pre-screen User Content, and has no obligation to do so, but that the Business and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any User Content that is posted on or through the Service.

3. Ownership

Unless otherwise expressly noted, all materials, without limitation, all images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, software, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of the Program, including, without limitation, the Services and Courses, are protected by copyright, trademarks, trade secret and patent rights, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned by or licensed to the Business. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials, or software is transferred to you as a result of any such copying. You may not re-use, perform, modify, transmit, re-post or use in any way the content or any derivative works thereof, without the prior express written permission of the Business. You agree that you will not alter or remove any copyright notice or proprietary legend contained in the Web site and you agree that any copy made shall include the Bliss-filled Mind or Karin van der Valk, or any third-party provider’s copyright notice or any other notice included therein. No other permission is granted to you from the previous sentence. “Bliss-filled Mind”, “The Power of Pause”, “Just Breathe” and others are our service marks or registered service marks or trademarks. Other product and business names mentioned on the Site may be trademarks of their respective owners. You agree not to use any robot, spider or other automatic device, nor may you use any process to monitor materials available through the Site without our express authorization. You agree not to derive or attempt to derive any source code, source files or structure of all or any portion of the Site contents by reverse engineering, disassembly, decompiling or otherwise. Further, you may not use the Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; nor export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws or regulations of Australia.

4. Password

You will access your account through the Site by means of a protected Login ID/Password that you will select. It is your responsibility to guard this information and keep it confidential. Therefore, you authorise the Business to treat any resulting transactions, obligations or liabilities as if you used the Services and the Program yourself.

5. Modification. 

The Business may from time to time change the terms and conditions and/or rules that govern your membership in the Program (including, without limitation, your receipt or use of the Services) and/or use of the Site. This may include establishing policies and limitations concerning your personal journal hosted at the Site. You agree that the Business shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of any of the Services, any document, information or other content on the Site. THE BUSINESS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME, WITHOUT PROVIDING ANY NOTICE, CHANGE, MODIFY, SUBSTITUTE, ADD OR DELETE ANY ASPECTS OF ITS BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THEREUNDER, OR FEE STRUCTURE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, APPLICABLE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY PART THEREUNDER. SUCH CHANGED TERMS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING TO THE WEB SITE. ANY USE OF THE PROGRAM AND/OR THE SITE BY YOU AFTER SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF THE CHANGED TERMS.

  1. Termination.

We may terminate or suspend your Membership, your access to all or part of the Site and/or your use of the Services, without notice and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of the Terms of Use or engaging in any conduct that we, in our sole discretion, believe is in violation of any applicable law or regulation or is otherwise harmful to our interests or to the ethics of the Business or Karin van der Valk, another customer of the Site or any third party.

  1. Non-transferable.

Your Membership and the right to use the Site is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents through the use of the Services is not transferable. You may not disclose to or share your password with any third party or use your password for any unauthorised purposes.

  1. Unsolicited Submissions. 

We do not knowingly accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions or materials that we do not specifically request from you. We ask that you do not submit or send any such materials directly to us. If you nevertheless send creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, materials or other information (collectively, the “Material”) to us, such Material shall become our property, and we shall have the right to display, copy, use, sublicense, transmit, publicly perform and/or publish such Material for any purpose we desire, whether now or hereafter invented. In addition, you waive all “moral rights” in the Materials and agree that none of the Material shall be subject to any compensation, obligation of confidentiality on the part of the Business.

  1. License to Us.

By submitting content to any public or non-public area of the Site, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant the Business and its affiliates the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, and the right to license others to do the same. You also permit any user to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use or for the organisation’s internal use for the purposes described on the Site. Subject to the foregoing, the copyright owner of such content placed on the Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

  1. Copyright Infringement. 

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information, as required by the ALRC: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf or the owner of the copyright interest; (b) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and where such material is located on the Site; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Send the above information to karin@blissfilledmind.com.

  1. Links and Advertisers

The Site may contain links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such Web sites, and such Web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked Web site on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked Web site by us. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. THE EXISTENCE OF A LINK TO A THIRD PARTY’S SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE BUSINESS BEYOND WHAT MIGHT BE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED FOR. THE SITE MAY CONTAIN ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIPS. ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE SITE IS ACCURATE AND COMPLIES WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ILLEGALITY OR ANY ERROR, INACCURACY OR PROBLEM IN THE ADVERTISER’S OR SPONSOR’S MATERIALS. THE BUSINESS DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE CONTENT OR PROVISION OF SERVICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR RESOURCE. THIRD PARTY CONTENT MAY APPEAR ON THE SITE OR MAY BE ACCESSIBLE VIA LINKS FROM THE SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY MISTAKES, MISSTATEMENTS OF LAW, DEFAMATION, OMISSIONS, FALSEHOOD, OBSCENITY, PORNOGRAPHY OR PROFANITY IN THE STATEMENTS, OPINIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR ANY OTHER FORM OF CONTENT ON THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE INFORMATION AND OPINIONS IN THE THIRD-PARTY CONTENT REPRESENT SOLELY THE THOUGHTS OF THE AUTHOR AND IS NEITHER ENDORSED BY NOR DOES IT NECESSARILY REFLECT OUR BELIEF.

  1. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

ALL INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE BUSINESS DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OF INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ITS CONSTITUENT WEB SITES OR THOSE OF THIRD PARTIES. NOTHING ON THE SITE INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE BUSINESS THROUGH THE PROGRAM AND ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW. THE BUSINESS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES SUPPLIED ARE OF A REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE QUALITY. THE BUSINESS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR- OR VIRUS-FREE. THE BUSINESS DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THE USE OF THE CONTENTS IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE BUSINESS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT, CONSEQUENTIAL, RELIANCE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR REVENUES. THE BUSINESS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY THIRD PARTIES TO YOUR TRANSMISSION FACILITIES OR ANY SIMILAR EQUIPMENT OR FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION, THEFT, LOSS, OR DESTRUCTION OF YOU NETWORK, APPLICATIONS, DATA FILES, PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES, OR INFORMATION THROUGH ACCIDENT, FRAUD, OR ANY OTHER METHOD. THE BUSINESS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT YOU MAY SUFFER ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, COURSES OR FACILITIES PROVIDED BY BLISS-FILLED MIND OR THE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OF OTHER MEMBERS OR USERS VIA THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE BREACH OF ANY OBLIGATION IMPOSED ON CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF I-I WERE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. REGARDLESS OF SUCH CHARGE, THE BUSINESS LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN ALL EVENTS IS LIMITED TO, AND SHALL NOT EXCEED, ANY FEES PAID TO THE PROGRAM IN THE PREVIOUS SIX (6) MONTHS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE BY YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE PROGRAM AND YOUR USE OF SERVICES PROVIDED THEREUNDER THAT SUCH MEMBERSHIP AND USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, AND THAT THE BUSINESS SHALL NOT IN ANY FORM WHATSOEVER BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR TORT, AND SHALL SURVIVE FAILURE OF ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

  1. Medical Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR ANY PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT, INCLUDING THE ADVICE AND TREATMENT OF A LICENSED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other health related program to determine if it is right for your needs. The information offered through this site is educational only and does not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

If you have questions or situations requiring professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist, such as a licensed physician, psychologist, or other health professional. Never disregard the medical advice of a psychologist or other health professional, or delay in seeking such advice because of the information offered or provided within or through the program, services or website.

If you are currently being treated by a physician or other healthcare professional for any condition or disease, do not modify your treatment program without your provider’s guidance or based on any information offered herein. If you have experienced trauma of any kind, we recommend that you work with a trained, licensed therapist or mental healthcare professional. None of our services or offerings are meant to treat, diagnose, heal, or cure any trauma or mental or physical illness. 

 14. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Business and the Program, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or relating to your improper use or receipt of the Program, the Services and/or Courses, or otherwise in connection with the Business, the Business, the Program, or any violation by you of this Agreement including, without limitation, any errors, inaccuracies, misrepresentations or defects in any materials or information submitted by you.

  1. User Information. 

When you register for Courses, Memberships or Programs, you will be asked to provide the Business with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your “Information”). You represent and warrant that all Information provided by you is true and accurate. In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Site, you understand and agree that the Business may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous on an anonymous aggregated basis, certain demographic or other non-personally identifiable information contained in your registration application. We reserve the right, and you authorise us by using our Business, to use and assign all information regarding Business uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy, as it may change from time to time, is a part of the Terms of Use.

  1. Payment.

You authorise us to charge you for use of the Services, at the posted prices, (such prices subject to change at any time by the Business without any specific notice to you, beyond posting notification on the website), at such times as you specify upon enrolment and continuing until you cancel your membership. All payments shall be made in Australian dollars. You represent and warrant that: (i) any credit card or other payment information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honoured by your credit card Business, and (iii) you are responsible to pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes.

  1. Cancellation. 

You may cancel your membership at any time, by adjusting the automatic billing setting or removing your credit card information from your account Profile, using the “Billing Settings” link provided. We will make best efforts, but shall have no obligation, to honor e-mail and telephone requests to cancel an account. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, it is your responsibility to verify that your cancellation took place, by sending e-mail to karin@blissfilledmind.com. This agreement survives cancellation of your membership.

  1. Refunds. 

There shall be no refunds for any unused time portion of the most recent month’s membership. You acknowledge and agree that in the event of any dispute over the date of a cancellation, the Business shall not be liable for any charge greater than the most recent month’s membership fee or a pro-rated portion of a multiple-month membership fee. Refund policy on Courses is stipulated at purchase of each Course. If purchasing items through the Site, refund policies, if any, shall be posted on the purchase page(s). If no provision for refunds is explicitly stated, then there shall be no refunds for the product or service after purchase. You may request a refund by contacting us at karin@blissfilledmind.com.

  1. Earnings & Results Disclaimer

RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. Any statement made on the website or in the program regarding income, earnings or results are provided as examples only, and do not guarantee you future earnings, income or results. Please note that the stated results are not typical and there is no guarantee that you will achieve the same or similar results. As with any endeavour, results may vary, and depend on a wide variety of factors including, but not limited to, your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, network, and financial situation. The use of any products or services offered through the Business should be based on your own due diligence. You agree that the Business (including its agents, representatives, sponsors, promoters, advertisers or affiliates), are not responsible for the success or failures you experience in your business or personal or business. 

 20. Complete Agreement

This Agreement and any rules, policies, or guidelines posted on the Site, including the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between the Business and you, with respect to the subject matter herein. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and any information posted on the Site, this Agreement shall govern.

  1. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed illegal or unenforceable, such illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other legal provision hereof, which together shall then be construed as if such illegal and unenforceable provision or provisions had not been inserted herein, unless such illegality or unenforceability shall destroy the underlying business purpose of this Agreement.

  1. Arbitration

Any claim, dispute, or controversy whether in contract, tort, pursuant to statue or regulation or otherwise, whether pre-existing, present or future, arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be referred to and determined by arbitration to the exclusion of the courts. You agree to waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against us related to any claim and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class action proceeding against us. Should you believe that you have a claim, you must give written notice to the Business of your intention to arbitrate, and similarly, the Business will do the same with you. The arbitration shall be pursuant to the laws and rules relating to commercial arbitration in the State of New South Wales, Australia.

  1. Privacy

You agree to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy found at www.blissfilledmind.com. If you attend any Business live event, you agree that any third-party vendor involved in the event [ticket sales, event facility registration, etc] may share your personal identifying information with the Business to allow us to serve you.

 24. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to the choice of law provisions, and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New South Wales. Thus, you agree and acknowledge that your use of any and all Services, Courses and the Site shall be deemed to have occurred and taken place solely in the State of New South Wales.