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Website Terms of Use

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1. Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These terms of use are entered into by and between You and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (Kripalu, we, or us). Unless otherwise noted, the following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, Terms of Use), govern your access to and use of www.Kripalu.org or other affiliated URL’s (each a Website and together the Websites), including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Websites, whether as a guest or a registered user. 

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use a Website. By using a Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use our Websites.

WHERE NOTED, CERTAIN SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED VIA OUR WEBSITES BY THIRD PARTIES OR USING THIRD-PARTY TECHNOLOGIES; AND IN SOME CASES, THE THIRD-PARTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS WELL AS PRIVACY, PAYMENT AND OTHER POLICIES MAY APPLY.   IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCESS ANY OF THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICES LINKED TO OUR WEBSITES OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA OUR WEBSITES, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND OTHER POLICIES FOR SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES.

Our Websites are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using our Websites, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Kripalu and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use our Websites.

2. Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of our Websites thereafter. However, any changes to the Governing Law and Jurisdiction provisions will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or before the date the change is posted on our Websites.

Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

3. Accessing the Websites and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Websites, and any service or material we provide on our Websites, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of a Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

You are responsible for both:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to a Website.
  • Ensuring that all persons who access a Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

To access our Websites or some of the resources available via our Websites, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of our Websites that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with us via the Website or otherwise, including, but not limited to, through the use of any interactive features on a Website, is governed by our Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted; and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to a Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

As between You and Kripalu, the Websites and content, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by Kripalu, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Websites, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
  • If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features, subject to the terms of use applicable to the owner of the social media platform.

Unless otherwise expressly permitted on a case by case basis, you must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from our Websites.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from our Websites.

You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Websites or any services or materials available through the Websites.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: contact@kripalu.org.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Websites in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Websites will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Websites or any content made available via the Websites is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Kripalu. Any use of the Websites not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

5. Trademarks

The Kripalu name, the Kripalu logo, the Kripalu mandala, the RISE mandala, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans, including without limitation, RISE, “Kripalu Connect”, and the following when preceded by “Kripalu” School of Yoga, School of Ayurveda, School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, R&R, Healing Arts, YOGADANCE, Integrative Yoga Therapy, and School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, are trademarks of Kripalu or its affiliates or licensors, whether or not registered. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Kripalu. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on our Websites are the trademarks of their respective owners.

6. Prohibited Uses

You may use the Websites only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Websites:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any "junk mail," "chain letter," "spam," or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Kripalu, a Kripalu employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Websites, or which, as determined by us, may harm Kripalu or users of the Websites, or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Websites in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Websites or interfere with any other party's use of the Websites, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Websites.
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Websites for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Websites.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Websites, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Websites.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Websites, the server on which the Websites are stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Websites.
  • Attack the Websites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Websites.

7. User Contributions Recording

The Websites may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards and other interactive features (collectively, Interactive Services) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, post) content or materials (collectively, User Contributions) on or through the Websites.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards.

Any User Contribution you post to our Websites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Websites, you shall and hereby do grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

Kripalu reserves the right to record in any manner or medium, certain programs and sessions, and by participating in our programs, you agree that your voice, image and likeness may be recorded (audio, video, etc.).  The recordings shall constitute Kripalu intellectual property, and may be used, sold, licensed, broadcast, and otherwise commercially exploited as determined by Kripalu in its sole and reasonable discretion.  You hereby grant to Kripalu and its affiliates and assigns the right and permission to use in perpetuity, your name, likeness, image, voice, recorded voice, appearance, biographical information, statements, performance and/or testimonial(s) (Appearance) in any manner and in any media, now known or later developed, throughout the world, at any time, for Kripalu’s business purposes, without review, permission or compensation of any amount or kind whatsoever. You shall not hold Kripalu responsible for any liability resulting from the lawful use of your Appearance in accordance with the terms of this section.

In addition, Kripalu may ask you to respond to questionnaires or other surveys, and your answers will constitute User Contributions.

You represent and warrant that:

  • You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above.
  • All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not Kripalu, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Websites.

8. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Websites or the public, or could create liability for Kripalu.
  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Websites. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS KRIPALU AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY KRIPALU OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER KRIPALU OR SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Websites, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

9. Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

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