FORWWW.COSMICLAUGH.com,WWW.CARRUCH.COM, www.consciousservice.org, and www.SCSMEMBERS.org
Agreement To Respect Copyright
User Name and Passwords
Additional Terms for Registered-Only Portions of Our Sites
This agreement is between you (“you”, “your”, “user”) and Carol Steinel and the Society of Conscious Service, a non-profit organization collectively (“Owner”, “Owners”, “Website Owner(s)”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”)
The content available through the websites (including any and all Images, Animations, Audio and Video Recordings, Power Point Presentations, and Text), and the site design forwww.cosmiclaugh.com, www.carruch.com, and www.consciousservice.org is the sole property of Carol L. Steinel and/or The Society of Conscious Service, and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The site design for www.scsmembers.org is the sole property of Amy Mook, and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
Except as otherwise explicitly agreed in writing, content received through the websites may be downloaded, displayed, reformatted and printed for your personal, non-commercial use only, through the means of your home computer.
You agree not to record, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate, or in any way disclose the information received through the websiteS to anyone, without the prior written consent from the WEbsite OWNERS AND/OR THE LEGAL COPYRIGHT HOLDERS. If you wish to request written permissions for use of any content or design from the websites, please visit our copyright and permissions page at: http://www.carruch.com/Copyright.htm
Copyright notices and all information published on the websites should be treated as private and confidential and the publication of such information on the websites does not specify that this information is in the public domain.
Any recording, reproduction, retransmission, distribution, selling, publishing, broadcasting or circulating of the information received through the websites, without explicit written permission of the owners, will be illegal and prosecuted as such.
Violation by you of any part of this agreement may result in termination of your right to access the websites.
These websites are intended for and directed toward adults. The websites may contain materials that include what some consider “adult language”, and discussion of what some consider “adult topics”. It may also include links to other websites or materials that some may not consider appropriate for children. Parents and guardians are solely responsible to monitor their child’s use of the websites, and to determine and control for themselves whether their children access the websites.
• Information Disclaimer
THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS) AND SERVICES ON THE WEB SITES ARE INTENDED SOLELY AS A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL AID AND ARE NEITHER MEDICAL, HEALTHCARE, NOR ANY OTHER TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM, NOR A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION OR LEGAL SITUATION. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITES IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, OR AS LEGAL ADVICE.
THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER THE OWNERS, NOR ITS CONTRIBUTORS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE.
You understand further that the Internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you, and WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO BY USERS OR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SITES VIA PUBLIC FORUMS. You access such materials at your risk. The Owners have no control over and accept no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.
YOUR USE OF THE SITES IS SUBJECT TO THE ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS AND CAVEATS THAT MAY APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE WEB SITES. THE OWNERS ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR OTHER MATERIAL ON THE WEB SITES.
WHILE WE STRIVE TO KEEP THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITES ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AND UP-TO-DATE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE, AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RELATED TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITES OR IT'S CONTRIBUTORS.
•Disclaimer of Warranties With Respect to Use of Web SiteS
THE WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE OWNERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE OWNERS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEB SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ACCESS TO THE WEB SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. THE OWNERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEB SITES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITES.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEB SITES IS USED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. THE OWNERS CANNOT GRANT PERMISSION TO DOWNLOAD OR E-MAIL ANY MATERIALS FOUND ON THIS SITE CONTRIBUTED BY A THIRD PARTY.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEB SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
• THIRD PARTY CONTRIBUTORS:
The opinions expressed by third-party contributors (such as visitors to our public forms) reflect those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Websites or their Owners. We accept no responsibility for the content or accuracy of submitted commentary. The entire risk as to the results and the performance of the information is assumed by the user, and in no event shall the Owners be liable for any consequential, incidental or direct damages suffered in the course of using the information in this site. Use of the information contained in this site are governed by their respective license agreements and may contain restrictions on use.
• POSTING CONTENT:
posting Content to the Web Site or by transmitting Content using the Web Sites,
(1) represent and warrant to Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service that you have all necessary permission to post or transmit Content; and
(2) grant to Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Users posting to our forums or newsletters cannot hold Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service liable for any loss or damages arising from supplying material. Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service cannot, and do not, guarantee that information posted will remain available for access.
•Forums, Chat rooms, Message Boards and Newsletters On The Sites
All messages made available as part of any discussion groups (including any bulletin boards, forums, newsletters, and chat rooms) and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of Carol Steinel or The Society of Conscious Service. The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using the websites does not mean that Carol Steinel or The Society of Conscious Service has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to the forum to report any objectionable message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any forums available will not be monitored 24/7.
Information posted on forums, discussion groups, or chats, or in video or audio broadcasts from the site are for information purposes only and not intended to constitute professional advice as circumstances will vary from person to person. The information contained in forums, discussion groups, or chats, or online broadcasts are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. The entire risk as to the results and the performance of the information is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Carol Steinel or The Society of Conscious Service be liable for any consequential, incidental or direct damages suffered in the course of using the information posted here. Information and policies on these forums, boards, or chats may change without notice.
We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our sites. We do not send unsolicited email.
We will never sell or give away personally-identifying information (“PII” – for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, or payment information) to any third party without your express written permission. We will not collect any personally-identifying information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your PII collected, please do not submit it to us. If you receive any unsolicited material at your home address, it was not from any information provided, or you use, by the websites.
All information published on any of the websites should be treated as private and confidential and the publication of such information on the websites, any of its forums, discussion groups, or chats, and any related newsletters does not specify that this information is in the public domain.
When you use the websites, certain non-personally-identifying information (such as your browser type, computer platform, dates, times, and lengths of visits, and any cookies that your computer accepted) may be collected by us, and may be used in our analysis of our band-width usage, site usage statistics, etc..
If you sign up to receive email notifications and/or newsletters from us, you will receive email that is either Blind Carbon Copy, or directly addressed to the email address which you provide to us. Your email will not be revealed by us to other users of the sites, unless you choose to make it available on our forums, discussion boards, and online chats.
Providing your name and email address to us through any form on the sites constitutes your agreement to grant us permission to contact you through that email address, and to send you materials which you request by email (or postal mail, if you voluntarily provide a postal address).
Contacting us through any email link on any of pages on the websites constitutes your agreement to grant us permission to contact you through return email to the return address listed on the email we receive from you.
Any PII, including payment information when ordering a service or product, or making a donation, which you voluntarily provide will only be viewed by staff and Board of Directors of the Society of Conscious Service, Carol Steinel, or by www.paypal.com, if you choose to order and pay for a service/product, or to make a donation using our paypal shopping cart or paypal buttons. If you pay via paypal, we will not have access to credit card numbers/expiry dates, billing names, or addresses. Only paypal.com will have access to this information, and any issues with this information should be taken up with paypal.com.
If you choose to include or reveal personal information in any profile for a forum, discussion, or chat room, or in a submitted article to be published on the websites, you agree that we will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Web Sites.
On any part of our websites that does not require registration and sign-in by users, please be aware that internet search engine web-crawlers may access any email address that you allow to be visible in a forum, discussion board, or chat room profile. It is your sole responsibility, in all cases, to maintain the security of any username and password that you use to access a registration-only area of our site, and any email address that you make publicly available on our site. You agree that we will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Web Sites.
•USER Accounts and Passwords AND SECURITY
If you use any area of our site that requires registration, you may receive or establish one or more passwords and accounts in connection with your use of this and other web sites or services that we provide ("User Account(s)"). You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your passwords and User Accounts. You may not divulge your password to anyone else or use anyone else's password or User Account. You are entirely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your User Account(s), and you agree to notify us immediately about any unauthorized use of User Accounts or any breach of security. You agree that we will not be responsible for any losses incurred in connection with any misuse of passwords and you further agree that we will have no responsibility whatsoever for your failure to comply with this Paragraph. Your breach of the following Paragraph may result in immediate termination of your User Account(s), and may also subject you to criminal or civil liability.
Security, Cracking and Hacking. You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the website. Accordingly, you shall not:
access data or materials not intended for you;
log into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; or
attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without written authorization from the Owners. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations. You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer's functionality or operation which may be transferred to your computer via the website.
interfere with other users use of the Service in any manner.
use any robot, spider, or other automatic device or process to monitor or copy our web pages or any portion of the content contained herein without our express written permission.
post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or any other contaminating or destructive features.
send unsolicited mass emailings.
use the facilities and capabilities of the Service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of others.
•Your Contact With Advertisers or Other
Your dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or through the Web Sites are solely between you and the third party. These dealings include, but are not limited to, your participation in promotions, the payment for and delivery of items if any, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings. We do not make any representations or warranties with respect to any items or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that we will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Web Sites.
•Terms of submission
When submitting an article, comment, feedback, or other submission to any part of the websites, you (1) represent and warrant to Us that you have all necessary permission and own the copyright of submitted Content; and (2) grant to the Society of Conscious Service and Carol Steinel a nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free right and license to use, publish, distribute, archive, and display such Content worldwide; and (3) agree your article is considered free content and your author bio or resource box will be included along with your article when posted on this websites. By submitting an article, you understand you will not be compensated by any means, including monetary payment; and (4) agree not to hold Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service liable for any loss or damages arising from the use of your article. Carol Steinel and The Society of Conscious Service cannot, and do not, guarantee that any submissions posted will remain available for access.
When posting or submitting content to the site whether as an article, comment, feedback, or contribution to a forum/discussion board/chat, you agree that you will not:
post or transmit any message which is libelous, defamatory or which discloses or identifies private or personal matters concerning any person.
post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.
post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the Owners’ intent to discourage you from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, we reserve the right to take such action as we deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which we think are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful.
post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes.
post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other users of the Service for goods or services except in those areas that are designated for such purpose, or with the Owners’ express written permission.
You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate, or in any way disclose the information received through our third party contributors to anyone, without express written consent from the Owners of the websites. The information on the site(s) should NOT be considered as being in *public domain*. If you believe that any material on the sites has not been cited to the original writer or artist, or is being used in violation of copyright law, please contact us at email@example.com
When using the website www.scsmembers.org,www.carruch.com, or any other part or portion of our site(s) which require you to register an account, all of the above agreement applies, AND:
You must register using your REAL NAME (your real name does not have to be displayed in forums, discussion boards, and chat rooms, but you must use your real name when registering) and a valid email address. You will be allowed access to materials on the registration-only portions of our websites only after you have registered.
You must consent to receive to receive the following email from us:
We adhere to the Cann-Spam Act of 2003, and provide an unsubscribe link in each email that we send you. However, if you notify us that you wish to be unsubscribed from all email lists we use (including system and monthly update emails), your user account will be deleted. All registered users must consent to receiving at least the two types of emails listed above.
Any audio and video recordings, and any live video or audio broadcasts made available on the site(s) are provided in streaming audio format only. You are not permitted to record the audio/video to your personal computer using auxiliary software, audio/video capture equipment, or other recording devices without our express written permission. If your internet connection will not allow you to stream the audio/video satisfactorily, you may purchase a CD recording of the streaming audio at our recordings store at this link: www.carruch.com/zen
You are not allowed to share your username and password to allow others to listen to the streaming audio on a different computer using your user account. Each person listening from their individual computer must register separately. You may log in with your username and password from only one computer at any given time to access the site.
The Owners do not guarantee or offer any warranty that the flash audio streaming files we provide will play on your computer, and we do not guarantee that we will provide support for software, hardware, ISP access, browser, or other computer issues or user-end issues that may prevent you from accessing any part of the site.