The Thinking Project
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the services provided through the website located at www.thethinkingproject.org (“Website”) and any materials, information, and data hosted or transmitted via the Website (“Content”) as provided by The Thinking Project Institute (“us”, “our”, or “we”). Your access to and use of the Website and Content are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Service (“Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully.
a. By accessing or using the Website you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, Content, or the Terms, you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the Website. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, you are prohibited from using this Website without adult supervision.
b. You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Website is at your sole risk. You represent you have the legal capacity and authority to accept these Terms and you understand that some of these Terms may not apply to you but all the Terms are nonetheless binding. As the rightful owner of the Website, we reserve the right to change or terminate these Terms at any time and from time to time without any notice to you. Any such changes are automatically made part of these Terms and are fully enforceable on you.
2. Ownership. The Website, associated Content, and all materials hosted on third party sites and directly linked to through the Website is the owned or appropriately licensed property of The Thinking Project Institute, unless explicitly stated otherwise. The Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws, including all intellectual property rights whether or not those rights are registered. We reserve all applicable rights in and to the Website and Content. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, recreation, database, or directory of the Website materials is prohibited except as provided for herein.
3. Prohibitions. You may not: (a) reverse engineer, decompile, tamper with, or create derivative works of the Website; (b) change, modify, or alter the Website; (c) circumvent any protections that are a part of the Website; (d) use the Website for any commercial or illegal purpose; (e) contact or collect any information about any other user of the Website (f) use the Website to violate any legal right of any third party; (g) use any automated means to access or use the Website (including scripts, “bots” or similar software); or (h) duplicate, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, or creative derivative works of the Content through any means.
4. Use. The Website, including the Content, is protected by the laws of copyright and you are explicitly advised that any use of the Website or Content in violation of the law is prohibited. You may use the Content for your own personal, non-commercial use and for excepted educational purposes. The Website and the Content may not be modified, duplicated, reproduced, transmitted, sold, or otherwise exploited for commercial use without permission from the appropriate party. Any unauthorized duplication, reproduction, performance, display, distribution, or derivative works of any copyrighted Content not owned by you is against the law. Some of the Content is supported by, connected to, and/or meant to complement The Work of Byron Katie which is owned by Byron Katie International. Your use of any of The Work of Byron Katie must be obtained directly from Byron Katie International. Use of Website or Content for any purpose not expressly provided for herein is prohibited. If you have any questions about authorized use of the Content, please contact us at the address provided in the “Contact” section.
5. User Conduct. You represent, warrant, and agree that no materials of any kind submitted or otherwise created, used, posted, transmitted, or shared by you or others through you on or through the Website will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material. You further agree not to use the Website to:
Take any unlawful or unauthorized actions or in any way damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or the intellectual property rights owned or licensed by us as described elsewhere herein;
Upload, post, transmit, share, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
Interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website.
6. User Content. The Website, and related services, may allow you to communicate, submit, upload, or otherwise make available text, images, audio, video, or other content (“User Content”), which may be accessible and viewable by the public.
Your use of the Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for your User Content. Posting, transmitting, or sharing User Content through the Website that you did not create, that you do not have the rights to, or that you do not have permission to post is prohibited. You understand and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, review and may delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Website or provide to us.
We claim no ownership to your User Content, however, by posting User Content through any part of the Website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Website or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
You represent and warrant that your User Content conforms to these Terms and that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit, your User Content in all manners contemplated by these Terms. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims, or expenses made against us by any third party arising out of or in connection with our use and exploitation of your User Content.
7. Updates. From time to time, we may create updated versions of the Website. Updates may be automatically transmitted to you and you accept such updates according to these Terms. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all updates will be subject to these Terms, including any amendments to these Terms.
8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We comply with all copyright laws including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe the Website violates any copyright that you own or control, submit notification to us at the address provided in the “Contact” section that includes:
a. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works claimed to have been infringed;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and email address at which you may be contacted;
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
9. Third Party Sites. These Terms do not apply to any social media or other websites, applications, or software other than the Website. Our social media accounts are governed by the terms and policies provided by the social media providers. The Website may contain (or may send you through or to) links to non-Website websites and/or software (“Third Party Sites”). We are not responsible for such Third Party Sites or for any content posted on, available through, or installed from such Third Party Sites. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of such Third Party Sites does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. We shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any Third Party Sites accessed through use of the Website. Your use of and interaction with Third Party Sites may be subject to separate terms and conditions of such Third Party Site. If you access Third Party Sites, you must comply with the terms and conditions that apply.
11. Termination. You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website with or without notice and for any reason, including breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be grounds for barring your access to this Website and reporting you to the proper authorities.
12. Disclaimer of Warranty. The Website is provided “as is”, with all faults and without warranty of any kind. We hereby disclaim all warranties with respect to the Website either express, implied, or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, of satisfactory quality, of fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy, of quiet enjoyment, and non-infringement of third party rights. We do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations that the Website is reliable, secure, or accurate, that it will meet your needs or requirements, that the Website will be available at any particular time or location, that any defects or errors will be corrected, or that the Content is free of viruses or other harmful components. You use the Website at your own risk. No oral or written communications from us shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of these Terms and you may not rely on any such communications. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties or consumer rights so some exclusions or limitations may not apply to you but they shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.
13. Limitation of Liability. You hereby agree that we, along with our subsidiaries, affiliates, and assigns, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, and employees, shall not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages including but not limited to damages for loss of funds or property, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, loss of data, or any other hardship, damages, or losses arising out of or related to: the use or inability to use the Website, however caused; unauthorized or accidental access to or alteration of data; statements or conduct of any third party; or any matter relating to the use of the Website; and even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain remedies or damages so some exclusions and limitations may not apply to you but they shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.
14. Indemnification. You do hereby indemnify and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, and assigns, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of these Terms or in connection with any use of the Website including, but not limited to, any damages, losses, or liabilities whatsoever with respect to or arising from the possession, use, or operation of the Website.
15. Severability. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable or illegal, we may reform such provision to make it enforceable and legal or such provision may be severed and in either case these Terms with such provision reformed or severed will remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our failure to enforce any part or portion of these Terms shall not be considered a waiver.
16. Controlling Law. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and of the United States. All claims, legal proceedings, or litigation arising in connection with the Website will be brought solely in the courts located in Colorado and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.
17. Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings, promises, and undertakings, if any, made orally or in writing with respect to the subject matter hereof. You may not assign any of these Terms. We may assign all or any portion of these Terms in our sole discretion. No modification, amendment, waiver, termination, or discharge of any portion of these Terms shall be binding unless executed and confirmed in writing by us.
18. Contact. If you have any questions regarding this Terms, please contact:
The Thinking Project Institute
2842 Eliot Street
Denver, Colorado 80211