Updated as of April 27, 2020

  1. Introduction

 

 CDL Consulting Inc., a Delaware corporation, and The Center for Dying and Living, a sole proprietorship (together, the “Company”) values your privacy and is committed to maintaining your trust.  We provide this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information received from users of this websites located at:

 

 

(hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Website") and all of the Company’s other products and/or services, mobile application (“App”), and/or other online services that post a link to this Privacy Policy, and all content offered as a part thereof (the "Services").  

 

II.    General Data Protection Regulation

 

This Company is headquartered in California.  As a California-based company, we do not knowingly advertise in the European Union (EU), or market our Services to residents of the EU.  However, our Website and/or App do not restrict visitors from the EU; we do not have in place any protections to prevent EU residents from accessing our Website and/or App.  As a result, we provide the foregoing disclosure to EU data subjects.  

 

The Company’s processing of the Personal Information, such as the name, address, email address, or telephone number of an EU data subject (hereinafter, “Personal Information” or “Personal Data”) that is voluntarily supplied by the individual, or supplied by an authorized third party, shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Company.  

 

By means of this Privacy Policy, our Company would like to inform you of the nature, scope, and purpose of the Personal Information we collect, use and process, as defined herein.  Specifically, if you are an EU data subject visiting our Website or downloading our App, you are hereby informed, by means of this section of our Privacy Policy, of the rights to which you are entitled, and the recourse you may seek if you have any questions regarding the collection, use, and processing of Personal Information by the Company.

Your Privacy Rights under the GDPR.   The GDPR includes the following rights for you, as an EU data subject, if you provide Personal Information to the Company in connection with accessing the Services or visiting our Website:

  • The right to be informed about how we store, use, or share your data;

  • The right to access your data;

  • The right to rectify your data;

  • The right to have us erase your data;

  • The right to prevent us from processing your data;

  • The right to request copies of your data from us in a commonly-used and machine-readable format, free of charge, for the purposes of transfer to a third party, where technically feasible;

  • The right to object to use or sharing of your data; and

  • The right not to be subject to automated decision-making, including profiling

 

Legitimate Business Interest under the GDPR.   Our use of your Personal Information is based on the legitimate business grounds that:

 

  • The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account – for example, in order to enable access to our Website on your device or charge you for our Services; 

  • The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; 

  • The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person or entity; 

  • We have a legitimate interest in using your information – for example, to provide and update our Website or Services, to improve our Website or Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Website or Services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, and to personalize your experience; and/or

  • You have given us your consent.

 

Data Retention/Erasure.   We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed to provide the applicable Services, or for a minimum period of four (4) years.  If, at any time after agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you: (1) change your mind about receiving information from us; (2) wish to revoke permission for us to retain and use your Personal Information; (3) wish to object to the processing of your Personal Information; or (4)  wish for us to erase a copy of your data, please make a request to the Company at info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.  If you request erasure of your data, we may retain some of your Personal Information only for legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection, prevention, and enhancing the safety of our Website; and to comply with our legal obligations, specifically our tax, legal reporting, and auditing obligations. 

 

Our Response to Your Requests.   If you make any requests regarding your Personal Information, we will not charge you for compliance with the request.  The Company will respond and comply within one month. The Company reserves the right to refuse or charge for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive.  If we refuse your request, we will tell you why we are refusing your request.  You have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority and to a judicial remedy, but you must do so within one month of our refusal. 

 

Data Controller.   With the exception of processing payments, for which PayPal is the Payments Data Controller; the Company is the “data controller,” as defined under the GDPR, or the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Information of the customers of the Company and visitors to its Website.  The Company is responsible for collecting your consent, managing consent-revoking, enabling right to access, etc. If you wish to revoke consent for us to store, use, or share your Personal Information, you may contact us at info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org

 

Data Processor.   The Company is the “data processor," as defined under the GDPR, or the legal entity which processes, as this term is defined here in footnote 1, your Personal Information.  The Company has not retained any third-party service provider to process your Personal Information. Any processing of Personal Information shall be done solely by the Company.  The Company maintains records of any processing activities it performs, and is able to show how the Company complies with the data protection principles under the GDPR. It has effective policies and procedures in place.  If you have questions regarding the processing of your Personal Data, you may contact us at info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.

 

Data Protection Officer.  The Company is not formally required to designate a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) because it is not: (1) a public authority; (2) an organization that carries out regular and systematic monitoring of individuals on a large scale; or (3) an organization that carries out large scale processing of special categories of data, such as health information or information about criminal convictions.  Nonetheless, the Company voluntarily elects to appoint Sonya Dolan, Secretary of the Company, as the DPO for this Company.  Ms. Dolan is responsible for data protection compliance and can answer any questions you may have about your Personal Information.  She may be reached at sonya@thecenterfordyingandliving.org. 

 

Breach.   The Company has reasonable internal policies and procedures in place to effectively detect, report, and investigate a data breach.  The GDPR defines a Personal Information breach as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, Personal Information.”  Pursuant to the GDPR, the Company will notify you of a Personal Information breach where the Personal Information breaches are likely to present a risk to data subjects to data protection authorities (“DPAs”) without undue delay, and within 72 hours if feasible, after becoming aware of the breach; and communicate high-risk breaches to affected data subjects without undue delay.  In the unfortunate event of breach, the Company shall provide you with: (i) contact details of the DPO or other contact person for the Company, (ii) a description of the nature of the breach, (iii) likely consequences of the breach, (iv) measures the Company has taken or proposes to take to address the breach, and (v) advice on steps data subjects can take to protect themselves.

 

Note: Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).   The Company is not required to undergo a DPIA because the Company’s data processing is not likely to result in a high risk to data subjects, such as in cases where: (1) new technology is being deployed; (2) profiling operations may significantly affect individuals; or (3) processing is on a large scale and involves special categories of data.  If you have any questions regarding DPIA compliance by the Company, please contact the Company’s Data Protection Officer.

 

Complaints.  Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every EU data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement of the data subject considers that the processing of Personal Information relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.

 

 

III. Use, Processing, and Sharing of Personal Information   

 

The following information applies to anyone who shares with us his, her, or a third-party’s Personal Information.  We may use, process, and/or share your Personal Information (and we have done so in the past 12 months):

 

  • To respond to your inquiries and your requests regarding our Website or Services.

  • To send you information regarding our services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. 

  • To complete your user account registration and communicate with you regarding your purchase of our Services.

  • To send you marketing communication and newsletters about our Services. To facilitate social sharing functionality.

  • To collaborate with business affiliates, partners, vendors, or service providers to provide you with our Services.

  • In connection with our business purposes, as described above, including but not limited to data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing or enhancing new and existing products and/or services, expanding our business activities, etc. 

 

We will not use and/or share your Personal Information:

 

  • With anyone except for our Company’s authorized service providers, business affiliates, and business partners, and strictly for business purposes; or unless we specifically inform you, and give you an opportunity to opt out of our sharing your Personal Information.  

  • To run interest-based advertising campaigns that collect Personal Information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers.

  • To use or associate Personal Information with remarketing lists, cookies, data feeds, or other anonymous identifiers.

  • To use or associate targeting information, such as demographics or location, with any Personal Information collected from the ad or its landing page.

  • To share any Personal Information with Google or third party companies through our remarketing tag or any product data feeds which might be associated with our ads.

  • To send Google or third party companies precise location information without obtaining your consent. 

However, we reserve the right to disclose Personal Information that we believe, in our sole discretion, to be necessary or appropriate in the following circumstances:

  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.

  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

  • To enforce our Terms and Conditions.

  • To allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

 

IV.    Collection of Other Information

 

Personally Non-Identifiable Information:   We may collect personally non-identifiable information, including but not limited to demographic data, age, education level, profession, geographic location or gender, from you at the time of registration on our Website or app, or when you choose to use our Services. This information is not, by itself, sufficient to identify or contact you.  The Company may store such information, or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by partners, affiliates, agents, or service providers of the Company. The Company may use such information and pool it with other information to track data related to growing the business, such as the total number of visitors to our Website and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. 

 

Customer Credit Card Information.   The Company uses a third party service provider, PayPal, to process your payments and keep a protected copy of your credit card number. This billing data belongs to you, and by utilizing the Service, you grant the Company a license to use this data to bill you for services rendered. 

 

V.    Authorized Service Providers

 

As set forth in Section III, we may share your Personal Information for business purposes with authorized service providers, including Acuity Scheduling, PayPal, and Go-To Meeting.  For more information about how these companies store your Personal Information, the Company refers you to each of their respective Privacy Policies here at: 

 

 

The Company incorporates the aforementioned Privacy Policies in full by reference.  

 

VI.    Tracking Technologies on our Website

 

The Company may use the foregoing technologies to track your activity on our Website:

 

Cookies.   When you visit our Website or otherwise interact with the Service, we may send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other devices.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers stored on your computer through your web browser and are used by most websites to help personalize your web experience.  Some cookies may facilitate additional site features for enhanced performance and functionality such as remembering preferences, allowing social interactions, analyzing usage for site optimization, providing custom content, allowing third parties to provide social sharing tools, and serving images or videos from third party websites.  Some features on this site will not function if you do not allow cookies. We may link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information that you submit while visiting our Website.  

 

We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.  Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. 

 

Functional cookies, persistent and session type, store information to enable core site functionality, such as Live Chat and Client ID remembrance.

 

Analytics cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and our marketing campaigns.

 

Advertising cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners. Data may be collected by these companies that enable the companies to serve up advertisements on other sites that are relevant to your interests. 

 

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site.  You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.  

 

If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but some features on the site will not function properly.

 

Web Beacons.   Web beacons are electronic files that signal when a webpage, advertisement, video, other content, an email or newsletter has been viewed.  They are usually invisible to you. We may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about our Service. Web beacons may be used within the Service to track email open rates, web page visits or form submissions.  In some cases, we tie the information gathered by web beacons to your Personal Information to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and our marketing campaigns.

Log Files.   A Log File is a file that records either events that occur in an operating system or other software runs, or messages between different users of a communication software.  Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile application each time you access the Website or our Services. Along with cookies and web beacons, log files help provide additional functionality to the Website and Services and help us analyze Website and Services usage more accurately.  We and our third party tracking-utility partners may use log files on our Service to gather automatically gather and store information including, but not limited to, internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data, for business purposes.  We may use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of the Service and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Embedded Scripts.   An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Service, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plugins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.

ETag, or entity tag. A feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash and/or HTML5 cookies.

VII.    Children   

 

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and its accompanying FTC regulation protects the privacy of American children aged 13 and under, who are using the Internet.  The GDPR sets the age at which an EU child can give their own consent in order to process their Personal Data at 16 years of age.  

 

The Website and our related Services are not intended for anyone under 16, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16.  Anyone aged 16 or under should not submit any Personal Information without the permission of their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians may, on behalf of their children, submit their children’s Personal Information.  By using the Website and our related Services, you are representing that you are at least 16 years old and that you have the relevant legal authority to submit your Personal Information or that of a third-party minor, to the Company or on the Company’s Website.

 

VIII.    Links to Other Websites   

 

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties.  This Privacy Policy applies only to this Website and the Company’s Services. It does not apply to any third-party sites, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

 

We are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, YouTube or any other app developers, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, content provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Website, app, or Services. 

 

IX.    Security   

 

We maintain reasonable and appropriate, although not infallible, security precautions.  However, we cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorized personnel will not gain access to your Personal Information, despite our reasonable efforts.  You should note that in using the Website, app, and/or our related Services, your information will travel through third-party infrastructures which are not under our control.  Please feel free to raise any questions, concerns or specific directions you may have regarding the privacy and security of your information to info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.

 

X.    Data Retention

 

We will retain your Personal Information for four (4) years, or as long as needed to provide the applicable Services.  Our data retention period may change in the future if a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

 

XI.    Do Not Track   

 

Your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" signal to websites you visit.  The Company’s Website does not respond to "Do Not Track" signals or other mechanisms from a visitor's browser.  If, in the future, we create a program or protocol to respond to such web browser "Do Not Track" signals, we will inform you of the details of that protocol in this Privacy Policy.  To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com

XII.    Your California Privacy Rights   

California “Shine the Light” Law

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  This code section applies to businesses with 20 or more full or part-time employees.  

You may request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, certain information about the Personal Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of Personal Information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.

California Consumer Privacy Act

If you are a California resident, the processing of certain personal data about you may be subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and other applicable California state privacy laws. Beginning January 1, 2020, the CCPA gives you certain rights with respect to the processing of your personal data (known as “personal information”, as described under the CCPA).

RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST - Under the CCPA, you may have a right to request information about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information over the prior 12 months, and ask that we provide you with the following information: 

Categories of and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

Categories of sources from which we collect personal information.

Purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal information.

Categories of third parties with which we share personal information.

Categories of personal information disclosed about you for a business purpose.

If applicable, categories of personal information sold about you and the categories of third parties to which the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to which the personal information was sold.

RIGHT TO DELETE REQUEST - You may also have a right to request that we delete personal information, subject to certain exceptions. 

DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS PURPOSE - In the preceding 12 months, we may have disclosed certain personal information to the categories of recipients listed in Section III of this Privacy Policy for one or more business purposes.

If you are a California resident and would like to make a verifiable request for information about the personal information we have collected about you or a request for deletion of such personal information, please submit your request in writing to info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org

XIII.    Open ID Providers/Facebook Connect

You may be able to log into your account on our Website and/or access our Services using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider.  These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain Personal Information with us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our registration form.  Services, like Facebook Connect, give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network if you so choose.

XIV.    Forum on our Website   

Our Website offers blogs and question and answer forums to which you may contribute.  If you would like to contribute, you may submit ideas, photographs, user profiles, writings, music, video, audio recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, including Personal Information (collectively, "User Content"), to the Company directly for inclusion on our Website.  We alone determine what User Content to then post on the Website. We, or others who work on behalf of our Company, may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed), and may or may not attribute it to you.  

Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content. Please note that the Company may not control who will have access to the information once it is made public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure.  Our promises regarding handling of your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you disclose to use for public posting, share with others or otherwise upload onto the publicly available portions of our Website in the future. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any User Content that you disclose through the Website.

To request removal of your Personal Information from our Website or question and answer forum, contact us at info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, especially if it was already re-posted elsewhere by a third party over whom we have no control.  If this is the case, we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why in response to your request.

 

XV.    Changes   

 

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason, at our sole discretion.  We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Website, and emailing you a copy of the revised Privacy Policy or a link to it.  You are advised to consult our Website regularly for any changes. 

 

XVI.    Incorporation into Terms of Service

 

By using or accessing the Website or the Services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, and you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and as amended by us. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and considered a part of, the Company’s Terms of Service.

 

XVII.    Opt-Out Policy   

 

If, at any time after registering, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about the use of information volunteered by you, or if you prefer that we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes, please contact us at 

info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.

 

XVIII.    Contact Us   

 

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our use of your Personal Information, please email info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.  Additionally, you may reach us by postal mail at:

 

CDL Consulting, Inc.

279 Hillside Ave.

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Terms of Service

Updated as of April 20, 2020

 

Introduction

 

Thank you for choosing CDL Consulting Inc., a Delaware corporation, and The Center for Dying and Living, a sole proprietorship (together, the “Company”) for your business.  The Company provides non-medical consumer consultations pertaining to serious illness, end of life issues and disability.  The Company refers to the foregoing products and/or services herein collectively as “Services.”

 

These Terms of Service (“Agreement”) apply to any use of and access to our Services and/or our websites mentioned in our Privacy Policy, incorporated fully by reference herein (collectively referred to as the “Website”) by you and/or your agents (collectively, “you”).  When you use our Services, you are agreeing to our terms, so please carefully read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, as these documents contain important information regarding your legal rights and obligations. 

 

THIS DOCUMENT, THE TERMS OF SERVICE, IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND YOU WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE.  YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY INCORPORATED HEREIN; AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  IF YOU OBJECT TO ANYTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICES.  If you accept these Terms of Service and are using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant to the Company that you have full power and authority to do so. 

 

Effective Date.   This Agreement is effective (“Effective Date”) on the date you first access or use the Services and/or the Website, whichever is earlier.

 

 

Fees.   Upon notice to you, the Company may increase any fees specified in connection with its Services.  Fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction (collectively, “Taxes”).  You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with purchases and transactions under this Agreement. 

 

You may pay by credit card by way of the Company’s third-party payment processor, PayPal.   You agree not to file a credit or debit card chargeback with regard to any amount of fees charged in connection with the Services.  Instead, you agree to abide by the dispute resolution procedures outlined herein, below.

 

Fees/Payment Processing.   Users of the Services will be required to provide their credit card or bank account details to the Company via its third party payment processor, PayPal, to process payment(s).  The Company collects, analyzes and relays information to allow the third party payments service provider to process these payment(s). 

 

You authorize us to process payment(s) for the Services, using the payment information you have supplied.  Specifically, you will be required to provide your credit card or bank account details to the Company and/or the third-party service provider, and/or register with the third-party service provider to process payment(s) for the Services.  You agree to provide the Company and/or the third-party service provider with accurate and complete information about you and/or your business; and you authorize the Company to share it and any transaction information related to your use of the Services and/or Website with the third-party service provider for the purpose of processing payment(s), including but not limited to the service fees owed to Company for the use of the Service. 

 

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion (but not the obligation), to: (i) place on hold any payment and out of pocket expenses; and/or (ii) refund, provide credits or arrange for the third-party service provider to do so, as necessary. 

 

If you believe a payment has been processed in error, you must provide written notice to the Company within thirty (30) days after the date of payment specifying the nature of the error and the amount in dispute.  If notice is not received by the Company within such thirty (30) day period, the payment will be deemed final and valid.

 

The Company is not liable for any losses relating to chargebacks, fraudulent charges, or other actions by any User that are deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise invalid.  By using the Services, you hereby release the Company from any liability arising from fraudulent actions. You will also use best efforts to promptly notify the Company of any fraudulent actions which may affect the Services.  The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account of any User that engages in, or enables any other User to engage in, fraudulent actions.

 

While the Company takes what it believes to be reasonable efforts to ensure secure transmission of your information to the third-party service provider that assesses and processes payment(s), the Company is not responsible for any fees or charges assessed by third party service providers, or any errors in the processing of payment(s) by third party service providers, including any errors that result from third-party negligence, improper transmission of payment information, your mistaken submission of payment information, or your submission of erroneous payment information.  Your sole recourse is with the third-party service provider which processed the payment(s).

 

Links to Other Websites.   As described in the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Services may contain links to third party websites, such as but not limited to www.joincake.com],  that are not owned or controlled by the Company.  The Company has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.  In addition, the Company will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site.  By using the Services, you expressly relieve the Company from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website that is referenced or linked on our Website.

 

Links to this Website.   We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Website and/or Services, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with the Company or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray the Company or its products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to the Company.  The Company reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Website and/or Services for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.

 

Intellectual Property Rights.   As discussed in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein.  Subject to the limited rights expressly granted to you under this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, the Company reserves all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all related intellectual property rights.  The Company’s service marks, logos and product and service names are owned by the Company. You agree not to display or use any of the Company marks in any manner without the Company’s express prior written permission. 

 

In addition, any trademarks, service marks and logos associated with a Third Party Offering may be the property of the third party provider, and you should consult with their trademark guidelines before using any of their marks.

 

Any information and data that you submit to the Website or in connection with the Services must not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties.

 

Finally, as specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, you grant us a license to use your customer feedback in connection with providing the Services and for general marketing purposes, unless you notify us otherwise in writing.

No Submission of Unsolicited Ideas and/or Materials.   In your communications with the Company, please keep in mind that we do not seek any unsolicited ideas or materials for products or services, or even suggested improvements to products or services, including, without limitation, ideas, concepts, inventions, or designs for music, websites, apps, books, scripts, screenplays, motion pictures, television shows, theatrical productions, software or otherwise (collectively, "Unsolicited Ideas and Materials"). Any Unsolicited Ideas and Materials you post on or send to us via the Website are deemed User Content and licensed to us as set forth below. In addition, the Company retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials. The Company’s receipt of your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials is not an admission by the Company of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair the Company’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials.

Blog/Public Forum on our Website.   As indicated in our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, our Website offers publicly accessible blogs and question and answer forums to which you or other Users may contribute.  Our blog/community forum may allow you and other Users to post content such as videos, photos, and your stories with respect to the Services.  Posted information on our blog/public platform may be collected and used by others.

 

You agree not to post on our Website any content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party's trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current.  You agree that any User content that you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any intellectual property rights or rights of privacy, including the privacy of others’ health information.

 

The Company reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User content on the blog/public forum that the Company believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions.  We also reserve the right to remove any content we deem inappropriate, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, illegal, threatening, or otherwise objectionable.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to take protective measures in the event that any User posts content that violates the terms of this provision.  However, when we become aware of content that we consider violates this provision (i.e., is offensive or could compromise the privacy of your personal or confidential information or that of another person), we will make a good-faith, reasonable effort to remove such content.

 

The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User content that you or any other User or third party posts or sends over the Website or mobile app, or any action you take in reliance on any User content posted by another User.  You shall be solely responsible for your User content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User content.

 

Furthermore, you understand and agree that you may be exposed to other people’s User content that may be inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of exposure to such User content.

To request removal of any content that you believe violates this provision or that you previously posted on our blog/community forum, please contact us at  info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your content, especially if it was already re-posted elsewhere.  If this is the case, we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why in response to your request. 

 

DMCA Notice.  The Company will respond appropriately to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), as set forth below. If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner's) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:

 

(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;

 

(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;

 

(iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Website on which the material appears);

 

(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

 

(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

 

(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and

 

(vii) your electronic or physical signature.

 

The Company will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail, e-mail, or facsimile at the addresses set forth in the “Notice” section of this Agreement.

 

It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. The Company may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and the Company may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA.

 

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

 

We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.

Without limiting the Company's other rights, the Company may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer's access to the Services, Website, and/or any other website owned or operated by the Company.

 

Counter-Notification.   If access on the Website to a work that you submitted to the Company is disabled or the work is removed as a result of a DMCA Notice, and if you believe that the disabled access or removal is the result of mistake or misidentification, then you may send us a DMCA Counter-Notification to the addresses above. Your DMCA Counter-Notification should contain the following information:

 

(i) a legend or subject line that says: "DMCA Counter-Notification";

 

(ii) a description of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (please include the URL of the Website from which the material was removed or access to it disabled);

 

(iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

 

(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the username of your account;

 

(v) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if the address is located outside the U.S.A., to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; and

 

(vi) your electronic or physical signature.

 

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

 

If we receive a DMCA Counter-Notification, then we may replace the material that we removed (or stop disabling access to it) in not less than ten (10) and not more than fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notification. However, we will not do this if we first receive notice at the addresses above that the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice has filed a lawsuit asking a court for an order restraining the person who provided the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Service. You should also be aware that we may forward the Counter-Notification to the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.

 

Data Ownership and Usage.   As specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will own all Aggregated Data, and the Privacy Policy will govern how we collect and use Personal Information that is submitted through the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy.

 

As explained in our Privacy Policy, we have controls in place to prevent outside parties from stealing or accessing your data and Personal Information, but they are not foolproof.  Please exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information while using our Website.  We will notify one another if either of us becomes aware that your data and/or Personal Information has been compromised.

 

You are solely responsible for resolving disputes regarding ownership or access to your data, including those involving any current or former owners, co-owners, employees or contractors of your business.  You acknowledge and agree that the Company has no obligation whatsoever to resolve or intervene in such disputes.

 

Personal Information.   As outlined in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will protect your Personal Information and disclose it only in a limited number of circumstances.  We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure.  However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to thwart those measures, or use your Personal Information for improper purposes.  You acknowledge that you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

 

HIPAA.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) imposes rules to protect certain personal health information.  You should not share any protected health information, or any information that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.  This Website is not intended to be used to communicate protected health information, nor comply with HIPAA. If your engagement of our Services necessitates the sharing of protected health information, we will provide HIPAA-compliant means to do so.  Only share personal health information through our designated HIPAA-compliant channels.  If you do share any protected health information through the Website any other avenue that is not specifically designated for such purpose, you do so at your own risk. 

 

Disclaimer/No Warranties.   TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE.

 

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE OR WILL REMAIN UPDATED, COMPLETE OR CORRECT, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND/OR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INTERNET, OTHER TRANSMISSION NETWORKS, AND YOUR LOCAL NETWORK AND EQUIPMENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

 

THE SERVICES AND ANY PRODUCTS AND THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND SOLELY FOR YOUR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT. 

 

ALL DISCLAIMERS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) ARE MADE ON BEHALF OF BOTH THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COMPANY PARTIES”).

 

Indemnification.   You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all third party claims alleged or asserted against any of the Company, and all related charges, damages and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising from or relating to: (a) any actual or alleged breach of any provisions of these Terms; (b) any actual or alleged violation by you, an affiliate, or end user of the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of the Company or a third party; and (c) any dispute between you and another party regarding ownership of or access to your data or Personal Information submitted to the Company via its Website.

 

No Liability.   THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED, BY THE TRANSMISSION OF CARDHOLDER DATA PRIOR TO ITS ENCRYPTION AND RECEIPT BY SERVER(S) OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY.  THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES WILL INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT, IDENTITY THEFT, OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY, COLLECTIVELY, FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FEES PAID PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT.  ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) APPLY WITH RESPECT TO BOTH THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY PARTIES.

 

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, OR FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR OPPORTUNITIES, COST OF DATA RECONSTRUCTION, COST OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES OR THIRD PARTY OFFERINGS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, EVEN IF THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES.

 

THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN USERS RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES.  YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, CONTINGENT OR LIQUIDATED, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY DISPUTE OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER USER, WHETHER ONLINE OR IN PERSON, WHETHER RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF  SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.

 

THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

 

Choice of Law.   These Terms of Service and the relationship between you and the Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Dispute Resolution.  

  • Informal Dispute Resolution.   We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against the Company, you agree to try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org.  We'll try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting you through email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days after submission, you or the Company may bring a formal proceeding.

  • We Both Agree To Arbitrate.   You and the Company agree to resolve any Disputes through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.

  • Opt-out of Agreement to Arbitrate.   You can decline this agreement to arbitrate by contacting info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org within 30 days of first accepting these Terms of Service and stating that you (include your first and last name) decline this arbitration agreement.

  • Arbitration Procedures: The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in San Francisco, California, or any other location we agree to.

  • Arbitration Fees.   The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. The Company will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $75,000. The Company will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

  • Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate.  Either you or the Company may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in San Francisco (CA) or any United States county where you live or work.  Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Company’s products or the Company Service, or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.

  • No Class Actions.   You may only resolve Disputes with the Company on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action.  Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed under this Agreement.

  • Judicial Forum for Disputes.   In the event that the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and the Company agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the federal or state courts of San Francisco County, California.  Both you and the Company consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there.  We both agree to waive our right to a jury trial.

Miscellaneous Provisions

 

  • Relationship of the Parties.   This Agreement does not, and will not be construed to, create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and the Company.

  • Entire Agreement.These Terms of Service and Privacy Policy referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning the subject matter herein and the use of the Services and/or Website.  They supersede any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy.

  • The Company reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy, and any and all referenced and/or incorporated exhibits or policies, programs and guidelines.  The Company will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so.  If any future changes to these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with these Terms of Service, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Services.  Your continued use of the Services following any revision to these Terms of Service constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.

  • The Company may assign these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy in whole or part at any time.  However, you may not assign, delegate or transfer this Agreement in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written consent.

  • No Waiver.Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these Terms of Service and/or the Privacy Policy is not a waiver of that right.

  • Should any provision of these Terms of Service be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.

  • Force Majeure.Neither Party will be liable for any failure or delay in performance under this Agreement (other than for delay in the payment of money due and payable hereunder) for causes beyond that Party’s reasonable control and occurring without that Party’s fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems (other than those involving the Company’s or your employees, respectively), computer attacks (by government/nation entities or otherwise) or malicious acts, such as attacks on or through the Internet, any Internet service provider, telecommunications or hosting facility.  Dates by which performance obligations are scheduled to be met will be extended for a period of time equal to the time lost due to any delay so caused.

  • Electronic Communications and Signatures.   You agree to the use of electronic communication in order to enter into agreements and place orders, and to the electronic delivery of notices, policies and records of transactions initiated or completed through the Services.  Furthermore, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any laws or regulations in any jurisdiction that require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

  • Any notices provided by the Company under this Agreement and/or the Privacy Policy may be delivered to you to the email address(es) we have on file for your Account.  You hereby consent to receive notice from us through the foregoing means, and such notices will be deemed effective when sent if on a business day, and if not sent on a business day then on the next business day.  Except as otherwise specified in the Agreement, any notices to the Company under this Agreement must be delivered either via email to info@thecenterfordyingandliving.org or via first class registered U.S. mail, overnight courier, to:  CDL Consulting, Inc., 279 Hillside Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.

 

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING THE COMPANY'S PRIVACY POLICY, AND AGREE THAT MY USE OF THE SERVICES IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF MY AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND THE COMPANY’S PRIVACY POLICY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

  • BJ Miller

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