Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”) and Heartfulness Institute, a Texas nonprofit corporation, its affiliates, and each of their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the “Institute”) governing your use of any workshop, seminar, class, conference, course or other service (collectively, the “Services”), offered or promoted by the Institute, including any workshop offered through this website (the “Site”).

BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY CLASS OR USING ANY OF THE INSTITUTE’S SERVICES, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH AND BE BOUND BY, THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT IN THEIR ENTIRETY WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS, OR USE ANY SERVICES, OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTE.

1. Privacy

When enrolling in workshops, classes or other Services, the Institute may collect certain personal information from you, such as your name, address, email address and other information that you submit to the Institute. While the Institute will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of your information, such privacy cannot be guaranteed. The Institute reserves the right to use your information for its own internal use and for use in connection with its advertising and marketing programs. If you participate in a workshop or otherwise use the Institute’s Services, you agree that any Images (as defined below) taken by the Institute are not considered information subject to this privacy section but are subject in all respects to the release set forth in Section 2 below.

Cookies – When you visit Heartfulness, we send one or more cookies to your computer or other device. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Heartfulness also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web and on Heartfulness’ services. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

2. Release

If you participate in a workshop or otherwise use the Institute’s Services, you hereby grant the institute the irrevocable and perpetual right to (i) record your name, likeness and/or voice relating to your participation in the Services (collectively, the “Released Subject Matter”) which includes, without limitation, photographs, pictures, portraits, moving pictures, recorded voice, recorded video, and stills (the “Images”), and to edit such Released Subject Matter at the institute’s discretion; and (ii) publish, reproduce, copyright, exhibit, display, distribute, and otherwise use the Images, or any portion thereof, in all forms and media including composite or modified representations for any lawful purpose that the Institute deems appropriate, including advertising, trade, exhibition, illustration, promotion, publicity, advertising, electronic publication and any commercial purpose. You acknowledge and agree that you are not owed and will not be owed any consideration or royalty for such use. You understand and agree that the Institute is under no obligation to make any use of the Images or the rights granted herein. You expressly release the Institute and its agents, employees, licensees, successors and assigns (and all persons acting under any of their permission or authority) from and against any and all claims arising in connection with any use of the Released Subject Matter or the exercise of the rights granted herein which you have or may have for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of moral rights, defamation, copyright or trademark infringement, rights of publicity, any other personal or proprietary right, or any other cause of action arising out of the production, distribution, broadcast, or exhibition of the Released Subject Matter.

3. Right to Use Content

Except as otherwise permitted in writing by the Institute, no materials or information, regardless of form (including, without limitation, oral, documentary, photographic, videographic, and electronic), provided by the Institute to you through the Services or otherwise, including at any workshop, seminar, class, conference or course (collectively, “Content”) may be recorded, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. You may use the Content for non-commercial, personal use only. You may not use, distribute, modify, transmit, or post the Content, including any text, images, audio, or video, without the Institute’s express prior written consent. All rights in and to the Content are reserved to the Institute.

4. Intellectual Property Ownership

All right, title and interest in the Services, the Content and the Site, including all copyrights, patents, trade dress and other proprietary rights, and any derivative works thereof, shall belong solely and exclusively to the Institute or its licensors, and you shall have no rights whatsoever in any of the foregoing. Nothing in this Agreement or otherwise will be deemed to grant to you an ownership interest in the Services, the Content or the Site, in whole or in part. All content and materials included as part of the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, information, data, forms, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material, and software (the “Works”) are the property of the Institute or its content suppliers and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Works are copyrighted as individual works and as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws (17 U.S.C. Section 101, et. seq.) and international treaty provisions, and the Institute owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement thereof. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, adapt, translate, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Works, in whole or in part. Any use other than as contemplated herein, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, adaptations, translation, republication, display, or performance, of the Works, except as specifically permitted herein, is strictly prohibited.

5. Trademarks

The HEARTFULNESS INSTITUTE name, logo and the related names, design marks, product names, feature names and related logos (collectively, the “SMSF Marks”) are trademarks of Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation, Inc, a Texas nonprofit corporation, and are used by the Institute under license. The SAHAJ MARG MEDITATION name, logo and the related names, design marks, product names, feature names and related logos (collectively, the “SRCM Marks”) are trademarks of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a California nonprofit corporation, and are used by the Institute under license. Neither the SMSF Marks nor the SRCM Marks may be used, copied or imitated, in whole or in part, without the ex

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