How to Embody 2023
This How to Embody 2023 legal document was last updated on December 7, 2022.
When you purchase an online Program from The Vibrational Health Institute (the “Institute”), you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Program Agreement (the “Agreement”)
You are purchasing a nonexclusive nontransferable nonsublicensable revocable license to use the written, audio, and visual Program materials (the “Materials”) located at or streamed from Program area(s) at DaphneMichaels.com, Programs.DaphneMichaels.com, and other online locations designated by the Institute (individually and collectively, the “Program Area”) during the term of your Program. This license expressly excludes all other Institute Programs, training courses, memberships, and their materials for which you have not paid separate Program, membership, or course fees.
You understand and agree the copyrights and trademarks for the Materials are owned solely by the Vibrational Health Institute, Inc., a Washington corporation, that has its principal place of business at 6320 84th Avenue West, University Place, WA, 98464 - USA, and by purchasing a Program that includes this license, you do not acquire any intellectual property ownership of the Materials.
You agree to keep confidential the proprietary data and copyrighted information you receive in the Materials and agree not to publish, resell, distribute, or summarize them for others’ use in any way. You understand the Materials: (a) remain the sole and exclusive property of the Institute, which retains all rights thereto; (b) cannot not be resold by you or otherwise distributed with or without consideration; (c) will not be made available by you to any other person; (d) will not be reproduced or summarized in any manner; and (e) will be destroyed or returned to the Institute immediately upon demand should you violate any of these terms or conditions.
If the Institute requests destruction of the Materials upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree to furnish the Institute with an Affidavit of Destruction in a form satisfactory to the Institute acknowledging your destruction of all Materials in your possession within seven (7) business days of the termination.
If you violate the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Institute may pursue civil and/or criminal prosecution against you.
The term of this license to use the Materials shall cease immediately upon the earlier of: (a) the termination of the Program by the Institute; (b) the termination of Program access for nonpayment of any portion of the Program fees; and (c) upon your violation of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. In addition, the Institute reserves the right to unilaterally terminate access to the Program on or after the one-year anniversary date of when you initially purchased access to the Program by providing you with fourteen (14) days’ prior notice via email of such intent to terminate.
You will not at any time during or after the effective term of this Agreement, dispute or contest, directly or indirectly, the Institute's exclusive right and title to the Materials and/or the copyrights or the validity thereof. The Institute, however, makes no representation or warranty with respect to the validity of any trademark or copyright that may issue or be granted therefrom.
You acknowledge the Materials and the copyrights have acquired secondary meaning.
You agree your use of the Materials inures to the benefit of the Institute and you shall not acquire any rights in the Materials and/or the trademarks and copyrights.
Upon the expiration or termination of this license, you acknowledge all of your rights under this Agreement shall forthwith terminate and immediately revert to the Institute and you shall immediately discontinue all use of the Program Area, the Materials, and the like at no cost whatsoever to the Institute.
You recognize the value of the goodwill associated with the Materials and acknowledge the Materials, and all rights therein including the goodwill pertaining thereto, belong exclusively to the Institute.
The Institute shall have the sole and exclusive right, in its discretion, to institute and prosecute lawsuits against third persons for infringement of the rights licensed in this Agreement. All sums recovered in any such lawsuits, whether by judgment, settlement or otherwise, in excess of the amount of reasonable attorneys’ fees and other out of pocket expenses of such suit, shall be retained solely by the Institute.
You will fully cooperate with the Institute in the prosecution of any such suit against a third party and shall execute all papers, testify on all matters, and otherwise cooperate in every way necessary and desirable for the prosecution of any such lawsuit
Any Program access to written content, video recordings, or audio recordings as part of the Materials in the Program Area is solely for convenience. The Institute does not promise to make any such written content or recordings available and reserves the right to delete any written content or recording within the Program Area at any time for any reason.
The Program does not include individual (1:1) access to Institute founder Daphne Michaels. Issues concerning the Program should be addressed to the Institute’s Program services representatives instead of attempting to contact Ms. Michaels.
This Agreement commences upon the date you initially purchase access to the Program, and shall continue until the earlier of: (a) the termination of the Program by the Institute; (b) the termination of Program access for nonpayment of any portion of the Program fees; or (c) upon your violation of the terms or conditions of this Agreement, In addition, the Institute reserves the right to unilaterally terminate this Agreement on or after the one year anniversary date of when you initially purchased access to the Program by providing you with fourteen (14) days’ prior notice via email of such intent to terminate Program.
a. For Programs That Cost $130 Or More
IF THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PROGRAM IS U.S. $130 OR MORE, IF YOU DECIDE YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, YOU MAY CANCEL THIS CONTRACT BY MAILING TO THE INSTITUTE BY MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE DAY PURCHASE THIS PROGRAM A NOTICE STATING YOUR DESIRE TO CANCEL THIS CONTRACT. THE WRITTEN NOTICE MUST BE MAILED BY CERTIFIED MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: THE DAPHNE MICHAELS INSTITUTE, ATTENTION: PROGRAM DEPARTMENT, PO Box 65533, University Place, WA, 98402-4699.
b. For Programs That Cost Under $130
IF THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PROGRAM IS LESS THAN U.S. $130, IF YOU DECIDE YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, YOU MAY TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT BY MAILING TO THE INSTITUTE BY MIDNIGHT OF THE THIRTIETH (30th) CALENDAR DAY AFTER THE DAY YOU PURCHASE THIS PROGRAM A NOTICE STATING YOUR DESIRE TO TERMINATE THIS CONTRACT. THE WRITTEN NOTICE MUST BE MAILED BY CERTIFIED MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: THE VIBRATIONAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, ATTENTION: PROGRAM DEPARTMENT, 6320 84TH AVENUE WEST, UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA, 98467
c. Destruction of Program Materials
Upon the Institute’s request, you must delete all Program Materials in your possession or control, including digital files, video, audio, and text files you obtained from us. If the Institute requests destruction of the Program Materials, you agree to sign a related Affidavit of Destruction in a form satisfactory to the Institute. If the Institute offers a refund (and some Institute business-related programs are ineligible for refunds), signing and returning a requested Affidavit of Destruction is a precondition to receiving such a refund. Please remember that continuing to use Program Materials after your license to use the Materials is terminated is the same thing as stealing and may also violate applicable intellectual property rights law.
The Institute reserves the right to unilaterally cancel your Program at any time for any reason by notifying you via email at the address you provided when initially signing up for your Program. If your email address changes during any Program term, you must promptly notify the Institute of such so that your customer records can be updated. The Institute may elect to terminate your Program immediately. If otherwise eligible for a refund (and some Institute business-related programs are ineligible for a refund), the Institute will refund the amount you paid for Program access prior to cancellation if such cancellation occurs before the one-year anniversary date of when you initially purchased access to the Program.
You agree to pay the Program fee in full in advance unless we offered you a multi-payment option for the fee.
You agree and represent that all information you provide for the purpose of becoming and staying a Program participant will be accurate, complete, and current. If we offered and you accepted a multi-payment option for the Program fee, it is your responsibility to timely update payment information with the Institute to prevent your access to the Program from being canceled for nonpayment.
You expressly authorize the Institute to charge your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account for any and all applicable fees associated with your Program hereunder. If you provide the Institute with a credit card or debit card that expires before you have made payment in full of the Program fee, the Institute reserves the right to charge any renewal card issued to you as a replacement without any additional consent by you.
You understand and agree there are important risk factors that should be considered by you when deciding whether to purchase a Program from the Institute. The following disclaimers apply to the extent the Materials and/or our communications with you refer to health-related (physical, emotional, and/or mental) matters.
Health references by the Institute, its principals, employees, and agents, are an educational service consisting solely of general health information. Our communications and Materials are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied.
Neither the Program nor the Materials is a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or care. No exercises or treatments mentioned in the Materials or our communications with you should be performed or otherwise used without clearance from your physician or health care provider. The information provided by the Institute is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, and should not be relied upon in that regard. The Institute’s principals, employees, and agents are not medical professionals and nothing in our communications or the Materials should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.
Now there may be risks associated with participating in activities mentioned in our communications or the Materials, especially for people in poor health or with pre-existing physical or mental health conditions. Because these risks exist, and we want you to be safe, you should seek clearance from your healthcare provider before participating in such activities.
Of course, you shouldn’t attempt to participate in any exercises or activities while driving or performing any dangerous acts.
If you choose to participate in these activities, you do so of your own free will and accord, knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such activities.
Program testimonials, case studies, and examples are exceptional results, do not reflect the typical Program participant’s experience, don't apply to the average person, and are not intended to represent or guarantee anyone will achieve the same or similar results. If we have disclosed typical results based on information provided to us by a peer-reviewed scientific study or other reputable third party source, you should presume the typical results as stated are more reliable than the testimonials, case studies, and examples found on the Institute’s websites, the Program Area, the Materials, and in the Program’s promotional content.
You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations, or guarantees whatsoever to you about the results you will achieve as a direct or indirect result of the Program or the Materials. And we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.
Any statements or examples only estimate what we think a Program participant can do. There is no assurance you will do as well as stated in any examples. If you rely upon any statements or examples, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided.
There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results by others will apply, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies.
Your success in using the information, strategies, and tactics provided in the Materials and our communications depends upon a variety of factors beyond our control (e.g. the economy). We also have no way of knowing how well you will do because we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, your skills, or your practices. Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will make more money, become healthier, improve your relationships, etc.
You should always perform due diligence and not take such results at face value. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in typical results information supplied to us by third parties.
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Facts and information are believed to be accurate at the time they were placed in the Materials or otherwise communicated to you during your Program. All information provided by the Institute is to be used for informational purposes only. The Program is only offered in jurisdictions where it may be legally offered. Information provided is not all-inclusive, and is limited to available information, and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate.
You agree to hold the Institute, its principals, employees, and agents harmless from any and all liability for all claims for damages due to injuries, including attorney fees and costs, incurred by you or caused to third parties by you, arising out of the Program, and/or activities discussed in the Materials or our communications with you, excepting only claims for gross negligence or intentional tort.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE INSTITUTE, ITS PRINCIPALS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE AND REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION UPON WHICH ANY SUCH CLAIM IS BASED. IN NO EVENT SHALL LIABILITY OF THE INSTITUTE, ITS PRINCIPALS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER EXCEED THE TOTAL SUM PAID TO THE INSTITUTE BY YOU FOR THE PROGRAM.
The Institute, its principals, employees, and agents do not discriminate in this Program, other Programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious creed, physical or mental disability, handicap, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. When dealing with the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, and other Program participants, you also agree not to discriminate based on any of these characteristics.
You agree that you will only use your Program, our communications, and the Materials for lawful purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Institute reserves the right to disclose your Program account information to any government law enforcement agency that requests it without providing notice to you.
To satisfy an express condition precedent to participation in the Program, you authorize the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, successors, and assigns to take photographs as well as record audio and video of all of your Program activities, including comments made, during your participation in the Program. This includes, but is not limited to your participation in any live events, Program calls, webinars, and teleseminars. You fully understand and agree these photographs and recordings may be edited, published, reproduced, summarized, transcribed, sold or given away by the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, both offline and via the Internet, without any compensation to you. Furthermore, you acknowledge the Institute is the sole copyright owner for these images, recordings, and any derivative works.
How to Embody 2023 program refunds are governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between general refund and cancellation policies on the Institute’s websites and this Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Agreement will govern.
All training registrations are final. If you wish to cancel your participation in this training a written advance notice is required and must be received by Daphne Michaels International at least 20 days prior to the training. A cancellation fee of $75.00 will be deducted and a credit in the amount remaining will be issued and can be applied toward a future Daphne Michaels Institute training. If cancellation is received with less than 20 days notice, no refund will be given. If Daphne Michaels International finds it necessary to terminate an applicant due to unacceptable behavior no refunds will be given. A full refund or voucher will be issued to any participant who is registered to attend a training that is canceled by Daphne Michaels International. In this rare circumstance the refund will be issued within fourteen working days.
During and after the term of this Agreement, neither party to this Agreement nor anyone acting on their behalf shall make any derogatory or disparaging statements about the other, or its past or present direct or indirect parent companies or its past or present subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of its past or present officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, representatives, successors or assigns, or directly or indirectly take any action which is intended to embarrass any of them. This provision for non-disparagement shall survive termination of this Agreement.
The Institute, its principals, employees, and agents shall not be liable for failure to perform any of the Institute’s obligations under this Agreement during any period in which the Institute cannot perform due to fire, earthquake, flood, or other natural disaster, epidemic, explosion, casualty, war, terrorism, embargo, riot, civil disturbance, act of public enemy, act of God, or the intervention of any government authority, or similar cause beyond the Institute’s control.
If any part of this Agreement is declared void, this Agreement, to the maximum practicable extent, shall be construed without reference to that part. No term or provision of the Agreement shall be waived unless in writing and signed by the party waiving the provision, and any waiver shall apply only to the specific event or situation which it describes and shall not be continuing.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Institute as a result of this Agreement, use of the Program Area, Materials, and/or our communications.
The Institute's performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Institute's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement. Use of the Program Area is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this section.
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington applicable to Agreements made and to be performed in the State of Washington.
To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the Institute's intellectual property rights, the Institute may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or United States federal court, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
You agree any legal action or proceeding by you against the Institute for any purpose will be submitted by you to confidential binding arbitration in Pierce County, Washington, under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. Any such claim brought by you under this Agreement may not be aggregated with other claims by you or third parties against the Institute.
No waiver by the Institute of any default shall be deemed as a waiver of prior or subsequent default of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.
You fully understand and agree the license granted hereunder is personal to you and shall not be assigned or sublicensed by any act by you or by operation of law unless with the prior written consent of the Institute. You also understand and agree that this Agreement may be assigned by the Institute to any successor in interest to the Institute.
The section and other headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. All references to this Agreement and the words “herein”, “hereof”, “hereto” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Section or other subdivision. This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the plain meaning of its terms and not strictly for or against any Party hereto or the drafter(s) of this Agreement.
This is the entire Agreement between the parties and may not be modified unless done so in a writing signed by duly authorized signatories of both parties.
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