IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This Agreement (“Agreement”) and the policies referred to in it contain the complete terms and conditions that apply to your use of the services provided by Center of The Golden One® (“Center”). “Services” under this Agreement mean the services being offered at the following URL’s: centerofthegoldenone.com, lovesawakening.com, and gourasanameditationpractice.com, including all associated spiritual and religious teachings, materials, guidance, and offerings.
By using the Services of this site, you, the user, represent that you have carefully read the terms and conditions of this Agreement in their entirety and that you agree to them of your own free will.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY REVISED VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE, THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS SITE, OR DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE.
1. Who We Are and the Nature of the Services Provided
The Services provided by this site are offered by the Center. Leaders and helpers have been trained by and are under the supervision of the Center.
You understand and you represent that you understand that the Services are powerful offerings and can profoundly alter all aspects of your life – physical, emotional, and spiritual. As in life, not all changes may be welcome and there may be inherent risks, which are not predictable and may be serious.
The Gourasana Meditation Practice® (also known as the Modern Day Meditation®, GMP®, or Meditation for this Age®), as well as other spiritual and religious practices and programs of the Center, including the Love’s Awakening Seminars®, GMP® Workshops, and retreats that may be discussed in the spiritual and religious talks, teachings, guidance, and other aspects of the Services, can sometimes be extremely active and intense. They may include physical movement and deep emotional release. In the spiritual work that is being offered, one may confront the deep and difficult aspects of being human. These spiritual and religious teachings, talks, and guidance are designed for healthy people who want to expand their awareness and deepen their connection with a Higher Power, Source, or God.
The Services are not a substitute for physical or psychological health care, therapy, or treatment for addiction. If you experience unusual physical or psychological symptoms or are under the care of a physician or mental health practitioner, you should consult the appropriate professional prior to participating or continuing participation in any of the Services.
2. Who You Must Be
A. You must be 18 years of age or older
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR PERSONS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. By using the Services and accepting this Agreement, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.
B. You must be of sound mind and body
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR PERSONS WHO ARE OF SOUND MIND AND BODY. By using the Services and accepting this Agreement, you represent that you are of sound mind and body.
By using the Services and accepting this Agreement, you represent that you are a bona fide member of the public and that you do not have any ulterior motive or intention that would invade the privacy or intrude on the First Amendment rights of other users.
You acknowledge and agree that the talks and materials provided as part of the Services received by you are copyrighted and owned by the Center.
Services provided are for your personal use only. You may not use any talks or teachings for commercial purposes. Prohibited commercial use includes, but is not limited to, the use of any Center spiritual teaching or talk without the express written authorization of the Center.
You may not copy, in whole or in part, any of the talks or teachings provided by this site or disseminate them in any way. Resale or attempted resale of any talk or teaching is strictly prohibited.
The materials and services provided for and depicted on the site are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property laws. All text, graphics, video, data or other content on the website is provided to you for the sole purpose of using the Services. You may not copy, display, modify, create derivative works of, publish, or sell the content of this site or any information, software, or services provided by the Center or this site. This site’s content may be modified from time to time by the Center in its sole discretion. Except as expressly stated in this Agreement, no license is granted to you for any other purpose, and any other use of the Services or content of this site by you shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement.
5. Assumption of Risk
The Center makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the spiritual and religious talks, teachings, guidance, or offerings that are part of the Services. You should utilize the Services with conscious awareness and assumption of risk of any and all physical injury, other injuries or losses that you or your family may suffer as a direct or indirect result of utilizing the Services.
Any suggestions or recommendations you may receive from a person associated with the Center are strictly between you and the individual you receive them from and the Center, its staff, affiliates or volunteers cannot guarantee and do not promise or warrant the accuracy or helpfulness of the suggestions or recommendations.
You understand and agree that at all times your participation in the Services provided is voluntary and that it is your sole responsibility to look out for your physical and mental health and your well-being and protect yourself from any injury or loss, including any property loss. You agree that if you choose to utilize the Services offered, you do so with the knowledge and understanding that it is at your own risk, which you willingly assume.
6. Termination by User
You are at all times free to terminate utilization of the Services or to choose not to utilize any portion of the Services.
7. Liability Limitations
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CENTER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF CENTER OR ITS AGENTS) OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY USE OF THE SERVICES OR THIS SITE.
IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY THIRD PARTY DIRECTING USERS TO THIS SITE BY REFERRAL, LINK, OR ANY OTHER MEANS IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER USER FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES OR LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THIS SITE.
8. Release of Liability and Promise Not to Sue
AS A CONDITION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION AND IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AND ASSIGNEES, TO RELEASE THE CENTER AND ALL ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL CLAIMS, INJURY, LOSS OR LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION, INCLUDING LOSSES, CLAIMS OR INJURY DUE TO ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE OF THE CENTER OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES.
YOU FURTHER PROMISE, COVENANT, WARRANT AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT COMMENCE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE LOVE’S AWAKENING SEMINARS OR THE CENTER AND ALL ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.
9. Links to Third Party Sites
This site may contain hypertext links to sites operated by parties other than the Center. Such hypertext links are provided for your reference only and the Center does not control such sites and is not responsible for their content. The inclusion of any hypertext links to such sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators.
If any of the provisions of this Agreement are found to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, then, that provision notwithstanding, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such provision shall be deemed omitted.
11. No Assignment
This Agreement and the rights granted and obligations undertaken under it may not be transferred, assigned or delegated in any manner by you.
12. Mediation and Arbitration
You agree that in the event of any dispute concerning any civil matter between the parties, including, but not limited to, any action in tort, contract, or the application, interpretation or enforcement of any agreement, including this one, each party agrees that they shall first attempt in good faith to resolve such dispute through mediation by a neutral mediator and only in the event such mediation shall fail to resolve the disputed matter, then each party agrees that such dispute shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration in lieu of proceeding before a state or federal agency or court of law. You agree to give up your right to a trial by judge a jury. Unless waived by each party, mandatory mediation must be engaged in before any party may file for binding arbitration.
Arbitration, should it be necessary, will take place in the County of Denver, State of Colorado, and shall be conducted by an arbitrator (or three arbitrators if the parties mutually agree or if required by the American Arbitration Association) from a panel of arbitrators selected from the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration will be conducted under the rules of the American Arbitration Association’s (“Rules”) governing such disputes, which are then in effect. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be expedited and take place on three consecutive days. To the extent permitted under the Rules, discovery shall be allowed.
You agree that neither party shall themselves, nor cause or assist another, to publicly disclose any information relating to the disputed matter or in any way release information that may be disparaging to either party, before, during, or after the resolution of the dispute. This nondisclosure agreement is of primary importance to each of the parties.
The parties further agree that, notwithstanding any Rules to the contrary, the arbitrator shall have the discretion and authority to award the prevailing party the costs and expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.
13. Choice of Law
You agree that that the laws of the State of Colorado shall be the governing law, regardless of the site of arbitration or the issue of conflict of law, and each party shall have the right to submit an expert’s opinion on the issue of such laws. The decision of the arbitrator shall be confirmed by any court of competent jurisdiction.
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Please note that Center of The Golden One®, Path to Ultimate Freedom®, The Intensive®, Love’s Awakening®, Modern-Day Meditation®, GMP®, Gourasana Meditation Practice®, and Meditation for This Age® are all registered trademarks of Center of The Golden One. All rights are reserved on the use of these names.
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