PDS grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to use the Services, including the Products (subject to payment, where applicable), for your personal use only, in accordance with these Terms. We reserve all rights that we do not expressly grant in these Terms. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. Without limitation of any of our other rights or remedies at law, in equity or under these Terms, we may terminate your license to use the Services, in whole or in part, including your right to use any Products, without providing any refund or cancelling your obligation to make installment payments where applicable, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached or violated any of the provisions of these Terms.
You may purchase licenses to certain Products through a one-time payment or in monthly installments, as specified on the Sites. When you make a purchase, you authorize us to charge the credit, debit card or PayPal account you provide on a one-time or monthly basis, depending on which payment plan you elect. We reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason. Possible reasons for cancellation include, but are not limited to the following: fraudulent or potentially orders, incorrect pricing or non-payment.
Unless otherwise stated, each Product has a 7-day refund policy, wherein you are eligible to request a refund if you are dissatisfied with the Product, from 7 days of the Purchase. Some of the Products sold by Us on this Site have their own refund policy noted on the sales page and / or check-out page. If you have questions about a specific policy, please email us at email@example.com before you purchase. If you receive a refund for a Product, you will have no further right to use that Product. We will have the sole discretion to determine whether you satisfy the eligibility criteria for a refund. For the avoidance of doubt, unless you are eligible to receive a refund, as provided herein, your obligation to continue to make all monthly payments with respect to a purchase shall remain in effect, notwithstanding the cancellation or termination of the applicable license for such Product.
4. YOUR CONTENT
We may provide the opportunity for you to provide content or materials (“Your Content”) by means of the Services, including by commenting on blog posts, by communicating with us directly, including your active video involvement through Zoom or other video-based webinar platforms for which you may be visible throughout the course session, or through other forums. You grant to us and our affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, transferrable, right and license to reproduce, display, perform, transmit, modify, publish, create derivative works from and otherwise use Your Content in any formats or media (including recording of the above noted video-based course sessions) now known or hereafter devised, in connection with our provision or promotion of information products or services. You further acknowledge and agree that by enrolling in and taking any course(s), that your video image and likeness, name and involvement in any manner may be captured and subsequently displayed within our video library, which is accessible by all PDS members.
5. YOUR CONDUCT
You agree that you will not: (i) use the Services in a manner that (a) violates any applicable international, federal, state, provincial or local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, statutes, requirements, codes or orders of any governmental or judicial authorities; (b) is fraudulent,
deceptive or misleading; (c) is threatening, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, defamatory, pornographic or obscene; (d) violates anyone’s rights of privacy, publicity or other rights; (e) violates any contractual or fiduciary obligations; (f) infringes on any copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”); (g) has an adverse effect on our business, reputation or ability to provide Services; or (h) would otherwise be reasonably deemed objectionable under the circumstances; (ii) violate any program guidelines applicable to use of particular Products or interfere with, impair or disrupt the ability of others to use such Products; (iii) use the Services so as to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or provide inaccurate information; (iv) violate or attempt to violate the security of the Services; (v) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Services; (vi) “scrape” information from the Services by automated means; (vii) interfere with the ability of others or permit any unauthorized access to or use of any Products that you have licensed or to any password applicable to your account for the Services; (viii) use, redistribute or resell any of the Products or other content of the Services, other than such unremunerated sharing via social media as may be authorized on the Services or otherwise in writing by us; or (ix) reproduce, modify, display, distribute, sell, re-sell, distribute, publish, disclose, videotape, share, divulge, transfer, exploit or create derivative works from any of the Services, including any Products, in whole or in part, except as expressly provided in these Terms.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
As between you and us, we own the Services, including the Products, and any and all graphics, videos, photographs, images, artwork, text, fonts, software and other technology, and the contents, design, layout, functions, appearance and other intellectual property, comprising the Services. The foregoing ownership rights include all Intellectual Property Rights inherent in or appurtenant to the Services. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Services contain proprietary material of PDS, which is protected by copyright and other laws respecting proprietary rights. The Services are also protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to Canadian and U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. PDS retains all rights in the Services, including all copyright and other proprietary rights worldwide in all media. You may not use the Services except as expressly permitted under these Terms.
7. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent and warrant: (a) that you own all Intellectual Property Rights in Your Content and have the right to provide Your Content via the Services for use as contemplated herein, and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PDS and its affiliates, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, or licensors thereof (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, sustained by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of Your Content, your use of our Products, or any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. PDS reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
9. DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
(a) YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY PRODUCTS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(b) WHILE WE MAKE GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO INCLUDE SUBSTANTIALLY ACCURATE INFORMATION IN THE SERVICES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY OCCUR. IF WE RECEIVE NOTICE OF ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO CORRECT THEM IN DUE COURSE; BUT WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, PERFORMANCE, CURRENCY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE SERVICES, THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR AS TO THE RESULTS THAT WILL BE DERIVED FROM USING ANY OF THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES.
(c) IN NO EVENT SHALL PDS OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF, DELAY IN USING, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES. OUR LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND THUS THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, PDS’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF (I) A REFUND OF THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCT AT ISSUE, OR (II) $100.
(d) YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY DECISIONS, ADVICE, CONCLUSIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS MADE OR GIVEN AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE UPON PRODUCTS. THE SERVICES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE OR BE CONSTRUED AS A RECOMMENDATION, SOLICITATION, OFFER OR OPINION BY PDS OR OUR AFFILIATES, PRINCIPALS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, FOR ANY FINANCIAL TRANSACTION OR THE PURCHASE OF ANY FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SECURITIES, OR ANY KIND OF INVESTMENT. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
(e) YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL EARN ANY MONEY OR ACHIEVE ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS USING THE TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IS INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE, AND NOT AS SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS. NONE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO CONSTITUTE MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, FINANCIAL OR ACCOUNTING, LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE; WE URGE YOU TO CONSULT WITH AN APPROPRIATE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL IF YOU SEEK ANY SUCH ADVICE. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS EXPERIENCING DANGEROUS OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, REACH OUT TO YOUR LOCAL MEDICAL AUTHORITY OR LOCAL SUPPORT HOTLINE.
10. LAW; JURISDICTION
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Canada & the United States of America. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ANY ACTION OR DISPUTE BETWEEN US WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY ARBITRATION IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
We may modify these Terms at any time by posting changes on the Sites; however, (i) these changes will only become effective and binding with respect to you after we provide notice on the Sites that these Terms have changed and you first use any of the Services following the date of such posting, (ii) the changes will only apply with respect to your use of the Services after such changes become effective, and (iii) any change in payment obligations will only apply to your subsequent purchases on, or usage of, the Services. If at any time you find these Terms unacceptable and do not agree with them, you thereafter will have no right to use or access the Services.
13. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
If you believe that any of the Services contain content that infringes on your copyright, please forward the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
§ Your telephone number and email address;
§ A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
§ A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
§ A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
§ An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
§ A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
The Services may contain links to websites that we do not operate. We are not responsible for the content of any such websites, and you should direct any concerns regarding such websites to their respective site administrators or webmasters.
No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and PDS as a result of these Terms and/or your use of the Services. These Terms shall be effective as of the date accepted by you. These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and PDS with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior understandings, statements or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding the Services. PDS may assign these Terms at its discretion. You may not assign these Terms. No waiver of any obligation or right of either party shall be effective unless in writing, executed by the party against whom it is being enforced. In addition to money damages, PDS shall be entitled to seek equitable relief where appropriate if you breach of any of these Terms. These Terms are severable and may be construed to the extent of their enforceability in light of the parties’ mutual intent. The titles and subtitles in these Terms are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing it. All references herein to “including” and variations thereof shall be deemed to mean, “including, but not limited to.” All references herein to “we,” “our” or variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to PDS. All references herein to “you,” “your” or variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to you individually, if you are entering into these Terms on an individual basis, and to the corporation, partnership or other organization or legal entity that you represent, if you are entering into these Terms on behalf of such organization or entity. Notices to you required or permitted hereunder shall be made to you at the most recent email address on file with PDS. Notices to us shall be sent by email to email@example.com
PDS Community Guidelines
By joining The Personal Development School ("PDS"), you agree to abide by following PDS community terms and conditions:
1. Disclaimer and agreement
● PDS and all related parties/individuals, including officers, directors, facilitators and mediators are released from any form of liability that may arise as a consequence of you joining and/or participating in this group.
● With any online service, there is some level of risk when communicating information over the Internet and the user assumes any responsibility for any information that they may enter during their chat sessions. You agree to assume the risk of accessing and using this service.
● By agreeing to use this support group and the specific interface in which is operated you further agree to the terms of the PDS website, which terms are available for review at www.personaldevelopmentschool.com.
● This group and the conversations within are voluntarily and are not a substitute for psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment and counselling services. If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, contact your local help line or healthcare provider.
● PDS is not responsible for private messages that are pursued outside of the moderated spaces; the user is responsible for blocking or discontinuing communication with any parties who they may partake in private, unmoderated conversations with outside of the scope of PDS that they no longer wish to communicate with. Further, you are responsible for the information that you choose to share within this setting. We request that you do not share any information which is not about yourself or which identifies another party for whom has not accepted this terms and consent the release of information related to them.
a. Seek to understand
Please be kind to all members and share feedback from a thoughtful place. We would please ask that as this is intended to be a safe environment that you give your fellow group members the benefit of the doubt when their comments don’t sit well with you and refrain from responding in a defensive way that may derail from constructive conversation. Seek to understand, to find the meaning behind people's actions, and the opportunity for deeper awareness and healing. We are a large community with various perspectives, backgrounds, experiences and wounds (some unhealed) so it is important to be mindful of this while communicating. The common denominator is that we are all here for growth and personal empowerment, but that empowerment should not come at the cost of another person within the larger community.
Be a responsible reader. Make sure you are responding to the question that’s being asked, if you so choose, as there is no obligation to respond, or ask for clarity if you are unsure of the intent behind another participant’s question. Read some of the comments that were made before yours, so you know whether you are reinforcing an existing sentiment or adding new knowledge to the thread. Do not give advice unless requested by poster and withhold from telling others what to do (“Leave” “Run”). Instead, we encourage participants to ask questions, share resources and your own experiences that allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
Stay on topic. The projects on this website have been created for a specific purpose. Please stay within the boundaries of the subject matter.
Be constructive. It's okay to disagree with other forum participants, but we do not condone shaming others for their views or choices and encourage respectful dialogue that involves embracing complexity and nuance instead of black and white thinking. It is important to keep the discussion focused on the issues rather than letting it deteriorate into personal directed statements,, insults, attacks or judgment. Conduct conversations from a place of compassion and curiosity.
Avoid making generalizations about or stereotyping others. Turn off caps lock when writing responses, as this can be misinterpreted as shouting and seen as offensive.
If your personal beliefs or your past experiences limit your ability to contribute constructively to the conversation, please refrain from commenting on the specific thread and do not engage in ego-based conflicts. If someone’s comment doesn’t resonate, or a conversational thread is no longer serving you, gain value from the posts that offer help and support, and ignore the ones that don’t.
Please respect the privacy of all members in the group. Do not copy, paste or share any content from the group, outside of it, in any way shape or form. Do not post personal information about another forum participant, this includes identifying any individual by their real name if they have not already done so or providing personal contact information. Do not disclose any personal, sensitive, clinical or confidential information, about yourself or another person, for whom has not authorized you to do so.
e. Video Chat and Socials
When partaking in our Discord video chat feature and after-hours socials, PDS is not responsible for these unmoderated spaces and you accept the risk of using these features. We encourage participants to follow the same respectful behaviour outlined in our community guidelines within these spaces.
Respect our moderators. It’s their job is to keep the forum safe and constructive so that everybody gets to have their fair say. It is not always an easy job.
Do not share PDS events or webinar links on public forums. If you require a link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, sign up for our newsletters or refer to the webinar and event pages on our website.
3. Unacceptable Behaviour
- Intolerance or hate speech around a person’s race, culture, appearance, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or attachment style.
- Disrespecting, shaming or use of derogatory and foul language.
- Bullying, harassment or threats.
- Sexual harassment.
- Rudeness, insulting others, personal attacks, threats or inflammatory posts.
- Unsolicited private messages to other members (unless you have agreed in the public forum to take the conversation offline).
- Posting disturbing comments, language, material or photos.
- Promoting or discussing illegal activities.
- Defaming or slandering the PDS organization, employees or members.
- Advertising, soliciting, spamming or commercial self-promotion.
- Abuse of refund policy - one refund allowed per customer.
Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions may result in a warning or depending on the offence, an immediate removal or ban from The Personal Development School so that this group continues to be safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. You will not be entitled to any refunds of any programs with The Personal Development School in the event of such a ban.
If you see anyone violating our community guidelines, please alert our moderators through private message. All private messages will remain confidential. The moderation team will take a look at the reported issue and determine next steps based on our internal processes and the severity of the violation.