WIE Unbound Online User Agreement

Introduction – General Rules & Definitions

WIE Unbound (or “website”) is a paid membership service that provides multimedia content, information, and resources supporting What is Enlightenment? magazine's mission to inspire and advance a revolution in human consciousness. WIE Unbound features interviews with contributors to What Is Enlightenment? magazine, links to web resources, and other educational content. Its purpose is to provide a dynamic forum that educates, informs, and connects individuals and organizations seeking to push the edge of humanity's evolutionary development and play a role in effecting such change. Its purpose is solely educational and informational.

WIE Unbound and What Is Enlightenment? magazine are produced by What Is Enlightenment? Press, the publishing house of EnlightenNext, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

Acceptance

This Agreement contains information about WIE Unbound and how it is managed. If you choose to use this website, you will be agreeing to accept and abide by all the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms outlined here, please do not use our website. Please note that we may change, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Such changes will be posted on the website, or notice thereof will be sent to you via email or by regular mail. If you use the website after changes have been published or after you have been notified, you are agreeing to be bound by such changes. If any changes are unacceptable to you, you should not use the website after they are published or you have been notified. Please review this page periodically to ensure that you are familiar with the current version of this Agreement.

Minimum Age

WIE Unbound is intended for adults only. Our services are available only to individuals who have the capacity to form legally binding contracts under the law applicable to this Agreement. The minimum age for membership to WIE Unbound is 18 years of age. By registering and accepting these Terms of Use, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Registration, Passwords, and Responsibilities

Use of WIE Unbound requires that you register with the website. You agree to provide WIE Unbound with accurate, complete, and up-to-date registration information and inform WIE Unbound of any changes to such information. During registration, you will select a user name and password. You are responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to WIE Unbound content and the website using your user name and sign-on password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not share your user name and password with anyone. Unauthorized provision of access to these services or any content provided as part of the Membership Service is a violation of this Agreement and will result in termination of your account and possible legal action. If you become aware that your password has been stolen, or of any unauthorized use of a password, user name or of WIE Unbound Content or the website, you agree to promptly notify WIE Unbound. Any fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal activity will be grounds for immediate termination of your account at the sole discretion of WIE Unbound and may be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies. You agree to indemnify and hold WIE Unbound harmless from any claims, losses, damages, and liabilities arising out of any breach of the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants.

WIE Unbound reserves the right to cancel any user name if, in WIE Unbound's sole discretion, the name is objectionable or offensive or uses the intellectual property rights of any other person, or is used or capable of use for impersonating another person.

Membership Terms

WIE Unbound services are membership based, and all references to the website, and all applicable terms and conditions, include reference to these services (“Membership Services”). You must have a valid credit card (“Payment Method”) that you are authorized to use in order to sign up for Membership Services. Your credit card will automatically be charged the amount indicated in the plan you chose upon registering with the Site. Your membership will continue until we receive notice from you indicating otherwise. Your non-termination or continued use reaffirms that WIE Unbound is authorized to charge your Payment Method.

You are required to keep your billing account information current, complete and accurate (e.g. change in billing address, credit card number or expiration date) and notify us if your Payment Method is cancelled (e.g., for loss or theft). If you fail to provide the foregoing information, you agree that you will continue to be charged for any product or services on your account unless you have terminated your membership.

All payments are non-refundable. You must notify us of any change(s) to your selected Payment Method by making such change(s) on the Membership Services page on the website. Such changes may not affect charges submitted before we can reasonably implement such changes.

WIE Unbound reserves the right to contact subscribers by email to provide important information, notify you about changes to your account, or for any other reason deemed necessary by WIE Unbound.

You agree that we have the right to correct any errors or mistakes, including without limitation billing you for any applicable taxes regardless of whether such amounts were previously itemized on your bill. Your right to use the Membership Service is subject to any financial limits that may be established from time to time by your credit card issuer, financial institution or other provider of your chosen payment method (“Payment Method Provider”). If payment cannot be charged to your Payment Method or your charge is returned for any reason, including without limitation chargeback, WIE Unbound reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access and account without notice, thereby terminating this agreement and all obligations of WIE Unbound hereunder. If payment is not received from your Payment Method Provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your account on demand.

We may occasionally offer promotional trial memberships at special discounted prices. If you sign up for a trial membership, your membership will be automatically renewed at the normal membership rate in effect at the end of the trial period, unless you cancel before the end of the trial period.

Changes: WIE Unbound reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges for services we provide, and to institute new fees, charges, or terms effective upon at least 30 days prior notice. You will receive notice of any fee change at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the transaction and failure to cancel your account as set forth below will constitute acceptance of such fee change. If you do not agree to such changes to fees, charges, or terms, your sole remedy will be to terminate your membership.

Cancellation: You may terminate your account at any time by clicking on the “Manage Account” button on any WIE Unbound page and following the instructions provided. Fees paid are not refundable in whole or in part. You must notify us at least 3 days prior to the end of your current billing period to avoid being charged the renewal fee for the next billing period.

Termination: WIE Unbound reserves the right to refuse, suspend or cancel membership of any member for any reason whatsoever.

Acceptable Usage

By use of the website, you agree to use it for personal and non-commercial uses only. You agree that you will not modify, copy or distribute website content without express written permission from WIE Unbound.

You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that any violation of this provision or any other provision of these terms may, at the sole discretion of WIE Unbound, with or without notice to you, result in the immediate suspension or termination of your membership.

Use of and Downloading Content

You may download or print content from the website for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notices or legends appearing on any of the content. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without obtaining prior written consent from WIE Unbound. You may not mirror on or link to your own site any portion or pages of this site. Use of the content on this website for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is strictly prohibited.

Requests regarding the use of content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use should be directed to WIE Unbound at wieunbound@wie.org.

Copyrights

Unless otherwise noted, all content on the website, including text, audio, video, graphics, illustrations, animation, photographs, images, logos, buttons, icons, software and the “look and feel” of the website is the exclusive property of WIE Unbound or its affiliates, partners or licensors, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Copyright Infringement Claims

WIE Unbound respects the intellectual property rights of other individuals and entities. If you believe your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us at wieunbound@wie.org or write to us at:

Copyright Agent
WIE Unbound
P.O. Box 2360
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240

Links to Third Party Sites

This Agreement and its terms cover only this website. Any other websites to which you link from this website are governed by their own terms and conditions. We accept no responsibility or liability for the operation or content of websites which we do not control.

Privacy Policy

By using this website, you agree to the terms of the WIE Unbound privacy policy as it may be updated from time to time.

Liability

Limitation of Liability IN NO EVENT SHALL WIE UNBOUND, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, CONTRIBUTORS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL (INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES), PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCT OFFERED BY WIE UNBOUND, EVEN IF WIE UNBOUND WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.

Warranty Disclaimers

WHILE WIE UNBOUND MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY AND HIGH QUALITY OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS SERVICES, WIE UNBOUND NEITHER REPRESENTS NOR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, SOFTWARE OR SERVICES WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS AVAILABLE BASIS.” WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIRUSES OR HARMFUL ELEMENTS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER BY USING THIS WEBSITE. WIE UNBOUND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SERVICE, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT COSTS RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS SITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WIE UNBOUND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE OR FOR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE DESCRIBED OR CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.

WIE UNBOUND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS WIE UNBOUND AND ITS PARTNERS, STAFF, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND LICENSORS FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIM, ACTION, DEMAND AND EXPENSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR DEMAND FOR ATTORNEYS FEES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES, RELATED TO ANY DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER PARTY, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND DURING SERVICE OUTAGES THAT ARE CAUSED BY OUR MAINTENANCE ON THE SERVERS OR THE TECHNOLOGY THAT UNDERLIES THE MEMBERSHIP SERVICE, FAILURES OF OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS (INCLUDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, HOSTING AND POWER PROVIDERS), COMPUTER VIRUSES, NATURAL DISASTERS OR OTHER DESTRUCTION OR DAMAGE OF OUR FACILITIES, AN ACT OF GOD, WAR, CIVIL DISTURBANCE OR OTHER CAUSE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

Entire Agreement

Unless otherwise expressly referred to herein, this Agreement is the complete and entire agreement between WIE Unbound and you and supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral. Any waiver or provision of this Agreement shall be effective only if in writing and signed by an authorized representative of WIE Unbound. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

Governing Law and Forum

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You agree that the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes arising in conjunction with the website.

For the exclusive benefit of WIE Unbound, WIE Unbound retains the right to bring proceedings in the courts of your country of your residence or principal place of business.

Headings

Headings in this Agreement are for organizational purposes only and have no legal meaning or effect.

Severability and Integration

The provisions contained in this Agreement are intended to be severable. If any of these provisions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any other reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision(s) shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the remaining provisions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

Questions

Questions concerning the use of this website should be directed to us via email at wieunbound@wie.org.

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