Terms & Conditions
By visiting www.ancestralceremonies.org (“Site”), you content to the following Terms and Conditions.
This website is operated by Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies. Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current website shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Our website and services are hosted on WordPress, Wix Ltd and Retreat Guru. They provide us with the online platform that allows us to make our products and services available to you.
SECTION 1 – USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state, province, or country of residence. You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
SECTION 2 – GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve a. transmissions over various networks; and
b. changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us. The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
SECTION 3 – ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We strive to provide accurate, complete, and up-to-date information on our site, but we cannot guarantee that all information made available is accurate, complete, or current. The material and content on this site are provided for general informational purposes only and should not be solely relied upon as the basis for making decisions. We recommend consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information before making any decisions.
1. Accuracy and Completeness of Information:
a. We make reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information presented on our site. However, we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information, descriptions, or statements displayed on the site. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.
b. The information on our site may include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to update or modify the content on our site at any time without prior notice. However, we have no obligation to do so.
2. Reliance on Information:
a. Any reliance you place on the material and content on this site is at your own risk. We recommend verifying the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of any information before making any decisions or taking any actions based on such information.
b. You acknowledge that the material and content on our site may not be exhaustive, and there may be additional information available that could affect your decisions or actions. Therefore, it is important to seek additional, more accurate, complete, or timely sources of information before making any significant decisions.
3. Historical Information:
a. This site may contain historical information that is provided for your reference only. Historical information is not current and should not be relied upon as accurate or up-to-date. We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any historical information provided on our site.
b. Historical information may no longer be relevant or accurate due to the passage of time, changes in circumstances, or updates in knowledge or understanding. Therefore, it is important to consider historical information in its proper context and consult more recent sources for the most current information.
4. Monitoring Changes:
a. We reserve the right to modify, update, or remove the contents of this site at any time without prior notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our site.
b. It is your responsibility to regularly monitor and check for any changes or updates to the information on our site that may be relevant to you. We recommend periodically reviewing the site for the most current and accurate information.
SECTION 4 – HEALTH AND SAFETY
Participation in indigenous earth medicine ceremonies involves potential physical and emotional risks. It is your responsibility to assess whether your physical and mental health allows for participation. We strongly recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before attending any ceremony. You acknowledge and understand that the use of indigenous earth medicines and participation in related ceremonies may have varying effects on individuals, including but not limited to physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual effects. These effects can vary based on individual circumstances, pre-existing medical conditions, medications, and other factors.
a. By participating in an indigenous earth medicine ceremony, you assume all risks associated with the ceremony, including but not limited to the ingestion or use of indigenous earth medicines, exposure to unfamiliar environments, physical activities, intense emotions, and interactions with facilitators, participants, or the general environment.
b. You are responsible for providing accurate and complete information regarding your physical and mental health, including any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, medications, and any other relevant information that may impact your participation in the ceremony. Failure to disclose such information may result in serious consequences and potentially compromise your safety and well-being.
c. You acknowledge that the facilitators and staff of ancestralceremonies.org are not healthcare professionals and do not provide medical advice or treatment. Any guidance or information provided by them regarding health-related matters is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional for any medical concerns or conditions before participating in any ceremony.
We reserve the right to refuse participation or request withdrawal from a ceremony if we believe it is not in your best interest or compromises the safety or well-being of yourself or others. Our decision to refuse participation or request withdrawal may be based on factors including, but not limited to:
a. Physical or mental health conditions that may pose a risk to your safety or the safety of others during the ceremony.
b. Failure to provide accurate and complete health-related information.
c. Non-compliance with our instructions, guidelines, or safety protocols.
d. Evidence of substance abuse or intoxication prior to or during the ceremony.
e. Disruptive or unsafe behavior that may harm yourself, others, or the ceremonial environment.
f. Violation of any of our Terms of Service or Code of Conduct.
In the event that your participation is refused or you are requested to withdraw from a ceremony, you agree to comply immediately and understand that refunds or compensation may not be provided in such cases.
Please note that indigenous earth medicine ceremonies are not suitable for everyone, and we reserve the right to make individual assessments based on the information provided to us. The ultimate responsibility for your health, safety, and well-being lies with you, and by participating in a ceremony, you acknowledge and accept these inherent risks and responsibilities.
SECTION 5– THE SERVICE
In order to use the Services, you may be required to complete an application and to provide information about yourself including you first and last name, email address, mailing address, and other personal information. You agree that any information that you provide to Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies will always be accurate, correct, and current. You agree to not impersonate someone else or to provide information or an email address that is not your own.
We will send to you an email to confirm receipt of your application and to provide other details concerning your application, including to schedule an intake call and to provide details about registration for the Services including retreat experiences. In the event that there is an error in this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECTION 6 – SERVICES AND PRICES
Retreats and workshops organized by ancestralceremonies.org require a reservation and a payment in advance. The suggested donations prices, availability, and reservation details provided on the Service are subject to change without notice. We strive to ensure accuracy in our pricing and availability information, but errors or discrepancies may occur. In the event of any such errors or discrepancies, we reserve the right to cancel or modify a reservation and provide you with an opportunity to rebook or receive a refund.
By making a reservation, you agree to pay the specified fees for the selected retreat or workshop. Payments may be made through the payment methods specified on the Service, such as credit card, debit card, or other electronic payment options. You agree to provide accurate and complete payment information and authorize us to charge the total amount due for your reservation, including any applicable taxes and fees, to the payment method you have provided.
a. If there are any payment processing errors, such as insufficient funds, declined transactions, or invalid payment details, we may not be able to complete your reservation. We are not responsible for any fees or charges imposed by your financial institution or payment provider in connection with such payment processing errors.
b. We reserve the right to refuse any reservation or payment for any reason, including but not limited to instances where we suspect fraudulent activity, unauthorized use of payment methods, or violations of our Terms of Service.
Cancellations and refunds are subject to our Cancellation and Refund Policy, which can be found on our website. It is your responsibility to review and understand the terms and conditions of our Cancellation and Refund Policy before making a reservation.
a. If you wish to cancel or modify your reservation, you must notify us in accordance with the procedures outlined in our Cancellation and Refund Policy. Please note that cancellation requests may be subject to specific deadlines, fees, or penalties as specified in the policy.
b. Refunds, if applicable, will be processed in accordance with our Cancellation and Refund Policy. Depending on the circumstances and the timing of your cancellation, you may be eligible for a full refund, partial refund, or no refund at all.
c. We are not responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result of a canceled or modified reservation, including but not limited to travel expenses, accommodation expenses, transportation costs, or any other related expenses.
It is recommended that you consider purchasing travel insurance to protect against such unforeseen circumstances. Prices for our services are subject to change without notice. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
SECTION 7 – REFUNDS
Once registration for a retreat or ceremony experience is completed, any donations made are not refundable, however, fifty percent (50%) of the donation may be applied to your participation in a future retreat if for any reason you must cancel.
If your application has not been accepted by us, you will receive a full refund of any donations made within 10 working days excluding the $50 USD for the intake call which is non-refundable.
SECTION 8 – ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We reserve the right to refuse any application you make with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel applications per person, per household or per donation. These restrictions may include applications made by or under the same member account, the same credit card, and/or applications that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an application, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the application was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit applications that, in our sole judgment, appear to be made by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate donation and application information for all applications made at our organization. You agree to promptly update your application and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
SECTION 9 – OPTIONAL TOOLS
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s). We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
SECTION 10 – THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
SECTION 11- USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
SECTION 12 – PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 13 – ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to service descriptions, pricing, suggested donations, promotions, offers and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
SECTION 14 – PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content:
(a) for any unlawful purpose;
(b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;
(c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;
(d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
(f) to submit false or misleading information;
(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet;
(h) to collect or track the personal information of others;
(i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;
(j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or
(k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
SECTION 15- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Service and its original content, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, videos, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other materials (“Content”), are the exclusive property of Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies .com, its affiliates, or its content suppliers. The Content is protected by intellectual property laws, including copyright laws and international treaties.
a. All rights, title, and interest in the Service and the Content are and will remain the exclusive property of ancestralceremonies.org or its licensors. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or using the Service or the Content. b. The Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies .com name, logo, and any other product or service names, slogans, or logos displayed on the Service are trademarks of ancestralceremonies.org or its affiliates. You may not use any of these trademarks without our prior written permission.
Except as expressly permitted by these Terms or with our prior written permission, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Service or the Content. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Copying, reproducing, or duplicating any portion of the Service or the Content for commercial purposes or for the benefit of any third party.
b. Modifying or altering the Service or the Content in any way.
c. Creating derivative works based on the Service or the Content.
d. Removing or altering any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices from the Service or the Content.
If you wish to obtain our prior written permission to use any part of the Service or the Content in a manner not expressly permitted by these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com. Any unauthorized use of the Service or the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy laws, and other applicable laws and regulations.
You may, however, access and use the Service and the Content for personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that you comply with these Terms and all applicable laws. This includes viewing, browsing, and printing individual pages from the Service for personal use only, as long as you do not modify or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices.
Please respect our intellectual property rights and the rights of others while using the Service. Unauthorized use of the Service or the Content may result in legal action and other remedies available to us under applicable laws.
SECTION 16 – DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
SECTION 17 – INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 18 – SEVERABILITY
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
SECTION 19 – TERMINATION
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
SECTION 20 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to e Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 21- GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America (USA).
SECTION 22 – CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
SECTION 23 – DISCLAIMER
This Site is an information resource only. Any Content provided on this Site or in any communication with Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment for a specific medical condition.
You assume full responsibility for how how you use the Content. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider about any questions you have.
Institute of Ancestral Ceremonies does not guarantee the outcome of following the recommendations provided and any statements about the potential outcome are expressions of opinion only.
We make not guarantees about the information and recommendations provided herein. By continuing to use, read, or participate on the Site, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee any particular result because outcomes are based on subjective factors that are not within our control. Therefore, following any information or recommendations provided on the Site is at your own risk. If you need professional medical advice, counselling, or therapy, it is your responsibility to hire a licensed professional.
SECTION 24- CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.