Policy

Website Terms and Conditions of Use:

1. Terms of Use

Access to and use of Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine (“LIIM”) website, www.elotus.org, mobile site, or app (the “Site”) is governed by the terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set forth below, as well as any applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations. By accessing the Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing the Site. LIIM reserves the right to modify the Terms and Conditions at any time. Each time you use the Site, the current version of these Terms and Conditions will govern your use.

We reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates these Terms of Service or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others.

2. Contents

All content on the Site is for personal use only, and is intended solely for educational purposes. The material contained is for non-commercial transitory viewing and may not be used for any commercial purpose, or for any public display. All content presented is without warranty, neither expressly stated nor implied in any form.

The authors of the Site have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. However, LIIM, its owners, and its affiliates are not responsible for the results of any mistakes or misprints or photographic errors that are found in these pages, nor any consequential damages that may result from such mistakes or misprints. By viewing the Site, you understand that you should determine the accuracy, relevance, and efficacy before using the information presented. LIIM may update the materials contained on the Site at any time without notice.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Herbs mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements on the Site or in any material on the Site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. User is responsible for the use of any information on the Site.  LIIM, its authors, contributors, and affiliates will not be held liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused either directly or indirectly from the use of the Site.

3. Copyright

All material/information located on the Site, including, but not limited to, the text, graphics, trademarks, and all audible, visual, and downloadable materials, as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation, and overall look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Content”) are the property of LIIM and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Any copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication, uploading or modification, in any form and by any means, of any of the Content is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of LIIM.

4. Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy, and we want you to feel comfortable using the Site. We have, therefore, developed this Privacy Notice in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, and disclose and make use of personal information.

Payments. We use a third party credit card processing company for processing all monetary transactions.

Internet Protocol (IP) address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site.

Personal Information. We keep personal information such as your name, email address, license number, phone number, and course(s) you have taken in order to create your CEU certificate(s). In addition, we also keep this information to help recommend courses or products you may be interested in.  We may share your information with third party service providers for the same reasons as stated above. We cannot and do not make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies, and they are not subject to our Privacy Policy.

We also may release any personal information that we possess when release is necessary to comply with the law or to enforce our Privacy Policy. 

Cookies. Like many websites, we use "cookies." Cookies are small programs that we transfer to your hard drive to enable us to understand what interests you on the Site so that we can provide you with a better experience when visiting the Site. If you do not want us to use cookies, you can easily disable them by going to the toolbar of your web browser, and clicking on the "help" button. Follow the instructions that will prevent the browser from accepting cookies, or set the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie. In addition, you may visit this and other websites anonymously through the use of utilities provided by other private companies.

We also collect other information automatically to improve the Site and deliver targeted advertising. Examples include pixels and web beacons about your use of the Site, including device identifying information such as IP addresses, MAC address or other device-specific alphanumerical ID numbers, the make and model of your device, your wireless provider, whether you downloaded the App, the source of the download of the App, when the App is launched, how often a particular page within the Site is visited, which features the users interact with, and your device or computer's connection to the Internet. If you choose to connect to the Site through a social network such as Facebook, we may automatically collect your profile information. These things allow us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site.

The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, on our behalf.

Lastly, we may use your email address to send you marketing messages. If you do not want to receive these information, you can opt out by following the “unsubscribe” information that appears at the bottom of the emails. 

Your Choices. Most web browsers allow you to disable certain functionality or set certain privacy setting, so you may always choose to limit or not to provide us with any information. You can limit the info that is automatically collected while using the Site. However, by disabling cookies or turning off other functionality, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Site. 

5. Registration, Account, and Password

To access some of the features on the Site, you are required to establish an account using the online registration form. Registration entitles you to use the Site for an unlimited period of time; however, LIIM reserves the right to terminate accounts at any time and the right to refuse course admittance to any individual.

Upon registration, you agree to be responsible for: (i) maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password or other account identifiers which you choose, and (ii) all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify LIIM of any unauthorized use of your account or any breach of security. LIIM shall not be responsible or liable, in any way, for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your account information.

6. Links to Other Websites

As a convenience to you, the Site may contain links to websites operated by other entities. Please be aware that LIIM is not responsible for the content, functionality, or privacy practices of these websites; nor does it constitute an endorsement of the products, content, materials, information presented or made available by these sites. If you decide to visit any of these sites, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. You acknowledge and agree that LIIM is not responsible for any damages or losses to you or any other person caused or alleged to have been caused by your use of any of these sites, or from the products, content, material or information presented by or available through these sites

7. Limitation of Liability

LIIM is under no legal obligation to monitor content transmitted via or stored on the Site by you or other users. Although LIIM may, from time to time, monitor, review and/or delete discussions, articles, chats, postings, transmissions, photographs, videos and other user generated content on the Site, LIIM is under any obligation to do so. You acknowledge and agree that any discussions, articles, chats, postings, transmissions, photographs, videos, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other user generated content on the Site are those of their respective authors who are solely liable for their content. LIIM and its affiliates reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or remove any content submitted to or posted on the Site.

Our only obligation as host concerns responding to certain content that has been brought to our attention.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND LIABILITY. THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” LIIM MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. LIIM ALSO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR THE CONTENT PRESENT ON THE SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY MISTAKES, DEFAMATION, LIBEL, SLANDER, OMISSIONS, FALSEHOODS, OBSCENITY, PORNOGRAPHY OR PROFANITY YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ON THE SITES. LIIM MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO THE DELIVERY OF YOUR CONTENT AND/OR ANY LIMITATIONS ON YOUR OR ANY OTHER USERS’ ABILITY TO ACCESS, VIEW OR USE YOUR CONTENT OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.

YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL LIIM OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION TO, A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL LIIM BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER LIIM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

LIIM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OR SUCH CHANGES.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LIIM’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LIIM, its officers, affiliates, employees, representatives, and agents from and against any suit, action, liability, or proceeding in connection with any third party claim and/or complaint to which we may be exposed. You agree in this regard, to accept exclusive liability for any sums, damages, costs, lawyers’ fees and court costs for which we may be held liable arising from your submission of material to the Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

9. Termination

You acknowledge and agree that LIIM, in its sole and absolute discretion, may, without notice to you, suspend or terminate your use of, or access to all or part of this Site, and remove and discard any information or Content or any of the Site, for any reason. You further agree that LIIM shall not be liable to you or to any other person as a result of any such suspension or termination.

10. Governing Law and Forum

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict of law rules. You expressly consent and agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in California. The parties hereby waive any and all rights to a trial by jury. Any cause of action by you with respect to the Site, the Privacy Policy, or any Content or related services must be instituted within six (6) months after the cause of action arose or shall be forever waived and barred.

11. Children's Privacy Statement

This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from a child under 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.

12. Contact Us

If you would like to contact us for any questions regarding our privacy practices, please email to us at info@elotus.org