The Institute for the Work of Byron Katie

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the services provided through the website located at https://instituteforthework.com/ (the “Website”) and any materials, services, information, and data hosted or transmitted via the Website, including all Content and Member Content, as defined below, (collectively, “Services”) as provided by Byron Katie International, Inc. (“us”, “our”, or “we”). Your access to and use of the Website and Content are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use (“Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully. 

  1. Terms. 
    1. By accessing or using the Website you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, the Services, or these Terms, you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the Website. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, you are prohibited from using this Website without adult supervision.
    2. You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Website is at your sole risk. You represent you have the legal capacity and authority to accept these Terms and you understand that some of these Terms may not apply to you but all the Terms are nonetheless binding. As the rightful owner of the Website, we reserve the right to change or terminate these Terms at any time and from time to time without any notice to you. Any such changes are automatically made part of these Terms and are fully enforceable on you.
  2. Ownership. The Website and associated Content, as defined below, is the owned or appropriately licensed property of Byron Katie International, Inc. The Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and/or other proprietary rights and laws, including all intellectual property rights whether or not those rights are registered. We reserve all applicable rights in and to the Website and Content. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, recreation, database, or directory of the Website materials is prohibited except as provided for herein. 
  1. Limited License. We grant you a limited license and permission to use or display certain downloadable documents and worksheets located on the Website (“Downloadable Content”). The Downloadable Content is explicitly demarcated for such use, and this license and permission is strictly limited to such Downloadable Content. You are allowed to download and reproduce the Downloadable Content but you may not distribute, modify, or make derivatives of the Downloadable Content. You may not sell or sell access to the Downloadable Content although you may use it as part of your practice. You must keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices on the Downloadable Content. All your use of the Downloadable Content must at all times include the applicable copyright notice (e.g. “© 2022 Byron Katie International, Inc. All rights reserved.”).
  1. Account and Account Security. To use certain features of our Website, you may be required to create a user account (“Account”) and provide us with a username, password, and certain other information about yourself as set forth in our Privacy Policy. You will have the ability to maintain and periodically update such information as you see fit. By registering, you agree that all information provided by you is true and accurate and that you will maintain and update this information as required in order to keep it current, complete, and accurate. You are solely responsible for the information associated with your Account and anything that happens related to your Account. If you create an Account, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your password and that you are fully responsible for all activities and/or charges that are incurred under your Account. Therefore, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and Account. You will immediately notify us if you discover or suspect that someone has accessed your Account without your permission. You will not license, sell, or transfer your Account without our prior written approval.
  1. User Content. For purposes of this Agreement: (1) the term “Content” includes, without limitation, video, audio, podcasts, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, and interactive features, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Website; (2) the term “User Content” means Content that a user submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Website, which may be accessible and viewable by other users and/or the public.
    1. Posting, transmitting, or sharing User Content through the Website that you did not create, that you do not have the rights to, or that you do not have permission to post is prohibited. You understand and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, review and may delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. 
    2. We claim no ownership to your User Content, however, by posting User Content through any part of the Website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Website or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
    3. You represent and warrant that your User Content conforms to these Terms and that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit, your User Content in all manners contemplated by these Terms. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims, and expenses made against us by any third party arising out of or in connection with our use and exploitation of your User Content. 
  1. Membership. In the event you choose to purchase a membership to access and use the Member Content limited strictly to members of such membership, the following terms apply:
    1. Member Content. “Member Content” means, collectively, all the videos, tools, visual media, written media, access, courses, and other such items made available in connection with the membership service provided by us through the Website.
    2. Member Rights. Subject to these Terms and your payment of the applicable fees (the “Fee”), we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable right and license to access and use the Member Content, as well as any particular for-pay aspects of the Website services. Access to Member Content will be for the life of the applicable Member Content, and we make no guarantee as to the accessibility of any portion of Member Content at any time. You will not sell, lease, license, or otherwise transfer or directly profit from the exploitation of the Member Content hereunder. No rights to the Member Content are granted to you other than as expressly provided for herein. 
    3. Content and Offerings Subject to Change. The specific offering and/or content and materials making up the Member Content available through the Website are subject to change by us at any time, at our sole discretion.
    4. Fee. In consideration of the rights granted herein, you agree to pay to us the Fee as notified by us at the time of purchase, together with all applicable taxes or other duties or levies. We warrant that the Fee is full and complete consideration for the rights to the Member Content granted herein. If the Fee is to be charged for renewal of your membership, you grant us the right to charge you for the Fee and you agree to pay the Fee. 
    5. Fee Changes. We may change the fees or benefits associated with the Member Content from time to time with reasonable advanced notice of material changes; provided, however, that no advance notice will be required for temporary promotions, including temporary reductions in the fees associated with the Member Content.
    6. Payment by Credit Card. If you are paying by credit card, you authorize us to charge your credit card for all fees payable hereunder. You further authorize us to use a third party to process payments, and consent to the disclosure of your payment information to such third party.
    7. Cancellation. You may cancel your membership at any time upon written notice to us. We may terminate your membership at any time following written notice for a material breach of your obligations under these Terms. 
    8. No Refunds. The Fee is non-refundable. We will not provide refunds or credits for any unused Member Content. If you cancel your access to the Member Content you will not be refunded or credited any portion of your Fee.
    9. Revocation of Access. We reserve the right to revoke, terminate, or limit your access to the Member Content at any time and for any reason or no reason, including for a breach of these Terms.
    10. No Joint Venture. Nothing contained herein will be construed to constitute the parties as partners or joint venturers nor deem any party the agent of any other party, nor will any similar relationship be deemed to exist between them.
  1. Prohibitions. You may not: (a) reverse engineer, decompile, tamper with, or create derivative works of the Website or Content; (b) change, modify, or alter the Website or Content; (c) circumvent any protections that are a part of the Website; (d) use the Website for any commercial or illegal purpose; (e) contact or collect any information about any other user of the Website through the Website; (f) use the Website to violate any legal right of any third party; (g) use any automated means to access or use the Website (including scripts, “bots,” or similar software); (h) sublicense the Member Content; or (i) duplicate, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, or create derivative works of the Content through any means, except as provided for herein.
  1. Use. The Website, and all Services, are protected by applicable law, including copyright law, and you are explicitly advised that any use of the Website in violation of the law is prohibited. Any unauthorized duplication, reproduction, performance, display, distribution, or derivative works of any copyrighted Content not owned, or duly licensed, by you is against the law. Use of the Website or Services for any purpose not expressly provided for herein is prohibited.
  1. User Conduct. You represent, warrant, and agree that no materials of any kind submitted or otherwise created, used, posted, transmitted, or shared by you or others through you on or through the Website will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material. You agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, as such may apply to you in connection with the Services hereunder. You further agree not to use the Website:
    1. To take any unlawful or unauthorized actions or in any way damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or the intellectual property rights owned or licensed by us as described elsewhere herein;
    2. To upload, post, transmit, share, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 
    3. To interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website; or
    4. To upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, “junk mail,” “surveys,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation or unauthorized communication.
  1. Updates. From time to time, we may create updated versions of the Website. Updates may be automatically transmitted to you and you accept such updates according to these Terms. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all updates will be subject to these Terms, including any amendments to these Terms.
  1. Additional Terms. Because we offer a variety of Content and Services, you may be asked to agree to additional terms before using or accessing a specific service offered by us (“Additional Terms”). To the extent any Additional Terms conflict with these Terms, the Additional Terms govern with respect to your use of the corresponding service.
  1. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We comply with all copyright laws including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe the Website violates any copyright that you own or control, submit notification to us at the address provided in the “Contact” section that includes:
  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works claimed to have been infringed;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and email address at which you may be contacted;
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  1. Third Party Sites. The Website may contain (or may send you through or to) links to non-Website websites and/or software (“Third Party Sites”). We are not responsible for such Third Party Sites or for any content posted on, available through, or installed from such Third Party Sites. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of such Third Party Sites does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. We shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any Third Party Sites accessed through use of the Website. Your use and interaction with Third Party Sites may be subject to separate terms and conditions of such Third Party Sites. If you access Third Party Sites, you must comply with the terms and conditions that apply. 
  1. Third Party Video Services. The Website may offer Content through a third party service providing group video and audio meetings offered over the Internet. We do not control this third party service. You are bound by the terms and conditions of the third party service and consent to the use of such third party service. We cannot guarantee the security of personally identifiable information provided to or through the third party service. We are not responsible for any technical, hardware, software, or equipment malfunction, nor any occurrence beyond our reasonable control and you release us of any liability therefor.
  1. Privacy Policy. The information we obtain through your use of the Website is subject to our Privacy Policy and is specifically incorporated by reference into these Terms.
  1. Termination. You may terminate these Terms at any time and for any reason by deleting your Account and discontinuing all use of the Website. If you stop using the Website without deactivating your Account, your Account may be deactivated due to prolonged inactivity. You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website, including membership access, with or without notice and for any reason, including breach of these Terms. Any part of these Terms intended to apply following termination will so apply. 
  1. Certification. We may offer certain online courses through the Website. These courses are designed for educational and resource purposes only. Courses are provided solely as a training tool. We are not certified or authorized by any government, national, international, or regulatory agency or department to provide these courses. We do not guarantee the accuracy of information provided in the courses and will not be held liable for any third-party claims or losses. All certifications or records of completion are personal to The Institute for the Work of Byron Katie and do not provide any regulatory or legal authorization or certification. Any and all certifications and records of completion will be presented only upon successful completion of the required courses, as set out on the Website, and may be withheld or altered in our sole discretion.
  1. Disclaimer of Warranty.
    1. The Website and all associated Services and Content are provided “as is”, with all faults and without warranty of any kind. We hereby disclaim all warranties with respect to the Website, Content, and Services either express, implied, or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, quiet enjoyment, and non-infringement of third party rights. We do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations that the Website, Content, or Services are reliable, secure, or accurate, that they will meet your needs or requirements, that they will be available at any particular time or location, that any defects or errors will be corrected, or that they will be free of viruses or other harmful components. You use the Website at your own risk. No oral or written communications from us shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of these Terms and you may not rely on any such communications. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties or consumer rights so some exclusions or limitations may not apply to you but they shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.
    2. We further do not guarantee the accuracy of information provided through online courses hosted on the Website and will not be liable for any claims or losses related thereto.
    3. The Website is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the Website.
    4. We do not endorse, and nothing on the Website shall be deemed to be an endorsement, representation, or warranty of, any third party, whether in relation to such third party’s products, services, websites, experience, or background. We do not make any representations or warranties with regard to any materials posted by users.
  1. Limitation of Liability. You hereby agree that we, along with our subsidiaries, affiliates, and assigns, and each of their directors, officers, owners, agents, contractors, partners, and employees, shall not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages including but not limited to damages for loss of funds or property, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, loss of data, injury, death, or any other hardship, damages, or losses arising out of or related to: the use or inability to use the Website or Services, however caused; unauthorized or accidental access to or alteration of data; statements or conduct of any third party; or any matter relating to the use of the Website or Services; and even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain remedies or damages so some exclusions and limitations may not apply to you but they shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. 
  1. Indemnification. You do hereby indemnify and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, and assigns, and our and their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of these Terms or in connection with any use of the Website or Services including, but not limited to, any damages, losses, or liabilities whatsoever with respect to or arising from the possession, use, or operation of the Website or Services.
  1. Severability. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable or illegal, we may reform such provision to make it enforceable and legal or such provision may be severed and in either case these Terms with such provision reformed or severed will remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our failure to enforce any part or portion of these Terms shall not be considered a waiver.
  1. Dispute Resolution. We hope to address all of your claims through good faith negotiation and ask that you contact us at the address listed in the Contact section with any issues you may have regarding the Website or these Terms. Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or related to these Terms, or the breach thereof, which cannot be resolved by good faith negotiation between the parties shall be settled by confidential, binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules in California. Any resulting resolution may include the award of related fees and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
  1. Controlling Law. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and of the United States. Subject to the arbitration requirement above, all claims, legal proceedings, or litigation arising in connection with the Website or Services will be brought solely in the courts located in California and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.
  1. Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings, promises, and undertakings, if any, made orally or in writing with respect to the subject matter hereof. You may not assign any of these Terms. We may assign all or any portion of these Terms in our sole discretion. No modification, amendment, waiver, termination, or discharge of any portion of these Terms shall be binding unless executed and confirmed in writing by us. 
  1. Contact. If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact:

Byron Katie International, Inc. 309 East Aliso Street, Unit #10 Ojai, California 93023 [email protected]

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