Terms of Service
By accessing and using the services provided through Satsangam.net, the main website/initiative of Satsangam LLC, registered at PO Box 76, Calais, Vermont, 05648, U.S.A, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions. Please review them carefully, as they govern your use of the Satsangam.net website, online and offline courses, and other services offered.
2. Acceptance of Terms
By accessing and using our services, you confirm that you have read, understood, and accepted these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, you must not use our services.
3. Changes to Terms
Satsangam LLC reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. Continued use of the services after changes means you accept the updated terms.
- Notification of Changes to Terms
Users will be notified of changes to these terms via email or through a notification on the website.
4. Registration and Account Responsibility
You must provide accurate information during registration. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You are accountable for all activities under your account.
5. Use of the Website and Services
You may use the website and services for personal, non-commercial use only. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Any unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of materials is prohibited.
- Fees and Payment
All applicable fees and accepted payment methods for services will be detailed on the website or during the purchase process.
- Subscription and Renewal
If subscriptions are offered, the specific terms, renewal process, and cancellation policy will be provided at the point of purchase on your classroom page.
- Course Recordings and Validity
Satsangam offers online courses and programs through the tool Kajabi. Access to course recordings is granted for a period of 6 months from the date of enrollment. After the 6-month period, access to the course recordings will be terminated, and you may no longer access or view these recordings. It is your responsibility to review the content within the validity period. Satsangam LLC reserves the right to modify the validity period or the terms related to access to recordings, and any changes will be communicated to enrolled users.
6. Content and Intellectual Property
All content, including courses, materials, and trademarks, is owned by Satsangam LLC. You are granted a limited license to access and use the content for personal, educational purposes only.
- Restrictions on Content Use
The resale, redistribution, or commercial use of content without express written consent from Satsangam LLC is prohibited.
7. User Conduct
You must not engage in any conduct that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, or disruptive to the services. You must not share or distribute content that violates intellectual property rights.
- Reporting Violations
Users can report violations of the user conduct policy by contacting Satsangam LLC through [email protected].
Satsangam LLC reserves the right to terminate or suspend access to services without notice for conduct violating these terms.
- Termination Process
Details regarding the process and grounds for termination will be provided in the termination notice. Any appeals process will be described therein.
9. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
The services are provided “as is” without warranties of any kind. Satsangam LLC is not liable for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages arising from the use of the services. All Satsangam LLC’s offerings are for educational purposes only. Satsangam LLC and its instructors take care to not prescribe anything, including diets, herbs, meditation practices, mantras, or spiritual practices. Any such practices presented or discussed are not to be taken as prescriptive. If you wish to incorporate them yourself, it is your responsibility to consult with outside personal care practitioners.
- Warranty Disclaimer
No warranties, express or implied, including merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are provided.
- Limitations and Exclusions
Satsangam LLC’s liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law, and specific exclusions for certain types of damages will be detailed in a separate document.
10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont, U.S.A, and disputes shall be resolved in the appropriate courts of Vermont or through binding arbitration as described herein.
- Arbitration Clause
Disputes must be resolved through binding arbitration in Vermont. Details on the arbitration process are available upon request.
12. Accessibility and Inclusion Statement
Satsangam.net would love to make our services accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Contact us if we can help with accommodation accessibility and we will do our best to meet your request..
13. Links and External Content
Use of links to external content is at your own risk. Satsangam LLC is not responsible for third-party content.
14. Language and Cultural Sensitivity
Users must approach community interactions with respect and sensitivity toward diverse languages, genders, castes, races and cultures.
15. Acknowledgment of Agreement
By checking the box during registration, users affirmatively acknowledge and accept this agreement.
16. Contact Information
For any questions regarding these terms, please contact Satsangam LLC at PO Box 76, Calais, Vermont, 05648, U.S.A or [email protected].
2. Information We Collect
We may collect personal identification information such as your name, email address, phone number, and other contact details. Additionally, we collect details about your interactions with our website, courses, and services, including access times, pages viewed, and other usage data. Classes conducted via Zoom may be recorded for educational and archival purposes.
3. How We Collect Information
We collect information directly from you when you provide it to us through registration, participation in courses, or other interactions with our services. Information is also collected through the Kajabi learning management tool and when you participate in recorded classes conducted via Zoom.
4. How We Use Your Information
We use your information to provide, maintain, and improve our services, respond to your inquiries and requests, monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve our services, and comply with legal requirements and protect our legal rights.
5. How We Share Your Information
We may share your information with service providers, such as Kajabi and Zoom, to facilitate our services. Additionally, we may share information as required by law, regulation, or legal process, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others.
6. How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect your information, including the use of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. However, we acknowledge that no transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure.
7. Third-Party Services
Our services may include links to third-party services, such as Kajabi and Zoom. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party services.
8. Children’s Privacy
Our services are not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children.
9. Changes to This Policy
10. Your Rights and Choices
You may request access to or correction of your personal information. Additionally, you may opt-out of certain uses of your information.
11. Contact Us
By enrolling in courses and participating in programs provided by Satsangam LLC, registered at PO Box 76, Calais, Vermont, 05648, U.S.A, operating through the website satsangam.net, you agree to comply with this Refund Policy. Please read these terms, as they govern the conditions for refunds related to our services.
Eligibility for Refunds
Refunds may be granted under the following conditions:
- You have canceled your enrollment within sevendays of purchase.
- You have faced significant technical difficulties preventing you from accessing the course, and we are unable to rectify the issue.
- Any other condition outlined at the time of purchase or enrollment.
Non-Eligibility for Refunds
You shall not be eligible for a refund if:
- You have completed the course or accessed substantial course materials.
- You have violated any part of the terms and conditions related to our services.
- The specified time frame for requesting a refund has elapsed.
Requesting a Refund
To seek a refund, please contact Satsangam LLC through the information provided on our website or [email protected], detailing your purchase and the reason for the refund request. We will review your request and notify you of our decision as promptly as possible.
Processing of Refunds
If we approve your refund request, the refund shall be processed using the original method of payment within a reasonable period, as defined during the approval process.
Changes to this Policy
Satsangam LLC reserves the right to modify this Refund Policy at any time. Continued use of our services after changes to this policy indicates your acceptance of the new terms.
If you have any inquiries or concerns regarding this Refund Policy, please contact Satsangam LLC at PO Box 76, Calais, Vermont, 05648, U.S.A, or [email protected].
Liability Release Agreement
1. Acknowledgment of Risk:
I understand and acknowledge that the classes and activities I am participating in with Satsangam LLC–including but not limited to Ayurveda, yoga, Indian performance, dance or theatrical practices– might carry inherent risks, which may cause serious injury or illness. These risks include, but are not limited to, physical exertion, equipment malfunction, inadequate instruction or guidance, and actions of other participants.
2. Assumption of Risk:
I hereby assume all the risks associated with participating in the classes and activities of Satsangam LLC, including the risks mentioned above and any other risks associated with these activities. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in these activities with full awareness of the associated risks.
3. Release of Liability:
I hereby release Satsangam LLC, its employees, agents, instructors, representatives, and all other affiliated persons or entities from any liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in these activities, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Satsangam LLC.
I agree to indemnify and hold Satsangam LLC harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, or causes of action, costs, or expenses, including attorney fees, which may arise out of my participation in Satsangam LLC classes and activities.
5. Medical Fitness:
I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in the classes and activities for which I register. I recognize that Satsangam LLC is not able to provide medical advice regarding my fitness for participation and that it is my responsibility to consult with a healthcare provider regarding my ability to participate or to apply any theory I learn to my own condition.
6. Consent for Emergency Treatment:
I consent to medical treatment in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during these activities. I agree to be financially responsible for any medical or legal bills that may be incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment.
7. Governing Law:
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, U.S.A, without regard to its conflict of law principles.
8. Entire Agreement:
This Agreement represents the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes any prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral.
Photograph, Content & Video Release Agreement
All classes are recorded and shared with all registered students and presenters. Sessions or segments may be shared with the public for educational or promotion purposes. By attending this course, you give Satsangam permission to use comments or other acts of participation you share in class for the purpose of future teaching or promotion as described in the Release Agreement below and agree to be responsible to turn off your video camera and/or delete your name from your image if that is important to you.
“By registering for this course, I hereby grant permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video or my written comments from ‘Chat’ or ‘Comment’ sections during any Satsangam program, without payment or any other consideration. I understand my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. “By attending this course, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed. “By registering for this course,, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational purposes.”
Satsangam Community Agreements
As we come together to learn and grow as individuals and in this sangha, these are suggested guidelines, meant to cultivate and support unity, open-mindedness and a sattvic learning environment for all. By registering for this course, I agree to abide by these agreements.
We understand these courses are open to all, and are and will be used for educational purposes. Some sessions may be repurposed into other courses. We understand using our cameras is welcome and appreciated, as it enlivens the community in a sweet way. If we are uncomfortable with our voice or name being shown, we will each be responsible to turn off our videos or hide our names on our zoom account display.
Welcome, respect & learn from each other’s experience and views
Each of us has a different perspective on Reality and different experiences. There are many ways to look at a thing. If we can expand to hear all these perspectives without judgment, but with discernment, they may all be able to serve for growth. Everyone has their own background, belief system and view on various concepts. 20th century saint Kirpal Singh wrote, “Each one of us is unique in his own way. There is a divine purpose behind the life of everyone who comes into the world; no one has been created for nothing. We have something to learn from everyone. This is the mystery of humility.” We attempt to enter into community in this spirit of respect and curiosity in order to create a brave learning environment, and allow our own minds and hearts to soften and expand. We agree to respectfully take what supports our learning and leave the rest.
We understand the views of the presenters or participants do not necessarily represent the view of satsangam LLC founders or principles.
Share experiences, not advice
We use “I” statements in sharing our own experiences and perspectives instead of declarative statements or generalizations about the way things are or should be, or what others do or think, or should do or think.
Be responsible for our own feelings and words
When we get triggered, we can ask questions of others and ourselves, considering where we can connect and how we can expand. We can have conversations with friends, therapists or confidants outside of sessions when needed. We can breathe and use whatever mental or emotional health tools available to us to return to mental or emotional equilibrium.
Expect not to have all questions answered
This is an exploration.
Religious and philosophical freedom
We do not need to adhere to any particular religion or philosophical perspective in order to benefit from and find common ground with the material discussed.
Strive to do no harm
We are aware that thoughts, words and actions can all cause harm and try to use these carefully.
Personal consultation questions
This is not a space for personal consultations or to have personal physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health issues addressed directly. These are better addressed within the context of consultations with personal practitioners.
Respect time for other voices
We will try to be aware of how much space we take up in the classroom. This includes being conscious of how often our voice is heard in relation to other participants, keeping questions and comments focused on the topic, and taking time to process and listen before speaking.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood (an idea we appreciate from the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”)
Filming & recording
We ask that no filming, video or audio recording take place during our sessions outside of the recording done by Satsangam LLC.