Terms of Service
By registering on Gentle Yogis website, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the following Waiver, Terms, and Disclaimer and that I agree to and fully understand its contents. I voluntarily and knowingly agree to the terms and conditions stated herein. I am aware that by using the Gentle Yogis website, I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue and certain legal rights my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns may have against any Released Party.
I am participating in yoga classes, health programs, workshops and/or other wellness, body work, therapy, exercise and healing arts activities (collectively, the “Activities”) offered by Frederick “Rudy” Peirce, Joyce Peirce or any other teachers that may present classes or session on this website (the“Teacher”). The Activities may be offered in the physical location of the Studio or offered online by videos, television, podcasts, apps or other digital media or platforms. All of such offerings, either physical or online, shall be considered “Activities.”
I recognize that I must be in adequate physical and mental health to participate in the Activities. I understand that the Activities may require intense physical exertion, and I represent and warrant that I am physically fit enough to participate, and I have no medical condition which would prevent my full participation in the Activities. I recognize that the Activities may cause or aggravate a physical injury or medical condition. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician before my participation in the Activities. If I have done so, I have taken the physician’s advice. I understand that the Teacher reserves the right to refuse my participation in any Activity on medical, fitness or any other grounds.
I am aware that my participation in the Activities could result in high blood pressure, fainting, heartbeat disorders, physical injury, heart attack or stroke and may aggravate pre-existing injuries. I understand that I could experience muscle, back, neck and other injuries as a result of my participation in the Activities. I understand my physical limitations and I am sufficiently self-aware to stop or modify my participation in any Activity before I become injured or aggravate a pre-existing injury.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the Activities, including those which may result from the negligence of the Teacher.
In further consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any “Claim” (as defined below) I may have against the Teacher and any of Teacher’s employees, independent contractors or assistants (each, a “Released Party”) that I may sustain as a result of participating in the Activities even if the Claim arises from the negligence of Released Party or anyone else.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Released Party from any loss, cost, or liability incurred in defending any Claim made by me or anyone making a Claim on my behalf, even if the Claim is alleged to or did result from the negligence of Released Party or anyone else.
“Claim” includes but is not limited to any and all liabilities, claims, demands, expenses, fees, legal actions, rights of actions for damages, personal injury, mental suffering and distress, or death that I may suffer, my spouse, children or unborn child may suffer (including any legal fees or expenses) in connection with participation in any Activity.
I, my heirs or legal representatives forever release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue any Released Party for any Claim caused by any negligence or other acts of any Released Party.
I hereby understand that the Teacher from time to time may photograph, video, or otherwise record Activities and place such photographs and videos on its Website or social media platform. I hereby consent to the use of my image that may appear in any such photograph or video.
This agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Massachusetts and that all actions, suits, claims and proceedings relating to this agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. In case any provision of this agreement shall be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provision of this agreement and this agreement shall be construed as if such provision had never been contained herein.
Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and gentle-yogis.com
Welcome to gentle-yogis.com. The gentle-yogis.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Peirce Labs, LLC (“Gentle Yogis”). gentle-yogis.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of gentle-yogis.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
gentle-yogis.com is a Instructional and Educational Services and Forum/Online Discussion and E-Commerce Site.
The mission of GentleYogis is to serve others and help them enhance their quality of life by regularly accessing moments of peace.
More specifically, we are here to:
- Empower individuals of any ability to experience the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits of a regular yoga practice — with an emphasis on the yoga of breathing.
- Offer live online interaction to support regular practice, individual growth, and meaningful mindful community.
- Train and support certified yoga teachers in the art of leading Dynamic Gentle Yoga™.
Visiting gentle-yogis.com or sending emails to Gentle Yogis constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Gentle Yogis is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Gentle Yogis and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
Children Under Thirteen
Gentle Yogis does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use gentle-yogis.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Full refunds within 30 days of purchase are offered if a product is defective. No refunds or returns on face masks.
For workshops, classes, and trainings:
All cancellation requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full refunds are available at least 10 days prior to the start date of the class, workshop or training.
50% refunds are available from 5-10 days before the start date of the class, workshop or training.
No refunds are available within the 5 days prior to the start date of the class, workshop or training.
No-shows are not eligible for refunds.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
gentle-yogis.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Gentle Yogis and Gentle Yogis is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Gentle Yogis is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Gentle Yogis of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via gentle-yogis.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the gentle-yogis.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Gentle Yogis may share such information and data with any third party with whom Gentle Yogis has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of gentle-yogis.com users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Gentle Yogis or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Gentle Yogis content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Gentle Yogis and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Gentle Yogis or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Gentle Yogis has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Gentle Yogis reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Gentle Yogis reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Gentle Yogis reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Gentle Yogis’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Gentle Yogis does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Gentle Yogis specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Gentle Yogis spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Gentle Yogis.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to gentle-yogis.com or Posted on Any Gentle Yogis Web Page
Gentle Yogis does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to gentle-yogis.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Gentle Yogis Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Gentle Yogis, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Gentle Yogis is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Gentle Yogis’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your Gentle Yogis account to third party accounts. By connecting your Gentle Yogis account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Gentle Yogis from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Gentle Yogis Content accessed through gentle-yogis.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Gentle Yogis, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Gentle Yogis reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Gentle Yogis in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Gentle Yogis agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. PEIRCE LABS, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
PEIRCE LABS, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. PEIRCE LABS, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Gentle Yogis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Gentle Yogis as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Gentle Yogis’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Gentle Yogis’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Gentle Yogis with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Gentle Yogis with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Gentle Yogis with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Gentle Yogis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which gentle-yogis.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Gentle Yogis encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
The information and services provided by Peirce Labs, LLC (“we”, “us” or “our”) on the Gentle Yogis website (the “Site”) is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDE ON THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Gentle Yogis welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms and Disclaimer:
Peirce Labs, LLC
PO Box 467
Housatonic, Massachusetts 01236
Effective as of December 21, 2020
Blog Commenting Policy for GentleYogis
- Commenting on Yay! The GentleYogis blog is for those who are interested in gentle yoga and breath practices (pranayama) and the GentleYogis community.
- If you need technical or logistical support, please use the contact form instead of a blog comment to request help.
- If you have questions about classes, workshops and trainings, please use the contact form instead of a blog comment.
- You are invited to comment on blog posts to share relevant experience, ask relevant questions, and participate in constructive supportive conversation.
- We intend for blog comment conversations to be a vehicle for creating connections that are respectful and compassionate.
- Profanity, racism, abusive, threatening or harassing language is not allowed.
- Comments about politics or issues that are divisive will be removed.Comments that advertise or promote products, services, or businesses, etc. will be removed unless specifically invited.
- Links inserted into comments that refer to material outside of this website will be removed at the discretion of the GentleYogis blog moderator.
- GentleYogis / Peirce Labs LLC may restrict or terminate your right to use this website or any part of this website at any time without notice for violation of the above guidelines.
- Comments may be edited for spelling and grammar to improve readability. If a comment is completely unintelligible/unreadable, it may be removed.
- All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the individual commenter. By submitting a comment on gentle-yogis.com you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site and all post authors and commenters harmless.
- Always consult a qualified medical professional on health care questions. Nothing on this website including comments posted by community members is intended to be used in place of professional medical advice. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition under any circumstances.
- This comments policy is subject to change at any time without notice in order to adapt to the needs of the GentleYogis community and support our mission of creating and sustaining a compassionate online community.
If you have any questions about this Comments Policy, please direct them to email@example.com or use the contact form on this website.
Revised December 23, 2020