Terms and Conditions of Use:
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (collectively with any amendments hereto, "TERMS AND CONDITIONS").
BY USING THIS WEB SITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE AND ELIGIBLE TO USE THIS SITE.
IF YOU ARE 13 TO 17 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MUST USE THIS SITE ONLY WITH THE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.
We may update or amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time to comply with law or to meet our changing requirements without notice to you. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Site.
Welcome to the Web site of Sophrosynergi, (or "I" or "us" or "we" or “our”), which includes without limitation our related sites. These Terms and Conditions govern and apply to your ("you" or "your") access to and use of the Site and related domains on which these Terms and Conditions appear. You must read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety, you must not use the Sites. The Terms and Conditions may be changed in the future without further notice. Your continued use of the Sites and/or other products or services of Sophrosynergi after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to your access to and use of the Site, any order you place through any of the Sites, and to all products and services we supply, produce, distribute, or market. To the extent of any express inconsistency with any other agreement you may have with Sophrosynergi for products, services, or otherwise, that other agreement shall prevail unless otherwise explicitly stated therein. If these Terms and Conditions refer or relate to a clause that is not part of that other agreement, then these terms shall apply therein as well, if you are a user of the Site.
You must only use the Sites for lawful purposes, and you must not use them in a way that infringes the rights of anyone else or that restricts or inhibits anyone else's enjoyment of the Sites. You may not without our prior written consent: copy, reproduce, use, or otherwise deal with any content on the Sites; modify, distribute, or re-post any content on the Sites for any purpose; or use the content of the Sites for any commercial exploitation whatsoever. In using the Sites, you further agree: not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Sites, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Sites or affiliated or linked sites; not to disrupt or interfere with any other user's enjoyment of the Sites or affiliated or linked Web sites; not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit through or on the Sites any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; not to use, frame, or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Sophrosynergi trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including the images found at the Sites, the content of any text, or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without Sophrosynergi's express written consent; not to use meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing a Sophrosynergi name, trademark, or product name without Sophrosynergi's express written consent; not to deeplink to this Sites without Sophrosynergi's express written consent; not to create or use a false identity on the Sites, share your account information, or allow any person besides yourself to use your account to access the Sites; not to collect or store personal data about others; not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Sites or portions of the Sites that are restricted from general access; not to post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Sophrosynergi. In addition, you agree that you will comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations that relate to your use of or activities on the Sites. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Sites. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Sites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms and Conditions.
Content Uploaded to the Sites
In the event that you upload any photographs, comments, video clips, or other media to the Sites (the "Uploaded Content"), Sophrosynergi has the exclusive right to use any and all such elements of the Uploaded Content in connection with and/or as part of its business, including in connection with and/or in any advertising in any and all media, including, without limitation, product packaging, printed publications, presentations, promotional materials, events and associated marketing materials, television and cinema commercials, videos, or Web sites, in perpetuity throughout the world as Sophrosynergi in its sole discretion sees fit without further consent or payment. Sophrosynergi has all right, title, and interest in any and all results and proceeds from such use of the Uploaded Content. Sophrosynergi has the right to transfer the aforementioned rights to use the Uploaded Content to any third party, including, but not limited to, any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. Sophrosynergi may alter, adapt, or edit the Uploaded Content and any further material created under these Terms and Conditions, and market and exploit it entirely at Sophrosynergi's sole discretion. Sophrosynergi is not obliged to make any use of the Uploaded Content or exercise any of the rights granted by these Terms and Conditions. Users of the Sites must only post Uploaded Content that is owned by, and features, themselves, and no other third parties.
Changes to the Sites
Sophrosynergi may, in its sole discretion, terminate, change, modify, suspend, make improvements to, or discontinue any aspect of the Sites or any products available through or outside of the Sites, temporarily or permanently, including the availability of any features of the Sites or access to any parts of the Sites, at any time without notice to you, and you agree that Sophrosynergi shall not be liable therefor.
Sophrosynergi makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature, or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Sites, or sites linking to these Sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Sophrosynergi, and Sophrosynergi is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes, or updates to such sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by Sophrosynergi of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the Sites, you should be aware that Sophrosynergi's Terms and Conditions and policies no longer govern, and therefore you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of that site.
Copyright and Trademarks
All the Sites’ materials, including, without limitation, Sophrosynergi product logos, design, text, graphics, software, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (the "Content") unless expressly stated otherwise, Sophrosynergi or its licensors own and retain other proprietary rights in all products available through the Sites. Except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, modified, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, performed, displayed, posted, transmitted, sold, or made into derivative works in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Sophrosynergi or the respective copyright owner. You may not, without the express written permission of Sophrosynergi or the respective copyright owner, (a) copy, publish, or post any materials on any computer network or broadcast or publications media; (b) modify the materials; or (c) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You also may not (a) sell, resell, or make commercial use of the Sites, its content, or services or products obtained through the Sites; (b) collect and use of any product listings or descriptions; (c) make derivative uses of the Sites or its Content; or (d) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods. You are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary right of Sophrosynergi or any third party.
Together with other logos and product names described on this Sites, may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sophrosynergi or the rights holder. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of Sophrosynergi, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Sophrosynergi. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent
It is Sophrosynergi's policy to respect the copyright and intellectual property rights of others. Sophrosynergi may remove content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. In addition, Sophrosynergi may terminate access by users who appear to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. Further, Sophrosynergi complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that Sophrosynergi or any user of our Sites has infringed your copyright in any material way, please notify Sophrosynergi, and provide the following: an identification of the intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; an identification of the material that you claim is infringing so that we may locate it on the Sites; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, their licensee, and agent of either of the foregoing, or the law; and a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate, made under penalty of perjury, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property interest involved. Please direct inquiries regarding intellectual property infringement issues by email to: email@example.com.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sophrosynergi, its parents, subsidiaries, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, and suppliers from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorneys' fees) made or incurred by any third party arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of a third party.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE AGREED IN WRITING, SOPHROSYNERGI AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OR USEFULNESS OF CONTENT OR PRODUCTS (INCLUDING PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS) DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH OR OUTSIDE OF THE SITES. NOR DOES SOPHROSYNERGI MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITES, ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR SOLD THROUGH THE SITES, OR ITS CONTENT. ALTHOUGH SOPHROSYNERGI STRIVES TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE SITES, SOPHROSYNERGI DOES NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS THAT THE SITES IS FREE OF DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS. IN ADDITION, SOPHROSYNERGI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. SOPHROSYNERGI DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE SITES WILL BE MAINTAINED. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, SOPHROSYNERGI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS NOT EXPLICITLY STATED HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. The terms of this section survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions.
Limitations on Liability
WE EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, AND TERMS (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR OTHERWISE) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SOPHROSYNERGI OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR LOSSES INCURRED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES), HOWEVER CAUSED, AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) THE SITES; (II) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES; (III) THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED IN OR ON THE SITES; (IV) THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS THROUGH THE SITES OR OTHERWISE; (V) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OR LOSS OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED; (VI) ERRORS, SYSTEM DOWN TIME, NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGES, OR FILE CORRUPTION OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS; OR (VII) OTHERWISE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT/TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER OR NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE, EVEN IF SOPHROSYNERGI OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR LOSSES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SOPHROSYNERGI'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU IN THE LAST 90 DAYS TO SOPHROSYNERGI FOR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS SUPPLIED BY SOPHROSYNERGI THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR OTHERWISE. SOPHROSYNERGI WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY AMOUNT FOR FAILURE TO PERFORM ANY OBLIGATION UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IF SUCH FAILURE IS CAUSED BY THE OCCURRENCE OF ANY UNFORESEEN CONTINGENCY BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET OUTAGES, COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, FIRE, FLOOD, OR WAR. THESE EXCLUSIONS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IF ANY PROVISION OF THESE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS SHALL BE UNLAWFUL, VOID, OR FOR ANY REASON UNENFORCEABLE THEN THAT PROVISION SHALL BE DEEMED SEVERABLE AND SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THE REMAINING PROVISIONS. The terms of this section survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions.
The Sites are controlled, operated, and administered by Sophrosynergi from within the United States of America. Sophrosynergi makes no representation that materials on the Sites are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States, and access to them from territories where the contents or products available through the Sites are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Sites or export the content or products in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access the Sites from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms and Conditions, Sophrosynergi reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, to terminate your ability to use the Sites and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Sites. You agree that Sophrosynergi shall not be liable for any termination of your use of or access to the Sites.
Only you and Sophrosynergi shall be entitled to enforce these Terms and Conditions. No third party shall be entitled to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The terms of this section survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions.
It is the express intent of the parties that the Terms and Conditions and all related documents have been drawn up in English.
Applicable Law and Venue
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to the Terms and Conditions or your use of the Sites shall be filed only in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California, or the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and except as stated herein you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of the Terms and Conditions. Notwithstanding the above, any controversy or claim related to this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (Title 9, U. S. Code) (the "Act"). The Act will apply even though this Agreement provides that it is governed by the laws of California. Arbitration proceedings will be determined in accordance with the Act, and any discovery related to damages calculations or any financials shall be withheld until after liability has been decided by the arbitrator(s). The arbitration shall be conducted in Los Angeles, California. All Claims shall be determined by one arbitrator; however, if Claims exceed Five Million Dollars, upon the request of either Sophrosynergi or You, the Claims shall be decided by three arbitrators. All arbitration hearings shall commence within ninety (90) days of the demand for arbitration and close within ninety (90) days of commencement and the award of the arbitrator(s) shall be issued within thirty (30) days of the close of the hearing. However, the arbitrator(s), upon a showing of good cause, may extend the commencement of the hearing for up to an additional sixty (60) days. The arbitrator(s) shall provide a concise written statement of reasons for the award. The arbitration award may be submitted to any court having jurisdiction to be confirmed and enforced. The arbitrator(s) will have the authority to decide whether any Claim is barred by the statute of limitations and, if so, to dismiss the arbitration on that basis. Any dispute concerning this arbitration provision or whether a Claim is arbitrable shall be determined by the arbitrator(s). The arbitrator(s) shall have the power to award legal fees pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. This paragraph does not limit the right of Sophrosynergi to: (i) exercise self-help remedies, such as, but not limited to, setoff; (ii) initiate judicial or non-judicial foreclosure against any real or personal property collateral; (iii) exercise any judicial or power of sale rights, or (iv) act in a court of law to obtain an interim remedy, such as, but not limited to, injunctive relief, writ of possession or appointment of a receiver, or additional or supplementary remedies. The prevailing party in any action or arbitration related to these Terms and Conditions shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney fees and costs. The terms of this section survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions.
The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Sophrosynergi and you with respect to your use of the Sites, your purchase of products and services through the Sites, and as applicable any products or services of Sophrosynergi. Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Sites or Sophrosynergi's products or services must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises, notwithstanding any statutes of limitation to the contrary. Any failure by Sophrosynergi to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms and Conditions or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms and Conditions are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will be construed as creating a joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship between you and Sophrosynergi, and you do not have any authority to create any obligation or make any representation on Sophrosynergi's behalf. You may not assign or transfer any rights or obligations of these Terms and Conditions, by operation of law or otherwise, without Sophrosynergi's written consent. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms and Conditions will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against you and Sophrosynergi and their respective successors and assigns. The terms of this section survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions.
Other important terms
These Terms and Conditions supersede any other terms and conditions previously published by us and any other representations or statements made by us to you, whether oral, written, or otherwise. We may assign, transfer, or sub-contract any of our rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any third party at our discretion. No delay by us in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions shall operate as waiver of that right or remedy or shall affect our ability to subsequently exercise that right or remedy. Any waiver must be agreed by us in writing.
Last updated and effective: April 15, 2014