Daphne Michaels Institute Membership Agreement

When you purchase an online membership from The Daphne Michaels Institute (the “Institute”), you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement (the “Agreement”).

  1. License to Use Membership Materials

You are purchasing a nonexclusive nontransferable nonsublicensable revocable license to use the written, audio, and visual course materials (the “Materials”) located at or streamed from membership area(s) at DaphneMichaels.com, DaphneMichaelsInstitute.com, and other online locations designated by the Institute (individually and collectively, the “Membership Area”) during the term of your membership. This license expressly excludes all other Institute memberships, training courses, and their materials for which you have not paid separate membership or course fees.

You understand and agree the copyrights and trademarks for the Materials are owned solely by the Vibrational Health Institute, Inc., a Washington corporation t/d/b/a The Daphne Michaels Institute, that has its principal place of business at 621 Pacific Avenue, Suite 14, Tacoma, WA, 98402-4699 USA, and by purchasing a membership that includes this license, you do not acquire any intellectual property ownership of the Materials.

You agree to keep confidential the proprietary data and copyrighted information you receive in the Materials and agree not to publish, resell, distribute, or summarize them for others’ use in any way. You understand the Materials: (a) remain the sole and exclusive property of the Institute, which retains all rights thereto; (b) cannot not be resold by you or otherwise distributed with or without consideration; (c) will not be made available by you to any other person; (d) will not be reproduced or summarized in any manner; and (e) will be destroyed or returned to the Institute immediately upon demand should you violate any of these terms or conditions.

If the Institute requests destruction of the Materials upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree to furnish the Institute with an Affidavit of Destruction in a form satisfactory to the Institute acknowledging your destruction of all Materials in your possession within seven (7) business days of the termination.

If you violate the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Institute may pursue civil and/or criminal prosecution against you.

The term of this license to use the Materials extends only as long as you remain a paid member in good standing and shall cease immediately upon the earlier of the termination of the membership program by the Institute, the termination of your membership for nonpayment of the membership fees, or upon your violation of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.

You will not at any time during or after the effective term of this Agreement, dispute or contest, directly or indirectly, the Institute's exclusive right and title to the Materials and/or the copyrights or the validity thereof. The Institute, however, makes no representation or warranty with respect to the validity of any trademark or copyright that may issue or be granted therefrom.

You acknowledge the Materials and the copyrights have acquired secondary meaning. 

You agree your use of the Materials inures to the benefit of the Institute and you shall not acquire any rights in the Materials and/or the trademarks and copyrights.

Upon the expiration or termination of this license, you acknowledge all of your rights under this Agreement shall forthwith terminate and immediately revert to the Institute and you shall immediately discontinue all use of the Membership Area, the Materials, and the like at no cost whatsoever to the Institute.

You recognize the value of the goodwill associated with the Materials and acknowledge the Materials, and all rights therein including the goodwill pertaining thereto, belong exclusively to the Institute. 

The Institute shall have the sole and exclusive right, in its discretion, to institute and prosecute lawsuits against third persons for infringement of the rights licensed in this Agreement. All sums recovered in any such lawsuits, whether by judgment, settlement or otherwise, in excess of the amount of reasonable attorneys’ fees and other out of pocket expenses of such suit, shall be retained solely by the Institute.        

You will fully cooperate with the Institute in the prosecution of any such suit against a third party and shall execute all papers, testify on all matters, and otherwise cooperate in every way necessary and desirable for the prosecution of any such lawsuit.

  1. Access to Live Streams, Video & Audio Recordings

Live Stream Sessions

Your membership may include attending online live stream video or audio presentations by Institute founder Daphne Michaels, Institute employees, agents, and/or third parties selected by the Institute.

The schedule for the current month’s live stream presentations will be posted in the calendar section of the Membership Area on or before the first day of that month. The Institute reserves the right to revise the schedule and to cancel or postpone any live stream presentation at any time for any reason. To the extent feasible, notice may be sent to members of a postponement or cancellation by email.

Recordings

You understand and agree that the Institute does not promise or guarantee there will be recordings made of these live stream presentations. This means it is important for you to attend online any live stream membership events because there may not be a recording to view or listen to after the event.

Any membership access to video or audio recordings as part of the Materials in the Membership Area is solely for convenience. The Institute does not promise to make any such recordings available and reserves the right to delete any recording within the Membership Area at any time for any reason.

  1. Access to The Institute’s Founder

Unless otherwise expressly promised by the Institute in writing as a benefit of membership, your membership does not include individual (1:1) access to Institute founder Daphne Michaels. Issues concerning the membership program should be addressed to the Institute’s membership services representatives instead of attempting to contact Ms. Michaels.

  1. Term, Renewal, and Cancellation

Term

This Agreement commences upon the date you purchase your first membership term, and shall continue until the end of that term unless cancelled by either you or the Institute by advance notice per this Agreement.

Renewal

Unless three (3) calendar days advance written notice of intent not to renew is given by either party to the other party prior to the end of a current membership term, or the membership is cancelled by either party, this Agreement shall automatically renew for an additional membership term of the same length.

Cancellation by You

If you want to cancel your membership, please make your cancellation request by one of the following methods: (1) email your request using the contact form at DaphneMichaelsInstitute.com; or (2) mail your request to The Daphne Michaels Institute, Attention: Membership Department, 621 Pacific Avenue, Suite 14, Tacoma, WA, 98402-4699 USA with confirmation of delivery by signature. To ensure your subscription does not automatically renew for another membership term, the Institute must receive your cancellation request a minimum of three (3) calendar days prior to the end of the current membership term. When you timely cancel a membership with the Institute, you will continue to receive your membership benefits until the end of the current membership term. You will not receive a refund of any portion of the membership fees you paid for the current or prior membership terms.

Cancellation by The Institute

The Institute reserves the right to unilaterally cancel your membership at any time for any reason by notifying you via email at the address you provided when initially signing up for your membership. If your email address changes during any membership term, you must promptly notify the Institute of such so that your customer records can be updated. The Institute may elect to terminate your membership immediately and issue you a refund of the amount you paid solely for the current term during which the membership was cancelled. However, if the Institute does not elect immediate termination, you will continue to receive your membership benefits until the end of the current membership term, and you will not receive a refund of any portion of the membership fees you paid for the current membership term. There are no refunds of membership fees paid for prior terms.

  1. Membership Fees

During the initial membership term and any subsequent terms, you agree to pay the membership fee for that term in advance.

The Institute reserves the right to raise the membership fee at any time by providing notice to you by email at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the month the fee increase will take effect. You can either continue your subscription at the new membership rate or cancel it by giving notice to the Institute per this Agreement.

  1. Method of Payment

You agree and represent that all information you provide for the purpose of becoming and staying a member will be accurate, complete, and current. It is your responsibility to timely update payment information with the Institute to prevent your membership from being cancelled for nonpayment.

You expressly authorize the Institute to charge your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account for any and all applicable fees associated with your membership hereunder. If you provide the Institute with a credit card or debit card that expires during any term of your membership, the Institute reserves the right to charge any renewal card issued to you as a replacement without any additional consent by you.

  1. Disclaimers

You understand and agree there are important risk factors that should be considered by you when deciding whether to purchase a membership from the Institute. The following disclaimers apply to the extent the Materials and/or our communications with you refer to health-related (physical, emotional, and/or mental) matters.

Health References

Health references by the Institute, its principals, employees, and agents, are an educational service consisting solely of general health information. Our communications and Materials are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied.

Not Medical Care or Advice

Neither membership nor the Materials is a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or care. No exercises or treatments mentioned in the Materials or our communications with you should be performed or otherwise used without clearance from your physician or health care provider. The information provided by the Institute is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, and should not be relied upon in that regard. The Institute’s principals, employees, and agents are not medical professionals and nothing in our communications or the Materials should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.

Risks Exist

Now there may be risks associated with participating in activities mentioned in our communications or the Materials, especially for people in poor health or with pre-existing physical or mental health conditions. Because these risks exist, and we want you to be safe, you should seek clearance from your healthcare provider before participating in such activities.

Of course, you shouldn’t attempt to participate in any exercises or activities while driving or performing any dangerous acts.  

If you choose to participate in these activities, you do so of your own free will and accord, knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such activities. 

Testimonials, Case Studies & Examples

Membership testimonials, case studies, and examples are exceptional results, do not reflect the typical member’s experience, don't apply to the average person, and are not intended to represent or guarantee anyone will achieve the same or similar results. If we have disclosed typical results based on information provided to us by a peer-reviewed scientific study or other reputable third party source, you should presume the typical results as stated are more reliable than the testimonials, case studies, and examples found on the Institute’s websites, the Membership Area, the Materials, and in the membership program’s promotional content.

Your Success

You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations, or guarantees whatsoever to you about the results you will achieve as a Member. And we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.

Any statements or examples only estimate what we think a Member can do. There is no assurance you will do as well as stated in any examples. If you rely upon any statements or examples, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided.

There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results by others will apply, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies.

Your success in using the information, strategies, and tactics provided in the Materials and our communications depends upon a variety of factors beyond our control (e.g. the economy). We also have no way of knowing how well you will do because we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, your skills, or your practices. Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will make more money, become healthier, improve your relationships, etc.

Due Diligence

You should always perform due diligence and not take such results at face value. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in typical results information supplied to us by third parties.

As-Is and As-Available

MEMBERSHIP, OUR COMMUNICATIONS, AND ACCESS TO THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE EXCLUDED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING WHETHER MEMBERSHIP AND THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE BECAUSE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS ACCURATE OR SUFFICIENT FOR YOUR PURPOSES. THE INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS, OR COMMUNICATIONS WITH US WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. THE INSTITUTE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE INSTALLED OR USED BY YOU, THE MEMBERSHIP CLOUD PLATFORM’S OPERATION OR PERFORMANCE, THE PERFORMANCE OR OPERATION OF YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER(S) USED TO ACCESS MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS AND COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR THE OPERATION OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INTERNET.

Accuracy

Facts and information are believed to be accurate at the time they were placed in the Materials or otherwise communicated to you during your membership. All information provided by the Institute is to be used for informational purposes only. Membership is only offered in jurisdictions where it may be legally offered. Information provided is not all-inclusive, and is limited to available information, and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate.

You agree to hold the Institute, its principals, employees, and agents harmless from any and all liability for all claims for damages due to injuries, including attorney fees and costs, incurred by you or caused to third parties by you, arising out of the membership, and/or activities discussed in the Materials or our communications with you, excepting only claims for gross negligence or intentional tort.

  1. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE INSTITUTE, ITS PRINCIPALS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE AND REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION UPON WHICH ANY SUCH CLAIM IS BASED. IN NO EVENT SHALL LIABILITY OF THE INSTITUTE, ITS PRINCIPALS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER EXCEED THE TOTAL SUM PAID TO THE INSTITUTE BY YOU FOR THE CURRENT TERM OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

  1. Non-Discrimination

The Institute, its principals, employees, and agents do not discriminate in this membership program, other programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious creed, physical or mental disability, handicap, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. When dealing with the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, and other members, you also agree not to discriminate based on any of these characteristics.

  1. Prohibited Conduct

You agree that you will only use your membership, our communications, and the Materials for lawful purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Institute reserves the right to disclose your membership account information to any government law enforcement agency that requests it without providing notice to you.

  1. Photos, Video, Audio & Derivative Works

To satisfy an express condition precedent to participation in the membership program, you authorize the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, successors, and assigns to take photographs as well as record audio and video of all of your membership activities, including comments made, during your participation in the program. This includes, but is not limited to your participation in any live events, membership calls, webinars, and teleseminars. You fully understand and agree these photographs and recordings may be edited, published, reproduced, summarized, transcribed, sold or given away by the Institute, its principals, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, both offline and via the Internet, without any compensation to you. Furthermore, you acknowledge the Institute is the sole copyright owner for these images, recordings, and any derivative works.

  1. Refunds

Membership refunds are governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between general refund and cancellation policies on the Institute’s websites and this Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Agreement will govern.

If you want to cancel your membership, please use the information in the “Cancellation by You” provisions of Section 4 of this Agreement (see above) to make your cancellation request.

Termination by You - First 30 Days

If you are dissatisfied at any time during the first thirty (30) days after your initial membership purchase, simply ask for a full refund. You will get your money back if you timely comply with the terms and conditions of cancellation.

Termination by You - After 30 Days

When you cancel your membership with us after the first thirty (30) days of your initial membership purchase, you will continue to receive your membership benefits until the end of the current billing period. You will not receive a refund of any portion of the membership fees you paid for the current or prior billing periods.

Example: If we process cancellation of a monthly membership on March 15th, you will continue to receive the benefits of that membership until March 31st and there will not be a refund of any part of the March monthly membership fee. You will neither be billed for nor receive the benefits of the cancelled membership after March.

If you choose a multi-payment option for a single membership period, when you cancel a membership during that period, you will continue to receive the benefits of the membership until the end of the period and must continue to honor your agreement to make multiple payments for that membership period.

Example: If we process cancellation of an annual membership in June that you agreed to pay for with quarterly payments (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and September 1st), you will continue to receive the benefits of that membership until the end of the year, there will not be a refund of any part of the annual membership fee already paid, and you must make the two remaining quarterly payments (July 1st and September 1st). You will neither be billed for nor receive the benefits of the cancelled membership after the end of the annual membership period.

Do not wait until the end of a billing or membership period to make a membership cancellation request because such requests are typically processed within 2 to 3 business days after we receive them. Because it takes longer for us to receive postal mail than electronic mail, we recommend that you email your request. Providing us with your account/membership number (if you have one) can also speed up the process of honoring your request.

We will confirm your membership has been cancelled by either email or postal mail.

  1. Non-Disparagement

During and after the term of this Agreement, neither party to this Agreement nor anyone acting on their behalf shall make any derogatory or disparaging statements about the other, or its past or present direct or indirect parent companies or its past or present subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of its past or present officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, representatives, successors or assigns, or directly or indirectly take any action which is intended to embarrass any of them. This provision for non-disparagement shall survive termination of this Agreement.

  1. Force Majeure

The Institute, its principals, employees, and agents shall not be liable for failure to perform any of the Institute’s obligations under this Agreement during any period in which the Institute cannot perform due to fire, earthquake, flood, or other natural disaster, epidemic, explosion, casualty, war, terrorism, embargo, riot, civil disturbance, act of public enemy, act of God, or the intervention of any government authority, or similar cause beyond the Institute’s control.

  1. Severability

If any part of this Agreement is declared void, this Agreement, to the maximum practicable extent, shall be construed without reference to that part. No term or provision of the Agreement shall be waived unless in writing and signed by the party waiving the provision, and any waiver shall apply only to the specific event or situation which it describes and shall not be continuing.

  1. Relationship of the Parties

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Institute as a result of this Agreement, use of the Membership Area, Materials, and/or our communications.

  1. Governing Law, Venue & Dispute Resolution

The Institute's performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Institute's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement. Use of the Membership Area is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this section.

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington applicable to Agreements made and to be performed in the State of Washington.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the Institute's intellectual property rights, the Institute may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or United States federal court, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

You agree any legal action or proceeding by you against the Institute for any purpose will be submitted by you to confidential binding arbitration in Pierce County, Washington, under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. Any such claim brought by you under this Agreement may not be aggregated with other claims by you or third parties against the Institute.

  1. Waiver

No waiver by the Institute of any default shall be deemed as a waiver of prior or subsequent default of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.

  1. Assignability & Sublicenses

You fully understand and agree the license granted hereunder is personal to you and shall not be assigned or sublicensed by any act by you or by operation of law unless with the prior written consent of the Institute. You also understand and agree that this Agreement may be assigned by the Institute to any successor in interest to the Institute.

  1. Headings and Construction

The section and other headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. All references to this Agreement and the words “herein”, “hereof”, “hereto” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Section or other subdivision. This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the plain meaning of its terms and not strictly for or against any Party hereto or the drafter(s) of this Agreement.

  1. Entire Agreement & Modifications

This is the entire Agreement between the parties and may not be modified unless done so in a writing signed by duly authorized signatories of both parties.

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