HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES

It is our pleasure to provide the Himalayan Institute Website for your personal enjoyment and transformation in accordance with these Terms of Use. To access and enjoy the Himalayan Institute Website, you must agree to, and follow, the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Terms”). By visiting the Himalayan Institute Website (whether or not you are a registered member) you are agreeing to these Terms. Please take a moment to carefully read through these Terms. It is our goal to provide you with a first class user experience, so if you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at info@himalayaninstitute.org (subject line: “TOS Question”).

Last revised on July 27, 2015

NOTE: YOU ARE CONCLUDING A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT.

These Terms of Use govern your use of the Himalayan Institute Website. By using, visiting, or browsing the Himalayan Institute Website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should not use the Himalayan Institute Website. These Terms of Use are an ongoing contract between you and The Himalayan Institute and apply to your use of the Himalayan Institute Website. These Terms of Use affect your rights and you should read them carefully.

Changes to Terms of Use

The Himalayan Institute reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Use in our sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” located at the bottom of the pages of the Himalayan Institute Website. The most current version of the Terms of Use will supersede all previous versions.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Himalayan Institute (“HI,” “Living Tantra,” “we,” or “us”) provides the most comprehensive eastern studies programs available today. Participants have access to purchased seminar events presented in person, online video service offering the purchased content, bonus clips, and other content (collectively, the “Content”). The Content is available for permissible viewing on (i) the himalayaninstitute.org website (the “Himalayan Institute Website”), (ii) The Himalayan Institute’s affiliate and distributor websites (the “Distribution Sites”), and (iii) other websites where users or website operators are permitted to embed Living Tantra’s video player (the “Video Player”), subject to compliance with these Terms of Use (these websites, together with the Himalayan Institute Site, Living Tantra Site, and Distribution Sites, are referred to collectively as the “Sites”).

The Content is available also for permissible viewing through Himalayan Institute authorized applications or features, subject to compliance with these Terms of Use and any end user license agreement that might accompany an application or feature. Our video service, our Video Player, and any other features, tools, applications, materials, or other services offered from time to time by HI in connection with its business on any of the Sites are referred to collectively as the ” Himalayan Institute Website Services.” We are a company based in the United States.

ACCESS AND USE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES

The Content

You may only access and view the Content personally and for a non-commercial purpose in compliance with these Terms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, Internet site, web-based service or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content, or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content including geo-filtering mechanisms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, Internet site, web-based service or other means copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit or retransmit the Content unless expressly permitted by The Himalayan Institute in writing. You may not incorporate the Content into, or stream or retransmit the Content via, any hardware or software application or make it available via frames or in-line links. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any significant portion of the Content unless authorized by the Himalayan Institute. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. The Content covered by these restrictions includes without limitation any text, graphics, layout, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on in any way the Content, including montages, mash-ups and similar videos, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise, unless it is expressly permitted by the Himalayan Institute in writing. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge.

The Video Player

You may not modify, enhance, remove, interfere with, or otherwise alter in any way, any portion of the Video Player, its underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the Video Player. This restriction includes, without limitation, disabling, reverse engineering, modifying, interfering with or otherwise circumventing the Video Player in any manner that enables users to view the Content without: (i) displaying visibly both the Video Player and all surrounding elements (including the graphical user interface, any advertising, copyright notices, and trademarks) of the webpage where the Video Player is located; and (ii) having full access to all functionality of the Video Player, including, without limitation, all video quality and display functionality and all interactive, elective or click-through advertising functionality.

Embedding a Video Using the Video Player

You may embed select videos using the Video Player, provided you do not embed the Video Player on any website or other location that (i) contains or hosts content that is unlawful, infringing, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, vulgar, indecent, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, rule, or regulation, infringes any right of any third party including intellectual property rights, is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable to the Himalayan Institute (in the Himalayan Institute’s sole discretion), or (ii) links to infringing or unauthorized content (collectively, “Unsuitable Material”). You may not embed the Video Player into any hardware or software application, even for non-commercial purposes. The Himalayan Institute reserves the right to prevent embedding to any website or other location that the Himalayan Institute finds inappropriate or objectionable (as determined by the Himalayan Institute in its sole discretion).

Ownership

You agree that the Himalayan Institute owns and retains all rights to the Himalayan Institute Website Services. You further agree that the Content you access and view as part of the Himalayan Institute Website Services is owned or controlled by The Himalayan Institute. All Himalayan Institute Website Services and the Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

Your Responsibilities

In order for us to keep the Himalayan Institute Website Services safe and available for everyone to use, we all have to follow the same rules of the road. In general, you and other users must use the Himalayan Institute Website Services for lawful, non-commercial, and appropriate purposes only. Your commitment to this principle is critical. You agree to observe the Content, Video Player, and embedding restrictions detailed above, and further agree that you will not access the Himalayan Institute Website or use the Himalayan Institute Website Services in a way that:

  • violates the rights of others including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
  • uses technology or other means to access, index, frame or link to the Content or the Himalayan Institute Website Services that is not authorized by the Himalayan Institute (including by removing, disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms intended to prevent the unauthorized download, stream capture, linking, framing, reproduction, access to, or distribution of the Content or Himalayan Institute Website Services);
  • involves accessing the Himalayan Institute Website Services through any automated means, including “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” (other than by individually performed searches on publicly accessible search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices — but not caches or archives — of the Himalayan Institute Website Services and excluding those search engines or indices that host, promote, or link primarily to infringing or unauthorized content);
  • introduces viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • damages, disables, overburdens, impairs, or gains unauthorized access to the Himalayan Institute Website Services, including the Himalayan Institute’s servers, computer network, or user accounts;
  • removes, modifies, disables, blocks, obscures, or otherwise impairs any advertising in connection with the Himalayan Institute Website Services;
  • uses the Himalayan Institute Website Services to advertise, promote, or assist in any way a competing service either directly or indirectly with the aid and assistance of any third party;
  • collects personally identifiable information in violation of the Himalayan Institute’s Privacy Policy;
  • encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
  • violates these Terms or any guidelines or policies posted by the Himalayan Institute;
  • interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Himalayan Institute Website Services; or
  • attempts to do any of the foregoing.
Liquidated Damages

If you the user are found to have used the Himalayan Institute Website Services to advertise, promote or assist in any way a competing service either directly or with the aid and assistance of any third party then you and the user shall be liable for liquidated damages in the amount of US$1,000,000.00 to the Himalayan Institute. You the user and we the Himalayan Institute agree and acknowledge that calculation of the damages from a breach would be difficult to estimate accurately and that the foregoing dollar amount is a reasonable approximation thereof and is intended as the fair allocation and liquidation of damages and not as a penalty against you the user. You the user and we the Himalayan Institute further acknowledge and agree that such liquidated damages shall be the sole and exclusive recovery to which Himalayan Institute will be entitled and in no event will either party be liable to the other for consequential or special damages.

No Spam/Unsolicited Communications

We know how annoying and upsetting it can be to receive unwanted email or instant messages from people you do not know. Therefore, no one may use the Himalayan Institute Website Services to harvest information about users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications. You understand that we may take any technical remedies to prevent spam or unsolicited bulk or other communications from entering, utilizing, or remaining within our computer or communications networks. If you Post or otherwise send spam, advertising, or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Himalayan Institute Website Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to the Himalayan Institute and that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay the Himalayan Institute $50 for each such unsolicited communication you send through the Himalayan Institute Website Services.

Downloads

In order to participate in certain Himalayan Institute Website Services, you may be notified that it is necessary to download software or other materials or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by these additional terms and conditions, they are hereby incorporated into these Terms.

Suspension/Discontinuation

We hope not to, but we may change, suspend, or discontinue — temporarily or permanently — some or all of the Himalayan Institute Website Services with respect to any or all users, at any time without notice. You acknowledge that The Himalayan Institute may do so in The Himalayan Institute’s sole discretion. Upon cancellation, you may be given a prorated or complete refund at the discretion of the Himalayan Institute.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

For information about The Himalayan Institute’s policies and practices regarding the collection and use of your personally identifiable information, please read The Himalayan Institute’s Privacy Policy located at https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/privacy-policy/. The Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference and made part of these Terms of Use. Thus, by agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree that your presence on the Himalayan Institute Website and use of the Himalayan Institute Website Services on any of the Sites are governed by the Himalayan Institute Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use.

LINKED WEBSITES AND ADVERTISING

Third Party Websites

If we provide links or pointers to other websites, you should not infer or assume that HI operates, controls, or is otherwise connected with these websites. When you click on a link within the Himalayan Institute Website Services, we will not warn you that you have left a Site and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of the destination website. In some cases, it may be less obvious than others that you have left a Site and reached another website. Please be careful to read the terms of use and privacy policy of any website before you provide any confidential information or engage in any transactions. You should not rely on these Terms to govern your use of another website.

The Himalayan Institute is not responsible for the content or practices of any website other than the Himalayan Institute Site, even if it links to the Himalayan Institute Site, and even if the website is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with the Himalayan Institute. By using the Himalayan Institute Website Services, you acknowledge and agree that the Himalayan Institute is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website other than the Himalayan Institute Site.

Advertisements

The Himalayan Institute takes no responsibility for advertisements or any third party material Posted on any of the Sites, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers found while using the Himalayan Institute Website Services are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that HI is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.

TRADEMARKS

Himalayan Institute, Living Tantra, the Himalayan Institute logo, the Living Tantra logo, www.himalayaninstitute.org, www.livingtantra.com, and other Himalayan Institute and Living Tantra marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of The Himalayan Institute. None of the HI trademarks may be copied, downloaded, or otherwise exploited.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY

WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE THE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE SITE, THE CONTENT, THE VIDEO PLAYER, USER MATERIAL, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT; OR THAT THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR RELIABLE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “HI PARTIES”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON, OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OR ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, OR $50 (WHICHEVER IS LESS) FOR ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO USE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES.

YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS), AND OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE WEBSITE SERVICES. THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO EMPLOY SEPARATE COUNSEL AND ASSUMES THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Export Controls

Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, in connection with the Himalayan Institute Website Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Choice of Law

These Terms of Use are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Wayne County of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

No Waiver/Reliance

If you see other parties violating these Terms, we would appreciate it if you would let us know at info@himalayaninstitute.org (subject line: “TOS Violation”). Precisely how the Himalayan Institute responds to a party that is violating these Terms will be determined after carefully analyzing all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case. You may not rely upon the Himalayan Institute’s precise response with respect to one party or one situation as any indication of what the Himalayan Institute might do with respect to another party or another situation, even if the parties or situations appear to you to be similar. Similarly, if we fail to act in response to a violation of these Terms of Use, you should not assume that we do not object to the violation or even that we are aware of it. In addition, you may not construe a waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use with respect to any party as a waiver of that provision (or any other provision) with respect to either that party or any other party. Further, the Himalayan Institute’s decision to delay exercising or enforcing any right or remedy under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy. Even if the Himalayan Institute acts in a way that appears to you to be inconsistent with these Terms of Use, the Himalayan Institute’s action shall not be deemed a waiver or constructive amendment of these Terms.

Integration, Amendment, and Severability

Please note that these Terms of Use, including the Himalayan Institute’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated in these Terms, constitute the entire legal agreement between you and the Himalayan Institute and govern your use of the Himalayan Institute Website Services (but excludes any services, if any, that the Himalayan Institute may provide to you under a separate signed written agreement), and completely replaces any prior agreements between you and the Himalayan Institute in relation to the Himalayan Institute Website Services. These Terms may not be amended or varied except in a writing signed by the Himalayan Institute. Although we understand that electronic or digital signatures are frequently viewed as the equivalent of traditional written signatures these days, for these purposes, a signature or “signed” writing or written agreement may not include an electronic or digital signature. These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, you and we agree that the provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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SHOPIFY

REFUND POLICY

Returns
Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:
Downloadable software products
Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)
Book with obvious signs of use
CD or DVD that have been opened
Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@himalayaninstitute.org.

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@himalayaninstitute.org and send your item to: 952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale Pennsylvania US 18431.

Gifts
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and they will find out about your return.

Shipping
To return your product, you should mail your product to: 952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale Pennsylvania US 18431

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@himalayaninstitute.org or mailing us at:
Himalayan Institute
952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale, Pennsylvania US 18431

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 – SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Google analytics:
Our store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 – COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where

SECTION 8 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@himalayaninstitute.org or by mail at
Himalayan Institute
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]

952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale Pennsylvania US 18431

TERMS OF SERVICE

OVERVIEW

This website is operated by Himalayan Institute. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Himalayan Institute. Himalayan Institute offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

SECTION 1 – ONLINE STORE TERMS

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

SECTION 2 – GENERAL CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

SECTION 3 – ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

SECTION 4 – MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

SECTION 5 – PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

SECTION 6 – ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.

SECTION 7 – OPTIONAL TOOLS

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

SECTION 8 – THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

SECTION 9 – USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

SECTION 10 – PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy. To view our Privacy Policy.

SECTION 11 – ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

SECTION 12 – PROHIBITED USES

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

SECTION 13 – DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Himalayan Institute, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

SECTION 14 – INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Himalayan Institute and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

SECTION 15 – SEVERABILITY

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

SECTION 16 – TERMINATION

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

SECTION 17 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

SECTION 18 – GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of 952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale Pennsylvania US 18431.

SECTION 19 – CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

SECTION 20 – CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at info@himalayaninstitute.org.

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RESELLER

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SECTION 1 – OFFER TERMS. This writing constitutes an offer or counter-offer by The Himalayan Institute (“Seller”) to sell products described herein in accordance with these terms and conditions. Seller objects to any additional or different terms contained in any purchase order or other communication previously or hereafter provided by Buyer to Seller. No additional or different terms or conditions will be binding upon Seller unless specifically agreed to in writing.

SECTION 2 – ORDER TERMS. To approve a wholesale status order of 20% discount on Neti Products, 40% discount on HIP Products and Health Products the retail value of the wholesale order must reach a $200 threshold. Once Buyer reaches the minimum amount the referenced discounts apply to the total balance.

SECTION 3 – PAYMENT TERMS. Payment is at time of purchase, before shipping, unless credit is approved. To approved credit, payment terms are net 30 or net 60 days from the date shown on Seller’s invoice. Buyer expressly waives any contingent payment terms. Nothing will require Seller to continue performance if timely payments are not made to Seller for products sold. Buyer will pay all costs of collection, including court and reasonable attorney fees to collect delinquent balances. There will be a $30 processing fee for all checks returned by the bank for any reason. When a check is returned, Seller reserves the right to require payment by cash or certified funds.

SECTION 4 – SHIPPING TERMS. Freight charges are responsibility of the Buyer. If the order total balance reaches $1,000 in discounted pricing and shipped within the USA, freight responsibility transfers to the Seller.

SECTION 5 – RETURNS. Special order materials are non-returnable. Authorized returns of in-stock materials in good saleable condition are credited at invoice price less restocking (20%) and freight/handling charges. Saleable condition means new merchandise in original, undamaged and unmarked boxes returned within 30 days. All items purchased by credit card will be credited to the original credit card only.

Questions about the Terms of Conditions should be sent to us at trade@himalayaninstitute.org.

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Thank you for taking the time to read these Terms of Use. By understanding and agreeing to follow these Terms, the experience will be better for all users.