Preface: This is a legal document intended to have legal significance. If you do not understand all parts of this agreement, please seek advice from a qualified legal practitioner.
By participating in the service/ course/ workshop (including registering for our online educational and coaching services), you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not participate. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice, so regularly check for updates. By participating in the service/course/workshop, following an update, you are agreeing to the terms of the update.
The service/course/workshop to be provided is based in coaching, which is not advice, therapy, nor counseling. Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and that it is the client/participant’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If client/participant ("Client") is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the client/participant promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the service /course /workshop.
Coaching is partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach ("Sheri Maass, et al") and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals.
All information (documented or verbal) shared is bound by the principles of confidentiality set forth in the ICF Code of Ethics. However, please be aware that the Coach-Client relationship is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like the medical and legal professions) and thus communications are not subject to the protection of any legally recognized privilege. The Coach agrees not to disclose any information pertaining to the Client without the Client’s written consent. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. Confidential Information does not include information that: (a) was in the Coach’s possession prior to its being furnished by the Client; (b) is generally known to the public or in the Client’s industry; (c) is obtained by the Coach from a third party, without breach of any obligation to the Client; (d) is independently developed by the Coach without use of or reference to the Client’s confidential information; or (e) the Coach is required by statute, lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose; (f) is disclosed to the Coach and as a result of such disclosure the Coach reasonably believes there to be an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to the Client or others; and (g) involves illegal activity. The Client also acknowledges his or her continuing obligation to raise any confidentiality questions or concerns with the Coach in a timely manner.
No guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied have been made. In no event shall the Coach be liable to the Client for any indirect, consequential or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this policy, and the Client’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount actually paid by the Client to the Coach under this policy for all services /courses /workshops rendered through and including the termination date.
If a dispute arises out of this policy that cannot be resolved by mutual consent, the Client and Coach agree to attempt to mediate in good faith for up to 30 days after notice given. If the dispute is not so resolved, and in the event of legal action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover attorney’s fees and court costs from the other party.
The information in this policy is for personal knowledge and development only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice and does not constitute a legal opinion or legal advice for any purposes. You must not rely on the information in this policy as a legal opinion or advice and you are urged to consult with a qualified legal practitioner.
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