Terms and Conditions of Use
By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
2. Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials on Company’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- modify or copy the materials;
- use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
- remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
- transfer the materials to another person or ‘mirror’ the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Company at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
The materials on Company’s web site are provided ‘as is’. Company makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Company does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Company or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Company’s Internet site, even if Company or a Company authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Company’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Company does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. Company may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. Company does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Company has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Company of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.
8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to Company’s website shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
The following terms and conditions (the Terms and Conditions) govern your use of website(s) owned by Vanguard Creative, including, shelleyozment.com, vanguard-creative.com, shelleyozment.com/courses, shelleyozment.com/shop, as well as all other domain names owned or controlled by Vanguard Creative, or any of its affiliates and/or subsidiaries (collectively, the Site). The Site is made available by Vanguard Creative, and its affiliates (Vanguard Creative or we or us). We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Site. Any new features or tools which are added to the current site shall also be subject to the Terms of Service.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE. THIS IS A BINDING LEGAL AGREEMENT.
As between you and Vanguard Creative, Vanguard Creative owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs (excluding royalty-free stock photography), illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, etc.), code, data and materials thereon, the look and feel, design and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data and materials on the Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data or materials you may access on the Site. You may view the content on the Site on your computer or other internet-compatible device, and make single copies or prints of the content on the Site for your personal, internal use only. Any commercial distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Site, or any content, code, data or materials on the Site, is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior permission of Vanguard Creatiive or the applicable rights holder. (The Site may contain some features that enable you to obtain rights to use certain content on the Site, such as photographs, comments, and the like. In such situations, your rights to use such content are limited to the rights expressly granted by Vanguard Creative in such situations.) You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on the Site. If you make other use of the Site, or the content, code, data or materials thereon, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. Vanguard Creative will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, and unless we otherwise agree, you shall remain the owner of any content you post on the Site; provided, however, we shall have the nonexclusive, perpetual right to use, distribute, license and sublicense, translate, exploit and copy such content, in our sole discretion; and provided, further, that you shall not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever in connection with the use and enjoyment of our rights described above.
The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Vanguard Creative and others and may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their rights holders that are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits their rights holders, or otherwise in violation of applicable law. All Trademarks not owned by Vanguard Creative that appear on the Site, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of Vanguard Creative or the third party that may own the applicable Trademark. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site is strictly prohibited. Vanguard Creative will aggressively enforce its Trademark rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
You warrant and agree that, while using the Site, you shall not upload, post or transmit to the Site, or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site, any materials that: (a) are protected by third party copyright, or other proprietary or intellectual property right; (b) are unlawful, threatening, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy or publicity rights, harassing, profane, obscene, vulgar or that contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), (c) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site, (d) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or (e) contain a virus or other harmful component, advertising of any kind, or false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
You also warrant and agree that you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Site for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material); (c) engage in spamming, flooding, harvesting of e-mail addresses or other personal information, spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information, or send chain letters or pyramid schemes via the Site; (d) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site; (e) stalk or otherwise harass anyone using the Site or access through the Site; (f) contact anyone using the Site or accessed through the Site for any commercial purpose; or (g) contact anyone using the Site or accessed through the Site for any inappropriate, unlawful, or elicit purpose. You agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
Although Vanguard Creative may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, Vanguard Creative is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations on the Site nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site.
You agree that if you include a link from any other website to the Site, such link shall open in a new browser window. You agree not to link from any other website to this Site in any manner such that the Site, or any page of the Site, is framed, surrounded or obfuscated by any third party content, materials or branding. We reserve the right to revoke your right to link to the Site from your website at any time upon written notice to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Vanguard Creative and its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising in any way from your use of the Site, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the Site, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. Vanguard Creative reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Vanguard Creative defense of such claim.
You assume all risk when using the Site, including, but not limited to, all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others, including communication, dating, bartering, buying, selling, and correspondence. You agree to take all necessary precautions associated with such activities. VANGUARD CREATIVE IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIVITIES YOU ENGAGE IN WITH PERSON (S) YOU FIND AND/OR WHO FIND YOU THROUGH OR ON THE SITE, AND VANGUARD CREATIVE EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CONDUCT AND INTERACTIONS.
Access to the Content.
Activation & Subscription Fees.
Vanguard Creative reserves the right to charge activation and/or subscription fees for various services we may offer, in our sole discretion (the Fees). Once incurred, the Fees are not subject to refund or offset, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Media Downloads & Streaming.
In the event that you are permitted to download (including podcasts) and/or stream media, including, but not limited to, video, audio, and/or other media, you understand and agree that your use is limited to personal, non-transferrable access, and is subject to any restrictions placed on such media content.
We may make certain products available to visitors and registrants of the Site, including specials, deals, discounts, and the like. You may only access or purchase any such products by, among other things, warranting that you are domiciled in the United States, and you are 18 years old or older. You agree to pay in full the prices for any purchases you make by credit/debit card concurrent with your online order or by other payment means acceptable to Vanguard Creative. You agree to pay all applicable taxes. If payment is not received by us, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us, including any costs of collection, including attorney fees.
Third Party Websites
You may be permitted to link from the Site to third party websites (Linked Sites). For example, you may purchase products, some of which may be Vanguard Creative products, on or through Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such web sites.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS, OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. VANGUARD CREATIVE ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE ABOVE IN THIS SECTION, VANGUARD CREATIVE AND ITS SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN PRODUCT OR SERVICES LITERATURE, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, DISCOUNTS, SPECIALS, AND OTHERWISE ON THE SITE OR IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH VANGUARD CREATIVE OR ITS AGENTS. ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE ARE PROVIDED BY VANGUARD CREATIVE AS IS, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT, IF AT ALL, OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN A LICENSE OR SALE AGREEMENT SEPARATELY ENTERED INTO IN WRITING BETWEEN YOU AND VANGUARD CREATIVE OR ITS LICENSOR, VENDOR, OR SUPPLIER.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL VANGUARD CREATIVE OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE PROTECTED ENTITIES) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO VANGUARD CREATIVE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
You shall at all times indemnify and hold Vanguard Creative, its respective directors, officers, members, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of or caused by a breach by you of any representation, warranty or agreement made by you and/or any use or reliance on the Content and/or any other property owned by Vanguard Creative, or otherwise arising out of or in any way related to your use of the Site.
Relationships of Parties.
RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES. Nothing contained in any Vanguard Creative agreement or in these Terms and Conditions shall constitute a partnership between or joint venture of the parties, or constitute either party as the agent of the other. Neither party shall hold itself out contrary to the terms of any Vanguard Creative agreement and/or these Terms and Conditions, and neither party shall be or become liable by reason of any representation, act or omission of the other contrary to the provisions the same. Except as otherwise expressly provided for, any Vanguard Creative agreement is not for the benefit of any third party and shall not be deemed to give any right or remedy to any such party.
No waiver by Vanguard Creative of any breach of any agreement, warranty, representation, obligation, promise, and/or other part of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding, continuing or succeeding breach of the same, or any other item.
You shall not assign any of your rights and/or delegate any of your obligations under this or any other agreement with Vanguard Creative. Any purported assignment and/or delegation by you shall be null and void. Vanguard Creative may assign and/or delegate any of its rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions, and/or under any other agreement between you and Vanguard Creative.
All applicable Vanguard Creative agreements and these Vanguard Creative Terms and Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and each of their respective successors and assigns.
Any notices required to be given by any party to the other shall be in writing and may be affected either by personal delivery in writing or by mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid with return receipt requested. Either party may change its address for purposes of this Agreement by giving the other party written notice of the new address in the manner set forth above.
The headings used in these Terms and Conditions, or any articles, sections, or paragraphs, are inserted only for the purposes of convenient reference and that they may not accurately or adequately describe the contents of the sections or paragraphs which they head. Such headings shall not be deemed to limit, cover or in any way affect the scope, meaning or intent of these Terms and Conditions, or any part of thereof, nor shall they otherwise be given any legal effect.
Governing Law & Venue; Attorney Fees.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. The exclusive venue of any mediation, action or other proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be in the state and federal courts in Denton County, State of Texas. The prevailing party in any dispute or proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be entitled to recover its costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred as a result thereof.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as to require the commission of any act contrary to law, and wherever there is any conflict between any provisions of these Terms and Conditions, and any material statute, law or ordinance contrary to which the parties have no legal right to contract, the latter shall prevail, but in such event, the provisions of the Terms and Conditions affected shall be curtailed and limited only to the extent necessary to bring it within the legal requirements.
All Vanguard Creative agreements, including these Terms and Conditions, may be executed (including by electronic execution) in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
In the event any mediation, lawsuit and/or any other action or proceeding is instituted by you against Vanguard Creative, your recovery, if any, shall be absolutely limited by the amount of activation and/or subscription fees you pay to Vanguard Creative.
These Terms and Conditions are intended by the parties as the final expression of their agreement and understanding with respect to the subject matter hereof and as a complete and exclusive statement of the terms thereof and supersedes any and all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings related thereto. Any modification of these Terms and Conditions by Vanguard Creative shall be binding immediately upon posting to the Site.
Compliance with Local Laws
Vanguard Creative operates the Site from its offices in the United States of America. Vanguard Creative does not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations, do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Notifications to Site & Services.
Vanguard Creative reserves the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. We may also impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict your access to part or all of the Site without notice or penalty. Vanguard Creative reserves the right to temporarily or permanently terminate your access to the Site for any or no reason without prior notice.
Acceptance of Terms & Conditions.
Your use of the Site, or any part thereof, constitutes your express understanding, acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, to the same extent as if you signed a document evidencing your acceptance and agreement with these Terms and Conditions.