Privacy and Security
IGC is committed to protecting Member’s privacy. Group coaching and training phone calls may be recorded for training purposes. Members will be advised of any such recording at the inception of the phone call. If Member subscribes to an IGC Fee-Based Product, Member automatically become a registered user of IGC’s products and/or programs, which provides Member with access to certain products, programs, offerings, features or resources such as the ability to post messages on one of IGC’s THE CIRCLE Areas. A “THE CIRCLE Area” means any IGC blog, personal page, group page, chat room, message board, in-person event or similar activity where Member can communicate with other users of IGC or post Member’s own Content, subject to THE CIRCLE Standards and Conduct Guidelines attached. Member Agrees Not to Use THE CIRCLE (or Any Affiliated Areas) to:
1. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any postings or other materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable (in IGC’s sole discretion);
2. Harm minors in any way or solicit, communicate with or otherwise attempt to gain any information from a minor;
3. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any user of THE CIRCLE, a director, officer, employee, shareholder, agent or representative of IGC or IGC’s affiliates or any other person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Member’s affiliation with IGC, IGC’s affiliates or any other person or entity;
4. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any postings or other materials transmitted to or through THE CIRCLE;
5. Intentionally upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any postings or other materials that Member does not have a right to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
6. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any postings or materials that infringe upon any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy/publicity or proprietary rights of any party;
7. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of commercial solicitation, except in those areas, if any, that are specifically designated for such purpose;
8. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any postings or other materials that contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
9. Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than users of a THE CIRCLE area are able to type or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects or otherwise diminishes the quality of another user’s experience of THE CIRCLE;
10. Interfere with or disrupt IGC’s website or servers or networks connected to IGC’s website or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to IGC’s websites;
11. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law;
12. “Stalk” or otherwise harass another Member, employee, contractor or Affiliate or user of THE CIRCLE; or
13. Solicit, collect or post personal data or attempt to solicit, collect or post personal data about other users of THE CIRCLE, including user names or passwords; or
14. Access or attempt to access another user’s account without his or her consent.
All THE CIRCLE Area communications, including, but not limited to, chat, message board, blog, Facebook groups, are public communications, accessible to Members and employees and subcontractors of IGC. IGC reserves the right to monitor some, all or no areas of THE CIRCLE (including any affiliates areas) for adherence to the standards and conduct guidelines set forth above or for any other purpose. Member acknowledges that by providing the ability to distribute postings, IGC is acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any postings or activities in any areas, nor does IGC endorse such postings. Although IGC reserves the right to remove, without notice, any posting for any reason, IGC has no obligation to review Content prior to the Content’s posting or to delete postings Members may find objectionable or offensive. IGC is not responsible for maintaining a copy of any material it removes from THE CIRCLE and is not liable for any loss Member incurs in the event that content posted or transmitted is removed. Member’s use of THE CIRCLE (including the affiliated areas), contributions and discussions are dependent upon Member’s compliance with the standards and conduct guidelines set forth above. IGC may revoke Member’s privileges to use all or a portion of THE CIRCLE and/or take any other appropriate measures to enforce THE CIRCLE standards and conduct guidelines if violations are brought to IGC’s attention. If Member fails to adhere to THE CIRCLE standards and conduct guidelines or any part of this Agreement, IGC may terminate, in its sole discretion, Member’s use of or participation in THE CIRCLE or any affiliated platform or area.
Member agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and, at IGC’s option, defend IGC and its Affiliates, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents and representatives from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys fees and expenses) arising from Member’s improper use of THE CIRCLE or IGC’s products or offerings (including, without limitation, the Fee-Based Products), Member’s violation of this Agreement or Member’s infringement or the infringement or use by any other user of Member’s account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
Governing Law and Choice of Forum
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Maryland and the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Member agrees any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to Member’s use (including, without limitation, the Fee- Based Products) or this Agreement shall be filed only in the federal or state courts in Maryland and/or the District of Columbia and Member hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
Member acknowledges THE CIRCLE contains information, software, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds, questions, creative suggestions, recordings, messages, comments, feedback, ideas, notes, drawings, articles and other materials (collectively, “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed. All Content is copyrighted under the United States copyright laws (and, if applicable, similar foreign laws) and IGC owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content. IGC’s commercial partners, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, contractors and other third parties may also have additional proprietary rights in the Content, which they make available in THE CIRCLE.
Member may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works of or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of IGC. When Content is downloaded to Member’s computer, Member does not obtain any ownership interest in such Content. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, use of any Content in printed form or on any other website or networked computer environment is strictly prohibited. Member acknowledges and agrees (a) that all intellectual property and any other plans, specifications, designs and other documents and materials created by or in conjunction with IGC pursuant to this Agreement or related to the services to be provided hereunder and any information, work in progress, trade secrets or other secret or confidential matter related to the business or projects of IGC constitute confidential information (“Confidential Information”); and (b) that the Member shall not use, copy or disclose to any person, firm or corporation any such Confidential Information, unless such use has been authorized in writing by IGC.
Member acknowledges all content and materials posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted to or through THE CIRCLE, whether posted at IGC’s request or voluntarily and whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (collectively, the “Postings”), are the sole responsibility of the person who made such Postings. IGC does not control the Postings posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted in IGC’s THE CIRCLE by others and, as such, IGC do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Postings. Although IGC have adopted THE CIRCLE standards and conduct guidelines for the participants in IGC’s THE CIRCLE (as described below), Member understand that by using IGC’s THE CIRCLE, Member may be exposed to Postings that are offensive or objectionable. Under no circumstances will IGC be liable in any way for any Postings (other than for Content developed by us), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Postings or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Postings posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted to or through THE CIRCLE.
Your License to Us
By posting or submitting any material on or through our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials, such as comments, posts, photos, images or videos or other contributions, you are representing that you are the owner of all such materials and you are at least 18 years old. When you submit to us or post any comment, photo, image, video or any other submission for use on or through our Website, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, an unlimited, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such contributions, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or developed in the future, for any purpose, and granting us the right to make it part of our current or future Programs, Products, Services and/or Program Materials. This right includes granting us use or exploitation of proprietary rights or intellectual property rights like copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secrets, patent rights or any other of your intellectual property rights under any relevant jurisdiction without any further permission from you or compensation by us to you. This does not include any of your own ideas, programs or offerings. We will not take, borrow or steal any of your ideas, programs or offerings for use in our own business.
You also grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your comments, posts, photos, images, videos or other contributions by name, email address, or screen name. You acknowledge that we have the right but not the obligation to use and display any contributions from you of any kind and that we may elect to cease the use and display of any such contributions on our Programs, Products, Services and/or Program Materials at any time for any reason whatsoever.
By participating in our Programs, Products and Services, and using our Program Materials, including our Facebook community, you consent to photographs, videos, and/or audio recordings that may be made that may contain you, your voice and/or your likeness. In our sole discretion, we reserve the right to use these photographs, videos, and or/ audio recordings and/or any other materials submitted by you to us in connection with your participation in our Program, Product or Services in our current or future Programs, Products or Services, and/or our marketing or promotional efforts, without compensation to you at any time, now or at any time in the future.
Request for Permission to Use Content
When you apply for, enroll in, purchase or use our Programs, Products or Services, or Program Materials we may seek and collect personal data and information including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, phone number, billing information, credit card or payment information, demographic information, preferences, interests, or other personally-identifying information (“Confidential Information”). By providing such Confidential Information to us, you grant us permission to use and store such Confidential Information. We, in turn, will use our best efforts to keep your Confidential Information safe, secure and confidential. We take precautions to protect such Confidential Information. When you submit Confidential Information via our Program, Product, Service or Program Materials, we take measures to protect the security of your Confidential Information both online and offline. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of your Confidential Information or of any other data or information transmitted to us or through our services; therefore submitting Confidential Information, data or other information is done at your own risk. We have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
IGC reserves the right to verify whether students and/or graduates are enrolled in training and if they have been certified through our organization.
If at IGC’s request or on Member’s own, Member sends, emails, posts or otherwise transmits to THE CIRCLE any Content (collectively, the “Submissions”), Member grants IGC and its successors and assigns a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non- exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license (as IGCll as consent) to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display any Submissions (in whole or in part and with or without the use of Member’s name) worldwide and/or to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights (collectively, the “Rights”) that may exist in such Submissions. Member also warrant that, to the extent Member are not the exclusive holder of all Rights in a Submission, any third party holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such Submissions, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to Member the right to grant the license stated above. Member further acknowledge that IGC and its successors and assigns shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. Member also permit any user to access, display, view, store and reproduce any Submission that Member have made available in THE CIRCLE Area for personal use.
Third Party Products and Services
Member may order services, merchandise or other products through IGC’s THE CIRCLE from other parties (collectively, the “Third Party Sellers”). All matters concerning the services, merchandise and other products desired from the Third Party Sellers, including, but not limited to, purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between the Member and Third Party Sellers. We make no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any services, merchandise or other products provided by Third Party Sellers. Member expressly agree that IGC is not a party to such any Third Party Transactions, whether or not IGC may have received some form of revenue or other remuneration in connection with such transactions and IGC will not be liable for any costs or damages arising out of, either directly or indirectly, Member or any other person involved or related to the transactions.
Disclaimers of Warranties
The products, offerings, content and materials (including, without limitation, the fee-based products) in THE CIRCLE are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. IGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, compatibility, security, accuracy or non- infringement.Any product, offering, content and material (including, without limitation, the fee-based products) downloaded or otherwise obtained through the participation in THE CIRCLE is done at Member’s sole risk and Member will be solely responsible for any damage to Member’s computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such product, offering, content or material (including, without limitation, the fee-based products). Neither IGC, any of IGC’s affiliates or subcontractors, nor any of their respective licensors, licensees, service providers or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the products, offerings, content and materials (including, without limitation, the fee-based products) in THE CIRCLE in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise.No advice or information, obtained by Member from IGC’s personnel or through this IGC website shall create any warranty not expressly provided for in this agreement.
Limitation of Liability
Member expressly understand and agree that IGC and IGC’s affiliates shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages or any other damages whatsoever, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if IGC have been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of or resulting from, (a) the use or the inability to use THE CIRCLE (including, without limitation, the fee-based products); (b) the use of any content or other material (including, without limitation, the fee-based products) in THE CIRCLE, (c) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from THE CIRCLE (including, without limitation, the fee-based products); (d) unauthorized access to or alteration of Member’s transmissions or data; (e) statements or conduct of any third party in IGC’s THE CIRCLE (including, without limitation, the fee-based products); or (f) any other matter relating to THE CIRCLE. In no event shall IGC’s total liability to Member for all damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by Member, if any, for accessing THE CIRCLE. If any portion of this limitation of liability is found to be invalid, liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.