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Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions of Website Usage

Thank you for visiting the online Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”) page of the Self-Realization Fellowship (“SRF”) website. Your access and use of the SRF website at www.yogananda-srf.org (the “Website”) is subject to the following terms and all applicable laws. By accessing and/or using the Website, you accept these Terms and Conditions without limitation or qualification, as well as such additional or amended terms and conditions as SRF may from time to time publish. Certain services or other offerings made available on the Website may have additional terms and conditions that apply, which can be viewed either on the pages containing such services or offerings, or via a link on those pages or other directions to the additional terms and conditions.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy your visit, and look forward to serving you.

Intellectual Property

The Website is owned and operated by Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF).

Copyright © 2010 Self-Realization Fellowship. All rights reserved.

The content presented by SRF on this website — including but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, designs, logos, video, audio, and multimedia combinations — is the property of SRF or is used consistent with the owner’s permission or as permitted by applicable law. The content is protected under United States and international laws and treaties, and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than for private, non-commercial viewing purposes.

Except as stated herein, no portion of these contents may be displayed, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise — without the prior permission of the copyright holder.

Permission is granted, solely for your personal or internal use for non-commercial purposes, to display the contents with a computer using browser software and to download, use, and print copies of the material — provided that no modification is made to the material and that all copyright and other proprietary notices are preserved. Permission is granted to include links to the Website on other websites, provided that all trademarks are duly noted in such links, and further provided that no such use shall have a detrimental impact on the reputation of SRF or any of its trademarks or other intellectual property. Permission granted here does not include the right to modify or repost the contents at any other Web sites without the express written permission of SRF (except brief excerpts as permitted by applicable law). SRF reserves the right to revoke any permissions granted herein at any time and for any reason. Use of the materials for any other purpose other than those expressly permitted, is a violation of copyright and other proprietary rights.

SRF’s logos, and a number of the names and images displayed on the Website, are registered trademarks of Self-Realization Fellowship, including: “Self-Realization Fellowship,” “The Spiritual Legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda,” the “standard pose” photo of Paramahansa Yogananda (shown on the home page), the SRF lotus emblem, and the SRF trade dress as well as its separately registered elements. These may not be used without the prior written permission of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites.  A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it.  We do not exercise control over third-party websites.  You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk.  You should always read the terms of use and privacy policy of a third party website before using it.  SRF will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to the use of any content, goods or services available on or through any third-party website.

Privacy

SRF respects your privacy.  Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose information about you. By using the Website, you also agree to abide by our Privacy Policy.

Disruptive Behavior

You agree not to: (i) interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way the Website or servers or networks connected to it; (ii) attempt to penetrate or circumvent security measures of SRF or another entity, or obtain or bypass others’ passwords; (iii) engage in denial of service attacks, i.e., actions designed to impair network access by flooding a site or the Internet with useless traffic; or (iv) engage in any other activity which hinders or disrupts the operation of the Website or interferes with other users' ability to use the Website.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

WE TRY TO KEEP THE SITE AND SERVICES UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK.  BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SRF DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SRF SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS. NO VERBAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SRF SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SRF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE THAT RESULTS IN MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OR CORRUPTION OF FILES, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER IN A CONTRACT CLAIM, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF SRF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

SRF DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE. SRF WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. 

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING FROM DOING SO.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SRF OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER SRF NOR ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MONASTICS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, AGENTS, OR LICENCEES WILL BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO USE OF THE SRF SITE OR SERVICES.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages.  Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you.  To the extent SRF may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of SRF's liability will be the minimum permitted under such law.

Intended for Users Over 13

The Website is intended for use by individuals of at least 13 years of age or older. Users under the age of 13 must get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use the Website. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information. SRF may provide products for children, but it sells them to adults only, who may purchase with a credit card.

Foreign Transfer of Data

This site is designed for use by U.S. residents. If you are not a U.S. resident, you can use this site, but you are responsible for making sure that your actions comply with the laws in your area. 

Accuracy of Information About Merchandise

We try to ensure that the information in the Bookstore section of the Website is accurate, complete and current. Despite our efforts, there will be instances when information about an item contains inaccurate or incomplete data, including data about the item's price or availability. We make no warranty or guarantee that the product information in our online Bookstore is error-free, complete, or current.

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

Enforcement of Provisions

These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without reference to its provisions concerning conflicts of law. You hereby expressly waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim on any matters whatsoever arising out of or related to these Terms and Conditions or the provision or use of the Website (“Claim”). You hereby agree to submit any Claim to binding arbitration, to be held in Los Angeles, California. In the event any Claim is deemed by a court not to be subject to arbitration, it will be submitted a court of competent jurisdiction located in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, which shall constitute the exclusive venue for any such dispute(s).

Severability

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. SRF may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting.

Non-Waiver

The failure of SRF to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 

Limitation of Legal Actions

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Terms and Conditions, or the provision or use of the Website, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose in any jurisdiction within the United States and any other jurisdiction outside of the United States which recognizes the right of the parties to shorten the statute of limitation by agreement to one (1) year as stated herein, or the minimum statutory limit permitted by law in any jurisdiction outside of the United States that does not recognize the parties’ right to shorten the statute of limitation for that jurisdiction by private agreement, or be forever barred.

If you have any questions concerning these terms, you may contact our Legal Department:

Self-Realization Fellowship
Attn: Legal Department
3880 San Rafael Avenue

Los Angeles
, CA  90065
Phone: (323) 225-2471
Fax: (323) 276-5612

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