TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please READ Carefully by purchasing this product you (herein referred to as “Client”) agrees to the follow terms stated herein.
RESTORED MINDS (herein referred to as “RM” or “Company”) agrees to provide Program, “Overcoming OCD” (herein referred to as “Program) identified in online commerce shopping cart. Client agrees to abide by all policies and procedures as outlined in this agreement as a condition of their participation in the Program.
Client understands Matthew Codde (herein referred to as “Consultant”) and RM, is not acting as an employee, agent, lawyer, doctor, manager, public relations or business manager, registered dietician, financial analyst, psychotherapist, or psychiatrist. Client understands that Consultant has not promised, shall not be obligated to and will not; (1) procure or attempt to procure individual guidance for Client; (2) act as a therapist providing psychoanalysis, psychological counseling or behavioral therapy; Client understands that a relationship does not exist between the parties after the conclusion of this program. If the Parties continue their relationship, a separate agreement will be entered into.
Additionally, the content of this website is meant solely for educational purposes and not meant to substitute any advice provided by medical professionals. If you suspect that you are facing mental-health related problems, you are strongly encouraged to seek professional help.
While Restored Minds endeavors to keep the information up to date and correct, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the content or the information or related graphics (collectively ‘information’) contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on the website and such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
Users of Restored Mind’s website are cautioned that this site is not intended to provide treatment for any specific condition. Users of this website are strongly encouraged to call or see a mental health professional with any related questions. Users of this websites should never disregard or delay mental health advice or treatment based on something they may have read on this website.
In no event will Restored Minds be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, sort or nature arising out of, or in connection with, your use or reliance of the Website or any of the information contained in the Website. Any reliance you place on any information in the Restored Minds Website is therefore strictly at your own risk.
This website contains links to third-party websites, whose content are maintained by external entities and the Restored Minds is not the main content provider. Hence, the Restored Minds does not have control over the content of these external websites. Restored Minds shall also not be responsible for any action or decision taken in reliance on the information provided by the websites. For avoidance of doubt, the inclusion of any links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within those third-party websites.
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The administration of Restored Minds has taken all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, but Restored Minds will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to unauthorized acts of third parties.
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The Restored Minds reserves the right to update or modify the website from time to time. The Restored Minds further reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to the website or any parts(s) thereof to any particular person (whether such person is a subscriber or otherwise), or to block access from a particular Internet address to the website, at any time, for any reason whatsoever and without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.
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There is no guarantee that you will achieve any specific result using the techniques and ideas in these materials. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of a specific result. Results are entirely dependent on the person using our product, ideas, and techniques. We do not position this product as a “cure or fix” to any type of mental of physical illness.
Your level of success in attaining the results claimed in our materials depends directly on the time and effort you devote to the program, ideas, and techniques mentioned, your knowledge, and various skills. Since these factors differ according to individuals, Restored Minds cannot guarantee you will obtain any level of success. Nor are we responsible for any of your actions.
Materials in our product and our website may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities litigation reform act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a description of potential results.
Any and all forward looking statements here or on any of our sales material are intended to express our opinion of the product’s potential. Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to mine or anybody else’s, in fact no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques in our material.
Our Minimum Guarantees
Unless otherwise noted, all products come with an unconditional 30 day guarantee. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, simply contact customer support and request a full refund of your purchase price. Longer conditional guarantees may apply, so check the sales material at the time of your order for details.
If you do not understand or agree with any of these conditions, please do not order this material. If you require further clarification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The normal fee for The Overcoming OCD Program is $77/month. When you join you will pay $77 today and $77 each month thereafter, from the date of purchase. You can cancel your membership at any time. Occasionally, the company offers discounted promotions in which case the payments may be reduced from the normal price.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
If client joins the program, Client authorizes the Company to charge Client’s credit card or debit card every month.
We want you to be satisfied with your purchase but we also want you to give your best effort to apply all of the strategies of the program.
We offer a 14-day refund period for your initial purchases.
In the event that you decide your purchase was not the right decision, within 30 days of enrollment, contact our support team at email@example.com and let us know you’d like a refund by the 30th day at 11:59 PST.
We will NOT provide refunds more than 30 days following the date of purchase.
After day 30, all payments are non-refundable and you are responsible for full payment of the fees for the membership regardless if you complete or utilize the program.
Your membership will operate on a month to month basis. You can choose to cancel your membership at any time moving forward.
All refunds are discretionary as determined by RM. To further clarify, we will not provide refunds after the 30th day from your date of purchase and all payments must be made on a timely basis. If payments are not made on time, you agree to pay interest on all past-due sums at a rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate allowed by law, whichever is greater.
If you have any questions or problems, please let us know by contacting our support team directly. The support desk can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Company respects Client’s privacy and insists that Client respects the Company’s and Program Participants (herein referred to as “Participants”). Thus, consider this a mutual non-disclosure agreement. Any Confidential Information shared by Program participants or any representative of the Company is confidential, Proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it. Parties agree not to disclose, reveal or make use of any Confidential Information or any transactions, during discussions, on the forum or otherwise. Client agrees not to use such confidential information in any manner other than in discussion with other Participants during Program. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information disclosed in connection with this Agreement, and shall not include information rightfully obtained from a third party. Both Parties will keep Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall use the best efforts to safeguard the Confidential Information and to protect it against disclosure, misuse, espionage, loss and theft. Client agrees not to violate the Company’s publicity or privacy rights. Furthermore Client will NOT reveal any information to a third party obtained in connection with this Agreement or Company’s direct or indirect dealings with Client including but not limited to; names, email addresses, third-party company titles or positions, phone numbers or addresses. Additionally, Consultant will not, at any time, either directly or indirectly, disclose confidential information to any third party. Further, by purchasing this product you agree that if you violate or display any likelihood of violating this session the Company and/or the other Program participant(s) will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations to protect against the harm of such violations.
NO TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
RM's program is copyrighted and original materials that have been provided to Client are for Client’s individual use only and a single-user license. Client is not authorized to use any of Company’s intellectual property for Client’s business purposes. All intellectual property, including Company’s copyrighted program and/or course materials, shall remain the sole property of the RM. No license to sell or distribute Company’s materials is granted or implied. By purchasing this product, Client agrees (1) not to infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, (2) that any Confidential Information shared by the Company is confidential and proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the Company, (3) Client agrees not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with the Company. Further, by purchasing this product, Client agrees that if Client violates, or displays any likelihood of violating, any of Client’s agreements contained in this paragraph, the Company will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations and to protect against the harm of such violations.
Program is developed for strictly educational purposes ONLY. Client accepts and agrees that Client is 100% responsible for their progress and results from the Program. Company makes no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing. Client understands that because of the nature of the program and extent, the results experienced by each client may significantly vary. Client acknowledges that as with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that Client will reach their goals as a result of participation in the Program. Program education and information is intended for a general audience and does not purport to be, nor should it be construed as, specific advice tailored to any individual. Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in any program materials.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS
Nothing in this Agreement is to be construed as creating a partnership, venture alliance, or any other similar relationship. Each party shall be an independent contractor in its performance hereunder and shall retain control over its personnel and the manner in which such personnel perform hereunder. In no event shall such persons be deemed employees of the other party by virtue of participation or performance hereunder.
In the event that any cause beyond the reasonable control of either Party, including without limitation acts of God, war, curtailment or interruption of transportation facilities, threats or acts of terrorism, State Department travel advisory, labor strike or civil disturbance, make it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible, either because of unreasonable increased costs or risk of injury, for either Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement, the Company’s performance shall be extended without liability for the period of delay or inability to perform due to such occurrence.
If any provision of this Agreement is held by to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force. The failure of either Party to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of that right or any further rights hereunder.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Client agrees they used Company’s services at their own risk and that Program is only an educational service being provided. Client releases Company, its officers, employees, directors, subsidiaries, principals, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, assigns, Instructors, guides, staff, Participants, and related entities any way as well as the venue where the Programs are being held (if applicable) and any of its owners, executives, agents, or staff (hereinafter “Releasees”) from any and all damages that may result from any claims arising from any agreements, all actions, causes of action, contracts, claims, suits, costs, demands and damages of whatever nature or kind in law or in equity arising from my participation in the Programs. Client accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or unforeseeable. Client agrees that Company will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of Company’s services or enrollment in the Program. Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in any of the program materials.
The Parties agree and accept that the only venue for resolving such a dispute shall be in the venue set forth herein below. The parties agree that they neither will engage in any conduct or communications with a third party, public or private, designed to disparage the other. Neither Client nor any of Client’s associates, employees or affiliates will directly or indirectly, in any capacity or manner, make, express, transmit speak, write, verbalize or otherwise communicate in any way (or cause, further, assist, solicit, encourage, support or participate in any of the foregoing), any remark, comment, message, information, declaration, communication or other statement of any kind, whether verbal, in writing, electronically transferred or otherwise, that might reasonably be construed to be derogatory or critical of, or negative toward, the Company or any of its programs, members, owner directors, officers, Affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents or representatives.
Client may not assign this Agreement without express written consent of Company.
Company may modify terms of this agreement at any time. All modifications shall be posted on the RM’s website and purchasers shall be notified.
Company is committed to providing all clients in the Program with a positive Program experience. By purchasing this product, Client agrees that the Company may, at its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement, and limit, suspend, or terminate Client’s participation in the Program without refund or forgiveness of monthly payments if Client becomes disruptive to Company or Participants, Client fails to follow the Program guidelines, is difficult to work with, impairs the participation of the other participants in the Program or upon violation of the terms as determined by Company. Client will still be liable to pay the total contract amount.
Client shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Company, Company’s officers, employers, employees, contractors, directors, related entities, trustees, affiliates, and successors from and against any and all liabilities and expense whatsoever – including without limitation, claims, damages, judgments, awards, settlements, investigations, costs, attorneys fees, and disbursements – which any of them may incur or become obligated to pay arising out of or resulting from the offering for sale, the sale, and/or use of the product(s), excluding, however, any such expenses and liabilities which may result from a breach of this Agreement or sole negligence or willful misconduct by Company, or any of its shareholders, trustees, affiliates or successors. Client shall defend Company in any legal actions, regulatory actions, or the like arising from or related to this Agreement. Client recognizes and agrees that all of the Company’s shareholders, trustees, affiliates and successors shall not be held personally responsible or liable for any actions or representations of the Company. In consideration of and as part of my payment for the right to participate in RM Programs, the undersigned, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns do hereby release, waive, acquit, discharge, indemnify, defend, hold harmless and forever discharge RM and its subsidiaries, principals, directors, employees, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns and any of the training instructors, guides, staff or students taking part in the training in any way as well as the venue where the Programs are being held (if applicable) and any of its owners, executives, agents, or staff (hereinafter “Releasees”) of and from all actions, causes of action, contracts, claims, suits, costs, demands and damages of whatever nature or kind in law or in equity arising from my participation in the Programs.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
If not resolved first by good-faith negotiation between the parties, every controversy or dispute relating to this Agreement will be submitted to the American Arbitration Association. All claims against Company must be lodged within 100-days of the date of the first claim or otherwise be forfeited forever. The arbitration shall occur within ninety (90) days from the date of the initial arbitration demand. The parties shall cooperate to ensure that the arbitration process is completed within the ninety (90) day period. The parties shall cooperate in exchanging and expediting discovery as part of the arbitration process. The written decision of the arbitrators (which will provide for the payment of costs) will be absolutely binding and conclusive and not subject to judicial review, and may be entered and enforced in any court of proper jurisdiction, either as a judgment of law or a decree in equity, as circumstances may indicate. In disputes involving unpaid balances on behalf of Client, Client is responsible for any and all arbitration and attorney fees.
In the event that a dispute arises between the Parties for which monetary relief is inadequate and where a Party may suffer irreparable harm in the absence of an appropriate remedy, the injured Party may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for equitable relief, including without limitation a temporary restraining order or injunction.
Any notices to be given hereunder by either Party to the other may be effected by personal delivery or by mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid with return receipt requested. Notices delivered personally shall be deemed communicated as of the date of actual receipt; mailed notices shall be deemed communicated as of three (3) days after the date of mailing. For purposes of this Agreement, “personal delivery” includes notice transmitted by fax or email. Email: support[at]restoredminds[dot]com. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns. Any breach or the failure to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision in any other circumstance. This Agreement constitutes and contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter, supersedes all previous discussions, negotiations, proposals, agreements and understandings between them relating to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America.
Online Community Rules and Etiquette:
Thank you for being part of Restored Minds Private Community. To ensure the best possible experience for all community members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
We understand that the world and our members are becoming more social and connecting online. As such we encourage all to participate in our private online community. By participating in our Private Online Community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines in order to make this a supportive and productive group for everyone.
- Administrators have the right and will utilize the option to delete posts, comments or block all involvement from persons that do not align with the community guidelines.
- This forum is not intended to provide crisis or emergency services.
- If at any time you are experiencing a medical emergency (including, but not limited to: thoughts of self-harm, suicidality, and/or thoughts of hurting others) please visit your nearest emergency room or contact 911/emergency services in your area.
- Treat others online as you would treat them in real life
- Be tolerant towards other’s viewpoints; respectfully disagree when opinions do not align
- Respect the privacy and personal information of other alumni
- Communicate with courtesy and respect
- Offer encouragement, feedback, and insight to one another.
- Post your wins. We want to hear about your progress!
- Do Not Make personal attacks on other community members
- Do Not Use defamatory remarks or make false statements against other
- Do Not Post prejudiced comments or profanity
- Do Not Bully or make inflammatory remarks to other community members
- Do Note engage in Self-Promotion of your personal programs, books, or services to other community members or utilize Affiliate Links.
We will take action when we see someone violating these guidelines. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; other times it means revoking certain privileges or accounts entirely. We request that all community members report behavior that violates our guidelines to email@example.com
By logging onto the community, you are considered to be in agreement with the terms and conditions listed above.
LIVE TRAINING CALLS
BY UTILIZING AND RECEIVING COACHING SERVICES FROM MATTHEW CODDE, YOU AGREE TO AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE COACHING SERVICES FROM MATTHEW CODDE.
The services provided by Matthew Codde include Individual Coaching, Group Coaching, Tele-coaching, Live Q&As, and written communication on topics decided jointly with you, The Client. The purpose of coaching is to develop and implement strategies to help you reach personally identified goals and personal satisfaction.
Coaching may address specific personal challenges, targeted behavioral change, life balance, job performance and satisfaction, or general conditions in The Client's life and relationships. Coaching utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational interviewing, and other counseling and consulting techniques.
Coaching Overview; Client Responsibility
Coaching involves a willing relationship between the client (You) and the coach (Matthew Codde) in which the client provides information, the coach listens to the client, and the coach reflects information back to the client. Coaching is intended to be informational and educational for the client, and to provide information, support, empowerment, and encouragement for the client’s goals and decisions based on information provided by the client. The client is fully and solely responsible for all information provided to the Coach, all information reflected back to the client by the Coach, and all client decisions, actions or inactions resulting from or relating to the Coaching experience.
Client will indemnify and hold harmless Matthew Codde and his employees, affiliates, representatives, successors, and assigns from any claims, liability, costs or expenses in connection with any mentoring services, information, or materials.
Matthew Codde does not guarantee or warrant any particular outcome, result, or success of coaching, and expressly disclaims any such guarantee or warranty.
Risks and Benefits of Coaching
Not a Substitute for Medical, Legal or Other Advice
Coaching services are not a substitute for medical, psychological, psychiatric, wellness, therapeutic, or other diagnosis, care, counseling, advice, consulting or treatment. Coaching Services and the information on the Restored Minds website are not a substitute for legal, personal, religious, spiritual or other types of evaluation, therapy, counseling, advice or representation. You should independently assess any decisions, actions or inactions resulting from or relating to the Website or Coaching experience based on medical, psychological, psychiatric, religious, personal, or other advice as applicable.
Defining Roles: The Difference Between Therapy and Coaching
Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past, on introspection, and analysis.
Behavioral Coaching is a process which may be long-or-short-term. In coaching, a client works with a coach who may (or may not) also be a healthcare professional in order to clarify goals and values, identify personal obstacles to success, and challenge problematic behaviors in order to achieve desired results. It takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward.
In addition to being a Coach, I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California with training and experience in diagnosing and treating emotional and psychological problems. Although there are some similarities between Coaching and Psychotherapy, I, as The Coach, will not conduct psychotherapy with my coaching clients. Coaching and psychotherapy are different modalities of counseling, and it is important that you as The Client understand the differences between them. Although both Coaching and psychotherapy utilize knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques, there are major differences in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility. I, The Coach, adopt The International Coach Federation’s definition of coaching quoted in part which is as follows: Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.
In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. Coaches recognize that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach’s efforts and application of the coaching process.
You can expect that I, your Coach, will be honest and direct, asking straightforward questions and using challenging techniques to help you move forward. You are expected to evaluate your own progress; and, if the coaching is not working as you wish, you should immediately inform me, your Coach, so that we can both take steps to correct the problem. As with any human endeavor, coaching can involve feelings of discomfort and frustration which may accompany the process of change. Coaching does not offer any guarantee of success. Additionally, while psychotherapy may be reimbursable through health insurance policies, Coaching services, at present, are not.
It is understood and agreed to by The Client and The Coach that if either of us recognizes that you, The Client, have a problem that would benefit from psychotherapy, I, The Coach, may refer or direct you to appropriate resources in addition to or in lieu of Coaching. In some situations as a condition of my continuance as your Coach, I may insist that you enter psychotherapy and that I have your consent to discuss matters which concern you with your psychotherapist. It is further understood that, as The Coach, I am not obligated to provide you, The Client, with psychotherapy services.
Similarities Between Coaching and Therapy
The fundamentals of coaching are what distinguish it from therapy. Behavioral Coaches do not diagnose, while therapists determine illnesses and pathologies so they can be clinically treated. Therapists analyze their client’s past as a tool for understanding present behaviors, whereas life coaches simply identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. In other words, therapists focus on “why” and coaches work on “how.”
Therapists help clients explore and understand their subconscious and unconscious mind. Their goal in this exploration is deep understanding. Life coaches focus on results and actions. Their goals can be measured with key performance indicators and specific behavioral outcomes and goals.
Therapy and life coaching do share certain traits and skill sets. However, both therapists and coaches work to enable clients to make positive changes in their lives and become more productive. While therapists do diagnose and treat from a healthcare perspective, not all therapy clients are ill; many healthy people seek the services of both therapists and life coaches.
Therapists may at times work with specific results in mind, such as the cessation of a particular problematic behavior.
Despite occasional areas of overlap, however, the work and processes of therapists and life coaches are distinct.
One-on-One sessions will be help at a mutually decided time between the Coach and the Client. All sessions will be booked in the Pacific Daylight Timezone (PDT). Group sessions will last approximately 2 hours, but this length is subject to change based on the number of clients in the session and the needs of the clients. If you do not live in the PDT time zone please use this time zone converter (http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) to learn the proper time of your session in your specific time zone.
For group coaching calls, The Coach may use various software tools (Youtube Live, Facebook Live, Zoom etc.) to conduct the sessions. The coach will send out a link for each specific meeting session. Unless otherwise specified, the coach will record Live Calls and post the recordings in the member's area.
COACHING AGREEMENT & INFORMED CONSENT
Confidentiality: As a register social worker in the state of California, it is my duty to protect the confidentiality of the communications with my clients, including my coaching clients. The support staff of Matthew Codde includes individuals who provide administrative support and are trained in the HIPAA requirements for confidentiality. I, The Coach, will only release information about our work to others with your written permission or if I am required to do so by a court order. There are some situations in which I am legally obligated by Federal and State laws to breach your confidentiality in order to protect others from harm, including the following: (1) If I have information that indicates that a child, elderly or disabled person is being, or has been, abused, I must report that to the appropriate state agency; and; (2) If a client is an imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent violence against another person, I am required to take protective actions. These situations rarely occur in coaching practices, but if such a situation does occur, I will make every effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.
If sessions are conducted in groups including tele-conference groups. You, The Client, agree to maintain the confidentiality of all information communicated to you by other coaching clients and by your Coach. It is understandable that progress is often enhanced when clients discuss their coaching relationship with trusted colleagues and friends. You can have these discussions with trusted colleagues and friends, but you agree not to share any information which would allow others in the group to be identified.
The Client should be aware that it is impossible to protect the confidentiality of Client information which may be transmitted electronically, i.e., electronic mail, private forums, and other information stored on computers connected to the internet, by cordless or mobile telephones and similar telecommunication and computer equipment. Therefore, it is agreed between The Client and The Coach that unless The Client utilizes encryption and other forms of security protection, The Client waives any action legal or otherwise against The Coach and holds The Coach harmless for any interception of Client information resulting from the use of the above-mentioned equipment.
I keep very brief records, noting only that a session occurred on a specific date and time, what interventions happened in session, and the topics we discussed. If you prefer that I keep no records, you must give me a written request to this effect for your file and I will only note that you attended coaching in the record. You have the right to request that I correct any errors in your file. You have the right to request that I make a copy of your file available to any other health care provider at your written request. I also will maintain your records in a secure location that cannot be accessed by anyone else.
The Coach and The Client mutually recognize that they may discuss The Client’s future plans, work affairs, job information, goals, personal information, and other private information. The Coach will not voluntarily communicate The Client's information to a third party. In order to honor and protect the Coach's intellectual properties, The Client expressly agrees not to disclose or communicate any proprietary information about the Coach's practice, materials, or methods to any third parties. The Coach and The Client agree to be bound by this mutual nondisclosure agreement during and after the termination of the Coaching relationship.
It is agreed between The Client, his or her assigns, family and estate and The Coach that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to The Agreement, or the breach of this agreement, shall be settled by arbitration from an accredited individual or organization with an arbitrator whom we mutually agree upon. The arbitration may occur by telephone.
By clicking "I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of this page", as The Client, acknowledges that you have read the information contained in The Agreement and Informed Consent; and indicates your assent to the terms of The Agreement; and signifies your assurance that you will abide by its terms during our professional Coaching relationship.