The Monica Society | Terms & Conditions of Use

 

Much thoughtfulness and consideration has been given to including this page as a necessary entry portal into our website.  The women who have built and maintain this site do so because we have received immense blessings and benefits from our journeys along these paths and together we strongly feel a deep urge to share the balance, peace, fulfillment and joy we have found with other intelligent women by providing comfort and information to others.       

Yet we also recognize that we may receive visitors here from time to time whose present circumstances and needs may well exceed the scope of our project. The subject matter of this site is controversial and may offend some.

Therefore PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING AND USING THIS SITE. THIS PAGE MAY BE CONSIDERED LONG BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE PROCEEDING FURTHER.

By using this site (by clicking “I Agree” below), you signify your assent and consent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, please do not use this site.

The Monica Society may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Monica Society online website ("MSO," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL, LEGAL OR MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR DOES IT PURPORT TO ADVOCATE ANY ONE PARTICULAR PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR OR DOCTRINE.

The contents of the Monica Society site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content (and any correspondence and other information ancillary to the Content) is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the MSO Site. If you feel that you need spiritual counseling strongly consider contacting your priest, clergy, minister, rabbi or other spiritual advisor.

If you think you may have an emergency, do not consult this site. Instead, call for professional assistance immediately.  In the US, dial 911. In the UK, dial 999. In other localities emergency numbers vary. Reliance on any information provided by MSO, its agents and/or any participants and/or monitors or instructors or others appearing on the Site at the invitation of MSO or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site contains materials that are or can be interpreted as sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.

CHILDREN and MINORS NOT ALLOWED; AGE REQUIREMENT; PRIVACY.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children and minors. You should be aware that this Site is NOT intended nor designed to attract children or minors and should not be accessed by them. Parents, please monitor your children's web usage.

The Site is restricted to women who are 21 years of age or older regardless of the laws regarding Legal Age in your community. We feel very certain that a degree of maturity that comes with even the few years between the ages of 18 and 21 is a necessary factor in being able to begin to appreciate the nature of the ideas and concepts and information contained in this Site. PARTICIPATION IN The Monica Society AND/OR THIS WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. By clicking below that you agree to the Terms and Conditions to view and use this Site you are declaring that:

 

·          You are at least 21 years old and you are not prohibited by the law of your country, state or local community to possess or view sexually explicit material.

 

·          You do not object to or find explicit material offensive.

 

·          You understand if you misrepresent your age, you may be in violation of your local, state and federal laws and you take full responsibility for your actions and you hereby release and discharge the Monica Society and its agents, participants, monitors and others connected with the Site from any and all liability that might arise therein.

 

·          You take all responsibility for ensuring that you do not allow minors to view or access this site or to provide any content that includes persons under the legal age or representations of persons to give the perception that they are under legal age.

 

·          If you initiate or participate in any correspondence on the basis of your use of this Site you absolve MSO and your correspondent(s) of any liability whatsoever.

Additionally, we suggest you never meet anyone whom you have contacted through live chat, the community forum, or via any other internet contact without taking another adult with you. MSO is committed to protecting your privacy while you use our site. As such, if you share any information with us, we will not sell or exchange your personal information with any other party for any reason. Please note, however, that anything you publish on the Internet (such as your contact information) is available to anyone visiting this site. This is true of anything you choose to make available on the Internet. Therefore, do not give out personal information on the Internet, for example your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, school, work place, etc.

Internet privacy is an issue that we take very seriously. We provide this Privacy Policy so that our users will know what personally identifiable information is and is not being collected about you through the Site, how that information is and is not being used, and with whom it is and is not being shared.

 

The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site.

 

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy MSO will not disclose any information it gathers from you on our website.  We do not sell, rent, trade or give away information relating to viewers of this Site.  We will not send an email to you unless you specifically request an email response from us or allow for automated forum notifications.

 

Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, through email or web logs, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides MSO.  Monicasociety.org and The Monica Society cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information.

 

We use cookies on this Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  Cookies simplify the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.  Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, or other similar means, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology is a tool that may be used to compile aggregated statistics about Monica Society site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements. They do not personally identify you in any other way.

 

Further, if MSO is ever sold or all or substantially all of the assets relating to MSO are transferred to another entity, we may transfer to such acquiring entity the information you have provided to us so as to ensure continuity of your personalized service.

 

MSO may disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MSO or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MSO; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of those associated with MSO, its agents, users of the Site, or members of the public.

 

We do not present our users with pop-ups or any other advertising.  If you see or receive one of these items, it is coming from an outside source, either as a result of something you have previously downloaded or as an "exit" pop-up from the site you previously visited. It is not coming from our site.

 

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy on the Site. We ask that you periodically review this page.

USE OF CONTENT.

The Content of this Site is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Whether created by MSO or by you (in member forums, for example), title to the Content remains with MSO. MSO may use, re-use, repurpose, redistribute, collect, anthologize or republish the Content of this Site in any way it finds appropriate. Preserving the privacy of our members is of the essence. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice at the editorial discretion of MSO. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to MSO. We will aggressively protect these rights.

Unless otherwise specified, the Web Site is for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Web Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF MSO.

The use and interpretation of the MSO Site and its Content is at your own risk. The information may not be relevant for your individual situation and may be misinterpreted.  MSO assumes no responsibility for how you use information obtained from this Site.

The information given on this Site is offered in generic form. In other words, all of our Site’s visitors have unique qualities that play a role in their personal situations. We do not know you personally and can therefore not take into consideration any particular personal qualities when offering information, and do not claim to do so. The material on this web site is provided only to help you get started in your search for relevant information and is published as information only.

 

You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health, psychological or physiological problem without consulting with a qualified healthcare/psychology/spiritual provider or caregiver. MSO will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages arising from your use or interpretation of the information contained in the Site.

When using the MSO Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of MSO and its suppliers. Accordingly, MSO assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the MSO Site.

The MSO Site and the content are provided on an "as is" basis. MSO, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

FURTHER MSO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE’S AVAILABILITY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL USED BY YOU WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY AS TO SUCH ADVICE OR INFORMATION.

Without limiting the foregoing, MSO, makes no representations or warranties about the following:

The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Site.

Further, in no event shall MSO or any third parties mentioned on the Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, whether caused by negligence or otherwise and whether or not MSO or any third parties mentioned on the Site are advised of the possibility of such damages.

MSO or any third parties mentioned on the Site are not liable for any personal injury, including but not limited to emotional distress, emotional trauma, or death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

USE OF THE SITE SUPPORT FORUM.

The Site contains a Support Forum which Site visitors may use in a view only mode. MSO and its agents, monitors and participants and all others connected to MSO are not responsible for the consequences of any communications the forum. In cases where you feel an emergency may be present, you should contact a qualified professional medical caregiver or law enforcement official or other emergency service facility or personnel immediately. If you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or other emergency service facility immediately.

INDEMNITY.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Monica Society, its agents, participants, monitors and others connected with the Site harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT.

These Terms and Conditions including our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and MSO with respect to the use of the MSO Site, its forums and all other content.

If you have any questions regarding this disclaimer, please click here to contact one of us who may be able to help you via email.

 

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find The Monica Society Site helpful.

 

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