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Terms and Conditions for Participating in Dharmalaya Institute’s Programmes and for Visiting or Residing on the Institute’s Campus

1. All guests of Dharmalaya Institute and participants in its programmes must abide by the Institute’s Code of Conduct, as published on this website and as posted on the notice board in the main building of the Institute. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Refraining from all forms of violence, such as intentionally killing or harming any living being (including insects, etc.), and any behavior that could be experienced by another person as physically or sexually aggressive
  • Refraining from any behavior that could be experienced by the Institute’s staff or neighbours as disrespectful of local village cultural norms
  • Refraining from any speech that is deceitful or hurtful
  • Refraining from taking or removing anything at all from the Institute’s campus without explicit permission
  • Refraining from the use (or possession) of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or other intoxicants for the entire duration of one’s stay at Dharmalaya Institute or one’s participation in its programmes. This applies not only on the Dharmalaya campus, but also when going into the town of Bir, e.g. to restaurants, hotels, etc. or in the general vicinity of Bir, which is especially important because if participants in Dharmalaya Institute’s programmes were to indulge in intoxicants, it could damage the reputation of the Institute in the eyes of its neighbours. (Therefore, if one is not prepared and committed to leave any and all such indulgences and addictions behind for the complete duration of one’s stay at Dharmalaya Institute or participation in its programmes, one should not come in the first place.)
  • Refraining from bringing any food products derived from animals (or those containing ingredients derived from animals) to the Institute
  • Refraining from leaving any plastic rubbish at the Institute
  • Refraining from breaking any law

2. All participants and guests must pay any and all fees associated with their stay and/or programmes at the Institute, as publsihed on this website and/or posted on the notice board in the main building of the Institute, in a timely manner.

3. All participants and guests must participate fully in the communal work and responsibilities of the Institute unless specifically negotiated otherwise in a particular instance.

4. If one enters the Dharmalaya Institute’s campus or applies to participate in any of its programmes, that act indicates agreement to these terms and conditions and commitment to uphold them.

5. Any violation of any of these terms and conditions would be grounds for immediate dismissal from Dharmalaya Institute and its programmes, and in such cases no refund for any fees paid would be given to any person dismissed for such violations. Additionally, serious violations (such as violence, sexual aggression, or illegal activity) would result in a permanent ban from the Institute and its programmes.


Terms and Conditions for Use of This Website

Dharmalaya Society provides access to this website to you subject to the following conditions. Your use of this website in any way constitutes your acceptance of these conditions.

INFORMATION AND POLICIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

As our organization continues to evolve, our projects, programs, and policies are all subject to change with or without notice. You are welcome to follow our website regularly to keep abreast of any changes.

PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY

This website is managed by our partner NGO, the Earthville Network. Please read Earthville’s Privacy & Security Policy, which outlines our practices with regard to the information we collect from you and how we use it. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy & Security Policy.

USER ACCOUNTS ON THIS WEBSITE

It is the responsibility of any party using any form of account on this website/server to protect the confidentiality of your account information, including user ID and password and for preventing unauthorized use of your computer. By creating any type of user account (e.g. a member, “citizen,” partner, email, or discussion forum account, etc.) for use on this website, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities conducted under your account username and password. Children below the age of 14 may post to this website only with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Dharmalaya Society reserves the right to terminate any account or cancel memberships or services at any time, in their sole discretion.

COPYRIGHTS

By visiting or using this website or its associated resources in any way, whether personally or by proxy or any means direct or indirect, you are affirming your acceptance of the terms of our Copyright Policy, and you are bound by law to abide by this policy regardless of whether you agree or are informed. You may read our Copyright Policy here.

TRADEMARKS

The ‘Dharmalaya’ name, brand, logo, and other marks, as well as the look and feel of the Dharmalaya Institute’s website, are trademarks and service marks of Earthville Network. All rights reserved globally.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

By using this website to communicate or by sending email to us, you are initiating electronic communications with Dharmalaya Society. Likewise, you consent to receive all necessary communications from us electronically, whether via email or by posting communications on this website. By using or visiting this website, you agree that any and all notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we conduct with you electronically completely satisfy any legal requirements that may stipulate that such communications must be conducted in writing.

LIMITED LICENSE FOR SITE ACCESS

Dharmalaya Society grants you a limited license to access this website and make personal, noncommercial, use of this site (and, in the case of nonprofit educational or charitable institutions, to use it for recognized educational or charitable purposes). This license does not allow any commercial, unlawful, or unauthorized activity. You may not access any restricted areas of this website without permission. You may not download account information except your own account information for your own personal use. You may not manipulate the content of the site in any unauthorized way. Any unauthorized use terminates the license granted hereby, and any criminal abuses may be subject to legal action.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND OTHER ERRATA

Dharmalaya Society makes every reasonable effort to maintain accurate and timely information on our website. We do not warrant, however, that the content of this site will always be correct, complete, or current. The customer’s sole remedy in case of discrepancy is to contact us to request that we correct any outdated or erroneous information.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. DHARMALAYA SOCIETY AND EARTHVILLE NETWORK MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE OR OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO FROM OR REFERENCED BY THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE DHARMALAYA.IN DOMAIN OR RELATED DOMAINS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

DHARMALAYA SOCIETY AND EARTHVILLE NETWORK, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

DHARMALAYA SOCIETY AND EARTHVILLE NETWORK DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVER(S), OR EMAIL SENT THEREFROM WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL AGENTS. DHARMALAYA SOCIETY AND EARTHVILLE NETWORK ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting this website, you agree that these Terms of Use and any dispute whatsoever that might arise between you and Dharmalaya Society, the Earthville Network, or their agents would be governed by the laws of the state of California, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.

Last updated: August 9, 2013