Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website and the discussion forum (hereby referred to as “website”); by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our [Alison Smith Coaching] use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Alison Smith Coaching and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from this website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.
  • Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization.

Membership and Payment

Membership to Alison Smith Coaching’s The Parenting Solution is immediate upon receipt of initial payment. All funds are in USD and are non-refundable. Payment is taken automatically every 30 days and can be cancelled at any time.

To cancel the Membership please email support@alisonsmithcoaching.com who will confirm your cancellation.

Alison Smith Coaching reserves the right to increase membership fees at its discretion. Members will be notified in advance of any expected fee increases.

Access to membership is currently via the closed Facebook Group.

Refunds

No refunds will be given, however upon written notice to terminate before member’s renewal date, Membership will be cancelled. Member may continue to access their membership until the end of the 30 days from the last payment.

Terms of Participation

By signing up for Alison Smith Coaching’s The Parenting Solution Membership, Member is opting-in to receive other special offer emails from Alison Smith Coaching. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you may cancel your account anytime.

Member must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Members must provide Alison Smith Coaching with accurate, complete and updated registration information, including an accurate name and email address.

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, Alison Smith Coaching at its sole discretion and for any or no reason may refuse to accept applications for membership.

Members may not (i) activate or use more than one Member account; (ii) select or use an Email Address of another person; (iii) use a name subject to rights of another person without authorization from that person; (iv) use a false or misleading name or email address to activate or use a Member account.

Alison Smith Coaching reserves the right to track Member’s activity by both IP Address as well as individual browser activity.

Alison Smith Coaching has the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel, at any time and for any or no reason, a Member’s membership in and access to the Alison Smith Coaching Website and the Alison Smith Coaching membership service. The Member may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies if such action is deemed warranted by Alison Smith Coaching.

Member agrees not to abuse his or her membership privileges by acting in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement. Member agrees not to attempt to earn through other than legitimate channels authorized by Alison Smith Coaching. Member agrees not to participate in any fraudulent behavior of any kind.

Alison Smith Coaching shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or violation of its rules. Any decision Alison Smith Coaching makes relating to the termination of membership shall be final and binding.

Spamming is strictly prohibited. Any spamming done will result in immediate termination of your account and a forfeiture of your account balance. Incidents will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Member’s discontinued participation in the Alison Smith Coaching membership service or failure to notify Alison Smith Coaching of any email address change may result in the termination of Member’s membership and forfeiture of Member’s payment.

Acceptable Use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without our express written consent.

Limitations of liability

Alison Smith Coaching will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or
  • loss or corruption of information or data.

If you are suicidal, or thinking of hurting yourself or another person, this is not an appropriate place to acquire help. Please stop what you are doing and call 911 immediately.

Please note: Online or telephone life coaching are not alternatives to medical evaluation or treatment. If you have a potential medical problem always contact a doctor or other medical provider. Information provided on this site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.

Life coaching is not an alternative to legal or financial advice. Information provided on this site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a legal or financial professional.

Alison Smith Coaching provides mental health and parenting information (articles, videos, etc.) and links to same for general purposes only. Information posted on Alison Smith Coaching’s or sites to which it links is not a substitute for a professional consultation or health evaluation. Use of any information provided is solely at the risk of the User. Opinions expressed are solely those of the authors. Provider does not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of any material provided, nor does Provider assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons arising from the use of any information, products, or services provided. Persons seeking mental health treatment should always consult with a licensed mental health professional. From time to time the Provider may receive a benefit from purchases made at, or for linking to, sites linked to from this site, if, as, and when that benefit may be forthcoming will be clearly stated with that link.

All materials and services provided by Alison Smith Coaching are provided on an “as is” basis. User understands the use of materials or services is at the User’s own risk. Provider disclaims any warranties, whether explicit or implied, to the fullest extent of law.

Provider is not liable for the conduct of third parties, including coaches, authors, therapists or other parties listed on, but not employed by Alison Smith Coaching.

Provider is not liable for damages of any nature including direct, incidental, consequential, or special damages that may occur from User’s use of Alison Smith Coaching or inability to access or use services except as provided in regulations governing services within the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Alison Smith Coaching’s The Parenting Solution membership functions as a venue that provides a space and method for communication. Provider advises and encourages Users to use their own discretion when sharing personal information. While efforts are made to encourage confidentiality between users, Alison Smith Coaching is not liable for users’ activities.

User understands that coaching possesses both benefits and risks. Risks may include—but are not limited to—experiencing feelings such as stress, sadness, guilt, and frustration. In addition, User may not agree with a life coach’s assessment, perspective, or strategies. User understands disagreement does not constitute a refund of provider’s fees. Benefits of coaching can be profound and may include improved mood, resolved personal problems, improved/healed relationships with others, better self-image/self-esteem, and improved mental or behavioural functioning.

Benefits to phone and online coaching may be comparable to those in traditional face-to-face sessions—the building of a life coach-client alliance designed to assist a client in his/her personal growth, life issues, and mental health. However, with use of verbal only or text only methods, a coach may be limited in that he/she is unable to take into account the visual or non-verbal cues of a client. Much of the research in regards to the efficacy of distance methods for coaching is pending. A client should weigh the benefits against the limitations of services before consenting to the coaching process.

Limits of confidentiality differ from state to state, province to province. However, by policy of Alison Smith Coaching, coaches are to abide by the laws of their practicing states and/or provinces in regards to reporting any necessary information. This may include the circumstance of a User, deemed to be serious threat to himself/herself or others, being reported to legal authorities or local social services. It is also law in many states and/or provinces that any disclosure of child abuse, abuse of a handicapped person, or abuse of an elderly person must be reported immediately to appropriate authorities.

Because of the use of technology in coaching, and the use of electronic record keeping, there exists the possibility of the loss of confidentiality by means of security breach. Administration of Alison Smith Coaching agrees to keep all user information in confidence to the greatest extent of the law, including payment information, records, and contact information.

These limitations of liability apply even if Alison Smith Coaching has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Alison Smith Coaching other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Alison Smith Coaching may take such action as is deemed appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with CANADIAN GOVERNING LAW, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.

Registrations and authorizations

The full name of Alison Smith Coaching is registered with Province of New Brunswick under registration number 677977. Alison Smith Coaching mailing address is:  44 Marr Rd., Rothesay New Brunswick, CANADA E2E 3K6. You can contact Alison Smith by email support@alisonsmithcoaching.com

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