Freedom from IBS Courses
Freedom from IBS courses are owned and operated by Barbara B. Bolen, Ph.D. (“Company”, “I”, “my” or ”me”). The term “you” refers to the user or purchaser and/or user of any Freedom from IBS courses.
Course Use and Consent
I try to ensure that course availability is uninterrupted and that my content and any communications pertaining to the courses or Website which may include any member forums, private group pages, e-mail communications, Skype calls, videos, audio recordings, webinars, recorded webinars, teleseminars, recorded teleseminars, emails, downloadable Mp3 audio files, podcasts, downloadable PDF printed transcripts, downloadable PDF handouts/slides, handouts, quizzes, ebooks, and books, as applicable, or any other materials provided by me to you (collectively “Course Materials”) will be error-free. However, I cannot guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new services, although, of course, I will try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction.
Neither I nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and Course Materials in connection with any of my Courses for any particular purpose.
Every effort has been made to present you with the most accurate, up-to-date information, but because the nature of scientific research is constantly evolving, I cannot be held responsible or accountable for the accuracy of my content. You acknowledge that such information and Course Materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and I am not liable for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Additionally, I are not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts provided by external resources referenced in any of my Courses, classes, or materials. I assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the Course you are using, or in documents referenced by or linked to by any Course.
When you apply for, enroll in, purchase or use any of my Courses, I may seek and collect personal data and information including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, phone number, billing information, job title, employment information, medical information, financial information, demographic information, preferences, interests, or other personally-identifying information (“Confidential Information”).
By providing such Confidential Information to me, you grant me permission to use and store such Confidential Information. I, in turn, will use my best efforts to keep your Confidential Information safe, secure and confidential. I take precautions to protect such Confidential Information. When you submit Confidential Information via any of my Courses, I take measures to protect the security of your Confidential Information both online and offline.
However, due to the nature of the Internet, I cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of your Confidential Information or of any other data or information transmitted to me or through my services; therefore submitting Confidential Information, data or other information is done at your own risk.
I have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but I make no assurances about my ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Intellectual Property Rights
My Limited License to You. My Courses and Course Materials are my property and/or my affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
If you purchase or access any of my Course Materials through any of my Courses, you will be considered my Licensee. For the avoidance of doubt, all content obtained through me is my property, and you are granted a revocable, non-transferable license for personal, non-commercial use only, limited to you only. This means that you may not use any of my Courses or Course Materials in a manner that constitutes an infringement of my rights or in a manner that has not been authorized by me.
• You are permitted to download and/or print Course Materials for your own personal or business use, but only provided that you give me credit by name, keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and, if used electronically, you must include the link back to the Website page(s) from which the information was obtained.
You may not use any of my Courses, the materials available on or through them, or this Website in a manner that constitutes an infringement of my rights or in a manner that has not been authorized by me through prior written consent.
Any trademarks, taglines, badges, and logos displayed on Course Materials are trademarks belonging to me. All trademarks reproduced in this Website, which are not the property of, or licensed to us, are acknowledged on the Website. Any use including framing, meta tags or other text utilizing these trademarks, or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without my express written consent, or permission granted herein.
For those trademarks, taglines, badges, and logos for which you are granted permission to use, the trademark indicia must be included at all times. Any marketing or promotional tools or any other title or information of ours bearing the trademark symbols (™) or ® may not be used by you for any reason without my express written permission.
All rights not expressly granted in these terms or any express written license, are reserved by me.
Information You Are Prohibited from Sharing with Others. As a Licensee, you understand and acknowledge that all of my Courses and Course Materials have been created, developed or obtained by me through the investment of significant time, effort and expense, and that this information is a valuable, special and unique asset of mine which needs to be protected from improper and/or unauthorized use.
When you enroll in or purchase any of my Courses, you expressly agree that you will not steal my Courses or Course Materials, or share them, in whole or in part, with any other person without my express written permission.
You agree that you are clearly and expressly prohibited from doing the following:
• You may not duplicate, share, trade, sell, or otherwise distribute any Course Materials or any other information obtained in or through my Course to any other person, for their personal, commercial or business use, in whole or in part, whether it was known to you or not at the time that you shared the information that their intention was to use the Course Materials for their own personal or professional/business use. You are the only one granted a limited license to use the Course Materials.
• You are not permitted to reprint or republish any of my Course Materials for resale or mass reproduction purposes for your own business use or to earn you income.
• You may not violate my intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights. By downloading, printing, or otherwise using the material from any of my Courses for your own purposes in no way gives you any copyright, trademark or ownership rights of the material contained in the Course Materials.
• You may not in any way use, copy, adapt or represent any of my Course Materials in any way as if they are yours or created by you.
All rights not expressly granted in these terms or any express written license, are reserved by me.
Links to External Websites or Use of Social Media. From time to time my courses may also include links to other websites or to social media sites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information and to allow you to visit other third party website(s) of interest easily. In no way am I formally endorsing these third party websites in any way.
You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement of the third party website or social media sites you are visiting or using. Once you have used these links to leave any of my Courses, you should note that I do not have any control over that other third party website or social media. I bear no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) or social media websites and I accept no liability for any of the views, facts, opinions, or references used therein whatsoever. Content on a third party website may express a perspective which may or may not necessarily reflect my views and I am not liable in any way for their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise, or lack thereof.
Your License to Me. By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, e-mail communications, Pinterest or other social media submissions, Course or Website submissions) to me through any of my Courses, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are 13 years of age or older.
In addition, when you submit or post any material in any way affiliated with my Courses, you are granting me, and anyone authorized by me, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting of submission, including, but not limited to, your right under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
By participating in any of my Courses, you consent, if applicable, to photographs, videos, and/or audio recordings that may be made that may contain you, your voice and/or your likeness. In my sole discretion, I reserve the right to use these photographs, videos, and or/audio recordings and/or any other materials submitted by you to me in connection with your participation in amy of my Courses in my current or future Courses or other Programs, Products and/or Services, and/or my marketing or promotional efforts, without compensation to you at any time, now or at any time in the future.
Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant me, and anyone authorized by me, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address, or screen name, as I deem appropriate.
You acknowledge that I have the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that I may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time, for any reason whatsoever.
Personal Responsibility and Assumption of Risk
As a Licensee, you agree that you are using your own judgment in using any of my Courses and Course Materials and you are doing so at your own risk. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your life and well-being, as well as the lives and well-being of your family and children (where applicable), for all decisions made during and after any of my Courses. I have used care in preparing all Course Materials and any other information provided to you, but all of my Course Materials and information is made available to you as self-help tools for your own use, and for informational and educational purposes only. You accept full responsibility for the results and you expressly assume the risks, of any of my Courses for your use, or non-use, of the Course Materials or other information provided by me to you. You also fully understand that you are expressly assuming all of the risks of any of my Courses, regardless of whether such risks were created or exacerbated by the Course.
Your use of any of my Courses or Course Materials is entirely at your own risk, for which I shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to discern the risks of using any of my Courses. You assume responsibility for your choices, actions, use or non-use of any of the information in my Courses, and you acknowledge that you are using, or not using, my Courses at your own risk. You also agree to use my Course and Course Materials in compliance with your own local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
You are aware and agree that nothing contained in my Courses or Course Materials is intended to be medical advice, nor is it intended to replace any medical advice that can be provided by your own primary physician or other health care provider. Nothing that you have read in my Courses or Course Materials creates a physician-patient relationship in any way. You may send me email, but in no instance will this communication in any way be construed as initiating a physician-patient, or other professional relationship, and so the contact should not include confidential or sensitive data because your communication will not be treated as privileged or confidential. You always should seek the advice of your physician, mental health provider, or another qualified health care provider regarding any specific medical condition. If you are under the care of a doctor or health care provider or currently use prescription medications, you should discuss any changes to your food, exercise or lifestyle with your current health care provider, and not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting that health care provider. You have voluntarily chosen to purchase and/or use any of my Courses and you understand that the Course Materials are not meant in any way to take the place of your relationship with your current health care provider.
You acknowledge that I have not and do not make any representations or guarantees as to the health physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or health benefits, future income, expenses, sales volume or potential profitability or loss of any kind that may be derived as a result of your participation in any of my Courses.
I cannot and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular result through the use of any of my Courses, and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual. I also expressly disclaim responsibility in any way for the choices, actions, results, use or non-use of the information provided or obtained through any of my Courses.
THE INFORMATION IN ALL OF MY COURSES AND COURSE MATERIALS, WEBSITE, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. I MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS OF MY COURSES OR COURSE MATERIALS FOR ANY PURPOSE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, I DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. I DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF MY COURSES, COURSE MATERIALS, OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF MY COURSES OR COURSE MATERIALS, WEBSITE, OR THIRD PARTY WEBSITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
I DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY OF MY COURSES, COURSE MATERIALS, WEBSITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, I expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you in connection with my Course including your use or inability to use the Course Materials or any information obtained on or through any of my Courses, Course Materials, any websites that are linked or used to deliver the Course Materials, and/or any material posted on my Website, or in any other way through my Course by me or by others, including without limitation any liability for any accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual injury or harm, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
By purchasing and/or using these Courses, you also agree to my full Disclaimer which may be found on my website.
Limitation of Liability and Release of Claims
I will not be held responsible or liable in any way for the information, products or materials that you request or receive through or on my Website, Courses or Course Materials. In no event will I be liable to any party for any type of direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential damages for any use of or reliance on my Website, Courses or Course Materials, or on those affiliated with any of my Courses in any way, and you hereby release me from any and all claims; including, without limitation, those related to lost profits, personal or business interruptions, personal injuries, accidents, misapplication of information, or any other loss, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if I am expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or difficulties.
I do not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, due to any act or default of anyone or any business, whether owners, staff, agents, joint venture partners, contractors, vendors, affiliates or otherwise, affiliated with me. I do not assume liability for any owners, staff, agents, joint venture partners, contractors, vendors, affiliates or otherwise who is engaged in rendering my Courses or Course Materials, whether in-person, phone, or online, in any location. In the event that you use any information provided on or through my Courses and Course Materials by me or affiliated with me, I assume no responsibility.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that I are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any other Course participant or user, including you.
• Sending, posting, using or adding in any way material or content that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, defamatory, obscene or menacing, threatening, defamatory, objectionable, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, or is otherwise injurious to third parties, including any material being used in any way and to any degree for racial vilification, sexism, ageism, religious intolerance, or in any other way to harm, offend, or disrespect any other person or cause them emotional and/or psychological harm.
• Causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety in any way whatsoever.
• Acting in any way with fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise using any aspect of my Course or Course Materials to carry out any unlawful activity.
• Impersonating any third party; posting content to my Website or through my Courses or Course Materials on behalf of another person or permitting, enabling, inducing or encouraging any third party to post content for you; misleading as to the origin of your content as anything other than your own.
• Sending, posting, using or adding in any way any material or content through my Courses or Course Materials which consists of or contains software viruses or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam; circumventing any technological measure implemented by me to restrict the manner in which content may be posted on my Website or to regulate the manner in which content (including but not limited to email) may be transmitted to others.
• Using or causing my Courses or Course Materials, or my access to or delivery of my Courses or the Course Materials to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to me by you.
Payment and Online Commerce
If applicable, if paying by credit card, you give me permission and authorization to automatically charge your credit or debit card as payment for your Course for which you will receive an electronic receipt.
When you purchase any of my Courses, the information provided and obtained as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the third-party merchant and by me. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from mine. I have no responsibility or liability for the merchant’s independent policies.
You release me and my affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against me or them, arising from your purchase or use of my Course.
You agree to only purchase the Course for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal or financial information to me or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained his/her consent to provide such third party’s personal information.
For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.
Your satisfaction with the Course is important to me. Yet, because of the extensive time, effort, preparation and care that goes into creating and/or providing my Courses and Course Materials, you acknowledge that I do not offer refunds for any portion of your payment. By using and/or purchasing any of my Courses, you understand and agree that all sales are final (excepting subscription Courses) and no refunds will be provided for any reason.
I reserve the right in my sole discretion to refuse or terminate your access to my Courses and/or my Course Materials, Website, e-mail communications, or any other method of communications related to my Courses at any time without notice.
Should you or I wish to terminate any of my Courses at any time, these termination terms will apply to you as well, even after termination by either of us.
It is hoped that should I ever have any differences, I could be able to work them out amiably through a phone conversation or e-mail correspondence. However, should a dispute ever arise between us, I agree now that I will submit to binding arbitration before a single arbitrator, selected jointly, in accordance with the American Arbitration Association Rules. Any judgment on an arbitrator’s award, if made, is binding and may be entered into any court having the appropriate jurisdiction. Prior to seeking arbitration, you must submit your complaint to me via e-mail. You understand and agree now that the only remedy that can be awarded to you through arbitration is full refund of your Payment made to date. No award of consequential or of any other damages may be granted to you.
By signing this Agreement you are agreeing to a modification of the statute of limitations such that any arbitration must be commenced within one (1) year of the date of the act, omission, or other conduct complained of as submitted by you in e-mail, or shall otherwise be forfeited forever. You also agree that should arbitration take place, it will be held in Suffolk County, New York, and the prevailing party shall be entitled to all reasonable attorney’s fees and costs necessary to enforce the Agreement.
In the event of a dispute between us, you agree to not engage in any conduct or communications, public or private, designed to disparage me, my Company, my Courses or the Course Materials. Where requested by law or arbitration, of course, you are not prohibited from sharing your thoughts and opinions as a part of the legal process.
Submission, Storage and Sharing of Personal Data
What I Collect. When you apply for, enroll in, purchase or use any of my Courses, I may seek and collect personal data and information including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, phone number, billing information, demographic information, preferences, interests, or other personally-identifying information (“Confidential Information”). By providing such Confidential Information to me, you grant me permission to use and store such Confidential Information. I, in turn, will use my best efforts to keep your Confidential Information safe, secure and confidential. If you believe that any of your Confidential Information is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me as soon as possible. I will promptly correct any Confidential Information found to be incorrect.
What I Do With the Information I Gather. I request and require various personal data and/or Confidential Information to understand your needs and provide you with better services. In addition, I may use such data and Confidential Information for the following reasons: (1) for internal record keeping, (2) to improve my Courses, (3) to periodically send promotions about new Courses or other special offers from which you may unsubscribe at any time, (4) for aggregate, non-identifiable data for research purposes, and/or (5) to customize the respective Course you purchase or use according to your interests.
Storage. All data and Confidential Information is stored through a data management system. This data and Confidential Information can only be accessed by those who help manage that information in order to deliver e-mail or otherwise contact those who would like to receive my correspondence. You agree and acknowledge that my Company, including but not limited to my team, staff and affiliates, and those who manage the data management system may have access to your Confidential Information.
Viewing by Third Parties. Note that whenever you make your Confidential Information available for viewing by third parties through my Course or Course Materials, such as on or through my Website or social media, your Confidential Information you share also can be seen, collected and used by third parties, and therefore, I cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such Confidential Information that you voluntarily share online or in any other manner.
Like most companies, I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of my Courses, Course Materials, or current or future Program, Products or Services that I may offer.
To use certain features of my Courses or Course Materials, you may be issued a group username and password or a unique individual username and password, which you will receive through your registration and/or purchase process. You may be able to change to username and/or password of your choosing. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account.
You are not permitted to share your username and/or password with anyone. If I learn you have shared your username and/or password with another person, I reserve the right to immediately terminate your access to my Courses, Course Materials, Website and/or any other method of communication with me that pertains to the Course or Course Materials.
It is your responsibility to protect your own password from disclosure to others. I cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information. You are responsible for activities that take place using your password(s) and within your account. If you share your password(s) with anyone, they may be able to obtain access to your personal information at your own risk.
You agree to notify me immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.
By using my Course, you agree to enter true and accurate information as part of the registration, purchase process and otherwise. If you enter a false email address, I have the right to immediately inactivate your account.
I will use my best efforts to keep your password(s) private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your consent, except as necessary when the law requires it or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, particularly when disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with my rights or property.
Freedom from IBS 101: Your First Steps for Freeing Up Your Life From IBS
The Freedom from IBS 101 course (“Course”) is a free audio workshop designed to show people who have IBS some new strategies for reducing the impact that the disorder has on their life. The course includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategies. This Course is informational and educational in nature. You agree and understand that you are to complete the Course within 6 months of your sign-up date. After that point, you may not have access to the Course.
Five Essential Secrets for Freedom From IBS
The Five Essential Secrets for Freedom From IBS course (“Course”) is an online self-guided audio program. The course includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategies. This Course is informational and educational in nature. You agree and understand that you are to complete the Course within 6 months of your sign-up date. After that point, you may not have access to the Course.
Heal Your Belly Boot Camp
The Heal Your Belly Boot Camp course (“Course”) includes audio lessons, support through a private Facebook group and live group coaching calls and recordings and includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategy suggestions. This Course is informational and educational in nature. You agree to honor the confidentiality of all participants. You agree and understand that the course is an eight week course. You will retain access to all materials for at least six months after your sign-up date. After that point, you may not have access to the Course.
Holistic Healing Circle
The Holistic Healing Circle is a subscription program in which you will receive emails containing audio lessons, recipes, cooking videos, as well as information through a live (Ask Me Anything) call and recording. You agree to honor the confidentiality of all participants. This Course is informational and educational in nature and includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategy suggestions. You agree and understand that you will be charged each month your subscription rate until the course ends or until you cancel your subscription through PayPal, whichever comes first. Upon cancellation, you will lose access to the course on the Freedom From IBS website and course emails will stop 28 days after your last payment.
14 Day Low-FODMAP Reboot
The Low-FODMAP Reboot program provides you with access to a Secret Facebook group for the two week duration of the program in which you will receive support and suggestions for following the low-FODMAP diet. This Course is informational and educational in nature and includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategy suggestions.
FFI Graduates Group
The Graduates Group is a subscription program in which you will have access to a Secret Graduates Facebook group, as well as be invited to group and individual coaching calls. You agree to honor the confidentiality of all participants. This Course is informational and educational in nature and includes but is not limited to some dietary and lifestyle strategy suggestions. You agree and understand that you will be charged each month your subscription rate until the course ends or until you cancel your subscription through PayPal, whichever comes first. Upon cancellation, you will lose access to the course on the Freedom From IBS website 28 days after your last payment.