Jikiden Reiki UK Association Membership Terms and Conditions (Last Updated 07/06/2024)

1.    Application of terms and conditions 
1.1.    These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to membership of the Jikiden Reiki Association (“Membership”) operated by The Jikiden Reiki UK Association (“we” or “us”). By applying to be a member of our Membership, and gaining access to the resources we provide (“Materials”) you agree to the following Terms and that these prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained, or referred to, elsewhere or as implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.  

1.2.    These Terms should be read in conjunction with our Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Acceptable Use Policy (all of which can be found on our website https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com  (“Site”). 

1.3.    Any content posted or submitted by you to our site or any social media group in the course of your Membership is subject at all times to the Acceptable Use Policy. 

1.4 The agreement is between us and you, the person or entity registering to be a member (“you”) and which is subject to these Terms (“Contract”), shall come into effect upon us emailing you to confirm our acceptance of your registration form for the membership and shall continue until terminated in accordance with these Terms. 

  1. The order process will be as follows: 
  1. click the pay now button and proceed to the checkout and make payment as directed; 
  1. we will send you an email acknowledging your order and confirming whether we have accepted your application. 
  1. If at any stage you have made an error in your order, you may email us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com  to correct any errors. 
  1. You should print a copy of these Terms for your records, as we may not be filing a copy and we may change these Terms from time to time. 
  1. Membership

2.1.  There is a single overall membership termed as ‘Practitioner’. For those who are Jikiden Reiki teachers, there is an additional level of membership termed ‘Teacher’ which has an additional level of access to teacher content within your membership account, provided at no extra cost. Details of what is included within your membership are listed on the Registration page and our websitehttps://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/membership/  The Jikiden Reiki UK Association committee reserves the right to adjust the content of the membership, including these Terms at any time. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments.  

2.2 We may also offer additional events, services, products, or information from ourselves, some services including in-person eventsand the Professional Practitioner Programme have additional costs.  

2.3 We may at our absolute discretion refuse membership to any person or entity and we shall not be obliged to state our reasons for such refusal. 

2.4 Memberships shall continue unless they are terminated by either of us in accordance with clause 6 below. Or you do not renew your membership at the next 12-month renewal cycle. 

2.5 You agree to keep user details and your password for the site confidential at all times and to not disclose them to any third party. You must notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account and you shall indemnify us against all claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses (including professional fees) and any other liability that arises from any unauthorised use of your account. 

2.6 The online Materials of the Membership are held on third-party secure servers and we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the online content will be available at all times during the course of the Membership but in the event that such content is not available in whole or in part at any time, or becomes corrupted, is deleted or is failed to be stored, we shall have no liability in any circumstances. 

2.7 You may only communicate with the other members in the membership for the purposes of making use of the membership and may not make unsolicited promotions of your goods or services to such members.  

2.8 Any digital Materials included in the Membership may require software such as Adobe Reader to access PDF content. A personal Zoom account would be required to attend online webinar events. 

2.9 The Materials we deliver as part of your Membership do not in any way constitute advice or recommendations. We are providing guidance only. We are not able to advise you on your individual circumstances. 

2.10 Membership requires agreement to abide by our Code of Conduct. Our code of conduct can be viewed at https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/resources/#Code_of_Conduct The JRUKA committee reserves the right to delay or decline membership or renewal, if the requirements or the code of conduct or membership have not been met. 

 3.    Payment 

3.1.    The total price payable for the Membership is as set out on the Registration page. The payment covers an initial 12-month membership period. You may make payment via the methods that are specified on the order form. Payments will be set as recurring payments, a renewal payment for the next 12 months membership cycle will be taken once every 12 months, on your renewal date, 12 months from the date of your initial payment. You agree that we may take these payments automatically without any further consent or notice from you. We reserve the right to amend membership pricing at any time however any changes in pricing would only apply at the date of your next membership renewal. If you wish to continue to have access to the JRUKA events and Materials, you must renew your membership. Contact info@jikidenreikiuk.com with any renewal questions. 

3.2     The total price payable as set out on the Registration page is inclusive of VAT Value Added Tax. 

3.3    Membership payments, cannot be placed on hold or paused for any reason, and are non-transferable and non-refundable,other than as set out in paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3 below. 

  

4.    Our obligations 

4.1   We warrant to you that the Membership is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for the purpose for which you purchased the Membership. 

4.2    Other than as set out in paragraph 4.1 above, all warranties and representations are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.  

4.3    We will endeavor to ensure that all information that we provide is accurate and up-to-date but we shall not be liable for any claims arising from such information being inaccurate or not up-to-date or otherwise. 

4.4    You acknowledge that your personal data will be kept confidential and processed by and on our behalf of us. We will process your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be viewed at https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/privacy/  

5.    Intellectual Property 

5.1    We are the owner or the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights in the materials provided to you by us as part of the Membership (“Materials”) and all content within any Programme and nothing in these Terms or otherwise shall operate to transfer the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials or the content of any Programme to you or any other person. 

5.2  You may not at any time copy, reproduce, publish in any form, share, sell, dispose of, or otherwise make available to a third party in any way any of the Materials. 

5.3.    We grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use all or any of the Materials for the purposes for which the Membership was provided only. 

5.4.    Except as set out in paragraph 5.3, you may not use any of our intellectual property rights at any time except where duly licensed. Use of our logo is strictly prohibited without our prior written consent. 

5.5    You may not without our prior written consent make any audio or visual recordings of any part of our Materials, or events. 

5.6    We may from time to time record any or all any part of the Materials being delivered during your attendance.  You authorise us to use your image and voice in any such recordings (and to make use of the  recording in any way we think fit) without payment, other conditions, or the need for further consent. 

5.7   You acknowledge that certain information contained in the Materials is already in the public domain. 

5.8  You acknowledge that the ideas and concepts shared by us within the membership and the method of running the membership are proprietary to us and you shall not take any such ideas, concepts, or methods and use them in competition with us or for your own commercial gain. 

5.9    The provisions of this paragraph 5 shall survive termination of the Contract. 

6.    Term and termination 

6.1    The Contract shall continue until your membership expires. You can terminate your membership at each 12-month renewal cycle by stopping the auto-renewal payment any time before your next renewal date. If you cancel your renewal payment, your current Membership will run its course and end at your Membership renewal date.  

6.1.1 Your membership is likely set on an auto-renewal every 12 months ongoing. To prevent your membership from renewing you must cancel the auto-renewal payment before your next renewal date. It is your responsibility to check your renewal date, to check if your Membership is set to auto-renewal, and it is your responsibility to terminate these payments in advance of your renewal date. If you need help which any of these requirements contact info@jikidenreikiuk.com for instructions before your renewal date.  

6.1.2. If your renewal payment fails to be paid, your membership shall expire (and the Contract shall terminate) on the date falling 12 months after the date of your last payment, other than for the Terms that are specifically stated to remain in force which will survive termination of the Contract. Subject to paragraph 6.2 above, no refunds will be provided. 

6.2   If you are purchasing as a consumer (as defined in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation, and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 – namely you are buying the membership as an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside of your trade, business, craft or profession, the following shall apply: 

6.2.1 you have the right to cancel this agreement within 14 days of the date of this agreement by emailing us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com or by using the cancellation form. https://www.jikidenreikiuk.com/download/cancellation-form/  To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired. If you cancel this agreement, we will reimburse you all payments received from you in relation to the agreement within 14 days after the date on which we were informed about your decision to cancel this Contract; and 

6.2.2 notwithstanding paragraph 6.2.1 above, you agree that we may begin the supply of digital content not on a tangible medium before the end of the cancellation period set out in such paragraph and you acknowledge that you will lose your cancellation rights in relation to such digital content; and 

6.2.3 in relation to the provision of any services under this Contract: 

6.2.3.1 you hereby request immediate performance of the Contract and acknowledge that you will lose your right of withdrawal from the Contract once the service contract is fully performed; and 

6.2.3.2 if you cancel the Contract before the services have been fully performed, you agree that you will pay for the supply of the service for the period for which they are supplied. The amount payable will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the Contract. 

 

6.3  If you are not purchasing the membership as a consumer, the above provisions shall not apply. 

6.4  The JRUKA committee reserves the right to cancel a membership at any time if the requirements of the code of conduct are not being adhered to, or the member is acting in a way that is damaging to the reputation of the Jikiden Reiki UK Association, or Jikiden Reiki. In such an event the member would be contacted by the JRUKA committee to aim to resolve any concerns. If any concerns are unable to be resolved any membership would be terminated and any payment would be forfeited by the member. 

6.5 Being a UK resident is a requirement of membership. It is your responsibility to inform us should you no longer be a UK resident. In the event you are no longer a UK resident your membership shall be terminated and no refund would be given. 

6.6    Paragraphs which expressly or by implication have effect after termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect after the date of termination of the Contract. 

6.7    This paragraph 6 shall survive termination of the Contract. 

6.8    Where the Contract expires, this shall be treated as a termination for the purposes of all paragraphs that refer to “termination”. 

7.    Liability 

7.1    We shall not be liable for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of corruption of data or information, or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses suffered or incurred by you as a result of you entering into the Contract and/or us providing the Membership. 

7.2    Our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution, or otherwise arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall in all circumstances be limited to the price paid by you for the Membership. 

7.3    If we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations by your act or omission or by any circumstance outside of our control (including illness or incapacity), we shall not be liable to you for any costs, charges, or losses sustained or incurred by you that arise directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay. 

7.4 We may provide you with details of additional events, services, products, or information from selected third parties that are supportive of the main membership service we provide, that we feel might be of interest to you. The Site and the Membership may contain links to third-party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third parties, their websites, or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the JRUKA. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.  

7.5 The optional JRUKA public directory uses a third-party resource, as such we have no control over that resource, nor do we have any control over the information you place in the public domain through that third-party resource. By using this part of the Service, you acknowledge and agree that JRUKA is not responsible or liable for any part of that resource, or the information you place in the public domain. 

7.6    We may, without any liability to you or any obligation to make a refund, make changes to (i) the Membership, (ii) any of the Materials, (iii) the location of venues, (iv) the time and date of sessions, (v) persons conducting any event (vi) the modality of delivery of the membership. 

7.7    Nothing in this paragraph 7 shall limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude our liability. 

7.8    The provisions of this paragraph 7 shall survive termination of the Contract. 

7.9    You acknowledge and agree that: 

7.9.1.    The Contract constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between us and supersedes any previous arrangement, understanding, or agreement between us relating to the provision of the Membership (which shall be deemed to have been terminatedby mutual consent); 

7.9.2.    in entering into the Contract you have not relied on any undertaking, promise, assurance, statement, representation, warranty, or understanding (whether in writing or not) of any person (whether party to the Contract or not) relating to the provision of the Membership other than as expressly set out in the Contract. 

7.10 If there happens to be a service disruption, please contact us at info@jikidenreikiuk.com  as soon as possible and give us a reasonable opportunity to resolve the problem. We will make every effort to aim to resolve any issues within 14 days. If we are unable to deliver the service due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, we shall inform the user as soon as reasonably possible. We will not be liable to the user or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract because of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of our obligations concerning the Service, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.  

  1. Waiver 

8.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.  

 8.2.1.  A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.  

 8.2.2. No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be waived and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with clause 8 above.  

  1. Severability 
  2. 9. If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10.    General 

10.1    By applying for Membership, you warrant that: 

10.1.1.    You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and 
10.1.2.    You are at least 18 years old; a UK resident; and 
10.1.3.    That all information you provide us with is materially true and accurate at all times and not misleading in any way. 

10.2 You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to another person without our prior written consent. We can transfer all or any of our rights and obligations under these Terms at any time. 

10.3 All notices sent by you to us must be sent to the Jikiden Reiki UK Association, at info@jikidenreikiuk.com   

  1. If any court (or other competent authority) decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be ‘severed’ from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law. 
  1. We may vary these Terms (other than the price payable by you for the Membership) as we see fit from time to time and if we do, we shall notify you by email of the change of terms. Your continuation with the Membership will be deemed to be your acceptance of any new Terms. 
  1. You accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic.  We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our site.  You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information, and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.  This condition does not affect your statutory rights. 
  1. A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. 
  1. These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by English law and you and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.  

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