Terms & Conditions
Terms of Service
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a legal agreement between you and Shibari Study, GmbH (“Shibari Study,” “us,” or “we”) regarding your use of services available at www.shibaristudy.com, including any downloadable software program that you are accessing or installing on your device or personal computer and the services available through that software program (together, the “Service”).
BY USING ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SERVICE. If you are using the Service on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms on your employer’s behalf.
The Service is an educational social network. Users of the Service may log their usage activities; see, comment and like the activities of other users; and receive analysis and insights from the Service about their progress.
You must be 18 years of age or older to use the Service. You represent and warrant that any profile information you submit is true and accurate and that you are 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into, and abide by these Terms. The Service is not intended for those under the age of 18.
In order to use the Service, you must create an account. When registering for an account, you must provide accurate and complete information and promptly update this information to keep it current. If you provide any information that is inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reason to believe that the information is inaccurate or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and your use of Service.
You are solely responsible for all activities that occur through your account. To protect your account from unauthorized use, do not provide your username or password to anyone else. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, Shibari Study grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Service, including a reasonable number of copies of any content, material or software made available by Shibari Study, for noncommercial and personal use only.
You must comply with all applicable laws when using the Service. Except as may be expressly permitted by applicable law or expressly enabled by a feature of the Service, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (a) store, copy, modify, or distribute any of the content made available on the Service; (b) compile or collect any content available on the Service as part of a database or other work; (c) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) or manual process to monitor, store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any content from the Service; (d) frame or otherwise incorporate the Service or any portion of the Service as part of another website or service; (e) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Service (including the display of third party advertising); (f) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Service, or any content available on the Service; (g) use the Service in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Service; (h) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright notices) on any portion of the Service or any content available from the Service; or (i) include any personal or identifying information about another person in your User Content (defined below) without that person’s explicit consent.
In connection with registration for a Shibari Study account, users may upload photos or other materials or information to the Service (“User Content”). You agree that you will not upload User Content to the Service unless you have created that content yourself, or you have permission from the copyright owner to do so.
Communications in chat areas, forums, bulletin boards, communities, groups, or other public or common areas of the Service are not private communications. You should use caution when submitting any User Content that contains your personal information to a public or common area of the Service.
You agree not to upload to the Service or otherwise post, transmit, distribute, or disseminate through the Service any material that: (i) is false, misleading, unlawful, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, hateful, inflammatory, abusive, inflammatory; (ii) encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or gives rise to civil liability; (iii) breaches any duty toward or rights of any person or entity, including rights of publicity or privacy; (iv) contains corrupted data or any other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; (v) advertises products or services competitive with Shibari Study’s or its partners’ products and services, as determined by Shibari Study in its sole discretion; or (vi) in Shibari Study’s sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any person or entity from using or enjoying any portion of the Service, or which may expose Shibari study, its affiliates, or users to harm or liability of any nature.
Although Shibari Study has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any User Content, Shibari Study reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen, edit, or disable any User Content at any time and for any reason without notice. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, objectionable, or inaccurate. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content, including any loss or damage to any of your User Content.
Content on the Service, including User Content and Paid Content provided by other users, has been licensed to Shibari Study in accordance with various licensing agreements between Shibari Study and the persons or entities who own the rights to that content (“Licensed Content”). Licensed Content is protected by intellectual property laws.
The Licensed Content is provided for informational purposes only. The Licensed Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional educational, fitness or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health, rope or fitness provider with any questions you may have regarding a physical or psychological regimen or medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice because of something you have read or heard on the Service.
Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or other information that constitutes part of the Licensed Content expressed or made available via the Service are those of the respective authors or producers and not of Shibari Study or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, or affiliates. Under no circumstances will Shibari Study or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, or affiliates be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information obtained through the Service.
Shibari Study respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks you to do the same. It is Shibari Study’s policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Shibari Study’s copyright agent at the address below and provide the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) a description of the copyright-protected work that you claim has been infringed; (c) the location on the Service of the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a statement by you regarding your good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. By submitting a copyright infringement notice, you acknowledge and agree that Shibari Study or its copyright agent may forward the information you provide in this notice to the person who uploaded the allegedly infringing material.
You email Shibari Study’s designated agent for notice of copyright infringement at: Shibari.Study@gmail.com.
If you believe that your removed or disabled User Content is not infringing, or that you have the authorization or right to post and use that User Content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to law, you may send a counter-notice containing the information required. Shibari Study or its copyright agent will forward your counter-notification to the party who submitted the original copyright infringement claim. If the original claimant does not file an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the removed or disabled User Content within 10 business days of receiving the counter-notice from Shibari Study, then we may, in its sole discretion, reinstate the removed or disabled material.
We, our affiliates, and our suppliers and licensors own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Service. Except for those rights expressly granted in these Terms, no other rights are granted, either express or implied, to you.
Shibari Study is a trademark of Shibari Study GmbH. Other product, brand and company names and logos used on the Service are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Any use of any of the marks appearing on the Service without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark, as appropriate, is strictly prohibited.
Communications with Users; Users Meet-ups
When you join Shibari Study, you understand and agree that you may receive communications from the other members of the Service. You also understand and agree that individual users are each acting independently and that no user is Shibari Study, GmbH’s representative or agent.
The Service may include tools that enable users to arrange in-person meetings. Shibari Study is not involved in arranging or supervising meetings and has no control over who attends meetings or the actions of any individual at any meeting. Please use caution and good judgment when arranging or attending meetings.
You agree that you bear all risk associated with any meeting you attend, and you agree to release us (and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third-party partners) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Service or any meeting you attend. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California or any similar provision of the statutory or non-statutory law of any other global jurisdictions to the full extent that you may lawfully waive all such rights and benefits.
As of the date stated above, the Service is provided to you for free, but Shibari Study reserves the right to implement fees for the Service at any time by providing you notice.
Access; Modifications to the service
Shibari Study does not provide you with the equipment to use the Service. You are responsible for all fees charged by third parties to access and use the Service (e.g., charges by ISPs or mobile carriers).
Shibari Study reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or a part of the Service without notice. Shibari Study will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
Unless otherwise agreed by Shibari Study in writing, Shibari Study is not obligated to provide any support for the Service.
If you provide feedback to Shibari Study regarding the Service (“Feedback”), you acknowledge that the Feedback is not confidential and you authorize Shibari Study to use that Feedback without restriction and without payment to you. Accordingly, you hereby grant to Shibari Study a nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable right to use the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose.
Changes of Terms
We reserve the right to modify these Terms from time to time. If we modify these Terms, we will indicate that we have done so on the Shibari Study website at Terms & Conditions or otherwise provide you notice. It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly. Use of the Service after the effective date of a modification constitutes your acceptance of any modified Terms.
You may terminate your use of the Service at any time by terminating your account and deleting any Shibari Study software from your device or personal computer. Termination of your account is your sole right and remedy with respect to any dispute with Shibari Study regarding the Service or these Terms. Shibari Study may suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time, for any reason. If Shibari Study suspects that you have violated any provision of these Terms, Shibari Study may also seek any other available legal remedy. Your rights under these Terms will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of these Terms. Upon termination, you must destroy or delete any copy of Shibari Study software in your possession.
You remain solely liable for all obligations related to use of the Service, even after you have stopped using the Service. Neither Shibari Study nor any of its licensors, suppliers, or publishers are liable to you or to any third party for any loss caused by any termination of the Service or termination of your access to the Service.
Shibari Study Membership
You can become a Shibari Study Member by signing up to pay monthly or annual fees for unlimited access to our “Training Plans.” Training plans are online video programming that we offer as part of Shibari Study Membership.
The membership fee will be billed at the beginning of the paying portion of your membership and each month or quarter or year thereafter unless and until you cancel your membership. We automatically bill your payment method each month on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paying membership. We reserve the right to change our billing timing, in particular, if your payment method has not successfully been charged.
Payments are non-refundable and there are no credits for partially used periods. Following a cancellation, however, you will continue to have access to your Shibari Study Membership through the end of your current billing period.
You may cancel your Shibari Study Membership at any time for any reason. To cancel your recurring subscription, please visit your membership settings at https://www.shibaristudy.com/dashboard. Following a cancellation, you will lose access to all Training Plans you enrolled in during your membership at the end of your billing period. If you choose to sign back up as a member, your billing date will update to the day you paid.
We may email or provide you coupons, offers, and other specials from third parties (collectively “Promotions”). Shibari Study is not responsible for the redemption, errors, omissions, or expiration of Promotions. All Promotions featured as a part of the Service are subject to change without notice and we have no control over their legality or the ability of any merchant to complete the Promotion (including, the sale in accordance with the offer).
The Service may contain links to Web pages and content of third parties (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. We do not monitor, endorse, or adopt, or have any control over, any Third-Party Content. We undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness.
Additionally, if you follow a link or otherwise navigate away from the Service, please be aware that these Terms will no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Content provider to which you navigate from the Service. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk.
The Service may contain advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than us, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SHIBARI STUDY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SHIBARI STUDY DOES NOT WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE OR THAT ANY DATA SENT BY OR TO YOU WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, TRANSMITTED IN UNCORRUPTED FORM, OR TRANSMITTED WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAY OR LOSS OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING LOSS OF ANY LOSS OR HARM TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SHIBARI STUDY, THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY BASED ON YOUR LOCATION.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER SHIBARI STUDY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR DISTRIBUTORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY OF SHIBARI STUDY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SERVICE OR $10. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You will defend, indemnify and hold Shibari Study, its affiliates, directors, officers, agents, employees, and its licensors, suppliers, and Distributors harmless from any costs, damages, expenses, and liability caused by your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party through the use of the Service.
These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted under these Terms, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Shibari Study without restriction. Any assignment attempted in violation of these Terms is void.
Governing Law; Venue
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Germany, specifically Berlin, excluding its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any judicial proceedings will be brought in and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Berlin, Germany.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, THAT CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of Shibari Study to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Shibari Study. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
Consent to Electronic Communications
By using the Service, you consent to receive electronic communications from us. These communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Service. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
You are solely responsible for all fees charged by your telecommunications service provider or any other service provider related to your use of the Service, including without limitation any SMS / text messaging fees, data charges, and other fees.
These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Shibari Study regarding your use of the Service.
Contacting Shibari Study
For questions, comments, complaints, or claims related to the Service, please don’t hesitate to contact Shibari Study at:
Shibari Study GmbH
Last Updated: September 6th, 2020