Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern your use of www.thetwelveprinciples.com(the “Site”), as well as all services related to the Site. The operator of this website is American Foundation for Addiction Research (the “Company,” “AFAR” “us,” “our,” or “we”). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (the “Agreement”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

If you have any questions regarding the meaning or application of this Agreement, please direct your questions to:

American Foundation for Addiction Research
PO Box 5742
Carefree, AZ 85377

info@addictionresearch.com
Joye Langley

Access to the Web Site

This Agreement grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Site for your own personal use. You may not sub-license your rights to a third party, and this license does not extend to any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Site nor any use of data mining or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by AFAR. A limited exception is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to this Site, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent.

From time to time the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Company may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Company or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Company.

Limited Warranty/Disclaimer of Liability

AFAR is a non-profit organization that provides support, educational tools and resources to those in recovery. You should consult your own doctor and other professionals for advice specific to your circumstances.AFAR does its best to provide accurate and helpful information on this Site but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information on this site.

The Site provides links to other websites and resources. AFAR is not responsible for content provided by other parties on other Sites.

THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TITLE, CURRENCY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THIS SITE, AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.YOUR USE OF OUR SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, AND THAT AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ADDICTION RESEARCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ADDICTION RESEARCH, OR ANY DIRECTOR, OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, LICENSOR, DISTRIBUTOR, SUPPLIER, AGENT, RESELLER, OR OPERATOR OF AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ADDICTION RESEARCH, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

Eligibility and Assignment of Content

To post to the AFAR website, you must create an AFAR account. All services on the Site are provided free with a suggested donation to AFAR. To do so,you must create an AFAR account. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, whether expressly authorized by you or not. You are responsible for keeping your account password secure. You may change your password at any time by updating your Account Profile. In addition, you agree to immediately notify AFAR of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. AFAR cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section or to secure your account and password, including but not limited to selecting a password that is easily compromised. You are not allowed to use another customer’s account without that customer’s permission. Unless previously notified otherwise, we will assume that anyone visiting our Site with a correct account and password combination is an authorized user of that account.

To create an AFAR account, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. By posting to the Site or requesting materials, you represent that you are of legal age and capacity to enter into a binding contract and are not a person barred by any laws from using the our Site. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself in all required fields of the registration form. If any of your information changes, you agree to update your registration information as soon as possible. If we have reason to suspect that your registration information is not complete, current, or accurate, or that you have otherwise violated this Agreement, your account will be subject to suspension or termination, in our sole discretion, and you may be barred from using our Site.

By posting content to this Site, you are agreeing to assign your copyrights in that content to us. If you do not want to assign your copyrights, do not post the content.

Use Of The Web-Based Recovery Program

To utilize the web-based recovery program, you must have a valid AFAR account. We do not charge for use of the web-based recovery program. AFAR does accept donations in connection with this program.

Purchase of Services (There are no purchases from this site; all materials are free witih a suggested donation to AFAR

You may purchase services through the Site. The Site utilizes third-party vendors for processing payments. You are subject to those third-party vendors’ terms of use when you use their service. The Company is not liable for any actions by any payment processor, or any interaction between you and any third party.

If you purchase services through the Site, no physical products will be shipped.

All sales are final. No portion of any amounts paid to AFAR is ever refundable.

Modification of Terms of Use/ Modification of Website

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. We will announce any changes by posting a revised draft of these Terms of Use on the Site. You can determine when these Terms of Use were last revised by referring to the “Last Updated”information contained herein. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically to be aware of any such changes. Your use of certain services on the Site may be governed by additional rules, which will be available on the Site. By using any service you acknowledge that you have reviewed all rules for the service in question and agree to be bound by them.

We also reserve the right, at any time, to: change or discontinue any content or feature of the Site or any services or products made available through the Site without notice; charge fees in connection with the use of the Site; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Site; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Site. You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or of any service, content, feature or product offered through the Site. Your continued use of the Site after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

From time to time, in our sole and absolute discretion, without any notice or liability to you, we may change, move or delete portions or features of the Site, or we may add new areas or features to the Site. We may introduce a new service and the fees for that service are effective as of the date that service becomes available on the Site.

Site Conduct

The Site is intended to be used for lawful purposes only. If you create an account, you may be given the opportunity to post, transmit or otherwise make available information, opinions, ideas, images or other content on the Site. We reserve the right, but we do not have the obligation to remove any content posted on our site for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates our standards will be made in our sole discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our rights hereunder, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting on our site. When using the Site:

You may not post or transmit any material or content on or through the Site:

  • that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others;
  • that discloses private personally identifying information of another person that could lead to identity theft;
  • that discloses confidential, proprietary information or trade secrets;
  • that solicits, encourages, or promotes the use of illegal substances or activities;
  • which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, derogatory, constitutes invasive of privacy or publicity rights, is fraudulent or tortuous, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, bigoted or hateful, intimidating, profane, scandalous, pornographic, indecent or otherwise objectionable;
  • that is protected by the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other proprietary rights of anyone other than you;
  • that expresses or implies that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent; or
  • that gives rise to civil or criminal liability, encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense or otherwise violates any local, state, or federal law.

You may not post or transmit on or through the Site:

  • software or other materials that contain viruses or other programs harmful or disruptive to the Site or other websites;
  • chain letters; mass mailings; spam mail;
  • any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents.

You may not:

  • misrepresent who you are or impersonate another person;
  • engage in any activity on the Site that restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site such as “hacking,” “hijacking,”“cracking,”“spoofing,” or defacing any portion of the Site;
  • harvest or collect information about Site visitors or Registered Users without their express consent;
  • use the Site to defame, abuse, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others or for any fraudulent purpose;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any film or portion of a film on the Site or any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;
  • create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content;
  • frame or mirror any part of the Site without our prior written consent;
  • interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.

User Comments, Feedback and other Submissions

By submitting, disclosing, posting, transmitting or uploading any messages or data to the Site, you warrant and represent that you are the owner of those communications or that you have all rights necessary to submit, disclose, post, upload, transmit and otherwise use any such communications for your intended purpose. By posting information or content to the Site, you grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and that you do grant toAFARan irrevocable, perpetual, fully-paid, worldwide non-exclusive license to use, copy, perform, display and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

We may not be able to review all materials posted to the Site by users and we are not responsible for any materials posted by users. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, government request or court order to edit, refuse to post or to remove information or materials in whole or in part, that are the subject of a complaint or a report of abuse or that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of this Agreement or as otherwise required by law or court order.

Copyrights, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property Rights

All materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, text, software, graphics, videos, music and sound that are part of the Site are protected by U.S. and state copyright laws, international treaties and other intellectual property laws. All copyrighted or trademarked material or other intellectual property used on the Site is owned by us or others who have given us permission to use their protected intellectual property. The Site as a whole is also protected by copyright law and is owned by us.

The materials on the Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works of, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the intellectual property on the Site, the Site as a whole, or any related software without the prior written permission of AFAR or the owner of that intellectual property. Further, you may not frame any of the Site content, deep-link to the Site, trespass or scrape the Site with automated agents without prior written consent of AFAR.

Third-Party Content

The Site contains content supplied by parties other than AFAR. Any opinions, advice, judgments, statements or other information or content expressed or made available by such third parties, are those of the respective author(s) and not of AFAR. The Company makes no guarantees as to the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content or service provided, nor its merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

AFAR is not responsible for the actions or inactions of any users of the Site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AFAR and our directors, officers, employees, agents and shareholders, and defend any action brought against us or them with respect to any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability, including but not limited to reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of our site, or the violation of any of the provisions of this Agreement, by you or anyone accessing our Site under your account.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement is entered into in the State of Arizona and is governed by the laws of the State of Arizona and by the federal laws of the United States, without reference to conflict of laws principles. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Arizona adjudicate any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of our Site. You also expressly consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Arizona for any such action.

General Provisions

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be stricken from this Agreement and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Our failure to act with respect to any breach of this Agreement by you is not a waiver of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or your rights hereunder, and any attempt to do so is void. AFARshall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting directly or indirectly from any causes beyond its control. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to your access to and use of the Site. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements with respect to such subject matter.

Termination / Cancellation

AFAR may terminate your use of the Site, including without limitation, your account with the Site, at any time, in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Site may be effected without prior notice.

Links to Other Sites

For your convenience, AFAR may provide links on the Site to websites that are not operated by AFAR, including links to websites that sell products. We do not control such web sites are not responsible for their contents, products or operation. These links do not mean that AFAR endorses, approves or sponsors the linked sites or any information, products or services contained on those sites. AFAR is not liable for any damage that might result from your use of the information, products or services obtained. Your use of such web sites is entirely at your own risk.

No Agency

There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship intended or created by this Agreement.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance Notice

If you believe any of the content on our Site infringes your intellectual property rights, you may send us a notice of alleged infringement that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

AFAR will process notices of alleged infringement that it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to AFAR’s designated agent:

New Freedom Corp.
c/o Intellectual Property Division
7301 E. Sundance Trail, Suite A-101, Carefree, AZ 85377
info@newfreedomcorp.com

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and must comply with DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3). Notices which do not comply with the law will be disregarded.

Updates to Terms of Use

Terms of Use updated as of September, 2013.