Terms of Service

Welcome to Shining Link!

General Terms

By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service agreement as well as all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, you are responsible for complying with any local laws specific to your area. This agreement covers all products, services, and features of which Shining Link, Inc. is the owner, creator, or sponsor of, whether in full or in part. If you do not agree to any condition or clause presented in this agreement, you explicitly give up your right to access and use this website, and you would then also be prohibited from doing so.

These Terms of Service may be revised at any time without notice. By accessing and using this website, you are agreeing to abide by the current version. Shining Link, Inc. will put forth reasonable efforts in informing its visitors about any change deemed to be significant but will ultimately not be responsible for anybody who accesses or uses this site without being aware of such changes made.

Copyright Policy

All content on this website (including but not limited to text, photos, graphics, videos, and audio) are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws, and such content shall always be one of the following: 1) owned by Shining Link, Inc., 2) open to fair use and presented as such, 3) properly credited to its original source, with permission if applicable, requested, or mandatory. Shining Link, Inc. will do its utmost in good faith to always credit copyrighted material with permission whenever required. Upon notification, any item that is incorrectly attributed or misused will either be corrected or removed right away.

Permission is granted to download copies of the content in this website for personal, non-commercial viewing only. Such copies includes data that is downloaded and cached in your website browser. Downloaded copies are granted under a license with restrictions where you may not 1) modify the content, 2) use the content for any commercial purpose or public display, 3) attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Shining Link, Inc.'s website, 4) remove any copyright or other proprietary mark on the content, 5) distribute or share the content on any network, server, third party service, website, or otherwise (including embedding or reposting content) that is not for your personal or home use. Shining Link, Inc. reserves the right to modify these restrictions if deemed necessary with due effort in providing prior notice. This license is granted as a convenience and any violation of these restrictions without explicit permission constitutes abuse and copyright infringement, resulting in the termination of said license immediately. Upon termination of the license, you are required to promptly destroy any infringing Shining Link, Inc. content, whether in electronic or printed format. This license can be reinstated only after coming to terms directly with Shining Link, Inc.

Disclaimer and Limitations

This website is presented “as is.” Shining Link, Inc. makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, about this website's content or how it is used. Additionally, Shining Link, Inc. hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Furthermore, while Shining Link, Inc. will make its best efforts to maintain and keep this website updated and secure, including hosting the site, database, and content on a secure host, it cannot and does not guarantee that the code will always be virus-free, error-free, or free of any other type of attack that ultimately may be malicious to your computer and data.

Shining Link, Inc., its suppliers, or any affiliated company shall not be liable for any damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, health problems, damages for loss of data or profit, computer viruses, business interruption, attorney fees) arising out of or connected in any way to the use or inability to use the content on this website, even if Shining Link, Inc. or an authorized representative of Shining Link, Inc. has been previously advised orally or in writing of the possibility of such damages, costs and expenses. Because some jurisdictions do not permit exclusion or limitation of liability on implied warranties for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

The content and services provided through this website are intended for supplementary reference and educational purposes only and should under no circumstances replace professional medical help, advice, treatment, training, or diagnosis.

Revisions and Errata

The content presented on this website may contain technical, typographical, or media-related errors. Shining Link, Inc. will make a reasonable effort in keeping content as accurate, reliable, complete, and current as possible. Once alerted, Shining Link, Inc. will duly investigate any possible errata or areas of question and consequently make the appropriate changes within a reasonable time period when necessary. Any part of the website may be changed or revised at any time without notice. Shining Link, Inc. is not responsible for announcing such changes publicly. However, any person can request dates of when specific documents, files, or media were last modified.

User Accounts

You have the option of registering for a User Account, which will allow you to post comments, start and reply to forum threads, and write product reviews. It will also enable you to make purchases, access online courses, and upload User Content. Please note that User Content is moderated and any objectionable material, behavior, or pattern of action observed in your account, whether explicitly by you or an unknown third party, may result in its suspension or termination. Shining Link, Inc. reserves the right to delete any user content, suspend any user, or terminate any account at its sole discretion at anytime, regardless of whether prior notice is given. If you ever have trouble logging in, please contact us to check your account standing and status.

By registering for a User Account, you agree that you are a unique user in the system (multiple accounts are not permitted), that you are representing yourself as the user specified in the account profile, and that you will abide by the rules set forth in this document. If you have trouble logging into your account or wish to cancel your account, please contact Shining Link, Inc. for assistance.

You are responsible for securing your account to the maximum extent you are capable, including using a strong password, safeguarding your password, changing your password periodically, restricting access to your computer, and remembering to logout.

User Content

All text, photos, graphics, videos, audio, data, or content otherwise uploaded to this website or sent to Shining Link, Inc. by through your User Account or by email are the sole responsibility of the person or persons who originated such content, regardless of whether the content was sent through private or public channels. Content associated with your account is also your responsibility, whether uploaded by you or not.

Naturally Shining Link, Inc. cannot endorse or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or integrity of user-provided content. As a result, you understand that you may be exposed to content that is offensive, harmful, inappropriate, abusive, or deceptive. Shining Link, Inc. shall not be held liable for such content, although it will make efforts to moderate and filter the content without being too restrictive or censoring. To prevent unwanted exposure to objectionable content, Shining Link, Inc. reserves the right to remove any content you upload or send that is either inappropriate or alleged to be infringing on the copyright of others, without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and without liability to you. Repeated uploads or sending of such content are grounds for termination of your User Account and may also warrant other actions to be taken in order to prevent any violations in the future.

You shall retain all rights to any content that you upload or send to Shining Link, Inc. (providing that the rights do actually belong to you) with the express understanding that you are permitting Shining Link, Inc. to reuse such content under a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted license, which includes the right to copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, sublicense, and distribute, with no compensation paid to you. However, Shining Link, Inc. will never directly sell your content and will always try to get your explicit permission whenever possible if using such content in any public or commercial manner. Private messages and individual emails will always be considered confidential unless otherwise notified. Any other communications, remarks, questions, requests, or suggestions, especially those posted to public areas of the website, are automatically regarded as non-confidential and subject to this license.

User Conduct

Users of this website's system agree to common sense behavioral guidelines when making any post or upload: 1) be respectful of others opinions, feelings, and well-being, 2) do not post unsolicited spam or advertising, 3) do not impersonate or misrepresent the user who is listed in the account's profile, 4) do not copy or repost material that is copyrighted by others, 5) do not purposely try to overload the website's servers, exploit flaws in the website's code or infrastructure, or use it in a way that was not intended.

Streaming and Downloadable Content

Streaming content and downloads are available for our online courses only when you have an active user account granting access to such content and download links. Some are free while others require access to be granted (i.e. through purchasing an access pass). If you believe you are denied access to a course or download link in error, please contact us. Once an access pass expires, you can keep whatever content you have downloaded but all downloaded content is subject to the requirements of this Terms of Service, specifically the section on Copyright Policy. If your access pass expires before you have a chance to download content, you will required to purchase another pass before regaining access. All downloads must be made while your account is active with a valid access pass.

Please note that user accounts are provided as a privilege and service that can be terminated by us at any time at our discretion for any reason, including but not limited to: 1) inability to maintain the service any longer, 2) change in service policy, 3) website upgrades, maintenance, or installations, 4) prevention or countermeasures against spam, hacking, abuse, or other attacks, 5) loss or corruption of data, 6) suspicion of misuse, violation of copyrights, or any other action that we deem to be a breach of these Terms of Service, 7) excessive consumption of bandwidth through downloads, traffic, or other, 8) unusually high load on our webserver. As we would like to provide users with the best experience possible, we will always do our best to restore accounts to their previous state in case of any possible data loss. However, we can make no guarantees. If you have any doubts regarding the availability of our online services at any moment in time, please contact us.

Refund Policy

All refund requests are subject to review and should be made no more than 2 weeks after the purchase date. If you are dissatisfied with a purchase you made, experience any difficulties in accessing courses or website features, or otherwise have complaints regarding any of your transactions, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund, minus processing fees. Please send refund requests through our contact page, and we will respond to you within 10 business days or less.

Links

Shining Link, Inc. shall not be held responsible the content or correctness of any link to other websites or content that are published on this website. As not all links can always be reviewed (including but not limited to links posted by users, spam bots, or viruses) and content hosted on other websites are beyond the scope and control of Shining Link, Inc., the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Shining Link, Inc. While Shining Link, Inc. intends to put forth its best effort to maintain the integrity of any link, the use of any link posted on this website will ultimately still be at the user's own risk. It is highly recommended to hover over a link to confirm its hyperlink destination before clicking it.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any claim relating to Shining Link, Inc.'s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any part of this agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then the laws set by the State of California will take precedence for those parts only while the rest of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The conflicting parts will either be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary. Any claims, legal proceedings, or litigation involving Shining Link, Inc. will shall take place in the federal or state courts located in California.