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Terms of Service

Thank you for signing up to use our mobile application (the “App”), and services (together, we’ll call these the “Services”) of Maharishi Foundation International (including and predecessors or successors, “MFI”, “us”, we” or “our”), and any of our affiliates with authorized links to this Agreement. The term “you” refers to the person accessing or otherwise using our Services.

This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Terms” or this “Agreement”) describes the rules of MFI’s relationship with you and is a legal agreement, so please read it carefully.

You must be at least 16 years old to use the Services (or such other age as determined by us at our sole discretion, taking into account factors such as the jurisdiction in which you are a resident).

Your use of the App constitutes your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, then you should not install or use the App. Your acceptance of these Terms provides you with a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and temporary license and permission to use the App and the Services, which limited license and permission we may revoke at any time. 

If you are a participant in one of our Digital Courses (as defined below), then the terms and conditions set forth under the caption “Additional Terms Applicable to Digital Course Participants” apply to your participation in the Digital Course, and constitute a part of these Terms.

Restrictions on Your Use

You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account, followers, username, or any account rights. MFI prohibits the creation of (and you agree that you will not create) an account for anyone other than yourself. You also represent that all information you provide (or have provided) to MFI upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.

You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other App users.

You are responsible for keeping your password secret and secure.

You must not adapt, merge, make adaptations, translations or derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile, attempt to discover the source code, or reverse engineer, any part of the Services, except to the extent these restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law.

You must not use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your use of the Services and your content, including but not limited to, copyright laws.

You must not change, modify, adapt or alter the Services or change, modify or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Services or MFI.

You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments, likes or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a “spam”) to any App users.

You must not interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.

You must not attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the servers or networks connected to the Services or breach the associated security or authentication measures without proper authorization.

You must not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the App or one or more of the Services.

You must not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the App, the Services or any MFI Content (as defined below), or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the App, the Services or any MFI Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the App.

You must not create accounts with the Services through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.

You must not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any MFI page is rendered or displayed in a user’s browser or device.

You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Services and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms or any other MFI agreements.

You understand and agree that MFI cannot and will not be responsible for content posted by others on the Services and you use the Services at your own risk.

You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Services, whether online or offline. You agree that MFI is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user.

MFI reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Exercise common sense and your best judgment when interacting with others.

You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Services.

If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for MFI, we can stop providing all or part of the Services to you and/or terminate your MFI account.

We may investigate occurrences that may involve violations of the security of the App, the Services or of the law, and we may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Service Terms and Conditions

Although it is our intention for the Services to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the Services may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment.

We reserve the right to remove any content from the Services for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the Services may continue to be stored by us, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order.

MFI is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Services for the purposes of content backup or storage.

We will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any content.

You acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of content or other information may not be secure.

We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Services or your access to the Services for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you.

Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you in these Terms will immediately cease.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms from time to time (hereinafter, the Updated Terms).

You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the App or in the Services, and that your use of the Services after the effective date of the Updated Terms constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms and any Updated Terms before using the Services.

The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply to your use of the Services from that point forward. These Terms will govern any disputes arising before the effective date of the Updated Terms.

We reserve the right to refuse access to the Services to anyone for any reason at any time.

AS PART OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, YOU CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, INCLUDING THE PROCESSING AND STORING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROCESSING PAYMENTS AND TRACKING INDIVIDUAL USE OF THE SERVICES. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM MAY NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT EXIST IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE, AND YOU NONETHELESS CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. WE WILL TAKE MEASURES AS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW REGARDING THE TRANSFER, STORAGE AND USE OF CERTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Copyright, Trademark and Other Rights

The entire contents of the App are copyrighted by MFI, unless otherwise noted.

We own or license all copyrights in the text, images, photographs, audio, video, graphics, artwork, user interface, computer code and other content provided on the Services, and the selection, coordination and arrangement of such content (the “MFI Content”) to the full extent provided under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. You are prohibited from selling, leasing, renting, assigning, performing, teaching, modifying, copying, reproducing, publishing, uploading, posting, publicly displaying, mirroring, encoding, translating or transmitting and distributing in any way to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise any of the content of the Services for any purposes, and nothing otherwise stated or implied in the Services confers on you any license or right to do so.

You may use the Services and the content contained in the Services solely for your own individual non-commercial and informational purposes. Any other use, including for any commercial purposes, is strictly prohibited without our prior written consent. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Services, whether to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory, is prohibited without our prior written consent.

TM®, Transcendental Meditation®, and the MFI names and logos are all trademarks or service marks of MFI or MFI’s parent or affiliates. Unauthorized use of these trademarked terms is prohibited under the trademark laws of the United States and other countries. Nothing stated or implied in the Services confers on you any rights to use these trademarks.

All page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are copyrighted to MFI, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent.

You will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, teach, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the MFI Content.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and we have explained in detail the steps we take to do so in our Privacy Policy. You, in turn, agree and consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy by your use of the Services.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE MFI CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER MFI NOR MFI’S PARENT OR AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MFI PARTIES”) MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: A) THE SERVICES; B) THE MFI CONTENT; C) USER CONTENT; OR D) THE SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO MFI OR VIA THE SERVICES.

THE MFI PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

THE MFI PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE MFI PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE MFI PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE MFI PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.

THE MFI PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT.

Limitation of Liability, Waiver and Release

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE MFI PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: A) THE SERVICES; B) THE MFI CONTENT; C) USER CONTENT; D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES; E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE MFI PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR (OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S) USE OF THE SERVICES; F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES’ OPERATIONS; OR H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE MFI PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SERVICES). IN NO EVENT WILL THE MFI PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE MFI PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00).

YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF MFI’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY APP, WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE MFI PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY APP, WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE MFI PARTIES.

BY ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY COUNTRY, STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE THE MFI PARTIES FROM CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENT LISTED WITHIN THE MFI APP, INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE SCHEDULING OF SUCH EVENTS,THE VENUES ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH EVENTS, THE PARTICIPANTS YOU INVITE TO SUCH EVENTS, AND YOUR ATTENDANCE OR PARTICIPATION AT SUCH EVENTS. YOU ALSO AGREE, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TO RELEASE ORGANIZERS OF SUCH EVENTS FROM CLAIMS BASED ON AN ORGANIZER’S NEGLIGENCE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE CONTENT DELIVERED AT SUCH EVENTS. THE LAW IN SOME COUNTRIES AND STATES DO NOT ALLOW THIS TYPE OF RELEASE, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

MFI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE THE MFI PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

Indemnification

You agree to defend (at MFI’s request), indemnify and hold the MFI Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the Services): (i) your content or your access to or use of the Services; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by MFI in the defense of any claim. MFI reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of MFI.

Choice of Law, Arbitration and Class Action Waiver

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa, excluding its conflict of law rules. By using the Services, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other states, countries, territories, or jurisdictions. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

With respect to any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the Services or this Agreement (including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy), you and MFI agree to negotiate in good faith to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution. All disputes arising under this Agreement that cannot be settled through informal negotiation will be settled exclusively through confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that MFI may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Iowa necessary to protect its rights or property pending the completion of arbitration. By agreeing to arbitrate, you agree that you are giving up the right to litigate (or participate in as a party or class member) all disputes in court before a judge or jury.

ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. NEITHER YOU NOR MFI WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING IN WHICH EITHER PARTY ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.

In addition, no arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.

If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this section will be null and void.

MFI reserves the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of the amendment. This dispute resolution provision will survive the termination of any or all of your transactions with MFI.

Time Limitation on Claims

You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with MFI must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.

Territorial Restrictions

MFI is a U.S. non-profit corporation. We do not represent that the content or materials presented on the Services are appropriate (or, in some cases, available) for use in other locations. The information provided within the Services is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject MFI to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. If you access the Services from a jurisdiction other than the United States, you agree that (i) you do so on your own initiative and (ii) you are responsible for compliance with local laws (if and to the extent local laws are applicable to your use of the Services). We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Services, or any portion of the Services, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service or other feature that MFI provides.

No Professional Advice

Any information supplied by any of our employees or agents, whether by telephone, e-mail, letter, facsimile or other form of communication, is intended solely as general guidance on the use of the Services, and does not constitute medical, legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. Individual situations and state laws vary and users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdictions. We make no representations or warranties concerning any course of action taken by any person following or otherwise using the information offered or provided within or through the Services, and we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

Medical Disclaimer

MFI provides content regarding, and technologies which facilitate the teaching of, Transcendental Meditation and its related programs. In this respect, we render services in the health and wellness sector. We are not a health care provider or a medical device provider, and our Services should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your physician or other health care provider for medical advice.

While there is third party evidence from research that Transcendental Meditation can assist in the prevention and recovery process for a wide array of conditions as well as in improving some performance and relationship issues, MFI makes no claims, representations or guarantees that the Services provide a therapeutic benefit.

Any advice or other materials in the Services are intended for general information purposes only. You should not rely on this advice and other materials as a substitute for professional medical advice based on your individual condition and circumstances. The advice and other materials we make available are intended to support the relationship between you and your healthcare providers and not replace it. We are not liable or responsible for any consequences of your having read or been told about such advice or other materials as you assume full responsibility for your decisions and actions. In particular, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we make no representation or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the advice, other materials and information published as part of the Services.

There have been rare reports where people with certain psychiatric problems like anxiety and depression have experienced worsening conditions in conjunction with intensive meditation practice. People with existing mental health conditions should speak with their health care providers before starting any meditation practice, including Transcendental Meditation.

Miscellaneous

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and MFI and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and MFI.

These Terms shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, MFI and you. These terms shall also be binding upon, an inure to the benefit of, the respective successors and permitted assigns of MFI and you.

You will not assign these Terms or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of MFI. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of MFI will be null and void.

MFI may assign these Terms or any rights hereunder without your consent.

These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

MFI’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Services.

Nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

These Terms were written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of these Terms conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1245 or (800) 952-5210. 

Notices

At our option, we may give notices to users of the Services by posting a message on the App, by electronic or conventional mail or by any other means by which users obtain actual knowledge thereof. Any notices you give to us must be by electronic or conventional mail. Any notices you send to us by electronic mail must be sent to: legal@maharishi.foundation. Notices to us by conventional mail must be sent to: Maharishi Foundation International, 500 North 3rd Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, USA; attention Legal Department. Any notice by you to us will not change the terms of this Agreement unless the change is expressly accepted in writing by one of our authorized officers.

Violations

Please report any violations of these Terms to legal@maharishi.foundation or Maharishi Foundation International, 500 North 3rd Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, USA; attention Legal Department.

Additional Terms Applicable to Digital Course Participants

From time to time, MFI may offer digital MFI Content (“Digital Course Content”) through the App (in order to facilitate the teaching of the Transcendental Meditation technique (“TM”) in a course (“TM Course”) taught by a certified TM teacher who has been authorized by MFI to use the App and the Digital Course Content (collectively, the “Digital Course”) to assist in teaching TM Courses.

The following Terms apply to all course participants in our Digital Courses (the “Digital Course Terms”).

Your downloading of the App constitutes your acceptance all of the Terms of the App (including these Digital Course Terms).

If you do not agree to all of the Terms of the App (including these Digital Course Terms), you should not install or use the App and you should not participate in the Digital Course.

The Digital Course Terms supplement the other Terms set forth herein and, if there is any inconsistency or conflict between the Digital Course Terms and the other Terms set forth herein, the Digital Course Terms shall control.

Your acceptance of the Digital Course Terms provides you with a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and temporary license and permission to use the App and the Digital Course Content to participate in the Digital Course, which limited license and permission we may revoke at any time.

As a condition to participating in the Digital Course, you make the following representations and warranties to, and agreements with, MFI with respect to your usage of the App and the Digital Content in connection with your participation in the Digital Course:

  • You understand that whenever the word “meditation” is used in the text and videos included in the Digital Course, it refers to Transcendental Meditation, unless otherwise noted.
  • You acknowledge that the TM Course can only be taught by a certified TM Teacher and that the Digital Course is a tool used by the certified TM Teacher to assist in teaching a portion of the TM Course.
  • All of the contents of the Digital Course are protected by copyright of Maharishi Foundation International, unless otherwise noted.
  • You will view the Digital Course in confidence and will not share, copy or distribute it in any way. For the avoidance of doubt, this means you will only view the Digital Course alone or in the presence of other Digital Course participants. Also, you will not sell, lease, rent, assign, perform, teach, modify, copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, publicly display, mirror, encode, translate or transmit and distribute in any way to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise any of the content of the Digital Course for any purpose.
  • You acknowledge that the Digital Course can only be installed on two devices, and you agree to take all reasonable measures to ensure that you are the only one who can access the Digital Course on those devices.
  • You will not adapt, merge, make adaptations, translations or derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile, attempt to discover the source code, or reverse engineer, any part of the Digital Course.
  • You will maintain the confidentiality of all Digital Course materials that you are authorized to retain and will delete or destroy all Digital Course materials that you are not authorized to retain.
  • You will not adapt, merge, make adaptations, translations or derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile, attempt to discover the source code, or reverse engineer, any part of the Digital Course Content.
  • You acknowledge and agree that the Digital Course Terms will survive the completion or termination of your TM Course.

As a condition to participating in the Digital Course, you may be required to provide complete and accurate personal information, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Our Privacy Policy explains how this information collected via the Services may be used by us.

Effective Date

These Terms are effective and were last updated on June 22, 2020.