Terms & Conditions
Welcome to TheEmpireCompany.com (the “Site”). Please read the following terms and conditions (this “Agreement”), which apply to your use of the Site and all products and services offered on the Site, the mobile versions thereof, and any applications, platforms or technologies offered by The Empire Company. The Site is controlled, owned and operated by The Empire Company. This Agreement is binding between you and The Empire Company. You shall be deemed to have agreed to the terms of this Agreement by either using the Site simply as a guest through browsing, or by registering as a member of the Site.
1. General Use Provisions:
1.1 All materials provided on the Site including information, text, graphics, documents, logos, trademarks, sounds, images, multimedia content, audiovisual content or any other materials you may see or read on the Site and all related software code (collectively, the “Materials”) are provided either by The Empire Company or by its respective third party licensors or agents (“Third Party Providers”) and are the property or copyrighted work of The Empire Company and/or its respective Third Party Providers. All Rights Reserved. Third Party Providers are intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and may enforce the terms of this Agreement.
1.2 Subject to the terms and conditions herein, The Empire Company hereby grants you a limited, revocable, personal, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access and use the Site and the Materials for your limited and personal, non-commercial access and use for real-time viewing purposes only. You agree not to: (a) modify or alter any part of the Site or the Materials, (b) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other members’ accounts or account information, or other computer systems, servers or networks connected to this Site or any portion thereof, (c) upload commercial content on this Site or use this Site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization, (d) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any data to the Site that (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, (ii) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, (iii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, or (iv) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, (e) use this Site to harm minors in any way, (f) impersonate any person or entity, including an Empire Company representative, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, (g) interfere with or disrupt this Site or servers or networks connected to this Site, or disobey the requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to this Site, (h) collect or copy any product listings or products from this Site, (i) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, (j) provide inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or misleading registration information, or (k) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or similar data gathering methods to download data from this Site or otherwise access this Site. You further agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations governing your use of the Site and access of the Materials.
1.3 Except as otherwise provided, or pursuant to a separate written agreement between you and The Empire Company, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transferred, assigned or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, without the prior express written permission of The Empire Company or the appropriate Third Party Provider. Except where expressly provided otherwise by The Empire Company, nothing on the Site shall be construed to confer any license to any of The Empire Company or any Third Party Provider’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. The Empire Company reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to terminate your right to use the Site at any time.
1.4 DISCLAIMER: The Empire Company is not an agent, lawyer, manager, business manager, registered dietitian, financial analyst, accountant, or nutritionist and while The Empire Company is run by a psychologist trained in social, behavioral, or cognitive science, The Empire Company will not act as a therapist providing psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychological counseling or behavioral therapy. Dr. Tracy Thomas and team will provide non-clinical coaching recommendations and other information deemed appropriate/ necessary as part of their coaching program.
1.5 PERSONAL OWNERSHIP FOR RESULTS: Client accepts and agrees that Client is 100% responsible for their progress and results from any The Empire Company Program. Coach, Product, or Service will help and guide Client however, participation is the one vital element to all Program success that relies solely on Client. Coach makes no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding Client’s performance. Client understands that because of the nature of the program and extent, the results experienced by each client may significantly vary. Client acknowledges that there is no guarantee that Client will reach their goals as a result of participation in the Program
1.6 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Client agrees they use Site, Products, and Coach’s services at their own risk and that Program is only an educational service being provided. Client releases Coach, officers, employers, directors, and related entities at The Empire Company from any and all damages that may result from any claims and demands whatsoever, in law or equity arising from any agreements, past or present, between the parties. Client accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or unforeseeable. The Client expressly assumes the risks of the Program, including the risks of trying new foods or supplements and inherent lifestyle changes. At any time lifestyle adjustments are suggested, it is the responsibility of the Client to do further research or check with their healthcare provider before enforcing such suggestions.
Client agrees that Coach will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of Coach’s products, services or enrollment in any Programs.
2. Opening Member Account; Login and Password.
2.1 To open a member account, you must complete the registration process by providing The Empire Company with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by your account profile. In registering for the member account, you agree to submit accurate, current and complete information, and to promptly update such information. Should The Empire Company suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, The Empire Company has the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site. Your user account cannot be shared or used by anyone other than you. By opening a user account, you are confirming that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
2.2 Upon registration, you will receive a user name and personal password. You will be responsible for keeping your user name and password confidential. You will notify us immediately upon learning of any unauthorized use of your user name and password. The Empire Company cannot and will not protect you from the unauthorized use of your user name and password. You will be responsible for all activities and charges incurred through the use of your user name and password, and any claims, liabilities, damages, losses and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from the unauthorized use of your user name and password, except for unauthorized use of your user name and password directly resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of The Empire Company. This Agreement is personal to you, and you shall not assign your rights to anyone.
3. Third Party Sites and Links.
3.1 The Site may contain links to websites controlled by parties other than The Empire Company. The Empire Company is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third party web sites or any transactions completed through such websites. The Empire Company is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Empire Company of the linked web site, notwithstanding the inclusion on such websites of the trademarks of The Empire Company or its Third Party Providers. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever materials you select for your use are sufficient for your purposes and are free of viruses or other items of a destructive or invasive nature.
3.2 Materials provided by Third Party Providers on the Site have not been independently reviewed, tested, certified, or authenticated in whole or in part by The Empire Company. The Empire Company does not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the Materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by The Empire Company. Any correspondence with, purchase of goods or services from, or participation in third party promotions of such Third Party Providers is solely between you and the applicable Third Party Provider.
3.3 You may link to our homepage located at theempirecompany.com, provided that any such link does not imply any affiliation, endorsement, or sponsorship of your web site by The Empire Company. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into any other web site any of the Materials.
We welcome your feedback regarding the Site as well as our services. However, any comments, feedback, notes, messages, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, “Comments”) sent to The Empire Company shall be and remain the exclusive property of The Empire Company. Your submission of any such Comments shall constitute an assignment to The Empire Company of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Comments. The Empire Company will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way.
For this reason, we ask that you not send us any comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork.
By placing an order on the Site, you authorize The Empire Company to charge the card utilized as the payment method to obtain the relevant funds. You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use the payment method utilized in connection with any such order or other transactions. You agree that any purchase charge may occur several business days after your transaction(s) has occurred and after the date shown on your transaction receipt(s). All digital sales are final and are non-transferable. Online e-books and download purchases are granted a single use license and are not to be re-distributed or shared. The Empire Company/Dr. Tracy Thomas maintains the sole right to the materials purchased on the Site and copying or further distribution is strictly prohibited.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties.
You agree that your use of the site and the materials shall be at your own risk. The site and the materials are provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis. With regard to the materials and the site, The Empire Company and the third party providers make no warranty regarding your use or performance of the site. The Empire Company hereby disclaims all express or implied representations, warranties, guaranties and conditions, including, but not limited to, any implied representations, warranties, guaranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, except to the extent that such disclaimers are held to be legally invalid. The Empire Company and the third party providers do not warrant with respect to the performance or results you may obtain by using the materials. The Empire Company shall have no liability for any viruses related to the materials or the site. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the empire company and the third party providers do no warrant that (a) the materials will meet your requirements, (b) the materials will operate or be usable in combination with other hardware, software, systems or data, (c) the operation or use of the site or the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, or (d) any program errors will be corrected. You assume all responsibility for determining whether the materials are accurate or sufficient for your purposes. The Empire Company and the third party providers shall have no liability or responsibility for any personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to the site and/or use of the materials. The Empire Company and the third party providers do not make any representations, warranties, guaranties, or conditions as to the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy, or completeness of the materials contained on the site. The site is controlled and offered by The Empire Company.
8. Limitation of Liability.
The Empire Company and the third party providers shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing, copying, distributing or accessing the site or the materials, as well as for any damages suffered as a result of the inability to use the site or the materials. In no event shall The Empire Company or third party providers be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, however arising, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site or the materials made available from the site, even if The Empire Company has been previously advised of the possibility of such damage. You acknowledge and agree that The Empire Company shall not be liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. As a user of the site, your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the site and/or the materials is to stop using the site. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted in the applicable jurisdiction.
You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold The Empire Company and the Third Party Providers harmless from, and you covenant not to sue The Empire Company or the Third Party Providers for, any claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising from or related to (a) your negligence, error, omission or willful misconduct, (b) your breach of any terms of this Agreement, or (c) your use of the Site or the Materials.
10. Additional Terms and Modifications.
The Empire Company and the Third Party Providers may make improvements and/or changes to the Site and the Materials at any time without notice. The Empire Company may make changes to this Agreement or other policies relating to the usage of the Site by posting an updated version of this Agreement or the other policies on the Site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement and the policies. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.
11. General Terms.
The Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The section headings are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be a part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. As used in this Agreement, the word “including” means “including but not limited to.” No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and The Empire Company as result of this Agreement or through the use of the Site. No alteration, amendment, or modification of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding unless made in writing with express reference to this Agreement, and signed by a duly authorized representative of each party. The failure of The Empire Company to enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by The Empire Company in writing. If any of the provisions of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision shall be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. The Empire Company shall not be liable for any failure to fulfill its obligations hereunder due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including acts or omissions of government or military authority, acts of God, shortages of materials, transportation delays, earthquakes, fires, floods, labor disturbances, riots, or war. This Agreement will be governed by California law and controlling U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree that the Site shall be deemed solely based in California, and the Site shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over The Empire Company in jurisdictions other than California. Any and all disputes, actions, claims, or causes of action related to or in connection with this Agreement or the Site shall be brought in the federal and state courts located in California. This Agreement represents the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevails over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications, including statements on the Site. The Empire Company has the right to assign or transfer this Agreement to a third party which acquires substantially all of the assets or equity of The Empire Company connected with the Site. You may not assign or otherwise transfer in whole or in part or in any manner any rights, obligations, or any interest in or under this Agreement without The Empire Company’s prior written consent and any attempted assignment will be void. A merger or other acquisition by a third party will be treated as an assignment. You and The Empire Company agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the site must commence within one year after the cause of action accrues, it being the express intent of the parties to limit the time period during which a party may bring a claim. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
12. Intellectual Property Notices.
You hereby acknowledge the following proprietary notices and legends: Elements of the Site are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual and industrial property laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part except as provided in this Agreement. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by The Empire Company. the The Empire Company logo, and/or other The Empire Company brand names for products or services referenced herein or included on the Site are trademarks of The Empire Company and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.