Please take a few minutes to look over the terms and conditions of use of this website and my coaching services. If you don’t agree with these terms and conditions please don’t use this site or sign up for my newsletter. By doing so you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, and agree to indemnify me (Julie Holliday, The ME/CFS Self-Help Guru) against all claims by any party arising from your breach of these terms and conditions.
In general the terms and conditions fall into 4 broad categories:
- That you understand that I am not a doctor, I am not offering medical advice and I am not responsible for your health.
- That you understand that coaching and self-help is all about you taking responsibility for the decisions and actions that will move you in the directions that you choose.
- That all content of my website, newsletter and coaching materials is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws, and that it should not be shared in any way unless you have been granted prior written permission.
- How I respect your privacy.
1. I am not responsible for your health:
a. This website, my newsletter and the coaching program materials have been developed for information and guidance only. They are designed to give you the tools and education to help you help yourself to a better quality of life and daily function.
b. Life Coaching is not a program of medical treatment nor is it a cure for ME/CFS or any other chronic illness.
c. I am not a medical practitioner and I do not offer medical advice. The materials and resources offered on the website, newsletters and through the coaching programs do not substitute professional medical advice, treatment and diagnosis and should not be considered to be alternatives.
d. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified heath care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
e. Always consult your doctor/ qualified health care practitioner before starting coaching.
f. Always seek professional medical advice immediately if your condition deteriorates in any way or if you develop any new symptoms.
2. You are responsible for the outcomes that result from the decision that you take about the ways in which you choose to use the materials that are offered on this website, the newsletters or through the coaching programs.
a. I have taken every effort to design the content of this website, the newsletters and my coaching programs to be authentically helpful and informative. However I can offer no guarantees that you will derive any benefit and offer no warranty.
b. Any suggestions I offer on this website, the newsletters or through the coaching programs are merely suggestions for you to consider and decide upon. Any implementation of these suggestions is at your own discretion and sole risk.
c. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for considering and accepting any risks involved in how you voluntarily choose to use this website, the newsletter or the coaching programs. You also agree that if you participate in any coaching program offered through this website you will do so in a manner that is not dangerous to yourself or others.
d. In no event will I (Julie Holliday, The ME/CFS Self-Help Guru) be liable for any kind of loss or damage including without limitation any indirect or consequential damages arising out of, or in connection with, the use or availability of this website.
e. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of other independent sites linked to through this website. I include these links with the aim to be helpful and informative, but this does not imply a recommendation or that I endorse the views expressed within them, or that I am in any way liable for their products or your usage of them.
3. The content of this website, my newsletters and my coaching materials are not yours to share. All material you have access to or download retain my copyright and intellectual property rights.
a. If you’d like to share something that is on my website you can do so by sharing a link to the webpage.
b. If the information you want to share is offered as a benefit of signing up to my newsletter or to one of my coaching programs then you can suggest that the person you want to share the information with also signs up to gain access to it.
c. My coaching materials are my means of making a living. Do not share any of them without my permission and never share them publicly.
d. You agree to reimburse me any loss of earning if you breach these terms in any way that could diminish my ability to financially gain from my own materials.
4. Your privacy is important to me.
a. Personal contact information submitted through this website is securely protected through my professional email management system. For more details see the cookies and privacy information.
b. To unsubscribe from my email list at any time, scroll to the foot of any email and click the appropriate link. If you have any questions or difficulties in unsubscribing, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
c. I use some online documents to collect information that may help the coaching process, where these are not secure I make it clear that it is up to your own discretion how much information you want to share in that format.
d. The confidentiality of any coaching relationship will be discussed and agreed upon at the start of that relationship. Notes taken in the coaching sessions are typed up and sent to you by email within 72 hours. Notes are stored for 7 years for legal reasons but are kept separately from your contact information.
e. If you enroll on a group coaching program you agree that the sessions may be recorded and used as material for future coaching programs. Only first names will be used in the recorded sessions and you agree not to disclose any other participant’s full name.