Terms & Conditions
These are the terms and conditions for participation in The Union membership. We’ve tried to make them easy to read and understand, though they are also a legal document.
If any of these terms are unclear, please reach out and we are happy to explain.
By purchasing or participating in the Union membership (referred to as “The Union”), you are agreeing to the following terms.
Please read this Agreement carefully before purchasing, accessing or using materials belonging to UAB Blazing Maple (referred to as the “Company”). This includes written, audio, or visual presentations or documents associated with The Union.
If you don’t understand or don’t accept this agreement, please do not purchase this membership and don’t access any of The Union materials.
The terms “Company”, “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to UAB Blazing Maple. The term “Site” refers to dignifiedhedonist.com. The term “Client”, “user,” “you” and “your” refers to you as a member and any other users of the site. The terms “Service” and “Program” refers to the services included in The Union as outlined below.
Use of the Service, including all information and educational materials, is subject to the following terms and conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to you and to all other users of the site.
By joining the Union or using the Site or Service you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.
- Scope of Services
(a) The Union membership includes the following services:
- A selection of workshops, sessions, and groups that will take place on a monthly basis, with the exception of two (2) one month long sabbaticals every year in March and October;
- A library of recordings of all workshops and some sessions and group meetings;
- Access to self-paced evergreen courses, currently including Sensuality for Overthinkers;
- A monthly mentorship meeting for community organizers, with the exception of two (2) one month long sabbaticals every year in March and October;
- A monthly resource for community organizers and practitioners who do group work;
- A library of all previously released organizer resources;
- A private membership community space hosted on Facebook or another platform.
The Union membership services outlined above are hereafter referred to as “the Services” or “Program.”
(b) The Services may only be accessed while you are a current paying member of the Program.
(c) Additional services provided by us to you may require additional fees to be discussed and agreed upon by the parties.
- Client Duties
(a) Compensation: For access to the Services set forth in paragraph 1 above, you agree to pay us the current program fee at the time of joining one annual payment or using a monthly payment plan. You understand that you will not receive an invoice reminder for these payments. In the event that any authorized charge applied by us to your card fails, you remain responsible for payment as agreed herein.
(b) Payment Security and Chargebacks. To the extent that you provide us with Credit Card(s) information for payment on your account, we shall be authorized to charge your Credit Card(s) for any unpaid charges on the dates set forth. We shall be authorized to make all charges at the time they are due and not require separate authorization in order to do so. You agree not to make any chargebacks to our account. You are responsible for any fees associated with recouping payment on chargebacks and any collection fees associated therewith.
(c) Tools to be Provided by You. You agree to provide all tools, information and documentation that may be required by us to effectively perform our responsibilities in connection with the Services.
(d) Additional Client Duties. You understand that your success in the program is dependent upon your level of participation in the Services. In order to get the most out of The Union, you must also work to implement the tools and strategies learned throughout the Service, and make considerable efforts toward your own personal development on your own time during the term of Services. You are responsible for requesting support from us, if needed. You understand that registering under your real personal name (not a brand or business) and using a selfie for your profile picture in our community space are requirements of participation.
The term of this Agreement shall begin on the date of first payment for the Services and continue until you or we terminate your membership.
- Cancellation and Refunds
You may cancel your membership in the Program for any reason through your Account page provided by ThriveCart. You will continue to have access to the Program until the end of the current period of membership you have purchased. No refunds are allowed under any circumstances. Your initial membership payment is non-refundable. Once your membership is cancelled, you will be able to rejoin the Program in the future at the current membership rates available at that time.
- No Guarantees
We cannot guarantee the outcome of the Services and our comments about the outcome are expressions of opinion only. We make no guarantees other than that the Services described in Paragraph 1(a) shall be provided to you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee any results of the Services as such outcomes are based on subjective factors (including, but not limited to, your participation) that cannot be controlled by us.
(a) Client Information: Any and all Client information and data of a confidential nature, including but not limited to any and all relationship history, sexual preference, sexual orientation, and health information (hereinafter referred to as “Confidential Information”), shall be treated by us in the strictest confidence and not disclosed to third parties or used by us for any purpose other than for providing you with the services specified hereunder without your express written consent, other than to comply with law. Confidential Information shall not include any information which (a) becomes available to the public through no breach of confidentiality by us, (b) was in our possession prior to receipt from the disclosure, or (c) is received by us independently from a third party free to disclose such information.
(b) Participant Information: You agree to keep confidential any Confidential Information, as defined in paragraph 6(a), shared by fellow participants in the Program (herein referred to as “Participants”). Any Confidential Information shared by Participants is confidential, Proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it. You agree not to disclose, reveal or make use of any Confidential Information. You agree not to use such Confidential Information in any manner other than in discussion with other Participants during the Program. Confidential Information shall not include information rightfully obtained from a third party. You will keep Participants’ Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall use the best efforts to safeguard the Confidential Information and to protect it against disclosure, misuse, loss and theft.
(c) Company Information: You agree to keep confidential any Confidential Information, as defined in paragraph 6(a) and also including but not limited to sex and relationship strategies, techniques, processes, and exercises, shared by us in the Program, unless explicitly stated in writing that the Confidential Information can be shared. Any Confidential Information shared by us, our employees or contractors is confidential, Proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to Company. You agree not to disclose, reveal or make use of any Confidential Information. You agree not to use such Confidential Information in any manner other than in discussion with other Participants during the Program. Confidential Information shall not include information rightfully obtained from a third party. You will keep our Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall use the best efforts to safeguard the Confidential Information and to protect it against disclosure, misuse, loss and theft.
(d) Violations of Confidentiality: You agree that if you violate this paragraph 6 the Company and/or the other Program Participant(s) will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such confidentiality violations to protect against the harm of such violations.
- Independent Contractors
(a) Independent Contractor Relationship: These Terms and Conditions shall not render Company an employee, partner, agent of, or joint venturer with you for any purpose. Company is and will remain an independent contractor in its relationship to you. Company is or remains open to conducting similar tasks or activities for entities other than you and holds itself out to the public to be a separate business entity. Company shall retain sole and absolute discretion in the manner and means of carrying out the activities and responsibilities under these Terms and Conditions. Company shall be responsible to you, but Company will not be required to follow or establish a regular or daily work schedule. Company will not rely solely on your equipment or offices for completion of tasks and duties set forth pursuant to these Terms and Conditions. Any advice you give to Company regarding services performed for you shall be considered a suggestion only, not an instruction. You and Company agree to conform to any and all IRS tests necessary to establish and demonstrate the independent contractor relationship between you and Company.
(b) Taxes & Benefits: Company will be responsible for filing its own tax returns and to pay taxes in accordance with all provisions of applicable Federal and State law. You shall not be responsible for withholding taxes with respect to Company’s compensation. Company shall have no claim against you for vacation pay, sick leave, retirement benefits, social security, worker’s compensation, health or disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits or employee benefits of any kind.
- Ownership of Intellectual Property
You agree that the Program contains proprietary content (“Intellectual Property”) that is owned solely by Company and/or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, and any other applicable intellectual property laws. Company retains the sole right to use, reproduce, and distribute the Intellectual Property throughout the world in any and all mediums. We grant you a license to use the Intellectual Property solely for you own noncommercial purposes, unless explicitly confirmed in writing otherwise. You agree that you have no right to create derivatives of, share, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, post, license, sell, loan or otherwise exploit the Intellectual Property, whether commercially or non-commercially, and acknowledge that doing so constitutes a violation of law. For the avoidance of doubt, you agree not to create any derivative products, blog posts, websites, guides, worksheets, tool kits, videos, audio recordings, or the like based on Company’s Intellectual Property or that in any way violate Company’s Intellectual Property. Any registered or common law trademark, service mark, logo or tagline used in conjunction with the Program is property of the Company. You may not use such trademarks or service marks for any purpose except with written permission by Company.
(a) Company’s Warranties: Company represents, warrants and covenants that, Company has full authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions and all of the Services, whether performed by Company or any of its subcontractors, will be rendered using sound, professional practices and in a competent and professional manner by knowledgeable and qualified personnel.
(b) Your Warranties: You represent, warrant and covenant that you have full authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions, including that you are over the age of 18, and have or will obtain, during all times relevant hereunder, all of the necessary consents, rights, licenses, clearances, releases or other permissions to lawfully consummate the transactions and lawfully discharge, in all material respects, each and every of your obligations or duties set forth hereunder, whether performance is due now or hereafter during the Term.
(c) EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THESE TERMS, NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
- Limitation of Liability
(a) IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO CLIENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, MULTIPLE, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER OR NOT EITHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE; AND
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S LIABILITY TO CLIENT EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY CLIENT UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY.
(c) THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 10 SHALL NOT APPLY TO A BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY BY A PARTY HEREUNDER OR THE OBLIGATIONS UNDER PARAGRAPHS 6, 8 AND 18.
- Effect of Headings
The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of these Terms and Conditions are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.
- Entire Agreement; Modification; Waiver
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter contained in it and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties. No supplement, modification, or amendment of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding unless executed in writing by all the parties. No waiver of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
- Neutral Construction
These Terms and Conditions were prepared by Company and/or Company’s legal counsel. It is expressly understood and agreed that these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed against Company merely because they were prepared by its counsel; rather, each provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be construed in a manner which is fair to both parties.
- Changed Terms
We may at any time amend these Terms and Conditions. Such amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you by us posting the new Terms and Conditions on the Site. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments. We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions at any time. We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions shall be binding on, and shall inure to the benefit of, the parties to it and their respective heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns; provided, however, that you may not assign any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions, except to a wholly owned subsidiary entity of yours. No such assignment by you to your wholly owned subsidiary shall relieve you of any of your obligations or duties under these Terms and Conditions.
All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under these Terms and Conditions shall be in writing and properly addressed as follows:
UAB Blazing Maple
Fabijoniskiu g. 95-2
07101 Vilnius, Lithuania
To Client at Client’s address provided at the time of purchase.
Any party may change its address for purposes of this paragraph by giving the other parties written notice of the new address.
- Governing Law; Venue; Mediation
These Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the Republic of Lithuania as applied to contracts that are executed and performed entirely in Lithuania. The exclusive venue for any court proceeding based on or arising out of these Terms and Conditions shall be Vilniaus Miesto Savivaldybė, Lithuania. The parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions by negotiation. The parties further agree that their respective good faith participation in negotiation discussions is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution procedures.
- Recovery of Litigation Expenses
If any legal action or any arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of these Terms and Conditions, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default, or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.
If any term, provision, covenant, or condition of these Terms and Conditions is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the rest of the These Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.
Questions about these Terms and Conditions? Email us hello [at] dignifiedhedonist [dot] com.
Updated: January 2023