Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

 

Effective Date: February 23, 2024

This Terms of Use and Privacy Policy explains how Psychedelic STL, (“PSTL” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you and the terms you must accept when you visit and interact without our website found at https://psychedelicstl.org (the “Website”).

WE DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE SERVICES. You understand that Psychedelic STL is not a substitute for a healthcare professional and does not provide medical, health, or other professional services or advice. Our Website is not a replacement for proper medical care, and you agree that you are solely responsible for obtaining proper medical treatment. You may provide the information and reports received from our Website to healthcare providers at your own responsibility, understanding that the Website is provided without warranty except as required by law or as otherwise expressly set forth in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

SUICIDE. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (en español: 1-888-628-9454; deaf and hard of hearing: dial 711, then 1-800-273-8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. We do not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy or suitability of any specific practices, products, procedures, treatments, opinions, health care service providers or other information that may be contained on or available through our Website. We are not responsible for any advice, treatment of products that you learn about or obtain through our Website.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU TO USE THE WEBSITE. Use of the community portions of the Website requires the creation of a Psychedelic STL user account ("User Account"). You are required to accurately complete and maintain the User Account and to provide us with all required information.

COMMUNITY EVENTS. Each Community Event reflects participants' intentions. Curiosity and respect for our different perspectives and experiences enriches each of our experience's. If a Community Event requires payment of a fee to attend, it will be clearly described. We do not control or have any obligation to monitor what occurs during Community Events. We reserve the right to remove any participant in a Community Event if they engage in appropriate behavior or violate User Restrictions.

USER RESTRICTIONS. You agree not to do or attempt to do any of the following:

  • Use the Website if you are under eighteen years of age;
  • Use the Website to harm, threaten, or harass any person or organization;
  • Damage, disable, overburden, interfere with or impair use of the Website;
  • Enable unauthorized third-party applications to access or interface with the Website;
  • Record, photograph, or screen-capture ANY part of a Community Event without prior written approval from the Steering Committee;
  • Share or display nudity or sexually explicit content in any form;
  • Harass, threaten, demean, embarrass, bully or otherwise harm any user of the Website;
  • Use slurs, derogatory or explicitly violent language;
  • Share personal information about other users learned from participation in Community Events;
  • Utilize a credit or debit card that does not have adequate credit available or use a card belonging to another person without permission;
  • Share your password or otherwise authorize a third party to access or use the Website;
  • Sublicense or transfer any of your rights under these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use;
  • Modify, copy, embed or make derivative works based on the Website;
  • Otherwise use the Website in any manner that exceeds the scope of use granted to you in these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use; or
  • Use unauthorized software or hardware to access or modify the Website.

WE CAN CHANGE OUR WEBSITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. The features in our Website are subject to change without notice. We may provide you notice of such changes by any reasonable means, including our posting of a notice on our Website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU SET UP AN ACCOUNT AND USE OUR WEBSITE. At Psychedelic STL, we protect your privacy in compliance with all applicable privacy and data protection laws. We do NOT use google analytics. However, we do not control third-party cookies or server hosting companies or the internet. This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use describe the personal information protected under applicable privacy and data protection laws, which we collect or process about you or that could identify you when you use our Website, and how and why we collect or process it. Such information may include your contact information such as your name, shipping address(es), phone number and email address; your Psychedelic STL username and password; and any demographic information you may provide at your own discretion. We collect and otherwise process this Personal Information to establish and manage your Psychedelic STL account and send you our newsletter, member surveys, and any organizational communications when permitted under applicable law.

HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION. We collect Personal Information about you when you provide it to us directly. For example, you may provide Personal Information to us when you communicate with us using any means, create an account with us, use our Website, complete forms on our Website, post in forums, seek technical or customer support from us with respect to our Products or Services, submit questions or complaints to us, and otherwise provide us Personal Information about you. We collect and otherwise process this Personal Information to (1) customize your experience when accessing or using our Website; (2) operate and manage our organization (including developing, maintaining and supporting our Website); (3) provide you marketing and other information; (4) Comply with applicable law; (5) establish, exercise or defend our legal claims and rights; and, (6) for any other purpose(s) set forth in any consent you provide.

WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION. We also collect Personal lnformation about you when you use our Website because it is necessary to provide functionality to you and to recognize you when you use different devices to access our Website. This Personal Information is also used for organizational purposes, such as identifying trends; developing or enhancing our Website; updating security protocols, and refining marketing messages we think may interest you.

NON-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. We may collect and use non-identifiable Personal Information for any purpose to the extent permitted by applicable law when you interact with us in any way. We modify your Personal Information and make it non-identifiable as being yours, but still available for use in the functioning of our Website and for use in aggregate form. Examples of the Personal Information we capture include information that you input into the Website, notifications triggered by alert, your settings and your activities associated with your use of our Website (e.g. how frequently you use our Website, your user preferences, and particulars of your Website or App usage). If we are required to treat non-identifiable Personal Information differently under applicable law, then we may use it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information, including to pursue our legitimate organization purposes, operate, manage, and promote our organization (including developing, maintaining and supporting our Website.

EMAIL. We may send you emails concerning things that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email communication from us.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY SERVICE PROVIDERS. In non-identifying form, we share your Personal Information with third-party entities, business partners or others that provide services or perform functions on our behalf so that we may operate and manage our organization, including but not limited to providing our Website to you. These service providers include entities that provide us with marketing and surveys; data hosting, storage retrieval and analytics services; email and shipping services; legal functions and process; and control and compliance processes. We operate in the United States but our service providers are in various countries throughout the world.

HOW WE SECURE PERSONAL INFORMATION. We use appropriate administrative, organizational and technical safeguards to protect information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction in light of the nature of the information processed. Personal Information transmitted through our Website is encrypted when transmitted. Please note that no data transmission or storage system is guaranteed to be entirely secure. We use appropriate administrative, organizational and technical safeguards to protect information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Personal Information transmitted through our Website is encrypted when transmitted. Please note that no data transmission or storage system is guaranteed to be entirely secure.

THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS. Our Website may include or provide links to third-party software components (“Third-Party Components”). If you utilize these Third-Party Components, you agree to be bound by applicable third-party licenses. In particular, we require use of the Zoom video conferencing service (the “Zoom Service”). Your use of the Zoom Service is governed by the Zoom Terms of Service, available at https://zoom.us/terms.

NO WARRANTIES. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, OUR WEBSITE OR APP ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND YOU USE OUR WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE OR USE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OPERATION, COMPLIANCE WITH DOCUMENTATION AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES THAT OUR WEBSITE OR ANY DATA OR REPORTS PROVIDED BY US WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE RETRIEVABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ALL ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE ALSO DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE.

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL Psychedelic STL’ AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO OUR WEBSITE OR APP, WHETHER FOR DIRECT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITE, AND ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, UNFORESEEABLE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION WHETHER THE CLAIM OR DAMAGES ARE BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

HOLD HARMLESS. Except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Psychedelic STL, our affiliates, licensors, and suppliers from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from any information you submit, post or transmit through our Website; your use of our Website; your violation of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use; or your violation of any rights of any other person or entity.

TERMINATION. You may terminate your use of the Website by simply ceasing your use of the Website or App. However, it is important for you to note that we may retain all of your Personal Information associated with your use of the Website as long as it is required or permitted by applicable law, (b) your rights to use the Website will terminate, and (c) the terms and conditions found in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use shall survive such termination and continue to apply to the parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if your use of the Website is terminated for any reason, we may, without liability to you or any third party, immediately deactivate or delete your username, password and account, and all associated materials (including Personal Information), without any obligation to provide any further access to such materials.

GOVERNING LAW/FORUM. These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, without reference to choice of law principles. If a dispute arises between you and Psychedelic STL with respect to these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, we shall first attempt to resolve such dispute(s) through good faith negotiation. If such disputes cannot be resolved within thirty (30) days, we shall exclusively refer the dispute(s) to arbitration by serving written notice of its intention to arbitrate the dispute to the other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) for resolution through binding arbitration by a single arbitrator pursuant to AAA’s rules applicable to commercial disputes, as amended from time to time. All arbitrations shall take place in Jefferson County, Missouri.

SEVERABILITY. In the event that any arbitrator or court holds any provision of these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to be void, invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to be effective, valid and enforceable while preserving the original intentions of the parties to the greatest extent possible, and the other provisions of these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect and enforceable according to their terms.

ASSIGNMENT. We may assign these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in whole or in part at any time without notice. You may not assign these Privacy Policy and Terms of Use or transfer any rights to use our Website.

CHANGES TO OUR TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY. From time-to-time, we may change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use . We will post any changes on our Website. If we change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use significantly, we will notify you by adding a prominent notice on our Website or by sending you an email notification as required by applicable law. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, any changes will become effective when we post the updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on our Website, and your use of our Website following these changes means that you accept the updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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