Terms and Conditions
By using this site (“Site”), you are deemed to have agreed to these terms. I reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms periodically for changes.
Scope of Terms
These terms apply to your use of www.monicarosslpc.com or other Sites that I may own or operate in the future in addition to my articles posted on other Sites.
Please note: This Site is intended for use in the United States of America only.
The following information outlined here is for Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) and all materials, services and products offered by this Site or by Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) including: information, forms, services, products, workshops.
This also includes therapeutic counseling, and professional coaching (for non-therapy clients) under the name of Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC), as well as workshops and speaking engagements.
It is important to note that this applies to this specific website, all supervision, consulting and coaching programs, and any products and services provided or sold by Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC).
You agree that by choosing to enter and engage on the www.monicarosslpc.com website, or if you choose to purchase any products, materials, or services e.g. webinars, workshops, events, e-books, e-workshops, e-kits, e-products, audio or video products, or any other product or services offered through Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC), or if you decide to use information from or engage with Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) via social media platforms, my blog, contact through email, or engage with or purchase any other form of program, product or service provided by or related to Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC), that you are agreeing to accept all parts of this disclaimer.
The purpose for the Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) website, blog, and any related products or services is for informational purposes only. All information contained on and within this website, as well as every service, product or program that is offered, is solely for educational and informational purposes only. This information is made available only as general supportive information for your own use, should you decide to use this information.
Coaching vs. Therapy
While I, Monica A. Ross, LPC, am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe that mixing coaching and therapy blurs the boundaries of care. It is best that a therapy relationship and coaching relationship remain separate. Thus, in order to operate ethically, I “prefer to refer.”
If you and I are working together as client and therapist I will be happy to refer you to a qualified coach to support you. If you and I are working together as a coaching client and I notice that you would be better served by a therapist vs. a coach, then I will refer you out for clinical support rather than provide therapy services in addition to our coaching work.
This maintains the integrity of the therapy relationship and values what is in the best interest of the client and supports boundaries in our clinical or coaching work together.
Through this Site I may offer you the opportunity to download and/or purchase documents. Please note that Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) retains complete ownership of the intellectual property rights in these documents. You acknowledge that when you download a document from this Site, you are doing so at your own risk.
You may only use the downloaded document for non-commercial uses. At no time are you permitted to remove any copyright or proprietary notices on the pages of a document. Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) makes no representation or warranty regarding the quality of these documents and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of these documents.
Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO THE DOWNLOADING OF DOCUMENTS ON THE SITE.
This Site is intended for use by people age eighteen (18) or older. By using this Site, you represent that you are over the age of eighteen (18).
Links to Third-Party Websites
I am not responsible for the availability of any other site to which this site links. I do not endorse or take responsibility for the content, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstances will I be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.
You should direct any concerns to that site’s administrator or webmaster. I am not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts referenced on or through our website, blog information, programs, products and services or those of any other individual or company affiliated with us in any way.
Every effort has been made to present you with the most accurate, up-to-date information, but because the nature of scientific research is constantly evolving, I cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of all content.
I aim to truthfully represent the information provided by or through the Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) website, blog, social media, products, services, and any other services or materials provided. You are acknowledging that you are participating voluntarily in using the website, blog, social media, programs, products and services.
You agree to take sole and personal and professional responsibility for your choices, actions and any results or consequences. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your business, clients, patients, and your health, life, and well-being, as well as the health, lives and well-being of your family and children (where applicable), for all decisions now and in the future.
It is important to note that any kind words or testimonials you read on the Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) website, blog, store, or anywhere else, is used for illustration only. The testimonials and kind words are unique to each client. Kind words and testimonials are not solicited and each client or colleague has approved these testimonials for my website, blog, social media, product or services, but they are not intended to represent or guarantee that current or future clients will achieve the same or similar results.
If we work together in a business coaching capacity my role is to support and assist you in reaching your goals, however, I cannot and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular personal goal, business result, income increase, certification, relational success, or business success, clinical goal, and you accept and understand that results differ by each individual and their motivation, follow through and experience.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES EMPLOYEES LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES — WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL — THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR PROGRAMS ON THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE).
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE), its representatives, officers, directors, and employees from all liabilities, claims, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that arise from your use of the site, the Site’s blog, products, programs, services, your posting, downloading or transmission of communications or material on this site, or from your violation of applicable law.
These terms will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas. Accordingly, the laws of Texas will be used exclusively to construe, govern and enforce these terms, excluding all conflict of laws rules. Except as provided in the Injunctive Relief section, any action related to or arising out of these terms will be filed only in the Texas courts, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Texas.
In the event you breach or threaten breach of this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) will be greatly and irreparably damaged and the damage will be difficult to quantify. Therefore, MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction accepting jurisdiction under this specific provision, who, regardless of the Governing Law provision, will apply the laws of its own jurisdiction in determining whether MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) will be granted injunctive or other equitable relief to stop your breach or your threat of breach, without impairing, invalidating, negating or voiding MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) rights to relief, either in law or at equity.
If any of these terms and conditions is found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and MONICA ROSS, LPC (EMPATHY WHALE) relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to email@example.com.
Monica Ross, LPC (Empathy Whale LLC) and its employees will not be held responsible or liable in any way for the information, services, documents, products or materials that you request or receive through or on our website, blog information, programs, products and services.
In no event will we be liable to any party for any type of direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential damages for any use of or reliance website, blog information, programs, products and services or on those affiliated with us in any way; including, without limitation, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, personal injuries, accidents, misapplication of information, or any other loss, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or difficulties.
I do not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, loss or damage due to any act or default of any company, organization, or person engaged in rendering services, products, or educational sessions in-person, by phone/Skype or online with us, through individual and group programs, classes, workshops, events, retreats, seminars, coaching sessions, therapy sessions, and/or trainings in any location, included but not limited to, online or at any health food store, grocery store, yoga studio, fitness studio, spa, hotel, resort, private home, restaurant, company/business, clinical center, private practice office, non-profit organization, hospital, medical practice, library, school, university or outdoor setting. In the event that you use the information provided through my website, blog information, programs, products and services created by myself or affiliate, I assume no responsibility.
Release of Claims
You are agreeing to release me and those affiliated with my business for any or all claims for the information, products or materials that you request or receive through on our website, blog information, programs, products and services. In no event will we be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential damages for any use of or reliance on this website, blog information, programs, products and services, or on those affiliated with me in any way; including, without limitation, for accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, or death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or difficulties in advance.
Implicit Agreement. By using my website, blog information, programs, products and services you implicitly signify your agreement to all parts of the above disclaimer.
If you have any questions about these Terms & Conditions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org