Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY.  BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

The Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, the Lama Tsomo LLC (“LTLLC”) AlwaysSmiling.co website (“Site”) and any services that may be offered through the Site (the “Services”).  These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with LTLLC or its licensors, subsidiaries or affiliates, for products, services, or otherwise.  If you are using the Site or the Services on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and LTLLC for violations of these Terms.

LTLLC reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion.  Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions to the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications.  Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications.  Therefore, you should frequently review the Terms and applicable policies to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site and the Services.  If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using the Site and the Services.

1.         Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how LTLLC collects, uses, and shares personally identifiable information from its users.

2.         Copyright and Limited License

Unless otherwise indicated on the Site, the Site and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, the LTLLC logo, and all designs, text, graphics, photographs, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Site Materials”) are the proprietary property of LTLLC or its licensors, subsidiaries, affiliates, or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You are granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-sub-licensable license to access and use the Site and print hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial, and personal use only.  Such license is subject to these Terms and does not include:  (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials; (b) the collection and use of any pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance, or public display of any Site Materials; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than page caching) of any portion of the Site, Site Materials, or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (g) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose.  Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of LTLLC, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.  Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes.  Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.  This license is revocable at any time.

In certain cases, we may permit you to download certain software applications, such as screensavers, from our Site. If you elect to do so you must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary rights. Anything you download from our Site with our permission is under a grant of license; we do not transfer title to the software to you.

3.         Repeat Infringer Policy; Copyright Complaints

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, LTLLC had adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers.  LTLLC may at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent, as set forth below.

Name of Designated Agent:

Lama Tsomo LLC
400 W Broadway, Ste 101-233
Missoula, MT  59802
Phone # 406.541.3000
Email:   jsandlin@LTLLC.org

Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification.

4.         Trademarks

LTLLC, the Namchak Foundation logo and any other product or service names or slogans contained in the Site are trademarks under license to LTLLC or its subsidiaries, licensees or affiliates and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of LTLLC or the applicable trademark owner.  You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “LTLLC” or any other name, trademark, or product or service name of LTLLC without our prior written permission.  In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, is the service mark, trademark, and/or trade dress of LTLLC and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners.  Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by us. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any other content on this Site, except as provided in these Terms or in the Site content, is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained on the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark on the Site without our prior written permission.

5.          Hyperlinks

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for non-commercial purposes, provided such link does not portray LTLLC or any of its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is abusive, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.  This limited license may be revoked at any time.  You may not use the any logos on the Site or other proprietary graphic to link to this Site without the express written permission of LTLLC.  Further, you may not use, frame, or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text, or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without our express prior written consent.

LTLLC may also provide links to third party content (“Third Party Content”) and websites, including, but not limited to, PayPal and various social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  We provide these links as a convenience, and we make no claim or representation regarding, and accept no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature, or reliability of any third party site accessible by hyperlink from the Site or websites linking to the Site.  Such sites are not under the control of LTLLC and the inclusion of a link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by LTLLC of any site or any information contained therein.  When you leave our Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.  You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from this Site.

6.         Donation Payments

When submitting payment information through any donation form contained on the Site, you will be linked to a PayPal website or other credit card processor and payment information will be collected and processed directly by PayPal or other credit card processor.   Any donation you submit via PayPal or other credit card processor will be subject to PayPal’s or the other credit card processor’s terms of use and privacy policy.   You agree to allow PayPal or other credit card processor to debit the full amount of the submitted donation from your PayPal account balance or the preferred funding source you established with PayPal, which is non-refundable.   It is your responsibility to keep your PayPal account current and to have available funds in it.  You agree that neither nor LTLLC will be responsible for donations that fail to go through as a result of your funding source no longer existing or holding insufficient funds.

7.         Third Party Content, Advertising and Business Dealings

We may provide Third Party Content on the Site and may provide links as a service to those interested in this information.  We do not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites.  We do not endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness.  We do not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein and undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content.  Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

AlwaysSmiling.co may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Site.  Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, including LTLLC’s licensors, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions are solely between you and such third party.  We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings or promotions or as a result of such third party information or advertisements on the Site.

8.         Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including, but not limited to, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials, or other information regarding our Site or our products or services that you provide to us (“Submissions”) are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of LTLLC.  LTLLC shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without credit, acknowledgement or compensation to you.

We appreciate hearing from you and welcome your comments. Our policy does not allow us to accept unsolicited unpatented ideas, advertising or marketing suggestions, musical compositions, intellectual property, patent applications, models, prototypes, or any information, written or oral, which you the submitter, regard as confidential (“Unwanted Submissions”). While we do value your feedback, we request that you be specific in your comments on those services and products, and not submit any Unwanted Submissions. If, despite our request that you not send us Unwanted Submissions, you send such Unwanted Submissions to us, such Unwanted Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, our property. Unwanted Submissions shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part, and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Unwanted Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter known existing rights to such Unwanted Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the such Unwanted Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without credit, acknowledgement or compensation to the submitter of such Unwanted Submissions.

9.         User Content and Interactive Services or Areas

The Site may include discussion forums, blogs, profiles, or other interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”) in which you or other users create, post, or store content, such as text, music, sound, photos, videos, graphics, code, or other items or materials on the Site (“User Content”).  You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of such Interactive Areas, and that you use the Interactive Areas at your own risk.

By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create, or otherwise publish or send through the Site any of the following:

  1. User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, or otherwise objectionable;
  2. User Content that would constitute, encourage, or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, incite violence or insurrection, or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law;
  3. User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  4. User Content that may impinge or infringe upon the publicity, privacy, or data protection rights of others, including photos, pictures or information about another individual where you have not obtained such individual’s consent;
  5. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  6. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations;
  7. Viruses, corrupted data, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; and
  8. User Content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using our enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose LTLLC or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any user conduct or Learning Circles or any User Content posted, stored, or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor are we liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography, or profanity you may encounter.  Enforcement of the Terms, however, is solely in our discretion, and failure to enforce the Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce them in other instances.  In addition, these Terms do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such Terms.  As a provider of interactive services, LTLLC is not liable for any statements, representations, or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page, or other Interactive Areas.  With respect to Learning Circles, LTLLC is not responsible for any conduct, persons in attendance, content or other activity connected to or arising out of the Learning Circles. Although LTLLC has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any of the User Content posted in any Interactive Area, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen, or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of, and replacing any, User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense.

Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.

Except as otherwise provided herein on the Site, LTLLC claims no ownership or control over any User Content.  In the event Paragraph 8 is not applicable, by submitting or posting User Content on the Site, you grant LTLLC its licensors, subsidiaries, and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, alter, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such User Content throughout the world in any manner or media on or in connection with the Site or LTLLC, all without compensation or credit to you.

By posting User Content to the Site, you represent and warrant that (a) such User Content is non-confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content or you otherwise have the right to post and use such User Content to the Site and to grant the rights to LTLLC that you grant in these Terms; (c) you have the written permission of all people whose name, voice or likeness appears in any User Content (and /legal guardian permission if such person is a minor) to post the User Content and to grant the rights granted above with respect thereto; (d) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; and (e) the User Content and your use and posting thereof does not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule, or regulation.

 

10.       Eligibility; Registration; Account Security

In order to be eligible to register on and use the Site, you must be at least 13 years of age.  If you are between 13 to 18 years of age, we expect you to have your ’s permission before participating on this Site.  You represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older and have al permission to participate on the Site.

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as requested; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update your registration information; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to any information you provide to us.

11.       Site Security

You agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account that the user is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to reverse engineer, probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without our prior written authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing”; (d) sending unsolicited messages, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email, message, newsgroup or social network posting.  Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.  We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.  You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.

12.       Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LTLLC, its licensors, subsidiaries, affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, and consultants, and our and their respective members, directors, assignees, employees, licensees, representatives and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store, or otherwise transmit on or through the Site or your use of the Interactive Areas, including, without limitation, any actual or threatened suit, breach or alleged breach, demand, or claim made against LTLLC and/or its , members, licensors, subsidiaries, affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors, or consultants, arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of the rights of any third party.

13.       Disclaimer

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY LTLLC, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  LTLLC AND ITS LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS ON THE SITE.  NEITHER LTLLC NOR ANY ITS LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS.  WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES SAFE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

LTLLC reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Site and any Services offered through the Site at any time without notice.

LTLLC may offer health, fitness, nutritional and related information, but such information is designed and provided for informational purposes only. No information on AlwaysSmiling.co is intended to convey medical advice and nothing on AlwaysSmiling.co constitutes or should be construed as the practice of medicine. You should not rely on any information provided on AlwaysSmiling.co as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis and/or treatment from a licensed medical professional.

14.       Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL LTLLC, ITS PARENT, LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, ASSIGNEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL OR PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE LEARNING CIRCLES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM US, OR THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LTLLC OR ITS PARENT, LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, ASSIGNEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS , WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE, GROSS , OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO LTLLC TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

LTLLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INJURIES OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ATTENDANCE AT OR PARTICIPATION IN LEARNING CIRCLES, WHETHER ORIGINATING THROUGH LTLLC OR INDEPENDENTYLY OF LTLLC, AS SUCH TERM IS REFERRED TO ON ALWAYSSMILING.CO. YOU AND OTHER USERS OF ALWAYSSMILING.CO FORM LEARNING CIRCLES AT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCRETION. LTLLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANY ATTENDEES OF SO-CALLED LEARNING CIRCLES AND DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL LEARNING CIRCLE.

15.       Applicable Law and Venue

These Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed in the State of Montana without resort to its conflict of law provisions.  You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Montana, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of these Terms.

16.       Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms, LTLLC reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Site.

17.       Severability

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

18.       Questions and Contact Information

Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to:

info@alwayssmiling.co