Terms & Conditions

  • 1.1 OXFORD MINDFULNESS CENTRE SERVICES

    These Terms & Conditions (these “Terms”) contain the terms and conditions on which we supply content, products or services listed on OxfordMBCT.com (the “Website”), through our applications (the “Apps”) or via partner websites or other delivery methods to you (the Website and such content, products, services and the Apps are collectively referred to herein as the “Services”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using any Services on the Website or third party App stores (e.g. the Apple App Store). The terms “OMC,” “us” or “we” refers to Oxford Mindfulness Centre and its registered charity, The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation. The term “Device” refers to the device which is used to access the Services including but not limited to computers, smart phones and tablets. The term “you” refers to the user of the Services. When you order (“Order”) any Services from the Website, or otherwise use or access the Website or other Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You may also be asked to click “I accept” at the appropriate place prior to your purchase of or other access to the Services. At such time, if you do not click “I accept”, you will not be able to complete such purchase or gain such access. By using the Website or other Services, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Website and other Services.

  • 1.2 BASIS OF USE

    (a) These Terms and the Order set out the whole agreement between you and us for the supply of the Services. In order to participate in certain Services, you may be notified by us that you are required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to such Services in which you choose to use, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms.

    (b) Please check that the details in these Terms and on the Order are complete and accurate before you use or commit yourself to purchase the Services. If you think that there is a mistake, please make sure that you ask us to confirm any changes in writing, as we only accept responsibility for statements and representations made in writing by an officer of Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

  • 1.3 CHANGES TO TERMS

    We have the right to revise and amend these Terms from time to time without notice to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system's capabilities. Your continued use of the Services after such changes are made conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of such changes. If your purchase of the Services is on-going, we will give you prior notice of any changes to these Terms and you may elect to cancel the Services without penalty before the changed Terms affect you.

  • 2 MEMBERSHIPS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

    2.1 BECOMING A MEMBER

    You may sign up as a registered user of the Website free of charge (a “Member”). To become a Member you need to go to the relevant section of the Website, then submit your email address to us, and create a username and password to be used in conjunction with that email address. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your Device.

    In the course of your use of the Services, you may be asked to provide certain personalized information to us (such information referred to hereinafter as “User Information”). This User Information may include information from your Facebook, Twitter and similar social networking profiles. Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such User Information are set forth in the OMC Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference for all purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of User Information, and you agree to keep it up to date.

    By placing an Order through the Website or other Services, you warrant that:

    (a) You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;
    (b) You are at least 13 years old and if younger than 18 years old, that your placement of an Order is done so with the consent of your parents, guardians, authorized school officials, or counselors;
    (c) All registration information you submit is truthful and accurate;
    (d) You will maintain the accuracy of such information; and
    (e) Your use of the Website or other Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

  • 2.2 ONCE A MEMBER

    You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, password and other User Information and for restricting access to your Device to further help protect such information. You are responsible for updating your User Information.

  • 2.3 USE OF OXFORD MBCT BY MINORS

    Children between the ages of 13 and 18 or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence ("Minors") may use the Services. Oxford Mindfulness Centre recommends, but does not require, that use by such Minors be done with the guidance and support of their parents, guardians, authorized school officials, or other qualified adults. If you are a parent or guardian and you allow your Minor to use the Services, you agree to be bound by the Minor's use of the Services and by these Terms. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use the Services. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to access or use the Services.

  • 2.4 MEMBERSHIP

    As a website Member you will receive access to certain sections, features and functions of the Website that are not available to non-members.

    By agreeing to become a Member you opt in to receiving occasional special offer, marketing, and Journey based communication emails. You can easily unsubscribe from these emails by following the opt-out instruction in these emails.

    Memberships and subscriptions are not transferable and therefore cannot be sold or exchanged or transferred in any way whatsoever.

  • 2.5 DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

    To enjoy Oxford MBCT via your smartphone or other Device, your Device must satisfy certain system requirements. These requirements can be found on the Website and the Apple App Store.

  • 2.6 CHANGING FEES AND CHARGES

    We may at any time and from time to time, in our sole discretion, change the fees and charges, or add new fees and charges, in relation to any of the Services. We will notify you by email at least 30 calendar days in advance of any such change. If you do not agree to the change, you may cancel your membership.

  • 3 CANCELLATION OF SERVICES

    We may suspend or terminate your use of the Services as a result of your fraud or breach of any obligation under these Terms. Such termination or suspension may be immediate and without notice. A breach of these Terms, includes without limitation, the unauthorized copying or download of our audio or video content from the Website or the Apps.

  • 4 PROHIBITED USE OF THE SERVICES

  • 4.1

    You agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit or introduce any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, harm, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or equipment linked directly or indirectly with the Services or the Services themselves. You agree not to interfere with the servers or networks underlying or connected to the Website or the other Services or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website or the other Services. You may not access the Website or the other Services in an unauthorized manner.

  • 4.2

    You agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Services, conduct yourself in an offensive manner while using the Services, or use the Services for any illegal, immoral or harmful purpose.

  • 4.3

    By breaching the provisions of this section 4, you may commit a criminal offence under applicable laws. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we may co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Services will cease immediately.

  • 5 MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICES

  • 5.1 COPYRIGHT

    All materials (including software and content whether downloaded or not) contained on the Website or the other Services are owned by Oxford University (or our affiliates and/or third party licensors, where applicable), unless indicated otherwise. You agree and acknowledge that the materials are valuable property and that other than any specific and limited license for use of such materials, you shall not acquire any ownership rights in or to such materials. The materials may not be used except as provided for in these Terms, and any other relevant terms and conditions provided to you without our prior written permission.

    You acknowledge and agree that certain materials on the Website and in the other Services are the property of third party licensors and, without prejudice to any and all other rights and remedies available, each such licensor has the right to directly enforce relevant provisions within these Terms against you.

    The Website and the other Services are not intended for commercial use. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed by us without notice and may result in termination of privileges. You must not use any part of the materials used on the Website or the other Services for commercial purposes without obtaining a written license to do so from us. Material from the Website or the other Services may not be copied or distributed, or republished, or transmitted in any way, without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized use or violation of these Terms immediately and automatically terminates your right to use the Website and the other Services and may subject you to legal liability. You agree not to use the Website or the other Services for illegal purposes (including, without limitation, unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasion of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening or obscene purposes) and you agree that you will comply with all laws, rules and regulations related to your use of the Website and the other Services. Appropriate legal action may be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website or the other Services.

    You may not otherwise download, display, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on the Services. If you make other use of the Services, or the content, code, data or materials thereon, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. Oxford Mindfulness Centre will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

  • 5.2 TRADE MARKS

    Oxford University, the Oxford University logo, and all other product or service marks are trademarks of Oxford University. All intellectual property, other trademarks, logos, images, product and company names displayed or referred to on the Website or the other Services are the property of their respective owners. Nothing grants you any license or right to use, alter or remove or copy such material.

    Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the Services is strictly prohibited. Oxford University will enforce its trademark rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

  • 6 AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES

  • 6.1

    Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the Services will meet your requirements and we cannot guarantee that the Services will be fault free. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Services while we address the fault. We will not be liable to you if the Services are unavailable for any period of time.

  • 6.2

    Your access to the Services may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or Services. We will restore the Services as soon as we reasonably can.

  • 7 LINKS TO WEBSITES/SERVICES

  • 7.1

    We may provide links to other websites or services for you to access. You acknowledge that any access is at your sole discretion and for your information only. We do not review or endorse any of those websites or services. We are not responsible in any way for:(a) the availability of, (b) the privacy practices of, (c) the content, advertising, products, goods or other materials or resources on or available from, or (d) the use to which others make of these other websites or services. We are also not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on such websites or services.

  • 7.2

    You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. The Website and the other Services must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website or the other Services unless you have written permission to do so from Oxford Mindfulness Centre. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission with written notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

  • 8 SERVICES DISCLAIMER

    The information contained on the Services is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Services or the information contained on the Services for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

  • 9 MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

  • 9.1

    The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is a provider of resources to support personal mindfulness practice. We are not a medical device, nor do we provide medical advice. While there is third party evidence that meditation can assist in the prevention and recovery process for a wide array of illnesses as well as in improving a wide array of performance and relationship issues, we make no claims or guarantees that this will be the case by using the Services. Any user experiencing serious medical issues or needing medical advice should consult their doctor.

  • 9.2

    Any health information and links on the Services, whether provided by Oxford Mindfulness Centre or by contract from outside providers, is provided simply for your convenience.

  • 9.3

    Any advice or other materials on the Services are intended for general information purposes only. They are not intended to be relied upon and are not a substitute for professional medical advice based on your personal circumstances. The advice and other materials are intended to support the relationship between you and your healthcare providers and not replace it. We are not liable or responsible for any actions taken due to your having read or been told about such advice or other materials. In particular, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we give no representation or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the advice, other materials and information published on the Services.

  • 10 END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

    Subject to the terms of this License Agreement (as set out in this section 11), and these other Terms, and your payment of applicable subscription fees, Oxford Mindfulness Centre grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to stream, download and make personal non-commercial use of the Services.

    The Services contain or embody copyright material, proprietary material or other intellectual property of Oxford Mindfulness Centre or its licensors. All right, title and ownership in the Services remains with Oxford Mindfulness Centre or its licensors, as applicable. The rights to download and use the Services are licensed to you and are not being sold to you, and you have no rights in it other than to use it in accordance with this License Agreement and our other Terms.

    You agree that you will not and you will not assist or permit any third party to:

    Copy, store, reproduce, transmit, modify, alter, reverse-engineer, emulate, de-compile, or disassemble and Services in any way, or create derivative works of the Services;
    Use the Services or any part of them to create any tool or software product that can be used to create software applications of any nature whatsoever;
    Rent, lease, loan, make available to the public, sell or distribute the Services in whole or in part;
    Tamper with the Services or circumvent any technology used by Oxford Mindfulness Centre or its licensors to protect any content accessible through the Services;
    Circumvent any territorial restrictions applied to the Services; or Use the Services in a way that violates this License Agreement or the other Terms.

    You may not make the Services available to the public.

    The Services made available (in whole or in part) are owned by Oxford University or its licensors and your use of them must be in accordance with these Terms.

  • 11 GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • 11.1 PRIVACY

    We collect personal information about you through and in connection with your use of the Services. All information that we collect about you is subject to our Privacy Policy, which forms part of these Terms, and which may be accessed from our home page. Our Privacy Policy is deemed to be incorporated into these Terms. You agree to our collection, use and sharing of your information as set forth in our Privacy Policy

  • 11.2 ASSIGNMENT BY US

    We may transfer its rights and obligations under these Terms to any company, firm or person at any time if it does not materially affect your rights under it. You may not transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else. These Terms are personal to you and no third party is entitled to benefit under these Terms except as set out here.

  • 11.3 INDEMNITY BY YOU

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Oxford University and its directors, officers, members, investors, managers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the Services, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software, or other submissions through the Services, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms. Oxford University reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Oxford Mindfulness Centre defence of such claim.

  • 11.4 WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS

    (a) We warrant to you that any Service purchased from us will, on delivery, conform in all material respects with its description and be of reasonably satisfactory quality.

    (b) We warrant that we will use reasonable skill and care in making the Services available to you during your subscription.

    (c) Nothing in this sections 13.4 or otherwise in these Terms shall exclude or in any way limit Oxford University’s liability for: fraud; or death or personal injury caused by its negligence; or liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

    (d) The Services and their content are otherwise provided on an “as is” basis and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to it, including as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the Services or their content. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Services, or any failures, delays, or interruptions in the provision of the Service. We disclaim and exclude any express or implied warranties or representations, including any warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Services to the broadest extent permitted by law. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the timeliness, accuracy, quality, completeness or existence of the content and information posted on the Services. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, for technical accessibility, fitness or flawlessness of the Services. We make no warranties or representations that your use of content and information posted on the Services will not infringe rights of third parties.

    (e) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity are, to the extent permitted by law, excluded.

  • 11.5 APPLICABLE LAW

    Your use of the Services is governed by these Terms and these Terms shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the England and Wales. Disputes arising from or in connection with your use of the Services we provide are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of courts located in England.

    We make no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use outside of the UK. If you access the Services from any other jurisdiction you do so out of your own volition and you are responsible for compliance with the applicable laws.

  • 11.6 NO WAIVER

    If we delay exercising or fail to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these Terms, such delay or failure does not constitute a waiver of that right or any other rights under these Terms..

  • 11.7 FORCE MAJEURE

    We will not be liable to you for any lack of performance, or the unavailability or failure, of the Services, or for any failure or delay by us to comply with these Terms, where such lack, unavailability or failure arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.

  • 11.8 INTERPRETATION

    In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise: i) any phrase introduced by the words "including", "include", "in particular", "for example" or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative only and shall not be construed as limiting the generality of any preceding words; and ii) references to the singular include the plural and to the masculine include the feminine, and in each case vice versa.

  • 11.9 WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

    Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using the Services, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on the Services. You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

  • 11.10 NOTICES

    All notices given by you to us must be given to the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at omcadmin@psych.ox.ac.uk. We may give notice to you at the e-mail address you provide to us when you register, or in any of the ways specified in section 11.9 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on the Services or when an e-mail is sent. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

  • 11.11 SEVERABILITY

    If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the provision will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining provisions, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • 11.12 ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between us and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between us relating to their subject matter. We each acknowledge that neither of us relies on, or will have any remedies in respect of, any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or the documents referred to in them. Each of us agrees that our only liability in respect of those representations and warranties that are set out in this agreement (whether made innocently or negligently) will be for breach of contract. Nothing in this section limits or excludes any liability for fraud.

  • 11.13 THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

    A person who is not party to these Terms will not have any rights under or in connection with these Terms.

  • 11.14 OUR LIABILITY

    We will use reasonable endeavors to remedy faults in the Services. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we will be liable to you only for the purchase price of the Service in question. In addition, we will not be liable for:

    Faulty operation of computers during the registration process or during completion of a subscription or during the transmission of any data and/or for incorrect or overly slow transmission of data by the internet provider and/or any damage that occurs due to information submitted by you not being received by us or not being received promptly or not being considered, as a consequence of technical faults with our software or hardware (whether or not they are within or outside of our control).

    Any loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect your Device, computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by you accessing, using or downloading from the Website or any other Service, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from us.

    Any use of websites linked to the Website or the other Services but operated by third parties.

    In no event, including but not limited to negligence, shall Oxford Mindfulness Centre or its affiliates, suppliers, clients, or licensors (collectively, the "protected entities") be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of, or the inability to use, the Services or the content, materials and functions related thereto, your provision of information via the Services, or lost business or lost sales, or any errors, viruses or bugs contained in the Services, even if such protected entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages so some of the above limitations may not apply to certain users. In no event shall the protected entities be liable for or in connection with any content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by or on behalf of any user or other person on or through the Services. In no event shall the total aggregate liability of the protected entities to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) arising from these terms of use or your use of the Services exceed, in the aggregate, the amount, if any, paid by you to Oxford Mindfulness Centre for your use of the Services during the previous 12 months or if greater $100.

    These Terms are effective and were last updated on July 12th, 2016.