Simple Serenity Terms of Use

Effective June 20, 2009


Terms of Use


Conditions of Use

SS (Simple Serenity) offers users a wide range of content, resources and information via this website. By using this site, you are agreeing to accept and comply with the terms and conditions of use as stated below. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this notice, you are hereby instructed not to access or utilize information provided by the site, or to submit information to the site.


All materials and services on the site and any third-party sites are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Changes are periodically made to the information in the site, and SS may make improvements and/or changes at any time. With respect to the materials and services contained on this site and in linked sites directly or indirectly accessible from the site, SS and its member companies make no representations and disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to: warranties of title, noninfringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of the information; the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, products, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within the site; or the results obtained from accessing and using the site and/or the content contained herein.  SS does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site, including the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. The user assumes the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.


Use of the site is at your own risk. The site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various content providers. SS and its associates do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any content provider, or any user of the site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at your own risk. Neither SS  nor its content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages resulting there from transmission and/or receipt of the information contained in the site does not constitute a professional-client relationship of any kind. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided. All information contained on any page is distributed with the understanding that the authors, publishers and distributors are not rendering professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters, and accordingly assume no liability whatsoever in connection with its use.


Limited Right to Use

This website is owned and operated by Living Mindfully Today, a service of Simple Serenity LLC. Unless otherwise specified, all materials on this website are the property of SS and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and throughout the world. You may use, view, print, and/or download the materials from this website solely for your personal, informational, or non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. No materials published by SS on this website, in whole or in part, may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without prior written permission from SS. The use of any such materials on any other website or networked computer environment or for any other purpose is strictly prohibited and such unauthorized use may violate copyright, trademark, and other similar laws.


All materials, including graphic images, buttons, layout and text posted on the site are subject to copyrights owned by SS and other individuals or entities. Any reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all or part of any graphic images, materials or documents found on the site is expressly prohibited, unless SS or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material. All other rights are reserved.


The names, trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate SS’s sponsorship of, or affiliation with, any product or service, without SS’s prior express written permission. Any company logos on this site are the exclusive property of the respective entities, and are used with their permission.


Links to Third Parties’ Websites

Third party links are included solely for the convenience of our subscribers and other users. SS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.  Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of SS. SS does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SS.


Third Party Content

Any opinions, advice, services, or other information made available by third parties either via third party links or contributed articles in SS publications are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of SS.



SS shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement or the site at any time. Notification of any such changes may be made herein, but is not guaranteed. Changes shall be effective immediately, and subsequent use by you of the site shall constitute your acceptance of them.


Indemnity/Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall SS or its associates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including but not limited to loss of data or lost profits, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in the site.


As a condition of use of the site, the user agrees to indemnify SS and its associates from and against any and all liabilities, expenses and damages arising out of claims resulting from user’s use of this website, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by user of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any material on the site, or with any of terms and conditions for using the site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.



The site uses cookies to enhance your online experience. A ‘cookie’ is nothing more than a small file that your Web browser will place on your hard drive. It allows us to remember you and keep track of preferences and passwords. For example, cookies allow you to fill out an online registration form or other online form. You can, of course, set your browser to reject cookies – but keep in mind that this may affect the experience you have on the site.


Registration Forms

The site’s various registration forms require users to give us contact information (like their name, email, and postal address), financial information (like their credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code).


We will not release or disclose specific information about you, including information about your individual visits to the site or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, etc. to any outside parties, unless required to do so by law or court order, or upon your prior written consent. SS retains the right to collect information about general use of its products for the purpose of improving them and helping to facilitate their use.



The site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.


Contacting the Website

Any changes to our privacy commitment and policy will be posted here. While we do not anticipate changes to this policy frequently, we do suggest you review our policy and commitment from time to time. This will ensure that you will have complete knowledge of our information practices as they might affect you and your use of the site. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the site, you can contact:



The contents of all material available on this Internet site are copyrighted by SS unless otherwise indicated. All rights are reserved by SS, and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of SS. SS users may download pages or other content for their own use, consistent with the mission and purpose of SS.


Technical Information Disclaimer

Technical information contained on this site is obtained through various external sources. While SS makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this Internet site, SS does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SS.


SS (including its employees and agents) assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, or from use of the information obtained at linked Internet addresses, or in any respect for the content of such information, including (but not limited to) errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy, or personal rights of others. SS is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on such information. No guarantees or warranties, including (but not limited to) any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose, are made by SS with respect to such information.


Privacy Notice

SS respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. SS strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, SS does the following:


What Information Does SS Collect?

SS collects and stores only personal information that our subscribers and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by email or a special announcement placed on the Website.


From General Users

SS does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.


From SS Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. SS asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and email. Similar information may be submitted through membership applications, event registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and workshop registrations. Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by SS to its members through electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that e-mail. For those emails, SS may monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. SS only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.


How Does SS Use Data Collected?

SS uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:


SS Member Services and Products

SS uses data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.


Disclosures to Third Parties

On occasion, SS may also provide limited data to third parties that relevant offer products and services. Users may request SS refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form; an opt-out box is included. Alternatively, users may contact SS at to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.


Credit Card Account Information

SS does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, SS submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.


Linking to SS

SS does not allow the use of its content on another website without its permission and does not allow its content to be “framed” by another site (you may not link to an SS Web page inside HTML frames so that the content appears to be part of your site). A link to SS´s website may not be used in the context of an endorsement for any information on your website, any company products and/or services, or any situation that is in conflict with the SS mission.


Advertising Disclaimer

SS reserves the right to accept or reject any advertisement submitted for SS´s publications and on its websites. However, SS does not attempt to investigate or verify claims, including claims of compliance with codes and standards, made in advertisements appearing in SS´s publications and on its websites. The appearance of advertising in SS´s publications and on its websites in no way implies endorsement or approval by SS of any advertising claims or of the advertiser, its product, or services. SS disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with advertising appearing in association publications and on its Websites.


Content Disclaimer

The content of articles published through various online platforms solely reflects the personal opinions of the authors or contributors and doesn’t necessarily represent the official position of SS.  Content cannot be reprinted without the written permission of SS.


Archive Material Disclaimer

Archived materials located on this site contain information believed to be accurate when produced and posted, but that may have been superseded by subsequent events and the passage of time. These materials are available as archives, but SS cautions that these are not reviewed or updated and disclaims any intent or undertaking to do so. By viewing these archived materials, you acknowledge that you understand this cautionary statement