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Terms and Conditions

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome to Indie Shaman. This site is owned and operated by June Kent, trading as 'Indie Shaman' (“we”, “us”, “our”,).
    2. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“Terms”) BEFORE USING OUR SITE as by using our site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.
    3. We may make changes to these Terms at any time. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page. However it is your responsibility as a service user to check for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use our site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.
  2. What we do
    1. This site is about providing a supportive network for people interested in a Shamanic way of life and about sharing information. Please see our Home page for more information on our Aims and Ethics.
  3. What we don't do
    1. All material and information on this site is for information purposes only and does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, or endorsement by us. Please also see our Disclaimer.
    2. We do not knowingly distribute information or material that is not compatable with our ethos. We maintain the right to veto any information submitted to us for publication and anything that is not compatable with the ethos of Indie Shaman will not be published and or otherwise shared or distributed by Indie Shaman.
  4. Privacy Policy
    1. We take your privacy very seriously. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.
  5. Accessibility
    1. Indie Shaman aims to be as accessible as possible and we believe we comply with accessibility guidelines. For this reason text size is designed to be clear and easy to read.
    2. If you have any problems or concerns regarding our accessibility please contact us either via email or by using our Contact page.
  6. Equal Opportunities
    1. Indie Shaman aims to provide an inclusive service to all regardless of race, gender, colour, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, cultural heritage, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  7. Links
    1. Our site includes details on, or links through to, information provided by other websites and external services. We don't control the accuracy or completeness of that information and you take full responsibility for using that information and verifying it and for any decision to use, purchase or refrain from purchasing any of the services or products mentioned on a linked site. When visiting a linked site you will be bound by their policies not ours.
    2. You are welcome to link to our site if you comply with the terms set out in this section and all applicable laws. Any site or service that links to our site:
      1. can display an Indie Shaman logo but mustn't otherwise use any Indie Shaman copyrighted material without our written consent;
      2. may link only to our homepage unless we have given you our prior written consent;
      3. must not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo;
      4. must not in any way imply that we are endorsing it or its products or services or otherwise misrepresent its relationship with us or present false information about us;
      5. must not be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;
      6. must not be a site or service that contains content that could be considered distasteful or offensive.

      If you breach these terms, then we have the right to require that your link is removed and to take whatever other action we think appropriate.

  8. Our content
    1. All of the content on our site is owned by us and is protected by UK and international copyright laws.
    2. The content on our site includes any information or other material found on Indie Shaman, including chat forums, articles, images, and all and any other features of our site. You are allowed to use our content for personal, non-commercial use only. You may make one copy of extracts from this site on any single computer for personal, individual use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. Apart from that, none of our content may be republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold, distributed or modified without our prior written consent.
  9. Your content
    1. You own any copyright in the text or images that you post to our chat forums and elsewhere on our site:
      1. however, when you post or otherwise publicise text and or images, you expressly grant us a perpetual, unlimited free license to republish that text and or image on our site and to redistribute/make available and/or sell that text and or image in print or electronic form anywhere in the world as part of an edited compilation or otherwise.
      2. Authors of previously copyrighted text or images are exempt from 10.1.2 in relation to articles, reviews, works of art, photographs and or book exerts and or any other written material or image they may be kind enough to let us publish on our web site for information purposes or otherwise let us display on our web site.
  10. Disclaimer of warranties and liability
    1. We provide our site in good faith but we cannot and do not warrant the completeness, truth or accuracy of the information or other content or postings found on our site, or their usefulness for any particular purpose. You acknowledge and agree that you bear full responsibility for your own research and decisions and that we shall not be liable for any action that you or others take or do not take based on your use of or reliance on information provided by us or other users of this site.
    2. We do not promise that your access to our site, or its content will be delivered uninterrupted, timely or error-free, or that the site will be free from viruses or other harmful properties. It is your responsibility to implement satisfactory safeguards and procedures to make sure any files you obtain through our site or communications you make with other site users are free from such contaminations or other harmful properties.
    3. You agree that under no circumstances will we be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or other type loss or injury resulting from your use of our site.
  11. Indie Shaman Forum/Communications with other users
    1. We encourage debate and the sharing of information between our users. However, we do require that your use of our chat forum and any other communication systems that we provide is: lawful; does not infringe the rights, intellectual or otherwise, of others; and or does not threaten, harrass or otherwise abuse or embarass others. We shall have sole discretion in determining whether or not individual use of the forum breaks our Terms.
    2. As well as communications specified in 12.1 you must not:
      1. post or transmit advertisements for or solicitations of business without having obtained our prior consent or unless we have invited you to;
      2. post or transmit chain letters or pyramid schemes;
      3. “spam” or engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying these areas of our site, or which, in our judgment, exposes us to any liability or detriment of any type;
      4. intentionally make false or misleading statements;
      5. make any statement which could be deemed liabelous or defamatory about any individual or organisation;
      6. impersonate another person nor allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments or for communicating with other users;
      7. disguise the IP address of the connection used to post any message;
      8. post or transmit any files containing viruses or other harmful computer code;
      9. harvest or otherwise collect or use information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their explicit consent.
    3. Please note that any posting of information in these forums is the opinion of the person posting only and in no way reflects our opinions or attitudes.
    4. Although we moderate the forums we rely on you to inform us if you spot any abuse or inappropriate behaviour, in which case we will review specific postings. If you feel you have been threatened, damaged or abused in our chat forum or if you believe any infringement of your rights may have occurred through our site please contact us via email or by use of our Contact Page or via pm on the forum.
    5. We reserve the right but we are not obliged to do any or all of the following:
      1. record the communications in chat forums;
      2. investigate a claim that any one or more communication does not conform to the terms of this clause 12 and determine in our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s);
      3. remove without notice communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms;
      4. terminate a user's access to post messages to any or all of these areas;
      5. monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in these areas.
      6. edit or remove any communication(s) posted on our website, regardless of whether such communication(s) breaches these Terms.
    6. If you disagree with a decision of a Forum Moderator or Administrator, you should either email your appeal or use our Contact Us page. You must not use the chat forum to argue any decision of our Forum Team.
    7. Any decision we make to remove or request the removal of any communication or to terminate or suspend the posting privileges of any user of the chat form shall be final and binding. The termination or suspension of posting privileges may apply to any and all user accounts that may have been used by that person, whether or not opened by that person.
    8. If you are notified that your posting privileges have been suspended or terminated, you will not attempt to reregister as a user of the Indie Shaman Forum or make any posts on it in any guise whatsoever.
    9. When former users whose posting privileges have been removed do reregister or otherwise disrupt the Indie Shaman Forum we reserve the right to:
      1. Report offenders to their ISP;
      2. Charge offenders for the administrative costs of identifying and removing their posts at the rate of £40 per hour necessarily spent plus any external costs that we incur;
      3. Take legal action to recover these costs;
      4. Report offenders to the authorities if their actions appear to amount to a breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or any other relevant criminal legislation.
  12. Indemnity
    1. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our officers, employees, licensors, contractors and volunteers from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur (including reasonable legal fees) as a result of any material that you post or transmit on our forum and or website, any actions you take which disrupt access to and/or the functioning of our site or any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms.
  13. General
    1. If any of these provisions is deemed invalid, void or unenforceable that provision will be deemed severable from the rest and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision
    2. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute between us will be resolved exclusively in the Courts of England.
  14. Changes
    1. These Terms were published on 6 April 2016 and replace any previous terms and conditions we may have published
  15. Contact and Company Information
    1. This site is owned and operated by June Kent, Indie Shaman, 18 Bradwell Grove, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, S45 9TA

If you have any questions about our site or these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by writing to Indie Shaman, 18 Bradwell Grove, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 9TA.