Terms & Conditions

These Terms & Conditions apply to the USA LaoTu website located at www.usalaotu.com and all other sites, services, and tools where these Terms & Conditions appear or are linked (collectively, the “Site”). As used in these Terms & Conditions, “USA LaoTu”, “us”, or “we” refers to USA LaoTu and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS GOVERNED BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

BY ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITE YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS. Any person or entity that interacts with the Site through the use of crawlers, robots, browsers, data mining or extraction tools, or other functionality, whether such functionality is installed or placed by such person or entity or a third party, is considered to be using the Site. If at any time you do not accept all of these Terms & Conditions, you must immediately stop using the Site. Certain areas within the Site may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”). By using those areas of the Site, you agree to the Additional Terms. The Additional Terms are incorporated into these Terms & Conditions, and any reference to these Terms & Conditions includes the Additional Terms.

REVISION OF TERMS OF USE

USA LaoTu may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions. By using this website, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.

CONTENT

All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, audio clips, video, data, music, software, and other material (collectively “Content”) is owned or licensed property of USA LaoTu or its suppliers or licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights. The collection, arrangement, and assembly of all Content on the Site is the exclusive property of USA LaoTu and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. USA LaoTu and its affiliates expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in all Content.

TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHT

Nothing on this web site should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of these materials, names, terms, and trademarks displayed on this website, without the written permission of USA LaoTu. None of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of USA LaoTu. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this website may violate trademark and copyright laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. USA LaoTu enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

LICENSE AND ACCESS

USA LaoTu grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and the Content for NONCOMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY and only to the extent such use does not violate these Terms & Conditions including, without limitation, the prohibitions listed in the “UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES” section of these Terms & Conditions. Accessing, downloading, printing, posting, storing, or otherwise using the Site or any of the Content for any commercial or non-commerical purpose, whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, constitutes a material breach of these Terms & Conditions. The Site is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES

The Site may only be used for lawful purposes in accordance with the terms of the license granted in these Terms & Conditions. As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to USA LaoTu that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions. Whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, YOU MAY NOT:

(a) Make any commercial use of the Site or its Content, including making any collection or use of any product listings, descriptions, prices, or images;

(b) download, copy, or transmit any Content for the benefit of any other merchant;

(c) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data, or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents provided by USA LaoTu or generally publicly available browsers;

(d) frame, mirror, or use framing techniques on any part of the Site without USA LaoTu’s express prior written consent;

(e) make any use of data extraction, scraping, mining, or other data gathering tools, or create a database by systematically downloading or storing Site content, or otherwise scrape, collect, store, or use any Content, product listings, descriptions, prices, or images, except pursuant to the limited license granted by these Terms & Conditions;

(f) use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing USA LaoTu’s name or marks;

(g) misrepresent the identity of a user, impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;

(h) use a buying agent to conduct transactions on the Site;

(i) conduct fraudulent activities on the Site;

(j) violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (i) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account that you are not authorized to access; (ii) trying to change the behavior of the Site; (iii) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures; (iv) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting malware to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing,” or “crashing”; (v) forging any header or any part of the header information in any email or posting; or (vi) forging communications on behalf of the Site (impersonating the USA LaoTu website) or to the Site (impersonating another user);

(k) send unsolicited or unauthorized email on behalf of USA LaoTu, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;

(l) tamper with the Site or use or attempt to use any device, software, routine, or data that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working or functionality of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site;

(m) use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;

(n) harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site;

(o) restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site);

(p) use the Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without USA LaoTu’s express prior written consent;

(q) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;

(r) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site;

(s) remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site; or

(t) send unsolicited or unauthorized email to USA LaoTu students, list serves, email groups, including promotions, advertising of products or services, and content to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity.

REGISTRATION POLICY

All students must register, fill out an enrollment agreement and pay the full course fee prior to attending class. You may pay by credit card, cashier’s check, money order, or cash. You must allow sufficient time for payment to be received and processed before your first class. Students whose payments have not cleared before the first day of class may not be allowed to attend class until those funds are made available.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

USA LaoTu reserves the right to cancel a course without prior notice, although every effort will be made to notify students as soon as possible. In the event that a course is canceled, students may choose to enroll in the next available course, attend a pre-recorded course, or receive a full refund.

YOUR ACCOUNT

You may be required to register with USA LaoTu in order to access certain services or areas of the Site. With respect to any such registration, we may refuse to grant to you the user name you request. Your user name and password are for your personal use only. If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. In addition to all other rights available to USA LaoTu including those set forth in these Terms & Conditions, USA LaoTu reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account, refuse service to you, or cancel orders.

USER REVIEWS, COMMENTS, AND SUBMISSIONS

USA LaoTu welcomes your reviews, comments, and other communications, photos, videos, or any other content that you submit through or to the Site (“User Content”), including student forum comments, reviews, and submissions, as long as the User Content submitted by you complies with these Terms & Conditions.

You agree that any User Content: will be accurate; will not violate or facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; will not violate any right of a third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity rights; will not cause injury to any person or entity; and will not contain, or provide links to, obscene, profane, or threatening language, malware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of “spam”, or any material that could be considered harmful, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, degrading, or defaming. You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit, and USA LaoTu assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you. You acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to do any or all of the following, in our sole discretion: (i) monitor User Content; (ii) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted any User Content; and/or (iii) disclose any User Content, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, to any third party.

For any User Content you submit, you grant to USA LaoTu a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, display, perform, transmit, copy, modify, delete, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sell and distribute such User Content and to incorporate the User Content into any form, medium, or technology, now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world, all without compensation to you. For this reason, do not send us any User Content that you do not wish to license to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. In addition, you grant to USA LaoTu the right to include the name provided along with the User Content submitted by you; provided, however, USA LaoTu shall have no obligation to include such name with such User Content. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of any personal information that you voluntarily disclose in connection with any User Content you submit. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding User Content that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.

Content is also provided by third party visitors to the Site. Please note that Site visitors may post content that is inaccurate, misleading, or deceptive. USA LaoTu neither endorses nor is responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statements made by third parties. USA LaoTu will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed by third parties reflect solely the opinions of the individuals who submitted such opinions and may not reflect the opinions of USA LaoTu.

TRANSACTIONS

If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Site (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Transaction including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, you grant to USA LaoTu the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.

All descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products, and prices of products and services described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice. The inclusion of any products or services on the Site does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the receipt, possession, use, and sale of any item purchased from this Site. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. USA LaoTu reserves the right, with or without prior notice, to do any one or more of the following: (i) limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service; (ii) impose conditions on the honoring of any coupon, coupon code, promotional code, or other similar promotion; (iii) bar any user from making or completing any or all Transaction(s); and (iv) refuse to provide any user with any product or service. You agree to pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through the Site, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred including, without limitation, all shipping and handling charges. In addition, you remain responsible for any taxes that may be applicable to your Transactions.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

The Site is controlled and operated by USA LaoTu from the United States, and is not intended to subject USA LaoTu to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. USA LaoTu does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. In choosing to access the Site, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

LIABILITY LIMITATION

USA LaoTu makes no warranties or representations as to the performance or merchant ability of the products or services referred to on this web site. USA LaoTu is not liable for any damage to hardware or software by anyone accessing this web site, or for loss of business or profits, or for any consequential damages made by any party using the information on this web site for any cause whatsoever, regardless of the form of action.

USA LaoTu provides links to third party web sites for use by interested parties. USA LaoTu is in no way affiliated with these third parties and makes no representations regarding these sites or use of products or services from these sites. We do not endorse any product or service or its appropriateness. We have not confirmed the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained on any third party sites.

USA LaoTu makes no warranties or representations regarding the information provided by third parties or to the performance or the merchant ability of the products or services referred to on third party sites. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the privacy or security of any information, including credit card information, you may be requested to give to a third party.

INDEMNIFICATION AND DEFENSE

As a condition of the use of the Site, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless USA LaoTu and its respective employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors, and suppliers from and against any liabilities, losses, investigations, inquiries, claims, suits, damages, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) (each, a “Claim”) arising out of or otherwise relating to your use of the Site, including without limitation any User Content submitted by you and Claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms & Conditions.

APPLICABLE LAW; DISPUTES

YOU AGREE THAT ALL MATTERS RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE AND ALL MATTERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ALL DISPUTES, WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITHOUT REGARD TO CALIFORNIA’S CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES. YOU FURTHERMORE AGREE THAT THE EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY LEGAL ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS SHALL BE THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, AND YOU SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF THAT COURT. IF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION (INCLUDING DIVERSITY JURISDICTION) DOES NOT EXIST IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, THEN THE EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY SUCH ACTION SHALL BE THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA LOCATED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, AND YOU SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF THAT COURT. THE MAKING OF CLAIMS OR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE AND/OR THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY IN THE FORUM DESIGNATED IN THIS SECTION, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; AND (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE.

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms & Conditions, including policies and information linked from or incorporated herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and USA LaoTu with respect to the Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, agreements, and proposals with respect to the Site. No provision of these Terms & Conditions shall be waived except pursuant to a writing executed by the party against whom the waiver is sought. No failure to exercise, partial exercise of, or delay in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms & Conditions shall operate as a waiver or estoppel of any right, remedy, or condition. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected or impaired. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any of your rights or obligations under these Terms & Conditions without our express prior written consent. We will not be responsible for failure to fulfill any obligation due to causes beyond our control.

RIGHT TO TERMINATE 

USA LaoTu reserves the right to immediately and permanently terminate or restrict a student’s access and account for infringement of the above terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

CONTACT US

If you have any concerns about USA LaoTu or your use of the Site, please contact us with a detailed description, and we will try to resolve it.