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BTR TERMS OF USE
These terms (the “Agreement”) are between you (“you” or “Client”) and Betrayal Trauma Recovery (“BTR”) / Center For Peace (“CenFP”).

BTR/CenFP is honored to support you, and looks forward to providing you with a safe place to process during the coming months. BTR/CenFP coaches come to sessions on time and free from distractions and respectfully request that you do the same. Our Clinical Director will periodically drop into group and individual sessions to ensure client safety and coaching quality.

PAYMENT
Coaching sessions must be paid for in advance and are charged at the time of scheduling through BTR/CenFP website & links at our rates which are adjusted from time to time. Group sessions are paid monthly, automatically deducted each month. Your credit card is charged using third party software and BTR/CenFP is not responsible for any unauthorized access or security breaches the third-party processor may experience.

REFUNDS
Having access to the BTR group sessions means that you will be charged $125 per month until you cancel through logging into the BTR Client Portal. For that reason, if you don’t attend group sessions your monthly fee will remain active so you have access to the group sessions if/when you need it. Although you can cancel your access to BTR group sessions at any time, the first payment and any monthly fees thereafter are non-refundable. If you don’t want to be charged again, make sure you cancel your access to BTR group sessions before the next monthly fee occurs.

Individual sessions and individual session packages are non-refundable. Individual sessions can be rescheduled up to 24 hours of the session start time. Session packages expire after one year.

All CenFP payments are non-refundable.

BANK & CREDIT CARD DISPUTES

When you schedule an Individual Session, fund an Individual Session package, or gain access to BTR Group Sessions, you give consent for BTR to charge your debit or credit account. We document that you have agreed to these terms, including giving consent to charge your card. Any BTR charge disputed by a client will be refuted using documentation that you agreed to these terms, including our refund policy. So rather than dispute a charge, email joi@btr.org

When women are displeased with our services and dispute BTR charges, we take precautions to ensure it doesn’t occur again. If you dispute BTR charges, you’ll no longer be able to access BTR Group or Individual sessions as we don’t want to put you in another uncomfortable situation.

In the case that clients do dispute, we submit documentation to your bank or credit card company to let them know that we only charged your card because you asked us to and that we were available to provide the service you requested – even if you did not attend.

RESOLVING BANK & CREDIT CARD DISPUTES
If you have disputed BTR charges, but would like access to our services again, take the following steps to void it as soon as possible if you’d like to continue accessing our services:

  • Call your credit card company or bank where you disputed the charge[s].
  • Ask to speak with a representative.
  • Tell the representative that you made a mistake, and the charges you disputed were not reason.
  • Ask them how to void the dispute.
  • Follow the steps they give you and void the dispute.

As soon as you have voided your dispute, email us documentation that it has been voided and we will review your case.

REPRESENTATIONS OF CLIENT
BTR/CenFP sessions are not a substitute for licensed mental health care. As a client, you understand that in order to receive a diagnosis or treatment plan, you need to visit a licensed mental health professional. You agree to not seek any diagnosis from BTR/CenFP. We cannot treat or prevent a mental illness, whether in-person or remotely, including:

(a) conducting a professional evaluation of an individual’s condition of mental health, mental illness, or emotional disorder consistent with standards generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy;
(b) establishing a diagnosis in accordance with established written standards generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy;
(c) prescribing a plan for the prevention or treatment of a condition of mental illness or emotional disorder;
(d) engaging in the conduct of professional intervention, including psychotherapy by the application of established methods and procedures generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy.

You agree to not look to or rely upon BTR/CenFP for any of the above listed services. You understand and agree that BTR/CenFP is not providing mental health services and you are fully responsible for your physical and emotional well-being during a BTR/CenFP session and choices made during and thereafter.

Similarly, the aim of BTR group and individual sessions is to assist victims of emotional abuse, psychological abuse, and sexual coercion (due to her husband’s pornography use) get to safety. Physical violence and other crimes are outside the scope of BTR group sessions. Thus, victims of physical abuse or women who have knowledge of a crime (i.e. sex with underage persons or child pornography use) need to schedule an individual session with Coach Renee asap to get support to safely contact their local domestic violence shelter and/or local authorities.

One of the most common things we hear from women new to the BTR community is how welcomed, safe, and validated they feel even on their first day. Anyone who has suffered years or decades of emotional abuse understands how important safety and empathy are to healing.

Because we don’t know what any other woman has experienced prior to attending BTR group sessions we ask that all clients adhere to some general safety precautions so that each and every woman, no matter her situation or background, can feel secure in our midst.

Please review the group session guidelines below:

  • We recommend women attend no more than one group session per day. We find that women who take what they learn and apply it in their daily lives progress more toward their safety.
  • Acknowledging that mental health professionals (i.e, counselors, coaches, mentors, advocates working in any capacity) are not immune to the pain of abuse and betrayal trauma, we’ve found that BTR Group sessions aren’t an appropriate place for them to find support. Mental health professionals may reach out to our Clinical Director, Coach Joi at joi@btr.org for individual support.
  • Although we have a BTR Group Session schedule, coaches may change without notice from time to time. Any specific coach for a specific group day or time is not guaranteed.
  • Because safety is our first priority, BTR Coaches will not share your contact information with anyone or facilitate you sharing your contact information with anyone.
  • When you attend a group session, you MUST be in a room alone. If others are in the home, please be in a different room and wear headphones to protect the safety of other group session clients and your children. If you need to attend to something, please leave the room/group and return when you are able to do so safely.
  • First Name, Last Initial, and Video check upon group entry is required. For your safety, list only your first name and last initial and be on camera to be accepted into the BTR Group Session, so that we only allow women who are clients to enter. For every one’s safety, we must be able to identify you. Video must be on the entire time. For everyone’s safety, clients cannot put their personal contact info (last name, email or phone number) as their Zoom name. Clients who violate this policy will be removed from group.
  • BTR Group Session Clients are strictly prohibited from recording group sessions for any reason. Recording sessions will result in immediate termination of access to BTR group sessions, without refund of any fees paid to date.
  • Our sessions are a NO PORN ZONE and no masturbation zone. Our philosophy is that ALL porn/masturbation is damaging, so any mention that some porn/masturbation is or may be healthy creates a safety breach in our group sessions.
  • Do not use swear words. Many clients have been abused with harsh language.
  • Avoid graphic details during shares. Others may be triggered into a trauma response.
  • No obvious use of alcohol. Many clients are in relationships with alcohol abusers.
  • Be mindful of time. Everyone who wishes to share deserves equal opportunity to speak and get feedback.

RELEASE
Website or podcast summaries are intended to provide information about the possible experience of clients and should not be understood as a guarantee or assurance of future success in any matter. The results portrayed were dependent on a variety of facts and circumstances unique to the particular individuals, including specific facts and circumstances of the matter, the choices of the individuals involved, and unanticipated events. Thus, the results obtained by others – whether clients of BTR / CenFP or otherwise – applying (or not applying) the principles set out in BTR / CenFP services or educational resources are no guarantee that you or any other person or entity will be able to obtain similar results.

Using any BTR / CenFP service, website, social media or educational information, you accept personal responsibility for the results of your actions. You agree to take full responsibility for any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use, of the information available at BTR / CenFP through our services or educational resources. You agree to use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or action suggested or recommended.

You agree that the BTR / CenFP has not made any guarantees about the results of utilizing our services. You recognize that your ultimate success or failure will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond the control and/or knowledge of BTR / CenFP.

You hereby release, waive, and forever discharge BTR/CenFP, its owners, contractors, agents, successors, assigns, and employees (each of whom is referred to herein as a “BTR/CenFP Affiliate”) from every claim for damages you may now have as well as those you may yet acquire arising out of actions or omissions of a BTR/CenFP Affiliate to the full extent permitted by law. You further declare and represent that you are competent to enter this Agreement and do so of your own free will. You further declare that no promise, inducement or agreement not herein expressed has been made to you to enter into this release. The release made pursuant to this paragraph shall bind your heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents. If you breach any of the terms of this Agreement in any way, you agree to be responsible for paying all damages incurred by BTR/CenFP, including, but not limited to any out-of-pocket costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees regardless of whether litigation is required. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.

I understand that BTR coaches will not provide testimony unless legally compelled by a judge’s order. If a facilitator is required to testify, they are ethically bound not to give opinions. Facilitators will not make recommendations about the decisions before the court. Furthermore, if a facilitator is required to appear as a witness or to otherwise perform work related to any legal matter, the party responsible for the facilitators participation agrees to reimburse the facilitator at the rate of $300 per hour for time spent traveling, speaking/corresponding with attorneys, reviewing and preparing documents, testifying, being in attendance, and any other case-related costs.

You agree that you will not contract with or receive coaching services from any BTR/CenFP coach outside of the BTR/CenFP structure or hire or pay any BTR/CenFP coach directly. You will immediately notify BTR/CenFP of any suggestion by a BTR/CenFP coach that you hire that coach outside of BTR/CenFP. You agree that any referral made by BTR/CenFP for other professional services is in no way intended to be an endorsement of that service provider by BTR/CenFP. You agree and acknowledge the importance of personally evaluating the qualifications of all service providers and agree it is your individual decision to make regarding which service provider(s) to use. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.

NON-DISPARAGEMENT
Client agrees that it will not at any time make, publish or communicate to any person or entity or post on any public forum a defamatory or disparaging remark, comment or statement concerning BTR/CenFP or any of its directors, coaches, team members, contractors, employees, agents, or clients. Doing so may result in immediate termination of Client’s services and blocking Client access to the BTR/CenFP groups, and may result in legal action.

This is important because BTR/CenFP will not disclose the identity of clients, and therefore cannot respond to or refute such disparagement publicly without revealing confidential information about the client. Similarly, BTR/CenFP agrees to not make any public statements on any forum about a clients participation in the program in any capacity, including refuting untrue statements or claims made against BTR/CenFP unless compelled by a judges

CONFIDENTIALITY
By scheduling a session and clicking on “I agree to the terms and conditions found at btr.org/terms,” you agree to be added to the BTR email list and to receive communications from BTR. You understand that BTR/CenFP is not HIPAA compliant because BTR/CenFP does not store medical information. Regardless, we treat your information confidentially and it will not share or sell any of your personal information with or to third parties.

Although we have an SSL Certificate which ensures BTR/CenFP provides secure, encrypted communications between a website and an internet browser, BTR/CenFP cannot guarantee the privacy of its users from hackers.

Clients are strictly prohibited from recording individual or group coaching sessions, for any reason. Recording sessions in violation of this agreement will result in immediate termination from all BTR/CenFP services, without refund of all fees paid to date. We ask that clients also keep the names of group session clients confidential, although we can’t guarantee that clients will keep confidentiality. 

PRIVACY
We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users. We ask that you confirm you agree with this privacy policy.

Here are the different alternatives with which we gather the information:
– When you send an email to anyone at BTR/CenFP or through our websites through a contact form, your name, email address, etc. 
– When you schedule our services.
– When you sign up for our newsletter.
– When you comment on a blog post.

BTR/CenFP fully complies with the CAN-SPAM Act as enacted in the United States. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence. We do not and will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party and will only disclose it to a third party if required to do so by law.

We collect information from Users at a number of different points on our website. We utilize software at times to record user activity to improve the usability of our website, but we do not see any private information (such as names, email addresses, or any other personally identifiable information) in doing so, unless it is submitted by the User. Here’s a list of information that may be tracked:
– Your network routing information (where you come from).
– Your Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and may identify your general geographic location or company.
– Your computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform.
– Our websites use cookies to identify which areas of our website you have visited, so the next time you visit, we can better personalize the content that you see on our website. If you disable Cookies, you may not be able to use certain functionality on our website correctly or at all. 

Our website will likely contain links to other websites. BTR/CenFP has no control of such websites and you agree that these websites are not under our control and are not subject to our terms. We have no responsibility for these websites and provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies and other legal documents of these websites to see how they treat your personally identifiable information.

Users must provide a payment to use our services. We use Stripe and Acuity Scheduling to process payments. Users understand and agree that we cannot control nor can we be liable for the acts of Stripe and you agree to hold BTR/CenFP harmless from any liability for security incidents or damages which may be incurred by third party payment processing services. If you see what you believe to be fraudulent transactions regarding payments to our website, please contact us immediately. We will work with you and the proper authorities to the best of our ability in order to help resolve any such issues.

BTR/CenFP uses reasonable safeguards to protect personally identifiable information about Users. Sensitive financial information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL. Only BTR/CenFP administrators or employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to such personally identifiable information. 

If you have your personal information deleted, 3) have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact anne@btr.org.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between BTR/CenFP and Client but not the entire agreement between BTR/CenFP and one of its coaches. It is non-assignable without the written consent of the other party. You agree that you have no agreement with any owner, agent or employee of BTR/CenFP in his or her individual capacity. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected. All modifications to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by BTR/CenFP and Client.

DISPUTES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE
You agree that the Fourth District Court of Utah or the United States District Court for the District of Utah shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims between BTR/CenFP and you including but not limited to claims arising out of or related to this Agreement. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims and waive any defense of forum non conveniens. The laws of the State of Utah will govern this Agreement as well as any claim that might arise between you and BTR/CenFP, without regard to conflict of law provisions. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its court costs, attorney fees, deposition costs, and all other litigation expenses. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.