Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Cancellation Policy
Site Credits

Terms and Conditions

LEARNING FROM NATURE TERMS OF USE

These terms of use (these “Terms”) represent an agreement between you and Hill Top Farm – working with nature Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “Hill Top Farm”) and govern your use of our website learningfromnature.com.au,  and any sub-domains or related domains, (the “Site”) and any products or services made available from time to time by means of any of the Site (the “Products”). We refer to the Site and the Products collectively in these Terms as the “Services.” By using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms.

1.            SERVICES.

Hill Top Farm grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to use the Services, including the Products (subject to payment, where applicable), for your personal use only, in accordance with these Terms.  We reserve all rights that we do not expressly grant in these Terms. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. Without limitation of any of our other rights or remedies at law, in equity or under these Terms, we may terminate your license to use the Services, in whole or in part, including your right to use any Products, without providing any refund or cancelling your obligation to make instalment payments where applicable, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached or violated any of the provisions of these Terms.

2.            PAYMENT.

You may purchase licenses to certain Products through a one-time payment or in monthly instalments, as specified on the Site.  When you make a purchase, you authorize us to charge the credit or debit card you provide on a one-time or monthly basis, depending on which payment plan you elect.

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Information Products and Online Courses

If you are not satisfied with a Product that you purchased, you are eligible for a full refund of amounts paid for that Product, provided that you: email us at info@learningfromnature, no later than thirty (30) days following the date of purchase, requesting a refund, stating the reason for your request, and documenting that you completed any worksheets provided in connection with the Product.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain Product purchases may not be eligible for refund, or might be subject to satisfaction of additional or different criteria, if and to the extent we so provide on the applicable Site.  If you receive a refund for a Product, you will have no further right to use that Product. We will have the sole discretion to determine whether you satisfy the eligibility criteria for a refund. For the avoidance of doubt, unless you are eligible to receive a refund, as provided herein, your obligation to continue to make all monthly payments with respect to a purchase shall remain in effect, notwithstanding the cancellation or termination of the applicable license for such Product.

Direct Delivery Courses

Upon enrolling in a event, a student is entering a legal agreement in which they agree to abide by the conditions of enrolment (including meeting stated payments), in exchange for the service offered by Hill Top Farm – working with nature in the delivery of the event. In order to qualify for a full refund (less administration costs of $100 AUD per course) notification of withdrawal from a course must be received in writing 14 prior to the date the day the event commences.  Hill Top Farm – working with nature will not issue refunds for any registration that falls within 14 days (or less) prior to the commencement of any course and once the student’s course has commenced, for any reason, medical or otherwise.

Hill Top Farm – working with nature reserves the right to cancel any event. Students who have registered and made full payment will be entitled to a full refund (less administration costs of $100 AUD per course).

4.            YOUR CONTENT.

We may provide the opportunity for you to provide content or materials (“Your Content”) by means of the Services, including by commenting on blog posts, by communicating with us directly or through other forums. You grant to us and our affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, transferable, right and license to reproduce, display, perform, transmit, modify, publish, create derivative works from and otherwise use Your Content in any formats or media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with our provision or promotion of information products or services.

5.            YOUR CONDUCT.

You agree that you will not:

i.              use the Services in a manner that:

a)            violates any applicable international, federal, state or local laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, statutes, requirements, codes or orders of any governmental or judicial authorities;

b)            is fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;

c)            is threatening, harassing, discriminatory, libellous, defamatory, pornographic or obscene;

d)            violates anyone’s rights of privacy, publicity or other rights;

e)            violates any contractual or fiduciary obligations;

f)             infringes on any copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”);

g)            has an adverse effect on our business, reputation or (ability to provide Services; or

h)            would otherwise be reasonably deemed objectionable under the circumstances;

i)             violate any program guidelines applicable to use of particular Products or interfere with, impair or disrupt the ability of others to use such Products;

j)            use the Services so as to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or provide inaccurate information;

k)           violate or attempt to violate the security of the Services;

l)           reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Services;

m)         “scrape” information from the Services by automated means;

n)          interfere with the ability of others

o)         permit any unauthorized access to or use of any Products that you have licensed or to any password applicable to your account for the Services;

p)          use, redistribute or resell any of the Products or other content of the Services, other than such unremunerated sharing via social media as may be authorized on the Services or otherwise in writing by us; or

q)         reproduce, modify, display, distribute, sell, re-sell, distribute, publish, disclose, videotape, share, divulge, transfer, exploit or create derivative works from any of the Services, including any Products, in whole or in part, except as expressly provided in these Terms.

 

6.            PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.

As between you and us, we own the Services, including the Products, and any and all graphics, photographs, images, artwork, text, fonts, software and other technology, and the contents, design, layout, functions, appearance and other intellectual property, comprising the Services. The foregoing ownership rights include all Intellectual Property Rights inherent in or appurtenant to the Services. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Services contain proprietary material of Hill Top Farm which is protected by copyright and other laws respecting proprietary rights. The Services are also protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to Australian copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Hill Top Farm retains all rights in the Services, including all copyright and other proprietary rights worldwide in all media. You may not use the Services except as expressly permitted under these Terms.

7.            REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

You represent and warrant: (a) that you own all Intellectual Property Rights in Your Content and have the right to provide Your Content via the Services for use as contemplated herein, and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.

8.            INDEMNITY.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hill Top Farm and its affiliates, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, or licensors thereof (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, sustained by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of Your Content, your use of our Products, or any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. Hill Top Farm reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

9.            DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

a)             You assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the services. The services, including any products, are provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

b)            While we make good faith efforts to include substantially accurate information in the services, errors or omissions may occur. If we receive notice of errors or omissions, we will make reasonable efforts to correct them in due course; but we make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, performance, currency, or fitness for a particular purpose of the services, that the services will meet your requirements, or as to the results that will be derived from using any of the information included in the services.

c)            In no event shall Hill Top Farm its affiliates be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with your use of, delay in using, or inability to use the services. Our liability for any direct damages shall be limited to the amount of fees you have paid for the products giving rise to such liability. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages and thus the above limitation may not apply to you. If this limitation of liability or the exclusion of warranty set forth above is held inapplicable or unenforceable for any reason, hill top farm – working with nature’ maximum liability for any type of damages shall be limited to the lesser of (i) a refund of the amount paid for the product at issue, or (ii) $100.

d)           You assume all responsibilities and obligations with respect to any decisions, advice, conclusions or recommendations made or given as a result of the use of the services, including without limitation any decision made or action taken by you in reliance upon products. The services shall not constitute or be construed as a recommendation, solicitation, offer or opinion by hill top farm or our affiliates, principals or content providers, for any financial transaction or the purchase of any financial instrument, including but not limited to securities, or any kind of investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

10.          LAW; JURISDICTION.

These Terms shall be governed by Australian and the State of Queensland laws, without regard to conflict of laws rules. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ANY ACTION OR DISPUTE BETWEEN US WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS.

11.          PRIVACY.

Your use of the Services is subject to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms.  By using any of the Services, you acknowledge and consent to Hill Top Farm – working with nature’ collection and use of information as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

12.          CHANGES.

We may modify these Terms at any time by posting changes on the Sites; however,

a)            these changes will only become effective and binding with respect to you after we provide notice on the Sites that these Terms have changed and you first use any of the Services following the date of such posting,

b)            the changes will only apply with respect to your use of the Services after such changes become effective, and

c)            any change in payment obligations will only apply to your subsequent purchases on, or usage of, the Services. If at any time you find these Terms unacceptable and do not agree with them, you thereafter will have no right to use or access the Services.

If you believe that any of the Services contain content that infringes on your copyright, please forward the following information by email to info@learningfromnature.com.au or in writing to Hill Top Farm – working with nature, PO Box 943, Cooktown, Qld 4895, Australia:

•             Your address, telephone number, and email address;

•             A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

•             A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;

•             A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

•             An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and

•             A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

 

13.          LINKS.

The Services may contain links to websites that we do not operate. We are not responsible for the content of any such websites, and you should direct any concerns regarding such websites to their respective site administrators or webmasters.

14.          MISCELLANEOUS.

No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Hill Top Farm as a result of these Terms and/or your use of the Services. These Terms shall be effective as of the date accepted by you. These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and Hill Top Farm with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior understandings, statements or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding the Services. Hill Top Farm may assign these Terms at its discretion. You may not assign these Terms. No waiver of any obligation or right of either party shall be effective unless in writing, executed by the party against whom it is being enforced. In addition to money damages, Hill Top Farm shall be entitled to seek equitable relief where appropriate if you breach of any of these Terms. These Terms are severable and may be construed to the extent of their enforceability in light of the parties’ mutual intent. The titles and subtitles in these Terms are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing it. All references herein to “including” and variations thereof shall be deemed to mean, “including, but not limited to.” All references herein to “we,” “our” or variations thereof shall be deemed to refer Hill Top Farm – working with nature. All references herein to “you,” “your” or variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to you individually, if you are entering into these Terms on an individual basis, and to the corporation, partnership or other organization or legal entity that you represent, if you are entering into these Terms on behalf of such organization or entity. Notices to you required or permitted hereunder shall be made to you at the most recent email address on file with Hill Top Farm – working with nature. Notices to us shall be sent by email to inf@learningfromnature.com.au or in writing to Hill Top Farm – working with nature, PO Box 943, Cooktown, Qld 4895, Australia.

Privacy Policy

Summary

Spam: We probably hate spam even more than you do, so we won’t spam you; we will only email you if you join our list, and we  keep sales messages to a minimum; of course you can unsubscribe at any time
Trusted third parties: we only share your details with trusted third parties (such as our email marketing provider Active Campaign and publication reseller FastSpring) and only to this if required to run our,business; we will never sell your email address or other personal details.
Payments: We use third party payment providers (PayPal and Stripe) to sell our products; We don’t hold credit card information
Reseller: To avoid complicated tax issues, we use FastSpring as an exclusive reseller to sell the publications on this website; they also arrange the download links
Cookies: This website uses cookies to keep it functioning correctly; we don’t track your individual browsing behavior; and only review aggregate browsing behavior to improve the performance of the website.

Full legal and official version of the Privacy Policy

By visiting Learningfromnature.com.au you consent to the Privacy Policy outlined below.

Overview

Learning from Nature is a business name registered through Hill Top Farm - working with Nature Pty Ltd. Hill Top Farm - working with Nature Pty Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect through our website Learningfromnature.com.au  (the “Site”), and how we collect and use that information.

The term “we”, "us" and "our" refer to Hill Top Farm - working with Nature Pty Ltd. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.

The term “personal information” is defined as information you voluntarily provide and that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, address, and email address.

Hill Top Farm - working with Nature Pty Ltd provides publications, ebooks, guides, ecourses and consultancy services (the “Service”).

Use of the Site, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Hill Top Farm - working with Nature Pty Ltd, is subject to the Privacy Policy below. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Sites or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification.

Information we collect

Our Sites only collect personal information you voluntarily provide, which may include:

  • Your email address—so we can send you the information and updates you have requested
  • Your name and picture—so we can communicate from human to human
  • Address details—only when required to process your payment
  • Payment details—this information is not held by us, but by third party payment provides including Stripe, PayPal, and our reseller FastSpring

The information you provide is used to process transactions and send emails. I only share your information with trusted third parties who help me operate my website, provide emails to you or process orders, such as my email marketing provider AWeber, the reseller of my books FastSpring, and payment processor Stripe. These trusted third parties agree to keep your information confidential. I will never share your personal information with unrelated third parties. I hate spam as much as you do.

Activity

We may record information relating to your use of the Sites, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Sites and use aggregated information to analyze “average” user behavior to improve performance of the Sites, so we can help you better.

Cookies

We may send cookies (sorry, not the edible form) to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of ourservice. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Sites may not work properly. Please note the Sites do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent by your browser.

Third party links

The Sites contain links to third party websites. We am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

Security

We do our best to implement security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information as shared through the Sites, you acknowledge the personal information you voluntarily share could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

Updating your information

You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email (info [at] learningfromnaure [dot] com [dot] au). Please do not send credit card information by email.

Changes to this policy

You acknowledge and agree it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. We will post any changes to this privacy policy on this page.

Updated: November 2018

Learning from Nature Discounts and Cancellation Policy

Discounts

We generally provide a range of payment options for participants of Learning from Nature events. Earlybird registrations and group bookings are generally available. Group bookings are for registrations of two or more people.

These discounts are only available when the payment is made in full at the time of registration.

Cancellations

If your circumstances change and you need to cancel your enrolment you can do so if you notify us at least 14 days before the date of commencement for your course.

When we are notified, 14 days or less prior to the day of the event we offer two options:

  • a refund of your event fee, less an administration fee of $100 IF we fill your place at the event with another participant, or
  • a credit of the full amount towards any future Hill Top Farm course.

We are not able to provide refunds when given cancellation notice less than fourteen days, prior to the day of the event commencement date. However, if you do wish to cancel within fourteen days, contact us and we will do our best to fill your place. If we are successful, we will refund your fee, less an administration fee of $100.

Site Credits

We would like to thank the various people who generously donated their time, work, and support to help create this website. These include:

Richard Szczerba for kindly contributing the photos of Dr Wendy Seabrook

Jennifer Cox – Atherton Web Design for helping out when the going got tough …

Laura Quincy-Jones – for creating the wonderful logo

Jo Wynter for her expert help with text editing

and Dr Eric van Beurden for help with content development