Terms of Service

Welcome to 8StepListen.com!
This document sets out your rights and responsibilities for using our 8steplisten.com website.

Please read these terms carefully because all uses of 8StepListen.com (the “Site”) are subject to these terms of service (“Terms” or “TOS”) as provided on this page. By using the Site, you are acknowledging that you have read this and agree to it.
If you do not agree to the TOS, you may not use the Site. There are no exceptions.
We reserve the right to amend or change all or parts of this TOS from time to time. Any such amendments or changes will be posted here and shall constitute the new terms and conditions for the Site henceforth.

A. Authorized Uses of This Site
The Site is the exclusive and private property of its owner(s), unless otherwise stated. Use of this site is permitted under a “limited license” that provides you access and permits personal use of this site.
Your right to access and to use this site is personal to you. No commercial uses are allowed of this site or any of the site’s content. You may not copy or reproduce any of the content or information on this site except where expressly provided for that purpose. Except as otherwise provided herein or on specific parts or portions of the site in writing, you may not download or copy ANY of our content in ANY area of the Site. Where a file is made available for downloading, the downloading instructions will tell you that you can download it and will also indicate whether you may share it. If a downloadable file does not expressly state that you may share it, then you may not do so without written permission. If you do copy or reproduce any information without permission, we may immediately terminate your access. You may not download or copy our information manually or via automated software, robots, data mining tools, extraction tools or the like.
Unauthorized use of this Site or its content is strictly prohibited. Any use of this Site that could in any way damage or impair the functionality for other users is prohibited. You may use a standard web-browser to access the Site. Use of any other software to access this site or our database is a violation of these TOS. You also may not attempt to gain unauthorized access of any kind through any means including hacking, password guessing, code injection, or any other means. You also agree that you will not engage in any activities in using this site that violate applicable laws or regulations in your locale. Such uses are strictly prohibited.
Permissible uses include all those uses which are normally associated with a similar site, and which are not expressly prohibited herein. For example, there many resources on this site to help you study and practice your listening skills. You may also participate in our discussion groups, forums, or the like. You may have the ability to interact with and share experience with other users or members.
You may also provide feedback or input to us directly. You can also leave comments for others (in accordance with our community norms) and let us and your fellow members know about services, providers, programs, books, and other resources that you have used and benefited from to improve your listening skills.

B. Privacy Policy
Users of the Site may refer to 8StepListen.com's Privacy Policy for information about how we use and collect information. Our general policy is not to disclose any of 8StepListen.com’s visitor, customer, or client personal information to any third-party except under limited circumstances, e.g. where required by law. You agree that 8StepListen.com or its owners or assignees may disclose your personal information to a third-party if we believe that the law or legal process requires it, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of 8StepListen.com or others, or as otherwise described in our posted Privacy Policy.

C. Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise noted, all 8StepListen.com content, including the content on the Site, is copyrighted by 8StepListen.com and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

8StepListen.com and other trademarks and service marks referenced herein are trademarks and service marks of 8StepListen.com.
Any other trademarks or service marks used or mentioned herein, whether or not registered, are the property of their respective owners.
8StepListen.com's marks may not be used for any purposes without written permission, regardless of purpose. For the use of any mark that is the property of a third-party, permission should be obtained from the owner.
You agree that you will not remove, replace, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other indicia of source or ownership, nor any notices or legends used in connection with any information, products, or services provided on the Site. Any effort to do so is a violation of our Terms of Service. The foregoing applies to downloadable files that we provide, even where we give you permission to share those files with others. You must share the file as we provide it and not remove our marks, notices, or legends.

D. External Links/Affiliate Relationships
8StepListen.com provides various education and learning resources and may at times also provide suggestions or listing of third-party resources (e.g. providers of services and products) that we believe may be helpful or useful for our users. In some cases 8StepListen.com may provide hyperlinks (or “links”) that will direct you to or connect you with other websites that are not on the Site and not prepared, owned, or controlled by us. 8StepListen.com is not responsible in any way for the quality, content, nature, applicability, or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site. Unless we say otherwise, our inclusion of a hyperlink to an external website is not an endorsement of their products or services by 8StepListen.com. We likewise make no claim regarding and accept no responsibility for sites that link to our Site. Our decision to provide links to external or third party sites does not necessarily imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption of those sites or any information contained therein. You understand that 8StepListen.com is not in a position to evaluate the quality, price, advisability, or satisfaction that you may have with such products or services. However, in some cases 8StepListen.com or its owners may have an affiliate relationship with such other site or service provider, and may be compensated (e.g. receive a benefit, such as reciprocal link or even a commission) if you visit and/or purchase a product or service from the affiliated site. If you choose to leave our Site you should be aware that our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other policies no longer apply. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of whatever site you go to, whether or not you followed a link from our Site to get there.

E. Product and/or Service Descriptions/Ordering
8StepListen.com attempts to be as accurate as possible in its description of products and services offered on the Site. However, we cannot guarantee that every product or service description on the Site is 100% accurate, complete, reliable, and/or error-free.
When purchasing products or service through the Site, you must provide only true and accurate information, which is current and complete. Your entry of any information is your promise that any name, mailing address, e-mail account, and/or credit card information you provide to 8StepListen.com is registered to you and/or your use of such information is with permission. You understand that 8StepListen.com can and generally will bar your access to and use of the Site if we believe that you have provided untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete information. You also promise that if you are ordering or purchasing products or services on behalf of a company or other entity, that you have proper authority to commit that company in such a transaction.

F. Additional Terms
This Terms of Service agreement is also governed by the provisions below. You should seek to understand these provisions and you must agree and abide by them.

1. No Warranties are Made
Mr. Marc Wong has extensive experience with practicing listening skills and has developed a number of useful approaches, tools and resources for people who wish to improve their listening skills. Mr. Wong is not a medical doctor, psychologist, nor a counselor of any type. If you require medical advice, psychological help, counseling or other similar or related advice, you should consult a professional and/or obtain qualified services. Nothing written, taught, developed, presented, or communicated in any way or form by Mr. Wong, is intended as medical advice or counseling of any type and should not be considered or used as such. No warranties are made as to the suitability of Mr. Wong’s teachings for your particular needs.
In addition, the information, products, and services on 8StepListen.com's site, databases, forum, groups, or listings, and any other information offered on the site or from the site are all provided on an "AS IS," and "AS AVAILABLE" basis.
The information 8StepListen.com provides will not always be available to you when you would like access. We may, on occasion, suspend and/or deny access to the Site for updates, scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, enhancements, upgrades, improvements or corrections. In addition, we may not leave information up forever. If you can't find something, we may be able to let you know if it has been moved or taken down.
Also, despite our efforts to keep the Site and our content up to date and to avoid mistakes, the information and materials may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies or become outdated.
8StepListen.com does not make any guarantees that it will update, change, or amend any information after it is posted.
8StepListen.com makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the information, products, or services provided on the Site. The information we provide might not be suitable for your particular needs or purpose.
If a money-back guarantee, satisfaction guarantee, or other written guarantee in connection with a particular product or service is expressly offered, your sole recourse in the event you are unhappy with that product or service is the stated guarantee. For example, you can receive a refund within the refund period or whatever other promise as was made in the written guarantee. There are NO other warranties or guarantees made related to the use of the Site or the information, products, or services provided. Any guarantees or warranties that might be implied by law are specifically disclaimed including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

2. 8StepListen.com’s Liability is Strictly Limited
8StepListen.com is not and will not be responsible for any loss or damage that you might incur as a result of using the Site, whether it results from an act or an omission by us or any other party, including another user. You agree that you cannot and are not entitled to recover, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, punitive, consequential or incidental damages, attorney fees, or any other damages of any kind even if we knew or were advised of the possibility of such damages. The limitation on liability includes damages from all causes including lost time, damage caused by viruses, spyware, adware, or other malware which may infect a user's equipment, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any force majeure.
In all cases, our total liability shall be limited to no more than $50.00.

3. Accountability.
We will hold you accountable for your behavior on the Site. You agree to only post information or comments on the Site that you own or have proper rights to publish or post. You may not publish or post and agree not to publish or post any proprietary or confidential information, trade secrets, insider information, or similar information on the Site. If you are not the copyright owner of any image or other information or do not have permission from the copyright owner, you agree not to publish or post that image or information on the Site and will indemnify us for any harm caused to us by your actions.
While you are free to post your honest opinions, you are not free to make false, misleading, or defamatory statements about another person or business. You also agree to never to post under an assumed name or use a false identity on the Site for personal gain. You agree never to post unfavorable information about a competing business or service without disclosing your business interest or to have another do it for you.
To ensure we are not held responsible for your actions, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 8StepListen.com and its subsidiaries, officers, owners, directors, employees, agents, and suppliers from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorneys' fees) made or incurred by any third-party arising out of and/or relating to your use of the Site, your violation of our Terms of Service, and/or your violation of any rights of a third party.

4. Jurisdiction
These Terms, as well as the Privacy Policy for the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to conflict of laws principles. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts of Queens County, New York, U.S.A. for any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and/or the site.
These Terms and the Privacy Policy constitute written agreements between you and 8StepListen.com with respect to this site, your access, and your conduct. The Terms and our Privacy Policy as published on the site supersede any other communications and/or proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) with respect to this site. A printed version of the Terms and Privacy Policy shall be admissible in a judicial or administrative proceeding to the same extent and subject only to the same restrictions, as any other contract, document or record originally in printed form.
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a Court having authority to opine on the matter, then that provision shall be severable from these Terms and the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.
The provisions of this section survive any termination of the Terms.

8StepListen.com is controlled and operated by 8StepListen.com from its headquarters in Elmhurst, NY, United States of America. Because the Site is hosted on the worldwide web, access may be available in other countries. 8StepListen.com is happy to make the information, products, and/or services available to people in any country where it is legal. And while we are not currently aware of any country that bans information of this type, nor specifically the information we provide, 8StepListen.com makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or legal for use in any locations outside the United States. If you have access to the Site from a location outside the United States of America, you and you alone are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws of your jurisdiction. Accessing the Site from any country where their contents are deemed illegal or where they are contrary to regulations is prohibited and definitely not recommended by us. If you choose to access this site from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk. You are responsible for compliance with local laws and/or consequences of violating such laws or regulations.

Your continued use of the Site is your acceptance of the foregoing Terms of Service in their entirety.

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