We do not like bureaucracy but we do like clarity and transparency. This is why we would like to clarify a few things about our courses, what you can expect from us and what we expect from you if you choose to join a course.
All course attendees must read and understand our Courses -Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers BEFORE registering for a Course. Upon booking a place in an event, this will confirm you have read and agree with these Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers.
The following Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers relate to your participation in any of S3 Academy events provided by Thrive-in Collaboration. For the purpose of these Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers, the term “Course” shall refer to any workshop, course, talk, meetup, seminar, training program provided by Thrive-in Collaboration and the physical and online manuals/books, handouts/advice, videos and e-lessons they provide in any shape or form.
These terms and conditions and disclaimers are relevant to all S3 Academy events provided by Thrive-in Collaboration, including face to face, online, and self-directed Courses.
By registering for a Course, you (the “Attendee”) signify your acceptance of and obligation to these terms and conditions, and disclaimers. If you have any objections to the following Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers you should not register for or attend a Course without first notifying Thrive-in Collaboration of your non-acceptance and negotiating with them for a change to the terms, conditions and disclaimers.
Organizing a Course entails some fixed costs and we have limited places available, for each Course. This is why we ask you to make payment for your participation in advance, to provide us with a guarantee of your attendance. We confirm your place is reserved on a course, on receipt of your payment.
To organize the training, we accrue some expenses in advance. Besides administration, for in-person courses, this includes the cost of the course venue. Additionally, the closer the training date, the greater our risk of not being able to fill a vacant place due to a cancellation. These are our guidelines for cancellations:
- 28 days or more before the training and assuming your booking has been made and your payment has been received: we reimburse you 90% of the course fee and retain 10% to cover administrative costs.
- Between 14 and 27 days before the training: we reimburse you 75% of the course fee and retain 25%.
- Between 7 and 13 days before the training: we reimburse you 50% of the course fee and retain 50%.
- Between 0 and 6 days: No refund.
We do everything we can to ensure that the training takes place, but there may be unexpected circumstances in which that is not possible, for example due to the illness of the trainers, too few participants or problems with the location. That is why we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the training. If that happens, then as a participant you are of course entitled to a full refund of whatever fee you have already paid for the course.
You can always transfer your participation in the training to another person at no extra cost, up until 48 hours before the Courses' scheduled start time.
We reserve the right to cancel an event and thus end the contractual relationship with you, if one or more of the following reasons occur:
a. the trainer(s) for the course are ill and cannot be replaced
b. the minimum number of participants can no longer be reached (8 people)
c. for reasons of force majeure (e.g. threats to the safety of participants due to pandemics, environmental disasters, acts of violence, etc.)
In the event of cancellation by the organizer, we will refund the ticket price in full. Alternatively, we offer participation in the same or a similar event format at a different date or a generic credit.
We assume no liability for any other costs relating to the booking (e.g. travel, accommodation).
The contracting parties (Thrive-in Collaboration and the "Attendee") agree to fulfill their obligations as assumed under this Agreement in good faith and with the care specific to professionals.
Failure to fulfill the obligations assumed herein shall cause the party in default to be held liable for the failure.
For the avoidance of doubt, except with respect to: (i) a party’s fraud, gross negligence, willful misconduct or a breach of a party’s confidentiality obligations, in no event shall either party be liable to the other party and/or any of its affiliates for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, punitive or exemplary damages (including but not limited to: lost profits, business or goodwill) suffered or incurred by such other party and/or its affiliates in connection with this Agreement, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
While we take every possible measure to ensure safety of all Attendees who participate in a Course, we cannot control every circumstance. The Attendee is legally responsible for their safety and any belongings and agrees to, and will be held legally liable for the following statements:
- I, the willing Attendee of the Course, hereby accept all risk to my health and of my injury or death that may result from participating in the Course and I hereby release Thrive-in Collaboration and their officers, employees, interns, contractors, sponsors and representatives from any and all liability to me, my personal representatives, estate, heirs, next of kin, and assigns for any and all claims and causes of action for loss of or damage to my property and for any and all illness or injury to my person, including my death, that may result from or occur during my participation at the Course, unless resulting as a consequence of fraud, gross negligence, willful misconduct or a breach of confidentiality obligations by Thrive-in Collaboration, its officers, employees, or representatives or otherwise. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Thrive-in Collaboration and all employees/contractors/officers and any third-party company from liability for the injury or death of any person(s) and damage to property that may result from my negligent or intentional act or omission while attending and participating in a Course.
- Under no circumstances will Thrive-in Collaboration or employees/contractors/officers of Thrive-in Collaboration be held liable for my injury or death or any loss or damage of my personal belongings resulting from my participation in the Course. Should I require emergency medical treatment as a result of an accident or illness arising during my attendance and participation in the Course, I consent to such treatment. I acknowledge and I agree to be financially responsible for any medical or legal bills that may be incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment. I will notify Thrive-in Collaboration verbally and in writing if I am at any time injured prior to, during, or after the Course in my travels or attendance, or if I have medical conditions about which emergency medical personnel should be informed; however, I understand that Thrive-in Collaboration is not legally obligated to act on that information in any way or to provide any medical service whatsoever to me. I agree that if I have any medical or psychological conditions that may hamper me from fully and healthfully participating in the Course that I will notify Thrive-in Collaboration in writing and that Thrive-in Collaboration retains the right to ask that I not participate in portions of or the entirety of the Course.
For the avoidance of doubt: Under no circumstances may the services provided by Thrive-In Collaboration in any Course you register for, be considered as advice given to you. You are free to apply the processes, practices and guidelines taught by Thrive-In Collaboration, both personally and within any organization you are involved with. As a result of any training you receive from us, you will learn about practices, processes and guidelines, and develop various competences. You are free to choose the method and extent to which you apply them and the consequences of such application are entirely your responsibility.
The information contained in or made available by Thrive-in Collaboration, and the Thrive-in Collaboration’s officers, employees, interns, contractors, sponsors, speakers, representatives, or any third-party during the Course or on their websites or services they provide cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, mental, financial, medical, psychological, legal ethics, or legal fields.
The Attendee hereby understands that the tools, processes, strategies, materials and information presented in the Course are confidential, copyrighted, and proprietary to Thrive-in Collaboration and agrees not to record, duplicate, distribute, teach or train from the Course materials in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Thrive-in Collaboration. Any unauthorized use or distribution of these proprietary concepts, materials, and intellectual property by you or your representatives is prohibited and Thrive-in Collaboration will pursue legal action and full damages if these terms are violated in order to protect its rights.
The Attendee understands that portions of the Course’s online or live events may be recorded in video and audio and/or captured in still and/or digital photographs by Thrive-in Collaboration. Attendee agrees that Thrive-in Collaboration and its assigns have the right and permission to use such recordings and photographs should they include Attendee’s name, likeness, voice, biographical details, testimonial, or photograph for marketing, advertising or any other purpose in any media or format, online and/or offline, now or hereafter without further compensation, permission, or notification to the Attendee. Attendee understands and agrees that all recordings from Thrive-in Collaboration events are the exclusive rights of the Thrive-in Collaboration and Attendee does not ask for or expect compensation for the use of recordings or photographs in which Attendee appears or speaks. Thrive-in Collaboration owns all rights of any audio, video, and/or photograph captured during the Thrive-in Collaboration’s Courses or at any of Thrive-in Collaboration other live events.
If you believe your situation is exceptional and you’d like to renegotiate these terms before registering for a Course, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We pride ourselves being reasonable and flexible people. We’ll consider your specific situation and request, and get back to you at our earliest convenience.
By visiting and using our websites, academy.sociocracy30.org, sociocracy30.org, patterns.sociocracy30.org, community.sociocracy30.org, and thriveincollaboration.com, you agree to be bound by these disclaimers and the terms and conditions contained in these disclaimers.
Information and referrals
All information provided on or through these websites is of a general nature, no rights can be derived from this. Upon composing and maintaining these websites, Thrive-in Collaboration acts very carefully. The sources and references have also been examined by Thrive-in Collaboration for reliability. Despite such care Thrive-in Collaboration cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness and timeliness of the information. Thrive-in Collaboration expressly rejects any liability for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness of the information and the use of these websites.
The information on and through these websites offered by Thrive-in Collaboration can be printed or downloaded for personal use. However, it is strictly prohibited to disclose, copy or distribute this information or take any other action that is inconsistent with the intellectual property rights of Thrive-in Collaboration.
All the information offered by Thrive-in Collaboration on or through this website or any of the others listed above, may be changed without notice. The text of this disclaimer is also subject to change without notice. Thrive-in Collaboration encourages you to check regularly if the offered information and the text of this disclaimer has been modified. Last updated on 26th September 2023.
The terms used are not gender-specific.
Last Update: 26 September 2023
E-mail address: email@example.com
Legal Notice: https://sociocracy30.org/legal-notice/
The following summarizes the types of data processed, the purposes for which they are processed and the concerned data subjects.
In the following we inform you about the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that, in addition to the regulations of the GDPR, the national data protection regulations may apply in your country or in our country of residence or domicile. If, in addition, more specific legal bases are applicable in individual cases, we will inform you of these in the data protection declaration.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as access to, input, transmission, securing and separation of the data. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure that data subjects’ rights are respected, that data is erased, and that we are prepared to respond to data threats rapidly. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and service providers, in accordance with the principle of privacy by design and privacy by default.
SSL encryption (https): In order to protect your data transmitted via our online services in the best possible way, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https:// in the address bar of your browser.
In the context of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transferred to other places, companies or persons or that it is disclosed to them. Recipients of this data may include, for example, payment institutions within the context of payment transactions, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are embedded in a website. In such a case, the legal requirements will be respected and in particular corresponding contracts or agreements, which serve the protection of your data, will be concluded with the recipients of your data.
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing takes place in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transfer of data to other persons, bodies or companies, this will only take place in accordance with the legal requirements.
Subject to express consent or transfer required by contract or law, we process or have processed the data only in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, on the basis of special guarantees, such as a contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission or if certifications or binding internal data protection regulations justify the processing (Article 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_en).
Inside the Community we use the services of other US-based companies to embed content and enrich the community in other ways. In doing so, some of your personal data might be shared with US government agencies without giving you the rights you have under GDPR.
Here’s the list of companies we currently work with, and the type of personal data that is shared with them:
Google LLC for embedding YouTube videos and showing content in Google Drive in the community (your IP address will be transmitted to Google LLC)
This list of companies might change at any time.
Cookies are text files that contain data from visited websites or domains and are stored by a browser on the user’s computer. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user during or after his visit within an online service. The information stored can include, for example, the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping basket or the location where a video was viewed. The term “cookies” also includes other technologies that fulfil the same functions as cookies (e.g. if user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also referred to as “user IDs”).
The following types and functions of cookies are distinguished:
Retention period: Unless we provide you with explicit information on the retention period of permanent cookies (e.g. within the scope of a so-called cookie opt-in), please assume that the retention period can be as long as two years.
We process data of our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) within the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as associated actions and communication with the contractual partners or pre-contractually, e.g. to answer inquiries.
Which data are necessary for the aforementioned purposes, we inform the contracting partners before or in the context of the data collection, e.g. in on-line forms by special marking (e.g. colors), and/or symbols (e.g. asterisks or the like), or personally.
We delete the data after expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, i.e. in principle after expiry of 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account or must be kept for legal reasons of archiving (e.g., as a rule 10 years for tax purposes). In the case of data disclosed to us by the contractual partner within the context of an assignment, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the assignment, in general after the end of the assignment.
If we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or platforms shall apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.
Online Shop and E-Commerce: We process the data of our customers in order to enable them to select, purchase or order the selected products, goods and related services, as well as their payment and delivery, or performance of other services.
The required details are identified as such in the course of the ordering or comparable purchasing process and include the details required for delivery, or other way of making the product available and invoicing as well as contact information in order to be able to hold any consultation.
In order to provide our online services securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers from whose servers (or servers they manage) the online services can be accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, as well as security and technical maintenance services.
The data processed within the framework of the provision of the hosting services may include all information relating to the users of our online services that is collected in the course of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary to be able to deliver the contents of online services to browsers, and all entries made within our online services or from websites.
E-mail Sending and Hosting: The web hosting services we use also include sending, receiving and storing e-mails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders, as well as other information relating to the sending of e-mails (e.g. the providers involved) and the contents of the respective e-mails are processed. The above data may also be processed for SPAM detection purposes. Please note that e-mails on the Internet are generally not sent in encrypted form. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted during transport, but not on the servers from which they are sent and received (unless a so-called end-to-end encryption method is used). We can therefore accept no responsibility for the transmission path of e-mails between the sender and reception on our server.
Collection of Access Data and Log Files: We, ourselves or our web hosting provider, collect data on the basis of each access to the server (so-called server log files). Server log files may include the address and name of the web pages and files accessed, the date and time of access, data volumes transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a general rule, IP addresses and the requesting provider.
The server log files can be used for security purposes, e.g. to avoid overloading the servers (especially in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and to ensure the stability and optimal load balancing of the servers .
Content-Delivery-Network: We use a so-called “Content Delivery Network” (CDN). A CDN is a service with whose help contents of our online services, in particular large media files, such as graphics or scripts, can be delivered faster and more securely with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet.
Comment subscriptions: When users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be stored based on our legitimate interests. This is done for our safety, if someone leaves illegal contents (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.) in comments and contributions. In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the author’s identity.
Furthermore, we reserve the right to process user data for the purpose of spam detection on the basis of our legitimate interests.
The personal information provided in the course of comments and contributions, any contact and website information as well as the content information will be stored permanently by us until the user objects.
When contacting us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the data of the inquiring persons are processed insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact enquiries and any requested activities.
The response to contact enquiries within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships is made in order to fulfil our contractual obligations or to respond to (pre)contractual enquiries and otherwise on the basis of the legitimate interests in responding to the enquiries.
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic communications (hereinafter referred to as “newsletters”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described within the framework of registration, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
In order to subscribe to our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to enter your e-mail address. We may, however, ask you to provide a name for the purpose of contacting you personally in the newsletter or to provide further information if this is required for the purposes of the newsletter.
Double opt-in procedure: The registration to our newsletter takes place in general in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that you will receive an e-mail after registration asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with external e-mail addresses.
The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes storing the login and confirmation times as well as the IP address. Likewise the changes of your data stored with the dispatch service provider are logged.
Deletion and restriction of processing: We may store the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them to provide evidence of prior consent. The processing of these data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time. In the case of an obligation to permanently observe an objection, we reserve the right to store the e-mail address solely for this purpose in a blacklist.
Information on legal bases: The sending of the newsletter is based on the consent of the recipients or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing. Insofar as we engage a service provider for sending e-mails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests. The registration procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of demonstrating that it has been conducted in accordance with the law.
Contents: Information about new or updated resources, events or websites or services we are launching.
Analysis and performance measurement: The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file, which is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a mailing service provider, from its server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected.
This information is used for the technical improvement of our newsletter on the basis of technical data or target groups and their reading behavior on the basis of their retrieval points (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times. This analysis also includes determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. It is, however, neither our endeavor nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
The evaluation of the newsletter and the measurement of success is carried out, subject to the express consent of the user, on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purposes of using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the user.
A separate objection to the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled or objected to.
Services and service providers being used:
Web analysis is used to evaluate the visitor traffic on our website and may include the behavior, interests or demographic information of users, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of web analysis we can e.g. recognize, at which time our online services or their functions or contents are most frequently used or requested for repeatedly, as well as which areas require optimization.
In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures, e.g. to test and optimize different versions of our online services or their components.
For these purposes, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called “cookie”) or similar procedures in which the relevant user information for the aforementioned analyses is stored. This information may include, for example, content viewed, web pages visited and elements and technical data used there, such as the browser used, computer system used and information on times of use. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, these may also be processed, depending on the provider.
The IP addresses of the users are also stored. However, we use any existing IP masking procedure (i.e. pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect the user. In general, within the framework of web analysis, A/B testing and optimization, no user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) is stored, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the software used, do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective processes.
Services and service providers being used:
Within our online services, we include so-called affiliate links or other references (which for example may include search forms, widgets or discount codes) to the offers and services of third parties (collectively referred to as “affiliate links”). When users follow affiliate links or subsequently take advantage of offers, we may receive commission or other benefits (collectively referred to as “commission”) from these third parties.
In order to be able to track whether the users have followed the offers of an affiliate link used by us, it is necessary for the respective third party to know that the users have followed an affiliate link used within our online services. The assignment of affiliate links to the respective business transactions or other actions (e.g., purchases) serves the sole purpose of commission settlement and is removed as soon as it is no longer required for this purpose.
For the purposes of the aforementioned affiliate link assignment, the affiliate links may be supplemented by certain values that may be a component of the link or otherwise stored, for example, in a cookie. The values may include in particular the source website (referrer), time, an online identifier of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier of the respective offer, the type of link used, the type of offer and an online identifier of the user.
Within our online services, we integrate functional and content elements that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). These may, for example, be graphics, videos or social media buttons as well as contributions (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “Content”).
The integration always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of these contents or functions. We strive to use only those contents, whose respective offers use the IP address only for the distribution of the contents. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit times and other information about the use of our website, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.
Services and service providers being used:
The data processed by us will be erased in accordance with the statutory provisions as soon as their processing is revoked or other permissions no longer apply (e.g. if the purpose of processing this data no longer applies or they are not required for the purpose).
If the data is not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is limited to these purposes. This means that the data will be restricted and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons or for which storage is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.
As data subject, you are entitled to various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR:
For questions, requests or remarks regarding the content of this page, please contact us!
Thrive-in Collaboration SRL
Sos. Pipera-Tunari (Vila P29) 1H
729941 Voluntari (Romania)
Telephone number: +40759556610
Websites: thriveincollaboration.com / academy.sociocracy30.org / sociocracy30.org
Contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org