• Student Participant Agreement

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  • The following terms and conditions state the policies and serve as a participation agreement, disclaimer and audio/video recording release (collectively referred to herein as the “Agreement”).

    For the purposes of this Agreement, The Inner Magician Series LLC and The RIM®Institute(collectively referred to herein as the “Institute”) and Program Trainer, along with their respective officers, employees, directors, members, agents, trainers, assistants, guest facilitators, affiliates, designees, licensees, consultants, and/or other representatives, are collectively referred to as “RIM®Group”. All trainings, sessions, mentoring, retreats, reunions, or participatory events held as part of a RIM® Program are collectively referred to here in as the “Program”. Anyone contracting for or participating in the Program shall be referred to as a “Participant.” The entity or individual sponsoring the Program shall be referred to as the “Program Trainer.” The Institute, Participant, and Program Trainer are parties to this Agreement.

    REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: Once a Participant pays in full or pays a deposit for the Program, the Program Trainer guarantees the Participant a seat and may have to turn away others. The Program Trainer also begins to incur costs for meeting rooms, meals, printed materials, staff time, consultants, etc. Therefore, the following policy will be strictly enforced:
    1. Cancellations/Refunds: Any Participant wishing to cancel participation in a RIM® Program (except for Dual Certification) and receive a full refund of tuition paid is required to do so within 30 calendar days from the date of initial payment and at least 30 days prior to the start of the Program by sending an email with the cancellation request to the Program Trainer. A Participant who cancels more than 30 calendar days after the date of initial payment for the Program will not receive a refund of amounts paid. The Dual Certification Program must be cancelled within 7 days of initial acceptance into the program and at least 30 days prior to the program start. With any approved cancellation, the refund will be processed within 60 days of the cancellation in the. same form and sequence as paid originally, less the cost of any bonus items that have been delivered, consumed or retained as part of the purchase package.
    2. Transfers: Up to 30 calendar days prior to the start of the Program, if a Participant is unable to attend the Program for any reason, they will forfeit all tuition paid to date unless the Program Trainer agrees to allow the Participant to attend a session of the Program that is scheduled to take place within the following 24 months.
    3. Payment Due Date: All payments for the Program must be paid in full a month before the Program starts for the Participant to attend. If the tuition is not paid in full before the Program starts, participation in the Program will be canceled, and the tuition paid will be forfeited. If the Participant has arranged a payment plan for the Dual RIM® & Generational Certification Program, all payments must be completed before the Sept. in-person Intensive.
    4. Cancellation Provisions: Upon any cancellation, the Participant must return to Program Trainer all materials and manuals associated with the Program. With any cancellation for any reason, there is no reimbursement of other fees or expenses the Participant may have incurred (such as travel, lost wages, etc.) associated with attending the Program.

    PARTICIPANTS ARE PURCHASING A PROGRAM FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES: Participants understand that they are participating in an educational program that is primarily delivered in a group format. Not all materials provided and not all methods discussed will be completely applicable to each Participant or their business activities or personal situation. Participants acknowledge that RIM® Group cannot be aware of all the particulars surrounding the Participant’s business and personal activities; Participants will therefore adapt to the situation of their own volition involving any advice they receive or that is given to other participants. They understand that the information they receive in the Program will not be all the information that exists on the subjects discussed, but is merely meant to complement, amplify, and/or supplement existing knowledge toward their existing work, and direct the Participant to other available information. The Participant agrees that RIM® Group may, at their sole discretion, change, delete, add to and/or substitute the educational content and materials of the Program, and/or change, substitute, add to or schedule differently any portion of the Program described in marketing materials or otherwise conveyed. The Participant understands that the Program is an educational process designed to assist Participants in seeing into themselves and others,identifying certain behavior patterns, and gaining clearer, more intuitive knowledge. In the process of the Program, the Participant may become aware of certain things and may make realizations and conclusions about their personality or the personality of others. They willingly choose to attend the Program and accept and take full responsibility for what they may learn, their actions and feelings that may occur during and subsequent to the Program. They understand that RIM® Group is not practicing any kind or type of psychological or psychiatric therapy or counseling, and is in no way responsible or liable for the results or outcome that the Participant may receive from the Program. The Participant understands that this Program is not a treatment or therapy for any physical, mental or psychological problems of the Participant or of others.

    NO PROMISES ARE BEING MADE THAT THE PARTICIPANT WILL EARN MONEY OR ACHIEVE SUCCESS: Program Trainer and the Institute do not warrant or guarantee that the Participant will make revenue or achieve any particular level of success from participation in the Program. Participants expressly acknowledge that no promises have been made, either express or implied, verbal or written or otherwise, regarding any level of success they might attain, any income they might earn, any change in their or their clients’ lives due to participation in the Program, or any fees they might earn back, including any deposits, tuition, fees or other monies that might have paid. Participants acknowledge that hard work and discipline are required to get the full value of the Program.

    PROGRAM TRAINER STATUS: The Participant understands and acknowledges that Program Trainers, other than Dr. Deborah Sandella, are independent contractors licensed by the Institute to lead the Program, and these Program Trainers are not employees or agents of the Institute.The Program Trainer under this Agreement is solely responsible for providing the Program,and the Institute has no liability or obligation for furnishing the Program to the Participant or for returning any funds the Participant pays for the Program to an independent contractor Program Trainer.

    LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES: The Participant hereby expressly waives and releases any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, in any jurisdiction or venue throughout the world, against RIM® Group (collectively referred to herein as "Releasees"), in any way related to their participation in the Program, including but not limited to personal injury, emotional or psychological injury, property damage, whether arising out of the negligence of any Releasees, attendees of the Program, themselves or otherwise. The Participant covenants and agrees not to make or bring any such claim against any Releasee, and forever releases and discharges all Releasees from liability under such claims. The Participant shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless all Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses or damages of whatever kind,including reasonable attorneys’ fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement or arising out or resulting from any claim of any third party related to the Program. The Participant also agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless all Releasees against any loss, damages, liabilities, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, deficiencies, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses or damages of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any rights to indemnification under this Agreement or arising out of or resulting from any claim made by anyone against Releasees as a result of the Participant’s conduct, whether intentional, negligent, or otherwise.

    VENUE, JURISDICTION, AND CHOICE OF LAW: The Participant agrees that the sole jurisdiction and/or venue applicable to any disputes, legal or otherwise, shall be Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The laws of the State of Colorado, United States, are applicable to all disputes between the Participant and RIM®Group.The Participant hereby voluntarily agrees to the above venue, jurisdiction, and choice of law, and waives the right to any other choice of law, venue or jurisdiction, regardless of their country of origin, regardless of their country of residence, and regardless of the location where this Agreement was executed by the Participant. RIM® Group does not consent to personal jurisdiction or venue outside Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. If the Participant institutes, maintains, or otherwise brings an action against RIM® Group outside Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States, the Participant will be responsible for all legal fees and expenses of RIM® Group.The Participant is also responsible for all legal fees and expenses of RIM® Group relating to any action brought by them against RIM® Group, regardless of jurisdiction, venue, or choice of law, as outlined in other paragraphs to this Agreement.

    PARTICIPATION MAY BE TERMINATED: Program Trainer and the Institute reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the participation of any Participant in the Program, at any time. In such case, the Participant will be notified of termination and will be required to return all content and materials from the Program. In the event of termination, the Participant is not permitted to use such materials or content going forward in any manner, or use any title or credentials including but not limited to the use credential, title or name “RIM®”, going forward in any manner in any personal or professional setting. Participants who cancel their involvement or are terminated for any reason are not eligible for a certificate of completion, if such certificate is applicable to the Program. In the event of termination by Program Trainer or the Institute, Program Trainer will exercise its discretion in refunding a pro rata share of all fees paid, except for any deposits paid, which are completely non-refundable, and less the costs of any bundled bonus items that have been delivered, consumed or retained. If participation in the Program is cancelled at any point for any reason, the Participant will not receive any reimbursement of other fees or expenses incurred (such as travel, lost wages, etc.) associated with attending the Program.

    NONDISPARAGMENT AGREEMENT: The Participant agrees to not make any disparaging or defamatory remarks about RIM® Groupor Dr. Deborah Sandella at any time.

    PARTICIPANTS ALLOW RIM®TRAINER TO RECORD AND TO USE THEIR COMMUNICATION: Participants understand that the Institute or Program Trainer(referred to collectively in this paragraph as “RIM®Trainer”) may choose to record audio, video and/or photograph their participation in the Program, as well as record or document conference calls, zoom calls, social media posts, and other forms of communication, both verbal and written during any interaction with RIM® Group and the Program (collectively, “Recordings”). The Participant consents to RIM® Trainer’s use of their name, image, likeness, appearance, city and state of residence, professional designation or occupation, statements, testimonials, content, anything said or shows, and their general participation, in whole or in part, in any such Recordings, materials and testimonials given to RIM® Trainer or other derivative materials based on them, in any format now known or devised in the future, in any geographic location, and the Participant understands that RIM® Trainer will have the right to use the Recordings for educational, promotional and commercial applications, including but not limited to “for sale” products. RIM® Trainer has no obligation whatsoever to use all or any part of such Recordings or to review the Recordings with the Participant and may edit any Recordings at their sole discretion. The Participant agrees that the Institute shall own all rights, title and interest, including copyrights, in and to such Recordings, with worldwide rights to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, publicly perform and display, advertise, publicize the Participant’s participation in such Recordings, and use such Recordings in their sole discretion, without any input from the Participant, or compensation or credit to them. RIM® Trainer asks that all Participants in the Program refrain from taking photos and video of or in the training. The Participant acknowledges that although RIM® Trainer makes this request, RIM® Group is not legally responsible for Participants who might break this guideline. The Participant is not entitled to any profit or revenue made by RIM® Trainer by use of any of the materials referenced in this Agreement.

    COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: The Participant understands that the Institute owns all copyrights and trademarks in, to and related to the Program, as well as all materials used by and provided to participants of the Program. RIM® (Regenerating Images in Memory) is a trademarked healing system and Participants understand that they may not extract skills from it to be added to other techniques or ones being created. Rather, RIM® is to be applied as a system and identified by name as RIM®.

    USE OF INSTITUTE OWNED MATERIALS: Participants understand that they cannot use the RIM® name, image, likeness, logo(s) or trademark(s), without written permission from the Institute. The Program is original work and copyrighted. Participants are not permitted to use any copyrighted materials or any Program materials or exercises such as the Cubby or Thinker-Feeler Exercises in personal or business marketing, at workshops or seminars, with clients or otherwise. However, if a Participant is approved by the Institute and if they are in good standing with the Institute and have not violated any agreements or policies, they may be granted the limited rights to use certain Institute owned materials that may be copyrighted or trademarked, and they will be advised as to which materials they may use. If the Participant uses authorized Institute owned materials, they must include the Institute’s copyright notice on such materials along with reference to it as RIM®. Regardless of the forgoing, under no circumstances are Participants permitted to call, market or present any seminars, trainings or events that they hold as a “Dr. Deborah Sandella” or RIM® event, or use the RIM® trademarks in the title or name of any event, seminar or training.

    PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY: The Participant understands that the Program is an educational process, and part of the process may involve learning, hearing, seeing or general disclosure by Program Participants and others involved with the Program of certain information that may be considered confidential in nature, including but not limited to, personal stories and information, data, business plans, concepts for new products and books, etc. (“Confidential Information”). The Participant agrees not to disclose any such Confidential Information. The obligation of confidentiality and non-disclosure shall not apply to information which: (a) is or becomes generally known to the public; (b) is acquired by the Participant from a third party not bound by this confidentiality provision; (c) is received from a third party authorized to disclose the information without restriction; or (d) is required by law, regulation or valid court or governmental agency order to disclose. This confidentiality provision and the agreement of confidentiality do not apply to use of information by RIM® Trainer pursuant to the paragraph above labeled: “PARTICIPANTS ALLOW RIM® TRAINER TO RECORD AND TO USE THEIR COMMUNICATION”. The Participant acknowledges that RIM® Group is not legally responsible for Participants who might break this confidentiality provision and has no obligation to any Participant for enforcing it.

    RIM® PROGRAM COMPLETION: To successfully complete a RIM Program, the Participant must: i) complete the training program; ii) make all agreed upon payments due for the training; iii) be in good standing with the Institute, iv) abide by the RIM® Code of Conduct (below); v) not violate any Program Trainer or Institute agreements or policies; and vi) meet Institute standards, including performance standards, based on an evaluation by RIM® Group. If the Participant is on a payment plan, they must complete all payments for the Program before they are designated as having successfully completed the Program. Graduation is not guaranteed as performance standards apply.


    When applying the Professional RIM® tools, I agree to:
  • I understand that I am completing the Program where I am trained in RIM® skills and processes and that the Program does not train me to be a coach, psychotherapist or counselor.

  • RESPECT FOR THE TERMS GRANTED TO YOU AS A PROFESSIONAL WHO HAS COMPLETED THE PROGRAM: You are expected to observe the terms of this Agreement and to conduct yourself in a moral and ethical manner that does not damage the reputation of the Institute. The Institute will use any and all remedies in the event of any breach of this Agreement or the Code of Conduct including revoking your right to claim you have completed the Program, requiring you to return all Program materials, and depending on the severity of the breach, legal action as appropriate.

    THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE PARTICIPANT’S COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING: The Participant’s signature below indicates that they have read and understand the foregoing statements and agree to the terms and conditions in this Agreement. This Agreement and the written Program payment agreement, constitute the entire agreement and complete understanding of the Participant and all other prior promises, understandings and agreements, oral or written, are superseded by this written instrument, which may only be amended by the Institute in writing. Participants represent and warrant that they have the right to grant, without the consent of third parties, all the rights herein granted.

    ASSIGNMENT: Program Trainer and the Institute shall have the right to assign any or all of their rights hereunder to any person, firm, or entity. For the avoidance of doubt, Program Trainer may not assign their RIM®credential or RIM® materials to any person, firm, or entity.

    GOVERNING LAW This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Colorado.

    DISPUTES: Any disputes arising hereunder or concerning the subject matter of this Agreement shall be resolved by one or more of the following means as selected by Program Trainer, or if the dispute involves the Institute,by the Institute, in its sole discretion: 1) direct discussion; 2) mediation in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association;or3) binding arbitration in Arapahoe County, Colorado in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association.

    THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY LANGUAGE: All members of RIM® Group that are not parties to this Agreement are third party beneficiaries to this Agreement with respect to all provisions of this Agreement that apply to RIM® Group.

    AGREEMENT EXECUTION: This Agreement may be executed in person, electronically online or by facsimile, and any of these methods shall serve as an original copy.

    The Participant has read, understood and agreed with all above terms and conditionsof this Agreement, including the Code of Conduct in this Agreement.

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