This Agreement sets forth the terms of purchase for your purchase from Feeding Fundamentals, LLC.
By placing your Order with Feeding Fundamentals, LLC (the “Company”), by clicking “accept,” or by using the Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree with these terms, you should leave the Company website or the applicable purchase page and discontinue use of the Services immediately.
In these terms and conditions, “We/us/our/Feeding Fundamentals” means Feeding Fundamentals, LLC. “You/your” means you as a user of the Website and/or Customer of the Program/Services.
The Company provides a variety of educational resources and training materials for healthcare professionals and staff supporting oral feeding in infants, delivered digitally and through online courses or programs (as described below). The program content will be delivered on-line through the program website, or as otherwise indicated on your Order form page. If your purchase includes an online Program or Membership site access, you will use a unique username and password that should only be used by you to access the Content. Sharing log-in information, call-in numbers, passwords, and protected links with non-members is prohibited and will result in removal from the program.
- SOFFI®: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants. SOFFI® is an integrated approach to supporting oral feeding in preterm and in medically complex infants, both in the NICU and in the Early Intervention setting. Focused on bottle feeding strategies, this course provides immediately applicable practical information to help medical, nursing and therapy professionals better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and medically complex term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach— both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months—the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. Breastfeeding is emphasized as the best feeding method for infants, with some strategies to support breastfeeding as well. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. A holistic approach integrating the medical complexity of these infants is emphasized, using the BROSS approach and SOFFI®.The primary approach offered online is the same as the 2-day in-person course and provides the practitioner with evidence-based information regarding feeding development as well as assessment and intervention strategies. A free one-hour question and answer period is offered 4 times per year. After you complete the 12 webinars that are part of the course, and pass the quizzes, you will receive a Certified SOFFI® Professional certificate.
- SOFFI® Professional Certification. SOFFI® Training is now provided in-person, virtual via ZOOM courses, and as a webinar package. All three options provide the same information, but in different formats. You will go through 12 modules, each with webinars that you can watch repeatedly for 6 months, and with downloadable resources including references and copies of the slides. After you complete all twelve modules and pass all of the quizzes, you will be granted a certificate showing you are a SOFFI® Certified Professional. If you choose not to complete the quizzes you will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.
- Webinar Trainings, Roundtable discussions, Online Classes & Workshops. We offer additional webinars that may be purchased as stand-alone products. These include the option of purchasing single webinars that are one of the 12- modules included in the SOFFI® course. Webinar trainings also include special topic webinars. For each online webinar, you will be granted a 6- month access to view the accompanying webinar as well as download the handouts and references.
- Paid Memberships
- Feeding Fundamentals Membership. Healthcare professionals interested in improving their current understanding of evidence-based research related to neonatal and/or pediatric feeding and/or who plan to attend a SOFFI® 2-day Training Course. The level is specifically designed for clinicians or researchers who are interested in discussing the evidence for feeding interventions.
- SOFFI® Professional Membership. Healthcare professionals who have successfully completed the SOFFI® 2 Day Training Course, and who are interested in ALL of the benefits as well as discounts and access to ongoing resources created for SOFFI®.
- Free Memberships
- Basic Membership. Healthcare professionals who are seeking general information about neonatal and/or pediatric feeding practices, resources such as scientific evidence to support practice, and an overview of SOFFI®. Professionals who want to take individual webinars at their own pace, or the 2-day SOFFI® Training modules at their own leisure. Professionals who are interested in other offerings from Feeding Fundamentals and would like to pay individually for them.
- SOFFI® Community. This membership is exclusively available to hearlthcare professionals who have successfully completed the SOFFI® Training Course. It provides all of the benefits of the BASIC Membership PLUS unique benefits and access to specific products that are only available after SOFFI® training.
- Downloadable Resources (Critical Reviews, Checklists, reference lists, etc). We also provide a variety of downloadable resources that support breast feeding, bottle feeding and infant nutrition.
Payment. Payment is required before beginning the Program or Services, as indicated on your Order form, and may be a one-time fee, or a monthly or other recurring fee, as applicable. Please check the details of your Order form or Sales page for the information specific to your program. You agree to pay the amount agreed and comply with these terms. The Company is not responsible for any overdraft charges, over limit charges, or NSF fees charged by your bank or credit card company. Fees for Services may be pre-paid or by installment, as indicated on your Order form. Failure to make an installment payment will result in suspension or termination of the Services. The Company does not guarantee any specific results from use of the Services. The Company does not make any representations or warranties as to specific outcomes or results.
Refund Policy. We do not offer any refunds for our programs, services, live trainings or educational materials. If you need to cancel your attendance at a virtual live training due to a scheduling conflict, under limited circumstances we do offer refunds, less an administrative fee, or we can apply your payment to a future training. Please contact us in advance of the training at Ggass [at] feedingfundamentals [dot] com for any requests or questions regarding this policy.
Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreement. You are free to speak, write and share about your own experiences from the Program, or live or virtual trainings, but you agree to keep all information shared by others confidential, including all information shared by others inside of the on-line community associated with the Program. This provision specifically applies to and includes content shared within the membership course, where applicable, and any private Facebook group, or similar forum if used. If you have any questions about the applicability of this provision, please contact us via email at Ggass [at] feedingfundamentals [dot] com.
Communications. The online community associated with the Program is intended to be a supportive, respectful and positive community for all involved. Communicating disrespectfully to any other members of the group constitutes grounds for removal from the Program and any associated online forum, which decision shall be in the sole discretion of the Company.
Term. This Agreement will be effective consistent with the term indicated on your Order form or Order page. Failure to pay for the Program or Services consistent with the program requirements will result in termination of the Program prior to the end of the applicable term, and your access to Program materials or ongoing Services will be discontinued. Additional fees may be accrued in the event you continue to access the Program website or continue to use the Services after any failure to pay for said services.
Reservation of Rights. Company reserves the rights to remove you from the Program or Services for cause, whether a breach of this contract, an act of misfeasance against the Company, a representative of the company or a participant of a group program, or other inappropriate action, which may include any action which causes a disturbance amongst the group, or otherwise negatively impacts the experience of others participating in any program offered by the Company. Such a determination shall be made solely by Company. You agree that your exclusive remedy in such a scenario, if any, will be limited to the refund of any amount paid to participate in the services or program.
Media Consent. Without expectation of compensation or remuneration, now or in the future, You give your consent to the Company to capture and include your image, likeness, and voice, in photographic, video or audio recordings created during the Program, Services or Event, all of which may be used for any commercial purpose, including future marketing or advertising purposes without limitation.
Data Scraping Prohibited. Data scraping or data mining of any kind from this website, or from any platforms, groups, or online forums operated by the Company is strictly prohibited. Copying, removing, or otherwise scraping data, information or content, regardless of the reason, from the website, or from any platform, group, or online forum operated by the Company is a violation of these Terms and will result in your immediate removal from any program services offered by the Company, including from within any platforms, groups, or online forums associated with those services, without refund or recourse, which decision shall be in the sole discretion of the Company.
Disclaimer. USE OF THE PROGRAM OR SERVICES COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Company and its employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for any physical or non-physical damages imagined, perceived, or otherwise sustained as a result of the use of the Program or Services or any content provided as part of the Program or Services. The Services provided through the Program are provided for educational and informational purposes only, and you bear sole responsibility for the use and implementation of these services in your personal or professional life. There are no guarantees as to the progress or outcomes that may result from the Services. THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE COMPANY ARE NOT SUITED FOR EVERYONE. THE CREATORS OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR PROGRAMS OFFERED HEREIN OR IN CONNECTION HEREWITH DO NOT ASSUME, AND SHALL NOT HAVE, ANY LIABILITY TO USERS FOR INJURY OR LOSS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY CONCERNING ANY DECISION, ACTION OR OUTCOME FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION OF INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED WITHIN OR THROUGH THE PROGRAM, SERVICES OR WEBSITE.
Medical Disclaimer. THE INFORMATION, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR THE ADVICE AND TREATMENT OF A LICENSED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL PROVIDING DIRECT TREATMENT OR HANDS-ON CARE FOR ANY INFANT. The educational information, training and materials offered by the Company including through this site is educational only and does not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have questions or situations requiring professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist, such as a licensed pediatrician, psychologist, or other healthcare professional. Never disregard the medical advice of a psychologist or other healthcare professional, or delay in seeking such advice because of the information offered or provided within or through the program, services or website.
Live Event Disclaimer. USE OF THE EVENT OR SERVICES COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Company and its representatives are not responsible for any physical or non-physical damages imagined, perceived, or otherwise sustained as a result of the use of the Services, the Facility hosting the Event, or any information or content provided as part of the Event, including information provided by 3rd party presenters or other experts. The Services provided through the Event are provided for educational and informational purposes only, and You bear sole responsibility for the use and implementation of these Services in your life. You are free to reject any advice, suggestions or requests made during the Event at any time. There are no guarantees as to the progress or outcomes that may result from the Services and You are responsible for the results You achieve. You agree that we are not, nor shall ever be, liable to You or anyone else for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or any other damages arising out of your participation in the Event, including due to the actions, statements or behavior of any third parties or other participants, or conditions of the host Facility. Notwithstanding anything contrary in this Agreement, at all times damages shall be limited to the amount paid, if any, by You to the Company for the Services provided through the Event.
Earnings Disclaimer. RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. Any statement made on the website or in the program regarding income or earnings as a result of participating in Company’s trainings or certification program are provided as examples only, and do not guarantee you future earnings or income. Please note that the stated results are not typical and there is no guarantee that you will achieve the same or similar results. As with any endeavor, results may vary, and depend on a wide variety of factors including, but not limited to, your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, network, and financial situation. The use of any products or services offered through the Company should be based on your own due diligence. You agree that the Company (including its agents, representatives, sponsors, promoters, advertisers or affiliates), are not responsible for the success or failures you experience in your personal or business life.
Relationship. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be interpreted or construed to create a joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship of any kind.
Modification. The Company may modify this Agreement from time to time and without notice. You agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any future modifications when such modifications are posted to the Company’s website. You should review this Agreement regularly during the use of the Program or Services to keep apprised of any changes.
Assignment. No assignment of this Agreement is permitted, without prior written permission from the Company. Any attempt to do so shall constitute a default or violation of this Agreement which shall be immediately void. The Company’s rights and obligations, in whole or in part, under this Agreement may be assigned or transferred by the Company.
Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is solely for the benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns, and does not confer any rights or remedies on any other person or entity.
Governing Law. This Agreement and any action related thereto shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its choice of law principles. The parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in federal and state courts sitting in Denver, Colorado.
Dispute Resolution & Binding Arbitration. In the event of a dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement, the Content, or the Website (each, a “Dispute”), either party may elect to finally and exclusively resolve the dispute: first, by confidential mediation, to be conducted by a mutually selected, qualified neutral, third-party attorney/mediator located in Denver, Colorado which mediation may occur in-person, online (via web cams), or telephonically, and shall be scheduled within 30 days of either party providing the other with a request to mediate; second, by confidential, binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Any election to arbitrate, at any time, shall be final and binding on the other party. IF EITHER PARTY CHOOSES ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. All disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator whose decision shall be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online and shall be conducted by a qualified JAMS or similarly experienced arbitrator. If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in Denver, Colorado. The parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. In addition, we may litigate in court to seek injunctive relief.
Force Majeure. If a party is prevented from fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement for one of the following reasons beyond the party’s reasonable control, including due to a national environmental or military emergency, such as fire, flood, explosion, war, strike, embargo, government regulation, or civil or military authority, or acts or omissions of carriers, transmitters, providers, vandals, or hackers (a “force majeure event”), the time for that party’s performance will be extended for the period of the delay or inability to perform due to such occurrence; provided, however, that You will not be excused from payment of any sums of money owed by you to the Company; and provided further, however, that if a party suffering a force majeure event is unable to cure that event within thirty (30) days, the other party may terminate this Agreement.
Construction. This Agreement shall be construed fairly and not interpreted for or against either party. Any remedies available to the Company, including any set forth in this Agreement, are not exclusive and are in addition to any other rights or remedies available to it at law or in equity.
Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the respective parties hereto, their successors, heirs, representatives, and permitted assigns.
Damage Waiver. Under no circumstances whatsoever shall we be liable to you or anyone else for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages under this Agreement, arising out of your participation in the Program including due to the actions, statements or behavior of any third parties or participants of the Program. This provision applies even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Company’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to the Company for the services during the term of the Program or membership.
Intellectual Property. All materials provided to you as part of your Program or Services which are the subject of this Agreement are proprietary and may not be duplicated, copied, reproduced, published or displayed in any form without the prior express written permission of the Company. You may not re-use, perform, modify, transmit, re-post or use in any way the content or any derivative works thereof, without the prior express written permission of the Company. All trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on any materials provided as part of your Program or Services under this Agreement are protected by US and International copyright and Intellectual Property laws. Access to any materials or content online or otherwise as part of the Program or Services subject to this Agreement should not be construed as granting any license or right to duplicate said content, including trademarks, logos and service marks of the Company or any third-party.
Waiver. The waiver by either party of any breach or default in performance shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of any other or succeeding breach or default. The failure of any party to enforce any of the provisions herein shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right of such party thereafter to enforce such provisions.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision.
Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their officers, managers, employees, agents, attorneys, representatives or assigns from any claims, liability, damages, losses, harm, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses or any other detriment incurred by You in any claims arising out of this Agreement, your use of the Services, any breach of this Agreement, including breach of your representations and warranties set forth above, or if any content that you post or publish while using the Services causes the Company to be liable to a third party.
Voidability. This Agreement cannot be voided by not logging in to the Member or Program website, where applicable, by not accessing or using the Services as delivered, by not attending the Program, or in any other way attempting to avoid viewing or taking delivery of the Program or Services as outlined. These actions will not void your Agreement or permit you the right to a refund.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement of the parties relating to the Program or Services purchased, and any and all prior agreements, understandings, and representations, whether express or implied, written or oral, regarding the Program or Services, are of no further force and effect. In order to participate in certain portions of the Program or Services, you may be notified that you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions as the program is revised over time. You may receive a copy of this Agreement at any time by emailing the Company at Ggass [at] feedingfundamentals [dot] com and requesting a copy of your “Terms of Purchase.”
Contact. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement or any aspect of our services, please contact the Company at Ggass [at] feedingfundamentals [dot] com.
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