Terms of Use

Use of Content from this Website

By accessing or using the Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. website at https://rockyruggiero.com (the “Website”), Rocky Ruggiero services, or  purchasing any products made available by Rocky Ruggiero (together, the “Services”), however, accessed or purchased, you agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms of Use”). The Service is owned or controlled by Rocky Ruggiero.  These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use, do not access or use the Service.

Terms of Sale

All sales made through the Website are governed by these Terms of Sale. Tours/Programs, and deposits for our tours/programs, are also governed by our Terms and Conditions. The Terms of Sale are subject to change without notice, at any time and in our sole discretion.

All prices are shown in U.S. dollars (except where otherwise noted) and taxes, shipping and handling charges are additional. All items are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order, to reject all or any part of an order and to discontinue products without notice, even if you have already placed your order. Additionally, while we strive to display accurate price information, we may, on occasion, make inadvertent typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions related to pricing and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time and to cancel any order arising from such occurrences. All prices are subject to change without notice, and you agree that taxes may be adjusted from the amount shown on the payment checkout screens. Several factors may cause this adjustment, such as variances between processor programs, changes in tax rates, and the Euro exchange rate fluctuation. 

You will be responsible for any applicable sales or use taxes, duties or other governmental taxes or fees payable in connection with your purchase. If you do not pay such taxes or fees in connection with a transaction, you will be responsible for such taxes or fees in the event that they are later determined to be payable. Rocky Ruggiero reserves the right to collect such taxes or other fees from you at any time.

Only valid credit cards and other payment methods will be accepted for purchase of products through this Website, and all refunds will be credited to the same credit card or, at our discretion, other payment methods.  By submitting an order through the Rocky Ruggiero website, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated credit card or other payment method and authorize Rocky Ruggiero, or a third-party payment processor, to charge that card or other payment method for the purchase amount of your order (including taxes, shipping, handling and any other amounts described on our website).  When you provide your payment information, you authorize Rocky Ruggiero, or its third-party payment processor, to process your payment and other related information. Rocky Ruggiero does not hold, store, maintain, or disseminate customer payment information. In the event that the credit card or other payment method you designate cannot be verified, is invalid or is not otherwise acceptable, we may suspend or cancel your order automatically. You are responsible for resolving any problem encountered in processing your payment. 

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) (collectively, the “Content”), are owned by Rocky Ruggiero, his licensors, and/or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website.

You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any goods or services available through the Website. 

Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the Rocky Ruggiero website, please contact us at [email protected]. Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to Rocky Ruggiero at [email protected]

Permitted Uses

Rocky Ruggiero may allow personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms:

    • You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
    • You must also cite and link to the Rocky Ruggiero website as the source of the Content.
    • You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.
  • You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website:

    • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries).
    • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
    • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
    • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate any person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm us or users of the Website or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

    • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
    • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
    • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
    • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
    • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
    • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
    • Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

Trademarks

Names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the Rocky Ruggiero website may be the registered or unregistered marks of Rocky Ruggiero.  You may not use the Rocky Ruggiero trademarks or trade names without prior written permission.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the Rocky Ruggiero website from time to time. You agree that nothing on the Rocky Ruggiero website shall be construed as granting any license to use any trademark displayed on the Rocky Ruggiero website without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.

Interactive Features and User-Generated Content

The Website may contain interactive features, such as message boards or forums (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.

Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and our licensees, successors, and assigns the irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

You represent and warrant that:

    • You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our licensees, successors, and assigns.
  • All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not Rocky Ruggiero, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

    • Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
    • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
    • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
    • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy.
    • Be likely to deceive any person.
    • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
    • Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
    • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
    • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Copyright Complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the Rocky Ruggiero website because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact Rocky Ruggiero at [email protected] with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content. It is the policy of Rocky Ruggiero to terminate repeat infringers.

Links From the Website

If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. Linking to the Website

You may link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.

Disclaimer

The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. Rocky Ruggiero is not responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of the Website or downloading any Content, User Contributions, or any other materials from the Website.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ROCKY RUGGIER OR HIS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Changes; Reservation of Rights

Rocky Ruggiero reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice.  Changes shall be effective upon posting.  Please check back regularly for updates.  Failure of Rocky Ruggiero to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and Indemnity

By using the Website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Rocky Ruggiero harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of Website, its Content, User Contributions, or any products and services offered through the Website.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the State of Rhode Island, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Rhode Island, in each case located in the City of Providence. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Rocky Ruggiero regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website.

Privacy

By using the Rocky Ruggiero website, products, or materials, you agree that the Rocky Ruggiero may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy, at https://rockyruggiero.com/privacy-policy/.