TERMS

TERMS OF PURCHASE

Please READ carefully. By purchasing this product, the following Terms and Conditions are entered into by Appleseed Communications, LLC (“Company”, “we”, or “us”) and You (“Client” “Customer” or “You”) agree to the follow terms stated herein.

PRODUCT

Appleseed Communications, LLC (herein referred to as “Company”) agrees to provide Product, “Master the Media Inner Circle” (herein referred to as “Product”) identified in online commerce shopping cart. As a condition of participating in the Program, you agree to be bound by and to abide by all policies and procedures set out in this Agreement, including those incorporated by reference.

DISCLAIMER

The Company’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer are hereby incorporated by reference into this agreement. Except as modified by this Agreement, each of those agreements and policies shall apply fully to your participation in the Program.

Customer understands Ashley Crouch (herein referred to as “Consultant”) and Company, is not an employee, agent, lawyer, doctor, manager, therapist, registered dietician, or financial analyst, psychotherapist or accountant. Customer understands their purchase of Product will not treat or diagnose any disease, illness, or ailment and if they should experience any such issues they should see their registered physician or other practitioner as determined by their own judgment.

Customer understands that Company has not promised, shall not be obligated to and will not; (1) procure or attempt to procure employment or business or sales for Customer; (2) Perform any business management functions including but not limited to, accounting, tax or investment consulting, or advice with regard thereto; (3) act as a therapist providing psychoanalysis, psychological counseling or behavioral therapy; (4) act as a public relations manager; (5) act as a publicist to procure any publicity, interviews, write-ups, features, television, print or digital media exposure for Customer; (6) introduce Customer to Company’s full network of contacts, media partners or business partners. Customer understands that a relationship does not exist between the parties after the conclusion of the Product. If the Parties continue their relationship, a separate agreement will be entered into.

PRODUCT STRUCTURE

Appleseed Communications (herein referred to as “Company”) agrees to provide Program, “Master The Media Inner Circle” (herein referred to as “Program”) identified in online commerce shopping cart. As a condition of participating in the Program, you agree to be bound by and to abide by all policies and procedures set out in this Agreement, including those incorporated by reference.

As part of the Program, the Company shall provide the following to Customer:

A Password Protected Program Area: The Company shall maintain a Program Area that will include video, audio and written lessons, templates, worksheets, checklists, slide decks and other training and support information. These will include at least: 5 modules on visibility, Bonus courses on speaking (8 modules), pitching (8 modules), and social media (5 modules) to be added during the program, and weekly 30-Minute Office Hour calls (if premier is selected). Customer shall have access to this Program Area for as long as the Program Area exists, however no less than 120 days. In the event that Company intends to close the Program Area, it shall provide clients with a 30 day notice and the ability to download the resources contained in the Program Area, which is what is referred to as “Lifetime Access” in our marketing materials.

Program Participant Facebook Group: The Company shall create and maintain a closed Facebook group for students of the Program (“the Program Facebook Group”). This is a community run group, meaning that students are encouraged to help each other. Appleseed Communications will curate media and speaking and writing opportunities, and provide ongoing support during every work day as needed within the student community.

From time to time, the Company will offer bonuses to individuals who sign up for the Program. You shall be entitled to any bonuses offered to you at the time of your enrollment. Bonuses are not guaranteed to be available for the entire lifespan of the program and they vary depending on specific live and automated promotions throughout the year.

FEES

In consideration of Your access to the Program, you agree to pay the following fees.

Customer has elected to pay by one of the following methods; (1) In FULL, price of the premier Product is Five Thousand Dollars ($5000.00 USD) or five payments of One Thousand ($1000 USD) due every thirty days for five months.

If Customer is more than 5 days late with payment, a $45.00 late processing fee will be assessed, per late payment. If Customer selects the payment plan, you must pay the initial payment today and then your selected payment method will be automatically charged the following 4 payments on a monthly basis every 30 days, for a total payment of $5000. If you opt for monthly payments, you will remain responsible for those payments unless you obtain a refund according to the Product’s Refund Policy set forth below. You may not cancel or avoid these payments except through the Refund Policy. In the event that any payment is not made, the Company shall immediately suspend your access to the Product. Customer will continue to owe the remaining amount and authorizes Company to seek compensation with collection.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

If Customer elects to pay by monthly installments, Customer authorizes the Company to charge Customer’s credit card or debit card account automatically according to the terms set forth in the Fees section above. If Customer elects to pay in FULL, Customer may pay by credit card or debit card account automatically according to the terms set forth in the Fees section above. Customer agrees to comply with necessary requirements to authorize the bank to accept payment method for the duration of the term. Customer agrees to keep the payment method up to date and with sufficient funds to honor the agreement.

REFUNDS

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, but we also want you to give your best effort to apply all of the strategies in the course.

All sales are final after thirty-days of purchase date. If customer forfeits their payments, they authorize company to collect the remaining amount owed for the full value of the Product. The 30 day money-back guarantee is governed by the following terms:

Customer will qualify for a refund at 30 days providing they showcase their homework and have gone through all the training materials. In order to qualify for a refund you must submit proof that you did the work in the Product and it did not work for you. In the event that you decide your Product was not the right decision, within 30 days of enrollment, contact our support team at hello@appleseedcommunications.co and let us know you’d like a refund by the 30th day at 11:59 EST. You must include your coursework with your request for a refund. If you request a refund and do not include your coursework by the 30th day, you will not be granted a refund.

The work that you need to submit with your request for a refund includes ALL of the following items:

  • Requirement 1: Complete and attach your expert statement and at least five sentences telling us specifics about your Ideal Customer Avatar.

  • Requirement 2: Complete and attach the selected 2 - 3 story archetypes that work best for your brand and business, including 2 - 3 sample headlines that align with those story archetypes.

  • Requirement 3: Your completed media pitch template letter, email headline, including the three story angles in alignment with the story archetypes.

  • Requirement 4: Attach screenshots of at least 10 media that you pitched via email prior to the refund request.

  • Requirement 5: Attach screenshots of your entrance into the student community group, your introduction in the group, at least 3 interactions within the group, and at least 2 Office Hour calls you attended in the first 30 days.

  • Requirement 6: Tell us why this course was not a good fit for you and your business needs. What did you expect that you did not get once inside the program?

If Customer adheres to these 6 requirements, they will qualify for a refund. We will NOT provide refunds for any request that comes more than 30 days following the date of purchase. After day 30, all payments are non-refundable and Customer is responsible for full payment of the fees for the program regardless of whether Customer completes the program.

Please note: If you opted for a payment plan and you do not request a refund within 30 days, with the required coursework at the time of your refund request, you are required by law to complete the remaining payments of your payment plan.

Upon determining that you are entitled to a refund pursuant to this policy, the Company will promptly issue an instruction to its payment processor to issue the refund. The Company does not control its payment processor and will not be able to expedite any refunds.

If you receive a refund of any purchase through this money-back guarantee, that shall immediately terminate any and all licenses granted you to use the material provided to you under this Agreement and the Company’s Terms of Use. You shall immediately cease using the material and shall destroy all copies of the information provided to you, including without limitation: video recordings, audio recordings, forms, template documents, slide shows, membership areas, social media groups limited to paying members, and other resources.

All refunds are discretionary as determined by Appleseed Communications, LLC. To further clarify, we will not provide refunds for requests made after the 30th day from your date of purchase and all payments must be made on a timely basis. If payments are not made on time, you agree to pay interest on all past-due sums at a rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate allowed by law, whichever is greater.

If you have any questions or problems, please let us know by contacting our support team directly. The support desk can be reached at: hello@appleseedcommunications.co.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Company respects Customer’s privacy and insists that Customer respects the Company’s and other Product Participants (herein referred to as “Participants”). Thus, consider this a mutual non-disclosure agreement. Any Confidential Information shared by Participants or any representative of the Company is confidential, proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it. Parties agree not to disclose, reveal or make use of any Confidential Information or any transactions, during discussions, during group calls, from the forum or otherwise.

Customer agrees not to use such confidential information in any manner other than in discussion with other Participants throughout Product. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information disclosed in connection with this Agreement, and shall not include information rightfully obtained from a third party.

Both Parties will keep Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall use the best efforts to safeguard the Confidential Information and to protect it against disclosure, misuse, espionage, loss and theft.

Customer agrees not to violate the Company’s publicity or privacy rights. Furthermore Customer will NOT reveal any information to a third party obtained in connection with this Agreement or Company’s direct or indirect dealings with Customer including but not limited to; names, email addresses, third-party company titles or positions, phone numbers or addresses. Additionally, Consultant will not, at any time, either directly or indirectly, disclose confidential information to any third party.

Further, by signing below you agree that if you violate or display any likelihood of violating this session the Company and/or other Participants will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations to protect against the harm of such violations.

NON-DISCLOSURE OF MATERIALS

Material given to Customer with the purchase of Product is proprietary, copyrighted and developed solely and specifically for Company. Original materials that have been provided to Customer are for Customer’s individual use only and a single-user license. Customer agrees that such proprietary material is solely for Customer’s own personal use. Any disclosure, reproduction and sale by Customer to a third party is strictly prohibited.

NO TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Appleseed Communications, LLC’s Product is copyrighted and original materials that have been provided to Customer are for Customer’s individual use only and a single-user license. Customer is not authorized to use any of Company’s intellectual property for Customer’s business purposes. All intellectual property, including Company’s copyrighted Product and/or course materials, shall remain the sole property of the Appleseed Communications, LLC. No license to sell or distribute Company’s materials is granted or implied.

By signing below, Customer agrees (1) not to infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, (2) that any Confidential Information shared by the Company is confidential and proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the Company, (3) not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with the Company.

All content included as part of the Product, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used in the Product, is the property of the Company or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights.

The Company name, the Company logo, the Company slogan, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans in the Program are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Your participation in the Product does not result in a transfer of any intellectual property to You, and, as a condition of participation in the Program, You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other intellectual property protection.

You are granted a single-use, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Product content and resources. You hereby agree that You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found in the Product.

The Company content is not for resale. Your participation in the Product does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your individual use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the Company and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Company or our licensors except as expressly authorized herein.

Customer hereby agrees that any infringement of the Company’s intellectual property shall result in an immediate termination of the license granted hereunder. To be clear, if you violate the Company’s intellectual property rights, your access to the Product will be terminated immediately, and you shall not be entitled to a refund of any portion of the fees.

Further, by signing below, Customer agrees that if Customer violates, or displays any likelihood of violating, any of Customer’s agreements contained in this paragraph, the Company will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations and to protect against the harm of such violations.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY

Product is developed for strictly educational purposes ONLY. Customer accepts and agrees that Customer is 100% responsible for their progress and results from the Product. Company makes no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing. Customer understands that because of the nature of the Product and extent, the results experienced by each Customer may significantly vary. Customer acknowledges that as with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that Customer will reach their goals as a result of purchase of Product.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, employment, or agency relationship. The Company is agreeing only to provide Client with access to the Program, which provides education and information.

FORCE MAJEURE

The Company shall not be liable or responsible to Customer, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion, or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage.


SEVERABILITY/WAIVER

If any term or provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction..

MISCELLANEOUS

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Customer agrees they used Company’s services at their own risk and that Product is only an educational service being provided. Customer releases Company, its officers, employees, directors, subsidiaries, principals, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, assigns, Instructors, guides, staff, Participants, and related entities any way as well as the venue where the Product is held (if applicable) and any of its owners, executives, agents, or staff (hereinafter “Releasees”) from any and all damages that may result from any claims arising from any agreements, all actions, causes of action, contracts, claims, suits, costs, demands and damages of whatever nature or kind in law or in equity arising from my purchase of the Product. Customer accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or unforeseeable.

The information, software, products, and service included or available through the Program may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information in the Program. The Company and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Program at any time.

Customer agrees that Company will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of Company’s services or enrollment in the Product. Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in any of the Product materials.

NON-DISPARAGEMENT.

The Parties agree and accept that the only venue for resolving such a dispute shall be in the venue set forth herein below. The parties agree that they neither will engage in any conduct or communications with a third party, public or private, designed to disparage the other.

Neither Customer nor any of Customer’s associates, employees or affiliates will directly or indirectly, in any capacity or manner, make, express, transmit speak, write, verbalize or otherwise communicate in any way (or cause, further, assist, solicit, encourage, support or participate in any of the foregoing), any remark, comment, message, information, declaration, communication or other statement of any kind, whether verbal, in writing, electronically transferred or otherwise, that might reasonably be construed to be derogatory or critical of, or negative toward, the Company or any of its Products, members, owner directors, officers, Affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents or representatives.

ASSIGNMENT.

Client may not assign this Agreement without express written consent of Company.

MODIFICATION

Company may modify terms of this agreement at any time. All modifications shall be posted on the Appleseed Communications website.

TERMINATION.

Company is committed to providing all customers in the Product with a positive Product experience. Customer agrees that the Company may, at its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement, and limit, suspend, or terminate Customer’s access to Product without refund or forgiveness of monthly payments if Customer become disruptive to Company or Participants, difficult to work with or upon violation of the terms as determined by Company. Customer will still be liable to pay the total contract amount.

INDEMNIFICATION.

Customer shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Company, Company’s officers, employers, employees, contractors, directors, related entities, trustees, affiliates, and successors from and against any and all liabilities and expense whatsoever – including without limitation, claims, damages, judgments, awards, settlements, investigations, costs, attorneys fees, and disbursements – which any of them may incur or become obligated to pay arising out of or resulting from the offering for sale, the sale, and/or use of the product(s), excluding, however, any such expenses and liabilities which may result from a breach of this Agreement or sole negligence or willful misconduct by Company, or any of its shareholders, trustees, affiliates or successors. Customer shall defend Company in any legal actions, regulatory actions, or the like arising from or related to this Agreement. Customer recognizes and agrees that all of the Company’s shareholders, trustees, affiliates and successors shall not be held personally responsible or liable for any actions or representations of the Company.

RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES.

Customer hereby expressly waives any and all claims they may have, now or in the future, arising out of or relating to the Product. To the extent that Customer attempts to assert any such claim, Customer hereby expressly agrees to present such claim only in the state or federal courts that are geographically nearest to Malibu, CA.

In disputes involving unpaid balances on behalf of Customer, Customer is responsible for any and all arbitration and attorney fees.

EQUITABLE RELIEF.

In the event that a dispute arises between the Parties for which monetary relief is inadequate and where a Party may suffer irreparable harm in the absence of an appropriate remedy, the injured Party may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for equitable relief, including without limitation a temporary restraining order or injunction.

NOTICES.

Any notices to be given hereunder by either Party to the other may be effected by personal delivery or by mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid with return receipt requested. Notices delivered personally shall be deemed communicated as of the date of actual receipt; mailed notices shall be deemed communicated as of three (3) days after the date of mailing. For purposes of this Agreement, “personal delivery” includes notice transmitted by fax or email. Email: hello@appleseedcommunications.co.

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns. Any breach or the failure to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision in any other circumstance.

This Agreement constitutes and contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter, supersedes all previous discussions, negotiations, proposals, agreements and understandings between them relating to such subject matter, and may not be modified, amended, or discharged, nor may any of its terms be waived, except by an instrument in writing signed by both parties in duplicate.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America.

OUR MINIMUM GUARANTEES

Unless otherwise noted, all products come with a 30 day guarantee. Longer conditional guarantees may apply, so check the sales material at the time of your order for details. If you do not understand or agree with any of these conditions, please do not order this material. If you require further clarification, please contact hello@appleseedcommunications.co.

By selecting to purchase Master The Media Inner Circle, customer agrees to the working agreements above.