Terms of Service

Welcome to Lion’s Roar

Our aim is to provide you with the best of Buddhist wisdom, teachings, practices and experiences, as well as products and services in support of that aim. We hope you find inspiration, wisdom, and enjoyment as you browse the site. Lionsroar.com and its subdomains (store.lionsroar.com; learn.lionsroar.com; etc.) are published by the Lion’s Roar Foundation (“Lion’s Roar”), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a Registered Charity in Canada, with business offices located at 1871 Hollis Street, Suite 310, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0C8, Canada. The Foundation also makes the same or similar content available to mobile users through iOS and Android apps (as well as in our print publications Lion’s Roar and Buddhadharma: the Practitioner’s Quarterly).

By using our websites and mobile content (“Services”), you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

1. Our Content
2. Your Content
3. Third-Party Content & Links
4. Privacy Policy
5. Subscriptions, Subscriber Support, Cancellations
6. Purchases, Product Warranties and Returns
7. Warranty & Disclaimer
8. Limitation of Liability
9. Miscellaneous

Our Content

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights to the content you access. Some of the content displayed in our Services comes from third parties who retain their intellectual property rights.

All content accessed, viewed, downloaded, or purchased via our Services is copyrighted by the original author and/or Lion’s Roar, unless otherwise noted. You may download or copy content displayed on the Services only for your personal use, but you may not remove any copyright or other legal notices.

You may not copy, store or republish any content, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than personal use without written permission from Lion’s Roar, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice. You may request permission to reproduce or republish content from our services by writing to [email protected]; however, granting that permission is solely at the discretion of the copyright holder(s).

We handle allegations of copyright infringement according to the procedures laid out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

Your Content

You may be given the opportunity to comment or otherwise post content to the Services. If you choose to submit content, please be courteous. Don’t upload or otherwise publish to the Services any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material. Don’t deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.” Don’t use language that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, and so forth. Any such language may be removed, and we may additionally block you from further commenting.

You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights you have to content that you post to our Services. When you upload or submit content, you give Lion’s Roar a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, communicate, publish, publicly display, create derivative works and distribute this content. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. You should make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services. Don’t post content to the Services that you don’t own, without permission from the owner of the content.

Any submissions you make to the Services may be displayed by Lion’s Roar and can be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted at our discretion.

Third Party Content & Links

Some of our services contain third party advertising with links to pages outside of our services. None of our advertising is placed in an automated fashion; that is, we consider each advertiser’s suitability for our audience before accepting their ads. Our content may also contain links to content on other sites (for example, a reference within a story) that we believe may be useful or interesting to the reader. Clicking on third party advertisements or text links within our content will generally direct you to pages outside of our services and we do not accept responsibility for any content, technical issues, viruses, malware, phishing schemes, or other possible harms that you may encounter on other services.

Privacy

Our privacy policy, found here, explains how we protect your privacy and treat your personal data when you use the Services. We encourage you to read them before accessing our services; by accessing our services constitutes acceptance of these terms and of our privacy policy.

Subscriptions & Subscriber Support

Our Services include paid subscription options which allow you greater access to content and/or access to special subscriber-only content. While Lion’s Roar is a non-profit, we rely significantly on paid subscriptions to support our work. Lion’s Roar subscriptions are offered on an annual basis, and subscriptions purchased online renew automatically by default. You may opt out of automatic renewal by contacting us at [email protected].

If you choose a subscription that includes a print edition of Lion’s Roar or Buddhadharma, please note that your first issue will arrive 6-8 weeks after you place your order.

You may cancel your subscription at any time by contacting [email protected]; you will receive a pro-rated refund for the remaining months and/or issues of your subscription. Please allow 3 weeks for your refund to be processed.

You may also contact Support regarding missing or damaged issues, to renew an expiring subscription, or with any technical support questions you may have related to your use of the Services.

Purchases, Product Warranties and Returns

In addition to subscriptions, Lion’s Roar offers a range of products for purchase through our Online Store (store.lionsroar.com) and our Online Learning portal (learn.lionsroar.com).

Unless we indicate otherwise on the product description page, purchases of courses, summits, online events and related resource packages (collectively, “Online Learning Products”) are refundable in full for 30 days from the date of purchase and at our sole discretion after that. Not all content included in Online Learning Products is downloadable; if you intend to download content, please carefully review the individual product descriptions before purchase, which will indicate what content is downloadable.

Unless we indicate otherwise on the product description page, Online Store purchases are returnable for a full refund if return authorization is requested within 30 days of purchase. If you wish to make a return, please contact as quickly as possible after receiving your item. If your package arrives damaged, photograph the package from all angles before opening it and save the packaging; if your article was damaged in transit we may require the photos and/or damaged packaging in the claim process. If we approve your return, we’ll provide specific instructions about how to make the return. All returned articles must be returned unused and undamaged, and without visible signs of wear. CDs, DVDs, and other digital storage devices are not returnable once opened, unless defective. Unfortunately, we are not able to refund shipping costs, nor do we cover the cost of return shipping.

For service standards, shipping policies, detailed return instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions see store.lionsroar.com/pages/policies.

Warranties and Disclaimer

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF LION’S ROAR’S SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, LION’S ROAR DOES NOT MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS.”

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL SUCH WARRANTIES.

OUR SERVICES ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. NOTHING CONTAINED WITHIN OUR SERVICES CONSTITUTES MEDICAL ADVICE, AND LION’S ROAR ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTIONS YOU MAY TAKE, NOR THE RESULTS OF THOSE ACTIONS, BASED ON THE CONTENT OFFERED IN OUR SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LION’S ROAR WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF LION’S ROAR FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES.

IN ALL CASES, LION’S ROAR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.

Miscellaneous

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to the Services. Please review these terms regularly. We’ll post any modifications to these terms on this page. In the event we make changes which we, in our sole discretion, deem to be significant, we will alert site visitors to the changes via a pop-up on site and with emails to registered users.

If any of these terms is not enforceable for any reason, this will not affect the remainder of these terms.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.