International Canine Training Institute - ICTI, LLC.
Last Updated: August 22, 2023
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SITE USAGE. ICTI, LLC, a Delaware entity, manages the website www.ICTI.org. ICTI offers its users ("Users") the potential to acquire a Psychiatric Service Dog (“PSD”) Certification and/or Letter through online courses. By navigating and interacting with the Site, you consent to all Terms and other associated stipulations. IF YOU'RE UNDER 18 OR DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE TERMS, REFRAIN FROM USING THE SITE.
SERVICES & PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES. This platform serves primarily as an informational tool, not a consultation channel. Its content is general and shouldn't be seen as medical or psychological counsel, diagnosis, treatment, or a guarantee of any sort. No professional ties are established between the user and ICTI or its affiliates, including a doctor-patient relationship. Even if credentials or references are presented, their role is informational. It's vital to understand that the information isn't exhaustive and shouldn't be the basis for health decisions. Professionals on the site have the ultimate authority and responsibility for all services, aligned with basic standards set by ICTI. Neither ICTI nor any associated parties are responsible for damages stemming from advice or services you gain from a Provider via this platform.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY (EXCLUDING PSD COURSE)
If you are not completely satisfied with any course purchased on this site (other than the PSD Course), you may receive a 100% refund of the price paid, provided that you have not completed more than 25% of the course. Once you have completed at least 25% of the course, refunds are not available.
PSD COURSE REFUND POLICY
DUE TO THE COMPLEX NATURE OF THE LAWS AND PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS, OUR REFUND POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Housing Accommodation: Landlords are required to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with psychiatric disabilities who require the assistance of a Psychiatric Service Dog ("PSD") to manage their conditions. This includes allowing the handler and their PSD to reside in housing that might otherwise have a "no pets" policy. The Fair Housing Act ("FHA") in the United States prohibits housing discrimination against individuals with disabilities and requires landlords to make reasonable accommodations that allow disabled individuals to enjoy their housing. Landlords may not charge additional pet fees or deposits for PSDs, as they are not considered pets but rather working service animals. Landlords may not deny housing to an individual with a PSD based solely on the presence of the service animal. Denial of housing can only be justified if the presence of the PSD would result in an undue burden or fundamental alteration of the property's operations.
Air Travel Access: Airlines are required to permit individuals with psychiatric disabilities to travel with their properly trained Psychiatric Service Dogs in the cabin of the aircraft, free of charge. The following guidelines apply to air travel accommodations. Airlines may request documentation to establish the traveler's need for a PSD.
Advanced Notice: Airlines may require advanced notice if a passenger intends to travel with a PSD. This allows the airline to make necessary arrangements to accommodate the service dog and the passenger's needs. Finally, please note that Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSDs) are subject to a dynamic legal landscape governed by various laws and regulations. These rules are designed to ensure equitable treatment and access for individuals with disabilities who rely on PSDs for essential assistance and support. However, these regulations may evolve over time due to changes in legal interpretations, societal attitudes, and the needs of disabled individuals. As a result, the rights and responsibilities associated with PSDs may be subject to modifications.
Refund Policy for PSD Course: If your landlord or airline rejects your PSD request in violation of your rights or the airline’s policy, you will receive a 100% refund, subject to the following conditions. You must first file a claim with the appropriate department and share the claim number with us. If your landlord or airline denies your PSD letter due to a valid reason under the Fair Housing Act or the airline’s policy – for example, if your PSD poses a threat to the health and safety of others or has damaged property, then we cannot issue a refund.
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a) Maintain genuine affiliations, not impersonating or misrepresenting.
b) Respect all local, state, national, and global laws.
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The Site allows users to upload various types of content, from messages and reviews to photos, videos, and more (collectively referred to as "User Content"). When you upload User Content, you maintain any copyrights or proprietary rights associated with it. However, by sharing User Content on our Site, you grant ICTI a global, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use, store, display, reproduce, adjust for formatting, and distribute it across current and future media platforms. If a Provider or another User needs access to your content, they can access it based on these Terms and the Site's features.
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At times, ICTI might offer promotions with varied features and costs. These offers are discretionary and might not apply to every user. If a promotional offer doesn't directly target you, it won't impact your usage or services. ICTI also has the liberty to revise Service fees as deemed necessary.
WEB LINKS. ICTI isn't responsible for any content, software, or links from external websites or sources. Any interactions or use of these resources is at your discretion and risk. ICTI might offer tools on its Site that enable data export to third-party services. For instance, you might be able to link your ICTI account with platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or use features like "share" buttons. If you use these tools, you consent to data transfer to these third-party platforms. Understand that these services aren't governed by ICTI, and as permitted by law, ICTI isn't liable for how these third parties handle your data. Additionally, the Site may include links to other websites, but ICTI isn't accountable for their content.
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TRADEMARKS. The Site and Services may showcase specific names, logos, and materials, representing trademarks or logos ("Branding") of either ICTI or external entities. Unauthorized use of any Branding is strictly prohibited without clear consent from ICTI. Brand ownership and associated goodwill belong either to ICTI or the respective third parties.
ACCOUNT CLOSURE. If you wish to close your Account, you can do so at any time for any reason by reaching out to [email protected]. ICTI holds the right to suspend or close your Account or usage of the Site whenever it deems necessary. As per our policies and relevant law, ICTI can choose to keep, delete, or destroy any content you've uploaded to the Site after you've deactivated your account. Following this, ICTI is not obligated to continue providing Services or any other commitments to you.
AMENDMENTS. ICTI holds the right to revise the Terms whenever required. If you continue to use the Site or Services after changes have been made, it indicates your acceptance of and compliance with these adjustments.
TESTIMONIALS. The results reflected in reviews or testimonials on the Site might not be what every user experiences. ICTI presents these for informational reasons only without making any guarantees that all users will experience similar outcomes. The feedback or endorsements don’t represent any commitments by ICTI regarding your interactions or experiences on the Site.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. BOTH ARE OFFERED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES. ICTI CLEARLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER THEY'RE EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING SUITABILITY FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AMONG OTHERS. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE SITE AND ITS RELATED SERVICES.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
1. Legal Advice: ICTI's website does not offer or constitute legal advice. No claims or assurances are made regarding rights or entitlements under disability or other laws. ICTI doesn't certify anyone's disability status or entitlement to accommodations. No promises are made that any purchased product will result in a disability diagnosis or an ESA Letter.
2. No Guarantees: Having an ESA Letter doesn't guarantee recognition as “disabled” under any law, nor does it assure accommodations from businesses or other third parties.
3. Liability: ICTI isn't responsible for actions taken based on information from the site. The site doesn't establish client-professional relationships. Under applicable law, ICTI's liability is limited. If you incur losses from site use, ICTI's responsibility is limited to the amount you paid for its services or products.
4. Assumption of Risk: You assume all risks associated with using the site, including potential emotional or psychological harm.
5. Indemnification: You agree to protect ICTI against any claims resulting from violations of terms, reliance on site information, or content you upload.
6. Geographical Constraints: Services may not be available outside the U.S. All transactions are in U.S. dollars.
7. Provider Disclosure: Providers must evidence professional credentials. ICTI doesn't monitor ongoing compliance.
ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
1. Arbitration Agreement: Disputes will be resolved by binding arbitration rather than in court. Both parties waive the right to a jury trial.
2. Exceptions: Parties retain rights to: initiate small claims court actions, enforce actions through federal/state/local agencies, seek court-issued injunctive relief, or address IP infringement claims.
3. Opt-Out Option: You can opt out of arbitration within 30 days of agreeing to these terms by sending a written notice.
4. Arbitration Process: Disputes will be settled according to the AAA Rules. Confidentiality is maintained during arbitration. Any settlement offers are disclosed only after an arbitrator's final decision.
5. Fees: Arbitration fees are governed by AAA Rules. Hearings are in Miami-Dade County, Miami, Florida. Frivolous claims may result in you bearing all arbitration fees.
NO CLASS ACTIONS: Both you and ICTI agree to address claims individually. Neither can be part of any collective or class action claim. Unless mutually agreed, an arbitrator cannot handle claims from more than one individual or oversee any class action.
CHANGES TO ARBITRATION TERMS: If ICTI adjusts the arbitration terms (excluding address changes) within Section 19, you can reject it by writing to ICTI's arbitration notice address within 30 days. If you do so, your ICTI Account will be terminated immediately. The previous version of Section 19 will remain applicable to you and your prior engagements with the site and services.
VALIDITY: Should Section 19, or any substantial part of it, be deemed invalid, or if you opt-out, the section becomes null and void regarding your interaction with the Site and Services. In such a scenario, all related disputes will be governed by the jurisdiction and venue in Section 20.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: You cannot transfer or assign your rights under these terms without ICTI’s prior written agreement. ICTI may transfer these terms without prior notice. All interactions with the Site and Services follow the laws of Florida, excluding conflict of laws principles. Disputes related to these terms, the Site, or Services will be addressed in Miami-Dade County, Miami, Florida courts unless you're under the arbitration terms in Section 19.
When you transact on the Site, you confirm your acceptance of these Terms. This action is akin to a legal signature, establishing a lawful, enforceable agreement. You acknowledge that ICTI can deliver notifications about the Site or Services ("Communications") electronically. This includes: (1) sending them to the email address you shared during registration, or (2) displaying these Communications on the Site or within your Account. A Communication is considered delivered once ICTI sends it, regardless of whether you have read or even received it. Should you wish to stop receiving Communications via email, you can deactivate your Account and discontinue using the Site and Services.
Any failure by ICTI to enforce a specific term or condition in these Terms doesn't imply a waiver of that term or any other term. Not exercising any right under these Terms by ICTI doesn't mean renouncing that right. If a competent authority deems any portion of these Terms as unenforceable, that provision will be adjusted to the minimum required extent, ensuring the remaining Terms remain valid and in effect.
These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and ICTI concerning your use of the Site and its content. Any promises or statements, whether spoken or written, that are not part of these Terms won't be binding for either party.
For any breaches or concerns regarding these Terms, please reach out to [email protected].
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