USER AGREEMENT

Please review all registration policies and notices. Scroll below to check the agreement box.

 

Comic Pro Boot Camp Transfer [CPBC] & Cancellation Policy:

Your registration applies to this specific course, dates, and location of the event. All deposits are non-refundable. Full payment must be made 30 days before the scheduled event. If for some reason you cannot attend the session for which you registered, you may:

 

Cancel Your Registration:

A full refund option will be available to those who have paid the entire tuition at registration. Cancellation requests MUST be made within 48 hours of your completed registration. Once those 48 hours have passed, all payments are non-refundable. You may re-register for the same course within one year of the date of your original registration if for some reason you cannot make it to this event. See more info below about transfers. A USD 15.00 administrative fee will be applied.

 

If for some reason CPBC event is canceled, you will receive a full refund.

 

Transfer Your Registration:

Transfers are available only when Workshop tuition is paid in full. You may apply this payment to another course subject to the following guidelines:

 

Transferring to Another Course:

You can transfer your registration one time to the same, and next available course that is offered.

  • The fee for each transfer will be USD 15.00.

  • Your request for a transfer needs to be made at least 14 days before the start date of the session for which you originally registered and will be granted subject to availability.

  • You can transfer only into the next available course that occurs from the start date of the Workshop for which you originally registered.

  • If you are registered for a Workshop with a discounted tuition, you may transfer one time and retain the discounted tuition rate.

 

Notice of Important Information and Health Warnings

You must read the section below carefully and completely.

  1. We are pleased that you are going to participate in Comic Pro Boot Camp Workshop. Many people have found the Workshop to be an enjoyable and valuable experience. However, the Workshop is not advisable for everyone. The purpose of this Notice is to ensure that you are not one of the people for whom this Workshop may be inadvisable.

  2. We take our responsibility and your safety seriously. Please read each section of this Notice carefully and completely so you can make the right decision for yourself.

  3. You and you alone are responsible for your choice to participate in the Workshop and for your own health and well-being at all times prior to, during and after your participation in the Workshop.

  4. The Workshop is a unique course of instruction designed to support people, in being more effective in realizing their own personal and artistic goals.

  5. The Workshop is designed for people who clearly understand they are responsible for their own health and well-being before, during and after the Workshop. It is not therapeutic in design, intent or methodology and is not to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, psychotherapy or health Workshop of any nature, regardless of what you may believe or have heard from anyone. We advise you that the Instructors, Staff, and people who assist at the Workshop are not mental health professionals and there will not be any mental health professionals in attendance.

  6. If you experience any symptoms, medical emergencies, or mental distress or suggestion of mental distress in the Workshop sessions, during the breaks or at the end of any session, or between sessions, you must immediately inform an Instructor or a staff member. In such an event, you and the instructor(s) will discuss the matter and you will determine what is the appropriate thing for you to do. If you experience any symptoms or suggestions of mental distress outside of the Workshop, we strongly recommend that you immediately inform a physician or mental health professional and/or call 911.

  7. While there are breaks in the Workshop approximately every 2 to 3 hours, we do not promise that we will always break at precisely that interval. You are, of course, free to leave the Workshop room at any time. Each day there is one meal break in the late afternoon or early evening, usually lasting about an hour and a half. We suggest that you eat a meal before arriving at the beginning of each day, and have a third meal or snack after you leave in the evening. You are welcome to bring snacks to eat during other short breaks in the Workshop. If you have a medical condition requiring you to eat or care for some special need more frequently than the regularly scheduled breaks, or need special seating or must stand and stretch frequently or have any other special needs, please notify the CPBC before the Workshop begins so that appropriate arrangements can be made for you.

  8. Although the schedule of the Workshop usually (but not always) accommodates sufficient time for sleeping, some participants may have stated that they did not have sufficient time to sleep or were unable to sleep at night before, during or after the workshop. Some people have entered the Workshop without having had sufficient sleep. For some people, lack of sleep can become a serious problem and may be symptomatic of mental or emotional illness. If in the past you have become (or think that you may become) ill or seriously distressed because of lack of sleep, OUR INSTRUCTORS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE in the workshop.

  9. If, after consulting with your medical or mental or health professional, your health professional needs any additional information about the Workshop in order to resolve your ability to participate, please contact anyone of the instructors or staff members.

 

AGREEMENTS

The following Agreements are intended to have legal significance. If you have any questions about their meaning, please feel free to consult an attorney.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

In order to promote and respect the confidentiality of our participants and our intellectual property, please read and sign the following:

I understand that Comic Pro Boot Camp (the "Workshop") is limited to people who have registered in the Workshop. In consideration of and as a condition for permitting my participation in the Workshop, I represent, covenant, warrant and agree that:

  1. I have registered in the Workshop under my own name for the sole purpose of participating in the Workshop;

  2. I will not publish, broadcast or disclose or assist another person or organization in publishing, broadcasting or disclosing the identity, likeness or actual or paraphrased comments, of other participants in CPBC, Staff or people who assist during the Workshop; and

  3. I will not film, videotape, audiotape or otherwise record, by electronic, digital or any other means, all or any portion of the Workshop, and I will not record or take pictures, or assist another person or organization in recording and/or taking pictures of any kind or nature, of all or any portion of the Workshop or of any participants in the Workshop, Staff or people who assist in the Workshop. I will not take into the Workshop room a tape or video recorder, movie or still camera, or any device, electronic or otherwise, intended to record the voice or likeness of any person in the Workshop Room.

  4. I will not disclose the (exact) location of the Workshop for the safety of the Instructors/Staff anywhere (internet, social media, forums, word of mouth etc.). Sharing the location will result in cancellation of the event. I understand that I will not be reimbursed or refunded the tuition amount if I am found violating this rule. I also understand that this will also result in the immediate banishment from my current registration and from all, future CPBC workshops.

 

I further agree that the provisions of this Agreement shall be enforceable under the laws of California and my breach of this Agreement shall constitute, among other things, a breach of contract and trespass for which CPBC shall have the right to full legal and equitable recourse, including injunctive or other extraordinary relief and damages. Any unenforceable portion of this Agreement shall not affect the remainder.

 

I recognize that my breach of this Agreement will cause CPBC and/or the participants in the Workshop irreparable and substantial harm even though it may be impossible to ascertain the full monetary extent of their financial loss.

Nothing in this Confidentiality Agreement is intended to limit you from sharing your experience of the Workshop with anyone.

 

CHILD/MINOR POLICY:

This course was designed for person(s) 18 years and older. In some cases, we may accept a minor (14 years and up) to participate in the Workshop. Any minor participating in the workshop MUST have a Parent/Legal Guardian with them at all times. CPBC, its Instructors, and any Staff member are not responsible/liable for the well-being, and location of all minors participating in the Workshop. A Child Waiver/Liability Release MUST be signed prior to the minor participating in the event.

 

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

I agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of my participation in the Workshop (or any of its associated activities), including the interpretation, application, execution, performance or enforcement of any provision of this Agreement or concerning Benjmedia. LLC, its officers, managers, employees, agents, people who assist and/or other participants in the Workshop ("Comic Pro Boot Camp") will be submitted to and determined by final and binding arbitration. This Agreement to arbitrate includes claims that there have been any wrongful acts or omissions in my registration in the Workshop and the warnings and disclosure, content or delivery of the Workshop (or any of its associated activities) by CPBC. Any such dispute, claim or controversy shall not be determined by lawsuit or resort to any court process in any court of law or equity, except as applicable law provides for judicial review, confirmation and enforcement of arbitration proceedings and awards. Judgment upon any award rendered in arbitration may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction and an application may be made to such court for an order of enforcement.

 

Such arbitration shall take place pursuant to the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") then in effect in the City of San Diego, California and shall be expedited and conducted on successive days before three arbitrators, in accordance with the rules of the AAA then in effect.

 

I agree that if either party institutes any legal action in any Court not authorized herein, the other party shall be entitled to respond by demurrer or other appropriate response, shall not be required to answer any complaint, and shall be entitled to a dismissal of such legal action. The other party shall be entitled to an award in its favor for the amount of its actual fees and costs of suit.

 

I understand that Benjmedia LLC is a California company and that this Agreement will be construed and governed by the laws of the State of California. This Agreement cannot be modified unless in writing signed by me and by Benjmedia, LLC.

 

I also agree that the time in which I may commence arbitration shall not be greater than ninety (90) days following the occurrence of the event or events which is/are the subject of my claim or claims. I understand that if I fail to commence arbitration within said ninety (90) days, I may be forever barred from making such claim or claims against CPBC.

 

I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT IN WHICH I FREELY GIVE UP MY RIGHT TO A JURY OR COURT TRIAL.

PROPRIETARY MATERIALS AGREEMENT

 

BACKGROUND STATEMENT BY COMIC PRO BOOT CAMP

The content and presentation method of the Workshop in which you have registered yourself has been created and developed, represents a considerable financial investment on the part of CPBC.

 

As a business, our fundamental and over-arching commitment is to create Workshops that offer people the greatest personal benefit.

Benjmedia wishes to make the materials, concepts, and information that constitute its Workshops as well as the way in which these are assembled and presented (collectively "Materials") available to academics and scholars for examination, study, research, and comment. If you are an academic or involved in other non-commercial scholarly activities, you are invited with attribution to quote from, comment on, and discuss the Materials. Further, with permission from CPBC, you are welcome to present the Materials in non-commercial academic settings for educational and research purposes with appropriate attribution.

 

While CPBC is committed to providing our Workshops for the difference they make, at the same time, CPBC wishes to protect its investment in the Materials. Therefore, we require those who wish to participate in CPBC's Workshops to agree not to sell any form of the Materials, or sell any product or service that is based on or even derived from the Materials, without CPBC's permission.

 

AGREEMENT

I acknowledge that the Materials presented during this Workshop, either orally or in writing, constitute commercially valuable, proprietary, intellectual property of CPBC, the purchase, creation, design, and development of which required the investment of substantial effort, time, and money. I understand that the materials are the property of Benjmedia/CPBC and are protected by copyright, trade secret and other applicable laws, including the laws that govern this agreement, and all rights in the Materials and this Workshop are expressly reserved by CPBC.

 

Without CPBC's prior written permission, I agree (a) not to reproduce, copy or otherwise duplicate, and not to distribute, lend, or otherwise transfer in any form, the Materials; (b) not to use the materials in any way that would compromise the confidential nature and CPBC's proprietary rights in the Materials; (c) not to sell any form of the Materials, or sell any product or service that is based on or even derived from the Materials; and (d) not to assist another to do any of the above. Again, If I am an academic, or involved in other non-commercial scholarly activities, the paragraph above regarding academics and scholars applies.

 

I agree that this Agreement supersedes any prior agreements I may have regarding the use of the Materials and that, if necessary, I will again obtain CPBC’s written permission before using any materials which I may have obtained permission to use in the past.

I understand that the ability to produce the outcomes participants realize for themselves out of their interactions with the Materials presented in this Workshop is the product of extensive training on the part of the person leading the Workshop. Should I wish to present the Materials, or to deal with the Materials on any basis (other than personal) as allowed by what is explicitly stated in the previous paragraph of the Agreement, I agree to contact CPBC with any such requests.

 

INFORMED CONSENT

I have carefully read the Notice of Important Information and Health Warnings and understand the recommendations and instructions. I have been informed to my satisfaction by the person who introduced me to the Workshop or by a representative of CPBC about the general content of the Workshop and I have had an opportunity to ask questions about anything I do not know or understand. I recognize that it is not possible for CPBC to describe everything that may occur during the Workshop which generally consists of data presented by the Workshop Leader; the voluntary sharing of experiences by other participants; and guided exercises or processes.

I acknowledge and understand that the Workshop was designed for people who clearly understand they are responsible for their own health and well-being before, during and after the Workshop and who wish to enhance their living skills. I represent that I am not participating in the Workshop to handle any physical, mental or emotional problems and I fully understand that no portion of the Workshop is delivered or supervised by health professionals.

 

I am aware and understand that some people have personally perceived the Workshop to be physically, mentally and/or emotionally stressful to them. I have been informed that certain persons with no personal or family history of current or previous mental, emotional, and/or physical problems and no history of use of psychotropic or mood altering drugs reported having experienced psychotic episodes following the Workshop.

 

I acknowledge and understand that I have been STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO PARTICIPATE in the Workshop if:

  1. I have concerns about my ability to handle stress;

  2. I have or may become ill or seriously disturbed because of lack of sleep or less sleep than I am accustomed to;

  3. I am uncertain about my physical, mental or emotional ability to participate in the Workshop

 

I represent that:

  1. I know of no reason that I should not participate in the Workshop;

  2. I have considered the nature of the Workshop and have voluntarily chosen to attend and not as a result of coercion, pressure, a condition of employment or to satisfy anyone other than myself;

  3. I am fully aware of what I am undertaking and that there may be risks associated with the Workshop.

  4. I agree that I am responsible for my own participation in the Workshop and for my own physical, mental and emotional well being, and that CPBC is responsible solely for the orderly presentation of the Workshop; and

  5. I willingly and knowingly assume for myself, my family members, executors, administrators, heirs, successors, legal representatives and assigns all risks of physical and mental or emotional injuries which may occur during or after the Workshop.

 

I agree to inform and discuss with the Instructor(s) or CPBC Staff Member immediately if at any time before the Workshop is completed, I experience any unusual physical sensation or pain or any mental or emotional discomfort. If following the completion of the Workshop, I experience any unusual physical sensation or pain or any mental or emotional discomfort, I agree to notify the Instructor(s) and/or CPBC staff member.

 

I hereby indemnify and hold CPBC, its officers, managers, shareholders, affiliates, employees, agents and/or people who assist, harmless from all loss, cost, obligation or damage arising out of my participation in the Workshop or in other activities or events related to the Workshop.

 

The failure of CPBC to enforce any of its rights shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights at any time thereafter. If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then that part or parts shall be deemed severed from this Agreement and such severance shall not have any effect on the remaining portions of the Agreement.

 

I acknowledge that my representations and agreements are freely given and are true to the best of my knowledge and are intended to be an inducement to CPBC to approve my participation in the Workshop.

 

I acknowledge that attending Comic Pro Bootcamp Workshop is not a guarantee that I will be professionally employed in the comic book industry/video game/production company upon completion.

 

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE NOTICE OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND HEALTH WARNINGS, CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT, ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, PROPRIETARY MATERIALS AGREEMENT, AND INFORMED CONSENT.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

CPBC is committed to providing an environment free from sexual or other forms of harassment. Any harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated by CPBC. If you believe you have been unlawfully harassed, please report it to staff members or instructors immediately and/or contact Customer Care at comicprobootcamp@gmail.com.


 

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