Terms of Use, Terms of Service

 

Updated May 3, 2024

Terms of Use, Terms of Service

The following TERMS OF USE and TERMS OF SERVICE are subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of the Site owner and operator. Please visit the site regularly for updates.

Please read the following terms relating to your use of this site, and all the sites listed below under our brand, carefully. By using these sites, you agree to these terms. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time, so please check this page periodically for changes. By using these sites after we post any changes to these terms, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them or been notified about them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms, please do not use this site or any of our sites.

Disclaimer: 

The term “you” refers to the user, and/or payer and/or the recipient of services. The terms “we” “us” and “our” refer to Etika LLC and its affiliates. 

Please read this Disclaimer carefully. You must not access our websites or use our services if you do not wish to be bound by this Disclaimer. Your continued use of our websites, programs, products, and/or services constitutes your acceptance of this Disclaimer.

Consulting services provided are for educational and/or informational purposes.  We do not provide legal advice, nor do we provide medical, health care, nutrition therapy, or coaching services to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any kind of physical ailment or mental or medical condition. You must consult licensed professionals for your specific needs and circumstances.

Consulting services should not be construed as professional, business, medical, nursing, health, or legal advice of any kind. You expressly agree that you are responsible for the accuracy of any personal information you provide and for the outcome of your actions and/or results in connection with our consulting services.  

A professional-client relationship to work with you on a specific matter is only formed after we have entered into a written agreement with you that you have signed, including our fee structure, product description, and other terms. 

Although we strive to provide accurate general information about the Bureau of Prisons’ policies and procedures, the information presented is not a substitute for professional advice, and you should not rely solely on this information. We explicitly state, and you acknowledge, that we do not authorize any representative of our company to cite statistics or offer guarantees on the outcomes of decisions made by the Bureau of Prisons, or by judges. 

You are encouraged to perform your due diligence and research. You are solely responsible for your decisions. Therefore, you agree not to hold us and/or our officers, employees, successors, shareholders, joint venture partners, or anyone else working with us liable for any of your successes or failures directly or indirectly related to the information, reports, and/or services presented to you by any member or representative of our company.

You accept and agree to be bound by this Disclaimer along with all other Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Owners and Collectors of Information

These terms of use apply to your use of all the Sites and services owned, hosted, or operated by Etika, LLC (collectively “we,” “us,” or “our”), including:

  1. Etika, LLC
  2. White Collar Advice

 And it’s affiliates, including:

    • EarningFreedomCorp.com
    • PrisonProfessors.com,
    • PrisonProfessorsTalent.com,
    • PrisonProfessors.org,
    • MitigationArc.com
    • any other site we have owned or operated, do own and operate, or may own or operate in the future including social media sites (collectively, the “Sites”).

Unless we say otherwise, all references to the Sites in these terms of use include all such Sites. These terms of use do not apply to your use of unaffiliated Sites to which any of the Sites may link or direct you to.

If you have any questions about these terms you may contact us in writing through the US Mail at:

Etika LLC
Attn: Compliance Department
32565 Golden Lantern, B1026
Dana Point, CA 92629

Please note that the “Terms of Use” are different and separate from the “Terms and Conditions” associated with registering for any of our live events and seminars.

Terms of Service / Cancellation Policy

These terms apply to the above-listed companies and websites.

Site visitors, customers, consumers, and all other parties acknowledge that:

    1. We are not a law firm,
    2. We do not dispense legal advice, and
    3. We offer transparent services with honesty and integrity, based upon our experiences of having gone through government investigations and the time we served in the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Customers who retain our Team for consulting or writing services (the “Work”) understand and agree that the Work is based on the perspective of people who have gone through government investigations, or the prison experience. The Work includes guidance on what we learned with hopes of advancing a person’s prospects for a positive outcome. No member of any Etika LLC or any affiliate company makes any promises other than to provide services with honesty, integrity, and transparency in all interactions. 

    1. Customers who engage our firm receive a detailed project description.
    2. Customers agree to electronically sign and initial the scope of work as directed prior to the commencement of any work.
    3. Customers receive a separate invoice with a payment link.

Cancellation policy: 100% refund if you cancel within 1) 24 hours of signing documents, or 2) before the commencement of any work (whichever occurs first). Thereafter, the fees paid are non-refundable. Email cancel requests to admin@whitecollaradvice.com.

Verified Reviews

We invite clients to post an honest, verified review on our Trust Pilot page, the Better Business Bureau website, or any acceptable review site.

Restrictions

The contents of our Sites are protected by copyright and trademark laws and belong as the property of the Etika LLC Group of companies. Unless otherwise noted, you may access and use the information and materials within the Sites for your personal use. You may not change, modify, delete, display, transmit, adapt, exploit, or copy for distribution or sale any information, material, trademark, or copyright on the Sites. You must obtain written permission from us or any other entity that owns intellectual property on the Sites before you may publish, distribute, display, or commercially exploit any material from the Sites. By using the Sites, you agree to abide by all copyright notices or other posted restrictions.

These terms of use apply only to our Sites, and not to the Sites of any other companies or organizations, including those we link to. We do not maintain, create, endorse, or take any responsibility for the contents, advertising, products, or other materials made available through any other site, including those we link to. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly, or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any content, goods, or services available on any other site.

Other Sites may link to our Sites by permission only. To seek our permission, you may contact us at the information above. We reserve the right to rescind any permission granted to you or any organization in which we approve linking to our Sites, and to require termination of any such link to any of the Sites, at our discretion at any time.

Events, Information, and Speaker Changes

The events, information, and speakers listed on our Sites are subject to change without notification.

Submissions

We welcome your comments about any of the Sites. However, we will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions or suggestions for topics at our seminars or within our newsletters or products. This policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that ideas developed by our Group might seem to be similar to idea submissions we receive. Accordingly, we must ask that you not send us any original creative ideas, suggestions, or materials.

Any ideas, suggestions, or materials (“Submission”) shall become our property. We will not be subject to any obligation of confidence for any Submission, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission.

In the event that you submit something to us and it is unsolicited, we will exclusively own all rights to the Submission worldwide, and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation or notification to the provider of the Submission. Given this fact, we ask that you refrain from submitting creative projects to us, particularly those that are confidential or personal to you.

Forums

A “forum” means any message board, chat room, user review forum, or other interactive service appearing on any of the Sites and includes both public boards and private folders. You must register in accordance with the instructions that you will find on the Sites to contribute to any forum.

You may not post on any forum, or send to any other forum user or our staff, any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, invades a person’s privacy, violates any intellectual or other property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law.

You may not use any forum in a commercial manner.

You may not post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services.

You may not post material known to be false.

You may not post messages that contain stock touts.

You may not post or transmit any information, software, or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.

We are not responsible for material appearing in any forum on the Sites, except for material signed by one of our identified representatives. We are not responsible for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, stale, or otherwise unacceptable. We also reserve the right to edit materials for any other reason.

Whether or not we modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages or postings. By posting on the Sites, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us and/or relevant affiliated companies the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to use your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, in television programs, books, articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed.

You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights to the content you have posted and that the public posting and use of such content by us will not infringe on the rights of any third party. Additionally, you warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for any materials you may post on the Sites.

Registration

We may, at our discretion, suspend or terminate the registration of any forum user or general user who violates any of these terms of use of use, any of the forum member guidelines, or for any other behavior that we in our discretion believe is inappropriate.

NEGOTIATION and ARBITRATION CLAUSE

I. Negotiation in Advance of Arbitration

 

    1. The parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement promptly by negotiation between executives who have authority to settle the controversy. Any party may give the other party written notice of any dispute not resolved in the normal course of business. Within 15 days after delivery of the notice, the receiving party shall submit to the other a written response. The notice and response shall include with reasonable particularity (a) a statement of each position and a summary of arguments supporting that position, and (b) the name and title of the executive who will represent that party and of any other person who will accompany the executive. Within 30 days after delivery of the notice, the executives of both parties shall meet at a mutually acceptable time and place.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the negotiating parties, the above-described negotiation shall end at the close of the first meeting of executives described above (“First Meeting”). Such closure shall not preclude continuing or later negotiations, if desired.
    3. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in arbitration or other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable as a result of its use in the negotiation.
    4. At no time prior to the First Meeting shall either side initiate an arbitration or litigation related to this Agreement except to pursue a provisional remedy that is authorized by law or by JAMS Rules or by agreement of the parties. However, this limitation is inapplicable to a party if the other party refuses to comply with the requirements of Paragraph 1 above.
    5. All applicable statutes of limitation and defenses based upon the passage of time shall be tolled while the procedures specified in Paragraphs 1 and 2 above are pending and for 15 calendar days thereafter. The parties will take such action, if any, required to effectuate such tolling.
    6. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation pursuant to paragraphs 1-5 above, then the matter will proceed to arbitration as set forth below.

II. Arbitration

Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in Orange County, California before one arbitrator. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, which may be found at https://www.jamsadr.com/adr-rules-procedures/. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. You agree to pay JAMS’s administrative fee and any required deposit or retainer of professional fees, see

www.jamsadr.com/arbitration-fees for more information. The parties agree to abide by the arbitrator’s decision as to which party will pay professional fees.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials or information on the Sites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the Sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the Sites.

Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly, or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any advice, goods, or services you receive from a guest speaker on our Sites or at one of our events.

We are also not responsible or liable for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to our guest speakers in connection with the display of their photo, name, or biography posted on our Sites or in our marketing materials.

No Professional Advice

The information contained in or made available through the Sites (including but not limited to information contained on message boards, in text files, or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, psychological, or legal matters.

You should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We and our licensors or suppliers make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Sites.

Neither we nor our partners, or any of their affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness, or death. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions, and results in life, and by your use of the Sites, you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for any such decisions, actions, or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

AI Technology Disclaimer

In our commitment to providing innovative and efficient services, we incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models (LLMs) as supplementary tools in our writing, editing, and content creation processes. These technologies assist our team by generating preliminary content drafts, providing linguistic analyses, and suggesting stylistic improvements.

Please be aware that while AI technologies contribute to our service, they do not replace the expertise of our professional writers and editors who guide the creation process, ensure accuracy, and tailor content we publish.

AI-generated content may reflect biases inherent in the training data used to develop these models. We take steps to review and modify any content to align with our commitment to accuracy, fairness, honesty, transparency, and integrity. Customers who retain us bear final responsibility for content accuracy, legality, and appropriateness, especially in cases where the final content is significantly edited or used outside our recommendations.

By using our services, you acknowledge and agree that AI-generated suggestions are inherently probabilistic and should be critically assessed. We disclaim any liability for errors or inaccuracies in the content provided as part of our service to the extent allowed by law.

 SMS/Mobile Texting

When you become a customer through our sites, you provide your phone number to us and we may use your phone number to confirm orders, deliver promised ongoing training or communication, and send text updates, promotions, videos, audio, or messages related to Etika LLC, White Collar Advice, or any of its Group or programs.

You may opt-out of receiving any future text messages by simply replying to any of our text messages at any time with the word STOP. By signing up for our products or programs you hereby grant us permission to text you until you reply STOP. We do not ever sell or rent your phone number and we only communicate with you regarding relevant programs we offer.

Non-Academic Institutions

Please note we are not an accredited academic institution. We do not issue diplomas or academic certifications or degrees. We do not accept student loans or provide student aid under any programs.

We are a for-profit marketing and consulting business.

Separately, we fund a nonprofit entity to support our mission of improving outcomes for justice-impacted people.

Earnings Disclaimer

We don’t believe in “get rich” programs – only in hard work, adding value, building a real and professional career, and serving others with excellence and constancy.

Our programs are intended to help you share your message with a wider audience and to make a difference in the world while growing your personal and professional brands. Our programs take a lot of work and discipline just like any worthwhile endeavor or professional program.

Please don’t enroll in our programs if you believe in the “money for nothing get rich quick” myth or ideology; we only want serious business professionals who are dedicated to real professional development and brand expansion, who want to add value and move humanity forward.

As stipulated by law, we cannot and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money with our ideas, information, tools, or strategies.

We don’t know you and, besides, your results in life are up to you. Agreed? We just want to help by giving great content, direction, and strategies.

All products and services by our company are for educational and informational purposes only.

Nothing on this page, any of our websites, or any of our content or curriculum is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings, and we do not offer any legal, medical, tax, or other professional advice.

Any financial numbers referenced here, or on any of our sites, are illustrative of concepts only and should not be considered average earnings, exact earnings, or promises for actual or future performance.

Making decisions based on any information presented in our products, events, services, or website, should be done only with the knowledge that you could experience risk or losses just like any entrepreneurial endeavor. Use caution and always consult your accountant, lawyer, or professional advisor before acting on this or any information related to a lifestyle change or your business or finances.

You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions, and results in life, and by your registration here you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for your decisions, actions, or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

Parental Permission

The Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We strongly recommend that parents participate in their children’s exploration of the internet and any online services and use their browser’s parental controls to limit the areas of the internet to which their children have access. We may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

Explicit Language & Mature Content

On our Sites we will occasionally discuss mature topics and language relating to personal and professional growth, marketing, branding, law, prison, and social media that may use explicit language.

We strive to use professional language. On occasion, we quote others who use explicit language. Users who are uncomfortable with such topics or language should not use our Sites.

Confidentiality and Non-Compete

Users of our Sites hereby understand that the tools, processes, strategies, materials, and information presented on our Sites are copyrighted and proprietary, so users agree not to record, duplicate, distribute, teach, or train from our information in any manner whatsoever without our express written permission.

Any unauthorized use or distribution of our Sites proprietary concepts, materials, and intellectual property by you or your representatives is prohibited, and Promoter may pursue legal action and full damages if these terms are violated in order to protect its rights.