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Terms and Conditions/License Agreement

You should carefully read the following Terms and Conditions/License Agreement. Your use of LifeShops Outreach Tools implies that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. 

THIS AGREEMENT is by and between LifeShops Outreach Tools, developer of the materials licensed hereunder (hereinafter referred to as "Licensor," "Author" or "Owner") and you, hereinafter referred to as “Licensee.”

The parties therefore agree as follows: The Licensor/Owner does hereby grant Licensee a license to use materials on this website upon downloading of these materials under the following terms and conditions:

The parties acknowledge and agree that the Licensee cannot claim intellectual or exclusive ownership to any of the Licensed Materials (LifeShops Outreach Tools), modified or unmodified. 

The use granted by this Agreement is limited to the agency use where the Licensee is employed at the time of delivery and does not extend to other entities or settings.

The Licensee may only use the Licensed Materials for clinical and educational purposes, within the scope of your clinical or educational institution.   The Licensee will NOT duplicate or otherwise distribute the materials for use beyond the functions of the current agency or institution of employment, unless there is advance written agreement provided by the Licensor.  The selling or retailing of these products by the Licensee/Customer is explicitly prohibited.  

The parties acknowledge that the Licensed Materials are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. This does not preclude the owner from offering to provide revised or corrected versions as identified as necessary by the Owner. Furthermore, the parties agree that the License is for the content as provided in electronic format by the Licensor (as described in the product descriptions on the website). There are software requirements that must be met in order to utilize LifeShops Outreach Tools, also described on the website, and the Licensor bears no responsibility in ensuring that these requirements are met.  

In no event shall Licensor/Owner be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use the Licensed materials. Responsibility for the appropriate use of these materials in professional (clinical or educational) contexts, including application of clinical and educational judgment on the appropriate contexts for these tools, lies with the Licensee and not the Licensor. 

In plain and simple terms, I am not charging for these materials.   While I could always put more money to good use, I realize that I've been privileged in my life, including some of the salary increases I've enjoyed over the past 20+ years.  My main goal in sharing these is to shift the conversation about what counseling centers are and can be and make work a little easier for my friends and colleagues that do this work.  That matters more than the hassle of earning a few extra dollars, especially since most counseling centers do not have very large budgets.

Still, the cost I have incurred in hours, software, web-hosting, domain names, and web-site management over the past 2 decades of slowly creating this site is enough that I also do not want anyone else to profit from this by using these materials toward someone else's enterprise. 

So, if you use these materials, you agree to use it for your work in the counseling center that employs you, not to copy or distribute this for other purposes without permission, and that you keep the "LifeShops Outreach Tools" label on the materials so that folks will have some place to look for more of these materials, if they find them useful.   For the formal "terms and conditions" in legal-eze, continue reading below.