General Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions cover general trading between you and Theolyn Cortens. There are additional Terms and Conditions that apply to Shefa Method Affiliates, which you can read here.

Sales

Payments

Unless agreed otherwise in writing or suggested on this website, all payments are made through PayPal. These transactions are highly secure and do not require you to have or set up a PayPal account. Theolyn Cortens does not see your payment card details or store them in any way.

When booking anything that is offered for payment by instalments, you have entered into a legally binding agreement with Theolyn Cortens whereby you are responsible for paying all fees agreed. However, if for some reason we are unable to provide the product or service agreed, your fees become refundable.

Zera Meditation Course

This course is sold in good faith as a means of learning to use Zera Meditation and every effort will be made by Theolyn to ensure you master the technique. No guarantee is made that you will master it, as success depends more on your own commitment than anything included in the course.

Zera Meditation is safe for any reasonably healthy adult to undertake and you must make your own decision about whether it is suitable for you to learn. However, by starting the course, you agree you are responsible for your own physical, motional, mental and spiritual health, and indemnify Theolyn Cortens and her agents from any responsibility, should you feel your health is compromised by practicing Zera Meditation.

Readings

Your privacy is of paramount importance and we take it very seriously. Unless obliged by English Law, we will not give your personal details to any third party. Please read our Privacy Policy for full details.

We are obliged by English Law to state that readings (astrological, Angels Script, or otherwise) are given for entertainment purposes. Theolyn makes no claim to be a qualified counsellor or health professional, she is giving advice in good faith as a sympathetic lay person. You indemnify Theolyn from any losses (material or otherwise) that you may attribute to advice Theolyn has given you in a reading, and you accept that you are responsible for your own actions and beliefs.

If you have asked us to provide you with a recording of a reading given by Theolyn, it will be sent to you using a file transfer service shortly afterwards. The recording will be deleted from our system within a week of sending it to you, unless it appears you have not yet downloaded it, in which case you will be reminded. If you still have not downloaded the recording within four weeks of first sending it to you, it will be deleted from our system without further notice, as we are unable to store large files for clients permanently. While the recording is held by us, it is treated in strict confidence and will not be played or accessed by third parties unless obliged to under English Law.

Retreats, pilgrimages and face-to-face workshops

When booking on a retreat or face-to-face workshop,  you are strongly advised to take out appropriate insurance to cover you against any unexpected health or other issues that may prevent you from attending.

There may be additional Terms and Conditions that apply for specific events. A link to those will be provided on pages describing those specific events. If you cannot find them, please contact us.

Your health

When purchasing any products or services from Theolyn Cortens, you agree you are of sufficiently good physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health to use those products or services. You also indemnify Theolyn Cortens from all responsibility pertaining to any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issues you may experience and attribute to her products or services.

Returns and cancellations

Courses

Once you have paid for a course, in whole or in part, you are deemed to be a student on that course and have contracted with Theolyn Cortens to complete it. If you have doubts about continuing the course and choose to discontinue, please contact us as soon as possible. We will look at your reasons for asking for a refund and will be sympathetic where possible. Any decision about refunds is entirely at the discretion of Theolyn Cortens and, once communicated to you, is deemed final.

Your consumer rights

Your consumer rights remain unaffected and all disputes are subject to English Law.


Additional Terms and Conditions that apply to Shefa Method Affiliates

By registering and being accepted as a Shefa Method Affiliate in our Shefa Healing Affiliate Programme (“the Programme”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions (“Terms of Service”). This agreement is between you and Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool, the business run by Theolyn Cortens (also referred to as “us”, “our” or “SoulSchool” in this text).

Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool reserves the right to update and change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Programme, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions. Continued use of the Programme after any such changes have been made shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Shefa Method Affiliate account and for forfeiture of any outstanding affiliate commission payments earned during the violation. You agree to use the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme at your own risk.

Account Terms

  • You must be 18 years or older to be part of this Programme.
  • You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
  • You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  • All applications for registration as a Shefa Method Affiliate are subject to individual approval by Theolyn Cortens and you will be sent an email informing you of whether you have been accepted or denied soon after receiving your application. Registration is therefore not automatic and we reserve the right to decline any application for any reason, at our sole discretion.
  • Your login may only be used by one person. A single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  • You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account.
  • One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one account.
  • You may not use the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You must not, in the use of this service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  • You may not use the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme to earn money on your own Affiliate product account.

Links and graphics on your website, in your emails, or other communications

Once you have been accepted on the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme, you will be assigned a unique Affiliate Code. You are permitted to place links, banners, or other graphics we provide with your Affiliate Code on your website, in your emails, or in other communications. We will provide you with guidelines, link styles, and graphical artwork to use in linking to Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool. We may change the design of the artwork at any time without notice, but we won’t change the dimensions of the images without reasonable notice.

To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special link formats to be used in all links between your website and the SoulSchool website. You must ensure that each of the links between your website and our website properly utilises such special link formats. Links to the SoulSchool website placed on your website pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilise such special link formats are referred to as “Special Links.” You will earn referral fees only with respect to sales on a Theolyn Cortens Shefa Healing Method product occurring directly through Special Links; we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you or someone you refer to use Special Links or incorrectly type your Affiliate Code, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amounts that would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.

Affiliate links should point to the page of the product being promoted.

Referral fees/commissions and payment

For a product sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a Special Link from your website, email, or other communications to https://theolyn.com and complete an order for a product during that session.

We will only pay commissions on links that are automatically tracked and reported by our systems. We will not pay commissions if someone says they purchased or someone says they entered a referral code if it was not tracked by our system. We can only pay commissions on business generated through properly formatted special links that were automatically tracked by our systems.

We reserve the right to disqualify commissions earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods.

Identifying yourself as a Shefa Healing Affiliate

You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme; such action may result in your termination from the Programme. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, suggest you develop our products, say you are part of Theolyn Cortens Shefa Healing, or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to any charity or other cause).

You may not purchase products through your affiliate links for your own use. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of referral fees and/or the termination of this Agreement.

Payment schedule

You will be paid your Commission on a per sale basis, within 14 working days of each sale completing.

Customer definition

Customers who buy products through this Programme are deemed to be our customers. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales will apply to those customers (see full Terms and Conditions above). We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged for products sold under this Programme in accordance with our own pricing policies. Product prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because price changes may affect products that you have listed on your website, you should not display product prices on your website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product.

Your responsibilities

You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your website and for all materials that appear there. For example, you will be solely responsible for:

  • The technical operation of your site and all related equipment.
  • Ensuring the display of Special Links on your website does not violate any agreement between you and any third party (including without limitation any restrictions or requirements placed on you by a third party that hosts your site).
  • The accuracy, truth, and appropriateness of materials posted on your website (including, among other things, all product-related materials and any information you include within or associate with Special Links).
  • Ensuring that materials posted on your website do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights).
  • Ensuring that materials posted on your website are not libelous or otherwise illegal.
  • Ensuring that your website accurately and adequately discloses, either through a privacy policy or otherwise, how you collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including advertisers) may serve content and/or advertisements and collect information directly from visitors and may place or recognise cookies on visitors’ browsers.

Compliance with laws

As a condition to your participation in the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme, you agree that while you are a Programme participant you will comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, judgments, decisions or other requirements of any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over you, whether those laws, etc. are now in effect or later come into effect during the time you are a Programme participant. Without limiting the foregoing obligation, you agree that as a condition of your participation in the Programme you will comply with all applicable laws (national, state or otherwise) that govern marketing email, including without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all other anti-spam laws.

Term of the Agreement and Programme

The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Shefa Method Affiliate Programme application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your website, all Special Links, and any other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you in connection with the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme. SoulSchool reserves the right to end the Programme at any time. Upon Programme termination, Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool will pay any outstanding earnings accrued.

Termination

Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Programme, or any other Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all potential or to-be-paid commissions in your Account if they were earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. Although we want as many people as possible to belong to this Programme, Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

Relationship of Parties

You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your website or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this section.

Limitations of Liability

We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Furthermore, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Programme will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.

Disclaimers

We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme or any products sold through the Programme (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

Independent Investigation

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its Terms and Conditions. You understand that we may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit customer referrals on terms that differ from those contained in this Agreement or operate websites that may compete with your website. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set out in this Agreement.

Arbitration

Any dispute relating in any way to this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement or your relationship with us or any of our Affiliates shall be decided by Theolyn Cortens at her sole discretion. If you disagree with her ruling, the dispute may be referred to a third party for arbitration, including Courts, to be agreed by both parties. Both you and Theolyn Cortens will abide by the ruling made by such a third party.

Miscellaneous

  • This Agreement will be governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  • You may not assign this Agreement.
  • Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
  • The failure of Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
  • These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire Agreement between you and Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool and govern your use of the Shefa Method Affiliate Programme, superceding any prior agreements between you and Theolyn Cortens SoulSchool (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of this Agreement).