TERMS + CONDITIONS
Welcome to KarenGros.com, this website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages and blog operated by Karen Gros (“Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel”). This website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
KarenGros.com is a cooking class, private events, health + wellness counseling, and travel Site. Karen Gros provides public and private cooking classes, dinner event, ready-to-go meals, wellness counseling, and tours.
Visiting this website or sending emails to Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Children Under Thirteen
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.KarenGros.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
General Refund Policy for All Digital and Information Products – Due to the digital nature of online courses, ebooks and information products, and the fact that digital content cannot be returned, any digital courses, ebooks and digital products are non-refundable. Note that digital information products and courses are designed to be performed to completion; failure to complete a course will reduce or eliminate its effect upon the customer. I want to make sure you have the best experience possible, so please email me with any questions about what is included and what is not included, and I will always reply with an honest answer so you can make the best decision for yourself. I am happy to answer any questions about what is taught, and what is not taught, in my courses. Though Karen Gros strongly believes in the value of the advice found within its information products, results are not guaranteed. Karen Gros and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel disclaims any express or implied warranties.
Refund Policy for Counseling and Counseling-Related Services – Refunds for counseling will not be provided under any circumstances.
Refund Policy for Cooking Classes – Refunds for regularly scheduled cooking classes will not be provided for cancellations less than 24 hours except in the event of illness or symptoms or exposure pertaining to Covid-19. Refunds will be granted in the event of cancellation on the part of Karen Gros due to illness, known contact to Covid-19 positive person, accident, external hazard, or bad weather wherein local schools are closed due to such weather. Once credit has been scheduled to a specific date, if forfeited, it cannot be transferred to another class. Credit for a future class will expire at year end.
Refund Policy for Tours – Refunds for tours will not be provided under any circumstances. It is for this reason that trip insurance is a requirement for any person traveling with Karen Gros.
We reserve the right to withdraw or change website features at any time and by any means without prior notice. This may result or be resultant from a mistake, malware, technical issue, glitches, fraudulence, illegal involvement, tampering, or any other reason that interferes with or prohibits the appropriate conduct of this website, company, or campaigns. However, Karen Gros and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel will not be held liable for these issues or any and all damages they may cause. We reserve the rights to change the pricing structure on any product we choose, at any time and without prior warning.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
This Site may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via this website are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.KarenGros.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may share such information and data with any third party with whom Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of the Site users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site or the company’s various social media platforms may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to or Posted on Any Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel Web Page
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to www.KarenGros.com (including feedback, comments, and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel account to third party accounts. By connecting your Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel from our location within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel Content accessed through www.KarenGros.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel in asserting any available defenses.
Karen Gros is not a medical professional. The resources made available by and through KarenGros.com are an informational resource for people seeking how to live a healthy lifestyle. The information contained herein and through other sources connected to via KarenGros.com or Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel is based on the personal experiences of Karen Gros, shared in the hope that it will spark inspiration and positive change in the reader. Karen Gros is not a medical doctor or nurse, and does not hold licenses as a nutritionist or dietician; she does hold a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition and Wellness Counseling from Cornell University in partnership with the Center for Nutrition Studies.
The owner and creators of this website assume no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from any action or inaction you take based on the information found within or material linked to herein. KarenGros.com and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel cannot guarantee the outcome of following the general recommendations and statements about potential outcomes, which are expressions of theory and extrapolation from peer-reviewed scientific study. Karen Gros, www.KarenGros.com, and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel specifically disclaim any implied or express warranties about the information and recommendations provided herein.
The information in this website or otherwise provided by KarenGros.com and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, its officers and agents, should not be interpreted as medical advice; any recommendations cannot be applied to every individual, without first undergoing a thorough, in-person examination by qualified medical personnel to assess the risks of its application. Readers are urged to consult with a medical professional prior to instituting lifestyle changes. The information provided by KarenGros.com and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel cannot substitute for professional medical care, whether diagnosis or treatment for any injury, deficiency, or disease.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. KAREN GROS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
KAREN GROS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. KAREN GROS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Termination/Access Restriction Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Arkansas and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Arkansas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.KarenGros.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may collect personally identifiable information, such as your First and Last Name and E-mail Address.
If you purchase Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, or the public.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel website.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol.
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe button.
Changes to this Statement
Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms and/or Statement of Privacy, or if you believe that Karen Gros Wellness Cooking + Travel has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Karen Gros at:
P.O. Box 401
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective as of September 28, 2020