Welcome to Psychic Encounters®. Psychic Encounters® provides psychic and astrological entertainment services (“Services”), including providing live psychic and astrology services, and publishing newsletters, blogs, horoscopes and other psychic and astrological content.
The Services and the Site are provided by Psychic Encounters®, LLC, doing business as Psychic Encounters® (the “Company,” “We,” or “Psychic Encounters®”) for entertainment purposes only. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to open an account (“Account”) and get psychic readings and related services (“Readings”). All credit and debit card purchases must be made by the card holder. At Psychic Encounters® we want you to enjoy and benefit from your Readings. Our psychics make every effort to provide you with helpful advice. However, this information should not be used in place of any recommendations by medical, legal or financial professionals or other professional counselors. It is your responsibility to evaluate any information, opinion, advice or other content provided through the Site or in conjunction with the Services.
RULES OF SERVICE
Only for Use in the United States and Canada
The Services may only be used by residents of the United States and Canada.
Not for Use in Certain Jurisdictions
The Services may not be used by residents of any jurisdiction where such use is prohibited.
To open an Account and access Readings, you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
To access Readings, you must create an Account. You certify that the information given to Psychic Encounters upon opening your Account, as well as all changes you make to your account, is true and complete. Psychic Encounters will not be responsible for any false statements you make in connection with your Account.
Payment and Charges
You agree to pay for all Services, including Readings, purchased using your Account. Charges for Readings (other than direct messages) are calculated based on full-minute increments, and the length of a Reading is rounded up to the next full-minute at the end of each Reading. Charges for Readings by direct message are calculated on a per-message basis. For all purchases of Services, you agree that you will use only credit cards, debit cards, PayPal accounts, or other payment mechanisms for which you are the card or account holder.
Maximum Reading Length
The Company may set a maximum length for each Reading.
Confidentiality of Account Information
You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Account information, including your password (“Password”) and personal identification number (“PIN”), and to notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your Account, Password or PIN, or any other breach of security.
Amounts paid for Services are not refundable.
Recording and Retention of Readings
You agree that you will not use any audio recording or retention devices/technology in connection with Readings, and you will not otherwise make any recordings, copies, scans, or transcriptions of Readings, including Readings by phone, chat or direct message, without the prior written consent of the Company. You acknowledge and agree that Company may record chat and direct message Readings. Although Company may provide you with access to recordings of your chat and direct message Readings, you acknowledge and agree that, at any time in its discretion, Company may (i) delete such recordings, and/or (ii) terminate your access to such recordings.
Refusal of Services
Discounts and Offers
Unless otherwise specifically provided, all coupons, discounts and special offers are non-transferrable, valid for a limited period of time, can be used only once per customer, and may not be combined with any other coupon, discount or special offer. Unless otherwise specifically provided, introductory offers are valid only for new customers on their first purchase. There is a limit of one introductory offer per person, credit card, phone number, address, and email, and anyone who attempts to circumvent this limitation may be refused service and subject to liability.
DISCLAIMER – NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Information provided through our Services, on the Site, and in other Psychic Encounters® materials, including, but not limited to, information provided in newsletters, horoscopes, and Readings, is for entertainment purposes only. Information from the Company or its affiliates or their employees or contractors, including, but not limited to, the readers, is not intended to be a substitute for any professional advice, including, but not limited to, (a) professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, (b) professional financial or investment advice or guidance, or (c) professional legal advice. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or other professional advice because of something you have read on the Site or information received through our Services. The Company is not engaged in the practice of medicine or law and does not recommend or endorse any specific products, procedures, treatments, medications, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned, discussed, or described on the Site or in Psychic Encounters® materials or through our Services. The Company is not engaged in the business of providing financial or investment advice and its employees and contractors are not registered financial advisors. Your reliance on the information provided by the Company, by a Psychic Encounters® employee or contractor, by a third party moderator, by Psychic Encounters® sponsors, or by other users of the Site or Services is solely at your own election or choice. Any and all decisions that you make that are based in whole or in part upon information provided by the Company, its employees, its contractors, or its sponsors, or otherwise available on the Site, will be your sole and exclusive responsibility.
DISCLAIMER – NO MONITORING OF USAGE
Neither the Company nor any of its affiliates has any responsibility or obligation to notify you of your accumulated charges or other expenses with us. The amount of time you spend with the readers will be reflected in your charges and is solely at your own election or choice. The Company does not monitor usage patterns and is under no obligation to any customer to take any action or to refrain from taking any action with respect to usage of the Site or Services.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The disclaimers and limitation of liability set forth herein are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between the Company and you. The Site and the information provided therein and the Services would not be provided without such disclaimers and limitations.
Any articles, press clippings or other third-party publications (collectively, "Publications") made available through the Site are furnished by the Company for your convenience and entertainment. The Company is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties (including users). Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information made available by third parties, including psychics, information providers, or any user of the Site, are those of the respective author(s) or publisher(s) and not of the Company or its affiliates. The Company disclaims any representation, either express or implied, that the information in such publications is accurate or complete.
RESTRICTIONS; COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Your right to use the Site and the Services is personal to you. You are solely responsible for the contents of your transmissions through the Site and your use of the Services is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. By using the Site or the Services, you agree:
LINKS TO SPONSORS AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SITE
The Site may contain hyperlinks to other websites and webpages (“Third-Party Pages”), as well as to text, graphics, videos, images, music, sounds, and information belonging to or originating from other third-parties (collectively, “Third-Party Applications”). The Company does not investigate, monitor, or review any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications to ensure their accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness. The Company is not responsible for the Third-Party Pages or any Third-Party Applications accessed through the Site. You agree that the Company shall have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third party on the Site.
The inclusion of any hyperlinks to any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications on the Site does not indicate the Company’s approval or endorsement thereof. These links are provided solely as a convenience or benefit to users. Your interactions with a third party on the Site, or based on such third party’s participation or presence on the Site, are solely between you and the third party. Psychic Encounters® makes no representations or warranties with respect to the content, ownership, or legality of any such linked third party website. If you choose to leave the Site to access any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications, you do so at your own risk.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; INAPPROPRIATE USE OF SITE
The Company hereby authorizes you to view Content for non-commercial personal use only You shall not record or otherwise copy any Content. Specifically, and without limiting the foregoing, you shall not use any audio recording or retention devices/technology in connection with Readings, and you will not otherwise record, copy, scan, or transcribe Readings, including Readings by phone, chat or direct message, without the prior written consent of the Company. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Company and its licensors.
MATERIAL YOU SUBMIT (INCLUDING BLOG SUBMISSIONS)
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any information or material you provide to Company or post, upload, input, submit, or transmit to the Site (“Submissions”), including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such material. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Site any content which is libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, defamatory, discriminatory, false, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, hateful or bashing, aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views, or disability, or otherwise objectionable, or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) make any Submission that is an advertisement or solicitation of business; (b) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or make a Submission unrelated to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form); (c) post a chain letter or pyramid scheme; (d) impersonate another person; (e) distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; (f) harvest or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (g) post the same note more than once or “spamming”; or (h) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which, in the judgment of Company, exposes Company or any of its licensors, partners, or customers to any liability or detriment of any type.
Submissions shall be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Submissions and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, modify, display and distribute the Submissions to others without limitation. By transmitting such Submissions to the Company and the Site, you automatically grant to the Company a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license (with rights to sublicense) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit and distribute such Submissions (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such Submissions. You also permit any other user of the Site to access, view, store, or reproduce the Submissions for that user’s personal use. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing license, if you send Submissions consisting of “testimonials,” you acknowledge that you grant the Company the right to publicly display all or a part of such Submission on the Site or in any other format or media at any time.
Please note that the Company does not want to receive Submissions containing confidential information from you and any Submissions received will be deemed NOT to be confidential.
The Site (including, without limitation, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates (subject to the rights of its licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have rights therein. All individual articles, videos, content and other elements comprising the Site are also copyrighted works, and the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates (subject to the rights of its licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have rights therein. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Site. By posting or submitting content on or to the Site (including the Company’s blog, and regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving the Company and its affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on the Site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work, in our sole discretion), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any video submissions to the Site made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that (unless you and we agree otherwise) we may, or may permit users to, based solely on functionality provided and enabled by the Site, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your Submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other Submissions, and (unless you and we agree otherwise) you shall have no rights with respect thereto and the Company, its affiliates or its licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.
We reserve the right to edit, remove or not publish Submissions without prior notice.
NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN PROCEDURES
If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any Submission accessible on or from the Site infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) the URL of the location containing the material that you claim is infringing; (iv) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made
under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:
3746 Foothill Blvd. #1119
Glendale, CA 91214
Except as specifically provided herein, any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Sites or Services, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate (“Dispute”), will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify.
This agreement does not in any way alter your ability to bring concerns to the attention of the Company, or to raise any concerns with federal, state, or local agencies. The Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and the laws of your home state of residence, without regard to conflict of laws principles, apply to this agreement and any dispute or claim between you and Psychic Encounters®.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agentCorporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) pursuant to the Consumer Arbitration Rules then in effect (the “AAA Rules”), including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. No demand for arbitration may be made after the date when the institution of legal or equitable proceedings based on such claim or dispute would be barred by the applicable statute of limitation.
You and the Company are each responsible for our respective costs relating to counsel, experts, and witnesses, as well as any other costs relating to the arbitration. Company, however, will pay for the arbitration administrative or filing fees, including the arbitrator and/or other AAA case management fees (“Administrative Fees”), under the following circumstances: (1) for any disputes totaling up to $2,500, Company will pay all Administrative Fees; and (2) for any dispute totaling over $2,500 and up to $10,000, the parties will adhere to the AAA’s Costs of Arbitration section of the Consumer Arbitration Rules, however, Company will pay all Administrative Fees upon you providing Company with a signed written notice indicating the basis for your inability to pay your portion of the Administrative Fees. If the claim is determined by the arbitrator to be frivolous, however, Company will not pay any portion of your Administrative Fees. We will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
If the value of relief sought is less than $10,000, you or the Company may elect to have the arbitration conducted by telephone or based solely on written submissions, subject to the discretion of the arbitrator to conduct an in-person hearing, if the circumstances warrant. In cases where an in-person hearing is held, you and/or the Company may attend by telephone, unless the arbitrator requires otherwise.
We each expressly agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action, regardless of whether the procedures or rules of AAA would allow such an action.We each expressly waive our rights to file or participate in a class action or seek relief on a class or representative basis. Further, and unless we each expressly agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one individual party’s claims with any other party’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or collective proceeding. If either party fails to comply with this arbitration provision relating to any Dispute, said breaching party shall be liable for the costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by the other party in enforcing compliance with the arbitration agreement.
If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights. Any suit, cause of action, or legal proceeding arising under or relating to the Site or your use of any Service that is not addressed through arbitration or in small claims courts as provided above, shall be (i) governed by the laws of the State of California without respect to its choice (or conflict) of laws rules, and (ii) in the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state courts of California, situated in Los Angeles County, California or the federal courts situated in the Central District of California.