Confidentiality and Agreement*
I hereby acknowledge that I am engaging in the online services offered by Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. and Sound Health Professional Portal, LLC. I hereby understand that this technique is not a medical treatment and that it is not presented, either expressly or implied, as a medical treatment. I understand that these processes and equipment are experimental and not guaranteed by Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. I acknowledge that there are no guarantees that, as a result of this activity, I will be able to perform the procedures of Signature Sound Techniques & Technologies© due, among other factors, to each individual’s ability to grasp the materials presented and commitment to study. I acknowledge that the process of Signature Sound Assessment, and its principles and tenets, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and intellectual property laws of The State of Ohio, The United States of America, and various international treaties, and are the exclusive property of Sharry Edwards (licensed to Sound Health Alternatives, Inc.). I understand that Sharry Edwards is not a licensed physician and is not holding herself out as a licensed physician nor as practicing medicine. I hereby agree that if, upon completion of this course, or by the use of the equipment supplied by Sharry Edwards, I practice Signature Sound Assessment or any Signature Sound Techniques and Technology©, then I am acting independently and I am not acting as an agent or representative of Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc. I hereby give to Sound Health Alternatives, Inc., its legal representatives and assigns the unrestricted and irrevocable right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and republish photographs, video, sound reproductions, or pictures of me, or in which I may be included intact or in part, which were made as a result of this class, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, are, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I understand that as an individual attending this course I will be authorized by license, which may be renewed yearly, to use the materials and information provided by Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc., solely for the purposes of applying the procedures of data gathering and research as described herein. The textbook and the accompanying materials which may be supplied remain the exclusive property of Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc., and must be returned to same upon the termination of my provision of research data, or as requested in writing at the request of Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc. I specifically understand that I am paying for class instruction only, and that any materials or property given to me remain the property of Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc.. I agree that I am not allowed to record the class, whether live, taped, or over the internet, in any format or by any means. I specifically agree that I will use only equipment and facilities approved by Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives, Inc. unless I have written consent from Sound Health Alternatives, Inc. to do otherwise. I further agree that any advertising or announcements publicly or privately placed, in any media and in any form, regarding the practice of SHAII’s teaching or techniques, shall acknowledge that said technology is the sole property of Sound Health or Sharry Edwards. A copy of any such advertising, announcement, or publication of any type, shall be supplied to SHAII at least 30 days prior to public use. In no event shall SHAII be liable for content of any such publication whether supplied to SHAII or not. SHAII reserves all rights. I understand that unless specific written consent is obtained from SHAII, only persons registered for this course are authorized to view all or any part of the online presentation, or to access, use, or process any information from the course, and that any rights obtained by registering for or by taking this course are not assignable by me to any person or entity. I understand that I am not allowed to record or copy this online course in any manner without express written consent of SHAII. I further understand that by taking this course, I am not entitled to teach this technique or technology unless or until I have completed an Instructor Training course with Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. I acknowledge that should I teach any information obtained from this course, such teaching would be a breach of this agreement and would be in violation of various contract laws, copyright laws, patent laws, intellectual property rights laws, and various other laws of The State of Ohio and The United States of America, and that legal action could, and likely would, be taken against me as a result. I hereby waive all rights to any cause of action against Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc., arising as a result of my taking this class, the information I receive herein, the techniques taught herein, or the equipment supplied by Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. I agree to hold Sharry Edwards and Sound Health Alternatives, Inc., harmless against any claims made as a result of my use of Sharry Edwards’ or Sound Health Alternatives, Incs.’ techniques, material or property and agree that they shall not be held liable for any of my actions or the actions of my agents. If for any reason during the class I am unable to maintain my internet or telephone connections in a manner suitable to receive the class, I will be allowed to take the class at a later time. I understand that I will not be given a refund due to connections problems at my computer. I proclaim that I am not, or will not be, a person, or an agent of any person or corporation, who wishes to stop the legal disseminations of complementary or alternatives wellness practices. I agree that neither I, nor any agent representing me, will make any attempt to duplicate or modify any of the equipment used in this course without the express written approval of Sharry Edwards or her representative. I will be willing to share my experiences using Signature Sound Techniques & Technologies for research purposes to Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. and Sharry Edwards in a timely, organized and credible manner. If I perform Signature Sound Assessments© on any person after completing this course, I agree to hold Sharry Edwards and Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. harmless, and release them from any and all liability associated with my practice of this experimental technique. If Sharry Edwards or Sound Health Alternatives International, Inc. would be involved in any litigation associated with my actions, I hereby agree to hold them harmless, to be responsible for any losses associated with said litigation and to pay all costs of litigation including reasonable for any losses associated with said litigation and to pay all costs of litigation including reasonable attorney fees herein. I am participating in this class for the express intent for which it is being provided, and acknowledge express prohibitions and restrictions stated in the text and computer program copyright proclamations. I agree to abide by the Code of Ethics, in accordance with Sound Health’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedure; and in accordance with BioAcoustics as set forth and created by the BioAcoustics Ethics Committee. The laws of The State of Ohio and of The United States of America will govern this agreement. The parties hereto specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in The State of Ohio, and that any legal action brought hereunder shall be brought in The State or Federal Courts of The State of Ohio. I hereby acknowledge that I am signing this agreement voluntarily and of my own free will and that I understand it fully.