WISE International Terms of Use Policy

Last updated: September 20, 2021

World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (“WISE”) is a growing global membership of like-minded business owners, executives, trainers and consultants all united with the purpose to bring about a saner, more ethical, more pro-survival and productive and flourishing world through the dissemination and use of the Hubbard® Administrative Technology.

Your membership fees support that cause, and the benefits you receive are intended to help YOU achieve that same result with your enterprise.

Because we don’t know every one of our members personally however, we have to put in writing some Terms of Use for our websites to help keep understanding at its highest.

With that purpose in mind, there are a few things you should know about what we allow, and what we don’t allow with regard to our websites and our membership.

When we say “WISE”, “we”, “our”, or “us” in this document, we are referring to World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.

When we say “Service” or “Services”, we mean the WISE websites at www.WISE.org, www.WISE.directory and any digital tools or applications embedded in the platforms.

By using our Service you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”).

WISE reserves the right to update and change this Terms of Use policy without notice.

Violation of any of the terms below may result in the termination of your WISE membership and account on the WISE Directory.

Payment and Plan Changes

1: Payment on your membership is either monthly or annual. To maintain your membership benefits, payment must be current.

2: Any upgrade in membership level will result in the new rate being charged immediately with the new amount showing at the next billing cycle.

3: Downgrading your membership will result in a decrease of benefits, as listed at www.wise.org/benefits and in the WISE Membership Agreement.

4: All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties where applicable, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes. Where required, WISE will collect those taxes on behalf of taxing authority and remit those taxes to taxing authorities.

5: Cancellations and Refunds are processed according to our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Cancellation and Termination

1: If you choose to cancel and terminate your WISE membership, you are solely responsible for properly cancelling your membership. Please refer to our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

2: If you cancel your membership before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately, and you will not be charged again. But there will not be any prorating of unused time in the last billing cycle.

  1. See the “Term and Termination” section of your membership agreement with WISE for further provisions relating to termination.

Modifications to the Service and Prices

1: WISE reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part of the membership benefits with or without notice.

2: Prices of all memberships are subject to change upon 30 days’ notice from us. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the WISE.org  website.

3: WISE shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of membership in WISE.

General Conditions

1: Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis.

2: Technical support is only provided via the support dashboard.

3: You understand that WISE uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.

4: You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service.

5: You must not modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or WISE.

6: You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by WISE.

7: We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful or violate any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Use or our Restricted Use Policy.

8: Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Service customer, WISE employee or officer will result in immediate account termination.

9: You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

10: WISE does not warrant that (i) the Service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.

11: You expressly understand and agree that WISE shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if WISE has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Service; (v) or any other matter relating to the Service.

12: The failure of WISE to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and WISE and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and WISE (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use).

13: Questions about this Terms of Use Policy should be sent to support@wise.org.

Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Use.

Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.