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Disclaimer. The information provided in the 4x4 Freedom Express (Online Program) is NOT intended to take the place of medical advice or treatment from your general physician. It is intended to support your efforts to recover from disordered eating by helping you identify the behaviours and attitudes that keep you stuck on the food/weight control treadmill, and the practical action steps you can take to develop more helpful, healthful attitudes and behaviours towards eating, self and body. 

Eating problems exist on a spectrum with healthy eating attitudes and behaviours at one end of the spectrum, clinical problems (eating disorders and obesity) at the other end of the spectrum, and problematic (subclinical) attitudes and behaviours towards eating somewhere in between. This program is most suited to individuals with problematic (sub-clinical) attitudes and behaviours towards eating.  

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Medical Assessment, Oversight and Clinical Support. Disordered eating behaviours can have serious health consequences. The level and type of support you may require (in addition to this program) will depend on your individual circumstances and is best determined in consultation with your general physician or family doctor. For this reason it is a condition of your participation in this program that you agree to seek medical assessment before commencing the 4x4 Freedom Express (Online Program) and that you agree to maintain medical oversight (as directed by your general physician) for the duration of your participation in the program. You also agree to take personal responsibility to engage any external clinical supports you may need or that your physician recommends while participating in the program. By accepting these terms you acknowledge your acceptance of these terms and conditions.  

Please note. The 4x4 Freedom Express online program is NOT designed to respond to immediate, critical situations such as thoughts of suicide. If you are thinking about suicide, or you feel that you may try to harm yourself or another person please dial “000” (Australia) now or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are currently receiving treatment please follow the emergency procedures used by your doctor or therapist.

Minor children and Adolescents. The 4x4 Freedom Express (Online Program) is not appropriate for, and should not be used by, persons under 18 years of age. Persons under the age of 18 who think they have, or may be developing, an eating disorder, or who think that they may be depressed or suffering from any psychiatric disorder or illness are urged to talk with their parents or guardian about seeking evaluation from a doctor or qualified mental health professional. By accepting this agreement you are verifying that you are 18 years or older.

Liability. Michelle Sparkes.com shall have no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind to, a user of this website and the 4x4 Freedom express online program (or any other person), for any decisions or actions taken based on information in this program. Such damages include, without limitation, damages for personal injuries, emotional distress, and other non-monetary loss, as well is direct or indirect damages. Michelle Sparkes.com does not make representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the program contents, text, or links, on or through the use of this site. We, to the full extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, express or implied. By using this website, you are agreeing to the provisions of this disclaimer, and you waive all claims against Michelle Sparkes.com that may arise in connection with your use of this website, or the information contained in it.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, and hold Michelle Sparkes.com (Essential Health Concepts P/L) its officers, directors, employees, licenses and contractors, harmless from any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Payment. MichelleSparkes.com does not collect or store any financially related information. All data and payment information is gathered and stored by Stripe. Here is a resource by Stripe that explains how they handle personal information: https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe

Copyrighted program material. The content of the 4x4 Freedom Express is protected by copyright. Title to the content remains with Michelle Sparkes. No part of the 4x4 Freedom Express Program may be reproduced or transmitted in any form whatsoever, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any informational storage or retrieval system without express written, dated and signed permission from the author. Michelle Sparkes permits you to print copies of material from the 4x4 Freedom Express solely for your personal, non-commercial use. If you violate any Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the content of this program automatically ends, and you must immediately destroy copies of material from the 4x4 Freedom Express program.

Private Facebook group. Access to a private Facebook group is intended to provide an additional layer of support and encouragement to participants of the 4x4 Freedom Express. Regarding submissions &/or posting to the private Facebook group, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions: (1) posting material that infringes on privacy rights or intellectual property rights of others; (2) posting material that is unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, slanderous, or embarrassing to any other individual; (3) using the platform to instigate or encourage others to engage in unhealthy or unlawful behaviour; (4) using the platform to advertise or solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services or to make donations of any kind without our express and written approval; (5) gathering for marketing purposes any e-mail addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the platform; (6) distributing viruses or other harmful computer code. We will terminate users access to the site and its programs if s/he engages in any of these actions above.

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Privacy Policy. MichelleSparkes.com is committed to protecting your personal privacy and upholds strict security procedures for the storage of your personal information. The 4x4 Freedom Express (Online Program) is hosted on the Thinkific Platform (Course site). This course site is "End-to-End Encrypted." This ensures all data collection points are secure and completely private. The Thinkific course site collects the following information from the student user:

First Name

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Course Enrolments

Course Activity (what lessons have been viewed, what lessons have been completed)

This information is used to process your order and provide your ongoing learning experience. You can access the Thinkific Privacy Policy here https://blog.thinkific.com/privacy-policy/ Credit card handling is done by Stripe. MichelleSparkes.com does not collect or store any financially related information. All data and payment information is gathered and stored by Stripe. The following is a resource by Stripe that explains how they handle personal information: https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe The e-mail address you provide for order processing may be used by Michellesparkes.com to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. MichelleSparkes does not share your personal information with any third parties.

News and Updates. MichelleSparkes.com is committed to helping people with disordered eating recover health, hope and well being. By subscribing to this website you agree to receive news and updates from MichelleSparkes.com to this end. You may unsubscribe at any time.

These Terms and Conditions updated February 03, 2022