Terms of Use

Welcome to Context Institute’s Website!

Thanks for coming to use the services provided here. We (Context Institute) would be delighted for you to get good use out of the material that context.org (the “Website“) has to offer. However, in our complicated world, we need to be explicit about the terms of use under which we are offering the Website. Please read them carefully since your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms.

The Website is offered for your use conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms“). By using the Website, you signify that you have read these Terms and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Website and you are required to promptly exit from it.

Ownership of Website Materials

Unless otherwise specified in writing on the Website, all materials that are part of the Website (including past, present and future versions), including, without limitation: graphics; layout; text; images; audio and/or video; designs; logos; domain names; trade names and marks; service marks and trade identities; any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); the “look and feel” of the Website; the compilation, assembly and arrangement of the materials on the Website; and all other materials related to the Website (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned, controlled or licensed by Context Institute and are protected from unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by copyright, trademark, patent, publicity and other laws, rules, regulations and international treaties. Your ability to use the Materials is governed by these Terms.

You may be able to submit content to us for the Website. If you do, you retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content and, by submitting that content, you grant Context Institute a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute such content. You warranty that the content you submit to us is your original work or you have all necessary permission to submit it; it is accurate, complete, and up-to-date; and it is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You also indemnify Context Institute from any damages that may result from content you submit that does not meet these conditions. You can find more information about how Context Institute uses user-submitted content in our Privacy Policy.

Personal Uses Permitted

In consideration for your agreement to the Terms, Context Institute grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, and non-commercial license to access and use the Website and its Materials according to these Terms. You may download material from the Website only for your own personal, non-commercial use.

You are only authorized to access the Website through the intended online interface.

You may not use any material from the Website for commercial or non-personal purposes unless specifically authorized to do so in writing by Context Institute.

You may not take any material from the Website and reformat, repost, or redisplay it in electronic or physical form except as governed by Context Institute’s Copyright Policy.

Other restrictions on your use of the Website and its Materials are described elsewhere in these Terms.

Links To The Website

Context Institute grants you the revocable permission to link to the Website, provided, however, that the location on which the link resides:

  • must not frame or create a browser or border environment around any of the content on the Website or otherwise mirror any part of the Website;
  • must not imply that Context Institute or the Website is endorsing or sponsoring you or a third party, or your or a third party’s products;
  • must not present false information about, or disparage, tarnish or otherwise, in Context Institute’s opinion, harm Context Institute or its products or services.

Context Institute also reserves the right to prohibit linking to the Website for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion, and prevent such linking through technical or legal measures, even if the linking complies with the requirements described above.

Links From The Website

The Website, or communications you may receive from Context Institute, may contain links to third-party websites. These third-party websites are not under the control of Context Institute and Context Institute is not responsible for their content. These links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Context Institute of the linked-to site or any association with its operators. You agree that Context Institute bears no responsibility or liability for any content accessed or harm caused from any third-party website.

Age Policy

In compliance with United States regulations regarding online privacy for children, Context Institute and this Website do not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). Children under the age of thirteen (13) are therefore not permitted to submit personally identifiable information to the Website. By submitting personally identifiable information to the Website, you thereby confirm that you are thirteen (13) years old or older.


Context Institute reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of these Terms. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to these Terms constitutes acceptance of those changes. Context Institute may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms.


Context Institute may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate your agreement to these Terms you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is.” Context Institute and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Context Institute nor its suppliers and licensors makes any warranty that the Website will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You agree that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Context Institute, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; or (iii) interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. Context Institute shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that: (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with these Terms and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside), (ii) you consent to Context Institute’s Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy, and (iii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Context Institute, its contractors and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of these Terms.

Mediation and Arbitration

You agree that, in the event any dispute or claim arises out of or relating to your use of the Website, that you and we will attempt in good faith to negotiate a written resolution of the matter directly between you and us (the “parties”). You agree that if the matter remains unresolved for forty-five (45) days after notification (via certified mail or personal delivery) that a dispute exists, the parties shall join in mediation in Langley, Washington, with a mutually agreed mediator in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that you will not be entitled to recover attorneys’ fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them. Should the dispute remain unresolved for forty-five (45) days after the start of meditation, then the dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration unless both parties agree to continue the meditation. For the purposes of arbitration, each party shall choose one arbitrator and the two so chosen will choose the third. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.


These Terms constitute the entire agreement between Context Institute and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Context Institute, or by the posting by Context Institute of a revised version.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, these Terms will govern any access to or use of the Website. Any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms will be governed by the laws of the state of Washington, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions. The proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts serving Island County, Washington.

We reserve the right to civil enforcement of any potential violations of the law you may cause in relation to your use of the Website.

Our failure to enforce any part of these Terms will not waive our ability to enforce them, and any waiver with regard to a specific instance shall not constitute a waiver of any other breaches of these Terms, even with regard to the same user.

If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect Context Institute’s original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of these Terms or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under these Terms to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Context Institute may assign its rights under these Terms without condition. These Terms will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Questions or comments?

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