Disclaimer

Kara Sorensen, MS, LAc–Acupuncturist & Coach

Disclaimer

By entering this website or purchasing or using our blog, e-mails, videos, social media, programs, products and/or services, from or related to Kara Sorensen, MS, LAc , you are agreeing to accept all parts of this Disclaimer. Thus, if you do not agree to the Disclaimer below, STOP now, and do not use our website, blog, e-mails, videos, social media, programs, products or services or anything you have purchased or experienced through us (collectively “Website, Programs, Products and Services”).

For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.  The information provided in or through our Website, Programs, Products and Services is for educational and informational purposes only, and is made available to you as self-help tools for your own use. When serving as an Acupuncturist and Coach, whether through in-person, phone, Skype, webinars, teleseminars, webcams, social media, and otherwise in a variety of settings, including, but not limited, to individual and/or group programs, online forums, classes, workshops, events, retreats, seminars, coaching sessions, consultations and/or trainings, you acknowledge that I am supporting you in my role exclusively as an Acupuncturist and Coach, and in no other role.


Not Medical, Mental Health, or Religious Advice.  You understand that as an Acupuncturist and Coach, the information provided in or through our Website, Programs, Products and Services is not intended to take the place of the medical advice, diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by your own Medical Provider (including doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, or any other health professional), Mental Health Provider (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker), registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy.  I am not providing nutritional therapy services or attempting to medically diagnose, treat, prevent or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical ailment, or any mental or emotional issue, disease or condition. You agree and acknowledge that we are not providing medical advice that can be provided by your doctor, mental health advice that can be provided by a therapist, or religious advice that can be provided by a member of the clergy in any way.

 

Not Holding Self Out.  In this capacity as an Acupuncturist and Coach, I am not holding myself out to be a Medical Provider (including doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant or any other health professional), Mental Health Provider (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker), registered dietician or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy.  Rather, I serve as an acupuncturist, coach, mentor and guide who helps you reach your own health and lifestyle goals through acupressure and coaching by giving you tools to implement incremental, positive, healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

 

Consult Your Physician or Health Care Provider.  If you are under the care of another health care provider or currently use prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary changes or potential dietary supplement use with your current health care provider. You should not discontinue any prescription medications because of information you have read on this website or received from us without first consulting that health care provider. You understand that the information shared through our Website, Programs, Products and Services is not meant to take the place of seeing your current health care provider.

 

Your Full Disclosure to Us. You agree to fully disclose to us in writing any specific health situation and physical or mental health issues including, but not limited to, possible or actual pregnancy, inflammatory joint conditions, prior or existing injury, chronic pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung condition, or any medications, herbs or supplements you are currently taking prior to the start of using any aspect of our Website, Programs, Products or Services, whether provided by us or affiliated with us.

 

Not Evaluated by the FDA.  The information contained on this Website or provided through our Website, Programs, Products and Services has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

 

Personal Responsibility. We aim to accurately represent the information provided by or through our Website, Programs, Products and Services. You are acknowledging that you are participating voluntarily in using our Website, Programs, Products and Services, and you alone are solely and personally responsible for your choices, actions and results. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your health, life and well-being, as well as the health, lives and well-being of your family and children (where applicable), for all decisions now and in the future.

 

No Guarantees. Our role is to support and assist you in reaching your own health and lifestyle goals, but your success depends primarily on your own effort, motivation, commitment and follow-through. We cannot and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular result, and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual. Each individual’s health and wellness success depends on his or her unique background, dedication, desire, motivation and actions. As with any healthy lifestyle or fitness-related program, product or service, your results may vary, and will be based on many variables, including, but not limited to, your physical body, body chemistry, daily demands, energy expenditure, stage of life, individual capacity, life experience, unique health and genetic profile, starting point, range of motion, expertise, and level of commitment.

 

Testimonials. We present real world experiences, testimonials, and insights about other people’s experiences for purposes of illustration only. The testimonials, examples, and photos used are of actual clients and results they personally achieved. Each client has approved these testimonials, examples, and photos for use in materials to speak to our Program, Product and/or Services, but they are not intended to represent or guarantee that current or future clients will achieve the same or similar results.  Rather, these client stories represent what is possible with our Programs, Products and/or Services. Each of these unique stories, and any and all results reported in these stories by our clients, are the culmination of numerous variables, some of which we cannot control.

 

Assumption of Risk. There are sometimes unknown individual risks and circumstances that can arise during use of our Website, Programs, Products and Services that cannot be foreseen that can influence or reduce results.  We are not responsible for your personal choices or actions before, during or after use of our Website, Programs, Products and Services. You understand that any mention of any suggestion or recommendation on or through our Website, Programs, Products or Services is to be taken at your own risk, with no liability on our part, recognizing that there is a rare chance that illness, injury or even death could result. You accept full responsibility for the consequences of your use, or non-use, of any information provided by us through any means whatsoever.Your use, or non-use, of this information is at your own risk, and you absolve us of any liability or loss that you, or your family or children (if applicable) or any other person, may incur from your or their use, or non-use, of the information provided.

 

No Liability. We do not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, due to any act or default of anyone or any business, whether owners, staff, agents or otherwise, affiliated with Kara Sorensen, MS, LAc.  We do not assume liability for any of our owners, staff, agents, or otherwise who is engaged in providing our Website, Programs, Products or Services, whether through in-person, phone, Skype, webinars, teleseminars, webcams, social media, or otherwise, in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, individual and/or group programs, online forums, classes, workshops, events, retreats, seminars, coaching sessions, consultations and/or trainings in any location, including, but not limited to, any health food store, grocery store, yoga studio, fitness studio, spa, hotel, resort, cruise ship, cooking class, private home, restaurant, health fair, company/business, non-profit organization, hospital, medical practice, library, school, university or outdoor setting.  In the event that you use any information provided on or through our Website, Program, Products and Services by us or affiliated with us, we assume no responsibility.

 

Every Effort.  Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information shared on or through our Website, Programs, Products and Services, the information may inadvertently contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We are not responsible for the views, opinions, or accuracy of facts referenced on or through our Website, Programs, Products and Services or those of any other individual or company affiliated with us in any way. Every effort has been made to present you with the most accurate, up-to-date information, but because the nature of scientific research is constantly evolving, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of our content.

 

Release of Claims.  We will not be held responsible or liable in any way for the information, products or materials that you request or receive through or on our Website, Programs, Products and Services. You agree to release all claims such that in no event will we be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, equitable or consequential damages for any use of or reliance on this Website, Programs, Products and Services, or on those affiliated with us in any way; including, without limitation, for accidents, delays, injuries, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits, personal or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or difficulties.

 

No Warranties.  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR OUR PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

 

External Links.  Reference or links in our Website, Programs, Products or Services to any other individual’s, business or entity’s information, opinions, advice, programs, products or services do not constitute our formal endorsement. We are merely sharing information for your own self-help only. We are not responsible for the website content, blogs, e-mails, videos, social media, programs, products and/or services of any off-site web pages, companies or persons linked or referenced in our Website, Programs, Products or Services.  Should our Website link appear in any other individual’s, business’s or entity’s website, program, product or services, it does not constitute our formal endorsement of them, their business or their website.

 

Implicit Agreement.  By using our Website, Programs, Products and Services you implicitly signify your agreement to all parts of the above Disclaimer.

 

Questions.  If you have any questions about this Disclaimer, please contact us at info (at) karasorensen.com.