PSTEC Worldwide Ltd wants to encourage use by those doing self help and also by self employed therapists working one to one. For this reason and also subject to the terms set out below, the standard PSTEC therapy system has been made freely available in that context. Other optional PSTEC resources are available too.
There are certain additional terms and conditions which apply to businesses and to public bodies and to their users. As such, businesses or corporate users wishing to use PSTEC should be sure to carefully study the section of these terms headed: "Copyright, Limitations of Use, Business Use & Corporate Licenses For Use".
For example: Individual users who may have been given access to the "PSTEC Pro Health And Well Being" system by their employer or by some other authorised corporate entity may only use "PSTEC Pro" while that organisation has a current and valid license for such corporate use.
Of course individuals and self helpers who have been introduced to PSTEC by their employers are still welcome to visit www.pstec.org in order to download the free standard self help system as anyone else would.
The copyrighted PSTEC process is not warranted in any way. Dealing with serious issues requires the user to think about those issues and to recall things which may be painful. The PSTEC process has been represented as fully and honestly as possible and this representation is based upon feedback already received but you should make your own decisions as regards its appropriateness for any particular issue or problem. No therapeutic method is perfect or absolutely suited to every user.
PSTEC is not advocated for children or under 18s, therefore any such use should be monitored by a therapist who has studied PSTEC to advanced level and preferable one who has also passed the exams at that level. PSTEC is not advocated for pain control because whilst it may very well work you should always seek medical assistance for such problems. The process may trigger memories. If you have doubts about your ability to use the process then you may like to consider engaging the services of a therapist or mentor to guide you. Some people have reported physical responses. Some people have reported a churning in the stomach for emotional issues. Some people find the process tiring and so you may wish to avoid too many repetitions at any given time or to sleep on it afterwards. Occasionally people have reported other physical sensations including (very rarely) pain, which subsequently passed. You use the process at your own discretion and you accept full and sole liability for its use. Those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy or mental illnesses, or those who are receiving psychological treatment for a problem should always seek medical advice. Likewise if you are in any doubt as to its appropriateness for any issue or if you are medicating for a particular problem then you should seek professional advice. The information on this site should not be regarded as a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical practitioner and is not intended as such. With regard to the PSTEC weight loss tracks, no claim is made with regard to results any individual can expect, nor is any warranty implied.
Professional Ethics: I expect therapists/counselors and the like to use PSTEC ethically and also to behave in a professional manner. Therapists/Counselors and the like who purchase training materials and/or who choose to use the PSTEC logos or make reference to the registered PSTEC trademark may have their rights to do so completely removed if I (Tim Phizackerley) believe there is any doubt regarding their ethics or standard of behaviour. The same would apply if they are deemed by me to have behaved in any way which would bring disrepute to either PSTEC or myself. Under such circumstances notice would be given in writing and no further use of the PSTEC materials or trademarked name would be permitted in any way thereafter. Therapists advertising PSTEC are not vetted. Just because a therapist may be advertising PSTEC, it should not be taken as an endorsement of their ability, ethics or experience. Likewise inclusion of therapists trainers or coaches on any PSTEC website should not be regarded as an endorsement of either them, their ethics or their abilities. Opinions expressed by third parties: Opinions and claims made with regard to PSTEC by affiliates or by other third parties should not be accepted as fact. The PSTEC copyright holder will not be held liable for any claims of efficacy made by other people.
Copyright, Limitations of Use, Business Use & Corporate Licenses For Use
PSTEC took a huge amount of work to develop and so the PSTEC process is the intellectual property of the copyright owner & PSTEC Worldwide Ltd). The audio files and the process are subject to copyright which means that without signed, and witnessed prior written agreement from the copyright owner you can't sell them (see requests for commercial use). You cannot distribute them, or create derivatives but you are more than free to use them on yourself. Likewise if you are a self employed therapist you may use them in your therapy practice but ONLY for one to one therapy with private individuals. Business/Corporate work or similar work for is subject to additional terms. Corporate or public sector use of PSTEC may require a license (see below).
Detail: Any business, organisation or public body numbering more than three people MUST adhere to additional terms and conditions if wishing to use PSTEC (such use is considered corporate).
Likewise a therapist contracted to work for such an organisation IS deemed by PSTEC Worldwide Ltd and PSTEC Services to be a temporary employee of such an organisation and therefore the organisation MUST still ensure that they have a valid license for use of PSTEC.
Therapists working in such a manner should notify the organisation of their need for a license. Such notification should be made in writing to the client organisation and a copy of the correspondence sent immediately to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and headed "CORPORATE NOTIFICATION HAS BEEN MADE". The email must also contain appropriate contact details for both the therapist and also the organisation in question.
As has been stated, corporate work, or work for the public sector is subject to certain additional terms and such organisations do require a "Corporate Usage License" for such use of PSTEC.
Such organisations MUST purchase a license for the use of PSTEC if such use extends beyond a one off trial period of 14 days or if PSTEC is to be used with more than 10 people. Outside of the one off trial period, use of PSTEC is STRICTLY prohibited without a valid "Corporate Usage License" (hereafter simply referred to as license). These licenses are issued only by PSTEC Services under the auspices of PSTEC Worldwide Ltd. Such corporate use licenses are valid for no more than 12 months from the date of issue. Licenses must to be renewed annually or the right to use PSTEC will lapse immediately. (Full details are covered in the individual licenses since the contents may vary business to business, organisation to organisation.
PSTEC Services can be contacted via PSTEC Worldwide Ltd and licenses can only be purchased directly from PSTEC Services with the consent of PSTEC Worldwide Ltd. In order to renew a license or to make an enquiry as to cost, please send an email to email@example.com and title it "CORPORATE LICENSE REQUEST".
The cost of a license is dependent upon the intended uses and also on the size and nature of the organisation wishing to use PSTEC. The price will be determined based on information supplied by the registering organisation. Such information must be accurate and meaningful. If the level of use increases considerably then this should be notified so that the license may be reviewed. License requests are unlikely to be refused but PSTEC Worldwide reserves the right to refuse the granting of corporate licenses if it deems such a refusal appropriate. Failure to follow procedure or to pay license fees on time, may result in complete revocation of all rights to use PSTEC. Use of PSTEC by such bodies without an appropriate license must cease. Any failure to do so would be breach of copyright and as such is subject to severe financial penalties.
However we recognise that people sometimes overlook things and we consider fairness and generosity important, and so rather than be punitive, the option to pay retrospective license fees may be offered. Therefore where an organisation has inadvertently overlooked the license requirement it should be possible to pay a retrospective license fee. At the discretion of PSTEC Services, under the auspices of PSTEC Worldwide LTD, these may be charged either at the normal rate or at a higher than normal rate. Wheresoever used, ownership of PSTEC™ and the PSTEC tools and processes remains that of the copyright holder Tim Phizackerley and PSTEC Worldwide Limited.
Use in 3rd party ventures, and additional information regarding Corporate or Government use:
Please remember that unauthorised distribution of the PSTEC audio is strictly prohibited. Therefore if you want to incorporate it in training materials or programmes, courses, CDs, books, other products or to use PSTEC as part of other commercial ventures, or for large scale programmes then you must seek, and first be granted written permission by the copyright owner. Any corporate or public body use will most probably require purchase of a license. (see above). This applies to both profit and non-profit ventures. (See Requests and Enquiries Regarding Commercial Use; below). Copyright violations, either direct or by means of derivatives will be subject to legal action.
Loss of goods following purchase:
Some people have requested that downloads be resent to them many months after purchase, simply because they changed or upgraded their computers. In other words they lost the files.
In exactly the same way as with shop bought physical purchases, responsibility rests with the buyer to look after their purchase and not to lose it.
Because PSTEC now has many thousands of users, such requests for resends can create a huge and completely unnecessary overhead in terms of support time. Therefore, whether products are resent is at our discretion. If we do offer to resend a product, there will be a $10 charge for each product resent.
Limit of liability with respect to goods offered:
If any PSTEC products have been downloaded or purchased from this or other copyright holder licensed PSTEC websites such as www.pstecaudiosource.org, the total limit of liability will not exceed the purchase value under any circumstances. For example, and with regard to something such as a defective CD, it may either be refunded or replaced at our discretion. With regard to the purchase of sealed goods such as a CD: Right to cancel does not apply once the seal is broken. Notification of such should be sent by email. In the event of a number of products being purchased, but only a fraction proving faulty, the liability would be determined on a proportionate basis. The purchaser may be asked to arrange return of the goods in order to obtain such recompense. See also "Returns policy" (below).
Since PSTEC is British, use of PSTEC in any capacity constitutes an unconditional acceptance that only English Courts will have jurisdiction with regard to any dispute of any kind that may arise.
Requests and Enquiries Regarding Commercial Use
PSTEC is copyright. However since the PSTEC Percussive Suggestion Technique™ is so incredibly effective and so astonishingly predictable there may be those who would like to incorporate the technique into commercial ventures such as corporate training programmes, books, videos, audio programs, management or personal change training courses, CDs etc. All such use is prohibited without written permission from the copyright holder & PSTEC Worldwide Ltd. However rather than be completely protectionist in this regard we will be more than happy to discuss such things with you so please get in touch.
To discuss requests for commercial uses such as those just mentioned please call on the phone rather than by email since the PSTEC mailbox can get rather busy. Failure to do so and to get approval as stated above would constitute copyright infringement and legal action would be likely to follow.
--- Please Note: A special PSTEC package for corporate use exists. Please enquire ---
I am committed to producing products of the highest possible quality and I believe that visitors to the PSTEC website should be treated fairly. Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you have a right to cancel your order for any item purchased on this website. However, in accordance with the regulations this does not apply to any of the following:
1. Items personalised or made to your specification;
2. Audio/video recordings that you have unsealed:
3. Any items that, by reason of their nature, cannot be returned.
If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied with any item purchased, you may request a refund within 7 days of receipt assuming that the item is not so excluded by the distance selling regulations (see above). To cancel, you can email or write (see Contact page for details) within seven working days of delivery of your item(s), quoting the product purchased, time and date of your order number and any other payment or order reference that may be applicable such as a paypal transaction id or CD order number. When goods are sold Paypal is our preference for payment because it gives consumers additional protection.
The distance selling regulations exclude or apply special conditions to certain types of items as explained above. If you require assistance or have queries with regard to cancellation or possible refund then please first send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend that you keep all relevant Order Acknowledgement notifications, as proof of purchase in the event of any after-sales queries. Without these it may not be possible to satisfy a customer request in this regard.
If the product is damaged/faulty or the wrong item and you require a replacement, please return the product in its original packaging, and enclose written information giving full details of the damage or fault. With regard to multiple CDs purchased at the same time please enquire as to whether the entire pack should be returned or not. A replacement of the faulty goods will be sent free of charge. If you do not wish to retain the product and simply want a refund, return the complete product (which must remain in their original seals in the case of CDs) within 14 days, and we will process a refund according to your method of payment. Please again note that CDs cannot be refunded if the seal is broken in any way. Pack the parcel securely in it's original packaging to ensure the packaging is sufficiently robust to avoid transit damage. Customers are responsible for paying return postage (unless otherwise stated upon enquiry). We recommend using Recorded Delivery services since proof of dispatch may be needed if lost in transit, and Special Delivery tracked services for items above £39 in value. This does not affect your statutory rights.
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PSTec will remain freely available for everyone who wants to use it.