Difference-Maker Community Values and Guidelines
Creative on Purpose Vision and Mission
Creative on Purpose envisions a world where everyone is encouraged to explore and develop their potential through fulfilling work done with and for others.
Creative on Purpose is a compass helping advancing difference-makers live their legacy.
Thank you for reviewing our community values and guidelines.
This is a living document. You may notice updates and improvements to these principles and practices. Revisit them often. Creative on Purpose reserves the right to terminate your membership from this community if these terms are violated.
Community Values and Guidelines
Who we are and what we do.
We are advancing difference-makers living our legacy through endeavors that matter. We believe we enhance our own lives through endeavors that serve others.
We are curious, courageous, considerate, and compassionate.
Our community is a safe and brave space where everyone is invited and encouraged to explore and develop their potential. Every member's freedom to thrive extends until it inhibits others’ ability to do the same.
We don’t instruct. We inquire. We don’t advise. We ask.
Certainty and value judgments limit everyone’s ability to learn and grow. We practice curiosity, courage, consideration, and compassion in all of our exchanges.
We hold space.
We create and leverage generous tension that encourages leaning in and learning by doing. We also hold space for pausing, reflecting, and rethinking.
We trust ourselves and each other. We extend the benefit of the doubt to ourselves and each other. Caring for others begins with caring for ourselves.
If we tend to speak often, we practice silence so that others may speak. We practice active and deep listening.
We speak from our own experience.
No one knows everything. Together we know a lot.
We do not generalize about groups of people or presume anything about someone else’s experience.
We speak with “I” statements and questions (I believe, I wonder, I struggle with, I was hurt by, etc.), and we reflect on the identities we carry that impact our own and other’s experiences.
We are inclusive, celebrate diversity, and cultivate equity.
Our community welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations, and faiths.
We treat everyone with dignity and respect at all times.
This is an anti-racist community. We actively interrupt racist systems and seek to build a safe, fair, and equitable world for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, and other communities that have historically experienced exclusion or oppression.
We can disagree without being disagreeable.
Disagreements are natural and can foster learning and growth. We share assertions and welcome counter-assertions. We recognize that multiple realities are possible and practice “both/and” thinking and statements.
Unresolved disagreement doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected or remain on good terms.
We do not tolerate language that is blaming or shaming toward ourselves or others.
We name and own when there is a disconnect between intent and impact.
We recognize that everyone stumbles, misspeaks, and doesn’t always express themselves as clearly as they would like. We know there is often a disconnect between intent and impact and work together to bridge the gap when it occurs.
We assume good intent and help each other acknowledge and apologize for a negative impact, no matter how unintended.
We honor confidentiality.
Personal stories and experiences shared here remain here. The lessons learned here are shared everywhere.
We ask for permission before we share anyone else’s ideas, insights, or information anywhere.
We attend events in Zoom meeting rooms. We show up on mic, on camera, and prepared to participate in breakout rooms. We contribute to discussions in accord with our community guidelines.
We attend events live. We allow recordings and images to be used to promote our community. and attract more of the right people to join us here.
We allow everyone to define what success is for themselves.
Success means different things to different people. In this community, we encourage you to define what success looks and feels like for yourself.
We honor our own and each other’s definition of success and support each other’s pursuit of success as often as we are able.
We acknowledge our agency.
None of us are guaranteed outcomes or results. We recognize that effort engaged with intention and integrity is its own reward.
We take responsibility for our perspectives, decisions, and actions.
We practice gratitude and generosity.
Expressing gratitude and extending generosity boosts our mood, lifts our spirits, and positively shifts our mindset and posture. We practice gratitude and generosity in all our endeavors and exchanges.
We are all fascinating.
This reminder helps because it’s true. People are fascinating. They are, and so are you.
Each of us is complicated and conflicted–capable of heroism and villainy, kindness and cruelty, selflessness and selfishness. None of us is an absolute saint or outright sinner.
Accepting this complexity creates space to hold ourselves and each other with a bit more compassion and grace.
Holding this tension opens the door for a healthier response rather than an unhelpful reaction. On the other side of that threshold lies equanimity, understanding, and a better way forward.
CREATIVE ON PURPOSE PURCHASE CONTRACT
This writing outlines the intended legal relationship between Creative on Purpose, LLC (the “COMPANY”, and you (the “CLIENT”). The writing (the “AGREEMENT”) is intended to govern and control your purchase of a Creative on Purpose Product or Service the “PROGRAM”) from the COMPANY.
The COMPANY and the CLIENT are the intended parties (the “PARTIES”) to this AGREEMENT.
ACCEPTING THESE TERMS
As the CLIENT, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with the COMPANY, an LLC in Virginia, USA according to the following terms and conditions, when you do any of the following:
- Click “I Agree”
- Email your statement of agreement
- Enter your credit card information
- Sign this agreement on this page, or reverse
- Enroll electronically in the PROGRAM
- Enroll verbally, or otherwise, in the PROGRAM
With this acceptance, the PARTIES agree that any individual, associate, and or assign are bound by the terms of this AGREEMENT. A facsimile, electronic, or emailed executed copy of acceptance of this AGREEMENT is legally binding with either a written or electronic signature and has the same result as an originally signed copy.
This AGREEMENT is executed and valid, when CLIENT accepts these terms (electronically, verbally, written, and or otherwise).
The terms of this AGREEMENT are binding on any additional goods and or services supplied by COMPANY to CLIENT.
PARTIES agree that the PROGRAM is in the nature of personal development.
The scope of services provided by COMPANY according to this AGREEMENT are limited to those listed on COMPANY’s website, or as part of the PROGRAM. COMPANY reserves the right to substitute services equal to or comparable to the PROGRAM for the CLIENT if the need arises, without prior notice.
The term “Confidential Information” means INFORMATION WHICH IS NOT GENERALLY KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC RELATING TO THE CLIENT’S BUSINESS OR PERSONAL AFFAIRS.
COMPANY agrees not to disclose, reveal, or make use of any Confidential Information learned of through its transactions with CLIENT during discussions and interactions with CLIENT, or otherwise, without the written consent of CLIENT.
COMPANY shall keep the Confidential Information of the CLIENT in strictest confidence and shall use its best efforts to safeguard the CLIENT’s Confidential Information and to protect it against disclosure, misuse, espionage, loss, and theft.
NO TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
COMPANY’s copyrighted and original materials are provided to the CLIENT for his or her INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY and under a limited single-user license.
CLIENT is not authorized to use any of COMPANY’s intellectual property, trademarks and or copyrights, for any purpose. CLIENT is not authorized to share, copy, distribute, or otherwise disseminate any materials received from COMPANY electronically, or otherwise without the prior written consent of the COMPANY.
COMPANY agrees and allows CLIENT to make one (1) printed physical copy of the provided materials for CLIENT’s personal use.
ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING COMPANY’S COPYRIGHTED COURSE MATERIALS SHALL REMAIN THE SOLE PROPERTY OF THE COMPANY. NO LICENSE TO SELL OR DISTRIBUTE COMPANY’S MATERIALS IS GRANTED OR IMPLIED.
To the extent that CLIENT interacts with COMPANY staff and or other clients, CLIENT agrees to behave professionally, courteously, and respectfully with staff and clients at all times. CLIENT agrees that failing to follow course rules is cause for termination of this AGREEMENT. In the event of such a termination, CLIENT is not entitled to recoup any amounts paid and remains responsible for all outstanding amounts of the Fee.
In the event that a dispute arises between the PARTIES or a grievance by CLIENT, the PARTIES agree and accept that the only venue for resolving such a dispute is the venue identified below. PARTIES further agree that they will not engage in any conduct or communications public or private, designed to disparage the other. Such an act constitutes a breach of this AGREEMENT.
USE OF PROGRAM MATERIALS
- By accepting this AGREEMENT, CLIENT consents to recordings being made of the PROGRAM.
- COMPANY reserves the right to use, at its sole discretion, the following: PROGRAM materials, videos, audio recordings, and materials submitted by CLIENT (in the context of the PROGRAM); for future lecture, teaching, and marketing materials, and further other goods/services provided by COMPANY, without compensation to the CLIENT.
- CLIENT consents to its name, voice, and likeness being used by COMPANY for future lecture, teaching, and marketing materials, and further other goods/services provided by COMPANY, without compensation to the CLIENT.
NO RESALE OF SERVICES PERMITTED
CLIENT agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the PROGRAM including materials, use of the PROGRAM, or access to the PROGRAM. This AGREEMENT is not transferable or assignable without the COMPANY’s prior written consent.
If CLIENT is (1) behind in payment, or (2) otherwise in default of this AGREEMENT, then full payment is immediately due and CLIENT is barred from using any of COMPANY’s services. COMPANY is allowed to immediately collect all Fees from CLIENT and stop providing further services to CLIENT.
CLIENT agrees to pay COMPANY the stated fee (the “FEE”) according to the payment terms:
- As outlined on COMPANY’s website,
- Provided through email,
- According to the Payment Schedule and the payment plan selected by CLIENT (the “FEE”), or
- As otherwise noted in this AGREEMENT.
This PROGRAM requires full commitment and investment.
Upon execution of this AGREEMENT, CLIENT is responsible for the full Fee. If CLIENT decides to cancel, not participate, or changes his or her mind, the COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY REFUND FOR ANY REASON TO THE CLIENT.
CHARGEBACKS & PAYMENT SECURITY
To the extent that CLIENT provides COMPANY with credit card(s) information for payment of Fee on CLIENT’s account, COMPANY is authorized to charge CLIENT’s credit card(s)for any unpaid charges on the dates agreed to in the Payment Schedule.
CLIENT shall not make any chargebacks to COMPANY’s account or cancel the credit card that is provided as security without COMPANY’s prior written consent. CLIENT is responsible for any fees associated with recouping payment and collection fees associated with the chargeback. CLIENT shall not change any of the credit card information provided to the COMPANY without notifying COMPANY in advance.
In the event of any conflict between the provisions contained in this AGREEMENT, any marketing materials used by COMPANY, COMPANY’s representatives, or employees, the provisions in this AGREEMENT control.
This AGREEMENT is the entire AGREEMENT between the PARTIES relating to the subject matter and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, negotiations and understandings, oral or written. Modification to this AGREEMENT is by a writing signed by both PARTIES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By using COMPANY’s services and enrolling in the PROGRAM, CLIENT releases COMPANY, its officers, employees, directors, and related entities from any and all damages that may result from his or participation in the PROGRAM. The PROGRAM provides a product or service. CLIENT accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or non-foreseeable arising from the PROGRAM.
Regardless of the previous paragraph, if COMPANY is found to be liable, COMPANY’s liability to CLIENT or to any third party is limited to the lessor of:
(a) The total amount of money CLIENT paid to COMPANY in the one month prior to the action giving rise to the liability, or
(b) 70% of the purchase price of the PROGRAM.
All claims against the COMPANY must be filed with the entity having jurisdiction within 90 days of the date of the first claim or otherwise be forfeited forever. CLIENT agrees that COMPANY will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from, including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of COMPANY’s services or enrollment in the PROGRAM.
CLIENT agrees that use of COMPANY’s services is at CLIENT’s own risk.
In the event, either party is unable to perform its obligations under the terms of this Agreement because of acts of God, epidemics, pandemics, shutdowns (local, state, or federal), strikes, equipment or transmission failure or damage reasonably beyond its control, or other causes reasonably beyond its control, such party shall not be liable for damages to the other for any damages resulting from such failure to perform or otherwise from such causes.
COMPANY recognizes and agrees that all of the COMPANY’s shareholders, trustees, affiliates, and successors shall not be held personally responsible or liable for any actions, or representations of the COMPANY.
CLIENT shall defend, indemnify (insure and protect), and hold harmless the COMPANY, COMPANY’s shareholders, trustees, affiliates, and successors from and against all liabilities and expenses that they may incur or be obligated to pay because of their relationship with the PROGRAM.
These include (without limitation): claims, damages, judgments, awards, settlements, investigations, legal actions, regulatory actions, costs, attorneys fees, disbursements, or the like that occur from or are related to this AGREEMENT.
Any expenses or liabilities that result from a breach of this AGREEMENT, sole negligence, or willful misconduct by the COMPANY, COMPANY’s shareholders, Trustees, Affiliates, or Successors are excluded from indemnification.
DISCLAIMER OF GUARANTEE
CLIENT ACCEPTS AND AGREES THAT HE OR SHE IS 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER PROGRESS AND RESULTS FROM THE PROGRAM. CLIENT ACCEPTS AND AGREES THAT HE OR SHE IS THE ONE VITAL ELEMENT TO THE PROGRAM’S SUCCESS AND THAT COMPANY CANNOT CONTROL CLIENT.
COMPANY makes no representations or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding performance of this AGREEMENT other than those specifically stated. COMPANY and its affiliates disclaim the implied warranties of titles, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. COMPANY makes no guarantee or warranty that the PROGRAM will meet CLIENT’s requirements or that all CLIENTs will achieve the same results.
CHOICE OF LAW/VENUE
This AGREEMENT is governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
The PARTIES agree to submit any dispute or controversy arising out of, or relating to this AGREEMENT to arbitration in the State of Virginia according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration is binding upon the PARTIES and their successors in interest. The prevailing party may collect all reasonable legal fees from the non-prevailing party in order to enforce the provisions of this AGREEMENT.
The ownership, non-circumvention, non-disparagement, proprietary rights, and confidentiality provisions, and any provisions relating to payment of Fees owed set forth in this AGREEMENT, and any other provisions that by their sense and context the PARTIES intend to have survive, shall survive the termination of this AGREEMENT for any reason.
If any of the parts or provisions contained in this AGREEMENT are interpreted as invalid or unenforceable only that part or provision is affected. The invalidity or unenforceability does not affect the other parts or provisions of the AGREEMENT.