Terms & Conditions

This website is owned and operated by Rebekah Nelson (DBA Whisper Training). These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors virtual coaching / video coaching services, horseback riding lessons, and horse training (in person sessions currently suspended due to pandemic - only virtual coaching services are offered at this time). By accessing or using the website of our service, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.


If YOU do not wish to be bound by the Conditions and this Agreement, YOU must stop using the Website & Services immediately.

In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 13 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.

Contact Info for Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training:

Email: whispertraining@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:

Whisper Training

#1020

251 West Lee Highway Suite 615

Warrenton, VA 20186


Notice: 

Any person (hereinafter referred to as STUDENT or PARTICIPANT) accessing or using this website (www.whispertraining.net) or any services provided by Rebekah Nelson (DBA Whisper Training), hereafter referred to as INSTRUCTOR, today and on all future dates hereby approves that they have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms as follows:

  1. Inherent Risks and Assumption of Risk. The participant acknowledges there are inherent risks associated with equine activities such as described below, and hereby expressly assumes all risks associated with participating in such activities. The inherent risks include, but are not limited to the propensity of equines to behave in ways such as running, bucking, biting, kicking, shying, stumbling, rearing, falling, or stepping on that may result in an injury, harm, or death to persons or other horses on or around them; the unpredictability of equine’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions; collisions with other animals; the limited availability of emergency medical care; and the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within the participant’s ability.


Participant acknowledges that horses, by their very nature are unpredictable and subject to animal whim. Participant understands that any information, advice, guidance, or instruction given during riding lessons, training sessions, video coaching services, over video chat, telephone, or during email follow up (or any written or verbal communication including, but not limited to online chat and texting) is for informational purposes only and any actions taken by the student based on this information, advice, instruction, or guidance is taken at the participant's own risk. Participant assumes all risks in connection therewith and expressly waives any claims for injury or loss arising therefrom. Participant agrees to abide by and follow Instructor's rules and regulations, terms and conditions, and privacy policy which shall be posted and/or available from time to time. Participant further acknowledges that the behavior of any animal is contingent to some extent upon the ability of the Participant. Participant assumes all risks therefore and warrants a full and fair disclosure of Participant’s abilities have been made to the Instructor.


Participant expressly releases Instructor from any and all claims for personal injury, property damage, or injury or death of a horse even if caused by negligence (if allowed by the laws of this state) by Instructor or its representatives, agents, or employees.


Warning

Under Virginia Law, and equine activity sponsor or equine professional shall not be liable for an injury to or death of a participant engaged in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to Va. Code Ann. 3.1-796.132.


  1. Student agrees to hold harmless, indemnify, and defend Instructor against, and hold harmless from, any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, judgments, orders, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees, whether actually incurred or not, which may in any way arise from or be connected with Participant’s use of Instructor's website or services or presence upon the property used by Instructor and facilities located thereon.


  1. In the event that Participant is using Participant’s own horse, or a horse not owned by Instructor for in person lessons or training, Participant warrants said horse(s) shall be free from infection, contagious or transmittable diseases. Instructor reserves right to refuse access or use of any horse upon the premises that does not appear to Instructor to be in good health, or is deemed dangerous or undesirable.


  1. Participant agrees to waive the protection of any applicable statutes in this jurisdiction whose purpose, substance, and/or effect is to provide that a general release shall not extend to claims, material or otherwise, which the person giving the release does not know or suspect to exist at the time of executing said release.



When buying an item, you agree that: (i) you are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a commitment to buy it: (ii) you enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item and you complete the check-out payment process.


The prices we charge for using our services / for our products are listed on the website. We reserve the right to change our prices for products displayed at any time, and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. Additional information about pricing and sales tax is available on the payments page.


We may, without prior notice, change the services; stop providing the services or any features of the services we offer; or create limits for the services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason.


The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Rebekah Nelson. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.


We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time.


You agree to indemnify and hold Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.


WARNING: Under Virginia Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. VA. CODE ANN. 3.2-6202


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Rebekah Nelson, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Rebekah Nelson assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.


We reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should review these page periodically. When we change the Terms in a material manner, we will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms. Your continued use of the Website or our service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service.


You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time. 


Rebekah Nelson dba Whisper Training has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

This Site may contain links to other Web sites operated by third parties other than Rebekah Nelson or Whisper Training. Such links are provided for your convenience only. Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training do not control such Web sites and are not responsible for their content. The fact that this Site contains links to other sites does not mean that Rebekah Nelson or Whisper Training approves of, endorses or recommends those sites, nor does it imply any association with their operators. Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site and disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from any third party Web sites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in this Site.


Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.


PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)


Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the Titles, Descriptions, and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.



ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION


We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.


You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.


For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.



SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS


Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.


SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES


In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.



DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Rebekah Nelson or Whisper Training, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.



INDEMNIFICATION


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Rebekah Nelson & Whisper Training and our affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of Virginia, United States of America, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States of America. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.