Policies and Procedures

The Policies and Procedures of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (TgAAI™) are presented on this page for your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Debit Card Payment Policy

Please be aware that payments made by use of a Debit card may show full charges when the card is initially authorized and that it may take up to 14 days for the charges to be removed from your account.

Enrollment Policy - Hands-On Courses

The number of course participants is limited based on space. The number of students per course will range between 12-26, with additional Instructors or Certified Assistants attending as needed.

Advanced, payment in full, is required for all Introductory classes. A $250 deposit is required for the Meridians & Specific Conditions course, the balance of that course payment is due eight (8) weeks prior to class. If you have paid for your courses via the TgAAI Product Cart, payment in full will be charged to your credit card at this time.

The Introductory, Shiatsu, and Tui Na classes are to be paid in advance, in full.

Payment & Refund Policy - Hands-on & Online Courses

Students may withdraw from any hands-on or online course, at any time.

If a student withdraws from a hands-on class conducted in the United States, there is no refund. Course fees, less a $100 administrative fee per course, may be transferred to either an online course or a future hands-on course.

Please Note: If a student withdraws from an international course (those conducted outside of the United States), there is no refund or transfer of funds.

Students may withdraw from any on-line course, at any time, however no transfer or refund of monies is available. Colorado Students, please see course refund policies as provided in the DPOS catalog.

Electives

Participants in the Tallgrass Practitioner Program are welcome to submit letters or certificates of completion in other areas of complementary medicine from other educational programs. Participants who have completed extensive studies in TCM, massage, essential oils, Reiki, kinesiology, TTouch, homeopathy, etc. will receive the 40 Learning Units upon demonstration of successful completion. Our purpose in requiring electives is to add to participants’ knowledge base. The more you know, the better you can serve animals. Rarely does any single modality stand alone. It is best to have many resources available.

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute - Terms of Website Use:

Copyright

All material contained on this website and the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute’s Online course work program is copyrighted and is protected under U.S. and international copyright laws, whether or not a notice of proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. The copyrights are owned by Tallgrass Publishers, LLC. This site, the TGAAI’s online course site, and the content provided in both sites, including, but not limited to, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, and text, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may view and print one copy of material from this website as long as:

  1. The material is used for information purposes only; 
  2. The material is used for non-commercial purposes only; and 
  3. The Copy of the material include the TgAAI copyright notice, TgAAI website and contact information. 

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure (TgAAI™) welcomes you. The following Website Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) governs your general access to and use of this website. Please review this Agreement carefully.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using the general areas of this website, you agree to be legally bound by all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this website now.

TgAAI reserves the right to revise this Agreement at any time. You are bound by any such revisions and should periodically visit this page to review the current Agreement terms to which you are bound. Your use of the website after the posting of modifications to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as modified. If, at any time, you do not wish to accept this Agreement, you may not use this website.

Age Requirements

If you are under the age of 18 years, your use of this website must be approved by a parent or legal guardian. All registrations in TgAAI programs must be submitted by someone 18 years of age or older. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate in TgAAI courses.

Trademarks

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and its logos are trademarks or servicemarks of TgAAI and are protected under U.S. and international trademark laws, whether or not a notice of proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying Tallgrass Animal Acuprssure Institute or its logos. You may not use these or any other TgAAI trademarks or servicemarks without the express written permission of TgAAI, which may be requested by clicking here.

Disclaimers

While TgAAI attempts to provide accurate information on this website, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. TgAAI may change any information on this website at any time without notice. Material on this site is provided "as is" and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either express or implied. TgAAI expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, the TgAAI website or the information presented on this website.

The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the site are for general information only. Such information should not be considered veterinary or medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified veterinarian or physician. Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other governmental authority unless specifically noted. In addition, certifications through TgAAI do not indicate certification degrees or licensing by U.S. state or federal agencies.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, TgAAI does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the TgAAI website, and information from this website should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. Moreover, TgAAI makes no warranty that this website, or the server that makes it available, is free from viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

In any jurisdiction that does not permit disclaimers of liability such as the foregoing, TgAAI’s liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.

The acupoint locations shown on this website are commonly accepted acupressure and veterinary point locations. It is understood that different schools of Chinese Medicine may locate acupoints in slightly different locations.

Links

While this website contains links to third-party websites, TgAAI is not responsible for the content or performance of any linked websites. While TgAAI works to obtain quality resources for this website, these links are provided as a convenience, and TgAAI does not endorse the companies or contents of any linked websites. TgAAI also does not guarantee or imply any guarantee as to the validity of the information obtained on linked websites or the availability of said linked websites. TgAAI welcomes your assistance in reporting bad links by clicking here

Prohibited Uses

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store information or other material on, to, or through this website that: 1. Is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner; 2. Reveals trade secrets, unless you own them; 3. Infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; 4. Constitutes advertisements or solicitations of business, surveys, contests, chain letters, or pyramid schemes; or Contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, covertly intercept, or appropriate any system, data, or information.

You further agree not to:

1. Use any incomplete, false, or inaccurate biographical information or other information for purposes of registering as a user of this website, or for purposes of registering for any classes offered through this website;

2. Delete or revise any material or other information of any other user or TgAAI;

3. Collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;

4. Allow any other person or entity to use your username or password for posting or viewing comments, sending or receiving materials, or registering for classes; or

5. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of this website. You further agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of this website, including, but not limited to:

a. Accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access;

b. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing," or "crashing" this website;

c. Sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or

d. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. TgAAI will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. TgAAI reserves the right to review postings on this website, to remove any postings, and to terminate your ability to post to this website at any time without notice, in its sole discretion. TgAAI also reserves the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, and to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

Choice of Law and Forum

TgAAI maintains this website in Colorado, U.S.A. and you agree that this Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of IColorado, United States of America, and is governed by the laws of Colorado, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of law provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to TgAAI, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts of Illinois, or the United States District Court of Colorado, and each party waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

Compliance with Local Law

You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws.

Grant of License

By posting information on or through this website, you shall be deemed to have granted to TgAAI a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the information alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless TgAAI, its affiliates, instructors, and their respective directors, officer, employees, contractors, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising out of use of this website.

Complete Agreement

If a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction holds any provision or provisions of this Agreement to be unenforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This Agreement supersede any other statements included elsewhere in this website which are inconsistent or conflicting with the terms of this Agreement.