This page contains important policy information regarding your use of this website.
"NSLS" is The National Society of Leadership and Success. "Member" or "You" or "User" is an individual engaging with the NSLS and its Site whether as a visitor or for the provision of coaching and various other networking services. Anyone who merely browses the Site shall constitute a visitor, while Members are those users who create and register with a member ID. "Service" is the collection of online and real-world services provided to the Member in connection with training and coaching activities of the NSLS, as well as employment opportunities advertised through Job Banks, including Symplicity, partner benefits and discounts offered through Abenity, and any other services, benefits, discounts, or opportunities presented by third party advertisers, platforms, users or entities, through the Site.
"Content" is both information provided by NSLS for use by Members and User Content. "User Content" is postings, links, or similar communications transmitted through Service from one Member to another as part of a peer-to-peer coaching program. "Site" is the internet website owned and operated by the NSLS and located at nsls.org. As used in these Terms, references to our "Affiliates" or "Partners" include our owners, licensees, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, members, managers, officers, directors, suppliers, partners, sponsors, and advertisers, and includes, without limitation, all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering the Site and the Services.
Acceptance of Terms:
By using the tools, features and information provided on the Site, including but not limited to the use of member area and its services (collectively the "Services"), you agree to be bound by these Terms, whether you are a visitor to the site or a Member. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms, please exit the site. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site, the services, or these terms is to cease using the site and/or the services.
You may not use the Services nor accept these Terms if you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with the NSLS. By accepting, you represent that you have the capacity to be bound by these terms, or, if acting on behalf of a separate legal entity, that you have the authority to bind such entity.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms from time to time and with or without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to periodically review the Site and these Terms. Your continued use of the Site and the Services after any such modifications will constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of the modified Terms.
The NSLS provides many services, benefits and partnership discounts to members. Said services and benefits may change at any time, with or without notice.
The Content of the NSLS website and Service, including but not limited to videos and other membership and training materials is the property of NSLS and may not be transferred, resold, redistributed, or repurposed without written permission by NSLS. Any User Content posted remains the property of the authoring Member subject to a limited, non-revocable, and perpetual license for the NSLS to display such content to other Members in connection with the training and other activities of the NSLS.
All Members of the National Society of Leadership and Success, its chapters and affiliated partners, expressly consent to NSLS’s ability and right to photograph, film, or videotape its Members participating in NSLS sanctioned events and to use any Member’s image, voice, and likeness for unrestricted purposes including, but not limited to, marketing, books, flyers, and publicity materials with no compensation of any kind owed. If you do not consent to the use of your image, likeness, or audio, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your refusal or any use limitations you may require. NSLS will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with any Member requests, but due to the size and volume of events NSLS, its chapters and affiliated partners participate in, NSLS cannot guarantee all requests will be expressly honored. In the event your image, likeliness or audio is used and you have previously submitted an opt-out request, please contact: email@example.com as soon as possible and NSLS will remove any unauthorized uses as soon as possible.
The Service provides limited peer-to-peer coaching and goal review/suggestion services. Member agrees that the NSLS does not guarantee that it will monitor or review User Content postings to the Service. Member is encouraged to use discretion in posting personally identifiable information on Service. Additionally, any User Content posted by other Members whether or not in response to a Member's posting, goal setting, or other communication is provided 'as is' and Member assumes all liability for use of this information.
By using the Site and the Services, you understand and acknowledge that all, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, comments, responses, messages or other materials communicated or transmitted using the Site or the Services ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You are fully responsible for any and all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available using the Services or that is otherwise made available through the use of your account, whether or not authorized by you. Under no circumstances shall the NSLS be held liable for any errors or omissions in any Content transmitted by users.
The NSLS does not and cannot control the Content users transmit through the Site, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Content. By using the Site and the Services, it is possible that you may be exposed to Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, indecent, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. Under no circumstances shall the NSLS be held liable for any such Content. While the NSLS is not obligated to do so, it may review all Content and may block, modify, terminate access to, or remove any Content that the NSLS determines, in its sole discretion, does not comply with the requirements of these Terms. The NSLS reserves the right to purge Content from its databases at any time and from time to time without notice. It is the sole responsibility of each user to back up any Content uploaded to the Site by the user or received by the user through the use of the Services. The NSLS is not liable for any such purging, deletion or failure to retain any such Content. The NSLS may disable a user's account and access to the Site and/or the Services, and may recover from a user any losses, damages, costs or expenses incurred by it and resulting from or arising out of such user's noncompliance with these Terms.
The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on, through or in connection with the Service. NSLS reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in NSLS's sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Service, terminating the membership of such violators and/or reporting such Content or activities to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of NSLS:
Third Party Advertisers:
The NSLS may allow third party advertisers or Partners to advertise on the Site. The NSLS takes no responsibility for you dealings with, including any online or other purchases from, any third party advertisers. The NSLS shall not be liable for any loss or damage you may incur in your dealings with third party advertisers.
SMS Terms & Conditions
1) In addition to any entry, submission, subscription or other fee of which you are notified, your carrier's standard messaging rates apply to your entry or submission message, our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence.
2) We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an as is basis.
3) Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your carrier's name, and the date, time and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us.
4) If at any time now or in the future, you elect to cancel your subscription of NSLS SMS Alerts, you can unsubscribe at any time by texting 'STOP' in REPLY to the first text. By subscribing, you consent to receiving, from time to time, further text messages from us which may include offers from us, our affiliates and partners.
5) Absolutely no refunds will be reimbursed based on carrier's fees incurred from NSLS SMS Services.
6) The text service is available to all major carriers.
Termination of Membership or Website Use:
You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, by tendering written notice to the NSLS. NSLS may terminate your membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability.
These Terms and Conditions shall automatically become effective upon your first use of the Site or the Services, and shall continue indefinitely until they are terminated. If you have an account on the Site, the NSLS may, in its sole discretion, terminate that account for any reason, and shall not be held liable to you or any third party for such termination. Upon termination of your account for any reason, you shall immediately cease all use of the Site and the Services. You acknowledge and agree that the NSLS may, in its sole discretion, take any measures it reasonably deems necessary or desirable to prevent your further use of the Site or the Services, including blocking your IP address. Upon termination, the NSLS shall not be obligated to retain any of your content (including academic information or other communications) or to provide the same to you, but may elect to do so in its sole discretion. You shall not be entitled to a refund of any funds paid in the event your account is terminated.
Member Profile Privacy:
In accordance with our privacy protection policy, NSLS members have:
Members who are registered users may pay their Membership Fee using the Site or may purchase NSLS Merchandise through the Site. All payment transactions are conducted through Authorize.net or other third party payment service methods (collectively the "Facilitated Payment Modes" or "FPM") or the NSLS payment processing gateway. When using a FPM, administrators and participants effect the applicable monetary payment transaction through the FPM service, and thus are bound by the applicable terms and conditions governing the FPM service.
Some students may find the rigors of the program do not meld to their other extracurricular responsibilities. For these individuals the NSLS offers free transfer into the Online Chapter in order to support completion of the steps toward induction as a NSLS member. In the Online Chapter, you can complete the steps to membership at your leisure on the time schedule that works for you.
The National Society of Leadership and Success Online Chapter has been developed to support members' busy lifestyles with an alternative method to attaining induction in the NSLS. This program is conducted entirely online, at your own pace, with a National Advisor supporting you throughout the process. Members that transfer into the Online Chapter will retain credit for the events already attended.
While students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of transferring at no cost to the Online Chapter rather than giving up on leadership training altogether, those students that absolutely cannot complete the program may request a refund of their membership dues.
The National Society of Leadership and Success offers a full refund of membership within 30 days from initial payment.
College Credit and/or Advanced and Executive Leadership Certifications Refund Policy:
Members who choose the College Credit Pathway or enroll in the Advanced Leadership Certification and/or Executive Leadership Certification Programs can receive a full refund within 30 days of their purchase. After the 30 days, there will be no refunds on the program(s). Refunds will be processed by reaching out to the NSLS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions for Requesting a Product Refund:
Here at the NSLS we want you to be pleased with your SHOP purchase. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, you may exchange, replace, or credit your purchase within 30 days of purchase, provided that the items are returned in unused and new condition. Simply place the items in the original packaging and ship it using your carrier of choice. Please note that the NSLS does not refund shipping expenses or shipping warranties. Once we receive your package, we will promptly process your return according to your marked preference. We recognize that returns are important to our members. If you have any questions regarding our return policy please contact us at email@example.com.
Our return address is:
The National Society of Leadership and Success
1233 Findlay Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Credit Card Payments:
Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card originally charged. A check will be provided if the original credit card is no longer valid. No cash refunds for credit card payments.
Refund checks will be mailed directly to the address provided in the online form.
Directions for Requesting a Transfer of Membership into our Online Chapter:
To transfer to our National Online chapter, please submit your request here. Your request will be filled within 2 business days, and your new National Advisor will reach out to you shortly.
Directions for Requesting a Membership Fee Refund:
Click here and complete the form in order to request a refund within 30 days of joining the NSLS.
Amazon Associates & Other Affiliate/Sponsored Links:
In some of our articles and content, we may earn a small commission when readers purchase products through our links. This is at no cost to you and does not affect which products are included in the articles, and in most cases our writers are not aware of which brands and products offer us a sales commission.
Our reputation as a leadership-focused organization is important to us, and we strive to recommend products that would be the best fit for our audiences.
All of the products we highlight are recommended for their quality, performance and overall reputation regardless of any affiliate relationships.
Limitation on Liability:
IN NO EVENT SHALL NSLS, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SERVANTS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, OR COSTS OF COVER, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THESE TERMS, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF THE NSLS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF:
1) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF, THE DELAY IN PROVIDING, THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, OR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE;
2) THE SERVICES, INCLUDING INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICE MADE AVAILABLE BY OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES;
3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR IN RELIANCE UPON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES;
4) ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF A THIRD PARTY'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR
5) ANY CONTENT SENT USING OR INCLUDED IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE SERVICES. THE NSLS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN THE EVENT THAT THE NSLS, ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SERVANTS OR AGENTS IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNTS UNDER YOUR MEMBERSHIP BASED ON ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY, THE NSLS'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF SUCH AMOUNTS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SERVICES YOU RECEIVED (IF ANY) FROM THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, AND $100.00. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO BRING ALL ACTIONS WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE ACCRUAL OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, AND THAT ACTIONS BROUGHT AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE BARRED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WITHOUT THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, THE NSLS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, AND THAT SUCH EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY, EVEN IF THEY WOULD CAUSE YOUR REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS TO FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENCIAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTEIS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY COMPTUER PROGRAM OR SOFTWARE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ACCURACY OF CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES CONTAINED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE BY OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS.
YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU, AND NOT THE NSLS, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVALUATING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AND USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES.
THE NSLS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY OR LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, OR THE ACCURACY OF SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES.