Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

Leela Foundation Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Security
The Leela Foundation protects your privacy and does not share your email address or other personal information it receives with any outside parties. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online and over the telephone or through written communication. 

The leela.org website uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This enables us to encrypt the personal and financial information you provide us when you order on-line. All information provided by you is secured and maintained confidentially. 

If you choose to become a member of this website, we recommend that you do not share your user name and password with others as you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this information.

The Information We Collect
By logging onto leela.org or by directly calling the Leela Foundation, you can order products, send us email, register to participate in our events, make donations and request to be added to our mailing list. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include: name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, and credit card information. From time to time we may add other services to this site that may request certain other information. Like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Events area at leela.org. 

What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide personalized features such as a shopping basket and shipping information. While you can prevent your browser from accepting cookies, cookies enable you to take full advantage of some of our features. Name, address and other personal details are not stored within cookies; they are only for use in navigating our site features.

How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, and to respond to your inquiries about our offerings.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you of upcoming programs, to send you email announcements, or to contact you about your account with us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

The carefully designated staff who have access to any personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Finally, we will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above.


Any purchase of a Leela Foundation event, workshop or retreat is fully refundable, less a $50 cancellation fee, if you cancel one month before the program. Thereafter, no refunds are available. We do respectfully request that if you need to cancel your registration please notify our office as soon as possible. 

Note: Currently our bookstore runs through amazon.com.  Amazon.com refund policies apply to any purchase made through amazon.com.


The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of The Leela Foundation. The collective work includes works that are licensed to The Leela Foundation. Copyright 2003, The Leela Foundation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with The Leela Foundation or purchasing The Leela Foundation products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with The Leela Foundation or to purchase The Leela Foundation products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by The Leela Foundation. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.


All trademarks, service marks and trade names of The Leela Foundation used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Leela Foundation

Warranty Disclaimer.

This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, The Leela Foundation disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Leela Foundation does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Leela Foundation does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

The Leela Foundation shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if The Leela Foundation has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you

Typographical Errors  

In the event that a The Leela Foundation product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, The Leela Foundation reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. The Leela Foundation reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, The Leela Foundation shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

Term; Termination 

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by The Leela Foundation without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.


The Leela Foundation may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to The Leela Foundation.


Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Oregon, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of The Leela Foundation products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Oregon. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of The Leela Foundation products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. The Leela Foundation’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. The Leela Foundation may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Use of Site  

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a The Leela Foundation or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

Participation Disclaimer

The Leela Foundation does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, The Leela Foundation is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, The Leela Foundation reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to The Leela Foundation in its sole discretion.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Leela Foundation, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, The Leela Foundation may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with The Leela Foundation, The Leela Foundation has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of The Leela Foundation. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, The Leela Foundation seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).