Agreement for Back Up Your Life™ Workshop:

Back Up Your Business™ Bootcamp

Thank you for your interest to engage with Back Up Your Life™ (“BUYL”), a North Carolina Limited Liability Company located at P.O. Box 25452, Durham, NC. Together, BUYL and the Client (You) are the Parties to this agreement (the “Agreement”). Please review the following terms of the Agreement, which provides the basis for our working relationship for the Back Up Your Business™ Bootcamp. 

NAPO Code of Ethics

As a Professional Organizer, BUYL abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), which includes: BUYL will serve their clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, and will treat them with respect and courtesy; BUYL will make recommendations for products and services with my client's best interests in mind; BUYL will treat client information, both business and personal, with confidentiality, and to use proprietary information only with permission.

Payment for Services & Supplies

Services do not include the cost of any supplies or products that may be used to complete the project (e.g., file folders, containers).

Program Descriptions and Costs

Back Up Your Business™ Bootcamp Cost has three options, depending on payment plan desired: $220, $250 or $275

Payment Terms

  • Option 1: One time payment of $220.
  • Option 2: Non-refundable deposit of $35, and payment of $215 due a week before session starts. (Total: $250)
  • Option 3: Non-refundable deposit of $35, followed by a two payments of $120; one due six weeks before start date, the other due one week before start date. (Total: $275)

Client is fully responsible for any bank charges incurred by BUYL due to insufficient account funds. 

Payment Instructions

To provide a deposit and future payments, personal and business checks, as well as ACH bank transfers, are accepted and preferred. Payment via Venmo (@backupyourlife) is also accepted. Credit and debit card option will also be available.

- Checks should be made out to “Back Up Your Life, LLC”

- Mailing address: “Back Up Your Life™, PO Box 25452, Durham, NC 27702”

Late Payment Policy:

Please note that late payments (defined as a payment received by the BUYL 3 business days or more past a due date) are subject to a 5% late fee per day past the original due date. Contact BUYL if a situation arises as early as possible.

Project Start & End Date:

Start Date: First session

End Date: Second session. A contract addendum may extend the term with the written consent of the consultant.

Business Hours, Meetings, & Communication:

Consultant’s regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm Eastern Standard Time, and consultant may generally be reached during that time via email, if not traveling or in meetings. It’s recommended that meetings be requested two business days in advance via email to arrange availability.

Email is the primary form of communication for the consultant. BUYL’s primary email address is annette@letsbackupyourlife.com. All communication on project creative should be sent and grouped (where appropriate) by the client via email. BUYL is available via email and phone (if needed) for questions during business hours. Consultant is not available via text message, Facebook Messenger, or similar platforms for project communication. 

Cancellation

Cancellation of the Back Up Your Business™ Bootcamp must be done at least 72 hours in advance (except in the event of a true emergency), and may be done via email. BUYL will apply any payment made for a future Bootcamp session. If not cancelled at least 72 hours in advance, Client will forfeit the funds already paid.

Confidentiality

BUYL values the trust of its clients and, accordingly, agrees to maintain the confidentiality of all information about the client learned through the performance of services. Therefore, BUYL agrees only to release information with the consent of its clients, except as federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation requires disclosure or release of such files or information, or if such files or information are lawfully subpoenaed. BUYL will also not divulge that Client is in fact a client, as a courtesy for Client’s privacy, unless Client gives permission. Client may, however, feel free to tell others that he or she is working with BUYL. Should the Client choose to join the Secret BUYL Facebook Group and participate and engage on that forum, or participates in a Group Program with other individuals, BUYL is not responsible for any information the Client shares in that space. BUYL will not be liable for data breaches caused by malicious third-party actors who circumvent the reasonable data security measures that BUYL employs.

Handling Client’s Financial Property or Transactions

If Client provides a credit card, username, or passwords to BUYL, BUYL agrees to use such information only to purchase pre-approved supplies, products or services on behalf of Client, or to complete Client projects. BUYL agrees to maintain the confidentiality of Client’s credit card, user names and passwords and to destroy such information after completion of the approved transaction or project, unless Client elects to permit BUYL to keep such information on file for future transactions.

Parameters of Relationship

BUYL is not qualified to provide legal, tax, accounting or financial advice, and the information provided to you by BUYL is not intended as such. Client should refer all legal, tax, accounting, and financially related inquiries to appropriately qualified professionals. BUYL is unqualified to give you specific advice about the planning of your estate, and advises that it would be prudent to review any digital estate plan with your executor, accountant, lawyer, estate planner, or other professional involved in the disposition of your estate.

BUYL may provide advisement on matters related to its scope of work; it is at the client’s discretion whether or not to follow such advisement.  BUYL is not liable for actions the client chooses to take or not take subsequent to such advisement.

Referral to Vendors

When appropriate to the Client project or when requested by Client, BUYL may make referrals to vendors that it is familiar with, has had a good referral relationship with, and that other clients have been satisfied with. Referrals to vendors are provided as a courtesy. Client retains the discretion and makes the final decision whether or not to hire a referred vendor and agrees that it is his or her responsibility to investigate them first. BUYL asserts that it does not receive a commission for the referral, or if it does, it has fully disclosed such affiliate program to Client. BUYL is not liable or responsible for the work that any subcontractor does for Client, the fees set, or collection of payment. The terms and fees are set up between the Client and the subcontractor exclusively.  

Relationship of the Parties

The parties acknowledge and agree that BUYL shall be an independent contractor pursuant to this Agreement. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the parties. Neither party, by virtue of this Agreement, will have any right, power, or authority to act or create an obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party.

Non-assignability

This is a contract for personal services under which applicable law excuses BUYL from rendering performance to the Client within the meaning of sections 365(c)(1) and 365(e)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code.

Termination of Agreement

This Agreement shall be effective on the date signed and shall continue until the earlier of

(1) terminated by either party in writing, or (2) in the case of unused Package Services, within after one year of the Package Service purchase. If the Client terminates this agreement for any reason before the scheduled completion date, the Client will reimburse BUYL for all outstanding payments and out-of-pocket expenses.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written.

Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. 

Governing State Law and Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

The laws of the State of North Carolina shall govern this Agreement, and the parties agree that if a dispute should arise, they will make best efforts to settle the matter amicably without resort to legal action. If the parties do not reach settlement, they will submit the matter to a mediator or arbitrator for alternative dispute resolution. As a last resort, the parties agree that if court intervention is necessary, the venue selected will be Durham County, in the state of North Carolina.

Assent

By paying your deposit for these services, you have indicated your agreement to the above terms and conditions.