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Welcome to Stories with Spine’s Terms of Use.

Please take your time to read these Terms carefully. They cover how you may use this Website, copyright, disclaimers, privacy, payment security and more.

If you have any questions about the Stories with Spine terms or policies, please email catriona@storieswithspine.com.


References to the Website include all associated web pages.

We or our refers to Stories with Spine, available at https://storieswithspine.com.

You or your means the person accessing or using the Website or its Content.

Content refers to any text, photos, graphics, images, logos and other Website or design elements, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material on the Website.


By accessing or using this Website, or otherwise indicating your consent, this signifies that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by the Terms and the documents referred to in them.

If you do not agree with the Terms, you must cease usage of the Website, or any of its Services, immediately.

Your use of the Website means that you also comply with our Privacy Policy.

You may only use the Website for lawful purposes and in a manner consistent with the nature and purpose of the Website. 

All Content published by Stories with Spine is for adult use only. You must not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if you are not of legal age or you are barred from receiving the Services under the laws of Australia or any other country.


This Website is for your personal use only.

You agree that you are solely responsible for any costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Website.

Prohibited conduct:

You are prohibited from using our Website, including the Content, in any way that competes with our business. You acknowledge that this Website and its Content have required a significant investment of time, effort and expense and are our unique assets, and understand that you may not use this Website or its Content in a manner that has not been authorized by us.

Furthermore, as a condition of your use, you agree not to use the Website: 

  • For any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms; 
  • To defame, harass, threaten, menace or offend any person;
  • To commit any act of fraud;
  • To distribute viruses or malware;
  • For purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
  • In any manner that disrupts the operation of the Website or business or the website or business of any other entity;
  • To represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;
  • To facilitate or assist a third party to do any of the above acts.


Accuracy of materials:

The Content could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Stories with Spine does not warrant that any of the Content is accurate, complete or current. You acknowledge that our information may contain inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Every effort is made to keep the Website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Stories with Spine reserves the right to suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law, or if your conduct impacts Stories with Spine’s name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.


Stories with Spine takes your privacy seriously, and any information provided through your use of the Website and/or Services are subject to the Privacy Policy which is available on this Website.

While we try to make sure that the Website is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to us and therefore we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not submit to the Website any information that you regard as sensitive or confidential.


Payment method:

We accept payment for the Services by way of credit card payment using Stripe, a secure payment method that offers the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

When making any payment in relation to Services, you warrant that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Stripe terms and conditions which are available on their website. You can read more about Stripe security here.

Your invoice will indicate that you are billed by Stories with Spine.

You agree and acknowledge that Stories with Spine can vary Services fees at any time.


All sales are charged in USD, unless an alternative nominated currency is agreed in writing with Stories with Spine.

Refund policy:

All sales are final. All Services, including coaching, are non-refundable.


This Website and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by Stories with Spine and are protected by copyright law

Intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind, whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, video images, audio clips, website and design elements) are reserved by Stories with Spine.

Nothing you do on or in relation to the Website will transfer any business name, trading name, domain name, registered design or copyright to you.

No Content may be uploaded to a third party, transmitted, distributed, shown or played in public, or the Services adapted or changed for any purposes, without prior permission in writing from Stories with Spine.

Linking or framing:

You may establish a hypertext link to our Website or Content so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship, endorsement, or ownership with our Website or Content, and does not state or imply that we have any connection to your website. 

You may not frame or inline link our Content without our written permission.


General disclaimer:

In accessing and using this Website, its Services and/or information, you agree that you alone are responsible for your own thoughts, words and actions, and any choices and/or consequences regarding interpretation and application of any of the Content.

The information provided on this Website or on related social media pages is suggestion only, for your own personal use and guidance. Your use of Content is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. 

Healing disclaimer:

Catriona Mitchell is neither a qualified psychologist, nor a qualified counsellor, and offers her insights and advice for guidance only. 

None of the materials are intended to diagnose, treat, or act as a substitute for professional medical advice that can be provided by your own doctor, therapist, counselor, mental health practitioner, spiritual director, or any other licensed or registered health care professional. 

If you have, or suspect that you have, a medical or mental health issue, please contact your health care provider right away. 

We exclude any liability for misuse, misinterpretation or misapplication of information, and any physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual injury or harm, including but not exclusive to depression or emotional epiphany.

Legal disclaimer:

  • In publishing this Website, we do not guarantee the suitability, effectiveness or appropriateness of any products or services. Use of the information, products and services on this Website is at your own risk, discretion and responsibility. 
  • The information, services, products, messages and articles in this Website, individually and collectively, are provided with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering medical, psychological or spiritual advice or recommendations.
  • No warranty, expressed or implied, is given as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information herein this Website. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, neither the author nor any other parties who have been involved in the creation, preparation, printing or delivery of this Website assume responsibility for the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, errors or omissions and assume no liability for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, as well as any circumstance arising from, or in connection with, the use or reliance upon any information contained herein.

Results disclaimer:

The testimonials that have been used represent an accurate example of results for students. It is, however, not guaranteed that everyone who accesses these Services will experience these results, as every individual’s results are also determined by his or her personal challenges, time investment, efforts and motivation. 

For this reason we do not in any way guarantee results, positive or negative, financial or otherwise, through the use of our Website or its Content. You accept and understand that results differ for each individual.

Business & financial disclaimer:

The information provided through our Website and its Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice that can be provided by your own accountant, lawyer, or financial advisor. You agree that we are not responsible for your earnings, the success or failure of your decisions, the increase or decrease of your finances or income level, or any other result of any kind that you may have as a result of information presented to you through our Website or its Content. You are solely responsible for your results.

Adults (18+) disclaimer:

All materials and programs published by Stories with Spine are for adult use only.


In no event will Stories with Spine be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses (whether direct or indirect) incurred by you or any third party in connection with the use of this Website or the Content.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify Stories with Spine from all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your use of the Website or its Services.

This indemnity is a continuing obligation, independent from the other obligations under these Website Terms, and continues after these Website Terms end. 


In the event of any dispute arising from, or in connection with, these Website Terms, please inform us in writing. We shall try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know by sending an email to catriona@storieswithspine.com.


Your use of our Website and these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location, and waive any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.

Our Website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. We make no representation that our Website complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia.


Stories with Spine reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this page at its sole discretion. Any changes to the Terms take immediate effect from the date of their publication.

Content on this Website is subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, please contact us at catriona@storieswithspine.com

Effective as of 1 January 2023.

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