Who are we?
About the Post Growth Institute
The Post Growth Institute is an international organization accelerating the world’s shift to a society that thrives within ecological limits.
Our research explores how to create a fair and sustainable market economy, and is the basis of our published articles, community presentations and the forthcoming book, How On Earth.
The community economy and not-for-profit forms of business offer the greatest hope for designing a thriving, sustainable economy. Hence, our training and consultancies focus on processes that spark local exchange and provide people with the knowledge and resources they need to develop successful, nonprofit enterprises.
We’re not alone in our efforts, we're part of a movement. Under the #postgrowth banner, we amplify the messages of other like-minded individuals and groups. Our cooperative social media service, for example, creates engaging, original content for member organizations, and uses their collective reach to ensure the widespread distribution of each post.
The Post Growth Institute (PGI) brings creativity and clarity to complex economic challenges. While we articulate the causes of the harsh realities that underlie our current global predicament, we also outline specific steps toward a thriving, alternative future focused on better, not bigger.
Incorporated in Oregon, we are a registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to inspire, mobilize, and support individuals, businesses, and communities in the transition to a society that thrives within ecological limits.
Our team is based across 16 countries from around the world.
Director of Education
Crystal facilitates transformative experiences. Since graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2007 with a degree in international economics, she has designed and led workshops and educational events. She is a skilled writer and interviewer, 100+ women are featured on her podcast, “Money-Wise Women”. In 2017, she became Education Director at the Post Growth Institute. She facilitates community-based trading through the Offers and Needs Market group process. She is a proponent of cooperative ownership, sociocratic governance, and inclusive processes that heal financial and racial trauma. She loves writing poetry, improvisational theater, and hiking with her two Australian Shepherds. She lives with her husband and two children in the hills of Southern Oregon.
Director of Equity
Dani is a facilitator, youth mentor, writer & musician, passionate about earth care, people care, the role of art & music in healing & justice work, and the relationships between living beings & systems. Dani has a background in Permaculture Design, got connected with the PGI through the Offers and Needs Market, and now works as part of the OANM team and convenes the PGI's Anti-Oppressive Practice Circle. Dani currently works as a communications consultant for a local Rogue Valley organization called Coalición Fortaleza and as an equity consultant at Rogue Valley Mentoring. Dani was born, raised, and is currently based in Ashland Oregon & loves to snowboard in winter, plant seeds in spring, explore rivers in summer, jump in leaf piles in fall & admire and bask in the color purple all year round.
Robert Wanalo Onono
Director of Movement Building
Robert Wanalo is a patchworker, absorbed in the practice of weaving ideas, relationships and information into fabrics of possibility. Having spent a good couple of years learning about the new economy, he began to work with the Post Growth Institute in 2018, and is currently serving as the Director of Movement Building. He is a sucker for good conversation, and could be anything from an instigator of depth, to a catalyst for humor and mischief. He lives in Kisumu, Kenya, where the quiet moments of dawn and dusk are his favorite times for hot beverages and solitude.
Donnie is a facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, passionate about all things not for profit. Originally from Australia, Donnie spent the past decade in the US, before moving to Argentina in 2022, from where he coordinates the Post Growth Institute. He has worked in Egypt, Kenya, Fiji, Thailand and South Korea, helping over 500 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include developing: the Offers and Needs Market, Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, The Not for Profit Way training, Silent Skype team meetings, Project Australia, and the globally-used #postgrowth hashtag. An Affiliate Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Donnie holds a Ph.D. in social science. He is working on his fourth book: How on Earth: Our future is not for profit.
Natalie is a British writer and editor based in Berlin, Germany. She holds a BA in Social Anthropology and a Master's in Environment & Development, and has been a professional wordsmith for over six years. Passionate about the environment, social justice and actively challenging the cult of (over)work, Natalie is cofounder of Mind the Gap, a nonprofit working to close the gender wealth gap by hosting inspiring educational events across Germany; and DangerousTech, an events and content platform focused on digital rights and the intersection of technology and society. Natalie is convinced that post-growth offers a way of thinking about the world - and each other - that is more sustainable, mindful and just than our current system, and that the PGI provides a practical set of steps to get us there. A hatha yoga teacher and avid traveler, she enjoys long train journeys with her ever-adventurous dog, Squirrel.
Dien is an independent filmmaker and Assistant Professor at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He has interests in community media, sustainability, and experimental art movements. Dien previously taught at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Virginia Tech, where he co-developed the filmmaking program. Dien became interested in post-growth economics through his interests in sociology, philosophy, and ecological wisdom. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and New York City, where he is most happy experiencing the colorful diversity of Jackson Heights. http://www.dienvo.info
Director, Post Growth Fellowship
Jessica, born and raised in South Africa, is passionate about our (one) Earth and all things nature. With a background in conservation, she has a PhD in environmental governance and is currently based at the University of Cape Town. Observing the devastating effects of industrial agriculture, resource extraction and fossil fuels on nature and the gross inequity hegemonic, neo-colonial capitalism has wrought on the Global South, has led her to seek a radical revolution in economics to a post-growth world. Jessica loves being in nature away from the city where the wild things are.
Director of Operations
Tyler is a non-profit administrator based out of Portland, Oregon. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Population Health Management, Tyler applies a systems-thinking mindset to implement sustainable programming within his community. His education, experience directing teams and projects, and passion for organizational development support his drive to enable likeminded leaders to make an impact within their communities. He also focuses on personal health and wellness through his personal training work with Harris Fitness. Tyler enjoys hiking in the sunshine, having fun with positive people, and learning how to better himself and his environment.
Board Deputy Chair
Simon is a developmental and contemplative guide, writer, and researcher in cultural evolution and systems change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in psychology, has worked in social entrepreneurship and mental health, and was led from his native New Zealand to New York by his career as a recording artist and songwriter. Simon's life has been driven by two interrelated core questions: what is the nature of full human development and human flourishing, and how can we create more life-supporting economic dynamics in our world? The founder of Emergent Inquiry, he currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, where he works in transformative settings with groups and individuals and misses the ocean.
Co-director of Research
Lina is just about to graduate from an MSc in Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds, having obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Circular Economies. She is passionate about the evolution of climate justice and strongly believes that a thriving and healthy society that fits within ecological limits is possible. She was born in Norway but has lived all over Europe since the age of 12, currently residing in Berlin. When not reading and engaging with post-growth ideas, she can be found at the stables or out in nature with her horse, Atlas.
Arnaud received his PhD in Prospective and Economic Modelling from Paris Dauphine University, where he designed new programs for Economics Studies. Working for the Scientific Mission of the French Consulate, he undertook a study on GMO in the United States for the European Parliament. At the same time, he became involved in the social and solidarity economy and degrowth projects. Since 2000, he has supported sustainable development education programs in Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo, and the Republic of the Congo. Recently, he developed research at the local level, helping citizens in rural areas to produce their own energy, organic food systems, and soft mobility.
Marianna is a mechanical engineer turned design researcher. She holds multiple degrees in engineering, economics, and design, including a PhD in Design Science, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher working on making field trials more participatory, with the goal of working towards decolonizing the field of engineering for global development. After finishing her PhD and finally having some time to think about something other than her thesis, she became fascinated with degrowth and low-tech approaches as a path towards justice. Born in France, Marianna can be found in the UK, Michigan, Greece, and France, depending on the time of year.
Kia holds a BSc in Information Technology. A tech-savvy person who always craves learning, she chose to become a Virtual Assistant and has been pursuing that career passion for almost six years. Just through observing the current situation, she developed an interest in post-growth economics and an understanding of the importance of improving our economy. She was born on a suburban island in the Philippines, where the sweetest mangoes are to be found, and enjoys listening to Christian music in her quiet times.
Post Growth Encyclopedia Manager
Dylan is a writer/editor, educator, and activist with an MS in Geography and Environmental Resources. His interest in post-growth thinking developed through his participation in climate justice movements, including involvement as a student in the college fossil fuel divestment movement. He realized that the climate crisis cannot be solved through the capitalist system and instead more circular and caring systems are needed. He is part of the collective behind the publication on false solutions to climate change, Hoodwinked in the Hothouse. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, he resides in Chicago, where he enjoys taking walks and observing the urban landscape.
Priyanka is a fellow of iHeartRadio’s NextUP Initiative, and is creating a podcast that takes a deep dive into the ethical implications of information sharing and its bostering of the surveillance state. She was invited into the PGI’s Offers and Needs Market Circle after completing the Facilitation Training as part of the Kola Nut Collaborative. A passionate community organizer, Priyanka has a background in the international nonprofit space. She is based in Chicago, having immigrated from northeast India as a child. In her rest time, she likes to vibe on the couch, go on adventures with her dog, catch up with friends and family, find inspiration, read, write, travel, and connect with others.
Arielle is an attorney-at-law with a passion for creating a more equitable world, gaining and sharing knowledge, and improving people's quality of life. She found out about the post-growth movement during her research into how to craft a better economic and social system. She wants to merge her values, passions, and knowledge into work that creates a better planet. Arielle is a Caribbean woman, by way of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and presently resides in Strasbourg, France. When not on a beach, Arielle can be found either exploring the world or practising yoga.
Thea, an earthling who enjoys wondering and wandering through threshold spaces, holds a Bachelor of Laws and a BA in International Relations. Since taking a sabbatical in 2019 from her previous work as a lawyer, Thea has been questioning and learning about the systemic limitations of the current paradigm. She is inspired by the post-growth space, including many individuals and organisations working collaboratively to prioritize people and planet within a socially just framework. Thea was born in Brisbane and is currently in a nomadic phase of life, with anchors in the UK and Australia. She is happiest when in the presence of Mother Trees, of all forms and species.
Director of Fundraising
Alba designs, manages, and finds funding for community-based social and cultural projects. She has worked as a fundraiser for social movements related to the climate emergency and social and solidarity economy. She believes that what truly matters is how we relate to each other and to the life that sustains us. Thus, what brought her to the PGI is its people, their intention and values. As a writer she aims to illustrate the worth, and beauty, of going slow. Spanish by birth and Australian by adoption, she lives in Madrid with her cats, Bob and Dylan.
Director of Communications
Priscilla, as a communicator and food activist, is dedicated to an ecological future. Understanding the energetic underpinnings of globalized systems, she is drawn to work that is decolonial, regenerative, and intersectional. Priscilla believes cultural narratives are key and that post-growth offers an alternative to current forces shaping existence. Through involvement at the PGI and food sovereignty scenes, Priscilla directs her energy on many scales in preparation for transitions in this lifetime. She currently resides on Očhéthi Šakówiŋ lands (Minnesota, US) and when not working, can be found near a body of water, in the kitchen, or bopping to music.
Ingrid is the Chief Empowerment Officer at the award winning consulting firm, Priestess Of Profits. A Woodard Certified Transformative Advisor, she is recognized as one of the accounting profession's Top 40 Under 40 and Most Powerful Women in Accounting. She became interested in post-growth approaches as a way to bridge the gaps between business and personal, magick and science, economy and environment. Ingrid is the leader of the Empower Your Passion Roundtable & Journey Beyond Accounting Roundtable mastermind groups for accountants, a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, and founder of the Accounting Alchemy Network. She loves playing Irish music and frolicking with her goats on her little farm in Ashland, Oregon.
Post Growth Fellows
Amanda Janoo is an economic policy expert with over a decade of experience working with governments and international organizations around the world. Amanda currently works as the Knowledge & Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) and is passionate about transforming our economic system through participatory and holistic policy design processes. Amanda was born on a farm, by a midwife, in rural Vermont, USA and has recently returned to her home state after living throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa for the past 15 years.
Andres Bernal is a PhD student in public policy at The New School for Public Engagement and an adjunct professor of Urban Studies at City University New York. He is a researcher and advocate of Modern Monetary Theory and the Green New Deal. Andres is a Research Fellow with the Global Institute of Sustainable Prosperity, an associate editor at the Money on the Left Editorial Collective, and co-director of the advocacy group Public Money Action. He is also an organizational development consultant and was a Senior Policy Advisor with the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez congressional campaign. He is currently researching how critical theory and heterodox economics can help us rethink political orthodoxies and institution building. He tweets at @andresintheory
Beth Stratford is a PhD student at the University of Leeds looking at the kinds of big structural changes to ownership and control in our economy that will be needed to reduce our growth dependence, and get within the ‘doughnut’ of social and planetary boundaries. Beth is a member of the Social Guarantee Taskforce, an advisor to Positive Money, and a co-founder of the London Renters Union. Recent outputs include a report, The UK’s Path to a Doughnut-Shaped Recovery, and Land For The Many, a report for the UK’s Labour Party. She tweets at @Beth_Stratford
Camille Canon leads Purpose’s US nonprofit and supports businesses in converting to steward-ownership. Prior to Purpose, Camille spearheaded a real estate development initiative in Northern California for Urban Green Builders, focused on affordable housing, social enterprise, and community building. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College.
Caroline Shenaz Hossein
Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Global Development and Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough and founder of the Diverse Solidarity Economies Collective. In March 2021 she delivered the Big Thinking Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences lecture, “Canada’s hidden cooperative system: The legacy of the Black Banker Ladies”. Dr. Hossein is a board member of the International Association of Feminist Economics, on the editorial board of the UN Task Force for the Social and Solidarity Economy and board chair of the Miami Institute. An author of numerous books and articles, her co-edited book Community Economies in the Global South will be out in 2022.
Djémilah Hassani is a passionate international strategy expert for social economy at CRESS (Regional Chamber of Social and Solidarity Economy) Mayotte. She is passionate about leadership and empowering communities through meaningful projects by understanding cultural backgrounds to restore dignity and hope. She was born in Mayotte, a French island, but she also has Malagasy origins from her mother which makes her feel deeply rooted in the Indian Ocean with a strong openness to the world. Djémilah is a good cook and uses ingredients to find meaning in life!
Dr. Cle-Anne Gabriel was born and raised on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. A mum, academic, author, speaker, and consultant, she is presently the University of Queensland Business School’s Director for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). Cle-Anne is a specialist in sustainable development and higher education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an award-winning educator and Vice President (Elect) Programs of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA). Based in Australia, she researches in the areas of post-growth futures, renewable energy enterprise and business models for sustainability. Follow her on LinkedIn.
Erfan Daliri is a social change author, educator and consultant with a long and diverse career in community development, refugee settlement, management consulting, social change empowerment, activism, and advocacy. His experience includes marketing and communications strategy, participatory development with remote and refugee communities, cross-cultural communication training, anti-racism consulting, youth empowerment programme design, research, advisory, and motivational speaking. With a Master’s in Communication for Social Change, three published books and 20 years of experience working with not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors, Erfan has become one of Australia’s most sought-after social change consultants.
Gabriela Cabaña is an anthropologist interested in our current civilizational crisis and how to find caring and emancipatory ways out of it. She is an Anthropology PhD researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. In her fieldwork, she is looking into energy planning in southern Chile, trying to bring together a degrowth, feminist, and decolonial perspective to ongoing conflicts and tensions around renewable energies. Part of the Centro de Análisis Socioambiental, she participates in the degrowth community and is also a basic income advocate. She tweets at @gabi_cabana and loves science fiction novels.
Heira Hardiyanti is a co-operator, a researcher at Institute for Indonesia Cooperative Development and Studies (LSP2I) and an educator at IKOPIN, where she completed her postgraduate degree in Management Studies. Currently, she serves as a consultant for the Agency of Cooperative and SME in West Java and other institutions. She is passionate about voluntary work, especially cooperatives, and finds PGI’s work remarkable. She is a co-founder and director of the MyCoolClass co-operative, a teacher-owned platform coop. She believes that the economy should be fair, ethical, and protect the environment. She was born in Bandung, Indonesia, where she now lives.
Kidist Tesfaye has over seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in different organizations. She has a Master of Science in environmental engineering from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and a Bachelor of Science in water resource and environmental engineering from Jimma University. She is founder of Tuba Ethiopia, which is organized to make a difference in Ethiopia by creating job opportunities for unemployed women and youth, and produces environmentally friendly products using recycled materials and sustainable raw materials. Kidist is passionate about innovative and social entrepreneurship projects on environmental issues such as climate change, waste management, and social issues such as education, youth, and women's empowerment.
Melanie Rieback is the CEO and co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first nonprofit computer security consultancy company. She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU). She is passionate about developing the post-growth entrepreneurship ecosystem and through Nonprofit Ventures offers a Post Growth Incubation program for entrepreneurs who want to apply the post-growth mindset to their startups. She is also interested in non-extractive post-growth finance. For fun, Melanie co-founded the Dutch Girl Geek Dinner in 2008. She was born in the USA, but has lived in the Netherlands for almost 20 years.
Mike Strode is a writer, urban cyclist, facilitator, and solidarity economy organizer with the Kola Nut Collaborative residing in southeast Chicago. The Kola Nut Collaborative is Chicago’s only time-based service and skills exchange (otherwise known as a timebank) providing an open platform for mutual aid, community organizing, and network weaving. The Collaborative recently launched an initiative to develop a network of Chicago-based facilitators trained in the Offers and Needs Market. He is a Program Manager at Open Collective Foundation and serves on the boards of the US Solidarity Economy Network, South Deering Manor Community Association, and Dill Pickle Food Co-op.
Monicah Muhoya is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Sister Speaks Global, which hosts events to expand women’s dialogue; and Heels4Pads, a linked charity to raise awareness of period poverty through rights-based digital campaigns to advocate for policy change. Passionate about giving back to the community, Monicah grew up in a highly gendered context that piqued her interest in gender equality through empowerment and social justice. She holds a degree in Business, Information and Technology, is an alumna of the Post Growth Incubator, and is set to start a Master’s in gender studies in Europe in 2022. Monicah is from Kenya, where she is currently based.
As a futures researcher, Monika Bielskyte has been on a nine-year nomadic journey engaging with future emergence in 90+ countries. As a futurist, Monika consults at the future intersection of technology, culture and politics. As a world designer, she explores the bleeding edges of new science fiction universes, having been commissioned by major film productions and studios. Monika is currently developing @protopiafutures, a platform for research and creative collaborations challenging & offering alternatives to dystopian/utopian stereotypes. Protopia prototypes visions of radically hopeful and inclusive futures centering Queerness, Indigeneity, Disability and other previously marginalized perspectives in the context of futures and foresight work.
Sabrina Chakori is finishing her PhD research at the University of Queensland, looking at packaging reduction in food systems under economic growth and degrowth scenarios. She also holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Environmental Economics. Born in 1992, Sabrina is part of the generation that inherited complex socio-ecological challenges, thus her work towards a degrowth society is a responsibility, not a passion. Sabrina led numerous initiatives, including a collaboration with Queensland’s Environment Minister to introduce the law banning single-use plastic bags. To apply degrowth concepts, in 2017, she founded the Brisbane Tool Library. Born in Switzerland, Sabrina has worked in a number of countries and now lives in Australia.
Shrishtee Bajpai is an environmental and social activist-researcher with a Master’s in Development Studies. She works with Kalpavriksh, researching radical alternatives to dominant systems; helps coordinate the Vikalp Sangam process; and is a core team member of Global Tapestry of Alternatives. Her interest lies in exploring intersections of radical ecology and radical democracy, and what it would mean to reimagine democracy from a more-than-human perspective. She is currently documenting traditional decision-making systems in the western Himalayas and how they inform our understanding of bioregional approach to governance. Born and based in India, Shrishtee enjoys discovering the lives of birds, walking to unknown places, reading magic-based fiction, listening to music, and almonds.
Symone Jackson is a digital strategist and equity advocate whose work is featured in Splinter News and The Naked Truth: Shadow Town (2016). While pursuing a BSc in Sociology at Santa Clara University, she studied how systems and institutions have been major drivers of socioeconomic inequality. Symone is Associate Director, Digital Engagement at Beneficial State Foundation, a nonprofit cultivating better banking in partnership with Beneficial State Bank. She is based in California, where she was born and raised. She owns a boutique marketing agency, Digital Strategy by Symone, which helps social entrepreneurs and social impact organizations improve their digital engagement.
Ted Rau is an advocate, trainer, and consultant for self-governance with sociocracy. After his PhD in linguistics, he encountered a peer-oriented governance system in his intentional community and became curious about ways of organizing grassroots groups effectively yet equitably. He is co-founder of Sociocracy For All, a nonprofit with a mission to equip people with the skills and knowledge to self-govern and self-organize. Born in Germany, he lives in Western Massachusetts. Ted is transgender and a parent of children between eight and 17 who say “our family is five queer kids and three dads”.
Thomas Hanna is Research Director at The Democracy Collaborative and Vice President of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives. His areas of expertise include democratic models of ownership and governance, particularly public and cooperative ownership. Thomas’ most recent book is Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States (Manchester University Press, 2018). He received his MA and BA degrees in History from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in political economy at the University of Glasgow. Born on Ascension Island, UK, he currently resides in Virginia, USA with his partner and two children.
Tim Parrique is a heterodox economist who is passionate about political economy and philosophy of science, and trying to reinvent the way we think about the economy. He holds a PhD in economics, for which he wrote The Political Economy of Degrowth, which explores the idea of degrowth. Originally from Versailles, France, and currently based in Clermont-Ferrand, he blogs at timotheeparrique.com, tweets at @timparrique, and never says no to a game of chess.
Yusra Bitar is a researcher from the Levant ecoregion, currently completing her MSc in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at the New School. Her current passions include food sovereignty as a means of liberation, in addition to understanding the global military's contribution to climate change and ecocide. Her interest in post growth comes through the degrowth route, which she was first exposed to through a related art piece in a magazine. Positive ideation for the future has been on an upward slope through the degrowth lens since then. She previously worked as a "development" consultant in Beirut. She was born and raised in Beirut and currently lives in New York City.
Zai Starchild Ziere
Davion Ziere is a global citizen focused on embodying the world we wish to live in. Founder of Origyn, Zai is an artist, serial post-growth entrepreneur, writer, and community bridge who cultivates visions and systems that value and respect all forms of life. His accolades include being recognized by the State of Georgia for substantial economic development work in communities of color, writing legislation for the US House of Representatives, crafting curriculum for national nonprofits such as the Children's Defense Fund, and consulting universities on how to build community around creativity and innovation. He is the eldest of nine siblings and loves his family, community, travel, and exploring all that we don't know.
Zolo is a Fulbright scholar with an MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from the New School. Her research focuses on Indigeneity and how it directly connects to social justice, which sits at the intersection of environmental, climate, racial, and economic justice issues rooted in colonial and exponential growth-based systems. This interest stems from growing up on the periphery of an urbanized city. Although born and raised in the capitalist era of Mongolia, she continues to bear and research the nomadic pastoralist and Indigenous lifeways of millennia within and beyond her homeland. Zolo is currently based in Brooklyn, where she’s unlearning, exploring, and re-building her own truths and values.
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SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Post Growth Institute, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
SECTION 14 - INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Post Growth Institute and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 15 - SEVERABILITY
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
SECTION 16 - TERMINATION
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
SECTION 17 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of 156 Union St Unit A, Ashland, OR, 97520, United States.
SECTION 19 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
SECTION 20 - CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at email@example.com.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
Communicate with you;
Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail using the details provided below:
156A Union St, Ashland, OR, 97520, United States