Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) represent an agreement between you and Straw Bale Resources LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (“SBR,” “us” or “we”) and govern your use of the www.strawbale.com (the “Website”) and any products or services offered thereon, including, without limitation, any workshops, books, videos, consulting packages and architectural stock plans (the “Plans”) that you may purchase from the Website.

By using the Website, whether for purposes of viewing or ordering or otherwise, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms.

Changes to the terms of use

We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

*Covid-19 specific refund policy for workshops

If a workshop is listed on our website as being open for registration, that means that we are currently on track & it is proceeding as planned. We are in close touch with each of our hosts and as of now, everything is running on schedule. That said, we have modified our cancellation policy during this period while we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

If a Local, County, State, or Federal agency imposes restrictions on the number of people that can gather (and we have more people signed up than what is allowed for), and/or such agencies impose a travel ban preventing a participant from traveling to a workshop, and/or we are required to cancel the workshop entirely as a result of newly imposed restrictions, we can offer 2 options for registered participants:

1. Participant can transfer their tuition to another available workshop location. Tuition credit must be used within 1 year of the start date of the workshop originally signed up for. We recommend you transfer your tuition early in order to secure your spot; we will give priority registration to those who have had a workshop cancel before we open it up to general registration. If a workshop cancels because of COVID, most participants will want to transfer to another one, which could greatly limit the number of spots we have available.

2. We can offer a refund of the tuition. A tuition refund would ONLY be available to those who signed up for a workshop with us between November 2020 and the present.

General workshop refund policy

*Please refer to section at the top of this page for COVID-19 specific refund policy.
 
Tuitions and deposits are non-refundable. That said, if you are unable to attend the workshop location and date which you originally selected, we will gladly work with you to transfer your tuition to a future workshop with us (assuming there is another workshop location and date in the future) if you contact us prior to the start date of your scheduled workshop. Your tuition credit would be valid for one year from the start date of your original workshop. Alternatively, you can transfer your tuition to another person to attend in your place, if that is your preference.
 
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if need be, although we work hard not to do that. In the event of a cancelation, you would have three options available to you. The first option would be to switch to another workshop location in the current year’s schedule. The second option would be to transfer your tuition/deposit to a location in the following year’s schedule. The final option would be to receive a full refund for your tuition/deposit. This is the one situation, not COVID related, in which the non-refundable tuition/deposit does indeed become refundable.

Instant download video customers

30 Day Money Back Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with our productions for any reason, the instant download videos are refundable for 30 days. Please ensure that your internet connection speed is fast enough to download all the footage. To do so, go to www.SpeedTest.net and make sure that your download speeds are a MINIMUM of 5mbps. If they are any slower than that, your videos likely won’t download.   

Consulting packages

Our consulting packages are non-refundable.  

Stock Floor Plan Customers

All sales are final. Returns are not accepted on Plans. 

These Plans have been prepared to meet generally accepted professional standards and practices in effect at the time they were created and have been developed without knowledge or reference to a specific site or geographical area. Because local and state building regulations vary widely and are subject to change, providing conformance of the Plans with the requirements of each specific jurisdiction is impossible. 

Therefore, these plans are for informational purposes only and may need modifications to meet compliance with local requirements and building site needs. It is the purchasers’ and his/her designer, architect, engineer, and/or builder’s responsibility to know and build with current codes and regulations in the jurisdiction governing the project. 

Any use of this information for construction without adaptation to changes and codes, standards, site conditions, site suitability, consultation with a locally licensed architect, engineer, and/or design professional, and other factors is at your sole risk. 

License and requirements of use

Upon purchase, SBR grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the Plans to build a structure one time, and one time only, and to modify and reproduce the Plans solely to the extent required for purposes of satisfying your specific needs and/or to meet the requirements of specific building codes, ordinances, and regulations applicable to your project. Further, you agree that you may not: (i) reuse the Plans, (ii) transfer, assign, or sublicense the Plans, (iii) sell, or authorize anyone else to sell the Plans. Finally, you agree to: (a) have the Plans reviewed and approved by a locally licensed professional designer or engineer and comply with all applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations before commencing construction, and (b) maintain and cause your builder and other contractors involved in construction to maintain sufficient construction liability and other insurance coverages necessary to cover the replacement value of your project and to satisfy your obligations under these Terms.

Disclaimer of warranties

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE PLANS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.” STRAW BALE RESOURCES, LLC AND THE ARCHITECT OR DESIGNER OF THE PLANS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF PURPOSE OF THE CONTENT OR USE OF PLANS.

Limitation of liability and indemnification

Plans purchaser agrees that Straw Bale Resources, LLC and the architect or designers of the Plans shall not be liable for direct, incidental, special, consequential, or indirect damages of any kind, including but not limited to injury, loss of life, or loss of anticipated profits, business opportunity, or other economic loss arising out of the use of the Plans. 

The purchasers agree to defend and indemnify Straw Bale Resources, LLC and the architect or designers of the Plans for all claims, costs, losses, or damages resulting from the use of this information and these Plans. 

Miscellaneous

These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior understandings, statements or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding such subject matter. You may not assign these Terms or any of your rights hereunder, nor delegate any of your obligations hereunder. These Terms will be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Colorado, without regard to conflict of laws rules. The parties consent to have any action or dispute between them resolved exclusively in the state courts of Colorado located in the City of Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, or where required, in the Federal District Court for the District of Colorado located in the City and County of Denver.

Please direct all notices or questions regarding these Terms to [email protected].