Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Freedom From Pain Institute LLC (erikdalton.com)’s relationship with you in relation to this website. The term ‘Freedom From Pain Institute LLC’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the erikdalton.com website owned by Freedom From Pain Institute LLC. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.  

By using this website, you warrant that you have read and reviewed these terms and conditions and that you agree to be bound by these. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, please leave the website immediately. We only agree to provide use of this website and services to you if you consent to these terms. 

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General Terms of Use

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services, or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • ‘Product’ refers to any item sold on the erikdalton.com site, both tangible (ex. home study courses) and intangible (ex. ecourses, workshops).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States.

Business Policies

The following policies address issues of workshop cancellation, ADA statement, grievances, conflict of interest, non-discrimination, and accessibility with regard to the Freedom From Pain Institute website, workshops, and courses. Updated 2024.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel your registration for a Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques® (MAT) workshop, Freedom From Pain Institute LLC (d.b.a. erikdalton.com) will allow you to apply your registration fee to another MAT workshop with the same educator within one year of the original training start date. If you cancel within 30 days prior to the workshop start date, a $50 admin fee will apply. There are no refunds. The price of the workshop is subject to change. (for a list of MAT Workshops, see: https://erikdalton.com/workshops/)

For cancellation policies relating to the Costa Rica Workshop:

  • A 50% deposit (of which $575 is non-refundable) is due upon reservation.
  • Balance is due on or before the registration deadline date, as indicated on the workshop page.
  • Registration fee depends on the type of accommodations you book.

Exceptions to workshop cancellation policies may be requested in the case of a serious or contagious illness or an unforeseen genuine emergency. Include the reason for requesting a policy exemption, and if relevant, please include documentation, e.g., official test results or a verification letter from a physician. Allow up to 2 weeks for a decision. If we can accommodate your exception request, an administrative fee may still apply.

We accept the return of any Home Study MAT USB Course, Home Study MAT DVD Course, DVD, or poster product within six months of the date of purchase and only if the original packaging is intact and has not been opened. The poster must be returned in its original shipping tube. You may receive a refund for an eLearning Course if you have not started the course within six months of the date of purchase. We do not accept the return of textbooks.

ADA Accommodation Policy

Freedom From Pain Institute LLC (FFPI) is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access and participation in educational offerings consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, a disability is any physical, learning, medical, emotional, or mental health condition that limits a “major life activity,” such as walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning. Disabilities can be visible or non-visible.

FFPI will offer accommodations in the form of reasonable modifications or services that give a student with a disability an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational process.

Accommodations can be in the form of academic adjustment or modifications such as extended time for test taking or completing course work; modification of test taking or performance evaluations so as not to discriminate against a person’s sensory, speaking, or motor impairments, unless that is what is being tested. Accommodations can also take the shape of large print or electronic formats of print materials. The Freedom From Pain Institute does not provide accommodations that would “fundamentally alter” the educational program or academic requirements that are essential to a program of study or to fulfill licensing requirements. A “fundamental alteration” is a modification that is so significant that it alters the essential nature of the education offered.

Grievance Policy

Freedom From Pain Institute LLC defines a legitimate grievance as a substantive circumstance that a student regards as a just cause for complaint. A grievance can be relevant to any incident involving an in-class workshop instructor or employee of Freedom From Pain Institute LLC. A grievance is a claim that an academic action or decision involved alleged unfair or irresponsible behavior. Because evaluating a student’s work performance involves the instructors’ professional judgment and is an integral part of the instructors’ teaching responsibilities, disagreement with an instructor about a grade or evaluation is not a justifiable grievance. Under this policy, a just cause for complaint must include other legitimate grievances, such as arithmetic errors or bias, that the student believes affected the grade or the evaluation.

Freedom From Pain Institute LLC encourages students to make every effort to resolve their problems and concerns directly and informally with the instructor or other involved parties. The student must request, in an email, a meeting with the party(ies) involved within 30 business days (class days do not include official holidays) of the point of time when the grievant has knowledge or should have had knowledge of the problem being grieved. The meeting should take place within 10 business days from the reception of the student’s email. If appropriate or necessary, the Director of Education shall participate in the informal effort to resolve the grievance. In some cases, the student may wish to discuss the problem initially with the Director of Education; however, contacting the Director of Education does not serve as a substitute for meeting with the party(ies) involved within 30 business days. If appropriate, the Director of Education will initiate an informal discussion among the involved parties to attempt a resolution at the informal stage.

The student may also initiate the grievance procedure by submitting a Grievance Form to Freedom From Pain Institute LLC. 

Conflict of Interest Statement

Freedom From Pain Institute (FFPI) is the sole owner of the educational materials created and made available at erikdalton.com. Where we benefit financially from third-party products or services promoted or recommended on our site, we will clearly disclose such information.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Freedom From Pain Institute LLC (FFPI) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, veteran or disability status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, nor any other category that is protected by federal law or other applicable laws and regulations in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. The FFPI is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

It is the policy of the Freedom From Pain Institute to strictly follow personnel procedures that will ensure equal opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, veteran or disability status, marital or familial status, ancestry, nationality, ethnicity, nor any other category that is protected by federal law or other applicable laws and regulations.

The FFPI will thoroughly investigate instances of alleged discrimination and take corrective action if warranted.

The FFPI will be continually alert to identify and correct any practices by individuals that are at variance with the intent of the Non-Discrimination Policy.