Last updated: September 23, 2023
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
For the purposes of this Disclaimer:
Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Disclaimer) refers to Exclusive Pumping Institute, Po Box 23013 - Seaway Mall, Welland, Ontario, L3C 7E7 (Mailing Address).
Service refers to the Website.
You means the individual accessing the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.
Website refers to Exclusive Pumping Institute, accessible from https://www.exclusivepumpinginstitute.com
The information contained on the Service is for general information purposes only.
The Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the Service.
In no event shall the Company be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. The Company reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice.
The Company does not warrant that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.
Medical Information Disclaimer
The information about health provided by the Service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Products, services, information and other content provided by the Service, including information linking to third-party websites are provided for informational purposes only.
Information offered by the Service is not comprehensive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.
Individuals are different and may react differently to different products. Comments made on the Service by employees or other users are strictly their own personal views made in their own personal capacity and are not claims made by the Company nor do they represent the position or view of the Company.
The Company is not liable for any information provided by the Service with regard to recommendations regarding supplements for any health purposes.
The Company makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products or services sold. The Company is not responsible for any damages for information or services provided even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of damages.
Fitness & Nutritional Information Disclaimer
The Service can offer health, fitness and nutritional information including, without limitation, advice and recommendation, that is provided solely as general education and informational purposes.
Use of the advice and information contained herein is at your sole choice and risk. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your physician or healthcare provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program.
If You choose to use this information without prior consent of your physician, You are agreeing to accept full responsibility for your decisions and agreeing to hold harmless the Company.
Taking Part In The Lactation Attitude Reassessment Contributor Program
You understand that filling out a survey via Survey Monkey is of your own voluntary will. You understand you will not be compensated for filling out an application. You understand if selected, your choice to continue is voluntary. If you should feel any discomfort, you may consider reaching out to a local distress helpline or a medical professional. You understand that Dr. Ashton and the Exclusive Pumping Institute will not provide any special services, free care, or payment for any injuries because of your contribution to the Lactation Attitude Reassessment Program. You understand that treatment for any injuries will be at your own cost and/or paid through your medical plan. Selected participants will be compensated $20 Amazon.ca or $15 Amazon.com e-card once all the tasks of the contributor are completed, and within 72 hours of uploading the video content to Dr. Ashton.
Taking Part In Elastic Nipples Enlightenment Contributor Project
You understand that filling out a survey via Qualtrics is of your own voluntary will. You understand you will not be compensated for filling out an application. You understand if selected, your choice to continue is voluntary. If you should feel any discomfort, you may consider reaching out to a local distress helpline or a medical professional. You understand that Dr. Ashton and the Exclusive Pumping Institute will not provide any special services, free care, or payment for any injuries because of your contribution to the Elastic Nipples Enlightenment Project. You understand that treatment for any injuries will be at your own cost and/or paid through your medical plan. Selected participants will be compensated $5 Amazon.ca or $5 Amazon.com e-card once all the tasks of the contributor are completed, and within 72 hours of uploading the video content to Dr. Ashton.
Taking Part In Flange Sizing & All Lactation Support Services
In additions to the terms and conditions and disclaimers provided to You on this Website, You understand that using Flange Sizing and any of the Lactation Support Services will be provided by Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins is not a medical doctor (MD) and all recommendations involving medications, supplements, treatments and exercise are for information/educational purposes to be discussed with Your healthcare provider prior to starting by You. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins and the Company's services are provided through the skills and experience as an exclusive pumper, research conducted with exclusive pumpers who have filled out consent forms to participate, collective exclusive pumping education and research of evidence based practice via peer-reviewed journal articles on exclusive pumping and breast pump research. You understand that prior to any consultation Your completed lactation intake form is required before any service. If the form is incomplete at the start of Your consultation/Text Service. Failure to provide the completed lactation intake form prior to Your consultation risks cancellation with no refund as it is within the 24-hour no refund policy. You understand that during a consult for Flange Sizing and Lactation Support Services, Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins may examine You and Your breasts/chest visually, Your infant's latch and/or will make breast pump flange observations. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins will provide information and education on improving your lactation journey for either You and/or Your infant, breast pumping techniques, breast pumping equipment, and will make recommendations towards helping You reach Your exclusive pumping and lactation goals. You understand no outcome can be guaranteed. You give Your consent to undergo a Breast Flange examination and assessment and know that You can withdraw Your consent at any time and that You are free to bring an additional person to any session to act as Your support person. You are able to ask any questions prior to, or during the Flange Sizing and/or the Lactation Support Consultation(s). Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins and the Exclusive Pumping Institute will use secure accounts, such as Practice Better to provide Your Flange Sizing Service and/or the Lactation Support Consultation to comply with Country privacy laws. Texting services will be provided by the Practice Better application for 30 consecutive days. Should You purchase the Texting Support service, You agree to provide Your cell phone number, return Your completed intake form and Your email. Practice Better is a HIPAA, GDPR, and PIPEDA-compliant application. If for any reason Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins deems the content sent inappropriate and non lactation related, Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins reserves the right to terminate Your texting support service without refund. You understand that if Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins is unavailable for 1 day, the Company will extend Your service 1 day and notify You by email or Practice Better. Should Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins be unavailable for more than 1 day, the Company will notify You by email or Practice Better and extend Your service by the same number of days Dr. Ashton Fortin is unavailable (i.e. unavailable 3 days, Texting support extended by 3 days).
Texting Support (Prior to September 2023)
Texting services will be provided by the pMD application for 30 consecutive days. Should You purchase the Texting Support service, You agree to provide Your cell phone number and Your email. pMD is a HIPAA and PHIPA-compliant application. If for any reason Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins deems the content sent inappropriate and non-lactation related, Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins reserves the right to terminate Your texting support service without refund. You understand that if Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins is unavailable for 1 day, the Company will extend Your service 1 day and notify You by email or pMD. Should Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins be unavailable for more than 1 day, the Company will notify You by email or pMD and extend Your service by the same number of days Dr. Ashton Fortin is unavailable (i.e. unavailable 3 days, Texting support extended by 3 days).
EPMC Sizing (No longer offered as of September 2023)
This service is only offered by direct referral from Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins to Canadian exclusive pumpers through a specific Facebook group. If You are entering the group solely to receive this service, You will be denied the EPMC Sizing service. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins will offer a one-time nipple diameter estimate service for free through PMD, a HIPAA/PHIPA compliant messenger service. You are welcome to send a follow-up photo/video using the new flange size 48-72 hours after using the new flange size for a quick visual assessment. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins cannot guarantee the specific outcome of Your new Flange size recommendation. You agree to provide Your cell phone number. Should you be experiencing any nipple discomfort, tears or bleeding You understand you are to discontinue the use of the flange immediately. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins is not responsible for any pain, discomfort, cracking, bleeding or nipple trauma that may occur from Your flange size recommendations. Should more extensive flange sizing be required, Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins may suggest a paid service that would better suit Your needs. You are not required to use the recommended paid service. If for any reason Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins deems the content sent inappropriate and non flange sizing related, Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins reserves the right to terminate Your PMD interaction with Our company. Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins can discontinue Your PMD service with Our company at any time for reasons such as, Your one-time flange sizing recommendation is complete, and/or Your inquiry(ies) require a paid service. As Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins is offering this service for free, the flange size recommendation will be made within 48-72 hours, with occasional delays.
Nipple & Breast Photos/Videos via Practice Better (All services)
Our Company makes every attempt to keep Your photos and Your Videos are kept safe by using Practice Better, a healthcare platform that encrypts photos and videos. You are responsible for the security of Your own computer/tablet, email service and telephone. Risks of using Digital Communications The information could be requested, viewed, changed or deleted if others are allowed access to Your phone, tablet or email account. Information may be vulnerable if stored on a computer/device that has been compromised by viruses or malware. Organizations may have to disclose information where required by law or under court order. Electronic communications can be intercepted by third parties. Your data may be stored and / or accessed outside of Canada.
COVID - 19 Protocol Terms (For consultations prior to September 2023).
By taking part in an in-person at home visit consultation service, You agree to answer a COVID screening questionnaire prior to Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins' arrival to your home. You also agree to be temperature screened upon entry into the home. You and others in Your home except for baby will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the visit. You and others in Your home will need to sanitize their hands at the beginning of the appointment. I also recommend that the lactating parent / You wash(es) Their/Your hands to avoid sanitizer on breasts/chest while getting baby latch. Should You have any COVID symptoms 2 hours prior to service, the appointment can be transferred to a virtual appointment for the same time, and You will be refunded the PPE & Driving fee minus payment processing fees. Should You need to reschedule in-person due to COVID, proof of negative COVID testing is required before entering the home. Rescheduling requests non COVID related need to be made at least 24 hours in-advance. Cancelling within 48 hours of the appointment are fully-refundable. Cancelling within 24 hours of the appointment are non-refundable.
FTC Affiliate Disclaimer
The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission's policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on the Service.
You should assume that some of the links are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code.
This means that if You click on an affiliate link and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Service and the Company gladly reveal its affiliate relationships to You.
The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommend products or services the Company believe will add value to users.
Affiliate advertising programs that the Service uses are:
Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The Company is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.ca or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com.
Pages on this Service may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this Service, Exclusive Pumping Institute, Po Box 23013 - Seaway Mall, Welland, Ontario, L3C 7E7, will make a referral commission.
External Links Disclaimer
The Service may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with the Company.
Please note that the Company does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.
Third party advertisements and links to third party websites may also appear while using the Service. The Company does not make any representation as to the accuracy or suitability of any of the information contained in those advertisements or websites and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the conduct or content of those advertisements and websites and the offerings made by the third-parties.
Third party advertisements and links to other websites where goods or services are advertised are not endorsements or recommendations by the Company of the third party sites, goods or services. The Company takes no responsibility for the content of the ads, promises made, or the quality/reliability of the products or services offered in all advertisements.
Product Reviews Disclaimer
In order to monetize and pay for the operation of the Service, the Company may receive compensation (either monetarily or through free products) for reviews, or endorsement of a particular company, product, or service.
The Company remains independent and reviews are done based on the Company's own opinions regardless the compensation that can be received.
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's policy of the United States, articles which contain a company, product or service review for which a compensation has been received, will include a disclaimer.
Errors and Omissions Disclaimer
The information given by the Service is for general guidance on matters of interest only. Even if the Company takes every precaution to insure that the content of the Service is both current and accurate, errors can occur. Plus, given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained on the Service.
The Company is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.
Fair Use Disclaimer
The Company may use copyrighted material which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The Company is making such material available for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.
The Company believes this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright law.
If You wish to use copyrighted material from the Service for your own purposes that go beyond fair use, You must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
Views Expressed Disclaimer
The Service may contain views and opinions which are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other author, agency, organization, employer or company, including the Company.
Comments published by users are their sole responsibility and the users will take full responsibility, liability and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment. The Company is not liable for any comment published by users and reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever.
No Responsibility Disclaimer
The information on the Service is provided with the understanding that the Company is not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal, medical, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or other competent advisers.
In no event shall the Company or its suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with your access or use or inability to access or use the Service.
"Use at Your Own Risk" Disclaimer
All information in the Service is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
The Company will not be liable to You or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information given by the Service or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
From time to time, the Exclusive Pumping Institute hosts giveaways and only works with companies that the Company feels would be of interest to our readers. The Company facilitates giveaways, and depending on the product, may only be able to mail certain items within Canada due to the implications of exporting certain goods (i.e. supplements). If the identical product is available on Amazon.com (not Amazon.ca), the identical giveaway item may be mailed to US Giveaway winners. If there is no identical product available, the in lieu product or service will be noted here. The Company will not be held legally or financially responsible for the outcome of the use of the giveaway product. Giveaway winners should follow the Giveaway products instructions and disclaimers on the products themselves and/or on the Giveaway product's website. Giveaways are selected at random using wheel of names. Giveaway winners will be notified via Facebook Messenger to collect the information needed to distribute or obtain service.
MARCH 16 2021-APRIL 15 2021 DISCLAIMER
Current Giveaway on Exclusive Pumping Institute Facebook page*
1st Prize: One Bottle of FenuBoost (Canadians Only) and 1 Free Flange sizing appointment (Canadians & Non-Canadians) (Flange sizing appointment can be gifted).
2nd Prize: One Bottle of FenuBoost (Canadians Only) or 1 Free Flange sizing appointment (Non-Canadians) (Flange sizing appointment can be gifted).
Open to anyone who has liked the Exclusive Pumping Institute page on Facebook.
All information/disclaimers regarding FenuBoost can be found here: https://www.fenuboost.com/faq
If you have any questions about this Disclaimer, You can contact Us:
By visiting this page on our website: https://www.exclusivepumpinginstitute.com/disclaimer
Courses and Paid Digital Products
Dr. Ashton Fortin Higgins & The Exclusive Pumping Institute believe strongly in our products and courses. These programs have been created with great care and serve a large gap in lactation and mental health care that is not offered anywhere else. If you feel that the program or product has not lived up to the information as advertised, please send an email to customer support within 24 hours of purchasing to request a refund (less processing fees). Due to the digital nature of the information provided in our programs, refund requests will only be granted within that 24-hour timeframe. Should you purchase Counselling Basics for Exclusive Pumping and are not a PMH-C or PMH certificate recipient that currently holds a social work (BSW, MSW, DSW), counselling specific, Psychology, or Psychiatry (MA, MEd, PhD, or PsyD) you will not be entitled to a refund.
These policies are subject to change without notice.