ANCESTRY SERVICE DISCLAIMER
At Tribal Knowledge Academy, your trust is our top priority.
Whether it’s your family history or your DNA data, we always strive to manage your personal information with integrity and respect. Unlike other ancestry sites, we will NEVER sell your data or do anything with it other than use it to conduct your ancestry session or use it to compile your custom ancestry book.
Who Can Use Our Services
By using any of our Services (including ancestry sessions with Johnathan Mercedes) or creating an account, you represent, warrant and agree that:
You can form a binding contract with Tribal Knowledge Academy;
You are not a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the jurisdiction from which you use the Services;
You are at least 18 years old;
Any familial data and any other data you provide for your ancestry service is either your own, or the data of a person for whom you are a legally authorized representative;
You are not an insurance company or an employer; and
You will not use the Services for any investigative forensic genealogy uses.
You will not copy and / or sell the information provided in your ancestry session or use it for business purposes and / or teaching purposes. The ancestry service is for personal use only. The same principle applies to the ancestry book.
Important Things For You To Understand When You Use Our Services
You will always maintain ownership of your data. We do NOT sell or trade your data with anybody, EVER.
You may discover unanticipated facts about yourself or your family when using our Services that you may not have the ability to change (e.g. you may discover an unknown genetic link to a particular lineage, surprising facts about your ethnicity, or unexpected information in public records).
Ancestry sessions and analysis may not be for everyone. If you are unsure about whether or not to do an ancestry session, genetic testing and analysis, consult with your doctor, a genetic counselor, or other qualified health care professional first so that you can make an informed decision. If, after the testing and analysis, you need help with understanding or interpretation of the results, or if you have questions regarding the results, you should also consult with your doctor, a genetic counselor, or other qualified health care professional.
Trigger Warning, Risk and Considerations
Once you obtain your ancestral / genetic information, the knowledge is irrevocable. You should not assume that any information provided to you, whether now or as ancestral / genetic research advances, will be welcome or positive. As research advances, you may need to obtain further Services from your physician, a genetic counselor, or other healthcare provider. We encourage you to talk to a genetic counselor to help you understand your results and further testing options.
Johnathan Mercedes, Dawn Treader, Tribal Knowledge Academy, and Bloodlines, Tribes, Starfamily LLC are not responsible for what you do with the information you learn during your ancestry session. Johnathan Mercedes, Dawn Treader, Tribal Knowledge Academy, and Bloodlines, Tribes, Starfamily LLC make no guarantees of accuracy. The information you receive during your ancestry session or from your custom ancestry book is for entertainment purposes only. It is up to you to confirm all information, which you can do by seeking guidance and additional advice from a professional genetic counselor / professional genetic company.
Some people feel a little anxious about getting lineage results and you may learn information about yourself that you do not anticipate. This is normal. If you feel very anxious, you should speak to your physician or a genetic counselor prior to booking an appointment. Again, ancestry sessions and our custom ancestry books are designed for entertainment purposes only. We do NOT offer professional advice and are not a substitute for professional genetic testing company / professional advice from a genetic counselor.
Additionally, you may discover things about yourself that trouble you and that you may not have the ability to control or change (e.g., surprising facts related to your ancestry, or that someone with your genotype may have a higher than average chance of developing a specific condition or disease).
You should not change your health behaviors solely on the basis of Genetic / Ancestral Information received from Johnathan Mercedes, Dawn Treader, Tribal Knowledge Academy, and Bloodlines, Tribes, Starfamily LLC .
Tribal Knowledge Academy's Services are not intended to diagnose any condition or disease.
For most common diseases, the genes we know about are only responsible for a small fraction of the risk. Your ethnicity, environmental factors, lifestyle choices are far more important predictors and may affect the relevance of information learned in your session, impacting how your results may be interpreted.
The Services are not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication, how much of a medication you should take, or determine any treatment.
If you have concerns or questions about what you learn through Tribal Knowledge Academy, you should contact your physician or other healthcare provider before making any lifestyle changes. Again, ALL information provided by Tribal Knowledge Academy is for entertainment purposes ONLY and is NOT professional advice.
Talk to your Healthcare provider. Johnathan Mercedes, Dawn Treader, Tribal Knowledge Academy, and Bloodlines, Tribes, Starfamily LLC do not endorse, warrant or guarantee the effectiveness of any specific course of action, resources, tests, physician or other healthcare providers, drugs, biologics, medical devices or other products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on our website, books, courses, and sessions. If we provide any recommendations and/or potential ways to take action, this information is intended for informational purposes only and for discussion with your physician or other healthcare provider. The Services are not intended to be used by the customer for any diagnostic purpose and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. Reliance on any information provided by Johnathan Mercedes, Dawn Treader, Tribal Knowledge Academy, and Bloodlines, Tribes, Starfamily LLC, or any Tribal Knowledge Academy employees, others appearing on our website at the invitation of Tribal Knowledge Academy, or other visitors to our website is solely at your own risk.
Tribal Knowledge Academy Services Are For Entertainment Purposes and Personal Use Only
Tribal Knowledge Academy Services are for entertainment, informational, and educational use only. We do not provide medical advice.
Tribalknowledgeacademy.org | Bloodlines Tribes Starfamily LLC | Johnathan Mercedes | Dawn Treadr | and any and all of our affiliates / employees DO NOT give any kind of health, medical, or any other type of advice. The information provided is for the purpose of general guidance / entertainment. You should not rely on any statements found here for medical / health / moral /e religious / spiritual / mental health / historical / ancestral / astrology based / relationship / lifestyle / and any and all types of other advice, including anything else that involves / influences your personal decision making, and should always confirm such information. You are responsible for taking whatever steps are necessary to check all information and personally assuring that the advice provided here is based on accurate and complete information and research from any available sources.
We DO NOT guarantee or indicate any certification or expertise therein regarding any services, classes, sessions, consultations, sales rendered. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of the information, services, or related graphics contained on the Tribal Knowledge Academy website / app. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. All information provided is intended for personal use only. Tribal Knowledge Academy does not issue certificates of any kind.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT: (1) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. (2) TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (b) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, UNFAILINGLY SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND (e) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. (3) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. (4) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS AND SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON AS MEDICAL ADVICE. (5) YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING OUT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF OR THOSE FOR WHOM YOU HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY. TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE ANY ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES AND, THEREFORE, TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO ANY ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES.