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Article I: Organizational Name and Purpose.
Article II: Definitions.
Article III: Membership.
Article IV: Positions and Ranks.
Article V: Training and Methods.
Article VI: Symbols, Logo, and Awards.
Article VII: Concourses and local chapters.
Article VIII: Amendments and Protocol.
Article IX: Disclaimer/Legal information.

Article I - Organizational Name and Purpose.
Section A - Association Name:
This association shall be known as "Jedi Living", also to be referred to as the abbreviation "JL" within this document.

Section B - Mission Statement:
1 - Jedi Living shall provide and maintain resources for teaching and advancing the Jedi Path, as defined by the Jedi Circle, for those interested in becoming Jedi.
2- Jedi Living will also provide a virtual meeting place for its current and future members to encourage and enjoy light and deep discussions, camaraderie, and overall guidance in regards to the Jedi ideology.
3 - Jedi Living will also seek to provide these services in an offline environment as well.
4- Jedi Living will adhere to the Five Goals of the Jedi and seek to be a leader within those goals; such as providing support to other honorable organizations (e.g. The Children's Hospital).

Section C - Goals of the Jedi:
The Five Goals of the Jedi, as accepted by Jedi Living.
1.) Train Diligently: Be capable of fulfilling the role and course of a Jedi.
2.) Provide Support: Sometimes the best help is merely encouragement and support. A Jedi does not always have to be hands-on, but instead provides the needed support.
3.) Render Aid: Sometimes it is resources that are needed the most. A Jedi can give their time, money, services, and/or supplies for the service of others.
4.) Defend Those in Need: Sometimes people need help defending themselves. Whether this is by sticking up for them in a argument or unfair situation, calling the proper authorities to correct a situation, or showing that they have someone who will not allow physical harm to come to them, a Jedi defends those in need.
5.) Study of the Force: A Jedi continues the study and advancement of the Force. Further defining the Force, by continually experiencing, exploring, and understanding.

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Article II - Definitions of the Jedi.
Section A - Definition of Name:
Part 1.) Jedi - noun
Definition 1 - Any individual who is actively learning and living the Jedi Path, as prescribed by the Jedi Circle. Example - Jaden is a Jedi.
Definition 2 - Any fictional member of the knightly order in Star Wars, who is trained to defend justice and peace in the universe; also referred to as a Jedi Knight. Example - Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Knight.
Brief Explanation: The word Jedi originates from the 1977 movie Star Wars, in which they are described as the Guardians of Peace and Justice. In today's society the word Jedi in relation to the Jedi movement is more accurately defined as one who seeks world-betterment through self-betterment as prescribed by the Jedi Ideals.

Part 2.) Academy - noun
Definition 1 - A group of authorities and leaders in a field of scholarship, art, etc., who are often permitted to dictate standards, prescribe methods, and criticize new ideas.
Definition 2 - An association or institution for the advancement of art, literature, or science.

Section B - Definition of Jedi Path:
Jedi Path - noun.
Definition 1 - The Jedi Path is a lifestyle based upon the practical application of the philosophical ideals and practices of the fictional Jedi as presented in the Star Wars Media. Example - The Jedi Code acts as a moral guideline for a Jedi on the Jedi Path.
Definition 2 - A specific ideology in direct relation to the philosophical ideals of the fictional Jedi Knights. And expounded upon by the Jedi Circle. Example - Joshua like the ideals of the Jedi Path, but does not consider himself a Jedi.
Definition 3 - The overall ideals and ethics that the Jedi learn, practice, and live by. Example - Alex lives his life in accordance to the Jedi Circle; which he feels means he follows the Jedi Path daily.

Section C - Definition of the Jedi Arts:
The Jedi Arts are the physical and mental skills of a Jedi practitioner. The Jedi Arts include martial application and study, physical fitness, meditation, diplomacy and conflict resolution, as well as in-depth studies on the Force and its uses/applications.

Section D - Definition of the Jedi Circle:
A detailed definition and article of the Jedi Circle can be found here: Jedi Circle Page.
Five Practices: Meditation, Physical Fitness, Diplomacy, Awareness, and Self-Discipline.
Five Tenets: Peace, Knowledge, Serenity, Harmony, and the Force.
Five Traits: Patience, Reliability, Objectivity, Humility, and Wisdom.
Five Truths: Self-Honesty, Learning,Guidance, Sacrifice, and Commitment .
Five Misconceptions: Star Wars, Religion, Segregation, Compassion, and Infallibility.

Section E - Definition of the Force:
The Force is, in the most simplistic terms, energy. This energy is both external and internal, having several points of origins. The Force exists within each living organism within our world. And each living being has the Force to some degree. This goes all that way from humanity to the smallest micro-organism. As such it can be said that the Force is a by-product of life. And the external Force, is all the excess energy flowing around from the various life forms in the world. However the Force is not simply bio-energy, but all energy; including molecular, kinetic, and thermal.
While we do have this scientific explanation on what the Force is, we also encourage students to explore their own beliefs and findings on the Force and what it is.
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Article III - Membership.
Section A - Levels of Membership:
There are a few different levels of membership in use within the Jedi Academy Online currently. These levels differ slightly in privileges and access. The levels are as follows:
1.) Guest: A Guest is a visitor to the JAO. They have not signed up for any type of account and are often just looking at the site and message board out of curiosity. While visiting the JAO all guests are expected to follow the proper code of conduct. Guests have access to the Welcome Center on the Message Board.
2.) Forum Member: A Forum Member is someone who has signed up at the message board, but has not requested to be a JAO Member. When signing up for an account the individual accepts to adhere and follow the JAO regulations and code of conduct. Forum Members have access to the Welcome Center, the Courtyard, the Alora Phoenix Building, and Tier One forum on the message board.
3.) Full Member: JAO Members are individuals who have officially requested to be members at the Jedi Academy Online. They may not wish to be Students, or even Jedi, yet they want to be a part of the group. JAO Members are held to the regulations and code of conduct. They have access to the Welcome Center, Courtyard, Alora Phoenix Building, Relan Volkum Building, Morken Saan Building and Tier One forum on the message board.
4.) Student: JAO Students are members who have started the Tier One Open training Program. Students have access to all forums as a Full Member. They have simply chosen to participate in the training program. (Note: Student Levels and Membership Access Change after Completion of the Tier One Program. This shall be explain in the training section Article V.)
5.) Moderator: Moderators are Members or Students given a specific forum to moderate and regulate. They have the ability to modify, delete, and move posts. They can make topics stick or create announcements. They are the Sergeants of Arms in the specific forum they moderate.
6.) Administrators: Administrators run the JAO in all aspects. They have access to all forums. They are the leadership and directors of the Jedi Academy Online.

Section B - Criteria for Membership:
Part 1: In order to become a forum member an individual has to sign up for a message board account. This is a simple form which asks for a screen name, password, and e-mail address. Then one has to validate that account. This comes along with a simple terms of use contract given at the time of signing up. Please adhere to the terms of use, which consist of a proper screen name (nothing rude, offensive, or derogatory), code of conduct, and agreement to adhere to the administration of the site/organization, as well as local, national, and international laws.
Part 2: All members of the JAO must abide by the Code of Conduct, this includes no double-accounts and no spamming policies. Any member found directly disobeying the Terms of Service, Code of Conduct, and these policies will face the consequences of such transgression; which may include banning from the JAO and all related activities.
Part 3: The JAO Administration can, at any time, create a time-frame or other criteria for membership based upon an individuals application. Should an applicant feel they are not being treated fairly, they may send an appeal to the Administration to discuss the matter in-depth.

Section C - Resignation, Reinstatement, and Reclassification:
Part 1: Resignations - At any point a Member may resign from the JAO and all obligations. The JAO Administration requests that the individual inform them of their decision and explains their position. Also, it may be best to leave a note to the general memberage so they are aware as well.
Part 2: Reinstatement - Should a former JAO Member wish to return they may do so at any point. At that time they may request reinstatement to previous positions and rank held. The Administration will weigh the request upon the factors of: reason of leave, duration of leave, and current status of the individual. Duties such as JAO Administrator will be considered for reinstatement, but may require in-depth real-time interviews (phone call, video chat, et cetera).
Part 3: Reclassification - Member titles may be reclassified due to several reasons. Change in rank (First Level to Second Level, Fourth Level to Fifth Level, etc.), taking on a position or the loss of position or reduction in rank. The Administration will make the appropriate changes in rank, images, and message board privileges. Should at any time a member feel that a reclassification is unwarranted or unjustified they may submit an appeal to the JAO Administration.

Section D - General Conduct Policies:
1.) This is a place of learning and we expect all members and guests to behave with an Academic Demeanor. Keep it family appropriate and related to the overall goals and ideals of this organization.
2.) Use of Profanity within a topic, reply, private message, or chat room will not be tolerated. This group is open to all visitors and that includes kids. We do have members which are younger than 14 years of age, please keep that in mind when participating here.
3.) Flaming or attacking any individual at the JAO in a blatant and/or hurtful manner will not be tolerated. Address the points, debate, but do not insult others.
4.) Using Words, Phrases, Topics, and Subjects to incite argument among the members will not be tolerated. Do not post on topics that have already been addressed and have been asked to drop the matter. Do not use personal information against another member such as religious preference, beliefs, creed, and/or race. This will not be tolerated.
5.) Spamming will not be tolerated and result in a immediate ban. Do Not Spam.
6.) Double Accounts are not allowed at the JAO. Do not create more than one account. If you are having trouble or wish to change your name or other aspect of your account inform the Administration and they will resolve the issue.
7.) If you are a Jedi than you are expected to act like a Jedi. Anger, impatience, and other negative traits are not to be given into. If you are not a Jedi than please be respectful, if that is not in your character to do so then except the consequences of your actions. We are not asking anyone to change who they are or how they express themselves. However if expressing yourself means you violate the rules here then you will have to deal with the consequences of those actions.
8.) Mutual Respect Policy: Treat others as you wish to be treated, preferably even better than that. When posting, replying, discussing, and debating, please keep all online interactions civil. Name-calling, flaming, insults, and any other text/images with malicious intent will be dealt with swiftly.
9.) Be True to Your Word: Remember that all we have is online interactions. It is extremely difficult to judge tone-of-voice and intent over a computer screen. Your words/typing is all one has to work from. Make proper use of the emoticons, if you feel you may be misunderstood. So be true in your word and clear in your speech.
10.) Stay on Topic: When involved in a conversation please stick to all relevant topics and points. If something comes up you wish to side-track on, please send a Private Message to the individual instead of diverting or ruining the main point of the thread. Do not degrade into personal attacks or unrelated matters. If you wish to discuss a new subject then create a new topic.
11.) Do Not Make Assumptions: Please remember that you do not know every detail about everyone online. Keep a clear and open mind, emotions and tone of voice are often lost in text. So do not assume you know someone's mind or attitude simply by a post. If you are unclear then ask, do not assume.
12.) Please Respect the Work, Effort, and Time Put into the JAO: Anyone found using the JAO's material and/or resources outside of accepted organization regulations (claiming them as their own, using them to teach others, etc.) shall be removed immediately. Do not claim titles that you have not earned here, respect our standards; if you cannot, you will be removed.
13.) Have Fun: This is a place of online interaction and communication. You, the members and guests, make this place what it is. So get involved, talk, chat, laugh, have fun, be yourself. Enjoy the time, people, and information available to you.
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Article IV - Ranks and Position.
Section A - Positions and Offices:
Part 1: JAO Members: Members are considered a part of the Jedi Academy Online and their continued input and thoughts are a valued addition. Members may cast a vote in polls and decisions. Only official Members have a say in the workings of the Jedi Academy Online.

Part 2: Moderators: JAO Moderators watch over specific discussion areas of the Jedi Academy Online. They are for the people and must be fair and honest in their duties. Moderators seek to 'keep the peace' on the discussion board, chat room, and in-person activities. They may move posts to a more appropriate forum based upon its content. They may remove offensive posts, replies, or spam. They may also ask the Administration to take further action against someone who is acting against the general code of conduct policies. Moderators are chosen from the Members of the JAO by the Administration. Should the member accept the position they must be able to seriously commit to the duties of their position and be prepared for the responsibilities of those duties.

Part 4: Administration Team: The JAO Administration operates, manages, and administrates the entire Jedi Academy Online and all related projects. The Admins oversee the entire JAO and all operations both online and offline. They are solely responsible for the leadership, direction, and development of the JAO. The Administration is also financially responsible for the Jedi Academy Online. Other responsibilities include website management, moderation over the message board, as well as the chat room. They are to help run and direct all offline Jedi Celebrations as well.
The Administration team reports directly to the body of the JAO and is assisted by Moderators and Members.
The JAO Administration team is made up of Jedi of the Third Level or Higher. Administration positions will be indefinite. Open only when an Administrator resigns. A minimum of Three(3) Administrators will required, with a maximum of Nine(9). The number of Administrators is directly related to the size of the JAO Memberage (with a basic idea of One(1) Admin. for every Five(5) Members). The Administration team must keep an odd number for voting purposes. The Administration is elected by either one of two ways; depending on whether leadership exists at the time or not. These will be broken down into election A and election B
Administration Appointment - If an Administration team exists then the Administration will discuss options and offer an open seat to a JAO Member. All open seats are appointed by the current Administration Team.
Administration Election - If a leadership currently does not exist then here is how the election process will run. The JAO Members will each have one nomination. Any member that receives two nominations or more must either accept or decline the nomination. Those that accept the nomination are eligible for voting. Nominations will stay open for two weeks. All those eligible will than be voted on by the JAO Members, each Member gets three votes. Voting shall stay open for two weeks. The three Nominees with majority vote are the new elected JAO Administration Team. Should the Administration need more than three members due to the size of the JAO, the first three will set-up future Adminstration appointments as stated above (no later than six months after their own election).

Section B - Ranks:
The Jedi Academy Online ranks are listed as level, not by title. All who commit to the Jedi Path are Jedi, but we see the varying degrees of skill and knowledge (i.e. experience).
Jedi of the First Level: A Jedi of the First Level is one new to the Jedi Path. They are interested in becoming a Jedi and have taken their first steps in learning. A Jedi of the First Level has completed and passed the Tier One training program.
There are currently no other requirements associated with this level. One only needs to seek to live and train as a Jedi.
Jedi of the Second Level: A Jedi of the Second Level is one who has completed the Tier Two training program of the Academy and finished the basic lessons of the Jedi Path. A Jedi of the Second Level has completed and passed the foundations of the Jedi Path and has moved on to the more advanced lessons of the Jedi Academy Online. They have shown their determination to live by the Jedi Ideals.
There are currently no other requirements associated with this level. One only needs to pass the first two tiers of the academy.
Jedi of the Third Level: A Jedi of the Third Level is one who has completed and passed Tier Three of the Jedi Academy Online. They are now eligible for Apprenticeship and can seek a Mentor to further their training with.
Apprenticeship is completely voluntary and not mandatory for advancement.
There are currently no other requirements associated with this level. One need only need to meet and exceed the requirements of the two previous levels.
Jedi of the Fourth Level: A Jedi of the Fourth Level has passed all four tiers of the Jedi Academy Online; which includes the Jedi Equivalence Exam. A Jedi of the Fourth Level is considered capable of teaching the Jedi Path and taking on an Apprentice. These Jedi are considered highly capable, reliable, and examples of how a Jedi lives and acts.
Requirements associated with this Level are as follows:
Has passed all other requirements of the previous Levels.
Has passed the JAO RTS (Jedi Academy Online Regulated Testing System).
Is at least 22 years of age.
Has been studying and living the Jedi Path (previous studies in any other philosophy, religion, or belief do not count) for a minimum of Two(2) years.
Is associated with the Jedi Community or reliable member of the Jedi Community for at least One(1) of those Two(2) years.
Has meet with at least one member of the JAO Administration at least once in-person.
Jedi of the Fifth Level: A Jedi of the Fifth Level is the highest level one can complete at this time. It has the most requirements placed upon it and the most expectations. This would be equivalent to a Jedi Master title. A Jedi of the Fifth Level has gone above and beyond all other requirements of the previous Levels. They are considered a great example of the Jedi Path. They show and have a great understanding of life, the Force, Jedi Philosophy, and principles. They are living examples of the Jedi. An embodiment of the Jedi Path.
Requirements associated with this Level are as follows:
Trains at least two students successfully to the Fourth Level of the Jedi.
Is at least 32 years of age.
Has been studying and living the Jedi Path (previous studies in any other philosophy, religion, or belief do not count) for a minimum Ten(10) years.
Five(5) of those Ten(10) years being associated with the Jedi Community or a reliable member of the Jedi Community.
Has meet with the JAO Administration in-person at least Three(3) times.
Attended a (general) Jedi Gathering or Jedi Celebration.
Has met all other previous requirements of all other previous Levels.

Section C - Classifications:
Part 1a: The JAO strictly forbids the use of classifications titles until such a time that they are needed or useful. Even then all requirements must be met before classification titles can be used at the JAO. All requirements listed must be met, unless specifically stated otherwise.

Part 1b: If the Classifications are put into affect the requirements listed below must be used and considered minimum requirements. These classifications have specific requirements attached to them and unless a Jedi meets those requirements they are not allowed to be use, even in pretense. Should you see an individual with a specific classification title feel free to question them on the validity of such a title.

Part 2: Jedi Healer Requirements - Jedi of the Fourth Level of Higher. Completion of the JAO Healer Academy Course. Certification in Outdoor Survival. Certification in Meditation. Certification as a Nutrition Specialist. Certification or Degree in an Alternative Healing practice (herbalism, qi-gong, acupuncture, etc.). Registered Nurse or Higher. Passing knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, psychology, and sociology. Optional/Recommended: First Responder or Emergency Response Certification.

Part 3: Jedi Guardian Requirements - Jedi of the Fourth Level or Higher. Completion of the JAO Guardian Academy Course. Certification to teach/instruct Self-Defense, given by an accredited school/instructor. Certification in Outdoor Survival. Complete knowledge and skill in the Seven Unarmed and the Seven Weapon forms of the JAO. Certification to instruct Physical Fitness. Certification of O.C. (Pepper) Spray. Certification in Firearms (preferably to instruct in both). High ranking belt in a Martial Art Style (preferably Instructor, that is optional however). Optional/Recommended: Military Service. Career in Law Enforcement.

Part 4: Jedi Consular Requirements - Jedi of the Fourth Level or Higher. Completion of the JAO Consular Academy Course. Certified Librarian or Degree in Philosophy, History, or Literature. Understand and capable of using Robert's Rules of Order. Certified or experienced in record keeping. Certified in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Passing knowledge of the many different beliefs, cultures, philosophies, and religions of the world. Optional: Career as Librarian, Researcher, or Assistant to those or any like profession.

Part 5: Jedi Sentinel Requirements - Jedi of the Fourth Level or Higher. Completion of the JAO Sentinel Academy Course. Certification in C.P.R., A.E.D., and First Aid. Certification in Outdoor Survival. Certification in Meditation. Working knowledge of the Seven Unarmed Forms and the Seven Weapon Forms. Certified in Conflict Resolution and/or Mediation. Passing knowledge of basic world history. Passing knowledge of general Martial Art styles and ideals.
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Article V - Training and Testing.
Section A - General Terminology and Definition:
Part 1.) Jedi Academy Online: The Jedi Academy Online is a program where several students are trained at the same time on the internet. While individual programs vary in subjects, courses, and structure; the Academy itself usually serves the same purpose. To teach the basics to multiple students at once. To compensate for the student to teacher ratio (which is often very few teachers, many students). In the fiction of Star Wars one can see the basic principle of this applied in the prequel movies and the Jedi Apprentice book series. The Academy Structure and Program will be detailed in Section B.

Part 2.) Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship is a One-on-One training style. It works from the basis of a Master and Apprentice form of teaching. Many Jedi groups these days teach the same fundamentals in an Academy and than allow for an Apprenticeship after completing the Academy. The JAO itself works from this basis, though Apprenticeship is optional here. In order to become an Apprentice one has to pass the first three tiers of the academy first.
However this is not always the case and some places work strictly from the one-on-one teacher/student relationship. Often they figure that one is a teacher/master for a reason, and thus the site obviously trusts them to pass on the Jedi Path in a way that is suitable and reliable. In the fiction one can see this as the Master-Padawan style as seen in the movies.

Part 3.) Solo: Solo Training is often a term used to denote an individual who is training in the Jedi Path, but on their own. They are not in an Academy, they do not have a Teacher/Master, they are simply studying, training, and living as Jedi with what information is available to them openly. This classification of study was first recognized and introduced by the JEDI Academy program. Many can view this as a type of home-schooling. You find material on the Jedi Way and apply it yourself.

Part 4.) Classification Courses: These will be a private academy type atmosphere, held in separate forums/buildings. However this is not applicable at this time and thus no further information will be given out.

Section B - General Academy Guidelines:
Part 1.) The JAO will only train those interested in becoming Jedi. Due to the time, effort, and resources involved the JAO cannot invest in individuals who are simply curious or seeking validation (or a title). The Tier One training program offers the curious a such to explore the Jedi Path and sample the training involved.
Part 2.) Any student found copying, using, and/or sharing the JAO's material without permission loses academy access, as well as general membership access.
Part 3.) Any student granted academy access who goes silent for two weeks without any participation on the entire board will be removed from the academy. Unless said student informs the Administration of their absence.
Part 4.) Any academy student who becomes inactive in the academy (turning in assignments) for four weeks will lose academy access. Unless the student informs the Administration team of the absence in advance.

Section C - Training Structure:
JAO Training is an Online Process currently. The process is as follows:
Tier One: Open Program. An Eight Week long course on basic Jedi Training.
Tier Two: A closed 52 Week course on the basics of the Jedi Path, covering the Jedi Circle.
Tier Three: A closed 52 Week course on 7 areas of Well-Being.
Tier Four: A closed course with no set time-frame. Testing concepts of Jedi ideals and leadership.
After the student passes Tier Four they are eligible to take the Jedi Academy Online Regulated Testing System (or JAO RTS). Should a student fail they may seek Apprenticeship to better prepare for the next test. Apprenticeships have no time frame and are determined at the discretion of the Teacher.
Once a student completes the JAO RTS they are considered a Jedi of the Fourth Level.

Section D - Regulated Testing System:
The Jedi Academy Online Regulated Testing System will be administered mostly offline by the Administration team or Administration Approved Members. There are portions which can be taken online. The JAO RTS is composed of five parts. These will test the various aspects of the Jedi Circle, including, but not limited to, Physical Fitness, Knowledge of Jedi Philosophy, Self-Defense, General World Knowledge, Knowledge of the Force, and the ability to explain the Jedi Path in a clear and understandable manner. Each section has its own challenges and requirements, such as being timed. Information on the JAO RTS will only be given to qualified students, however the details will only be known by those that go through it.
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Article VI - Logos, Badges, and Awards.
Here at the Jedi Academy Online we use our badges and emblems (our logo with color designation) to show certain achievements, rank/title, and positions within the organization. Below is a list of images that one can use within their signature. Please do not use the emblems or awards if you have not earned them and/or your not a member of the JAO.
Other Awards and Badges are given for certain participation in JAO events and topics. The Administration will give out these Awards to members who have earned them.
All logos, emblems, and awards were created by Kevin Trout (a.k.a Opie Macleod) for specific use for the Jedi Academy Online.
To use the Badges and Awards: You will be awarded the badge and then you can place them in your signature. Emblems will automatically go under your name on the forums. However you may still place that emblem in your signature for clarification and to denote your accomplishment (such as Academy Completion).
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Article VII - Jedi Celebrations and Local Chapters.
Section A - Local Chapters:
There are no Current Chapters to the JAO. Guidelines will be given when a need arises to establish local chapters. Original Chapters established in early 2004, though the lack of actual necessity lead to the removal of chapters until such a time as the JAO grows large enough to establish them once again.
Chapters will be lead by recognized Members of the JAO. It is recommended that Chapters be lead by a Jedi of the Third level or higher, though Students may be allowed to start their own chapters as well. If you wish to discuss the possibility of starting your own JAO Chapter please contact the Administration team.

Section B - Jedi Celebrations:
All In-Person JAO Gatherings, Meetings, et cetera are hereby referred to as Jedi Celebrations. All Jedi Celebrations shall be held at an agreed upon date and time which best suits the needs of the hosts and is agreeable by members of the JAO. There are currently no official concourses at set dates or times.
Jedi Celebrations are named such because they are a time to celebrate our path and lifestyle. It is a celebration of being Jedi and coming together to enjoy each others company.
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Article VIII - Amendments and Protocol.
Section A - Changes
Amendments to the Jedi Academy Online By-Laws (or Regulations) shall be made by the Administration team on a necessary basis.
Cosmetic and Major revisions to the Regulations will be made on a as needed basis.

Section B - Time frame for Amendments
Once a year the Administration team will discuss any necessary changes to be made to the Regulations. The Regulations will be reviewed before this time and any comments shall be brought up. The Administration will then put together a mirror of the Regulations with the necessary changes, which will then have to be voted upon.
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Article IX - Disclaimer and Legal Information.
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This information is essential to maintain security and validity for those taking our tests. We use this information to verify and validate individuals taking our tests for security purposes. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we do not authorize the certification of individuals under 21 years of age. If a person under this age has received a certification without our knowledge, that certification will not be considered valid as it is not in compliance with the JL's Terms and Conditions. We do reserve the right but do not assume the obligation to delete submissions and restrict or prohibit your use of our sites for legal or other reasons.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the various states and of the United States. You agree and represent that you are buying only for your own internal use only, and not any other person.
Part 9.) Limitation of Damages:
The JL is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your computer system or other device used to access the Site as a result of your use of the Site. jediliving.com is provided "as is," without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any express or implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, compatibility, security, accuracy, or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, the JL makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, that access to or operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free. In no event will the JL, its suppliers, or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site's content be liable for the truth, accuracy or completeness of any information on the Site, for errors or mistakes made by humans or machines, or for any actual, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the Site and/or the materials and information contained on or available through the Site.
Any statements and opinions appearing on the Site are those of its authors, and the JL assumes no responsibility for such statements and opinions. Neither the JL nor its affiliates shall have any liability arising from your reliance upon the information provided on the Site. Any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Site is at your sole risk. Please consult a physician or health care professional before using any of the general information that you find on the Site. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the JL.
Use of the Site is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, other communications, content or other material (including, without limitation, software) accessed through or obtained by means of the Site.
The JL makes no guarantee of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the Site or any site linked to the Site. The JL will not be liable for the privacy of e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other content stored on our equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Site.
Part 10.) Indemnification:
You agree to indemnify and hold the JL and its subsidiaries, affiliates, administrators, officers, directors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, violation of these Terms and Conditions, or other infringement by you, or any other user of your member name, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
Part 11.) Headings:
The section headings used herein are for convenience of reference only and do not form a part of these terms and conditions, and no construction or inference shall be derived there from. If any provision of this Agreement is void or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force and will not be terminated. Neither party will be liable for any delay resulting from circumstances or causes beyond the party's reasonable control.
Part 12.) Language:
All parties confirm that it is their wish that this Agreement, as well as other documents relating to this Agreement, including all notices, have been and will be drawn up in the English language only.
Part 13.) Applicable Law and Venue:
All disputes, controversies, or claims arising out of or relating to the use of this site shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. All arbitration are to be conducted in Los Angeles County, under state of California law, and are governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (F.A.A.). In the case of any legal dispute including arbitration between elite and client, all fees and costs for the JL will be borne by the client(s) and California law applies. If for any reason arbitration does not or cannot apply, the venue for any litigation arising out of this contract, or any other dispute between the JL and client(s) shall be in the Circuit Court of Los Angeles County, California.
Access to the Site from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You may not use or export any of the Site materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If any of the terms herein shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining terms or condition. Communications made through the Site's e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the JL or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives, such as where notice to the JL is required by contract, or any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
Section B - Agreement:
By signing up for an account, membership, student status, and/or participating on the JL Website or at one of it's offline events you automatically agree to follow and uphold the JL Regulations including all parts of the Legal disclaimer as listed above.
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- Jedi Living Administration Team