Terms of Service

Last updated December 22nd, 2022

Information Collected Automatically

Roundtable's website collects some anonymous information about users automatically when individuals request pages through a browser. When you visit Roundtable-operated sites, we collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet. In addition, we gather information about the type of browser you are using (including the specific version), the type of operating system you have on your computer, and from which site you came.

When you browse our site or receive one of our emails, Roundtable uses cookies and/or web beacons (sometimes referred to as “pixel tags”) to collect information and store your online preferences. Cookies are widely used and most browsers are set up to accept them automatically. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or set your browser to automatically block any cookies. Please note that if you decide to set your browser to block cookies, some features and services on our site may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize you. In addition, any offers we may provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.

It is important to note that cookies and web beacons do not capture any information that can personally identify you. The information they gather helps us improve your interactions with Roundtable’s sites, as well as our communications with you, and may include:

  • Your response to one of our emails
  • Time and duration of your visit to our site
  • Pages you viewed while on our site
This information is used to provide an optimal shopping experience and better service throughout the site. We may also supplement the information we collect with information we receive from other companies. For example, we may use marketing segments developed by us or other companies to customize certain offerings.

Information Collected Voluntarily

Roundtable may also gather personal information that you provide us, including your name or (if applicable) your student’s name, email addresses, address and phone number when you:

  • Complete a transaction, including purchases, RSVPs, donations and signing up for communications.

Personal information we collect may be used alone or in combination with other information about you we have acquired, including information from third parties, or that is publicly available, in order to customize or personalize the communications and offerings you receive.

You can help Roundtable maintain the accuracy of your personal information by updating your profile here. Please let us know when you change your address, phone number or email address. This information may be used to contact you about classes, programs and events that may be of interest to you.

Child Information Policy

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any portion of Roundtable’s sites intended for children under 13 will not request any personal information. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

How the Information is Used

The following are examples of how Roundtable might use the personal information it collects:

1. Operation of Our Business and Our Websites

Roundtable uses the information we collect about and from you in connection with the operation of our business (for example, to communicate with you concerning events to which you have purchased tickets), and to offer an enhanced, personalized online experience on our site.
The information we collect allows us to:

  • Recognize you when you return to our site so we can personalize your experience
  • Process applications and transactions
  • Respond to your requests
  • Provide you with relevant product and service offers on our site and in email advertising

2. Sharing Information With Certain Third Parties

With the exceptions below, we will not share personal information about you with any other entity.

A. Our Service Providers

We provide your information to third-party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer care, and to assist in our marketing efforts. We direct all such third-party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and not to use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on Roundtable’s behalf.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to our website or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

B. Co-Presentations and Rentals

We may share personal information that you give us with third-party co-presenters and rental clients, and partners but only if you purchase tickets to their events.

C. Purposes of Safety, Security, and Compliance With the Law

Your information and the contents of your private online communications may be accessed and disclosed (i) in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant, or subpoena); (ii) when we have a good-faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process; (iii) in other circumstances in which Roundtable believes the Roundtable.org site is being used in the commission of a crime (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit-risk reduction); (iv) when we have a good-faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; and (v) when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Roundtable, including to enforce our Terms of Service or to render the service you have requested.

Security Statement

Roundtable works to ensure that all of the transactions that occur on its website are secure. All credit card numbers submitted to the site are encrypted using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, which is the industry standard. You may further ensure your security by protecting against unauthorized access to your login and password, and you should sign off after using a shared computer.

Should you purchase any products directly from Roundtable, we will use your credit card number only to process your transactions. Your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Access to and use of Roundtable website's text, images and data is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Roundtable retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text and any other information contained in these files.

The material contained in this website is copyrighted by Roundtable or by third parties from whom we have obtained permission to publish their materials on the website and whose credit line appears in association with their copyrighted information. Any commercial use, group presentation, or publication of any material from Roundtable's website is strictly prohibited.

Roundtable's image and text files on this website are made available for noncommercial, educational and personal use only.

Linking to Third-Party Sites

Roundtable has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the website and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or other sites linked to the website. Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk. Roundtable provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by Roundtable.

Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Roundtable makes no representation of any kind regarding the site content or any portion thereof. All site content is provided in "AS IS" condition. Roundtable does not warrant the accuracy of the materials provided herein, either expressly or by implication, for any particular purpose and expressly disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although the information provided to you on this site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, Roundtable cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by applicable Federal law and the law of New York State, without regard to its conflict of laws or choice of laws provisions.

Policy Changes

Occasional changes may be made to this document as new services and content are added to our site or to reflect changes in Roundtable's policies. Visitors to Roundtable's website are encouraged to check this document periodically to stay informed of current privacy guidelines.

Acceptance of Terms

By using Roundtable's website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to this, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of any Roundtable site following the posting of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Information

For more information, contact us via hello@roundtable.org or call 212.669.7200.

Refund Policy

  • For live courses:
  • 100% up to one week (7 calendar days) before the start of the first session.
  • 50% up to 24 hours before the start of the first session.
  • No refunds once the first session of a class has started.
  • On demand courses are non-refundable.

Gift Policy

  • You must have a Roundtable account to purchase a Roundtable Digital Gift Card or Gifted Course. You do not need a Roundtable account to receive a Roundtable Digital Gift Card or Gifted Course, but you must create a Roundtable account to use a Roundtable Digital Gift Card or to access a Gifted Course.
  • Gifted Courses are courses that have been purchased by a giver and the course is sent to a recipient via email. Gifted Courses are non-returnable, non-refundable, not for resale and non-transferrable.
  • Digital Gift Cards are balances that a giver has purchased and sent to the recipient via email, for use towards any items on Roundtable, including live courses, on demand courses, add-ons, and subscriptions. Digital Gift Cards are non-returnable, non-refundable, not for resale, non-transferrable, and cannot be redeemed for its cash value, except as required by applicable law.

Digital Gift Cards and Gifted Courses Terms and Conditions

A. No Expiration Date/No Service Charges

  • Roundtable Digital Gift Card balance amounts do not expire but may become subject to statutory unclaimed property laws.
  • Gifted Courses do not expire, however, courses may only be available for a limited time. We recommend that Gifted Course recipients enjoy their Gifted Courses as soon as they can. Please contact us if your Gifted Course has expired before you have viewed it.
  • There are no service charges or other fees to use Roundtable Digital Gift Cards or to access Gifted Courses.

B. Delivery and Risk of Loss

  • The purchaser is responsible for providing an accurate email address for the gift recipient. Roundtable is not responsible for delivery of a Roundtable Digital Gift Card or Gifted Course to an incorrect but deliverable email address or a non-existent email address that is provided by the purchaser.
  • The risk of loss and title for Roundtable Digital Gift Cards and Gifted Courses pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission of the Digital Gift Cards and Gifted Courses to the purchaser or designated recipient.

C. Liability and Assignment

  • Roundtable Digital Gift Cards and Gifted Courses represent solely the obligation and liability of Roundtable. However, Roundtable reserves the right to assign these terms and any benefit, liability, or obligations relating to the Roundtable Digital Gift Cards and/or Gifted Courses to an assignee at any time without notice in its sole discretion and such assignee shall be the holder of any such benefits, liabilities, or obligations thereafter. Upon any such assignment, you hereby knowingly release Roundtable and its affiliates/subsidiaries (other than the assignee, if applicable) from any and all liability or claims of any nature whatsoever arising in connection with the Roundtable Digital Gift Cards and/or Gifted Courses.