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OOV PRODUCT DISCLAIMER

Please be advised that the OOV is an unstable device, and there are inherent personal safety risks associated with using the OOV. Extreme caution should be exercised at all times. We can accept no responsibility under any circumstances for any accident or injury in any way connected with the use of our product. This is intended to be a legally binding disclaimer and a condition of the contract of the sale of your OOV.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS: Pregnancy (especially late stages), Torn Muscles, Ligaments or Tendons,  Fractured Vertebra, Broken or Fractured Bone, Trauma.
Please exercise caution if you have muscular skeletal issues or pathologies and work with a trained practitioner to establish safe exercise protocols specific to your condition.
OOV SAFETY: The OOV is a device used for rehabilitation, exercise, decompression of the spine and muscle activation. The OOV is designed to be unstable, this is the defining principle that activates the stabilisation of your core muscles. A degree of balance is required to gain benefit from using your OOV. Never attempt exercises that are too advanced for your level of balance or stability. Incorrect use may result in injury.  For this reason, standing on your OOV is not recommended without something to balance yourself with nearby. The OOV is best used on a flat surface, on carpeted floors, or on yoga or rubber mats. It can be used on hard floor surfaces, but be sure to place a towel under your head to prevent head knocks on hard surfaces. Initial exercises are practiced lying on the OOV on the floor. It is important that your OOV is positioned correctly into your back when you lie on it. Any pain or discomfort could mean that it may be positioned either too high or too low for your spine. Or your OOV could be the wrong size for you. The OOV can also be positioned into your lower back and used while standing up against a wall, or lying on your side and in prone. Immediately stop using the OOV if you experience any pain.

THE OOV

The Oov is currently only available in one colour – GRAPHITE (Dark Grey). Please note that each OOV has individual COLOUR SWIRLS AND MARKS – this is unavoidable due to the way the material sets in the mould. The OOV is available in THREE SIZES. Please make sure you are using the correct size OOV for your height and weight. Please select the size most suitable to your height/weight ratio, with the emphasis being on the WEIGHT should there be a significant difference in the ratios shown in the table below:

SizeHeightWeight
Large1.8m +From 80 Kg +
Medium1.7 -1.8m (5’11”)From 60 Kg – 80 Kg
SmallUp to 1.7m (5’7”)Up to 60 Kg

GETTING ON AND OFF YOUR OOV

The large curve of the OOV sits in your lower back, and the small part supports your neck. Place the OOV on the floor, with a wall, chair, sofa or bed nearby.   

Sit with your tail bone, on the large pointed end of the OOV. While holding the OOV with your hands to stabilise it, lie back down, and move upwards onto the OOV. Adjust yourself into a comfortable position, with your knees bent, and feet firmly placed on the floor. From this position raise your legs into a ninety-degree angle resting against a wall, or rest your heels onto a chair, sofa or bed. 

Place a folded towel under your head for comfort when using the OOV, this is recommended to support your neck and stop your head from rolling around or tilting too far backward. As you advance, you may reduce the size of the towel or remove it altogether. A towel helps to keep your head in a neutral position, your chin should not be pointing up above your chest. However, the OOV can also be used without head support, if you are careful to maintain this neutral head position. 

It is normal to initially feel unbalanced in this position. Your balance will improve rapidly as your deep core muscles innately activate to stabilise you. Use your arms to keep you balanced in these initial stages. To get off your OOV, place your feet on the floor with your knees bent, and simply roll your whole body to one side, while supporting your body weight with your arms. This is the safest way to get off your OOV.

OOV CARE

Although born in sunny Australia, the OOV does not like to lie in the sun. Please ensure you keep your OOV out of direct sunlight, including indirect sunlight shining through windows. If left in the sun, or exposed to constant light your OOV will eventually discolour and the skin will become brittle and may crack, tear or disintegrate. Unfortunately all foam fades/yellows when exposed to light.

The OOV likes a regular pat-down, using a damp cloth, dipped in lukewarm water and mild soap. DO NOT use oil-based cleaners on your OOV, or cleaners with high alcohol content as this can dry out the skin. For conditioning, the skin, our manufacturer has suggested ‘Armor All multi-purpose cleaner’ or a similar product that is used for protecting car interiors, but we suggest using it sparingly. The Oov material has antifungal and antibacterial agents in it, so excessive cleaning should not be required. Another unusual trait for an Aussie, your OOV does not like to swim, so please do not immerse in water, or use a dripping wet cloth when wiping it down. Although it looks groovy, the OOV is not a toy. Be gentle with your OOV, any excessive rough handling may cause splitting or tear in the skin, especially in the thinnest part of the OOV.  Please do not twist or bend your OOV backward into unnatural positions. Please be aware that sharp objects like zippers on clothing will pierce the protective layer of the OOV, leading to damage and perhaps tearing of you OOV. 

OOV EXERCISE PROGRAM DISCLAIMER

The OOV Exercise Program available on our website is not prescriptive or designed to be therapeutic. If you have any health issues including pathologies or muscular skeletal issues please see a trained practitioner to establish safe exercise protocols specific to your condition. Under no circumstances can we take responsibility for any injuries connected with the use of the OOV, The Exercise Program, or by any third party practitioner’s instruction, even if they are following the Oov Exercise Program, we cannot accept responsibility for an individual practitioner’s interpretation or instruction of these exercises.
Please follow the Exercise Program in Sequence. As you progress, you will be guided through the different levels of exercise. Please do not attempt an exercise more advanced than your level of fitness, balance or condition. If you experience pain in any position, immediately stop the exercise.

OOV EDUCATION COURSE DISCLAIMER

I am aware of the risks associated with exercise and fitness training. I am in good health and have no medical condition that would make it dangerous for me to complete the vigorous physical activities that will be part of the course. I have health and liability insurance sufficient to cover any personal injury or property damage I may sustain or cause while participating in or as a result of this course (the “Injuries”). I hereby release Oov Education and the other course participants (together with its affiliates, employees, consultants, agents and assigns, the “Indemnified Parties”) from all claims, liability, damages or injuries that may arise in connection with the course, and hereby indemnify them against all expenses, costs and losses, including attorneys fees and costs of suit, that may arise with respect thereto.

OOV EDUCATION COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Course registration fees are non-refundable; should Oov Education cancel the course, for any reason, registrants will receive a complete refund. Requests to change registration from one course to another must be made by email to info@ooveducation.com at least 14-days before the course date. Oov Education will email registrants the Online Pre Course Content and link to Manual 14-days before the Course. Once this Course Content has been sent, Oov Education will no longer refund the Course Fee, but can transfer the registration to any other Course.
TEMPORARY CANCELLATION POLICYWith the global concerns regarding Covid-19, we take the safety and security of our course attendees seriously. We are closely monitoring the regions our courses are being hosted and are working with our host locations to ensure local health recommendations. If you have a direct concern of attending your scheduled course please contact info@ooveducation.com to discuss rescheduling, refunding or placing a credit on your account.

OOV EDUCATION COPYRIGHT NOTICE

OOV is the owner of an extensive array of intellectual property, including copyrighted materials and trademarks. All content generated by or on behalf of OOV, including but not limited to hard copy course manuals and materials, digital downloads of videos or course materials, any content available on an OOV website or the website of an OOV distributor, marketing materials branded with any of the OOV trademarks, text, graphics, logos, pictures, button icons, images, audio clips, and data compilations is the property of OOV protected by international copyright laws.

All content provided to you as a result of your enrollment in an OOV course is the sole and exclusive property of OOV. You may access and make only personal, non-commercial copies of digital course materials OOV may provide you. Except as otherwise expressly granted herein, any other copying, redistribution, retransmission or publication of any downloaded material is strictly prohibited. You shall not prepare any derivative work of the course materials, except as explicitly authorized by OOV in connection with any discrete content (and any such copy or derivative of the content shall itself be deemed the property of OOV licensed by you under this Agreement). You are not permitted to make, authorize or allow use of the OOV intellectual property in any other manner whatsoever.

PRIVACY

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.theoov.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We work to provide you with the best possible service. In order to do this, we may use the personal information we collect from you to:

We will use your e-mail address to respond to questions or other emails we receive from you. 

We may request information from you such as your name, e-mail address, or other information needed in order for us to provide it to Course Educators in whom your have an interest for the purposes of Training and Education. The information supplied in that manner will be used solely for the specific purpose for which you supplied it unless otherwise stated at the time the information is requested. 

You may wish to receive future e-mails from us as well as e-mail from third parties and you may be given that option from time to time. The personal information you provide for these purposes are likely to be disclosed to the third parties so that they can provide such mailings. This website does not sell or give the information it gathers through cookies to any third parties, with the exception, noted above, when it must be disclosed to our Educators with whom you are attending Oov Education Workshops or Courses. In turn, they may share your personal information with us when we have to respond to something you communicated to them. Credit card information and passwords are not saved in cookies.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Security

It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. This website also may contain links that you can choose to reach other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. This website is not responsible for the availability of or the content located on or through any such third party site. Nor do we have any control over that site owner’s privacy policy, so if you are not sure how this information will be collected and used through that site, you must check the policy that is posted on that site.

Privacy of Children on our Website

Our web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Policy Changes

From time to time, we may need or want to use customer information for new uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change, we will post these changes on our web site. We encourage you to review our privacy policy periodically. This policy was last updated in September 2020.

Questions or Comments

Questions regarding our policies or the use of your personal information should be directed via e-mail to info@theoov.com. Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Disclosure Exceptions

In general, we will not use personal information in a manner inconsistent with the ways we have described in this policy. However, notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary, for example:

When you provide us your e-mail address, we may send you e-mails necessary to process your order or respond to a request, or, if you do not object to it, to receive or e-messages from our customer service department. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.