Terms of Use

By using that-first.com you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of that-first.com. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to that-first.com.

THATfirst may change these terms of use from time to time to time so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of that-first.com will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on that-first.com then the latter shall prevail.

You agree to use that-first.com only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of that-first.com. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing, causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within that-first.com.

Service Description

THATfirst provides comprehensive information about Yoga Meditation and Spiritual Living. The information is free and no registration is required. You will have access to message boards where you can write your comments.

Contributions to THATfirst

1.      The responsibility for any contributions including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio on that-first.com lies only and solely with the person uploading it to THATfirst. In other words, only you and not THATfirst shall be responsible. THATfirst will not monitor or scrutinize such contributions and will give no warranty with regard to the correctness, appropriateness or completeness.

2.      By sharing any contribution including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio with THATfirst you agree to grant to THATfirst, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way THAfirst wants, including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons, in any media worldwide (including on the THAT first site accessed by international users).

3.      Copyright of your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.

4.      In order that THATfirst can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any applicable laws, that you have the right to give THATfirst permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if you are under 18.

5.      We normally show your user name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible.

6.      Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with THATfirst.

7.      If you do not want to grant THATfirst the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with that-first.com.

Your posts on the THATfirst message board:

 1. In General, these rules shall apply:

  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: Contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • No unlawful or objectionable content: Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material will be removed immediately.
  • Be patient: Users of all ages and abilities may be taking part.
  • No spamming or off-topic material: We don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please do not re-submit your contribution or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
  • No advertising or promoting.
  • Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed
  • No impersonation.
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
  • No URLs (web site addresses)


2. Safety:

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else on the message boards, for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified.

3. Legal requirements:

  • You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
  • Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
  • You agree to submit to or share with that-first.com only contributions which are your own original work.
  • You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of THAT first including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

4. If you're under 18:

  • Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before contributing to that-first.com.
  • Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).

Measures and Sanctions

THATfirst does not check or monitor the contributions uploaded by users. THATfirst, however, reserves the right to reject or delete any contributions not in compliance with these terms and conditions or in breach with any applicable laws. At its sole discretions, THATfirst can block your access, either for a certain time period or infinitely, if you were found breaching these terms and conditions. 


You will acknowledge your obligation to indemnify and hold harmless THATfirst from all claims made by third parties based on or in relation to your contributions on and in that-first.com and that were in non-compliance with these terms and conditions. This includes damages and appropriate attorney fees.

Intellectual Property

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on that-first.com and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in that-first.com or its licensors (which includes other users). You may only use that-first.com content for your own personal purpose in a non-commercial way. This includes the copying and downloading for personal purposes of information.

With regard to the articles, you are granted a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable license to re-use, to reproduce, to copy and to distribute the articles or part of it provided the relevant text paragraphs remain unmodified. With any distribution of the articles or any text paragraphs of the latter in any form (on- or offline), you are obliged to attribute it to our website URL that-first.com and to the author Radhika Shah-Grouven by setting a hyperlink directing to that-first.com and by reference to the author. If you wish to transfer this license to a third party you are obliged to make sure that the third party is subject to the same restrictions.

Any other use beyond these restrictions requires prior written permission by THATfirst.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

1. Message Boards: The content posted on the message boards is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of THATfirst. THATfirst is not responsible for any content posted by members of the public.

2. Links: This website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. Since THATfirst has no means to control and check on the third parties’ website, THATfirst is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through that-first.com. Links to third party websites from that-first.com do not amount to any endorsement of that site by THATfirst and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

3. Website Content: Content available on that-first.com including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to THATfirst, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. THATfirst does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by THATfirst is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of THAT first for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

4. Losses and Damage: Except for cases of intent, injuries of life, body and health as well as for cases of unlimited liabilities for binding statutory provisions, e.g. the German Product Liability Act (“Produkthaftungsgesetz”), THATfirst shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of that-first.com regardless of the form of action.

5. Website Functions: THATfirst does not warrant that functions available on that-first.com will be uninterrupted error free or that defects will be corrected.

6. Security: THATfirst does not warrant that that-first.com or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

7. The practice of any exercise described on that-first.com will be at your own risk. We are not liable for any injury or ill effects due to any exercise described on that-first.com. Please consult your doctor or personal physician before practicing any exercise.

In General

1. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of applicable laws, the validity of the remaining terms shall not be affected thereby. In such a case, the illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable term shall be interpreted or replaced that the legal and economical purpose intended shall be achieved.

2. The failure or delay of THATfirst to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive THATfirst right to enforce that right.

3. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Germany which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes. Frankfurt/ Main, Germany shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction.