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The website hansvanzanten.nl (i.e. Bending Knees) is managed and owned by Hans van Zanten / ZanZen Instituut. The following conditions apply. By viewing and/or using this website and the information provided on it, you as a user declare that you agree to the content of these terms and conditions.

In the event of any discrepancies between the specific (general) terms and conditions of products and/or services of ZanZen Instituut and these terms and conditions, the specific (general) terms and conditions of the products and/or services in question shall prevail.

If you violate these terms, ZanZen Instituut may, in its sole discretion, revoke your access to this website and refuse to grant you further access to the site. Access to this website is granted to you free of charge without any obligation on the part of ZanZen Institute, unless expressly stated.

ZanZen Instituut does not accept any liability towards you, arising from or in connection with this website.

Use of the website

Although the information on this website is compiled with the greatest possible care and ZanZen Instituut is of the opinion that this information accurately reflects the state of affairs at the time of publication on the website, ZanZen Instituut cannot guarantee that the information is and/or will remain up-to-date, correct, complete.

Nor does ZanZen Instituut guarantee the error-free and/or uninterrupted functioning of this website. You will receive an automatic computer-generated response if you have submitted data through the website. The foregoing does not imply that ZanZen Instituut can guarantee the completeness and/or correctness of the data submitted by you in any way whatsoever.


ZanZen Instituut manages and maintains this website from the Netherlands and therefore cannot guarantee the use of (information on this website) from countries other than the Netherlands. As a user, you are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness and/or usefulness of the information available on the site.


It is not permitted to use this website in such a way that this use disturbs other users of the site or endangers the functioning of the website. Furthermore, it is not permitted to use the website in such a way that it affects (the content of) the website or underlying software.

This website may be temporarily or permanently taken out of service without prior notice.


Information etc. from third parties

This website refers to information, products and/or services of third parties, whether or not by means of hyperlinks to other websites. A link is provided solely for your convenience and therefore has not been reviewed for accuracy, completeness or topicality by ZanZen Institute.

Any liability with regard to information provided by third parties is expressly rejected.


This website may contain links to other websites. ZanZen Institute has no control over those sites. ZanZen Instituut therefore assumes no liability for the accuracy or otherwise of the content of or the safety of any activity performed on other such sites. Your use of such sites is entirely at your risk.


Exclusion of liability

ZanZen Instituut accepts no liability for damage as a result of the use (or any impediment to use), relying on incomplete, incorrect or outdated information.


Intellectual property rights

All current and future copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights related to website hansvanzanten.nl (i.e. Bending Knees) are vested in ZanZen Instituut and its licensors. You do not acquire any rights in the Website other than the limited right to use the Website in accordance with these Terms.

You agree to protect the proprietary rights of ZanZen Instituut and its licensors and to notify ZanZen Institute in writing without undue delay (see address details below) as soon as you become aware of unauthorized access to the website or any use thereof that violates the proprietary rights.


You may print and/or download information from and the content of this website only for your own personal, non-commercial use or for the non-commercial use of your organization.

It is not permitted to offer for sale all or part of this website or its contents, or to sell or distribute them in any medium whatsoever.


It is not permitted to make part of the website available as part of another website, either by inclusion as a hyperlink on the internet or otherwise, unless you have written permission from ZanZen Instituut. It is not permitted to use the name hansvanzanten.nl (i.e. Bending Knees) in any way or to misuse the brand names 'ZanZen', and 'the lazy Buddhist' and 'hansvanzanten.nl' and 'Bending Knees' in any way; such unauthorized use or misuse shall be determined solely at the discretion of ZanZen Institute.


This website may not be used for any purpose prohibited by law and you specifically agree that you will not transmit, use, copy, post or cause to be posted anything that is defamatory or obscene or that is rude, indecent or contrary to the privacy of any individual.


You agree not to send any unsolicited promotional or advertising materials, "spam" or similar materials, or to send bulky messages that may interfere with the operation of this website or the availability of this website to other visitors.


In the event of damage to the website and/or connected servers/networks/other hardware or damage and/or loss of software and/or data caused by visitors to the website, ZanZen Instituut reserves the right to recover the damage thus caused from the person who caused it.

This website and all information published on this website (including this disclaimer) are in principle aimed at the Dutch and Belgian public and the persons who live there.

The (content of the) website and this disclaimer are governed by Dutch law. The court in Arnhem will have exclusive jurisdiction to take cognizance of any disputes.



ZanZen Instituut reserves the right to enlarge, modify, change, suspend or permanently discontinue this website, in whole or in part, or to restrict or deny you access to this website at any time and without notice. Your use of this website following any such changes constitutes your acceptance of those changes.


You grant ZanZen Instituut permission to pass on the data you provide in accordance with the privacy policy of ZanZen Institute.


If you have provided us with information about yourself and would like a copy of this information or if you would like us to correct or delete the information, please contact us at the address below.


ZanZen Institute accepts no liability for the loss or damage of information caused by unauthorized access by third parties to this website.

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