Last Updated: 2009.10.26
- Copyright; Trademarks
- Links; Third Party Websites
- Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability
- Site Usage; Termination of Usage
- User Content and Conduct
- Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests, Raffles, Surveys and Similar Promotions
- Applicable Law; Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution;
- Severability; Interpretation
- Entire Agreement
- Copyright Policy
- Contact Information
We may, in our sole discretion, modify this Agreement with or without notice to you. The “Last Updated” date at the top of this Agreement will indicate when the latest modifications were made. By continuing to access and use the Site after this Agreement has been modified, you are agreeing to such modifications. Therefore, you should review this Agreement prior to each use of the Site. In addition, when using particular services or features, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or policies applicable to such services, features or purchases that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or policies are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
III. Copyright; Trademarks
You acknowledge that all materials on the Site, including without limitation, the Site’s design, graphics, text, sounds, pictures, software and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Materials”), are the property of Project Reason or its licensors, and are subject to and protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and rights. Your use of the Site does not grant or transfer to you any ownership of other rights in the Materials, and except as expressly provided, nothing herein or within the Site shall be construed as conferring on you or any other person any license under any of Project Reason’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights. All rights to Materials not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are reserved to their respective owners. Project Reason authorizes you to view and download the Materials only for personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials, properly attribute the source of the Materials, and use the Materials within the bounds of fair use.
The trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and logos (collectively, “Marks”) contained or described on this Site (including, without limitation, PROJECT REASON, THE SCRIPTURE PROJECT, and PROJECT REASON WHITE PAPERS), are the sole property of Project Reason and/or its licensors and may not be copied, imitated or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of Project Reason and/or licensors. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are Marks of Project Reason and may not be copied, imitated or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of Project Reason. Project Reason will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
IV. Links; Third Party Websites
Links on the Site to third party websites are provided only as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. Project Reason does not control or endorse any such third party websites. You agree that Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties will not be responsible or liable for any content, goods or services provided on or through these outside websites or for your use or inability to use such websites. You will use these links at your own risk. You are advised that other websites on the Internet, including third party websites linked from this Site, might contain material or information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate; or that is inaccurate, untrue, misleading or deceptive; or that is defamatory, libelous, infringing of others’ rights or otherwise unlawful. Project Reason expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, legality, decency or accuracy of any information, and for any products and services, that appear on any third party website.
Without limiting the foregoing, your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on or through the use of the Site, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site.
V. Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, PROJECT REASON, OTHER AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, “PROJECT REASON AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, PROJECT REASON AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED, (VI) THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING THE BROWSING AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY INFORMATION, WILL BE FREE OF ANY VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE OR DISRUPTIVE COMPONENTS, (VII) THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO AND FROM THE SITE WILL BE SECURE, OR (VIII) THE USE OF THE SITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS (INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS) OF ANY PERSON. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM PROJECT REASON AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES OR ON OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
PROJECT REASON AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY (I) AS A PUBLISHER OF INFORMATION, (II) FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, (III) FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (IV) FOR STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE, OR (VII) FOR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THIS SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF GOOD WILL, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION, LITIGATION OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF AN INDIVIDUAL ADVISES OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN PROJECT REASON AND YOU. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFERED ON AND THROUGH THE SITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF PROJECT REASON AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES FOR ANY REASON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PURCHASED BY YOU FROM PROJECT REASON ON THIS SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties against all claims, demands, causes of action, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including any reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting or arising from or relating to your use of or conduct on the Site, any activity related to your membership profile by you or any other person, any material that you submit to, post on or transmit through the Site, your breach of this Agreement, your infringement or violation of any rights of another, or termination of your access to the Site.
VII. Site Usage; Termination of Usage
You are required to become a member and establish a profile on this Site in order to take advantage of certain features of this Site, such as posting in the forum and editing The Scripture Project. If you provide information on or through this Site, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site, and (b) as permitted, maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete, or Project Reason has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete, Project Reason has the right to suspend or terminate your membership and profile and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof) by you.
You will create a username and password while completing the membership registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and membership information, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or membership profile. You agree to (a) immediately notify Project Reason of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You agree to be responsible for all actions resulting from the use of your account on the Site, including actions resulting from unauthorized use of your account prior to your taking steps to prevent such occurrence by changing your password and notifying Project Reason. Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
The transmission of data or information over the Internet or other forms of networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. We do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any electronic transmissions over the Internet or otherwise within the State, such as transmissions involving the exchange of electronic messages of any kind (including those which may contain your personal information). In no event will the information you provide through the Site be deemed to be confidential, create any fiduciary obligations to you on our part, or result in any liability to you on our part in the event that such information is inadvertently released by us or accessed by third parties without your consent.
You agree to use this Site only for lawful purposes, and that you are responsible for your use of and communications on the Site. You agree not to post on or transmit through this Site any unlawful, infringing, threatening, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent, offensive, hateful or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material that encourages criminal conduct or conduct that would give rise to civil liability, infringes others’ intellectual property rights or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, provincial/territorial, national or international law. You agree not to use this Site in any manner that interferes with its normal operation or with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
You further agree that you will not access this Site by any means except through the interface provided by Project Reason for access to the Site. Creating or maintaining any link from another website to any page on this Site without the prior written authorization of Project Reason is prohibited. Running or displaying this Site or any information or material displayed on this Site in frames or through similar means on another website without the prior written authorization of Project Reason is prohibited. Any permitted links to this Site must comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Project Reason makes no representation that Materials contained on the Site are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom, or that this Agreement complies with the laws of any other countries. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You agree that you will not access this Site from any territory where its contents are illegal, and that you, and not Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties, are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
Project Reason reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Except as otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement, you agree that Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Site.
You agree that Project Reason may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of this Site, without notice, for any conduct that Project Reason, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of this Agreement or any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another user or Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties.
VIII. User Content and Conduct
Where applicable at the Site, you are invited to post your own content (“User Content”). You understand that all User Content, whether you have publicly posted on a forum or privately transmitted to another Site user or to us, is your sole responsibility. Though the Site is designed to be a safe place to share such User Content, Project Reason cannot guarantee that other users will not misuse the User Content that you share. If you have any User Content that you would like to keep confidential and/or do not want others to use, do not post it to the Site. Under no circumstances will Project Reason be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site. PROJECT REASON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A USER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY USER CONTENT YOU POST TO THE SITE.
By posting any User Content at the Site, you hereby grant Project Reason a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such User Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You specifically waive any “moral rights” in and to the User Content in favor of Project Reason. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, any copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your User Content. You represent and warrant that: you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Site or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section VIII; and the posting of your User Content on or through the Site does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any User Content you posted to or through the Site. Further, and without limiting the generality of Section VI of this Agreement, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.
You acknowledge and agree that Project Reason may preserve User Content and may also disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce this Agreement; respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Project Reason, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including your User Content, may involve: transmissions over various networks; and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You agree to each of the conditions in this Agreement and further agree that each of these conditions applies forever and broadly with regard to Project Reason worldwide. Posting of User Content to or through the Site, including ideas or disclosures of opinions, is voluntary on your part. No confidential or contractual relationship is established by your posting of User Content or is to be implied by our review or subsequent use of your User Content. Project Reason shall not be liable for any disclosure of any User Content, including opinion(s) or suggestion(s), you post to or through the Site. PROJECT REASON SHALL BE ENTITLED TO UNRESTRICTED USE OF ANY USER CONTENT IT MAY RECEIVE FROM YOU AT OR THROUGH THE SITE, FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU AS PROVIDER OF THE USER CONTENT.
You agree that you will not use the Site to:
(a) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) harm minors in any way;
(c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to a representative of Project Reason, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted through the Site;
(e) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(f) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
(g) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
(h) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, emulate, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(i) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Site are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
(j) interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
(k) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
(l) collect or store personal data about other Site users.
You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to User Content created by others that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Project Reason does not endorse or have control over the User Content and User Content does not reflect the opinions or policies of Project Reason. Project Reason makes no representations or warranties, express or implied as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content or any other material or information that you may access through the Site. Project Reason assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Site for inappropriate submissions or conduct. If at any time Project Reason chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Site, Project Reason nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the User Content, has no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content, and has no responsibility for the conduct of the Site users submitting any such User Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Project Reason and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable, in Project Reason’s sole discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any User Content.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Site users. Project Reason reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Site users and to terminate your Site access if Project Reason determines, in its sole discretion, that doing so is prudent.
IX. Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests, Raffles, Surveys and Similar Promotions
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d) as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at http://www.staysafe.org.
XI. Applicable Law; Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California in the United States, without regard to its choice of law provisions. You agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in the State of California and further agree that any cause of action arising from or relating to the use of this Site or this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the Federal or State Courts residing in Los Angeles.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AND PROJECT REASON HEREBY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY PROCEEDING OR LITIGATION BROUGHT AGAINST THE OTHER WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SITE. IN ADDITION, NEITHER YOU NOR PROJECT REASON SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER SITE USERS, OR LITIGATE ANY CLAIM AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS ACTION OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY.
XII. Severability; Interpretation
If any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions shall not be affected. When used in this Agreement, the term “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.”
XIII. Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between Project Reason and each user of this Site with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous Agreements, representations, warranties and understandings, written or oral, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.
The failure of Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such term and shall not be considered a waiver or limit that party’s right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Agreement.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim of cause of action arising from or relating to use of this Site or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or will be forever barred. The “Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability” provisions of this Agreement are for the benefit of Project Reason and its Affiliated Parties as defined herein, and each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
XV. Copyright Policy
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that Site users do the same. If you believe that your proprietary work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to Project Reason’s Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below:
(a) A physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
(b) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(c) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service;
(d) Your address, telephone number, and email address;
(e) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(f) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
XVI. Contact Information
If you have any comments, questions, or complaints regarding this Agreement, or wish to report any violation of this Agreement, please contact us at 1112 Montana Avenue #344, Santa Monica, CA 90403. We will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.