Terms of Service
Last Updated: February 1, 2016
3. SCOPE OF YOUR LICENSE TO USE THE SERVICES
1. sale of subscription or the requirement of any payment or consideration in exchange for access to the Services or any website that includes Content;
2. inclusion of the Services or Content in commercial publications, including books, newspapers, magazines, documentaries, films, news reports, news features, and similar material; and
3. using the Services or incorporating the Services or Content into any third-party service for the purpose of developing a service that competes with us or the Services, or for the purpose of learning about the Services in anticipation of the development of such a service.
Notwithstanding this definition, your use of the Embeddable Player to embed Content into or associate Content with a website or application that includes advertising is not considered revenue-generating.
Because our ability to provide Services to you is limited by the scope of the licenses that we hold, we may restrict your ability to access certain Content in order to comply with our licenses. You agree not to attempt to defeat or avoid geographic or other access restrictions, and you agree to comply with any request by us that you not access specified Content.
You may edit the information in your My Account page to control your user profile. By providing On Scripture – The Bible™ your email address you consent to our using your email address to send you Services-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of Services-related emails. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including changes to features of the Services and special offers.
The Services are designed to be of interest and service to users ages 13 and older. If you are under 13 years of age, you may use the Services only with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or guardian.
NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: If you have questions about whether the Services is appropriate for your child, contact us at email@example.com.
WARNING: Even if you are old enough to use the Services, some of the Content available within the Services may not be appropriate for you. Some Content may contain mature subject matter. If you are under 18, do not view such content.
5. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
On Scripture – The Bible™ may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business-related purposes, to you via email notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website, as determined by On Scripture – The Bible™ in our sole discretion. On Scripture – The Bible™ has the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users.
6. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
In exchange for your access to the Services, you agree not to take any steps that are intended to or could damage, inhibit, or prevent operation of the Services or that could cause injury to yourself, to us, or to any third party. Without limitation, you agree not to attempt to:
1. modify, enhance, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of the On Scripture – The Bible™ Embeddable Player or its underlying technology, including by disabling or modifying any portion of the Services in a manner that enables users to view Content without using the Embeddable Player;
2. modify, enhance, edit or otherwise alter in any way any portion of the Content streamed via (or contained on) the On Scripture – The Bible™ Embeddable Player except as otherwise permitted; use technology or other means to access the Services that is not authorized by On Scripture – The Bible™, including accessing the Services through any automated system, including “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” (other than public search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices – but not caches or archives – of the Services);
3. introduce viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
4. damage, disable, overburden, impair, or gain unauthorized access to the Services or our servers, computer network, or user accounts;
5. collect information about other users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications, or for any other purpose not explicitly authorized by On Scripture – The Bible™; distribute “spam”; advertise or solicit others to purchase any product or service within the Services or otherwise use the Services for any commercial solicitation purposes;
6. act in a deceptive manner by, among other things, impersonating any person, misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; or
7. harm or exploit minors; use any information obtained from the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person; or take any other action that we, in our exclusive discretion, believe may damage or injure you, us, or any third party.
In order to protect our users from unsolicited advertising or solicitation, On Scripture – The Bible™ has the right to restrict the number of comments that a user may post in any 24-hour period to a number that On Scripture – The Bible™ deems appropriate in its sole discretion. On Scripture – The Bible™ has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on and User Content (defined below) submitted to the Services and to remove any User Content for any reason, including without limitation because the User Content is deemed to be inappropriate or because third parties have complained regarding the User Content.
7. USER-GENERATED CONTENT
The Services may contain certain interactive features, such as one that allow users to post their own comments to Content. When your account is used to submit, post, or add content to the Services or to communicate with other users (collectively, “User Content”), you agree to accept sole responsibility for that User Content, including the information, statements, facts, and material contained in any form or medium (e.g., text and photographic) therein.
When you provide any User Content to us, you grant us, our affiliates, and our partners and designees, licensees, or sublicensees, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable right and license to make, use, sell, sublicense, reproduce, distribute, perform, display, promote, prepare derivative works from and otherwise exploit all such content and material as if we were the full owner thereof, in any media formats and any media channels now known or later developed.
You further grant all users of the Services permission to view and comment on your User Content for their personal, non-commercial purposes. On Scripture – The Bible™ is under no obligation to use any User Content.
Please note that we may use your first and last names as your user name and therefore your first and last names may appear to the public each time you post. We advise that you do not, and you should also be careful if you decide to, post additional personally identifiable information, such as your email address, telephone number, or street address.
Although we may review User Content, we do not edit or approve User Content prior to its publication. As a result, you agree that we cannot take responsibility for User Content and that we are not obligated to monitor User Content.
Following deletion or termination of your account, or if you remove any User Content from On Scripture – The Bible™, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, On Scripture – The Bible™ and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that has been published or that other users have stored or shared through On Scripture – The Bible™.
8. OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
9. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Except for your own User Content, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, redistribute, retransmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, except that you may use technology provided and authorized by On Scripture – The Bible™, including the Embeddable Player, to embed Content into third-party websites as described in Section 11, below, or as otherwise permitted by On Scripture – The Bible™.
All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, product packaging, and designs of all On Scripture – The Bible™ or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to On Scripture – The Bible™ or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Services confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of On Scripture – The Bible™ or any third party.
10. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We respect the rights of all copyright holders, and we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of use that infringes the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following information:
1. identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site or application are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site or application;
2. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
3. information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
4. a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
5. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
6. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Services is:
On Scripture – The Bible™
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. If you would like to contact us about another matter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will remove any Content that infringes upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), and will terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
11. On Scripture – The Bible™ EMBEDDABLE VIDEO PLAYER
In addition, you may not link to or embed Content from or on any website or other publication or service that contains content that is unlawful, pornographic, obscene, indecent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, vulgar, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, infringes any right of any third party including intellectual property rights, or that we determine, in our exclusive discretion, to be otherwise inappropriate.
Finally, you agree to maintain control of any posting or publication of the Embeddable Player technology that you initiate, and that control must be sufficient to allow you to delete the posting or publication upon our request. You agree that we may require that you delete any posting or publication of Content, or to discontinue use of the Embeddable Player, for any reason and at any time. You agree to comply with any such instruction, provided to the most recent email address that you provided to us or such other contact information that we may identify for you, as promptly as possible and, in any event, within 24 hours after the request was transmitted. You agree not to make any posting or publication of Content, or to otherwise use the Embeddable Player, if you cannot retain this control or if you cannot respond to a deletion instruction from us within 24 hours.
12. LINKED WEBSITES AND ADVERTISING
As a convenience to users, we may provide links to third-party content, websites or services. We do not endorse, sponsor, control, or otherwise accept responsibility for this material.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You understand that the Services are provided purely for your entertainment, and you agree that we will not be responsible for any damages that you claim result, directly or indirectly, from use of the Services, for any reason, including without limitation costs incurred while using the Services, the inaccessibility of the Services, or the costs associated with any claims you bring or try to bring against us.
We do not guarantee that we will continue to provide the Services, that the Services will be available at any particular time or from any particular place, or that they will continue to function in the manner that they currently function. You agree that we will not have liability to you or to others for these changes to the Services.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ON SCRIPTURE – THE BIBLE™ AND ITS AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “ON SCRIPTURE – THE BIBLE PARTIES™”) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICES, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY ON SCRIPTURE – THE BIBLE™.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ON SCRIPTURE – THE BIBLE™ PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES).
THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF THE CLAIM ALLEGES THAT THE ON SCRIPTURE –THE BIBLE PARTIES’ CONDUCT WAS WILLFUL. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ON SCRIPTURE – THE BIBLE™ PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
We have implemented what we believe are the appropriate technical measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
17. SOCIAL MEDIA
Some users may have the ability to connect certain activities with their Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you choose to connect, you may be able to take advantage of certain social features. These features will be designed to share information with others. For example, your friends may be able to see your content selection in their newsfeeds. In addition, On Scripture – The Bible™ has the right to personalize and otherwise enhance your user experience based on your Facebook or Twitter information, such as basic information and “Likes.” Facebook or Twitter may offer ways to manage the information you share with On Scripture – The Bible™. See the Facebook or Twitter websites for details.
BY CONNECTING YOUR ON SCRIPTURE-THE BIBLE™ ACCOUNT TO YOUR FACEBOOK OR TWITTER ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS, INCLUDING TO FACEBOOK OR TWITTER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER. IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT LOG IN TO ON SCRIPTURE-THE BIBLE™ FROM FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.
18. YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
19. OPERATED FROM THE UNITED STATES
The Services is controlled and operated from its facilities in the United States. On Scripture – The Bible™ makes no representations that the Services is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with local law, including but not limited to export and import regulations. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Services are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the U.S.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be fully performed therein (without regard to its conflict of laws provisions). Any claim or dispute between you and On Scripture – The Bible™ that arises in whole or in part from the Services will be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York, New York unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph.
INTERNET ACCESS CHARGES. You are responsible for any costs you incur to access the internet.
FEEDBACK. You further agree that On Scripture – The Bible™ and its affiliates are free to use for any purpose whatsoever ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, comments, criticisms, reports, or other feedback or content or User Content posted in response to, as a supplement to, or in association with any other content available on or in connection with the On Scripture – The Bible™ Services (“Feedback”), whether oral, written or video/multimedia, that you may send to On Scripture – The Bible™ or its affiliates. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of compensation or confidentiality of any nature, and that On Scripture – The Bible™ has no duties to you, with respect to such Feedback.