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Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated 3/1/2019

AGREEMENT TO TERMS

These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (‘you”) and Group Publishing, Inc (“Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”), concerning your access to and use of the Group Publishing website as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SITE AND MUST DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY.

Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on the Site from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of these Terms of Use, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms of Use to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms of Use by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Terms of Use are posted. 

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

The Site is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use or register for the Site.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS

Various components of this Site, including written content, videos, and art, are copyright Group Publishing, Inc. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. 

USER REPRESENTATIONS

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary; (3) you have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Use; (4) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside; (5) you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script or otherwise; (6) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (7) your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).This website does not encourage and does not want Content that results from any activity that (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a loss or damage to any person or property; or (iii) may constitute a crime or tort. You agree that the creator of the Content has not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing the Content.

You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the Content.

By posting Content on this website, you are granting Group Publishing and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, and perpetual license to use the Content in the manner contemplated by this website and Terms of Use. For clarity, the creators of the Content retain all ownership rights in the Content submitted to this website.

USER REGISTRATION

You may be required to register with the Site. You agree to keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use of your account and password. We reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

FEES AND PAYMENT

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

You may be required to purchase or pay a fee to access some of our services. You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made via the Site. You further agree to promptly update account and payment information, including email address, payment method, and payment card expiration date, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.  The provided credit card will be charged for purchases made via the Site. Sales tax will be added to the price of purchases as required by law. We may change prices at any time. All payments shall be in U.S. dollars on a U.S. drawn bank. 

You agree to pay all charges or fees at the prices then in effect for your purchases, and you authorize us to charge your chosen payment method for any such amounts upon making your purchase. If your purchase is subject to recurring charges, then you consent to our charging your payment method on a recurring basis without requiring your prior approval for each recurring charge, until you notify us of your cancellation. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes in pricing, even if we have already requested or received payment. We also reserve the right to refuse any order placed through the Site.

30-day payment terms may be available for verified churches and organizations at Group’s discretion. If placing an order on a terms account, you acknowledge your are purchasing on behalf of your church or organization.

If you are unsatisfied with our services, please email us at info@group.com or call us at 1-800-447-1070.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND CONTENT

The Site may contain (or you may be sent via the Site) links to other websites (“Third-Party Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third-Party Content”). Such Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third-Party Websites accessed through the Site or any Third-Party Content posted on, available through, or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in the Third-Party Websites or the Third-Party Content. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third-Party Websites or any Third-Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third-Party Websites or to use or install any Third-Party Content, you do so at your own risk, and you should be aware these Terms of Use no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the Site. Any purchases you make through Third-Party Websites will be through other websites and from other companies, and we take no responsibility whatsoever in relation to such purchases which are exclusively between you and the applicable third party. You agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse the products or services offered on Third-Party Websites and you shall hold us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any Third-Party Content or any contact with Third-Party Websites. 

DIGITAL CONTENT DOWNLOADS

  1. Your use of the Content is conditioned upon your prior acceptance of the terms of this Agreement.
  2. You are entitled to download, export, burn, or copy Content solely for non-commercial personal or ministry use in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Any burning or exporting capabilities are solely an accommodation to you and shall not constitute a grant or waiver of any rights of the copyright owners in any of the Content. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Content is transferred to you as a result of any downloading or copying or otherwise. All rights in the Content are owned by Group Publishing or its licensors and you only have the right to use the Content for personal/ministry use in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
  3. You may not reproduce (except as set forth in this Agreement), copy, print, publish, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, re-broadcast, publicly perform, rent or lend, change, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of the Content.
  4. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, or disable any copy protection or use limitation systems associated with the Content.
  5. You may not download and then re-digitize any Content, or upload the Content to the Internet. You may not use the Content in conjunction with any other third-party content.
  6. You may not sell or offer to sell the Content, including but not limited to, posting any Content for auction, on any Internet auction site. All Content is licensed to you and not sold, notwithstanding the use of the terms "sell," "purchase," "order," or "buy" on the Group Publishing website(s) or in this Agreement.
  7. For Music Recording Content: You may download music to an electronic device (such as computer, iPod, or cell phone), and may then transfer music files or backup music files to no more than five (5) electronic devices. You shall be entitled to download music Content solely for non-commercial personal or ministry use. You may not use this music content on CDs, DVDs, multimedia products, or digital platforms for distribution without permission. This does not include Video Content.
  8. For Video or Non-Music Recording Content: You may download Video or Non-Music Recording Content to a single computer. You shall be entitled to print and burn Content solely for non-commercial personal or ministry only one (1) time, except for any Content that specifically states that the Content may be reproduced as needed for use within the church. You may not use this video content on CDs, DVDs, multimedia products, or digital platforms for distribution without permission.

PRIVACY POLICY

We care about data privacy and security. Please review our Privacy Policy: http://www.group.com/privacy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. Please be advised the Site is hosted in the United States. If you access the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region of the world with laws or other requirements governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from applicable laws in the United States, then through your continued use of the Site, you are transferring your data to the United States, and you expressly consent to have your data transferred to and processed in the United States. Further, we do not knowingly accept, request, or solicit information from children or knowingly market to children. Therefore, in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if we receive actual knowledge that anyone under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from the Site as quickly as is reasonably practical.

TERM AND TERMINATION

These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP ADDRESSES), TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE OR DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT YOU POSTED AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.

If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS

We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of this Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.

We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, other problems, or need to perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Site. Nothing in these Terms of Use will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GROUP PUBLISHING AND ALL OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND LICENSEES (ALL OF THE FOREGOING, COLLECTIVELY, THE "GROUP PARTIES") SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, CHARGES, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWSOEVER ARISING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, EVEN IF GROUP PUBLISHING OR THE GROUP PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GROUP PUBLISHING AND THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM AND DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend and hold harmless Group Publishing, its officers, directors, owners, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from (i) your use of and access to this website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, privacy or publicity right; (iv) or any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification will survive these Terms of Use and your use of this website.

ASSIGNMENT

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Group Publishing without restriction.

GENERAL

You agree that (i) this Site shall be deemed solely based in Colorado; (ii) this Site shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Group Publishing, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than in Colorado. This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the internal substantive laws of the State of Colorado, without respect to its conflict of laws and principles. Venue for any lawsuit arising out of these Terms of Use shall be Larimer County, Colorado. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy published at http://www.group.com/privacy and any other legal notices published by Group Publishing on this website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Group Publishing concerning this Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any United States law of a federal, state, or local government having jurisdiction over these Terms of Use, the validity of the remaining portions or provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby. No waiver of any breach of, or default under, any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed a waiver of such provision, or of any subsequent breach or default. Group Publishing reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of this Site following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. You and Group Publishing agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS OF USE

By accessing this Site, you represent that you have read these Terms of Use in its entirety, understand its terms and conditions, are duly authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of yourself, and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

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