Last Updated: May 2018
When we use the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “our organization,” or “InterVarsity,” we refer to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and affiliated ministries of our organization (such as Urbana, InterVarsity Press, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Journal of Christian Nurses, etc.).
1. Use of Site
2. DESCRIPTION OF SITE AND THE SERVICES
We may provide, through the Site, certain services (collectively, the “Services”) that include without limitation, the:
(a) provision of the Site and other online services and internet sites;
(b) display, performance, provision, and use of (i) information such as educational, promotional, product, pricing, marketing and other valuable information (collectively, “Information,”) (ii) copyrighted works, photographs, text, music, video, sound, graphics, messages and other Materials, including Our Materials and Third Party Materials (collectively, “Content”), and (iii) our and Third Parties’ trademarks;
(c) interactive communication through chat, message boards, VOIP and other media; and
(d) offering of products and services for sale, license, distribution or use.
You can contact us about this Site or about accessing and changing any personal information you provide at this Site at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THIS SITE AND MATERIALS
3.1. Trademarks, Copyright and Intellectual Property Ownership
We use names, marks, brands, design marks, slogans, logos, designs, trade dress and trade names on the Site or with the Services (“Our Trademarks.”) We own all Trademarks, the Content, and other information displayed and posted on, contained in, and/or provided in connection with, the Site and/or the Services (collectively, “Our Materials”). Also, third parties have allowed us to post or use their materials and Trademarks on the Site ("Third Party Materials"). We refer to Our Materials and Third-Party Materials collectively as the “Materials.”
3.2 Copyright Notice
Our Materials contained on this Site or in InterVarsity publications, books and other materials or products, such as text, graphics, illustrations, logos, etc., are copyrighted by and proprietary to InterVarsity. Copyright © InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. All rights reserved.
We exclusively own, or have the right to use or license, all intellectual property in the Materials, proprietary information and know-how used with the Site and Services. We maintain all of the web pages of our websites as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws and protect the Site and Materials under trademark and other intellectual property laws.
InterVarsity material(s) and/or products(s) may not be reproduced into any medium or translated in whole or in part by individuals, organizations, or corporations.
InterVarsity material(s) and/or product(s) may not be bundled or sold with other materials(s) and/or product(s), used in any derivative work(s), or used in connection with any fundraising activities without prior written express permission. Granting permission is at the sole discretion of InterVarsity. Written permission must be obtained prior to using, translating, reproducing, publishing, or redistributing the material(s) and/or products(s). For more information, contact us at: 635 Science Dr, Madison, WI 53711, (608) 274-9001, email@example.com
“© InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. All rights reserved. Used by permission.”
All other copyright notices and trademark notices should be maintained and displayed, as displayed on the Site or on the relevant work, or as otherwise instructed by us.
3.3 Rights in Materials.
You agree not to display, use (including co-branding your own goods or services with our Trademark), remove, or alter our or Third-Party Trademarks, Content or other Information without prior written consent.
You also agree that any use by you, or on your behalf, of our Trademarks, and the goodwill associated therewith, shall inure to our benefit.
4. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT, MATERIALS AND MARKS
- You will not reproduce, edit, modify, rent, license, sell, distribute, mirror, republish, download, transmit, or create derivative works from any Materials displayed on, or made available through the Site, or in connection with any of the Services, in whole or in part, by any means now known or later developed;
- You will not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer any part of the software;
- You will not copy, post or transmit any Materials that you receive from, access, or retrieve from, the Site or through any of the Services, to any server, or network of computers;
- You will not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership, displayed on, or affixed to, any Materials, including any copies of the licensed materials that you download and/or distribute; and
- You will not frame the Site within a mark other than that of Our Ministry.
5. PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY OF INFORMATION
5.1 Provision of Your Personal Information
5.2 Accuracy of Personal Information
In operating our Site, we seek to provide valuable information and we value accurate and honest communication. In using the Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself in the data and materials you provide. It is your responsibility to maintain the security of all passwords, user identification data, and other unique identifiers established in connection with your use of any part of the Site and/or any Service. As part of your use, you agree to maintain and promptly update any information you provide and to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site, and to refuse any and all current or future access to, or use of, the Site and the Services.
6. GENERAL USE RULES
By using or accessing the Site or Services, you agree to adhere to the following General Use Rules. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site, and to refuse any and all current or future access to, or use of, the Site and the Services for violation of any of the following General Use Rules
We do not allow obscene, racist, vulgar, discourteous, indecent or sexually explicit language or images. You agree not to post, upload, e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available, any such content or materials onto any of the Site, including any Forum.
No Posting or Communication of Infringing Material or Harassing Communications or Advertisements
You also agree not to post, communicate, upload, e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available:
- any material or content that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party (including its intellectual property and proprietary rights), or any law;
- any harassing, slanderous, libelous or derogatory information or content; or
- any advertisements for products or services, “junk mail,” spam, chain mail, pyramid schemes, or other form of commercial or illegal solicitation.
No Commercial Uses
You agree not to use any Forum or the Site for commercial purposes of any kind.
No Harm to Minors
You agree not to harm, or attempt to harm, lure or deceive minors in any way.
No False Identity
You agree not to create or use a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Do Not Collect or Store Personal Data
You agree not to collect or store personal data about other users.
No Virus or Disabling Software
You agree not to post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disabling code or component.
No Interference with the Site or Services
You agree not to interfere with, or disrupt, the operation of the Site and/or the Services, or with servers or networks connected to, or used in connection with the operation of the Site.
You agree to obey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations established by the owners or operators of any networks, hardware, or software connected to, or used in connection with the operation of the Site, or any requirement that we post on the Site.
Respect Privacy of Others
You must respect the privacy of others. You agree not to post or disclose phone numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers, or any other private information, relating to any other person.
7. INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND USER POSTED INFORMATION AND CONTENT
7.1 Truthful Participation and Assumption of Risk in Interactive Communications
Through our Site, you may participate in a number of interactive communication activities including chat, forums, message boards, email, and other means of interactive communication (collectively, “Interactive Communications”). We are not responsible for the content, opinions or accuracy of any information provided or posted in any Interactive Communication. You participate at your own risk when engaging in any activity relating to the Site and/or the Services (including any Interactive Communication). You expressly assume all risk and take full and sole responsibility for (a) all postings using, or made under, your passwords or your accounts; (b) any use of any Information, Content or Materials provided or displayed on, or contained in, the Site (including in any Forum); and (c) any communication or interaction with other users through the Site. When participating in a Forum or Interactive Communication, you are wise to never assume that people are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with who they say they are. The term “Forum” means a chat area, message board, e-mail or other function that allows you to provide information or interact with others offered as part of our Site. Portions of our Site may allow users to post their own material. The materials posted by users do not necessarily reflect our views and we shall not be liable for any user information posted or displayed on, or uploaded onto the Site, including any Forum.
7.2 Posting Materials to Site
By posting materials to or communicating with other participants on the Site or in an Interactive Communication, you represent and warrant to us that: (a) you have all necessary rights to such materials, and that the posting of such materials will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third party, including its intellectual property rights; and (b) such materials are not harmful, defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene, lewd, lascivious, harassing, and/or contrary to the principles, tenets, and Mission Statement of our organization.
7.3 We have the Right to Remove or Block Postings or Interactive Communications
We reserve the right to remove or block any and all postings and Interactive Communications, including any postings and/or Interactive Communications that we consider to be (i) defamatory, libelous, slanderous or disparaging of, or insulting to, any person, group or entity; (ii) abusive or hateful; (iii) obscene, lewd, or vulgar; or (iv) contrary to, or inconsistent with, the principles, tenets, and Mission Statement of our organization. While we reserve the right to remove any posting and/or Interactive Communication, we shall have no obligation to do so. Any harassing notes, postings or Interactive Communications that might be construed as stalking, or any postings that might otherwise be illegal or relate to illegal activity will be deleted and may be made available to the proper law-enforcement officials.
7.4 Ownership in Posted Material
8. ACTIVITIES WITH THIRD PARTIES ON OR FROM THE SITE
8.1 Linking to Third Party Sites from Our Site
From time to time, we may provide links on the Site that will allow you to connect with web sites of third-parties that are not under our control. We are providing these links only as a convenience to you. Further, there may be times while in the Site that you could be directed to sites that are beyond our control. This includes links from other organizations, sponsors or volunteers that may use our logo(s) as part of an agreement with us. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive.
8.2 No Warranties
8.3 No Endorsement
Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials, products, content, ideas or Interactive Communications displayed on, or disseminated at or through those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another website imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials or ideas at our Site. We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to our Site at any time without prior notice.
8.4 Rules for Linking to Our Site
We may provide the option for you to post a link to our site from your site or other third-party sites. We reserve the right to, at any time and without prior notice, ask you to remove the link should we determine it to have a negative effect on our Site, search engine results or other negative impact on our visitors. You agree to remove the link immediately upon request.
9. PRODUCT SALES, DONATIONS, SUBSCRIPTIONS AND FEES
9.1 Product Sales and Availability
We may sell certain products and materials on our Site. All prices for products and materials sold through the Site are quoted in U.S. Dollars, and are valid and effective only in the United States at the time of posting. If we provide products or materials for delivery to certain locations outside the United States, we reserve the right to charge a higher price, or additional fees, for such products. We reserve the right to, at any time, and without prior notice, discontinue or change information, availability and pricing on any product or Materials on our Site, without incurring any obligations to you or any other party. You are responsible for any applicable use taxes of your jurisdiction imposed as user or buyer of products or services.
9.2 Third Party Sales
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, MATERIALS OR SERVICES THAT YOU PURCHASE FROM A THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE THAT LINKS TO OR FROM OUR SITE, OR AS A RESULT OF THIRD-PARTY CONTENT (INCLUDING ADVERTISEMENTS OR SPONSORSHIPS) POSTED, DISPLAYED OR INCLUDED ON OUR SITE. WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, NOR HAVE WE TAKEN ANY STEPS TO CONFIRM THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH THIRD-PARTY SITES OR CONTENT (INCLUDING ADVERTISEMENTS).
YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND FOREVER RELEASE AND WAIVE (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND YOUR HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND PERMITTED ASSIGNS) ANY CLAIM AGAINST US RELATING TO, OR ARISING OUT OF, (A) THE OPERATION OR DISPLAY OF ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB-SITES AND THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH, OR DISPLAYED ON, OUR SITE; (B) YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT; AND (C) ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS THAT YOU PURCHASE FROM ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE, EVEN IF SUCH PRODUCT IS ADVERTISED ON OUR SITE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE WHATEVER INVESTIGATION YOU FEEL NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY ON-LINE OR OFF-LINE TRANSACTION WITH THE OPERATOR OR OWNER OF A THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE OR THE PUBLISHER OR OWNER OF ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT DISPLAYED ON OUR SITE.
9.3 Ownership of Third Party Materials
Donations made through our Site are verified, secure and confidential. Like any tax-deductible charitable contribution, any electronic giving made through our Site by credit card or electronic transfer is considered made and irrevocable at the time the contribution is submitted on our Site. For further information or questions concerning donations you may contact us toll free at 866-734-4823, firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 7895, Madison, WI 53707-7895 or visit our website at: https://donate.intervarsity.org
9.5 Credit Cards
9.6 Subscriptions, Fees and Billing
Some services offered on our Site may require a subscription or other fee to receive Services ("Subscribed Services"). If you open an account for Subscribed Services on our Site, you hereby agree to pay all charges to such account, including applicable taxes, in accordance with billing terms in effect at the time the fee or charge becomes payable and following all rules of the subscriptions. We reserve the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges for services we provide, and to institute new fees, charges, or terms effective upon notice to you at the e-mail address you provide when establishing your account. We reserve the right to terminate your account(s) at any time for any reason.
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED AND DISPLAYED ON THE SITE RELATING TO CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL THROUGH THE INTERNET STORE, YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, ALL CONTENT, ALL INFORMATION, AND ALL MATERIALS ARE OFFERED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, “WITH ALL FAULTS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SITE, ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, THE SOFTWARE, AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED PROMPTLY OR AT ALL; AND/OR THAT ANY OF THE SITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, THE SERVICES (AND/OR ANY SOFTWARE, SERVER, COMPUTER, HARDWARE, OR NETWORK RELATING TO THE OPERATION, OR HOSTING OF, ANY OF THE FOREGOING) WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, ERRORS, OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY COMMUNICATIONS OR MATERIALS POSTED ON OUR THE SITE OR IN ANY FORUM.
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS CONTAINED, DISPLAYED, OR POSTED ON THE SITE OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, OR ON SITES THAT LINK TO OR FROM THE SITE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO, THE USE, OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE ACHIEVED THROUGH SUCH USE, OF ANY OF THE SITES, ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, AND/OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND/OR MATERIALS.
AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT NOTICE, WE MAY, FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER AND WITHOUT INCURRING ANY LIABILITY OR OBLIGATION TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY, TERMINATE OR SUSPEND THE DISPLAY, OPERATION AND/OR PROVISION OF (A) THE-SITE (OR ANY PART THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND/OR MATERIALS); (B) ANY PART OF THE SERVICES; AND/OR (C) YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY PART OF THE SERVICES.
WHILE WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION, REPORTS AND PRAYER REQUESTS ON OUR SITE, YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR THAT OUR SITE CONTAINS ALL OF THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AVAILABLE. IN PARTICULAR, IF YOU ARE MAKING A CONTRIBUTION DECISION REGARDING ANY OF OUR MININSTRIES, PLEASE CONSULT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AND INDEPENDENT SOURCES.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all passwords and all accounts that you establish in conjunction with your use of ours Site or the Services (“Your Accounts”). You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under, or relating to, your passwords and your accounts, and for your use of any of our Site and any part of the Services.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, and our affiliates, our officers, directors, trustees, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors, and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of, or relating to:
(b) any unauthorized use by you of any Information, Content, Materials, our Site, or any part of the Services;
(c) your use of our Site and/or any part of the Services; and
(d) all activities relating to, or conducted under, your passwords and/or your accounts.
You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any claim against you or use that is subject to indemnification by you. You agree that that in the event of any unauthorized use of our Site, any Information, Content, Materials, and/or any part of the Services, we shall be entitled to obtain an injunction proscribing such unauthorized use, without the necessity to post bond, and in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.
13. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Unless otherwise specified, the Site, the Information, Content, Materials and the Services are presented solely for the purpose of promoting your spiritual and educational awareness and understanding, and promoting certain programs, films, and other products and services available in certain countries. Our Organization has its headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. If you access any of our Sites from outside the United States, be advised that the Site may contain references to Information, Content, Materials, services, products and other information and materials that may not be available, or may be prohibited, in your country. We reserve the right to limit the provision of any of our Site, any Content, any Information, any Materials, and any part of the Services to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we so choose in the exercise of our sole discretion. The Services, or any part thereof, are void where prohibited.
You agree to comply with all local rules regarding the use of our Site (including any Forum), any Information, any Content, any Materials, and any part of the Services, including any local rules regarding acceptable online conduct. You also specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data or other information exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
The software used in association with the Site and the Services (“Software”) may be further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded, or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into any country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By accessing, downloading or using the Software, or any other materials relating to the Site that are subject to United States export controls, you represent and warrant to us that you are not located in, or a resident or national of, any of the countries described in subsection (a) of this Paragraph 13.3, and that you are not acting on behalf of, or under the control of a national or resident of any such country, or any person described in subsection (b) of this Paragraph 13.3.
15. GENERAL PROVISIONS
You acknowledge and agree that the unauthorized use of our Site, Information, Content, Materials, and/or any part of the Services could cause irreparable harm to us and/or organizations or individuals that may be associated with us worldwide. Accordingly, you agree that that in the event of any unauthorized use of our Site, any Information, Content, Materials, and/or any part of the Services, we shall be entitled to obtain an injunction proscribing such unauthorized use, without the necessity to post bond, and in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.
We may at times send you information by e-mail that we believe will be of interest to you. If you register at any of our Sites, and you do not want to receive e-mails from us, please let us know by responding to the unsubscribe action in the message received or contacting us through information provided on the website.