Terms and Conditions
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1. Welcome to the Meet The Prof Website (Site) of Faculty Commons. This Site is one of the Sites of Cru. When we use the terms “we” “us” or “our”, we refer to Faculty Commons and affiliated ministries of Cru (“Our Organization”). We refer to our websites as our Sites, along with those of our affiliated ministries’ Sites.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SITE AND THE SERVICE. We may provide, through the Site, services that include without limitation the:
(a) provision of the Site and other online services and Internet sites;
(b) display, provision, and use of information such as educational, promotional, product, pricing, marketing or other valuable information (“Information”);
(c) the display, performance, provision and use of copyrighted works, photographs, text, music, video, sound, graphics, messages, and other Materials, including Our Materials and Third Party Materials (“Content”);
(d) use and display of Trademarks and trademarks of others;
(e) interactive communication through chat, message boards, VOIP and other media, and
(f) offering of products and services for sale, license, distribution or use.
We refer to the total offerings through the Site as the “Service”. You can contact us about this Site or about accessing and changing any personal information you provide at this Site through contact information contained on the Site or through www.ccci.org.
4. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THIS SITE AND MATERIALS.
4.1 Copyright and intellectual property ownership. Trademarks, the Content, and other information displayed and posted on, contained in, and/or provided in connection with, the Site and/or the Service are owned by us (collectively, “Our Materials”). Also, third parties have allowed us to post or use their materials and Marks on Site (“Third Party Materials”). We refer to Our Materials and Third Party Materials collectively as the “Materials”. We maintain all of the web pages as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. You agree not to display, use (including co-branding your own goods or services with our Trademarks), remove, or alter our or Third Party Trademarks, content or other information without prior written consent.
4.2 Copyright Notice
Our Materials contained on the Site are copyrighted materials of Faculty Commons:
Copyright © 2008-2013 Faculty Commons. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
5. PROPER NOTICE REQUIRED.
Statement about this Site
“Copyright © 2007 Faculty Commons. All rights reserved. Used by permission”
5.2 All other copyright notices should be maintained and displayed, as displayed on the Site or on the relevant work, or as otherwise instructed by us.
6. LIMITED LICENSE FOR DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS.
6.1. Downloadable Materials. Certain materials on our Site may be identified as being downloadable (“Licensed Materials”). You may download one copy of these materials subject to the restrictions herein. To this end, we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, license (the “License”): to view, print, and make one copy, without alteration, of the Licensed Materials for only informational, educational, non-commercial, private purposes. Also, you may only use the Licensed Materials in the format in which we make them available on the Site for download, and in distributions as authorized by the particular Site from which downloaded. Further, the License is subject to additional restrictions:
(a) no Distribution Fee may be charged or associated with the distribution of any of the Licensed Materials to a third party;
(b) all copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices that appear on the Licensed Materials, together with the permission notice must appear on all copies of the Licensed Materials that you make or distribute;
(c) no graphics comprising part of the Licensed Materials are used, copied or distributed separate from accompanying text;
(d) the Licensed Materials are not used in connection with, or relation to, any fundraising activities;
(e) you do not use the Licensed Materials in a manner that suggests an association with us, or any of our products, services, or brands; and
(f) you do not download quantities of Licensed Materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads of any of the Licensed Materials from any of the Site.
6.2 Distribution Fee. The term “Distribution Fee” means any and all payments of monies, fees, royalties, remuneration, donations, gifts or other consideration, whether in cash or like-kind, received by, paid to, owed to on or behalf of a user or a distributor that arise from, or are in any way related to the provision, transmission, distribution, sale, license, lease, rental or other use of the Licensed Materials, including specifically without limitation, any fundraising activities.
You may use the General Content under the following additional restrictions.
You shall not copy any of the materials or contents on our websites, onto another website unless otherwise authorized. You may, however, access the materials or contents of our websites through a hyperlink.
7. PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY OF INFORMATION
7.1. Provision of your personal information.
As a user of the Site, you can visit certain areas of the Site without revealing any information about yourself. In other parts of Our Site, you may be required to provide information for certain purposes, including registering for a service, completing a transaction, making a donation, sending correspondence, purchasing or ordering a product, processing an order, and/or or gaining access to a portion of Our Site or part of the Service. Any information you provide to the Site is referred to as “Registration Data”.
We encourage you not to use, submit or provide any personal or sensitive information beyond what is requested or required for your transactions with us or our ministry affiliates. We shall have no responsibility for use, misuse, loss or alteration of any information (including Registration Data) provided by you. This includes any information, content, materials or ideas that are not requested by us but you provide.
7.2 Accuracy of Personal Information. When using the Site, you agree to:
(a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself in Registration Data or otherwise;
(b) 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 the Service, including any Forum (defined below) and
(c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide, 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 Service.
7.3 Privacy. Any Registration Data and certain other information about you that we obtain from you through use of the Site is subject to our Privacy Statement. For more information, see our full Privacy Statement.
7.4 Use by Minors. We ask that parents supervise their children while visiting the Site. We are concerned about the safety and privacy of all of our Site’s users, particularly children. For this reason, parents who wish to allow their children under the age of 13 to provide personal information to our Site should provide permission through sending an e-mail to the contact information listed on the Site prior to any submission by such child.
A parent of any minor providing information to our Site can:
(a) ask to review any personal information about his/her child that we may have collected at the Site; (b) request that we delete this information (if we still have the information in our databases); and/or
(c) instruct us not to collect or use his/her child’s information in the future.
If you are a parent and wish to exercise this right, simply contact us at the contact information listed on the site. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Statement. In the absence of parental permission, you certify by using the Site or any part of the Service, that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are ordering or purchasing any product, you agree that you are 18 years of age, or at least the age of majority for purposes of entering into an enforceable contract in the jurisdiction in which you reside.
8. GENERAL USE RULES. To facilitate everyone’s enjoyment of the Site, we have set out our general use rules for you here. Generally speaking, these rules simply require respect and good manners. Use common sense and you will feel right at home.
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 any of the Site, including any Forum.
Our General Use Rules for the Site are as follows:
8.1. No Obscenity. 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.
8.2 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:
8.2.1 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;
8.2.2 any advertisements for products or services, “junk mail”, spam, chain mail, pyramid schemes, or other form of solicitation;
8.3 No Commercial Uses. You agree not to use the Forum or the Site for commercial purposes of any kind;
8.4 No harm to Minors. You agree not to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way;
8.5. No False Identity. You agree not to create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
8.6 Do not Collect or Store Personal Data. You agree not to collect or store personal data about other users;
8.7 No Virus or Disabling Software. You agree not to post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component;
8.8 No Interference with the Site or Service. You agree not to interfere with, or disrupt, the operation of the Site and/or the Service, or with servers or networks connected to, or used in connection with the operation of the Site.
8.9 Obey Requirements. You agree not to disobey 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.
8.10 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.
9. FORUM, CHAT AND INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND USER POSTED INFORMATION AND CONTENT.
9.1 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, VOIP and other means of interactive communication with other participants (“Interactive Communications”). When participating in an Interactive Communication, 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. We cannot be, and we are not, responsible for the content or accuracy of any information provided or posted in any Interactive Communication.
You participate at your own risk when participating in, or engaging in any activity relating to, the Site and/or the Service (including any Interactive Communication). You expressly assume and take full and sole responsibility at your own risk for (a) all postings using, or made under, your Passwords or Your Accounts; and (b) and any use of any Information, Content, Materials, and any other information or materials provided or displayed on, or contained in, the Site (including in any Forum).
9.2. 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 in and 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.
9.4. Ownership in Posted Material. By uploading or communicating any materials, ideas or submissions to any of our Site, including any Forum, or submitting any materials to us in any other manner, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly granted) to us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display, create derivative works from and distribute such materials, or to incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived. You agree that we own any derivative works, improvements or other materials, works, ideas, intellectual property, and/or products created from, based on, or related to, our access to, or use of, any materials you provide.
10. LINKS TO AND FROM THE SITE.
10.1 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 ministries, 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.
10.1.1 No warranties. We make no representations or warranties concerning the content of, or the privacy practices of, or the THE AVAILABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, MATERIALS OR SERVICES THAT YOU PURCHASE FROM A THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE THAT LINKS TO OR FROM ANY OF OUR SITE, Web sites that are not the Site, even if we provide links to such sites on the Site.
10.1.2 No endorsement. Links to other web sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials, products, content, ideas or Interactive Communications displayed on, or disseminated at or through those web sites, nor does the existence of a link to another of our Sites 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 any of our Sites at any time without prior notice.
11.1. EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED AND DISPLAYED ON OUR SITE RELATING TO CERTAIN PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL THROUGH THE INTERNET STORE, YOUR USE OF OUR SITE, THE SERVICE, 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.
11.2. 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 MINISTRIES, PLEASE CONSULT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AND INDEPENDENT SOURCES, INCLUDING THE CHARTER MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AT THE EVANGELICAL COUNCIL FOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY (ECFA).
11.3. WHEN CONTACTING US THROUGH THE SITE OR THROUGH OUR ORGANIZATION YOU MAY BE PUT IN TOUCH WITH A STAFF MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION OR WITH A VOLUNTEER. NEITHER OUR ORGANIZATION NOR ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ADVICE GIVEN, ANY ACTIONS YOU TAKE AS A RESULT OF INTERACTION WITH THEM, OR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR INTERACTION WITH SUCH STAFF MEMBER OR VOLUNTEER.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, ANY OF OUR SITE, ANY INFORMATION, ANY CONTENT, ANY MATERIALS, AND/OR THE SERVICE, OR ANY PART THEREOF, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
13. INDEMNITY. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all Passwords and all accounts that you establish in conjunction with your use of Ours Sites or the Service (“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 Service.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, and our affiliates, our officers, directors, 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 Service;
(c) your use of our Site and/or any part of the Service; 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 in the event of any unauthorized use of our Site, any Information, Content, Materials, and/or any part of the Service, 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.
14. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE.
14.1. Unless otherwise specified, the Site, the Information, Content, Materials and the Service 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 international headquarters in Orlando, Florida, 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 Service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we so chose in the exercise of our sole discretion. The Service, or any part thereof, is void where prohibited.
14.2. 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 Service, 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.
15. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
We are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of other parties, and we ask you, and the other users of our Site and the Service, to do the same. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Sections 512(c)(2) and (3), notifications of claimed copyright infringement for materials displayed, or available, on any of our Site should be sent to Cru’s Designated Agent. Cru’s Designated Agent is:
Dennis R. Kasper, Esq.
Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
221 Figueroa Street, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90012
17. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
17.1. You acknowledge and agree that the unauthorized use of our Site, Information, Content, Materials, and/or any part of the Service 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 Service, 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.
17.2. 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 Site, and you do not want to receive e-mails from us, please let us know by responding to the unsubscribe in the message received or contacting us through information on the website.
18. Statement of Faith: I confirm that I am a member or regular attender of a Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant church; that as a Christian, I affirm the Apostles Creed.