TERMS OF SERVICE
Agreement to the Terms of Service
The contents of this Site are copyrighted by and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved. The contents of this Site may also be protected by trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws.
For information on how to request permission to reuse content from this Site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logos and images used on this Site are property of the Site’s owner and may not be used in any manner without obtaining written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe this Web Site is infringing your copyright, The Committee on Publication for BC will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(2) (“DMCA”). Pursuant to the DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement may or should be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this Site:
Service provider(s): The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC
Name of agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement:
Full address of designated agent to which notification should be sent:
1009 De Costa Place, Victoria. BC. V9A 6X8
Telephone number of designated agent: 250-294-0423
Email address of designated agent: email@example.com
To be effective, the Notification must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that Site.
- 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 the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- 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.
- 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.
Comments, Postings and Other Submissions of Content Licensed to the Site
By submitting statements, questions, reader comments, or any other materials to the Site, you grant The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC and its licensees a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, edit, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and publicly display such materials, in whole or in part, in any form or media, now known or later developed, with or without name attribution, for any and all editorial and related promotional purposes. However, you will retain the copyright to your submission. You also warrant that the submission is your original work, does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. Our “Community Guidelines for Comments and Postings” (below) apply to all submissions on this Site.
Community Guidelines for Comments and Postings
You agree that you won’t post any of the following on the Site:
- Material which defames, defrauds, abuses, accuses, or threatens others, or which contains vulgar, sexually-oriented, obscene, or indecent language or images.
- Statements that are bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive.
- Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
- Unauthorized copyrighted material.
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
Statements or postings that violate these terms will be deleted upon discovery.
Third-party web sites; advertisers
This Site may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users (“Reference Sites”). The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on, or accessible through Reference Sites. In addition, your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through this Site are solely between you and such advertiser. ACCESS AND USE OF REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH REFERENCE SITES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Disclaimer of warranties
THIS SITE, ITS OPERATION, AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION FOR BC ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TFCCS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION FOR BC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THIS SITE OR INFORMATION EXCHANGED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING A CLAIM OF DEFAMATION. THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION FOR BC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST CONTENT OR DATA.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC, its affiliated entities, companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners, harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of this Site, any breach or alleged breach by you of these Terms of Service, any breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third-parties by you, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein. The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC, and you agree to cooperate with The Christian Science Committee on Publication for BC defense of these claims.
All disclaimers, policies, terms, conditions, and disputes will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to choice of law principles.
Certain software, content, and services found on this Site may be copyrighted and owned by their respective owners.
Effective Date: November 22, 2014
What information do we collect from our users and how do we collect it?
This Site does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, for instance, through comments or e-mails you may send to this Site.
How will we use the information we collect?
Our policy regarding this information is simple: We will not sell, trade, rent to, or share with third parties any of your personal information without your permission. As an exception, to protect Site visitors and the general welfare, the Site will release personal information about its users when the law requires us to do so. If you submit your e-mail address, we may use it to send you information related to the Site such as Site updates or newsletters. All such communications will provide you the opportunity to unsubscribe or “opt-out” from receiving such communications.
The Site and its affiliates may use, reproduce, distribute, and display in whole or in part, in any media, with or without name attribution, the statements, questions or comments you submit through any contact or reader comment pages.
We may collect anonymous, aggregated data for statistical purposes. We may use such information to help determine ways to improve our Site and may share this unattributable information with our affiliates and suppliers.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding what is done with your information or would like such information deleted from our records, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are cookies? How do we use them?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from the Site’s web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies cannot be used to collect data from any user’s computer. Cookies can only be used in conjunction with visits within our site.
See http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.html for more information about cookies.
Is the information we collect about you secure?
We care about safeguarding your information, so we employ and choose service providers who employ reasonable measures to protect our visitors’ information. When you submit personal information via the Site, we protect your information both online and offline from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, and accidental loss.
What about children using our site–is their privacy protected?
Yes. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), this Site does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If it is learned that such information has been collected without parental consent, that information will be deleted from the Site’s database as quickly as practical or the child’s parent(s) will be contacted to obtain consent for the collection of the information.
We strongly encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of activities in which they are participating.
What about your privacy on linked sites?
Effective date: November 22, 2014