Last Modified: December 1, 2013
SmartChurch is offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using SmartChurch, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use SmartChurch.
Accessing SmartChurch and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website or the App, and any service or material we provide on the Website or the App, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of SmartChurch is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of SmartChurch, or all of SmartChurch, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for:
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to SmartChurch or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Website, the App and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Website or the App, except as follows:
You must not:
Company may from time to time in its sole discretion develop and provide App updates, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches and other error corrections and/or new features (collectively, including related documentation, “Updates”). Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. You agree that Company has no obligation to provide any Updates or to continue to provide or enable any particular features or functionality. Based on your mobile device settings, when your mobile device is connected to the internet either the App will automatically download and install all available Updates, or you may receive notice of or be prompted to download and install available Updates.
Company’s name, logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website or the App are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Additionally, you agree not to:
SmartChurch may contain comment sections and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through SmartChurch.
Any User Contribution you post to SmartChurch will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on SmartChurch, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material.
You represent and warrant that:
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of SmartChurch.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through SmartChurch. YOU WAIVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM, ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on SmartChurch, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement. We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from SmartChurch infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from SamrtChurch by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
2020 Fieldstone Parkway, Suite 900-268
Franklin, TN 37069
Phone: (615) 258-4141
Email: [email protected]
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on SmartChurch is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
Counter-Notice Procedures. If you believe that material you posted on SmartChurch was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified above). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on SmartChurch was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
Repeat Infringers. It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through SmartChurch is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other user of SmartChurch, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
SmartChurch may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Information About You and Your Visits to and Use of SmartChurch
Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions
Additional terms and conditions may also apply to specific portions, services or features of SmartChurch.
Linking to SmartChurch and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
SmartChurch may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
Links from SmartChurch
The owner of SmartChurch is based in the state of Tennessee in the United States. We provide SmartChurch for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that SmartChurch or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to SmartChurch may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access SmartChurch from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
We reserve the right to limit, suspend, interrupt or terminate the availability of SmartChurch, in whole or in part, to you and any other user or person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that interruptions, delays and disruptions of SmartChurch may occur and that Company has no control over third party servers, systems and/or networks which may be utilized in connection with the functioning of SmartChurch. Company hereby disclaims all liabilities with respect to all interruptions, delays and disruptions of SmartChurch.
Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests and Games
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or SmartChurch will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to SmartChurch for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MOBILE DEVICE, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF SMARTCHURCH OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF SMARTCHURCH, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SMARTCHURCH, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF SMARTCHURCH. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT SMARTCHURCH, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT SMARTCHURCH OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT SMARTCHURCH OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE SMARTCHURCH AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF SMARTCHURCH AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, MEMBERS OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON SMARTCHURCH, IN THE MATERIALS OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF SMARTCHURCH AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE OR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO SMARTCHURCH AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON SMARTCHURCH, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH SMARTCHURCH. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH SMARTCHURCH, MATERIALS OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING SMARTCHURCH, MATERIALS OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF COMPANY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE LESSER OF TWENTY U.S. DOLLARS (US$20.00) OR THE TOTAL CUMULATIVE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM SMARTCHURCH IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE ALLEGED DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Limitation on Time to File Claims
Waiver and Severability
Church Refund Policy
Every church receiving donations through the SmartChurch App must post their own Terms and Conditions on their website or abide by the following conditions: Unless otherwise stated on the church’s primary website, donations and gifts to any church using SmartChurch (“The Merchant”) are considered to be non-refundable. The refund policy for specific events, or for goods, or services received, is determined by each individual church according to the nature of event, good or service. Lockeland, LLC, the makers of SmartChurch are not responsible for donations and gifts made to churches using their apps.
Your Comments and Concerns
SmartChurch is provided by Lockeland, LLC
All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to the copyright agent designated above, in the manner and by the means set forth above.
All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to SmartChurch should be directed to [email protected].
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