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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This Website Terms of Use Contract (the "Agreement") constitutes a binding legal contract between you and Thy Word Network. ("thywordnetwork.org"), the owner and operator of the www.thywordnetwork.org website (the "Site"). Your use of the Site signifies and constitutes your acceptance of this Agreement, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

By ordering products via the Site, You are also subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Sale Contract.

Your privacy is important to all of us at Thy Word Network. You can be absolutely confident that your personal information will be kept strictly confidential and private. We DO NOT sell, rent or distribute your personal information to anyone (other than what YOU decide to include in our public Community), and we will never email you a request for a contribution. Please read our Privacy Policy.

General Conditions of Use

Thy Word Network hopes you enjoy the Site and use it safely and constructively. Your use of the Site is at the sole discretion of Thy Word Network, which may deny you further use of the Site at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. Your use of the Site, submitting Prayer Requests, Thy Word Community Registration, or ordering of products via the Site does not entitle you to continue to use the Site or to order products and services online.

Your use of the Site must always comply with applicable law. In particular, but without limitation, you agree and represent not to use the Site to:

(a) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

(b) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Thy Word Network official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(c) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

(d) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, network, hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Warning: Privacy Invasion and the U.S. Stalking Laws The Federal Government has initiated strict laws concerning the practice of individuals tracking down the identity of people who place messages online. Do not attempt to locate or contact anyone who has submitted a prayer request online, unless they have first given you permission to do so. You must be able to prove their approval in a court of law, with written correspondence and proof of their legal age. If you do not heed this warning, you could spend many years in prison, or at the very least, be required to post a bond and hire a lawyer to defend you in a Federal court.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Site contains articles, documents, ebooks and public forum information that are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other intellectual property rights.

(a) Thy Word Network grants you a personal, revocable, nontransferable, and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of the Site on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the software for the Site.

(b) Thy Word Network makes available to you via the Site certain articles, documents, ebooks and public forum information. Thy Word Network expressly grants you permission to view, download, print and share the articles, documents, ebooks and our public forum information subject to the following conditions:
1. The content may be used solely for information purposes.
2. It is only for your personal use or to be shared with your family and friends, provided that you do not charge any fee for the information and our copyright information remains on the document.
3. The content may not be modified or altered in any way. You are prohibited from republishing, preparing derivative works, distributing the content for profit, or otherwise use the content other than as explicitly permitted herein without the written permission of the Director of Thy Word Network.

(c) Thy Word Network, the Thy Word Network logo, www.thywordnetwork.org, the www.thywordnetwork.org logo, the International Prayer Partners Network, the International Prayer Partners Network logo, the Seeds of Faith, the Seeds of Faith logo, and other trademarks, service marks, logos, product names and service names (collectively, the "Marks") are owned, copyright and the trademarks of Thy Word Network. You agree not to copy, display or otherwise use any of the Marks without the prior written permission of Thy Word Network.

(d) The entire Site, and all object code and source code associated therewith, are copyright 1999 - 2007 , Thy Word Network, All rights reserved. Additional Perl and Java Scripts are the copyright property of each respective owner indicated on our site. Translations of Biblical text are the copyright of the indicated publisher as noted with the appropriate text.

Prayer Requests, Messages, Comments and Submissions

Thy Word Network appreciates and welcomes your prayer requests, praise reports, comments, remarks, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other submissions you disclose or transmit directly to us or submit to be published in our Public Community (collectively, "Your Comments").
You may submit Your Comments under the conditions that the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and it does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of "spam" or unsolicitated email. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.

Thy Word Network is not obligated to keep Your Comments confidential or pay you or anyone else any money for Your Comments. Your Comments shall become the property of Thy Word Network upon receipt, which means that Thy Word Network shall own all right, title and interest in and to Your Comments.

Users of the Site are able to make certain prayer requests, praise reports, comments, reviews, submissions and messages that are publicly-accessible on the Site (collectively, "Public Postings"). When you submit Public Postings, you grant Thy Word Network the worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sublicensable and exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Public Postings (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate them in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. By submitting information you also represent and warrant that the content of your submission is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that the use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

Thy Word Network is not responsible for Public Postings. Thy Word Network routinely monitors, censors and edits Public Postings. We reserve the right to delete any public posting and to restrict, via software, any individual that continues to submit Public Postings that are offensive or otherwise inappropriate. By your use of our website you agree that Thy Word Network is not responsible for any injury or emotional damage you might suffer as a result of viewing or responding to any Public Posting; including, but not limited to, any and all actions that result from your personal communication with anyone who contacts you via an email that you posted in any of our public forums, or whom you have exchanged your email and personal information with.

You acknowledge that Thy Word Network has the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Public Posting that is available on the Site. In particular, but without limitation, Thy Word Network shall have the right to remove any Public Posting that violates this Agreement, applicable law, or is otherwise objectionable.

Our Community Calendar

Our Community Calendar is a public service for Christian organizations in our Southern Indiana, South-Eastern Illinois and North-Western Kentucky Broadcast Area and soley for information purposes only. The inclusion of any event in our Community Calendar is NOT an endorsement of any organization, group, person or ministry. Thy Word Network, its affiliates, stations, directors, employees, volunteers and partners will not be responsible or held liable for any misprint, deletion, omission or error of any event posting in our Community Calendar. We reserve the right to edit, correct, delete or reject any event submission to our Community Calendar. Your voluntary submission for an event posting is evidence of your agreement to these terms. It is the final responsibility of the individual who submitted the event request to check for accuracy. Please review your posted message online and contact the Administrator if corrections or additions are needed.
In order to Protect Your Privacy - We DO NOT automatically publish any of your personal information in any of our Public Forums or the Community Calendar AND will never share your email address with anyone.

If you want to receive email or phone calls from other people concerning your event, you will need to include that information in your Community Calendar Message. However, Thy Word Network, its affiliates, stations, directors, employees, volunteers and partners, will not be responsible or held liable for the actions of other people that result from your decision to publish and distribute your personal email address, phone number and other information in any of our Public and Private Forums or Online Calendar.

Modification

Because of the dynamic nature of the Internet environment, Thy Word Network may update, revise, supplement, modify or amend this Agreement at any time. Any update, revision, supplementation, modification or amendment shall be effective immediately upon its posting on the Site. You agree that you will be bound by this Agreement, however and whenever it is updated, revised, supplemented, modified, or amended, whether you have actual or constructive notice of, and whether you have used or continue to use the Site after, the updates, revisions, supplementations, modifications or amendments.

Collection and Use of IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. The information stored by one site into a cookie cannot be read by another web site.

We may use cookies to provide you a richer, personalized experience on our site, to customize your shopping experience, and to remember who you are when you revisit our site. When you register, Thy Word Network uses a cookie to store your login ID. We do not store passwords or any personal information about you in the cookie. We use this ID to identify you in our database, personalize the appearance of the site for you, and to track the pages you visit on our site. We do not use cookies to store any important personal information, such as address or credit card information, so this information remains secure even if others access our site from your computer.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can change your browser option to accept cookies by following the directions below:

Netscape Navigator/Communicator - on your task bar menu, select "Edit" and "Preferences". Select "Advanced" and click "Accept All Cookies". Click "OK".

Internet Explorer - on your task bar menu, select "Tools" and "Internet Options". Select "Security" and "Custom Level". Scroll down to "Cookies" and click "Enable". Click "OK".

Online Donations and Payments for Products and Services

Whenever you see a button or link to make a donation to Thy Word Network, or to make a payment for a product or service, your browser will open a new window and be transferred to the secure site - www.paypal.com. PayPal is owned by www.eBay.com and is the number one online banking system in the world. It uses the latest technology for high level 128bit SSL security and is used by more than 100 million people worldwide, including many missionary organizations, for quick online transfer of funds.

We use PayPal services for all of our online donations and online sales of products and/or services, because of the high level of security and its convience when making a money transfer online. You can securely send anyone, with an email address and a PayPal account, a money transfer, without any cost to you personally, from either your personal checking account, credit card or debit account. Learn more about PayPal's security and other information by visiting http://www.paypal.com/.

Registration and Ordering

Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and some demographic information (like address and age). We require you to register with your age so that we can comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you select to receive information from Thy Word Network, we will use customer contact information from the registration form to send you electronic newsletters or similar types of information. Your contact information is also used to contact you when issues arise with online orders.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site and is currently solely used by Thy Word Network to improve and manage the internal operations of our site.

When we enable purchasing of items online, our site will use a secure shopping cart for customers to purchase products. When you order a product, we need to know, and therefore collect, your contact information (like your name, address, and e-mail address) and certain financial information (like your credit card number). Contact information from your online registration is used to ship products. The contact information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary. Financial information that is collected is only used to bill you for the products you purchase.

Linked Sites

Our site currently contains a few links to other sites. Please be aware that Thy Word Network is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by www.thywordnetwork.org.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Site.

Security Precautions

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or passwords), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just "surfing".

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users� information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Our employees are frequently notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, with access restricted.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us . Thy Word Network gives you the following option for removing your information from our database so that you do not receive future email communications.

You can visit our website and submit a removal form

Changing / Modifying Your Account

We make it easy for you to update your registration profile, information in your personal address book, your site password, and other similar items . We have the following options for changing and modifying information about your account.

1. Remove your old email address as described above.

2. Submit a new subscription request and enter your new email address

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

This Terms and Conditions of Sale (the "Agreement") constitutes a binding legal contract between you and Thy Word Network. ("Thy Word Network"), the owner and operator of the www.thywordnetwork.org website (the "Site"). By ordering any product or service via the Site, you signify your acceptance of this Agreement, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time. Changes to this Agreement will be effective when posted.

Thy Word Network takes the issue of privacy on the Internet very seriously. To view our privacy policy, Click Here.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Thy Word Network warrants that it will replace or refund for the full purchase price, any product that is produced and sold directly by thywordnetwork.org at any time, within the thirty (30) days following your purchase of the item. This does not include any product or service that is sold through a link to another website other than thywordnetwork.org. If you purchase a product or service that is sold through a link to another website, you will have to deal directly with that website for any warranty and or refund.

THE FOREGOING WARRANTY AND RETURN POLICY IS MADE EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR GUARANTIES. Thy Word Network EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. IF A PRODUCT HAS BEEN PURCHASED FOR CONSUMER USE AS DEFINED BY 15 U.S.C. - 2301, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR WARRANTIES SHALL EXPIRE ON EXPIRATION OF ANY EXPRESS WARRANTY.

Waiver and Limitation of Liability

You hereby acknowledge that the warranty provided herein and the accompanying obligations and liabilities of Thy Word Network are exclusive and you hereby waive all other remedies, warranties, guarantees or liabilities, express or implied, arising by law or otherwise, whether or not occasioned by the negligence of Thy Word Network. You acknowledge by your use of Thy Word Network and its products and services that your use of the products and services and any reliance upon them is at your sole risk, and that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated to or resulting from in connection with Thy Word Network and its products and services.

THY WORD NETWORK, ITS AFFILIATES AND BROADCAST STATIONS PROVIDES ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES UPON THE UNDERSTANDING, AND YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THE UNDERSTANDING, THAT THY WORD NETWORK WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY FORM OF CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, STATUTORY, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF WHATEVER KIND OR TYPE ARISING FROM ANY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL, BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENTAL, TORT, WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSES ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE AND/OR ITS USE, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY INJURY TO A PERSON IN THE CASE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED AND/OR PURCHASED FOR CONSUMER USE AS DEFINED BY 15 US C. � 2301.

Follow all instructions and heed all warnings accompanying any product or service provided on the Site.

YOU AGREE NOT TO JOIN IN ANY LAWSUIT WITH ANOTHER PERSON OR SERVE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THY WORD NETWORK ARISING OUT OF YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF PRODUCTS ORDERED VIA THE SITE.

Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD COMPLETELY HARMLESS THY WORD NETWORK, ITS AFFILIATES, STATIONS, PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS� FEES, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITE AND ITS BROADCASTING FACILITY.

Governing Law and Venue

This Agreement, the entire relationship between you and Thy Word Network, and any litigation or other legal proceeding between you and Thy Word Network (whether grounded in tort, contract, law or equity) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, without giving effect to its choice of law rules. This contract is fully performable in Vanderburg County, Indiana.