2.02 Third Party Software Terms. In addition, in order to view certain Website Content or download Digital Content, you may be required to download and install certain third-party software products, including but not limited to Adobe Reader. All right, title and interest in such third party software products may be subject to additional terms and conditions set forth in an end user license agreement available on the applicable third party website, which you will be required to review and affirmatively accept prior to and as a condition of your downloading, installation and use of the applicable third party software.
Use of the Website and Website Content
3.02 Your Rights to Digital Content. The Website provides you the ability to download certain copyrighted contents, materials and proprietary information made available by Ministry Designs and some third party owners of such content (each a “Content Provider”) to Ministry Designs for display on, and resale and redistribution by through, the Website, including without limitation, all text, software, photographs, video, graphics, music and sound contained therein (collectively, “Digital Content”). By proceeding with any download of Digital Content, you are thereby agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Ministry Designs reserves the right to delete, remove or make unavailable any Digital Content on the Website at any time in its sole discretion without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to store and maintain any Digital Content which you have downloaded, and Ministry Designs has no liability for any loss, damage or destruction of any Digital Content after it is initially made available to you for download, including in the event that your Ministry Designs User Account is suspended or terminated for any reason.
3.05 Trademarks. “Ministry Designs” and other marks, product names and company names appearing on the Website, are trademarks and service marks of Ministry Designs and/or their respective owners, and are protected by law. They may be used publicly only with permission from Ministry Designs. Fair use of the trademarks and service marks requires proper acknowledgment in accordance with the above copyright and trademark notice.
3.06 Accuracy of Information. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD DIGITAL CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, SUCH DIGITAL CONTENT HAS BEEN CREATED AND IS OWNED BY EITHER MINISTRY DESIGNS OR THIRD PARTIES FROM WHOM MINISTRY DESIGNS HAS RECEIVED THE RIGHT TO RESELL SUCH DIGITAL CONTENT, AND THAT MINISTRY DESIGNS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, SAFETY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS RELATING TO ANY SUCH DIGITAL CONTENT. SUCH DIGITAL CONTENT MAY BE OFFENSIVE, INACCURATE, MISLEADING, OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE TO YOU AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BE RELIED UPON AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST MINISTRY DESIGNS WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL DIGITAL CONTENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
4.01 Creating Your Ministry Designs User Account. Some areas of the Website can be accessed and viewed by you without requiring registration or login to the Website. However, in order to download Digital Content and access Digital Content via your membership account, or to access and use certain other features or areas of the Website, you will be required to create a user account with the Website (a “Ministry Designs User Account”). You are responsible for providing complete and accurate information when registering for a Ministry Designs User Account.
4.02 Accessing, Editing and Protecting Your Ministry Designs User Account. You can access, edit and update your Ministry Designs User Account information at any time by clicking on “My Account” at the top of the Website homepage. Your Ministry Designs User Account is personal to you, and you are responsible for all activities that are conducted through or in connection with your account. You must remember your Ministry Designs User Account username and password, and you are responsible for maintaining the security of such information. If you become aware of any unauthorized access of your User Account or other breach of security, please notify us immediately. Although Ministry Designs will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Ministry Designs User Account, you may be liable for the losses of Ministry Designs or others due to any unauthorized use of your Ministry Designs User Account. You may not allow any person or entity other than yourself to access or use your Ministry Designs User Account without Ministry Designs’ express written consent. If Ministry Designs becomes aware of multiple users on a single User Account, Ministry Designs may terminate or suspend your account immediately.
4.03 Termination of Your Ministry Designs User Account. You acknowledge that Ministry Designs, in its sole discretion, may terminate your Ministry Designs User Account (or any part thereof) for any reason, including, without limitation, if Ministry Designs believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Agreement. Ministry Designs may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing certain Digital Content, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to your Ministry Designs User Account or any Digital Content under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Ministry Designs may immediately deactivate or delete your Ministry Designs User Account and/or bar any further access to the Website. Further, you agree that Ministry Designs shall not be liable to you for any termination of your access to Digital Content by the applicable Content Provider
FEES AND PAYMENTS
5.01 Fees and Payments. You agree to pay the charges or subscription fees incurred in connection with your Ministry Designs User Account at the rates in effect and as notified to you at the time when the charges are incurred. We will bill all charges automatically to the credit card information which you have provided in connection with your Ministry Designs User Account at the time of purchase or shortly thereafter. Subscription fees will be billed as set forth below. We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We are unable to accept credit cards issued by banks outside of the United States. UNLESS WE STATE IN WRITING OTHERWISE, ALL FEES AND CHARGES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. We may change the fees and charges then in effect, or add new fees or charges, by giving you notice in advance. All transactions conducted via the Website will include any applicable sales tax based on the bill-to address and the sales tax rate in effect at the time your transaction is completed. We will only charge tax in states where digital goods are taxable. If you want to use a different credit card or there is a change in credit card validity or expiration date, or if you believe someone has accessed Digital Content using your Ministry Designs User Account without your authorization, you must notify us immediately using our contact information provided on the Website
5.02 Subscriptions. Unless otherwise expressly notified to you, if you have a subscription for a membership to Ministry Designs, you are responsible for paying all periodic subscription fees. All membership subscriptions are a minimum of one (1) year. If you purchase a membership subscription through the Website, by consenting to this Agreement and agreeing to be bound by the terms herein, you hereby authorize Ministry Designs to charge your credit card (or other approved facility) linked to your Ministry Designs User Account for each periodic subscription fee, including subscription fees for renewal terms. Payment will be made by automatic debit to such credit card (or other approved facility). Your membership subscription will be automatically renewed for a term equal to the original term upon expiration of the then-current term at a price equal to the current regular, non-promotional price, and continually thereafter, unless you terminate the subscription online in advance of the renewal date pursuant to the process set forth below. You may not assign or transfer your subscription to any other person or entity. You must be at least 18 years old (or have the permission of a credit card holder who is) to order subscriptions online. The billing period ends at the end of each subscription term. If Ministry Designs does not receive payment from the credit card issuer or its agent, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by Ministry Designs. Your card issuer agreement governs your use of your designated card in connection with the download of Digital Content and membership subscription, and you must refer to that agreement and not this Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. YOU, AND NOT MINISTRY DESIGNS, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY THAT WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU. You may terminate your membership subscription at any time; however you shall still be charged the fee for the remaining term. When you terminate a subscription hereunder, such subscription will not be automatically renewed and your access to the applicable Digital Content will be terminated on the expiration date. If you terminate your subscription and you have paid in advance, subject to the terms of this Agreement and your compliance therewith, you will continue to have access to Digital Content through the expiration date of your subscription, but you will not be entitled to any refund of fees paid in advance for your subscription.
5.03 Refunds. No refunds are available. Please contact Ministry Designs for technical assistance in the event that you experience any delay or inability to download Digital Content.
5.04. Cancellation. Cancellation requests may be submitted by phone, email, or chat. Please note that Ministry Designs will not be able to officially close your account until the customer provides a document on Church Letter head containing the date of the request, a valid Ministry Designs' Customer Number, the signature from the Point of Contact on the account, and the request to cancel our services. Ministry Designs holds the right to keep accounts open until the proper documentation has been sent to and recieved by a proper Ministry Designs email account.
5.05. MD PRO Users. All MD PRO customers will be held to a 12-month commitment. This 12-month term begins once the MD PRO Customer provides all of the neccessary website content needed in order to build and complete the website, and Ministry Designs has succesfully launched the website to the customer's domain name. Furthermore, the customer forgoes the right to a refund of any kind from the time of the purchase of MD PRO to the time the content is submitted.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
(a) Informal Resolution. You and Ministry Designs agree that we will first try to resolve any Claim informally. Accordingly, neither of us may start a formal proceeding (except for Claims involving any violation of the federal trademark or copyright laws, or for injunctive relief) for at least 30 days after one of us notifies the other of a Claim in writing. Ministry Designs will send its notice to your billing address, with a copy via email to your email address. You will send your notice to Ministry Designs LLC, 179 Lincolnwood Dr. Battle Creek MI
(b) Formal Resolution. If we cannot resolve a Claim informally, you and Ministry Designs each agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in Michigan and agree that any and all Claims either of us asserts shall be exclusively brought in the appropriate state or federal court in the Southern District of the State of Michigan, provided that neither you nor Ministry Designs shall be precluded from filing a Claim in small claims court for disputes within the small claims court jurisdictional level.
(c) Governing Law and Jurisdictional Issues. This Agreement is governed in all respects by the substantive laws of the State of Michigan and of the United States of America. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly disclaimed. This Website is controlled and operated from Ministry Designs’ offices at 179 Lincolnwood Drive, Battle Creek Michigan 49015, and Ministry Designs makes no representations that materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to the Website from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export any of the Website materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.
You agree that you will not: (i) take any actions with respect to your use of the Website that are unlawful, false, misleading, harmful, threatening, embarrassing, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual or violent acts; (ii) transmit any content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification; (iii) transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; (iv) transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship; (v) transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the Website; (vi) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks linked to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks linked to the Website; (vii) violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law; (viii) transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the Website, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or conduct that could give rise to civil liability; (ix) use the Website for commercial purposes without our prior written consent; or (x) solicit other guests of the Website to become members of any commercial on-line service or other group or organization without first obtaining our express written consent.
CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT
9.01 Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that the people who use the Website do the same. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, Ministry Designs has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Website who are repeat infringers. Ministry Designs may terminate access for submission providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.
9.02 DMCA Take-Down Notices. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content available on the Website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C 512) (“DMCA”) by providing our designated agent with the following information in writing. The date of your notification: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) a description 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; (iii) a description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information sufficient to enable us to locate such work; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or email address; (v) a statement that you have 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; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our designated agent for receipt of notifications of claimed infringement is Vincent Rominger, (COO), 15 Carlyle, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 and e-mail address: [email protected] Only DMCA notifications in accordance with this Section should be submitted to our COO. If you require customer assistance or need to contact Ministry Designs for any other purpose, please contact us using the information specified in Section 9.03 below.
9.03 Counter-Notices. If you believe that your content that has been removed from the Website is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your content or materials, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our CEO using the contact information set forth above. Your physical or electronic signature: (i) a description of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed (ii) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and (iii) your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the State of Michigan, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If a counter-notice is received by our copyright agent, Ministry Designs may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed content in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may (in Ministry Designs’ discretion) be reinstated on the Website in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice.
10.01 Suggestions and Feedback. Ministry Designs welcomes feedback or inquiries about our products. If you elect to provide any feedback or comments of any nature to Ministry Designs, all of such feedback and comments shall be the sole and exclusive property of Ministry Designs, and Ministry Designs shall have the right to use such feedback in any manner and for any purpose in Ministry Designs’ discretion without remuneration, compensation or attribution to you, provided that Ministry Designs is under no obligation to use such feedback.