Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use
Please read through these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing and/or using Raising Theologians’s Web site at www.Raising Theologians.com (the “Public Site”) or by otherwise accessing any content found on the Site, you are deemed to have entered into an agreement with Raising Theologians, Inc. and to have agreed to be bound by the terms set out below.

The Site is owned and operated by Raising Theologians.

Intellectual Property Protection
The contents and design of the Site and any material electronically provided to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the Site (such contents, design and materials being collectively referred to as the "Raising Theologians Content"), are copyright of Raising Theologians, Inc. and the other contributors to the Sites. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trade marks (such as the “Raising Theologians” name and logo or other trade names appearing on the Sites) for any reason without written permission from Raising Theologians, Inc. or the identified owner. The software which operates the Sites is proprietary software and you may not use it except as expressly allowed under these Terms of Use. You may not copy, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise deal with the software.

Use of Raising Theologians Content
You may retrieve and display the Raising Theologians Content on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your computer for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Raising Theologians Content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from Raising Theologians:
  1. reproduce or store in or transmit to any other Web site, newsgroup, mailing list, electronic bulletin board, server or other storage device connected to a network or regularly or systematically store in electronic or print form, all or any part of the Raising Theologians Content, or
  2. modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of the Raising Theologians Content (including use as part of any library, archive or similar service) without the prior written consent of Raising Theologians, or
  3. remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of the Raising Theologians Content made under these Terms of Use.
  4. Any use of the Raising Theologians Content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited.
Requests for permission for other uses may be sent to Raising Theologians, to the attention of General Counsel.

Third Party Transactions
You may use the Site to purchase products or services from Raising Theologians's third party partners. In that event, your contract for such products will be with the third party partner and not with Raising Theologians.

Term and Termination
Raising Theologians may, in its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Sites (including any right to access and use the Raising Theologians Content) with cause by delivering notice to you.

The rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of Raising Theologians provided in these Terms of Use or by law.

Changes to the Site
Raising Theologians reserves the right, in its discretion, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of the Raising Theologians Content available on the Site at any time.

Privacy Policy
The information that you provide about yourself to Raising Theologians will only be used in accordance with Raising Theologians's Privacy Policy Statement.

No Warranty, Disclaimer of Liability and Indemnity
While every effort has been made to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the Site, Raising Theologians makes no warranty, express or implied concerning the Raising Theologians Content, the Site, software or products or services available through the Site (the "Site Services"), which are provided "as is". Raising Theologians expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. In no event will Raising Theologians, its affiliates or other suppliers be liable for direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the Site Services, even if Raising Theologians has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. Raising Theologians does not guarantee the accuracy, content, or timeliness of the Raising Theologians Content or Site Services or that they or related systems are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties.

In no event will any liability of Raising Theologians, its affiliates, agents and licensors to you (and/or any third party) arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) in any way connected with the Site Services or breach of these Terms of Use by Raising Theologians exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to Raising Theologians in respect of the particular Site Service to which the claim relates or by way of membership dues.

Upon Raising Theologians's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Raising Theologians from any claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any breach of these Terms of Use by you or your use of any Site Services.

Force Majeure
Raising Theologians, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Raising Theologians Content resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.

Changes to these Terms
Raising Theologians may, in its discretion, change these Terms of Use (including those relating to your use of Site and/or the Raising Theologians Content). When the Terms of Use are changed, Raising Theologians will notify you by e-mail or by publishing details of those changes by including them in these Terms of Use. If you use the Site after Raising Theologians has published or notified you of the changes, you are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Sites any further after they are published. Access to certain the Raising Theologians Content may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

Advertising, Third Party Content and other Web sites
Parts of the Site may contain third party content. Content providers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Sites complies with international and national law. Raising Theologians is not responsible for any third party content. The Sites may contain links to other Web sites. Raising Theologians is not responsible for the availability of these Web sites or their contents.

Assignment of Agreement
This agreement is personal to you and your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise transferred. This agreement may be assigned to a third party by Raising Theologians.

No delay or omission on the part of either party in requiring performance by the other party of its obligations will operate as a waiver of any right.

Notices to Raising Theologians must be given in writing by letter and sent to Raising Theologians’s last known place of business in Whitfield County, GA (to the attention of General Counsel).

Severability/Survival/Statute of Limitations
If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, such will not render all the Terms of Use unenforceable or invalid but rather the Terms of Use will be read and construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) are not contained therein. Any cause of action of yours with respect to these Terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in Whitfield County, GA, USA, within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.

Whole Agreement
Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms of Use shall not apply.
Headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of Georgia. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Whitfield County, GA shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of Use or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the Whitfield County, GAcourts.

For the exclusive benefit of Raising Theologians, Raising Theologians shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these Terms of Use are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of your principal place of business.
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