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Sermondrop Terms of Service

By using the Sermondrop.com web site ("Service"), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"). Spirited Software (or, the "Company") reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Violation of any of the terms below may result in the termination of your Account.

Account Terms

  1. You must be a human (yes, it sounds silly). Accounts registered by automated "bots" or other methods are not allowed.
  2. You must be 13 years or older to create an account.
  3. You must be authorized to represent the organization for which the account is created.
  4. Your organization must be a church or religious organization that supports the beliefs outlined by The Apostles' Creed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostles_Creed).
  5. The information you provide as part of the signup process must be truthful.
  6. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. The Company is not liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this obligation.
  7. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. Your use of the Service must not violate any laws in your jurisdiction including, but not limited to, copyright laws.

 

Payments, Plan Terms

  1. A valid credit card is required for paying accounts.
  2. If you initially sign up for a paying account, and you don't cancel that account within the trial period, you will be billed monthly starting on the day following the trial period. If you cancel prior to the processing of your first invoice, your account will not be charged.
  3. An upgrade or downgrade from any plan to another plan will immediately end any free trial period and you will be billed immediately.
  4. The Service is billed in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account.
  5. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes.
  6. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level, your credit card that you provided will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle.
  7. Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of content, features, or capacity of your Account. The Company does not accept any liability for such loss.

 

Cancellation and Termination

  1. You are responsible for properly cancelling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation. You can cancel your account at any time by navigation to your Account Settings page and clicking the Cancellation link.
  2. All of your content will be immediately deleted from the Service upon cancellation. Your content cannot be recovered once the account is cancelled.
  3. The Company, at its sole discretion has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other service offered by The Company, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or access to your Account, and the deletion of all content in your Account.

 

Modification to the Service and Prices

  1. The Company reserves the right at its discretion to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
  2. Prices for the Service for established Accounts, including but not limited to monthly subscription plan fees, are subject to change upon 30 days notice from the Company. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the Site or the Service itself.

 

Maildrop

  1. Use of the Maildrop Service may result in additional charges to your account. These charges will be charged immediately upon upload of your content.
  2. You understand that the Maildrop Service relies on the Postal Service and the Company is not responsible for items that are lost or damaged before they are received by us.

 

Copyright and Content Ownership

  1. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your account profile, user profiles, and any content uploaded remain yours.
  2. By making available the content, you give the Company a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to store, access, view, playback or otherwise make the content available through your account's publicly available space via the Service, through Widgets that may be placed on any public website, as well as other properties owned by the Company in perpetuity.
  3. The Company does not pre-screen Content, but retains the right (but not obligation) to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service.
  4. The Company may, but has no obligation to, remove content and Accounts containing Content that we determine to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  5. The views and opinions expressed within any uploaded content are your own. Failure to remove content for any reason does not imply agreement with or approval of any material contained therein.

 

Privacy

  1. The personal information the Company collects is only that which is needed to provide the services we offer. We will not divulge this information to other parties unless it is deemed necessary to resolve a dispute regarding the Terms of Service or otherwise is required by law.

 

General Conditions

  1. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
  2. Technical support is only provided to paying account holders and is only available via email unless otherwise specified.
  3. You understand that the Company uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  4. You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, the Company, or any other service provided by the Company.
  5. If using Widgets, you must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or Widget so as to remove or hide any logos or text as provided by the Service.
  6. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service, without the express written consent of the Company.
  7. You must not upload or transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  8. If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by the Company) of other customers of the Service, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your file hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
  9. The Company does not warrant that the service will meet your specific requirements, nor that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
  10. You expressly understand and agree that the Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Service; (v) or any other matter relating to the Service.
  11. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company as it pertains to the Service and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Company pertaining to the Service (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

 

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to support at sermondrop.com