AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND Sealing Time Ministries
The Sealing Time Ministries Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Sealing Time Ministries.
The Sealing Time Ministries Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
Sealing Time Ministries reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Sealing Time Ministries Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Sealing Time Ministries and Sealing Time Ministries is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Sealing Time Ministries is not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Sealing Time Ministries is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Sealing Time Ministries of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site, you warrant to Sealing Time Ministries that you will not use the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Sealing Time Ministries Web Sites.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Sealing Time Ministries Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Sealing Time Ministries has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Sealing Time Ministries reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Sealing Time Ministries reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Sealing Time Ministries reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Sealing Time Ministries sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Sealing Time Ministries does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Sealing Time Ministries specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Sealing Time Ministries spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Sealing Time Ministries.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO Sealing Time Ministries
OR POSTED AT ANY Sealing Time Ministries WEB SITE
Sealing Time Ministries does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Sealing Time Ministries (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Sealing Time Ministries Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Sealing Time Ministries, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Sealing Time Ministries is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Sealing Time Ministries sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Sealing Time Ministries WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. Sealing Time Ministries AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE Sealing Time Ministries WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE Sealing Time Ministries WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
Sealing Time Ministries AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE Sealing Time Ministries WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. Sealing Time Ministries AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
SERVICE CONTACT : CONTACT
Sealing Time Ministries reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Idaho, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Canyon County, Idaho, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site. Use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Sealing Time Ministries as a result of this agreement or use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site. Sealing Time Ministries performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Sealing Time Ministries right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Sealing Time Ministries with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Sealing Time Ministries with respect to the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Sealing Time Ministries with respect to the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:
All contents of the Sealing Time Ministries Web Site and media productions are: Copyright 2016 by Sealing Time Ministries and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
Sealing Time Ministries is a faith based ministry, fully committed to sharing God’s message around the world. Our copyright policies are dictated by this mission and our ability to effectively fulfill this demand in a cost-effective manner.
COPYRIGHT & PERMISSIONS
Sealing Time Ministries reserves all rights to media we have produced. Please contact us if you are interested in reproducing any of our materials or if you have any questions.
RIGHTS OF OTHERS
The speakers also have rights to the media they helped us produce. If you seek to use the media in ways other than we have described in our copyright policies above, and you have obtained permission from Sealing Time Ministries, you will also be required to seek the permission of any and all other speakers involved.
Since Sealing Time Ministries also works with other ministries that may hold copyrights to the media or whose policies may be different from ours, their copyright policies may override ours. For example, 3ABN has copyright policies to their media and they can be contacted through www.3abn.org. Amazing Facts has copyright policies to their media and they can be contacted through www.amazingfacts.org. M1productions with Lyle Albrecht can be contacted at www.m1productions.com
INTERNET STREAMING, & WEBSITE LINKING
Sealing Time Ministries provides a large amount of streaming media via our web site. Because of the way this web site is set-up, we ask that you do not directly link to or distribute our media streams, files, or images. Direct media links; 1.) use our bandwidth and give us a false reading of visitors and downloads (called leeching), 2) deprives visitors the right of taking full advantage of all our other resources, 3) deprives visitors the right to purchase the material(s) or to support this ministry. For these reasons we ask that any links be set-up to go directly to our web site pages, not their media content. This will allow visitors to browse all the material that Sealing Time Ministries has available, as well as purchasing media, or supporting this ministry, depending on their preferences. We also ask that you contact us before using anything that is on our web sites on any another web site.
DOWNLOADS & DUPLICATION
Sealing Time Ministries seeks a balance between sharing as much media and materials as is possible online, but also making sure that our financial responsibilities are met. When our financial responsibilities and growth are met we can share more material freely. Financial needs are met in two main ways, donations and media sales. Sealing Time Ministries seeks to be good stewards over what the Lord has entrusted us with, and if we provided everything at low or no cost we would cease to exist in a short period of time. Doing so would not prove beneficial to the gospel, our workers and volunteers, or supporters. Seventh-day Adventist publishing houses have been given counsel about book pricing, and where applicable, Sealing Time Ministries strives to adhere to to this counsel with our media and material sales. In seeking this balance we have made some forms of our media and material freely available (many audio files), some forms are for online streaming only via our web site (many video files), and some forms must be purchased via our online store, such as DVD's and CD's.
In following these principles, some video and audio at our web site is available via a direct download link, and some is set up as streaming only.
Direct Downloads - Video and audio links that have a direct download link that is published on a web page may be downloaded and shared freely with others provided; 1) you do not make more than 25 copies of said media, 2) you also share our ministry web site with the recipient(s). A direct download link is a published link to a media file that you can right click on and select "save as." If you cannot do this or have to reverse engineer or use a stream downloader it is a streaming only link and is not covered under the direct download sharing policies. (See Streaming Only Links below) Sharing freely with others is here defined as not charging for anything other than the media that the content was placed on, such as a DVD or CD. You may not ask for a donation or charge anything more than the media that the content was placed on. You may not place any of our media directly or indirectly on any video/audio/file sharing web site, software, sharing service, personal, ministry or other web site without permission.
Streaming Only Links - The streaming only video and audio links may not be downloaded and distributed in any way. This is why there are no direct download links provided in these cases. There are several valid reasons for this:
1) There are multiple speakers, ministries and even large organizations who have graciously given permission for their media and materials to be streamed from the Sealing Time Ministries web site, and per their request it is not to be downloaded or duplicated in any way. This "umbrella" of permission does not extend to any other individual or ministry.
2) It deprives visitors the right of taking full advantage of all our other resources. This will allow visitors to browse all the media and material that Sealing Time Ministries has available.
3) It deprives others the right to purchase media or materials, or to make their own decision to support this ministry, depending upon their preferences.
4) Sealing Time Ministries is a family run, faith based ministry. That means that our finances and success are directly attributable to our supporters and product sales. Sealing Time Ministries works very hard every year to bring you quality content. We invest thousands of dollars every year in new equipment and technologies to reach as many people as possible. This means that we need your support and understanding in this area.
For these reasons we ask that not download and distribute any media that does not have a direct download link.
We politely ask that you respect and understand these terms of sharing. It is the combination of the Holy Spirit, the hard work of this ministry and its workers and volunteers, many speakers and other ministries, media and materials, and this specific balance of policy that is bringing success in reaching tens of thousands of visitors a year in over 100 countries with thousands of hours video, audio and study materials, and is also enabling us to continue growing. Remember that when you share a Sealing Time Ministries web page link with someone rather than a downloaded media file you are also helping to support Sealing Time Ministries and sharing that choice with others. Thank you for your support and understanding in this area.
Duplication of DVD, Blu-ray and other physical media - Physical media such as DVDs and Blu-rays are copyrighted and may not be duplicated without written consent. Additionally our media is protected by copy protection systems. Any attempt to reverse engineer, defeat or bypass this technology is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and can carry serious penalties. You may not copy and/or post our content to YouTube or any other web site or distribution system for any reason. Copying is a form of stealing and affects the already minimal income of our hard working staff please respect our right to earn a living.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.