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Effective & Last Modified Sept. 20, 2013

INTRODUCTION AND ACCEPTANCE

Ratio Christi, Inc. (501c3) and its subsidiary entities (collectively, “Ratio Christi”) offers you access to its interactive online websites, applications and services. These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy and any additional terms which might apply to certain products or services, govern your use of our websites (the “Website[s]”) or any of our mobile widgets, services or other applications (“Applications”) (together, our “Services”).

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using our Services.  By using any of our Services (other than to read these Terms of Use for the first time) you are agreeing to comply with these Terms of Use, which may change from time to time.  If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not use our Services.

Specific Website Sections 

Blogs and Articles

Bloggers, managers, and hosts are not necessarily authorized Ratio Christi spokespersons, and their views as expressed on the Ratio Christi Web Sites do not necessarily reflect those of Ratio Christi. Content on the Ratio Christi Web Sites is written by many sources, such as students, faculty, unrelated writers, contributors, and others. In many instances, Service Content will include content posted by a third-party or will represent the opinions and judgments of a third-party. We do not endorse, warrant, and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement offered through our Services by anyone other than our authorized employees or spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. We do not attempt to strictly control the content, views, doctrines, or methodology of the blog and other posting content. Though Ratio Christi retains the right to edit or delete content in part or in whole as described in these Terms of Use the content is generally meant to be the free work of apologists, students, and scholars with many diverse views. Neither should content written by Ratio Christi campus staff/volunteers or those in the Ratio Christi administration be construed as to represent the official position of the Ratio Christi organization unless expressly stated. The view and opinions of the writers are their views and opinions alone. Ratio Christi sometimes chooses to feature content expressly opposed to our official position. We believe this is necessary for educational purposes, the vigorous exchange of ideas, and for Christian charity.

All terms of the Terms of Use apply to this section. 

Event Center   http://ratiochristi.org/news-events/events

The event center is provided for the general information and enhancement of the Christian apologetics movement. Ratio Christi and its partners and affiliates make no representation about the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of the information and content provided. Details of events often change and Ratio Christi cannot warranty and is not responsible to make revisions to keep information up to date and accurate. Final detailed information should only be obtained from the organizations and their information sources of the event providers. In all instances, it is the user's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of any provided Service Content.

The listing of any event does not necessarily mean that Ratio Christi agrees with or endorses the event, speaker, or the views promoted. Nor does it mean that we are in formal or informal partnership or affiliation with that event or its sponsoring organizations. 

All conditions in this Terms of Use apply to this section and to the agreement to view and use the information provided in the event center.

Speakers Bureau   http://ratiochristi.org/speakers

The listing of any speaker does not necessarily mean that Ratio Christi agrees with or endorses the views of the speaker or the content provided. Nor does it mean that we are in formal or informal partnership or affiliation with that speaker or their sponsoring organizations.  

This is a broad listing of people that have expressed an interest in speaking on apologetics topics.  Speakers are included in order to provide for the general collaboration and enhancement of the Christian apologetics movement. Ratio Christi and its partners and affiliates make no representation whatsoever about the listed parties. Details regarding the speaker such as biographical information, topics, education, contact data, etc. are listed according to the information that was provided to Ratio Christi. Ratio Christi does not warranty and cannot be responsible to make revisions to keep information up to date and accurate. Final detailed information should only be obtained from the speaker themselves or their organizations. To obtain a list of speakers that are specifically approved and endorsed by Ratio Christi click here.

In all instances, it is the user's responsibility to evaluate the speaker themselves for compatibility of theological views, level of competency, presentation ability, and general suitability for the needs of the user.

All conditions in this Terms of Use apply to this section and to the agreement to view and use the information provided in the speakers bureau.

Organization Listing   http://ratiochristi.org/organizations

The listing of any organization does not necessarily mean that Ratio Christi agrees with or endorses the views of the organization or the content provided. Nor does it mean that we are in formal or informal partnership or affiliation with that organization or its representatives. 

This is a very broad listing of organizations that are engaged in issues related to apologetics, Christian worldview, and evangelism. Organizations are included in order to provide for research and for the general collaboration of the Christian apologetics movement. Ratio Christi and its partners and affiliates make no representation whatsoever about the listed organizations. The service will also sometimes list organizations that are expressly opposed to Ratio Christi's official position and the historic Christian faith. This is done for educational purposes and research. 

Details regarding the organization such as type, ratings, description, programs, topics, contact data, links, etc. often change and are listed according to the information that was provided to Ratio Christi. Ratio Christi cannot warranty and cannot be responsible to make revisions to keep information up to date and accurate. Final detailed information should only be obtained from the organization directly. To obtain a list of organizations that are specifically approved or endorsed by Ratio Christi click here.

In all instances, it is the user's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, compatibility of theological views, level of competency, and general suitability for the needs of the user of any provided Service Content.

All conditions in this Terms of Use apply to this section and to the agreement to view and use the information provided in the organization listing.

Apologeti-Ticker

The "Apologeti-Ticker" is meant to provide links general information, news stories, blogs, media, websites, and articles from around the web that may be of use to the Christian apologetics community in awareness, education, and research. These links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites") provided on the "Apologeti-Ticker" news page are in no way intended to show endorsement of, agreement with, or support of the views and judgments expressed in those Linked Sites. Very often, links to sources with views diametrically opposed to Ratio Christi's own are provided. The new stories, blogs, opinion pieces, videos, audio files, and other are provided in order to keep Ratio Christi Web Site(s) readers aware of various information related to Christian apologetics and worldview, campus life, missions, evangelism, church, world religions, cults, etc.   

We do not endorse, warrant, and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement offered through these Linked Sites.

All terms of the Terms of Use apply to this section.

Strategic Partners & Affiliates

The word "partnership" or "strategic partnership" as used here http://ratiochristi.org/partners or elsewhere on the site is not meant in a legal capacity such as to indicate that Ratio Christi or the other "partner" has entered into a legally binding business agreement, legal partnership, joint venture, employment, or agency relationship.

All terms of the Terms of Use apply to this section.

General

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE
(a)       Ratio Christi reserves the right in our sole discretion and at any time and for any reason, to modify or discontinue any aspect or feature of our Services or to modify these Terms of Use.  In addition, we reserve the right to provide you with operating rules or additional terms that may govern your use of our Services generally, unique of our Services, or both (“Additional Terms”).  Any Additional Terms that we may provide to you will be incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.  To the extent any Additional Terms conflict with these Terms of Use, the Additional Terms will control.

(b)      Modifications to these Terms of Use or Additional Terms will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website.  It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Use from time to time for any changes or Additional Terms.  Your access and use of our Services following any modification of these Terms of Use or the provision of Additional Terms will signify your assent to and acceptance of the same.  If you object to any subsequent revision to the Terms of Use or to any Additional Terms, immediately discontinue use of our Services and, if applicable, terminate your Membership.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Services and associated content (and any derivative works or enhancements of the same) including, but not limited to, all text, illustrations, files, images, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, information, content, materials, products, services, URLs, technology, documentation, and interactive features included with or available through our Services and all intellectual property rights to the same, including, without limitation, all trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress that may appear in our Services are owned by us, our licensors, our affiliates and/or identified third parties (collectively, the “Service Content”).  Except for the limited use rights granted to you in these Terms of Use, you shall not acquire any right, title or interest in our Services or any Service Content.  Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are expressly reserved.

ACCESS AND USE

(a)       We may offer certain portions of our Services at no charge (e.g., Websites) and others for a one-time fee, on a subscription basis or under any other lawful pricing structure. In all instances, our Services are not being sold to you; rather, you are being granted a limited license to use our Services. In addition, the license to use of any of our paid Services does not necessarily transfer across operating systems and/or different equipment (e.g., mobile devices, computers, etc.).  For example, unless we specifically tell you otherwise, the use of any of our mobile Applications is limited to the relevant device and/or operating system you are using at the time you purchase the license to use the Application. 

(b)      Some of our Websites may be offered to you conditioned on your payment of a fee (“Premium Service Website(s)”).  By using the Premium Service Websites, you will be subject to any charges and rules set forth in the additional terms for that particular Premium Service Website, in addition to the general terms provided below.  We will provide notice of any charges, or extra charges, before you register for or enter a Premium Service Website.  You are responsible for any charges for premium content incurred by your account.  We are not liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, whether with or without your knowledge.  In the event that you pay for a Premium Service Website by credit card, you authorize us to charge your credit card account by registering for the service and providing us with your credit card information.  You warrant to us that the credit card information that you provide us is correct and is your account.  You may cancel your membership in the Premium Service Website at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided on the Premium Service Website.  We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Premium Service Website at any time, without notice, and upon such termination we shall return the unused pro-rata portion of your membership fee.

(c)       Our Services are provided for use by you or your organization.  When using our Services, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws including, without limitation, copyright law.  Except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use or as we may otherwise permit, you may not use, reproduce, duplicate, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, transmit, or otherwise exploit Service Content for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining prior written consent from us or, in the case of third-party content, its applicable owner.  In certain instances, we may suggest, ask or otherwise permit you to download, install or print Service Content.  In such a case, you may do so only in the manner authorized and for your non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading, installing or printing Service Content.

(d)      Any software that is made available to view and/or download in connection with our Websites is owned or controlled by us and/or licensors, affiliates and suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions.  Your use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the software.  We accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any software owned or controlled by third parties.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Ratio Christi Web Sites may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Ratio Christi and Ratio Christi 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. Ratio Christi is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Ratio Christi is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Ratio Christi of the site or any association with its operators.

In many instances, Service Content will include content posted by a third-party or will represent the opinions and judgments of a third-party.  We do not endorse, warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement offered through our Services by anyone other than our authorized employees or spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in contests or promotions of advertisers and other third parties (i.e. entities other than Ratio Christi) found on or through these Website(s), including payment and delivery of related goods or service, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such party.  You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the website.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Ratio Christi Web Sites, you warrant toRatio Christi that you will not use the Ratio Christi Web Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Ratio Christi Web Sites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Ratio Christi Web Sites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Ratio Christi Web Sites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Ratio Christi Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Ratio Christi Web Sites 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.

Circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with our security-related features including, without limitation, any features that prevent or restrict the use of or copying of any software or other Service Content.

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.

Violate U.S. export laws, including, without limitation, violations of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations administered by the Department of Commerce.

You agree to fully cooperate with us to investigate any suspected or actual activity that is in breach of these Terms of Use.

Ratio Christi has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Ratio Christi reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Ratio Christi reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Ratio Christi 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 Ratio Christi’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Ratio Christi does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Ratio Christi 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 Ratio Christi spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Ratio Christi.

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 RATIO CHRISTI OR POSTED AT ANY RATIO CHRISTI WEB SITES
Ratio Christi does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Ratio Christi (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Ratio Christi Web Sites or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are automatically granting Ratio Christi, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable, and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon (including, without limitation, translations), publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, and publish the Submissions (in whole or in part) as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate including, without limitation 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 Submissions. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Submissions even if it is not published through our Services.  It is solely your responsibility to monitor and protect any intellectual property rights that you may have in your Submissions, and we do not accept any responsibility for the same. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive any and all claims you (or any copyright holder) may now or later have in any jurisdiction to so-called “moral rights” or rights of “droit moral” with respect to the Submissions.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Ratio Christi is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Ratio Christi’s sole discretion.

Not withstanding the generality of the foregoing, we reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your Submissions and to use your Submissions for advertising, marketing, promotional, and other purposes.  You acknowledge and agree that your Submissions may be included on the websites and advertising networks of our distribution partners, marketing partners, accounts, and third-party service providers (including their downstream users).

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. You shall not submit any Submission protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property or proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the respective right. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from Submissions that you submit.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THER Ratio Christi WEB SITES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. Ratio Christi AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES 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.

Ratio Christi 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 Ratio Christi WEB SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Ratio Christi 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 AND INCLUDING 

Warranties hereby disclaimed include, but are not limited to: (i) warranties that our Services will meet your requirements; (ii) warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, security, usefulness, timeliness, or information content of our Services or Service Content; (iii) warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose; (iv) warranties for services or goods received through, advertised or accessed through our Services; (v) warranties concerning the accuracy or reliability of the results that may be obtained from the use of our Services; (vi) warranties that your use of our Services will be sure or uninterrupted; and (vii) warranties that errors in our Services or Service Content (including software) will be corrected.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Ratio Christi AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE Ratio Christi WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE Ratio Christi WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Ratio Christi OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in no event shall the cumulative liability of all the Website Parties exceed the lesser of the total payments received from you by us during the preceding twelve (12) month period or $100.  Furthermore, you agree that any cause of action arising out of, or relating to, or in any way connected with any of our Services or these Terms of Use must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE Ratio Christi WEB SITES.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION
Ratio Christi reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your access and/or Memberships to the Ratio Christi Web Sites and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement ("Terms of Use") is governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in North Carolina in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Ratio Christi Web Sites. You waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Use of the Ratio Christi Web Sites 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 Ratio Christi as a result of this agreement or use of the Ratio Christi Web Sites. Ratio Christi’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Ratio Christi’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Ratio Christi Web Sites or information provided to or gathered by Ratio Christi 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 full force and effect. Any suspension or termination shall not affect your obligations to us under these Terms of Use.   The provisions of these Terms of Use (which by their nature should survive the suspension or termination of your Membership or these Terms of Use) shall survive. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Ratio Christi with respect to the Ratio Christi Web Sites and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Ratio Christi with respect to the Ratio Christi Web Sites. 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.

You may not assign these Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent.  Any such purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent will be null and void and of no force and effect.  We may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent and without notice.

Dispute Resolution and Mandatory Arbitration

(a)       We each agree to first contact each other with any disputes and provide a written description of the problem, all relevant documents/information and the proposed resolution. You agree to contact us with disputes by contacting us at the address provided in the “Contact Us” link on our Website.  We will contact you based on the contact information you have provided us.

(b)      If, after thirty (30) days, the parties are unable to resolve any dispute raised under the previous provision, the dispute may only be submitted to arbitration consistent with this section.  The parties understand that they would have had a right or opportunity to litigate disputes through a court and to have a judge or jury decide their case, but they instead choose to have any disputes resolved through arbitration.

(c)       We each agree that any claim or dispute between us, and any claim by either of us against any agent, employee, successor, or assign of the other, including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, third parties who are not signatories to this agreement, whether related to this agreement or otherwise, including past, present, and future claims and disputes and including any dispute as to the validity or applicability of this arbitration clause, shall be resolved by binding arbitration. 

(d)      We are entering into this arbitration agreement in connection with a transaction involving interstate commerce.  Accordingly, this arbitration agreement and any proceedings thereunder shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16. Any award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction.

(e)       Either of us may bring qualifying claims in small claims court.  Furthermore, as set forth below, we each agree that any arbitration will be solely between you and us, not as part of a class-wide claim (i.e., not brought on behalf of or together with another individual's claim). If for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement to arbitrate doesn't apply and the class-wide dispute must be brought in court.

(f) To the extent permitted by law, we each waive any right to pursue disputes on a class-wide basis; that is, either to join a claim with the claim of any other person or entity, or assert a claim in a representative capacity on behalf of anyone else in any lawsuit, arbitration or other proceeding.

(g) To the extent allowed by law, we each waive any right to trial by jury in any lawsuit, arbitration or other proceeding.

In order to access or use some features of our Services, you may have to become a registered user.  If you are under the age of thirteen (13), then you are not permitted to register as a user, sign up for any promotional messages, or otherwise provide us any personal information.

If you become a registered user, you will provide true, accurate and complete registration information and, if such information changes, you will promptly update the relevant registration information.  During registration, you may create a user name and password (a “Membership”).  You are solely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your Membership.  You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs under your Membership, whether or not you have authorized the activity.  You agree to contact us by clicking the “Contact Us” link on our Website immediately if you become aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Membership.

E-Commerce. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older to make purchases on any of our Websites. We reserve the right to limit the quantity of sales of particular items and further reserve the right to cancel multiple orders of such item purchases by the same user and/or users with the same shipment/delivery address. We attempt to be as accurate as possible in our product descriptions.  However, we do not warrant that product descriptions or other content of our Websites is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.  If a product offered by us is not purchased as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition. Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell.  We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason.  We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item.  We may automatically charge and withhold the sales tax for orders based on the applicable state sales tax rate and the location to which the item is being shipped.  Otherwise, you are solely responsible for all sales taxes, or other taxes, on orders shipped to you.

Our Services may include sending you promotional e-mails/newsletters. These are typically recurring message programs that, upon registration, will be sent to you until you unsubscribe via any of our disclosed methods. To receive any of these communications from us, you may be required to register and provide certain information about you (e.g., name, street address, e-mail address, etc.).  Our use of the information you provide is governed by our Privacy Policy.  To opt-out of receiving our e-mails/newsletters as set forth in our Privacy Policy, you may either contact us by clicking the “Contact Us” link on our Website or by using the option included in the communication we send you (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of our emails).

We provide our Services including, without limitation, Service Content for educational, religious, entertainment and/or promotional purposes. You may not rely on any information and opinions expressed through any of our Services for any other purpose.  In all instances, it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of any Service Content.  Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Service Content.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Ratio Christi Web Site are: © 2013 Ratio Christi and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

You may not remove, alter, cover, or distort any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice we include in or through our Services or Service Content.

TRADEMARKS

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 the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”), we will respond to claims of copyright infringement that are reported to the agent that we have designated to receive notifications of claims infringement (our “DMCA Compliance Officer”). All notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Ratio Christi's DMCA Compliance Officer. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO AND NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. 

The DMCA Compliance Officer for notice of claims of copyright infringement on our Website can be reached by clicking the “Contact Us” link on our Website. The first line of the comments sent should be "DMCA Claim."

(c)  If you are a copyright owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner) and believe that your work’s copyright has been infringed, please report your notice of infringement to us by providing our DMCA Compliance Officer with a written notification of claimed infringement that includes substantially the following information:

(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)  Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that Website;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

(iv)   Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;

(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.

We will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the DMCA.  Inquiries that do not follow this procedure may not receive a response.