Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Bible Outpost!
These terms and conditions ("Terms") govern our relationship with users of Bible Outpost’s website at bibleoutpost.com ("Site"), including, without limitation, each registered user or account holder (“you”) who uses this website. By using or accessing this website, you agree to these Terms, including, without, limitation, all of the responsibilities and obligations detailed below. These Terms form a legal agreement between you and Bible Outpost ("Bible Outpost", "we" and "our"). Your use of the Site shall be deemed your unconditional acceptance of the current version of these Terms. You hereby agree as follows:
1. Responsibility of Online Content
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Bible Outpost, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, publish or otherwise transmit via the Internet to any location on the Bible Outpost Site. Bible Outpost does not control the Content posted on the Bible Outpost Site by any users whatsoever, and therefore Bible Outpost does not guarantee or take responsibility for the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any such Content. You understand that by using the Bible Outpost Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and that you do so at your own risk.
2. Member Conduct
You agree not to:
a. Use the online community if you are under the age of 13;
b. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
c. Harm or threaten harm to minors in any way;
d. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Bible Outpost officer, director, member, manager, employee, agent, forum leader, guide, moderator or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
e. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to upload, post or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
f. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes upon any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any other party;
g. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains a software virus, a Trojan horse, spyware, malware, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
h. Interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to them, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, rules or regulations of networks connected to them;
i. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or treaty, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
j. Stalk or otherwise harass or threaten the safety of another person;
k. Make malicious personal attacks, defamatory statements, or other behavior deemed unacceptable by Bible Outpost’s administrators;
l. Collect or store personal data about other users;
m. Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals (including, without limitation, providing instructions on how to commit acts of terrorism, how to assemble bombs, grenades, and other weapons, and creating “Crush” sites);
n. Publish or post any advertisement for any products or services (as all advertising on the Site is governed by separate advertising contracts with Bible Outpost);
o. Interfere with another person’s use or enjoyment of the Site; or
p. Promote or advertise sexually explicit or pornographic materials websites.
4. Ownership and Use of Your Content
Bible Outpost does not claim ownership of the Content you transmit to Bible Outpost or otherwise post or publish within the Site's online community. However, Bible Outpost has the right, and your transmission of Content to Bible Outpost or through the Site's online community shall be deemed your express consent, to quote, republish and/or reproduce in whole or part your Content (excluding non-public personal information concerning your account) for promotion of the Site. You acknowledge that you shall have no expectation of, or right to, privacy with respect to any Content that you post or publish within the Site. You further acknowledge that Bible Outpost does not pre-screen any Content, including your own Content and the Content transmitted by other users. Bible Outpost shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse to publish any Content or to remove any Content that is transmitted within the Site’s online community. Without limiting the foregoing, Bible Outpost shall have the sole and absolute right to remove, in whole or in part, any Content that violates these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable to Bible Outpost. You acknowledge and agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the uploading, posting, transmission and/or use of your Content, including, without limitation, liability and claims related to issues of accuracy, completeness and infringement upon third party rights in or to the Content (including, without limitation, copyright infringement). You agree to abide by, adhere to and follow Bible Outpost’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy published by Bible Outpost from time to time at bibleoutpost.com/dmca.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS Bible Outpost, AND ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AND LICENSORS WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR ATTORNEY FEES INCURRED BY THEM, ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF THE SITE'S ONLINE COMMUNITY, OR ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THEM AS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OR AS A RESULT OF ITS/THEIR FINDING OR DECISION THAT A VIOLATION HAS OCCURRED. THEREFORE, YOU CANNOT AND SHALL NOT SUE OR RECOVER ANY DAMAGES FROM Bible Outpost, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AND LICENSORS AS A RESULT OF ITS DECISION TO REMOVE OR REFUSE TO POST OR PUBLISH ANY CONTENT, TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ITS ONLINE COMMUNITY, OR TO TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OR AS A RESULT OF Bible Outpost's CONCLUSION THAT A VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS HAS OCCURRED.
6. Modifications to the Site
Bible Outpost reserves the right at any time and from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify, discontinue, suspend, cancel, upgrade, update, redesign, expand, curtail, alter and change the Site and any aspect of its online community with or without notice to you. You agree that Bible Outpost shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such action taken by Bible Outpost.
Bible Outpost, in its sole discretion, may terminate your account, access to the Site or any aspect of Bible Outpost's online community, or your use of the Site or any part of Bible Outpost's online community, and may remove and discard any Content uploaded, transmitted, posted or published within the Bible Outpost online community or any other aspect of the Site, for any reason or no reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Bible Outpost believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with these Terms. Bible Outpost may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue the Site or any feature of the Bible Outpost online community, in whole or in part, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of access to your account and/or the Bible Outpost online community under any provision of these Terms may be implemented without prior notice to you. Further, you agree that Bible Outpost shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Bible Outpost online community.
8. Proprietary Rights to the Bible Outpost Online Community
You acknowledge and agree that the Bible Outpost online community services are the proprietary property and intellectual property of Bible Outpost and/or its affiliate(s), and that such property is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws, treaties and statutes. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not use, claim an ownership interest in, or sell or assign any interest in or rights to the aforementioned proprietary property or intellectual property of Bible Outpost or its affiliate(s). Further, and without limitation of the foregoing, you shall have no right to, and must not, create any derivative works based upon the Bible Outpost online community or any of the other aforementioned proprietary or intellectual property, in whole or in part.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties; and Limitation of Liability
a. Bible Outpost DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ITS Bible Outpost ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND YOU AGREE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME Bible Outpost MAY SUSPEND, LIMIT, OR REMOVE THE SITE OR ITS ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR INDEFINITE PERIODS OF TIME, OR TERMINATE THE SITE OR ITS ONLINE COMMUNITY AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. FURTHER, Bible Outpost MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY TO YOU THAT: (A) THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL BE SECURE; (C) THE QUALITY OF THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (D) THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEM, NETWORK AND/OR INTERNET CONNECTION.
b. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY ARE (EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED BY Bible Outpost) PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
c. IN NO CASE SHALL Bible Outpost, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR Bible Outpost's ONLINE COMMUNITY OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO Bible Outpost OR ITS SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT UPLOADED, POSTED, PUBLISHED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE Bible Outpost ONLINE COMMUNITY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, Bible Outpost's LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
d. Bible Outpost WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCOUNT FOR THE Bible Outpost ONLINE COMMUNITY, BUT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND Bible Outpost HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
e. Bible Outpost DOES NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT ITS ONLINE COMMUNITY WILL BE FREE FROM LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND Bible Outpost DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATING THERETO.
10. Storage Limitations
Bible Outpost shall have no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store or maintain any Content transmitted to or uploaded, posted or published within the Bible Outpost online community. Bible Outpost has set no fixed upper limit on the number or posts, blogs, messages or other items of Content a user may send or receive through the Bible Outpost online Community or the amount of storage space used for such Content. However, Bible Outpost retains the right, at its sole discretion, to impose any such limitations and to determine whether or not a user’s conduct is consistent with these Terms and, in turn, may limit, suspend or terminate a user’s access to and/or use of the Bible Outpost online community and/or the user’s account if Bible Outpost believes that a user's conduct is inconsistent with or in violation of these Terms.
The Bible Outpost Online Community is available to you in the United States of America, its territories, and possessions, the United Kingdom and throughout the European Union nations, and in such other regions and countries offered by Bible Outpost from time to time. However, Bible Outpost may limit this territory at any time in its sole discretion. You agree not to use or attempt to use the Bible Outpost Online Community from outside of the available territory, and that Bible Outpost may use technologies to verify your compliance.
12. Reporting of Violations
You may report any third party violations of these Terms to Bible Outpost by sending us an email via the contact us page.
13. Changes, Modifications and Supplements
Bible Outpost reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to update, revise, change, supplement, and otherwise modify these Terms and to impose new or additional rules, policies, terms, and/or conditions on your use of the Site, including the Bible Outpost Online Community. Such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications, and additional rules, policies, terms, and conditions (collectively referred to in these Terms as "Additional Terms") will be effective immediately and incorporated into these Terms. Your continued use of the Site, including, without limitation, the Bible Outpost online community, shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of any and all such Additional Terms. All Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms by this reference. Further, Bible Outpost reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to change, alter, update, replace, expand, limit, terminate or otherwise modify the Bible Outpost online community without notice to you.
Bible Outpost may send you notice with respect to the Bible Outpost online community or your account by sending an email message to the email address listed on your account as part of your contact information. All such notices shall become effective immediately.
15. How to Contact Bible Outpost
If you need to contact Bible Outpost with respect to the Bible Outpost online community or these Terms, you must refer to the contact information posted on the Contact Us page.
16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia, notwithstanding any conflict of laws principles or doctrines. Your use of the Bible Outpost online community may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws. You knowingly, voluntarily and expressly agree, to the maximum extent permitted by law, that the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim, suit or dispute with Bible Outpost and/or its parent or affiliates or that in any way relate to your use of the Bible Outpost online community or the provisions of these Terms shall be in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, situated in Alexandria, Virginia, or in the State Courts for the State of Virginia located in Richmond Virginia, USA.
17. Enforcement of These Terms
Bible Outpost reserves the right to take any steps or course of action it believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of these Terms (including but not limited to Bible Outpost's right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of its online community and/or a third party claim that your use of its online community is unlawful and/or infringes such third party's rights). You agree that Bible Outpost has the right, without liability to you, to disclose any of your account information to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or a third party, as Bible Outpost believes is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of these Terms (including but not limited to Bible Outpost's right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of its online community and/or a third party claim that your use of its online community is unlawful and/or infringes such third party's rights).
18. Claims Limitation
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you expressly, knowingly and voluntarily agree that any and all lawsuits, causes of action and/or claims against Bible Outpost and/or its affiliates and agents shall be forever waived, barred and released unless properly brought and filed in a court of competent jurisdiction within one (1) year from the date upon which said lawsuit, cause of action or claim accrued.
These Terms constitute the entire and integrated agreement between you and Bible Outpost with respect to your use of Bible Outpost's online community and the subject matter hereof, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior agreements between you and Bible Outpost (if any) with respect to the Bible Outpost online community and said subject matter. If any part of these Terms are held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties (or stricken, if not possible), and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Bible Outpost's failure to enforce any right, remedy or provisions in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such provision, or any other provision of these Terms. Bible Outpost shall not be responsible for failures to fulfill any obligations due to causes beyond its control.
Last Updated March 19, 2018