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Christ's List
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Our Terms of Service

Draft 10/22/09

ACCEPTANCE

Christ's List provides classified ads and various related web/email advertising and communication services (Services) for individuals who access www.ChristsList.com and related sub-domains (Users) and individuals, companies and organizations that publish materials on Christ's List (Publishers) all of which are subject to these Terms of Use (Terms). By using the Service, Users and Publishers agree to comply with these Terms. These Terms may be amended or updated by Christ's List at anytime without notification. Users and Publishers understand and agree that Users and Publishers are solely responsible for reviewing these Terms from time to time. Christ's List will however provide notification of significant changes to the Terms by posting a notice on the Christ's List website. Additionally, when using particular Christ's List services, Users and Publishers agree to conform to any applicable posted guidelines for all Christ's List services, which Christ's List reserves the right to amend or change or update at any time without prior consent or notification. Should Users and Publishers object to any term or condition of these Terms, any guideline, or any subsequent changes thereto or become unhappy with Christ's List in any way, Users and Publishers are to immediately discontinue the usage of Christ's List and it's related Services.

CONTENT POLICY

A. Users and Publishers understand that Christ's List does not control, and is not responsible for ads, messages, comments, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or any other material (Content) made available through the website, and that by using the website, Users and Publishers may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the Christ's List site and Content available through the website may contain links to other websites, which are completely unrelated to Christ's List. Christ's List makes no representation or guarantee as to the accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Users and Publishers linking to any other websites is completely at their own risk. Users and Publishers agree that they must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that they may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will Christ's List be liable in any way for Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content listed, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. Users and Publishers acknowledge that Christ's List does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that Christ's List will have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the spirit of the site or the Terms or for any other reason.

B. Users and Publishers shall be solely responsible for their own Content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service and the consequences of posting or publishing it. More specifically, Users and Publishers are solely responsible for all Content that is uploaded, linked, emailed or otherwise made available via Christ's List's Services. In connection with Content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Services by Publishers, Publishers affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:

For clarity, Publishers retain all of their ownership rights in their Content. However, by submitting the Content to Christ's List, Publishers hereby grant Christ's List a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Christ's List website and Christ's List's (and its successors') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Christ's List website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. Publishers also hereby grant Users a non-exclusive license to access their Content through the Services. The foregoing license granted by Publishers terminates once they remove or delete Content from the Services.

C. Christ's List's Services are specifically designed for Christians, which Christ's List defines by Acts 11:26 and other passages of scriptures contained within the Holy Bible describing those who are disciples of Jesus following the doctrine taught by Jesus, the apostles and first century church leaders (Christian, Christians). Christ's List does not necessarily endorse any theological position, doctrine, church practice, opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed in it's Content, and Christ's List expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with user Content. Christ's List does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its website, and Christ's List will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Christ's List reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice. Christ's List will also terminate a user's access to its website, if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a user submission removed from the website more than twice. Christ's List reserves the right to decide whether Content is appropriate and compliant with these Terms for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. Christ's List may remove such Content and/or terminate a user's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

CONDUCT

Users and Publishers agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content: that violates any law; that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless Users and Publishers are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Christ's List all of the license rights granted herein; that is harmful, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or harms minors in any way; that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability; that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Christ's List employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents an affiliation with a person or entity; that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent; that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch"; that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing", "link referral code", "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or other unsolicited commercial advertisement; that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if

that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as specifically allowed by Christ's List; that advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by New Jersey law; that contains software viruses 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; that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.

Additionally, Users and Publishers agree not to: contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted; "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone; collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes; use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - exception is made for internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file; post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content, or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; post the same item or service in more than one classified category or forum, or in more than one metropolitan area; or attempt to gain unauthorized access to Christ's List's computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the Christ's List website.

NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENTS

If a User or Publisher is a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believes that any User Content or other content infringes upon that copyright, notification may be submitted pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

Copyright owners acknowledge that if they fail to comply with all of the requirements their DMCA notice may not be valid.

PRIVACY POLICY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

By using this website Users and Publishers acknowledge and agree that Christ's List may, in its sole discretion, preserve or disclose Content, as well as their information, such as email addresses, IP addresses, timestamps, and other user information, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce these Terms; respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; respond to claims that contact information (for example phone number, street address) of a third-party has been posted or transmitted without their consent or as a form of harassment; protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Christ's List, its users or the general public.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

The Service is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the website or the collective work is prohibited. Copying or reproducing the website or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited. Users and Publishers further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. Users and Publishers may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Users and Publishers agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service.

Although Christ's List does not claim ownership of content that its Users and Publishers post, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, Users and Publishers automatically grant, and they represent and warrant that they have the right to grant, to Christ's List an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. These terms allow us to host and display the Content of Users and Publishers.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The materials on the Christ's List website, except all user Content (as defined above), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (Materials) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (Marks), are owned by or licensed to Christ's List, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Materials on the website are provided to Users and Publishers AS IS for information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Christ's List reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the website and the Materials.

Users and Publishers agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Materials other than as expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of user Content of third parties obtained through the website for any commercial purposes. If Users or Publishers download or print a copy of the Materials for personal use, Users and Publishers must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Users and Publishers agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Christ's List website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or enforce limitations on use of the Christ's List website or the Materials therein.

USER SUBMISSIONS

Users and Publishers understand that when using the Christ's List website, Users and Publishers will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that Christ's List is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. Users and Publishers further understand and acknowledge that they may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and Users and Publishers agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies they have or may have against Christ's List with respect thereto.

INDEMNITY

Users and Publishers agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Christ's List, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from:

NO SPAM POLICY

Users and Publishers understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to Christ's List email addresses or through Christ's List computer systems is expressly prohibited by these Terms. Any unauthorized use of Christ's List computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

Christ's List shall not be liable for Users or Publishers interactions with any organizations and/or individuals found on the website or through the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, payment and delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings. These dealings are solely between Users or Publishers and such organizations and/or individuals.

Users and Publishers agree that Christ's List shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, Users and Publishers understand and agree that Christ's List is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that Users or Publishers have a dispute with one or more other users, Users and Publishers hereby release Christ's List, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.

LIMITATION AND TERMINATION OF SERVICE

Users and Publishers acknowledge that Christ's List may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including among others, the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service, and the frequency with which Users and Publishers may access the Service. Users and Publishers agree that Christ's List has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. Users and Publishers acknowledge that Christ's List reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that Christ's List shall not be liable to Users or Publishers or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. Users and Publishers agree that Christ's List, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate accounts, block emails or IP address, or otherwise terminate access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Christ's List believes that Users or Publishers have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Further, Users and Publishers agree that Christ's List shall not be liable to them or any third-party for any termination of access to the Service. Further, Users and Publishers agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

USERS AND PUBLISHERS EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK. THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CHRIST'S LIST, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND THE USE THEREOF. CHRIST'S LIST MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY

CHRIST'S LIST DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE CHRIST'S LIST WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND CHRIST'S LIST WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS AND PUBLISHERS AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, USERS AND PUBLISHERS SHOULD USE THEIR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL CHRIST'S LIST, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF CHRIST'S LIST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF USE OF THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE CHRIST'S LIST SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. USERS AND PUBLISHERS SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CHRIST'S LIST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USERS AND PUBLISHERS.

The Christ's List website is controlled and offered by Christ's List from its facilities in the United States of America. Christ's List makes no representations that the Christ's List Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Christ's List Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

ASSIGNMENT

These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by Users or Publishers, but may be assigned by Christ's List without restriction.

ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE

Users and Publishers affirm that they are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In any case, Users and Publishers affirm that they are over the age of 13, as the Christ's List website is not intended for children under 13.

GENERAL INFORMATION

These Terms and the other policies posted on Christ's List constitute the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between Users and Publishers and Christ's List and govern the use of the Service superseding all prior understandings, proposals, agreements, negotiations, and discussions between the parties, whether written or oral.

The Terms and the relationship between Users and Publishers and Christ's List shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Users and Publishers and Christ's List agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of New Jersey. The failure of Christ's List to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. USERS AND PUBLISHERS AND CHRIST'S LIST AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE CHRIST'S LIST WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

VIOLATION OF TERMS AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

Please report any violations of the Terms, by flagging the posting(s) for review using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the Christ's List home page, or by emailing to support@Christ's List.com. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by Users or Publishers or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

Users and Publishers agree to pay Christ's List's actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated. Christ's List reserves the right to determine and place a monetary value on any violation that otherwise has no calculability.

Third Party Target Advertising Companies

Christ's List may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads it's website. These companies use information about visitors to the website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to visitors. Name, address, email address, or telephone number is NOT included in this information.

Some third party vendors, uses cookies to serve ads based on one's visit to this and other sites. For more information on the DART cookie see: http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/faq.aspx.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by Google by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Policy at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Users may opt out of targeting advertising for all NAI member ad networks by visiting: http://www.networkadvertising.org/.

By publishing an ad on Christ's List, Users and Publishers understand and agree that the ads and content are public and accessible by any third party and that they may appear in results of search engines (such as, but not limited to Yahoo!, MSN, Google, Altavista, and other search engines) and in the cache of those search engines, in feeds and other web sites by cobranding agreements and that it is the sole responsibility of each of those search engines, web sites or RSS web feed resources to maintain updated their indexes and their cache and to remove content or ads from their indexes and their cache being impossible for Christ's List to influence or correct such ads or contents.

Christ's List shall not be liable for the information published in results from search engines or by any other web site that has included the ads or contents of the Users or Publishers of Christ's List.