American Academy of Religion, Inc. ("AAR")
Website and Online Community
Terms and Conditions of Use
Revision Date: July 17, 2012
The AAR OFFERS THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES AT http://www.aarweb.org AND ALL AFFILIATED WEBSITES (collectively, the "Site") SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (the "Terms").
Acceptance. Each time you use or cause access to this Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms. Particular portions of the Site may also subject you to additional rules or guidelines. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth below and elsewhere on the Site.
Site Changes. The AAR may, at any time and without notice or liability to you, temporarily or permanently (i) modify or discontinue any aspect of this Site or your access to it, and (ii) delete any data you provide to the Site. The AAR is not responsible or liable for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information on this Site or for your inability to access it.
Your Conduct. All information in whatever form ("Content") available on the Site shall be the sole responsibility of the person who provided the Content or the person whose user account is used to provide the Content. Our Site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive to you. We will not be liable to you for the Site's Content or for any error or omission of Content. All opinions contributed to this Site are those of individual users and do not reflect the opinions of the AAR.
When you use this Site or any service provided, you shall not (a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, or pornographic; or (b) provide any Content that is designed to or does interfere or interrupt this Site or any service provided, or is infected with a virus or other programming routine, or gives rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate applicable law, including intellectual property laws; (c) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you; (d) collect or harvest any data about other users; or (e) provide or use this Site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent.
By providing any Content to our Site: (i) you warrant and represent that you have all legal rights that are associated with such Content; (ii) you grant the AAR a worldwide, royalty‑free, non‑revocable, non‑exclusive license and any other necessary right to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and create derivative works and compilations of, in whole or in part, such Content, which license and any other right shall apply regarding any form, media, technology now known or later developed; and (iii) we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse publication of or to remove or block access to any such Content at any time and for any or no reason, with or without notice.
Registration. When you register with our Site, you will provide truthful, accurate, and complete information. You are solely responsible (a) for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your username and password and (b) for all uses of this Site by any person who logs on under your registration, user account, or password, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You shall immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration, user account, or password or of any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of your username, password, or IP address. You may not provide access to the Site to anyone else, including by setting up an anonymous remailer for purposes of allowing access to the Site.
Third Party Services. Goods and services of third parties may be advertised or made available on or through this Site, including by use of hyperlinks. Such information is provided for your reference only and does not imply any endorsement of such goods, services, or third parties or any association with such third parties. The AAR does not control such third parties or their sites and is not responsible for their content or your interaction with them.
Employment Services. Part of our Site contains various employment-related services. We refer you to the additional terms that apply to those services.
Eligibility. To register with us or use the Site, you must of legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction (18 years old in most U.S. jurisdictions). If you are between the ages of 13 and the applicable legal age in your jurisdiction, you can use the Site only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parent or guardian who has agreed to the Terms. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Site. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18, you may use the Site on behalf of such minor child, and all other references in these Terms to "you" shall refer both to you and to such child. Your use of the Site is void where prohibited by applicable law.
Email Policy. You may receive periodic emails from the AAR. If you prefer not to receive emails from AAR, please send an email to email@example.com with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line, and you will be unsubscribed from receiving further emails except for confirmations and other emails relating to your Site registration.
Intellectual Property. The Content, materials, and services provided for and depicted on the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and other intellectual property laws and are provided to you for the sole purpose of using the Site. The "American Academy of Religion," "AAR," and the AAR logo are trademarks and service marks of the AAR. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this Site are the intellectual property of their respective owners. No portion of the materials on such pages may be republished in any form without the express written permission of the copyright owner. Except where indicated, all Content on the Site is the property of the AAR or its affiliates ("AAR Content"). All other all Content is the property of third parties ("Third Party Content").
You shall not copy, alter, create derivative works of, publish, or sell the Content or any information or services provided by AAR hereunder. AAR may alter the AAR Content from time to time in its sole discretion. Except as expressly set forth herein, no license is granted to you for any other purpose, and any other use of the Site, the services available through the Site, or the AAR Content by you shall constitute a material breach of these Terms. Nothing in these Terms shall affect any rights of AAR in the Site, the AAR Content, or any associated intellectual property rights.
DMCA Notifications. If you believe that Content violates your copyright or other rights, please send a written notice to the AAR directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any requests to take down content must comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, as amended. If you receive written notice from a third party that Content or use of the Content constitutes infringement or defamation, you will notify the AAR promptly. Upon such notification, or if the AAR learns of such a claim from another source, the AAR may remove such Content pending the resolution of such claim.
Indemnification. You hereby irrevocably indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, joint venturers, and co‑branders ("Indemnitees") harmless from any claim or demand, including those for reasonable attorney's fees, that may be made by any third party and that is due to or arises out of your conduct or connection with this Site or service, your provision of Content, your violation of these Terms, or any other violation by you of the rights of another person or party.
Warranty Disclaimers. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. AAR MAKES NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR‑FREE, VIRUS‑FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY QUALITY, OR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SITE-RELATED SERVICES.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties; therefore, some or all of the above disclaimers may not apply to you.
Liability Limitations. THE INDEMNITEES ARE NOT AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (a) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICE, (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT BY YOU OR BY ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE OR SERVICE, OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SERVICE, OR CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
Applicable Law/Jurisdiction. These Terms, and any dispute arising out of or related to the Terms, this Site, or your use of this Site or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, USA, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Jurisdiction and venue for all such disputes shall be proper only in the Superior or State Court for DeKalb County, Georgia or the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. You irrevocably submit to and waive any objection to such jurisdiction and venue. In any such dispute, the AAR will be entitled to an award for its costs and reasonable attorneys' fees actually incurred, whether or not suit is brought.
Miscellaneous. The failure of either party to assert any right under these Terms shall not be considered a waiver of that right. These Terms, and the provisions incorporated by reference herein or contained elsewhere in the Site, constitute the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The AAR may alter these Terms by posting revisions on the Site. Any claim or cause arising out of this Site or the services must be filed by you within one year after such claim or cause arose, otherwise the claim shall be forever barred. The AAR may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms, upon which the AAR shall be relieved of any further obligation. If any of the provisions of these Terms are held to be unenforceable by a competent authority, such provisions shall be revised to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.