The following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of the website(s) owned by a|CITY CHURCH, including www.acitychurch.co.za, as well as all other domain names owned or controlled by a|CITY CHURCH, or any of its future affiliates (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is made available by a|CITY CHURCH, and its affiliates (“a| CITY CHURCH sites are offered by a|CITY CHURCH Operations (“a|CITY CHURCH”, “we” or “us”). We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Any changes are effective when we post them. Your continued use of an a|CITY CHURCH site following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.
Changes to Terms
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Any changes are effective when we post them. Your continued use of an a|CITY CHURCH site following the posting of the revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.
Changes to a|CITY CHURCH Sites
While we hope to always offer a|CITY CHURCH sites and all of their features, we reserve the right to change or cease offering any a|CITY CHURCH sites or any part, portion, or functionality of a|CITY CHURCH sites without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of a|CITY CHURCH sites are unavailable at any time. We reserve the right to terminate your access temporarily or permanently to the church site for any or no reason without prior notice.
Information About You and Your Access to a|CITY CHURCH Sites
Permitted and Unpermitted Use
You may use a|CITY CHURCH sites in accordance with these Terms for either your personal and non-commercial use or for the internal use of your non-profit religious organization. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by a|CITY CHURCH. You agree you are not permitted and will not use a|CITY CHURCH sites as follows:
- In any way that violates any POPIA policy or procedure;
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise;
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate any company or person, including a|CITY CHURCH or;
- To engage in any other conduct which, as determined by us, may harm a|CITY CHURCH or others;
- In any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair a|CITY CHURCH sites or interfere with any other person’s use of the same;
- Use any automatic device, process or means to access a|CITY CHURCH sites for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on a|CITY CHURCH sites;
- To introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
- To attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of a|CITY CHURCH sites or any server, computer or database connected to these sites;
- To attack a|CITY CHURCH sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; and
- otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of a|CITY CHURCH sites.
You also agree that you will not send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which:
- Contains any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable;
- Promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination on any basis, including that based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
- Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;
- Violates the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under laws or regulations; or
- Promotes any illegal activity, or advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act;
- Involves commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising; and/or
- Gives the impression that the material emanates from or is endorsed by a|CITY CHURCH or any other person or entity if this is not the case.
We allow users to create an account on certain sites which require providing certain information to a|CITY CHURCH. If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or similar information as part of our security procedures, you agree to treat such information as confidential, and agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. We have the right to disable any username, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Legal Compliance; Termination
You agree that we have the right to:
- Take any action with respect to any user or account that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe there to be a violation of these Terms, infringement of third-party rights, a threat to the personal safety of others, or a threat or liability or harm to the goodwill associated with a|CITY CHURCH or a|CITY CHURCH;
- Take appropriate action, including without limitation, referral to the Information Officer at a|CITY CHURCH and disclosure of your information, for any illegal or unauthorized use of a|CITY CHURCH; and/or
- Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of a|CITY CHURCH for any violation of these Terms.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through a||CITY CHURCH.
Intellectual Property Rights
a|CITY CHURCH sites and their contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement of the same), are owned by a|CITY CHURCH, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
Logos and Designs
The a|CITY CHURCH name and logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks and/or copyright of a|CITY CHURCH. You must not use these marks and copyright without the prior written permission from a|CITY CHURCH. All other names, logos, product, and service names, designs and slogans on a|CITY CHURCH sites are the trademarks of their respective owners.
If you believe that any content provided on any a|CITY CHURCH site violates your copyright or other rights, please contact our designated agent by: email@example.com. Please be aware that it is the policy of a|CITY CHURCH to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.
Third Party Links and Services
a|CITY CHURCH may include content provided by third parties. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to a|CITY CHURCH, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by a|CITY CHURCH, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of a|CITY CHURCH. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Your use of any a|CITY CHURCH site, its content and any functionality, services or items obtained through a|CITY CHURCH site is at your own risk, all of which are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither a|CITY CHURCH nor any person associated with a|CITY CHURCH makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy, or availability of a|CITY CHURCH. Without limiting the foregoing, neither a|CITY CHURCH nor anyone associated with a|CITY CHURCH represents or warrants that a|CITY CHURCH or any functionality, content, or any services or items obtained through a|CITY CHURCH sites will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected that a|CITY CHURCH sites or the sever that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that a|CITY CHURCH sites or any services or items obtained through a|CITY CHURCH sites will otherwise meet your needs or expectations.
a|CITY CHURCH hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory, or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non- infringement, and fitness for particular purpose.
The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Limitation on Liability
In no event will a|CITY CHURCH, its licensors, service providers, or any of their employees, agents, officers or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, any a|CITY CHURCH site, any websites linked to it, any content offered on or through the a|CITY CHURCH sites or such other websites or any services or items obtained through a|CITY CHURCH sites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless a|CITY CHURCH, its affiliates, and licensors and service providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of a|CITY CHURCH sites, including, but not limited to, any use of a|CITY CHURCH content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from a|CITY CHURCH sites.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters, disputes, or claims relating to a|CITY CHURCH and these Terms (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of South Africa without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms shall be instituted exclusively in the courts of South Africa. By agreeing to these Terms and using a|CITY CHURCH sites, you waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
Waiver and Severability
a|CITY CHURCH may only waive its rights under these Terms in writing. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
Your Comments and Concerns
a|CITY CHURCH sites are operated by a|CITY CHURCH. All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to a|CITY CHURCH sites should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org