Terms and Condtions

BY VISITING OR USING THE DiscipleLink APPLICATION OR ANY PAGE OF THE DiscipleLink WEBSITE, EXCEPT THIS PAGE AND HOME PAGES OF THE DiscipleLink WEBSITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AND THAT SUCH AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND DiscipleLink. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT OR USE ANY OF THE DiscipleLink APPLICATION OR ANY PAGE OF THE DiscipleLink WEBSITE.

Introduction

DiscipleLink and/or its partners (together referred to as “DiscipleLink“) operate this Application* and associated web pages. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, DiscipleLink refers to this family as the “DiscipleLink Web Application.

DiscipleLink offers you access to the DiscipleLink Web Application in exchange for your agreement to accept and comply with the terms, conditions, and notices stated here and as may be modified by DiscipleLink from time-to-time. DiscipleLink refers to these terms, conditions, and notices, whether modified or unmodified, as the “Agreement” or as the “Terms of Use”. DiscipleLink reserves the right to modify in its sole discretion this Agreement and/or the DiscipleLink Web Application without providing notification. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement.

ADDITIONAL TERMS MAY GOVERN USE OF CERTAIN WEBSITES OR WEB PAGES WITHIN THE DiscipleLink Web Application.

Your use of certain websites and/or web pages within the DiscipleLink Web Application may be subject to additional terms that are specific to such web sites and/or web pages (the “Specific Terms”) as either contained (i) on this page below this Agreement and/or (ii) on such websites and/or web pages.

Outline of Terms of Use

For your convenience, DiscipleLink here provides a section-by-section outline of the Terms of Use. To go directly to a specific section contained in these Terms of Use, click on the appropriate link below. Please note that this functionality is provided solely for your convenience and in no way absolves you of your duty to comply with each and every section of these Terms of Use.

General Use And Limitations On General Use Of The DiscipleLink Web Application

  • Information Provided To You Through The DiscipleLink Web Application
    • From DiscipleLink
    • From DiscipleLink Affiliates
    • From the Public
  • Disclaimer
  • Information Provided By You Through the DiscipleLink Web Application
    • To DiscipleLink
    • To the Public
    • Indemnification
  • Services Provided Through The DiscipleLink Web Application
    • Non-Commercial Services
    • Third-Party Services
  • General Terms

General Use And Limitations On General Use Of The DiscipleLink Web Application

Except where we specify otherwise, DiscipleLink offers you access to the DiscipleLink Web Application solely for your personal and non-commercial uses. You promise that you will not use theDiscipleLink Web Application, in whole or in part, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use or for any purposes other than those that are personal and non-commercial. You agree that you will not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, frame in another Web page, use on any other web site, transfer or sell any information, software, lists of users, databases or other lists, products or services provided through or obtained from the DiscipleLink Web Application. This means, among other activities, that agree not to engage in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information. You agree that you will not use the DiscipleLink Web Sites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the DiscipleLink Web Application or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the DiscipleLink Web Application. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the DiscipleLink Web Application.

If and when requested by DiscipleLink you agree to provide true, accurate and complete user information and to refrain from impersonating or falsely representing your affiliation with any person or entity. Except with the written permission of DiscipleLink, you agree that you will not access or attempt to access password protected, secure or non-public areas of the DiscipleLink Web Application. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access prohibited areas of the DiscipleLink Web Application may be subject to prosecution.

Except with the written permission of DiscipleLink, you agree that you will not create links from any web site or web page to any page within the DiscipleLink Application* with the exception of their homepages. The origin of any such link to the DiscipleLink Website’s homepage must be accompanied by a clear and prominent attribution indicating that the link is connected to the DiscipleLink Website’s homepage. For example, prominently positioning the “DiscipleLink” name and mark such that there is clear association between the name and mark and the destination of the link is acceptable. However, you agree that you will not juxtapose the “DiscipleLink” name and mark and the link with your name or any other material(s) in a manner which might give rise to any erroneous conclusion that there is any affiliation or association between DiscipleLink, on the one hand, and you or any other person or entity, on the other hand. You agree that if DiscipleLink, in its sole and unfettered discretion, requests in writing that you remove any link or links to the DiscipleLink Web Application, you will promptly do so. You agree that if you create any link to the DiscipleLink Web Application that you will not employ any technology that results in the placement of content from the DiscipleLink Web Application in a frame and/or a reduced pop-up window and/or any other display mechanism which changes the DiscipleLink Web Application from how they would appear if a user typed in their URL to a typical browser line.

You agree that DiscipleLink may in its sole discretion and at any time terminate your access to and use of the DiscipleLink Web Application, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

Information Provided To You Through The DiscipleLink Web Application

From DiscipleLink

The DiscipleLink Web Application contain content and information originated by DiscipleLink (the “DiscipleLink Content”). DiscipleLink presents and makes available such content and information through the DiscipleLink Web Sites as a public service, for the sole purpose of aiding you, the individual consumer. DiscipleLink, therefore, cannot guarantee the accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, completeness, or timeliness of such information. You are responsible for confirming the sufficiency and reliability of any such information.

From DiscipleLink Affiliates

For your convenience, the DiscipleLink Web Application contain content and information from DiscipleLink‘s affiliates and/or links to affiliate web sites (“Affiliate Content”). Such content is not under the control of DiscipleLink and DiscipleLink is not responsible for such content, including without limitation any link contained in such content, or any changes or updates to such content. DiscipleLink is providing such content to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such content does not imply endorsement by DiscipleLink of such content or the affiliate. You may be subject to additional and/or different terms, conditions, and privacy policies when you use affiliate services, content, software or sites.

From the Public

The DiscipleLink Web Application may include a number of venues such as bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, testimonials and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to exchange thoughts and opinions with other members of the public (“Public Content”). Since DiscipleLink firmly believes in the value of free and open exchanges, it makes no effort and is under no obligation to monitor, pre-screen, or otherwise censor such thoughts and opinions. Therefore, DiscipleLink cannot guarantee the appropriateness, accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, completeness or timeliness of such thoughts and opinions. You are responsible for confirming the sufficiency and reliability of any such thoughts or opinions you may use or rely upon. If you wish to inform DiscipleLink of any Public Content that may indicate copyright infringement by any person or entity, Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), if you wish to inform DiscipleLink of any suspected copyright infringement please forward your notification to:
DiscipleLink
ATTN: Legal Department

Disclaimer

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF AND RELIANCE UPON ANY AND ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DiscipleLink CONTENT, AFFILIATE CONTENT, AND PUBLIC CONTENT, PROVIDED BY DiscipleLink THROUGH THE DiscipleLink Web Application IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. DiscipleLink MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES WITH REGARD TO THE APPROPRIATENESS, ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY, CORRECTNESS, VERACITY, VALUE, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF SUCH INFORMATION. DiscipleLink EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. DiscipleLink SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER USER OF SUCH INFORMATION OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUE, CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE USE OR RELIANCE UPON SUCH INFORMATION. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE DiscipleLink Web Application IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

Information Provided By You Through The DiscipleLink Web Application

To DiscipleLink

In order for you to participate in certain services that DiscipleLink provides through the DiscipleLink Web Application, DiscipleLink will require that you provide specific information about yourself (the “DiscipleLink Solicited Information”). If you choose to participate in such services, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete information and to refrain from impersonating or falsely representing your affiliation with any person or entity. You agree that DiscipleLink may contact you by Mail, Email, text messages, or phone. DiscipleLink is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of any and all such information that you provide to DiscipleLink through the DiscipleLink Web Application.

To the Public

The DiscipleLink Web Application may include a number of venues such as bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, testimonials and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to share your thoughts and opinions with other members of the public (“Your Publicly Posted Information”). Since DiscipleLink firmly believes in the value of free and open exchanges, it makes no effort and is under no obligation to monitor, pre-screen, or otherwise censor your thoughts and opinions. Therefore, DiscipleLink cannot be responsible for the appropriateness, accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, completeness, or timeliness of such thoughts and opinions. Always use caution when posting any personally identifying information about yourself or your children on any of the DiscipleLink Web Application.

You promise that you will NOT use the DiscipleLink Web Application to:

(a) post, upload or otherwise transmit any content not related to appropriate subject matters;
(b) post, upload or otherwise transmit any content which is misleading to others, including consumers;
(c) post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(d) post, upload or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to post and transmit under any law or under contractual relationships;
(e) post, upload or otherwise transmit any content, such that such posting, uploading, or transmission constitutes the infringement of any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(f) post, upload or otherwise transmit any materials that contain 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; or
(g) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

By posting content to the DiscipleLink Web Application, you grant DiscipleLink a non-exclusive license to (i) host, use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, combine with information provided by third parties, and publicly display such content on and through websites controlled by DiscipleLink, including but not limited to the DiscipleLink Web Application, and co-branded or mirrored versions of such sites, and in DiscipleLink‘s promotional or advertising materials, and (ii) sublicense to third parties such content to the extent necessary for the creation and maintenance of, in part or in whole, such sites.

You acknowledge that while DiscipleLink does not pre-screen content posted by you to the DiscipleLink Web Application, DiscipleLink and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is posted by you or any other party to the DiscipleLink Web Application. Without limiting the foregoing, DiscipleLink and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable, and to terminate your access to any or all of the DiscipleLink Web Application at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content you post to the DiscipleLink Web Application, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

DiscipleLink reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting content to the DiscipleLink Web Application, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such content including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit such content.

Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD DiscipleLink AND ITS, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF ANY INFORMATION, INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO DiscipleLink SOLICITED INFORMATION, AFFILIATE SOILICITED INFORMATION, AND YOUR PUBLICLY POSTED INFORMATION, SUBMITTED, POSTED, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY YOU TO THE DiscipleLink Web Application AND/OR DiscipleLink AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Services Provided Through The DiscipleLink Web Application

Non-Commercial Services

DiscipleLink provides through the DiscipleLink Web Application a number of venues in which interactive services (“Interactive Services”), such as on-line calculators, planning tools, and checklists, are offered to you. Such services are offered by DiscipleLink for the sole purpose of disseminating information for the public’s benefit. DiscipleLink cannot guarantee the accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, completeness, or timeliness of such services. You are responsible for confirming the sufficiency and reliability of any such service.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND PROVIDED THROUGH DiscipleLink‘S INTERACTIVE SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. DiscipleLink MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND PROVIDED THROUGH SUCH SERVICES, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATENESS, ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, VERACITY, VALUE, SUFFICIENCY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE DATA, METHODS AND OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND PROVIDED THROUGH SUCH SERVICES. DiscipleLink EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO SUCH SERVICES. DiscipleLink SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER USER OF SUCH SERVICES OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUE, CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY ANY ERROR OR OMISSION, OR ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH SUCH SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL DiscipleLink BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF SUCH SERVICES OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY ANY USER OF SUCH SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH SUCH SERVICES. A USER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH SUCH A SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE.

Third-Party Services

A number of commercial services, such as financial and contractor services, are offered by third parties through the DiscipleLink Web Sites. You acknowledge that by permitting such services to be offered through the DiscipleLink Web Application, DiscipleLink is acting as a passive conduit for the transmission to such third parties of any information related to such services that you submit to DiscipleLink. In order for DiscipleLink to distribute your information and facilitate contacts between you and such third parties, you hereby grant DiscipleLink permission to disclose any and all of the information that you provide to DiscipleLink to any such third party that DiscipleLink, in its sole discretion, deems relevant and appropriate.

Any information that you provide to DiscipleLink must be true, complete, and accurate, must not represent you as someone else or falsely identify you, and must not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation. You are solely responsible for such information and for all of the terms and conditions of transactions between you and such third parties, including, without limitation, terms regarding warranties, insurance, fees, taxes, titles and licenses. You must not submit a request for a third party service through the DiscipleLink Web Application unless you intend, in good faith, to contract with such third party for the use of such service.

DiscipleLink is not and will not be responsible for (i) the terms and conditions of any transaction between you and any third party, (ii) any insufficiency of or problems with any such third party’s background, insurance, credit or licensing, or (iii) the quality of services performed by any such third party or any other legal liability arising out of or related to the performance of such services. In the event that you have a dispute with any such third party, you release DiscipleLink (and its affiliates, agents and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

General Terms

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of South Carolina, U.S.A. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts sitting in South Carolina, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the DiscipleLink Web Application. Use of the DiscipleLink Web Application 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 DiscipleLink as a result of this Agreement or use of the DiscipleLink Web Application. DiscipleLink‘s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of DiscipleLink‘s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the DiscipleLink Web Application or information provided to or gathered by DiscipleLink 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 effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and DiscipleLink with respect to the DiscipleLink Web Application and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and DiscipleLink with respect to the DiscipleLink Web Application. 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 and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. DiscipleLink, ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS SITE AT ANY TIME.

IN NO EVENT SHALL DiscipleLink 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 DiscipleLink Web Application, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DiscipleLink Web Application OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE DiscipleLink Web Application, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE DiscipleLink WEB SITES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF DISCIPLELINK.ORG OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. 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 DISCIPLELINK.ORG WEBSITES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITES.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DiscipleLink, its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to your violation of this Agreement.

All materials on the DiscipleLink Web Application (as well as the organization and layout of the DiscipleLink Web Application) are owned and copyrighted or licensed by DiscipleLink, its affiliates or its suppliers. Copyright 2022 DiscipleLink. All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials at the DiscipleLink Web Application is permitted without the written permission of DiscipleLink. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

contact@disciplelink.org

This document was last updated on December 29, 2021.