Site Security Policy
This web site, bibles.com, and also called 'ABSite' accessible through this portal (collectively, the "Site"), are published and maintained by The American Bible Society ("ABS"), and are in accordance with its policies. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Bible Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We allow you to provide as much personal information - or as little - as you feel comfortable providing. We do not release personal information about anyone to any third party. We guarantee your privacy, regardless of how much information you provide.
We will not willfully disclose information that can identify you personally to a third party without your prior consent. You control what personal information you provide to us on-line, and what we can do with such information. You may provide us information about yourself to help us make our web sites more responsive to you.
We may ask you to supply personal information to us on-line, including your email address, during a 'registration' process. Some of this information is given voluntarily, and the word 'optional' appears next to the relevant questions. On occasion, we collect additional personal information in optional survey forms, order forms, donation forms and conference registration forms. Demographic information voluntarily provided by you may be combined with site usage reports to create a profile of users and user preferences in the content provided.
ABS assigns a random number anonymously to each user for tracking content preferences and traffic patterns. This random number enables us to record how many times customers access certain pages, without 'naming' whom those customers are. This random number, called a "cookie" is kept in a file on your computer. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to determine the identity of any user. We also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration. These IP addresses are not linked to anything personally identifiable.
What ABS does with the 'Tracking' Information
We use the information you provide to personalized portions of the site, so that you receive content that is of most useful to you. Other information enlightens our development of products and services, making them more responsive to your needs. We ask for some optional information so we can maintain a dialog further with you about our new products, services or undertakings. We will only contact you if you permit us to do so. In each email we may send you, you will have the option to unsubscribe and not receive future email from us. Please review our Opt-Out Policy for how to avoid receiving any email altogether. On occasion, we also ask for additional personal information in optional survey forms, order forms, donation forms and conference registration forms. Such demographic information, voluntarily provided by you, is sometimes combined with site usage reports to create a profile of users and their preferences.
If at any time you want to be removed from our database, or to "opt-out" of receiving further communications, simply contact us in any of the following ways:
By the on-site email@example.com email
By letter sent to us at:American Bible Society
101 North Independence Mall East, FL 8
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone us, toll-free at: 1-800-32-BIBLE (1-800-322-4253)
The American Bible Society is committed to making your visit with us enriching, empowering and informative experience. We will honor our pledge to protect your privacy.
Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability, Warranties, Damages
You use this web site at your own choosing. The site is provided 'as is,' including all its content and functions, and all the content and functions of other ABSites accessed through it.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, The American Bible Society makes not representation or warranty of any kind regarding the content of ABSites. Specifically, we do not warrant:
- That the server that makes this site available is free of viruses or other components that may infect, harm or cause damage to your computer, equipment or other property when you access, browse, download from, or otherwise use this site. The American Bible Society will not be liable under any circumstance, for consequential, direct, incidental, punitive, or special damages related to:
- The use of
- The inability to use, or
- Errors or omissions in the contents and functions of the site
Even if The American Bible Society or an authorized representative thereof has been advised of the possibility of such damage(s). Some states do not allow the exclusion of Consequential or Incidental Damages, or their limitation. If you reside in such a state, the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event, however, will The American Bible Society be liable for any damage, loss, or cause of action (whether in Contract or Tort, including without limitations, negligence), in excess of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars.
Your Use of the Site and Its Contents
This Site is for your personal use, only. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this Site for any purpose of profit, whether private or public. As long as you comply with the terms of these Terms and Conditions of Use, The American Bible Society grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to enter, display and use this Site. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Site in any way.
All materials on this Site, including but not limited to audio, images, software, text and video clips (collectively, the "Content"), are protected by copyright under U.S. copyright law, international conventions, and other copyright laws. You cannot use the Content, except as specified herein, and you agree to follow all instructions on this Site limiting the way you may use the Content. A number of proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks are used and displayed on this Site. By making them available on this Site, ABS does not granting you any license to utilize those proprietary logos, service marks, or trademarks. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes. You may download one (1) copy only of the Content to be used only by you for your personal use at home unless the specific ABSite you have accessed states that you cannot. If you download any Content from this Site as permitted, you may not remove any copyright or trademark notices or other notices that go with it.
Responsibility for User's Material
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening or unlawful material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered offensive, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
The American Bible Society, or its assigns, may from time to time monitor or review, postings, transmissions and such like on the Site. ABS is under no obligation to do so and assumes no liability or responsibility arising from not so doing, or from the contents of any such communications, or for any defamation, error, inaccuracy, libel, obscenity or profanity contained in any such communication. ABS may change, edit, or remove any user material or conversations that are illegal, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that violates ABS's policies in any way. ABS will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing ABS to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.
ABS' Rights to User's Material
If you send any communications or materials to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any comments, data, questions, suggestions or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Thus, you give up any claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way ABS uses such material. Any material submitted to this Site may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold, transmitted or used by ABS and/or its affiliates anywhere in the world, in any medium, forever. Furthermore, ABS is free to use, without any compensation to you, any concepts, ideas, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. However, you agree and understand that ABS is not obligated to use any such ideas or materials and you have no rights to compel such use.
Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to this Site may be read or intercepted by others unless there is a special notice that a particular message (for example, credit card information) is encrypted (send in code). Sending a message to ABS does not devolve any special responsibility on ABS to you.
This Site may contain links to other Internet sites on the World Wide Web. ABS provides such links for your convenience only, and is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from this Site. Links from this Site to any other site do not mean that ABS approves of, endorses or recommends that site. ABS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site.
This Site may contain contests that require you to send in material or information about yourself or offer prizes. Each contest has its own rules, which you must read and agree to before you may enter.
Rules for Kids (Under Age 16)
If you are under 16, you should ask your parents or a guardian before you:
- E-mail the Site, or ask us to e-mail anything to you;
- Send in any information;
- Enter any contest or game that requires information about you or offers a prize;
- Join any club or group;
- Post any information on any bulletin board or enter any chat room; or
- Buy anything online.
Availability of Products and Services
The products and services displayed on the Site may not be available for purchase in your particular country or locality. The reference to such products and services on the Site does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time in your particular location. You should check with your local ABS authorized representative for the availability of specific products and services.
ABS's Right to Change Terms and Conditions of Use, or Content on the Site
ABS may add to, change or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use, and any terms posted on this Site are effective when posted. By continuing to use this Site after any changes are posted, you indicate your acceptance of those changes. ABS may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any other Content posted on this Site, including features and specifications of products described or depicted on the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold The American Bible Society and all of its agents, directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, and officers, (collectively, "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs), incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in ABS's defense of any claim. ABS reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of ABS.
These Terms and Conditions of Use and any additional terms posted on this Site together constitute the entire agreement between ABS and you with respect to your use of this Site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this agreement, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without reference to its conflicts of law rules.
101 North Independence Mall East, FL8
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155.