Part A – General Terms
1. Acceptance of the Terms
2. Qualifications for Use
These Services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. The subject matter and materials of the Services are intended for churches doctrinally defined as trinitarian, their staff and authorized volunteers, and mature couples and individuals seeking to address significant spiritual and relational issues. Communio Foundation is committed to your well-being and the well-being of all its users. Communio Foundation reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or otherwise refuse the use of the Services, when in Communio Foundation’s sole discretion, Communio Foundation determines that a user’s use of the Services or use or participation in Communio Foundation’s services would potentially be mentally, spiritually, or otherwise injurious to you or to other users. By using these Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Communio Foundation, meet all of the foregoing eligibility qualifications, and agree to comply with Communio Foundation’s determinations regarding your qualifications to use the Services. If you do not meet all of these qualifications, you must not use the Services.
3. Changes to the Terms
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Services thereafter. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page regularly, so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
4. Terms of Sale and Subscriptions
All sales and subscription transactions between you and Communio Foundation related to the Services are governed by the following terms and conditions and may also apply to specific fee-for-use portions, services, Website access, or access to other Communio Foundation provided reports, creative works, and other content.
- Performance of Services. You agree to (i) cooperate with us in all matters relating to the Services; (ii) respond promptly to any of our requests to provide direction, information, approvals, authorizations, or decisions that are reasonably necessary for us to perform the Services in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement; (iii) provide such customer information as we may request and you consider reasonably necessary to carry out the Services in a timely manner.
- Acts or Omissions. If our performance of our obligations under this Agreement is prevented or delayed by any act or omission of you or your agents, subcontractors, consultants, or employees, we shall not be deemed in breach of our obligations under this Agreement or otherwise liable for any costs, charges, or losses sustained or incurred by you, in each case, to the extent arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.
- Price. You agree to purchase the Services from us at the price[s] (the “Price[s]“) set forth in the Church Platform Agreement, or other Agreement between you and Communio Foundation, in force as of your purchase of the Services.
- All Prices are exclusive of all sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any Governmental Authority on any amounts payable by you. You agree to be responsible for all such charges, costs and taxes; provided, that, you agree to not be responsible for any taxes imposed on, or with respect to, our income, revenues, gross receipts, personal or real property, or other assets.
- Payment Terms. You agree to pay all invoiced amounts due to us on receipt of our online invoice (“Sales Confirmation”). You agree to make all payments according to such terms and conditions as we provide to you at the point of sale and in US dollars.
- We may permit you to purchase access to our Services on a subscription basis (“Paid Subscriptions”). Paid Subscriptions automatically renew until you notify us. To cancel subscriptions, call 703-347-7800. We will notify you if the price of a Paid Subscription increases and, if required, seek your consent to continue. You will be charged no more than 24 hours prior to the start of the latest Paid Subscription period. If we cannot charge your payment method for any reason (such as expiration or insufficient funds), and you have not cancelled the Paid Subscription, you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts, and we will attempt to charge the payment method as you may update your payment method information. This may result in a change to the start of your next Paid Subscription period and may change the date on which you are billed for each period. We reserve the right to cancel your Paid Subscription if we are unable to successfully charge your payment method to renew your subscription. Certain Paid Subscriptions may offer a free trial prior to charging your payment method. If you decide to unsubscribe from a Paid Subscription before we start charging your payment method, you must cancel the subscription at least 24 hours before the free trial ends.
- You agree to not withhold payment of any amounts due and payable by reason of any set-off of any claim or dispute with us, whether relating to your breach, bankruptcy or otherwise.
- Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers, and other communications arising under this Section 4 (each, a “Notice“) shall be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth on the face of the Sales Confirmation or to such other address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing, including electronically. All Notices shall be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile (with confirmation of transmission), or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt of the receiving party, and (b) if the party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.
5. Company Intellectual Property Rights
In order to provide its Services, Communio Foundation has developed content, articles, materials, functionality, creative works, and services (collectively the “Communio Materials”) including, but not limited to the following: Communio’s proprietary Data-Informed, Full-Circle Relationship Ministry™ program, Communio’s additional data analytics services, congregational and community data assessments, consulting services, educational materials, Communio’s Date Night Kits and other marriage support materials, right brain research training modules, community evangelistic programs, marketing and advertising programs, Communio insight reports, online data insight materials, and other Communio materials, all contents of the Services and their features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof. All Communio Materials are owned by Communio Foundation and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
These Terms permit you to use the Communio Materials for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the Communio Materials and the Communio Website, except as follows:
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of materials for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
- If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
- If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
You must not:
- Modify copies of any materials from this site.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Communio Materials or any Services or content available through the Website.
If you wish to make any use of Communio Materials other than that set out in this section, please address your request to our email address as set forth in Section 22 herein.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any Communio Materials in breach of the Terms, We may terminate your right to use the Communio Materials immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Communio Materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Communio Materials is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Communio Foundation. Any use of the Communio Materials not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
Communio Foundation’s name, the terms and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of Communio Foundation or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Communio Foundation. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Part B. Website-Related Terms of Service
7. Website and Account Security
As discussed above the use of the Services provided by Communio Foundation may include access to Communio Foundation’s website and user-restricted areas thereon. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for both:
- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
- Ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them.
If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any username, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
8. Website Prohibited Uses
You may use the Communio Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Website:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- 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 transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Communio Foundation, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm Communio Foundation or users of the Website, or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms, without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website
9. Linking to the Website
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
10. Website Disclaimer of Warranties
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER COMMUNIO FOUNDATION NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNIO FOUNDATION MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER COMMUNIO FOUNDATION NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNIO FOUNDATION REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
PART C – ADDITIONAL TERMS
11. General Disclaimers Relating to the Services
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, COMMUNIO FOUNDATION HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO ITS PROVISION OF THE SERVICES, 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 THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
12. Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF COMMUNIO FOUNDATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO COMMUNIO FOUNDATION FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR PRODUCT OR SERVICE IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.
The limitation of liability set out above does not apply to liability resulting from our gross negligence or willful misconduct.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Communio Foundation, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its 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 the Services, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Communio Materials, the Services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.
14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Services, the Website and these Terms, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Virginia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Virginia or any other jurisdiction).
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Virginia in each case located in the city/town of Alexandria and County of Fairfax although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
At Company’s sole discretion, it may require You to submit any disputes arising from these Terms or use of the Website, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Virginia law.
16. Limitation on Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
17. Force Majeure
We shall not be liable or responsible to you, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, regulations, or prohibitions,, war, invasion, or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, COVID-19 and other pandemics or epidemic, lockouts, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage, provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of seven days, you shall be entitled to give notice in writing to us to terminate this Agreement.
18. Waiver and Severability
No waiver by Communio Foundation of any term or condition set out in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Communio Foundation to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
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 the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
19. No Third-Party Beneficiaries
This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of these Terms.
20. Your Comments and Concerns
This website is operated by Communio Foundation.
All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to Communio Foundation at the above address.
All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified: 8.18.21