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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Catholic.net. The following are the terms and conditions that apply to all who use (referred to herein as "Users") www.Catholic.net (referred to herein as the "Site"). Please read these Terms and conditions carefully, because by using the Site, Users automatically agree to these Terms and Conditions. As a User, if you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must exit the Site immediately. Your continued use constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Catholic.net provides service to Users as defined by the following Terms and Conditions. Catholic.net may update the Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. Users have the obligation to review changes in these Terms and Conditions. Unless otherwise specified, such changes shall be effective when they are posted. In addition, when using particular Catholic.net services, Users are expected to follow any posted guidelines or rules.

Privacy

All information gathered from Users by this Site will be governed by Catholic.net's Privacy Policy (see link at bottom of homepage), which is incorporated in these Terms and conditions by reference. If there is a conflict between the terms of the Catholic.net's Privacy Policy and this Agreement, the terms of Catholic.net's Privacy Policy prevail over the terms of this Agreement. Please take a minute to read the Privacy Policy so that you understand how we treat information you provide on the site.

Permitted Use


Users may make a single copy of pages from the Site on their hard drive or in print for their own personal, non-commercial use. No other use of information is authorized. In consideration of this authorization, Users agree that any copy of these materials will retain all copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original.

Links

The Site may contain hyperlinks to Web sites operated by parties other than Catholic.net. Such hyperlinks are provided for reference and convenience only. Catholic.net does not control such Web sites, and is not responsible for their content. The fact that Catholic.net has hyperlinks to such Web sites does not mean that Catholic.net endorses any of the material on such Web sites, or has any association with their operators.

Users further acknowledge that use of any Web site controlled, owned or operated by third parties is governed by the terms and conditions of use for those Web sites, and not by Catholic.net's Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy. Links to external Web sites (including external Web sites that are framed by Catholic.net) or inclusions of advertisements do not constitute an endorsement by Catholic.net of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites, but are for User's convenience. Users access them at their own risk.

Intellectual Property Rights

All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively, 'Proprietary Material') that Users see or read on the Site is owned by Catholic.net or is used with permission. This Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. Catholic.net owns all Proprietary Material as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. With the exception of uses allowed under the section above called 'Permitted Uses,' Users may not copy, download, use or re-transmit anything from the Catholic.net Site without Catholic.net's prior express written permission. Furthermore, Users are not allowed to post or distribute any material they do not own, or which they do not have permission to use. Violation of this policy may result in copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights violations, and subject Users to civil or criminal penalties.

In addition, the Site contains material protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Catholic.net and/or the relevant right holder.

Notice of Trademark Rights

The service mark and trademark CATHOLIC.NET, and the Catholic.net logo are service marks owned by Circle Media. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Users acknowledge the rights of Catholic.net and the respective third parties in those marks. Users may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the prior written permission of the owner except as expressly allowed by these Terms and conditions.

Copyright Complaints

Catholic.net respects the intellectual property of others, and asks Users to do the same. We do not support the unauthorized use of others intellectual property. In order to protect intellectual property from misuse, we ask Users to help us. If Users believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Site infringe upon Users' copyrights, please provide Catholic.net's Copyright Agent, at contact@catholic.net, with the following information: 1. An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (Internet address) or other specific location on the Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located. Include enough information to allow Catholic.net to locate the material and explain why you believe an infringement has taken place;
3. A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists -- for example, the URL (Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
4. Your address, telephone number and email address;
5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your Notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
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Catholic.net will terminate access to the Site of those who engage in repeated acts of infringement.

Indemnification

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, Users agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Catholic.net, its directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors, attorneys, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to herein as "Catholic.net and Affiliates") from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys fees and costs incurred by Catholic.net and Affiliates in connection with any claim by a third party (including any intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) materials and content Users submit, post or transmit through the Site, or (ii) use of the Site in violation of these Terms and conditions or in violation of any applicable law. Users further agree that they will cooperate as reasonably required in the defense of any such claims. Catholic.net and Affiliates reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Users, and Users shall not, in any event, settle any such claim or matter without the written consent of Catholic.net. Users further agree to hold harmless Catholic.net and Affiliates from any claim arising from a third party’s use of information or materials of any kind that they post in a Public Area.

Disclaimer of Warranties

USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THE USE OF THE SITE IS AT USER´S SOLE RISK. NEITHER CATHOLIC.NET NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS LICENSORS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OF YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION. CATHOLIC.NET AND AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. COMPANY AND AFFILIATES TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS IS DISCLOSED ONLY TO THOSE SPECIFIED BY USERS. CATHOLIC.NET CANNOT AND DOES NOT, HOWEVER, GUARANTEE THAT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION ENTERED BY USERS WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS. USERS AGREE NOT TO HOLD CATHOLIC.NET ANY AND AFFILIATES LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ANY SUCH MISAPPROPRIATION, INTERCEPTION, DELETION, DESTRUCTION OR USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. COMPANY AND AFFILIATES ARE NOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


IN NO EVENT WILL CATHOLIC.NET, ITS AFFILIATES, VENDORS, SUPPLIERS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE. USERS´ SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH CATHOLIC.NET IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS FOUND BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE INVALID OR INAPPLICABLE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU AGREE THAT CATHOLIC.NET´S AND AFFILIATES´ TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM OF $1,000 OR THE LOWEST PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

General Provisions

Failure by Catholic.net to enforce any provision(s) of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. These Terms and Conditions, and all other aspects of use of the Site, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. All claims and disputes arising out of these Terms of Use or use of the Site, other than action for specific performance or injunctive relief brought by Catholic.net, shall be exclusively brought in the federal, state or local courts located in the state of Connecticut; and, with regard to such claims and disputes, Users hereby irrevocably (i) submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over them by those courts, and (ii) waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Users and Catholic.net with respect to the Site, and supersede all prior agreements or understandings, whether written or oral, between Users and Catholic.net with respect to the Site. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions inure to the benefit of Catholic.net, its successors and assigns.

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