Welcome to GROspiritually.com (“GROspiritually”). The GROspiritually website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Growth Resources. GROspiritually is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of GROspiritually constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully.
GROspiritually is a site containing essays on the Christian life and spiritual development from a Christian perspective.
Visiting GROspiritually or sending emails to GROspiritually constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
GROspiritually does not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of thirteen on the Site. If you are under 18, you may use GROspiritually only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to third party sites/Third party services
GROspiritually may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of GROspiritually and GROspiritually is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. GROspiritually is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by GROspiritually of the site or any association with its operators.
Regarding unlawful and/or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of GROspiritually or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. GROspiritually content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of GROspiritually and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of GROspiritually or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Materials submitted to GROspiritually or posted on any GROspiritually web page
GROspiritually does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to GROspiritually (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any GROspiritually Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting GROspiritually, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. GROspiritually is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in GROspiritually’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by GROspiritually from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the GROspiritually Content accessed through GROspiritually in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GROspiritually, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. GROspiritually reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with GROspiritually in asserting any available defenses.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Tennessee in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and GROspiritually as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. GROspiritually’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of GROspiritually’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by GROspiritually 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 the user and GROspiritually with respect to the Site. 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. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Regarding Changes to Terms
GROspiritually reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which GROspiritually.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. GROspiritually encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
Last revised: May 23, 2018