Terms of Service
The St. Matthew Parish Community including but not limited to St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, St. Matthew's Catholic School and/or St. Matthew's Religious Education Program (hereinafter referred to as "St. Matthew", "St. Matthew's", "us" or "we") is provided free of charge to you by St. Matthew's. Use of the St. Matthew's Web Site (hereinafter referred to as the "Site") is subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Service, please exit the Site now. From time to time St. Matthew's may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site or anything available on the Site is to discontinue use of the Site.
St. Matthew's reserves the right at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice, suspend or terminate these Terms of Service and/or your ability to access the Site upon any breach by you of the Terms of Service.
Modifications of these Terms of Service
St. Matthew's may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you visit The Site, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. It is your sole responsibility to review the Terms of Service for any additions or deletions that St. Matthew's, in its sole discretion, may make to the Terms of Service.
Modifications of St. Matthew's Web site
St. Matthew's may modify or discontinue the Site with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
Content of Messages
You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any such messages. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Site if we become aware or suspect that you are violating any of the following guidelines: Any use by you of any other visitor's information, personal or otherwise, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited. Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service.
The Site is to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of the Site are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from St. Matthew's has been granted. You agree that you will not use the Site for chain letters, junk mail, "spamming", solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind, including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a list.
You further agree not to use the Site to send or post on message boards or any place on the Site, any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, Federal or international law or regulation or encourage the use of controlled substances. For purposes of the immediately preceding sentence, "masked" vulgarity, obscenity or profanity is deemed to be equivalent to including the actual objectionable word, phrase or symbol in your post, message or otherwise on the Site. St. Matthew's reserves the right to delete any such objectionable material from the Site without advance notice to or consent by you.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee, volunteer, parishioner, parent, student, agent, designee and/ or consultant of St. Matthew's. You further agree not to use an inappropriate name of any kind. You agree not to post or use the Site to distribute or send any objectionable material (as determined by St. Matthew's in the exercise of its discretion) of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content, which constitutes a violation of any state, Federal or international law is strictly prohibited.
You acknowledge that (i) St. Matthew's permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights (hereinafter "Rights"); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to the Site, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that any information, software, images or any other content on The Site is not protected by Rights rests solely with you. You acknowledge that St. Matthew's may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials. By submitting information, which does or does not your name to any "public area" of the Site, you grant St. Matthew's a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any visitor to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Site retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.
ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, BY SUBMITTING CONTENT TO ANY AREA ON THE SITE, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY PERMIT ST. MATTHEW'S TO IDENTIFY YOU AS THE CONTRIBUTOR OF SUCH CONTENT IN ANY PUBLICATION IN ANY FORM, MEDIA OR TECHNOLOGY NOW KNOWN OR LATER DEVELOPED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT, UNLESS YOU OTHERWISE NOTIFY ST. MATTHEW'S IN WRITING AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT THE CONTENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED.
Web Site Content
Content available on the Site may represent the opinions and judgments of a Third Party. St. Matthew's does not investigate or endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of all information, opinions, advice or statements that may be available on the Site, unless expressly indicated that such is give by St. Matthew's. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, completeness and usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available on the Web site.
While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, you specifically acknowledge that under no circumstances will St. Matthew's be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information, opinion, advice or statement available on the Web site. (If you notice an error, please contact us immediately.) We may refuse to display or may remove at any time, without notice or liability, any information or material, in whole or in part, that we determine in our sole discretion to be unacceptable, offensive or in violation of these Terms of Service.
You are solely responsible for all Submissions that may be posted on the site. All Submissions must comply with the Code of Conduct appearing later in these Terms of Service. We monitor and review Submissions (remember that Submissions don't include private e-mail messages), although we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any Submission. St. Matthew's will cooperate with law enforcement authorities or court orders directing St. Matthew's to disclose information relating to origin of any Submission. By transmitting a Submission, you are granting St. Matthew's perpetual, non-exclusive, license and permission to use, modify, display and distribute that Submission in any manner without any obligation or liability to you. St. Matthew's may treat any Submission that comes to our attention and any message that you transmit to St. Matthew's (whether by e-mail or otherwise) as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may use anything that contained therein in any manner, for any purpose, without credit or compensation.
Portions of the Site may involve linking to or using web sites belonging to Third Parties. We have no control over Third-Party sites, and all use of Third-Party sites is at your own risk.
Copyright and Trademark
You should assume and hereby specifically acknowledge, that the Site and all of its contents and components (including submissions, underlying code, graphics, etc.) are copyrighted and that, excluding a single copy for your personal use only, you may not copy, resell or redistribute any part of the Site without the express written permission of St. Matthew's. In the event you believe that material or content published on the Site may infringe on another's or your copyright, please provide detailed written notice of such possible infringement to St. Matthew's.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ST. MATTHEW'S EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ST. MATTHEW'S MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES ST. MATTHEW'S MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE. ST. MATTHEW'S WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ST. MATTHEW'S DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE. ST. MATTHEW'S IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. ST. MATTHEW'S SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN THE SITE. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ST. MATTHEW'S OR THROUGH ST. MATTHEW'S, ITS EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, PARISHIONERS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, AGENTS, DESIGNEES, CONSULTANTS AND/OR AFFILIATES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. ST. MATTHEW'S MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE. ST. MATTHEW'S IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES THAT IS CONTAINED OUTSIDE THE SITE.
E-Mail Message Storage
St. Matthew's assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store e-mail messages, private messages or posts to any current or future message boards.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless St. Matthew's, their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, administrators, employees, volunteers, parishioners, parents, students, designees, heirs, executors, agents and/or assigns, from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of actions or suits of any kind or nature whatsoever including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of, your use of the Site, the violation of these Terms of Service by you or the infringement by you or any other subscriber of your Internet account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware. By entering the Site, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in New Castle County, Delaware.
Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You
In the event that St. Matthew's determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of St. Matthew's, St. Matthew's reserves the right to, without warning: (i) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s) to St. Matthew's (ii) discontinue your use of the Site;(iii) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (iv) any other action which St. Matthew's deems to be appropriate. If your ability to access the Site is discontinued by St. Matthew's due to your violation of any portion of these Terms of Service or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community of St. Matthew's, then you agree that you shall not attempt to access the Site through use of a different name or otherwise.
In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of St. Matthew's in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect. The failure of St. Matthew's to insist upon or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under these Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of St. Matthew's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.
St. Matthew's may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service and upon such assignment St. Matthew's may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder. You represent to St. Matthew's that you have the authority to visit the Site according to these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be identified when posted on the Site by St. Matthew's) constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to the subject matter here of, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.