Welcome to Christian Reader Service! This Web site located at www.christianreaderservice.com (the "Site") is owned and operated by Pelican Ventures, LLC. Christian Reader Service maintains this site (the "Site") for your personal entertainment, information, education and communication.
Christian Reader Service operates a membership program which is controlled by the terms of the membership agreement.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, unless otherwise specified, are either the registered and unregistered trademarks of Christian Reader Service's parent entity or used under license. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed in the Site without the written permission of Christian Reader Service or any third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, is strictly prohibited. You are hereby also advised that Christian Reader Service will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
Everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided for in these terms and conditions or in the text of the Site without the express permission of Christian Reader Service which neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned or affiliated with Christian Reader Service. You may download only material displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use provided you also retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the material. It is strictly prohibited to modify, transmit, distribute, reuse, re-post, "frame" or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes including the text, images, audio and/or video without Christian Reader Service's written permission. It is strictly prohibited to download the images of the products for sale within this site.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRIVACY, AND PUBLICITY
Images of people or places displayed in this Site are either the property of, or used with permission by Christian Reader Service. The use of these images by you, or anyone authorized by you, IS PROHIBITED unless specifically permitted by these terms and conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site or you secure the necessary permission from the rights holder. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Christian Reader Service or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Christian Reader Service is free to use any ideas, concepts, 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. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Christian Reader Service reserves the right to remove any content posted at any time at its sole discretion. Christian Reader Service will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Christian Reader Service to disclose the identity of anyone posting such information or materials.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information. We protect your account information by placing it on the secure portion of our Web site, using firewalls and other security technology to protect our network and systems from external attacks, and where applicable requiring you to enter a unique user name and password to access your account information online.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (PUBLIC LAW 105-304) WEBSITE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, this Site has adopted a policy toward copyright infringement on its book club website. In furtherance of this policy, this Site will block access to and/or remove any material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and submitted to our Site. This policy shall cover all aspects of the Site, including but not limited to author chats, images, graphics, book reviews, and all member-generated content posted on any portion of our Sites. Further, you are prohibited from copying, redistributing or otherwise sharing the copyrighted electronic books which Christian Reader Service provides to you.
PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS
First, submit a formal Notice of Copyright Infringement containing the following information:
1. The material being infringed or otherwise objectionable
2. Where on the site the infringements are located
3. The name of the person/entity complaining
4. How this person/entity may be contacted
5. A signed statement that the complainant has good faith belief that the material is infringing or unlawful and
6. A statement made under penalty of perjury that content of the Notice is truthful and the complaint is expressly authorized by the copyright holder to submit the Notice
Next, send the Notice of Copyright Infringement to this site's Designated Copyright Infringement Agent: PELICAN VENTURES, LLC P.O. Box 1738 Aztec NM 87410 Attn: Legal Affairs or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within a reasonable time after this information is received, the following action will be taken:
1. The infringing material or Site will be blocked
2. Reasonable efforts will be taken to promptly inform the infringing user of the situation
3. In the case of first-time offenders, the infringing material will be removed
4. To the extent possible, repeat offenders will be removed permanently from the system.
The infringing user may respond with a counter notice which may include a signed statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the user has a good faith belief that the removal or disablement was a result of a mistake or misidentification. A complete listing of the infringing user's contact information and consent to jurisdiction in Federal Court in the infringing user's district must also be included, along with a statement that the infringing user will accept service of process from the original complainant. If such counter notice is received by the site's Designated Copyright Agent, a copy of the counter notice will be sent to the original complainant. The user's material and access will be restored in 10 to 14 days unless the Designated Copyright Agent is informed that a lawsuit has been filed over the infringing material.
While Christian Reader Service uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, Christian Reader Service makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, nor does Christian Reader Service assume any liability or responsibility for any errors in the content of the Site.
DAMAGES AND WARRANTIES
Your use of and browsing in the Site are at your own risk. Neither Christian Reader Service nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site or membership content to you via email or other means is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of the Site or any Pelican Ventures product. Without limitation, products and everything on the Site is provided to you "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
You understand that content delivery is made primarily via electronic transmission, including, but not limited to email, and that your own email or server settings, such as spam filters, or your voluntary unsubscription from email may impede the delivery of content. Further you acknowledge that Christian Reader Service, it's companies and affiliates will not be held liable for undelivered content due to technical or user error. Additionally, you understand that unsubscribing from the email list may not cancel a paid subscription. Paid subscriptions maintained through third-party payment gateways such as PayPal may require additional steps for you to take in order to cancel your subscription.
Notice of Arbitration Agreement
DISPUTE RESOLUTION BY INDIVIDUAL BINDING ARBITRATION
You and Pelican Ventures agree that any dispute between us (including disputes against any agent, employee, subsidiary, affiliate, predecessor in interest, successor, or assign of the other) relating to: the Site; any transaction or relationship between us resulting from your use of the Site; the purchase, order, installation, or use of Pelican Ventures's products or services; or communications between us; will be resolved exclusively and finally by binding arbitration and the arbitration decision may be enforced and judgment entered thereon in any court of competent jurisdiction. You and Pelican Ventures further agree that this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), and not by any state law concerning arbitration. You and Pelican Ventures further agree that any determination regarding the applicability, enforceability, or validity of this arbitration agreement will be made by the arbitrator, not by any court.
BY AGREEING TO THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. In arbitration, a dispute is resolved by a neutral arbitrator or panel of arbitrators, rather than by a judge or jury. Arbitration is more informal, however, an arbitrator can award the same relief that a court can award. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), and conducted under AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, the "AAA Rules") then in effect at the time of the dispute. You may obtain copies of the AAA Rules and forms and instructions for initiating arbitration by visiting the AAA website at www.adr.org, or by calling AAA at (800) 788-7879. If you initiate arbitration, Pelican Ventures will promptly reimburse you for any standard filing fee which may have been required under AAA's Procedures once you have notified Pelican Ventures in writing and provided a copy of the arbitration proceedings. However, if Pelican Ventures is the prevailing party in the arbitration, applicable law may allow the arbitrator to award attorneys' fees and costs to Pelican Ventures. If for any reason the AAA is unavailable, the parties shall mutually select another arbitration forum.
There shall be no right or authority for any claim to be arbitrated on a class action basis or in a purported representative capacity. No claim submitted to arbitration is heard by a jury or may be brought as a private attorney general. You do not have the right to act as a class representative or participate as a member of a class of claimants with respect to any claim submitted to arbitration. The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims against Pelican Ventures and may not preside over any kind of representative or class proceeding against Pelican Ventures. You acknowledge that this class action waiver is material and essential to the arbitration of any disputes between the parties and is nonseverable from the agreement to arbitrate claims. If any portion of this class action waiver is limited, voided, or cannot be enforced, then the parties' agreement to arbitrate shall be null and void. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER, YOU MAY ONLY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST PELICAN VENTURES, LLC IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER, YOU MUST TELL US IN WRITING, NOT USE THE SITE OR PELICAN VENTURES PRODUCTS, AND RETURN THE PRODUCT (IF PHYSICAL) UNOPENED AND UNUSED. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, if any provision of this Agreement is declared or found to be unlawful, unenforceable or void, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent that it is found unlawful, unenforceable or void and the remainder shall remain fully enforceable.
Christian Reader Service also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in, the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site or from links Christian Reader Service provides to you.
Christian Reader Service has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site, is not responsible for the content of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-Site pages or other sites is at your own risk and the fact that there is a link to Christian Reader Service site should not be construed as an endorsement of either the linked Site's content or sponsors.
This policy is effective as of: 9 July 2016