Terms of Service
American Marriage Ministries
American Marriage Ministries
1.1 Your use of American Marriage Ministries services and web site is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and American Marriage Ministries. American Marriage Ministries is a non-profit whose principal place of business is at 3800 Aurora Ave N, Ste 280, Seattle, WA 98103 United States. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement.
1.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with American Marriage Ministries, your agreement will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These are referred to below as the “Ministerial Terms”.
1.3 Your agreement with American Marriage Ministries will also include the terms of any Legal Notices applicable to the Services, in addition to the Ministerial Terms. All of these are referred to below as the “Additional Terms”. Where Additional Terms apply to a Service, these will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that Service.
1.4 The Ministerial Terms, together with the Additional Terms, form a legally binding agreement between you and American Marriage Ministries in relation to your use of the Services. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms”.
1.5 If there is any contradiction between what the Additional Terms say and what the Ministerial Terms say, then the Additional Terms shall take precedence in relation to that Service.
2.1 In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Terms.
2.2 You can accept the Terms by:
(A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms.
(B) by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that American Marriage Ministries will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
2.3 You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with American Marriage Ministries, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
2.4 Before you continue, you should print off or save a local copy of the Ministerial Terms for your records.
3.1 American Marriage Ministries is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which American Marriage Ministries provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
3.2 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that American Marriage Ministries may stop providing the Services to you or to users generally, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform American Marriage Ministries when you stop using the Services.
3.3 You acknowledge and agree that if American Marriage Ministries disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Services, your account details or any files or other content contained in your account.
3.4 American Marriage Ministries reserves the right to revoke ordinations for engaging in hate speech, promoting bigotry, and otherwise acting in violation of AMM's Terms of Service.
4.1 In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, or as part of your continued use of the Services. You agree that any registration information you give to American Marriage Ministries will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
4.2 You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including all laws relating to solemnization of marriage in the United States).
4.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by American Marriage Ministries, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Services.
4.4 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services).
4.5 Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with American Marriage Ministries, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.
4.6 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that American Marriage Ministries has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which American Marriage Ministries may suffer) of any such breach.
5.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.
5.2 Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to American Marriage Ministries for all activities that occur under your account.
5.3 If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify American Marriage Ministries immediately at: [email protected]
6.1 American Marriage Ministries treats your personal information carefully, and protects your privacy, when you use the Services.
6.2 You agree to the registration of your data.
7.1 You understand that all information which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the “Content”.
7.2 American Marriage Ministries reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all Content from any Service. For some of the Services, American Marriage Ministries may provide notification tools to filter out explicit sexual content, and inappropriate discourse.
7.3 You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.
7.4 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that American Marriage Ministries has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which American Marriage Ministries may suffer) by doing so.
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that American Marriage Ministries owns all legal rights, title and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).
8.2 Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with American Marriage Ministries, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
8.3 If you have been given an explicit right to use any of these brand features in a separate written agreement with American Marriage Ministries, then you agree that your use of such features shall be in compliance with that agreement, any applicable provisions of the Terms.
8.4 American Marriage Ministries acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title, tithes, or interest from you under these Terms in or to any Content that you submit, post, transmit or display on, or through, the Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in that Content. Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with American Marriage Ministries, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that American Marriage Ministries has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
8.5 You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Services.
8.6 Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by American Marriage Ministries, you agree that in using the Services, you will not use any trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos.
9.1 This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by American Marriage Ministries, in the manner permitted by the Terms.
9.2 You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the web site or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by American Marriage Ministries, in writing.
10.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give American Marriage Ministries a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling American Marriage Ministries to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.
10.2 You agree that this license includes a right for American Marriage Ministries to make such Content available to other companies, government offices, organizations or individuals with whom American Marriage Ministries has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.
10.3 You understand that American Marriage Ministries, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit American Marriage Ministries to take these actions.
10.4 You confirm and warrant to American Marriage Ministries that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
11.1 The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or American Marriage Ministries as set out below.
11.2 If you want to terminate your legal agreement with American Marriage Ministries, you may do so by (a) notifying American Marriage Ministries at any time and (b) closing your accounts for all of the Services which you use, where American Marriage Ministries has made this option available to you.
11.3 American Marriage Ministries may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if:
(A) you have breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms); or
(B) you are or have been in violation of the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Marriage Ministries (referred to as the "Bylaws") (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Bylaws); or
(C) American Marriage Ministries is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
(D) the partner with whom American Marriage Ministries offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with American Marriage Ministries or ceased to offer the Services to you; or
(E) the provision of the Services to you by American Marriage Ministries is no longer commercially viable.
11.4 Nothing in this Section shall affect the rights regarding provision of Services under Section 4 of the Terms.
12.1 Nothing in these terms, including sections 12 and 13, shall exclude or limit American Marriage Ministries’ warranty or liability for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss or damage caused by negligence, breach of contract or breach of implied terms, or incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, only the limitations which are lawful in your jurisdiction will apply to you and our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
12.2 You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Services is at your sole risk and that the Services are provided "as is" and "as available."
12.3 In particular, American Marriage Ministries, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors do not represent or warrant to you that:
(A) your use of the Services will meet your requirements,
(B) your use of the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or free from error,
(C) any information obtained by you as a result of your use of the Services will be accurate or reliable, and
(D) that defects in the operation or functionality of any web site provided to you as a part of the services will be corrected.
12.4 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
12.5 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from American Marriage Ministries or through or from the Services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms.
12.6 American Marriage Ministries further expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
13.1 Subject to overall provision in paragraph 12.1 above, you expressly understand and agree that American Marriage Ministries, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors shall not be liable to you for:
(A) any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but not be limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation, any loss of data suffered, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible loss;
(B) any loss or damage, which may be incurred by you, including but not limited to loss or damage as a result of:
(I) Any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or as result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor who's advertising appears on the Services;
(II) Any changes which American Marriage Ministries may make to the Services, or for any permanent or temporary cessation in the provision of the Services (or any features within the Services);
(III) The deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the services;
(IV) Your failure to provide American Marriage Ministries with accurate account information;
(V) Your failure to keep your password or account details secure and confidential;
13.2 The limitations on American Marriage Ministries' liability to you in paragraph 13.1 above shall apply whether or not American Marriage Ministries has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising.
14.1 It is American Marriage Ministries’ policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and to terminating the accounts of repeat infringers.
15.1 The Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. American Marriage Ministries may have no control over any web sites or resources that are provided by companies or persons other than American Marriage Ministries.
15.2 You acknowledge and agree that American Marriage Ministries is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
15.3 You acknowledge and agree that American Marriage Ministries is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
16.1 American Marriage Ministries may make changes to the Ministerial Terms or Additional Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, American Marriage Ministries will make a new copy of the Ministerial Terms available; any new Additional Terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Services.
16.2 You understand and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the Ministerial Terms or Additional Terms have changed, American Marriage Ministries will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Ministerial Terms or Additional Terms.
17.1 Sometimes when you use the Services, you may (as a result of, or through your use of the Services) use a service or download a piece of software, or purchase goods, which are provided by another person or company. Your use of these other services, software or goods may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person concerned. If so, the Terms do not affect your legal relationship with these other companies or individuals.
17.2 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and American Marriage Ministries and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which American Marriage Ministries may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and American Marriage Ministries in relation to the Services.
17.3 You agree that American Marriage Ministries may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Services.
17.4 You agree that if American Marriage Ministries does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which American Marriage Ministries has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of American Marriage Ministries’ rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to American Marriage Ministries.
17.5 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
17.6 You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which American Marriage Ministries is the parent shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
17.7 The Terms, and your relationship with American Marriage Ministries under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and American Marriage Ministries agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the County of King, Washington to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that American Marriage Ministries shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
Last Updated: December 19th 2014