Catholic global prayer network

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A project by Abba Father Institute

TERMS OF SERVICE

Date of Last Revision:  May 16, 2020

Intro

 

This website is operated by Abba Father Institute, a not-for-profit corporation. Our goal for the Beatimi platform is to provide tools and services for Christians to develop online prayer groups, as well as to offer resources for the formation of intentional believers, in faithfulness to the magisterium of the Catholic Church. We ask that you use the website and related resources only as intended. Any other use is prohibited. The following covers a number of legal and proprietary issues. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

By using our sites and media outlets, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including our Privacy Policy.

These Terms of Service (ToS), together with our Privacy Policy and any subsequent privacy notices or click-through agreements, contain the entire understanding and agreement between you (“user”) and Abba Father Institute with respect to this site, our social media presence, or any of our online services and it supersedes all previous communications, negotiations, and agreements, whether oral, written, or electronic, related to any understanding or agreement.

Parties

 

Throughout this Agreement “we”, “us”, “our” and “ourselves” along with “Abba Father Institute” refers to Abba Father Institute, its subsidiaries, owners, shareholders, directors, officers, partners, employees, agents, heirs, and authorized representatives – unless otherwise noted. “You”, “your”, “yourself”, and “user” refers to anyone accessing the site, social media outlet, or online services and includes the company, association, entity or agency that the user represents.

 

Conditions of Use

 

By using our sites or services you agree that you are at least 18 years of age.

Every time you use our sites or services you agree to:

  • All the conditions contained in this Agreement;

  • Not to use our material for any purpose not intended by us; and

  • Only use this in accordance with all laws that may apply.

Intended Purposes

 

By using our sites, social media outlets, or online services, you agree not to use them in order to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, creed, religion, or any other legally protected class. In addition, you agree not to use the information contained in our online material to misrepresent or harm Abba Father Institute or the Catholic Church.

 

To the extent that our sites or media outlets offer comments, responses, forums or other similar user participation, please be aware that you cannot advertise, solicit, bargain, or exchange money, goods or services on our site. Abuse, harassment, bullying, intimidation, threats, and other negative content will also not be tolerated. We reserve the absolute right to remove anyone for behavior we deem is offensive or illegal.

 

We can’t monitor all participation and content related to our sites and media outlets, and so there should be no expectation that these types of behaviors won’t happen from time to time. 

We do not endorse the views or opinions of its members. We support their work inasmuch as it is faithful to the Catholic Church.

 

By using our services you assume all risk, including any interactions with other users (online or offline). We strongly suggest you take every precaution you can to protect yourself and your information. Please do not include private information (e.g. phones numbers, addresses, last names, email addresses, instant messaging info, etc.) If you believe anyone is violating or asking you to violate these rules please don’t hesitate to contact us right away.

Third Parties

 

Our sites, social media outlets, or online services may provide links to third parties not under the control of Abba Father Institute. Accordingly, we can’t be responsible, directly or indirectly, for the content, management, handling of your personal data, or availability of those websites.

 

We also don’t necessarily endorse or agree with all content, business practices, advertising, services, or products from third parties – including advertisers. Once you leave our site or online service, you are subject to that location’s agreement(s) and we can’t be responsible for the management of your information.

 

The scope of the information and services provided by us are limited. We make no other promises outside of those explicitly stated here or within the website.

Privacy Policy

 

Your privacy is very important to us. The information you share with us, especially when making donations or purchasing our materials, can be extremely sensitive.

 

Please read our “Privacy Policy” carefully in order to understand why and how we use the data we collect from you in the use of our site and services.

Communications

 

By using our sites, you are “opting in” to receive communications from us. Though we would be sad to see you go, we do offer you the option to opt out of sales or newsletter communications. Simply click the “unsubscribe” handle – typically at the bottom of the communications – and we will remove you from our list. Please be patient, though, it may take up to 10 days to remove you from our list. Third party communications are not under our control and additional steps may be required to discontinue communications from those sources.

 

By using our sites or online services you also agree, to the extent permissible by law, that any communications that the law requires (such as notifications, invoices, collection efforts, disclosures, or agreements) may be electronically sent and meet any legal requirements for “written” communications or notifications.

Applicable Law

 

The laws of California will govern these Terms of Service or any dispute or claims. All disputes and claims will be arbitrated or litigated in San Diego, California and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts in San Diego, California.

User Content

 

By communicating with us you grant permission and rights to any content received by you, subject to our Privacy Policy. This gives us the right to use, reproduce, publish, or modify the content in any market or location and by any means we deem appropriate.

You also agree that you will not use any copyrighted, patented, or trademarked material from any other sources without prior written permission from the owner of the material. Also, we make every effort to be a God-honoring organization, and so we reserve the right – but we are not obligated – to filter, edit, or remove anything that Abba Father Institute perceives as offensive, obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, distasteful or irrelevant.

 

All content provided by the user is the user’s own opinion and doesn’t necessarily represent us or any other affiliated party.

If you believe someone has infringed another’s copyright protections, please notify us immediately. We take allegations seriously and will investigate the matter, and terminate (according to the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act) any account we deem to be a risk of further violations.

 

We reserve the right to remove access and/or content of any user at our sole discretion.

Financial Agreement

 

If you sign up to use any of our current or future paid services, or when you choose to make an online donation, you should be aware that we use third-party vendors for the transactions. Along with your credit card service provider, we use a third party for processing payment. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional information regarding how your data is handled. Be certain to read all the disclaimers carefully during any transaction.

Disclaimers

 

Our sites, social media outlets, or online services do not create any representations, warranties, duties or obligations. It is all provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any representation or warranty (express or implied) of title, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, security or accuracy, that may arise by statute, custom, course of dealing, course of performance, or in any other way.

Limitation of Liability

 

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any liability for any losses or expenses arising out of the use of our sites, media outlets, services, and materials. This disclaimer includes, but is not limited to: punitive, incidental, consequential, direct, indirect, loss of use, loss of data, resulting from a virus, loss of income or profit, damages to property, third-party claims including attorney’s fees, or of any other type, and based on any legal basis.

Severability

 

If a portion(s) or part(s) of the disclaimers contained in this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable it does not affect any other portion of the agreement. Any remaining aggregate liability shall not exceed ten dollars ($10.00 US).

 

If any other provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.

Updates

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. 

We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

For Your Protection

 

Use of our sites, social media outlets, services, and materials may grant you specific legal rights that will vary by location. Some jurisdictions do not allow certain kinds of limitations or exclusions of liability and so some contained in this Agreement may not pertain to you. We reserve all available limitations and exclusions allowable under applicable law. Whatever statutory rights you may have as a consumer that conflict with the provisions above are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Contact Information

 

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at contact@beatimi.org.

Contributions to Abba Father Institute are tax deductible.

*Abba Father Institute is a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Abba Father Institute has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 47-4455876.