Mars Hill Church (“Mars Hill”) owns and/or maintains the following web sites:
All sermons, articles, blog posts, text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Mars Hill, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.
You may use and share, through social media web sites, sermons, articles, blogs and other material purposely made available by Mars Hill for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language included on, or incorporated into, such material, (2) use such material only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and, except to share through social media web sites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.), do not copy or post such material on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no cuts or modifications to any such material or make any derivative works from any materials and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such material.
Mars Hill and Pastor Mark Driscoll may from time to time launch one or more “Campaigns” where we make available to any church—free of charge—access to the materials, notes, and research for particular Mars Hill sermon series. In connection with each Campaign, we will allow churches that register to participate in a particular Campaign to publicly broadcast to their respective congregations Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermon series that is the subject of the particular Campaign by means of a digital transmission of each sermon in such series; provided that you (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language included on, or incorporated into, such material, (2) broadcast the sermon in its entirety, (3) make no cuts or modifications to any such material or make any derivative works from any materials and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such material. The grant of this right is limited to the sermon series that is the subject of the particular Campaign. For the avoidance of doubt, unless specifically approved in connection with a Mars Hill Church Campaign, without the prior written consent of Mars Hill (and the appropriate copyright owner to the extent it is not Mars Hill), you may not use or broadcast sermons or other Content accessed or downloaded from the Site as part of your congregation’s gatherings, meetings, classes or worship services.
If the Content you download or otherwise access is a musical composition, Mars Hill reserves the exclusive right to collect (for itself or on behalf of the copyright owner of the musical composition), whether individually or via a performance rights society (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC), royalties for the public performance or public digital performance (e.g. webcast) of the Content IF THAT PERFORMANCE IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR OR DIRECTED TOWARD COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OR PRIVATE MONETARY COMPENSATION.
If the Content you download or otherwise access is a musical composition, Mars Hill reserves the exclusive right to collect (for itself or on behalf of the copyright owner of the musical composition), whether individually or via a music rights agency or designated agent, royalties for any phonorecord you create from the Content ("cover version") and distribute, subject to the compulsory license created by 17 USC Section 115 of the US Copyright Act (or the equivalent in other jurisdictions), IF YOUR DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH COVER VERSION IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR OR DIRECTED TOWARD COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OR PRIVATE MONETARY COMPENSATION.
A copyright is a property right in an original work of authorship. Copyright is recognized in most countries of the world by statutory copyright laws. Copyright exists in the expression of an idea, but not the idea itself. Copyrightable expressions can take many forms but are usually categorized as literary, musical, dramatic, pantomime and choreography, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, computer programs, motion pictures, and sound recordings.
Unless otherwise provided on the Site, all sermons, lectures or other teachings, in any format, and all articles and blogs contained on the Site are copyright protected material owned by the author of such material and made available on the Site through a license granted by the author to Mars Hill.
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of material or other Content contained on the Site, please submit your questions in writing to our Legal Team at email@example.com.
You agree that upon posting information or text on the website, you grant Mars Hill, and its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) license to your copyrights, publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights, if any, in such material and over the material or User Data displayed in your postings, to use, distribute, display, transmit, reproduce, and create derivative works from such material in any and all media existing now or in the future, in any manner, in whole or part, without any duty to account to you. For the purpose of this agreement, "User Data" shall mean all information (if any) submitted by you, to Mars Hill with the exception of credit card numbers, etc. The User Data shall be deemed to be the property of Mars Hill. You also grant Mars Hill the right to authorize the downloading and printing of such material, or any portion thereof, by end users for their personal use.
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Mars Hill owns various trademarks, including graphics, logos, service marks, trade dress, and U.S. trademark registrations. Mars Hill’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not originate from Mars Hill, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Mars Hill. By using this Site, you acknowledge the validity of the Mars Hill marks.
You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Mars Hill reserves the right to bar any such activity.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any Mars Hill server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, including any Mars Hill account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.
You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or Mars Hill’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to Mars Hill.
You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.
You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Mars Hill on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity, including a fictitious entity or individual.
Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including setting up a Mars Hill Global ID and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information you hold for your account, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account as a result of your failure to keep this information secure and confidential. You agree not to allow others to use your account or password. You agree to notify Mars Hill immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by Mars Hill or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your Mars Hill Global ID, password or account as a result of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential.
You may not use anyone else’s Mars Hill Global ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that Mars Hill Global ID, password or account. Mars Hill cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
You represent and warrant that you: own all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that the use of the content you supply does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitations, copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, is not defamatory and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us and/or our affiliates for all claims resulting from any content you supply. We have the right to monitor and edit or remove any content, but we take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. Mars Hill reserves the right to terminate your account for any reason.
Copyright Complaints: Mars Hill respects the intellectual property of others. Mars Hill asks that its users also respect the intellectual property rights of others. Mars Hill reserves the right to terminate your account if you infringe upon the copyright rights of others. If you believe something on the Site constitutes copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, please send a written notice containing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512) to our Copyright Agent:
This Site may contain links to other independent third-party Web sites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Linked Sites are not under Mars Hill’s control, and Mars Hill is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.
You may purchase eBooks and other books through the Resurgence Bookstore. All sales of eBooks are final when made, and we will not accept any returns. If you purchase a book from the Resurgence Bookstore and it arrives in a damaged condition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange the return. All returns must be made in their original packaging and within thirty (30) days of your order. You may not (i) modify, alter, duplicate, reproduce, copy, distribute copies of, disassemble, reverse engineer, emulate, decompile, or tamper with any eBook; (ii) create derivative works from or of any eBook; (iii) bypass, modify, tamper, defeat or circumvent any of the security components, special rules or other applications that protect any eBook; or (iv) rent, loan, lease, sublicense, transfer, network, reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise make any of any eBook.
Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such Import Fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.
MARS HILL DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE, MARS HILL MAY MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE OPERATION OF OR ACCESS TO THE SITE, OR ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, FOR ANY REASON; (2) MODIFY OR CHANGE THE SITE, OR ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, AND ANY APPLICABLE POLICIES OR TERMS; AND (3) INTERRUPT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, AS NECESSARY TO PERFORM ROUTINE OR NON-ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, ERROR CORRECTION, OR OTHER CHANGES.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. MARS HILL DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. MARS HILL CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. MARS HILL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. MARS HILL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY MARS HILL SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST MARS HILL FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
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IN NO CASE SHALL MARS HILL, ITS ELDERS, DEACONS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSEES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT (OR PRODUCT) POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, MARS HILL'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
MARS HILL SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU ON THE SITE, BUT YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND MARS HILL HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD MARS HILL, ITS ELDERS, DEACONS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSEES, AND LICENSORS HARMLESS WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY ACTION TAKEN BY MARS HILL AS PART OF ITS INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR AS A RESULT OF ITS FINDING OR DECISION THAT A VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT HAS OCCURRED. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CANNOT SUE OR RECOVER ANY DAMAGES FROM MARS HILL, ITS ELDERS, DEACONS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AND LICENSORS AS A RESULT OF ITS DECISION TO REMOVE OR REFUSE TO PROCESS ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT, TO WARN YOU, TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE, OR TO TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OR AS A RESULT OF MARS HILL'S CONCLUSION THAT A VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT HAS OCCURRED. THIS WAIVER AND INDEMNITY PROVISION APPLIES TO ALL VIOLATIONS DESCRIBED IN OR CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT.
Mars Hill may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Mars Hill’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site. Mars Hill reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Mars Hill deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Mars Hill also may disclose your information when Mars Hill determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.
You agree that Mars Hill may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems. Mars Hill may also, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site for any reason or for no reason whatsoever.
You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in King County, Washington, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. In the event of any controversy or dispute between Mars Hill and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law. In keeping with 1 Corinthians 6:1-8, this may include binding arbitration under the procedures and supervision of the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation, Institute for Christian Conciliation, or similar faith-based mediation and arbitration group. In such a case, the parties will each bear their own costs related to any arbitration proceeding including payment of their own attorneys’ fees.
For California Residents only. Mars Hill Church seeks to comply with the California Civil Code Section1798.80-1798.84 Any questions regarding the use of personal information for marketing purposes can be directed to Mars Hill Church at (email address)
Mars Hill administers and operates the Site from its location in Seattle, Washington USA. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.
You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.
Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Mars Hill shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.
The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.
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Updated by the Mars Hill Church Legal Team on April 9, 2012