Terms of Use


Acceptance of Terms of Use
Please read through these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing and/or using Shepherd's Refuge Web site at ShepherdsRefuge.com (the “Public Site”) or by otherwise accessing any content found on the Site, you are deemed to have entered into an agreement with Selah Ministries, Inc. and to have agreed to be bound by the terms set out below.

The Site is owned and operated by Shepherd's Refuge - Selah Ministries, Inc.

Intellectual Property Protection
The contents and design of the Site and any material electronically provided to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the Site (such contents, design and materials being collectively referred to as the "Shepherd's Refuge Content"), are copyright of Shepherd's Refuge, Inc. and the other contributors to the Sites. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trade marks (such as the “Shepherd's Refuge” name and logo or other trade names appearing on the Site) for any reason without written permission from Shepherd's Refuge, Inc. or the identified owner. The software which operates the Sites is proprietary software and you may not use it except as expressly allowed under these Terms of Use. You may not copy, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise deal with the software.

Use of Shepherd's Refuge Content
You may retrieve and display the Shepherd's Refuge Content on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your computer for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Shepherd's Refuge Content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from Shepherd's Refuge:

  1. reproduce or store in or transmit to any other Web site, newsgroup, mailing list, electronic bulletin board, server or other storage device connected to a network or regularly or systematically store in electronic or print form, all or any part of the Shepherd's Refuge Content, or
  2. modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of the Shepherd's Refuge Content (including use as part of any library, archive or similar service) without the prior written consent of Shepherd's Refuge, or
  3. remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of the Shepherd's Refuge Content made under these Terms of Use.

Any use of the Shepherd's Refuge Content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited.

Requests for permission for other uses may be sent to Shepherd's Refuge, Attention: General Counsel.

Third Party Transactions
You may use the Site to purchase products or services from Shepherd's Refuge's third party partners. In that event, your contract for such products will be with the third party partner and not with Shepherd's Refuge.

Term and Termination
Shepherd's Refuge may, in its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site (including any right to access and use the Shepherd's Refuge Content) with cause by delivering notice to you.

The rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of Shepherd's Refuge provided in these Terms of Use or by law.

Changes to the Sites
Shepherd's Refuge reserves the right, in its discretion, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of the Shepherd's Refuge Content available on the Site at any time.

Reservations, Passwords and Responsibilities
The private areas of the Site are only open to you if you make a reservation or are a member of the Shepherd's Refuge community (includes Shepherd's Refuge members, chairs, speakers, Shepherd's Refuge Associates or staff). You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to the Shepherd's Refuge Content using your user name and sign-on password or emailed record links. You agree to immediately notify Shepherd's Refuge if you become aware of any loss or theft of any sign-on password or any unauthorized use of a sign-on password, user name, or of the Shepherd's Refuge Content or the Site. You will provide Shepherd's Refuge with accurate, complete registration information (including in particular your e-mail address) and inform Shepherd's Refuge of any changes to such information. For the purpose of confirming your compliance with the terms of these Terms of Use, Shepherd's Refuge reserves the right to monitor and record activity on the Site, including access to the Shepherd's Refuge Content.

You may not share your user name and password with any other person. Shepherd's Refuge does not permit access through a single name and password being made available to multiple users on a network. Shepherd's Refuge may cancel or suspend your access to the Site if you do this without further obligation to you.

Privacy Policy
The information that you provide about yourself to Shepherd's Refuge will only be used in accordance with Shepherd's Refuge's Privacy Policy Statement.

No Warranty, Disclaimer of Liability and Indemnity
While every effort has been made to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the Sites, Shepherd's Refuge makes no warranty, express or implied concerning the Shepherd's Refuge Content, the Site, software or products or services available through the Site (the "Site Services"), which are provided "as is". Shepherd's Refuge expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. In no event will Shepherd's Refuge, its affiliates or other suppliers be liable for direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the Site Services, even if Shepherd's Refuge has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. Shepherd's Refuge does not guarantee the accuracy, content, or timeliness of the Shepherd's Refuge Content or Site Services or that they or related systems are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties.

In no event will any liability of Shepherd's Refuge, its affiliates, agents and licensors to you (and/or any third party) arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) in any way connected with the Site Services or breach of these Terms of Use by Shepherd's Refuge exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to Shepherd's Refuge in respect of the particular Site Service to which the claim relates or by way of membership dues.

Upon Shepherd's Refuge's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shepherd's Refuge from any claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any breach of these Terms of Use by you or your use of any Site Services.

Force Majeure
Shepherd's Refuge, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Shepherd's Refuge Content resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.

Changes to these Terms
Shepherd's Refuge may, in its discretion, change these Terms of Use (including those relating to your use of Sites and/or the Shepherd's Refuge Content). When the Terms of Use are changed, Shepherd's Refuge will notify you by e-mail or by publishing details of those changes by including them in these Terms of Use. If you use the Sites after Shepherd's Refuge has published or notified you of the changes, you are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Sites any further after they are published. Access to certain the Shepherd's Refuge Content may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

Advertising, Third Party Content and other Web sites
Parts of the Site may contain third party content. Content providers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Sites complies with international and national law. Shepherd's Refuge is not responsible for any third party content. The Sites may contain links to other Web sites. Shepherd's Refuge is not responsible for the availability of these Web sites or their contents.

Assignment of Agreement
This agreement is personal to you and your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise transferred. This agreement may be assigned to a third party by Shepherd's Refuge.

No delay or omission on the part of either party in requiring performance by the other party of its obligations will operate as a waiver of any right.

Notices to Shepherd's Refuge must be given in writing by letter and sent to Shepherd's Refuge last known place of business in Dahlonega, GA (for the attention of the General Counsel).

Severability/Survival/Statute of Limitations
If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, such will not render all the Terms of Use unenforceable or invalid but rather the Terms of Use will be read and construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) are not contained therein. Any cause of action of yours with respect to these Terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction in Dahlonega, GA, USA, within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.

Whole Agreement
Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms of Use shall not apply.

Headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of Georgia. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Lumpkin County, GA shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of Use or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the Lumpkin County, GA courts.

For the exclusive benefit of Shepherd's Refuge, Shepherd's Refuge shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these Terms of Use are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of your principal place of business.


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