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Copyright © 2012 Concordia Publishing House. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you for your use of Concordia Publishing House’s website.  Your registration and access to the basic content are free.  We offer products, content and services that do require payment.  The principles in our Terms of Use are intended to help govern your conduct as a participant on the website and help protect Concordia Publishing House (CPH) as a ministry and business.

The entire content you see on this Web site, including, but not limited to, all the headers, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and text (referred to herein as “Content”) is the exclusive property of CPH, and/or is subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by CPH, or by third parties who have licensed or assigned their rights, interests and/or materials to CPH.

Authorized Uses:  The Content of the CPH website (except that Content for which we require payment), and the website as a whole, are intended solely for the personal and non-commercial use of the users of the site without charge, as a convenience, and for your information only.  As such a user, you may view, copy, download, print and store selected portions of the Content (excluding that Content for which we require payment), but only (1) for your own informational, personal and non-commercial purposes, (2) if you do not copy or post the Content on any network computer or broadcast the Content in any medium, form, and/or  format , (3) if you do not modify or alter the Content in any way , separate it from any accompanying text, quote materials out of text, or delete or change any copyright or trademark notice, and (4) if you properly credit any intellectual property rights to CPH by displaying the above copyright notice on each copy. Neither CPH nor any third party has conferred upon you by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, trademark, or copyright (except as expressly provided herein).

Copyrights: All Content on CPH’s website, and the website as a whole, is copyrighted as a collective work under the US copyright laws, and CPH owns the copyright to the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content. In addition, the artwork and illustrations contained throughout the pages of this website are protected by copyright and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without written permission.   

Except as noted above, you may not copy, download, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, display, license, transmit, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or make any other use of any of the Content obtained from this website without prior written permission.  No right, title or interest in any downloaded or copied Content is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying.   CPH reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in any Content you download from this website.

Direct all questions regarding usage or licensing of copyrights and permissions to:
Concordia Publishing House
Attn: Permissions
3558 S. Jefferson Ave
St. Louis MO  63118
copyrights@cph.org

Trademarks: Various product names, logos, designs, titles, words or phrases within this website are trademarks, service marks or trade names of CPH, or its other entities, and may be registered in certain jurisdictions and countries.  CPH trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits CPH.

All other trademarks, product names, company names and logos appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners.

Links: This site may contain links to other websites. CPH does not operate or control in any respect, or necessarily endorse, the content found on those sites and you assume sole responsibility for use of those links.

CPH encourages and appreciates links from other websites to this website. Permission is granted to place a link from another web page to the CPH opening page in its entirety (www.cph.org). You must obtain permission, however, before placing a link in your own Web page to a portion of a CPH website page (e.g. a graphic). As a courtesy, if you link to or include the CPH website in an index, please let us know.

Reminders Regarding Website Content: This website is provided for your information only without any representations or warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. All Content, software, downloads, information regarding products and services, and functions made available on or accessed through this website are provided “as is, where is” and “as available”. (See "Disclaimer" below.) While CPH does its best to ensure the optimal performance of its website, you agree that you assume all risks concerning the suitability and accuracy of the information. The website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. CPH assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any such inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in this website and in other documents referred to within or linked to this website.

Prices, technical specifications, and product offerings are subject to change without notice, at any time.

CPH attempts to ensure the integrity and security of user’s data. However, procedures cannot guarantee complete security and integrity of data. Therefore, CPH makes no guarantee and assumes no liability for the security of any data.  User agrees that CPH is not responsible for user’s data submitted and stored through this website and acknowledges that CPH does not endorse or verify any such content. User agrees to assume full responsibility for all content associated with user’s data and acknowledges that user may be held legally responsible for such content.

Exchange Rate: Exchange Rates are under license from XE. All use by end users is subject to the XE End User Terms of Use at http://www.xe.com/legal.

International: This website may be visited internationally and may contain references to CPH products, programs, and services that have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that CPH intends to announce such products, programs or services in your country. For information on product availability within your country, contact our Customer Service Center.

DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS INCLUDES LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INBILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE.  WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  

Privacy: CPH respects your privacy and carefully protects information you provide. A current copy of CPH’s Privacy Statement can be found at http://www.cph.org/t-about-privacy.aspx.

Applicable law: This site is created and controlled by CPH in the State of Missouri, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Missouri will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Changes: CPH reserves the right to change this agreement at any time by publishing a revised version of this agreement on the site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this agreement. Continued use of the site following any such changes means you accept and will abide by these changes.

Indemnity: You agree to indemnify and hold CPH and its related parties harmless from and against, and to reimburse CPH and its related parties with respect to, any and all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, judgments, settlements, fines, costs, and expenses (including reasonable related expenses, legal fees, and costs of investigation) of every nature whatsoever incurred by CPH or its related parties by reason of or arising out of or in connection with: (1) your failure to comply with or your breach of these Terms of Use; (2) your infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or any other intellectual propriety right of any third party; (3) any content included by you in the service or claims brought against CPH arising from such content; or (4) your violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms & Blogs: You are welcome to post, transmit or submit messages and other materials (which include uploading files, inputting data or any other materials or engaging in any form of communication in connection with this website) (collectively "Messages") to bulletin boards, chat rooms, blogs or other public areas within, or in connection with, this website (collectively "Forums"). However, CPH accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such Messages.

CPH does not endorse and has no control over the content of Messages submitted by others to Forums. Messages submitted to Forums are not necessarily reviewed by CPH prior to posting and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of CPH. CPH makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the Messages in the Forums or the accuracy and reliability of any Messages and other materials in the Forums. Nonetheless, CPH reserves the right to prevent you from submitting Materials to Forums and to edit, restrict or remove such Messages for any reason at any time.

CPH assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Forums for inappropriate Messages. If at any time CPH chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, CPH nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Messages, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Messages, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any Message. In submitting Messages to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended. You agree that CPH accepts no liability whatsoever if it determines to prevent your Messages from being submitted or if it edits, restricts or removes your Messages. You also agree to permit any other user of this Site to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that other user's personal use and not to restrict or inhibit the use of the website by any other person.

You agree that you will not submit Messages to Forums that:

  • are unlawful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent including any communication that constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law;
  • violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person. By submitting Messages to Forums, you represent to CPH that you are the rightful owner of such material or that you have first obtained permission to submit the material from the rightful owner;
  • improperly assume or claim the identity, characteristics or qualifications of another person;
  • are for purposes of spamming;
  • contain any virus or other harmful component;
  • are libelous, or an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or any other third party rights; or
  • are for commercial purposes or contain advertising or are intended to solicit a person to buy or sell services or to make donations.

You agree that any Message whatsoever submitted by you becomes the property of CPH and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, edited, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as CPH sees fit.

You agree to release CPH, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and shareholders, from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with or arising from your use of Forums. If at any time you are not happy with the Forums or object to any material within Forums, your sole remedy is to cease using them.

Employment Opportunities: CPH may, from time to time, post CPH employment opportunities on this website and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to CPH in response to employment listings, you are authorizing CPH to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes. Nothing in these Terms of Use or contained in this website shall constitute a promise by CPH to interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor shall anything in these Terms of Use or contained in this website constitute a promise that CPH will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users.

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: CPH will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to CPH's Designated Agent.

Service Provider(s): Concordia Publishing House

Name/Contact Information of Designated Agent:

Concordia Publishing House
Contracts, Rights, Permission
3558 S. Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, MO  63118
Telephone: (800) 325-0191
Fax: (314) 268-1243
E-mail: copyrights@cph.org  

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):

  • Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online side are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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