Terms and Conditions
Thank you for using StartCHURCH Cloud! These terms of service ("Terms") cover your use and access to the services, client software and websites ("Services") provided by StartCHURCH Georgia, Inc.
If you are using our Services for an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that organization and promising that you have the authority to bind that organization to these terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that organization.
You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms. You may use the Services only if you have the power to form a contract with StartCHURCH and are not barred under any applicable laws from doing so. The Services may continue to change over time as we refine and add more features. We may stop, suspend, or modify the Services at any time without prior notice to you. We may also remove any content from our Services at our discretion.
Some of the services you may have purchased are provided to you indefinitely. This means that we provide each service so long as it is an active service that we provide. We reserve the right to stop providing any and all services at any time we deem necessary.
Some of our services you may have purchased are for a 12-month period of time. You are automatically signed up to our auto renew program. Sometime before the end of your 12-month period, we will send an email to the email address we have on record to notify you that your 12-month term is expiring and to also let you know that on the date specified, we will charge your credit card and extend your services for an additional 12-month term.
Some of the services you may be receiving from us are on temporary trial periods as specified in your order. At the end of the trial period, we will automatically charge your credit card to convert the services to a term specified in your purchase invoice.
All information stored by StartCHURCH in StartCHURCH Cloud will be destroyed 90 days after the day services are terminated or suspended by you. All information stored by StartCHURCH in StartCHURCH Cloud will be destroyed 90 days after the day services are terminated or suspended by us.
Your Stuff & Your Privacy
When using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to StartCHURCH Cloud (hereinafter, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We do not claim any ownership to any of it. However, notwithstanding the foregoing, by accepting this agreement you agree to provide us the limited rights to your stuff that are necessary to run the Services, as explained below.
We may need your permission to do things you ask us to do with your stuff – e.g., hosting your files, or sharing them at your direction. We may need your permission to do things with product features that are visible to you – e.g., image thumbnails or document previews. We may also need your permission concerning design choices we make to technically administer our Services – e.g., repeatedly backing up data to keep it safe. You give us the permissions we need to do those things solely to provide the Services. This permission also extends to trusted third parties we work with to provide the Services.
You are solely responsible for your conduct, the content of your files and folders, and your communications with others while using the Services. For example, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you have the rights or permission needed to comply with these Terms.
Although StartCHURCH may choose to review public content for compliance with our community guidelines, you acknowledge that StartCHURCH has no obligation to monitor any information on the Services. We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or legality of files, user posts, or any other information you may be able to access using the Services.
Files and other content in the Services may be protected by intellectual property rights of others. Please do not copy, upload, download, or share files unless you have the right to do so. You acknowledge that you, not StartCHURCH, will be fully responsible and liable for what you copy, share, upload, download or otherwise use while using the Services. You must not upload spyware or any other malicious software to the Service.
You, and not StartCHURCH, are responsible for maintaining and protecting all of your stuff. StartCHURCH will not be liable for any loss or corruption of your stuff, or for any costs or expenses associated with backing up or restoring any of your stuff.
If your contact information, or other information related to your account, changes, you must notify us promptly and keep your information current. The Services are not intended for use by you if you are under 13 years of age. By agreeing to these Terms, you are representing to us that you are over 13.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services. By accepting this agreement, you affirm that you will not disclose your password to any third party. You are responsible for any activity using your account, whether you authorized that activity or not. You should immediately notify StartCHURCH of any unauthorized use of your account. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with the Services in order to protect your transmission of data or files to StartCHURCH..
StartCHURCH Property and Feedback
These Terms do not grant you any right, title, or interest in the Services, Software, or the content in the Services. We appreciate it when users send us feedback however, by accepting these services you permit us touse any feedback, comments, or suggestions you send us or post in our forums without any obligation to you.
Acceptable Use Policy
You will not, and will not attempt to, misuse the Services, and you will use the Services only in a manner consistent with the StartCHURCH Acceptable Use Policy.
StartCHURCH respects others’ intellectual property and asks that you do too. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law and are properly provided to us. Such notices should be reported using the contact information below. We reserve the right to delete or disable content that is alleged to infringe one's copyright and to terminate the Services of repeat infringers.1 Our designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement on the Services is:
PO Box 465017
Lawrenceville, GA 30042
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. StartCHURCH neither endorses nor claims responsibility for the availability, accuracy, related content, products, or services of third party websites. You are solely responsible for your use of any such websites or resources. Also, if we provide you with any software under an open source license, there may be provisions in those licenses that expressly conflict with these Terms, in which case the open source provisions will apply.
Although we would prefer that you remain a client with us, you can stop using our Services any time. We reserve the right to suspend or end the Services at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use if you are not complying with these Terms, or use the Services in any way that would cause us legal liability or disrupt others’ use of the Services. If we suspend or terminate your use, we will try to let you know in advance and help you retrieve data; however, there may be some cases (for example, repeatedly or flagrantly violating these Terms, a court order, or danger to other users) where we may suspend immediately.
StartCHURCH Cloud is Available “AS-IS”
We strive to provide a great service to you, but there are certain things about the Service we cannot promise. Therefore, THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, AT YOUR OWN RISK, WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. By accepting these services, you affirm that StartCHURCH will have no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services or Software. Some states do not allow the types of disclaimers in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STARTCHURCH, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, OR PROFITS) DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT STARTCHURCH HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE; (B) AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES MORE THAN THE GREATER OF $20 OR THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO STARTCHURCH FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS OF THE SERVICES IN QUESTION. Some states do not allow the types of limitations in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you (for example via email to the email address associated with your account). We may post other changes to our blog or Terms page, so please check those pages regularly. By continuing to access or use the Services after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Services and inform us, in writing, that you reject the revised terms.
Miscellaneous Legal Terms
THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE ARISING FROM THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY GEORGIA LAW AND SHALL BE GOVERNED SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY BY STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA. ANY PARTY WHO UNSUCCESSFULLY CHALLENGES THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS DISPUTE RESOLUTION, CHOICE OF LAW, AND FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE SHALL REIMBURSE THE PREVAILING PARTY FOR ITS ATTORNEY FEES.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive agreement between you and StartCHURCH with respect to the Services. These Terms supersede and replace any other agreements, terms and conditions applicable to the Services. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights. StartCHURCH’s failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights in these Terms, and any such attempt is void StartCHURCH may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services. StartCHURCH and you are not legal partners or agents; instead, our relationship is that of independent contractors.