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Terms of use

Last update August 9, 2021

This License Agreement (referred to as the “LA”) is a legally binding agreement between you, the Licensee, an individual customer or entity, and Stichting GlobalRize Nederland, the Licensor and the author of Bible Link (the licensed Software). This LA includes terms that limit your legal rights and Licensor’s liability to you and shall govern all access to and use of this Software. You hereby agree, without limitation or alteration, to all the terms and conditions contained herein. Licensor reserves the right to unilaterally change these terms and conditions. Licensee undertakes to check semi-annually for changes to these terms and conditions at bible-link.globalrize.org.

By installing or using the Software, the Licensee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined in this LA. However, if the Licensee does not agree to (a new version of) the terms and conditions outlined in this LA, the said Licensee may not download, install, or use the Software.

Definitions

“Licensor” shall refer to Stichting GlobalRize Nederland, the author of Bible Link, located at Elzenweg 1A, Oldebroek, the Netherlands.

“Licensee” shall refer to the individual or entity that downloads the Software and installs it on a website and thereby makes the functionality of the Software available to End-users.

“End-user” shall refer to the individual or entity that uses a website in which the Software has been installed and thus use its functionality.

“LA” shall refer to this License Agreement, including any amendment to this agreement.

“Software” shall mean the website plugin called Bible Link, the licensed product, provided pursuant to this LA, which includes Bible translations and online or electronic documentation.

“IPC’s” (Intellectual Property Contributors) shall refer to third parties such as Bible societies and publishers that license the use of their Bible translations to Licensor.

“Bible translations” shall refer to translations of the Bible in a variety of languages.

“Non-Commercial right” shall mean the right to distribute portions of the Bible translations, free of charge, advertising content or any other form of exploitation of the Bible translations and not offered in connection with the solicitation of contributions from such individuals or organizations directly related to the use of the Bible translations. 

Grant of License

Subject to the terms of this LA, Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee, a royalty-free, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and Non-Commercial right during the term of this LA to use the Software. The Software is being distributed by Licensor only.

Intellectual Property

You hereby unconditionally agree that all right, title and interest in the copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Software reside with the Licensor and its IPC’s. The trademarks, logos, designs, and service marks appearing on the Software are registered and unregistered marks of Licensor or IPC’s. 

Accordingly, nothing in this LA or the Software grants you any right to use any form of intellectual property contained in the Software.

Therefore, all rights, titles, interests, and copyrights in and/or to the Software, including but not limited to all images, graphics, animations, audio, video, music, text, data, code, algorithm, and information, are owned by the Licensor or its IPC’s. Accordingly, the Software is protected by all applicable copyright laws and international treaties, and Licensee is expected to use the Software in full respect of all intellectual property contained therein

Description of Rights and Limitations

Installation and Use: Licensee may only install and use the Software in a Non-Commercial way.

Licensee Limitation: The Licensee may not:

  1. Use the Software for any illegal or unlawful purpose;
  2. Alter or otherwise modify the Software, including any copyright notice or mark, and the Bible translations including punctuation, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, or the like;
  3. Translate the Software or the Bible translations;
  4. Produce works derivative to the Software or the Bible translations;
  5. Include their names or marks in the Software;
  6. Display the Software alongside material that could discredit the reputation of the Licensor, the Copyright holder or the Bible translation;

Update and Maintenance

Licensor shall provide updates and maintenance on an as-needed basis and at the sole discretion of the Licensor.

Support

Licensor has no obligation to Software support, or to continue providing or updating any of the Software.

General Provisions

Termination

In the event of termination, all licenses provided under this LA shall immediately terminate, and you agree to discontinue accessing or attempting to access the Software.

Accordingly, this LA may be:

  1. Automatically terminated if the Licensee fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions under this LA;
  2. Terminated by Licensor; or
  3. Terminated by the Licensee.

Either Licensor or the Licensee may terminate this LA immediately upon written notice to the other party, including but not limited to electronic mail.

Notice

Any notice, report, approval or consent required under this LA shall be in writing.

Severability

No delay or failure to exercise, on the part of either party, any privilege, power or rights under this LA shall operate as a waiver of any of the terms and provisions of this LA. Accordingly, no single or partial exercise of any right under this LA shall preclude further exercise of any other right under this LA. Suppose any of the outlined provisions of this LA is deemed to be unenforceable or invalid in whole or in part by a court of competent jurisdiction. In that case, such provision shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary for this LA to remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The remaining provisions of this LA shall not be rendered unenforceable or invalid. They shall continue to be enforceable and valid in isolation of the unenforceable and invalid provisions of this LA.

Warranty and Disclaimer

Licensor, and author of this Software, expressly disclaim any warranty for the Software. The Software and all applicable documentation is provided as-is, without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, the fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Accordingly, the Licensee accepts any risk arising out of the use or performance of the Software.

Limited Liability

The Licensee agrees that the Licensor shall not be liable to Licensee, or any other related person or entity claiming any consequential, incidental, special, punitive, direct or indirect damage, whether arising in contract, tort, warranty, or otherwise. Even if Licensor has been advised of the possibility of such damages. These limitations shall necessarily apply regardless of the primary purpose of any limited remedy.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney or other professional fees in any claim, demand, action or proceeding initiated by any third-party against Licensor, arising from any of your acts, including without limitation, violating this LA or any other agreement or any applicable law.

Entire Agreement

This LA rightly constitutes the entire understanding between the Licensor and the Licensee and all parties involved. It supersedes all prior agreements of the parties, whether written or oral, express or implied, statement, condition, or a representation or warranty.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute about compliance with this agreement will first be discussed by the parties in mutual consultation with the aim of reaching a settlement.
This LA shall be deemed to be construed under the jurisdiction of the courts located in The Netherlands. Any legal action relating to this LA shall be brought exclusively in the courts of The Netherlands, and all parties consent to the jurisdiction thereof. Furthermore, the prevailing party in any action to enforce this LA shall be entitled to recover costs and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees. Accordingly, this LA is made within the exclusive jurisdiction of The Netherlands, and its jurisdiction shall supersede any other jurisdiction of either party’s election.