Last Update: May 13, 2016
This website is owned and operated
by Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries.
We may revise and update these Terms
of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective
immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the
Websites thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of
expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes,
as they are binding on you.
Additionally, your use of these Websites are
To access the
Websites or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide
certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your
use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Websites is
correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to
register with the Websites or otherwise, including but not limited to through
disable any user name, password or other identifier at any time.
You acknowledge that your account is personal to
you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Websites or
portions of it using your user name, password or other security information.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your
user name or password or any other breach of security.
The Church reserves the right to prohibit any
person from using the Websites for any reason whatsoever, and to limit or
terminate your access to or use of the Websites at any time without
When you use the Websites or send
emails to the Church, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent
to receive electronically any communications related to your use of this
Website. The Church will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on
the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other
communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal
requirement that such communications be in writing. All notices from the Church
intended for receipt by you will be deemed delivered and effective when sent to
the email address you provide on any of the Websites.
may contain message boards, chat rooms, pray together, prayer wall, shouts of
praise, praise reports, forums, bulletin boards, content, live chats, user
stories, and other interactive features (collectively, "Interactive Services")
that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users
or other persons (hereinafter, "post") content or materials
Contributions") on or through the Website.
Contribution you post to the Websites will be considered non-confidential and
non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Websites, you grant
us, our affiliates, and our service providers, the right to use, reproduce,
modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties
any such material for any purpose.
and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User
Contributions, and that all of your User Contributions will comply with these
foregoing, User Contributions must not contain any material which is
defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful,
inflammatory, commercial in nature or otherwise objectionable; nor that
infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual
property or other rights of any other person; and User Contributions must in
their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and
international laws and regulations.
Monitoring and Enforcement
We have the right to remove any User
Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion. Additionally, we
have the right to take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we
deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion.
limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law
enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose
the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through
the Websites, if known. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CHURCH AND ITS
AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY
ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS
INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY
EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do
not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Websites, and
cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been
posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction
regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or
third party. You understand that User Contributions do not reflect the opinion
of the Church and we are not responsible for the content or the accuracy of
such materials provided by any user or third party. Further, we have no
liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the
activities described in this section.
along with all materials contained in the Websites (“Online Material”) are the
property of Lakewood Church, its licensors and other providers of Online
Material and are protected by United States and international copyright,
trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights
laws. Unauthorized use of Online
Materials contained in the Websites may violate these laws and other
regulations and statutes.
Materials may not be copied, distributed, displayed, downloaded, or transmitted
in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the Church
or the copyright owner. For clarity, Online Materials include but are not
limited to any and all text, illustrations, photographs, video or audio
sequences or any graphics contained in the Websites.
By way of
example, you must not:
Copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, distribute, or create any
derivative works from, any materials from the Websites including but not
limited to the creation of websites, blogs, magazines, books, CDs/DVDs, etc .
Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other
proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website.
Utilize or access this Website for any purpose other than
personal, non-commercial use on your own personal computer or mobile device.
If you wish to
make any use of material on the Websites or any other Church related
copyrighted material, please address your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
provided herein, the Church reserves all rights with respect to the Online
Materials and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and
criminal laws in the event of any violations.
If you believe that any User Contributions violate your copyright,
please see Reporting Claims of Copyright
Infringement below. All content available on
or through the Websites is protected by copyright, trademark and other
applicable U.S. and foreign laws.
Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
We take claims
of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged
copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any
materials accessible on or from the Websites infringe your copyright, you may
request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by
submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In
accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of
the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"),
the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include
substantially the following:
or electronic signature.
of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim
involves multiple works on the Website, a representative list of such works.
of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner
to allow us to locate that material.
information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address,
telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
that the information in the written notice is accurate.
under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the
Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
3700 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
If you fail to comply with all of
the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be
effective. Please be aware that if you
knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is
infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs
and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Websites are the
property of the Church or its licensors or content providers, or other parties.
Users or any parties acting on their behalf are prohibited from using any Marks
for any purpose without the written permission of the Church or such third
party which may own the Marks. You are not authorized to use our logo(s) as a
hyperlink to the Websites without the written permission of the Church.
Permissions can be requested at email@example.com.
You may link our content to your site or to a third party
social media site via the linking tools on our Websites for non-commercial,
personal, entertainment use on a single device (e.g., computer, tablet or
mobile) only. However, you must not establish a link in such a way as
to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part or in
any way to cause damage to our reputation. The content on the Websites may not otherwise be copied,
reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used in any way unless specifically
authorized by the Church. For clarity, you may not use any of the Church’s
logos, trademarks or other images contained on this Website in your link. Using
our Content on any other website or networked computer environment is
prohibited. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without
notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any
time without notice in our discretion.
Websites contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties,
these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the
contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or
for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to
access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so
entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for
Submission of Suggestions and Ideas by You
You acknowledge and agree that any
questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other creative materials
(“Submissions”) provided to the Church by you are non-confidential and will
become the sole property of the Church. The Church will own exclusive rights,
including all intellectual property rights, and will maintain unrestricted use
and dissemination of Submissions for any lawful purpose, without acknowledgement
or compensation to you.
You agree to
defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Church, its affiliates, licensors and
service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees,
contractors, agents, licensors, , successors and assigns from and against any
claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or
fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your
limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Websites’ content, services
use of any information obtained from the Websites.
that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for
downloading from the Websites will be free of viruses or other destructive
code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and
checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection
and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to
our Websites for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR
OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT,
COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE
WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR
DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF
THE WEBSITES, THEIR CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE
WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITES, THEIR CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR
ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND
"AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE CHURCH NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE
CHURCH MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS,
SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE CHURCH NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH
THE CHURCH REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES
OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE
OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR WEBSITES OR THE
SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL
COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE
WEBSITES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER
Limits of Liability
IN NO EVENT
WILL THE CHURCH, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS,
EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR
INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE
WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE
WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS
OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF
GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE),
BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER
Limitation of Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF
OR THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION
ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. ]
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the
related thereto are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of
the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law
the Websites shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the
United States or the courts of the State of Texas, in each case located in the
City of Houston and County of Harris. You waive any and all objections to the
exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
time to time we may at our sole discretion develop and provide mobile
application updates, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches, other
error corrections, deletions and new features. You agree that the Church has no
obligation to provide any such updates. Based on your personal mobile
settings, the mobile application will automatically download and install all
available updates or you may receive notice of or
be prompted to download and install such updates.
You understand that your carrier’s normal rates
and fees, such as text messaging and data charges will apply when using the
The Terms of
and the Church with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and
contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties,
both written and oral, with respect to the Website.
Returns and Exchanges
Upon our receipt of the returned product, we will replace or exchange
the product or issue you a refund in the form of your original payment should
you wish to return it.
Product in Exchange for a Contribution: Upon receipt
of the returned product, we will replace or exchange the product.
Please note that due to current tax laws, contributions made to the
ministry in exchange for a product are unable to be refunded.
If there is a problem with your order, please
contact the ministry at 1-800-278-0520.
Correctional Facilities Deliveries
We are not responsible for the
delivery of packages to correctional facilities. We will make every attempt to
follow the mailing instructions provided by our customers, but we will not
issue a refund for orders that do not reach their stated destinations.
Therefore, if you wish to mail a package to someone in a correctional facility
you do so at your own risk and expense.
Age Requirement to Use the Websites
are offered and available to users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older.
However, users between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) must have a
prior to such use. By using the Websites, you represent and warrant that you
meet the requirements listed above and have legally entered into a binding
contract with the Church and are bound by such terms. If you do not meet these
requirements, you must not access or use the Website.
The Websites are controlled from
offices within the United States. The Church makes no representation that
content or materials in the Websites are appropriate or available for use in
other jurisdictions. Access to the Websites’ content or materials from jurisdictions
where such access is illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access
the Websites from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk. You are
always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws. THE LAWS OF TEXAS
WILL GOVERN THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITES, WITHOUT GIVING
EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND EXCLUDING THE UNITED NATIONS
CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS.
YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND
FEDERAL COURTS OF TEXAS IN RELATION TO ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR DIFFERENCE ARISING
FROM THESE TERMS, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT OF REMOVAL OR TRANSFER
WHETHER DUE TO FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR OTHER REASON.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver of
deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of
any other term or condition, and any failure of the Church to assert a right or
by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal
or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited
will continue in full force and effect.
are operated by Lakewood Church, located at 3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX
77027. Unless otherwise stated herein,
all feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications
relating to the Websites should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.