Above Grounds Terms of Service

A. Your Relationship With Above Grounds
Welcome to Above Ground’s website. By using this site you agree to the following terms and conditions, policies, and guidelines. If you do not accept the terms of this user agreement, you may not use this website. Above Grounds may revise these Terms and Conditions in the future, and you will be able to find the most current version of this agreement on our website in these Terms of Service.

B. Appropriate Conduct
It is the intent of Above Grounds to maintain this website such that only content that is edifying to the body will be contained therein. You understand that submission of text, advertisements, graphics, music, video, sounds, photographs, or other material (“Content”) is the sole responsibility of the originator of such content. Above Grounds reserves the right, without obligation, to pre-screen, modify, remove, move, or refuse any Content submitted to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website. Above Grounds will not condone the submission of Content that, in the opinion of Above Grounds, is not edifying to the body of Christ, and/or is unconstructive, unhelpful, hurtful, or negative Content that may disparage churches, groups, or individuals. Such content, upon discovery by Above Grounds, may be removed without notice from the website at the sole discretion of Above Grounds.


C. City Calendar Terms of Use
The following are conditions for being a user and adding events to the Above Grounds city calendar.

1) The purpose of this calendar is to promote unity among the Christian body in the greater Austin area. Please keep this in mind when adding an event. We encourage diversity in the type of events posted, and we monitor the calendar daily to maintain the integrity of not only Above Grounds, but also the mission that we are pursuing and all others that are in support of this mission. That said, the type of events posted must be ecumenical in nature.

We WILL REMOVE EVENTS that are:
a) business or personal solicitations,
b) posted for the sole gain of an individual or business,
c) endorsing a political party; endorsing a religion other than Christianity; endorsing an opinion that is not related to Christian beliefs, or that is in opposition to any part of Christianity,
d) written with vulgar language or crude humor,
e) containing inappropriate images or verbiage in any part of the posting,
f) not family friendly and would be inappropriate for children.
g) typical church services (special holiday services and special guest speakers are acceptable)

The location of events posted must be within a 35 mile radius from downtown Austin.

-Above Grounds reserves the right to contact the submitter of any event posted to determine it's validity and/or whether it should be on this calendar. Above Grounds may remove any event posted for any reason. If we do remove an event, the submitter will be contacted regarding the reason for removal. The user may present an argument as to why the event should not be removed. If the user chooses to address the removal, Above Grounds will replay back with a final decision. If the user seems uncooperative with the decision made, Above Grounds is more likely to remove the user's account privileges.

 Regarding user accounts, we also reserve the right to:
a) Cancel a user's account due to a user violating this terms of use agreement that the user agreed to comply to when the user signed up for an account.
b) Block a user from registering a second time for an account if they have previously violated the terms of use.
c) Not allow a user to sign up for an account. We will automatically deny an account request from a country other than the United States. If your IP address is outside of Texas, we will contact you before approving your account.

Above Grounds agrees to NEVER give out or sell any personal information from any user that signs up for an account with Above Grounds. We will keep your information private and only contact you regarding your account and calendar postings.

C. Personal Responsibility
You understand that by using the Above Grounds website you may be exposed to Content that you feel is offensive, indecent or objectionable, and that you use the Above Grounds website at your own risk. You agree that you are solely responsible for all Content submitted to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website. You agree that you are solely responsible for the consequences of your actions regarding the Content you create, submit or transmit to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website, including any loss or damage which Above Grounds may suffer, and that Above Grounds has no responsibility to you or to any third party for said Content. You agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing any intellectual property rights that subsist in any Content you submit or transmit to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website, and that Above Grounds has no obligation to do so on your behalf.

D. Policies Regarding Copyright and Trademarks
You should be aware that Content presented to you by Above Grounds, including but not limited to music, advertisements and sponsored Content within the Above Grounds website may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the creators, distributors, advertisers or sponsors who provide that Content to Above Grounds either directly or through other persons or companies on their behalf. You agree that you may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on Content protected by intellectual property rights (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically authorized by Above Grounds or by the owners of the Content, in a written agreement.

E. Your Rights

1. Non-Music Content:
By submitting, posting, or transmitting non-music Content to the Above Grounds website, or to Above Grounds, you give Above Grounds a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any nonmusic Content which you submit, post or transmit to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website. You agree that this license includes the right for Above Grounds to make such non-music Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Above Grounds has relationships.

2. Music Content:
By submitting, posting, or transmitting music Content files, and associated Content such as artwork, lyrics, and musical band information to the Above Grounds website, or to Above Grounds, you give Above Grounds a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to publicly display, and make available to the public for listening through a web-based music player, any music Content files and associated Content which you submit, post or transmit to Above Grounds or the Above Grounds website. You agree that this license does not include the right for Above Grounds to distribute copies of such music Content files for the purpose of sale, or make copies of such music Content files and associated content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Above Grounds has relationships without your expressed written consent.

F. Warranties
Above Grounds does not warrant that this website will meet your requirements, or that this web site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or that the results that may be obtained from the use of web site will be accurate or reliable, or that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through this web site will meet your expectations, or that any errors therein will be corrected. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

G. Copyright and trademarks
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other applicable law. Any use of Above Ground’s trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features must be in compliance with these Terms of Service. H. Other Content
The Above Grounds website may include hyperlinks to other external web sites, content, or resources, and that Above Grounds may have no control over such web sites, content, or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Above Grounds is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Above Grounds is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such external web sites or resources. You expressly understand and agree that any loss or damage which may be incurred by you, including but not limited to loss or damage as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the Above Grounds website.

I. Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Above Grounds, its directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, advertisers, and clients from any claim arising from your use of this website, or your violation of the terms and conditions of the use of this website, or your violation of any law, or your violation of the rights of any third party.