Terms of Use Agreement

Acceptance of Terms

Please read these terms carefully before using this website. The Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation (“Foundation”) provides its service to you subject to this Terms of Use Agreement (“Terms of Use”). The Privacy Policy located on this website is also part of the Terms of Use. The Foundation reserves the right to update the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Use by clicking on the “Terms of Use” link located at the bottom of our web pages.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

The Foundation may, from time to time, and at its sole discretion, modify these Terms of Use. The modified Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to the new posted Terms of Use by continuing your use of this website. You agree to review the Terms of  Use periodically and your continued use of the website following such modification will indicate your acceptance of any modified Terms of Use. If you do not agree with the modified Terms of Use, your only remedy is to discontinue using the website.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities

Because of the number of possible sources of information available through this website, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be inaccuracies, omissions, and delays in such information. The Foundation does not and cannot warranty the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through this website, nor does the Foundation guarantee that this website will be error-free and continuously available.

The Foundation, and each of its licensors and service providers, assumes no liability for any inaccurate, delayed, or incomplete information or investment, contribution, or disbursement instructions provided to the website, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

The information contained on the website provided by any third party has been supplied without verification by us. Any opinions expressed on the website and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of the Foundation or any employee thereof. The Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied on the website.

You expressly agree that use of the website is at your sole risk. The website may include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors and it is provided to you on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. The Foundation, its licensors, service providers, and suppliers make no representation and disclaim all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind, including, without limitation, representations, warranties, or conditions regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness, non-infringement, satisfactory quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, or fitness for any particular purpose or those arising by law, statute, usage of trade, or course of dealing. The Foundation, and each of its licensors and service providers, assumes no responsibility to you or to any third party for the consequences of any errors or omissions. The Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the website. The Foundation may make any other changes to the website and at any time without notice.

The Foundation and its trustees, officers, employees, or agents shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for any direct consequential, incidental, indirect, or special damages of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever, or any decision made or action taken by you in reliance upon the materials or those resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether resulting from the use of or inability to use any materials on the website (or a third party website linked to the website), or any other cause; and even if caused by the negligence of the Foundation or by the negligence of its respective licensors or service providers, and even if any of them has been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

The above limitations and exclusions shall apply to you to the fullest extent that applicable law permits, in all actions of any kind, whether based on contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or any other legal or equitable theory. Any clause declared invalid shall be deemed severable and not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms of Use.

No Endorsement of Third Party Sites

The website may contain links to or reference third party websites, resources, and advertisers (collectively, “Third Party Sites”). Your linking to such Third Party Sites is at your own risk. The Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any content, data, opinions, advice, statements, or other information made on the Third Party Sites. The Foundation also is not responsible for the availability of these Third Party Sites, nor is it responsible for the aesthetics, appeal, suitability to taste, or subjective quality of informational content, advertising, products, or other materials made available on or through such Third Party Sites. No endorsement of any third party content, information, data, opinions, advice, statements, goods, services, or products is expressed or implied by any information, material, or content of any third party contained in, referred to, included on, or linked from or to the website. Under no circumstances shall the Foundation or any affiliated providers be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss, injury, or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content, information, data, opinions, advice, statements, goods, services, or products available on such Third Party Sites. You should direct any concerns to the respective Third Party Site’s administrator or webmaster. Any links to Third Party Sites do not imply that the Foundation is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible by such links, or that any linked Third Party Site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol of the Foundation.

Intellectual Property

All materials displayed on, or contained within, the website, including without limitation, design, text, editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks, and service marks (collectively, the “Materials”), are the property of the Foundation or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and all other applicable intellectual property laws. The Foundation name, designs, and related marks contained within the Materials are trademarks of the Foundation. You acknowledge and agree that the website and Materials are the property of the Foundation and its respective service providers, suppliers, or licensors, and that you will not acquire any rights or licenses in any trademarks, patents, copyrights, or other intellectual property on the website or in the Materials. The website and the Materials are protected by copyright, both individually and as a collective work or compilation, by trademark and patent laws, and by other applicable laws.

Inappropriate Material

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

Right to Remove Content

The Foundation reserves the right at any time to remove any material posted on the website at its sole discretion and for any reason, with or without cause.

Protecting Information

The website has reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and interception by third parties of the information under our control. However, complete confidentiality and security is not yet possible over the Internet. The Foundation assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer as a result of interception, alteration, or misuse of any information transmitted over the Internet.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Foundation and its respective trustees, officers, employees, agents, information providers, suppliers, and attorneys harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, claims, and expenses, including, but not limited to, all legal fees and costs arising from or relation to (a) your failure to comply with any of these Terms of Use and (b) your use of the website. The Foundation has no duty to reimburse, defend, indemnify, or hold you harmless resulting from, relating to, or arising out of, these Terms of Use or the website.

Your Obligations

You may use the website’s features, offerings, and content for lawful purposes only. You agree to provide the Foundation with true, accurate, complete, and updated account information, and you agree to keep such information current. You also agree to maintain the confidentiality and security of your password, account, and other identification information and not provide it to any other person or entity. You are fully responsible for all use of, and activities that occur under, your password, account, and other identification information and for any actions that take place through your registration or access to the website or the services provided (whether conducted by you or another). You must also maintain and promptly update personal data that you provide to the Foundation to keep such data accurate, current, and complete. You are responsible for restricting access to your computer as necessary. If the Foundation has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, it has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the account.

By using the website, you represent and warrant that: (a) you have the power and authority to accept these Terms of Use and to enter into this agreement with the Foundation; (b) you are capable of assuming, and do assume, any risks related to the use of the Materials on the website; and (c) you understand and accept the terms, conditions, and risks relating to the use of the content and Materials on the website. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use or are in any way dissatisfied with the website or the Materials, your exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.