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The entire content you see on this Web site, including, but not limited to, all the headers, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and text (referred to herein as “Content”) is the exclusive property of the LCMS or CPH, and/or is subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by the LCMS or CPH, or by third parties who have licensed or assigned their rights, interests and/or materials to CPH.
Authorized Uses: The Content of the website and the website as a whole, are intended solely for the personal and non-commercial use of the users of the site without charge, as a convenience, and for your information only. As such a user, you may view, copy, download, print and store selected portions of the Content but only (1) for your own informational, personal and non-commercial purposes, (2) if you do not copy or post the Content on any network computer or broadcast the Content in any medium, form, and/or format, (3) if you do not modify or alter the Content in any way, separate it from any accompanying text, quote materials out of text, or delete or change any copyright or trademark notice, and (4) if you properly credit any intellectual property rights to the LCMS by displaying the above copyright notice on each copy. Neither the LCMS nor any third party has conferred upon you by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, trademark, or copyright (except as expressly provided herein).
Copyrights: All Content on the website, and the website as a whole, is copyrighted as a collective work under the US copyright laws, and the LCMS owns the copyright to the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content. In addition, the artwork and illustrations contained throughout the pages of this website are protected by copyright and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without written permission.
Except as noted above, you may not copy, download, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, display, license, transmit, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or make any other use of any of the Content obtained from this website without prior written permission. No right, title or interest in any downloaded or copied Content is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. The LCMS and CPH reserve complete title and full intellectual property rights in any Content you download from this website.
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Changes: We reserve the right to change this agreement at any time by publishing a revised version of this agreement on the site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this agreement. Continued use of the site following any such changes means you accept and will abide by these changes.
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: CPH will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to CPH’s Designated Agent.
Service Provider(s): Concordia Publishing House
Name/Contact Information of Designated Agent:
Concordia Publishing House
Contracts, Rights, Permission
3558 S. Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: (800) 325-0191
Fax: (314) 268-1243
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):
- Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online side are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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Content Use Restrictions. You also agree that, in using the site: (i) you will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the site by using any robot, rover, “bot”, spider, scraper, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (ii) you will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any such Content (including any images, text, or page layout); (iii) you will keep intact all Trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content; (iv) you will not use such Content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, services, or brands; (v) you will not make any modifications to such Content; (vi) you will not copy, modify, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or transfer to any third party or on any third-party application or web site, or otherwise use or exploit such Content in any way for any purpose except as specifically permitted by these Terms or any Additional Terms or with the prior written consent of the LCMS, CPH, or, in the case of Content from a licensor, the owner of the Content; and (vii) you will not insert any code or product to manipulate such Content in any way that adversely affects any user experience.
Availability of Site and Content. The LCMS may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Site and Content (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in the LCMS’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
Reservation of All Rights Not Granted as to Content and Site. These Terms and any Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to Content and to use and access the Site. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by the LCMS, CPH, and its licensors and other third parties. Any unauthorized use of any Content or the Site for any purpose is prohibited.