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Legal Agreement
The various websites (or “sites”) of Christ In Youth, Inc. (hereafter “us” and derivatives thereof, “CIY” or “Christ In Youth”) and the properties thereof are provided to you (hereafter “you” and derivatives thereof or “User”) as a service subject to the Terms & Conditions set forth below, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you (hereafter “Terms & Conditions”). In addition, when using any particular Christ In Youth’s owned or operated services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules (including, but not limited to CIY’s Privacy Policy and Refund Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms & Conditions. CIY may also offer other services that are governed by different terms and conditions.

Your use of any CIY website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with the Terms & Conditions.  Your use of our any CIY website constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and constitutes a binding, legal agreement between you and CIY. If you disagree with any of the Terms & Conditions, including the Privacy Policy and/or Refund Policy you should not use this or any CIY website.

Intellectual Property
Christ In Youth is the owner and intellectual property holder of many “works” on its various websites that may be trademarked or protected by US copyright law. Any unauthorized use of any logo, image, content or other protected item from any CIY website is prohibited. Whether marked as such or not, CIY claims the copyright on any content, logo, or image on any of its sites that are not owned by a third party and may legally qualify for copyright or trademark protection.

External Links
In some cases CIY websites may include links to websites or documents owned by other persons or entities. CIY cannot control the content of or use of third-party sites or content. CIY is not in any way responsible for content on or the management of any third-party website. Users of CIY’s websites are advised to use caution in determining when it is appropriate to use third-party links that may exist on a CIY website. Further, the existence of a link to another person or entity’s website from a CIY website does not indicate an endorsement of that third-party site or any of the content or views that maybe contained therein.

Disclaimers
CIY websites are provided as a service on an as-is basis. CIY will not be responsible (financially or otherwise) for any errors, disruptions, or failures of the site. CIY will make reasonable efforts to maintain its sites in good working order, to minimize maintenance related down times, and avoid other disruptions.

Limitation of Liability
CIY will make reasonable effort to maintain the material found on its various websites current and accurate. If User feels that inaccurate information negatively impacted a purchase or donation decision CIY will take commercially reasonable efforts to correct the situation in a manner that is agreeable to both the User and CIY. HOWEVER, IF NO MUTUALLY AGREEABLE SOLUTION CAN BE FOUND, USER’S MAXIMUM REMEDY IS THE RETURN OF FUNDS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OR DONATION. CIY SHALL BEAR NO FURTHER LIABILITY – FINANCIAL OR OTHERWISE – RELATED TO INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ANY OF ITS WEBSITES.  YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CIY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.

Indemnification
User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Christ In Youth and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and assigns from and against any claim including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or in any manner connected with User’s activity on any CIY website. This provision applies to both the actions of the User and any violation on the part of the User of any provision of this Terms & Conditions policy.

Severability
If any provision of this policy or any of the policies incorporated herein are declared by a court of competent jurisdiction invalid, unenforceable, or illegal the remaining provisions herein shall remain in full force as though the invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision(s) had never existed.

Changes
CIY reserves the right to update and amend this Terms & Conditions policy from time to time as it sees fit with no requirement to notify users. Your continued use of the site will serve as your consent and agreement to the Terms & Conditions as they exist at any given time. CIY will post on its websites notice of material changes to this Terms & Conditions policy.

Refund Policy
In order to meet Internal Revenue Service requirements for tax deductibility, funds donated to Christ In Youth are considered non-refundable. If, however, one of the following apply, funds donated can be returned to you at your discretion:

  1. Funds were donated in error – If you inadvertently donated to Christ In Youth please contact us immediately at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to void the transaction. If you do not contact us within 24 hours of the transaction occurring CIY cannot return the funds to you.
  2. CIY is unable to fulfill the basis of the donation – If you are donating to a particular initiative and we are unable to execute that initiative we will contact you to discuss whether your funds (at your discretion) can be applied to another ministry initiative or if you prefer those funds will be returned to you.

In any refund situation, CIY will return funds in the method they were given – credit card, check, etc. – unless the time elapsed from a credit card transaction does not allow the funds to be returned to the card. In that instance a company check will be sent to the address you request.

Privacy Policy
The security of your information is important and will be handled accordingly by Christ In Youth. The following represents our privacy policy as it pertains to online transactions.

Information Gathered
Some of the uses of CIY’s websites require certain personally identifiable information to be gathered. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, address, phone number, credit card information (if making a purchase or donation), etc. CIY will use SSL encryption when collecting financial information (credit card number, expiration date, etc.).

Information Use
CIY will use your information to fulfill the purpose for which it was submitted – making a purchase or a donation, signing up for an event, etc. – and may use it to contact you about related activities. We will seek your permission before using it in any other manner. CIY will make use of opt-in and/or opt-out boxes when seeking permission to use your information for something other than the purpose it was submitted for or activities related to that purpose. CIY will not sell / give / lend  or otherwise disclose to third-parties your information without seeking your permission other than in the manners listed below related to third-parties working on behalf of CIY or legal actions requiring disclosure of information.

Third Parties
In some instances, third-parties working on behalf of CIY may have access to your information specifically if their function is in fulfillment of the purpose for which you provided your information to CIY or if their function for CIY is in the maintenance of its various websites and/or data management. CIY, in establishing contractual relationships with various third-parties, will establish confidentiality requirements that the third-party is to be bound by.

Cookies
The function of certain aspects of some of CIY’s websites require the use of Cookies – small data files sent to your computer that track your browsing history. You may be required to enable Cookies in order to use certain aspects of CIY’s sites.

CIY may, at its option, make use of Cookie data in conjunction with third-party services to analyze browsing patterns and trends. In this use, your personal information will not be identifiable.

Legal Disclosure of information
CIY will, as required by a lawful action, comply with subpoenas, warrants, or other court actions requiring it to disclose information collected on any of its websites.

Security / Encryption
CIY will use SSL – or other types of encryption that we deem appropriate, during any collection of protected, sensitive, secure information – specifically during financial transactions and/or during submission of medical release form data. You are advised that no form of encryption or security can provide 100% protection from unauthorized access to data. While CIY cannot fully guarantee the security of your information, we will take efforts to comply with legal standards and current commercial best practices.

Legal Jurisdiction
This policy is written and established in Jasper County, Missouri. This policy shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Missouri. Any legal proceeding pertaining to this policy shall be brought in the State courts of Jasper County, Missouri or the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

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