Terms of Use

Thank you for using our products and services (“Services”)! We're happy you're here. Please read this Terms of Use agreement carefully before accessing or using Adventist Media services. Because it is such an important contract between us and you, we have tried to make it as clear as possible.

Effective date: 22 March, 2018


A. Definitions

Short version: We use these basic terms throughout the agreement, and they have specific meanings. You should know what we mean when we use each of the terms. There's not going to be a test on it, but it's still useful information.

  1. The “Agreement” refers, collectively, to all the terms, conditions, notices contained or referenced in this document (the “Terms of Service” or the "Terms") and all other operating rules, policies (including the Adventist Media Privacy Statement, available at dashboard.adventist.place/legal/privacy) and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the Website.
  2. The “Service” refers to the applications, software, features, and services provided by Adventist Media.
  3. The “Website” refers to Adventist Media’s website located at dashboard.adventist.place, and all content, services, and products provided by Adventist Media at or through the Website. Occasionally, websites owned by Adventist Media may provide different or additional terms of service. If those additional terms conflict with this Agreement, the more specific terms apply to the relevant page or service.
  4. “The User,” “You,” and “Your” refer to the individual person, company, or organization that has visited or is using the Website or Service; that accesses or uses any part of the account; or that directs the use of the account in the performance of its functions. A User must be at least 13 years of age. 
  5. “Adventist Media,” “We,” and “Us” refer to Adventist Media, as well as our affiliates, directors, subsidiaries, contractors, licensors, officers, agents, and employees.
  6. “Content” refers to content featured or displayed through the Website, including without limitation text, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, designs, features, and other materials that are available on the Website or otherwise available through the Service. "Content" also includes Services. “User-Generated Content” is Content, written or otherwise, created or uploaded by our Users. "Your Content" is Content that you create or own.

B. Account Terms

Short version: A human must create your account; you must be 13 or over; you must provide a valid email address. You alone are responsible for your account and anything that happens while you are signed in to or using your account. You are responsible for keeping your account secure.

1. Required Information

To signin in to our services you will need a myAdventist Account. Your myAdventist account must have a valid email address and your real name. When signing in to our services we collect your general details (i.e. - email, first name, last name) from myAdventist to store. 

2. Account Requirements

We have a few simple rules for accounts on Adventist Media’s Service.

  • You must be a human to create an account. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted. We do permit machine accounts:
  • You must be age 13 or older. While we are thrilled to see brilliant young webmasters get excited by managing a website, we must comply with Australian law. Adventist Media does not target our Service to children under 13, and we do not permit any Users under 13 on our Service. If you are a resident of a country outside the Australia, your country’s minimum age may be older; in such a case, you are responsible for complying with your country’s laws.
  • Your login may only be used by one person — i.e., a single login may not be shared by multiple people.
3. User Account Security

You are responsible for keeping your account secure while you use our Service. The content of your account and its security are up to you.

  • You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when content is posted by others who have accounts under your account).
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Adventist Media cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  • You will promptly notify Adventist Media if you become aware of any unauthorized use of, or access to, our Service through your account, including any unauthorized use of your password or account.
4. Additional Terms

In some situations, third parties' terms may apply to your use of Adventist Media. For example, you may download an application that integrates with Adventist Media; or you may use Adventist Media to authenticate to another service. Please be aware that while these Terms are our full agreement with you, other parties' terms govern their relationships with you.


C. Acceptable Use

Short version: While using the service, you must follow this Acceptable Use Policy, which includes some restrictions on content you can post, conduct on the service, and other limitations. In short, be excellent to each other.

1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Your use of the Website and Service must not violate any applicable laws, including copyright or trademark laws, export control laws, or other laws in your jurisdiction. You are responsible for making sure that your use of the Service is in compliance with laws and any applicable regulations.

2. Content Restrictions

You agree that you will not under any circumstances upload, post, host, or transmit any content that:

  • is unlawful or promotes unlawful activities;
  • is or contains sexually obscene content;
  • is libelous, defamatory, or fraudulent;
  • is discriminatory or abusive toward any individual or group;
  • contains or installs any active malware or exploits, or uses our platform for exploit delivery (such as part of a command and control system); or
  • infringes on any proprietary right of any party, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other rights.
3. Conduct Restrictions

While using Adventist Media, you agree that you will not under any circumstances:

  • harass, abuse, threaten, or incite violence towards any individual or group, including Adventist Media employees, support, or other Adventist Media Users;
  • use our servers for any form of excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), or relay any other form of unsolicited advertising or solicitation through our servers, such as get-rich-quick schemes;
  • attempt to disrupt or tamper with Adventist Media's servers in ways that could harm our Website or Service, to place undue burden on Adventist Media's servers through automated means, or to access Adventist Media's Service in ways that exceed your authorization;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives, including through false association with Adventist Media, or by fraudulently misrepresenting your identity or site's purpose; or
  • violate the privacy of any third party, such as by posting another person's personal information without consent.
4. Services Usage Limits

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without Adventist Media's express written permission.

5. Scraping

Scraping refers to extracting data from our Website via an automated process, such as a bot or webcrawler.

You may not scrape Adventist Media for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of selling Adventist Media's users' personal information, such as to recruiters, headhunters, and job boards.

6. Privacy

Misuse of Adventist Media Users' Personal Information is prohibited.

You must comply with the Adventist Media Privacy Policy.

7. User and Visitor Protection

You agree not to engage in activity that significantly harms our Users or Website Visitors. We will resolve disputes in favour of protecting our Users and Visitors as a whole.


D. User-Generated Content

Short version: You own content you create, but you allow us certain rights to it, so that we can display and share the content you post. You still have control over your content, and responsibility for it, and the rights you grant us are limited to those we need to provide the service. We have the right to remove content or close accounts if we need to.

1. Responsibility for User-Generated Content

You may create or upload User-Generated Content while using the Service. You are solely responsible for the content of, and for any harm resulting from, any User-Generated Content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the Service, regardless of the form of that Content. We are not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User-Generated Content.

2. Adventist Media May Remove Content

We do not pre-screen User-Generated Content, but we have the right (though not the obligation) to refuse or remove any User-Generated Content that, in our sole discretion, violates any Adventist Media terms or policies.

3. Ownership of Content, Right to Post, and License Grants

You retain ownership of and responsibility for Content you create or own ("Your Content"). If you're posting anything you did not create yourself or do not own the rights to, you agree that you are responsible for any Content you post; that you will only submit Content that you have the right to post; and that you will fully comply with any third party licenses relating to Content you post.

Because you retain ownership of and responsibility for Your Content, we need you to grant us — and other Adventist Media Users — certain legal permissions, listed in Sections D.4. These license grants apply to Your Content. If you upload Content that already comes with a license granting Adventist Media the permissions we need to run our Service, no additional license is required. You understand that you will not receive any payment for any of the rights granted in Sections D.4. The licenses you grant to us will end when you remove Your Content from our servers.

4. License Grant to Us

We need the legal right to do things like host Your Content, publish it, and share it. You grant us and our legal successors the right to store, parse, and display Your Content, and make incidental copies as necessary to render the Website and provide the Service. This includes the right to do things like copy it to our database and make backups; show it to you and other users; parse it into a search index or otherwise analyze it on our servers; share it with other users; and perform it, in case Your Content is something like music or video.

5. Moral Rights

You retain all moral rights to Your Content that you upload, publish, or submit to any part of the Service, including the rights of integrity and attribution. However, you waive these rights and agree not to assert them against us, to enable us to reasonably exercise the rights granted in Section D.4, but not otherwise.

To the extent this agreement is not enforceable by applicable law, you grant Adventist Media the rights we need to use Your Content without attribution and to make reasonable adaptations of Your Content as necessary to render the Website and provide the Service.


E. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

If you believe that content on our website violates your copyright, please contact us. If you are a copyright owner and you believe that content on an Adventist Media website violates your rights, please contact us by emailing [email protected] There may be legal consequences for sending a false or frivolous takedown notice. Before sending a takedown request, you must consider legal uses such as fair use and licensed uses.

We will terminate the accounts of repeat infringers of this policy.


F. Intellectual Property Notice

Short version: We own the service and all of our content. In order for you to use our content, we give you certain rights to it, but you may only use our content in the way we have allowed.

1. Adventist Media's Rights to Content

Adventist Media and our licensors, vendors, agents, and/or our content providers retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and Service. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement or by law. The look and feel of the Website and Service is copyright © Adventist Media. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, Javascript, or visual design elements or concepts without express written permission from Adventist Media.


G. Advertising on Adventist Media

Short version: We do not generally prohibit use of Adventist Media for advertising. However, we expect our users to follow certain limitations, so Adventist Media does not become a spam haven. No one wants that.

1. Adventist Media Hosted Sites

We offer hosted sites primarily as a showcase for an entity. Some monetization efforts are permitted on Adventist Media, such as donation buttons and crowdfunding links.

2. Spamming and Inappropriate Use of Adventist Media

Advertising Content, like all Content, must not violate the law or these Terms of Use, for example through excessive bulk activity such as spamming. We reserve the right to remove any advertisements that, in our sole discretion, violate any Adventist Media terms or policies.


H. Cancellation and Termination

Short version: You may close your account at any time. If you do, we'll treat your information responsibly.

1. Account Cancellation

It is your responsibility to properly cancel your account with Adventist Media. You can cancel your account at any time by going to My Account in the dashboard at the top of the screen. We are not able to cancel accounts in response to an email or phone request.

2. Upon Cancellation

Closing your Account on Adventist Media does not close your myAdventist account. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We will not delete Content that you have contributed to hosted sites.

Upon request, we will make a reasonable effort to provide an account owner with a copy of your lawful, non-infringing account contents after account cancellation, termination, or downgrade. You must make this request within 90 days of cancellation, termination, or downgrade.

3. Adventist Media May Terminate

Adventist Media has the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. Adventist Media reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

4. Survival

All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.


I. Communications with Adventist Media

Short version: We use email and other electronic means to stay in touch with our users.

1. Electronic Communication Required

For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (2) agree that all Terms of Service, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that those communications would satisfy if they were on paper. This section does not affect your non-waivable rights.

2. Legal Notice to Adventist Media Must Be in Writing

Communications made through email or one of Adventist Media’s Support websites will not constitute legal notice to Adventist Media or any of its officers, employees or representatives in any situation where notice to Adventist Media is required by contract or any law or regulation. Legal notice to Adventist Media must be in writing and served on Adventist Media’s legal agent.


J. Disclaimer of Warranties

Short version: We provide our service as is, and we make no promises or guarantees about this service. Please read this section carefully; you should understand what to expect.

Adventist Media provides the Website and the Service “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting this, we expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, regarding the Website and the Service including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement.

Adventist Media does not warrant that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; that the information provided through the Service is accurate, reliable or correct; that any defects or errors will be corrected; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the Service.


K. Limitation of Liability

Short version: We will not be liable for damages or losses arising from your use or inability to use the service or otherwise arising under this agreement. Please read this section carefully; it limits our obligations to you.

You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from

  • the use, disclosure, or display of your User-Generated Content;
  • your use or inability to use the Service;
  • any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service;
  • the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available;
  • unauthorized access to or alterations of your transmissions or data;
  • statements or conduct of any third party on the Service;
  • any other user interactions that you input or receive through your use of the Service; or
  • any other matter relating to the Service.

Our liability is limited whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. We will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.


L. Release and Indemnification

Short version: You are responsible for your use of the service. If you harm someone else or get into a dispute with someone else, we will not be involved.

If you have a dispute with one or more Users, you agree to release Adventist Media from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

You agree to indemnify us, defend us, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


M. Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Service at any time and will update these Terms of Service in the event of any such amendments. For non-material modifications, your continued use of the Website constitutes agreement to our revisions of these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) with or without notice.


N. Miscellaneous
1. Governing Law

Except to the extent applicable law provides otherwise, this Agreement between you and Adventist Media and any access to or use of the Website or the Service are governed by the laws of Australia and the laws of the State of New South Wales, without regard to conflict of law provisions. 

2. Non-Assignability

Adventist Media may assign or delegate these Terms of Use and/or the Adventist Media Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent, including the license grant in Section D.4. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Use or Privacy Statement without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

3. Section Headings and Summaries

Throughout this Agreement, each section includes titles and brief summaries of the following terms and conditions. These section titles and brief summaries are not legally binding.

4. Severability, No Waiver, and Survival

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Agreement will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of Adventist Media to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

5. Amendments; Complete Agreement

This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized representative of Adventist Media, or by the posting by Adventist Media of a revised version in accordance with the Section Changes to These Terms. These Terms of Service, together with the Adventist Media Privacy Statement, represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us. This Agreement supersedes any proposal or prior agreement oral or written, and any other communications between you and Adventist Media relating to the subject matter of these terms including any confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements.

6. Questions

Questions about the Terms of Use? Contact us by emailing [email protected]