Plain-English Terms of Service
Welcome to CCIS Shield Church Management Software! Here on the left you'll find our plain-english terms of service and the corresponding legal terms of service on the right.
Please review our terms, you must agree to them in order to use CCIS Shield Church Management Software. If you are using CCIS Shield Church Management Software on behalf of your organization, make sure you are allowed to agree to our terms of service.
We may change our terms of service from time to time. If we do, we will post a note on our website or email you.
Legal Terms of Service
We last updated this policy April 30, 2016.
Please Read Carefully Before Using This Website: The following terms of service (“Terms of Service”) govern your use of the CCIS Church Management Software Website (the “Site”) and the CCIS Shield Church Management Software web-based, application integration and data linking service accessed through the Site (“CCIS Shield”), both of which are operated by CCIS Church Management Software, Inc. (“CCIS”). By using the Site and/or the Service, you irrevocably agree that such use is subject to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you may not use the Site or the Service. If you are entering into these Terms of Service on behalf of an entity, you represent that you have the actual authority to bind such entity to these Terms of Service.
CCIS expressly reserves the right to modify the Terms of Service at any time in its sole discretion, and without prior notice to you, by including such alteration and/or modification in these Terms of Service, along with a notice of the effective date of such modified Terms of Service. Any continued use by you of the CCIS Shield or the Service after the posting of such modified Terms of Service shall be deemed to indicate your irrevocable agreement to such modified Terms of Service. Accordingly, if at any time you do not agree to be subject to any modified Terms of Service, you may no longer use the Site or CCIS Shield.
User Account Registration; Passwords and Fees
You will need to sign up for an account to use CCIS Shield. Keep your password safe and let us know if you detect any unusual behavior on your account immediately. You also must be at least 18 (or have your parent's permission) to use Service.
Refund requests are subject to our refund policy located here. You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel your use of the CCIS Shield at any time, but we do not provide prorate refunds or adjustments. To cancel your User Account, you must contact support at 1-800-873-7435, option 1.
(a) Account Registration and Use License: In order to access and use all of the features of the CCIS Shield, you are required to open an account (“User Account”) by registering with CCIS. When you register for your User Account you must provide true, accurate, current and complete information (“Account Information”), and you agree to update the Account Information in order to ensure that it is current. Upon proper registration and opening of a User Account, and subject to all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, CCIS hereby grants to you the personal, non-transferable right and license to use CCIS Shield, solely for your own internal organization purposes, until such time as either you or CCIS elect to terminate such right in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
(b) Eligibility: As an express condition of being permitted to open a User Account, you represent and warrant that you (i) have the legal capacity (including, without limitation, being of sufficient age) to enter into contracts under the law of the jurisdiction in which you reside, (ii) are not on a list of persons barred you from receiving services under U.S. laws (including, without limitation, the Denied Persons List and the Entity List issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security)or other applicable jurisdiction and (iii) are not a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. You must be at least 13 years of age or older to use the Site, provided that if you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian, as applicable, must expressly consent to your use of the Site.
(c) Passwords: Upon registration on the Site, you will provide CCIS with a password to access your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all of your activities and those of any third party that occur through your account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify CCIS of any suspected or actual unauthorized use of your User Account. You agree that CCIS will not under any circumstances be liable for any cost, loss, damages or expenses arising out of a failure by you to maintain the security of your password.
Unless otherwise noted, application information published on this site are copyrighted works of CCIS.
Third party information, such as data accessed through a service on CCIS, is subject to the copyrights of those third party systems.
You can copy information on this site for your own organizational use. Please do not infringe the copyrights of others using CCIS Shield or your account may be deleted.
(a) CCIS Content: Except as may be otherwise noted, the information, materials (including, without limitation, HTML, text, audio, video, white papers, press releases, data sheets, product descriptions, software and FAQs and other content) available on the Site and/or CCIS Shield (collectively, “CCIS Content”) are the copyrighted works of CCIS and its licensors, and CCIS and its licensors expressly retain all right title and interest in and to the CCIS Content, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein and thereto. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Service, any use of the CCIS Content may violate copyright and/or other applicable laws.
(c) Limited Site Content License: CCIS grants you the limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to use the CCIS Content and Third Party Content (collectively, “Site Content”) by displaying the Site Content on your computer, and downloading and printing pages from the Site containing Site Content, under the condition that (i) such activity is solely for your personal, education or other noncommercial use, (ii) you do not modify or prepare derivative works from the Site Content, (iii) you do not obscure, alter or remove any notice of copyright set forth on any Site pages or Site Content, (iv) you do not otherwise reproduce, re-distribute or publicly display any of the Site Content and (v) you do not copy any Site Content to any other media or other storage format.
(d) Trademarks: All trademarks, service marks and logos included on the Site (“Marks”) are the property of CCIS or third parties, and you may not use such Marks without the express, prior written consent of CCIS or the applicable third party.
(e) Monitoring of Site Content and use of Service: CCIS reserves the right, but does not undertake the obligation, to monitor use of the Site and/or the Service, and to investigate and take appropriate legal action against any party that uses the Site in violation of these Terms of Service or applicable law. CCIS reserves the right to accept, reject or modify any Site Content or User Content, but assumes no liability based on its acceptance, rejection, modification or failure to modify any Site Content or User Content.
(f) Copyright Infringement: As a condition of your right to use the Site and the Service, you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, you agree not to upload or post to the Site or the Service any copyrighted materials, trademarks or other proprietary information belonging to any third party without the prior written consent of the applicable third party. You acknowledge that CCIS will terminate your access to the Site and/or to CCIS Shield if you repeatedly infringe the copyright of third parties. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been illegally uploaded or posted on the Site or the Service, you may send a written notice to CCIS at support@CCISsoftware.com, and CCIS will respond pursuant to its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) procedure. CCIS’s DMCA procedure is in accordance with that suggested by DMCA, the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office web site http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf. CCIS reserves all rights to seek damages and fees associated with infringement and or fraud.
Your Use of the Site and Service
To use CCIS Shield, you must agree you won't use CCIS Shield to break any local laws. You can't republish or resell CCIS Shield.
You can use CCIS Shield but as a user can not copy or redistribute our intellectual property (like our trademarks, name, logo, source code, etc). Again, you have to follow your local laws when using CCIS.
By uploading content to CCIS Shield, you are effectively transferring ownership of that content to us. Sometimes we will access your content in order to provide support or technical assistance.
Please note that CCIS does not receive any rights in any information or data from your accounts with third party services (i.e., Gmail or Dropbox) that passes through or is processed by CCIS, unless you choose to make it publically available on CCIS Shield.
We encrypt everything where possible, but there may be times when data is communicated insecurely (for example email or an unencrypted API we work with).
Our terms of service are effectively a contract between you and CCIS so make sure you read them.
We feature partners and reviews on our website. We will ask your permission before using your name or photo. We normally contact people via email to obtain their permission.
(a) Account and Use of Service: You may use your User Account for the Service only in accordance with these Terms of Service and only for lawful purposes. You are responsible for your own communications, including the upload, transmission and posting of information, and are responsible for the consequences of their posting on or through the Service.
(b) Fees: Some features of the Service may only be accessed and used upon the payment of applicable fees (“Fees”). Fees may vary depending on usage in accordance with our current pricing policy. If you do not initially register for a version of the CCIS Shield that requires the payment of a fee, you will nonetheless be permitted to use all of the features of the Service for a period of thirty (30) days (“Free Trial Period”). Upon the expiration of the Free Trial Period, you will only be able to access and use those features of the Service the use of which does not require the payment of a Fee, unless you subsequently upgrade to a paid version of the Service. All Fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes.
(c) Refunds, Upgrading and Downgrading: Refunds are processed according to our fair refund policy. Any upgrade or downgrade in your Service use will result in the new Fees being charged at the next billing cycle. There will be no prorating for downgrades in between billing cycles. Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of features or capacity of your User Account. CCIS does not accept any liability for such loss.
(d) Cancellation and Termination: You are solely responsible for properly canceling your User Account. You can cancel your User Account at any time by calling 800-874-7435 option 1. If you cancel your User Account before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately, and you will not be charged again. But there will not be any prorating of unused time in the last billing cycle.
(e) Prohibited Conduct: CCIS specifically prohibits any use of the Site or CCIS Shield for: (i) posting any (1) information which is incomplete, false, inaccurate or not your own, (2) trade secrets or material that is copyrighted or otherwise owned by a third party unless you have a valid license from the owner which permits you to post it, (3) material that infringes on any other intellectual property, privacy or publicity right of another, (4) advertisement, promotional materials or solicitation related to any product or service that is competitive with CCIS products or services or (5) software or programs which contain any harmful code, including, but not limited to, viruses, worms, time bombs or Trojan horses; (ii) impersonating another person; (iii) engaging in or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any city, state, national or international law or regulation, or which fails to comply with accepted Internet protocol; or (iv) transmitting or transferring (by any means) information or software derived from the Site or the Service to foreign countries or certain foreign nations in violation of US export control laws. In addition, you are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, the Service or CCIS’s system or network security, including, without limitation, the following: (w) accessing data not intended for users of the Site or the Service, or gaining unauthorized access to an account, server or any other computer system; (x) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures; (y) attempting to interfere with the function of the Site, the Service, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing”, “crashing”, or sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (z) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of the Site’s or CCIS’s system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
(f) User Content: If you elect to display, post, submit or otherwise make available to others, on the Site any content or works of authorship, including, without limitation, images, audio files, text, software (but excluding User software) or other materials, (collectively, “User Content”), you hereby grant to CCIS a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license, including the right to grant sublicenses to third parties, to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works from and distribute such User Content, for any purpose. In addition, you hereby irrevocably represent and warrant to CCIS that (i) you have all necessary power, authority, right, title and/or licenses to grant to CCIS the foregoing right and license and (ii) the posting, submission, display by you of User Content on the Site, and the exercise by CCIS of the foregoing license does not and will not (1) violate any applicable law or government regulation or (2) infringe any right of publicity or invades the privacy of others, or any intellectual property right of any third party, (iii) no User Content you provide (1) will constitute obscene, pornographic, indecent, profane or otherwise objectionable material, (2) is discriminatory, hateful or bigoted toward, or abusive of, any group or individual, or (3) is libelous or defamatory. For the avoidance of doubt, any information or data from your accounts with third party services (i.e., Gmail or Dropbox) that is passes through or is processed by CCIS Shield and which you do not make publically available on CCIS Shield, is not User Content, and CCIS does not receive any rights in such information or data.
(g) Suggestions: You hereby grant to CCIS a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable, irrevocable, perpetual license to use or incorporate into the Site and/or the Service any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by you to CCIS that is related to the Site and/or the Service.
(i) Export Control: You hereby represent and warrant that (i) you understand and acknowledge that some Site Content may be subject to export, re-export and import restrictions under applicable law, (ii) you will not use the Site or any Site Content in a manner that violates the U.S. Export Administration Act of 1979 and the regulations of the U.S. Department of Commerce and (iii) you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country to which the United States has embargoed goods.
CCIS links to a lot of third party sites with their own terms of service which are distinct and different from our own.
Your Use of the Site and Service
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We specifically limit our liability
Warranty Disclaimer: THE SITE AND, SITE CONTENT AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND CCIS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICE OR SITE CONENT ARE COMPLETE, SUITABLE FOR YOUR PURPOSE, OR ACCURATE. ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, CCIS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, SITE CONTENT AND SERVICE, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFIRNGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO RESULTS OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT RESTS WITH YOU AND CCIS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE AND OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE SITE, SERVICE AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ALL ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
Location of the Site and your Use
CCIS may operate servers across the world and they are controlled from offices in the United States. You are responsible for compliance with any local laws that may affect you, geographically speaking.
CCIS operates or controls the operation of this Site and the CCIS Shield from offices in the United States. In addition, the Site and the Service may be mirrored, and other websites operated or controlled by CCIS may be located, at various locations in and outside of the United States. CCIS makes no representation or warranty that all of the features of this Site or Service will be available to you outside of the United States, or that they are permitted to be accessed outside of the United States. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any decision by you to use of this Site and/or the Service from other locations, and that such use may be subject to, and that you are responsible for, compliance with applicable local laws.
These terms of service are final. Disputes are handled in Cleveland, TN.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, notwithstanding any different or additional terms that may be contained in the form of purchase order or other document used by you to place orders or otherwise effect transactions hereunder, which such terms are hereby rejected. These Terms of Service supersede all prior or contemporaneous discussions, proposals and agreements between you and CCIS relating to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of these Terms of Service will be effective unless in writing and signed by an officer of CCIS. If any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect and such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible so as to effect the intent of the parties and will be reformed to the extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable. No waiver of rights by CCIS may be implied from any actions or failures to enforce rights under these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service are intended to be and are solely for the benefit of CCIS and you and do not create any right in favor of any third party. These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of a court of competent jurisdiction located in Nashville, Tennessee, and each party irrevocably consents to such personal jurisdiction and waives all objections to this venue.