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1. Acceptance Of Terms.
Welcome to the Online Sunday School™ web site, a shared ministry of Simply Christian®.  At the current time we are a mostly l volunteer ministry effort. 

The Online Sunday School™ (OSS), is a suite of christian educational interactive puzzles, games, quizzes and activities mostly related to The Revised Common Lectionary.   The OSS is designed to help augment a church's Sunday school program by providing online interactive activities related to the weekly bible lessons of churches following the Revised Common Lectionary.

This site is made available to churches and families and therefore those attending the church via either the church's web site, the church's United Methodist Conference website, or by directly accessing the OSS's web address (URL).  By accessing or using any part of the OSS website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.   If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Website.

2. Your Rights.
Simply Christian® grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Website (the "Site") and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with this Agreement. The contents of the Site are only for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Site in any way. As a user of the OSS web site you do not have the right to copy or distribute the graphics, audio, or video clips of the website.  Many people have worked hard to provide this web site. 

3. Copyright and Trademarks.

Copyrights-The OSS website has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and is the property of Ferrans Enterprises, LLC.  Simply Christian has a license and permission to operate, enhance, and provide content for the website.

Trademarks - Simply Christian® is a registered trademark of Ferrans Enterprises, LLC in the United States.  The Online Sunday School™ is a trademark of Simply Christian and in the process of being registered.  All other trademarks, servce marks, and logos used in this web site are the trademarks, service, marks, or logos of their respective owners.  By using this web site, you acknknowledge the validity and enforecability of the Ferrans Enterprise trademarks and agree that you will not in anyway infringe, either edirectly or indirectly the trademarks. 

All materials on the Site, including without limitation text, images, software, audio and video clips, and databases (collectively, the "Content") are owned, controlled, or used with permission by Simply Christian®, which retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Content. The Website and Content are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries, international conventions, and other applicable laws. 

3. Permitted noncommercial uses.
Teachers and parents are permitted to print individual Print-n-Play and those Featured Weekly interactive activities which lend themselves to printing for use by their students or children only.  Activities are not to be collected, archived, or kept for the purpose of distributing at a later date.  Activities are not to be distributed as part of any other non Online Sunday School™ material.  It is the intent that these materials are used online and privately in the home or church of the individual using the Online Sunday School™ (OSS). 
As a user of the OSS web site you agree not to copy or distribute the graphics, audio, or video clips of the website.

Using Bible Readings - please see International Bible Society's Terms of Use Agreement concerning the use of New International Version's text.  Click here.

4. Copyright and trademark notices.
This software was formed/designed by combining both original material and in part from pre-existing material. All pre-existing material has been used, changed, or updated with permission and in accordance with those individual copyrights. The pre-existing copyrights appear as part of this Site (software) where appropiate. A summary of the pre-existing material and the associated copyrights, which apply to Simply Christian's web site and not you the user are shown below:

The Bible Reading/scripture was obtained from one of the following sources:(1) The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984. The NIV text may be quoted in any form, up to and inclusive of five hundred verses without express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book. Or (2) The Bible Reading/scripture is from the NIV version.

© Copyright 1973, 1987, 1984 by International Bible Society. The exact orignin of the text used here was obtained from: www.bible.gospelcom.net

Reverend Fun cartoons, Copyright Gospel Communications International, Inc. www.reverendfun.com.

Usage guidelines: Update no more than once a week; Do not have more than 12 cartoons at a time on the Site; list copyright near image.

Certain coloring pages have been used with permission: © 2002, Julie Vickery - vickery@bellsouth.net

The 'What's The Word? program (version 1.0), which is part of The Online Sunday School web site, has been created from a previous program Hangman Version 1.3 as per the GNU Public License and with permission from the original author J.R. Greer (jrg@albedo.net)

The 'Crossword Puzzzle Maker program, which is used to create various Online Sunday School Crossword puzzles, has been created/updated as per the Copyright License provided with the Crossword Maker Program. The original copyright and author was: CrosswordMaker v1.3betaCopyright 1998, Kristina Pfaff-Harris (scripts@tesol.net)

CrosswordMaker's license is shown in as comments in the crossword.cgi script program.

Web Concentration, a perl script, was updated and changed based on the GPL v2 license which impliies the right to change/sell/copy the original.

Jakes Coloring Book is a java applet obtain at the javaboutique.internet.com. This applet is a free online coloring applet.

Numerous additional java applets obtained from www.ericharshbarger.org. The compiled applets are free for use personal or commercial webpages.

Numerous interactive games are purchased from Clevermedia's Homepage Arcade. (http://www.homepagearcade.com).

The jigsaw puzzle was purchased at http://www.ica-d.com/. A non-transferable and non-exclusive license granted to Simply Christian.

Online Quizzes created via 'Nice-n-Easy Quiz' which was updated. Orginal 'Nice-n-Easy Quiz' program was purchased in 2002 from http://www.62nds.co.nz with permission to make changes.

Graphics: A combination of original creations, donated artwork from individuals, and various clip art and artwork providers. 

Web site users have no rights to copy or reuse the graphics on this site. The OSS is meant to be viewed online via one's computer, it is not a means to distribute lessons, ciriculum, graphic, audio, video, etc..

5. Prohibited uses. Any use beyond the permission granted above, including but not limited to the download, display, reproduce, create derivative works from, transmit, sell, distribute, or in any way exploit the Site or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without the prior written permission of Simply Christian®. The Content may not be copied, modified, sublicensed, loaned, redistributed or republished, in whole or in part, for public or commercial purposes without the express written consent of Simply Christian®.

In addition, you may not use the trademarks:
(a) in, as, or as part of, your own trademarks or those of any third parties;
(b) to identify products or services that are not those of Simply Christian®;
(c) in a manner likely to cause confusion; or
(d) in a manner that implies that Simply Christian® sponsors or endorses or is otherwise connected with, your own activities, products and services or those of third parties.

6. Permission requests.
Permission request for use of the Simply Christian® or Online Sunday School™ trademarks that exceed the above guidelines should be directed to, and approved in writing by Simply Christian, P.O. Box 2175, Cranberry Township PA, 16066.

7. Modification of Agreement. 
Simply Christian® reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time.  Notification of changes in the Agreement will normally be posted on the Web Site.

8. Indemnification.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Simply Christian® and its Affiliates from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by Simply Christian® or the Affiliates in connection with any claim arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of your obligations set forth herein You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Simply Christian® reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Simply Christian®.

9. Miscellaneous:

(a) Bible Readings -  At the present time, Simply Christian® uses The New International Version of The Holy Bible. NIV® is a registered trademark of the InternationBible Society (IBS).   Simply Christian® will make a reasonable effort to provide a single weekly Bible Reading for all grades, which is based on the Revised Lectionary recommended by the United Methodist Board of Governor's. 

(b) Service/Maintenance - Simply Christian® reserves the right to atler, change, or suspend the Online Sunday School™ web site unexpectedly without warning. 

(c) Links to Other Sites - Although Simply Christian® works hard to limit the number of links to external sites available as part of the Site, the Site may contain links and pointers to other sites on the Internet which may be maintained by third parties.  Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Simply Christian® or its Affiliates of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. Simply Christian® and its Affiliates do not control, and are not responsible for, the availability, accuracy, privacy policy, or currency of such third-party sites or any information, content, products or services accessible from such third-party sites.

(d) Providng Content/Communication with the Site or Simply Christian - With the exception of a user's account set-up information, which shall be deemed confidential between its User (see our privacy policy), Simply Christian® and the participating vendors selected by the User, any information or material sent to Simply Christian® for the purposed of being published on the Online Sunday School™ web site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by Simply Christian® for any purpose. The information is transmitted at the sole risk of the User and Simply Christian® will assume no liability for interception of the information.  The User agrees that any information, material, or content sent to Simply Christian® is the property of Simply Christian®.

(e) Privacy Policy - The terms and conditions of Simply Christian's privacy policy are set out in the section labeled "Privacy" on the Home Page of the site and (as they may be changed by Simply Christian® in its discretion) are incorporated herein and included in this agreement.

(f) General - This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you the user of the website and Simply Christian® with respect to the Site and, if applicable, the Services and supersedes all prior agreements between you and Simply Christian®. United Methodist Conferences participating as Conference Partners may have an additional and separate Service Agreement. 

Failure by Simply Christian® to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Interpretation and enforcement of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania (excluding its choice of law rules). In any such action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney's fees. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held unenforceable the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, THE SITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE FUNCTIONS, SERVICES, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THEREON OR ACCESSED BY MEANS THEREOF) ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, COMPATABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, Simply Christian AND THE AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SITE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE BY Simply Christian. Simply Christian DOES NO WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY, OR THAT THE SITE, INCLUDING FORUMS OR THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS OPERATED, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF FILES, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, CONTENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION SOFTWARE) ACCESSED THROUGH OR OBTAINED BY MEANS OF THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Simply Christian OR THE AFFILIATES, OR ANY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR NETWORK SERVICES FOR Simply Christian OR THE AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF Simply Christian, THE AFFILIATES, OR THEIR PROVIDERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR NETWORK SERVICES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Simply Christian AND THE AFFILIATES HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE Simply Christian AND THE AFFILIATES FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. Termination.
In addition to any other rights of the parties set forth herein, Simply Christian® may cancel or terminate this Agreement at any time. Simply Christian® also reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Services i whole or in part, without notice, with respect to any breach or threatened breach by you of any portion of this Agreement. If Simply Christian terminates this Agreement based on a breach of any portion of this Agreement, Simply Christian reserves the right to refuse to provide a subscription or any Services to you in the future.


Using to Simply Christian’s Online Sunday School™ indicates your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth above.


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