SHAREFAITH TERMS OF USE

Vers. 06052017

By becoming a Sharefaith member, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use. The Terms are updated from time to time so please check back for changes that may affect you.

 

1. Who is Sharefaith?

Sharefaith Inc. is a Christian based, Bible-believing, ministry-focused technology company serving Christian churches and ministries around the world. We provide an all-in-one ministry offering consisting of Church Apps, Kids Bible Resources & Curriculum, Websites & Hosting, Media, Graphics, Video and Worship Presentation Software.

Basic Definitions

The Sharefaith website ("Site") is a subscription service that provides downloadable digital media and Sharefaith Kids Bible resources and curriculum, ("Content") and website-based software ("Tools"), for use by its paid subscribers ("Members"). Sharefaith Presenter is a worship software plugin created for PowerPoint enabling churches to easily add text over any video or video loop. It also combines integrated access to SongSelect, the largest worship lyric database, as well as integrated access to media from Sharefaith. The software can function without these features, though a user has to have an active Sharefaith membership and CCLI SongSelect membership to use the integrated features. These features are not included with Sharefaith Presenter. Sharefaith Presenter is a product and copyright of Sharefaith.com. Sharefaith Presenter only works with Windows PowerPoint 2010 or newer. Sharefaith Presenter has been tested to work with WINDOWS 7, 8, and 10. The Site, Content, and Sharefaith Presenter plugin are the wholly-owned, copyrighted property of Sharefaith Inc. ("Company"), and are subject to U.S. and international copyright protection laws. Sharefaith is a trademark of Sharefaith, Inc.

 

2. To be a member in good standing with Sharefaith you must:

  1. Be a past or present account holder with a valid username and password at Sharefaith.
  2. Not be using the Content or Sharefaith Presenter plugin for any illegal or banned purpose.
  3. Not be in violation of these Terms of Use.
  4. Not take screenshots of cloud-based content using your mobile or desktop device.

The Company may revoke privileges to anyone not meeting these requirements or to anyone whom it believes is abusing the Site, as well as seek legal remedies necessary to protect its copyrights and intellectual property.

 

3. Sharefaith Products:

  1. Christian Media:
    Worship graphics, video and print templates, premium worship backgrounds, flyer templates, bulletin covers, newsletter templates, sermon PowerPoints, video loops, and kids Bible lesson resources.
  2. Websites and Hosting:
    Our church website builder gives you everything you need to design and activate a church or non-profit website. Hosting is included along with complete access to our media.
  3. Presentation Software:
    Sharefaith Presenter lets you add text over any video, build custom countdown timers, access the SongSelect worship lyric database (requires membership to SongSelect with CCLI), create your own custom worship setlist and directly insert media and videos straight from your Sharefaith media account. You can also directly add Scripture from the built-in NLT and ESV database.
  4. Mobile Church App:
    Sharefaith's church app allows you to have online tithing, connection with your congregation, share new sermons and media, and send push notifications on upcoming events.
  5. Sharefaith Kids:
    Sharefaith Kids provides a massive library of kids Bible content. Each lesson includes downloadable lesson videos, slideshows, printable activities, introduction videos and curriculum guides. Sharefaith Kids may continue to expand its existing lesson library and content over time. Sharefaith Kids Lesson Planner and Scheduler is available exclusively on the Complete Level membership. The Sharefaith Kids app for Android and iOS requires an Internet connection and grants users access to the Sharefaith Kids content that they may use to prepare and/or present their lessons. Hardware and software requirements for the Sharefaith Kids app can be found in the App Store and Google Play.
  6. Sharefaith Giving:
    Sharefaith Giving is an online giving platform with an administration and reporting dashboard that allows users to create and share online giving forms and event registration forms as well as receive donations and payments through the Sharefaith Giving software.

 

4. Plan Offerings/Memberships:

Sharefaith offers five (5) subscription plans, each with their own subscription period.

a. All monthly plans have 30-day subscription period

b. All yearly plans have a 1-year subscription period commitment.

c. Media monthly and yearly:

  • Complete access to all media.
    • + Monthly access: 5 Downloads per day
    • + Yearly access: 50 downloads per day
  • Sharefaith Presenter software license.
  • Sharefaith Giving online giving platform.

d. Sharefaith Kids (yearly only):

  • Complete access to all media.
  • Access to kids Bible lesson videos and slideshows.
  • Printable kids Bible lesson activities and curriculum guides.
    • + 50 downloads per day
  • Sharefaith Presenter software license.
  • Sharefaith Giving online giving platform.

d. Website monthly and yearly:

  • Includes access to everything in media plan:
    • + Monthly access: 10 Downloads per day
    • + Yearly access: 50 downloads per day
  • Hosting included.
  • Mobile Web friendly.
  • Sermon uploader.
  • Unlimited pages.

e. Complete Package monthly and yearly:

  • Complete access to all media:
    • + Monthly access: 10 Downloads per day
    • + Yearly access: 50 downloads per day
  • Everything in the Media package.
  • Everything in the Website package.
  • Everything in the Kids package.
  • Sharefaith Kids Lesson Planner and Scheduler.
  • Church Mobile App.
  • Church Website Migration.

 

5. Cancellation/Refund Policy

Sharefaith offers a 30-day refund policy for all memberships, given that the account has not been used to download any resources from Sharefaith.com since the charge took place. If an account has been used to download resources from Sharefaith.com or it has been more than 30 days since the date of the charge, then the charge is not eligible for refund, but members can still request for their account to be cancelled so that there are no further charges made.

  1. Refunds/Cancellations on Account Renewals: Each member is responsible for maintaining the health of their account for its duration and Sharefaith does not assume responsibility for the expiration or renewal of our members' accounts. Sharefaith cannot cancel any account without written or telephonic permission from the account holder or authorized user which will be verified and confirmed by a Sharefaith support team member, upon receipt before a cancellation will take place. If you have a change of leadership at your church, it is your responsibility to update your account with new or valid payment or to cancel the account if you do not wish to use the service any further.
  2. Refunds/Cancellations on the Graphics Free Trial: Sharefaith offers a free trial for graphics which requires a credit card upon registration. The Graphics Free Trial provides you with a full bundle of pre-selected content from every graphics category, valued at $500, for you to download, use and keep. When the free trial ends, and you do not cancel, your account will automatically roll over into a full media monthly membership. In the event a free trial account transitions to a paid account, the same 30-day refund policy still applies. If you do not find the graphics you are looking for in our free trial, note that you cannot request a refund if you proceed to a full membership and download any content.
  3. Refunds/Cancellations on Website/Kids Free Trials: Sharefaith also offers free trials for the Sharefaith Kids curriculum and our Church Website services that do not require credit card information upon registration. Our free trials are available so that visitors can demo products before purchasing and avoid unnecessary cancellations and refunds if the product does not meet your needs.
  4. Chargebacks and Disputes: In the event that your account receives a charge from Sharefaith that you don't recognize or remember authorizing, you agree to first resolve any matter with Sharefaith via phone or email before filing a chargeback with your bank or credit card company. In this way, we can help you handle any billing issues and avoid mistakes that could otherwise terminate your Sharefaith membership. All transaction and correspondence data, including emails and phone calls, are recorded for reference purposes and can and will be used in the event of a dispute for factual clarification. If you have a negative experience with Sharefaith, you agree to first contact Sharefaith via phone or email for resolution, before posting any negative reviews online so that we can work together to find a mutually beneficial outcome. We are committed to giving you the best service product and support!

 

6. Automatic Renewal Policy:

To ensure uninterrupted member access, subscriptions automatically renew upon expiration, and the regular membership fee (without initial discount or seasonal coupons) will be charged to your credit card. Auto-renewal notification is given permanently on the MY ACCOUNT section of the customer's control panel along with a seven (7) day email notification sent in advance of renewals. Upon renewal, all customers will receive an email receipt.

Disable of Auto-Renewals:

A member can only disable their auto-renewal on a Yearly Membership. To disable auto-renewal on any monthly membership, customers must contact Customer Service. If a Website Monthly or Website Yearly account has its auto-renewal disabled, the user's website will be suspended upon account expiration.

To Disable Automatic Renewal:

  1. Self-disable by logging in, going to My Account > Click the My Account button > Account, then click the link to "Disable Auto Renewal".
  2. If unable to self-disable, please submit a ticket here to contact Customer Service: http://support.sharefaith.com

 

7. Membership Credit and Switching Plans:

When a member decides to switch their plan, they will receive a pro-rated credit from their previous account that will apply towards the cost of the new plan.
In the event that a member switches to a more expensive plan, the credit will be applied towards the new cost and the member will be responsible for paying the difference..
In the event that a member switches to a less expensive plan, the remaining credit will be applied to extend the expiration date for the new plan, according to the new plan's value..
Monetary refunds are not issued under these circumstances, but a credit is applied towards the new plan that is being switched to.
If a member had an app as part of their previous plan, switching to a different plan that does not include the app will result in the app being removed..
Accounts that have taken advantage of Sharefaith's website migration services must maintain their current membership plan for 12 months before being eligible for downgrade..
 

8. General Content Restrictions:

The following restrictions apply to ALL Members.

  1. All content, products and services provided by Sharefaith are for non-commercial, church and personal use only. No product, service or content may be used in a manner that competes with Sharefaith, Inc.
  2. No content, products or services may be used for any commercial purpose, resold or redistributed, even in an edited form. No content may be published on Social Media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) or video or file-sharing websites (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo, GodTube), or any other public service, without a proper Sharefaith watermark or express permission of Sharefaith.com.
  3. Church Websites are only available with a full Website Monthly/Yearly membership or Complete Monthly/Yearly membership.. When the membership ends, the website and its contents are deleted. No part of the church website, its templates, its designs, banners or sidebars may be redistributed or reused apart from a Sharefaith membership. Sharefaith Church websites are for church use only and cannot be used by a third party to provide a secondary revenue-generating service to churches and ministries.
  4. Religious Stock Photos are for church and personal use only. They cannot be used for any commercial purpose, marketing, self-promotion, printing, compositing or any online distribution apart from a Sharefaith membership, Sharefaith website or church/personal use.
  5. No video product from Sharefaith may be uploaded or redistributed on any social media network such as Youtube, Vimeo or Facebook without a proper Sharefaith watermark.
  6. Each website membership is able to have up to 4 (four) total websites with 1 (one) subdomain per website at no extra charge (except domain registrations where they apply). Additional websites can only be used for the same church or ministry that the membership belongs to. Examples would be a women's or men's ministry within your church that wants to have their own site. Members cannot use their websites for a sister church or church plant or any other organization which is not directly related to your church or ministry.

 

9. Site Usage Rights

All Members may use the Site to browse, search and download Content at any time during their period of active membership. They may also use the Tools to create personalized designs.

 

10. Site Usage Restrictions

Crawlers, spiders, programmable scripts or other automated technologies may not be used to browse, search or download images. To protect against abuse, downloads may not be in excess of the allowed number of products per membership plan, per day, per user.

 

11. Rights and Access Privileges Do Not Transfer

Sharefaith Members are not allowed to transfer, share, trade or sell their membership Rights.

 

12. LIMITATION OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY

SHAREFAITH INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE FITNESS, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE CONTENT OR SITE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SHAREFAITH INC. PROVIDES NO ASSURANCES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE OR CONTENT WILL BE FREE FROM ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INCOMPATIBILITIES, INTERRUPTIONS, OR VIRUSES OR OTHER RISKS COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF COMPUTERS, SOFTWARE OR THE INTERNET. SHAREFAITH INC. HAS NO OBLIGATION TO SERVICE OR REMEDY ANY ASPECT OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT; AND HAS NO OBLIGATION TO ASSUME THE COSTS OF REPAIRS OR SERVICE TO USERS' HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT IN THE EVENT OF ANY CLAIMS OF DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT WILL SHAREFAITH INC., ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, ECONOMIC, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR CONTENT, EVEN IF SHAREFAITH INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

13. JURISDICTION

ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO THESE USAGE TERMS SHALL BE HEARD IN THE COUNTY OF JACKSON AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OREGON.

If you have any concerns or questions about our Terms of Use, contact us using our contact form:

 

14. SHAREFAITH PRESENTER LICENSE GRANT.

You are hereby granted a personal, non-transferable and non-sub licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free copyright license to prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute and sublicense any created ('Microsoft Licensed') PowerPoint using the Sharefaith Presenter Plugin ("Sharefaith Presenter Plugin") and any such derivative works, but not the Sharefaith Presenter plugin. Except for the copyright license above, you are granted no other rights or licenses, by implication, or estoppel, or otherwise, under any patents or other intellectual property rights to the Sharefaith Presenter plugin for PowerPoint.

 

15. NO WARRANTIES.

The Sharefaith Presenter Plugin contained herein are provided on an "AS IS" basis and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, this material is provided AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and the authors and developers of this material and WS-I hereby disclaim all other warranties and conditions, either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any (if any) implied warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, and of lack of negligence. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET POSSESSION, AND CORRESPONDENCE TO DESCRIPTION OR NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH REGARD TO THIS MATERIAL.

 

16. REDISTRIBUTION OF A POWERPOINT CREATED, USING THE SHAREFAITH PRESENTER PLUGIN.

Distribution refers to the distribution of a PowerPoint that used the Sharefaith Presenter power point plug in. Distribution of your copy of the Sharefaith Presenter plugin for PowerPoint is strictly prohibited.

If you choose to distribute a PowerPoint Presentation, in which the Sharefaith Presenter Plugin was used, you must defend and indemnify all authors, developers, licensors, and distributors ( "Sharefaith and Sharefaith Presenter") of the Sharefaith Presenter Plugin against any losses, damages and costs arising from claims, lawsuits and other legal actions (excluding actions based on intellectual property infringement claims) brought by a third party against the Indemnified Parties to the extent caused by your acts or omissions in connection with your distribution. Regardless of whether your distribution is a commercial product or not, the license under which you redistribute a PowerPoint that used the Sharefaith Presenter

Plugin or any derivative works thereof must:

Effectively disclaim on behalf of all authors, developers, licensors, and distributors all warranties and conditions, express and implied, including warranties or conditions of title and non-infringement, and implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose;

Effectively exclude on behalf of all authors, developers, licensors, and distributors all liability for damages, including direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, such as lost profits; state that any provisions which differ from this license are offered by you alone and not by any other party; and require that the license under which any subsequent distribution of the Sharefaith Presenter Plugin or derivative works thereof is made satisfy the terms of this section.

 

17. CHURCH APP USAGE AND CONTENT RESTRICTIONS.

You represent and warrant that you have all rights needed to use, copy, transmit, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display and distribute the content provided through your website and app.

You may not use the service in a prohibited manner or include in the data feed any content that is prohibited or to which you do not own public distribution copyrights. Sharefaith reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending material from the content feed or app, removing the offending app from various app stores, suspending the violator's website, and terminating the violator's service without refund.

You agree that you will only provide content that you believe to be true and you will not purposefully provide false or misleading information.

 

You further agree that you will not:

  • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the service;
  • Take any action that creates an unreasonably large load on our IT infrastructure;
  • Use the service to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes;
  • Transfer or store illegal material including that which is deemed threatening or obscene;
  • Make available any content that may jeopardize Sharefaith's good standing with any app store provider;
  • Access or use the services to collect any market research for a competing business;
  • Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the services through the use of any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Services through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means;
  • Upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that:
    • + Infringes any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity;
    • + Is threatening, tortious, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another's privacy, or promotes violence;
    • + Discloses any personal information about another person, including that person's name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information;

Sharefaith does not guarantee acceptance of apps or data on any mobile networks, stores or servers. If the app is rejected by any supported store entity for code defects, Sharefaith will correct such defects and re-submit them as soon as reasonably possible. If the app is rejected for any other reason (content, feeds, branding, etc.), Sharefaith will use the allocated support and consulting hours and mechanisms available to your account type to work with you to fix and resubmit the app. This warranty to you shall be null and void if you are in default under this Agreement.

We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the services, or any portion of the services, without notice.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sharefaith, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, successors and/or assigns, (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and to reimburse the Indemnified Parties for any claims, cost, expenses, losses, demands, damages, legal fees and costs, penalties, and/or liabilities of any kind or nature, resulting from or relating in any way to your use of our service. You further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Sharefaith against any claims asserted or threatened against Sharefaith by your end users related to or arising in any way out of your breach of warranties or representations, services, operation of your organization, use of our service, or failure to provide services. We may defend any such claim, at our option, and you must pay our attorney fees and costs. This indemnity will continue in full force after expiration or termination of this Agreement.

 

ShareFaith Inc.
821 O'Hare Parkway #201
Medford, Oregon 97504
Tel: 888-317-4018
For all suggestions, billing and site questions, please visit our support site to create a support request at: support.sharefaith.com