Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, a religious corporation formed and existing under the laws of Japan, (“we,” “us,” or “our”) provides an online audio and video conferencing platform to benefit congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses (“congregations”) or directly to cooperating organizations that support Jehovah’s Witnesses so those organizations may assist congregations to use these services. Our online audio and video platforms for uploading, streaming, collaborating, watching and/or listening to content, including all features and functionalities, our website, and user interfaces, as well as our software, products, applications, features, tools, materials, and other services are referred to collectively as the “Services.” Congregations may use the Services to invite users to join a meeting via telephone or an Internet-enabled device.
The Services and any Content (as defined below) uploaded, streamed, viewed and/or listened to through the Services are for non-commercial use only. As a user of the Services you must (i) abide by all national, federal, state, and local laws, and (ii) observe all applicable copyright laws as such laws apply to music, videos, images, texts, and other media in both personal use and in production of electronic information.
The Services may be used for uploading, streaming, listening and/or viewing Content. By using the Services you agree to receive, without further notice or prompting, updated versions of our software (and related third-party software, if any). If you do not accept the foregoing terms, do not use the Services.
“Content” means any and all information provided in connection with your use of the Services, including without limitation information, content, data, messages, text, files, images, video, audio, sounds, and other materials.
If you are posting or streaming any Content, including video and audio of yourself, through the use of the Services,
You represent and warrant that the Content provided by you and the streaming, publication or any other use by us of such Content will not infringe or misappropriate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of any third party.
You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, Internet site, web-based service, or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content.
Content may elicit varying reactions among different people. You may come across Content that you view and/or listen to through the Services that you find offensive or objectionable. We do not guarantee that you will agree with the Content. You acknowledge these risks.
The quality of the display of the Content and the transmission of Content may vary from device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet or telephone connection. We make no representations or warranties about the quality of your transmission or watching or listening experience. In order to access and use the Services, you must have a high-speed broadband, wireless or similar Internet connection from an Internet service provider that meets certain technical specifications. Please note that multiple simultaneous streams may require higher Internet bandwidth. You are responsible for your Internet service used to access and use the Services. When you access the Services through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s messaging, data, and other rates and fees may apply. If you experience difficulties with the Services because of expense or unstable connectivity, please contact your Local Administrator and ask for the Services to include the ability to connect via the “Low Bandwidth” feature. Your use of the Services may count toward your data usage, depending on the terms of your agreement with your Internet service provider.
We may make changes to the Services. The availability of the Content may change from time to time. We hope not to, but we may change, suspend, or discontinue - temporarily or permanently - some or all of the Services, with respect to any or all users, at any time without notice. You also agree that we will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services.
You agree to protect the confidentiality, security, integrity, and recoverability of the Services and the data stored on the Services and take reasonable and appropriate steps to guard these resources from improper or unauthorized use, including such use by third parties. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of the Services or any other breaches of security related to the use of the Services.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CONTENT, AND ANY OTHER SOFTWARE OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT; OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR RELIABLE.
FOR ITS OWN OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES AND PURPOSES, WE, FROM TIME TO TIME, BACK UP DATA ON OUR SERVERS, BUT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION OR DUTY TO YOU TO DO SO UNDER THESE TERMS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WE BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR LOSS OF YOUR FILES AND/OR DATA.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We shall not be liable for delay or failure in performance due to fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, other elements of nature or acts of God, acts of war, acts of a public enemy, acts of a nation or any state, territory, province or other political division, terrorism, riots, civil disorders, rebellions or revolutions, epidemics, pandemics, theft, quarantine restrictions, freight embargoes or for any other causes beyond our control or any other damage which does not result from a breach of our obligation.
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SEVERABILITY, ENTIRE AGREEMENT
LAST UPDATED: November 1, 2022