Terms of Service

Rhema-Lamp is a web application that provides for the consumption and publication of written Christian fiction and non-fiction content. These General Terms of Use set out the terms and conditions by which Rhema-Lamp offers you access to use and enjoy rhemalamp.com (the “Site”) and all services provided by Rhema-Lamp.

This website is owned and operated in Cameroon by Rhema-Lamp. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Rhema-Lamp. Rhema-Lamp offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

The term “Account” refers to a basic Rhema-Lamp account maintained by an individual User or a single entity (“You”, “User”, or, collectively, “Users”). The term “Subscription,” applies to any paid subscription that allows Account holders to access premium and exclusive content

The following General Terms of Use is a legal contract between you, either an individual User or a single entity, and Rhema-Lamp regarding Your use of the Site and Apps. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that entity to these Terms. In that case, “You” and “Your” will refer to the entity.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, BROWSING, POSTING, SUBSCRIBING TO, OR USING RHEMA-LAMP, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF RHEMA-LAMP IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED IN SECTION 10.2 BELOW.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current website shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

1. ELIGIBILITY

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you acknowledge that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website. If You are using or opening an Account on behalf of a company, legal entity, or organization (collectively “Entity”), then You represent and warrant that You are an authorized representative of that Entity with the authority to bind such organization to these Terms; and agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of the Entity.

2. PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to us. Our Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully for information on how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Services is subject to our Privacy Policy. The Subscriber Agreement, Author Agreement, are also hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference.

3. SUBSCRIPTION

Rhema-Lamp offers access to premium and exclusive content by means of a Subscription. A Subscription entitles You to access an unlimited number of ebooks during the subscription period. Your access to the applicable content and related purchase transaction are subject to the Subscriber Agreement.

MODIFICATIONS

Rhema-Lamp reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms, or any additional terms and notices, including the Subscriber Agreement, Author Agreement, the Prohibited Activity and Content Notice, and at any time. If we do so, we will inform You either by posting the modified Terms here or through other communications. Your continued use of Rhema-Lamp after the posting of changes constitutes Your binding acceptance of such changes. We may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

COPYRIGHT LAW

Rhema-Lamp respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Rhema-Lamp’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER

You understand that when using Rhema-Lamp You will be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that Rhema-Lamp is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of, or relating to, such content. You further understand and acknowledge that You will be exposed to solely Christian content, and You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies You have or may have against Rhema-Lamp with respect thereto. Rhema-Lamp does not endorse any negative content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such content. If notified of content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Rhema-Lamp may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. Rhema-Lamp does not permit copyright infringing activities.

PROHIBITED CONTENT

It is our goal to create an experience where anyone can read Christian books in a comfortable and safe environment. We have developed rules that are designed to help achieve this goal:

USING RHEMA-LAMP, YOU AGREE NOT TO:

7.1 use Rhema-Lamp for any purpose other than to receive original or appropriately licensed content, to add Descriptive Information, and/or to access Rhema-Lamp as such Services are offered by Rhema-Lamp (“Descriptive Information” refers to the corresponding title and description of User Content posted by Authors along with such content);

7.2 rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute, display or otherwise transfer the licenses granted herein or any Materials (as defined in section 11, below);

7.3 post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, slanderous, or inaccurate content and/or Descriptive Information;

7.4 post, upload, or distribute any content or Descriptive Information that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;

7.5 impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Accounts of others without permission, forge another persons’ digital signature, misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via Rhema-Lamp, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;

7.6 delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notices on Rhema-Lamp or associated with any content available via Rhema-Lamp;

7.7 make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of Rhema-Lamp. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation materials, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures;

7.8 use Rhema-Lamp for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;

7.9 defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of Rhema-Lamp, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;

7.10 use Rhema-Lamp if you are less than (13) thirteen years old;

7.11 remove, bypass, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with rights enforcement and other security-related features that prevent or restrict use or copying, printing, or sharing of any content accessible through Rhema-Lamp, or features that enforce limitations on the use of Rhema-Lamp or any content available via Rhema-Lamp;

7.12 reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover Rhema-Lamp’s source code or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;

7.13 modify, adapt, translate or create copied works based upon Rhema-Lamp or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;

7.14 intentionally interfere with or damage the operation of Rhema-Lamp or any User’s enjoyment of any part thereof, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code;

7.15 use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access Rhema-Lamp for any purpose or bypass any measures Rhema-Lamp may use to prevent or restrict access;

7.16 forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through Rhema-Lamp;

7.17 interfere with or disrupt servers or networks related to the operation Rhema-Lamp, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Rhema-Lamp; or

7.18 post, upload or distribute marketing material, advertisements, spam, content designed to aid search engine optimization, or other content that in Rhema-Lamp’s sole opinion detracts from the Rhema-Lamp experience.

ACCOUNT

It is important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you will not disclose your Account password to anyone and that you will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them. If You have reason to believe that Your Account is no longer accurate or secure, then You agree to immediately notify Rhema-Lamp by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]

THIRD-PARTY SITES, LINKS

Rhema-Lamp may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users. Unless otherwise expressly stated by Rhema-Lamp, Rhema-Lamp does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. In addition, Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of advertisers found on or through Rhema-Lamp are solely between You and such advertisers. Access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites is solely at Your own risk.

TERMINATION, TERMS OF USE VIOLATIONS

10.1 RHEMA-LAMP

You agree that Rhema-Lamp, at its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate any Account (or any part thereof) You may have with Rhema-Lamp or Your use of Rhema-Lamp and remove and discard all or any part of Your Account, User profile, and any content, at any time and without notice to You. One reason we may terminate Your Account is if You do not log into Your Account for an extensive period of time; however, we will not terminate Your Account for inactivity if You continue to pay the fees associated with a Subscription. Rhema-Lamp may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to Rhema-Lamp, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of Your access to Rhema-Lamp or any Account You may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and You agree that Rhema-Lamp will not be liable to You or any third party for any such termination. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Rhema-Lamp may have at law or in equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have paid for a Subscription, please see the Subscriber Agreement for additional terms applicable to the cancellation of Your Account.

10.2 YOU

Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) Rhema-Lamp, (ii) any term of these Terms, (iii) any policy or practice of Rhema-Lamp, or (iv) any content or information transmitted through the Services, is to cancel Your Account and to stop using Rhema-Lamp. You may cancel Your Account at any time through the account settings panel after You have logged into the Site or by sending an email to [email protected] requesting a cancellation of your Account. You may terminate these Terms at any time by canceling Your Account and discontinuing use of Rhema-Lamp.

10.3 EFFECT OF CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION

Upon any cancellation or termination, the rights and licenses granted to You under these Terms and any additional terms and conditions will automatically terminate.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Rhema-Lamp acknowledges that You retain ownership of any Descriptive Information You may post on Rhema-Lamp as an author. All Materials contained on Rhema-Lamp are the property of Rhema-Lamp or its authors or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Rhema-Lamp or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Rhema-Lamp, You agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials or Services. Rhema-Lamp reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

MISCELLANEOUS

12.1 NOTICE

Rhema-Lamp may provide You with notices, including those regarding changes to Rhema-Lamp’s terms and conditions, by email, regular mail, or postings on a Rhema-Lamp-affiliated website. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless Rhema-Lamp is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give You legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by You. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notice posted on Rhema-Lamp is deemed given ten days following the initial posting.

12.2 ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These terms herein and the Subscriber Agreement as applicable, are the entire agreement between You and Rhema-Lamp relating to the subject matter herein and will not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to these Terms made by Rhema-Lamp as set forth in section 4 above.

12.3 CLAIMS

YOU AND RHEMA-LAMP AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO RHEMA-LAMP MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.