TERMS OF USE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND BAHAIWORLD.COM

The BahaiWorld.com Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the BahaiWorld.com Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

BahaiWorld.com Web Site collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

BahaiWorld.com does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BahaiWorld.com may, in the future, contact you on behalf of external Baha'i business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name) is not transferred to the third party.

BahaiWorld.com will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the BahaiWorld.com web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the BahaiWorld.com web site (or its owner); and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the BahaiWorld.com web site, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Some part of of the BahaiWorld.com Web site use "cookies" to help deliver custom pages to you. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use some of the sections of the BahaiWorld.com web site.MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

If a particular service requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You then will choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify BahaiWorld.com immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. BahaiWorld.com will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by BahaiWorld.com or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

BahaiWorld.com reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions and additional terms posted on particular websites. Your continued use of the BahaiWorld.com Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION

Unless otherwise specified, the BahaiWorld.com Web Site are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained therefrom.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The BahaiWorld.com Web Site may contain links to third party Web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of BahaiWorld.com and BahaiWorld.com is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site.

Any dealings with third parties included within the BahaiWorld.com Web Site including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the third party. BahaiWorld.com shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the BahaiWorld.com Sites/Services, you will not use the BahaiWorld.com Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the BahaiWorld.com Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the BahaiWorld.com Web Site (or the network(s) connected it) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the BahaiWorld.com Web Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to BahaiWorld.com Web Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to it, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the BahaiWorld.com Web Site.

USE OF SERVICES

The BahaiWorld.com Web Site may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

BahaiWorld.com has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, BahaiWorld.com reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. BahaiWorld.com reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

BahaiWorld.com reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as BahaiWorld.com deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in BahaiWorld.com's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. BahaiWorld.com does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, BahaiWorld.com specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized BahaiWorld.com spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of BahaiWorld.com.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination, you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO BahaiWorld.com OR POSTED AT ANY BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE

BahaiWorld.com does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to BahaiWorld.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any BahaiWorld.com Service or its associated services for review by the general public (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting BahaiWorld.com permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. BahaiWorld.com is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and BahaiWorld.com may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT BahaiWorld.com SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH AN BahaiWorld.com SITE/SERVICE. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT BahaiWorld.com IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT BahaiWorld.com IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT SENT USING AND/OR INCLUDED IN the BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL BahaiWorld.com AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BahaiWorld.com OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE BahaiWorld.com WEB SITE.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

BahaiWorld.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the BahaiWorld.com Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

BahaiWorld.com may also terminate or suspend your access for inactivity, which is defined as failing to log into a particular service for an extended period of time, as determined by BahaiWorld.com.

BahaiWorld.com shall have no obligation to maintain any content or to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.

NO SPAM; DAMAGES

BahaiWorld.com will immediately terminate any account which it believes, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or other unsolicited bulk email. In addition, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated then you agree to pay BahaiWorld.com liquidated damages of $5 (US Currency) for each piece of spam or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with your account, otherwise you agree to pay BahaiWorld.com's actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated.

GENERAL

This agreement is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the BahaiWorld.com Web Site. You agree to indemnify and hold BahaiWorld.com, its officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the BahaiWorld.com Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

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