Terms of Conditions - elrim.org

The latest update 16.9.2023

1. Introduction

These Terms and conditions apply to this website and to the transactions related to our products and services. You may be bound by additional contracts related to your relationship with us or any products or services that you receive from us. If any provisions of the additional contracts conflict with any provisions of these Terms, the provisions of these additional contracts will control and prevail.

2. Binding

By registering with, accessing, or otherwise using this website, you hereby agree to be bound by these Terms and conditions set forth below. The mere use of this website implies the knowledge and acceptance of these Terms and conditions. In some particular cases, we can also ask you to explicitly agree.

3. Electronic communication

By using this website or communicating with us by electronic means, you agree and acknowledge that we may communicate with you electronically on our website or by sending an email to you, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be in writing.

4. Intellectual property

We or our licensors own and control all copyrights and other intellectual property rights on the website, as well as the data, information, and other resources displayed on or accessible through the website. If you wish to use material found on the website, please request permission to use the material.

5. Third-party property

Our website may include hyperlinks or other references to third-party websites. We do not monitor or review the content of these websites linked from our site.

Products or services offered by third-party websites are subject to the applicable terms and conditions of those third parties. Opinions expressed or materials appearing on those websites do not necessarily represent the views and thoughts of the administrators of elrim.org. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. You use these websites and any related third-party services at your own risk. We will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused, resulting from your disclosure of personal information to third parties in any manner.

6. Responsible use

By visiting our website, you agree to use it only for the purposes intended and as permitted by these Terms, any additional contracts with us, and applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted online practices and industry guidelines. You must not use our website or services to use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) malicious computer software; use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity, or conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to our website.

Engaging in any activity that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or that interferes with the performance, availability, or accessibility of the website is strictly prohibited.

7. Idea submission and material posting

Do not submit any ideas, inventions, copyrighted works, or other information that could be considered your own intellectual property unless we have first signed an agreement regarding the use of the material or a nondisclosure agreement. If you submit material to us without a written agreement, you grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

8. Termination of use

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue access to the website or any associated services at our sole discretion, at any time. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance of your access to or use of the website, including any content you may have shared on the website. You will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment, even if certain features, settings, and/or any content you have contributed or have come to rely on are permanently lost. You must not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any access restriction measures on our website.

9. Warranties and liability

This website and all the content on the website are provided “as is” and “as available” and may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, regarding the availability, accuracy, or completeness of the content. We do not warrant that this website or our content will meet your requirements or that this website will be available to you uninterrupted, timely, securely, or error-free. None of the content on this website constitutes or is intended to constitute legal, financial, or medical advice in any way. If you require advice, you should consult a qualified professional.

The following provisions in this section apply to the extent permitted by applicable law and do not limit or exclude our liability in matters where it is unlawful or prohibited. In no event shall we be liable to you or any third party for direct or indirect damages, including loss of profits or revenues, loss or damage to data, software, or databases, or loss or damage to property or data, arising from your access to or use of our website. This provision applies unless otherwise determined by a possible supplemental agreement. We do not enter into agreements where our liability exceeds the total amount you have paid us for the purchase of such products or services or for the use of our website. This limitation applies to all your claims, actions, and legal proceedings, regardless of their nature.

10. Privacy

To access our website and/or services, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself as part of the registration process. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.

We have developed a policy to address any privacy concerns you may have. For more information, please see our Privacy Statement and our Cookie Policy.

11. Accessibility

We are committed to making our content accessible to disabled individuals within the limits of our resources. If you have a disability that prevents you from accessing a particular part of our website, please provide us with a detailed description of the issue. If the problem can be identified and corrected using readily available technology and techniques in accordance with industry standards, we will make the necessary adjustments as soon as possible.

12. Minimum age requirement

By using our website or agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.

13. Export restrictions / Legal compliance

The use of the website in regions or countries where accessing the content on the website or purchasing products or services through the website is illegal is prohibited. You must not use this website in violation of any laws or regulations relating to the export of products or services from your jurisdiction.

14. Assignment

You may not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms and conditions, in whole or in part, to any third party without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment in violation of this Section will be null and void.

15. Breaches of these Terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms and Conditions, if you breach these Terms and Conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including temporarily or permanently suspending your access to the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website, and/or commence legal action against you.

16. Force majeure

Except for obligations to pay money hereunder, no delay, failure or omission by either party to carry out or observe any of its obligations hereunder will be deemed to be a breach of these Terms and conditions if and for as long as such delay, failure or omission arises from any cause beyond the reasonable control of that party.

17. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses, relating to your violation of these Terms and conditions, and applicable laws, including intellectual property rights and privacy rights. You will promptly reimburse us for our damages, losses, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of such claims.

18. Waiver

Failure to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision.

19. Language

These terms are interpreted and applied only in English and Finnish. All notices and correspondence shall be exclusively in these languages.

20. Entire agreement

These Terms and Conditions, together with our privacy statement and cookie policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Evangelical Lutheran Institute of Religious Studies in relation to your use of this website.

21. Updating of these Terms and conditions

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. It is your obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions for changes or updates. The date provided at the beginning of these Terms and Conditions is the latest revision date. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this website. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of your acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

22. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

Any disputes related to these terms shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Finnish courts. If any part or provision of these terms is determined to be invalid and/or unenforceable under applicable law, such part or provision will be changed, removed, and/or enforced to the greatest extent possible to achieve the purpose of these terms.

23. Contact information

This website is owned by ELRIM – Evangelical Lutheran Institute of Religious Studies. You can contact us regarding these terms by writing or sending an email to the following address: info@elrim.org.

This concludes the Finnish translation of the terms and conditions. If you have any questions about the terms or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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