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Dear Visitor: In a perfect world, the various terms / disclaimers / cautions / etc. on this site would be unnecessary, but unfortunately in ours, we must be cautious and careful. The disclaimers / terms / cautions / etc. on this site protect us and therefore help us keep this site going (remember that tradition-minded Catholic sites assuredly have many enemies who would like to shut them down). They also protect users of this site. Furthermore, they may be necessary since this site is freely available to those with all levels of education - remember that those not properly educated may take Scripture and other passages literally and harm themselves or others. While those who are well-catechized may find some disclaimers / cautions / etc. unnecessary (or even disagreeable), such items may nevertheless be quite necessary / helpful for others who are not so well-catechized. Likewise, even though we have tried hard to provide quality content, we feel that these terms are also necessary to protect us in the event of errors / omissions / etc., which undoubtedly must occur on a site as large as this. Furthermore, these terms are necessary to protect us since this site offers users the opportunity to get involved in various activities (e.g. volunteering, exchanging books, donating items to others, posting information, etc.). In any event, we must simply ask for your understanding regarding our prudential decisions in this matter. Our terms are certainly not intended to "scare off" well-meaning visitors to this site, but rather to protect & help us, you, and others. We thank you for your understanding & wish you God's blessings.

Terms of Use

Notice: These terms of use are applicable to any use / access whatsoever of MyCatholicSource.com, MyCatholicSource.org, CatholicCommunityCenter.com, CatholicCommunityCenter.org, and all associated / related materials. You may not use this site (or other materials) without agreeing to all terms.


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ALL USE OF THIS SITE IS SUBJECT TO OUR TERMS OF USE. DO NOT USE THIS SITE UNLESS YOU HAVE REVIEWED ALL TERMS AND YOU PROPERLY MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS.

NOTICE: BY USING THIS SITE (OR OTHER MATERIALS) YOU AGREE TO ALL TERMS. NOTE THAT OUR TERMS CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT WITH YOU. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE (OR OTHER MATERIALS) CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT AND NO OTHER ACTION ON YOUR PART IS REQUIRED TO CONSTITUTE CONSENT. YOUR CONSENT TO OUR TERMS APPLIES EVEN IF YOU DO NOT READ ALL TERMS (BY USING THIS SITE, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT ALL OUR TERMS). IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CONSENT TO OUR TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE (OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS WHATSOEVER).

NOTE THAT YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE (OR OTHER MATERIALS) WITHOUT AGREEING TO OUR TERMS. BY USING THIS SITE (OR OTHER MATERIALS) YOU INDICATE AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS.


Note: Categories / headers below are provided for convenience. Items may be applicable to various other categories. Items may be dependent upon other items that precede / follow.

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PHRASEOLOGY

APPLICABILITY OF TERMS

SITE CONTENT / USER SUBMITTED CONTENT (INCLUDING ADS)

RIGHT OF CONTROL OF CONTENT & USE

USE OF THIS SITE BY NON-CATHOLICS

REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF SITE

"SAFETY" OF THIS SITE

RESTRICTIONS / LIMITATIONS

PREFERENCE

PRIORITY

ACCURACY / TIMELINESS OF ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS SITE

SECURITY OF FORMS, E-MAIL, ETC. / CORRESPONDENCE WITH & FROM US

PRIVACY / SECURITY / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

RECORD-KEEPING / DISPOSAL

OUR 'AUTHORITY' / STANDING

LATIN RITE

COMMERCIAL AREA(S)

"BEST PRACTICES"

GUARANTEES

ENDORSEMENTS

LINKS / THIRD PARTY(IES)

USER LIABILITY / ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

NO OBLIGATION TO WARN OF RISKS / PROBLEMS / ETC. OR REDUCE / LIMIT DAMAGES

SITE DOES NOT REPLACE PROPER INSTRUCTION IN THE FAITH

RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS

CANON LAW

RIGHT OF FINAL DECISION

EXCEPTIONS / NO PRECEDENT

RELATED SITES / TERMS

ADDITIONAL TERMS

TERMS INTERPRETATION / SEVERABILITY

DISPUTES AMONG USERS

SPECIAL RISKS

CONTACTING US

MEDIATION / ARBITRATION

JURISDICTION / VENUE

TIME LIMITATION FOR ASSERTING CLAIMS / INSTITUTING ACTIONS

ENFORCEMENT

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TERMS AGREEMENT TERMINATION

OTHER ITEMS

CHANGES

OUR SUBMISSION TO THE SUPREME PONTIFF

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PHRASEOLOGY

Wherever applicable (at our sole option) throughout this site, the following terms may be used interchangeably (or as much so as deemed applicable by us):

* User(s), visitor(s), advertiser(s)

* Our site, this site, the site

* Terms, requirements, terms and conditions

* Accept, agree

* Post(s), posting(s), submission(s), listing(s), article(s), story(ies), experience(s), record(s), ad(s), sponsorship(s), contribution(s)

* Ad, ad request

* Buy, purchase, request

* Order number, transaction ID, transaction number, receipt ID, receipt number (and similar terms, when applicable)

* Chat, 'live chat', 'volunteer live chat'

* And, or, and/or [Note: at our sole option, "/" may mean "and", "or", or "and/or".]

* Church, the Church, Roman Catholic Church

The following may mean / include:

* "We" / "us" / "our" / "ours" / etc. may refer to B.F.S., its owners, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives, divisions, websites, etc. (collectively or individually). These terms may also apply anyone who works on this site / anyone who has any responsibility for this site / anyone who helps fund this site (as applicable) / any paid or volunteer workers / etc. and to all other person(s) / organization(s) / etc. who are connected to / affiliated with / etc. this site in any way (including reviewers / site hosts / etc.), as we deem applicable. [Note that sometimes, at our sole discretion, such terms my be more broad and include others (including "you"). Note that when others use the term "we" (or "us" / "our" / etc.), it does not refer to us (e.g. in the Baltimore Catechism, user posts, user questions, etc.). We may sometimes, at our sole discretion, use the term "we" (or "us" / "our" / etc.) in a general sense without intending to imply any specific person(s) or to B.F.S., its owners, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives, divisions, websites, etc.]

* "You" / "your" / "yours" / "their" / "theirs" / "user" / "users" / "visitor" / "reader" / "other" / "others" / etc. may refer to anyone using / accessing (or who has used / accessed) this site (or other materials) in any way whatsoever, either individually or collectively (and may refer to all persons other than "us"). [Note that the term "readers" includes all those who use this site, whether they read or not.]

* "This site" (or "our site", "the site", "sites", "site", etc.) is a broad term which may mean some or all of the following: MyCatholicSource.com, MyCatholicSource.org, CatholicCommunityCenter.com, CatholicCommunityCenter.org, etc., and all related materials (including but not limited to newsletters, e-mail, printouts, apps, correspondence, promotional materials, chat, blog(s), copies of site content stored offsite, etc.), and any/all aliases. Such terms may mean all related sites & all ways of referring to them & all site content from whatever source / medium (including printed copies, saved copies, "mirrored" copies, cached data, 'shared' posts, RSS feeds, apps, e-mailed posts, etc.), whether partial or complete. Wherever applicable, such terms may also refer to a portion(s) of this site.

* A reference to one or more of the following may actually refer to some or all of the following: MyCatholicSource.com / MyCatholicSource.org / CatholicCommunityCenter.com / CatholicCommunityCenter.org. [For example, "MyCatholicSource.com / CatholicCommunityCenter.com" may be used as a shorthand for "MyCatholicSource.com / MyCatholicSource.org / CatholicCommunityCenter.com / CatholicCommunityCenter.org."]

* "Other materials" (or "related materials") may include newsletters, printouts, correspondence, copies of site content stored offsite, chat, blog(s), etc. It may mean any / all site content from whatever source (including printed copies, saved copies, "mirrored" copies, cached data, apps, etc.), whether partial or complete. [Note: The terms "this site" / "the site" / etc. automatically include "all other materials" / "all related materials" / etc., wherever applicable. However, we may sometimes state "and all other materials" / "and all related materials" / etc. to make a particular point more clear.]

* "Materials of ours" / "our materials" / "other materials" / "related materials" / etc. may mean any materials, without limit (e.g. physical / electronic / digital / etc.) in any way related to this site, regardless of type / distributor / generator / etc. even if they are not, strictly speaking "our" materials. Note that the term "related materials" doesn't imply any specific relation, but may refer to any material(s) whatsoever that may be in any way connected with this site.

* "Indicate agreement" may mean "proves that you agree" or "means that you agree" (it does NOT mean a mere 'indication', but that you actually agree)

* "Indicate agreement to all terms" refers to an unqualified agreement to all our terms

* "Understood" (e.g. "Do you certify that you have read, understood and that you agree to all our feedback terms & conditions?") may be taken to mean "understand" (e.g. at present and in past) 

* "Contact(s)" (singular or plural) may include any form of correspondence whatsoever

* "Should not" may mean "do not" or "not" (and is not necessarily optional)

* "Should" / "may" / etc. may actually mean "must" at our sole discretion

* "Using" (or "use of") (e.g. "using this site") may mean any use whatsoever (past or present) - direct or indirect, no matter how limited (and may including any viewing / accessing / printing / etc. of any content - including, cached, mirrored, quoted, printed, or otherwise stored or displayed content), and regardless of medium and regardless of where obtained / how obtained / issuer / distributor / etc. It also includes corresponding with us [and/or other user(s)], transfers / transactions [including any offers / requests / sending / receiving / etc.], and/or using any of our materials / information for any purpose. "Use of site" may include all actions which occur as a direct or indirect result of use of site (e.g. contacts / correspondence / transactions / etc).

* "Party" may mean any individual / organization / business / etc. or any number of individuals / organizations / businesses / etc.

* "Organization" (or "institution" or "business", etc.) may include any group / corporation / partnership / company / business / association / club / institution / publisher / religious order / parish / charity / school / etc. (for profit or not-for-profit) or any other organization, official or unofficial, or a person(s)

* The term "person(s)", at our sole option, may also include any group / organization / business / etc.

* "Post" (or "posts" / "submission" / etc.) may refer to any / all data transmitted - including data which may or may not appear on the site (and/or related materials), regardless of method of transmission (including forms / e-mail / phone / mail / fax / chat / etc.) and regardless of whether or not directly transmitted (including items transmitted automatically by users' computers / ISPs / etc.), and regardless of whether any portion of it actually does appear on the site. "Post(s)" / "submission(s)" / "article(s)" / etc. include any submission of information whatsoever (including by form, by e-mail, by mail, etc.), and extends to all information (even information sent by your computer without your specific direction). Wherever applicable, these terms include private correspondence (e.g. e-mail, responding to posts, etc.)

* "Connected with" may mean associated with / arising from the use of / incidental to / etc.

* The term "herein" may refer to a page(s), section(s), or the entire site (or applicable portions thereof). It may also include items a page links to or from 

* The terms "above" and "below" may include all or some items above or below, at our sole option (and may be substituted for "herein" at our sole option). Note that repeated use of the terms "above" or "below" on a page does not necessarily imply a 'breaking point' to a previous use of the term (e.g. the term "above" as used on this terms page is not necessarily limited to a certain portion of this page) 

* The term "appears here" may also refer to items which do not appear on the site

* The term "screen" may mean "page" or "file"

* "Submit" (or "submitted" / "submission" / "submitting" / etc.) may refer to the transmission (whether initiated or completed) of any post (including e-mail), by any means whatsoever (including phone, e-mail, etc.)

* "Click button" / "Click the Submit Button" / etc. may also include pressing the "Enter" key as well as any other means of submitting any form(s)

* "One" (e.g. "one must be careful to...") may refer to you or to many / all persons

* "Or" may also mean "and", even if this isn't specifically stated

* The terms "such as" / "for example" / etc. may not be limited to the item(s) indicated, but may mean the item applies in all applicable instances

* The term "may" may also mean "do/does" (e.g. the phrase "you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site, regardless of their nature" applies to any consequences which actually do occur)

* We may use various terms (especially internally) as "shorthand" without their being exact / specific / accurate. For example, we may use the term "approve" (internally or externally), but this may not necessarily mean that we "approve". Rather, it may be a shorthand/synonym for "allow to appear". Note that we do not "approve" of any item whatsoever.

Other terminology:

* "Return to", as applicable, does not mean that one left or that one is "returning" (e.g. "return to so and so section" does not mean that the page you are viewing is not part of "so and so section"). [Note also that "return to previous page" does not necessarily mean that it will return you to the "previous page"]

* At our sole option, certain terms may be relative (e.g. coming soon, recent, etc.)

* Use of the term "please" may be used for courtesy, but such phrasing does not necessarily mean that something is optional (and may mean "you must")

* Use of the term "should" does not necessarily mean that something is optional (and may mean "you must"). For example the phrase, "If you do not want to take these risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate" means "If you do not want to take these risks (or cannot afford to), you must not participate."

* "Page" may refer to "file"

* "Section" (or "area" / etc.) may mean a certain part of the site or it may mean anywhere on this site and/or related materials [e.g. the phrase "we do not guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in any section" includes the items appearing anywhere on the entire site (and/or related materials)]

* The term "month" may mean 30 days. Or, it may be used to refer to another quantity of days, or to a calendar month.

* Target cycles of 30 days or 365 days (or 1 year) may refer to 35 days or 370 days respectively (or any other amount)

* At our sole option, the term "reimburse us" may refer to an advance reimbursement, a reimbursement after the fact, or a combination of both

* The term "advertiser" may include those who request any ad(s), whether or not their ad(s) ever appear on the site

* The term "item" (or "items") may refer to tangible or intangible items (or both) at our sole discretion 

* "Labor time" / "labor rate" / "labor costs" / etc. may refer to amounts calculated based our regular research rate (click here)

* "Damages" may include any kind of damages (including physical / emotional / financial / punitive / incidental / consequential / etc.), injuries, losses, consequences, results, outcomes, etc. without limit

* Wording such as "terms/information" (or "tips & information" or "terms/conditions" or "instructions and terms" etc.) does not necessarily mean that some are "terms" (or tips) and some are "information" (or conditions or information) - rather, all applicable items should be considered terms (regardless of headers).

* Wording such as "tips / information / requirements" / etc. does not necessarily mean that some are "tips" (or information) and some are "requirements" - rather, all applicable items should be considered as requirements (regardless of headers)

* Wording such as "terms/considerations" does not mean that some are "terms" and some are "considerations" - rather, all applicable items should be considered terms (regardless of headers).

* "Their own request" may mean a post or a response to a post (e.g. "If another party wants to request an item, they should submit their own request")

* "With no recourse" may mean that you have no recourse whatsoever to us

* "Add a post" / "adding a post" / etc. is not a guarantee that any post will be "added". It does not mean that any post will be added anywhere / retained anywhere / appear on the site anywhere / etc.

* The terms "present", "current", etc. may not mean "present" as of today, but may refer to another date (e.g. the date the text was authored)

* Terms such as "offerer", "requester", "buyer", "seller", etc. apply even one revokes their offer / request / purchase / etc.

* The term "abuse" or "violate" (e.g. "violate our policies") may mean to disregard / ignore / go against / use wrongly / use for an improper or unauthorized purpose / gain or seek unauthorized access / cause or attempt to cause harm / etc.

* The term "ban" or "prohibit" may refer to a before or an "after the fact" rejection.

* The term "your use" (e.g. "if problems occur as a result of your use of this site..." / "you have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of your use of this site" / etc.) may be taken in a broad sense to mean "any use". [Note: When phrased as a user question, "your use" may appear as "my use".]

* The term "contacts" or "correspondence" may be used for convenience to refer to all forms of contact / correspondence / communication / dealings with others, etc. in any form - regarding any matter, regardless of the initiating party.

* The terms "transactions" / "your transactions" / "transfers" / "your transfers" / "activities" / "your activities" / etc. (whether singular or plural) are broad terms which may include all actions and non-actions (including contacts / correspondence) of any party (both yourself and others), without limit, regardless of initiating party.

* The term "content", wherever applicable, includes images

* The term "apologetics" as used in various places may refer to any explanation or defense of the faith (or any attempt to do so), or to any attempt(s) at / seeking the conversion of another

* The term "guarantee" (either singular or plural) may mean guarantee(s) / promise(s) / representation(s) / etc.

* At our sole option, the term "here" (or "herein" / etc.) may be taken in a broader sense [e.g. the phrase "items which appear here are not verified and are not endorsed by us" may also include items appearing on related page(s), items not appearing, etc.]

* At our sole option, we may supply a qualifying term which is not specifically indicated (i.e. "activities" may become "your activities", etc.) or omit a qualifying term which may be indicated

* Various related terms may be taken as synonyms, at our sole option [e.g. the term "transfer" (or "transfers") may apply to transferring / actual transfers / offers to transfer / etc.]

Note that the above is not comprehensive and that various sections / pages / etc. may contain additional items.

Also note that the above items may apply to any variations of above (e.g. singular/plural, capitalized/non-capitalized, spelling variations, etc.) and that we may (or may not) list items various related terms separately even if one or more terms includes another (e.g. "transaction", "transfer", "activities", "loans", "exchanges", etc.). The separate listing of equivalent terms does not necessarily mean that they refer to separate and distinct items (e.g. "transactions" includes "transfers", "transfers" includes "loans" / "exchanges" / etc., "users" includes "advertisers", etc.). Also, note that some items may be synonyms (e.g. offerer / sender, requestor / recipient, etc.), yet each may be listed separately on occasion. This does not necessarily mean that such terms are different, but they may both be listed to make a particular point even more clear for the reader. At our sole option, any word(s), phrase(s), etc. may be taken in the singular or plural, even if they are not expressed in that way. The determination of whether an item(s) refers to the singular / plural (or both) in any given case is solely ours and you agree to abide by our determination.

APPLICABILITY OF TERMS

Note that our terms constitute a contract with you. Your use of this site (or other materials) constitutes your consent and no other action on your part is required to constitute consent. Your consent to our terms applies even if you do not read some or all of our terms (by using this site, you certify that you have read, that you understand, and that you accept all our terms). If you do not wish to consent to our terms, you may not use this site (or any related materials whatsoever). 

You agree that our terms fully apply - at all times - even if:

* You bypass / do not see (some or all of) them

* Terms link(s) go to the wrong page(s) and/or do not function properly (or at all)

* Terms do not appear at top of page (or on any part of page)

* Terms appear in small / condensed / light / etc. print. [Note: As necessary / helpful, you may copy / paste terms into a word processing program for easier reading. Or, you may try adjusting your browser settings (contact applicable software vendor / ISP / browser provider / etc. for assistance)]

* Spacing / margins / etc. are condensed and/or terms are difficult to read or understand

* Terms are contained in brackets

* Terms take a long time to load/appear

* There are technical difficulties or other problems with the site (or other materials)

Further, you agree that:

* Our terms may be in any size / format / etc. whatsoever without affecting their applicability / validity / force / etc. [Note that size / color / placement / etc. of text does not necessarily relate to its importance (e.g. small black text on bottom of page has same weight / should be considered as no less important than large red text at top of page)]

* Our terms may be placed in any location whatsoever [including the bottom, middle, top of page(s)] and that our terms all have the same force, regardless of location / size / spacing of text / format / etc.

* You are responsible for reading all terms [even if printing is small / condensed / light / etc., and even if you must click a link(s) to view them (and regardless of how any link(s) may be labeled or not labeled)]

* Our terms always apply, even if there is no link to our terms on a particular page(s)

* Our terms apply even if they do not appear on screen [or on printout(s)]

* You cannot use any part of this site (including, but not limited to Commercial Sections, Give & Take, Volunteers' Corner, Book Review & Exchange, etc.) without agreeing to all terms, including all terms relating specifically to that part of the site.

* Our terms apply whether you use the site directly / use a 'mirrored', cached, or printed copy of the site (or any portion of it) / contact us via e-mail (or otherwise) / view content offsite / attempt to (or actually) circumvent the site / etc.

Furthermore, all applicable terms apply:

* offsite (e.g. to newsletter, e-mail, phone correspondence, printed items, digital items, etc., and to any other applicable materials), even if there is no notation regarding our terms

* to our blog & RSS feed

* to all donations & other commercial activities (including ads / sponsorships / etc.)

* regardless of which e-mail account / form / address / etc. may be used

* even if links do not work (e.g. even if item says to "click here", but the link is non existent or doesn't work) or cannot work (e.g. printed pages)

* even if the site is not functioning / is experiencing technical difficulties / has experienced a security incident / etc.

* even if items appear before the applicable terms

* even if no "read me first" link appears [Note that the fact that some areas may have a "read me first" item and some don't have such an item does not mean that those which do not have such an item do not have an item that should be read first]

* even if no notice appears on any particular page(s). [For example, even though we may put a notice such as: "Important: Do NOT use this section unless you have reviewed all terms and you properly meet all requirements" on a page, this does NOT mean that you only need to do this for this particular section or page]

* even if a link goes to a specific part of a page where the terms aren't readily visible [e.g. if a link a link goes to the middle of a page and you don't the see top of page (where the terms are), the terms there still apply]

* whether or not posts appear on the site (they are not just limited to posts that appear) and they continue to apply even if posts disappear from the site

* even if you notify us that you do not agree to them (or any portion of them). Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to all our terms and overrides anything else to the contrary. You may NOT us this site without agreeing to our terms.

* regardless of color (even if "grayed out") or style [Note: So-called "grayed out" terms are still applicable.]

* even if links aren't underlined and/or there is no notation to "click here"

Furthermore:

* Even if we provide "top" links, you are responsible for reading what is below

* ALL answers on all Q & A pages apply as terms - even if a particular question(s) isn't formulated precisely for your needs (or even if you don't think it applies to you). For example - the answer to the question "I am unclear about your terms regarding..." applies even if you are clear about the terms.

* Terms belonging to a certain section(s) may also apply to other area(s). Various terms may apply to more areas than specified.

* Even if a page of ours says something such as "Click here to return to MyCatholicSource.com", the present page IS still part of the site for purposes of our terms

* Our terms are not limited to (contained on) our terms page(s) alone. Rather, our terms may appear throughout the site - even without being labeled as "terms" (e.g. as 'instructions', notices, comments, etc. - or not labeled at all - at our sole discretion)

* Headers do not affect terms. For example, even if something is listed under the header "other considerations" or "other conditions", it may still be considered a term

* When we indicate that terms on "this page" are incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site, "this page" may refer to the terms we have put on the page in question and not to any terms/comments of others

* When we refer to "linked pages", this may be limited to all our pages related to the page(s) / item(s) in question

* Terms are those which we have established whether properly appearing online or not, inclusive of any changes which may be made at any time without notice. Your agreement extends to all terms at any time. You accept now that the terms may change and you agree in advance to all changes, even those relating to existing items

* Our written and duly authorized terms constitute our entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations and understandings of the parties (whether electronic / written / oral / etc.).

Finally, you agree that our terms take precedence over all else as allowed by law.

Note: If you feel our terms are unfair / undesirable / disagreeable / etc. and you do not wish to accept them (or you do not wish to accept them for any other reason), you may not use this site.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

SITE CONTENT / USER SUBMITTED CONTENT (INCLUDING ADS)

With regard to any submissions and/or any items quoted on this site (or other materials), you are hereby advised that:+

* Translations may be a compilation from one or more sources and may not be scholarly or 'official' (and may be 'popular translations')

* Translations / titles / capitalization / punctuation / wording / references / order / spelling / etc. may vary (and may or may not be original) [Note that words may be added / removed / substituted / etc. from original translations]

* Explanatory (or other) text may be added

* Scripture numbering / references may vary and Scripture references may be omitted / changed

* Items may be shortened / editing may occur (even without customary notations)

* Inclusive language may NOT be used (especially in Scripture)

* Hyphens / dashes / brackets / quotation marks / symbols / special characters / accents / etc. may be added, removed or changed

* Paragraphs may be combined (with no notations)

* Different version(s) of source text(s) may be used

* References may be omitted (even if in original text) / incomplete / inaccurate / etc.

* Not all quotations may have a reference / author listed

* Footnotes / endnotes / explanatory text / etc. may be omitted / changed / etc.

* Quotes may come from any source(s) whatsoever

* Items may be out of context (or not in original context)

* Unverified facts and opinions may be included

* Formatting / emphasis may be excluded (e.g. bold, italics, etc.), even if appears in original work

* Quotes may be in no particular order & may be out of sequence

* Items which appear on the site are not necessarily the best / most pertinent / most popular / etc.

* Wording of quotations may be translated / changed / "corrected" / "clarified" / edited / etc. without any notation. [Note that we cannot guarantee that any changes will not affect the meaning / import / etc. of any item whatsoever, whether in content we have supplied or user supplied content. We are not responsible for any such changes.]

* Titles / references / headers / footnotes / commentary / explanations / etc. may be removed / changed / added / differ from original / etc. without any notation

* Items may be paraphrases, even if within quotes and without notation

* Ages / dates / facts / figures / details / assertions / etc. may be inaccurate / unverifiable / approximates / disputed / based on legends / based on estimates / questionable / etc.

* Reliance may be made on translations which cannot be validated

* Quotations and other items may be partial, even if there is no notation / indication that they are partial. Note that even prayers / hymns / Scripture passages / etc. may be partial even if they appear to be complete (e.g. due to capitalization)

* Source material may condense / add words / change wording / etc. Such changes may not be noted.

* Titles may be added / changed / removed / differ from original / etc.

* Items may be missing appropriate "..." notation

* Paragraph (or other) numbering may be added / omitted / changed / etc. and may vary

* Words may be added to prayers / etc. which are not part of the original / prayer / etc.

* Items may be categorized subjectively and may overlap

* Items may be incomplete

* Access to original source documents in any particular language may be unavailable

* Indicated authorship may be popular / traditional authorship. Actual authorship may be disputed / questionable / uncertain / belong to another author. Items may be referenced to person / organization / etc. giving approval rather than the author of the document. Quotations may be attributed to an individual who borrowed them from (or is quoting from) another. Note that we do not guarantee authorship of any item (despite any references).

* Quotations (and other items) may be "loose quotations", potentially not literal, or with varying degrees of literalness

* Sources may or may not have ecclesiastical approval.

* Quotations may appear which were written by Catholics who were later penalized / excommunicated / etc. by the Church (especially those accounted as 'Fathers of the Church'). Such items may or may not have important historical value

* Items deemed vague may be changed (e.g. "people of God" may be changed to 'Church' or 'the faithful'), perhaps with notation (e.g. "[ ]")

* Items may be put in categories / subjects / etc. which differ from the original purpose of the item [For example the quotation "the State has for its office to protect natural rights, not to destroy them" may have originally been referring to society in general, but we (or others) may apply it specifically to abortion]

* Words may be added even on factual items (e.g. religious order initials)

* Items may not apply to all (or any) person(s) / items may not apply to all situations or apply at all times (even if they say "you" / "your" / etc.)

* Items listed may be partial (e.g. for prayers, we may only quote one line for an aspiration)

* References may be partial. For example, if a prayer is listed as a "secret" or "collect", additional words may be added that are not part of original prayer (e.g. "through Christ our Lord. Amen.", etc.), without any notation.

* Items may be in any order

We are not responsible / liable for any errors / omissions / mistakes interruptions / inaccuracies / changes / etc. or for any consequences which may occur as a result. We are not responsible / liable for your use or misuse of any information or for any results which may occur from your use / misuse of any information.

Do not take items out of context. Do not inflict (or wish) harm on yourself or others, break laws, take unsuitable/incautious or inappropriate/drastic actions, or take figurative items literally. We are not responsible for any interpretation / misinterpretation, application / misapplication, use / misuse, etc. of any item.

The inclusion of any item whatsoever does not necessary imply our endorsement or agreement of the item / publisher / document / publication / author / position / etc. (or any other related item / publisher / document / publication / author / position / etc.)

Also…

* Names may be changed to initials (or otherwise partially referenced)

* Quotations may be made without customary notations

* References may be inaccurate / incomplete / partial / improper / not scholarly / not exact / omitted / etc. Note also that there may be various person(s) with the same (or similar) name(s)

* We may use / rely on any source(s) whatsoever. We are not responsible for their errors or for verifying any information. We do not guarantee quality of any source material(s)

* We may add / remove / substitute / change / etc. words on any translation and we may edit items in an attempt to make them clearer to visitors less familiar with Catholic terminology [e.g. "Immaculate Lamb" means Jesus Christ (generally such edits should be in brackets)].

* We may (but are not required to) edit language relating to mature topics

* Quotes from Holy Scripture may be referenced to their human authors (e.g. St. Paul, St. John, etc.), however, the true author of Holy Scripture is the Holy Spirit

* Scripture items may not relate directly to the topic indicated [and may merely contain certain keyword(s)]

* Old Testament practices may no longer be binding under the New Covenant but may be included for reference purposes

* Not all actions taken in the Bible were the best actions - some were downright wrong (and divine retribution often followed). Wrong actions that may have been documented in Holy Scripture (or elsewhere) should not be used as a positive example or mandate.

Note that the Reflections terms page (click here) and 'Classic Encyclicals' terms page (click here) apply, as applicable to all quotations on this site (and related materials) as well as to all pages labeled "Reflections" and "Classic Encyclicals". Note also that the Scripture caution page (click here) applies, as applicable, to all Scripture items on this site (and related materials) as well as to all Scripture related pages.

You should further note that...

* Saints, priests, theologians, Doctors of the Church, books, etc. - regardless of holiness or learning - are not infallible. Even popes' teachings are infallible only in certain areas. The fact that a saint or pope is canonized does not mean every statement made by the saint or pope is infallible.

* 'Church Fathers' are not infallible (excepting any infallible statements of canonized popes). It should also be noted that not all views of those accounted as 'Church Fathers' are wholly orthodox.

* Even if we quote a person or a work, it doesn't mean we endorse the whole work or other works, or even the quote itself

* All works / persons / organizations / etc. quoted / discussed / referred to / etc. may not be orthodox in all their utterances/behaviors.

* Even otherwise 'good works' may not be free from error

* Items appearing on the site may be the opinions of others and do not necessarily reflect our opinions / beliefs / etc.

* Opinions and interpretations are fallible (excepting infallible papal pronouncements) and may be incorrect

* Opinions do not necessarily reflect true Church dogma

* Not all items are to be taken literally

* We may use any Bible translation. Verses may be partially quoted, or paraphrased to suit a specific purpose.

* Names and descriptions may have more than one accepted spelling [e.g. Noe (Greek/Latin) = Noah (Hebrew)]

Further, you are warned that:

* A literal interpretation of Scripture passages (or other items) meant to be taken symbolically may be dangerous

* Scripture passages and other text may vary depending on translation used. [Note that we do NOT officially recommend any translation of Scripture, even if appears on this site. Rather, refer to the perennial Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church for Scripture recommendations.]

* Even for Scripture, we may shorten items / change capitals / punctuation / spelling / etc.

* Items may be opinion-based / not scholarly / etc.

* Sources may be incorrect

* Items may be misquoted / misreferenced

* Preciseness of terms may be lacking

* Words may have various meanings

* Items are limited in scope and may omit important details

* Labels on pages / rows / columns / etc. may not apply to some or all items

* Items may be addressed to clergy - and may not be addressed at the laity or to any specific individual. They may not be directed to you or to any particular person or person(s). Also, various styles of writing/speaking are used (therefore, various quotations may have different meanings than those in modern times may taken them to mean). Remember that not all items are to be taken literally.

* Items appearing on this site are not comprehensive and may be out of context or not in their original context. However, you should consider all items in their full context.

* Items may appear from 'liberals' / non-Catholics / etc.

* All applicable items on this site may be subject to change without notice (including content supplied by us / user content / ad content / etc.). We are not responsible for updating any information on this site, even if we know it is outdated / inaccurate / etc.

* Certain items (e.g. footnotes / endnotes / explanatory text / etc.) may be important, but not included on this site. [Note: For Scripture, it is important to refer to an appropriate Catholic Bible for footnotes.]

Note that we recommend reading Scripture in full context in an appropriate Catholic Bible. [Scripture appearing on this site is NOT comprehensive and is NOT designed to replace your appropriate Catholic Bible! You should NOT use any Scripture on this site without owning an appropriate Catholic Bible!] Do not attempt to interpret Scripture personally, which even the experts attest to the complexity of. The sole right of interpretation belongs to the proper authority in the Church. [Remember that the Bible is a complex document that may be distorted. Scripture itself warns that it may be interpreted to one's own destruction (see 2 Pt. 3:16) and it even condemns the concept of personal interpretation of Scripture (see 2 Pt. 1:20, Acts 8:30-31).] Consult appropriate, competent authorities of the Roman Catholic Church for assistance in interpreting / applying Scripture. Interpretation and application of Scripture should not be contrary to the perennial, official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Do not take Scripture passages out of context. Do not inflict (or wish) harm on yourself or others, break laws, take unsuitable / incautious or inappropriate / drastic action(s), or take figurative items literally. We are not responsible for any interpretation / misinterpretation, application / misapplication, use / misuse, etc. of Scripture (or of any other item).

We are not responsible for errors of fact (or any other errors) or for verifying any statement / fact / etc. We disclaim any responsibility any errors, omissions, improper referencing, misquotations, or for any other item above. We do not guarantee authorship of any item is as indicated. We cannot be held responsible for any consequence(s) of any reliance on any information provided.

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* All posts / ads / articles / etc. (including correspondence) submitted by any user(s) whatsoever irrevocably become our property, free of any encumbrance(s) [this is true even if we continue to refer to such items as "your post" / "your ad" / etc.]. We may freely use them / sell them / transfer them / publish them [including publishing them in our newsletters (paid and free) / advertising materials / blog(s) / etc., or anywhere on the site] / distribute them / transmit them (by any means) / publicly display & perform them / keep them / database them / delete them / 'update' them / license them / create derivative works from them / publicly respond to or refute them / etc. [either in their original or modified form(s), either partially or in total] at our sole option with no recourse. We are not required to give credit for any item submitted. Also, there are no restrictions or limitations whatsoever on our use of / transfer of / etc. any items and no time limits regarding our use of / transfer of / etc. any items. Note that this extends to all information, without limit. Also note that any information submitted (even that submitted by your computer without your specific direction - including IP numbers, browser information, etc.) may be subject to publication on this site (or other materials). Reminder: This applies to all posts / ads / feedback / correspondence / etc. Should we transfer any item(s), the transferee would receive or share the same rights which we had/have, with no limitation. Note that by submitting any information whatsoever [including post(s) / ad(s) / correspondence / etc.] you agree to all terms, you understand and agree to the above and you also understand and agree that you will not be compensated for your submission and that you will not be notified of the use of / disposition of / etc. your submission.

* Use of posts (including articles & ads) is unlimited and includes the right to transfer / share our rights

* There is no expectation of privacy with regard to posts / ads / articles / chat / etc.

* We may reject any post(s) for any reason(s) [or for no reason], at our sole discretion with no recourse. Note that due to space or other considerations, we may be selective about posts (thus, even suitable posts may not appear). Also note that we do NOT notify users if posts are prohibited / 'rejected' (unless we choose to do so).

* All submissions may be subject to review and editing by us. We may make any change(s) whatsoever (including modifications / additions / deletions / placement of disclaimers / etc.) to any posts / ads / etc. at any time for any reason (or no reason), and we are not required to notify anyone of any such change(s) or make any notation(s) regarding any change(s). We are also not required to keep any records of any change(s). We are not responsible for any consequence which may occur as a result of any such change(s) and there is no recourse to us whatsoever for any changes whatsoever.

* Posts / articles / ads are not cancelable, changeable, or deleteable once submitted++. You may NOT request any changes (even corrections) or deletions once they have been submitted. Be certain that the content you submit is correct / complete / etc. prior to submission and that you will not later wish it to be changed / deleted / etc. [++Note: Some ads, however, may allow deletions under indicated conditions.]

* Any/all post(s) may be subject to a screening processes. This process is not foolproof. By using this site, you agree that we may employ any means / procedure / criteria / etc. whatsoever to screen post(s). Note that we make no guarantees whatsoever regarding this screening process, nor do we guarantee to employ any screening process.

* It is at our sole discretion which items we may allow at any given time. We are not obligated to publish any item(s) on the site (either partially or in their entirety). There is no recourse if your post(s) do not appear - even if your post(s) are the "same as" or "better than" other(s) that do appear. Posts may not appear for a variety of reasons (including reasons unrelated to content - e.g. technical difficulties). We cannot guarantee that any particular submission will appear on the site. If it does appear on the site, there is no guarantee when it will appear, how long it will appear, what details will be displayed, etc.

* We are not required to treat posts (including articles & ads) consistently / identically / uniformly / etc.

* We are not obliged to consider any/all posts. We may limit the number of posts by any criteria whatsoever (per week / day / hour / month / per person or group / in total / by section / category / topic / region / IP block / browser / etc.). We may ignore / delete / prohibit / etc. any submission(s) at our sole option, without recourse and without liability to any party. We may ignore / delete / prohibit / etc. any post(s) whatsoever, even if it (they) are perfectly suitable. At our sole discretion, we may prohibit posts based on region / organization / IP number / IP block / or based on other criteria (or combination thereof).

* We may retain or discard posts (including articles & ads) at our sole option

* We are not responsible for data loss / data theft / issues involving data integrity / etc.

* It is our decision alone whether or not any topic / message / content / product / service / link / advertiser / submitter / individual / organization / group / etc. is deemed appropriate for a traditional Catholic site and our decisions are final and binding, with no right of appeal.

* Various elements concerning the administration of this site [e.g. those regarding the processing of posts (including ads)] are subjective in nature and you agree to hold us harmless for our judgment, even if our judgment proves to be incorrect / flawed / or otherwise erroneous.

* At our sole option, we may require substantiation of some element(s) of posts (including e-mail addresses), however, we are not responsible for verifying any information whatsoever. [Note: Our verification may include the required submission of printed or other materials (or other verification) via postal mail.] Note that if we do request verification, we will NOT ask for personal information. Also note that those who do not properly respond to our request(s) may be banned from future posting on this site. [Users should NEVER assume that any detail(s) whatsoever have been verified and should also remember that no verification whatsoever is foolproof.] Remember that we are NOT responsible for verifying any e-mail addresses (or other contact information) whatsoever for any reason whatsoever (even to ascertain if they are valid / accurate / etc.).

* Certain post(s) / posts in certain section(s) / etc. may take longer to appear on the site (this may / may not affect the length that they appear on the site)

* We are not obligated to "police" / enforce any rules (e.g. maximum number of words, maximum number of characters, input instructions, etc.), but we may do so (either selectively / randomly / grouped / in total / etc.).

* We may simply discard any post(s) which leave us with questions.

* We are not obliged to tell any user(s) whether their post(s) was received / whether their post(s) was 'rejected' / why their post(s) was 'rejected' / what is the status of their post(s) / etc., or answer any question(s) whatsoever regarding any post(s). Do NOT contact us for any such information! Note that any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

* Those who do not follow our rules may be banned from future posting on this site. Note that a user may be banned from posting on this site if they attempt to (or actually) circumvent or violate our policies, if they commit fraud (or are suspected of doing so), if they submit post(s) even though are notoriously anti-Catholic, if they do not follow instructions, if they violate our code of conduct, if they regularly change / rescind their offers (as applicable), if they have been problematic posters / advertisers in the past, if they abuse / misuse or attempt to abuse or misuse any part(s) of this site (or are / may be in any way culpable in such abuse or misuse), if they submit inaccurate or untruthful post(s), if they submit a number of posts which fail to meet our criteria, if they submit another person's e-mail address / phone number / etc., if they submit duplicate posts, if they submit inappropriate/excessive correspondence to us, etc. The decision to ban an user from posting is ours alone and we do not guarantee to ban any particular user (regardless of circumstances) or what step(s) we may take if we do ban a user. If we do ban a user, we cannot guarantee that no post of theirs will ever appear on our site(s) (or other materials) or that any such ban will be permanent/effective. Note that if we ban you from future posting on this site, we may automatically reject your future posts, delete posts presently appearing, preprocess and unschedule your future ads and/or process and unschedule your future ads. We may unschedule any ads presently appearing on the site. The choice of which option(s) we may take is at our sole discretion. Furthermore, we may also take steps to prohibit/restrict you from using this site (including but not limited to blocking IP numbers). We may also report fraudulent use / inappropriate use / misuse / etc. of this site (including the submission of another person's e-mail address / phone number / etc.) to authorities. We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding individuals/groups/organizations, etc. as we deem appropriate/helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. [We may at our sole option disclose some or all information concerning 'banned' users, but we cannot be required to ever disclose any such information against our will. Note that by using this site, you agree to our terms.] As applicable, we may contact law enforcement or other authorities and take any applicable legal and other steps we deem necessary or helpful. Should we restrict your use of this site / publish information / etc., you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to warn you, give you a "second chance", notify you (or anyone) of our actions, or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on, respond to, or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / correspondence / inquiry / notice, etc. regarding any individual / organization / group / institution / business / website / post / publication / message / information / instruction / activity / event / submitter / item / user / use of this site / etc. (without limitation). Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

* We may use the site to post [including submitting ad(s)]. Should we do so, we do so as any other user, and not as the operator of this site.

* We cannot guarantee that any user(s) has followed our rules / regulations / etc., even if their post(s) appear on our site

Furthermore, with regard to user posts (including ads):

* You agree not to use any non-commercial section for any commercial purpose whatsoever (note that "commercial purpose" also includes an 'unintended' commercialization of any non-commercial section). To this end, you agree to never include any brand name / organization name / event name / speaker name / publication name / author name / product or service name / company name / website name or address / Catholic material / etc. - no matter how worthy (even including religious orders / schools / etc.) - or include any associated contact information / website address etc. - unless specifically & explicitly allowed by us - and regardless of whether or not you are affiliated with the organization / event / publication / author / product / service / author / speaker / company / website / Catholic material / etc. [That means that such references are NOT allowed even if you do not personally profit from them.] Instead you agree to refer to items, as applicable, using general descriptions. [Note that you may provide more specific information to those who contact you personally, as applicable, if desired.] Should you ever any include brand name / organization name / event name / publication name / company name / etc. whatsoever when not allowed, you agree that your post and all future posts may be subject to auto rejection and that you may be banned from future posting (even if you do not financially benefit from such a reference). You also agree never to attempt to advertise in any non-commercial section(s) or otherwise attempt to promote your product(s) / service(s) / website(s) / company(ies) / etc. - no matter how worthy - in any non-commercial section(s) [note that this includes the use of signature lines (except where specifically allowed) / providing more detail than allowed or requested / inclusion of thinly veiled advertisements / etc.], and you agree not to contact any user(s) for the purpose of advertising / solicitation / promoting any product(s), service(s), website(s), etc. Should you ever do so, you agree that we may ban you from future posting and future advertising on this site (even if you do not financially benefit from your actions). Instead, if you wish to advertise / promote products or services, consider an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (click here for more information). Note that those who violate our policies regarding commercial use of non-commercial sections (even if just a single violation) may be banned from future posting and advertising on this site, and we may take any legal or other action(s) that we deem appropriate / helpful. Do NOT attempt to use any non-commercial section for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

* You agree to never submit any third party post(s) unless specifically allowed (and then only according to our rules).

* You agree not to editorialize or include opinions wherever this is prohibited. Note: When you do include opinions, please be sure to indicate that it is an opinion and present it in a logical and not overly emotional manner.

* You agree to not exceed maximums. If you submit a quantity of posts which exceeds the maximum allowed, we may - at our sole option and with no recourse - ban you from future posting on this site.

* You agree not to submit any duplicate posts. [This includes posts you have submitted previously, whether they have appeared on the site or not and, in some cases, this also include posts similar to those submitted by others - e.g. those in the Notable Catholic Laity section]. Also remember that, to keep content fresh, records may disappear at any time. If your post no longer appears, do NOT resubmit it. If you still wish your post to appear, consider placing an inexpensive ad in a commercial section of this site (e.g. Classified Ad). [Note that it may be allowable to submit a similar post in some sections, but ONLY after the indicated amount of time has passed.]

* You agree to submit each post as an independent post, with a definite point, and not in the form of a question (unless specifically allowed). Do NOT refer to any previous submissions (yours or others) with your post.

* You agree never to submit inaccurate posts. If you are not certain that your post is accurate, do NOT submit it!

* You agree to complete all fields carefully and according to instructions. Do not attempt to leave fields blank (when not permitted), answer questions improperly, or include other information besides what is asked for.

* You agree not to submit items (e.g. ads, information regarding favorite churches, etc.) outside the U.S.A. unless specifically allowed

* You agree not to include any web addresses (when not allowed) or include / reference / etc. any other prohibited item (click here for more information on prohibited items)

* You agree never to submit untruthful posts.

* You agree not to 'tweak' your post(s) / ad(s) in any unsuitable way in an attempt to have it/them appear higher on a page

* You agree not to name other (non-public) individuals with your posts / ads without their express and explicit consent and approval. [Note: If appropriate, you may use an initial or generic description (e.g. Mr. X, Fr. X, 'one man I know', 'a diocesan priest', etc.)] Never name any minors (even with their consent) or include any names where we indicate that this is prohibited. [Note: Even with a person's express consent, we strongly advise you to refer generically to all persons wherever appropriate, to protect privacy.]

* You agree not to make public (e.g. submit a post containing) any details whatsoever that should not be made public (both related to your own experiences / happening / events / etc. and those of others). Should you submit any information regarding experiences / happenings / events / etc., you agree to word them in such a way that they are generic and are not specifically identifiable to any real person(s), living or deceased. In all cases, you remain exclusively and entirely responsible / liable in connection with all your submitted information.

* You agree to follow all our rules.

Note that the above apply to all posts regardless of whether they were sent via form / fax / e-mail / phone / mail / or any other method. Submission may occur by any method whatsoever (pressing button, pressing enter key, etc.).

Additionally, with regard to user posts (including advertisements), various restrictions may be applicable. For example, we may (but are not required to) prohibit posts (including ads) which contain:

* Web links (unless specifically permitted)

* Foul language / abusive language

* Insults / gossip / defamatory statements / etc.

* Offensive / insensitive / unkind / objectionable / negative / etc. comments

* HTML / symbols / unknown or excessive abbreviations

* Items with poor grammar / poor spelling / improper capitalization / etc. [Note: If English is not your first language, you may consider having another person more proficient in English proofread your post before submitting it.]

* Items containing blanket statements (e.g. "always" / "never" / etc.)

* Un-Catholic / anti-Catholic / immoral / illicit / etc. items

* Items not in English (except in limited cases where Latin - not Spanish! - may be allowed, according to our instructions) [Note that, when allowed, Latin is limited to a very small amount (e.g. a couple/few words) and that each and every Latin word must be accompanied by an appropriate English translation.]

* Items which violate our code of conduct

* Items concerning unapproved private revelations

* Questionable items or items deemed questionable

* Items deemed inappropriate for a traditional Catholic site

We may also prohibit posts that are off topic, duplicates, posts which contain excess verbiage, posts that are deemed unduly 'negative' or emotional, posts that don't reflect a spirit proper to this site, or for any other reason (or for no reason). There is no recourse whatsoever if your post(s) do not appear on the site.

Also, see the links below for prohibited items (click underlined links to view):

Posting Guidelines / Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items (Commercial Sections)

Note that the above links are incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. Be sure to read carefully. By using this site, you agree to all terms, including those on the above linked pages.

Also regarding users posts, we may (but are not required to):

* Add / change / delete wording / punctuation / categorization / etc. (including contact information)

* Edit submissions for content and tone

* Occasionally verify an e-mail address(es) and require a certain timely response. (Note that our verification will not ask for personal information.) Users, however, should assume that NO e-mail addresses whatsoever have been verified. Remember that verification is not foolproof.

* Occasionally verify certain information (e.g. church information) in an edition of the Official Catholic Directory (of any year).

Further, users are advised that:

* Others may pose as someone who they are not and that we are not responsible for verifying anyone's identity

* You may not submit any copyright protect materials

* Certain words / phrases / etc. may cause items to be flagged / deleted

* Posts may appear in other section(s) / areas / etc. (and in e-mail, advertisements, blog(s), etc.) besides (or instead of) where they were submitted. We may put any post(s) in any area(s) we deem it (them) applicable / suitable / helpful / etc., without limit

* We are not responsible for unorthodox or erroneous view(s) or any morality or lack thereof

* We may display or not display posts whether we agree with them or not. However, we reserve the right to prohibit posts for any reason. The fact that a post appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. In fact, we do not endorse / recommend any post / ad / submitter / individual / group / item / topic / activity / event / message / opinion / point of view / etc.

* We may permit users to freely submit information here. Note that information provided by users is not verified/evaluated, may not be comprehensive, may omit important details, may be subject to change, and may be relative / subjective / inaccurate / etc. We are not responsible for submission(s) of any user(s) whatsoever, nor do we endorse / recommend any submission(s), even if they appear on our site (or other materials of ours). [Note that we reserve the right to verify any detail(s) regarding any post(s). However, any such verification is not foolproof. Users should assume that NO item(s) whatsoever have been verified.]

* If you want more information regarding any post(s) [including ad(s)] which appears on our site, consider contacting the submitter. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not have special knowledge about them. Do NOT contact us for more information regarding any post / ad which appears on our site (or other materials).

* The content of this site may be subject to frequent change as records are added or are removed.

* This site is not in real time. [Note: We regret that we are unable to process submissions on an immediate basis and that we cannot guarantee that any specific post will appear on the site. Note that processing delays are not unexpected (especially in some sections). For important / immediate / urgent / items (or any item), be sure not to rely solely on this site. For all items, submit early!]

* We recommend that, wherever applicable, a 'final date' (or 'expiration date' / 'end date' / etc.) be provided in the applicable field to notify users not to contact you after that date. Unfortunately, however, we are unable to guarantee that you will not be contacted after that time. Remember that posts may appear on the site for a long time and we cannot honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable. Note that users should NOT contact submitters after the indicated 'final date' (or 'expiration date' / 'end date' / etc.), even if the post/ad still appears on the site.

* We cannot stop non-Catholics or anti-Catholics (or anyone) from corresponding with you / reviewing your post / responding to your post / etc. if they are able to do so

* We may omit e-mail addresses or identifying information at our sole option

* We may set limitations on various fields (e.g. maximum number of words, maximum number of characters, etc.)

* Any information submitted may appear on or site (or other materials). Note that this includes information which may be sent by users' computers without their specific direction (including IP numbers, browser information, etc.). Note that any post(s) whatsoever (including e-mail, correspondence, etc.) may be published in any means on our site / newsletter(s) / or elsewhere using any type of media without notice and without limit at our sole discretion. We may make any change whatsoever (including modifications / additions / deletions) to any item at our sole option

* We may change labels / descriptions / formatting / content / layout / etc. of page(s) / section(s) / etc. even after you have submitted a post(s). Note that we may change posts so that they appear in categories / areas / pages / sections / etc. which are not currently listed.

* We may change our rules regarding submission of posts at any time without notice

* Timelines are general guides and may be significantly different than actual (note that items may appear between 0 days and multiples of the amount indicated, either continuously or otherwise). All information in posts may appear / disappear / reappear at any time, even if not currently displayed. Note also that are no automatic extensions of time on any post(s) (including ads) due to site downtime / technical difficulties / etc. and that we are unable to honor requests to remove any posts which are no longer applicable. Note that any 'expiration dates' (and similar dates) may be scheduled and not actual.

* We may add disclaimers / disclosures / etc. regarding any particular post(s) at our sole option, without recourse and without liability to any party.

* We may reject items not geared toward the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, even if they are otherwise perfectly suitable. Note that this site is geared toward / tailored to the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. Although other rites are equally valid Catholic rites, we may omit information regarding these rites on this site, as we are unable to do them justice.

* Initials may be used for privacy

* Submissions may be processed (fully or partially) electronically and never be seen by any human. Submissions may be processed in any order whatsoever (and may NOT be 'first come first served')

* We may restrict posting / limit posting times / place restrictions on who may post / etc., and make any other restrictions / limitations / etc. concerning all other aspects relating to posts. Note that all such items may be subject to change at any time without notice. Also note that we are not obligated to provide information regarding any restrictions / limitations / etc. to any party whatsoever.

* By using this site, you agree that we may forward / share / etc. posts (including e-mail) with others for processing / administering this site (or for any other reason)

* If required information is omitted from your submission, your post may be subject to auto rejection. [Note that contact information (including e-mail addresses) / location information / diocese information / etc. is NOT necessarily required. If you do not wish to provide this information (and we may strongly recommend that you don't) when it is required, do NOT submit a post.]

* If you submit any inappropriate information (even if only one time) / violate our guidelines / submit excess posts / etc., we may ban you from future posting on this site.

* Confirmation pages (when shown) do not necessary display all information sent and do not guarantee that we will receive the information or that it will be processed. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any confirmation page(s).

* Posts (including articles & ads) are limited in scope and may omit important details

* Your post(s) [including your answers to any question(s) - e.g. name, religious affiliation, diocese, etc.] may reveal personal information. Participate at your own risk. If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Remember that you should NEVER give out any sensitive personal information in connection with your use of this site (including Social Security number, mother's maiden name, passwords, PIN numbers, etc.). We are not responsible if your information is used / misused / disclosed / altered / destroyed / compromised / etc.

* At our sole option, we may request additional information regarding posts (including ads) for any item, especially those claiming a Catholic affiliation or listing in a section labeled Catholic. You agree to provide requested information on a timely basis and understand that failure to do so may result in the permanent removal of your post(s) [including ad(s)], without any refund or other recourse, as well as the banning of your future posts / advertising on this site (ads may be processed but unscheduled). Note that our verification will not ask for personal information.

Above is not comprehensive.

Post at your own risk.

We do not endorse / recommend any item which may appear on our site and we are not responsible for any item which may appear on our site.

We have no liability whatsoever concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

+ Note that certain terms may be used loosely above (e.g. "quote" / "quotes" / "quotations" / etc.). Where applicable, these terms may include any content of any type, whether a 'quotation' or not.

RIGHT OF CONTROL OF CONTENT & USE

We retain full right of control over all content on the site as well as full control over appearance of all items (including appearance of all posts, ads, ordering of items, layout of items, etc.).

At our sole option, we may restrict the number of records at any time as we deem helpful/necessary for site performance or for any other reason (both commercial and non-commercial records).

At our sole option, we may allow or not allow any item in any section(s) for any reason (or for no reason).

At our sole option we may restrict use of this site (or other materials) or any portion thereof for any reason (or for no reason), either individually / grouped / by region / by IP number or block / browser type / or in total / or in any other way (either temporarily or permanently) at any time without notice.

We retain full right of control over use of this site (including who may be permitted to post/advertise on this site).

We are not responsible for any unauthorized (or authorized) use of this site (or related materials).

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

USE OF THIS SITE BY NON-CATHOLICS

We cannot limit use of this site to Catholics, nor can we guarantee that any user(s) of this site adheres to Christian principles. Note that we may allow or attempt to restrict non-Catholic participation in any area(s) of this site at our sole option. Some areas of the site may be limited to Catholics, but we cannot guarantee such areas will not be used by non-Catholics. Also note that we may place various restrictions on non-Catholic use of this site [e.g. non-Catholics should not submit any non-Catholic religious items (including references to non-Catholic 'churches' / 'clergy' / etc.), anti-Catholics should not submit posts/ads, those notoriously engaged in non-Catholic activities should not submit posts/ads, non-Catholics should not submit any anti-Catholic / unCatholic / etc. items or submit any items inappropriate for a Catholic site], but we cannot guarantee that such restrictions will be adhered to. Note that we cannot guarantee the Catholicity of any item / person / post / product / service / organization / business / message / event / activity / information / publication / etc., regardless of any reported 'Catholic Affiliation' or other notation, nor can we guarantee that any non-Catholic (or Catholic) is in compliance with any of our terms/requirements. And finally, note that even so-called 'Catholics' may be Catholic in name only and even Catholic items with some episcopal approval may not be recognized as 'truly Catholic' based on the constant teachings of the Church.

By using this site, you agree that those who misrepresent themselves as Catholic may be banned from posting / advertising on this site. Do not misrepresent yourself as Catholic!

[Note that a Catholic should be careful not to support any non-Catholic "church" or other non-Catholic "Christian" (or other religious) organization (as well as so-called 'Catholic' organizations/groups/etc. which are at odds with or seek to change traditional Roman Catholic teachings or practices). Although some may be seemingly harmless, your efforts may ultimately assist in the promotion of anti-Catholic teachings/practices, etc. Note also that popes have positively instructed Catholics to shun certain non-Catholic 'Christian' organizations, especially those associated with Freemasonry or which promote its ideals.] 

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF SITE

The right to use this site is revocable, not exclusive, and not transferable. This site must not be used for any improper purpose.

To use this site (or other materials), you must be a legal age adult [or a minor under the careful and constant supervision of a responsible parent or other appropriate guardian] who is able to access / use this site lawfully. Note that minors may NOT submit any post(s) (including advertisements).

If you request/receive/offer/provide items, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) based in the U.S.A. who is able to request / receive / offer / provide items lawfully, and you must meet all our terms / requirements. Transferors must be the true and lawful owner with full right to dispose of all transferred items.

All commercial use of this site is subject to all terms indicated in the Commercial Sections. Use of other sections (e.g. Give & Take, Volunteers' Corner, Book Review & Exchange) are subject to all terms applicable to those section(s).

All posting / advertising / use of site / is subject to all terms / requirements / limits / etc.

Note that those involved in commercial abuses of non-commercial sections (e.g. attempts to advertise / solicit / promote products, improper inclusion of brand names / company names / website addresses / etc.) may be banned from future posting on this site and banned from advertising on this site.

To use this site, you must meet all system requirements (including the ability to properly display tables). Also, basic online / computer skills are required to use this site.

You may not copy / distribute (including via e-mail, website, etc.) / sell / etc. information contained on this site (or any images) or use them for any commercial purpose whatsoever. All applicable content is owned by us and is protected by copyright laws. Any unauthorized reproduction / distribution / use of such content is prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Note that we reserve the right to prosecute violators to the maximum extent possible.

Furthermore, as a condition of your use of this site, you agree that you will not use this site (or any related materials) for any unlawful purpose / any harmful purpose (including ways which may interfere with / disable / overburden / damage / etc. this site) / any purpose contrary to our terms. You agree that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any system associated with this site and you agree that you will not attempt to obtain any information that is not intentionally made available.

You further agree not to harass / bother / improperly send unsolicited communication(s) to other users of this site. You agree never to send any unorthodox / questionable / heretical / harmful / etc. material / information / etc. [as determined by us or as indicated by the perennial Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church] to any user(s) of this site and you agree that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to or harm any user(s) system(s) [or any other system connected with this site] whatsoever. You also agree not to attempt to get any user(s) to view offensive or harmful images / view anti-Catholic materials / etc. or wrongly attempt to get other user(s) to disclose personal information / visit website(s) / etc.

Wherever necessary / required, a basic knowledge of the Catholic faith / Scripture is required. You should also be rightly trained and educated, guided by a right conscience, and able to practice mature consideration and judgment.

Users are responsible for complying with all laws, regulations, rules, etc.

Users are also required to agree to our terms of use, behave according to our code of conduct, and follow all rules / procedures of this site.

Other requirements also apply.

Participation requirements / eligibility requirements / etc. are subject to change at any time without notice.

Notice: If you do not meet all our requirements do NOT use this site.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

"SAFETY" OF THIS SITE

Although we desire this site to be "safe", we cannot make any guarantee whatsoever that this site or any element of this site (or any other item) is "safe" for any person(s), age group(s) [including minors], degree(s) of intelligence or mental development, etc. In fact, we caution that use of this site / users of this site / organizations / events / activities / groups / institutions / individuals / advertisers / products / services / websites / publications / messages / information / etc. may be dangerous / harmful in various ways. Further, our goal (not guarantee!) of being "safe" is necessarily limited to information we purposely place on the site, and not to any other items (including user posts / ads / links / etc.).

Note that we do not screen (or review / supervise / oversee / evaluate / etc.) users of this site / organizations / events / activities / products / services / advertisers / groups / individuals / churches / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / employers / websites / authors / publications / messages / information / sellers / buyers / publishers / etc.

At our sole discretion, we may (but are not required to) employ limited filtering and/or other procedure(s) directed at CONTENT [e.g. for user posts], but these are not foolproof. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any such filtering, nor do we guarantee that any such filtering will ever be employed.

Remember that our enemies have access to this site and may use any number of ways to cause harm to this site and to those who use it. We are, unfortunately, unable to protect users from such actions.

Note that even items which are associated with Catholic parishes / clergy / organizations / groups / institutions / religious orders / schools / publications / etc. are not necessarily "safe". [And also note that some items may give the appearance of being associated with Catholic parishes / clergy / organizations / groups / etc., but may actually be opposed to the Church.]

Finally, our goal (not guarantee!) of being "safe" does not preclude the possibility of error / mistake / etc.

In any event, users should use this site with due caution.

Users are advised to research all items (including submitters / advertisers / products / services / facts / events / activities / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / websites / messages / organizations / institutions / groups / individuals / businesses / charities / religious orders / schools / parishes / publications / publishers / manufacturers / distributors / providers / employers / authors / buyers / sellers / etc.) independently before use / participation / contact / etc. and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including buying / selling / requesting / receiving / lending / transferring / exchanging / shipping / events / contacts / correspondence / etc.). Remember that you should not rely on the information here as we provide no guarantee of accuracy / truthfulness / completeness, etc. You are responsible for obtaining/verifying all necessary information.

We do not guarantee that any item is safe are we not responsible/liable for any consequences which may occur as a - direct or indirect - result of use of this site. You agree to hold us harmless for all damages in connection with use of this site (or other materials), regardless of their nature. Remember that we are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.) even if information regarding the transactions / activities appears on this site or other materials of ours, and that we do not mediate disputes. You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions / activities. Use of this site is at your own risk, with no liability whatsoever to us.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

RESTRICTIONS / LIMITATIONS

Use of site is at your own risk and is subject to our terms of use. At our sole option, we may place any restrictions / limitations whatsoever on the use of this site.

For example, we may:

* take step(s) to prohibit any person(s) / organization(s) / group(s) / etc. whatsoever from using this site [including refusing access to the site by IP number / automatic rejection of posts / etc.]. Note that we may block IP numbers from various location(s), block individual IP numbers / IP blocks, etc. 

* place limits on the type of posts / ads based on content or any other factor

* prohibit / limit posting / use of the site / etc. at any time at our sole option

Also...

* Wherever applicable, you must have a suitable relationship to submit or respond to a post / ad (e.g. be the owner of the organization, be the actual buyer or seller, etc.)

* Certain items are prohibited (click here for a list of prohibited items)

* No items deemed inappropriate for a Catholic site (e.g. divorce related items, pro abortion items, condoning of sinful behaviors, etc.)

* We may limit / prohibit non-Catholic participation at our sole discretion (note that some sections may be limited to Roman Catholics only)

* We may limit / prohibit participation by 'progressive Catholics' at our sole discretion

* We may limit / prohibit participation by 'non-practicing Catholics' at our sole discretion

* We may reject items deemed controversial (including NFP items when used as 'birth control' / to prevent birth)

* We may reject items that are deemed easily subject to misinterpretation

* All items must be "vegetarian friendly" (Why?)

Note that we may - at our sole option - restrict use of this site based on information obtained from other source(s).

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

PREFERENCE

Certain items may receive preference. For example, the following items may receive preference: Catholic items, traditional Catholic items, items promoting large families, items promoting traditional roles (e.g. regarding family members/gender), homeschooling items.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

PRIORITY

We may give priority to any item(s) / section(s) / post(s) / ad(s) / etc. at our sole option and without liability to any party. Note that some items may take longer for processing. The priority of any item is at our sole discretion and may change at any time without notice. As applicable, paid ads may receive priority over free ads, new ads may receive priority over deletion requests, etc. Prioritization may vary. Note that we do not guarantee the accomplishment of any item (especially those deemed 'low priority').

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

ACCURACY / TIMELINESS OF ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS SITE

This site (and other materials) are provided on an "as is" basis, without any warranty of any kind. We do not guarantee the accuracy / truthfulness / timeliness / completeness / etc. of any information whatsoever that may appear on this site or other materials (including user supplied content, content supplied by us, content in ads, newsletters, correspondence, etc.). You should not rely on the information here (e.g. any information contained on our site or other materials) as we provide no guarantee of accuracy / truthfulness / completeness, etc. You are responsible for obtaining/verifying all necessary information.

We are not responsible for keeping any item(s) current. Use at your own risk.

Note that posts (including ads) may appear on this site for a long time, even if items indicated are no longer applicable / available / etc. Note that we are unable to honor requests to remove posts which are no longer applicable.

We are not responsible for typographical errors, or any other errors / omissions / mistakes / interruptions / incorrect facts / references / opinions / etc. We are not responsible for accuracy of any information.

We are not required to verify any information whatsoever. In fact, users should assume that no information whatsoever that may appear on this site (or other materials) has been verified (including information regarding posts / ads / churches / religious orders / canonization status / etc.).

We are not required to correct any error(s), even if we are notified of them. Even if we ask users to notify us of errors and we are notified of them, you agree that we do not have to correct them or take any action whatsoever. We are not responsible for updating / correcting any item, even if we know it is outdated / inaccurate / etc.

Should we correct any error(s), you agree that we do not need to notify / publish / etc. any information whatsoever regarding any correction(s).

Also note that:

* Dates / facts / figures / and any other item (as applicable) may be inaccurate / approximations / disputed / etc.

* Authorship of items may be questionable / disputed / contested / debatable / inaccurate / uncertain / etc., regardless of any referencing

* Previous documents / indulgences / disciplinary items / etc. which have been abrogated / revoked / annulled / invalidated / etc. may still appear (e.g. for reference purposes) [Reminder: Although various practices / disciplinary measures / etc. may be subject to change, Catholic dogma is not subject to change. Click here for 'Can Dogmas Change?']

* We do not guarantee the accuracy of any capitalization / spelling / references / punctuation / etc.

* We do not guarantee that page descriptions, comments, metatags or any other encoded information is accurate / complete / relevant to content (or that it accurately describes content / relates to content) / etc. Note also that some items may be antonyms / synonyms.

* We do not guarantee that links are properly described or that descriptions accurately reflect content (both for external and external links)

* Addresses / phone numbers / e-mail / website addresses / fax numbers / etc. may be inaccurate / changed / no longer in use / etc. [We are not responsible for keeping them up to date - even if we know they have changed or are no longer in use]

* Spelling of items may vary

* Translations may be inaccurate / not desirable / not literal / etc.

* Indicated religious affiliations may be the opinion of submitters / are not verified / may be inaccurate / etc.

* Inclusion of any item on this site (or other materials) does not guarantee the accuracy / truthfulness of the item

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

SECURITY OF FORMS, E-MAIL, ETC. / CORRESPONDENCE WITH & FROM US

Forms / e-mail / etc. are (or may be) insecure. Data submitted via online forms may be transmitted to us via e-mail. By using this site, you agree that we are not required to encrypt any information / authenticate any user(s) / verify anyone's identity / secure any form(s) / secure any data sent or received via e-mail / use a secure server or otherwise secure data / employ restrictions on access to data / etc. Do not transmit sensitive information via e-mail, fax, or through insecure forms. Note that your system may submit various type(s) of information without your specifically directing it (including IP numbers, browser/system information, etc.). We cannot guarantee that any information whatsoever that is sent will not be changed / viewed / intercepted / etc. while in transit (or otherwise). All information, without limit - including that which is designed to appear on the site and that which is not - may be accessed by person(s) with the ability to do so (legally/morally or otherwise). Note that there is no guarantee of security / privacy regarding any submitted information whatsoever. We have no control over what third party(ies) may do with posts / ads / etc., and we are not responsible for their use, regardless of circumstances. We do not guarantee that your information will be used appropriately by any person(s) / organization(s) / etc. We are not responsible for the use / viewing / changing / etc. of any information whatsoever by any person(s) / organization(s) / etc. Note that by using this site / using any forms on this site, you agree that we are not required to secure any forms and that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause / circumstances. You also agree to assume all risks regarding forms / e-mail / correspondence / etc. If you do not want - or cannot afford - such risk, you should not participate. By submitting any data whatsoever, you understand and agree that we do not warrant the security of any data / records / etc. and that you assume full and exclusive responsibility for any consequences which may occur, regardless of their cause.

All correspondence with / from us (in any form) is subject to all applicable terms. Note that by using this site [including the submission of a post(s) / feedback / response / e-mail / ad / etc.], you agree that we may use e-mail as the primary (or sole) means of contacting you [however, you also agree that we may use any other means of contacting you at our sole option]. By submitting any post(s) [including ad(s)] or otherwise provide us with an e-mail address, you give us irrevocable permission to e-mail you regarding your post or for any reason (including questions, special notices, offers, etc.). Further, you understand and agree e-mail is insecure. E-mail may be intercepted, forged, spied on/read by others, etc. You alone are responsible for ensuring that any e-mail that appears to come from us is really from us+ and you agree that we may assume that any e-mail that might appear to be from you is really from you. You understand and agree we are not required to authenticate any e-mail and that we may assume that all e-mail we send to you is received and viewed by you (and you alone), no notification by you (or others) to the contrary withstanding. You also agree that we are not required to encrypt/secure e-mail and that we are not responsible if any problems occur, regardless of their cause/circumstances, and regardless of whether you contact us about them. Further, you agree to assume all risk relating to the use of e-mail. If you cannot afford - or do not want - such risks, you should not participate.

Further, you agree to the following regarding e-mail and other correspondence:

* E-mail or other correspondence sent to an incorrect address / account / etc. may be ignored / discarded / deleted / etc.

* Those who submit excessive correspondence to us may be banned from future posting / advertising on this site and their correspondence may be subject to auto rejection

* We do not promise to respond to / act on any correspondence whatsoever (including complaints / notifications of error / etc.)

* We may employ filtering techniques to posts [including e-mail and other correspondence) that may flag and automatically reject them based on any criteria (including duplicates, excessive posts, keyword(s)/ phrase(s), sending address, IP number, browser information, etc.]. Any correspondence whatsoever may be subject to automatic rejection for any reason (or for no reason). [Note that you may NOT request the blocking of any IP number.]

* Correspondence to us may never be seen / heard / read / etc. by any human being, regardless of any confirmation forms / phone records / receipts / etc.

* E-mail and other correspondence (unsolicited or not) may generally not be acknowledge or retained. It may or may not be read. Note that by using this site you agree that we do not have to acknowledge / read / respond to / retain / etc. any communications of any sort whatsoever. You agree that we are not required to read / listen to / respond to / etc. any correspondence whatsoever (including that via phone, e-mail, mail, fax, etc.). We do not guarantee that any item will receive consideration. We may ignore / delete / discard / etc. any correspondence whatsoever for any reason (or for no reason). 

* We are not required to advise you of the status of any communication whatsoever or answer any question(s) whatsoever.

Also, you must observe the following rules regarding correspondence with us:

* Do not send us any unsolicited image(s) or attachment(s)

* Do not send us any other unsolicited materials. Unsolicited materials that we receive cannot be acknowledged or returned. Any items sent become our property with full right of disposal. We may use them / transfer them / discard them / sell them / donate them / etc. at our sole option, with no recourse. We are not required to answer questions about their disposition / keep records regarding transfers / etc.

Note: Also see "Contacting Us" below.

+ Note that falsified e-mail may appear completely legitimate. Such may use our name(s), logo(s), etc., and may even appear to be (or actually be) using our URL (web site address). The sender may attempt to make the message look as though we sent it, even though we did not send it. We are not responsible for any such e-mail (even if we are aware of it). Falsified e-mail may attempt to trick you into disclosing personal information / opening unknown file(s) / viewing harmful image(s) / visiting certain site(s) / taking other action(s) / etc., which may harm you / your computer / etc. or otherwise put you at risk. You should not respond to falsified e-mail / provide any personal information / open unknown files / view harmful images / visit indicated sites / take the other actions / etc. If you do, you may become a victim of identity theft or other fraudulent or harmful occurrences. Instead, you should consider reporting the item to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Note that it may be helpful to contact your ISP or other appropriate agency / organization / etc. to determine the true origin of any e-mail. Note that we are unable to assist you regarding fraudulent e-mail. Therefore, please do not contact us regarding any such e-mail. Instead, contact the applicable authorities who may be able to assist you.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

PRIVACY / SECURITY / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Click here for our privacy statement / privacy policy.

Note that although we do not require you to register to use this site, there is no expectation of privacy regarding use of this site. Also note that all actions connected with use of this site may be monitored. Anyone using this site consents to this monitoring. All applicable information on this site is the property of B.F.S. and evidence of illegal activities may be turned over to any person(s) / organization(s) / etc. we deem necessary or helpful (including law enforcement authorities).

Further, note that we strongly recommend that all users employ extreme caution with regard to all personal information. We warn against providing any unnecessary / inappropriate personal information (both on this site and in e-mail and other correspondence). Wherever appropriate and helpful, we may also recommend the use of a P.O. Box, 'disposable' e-mail accounts, and payments by private money order.*

By using this site, you agree to NEVER - for any reason whatsoever & regardless of who may ask for it (or who you may think is asking for it) - provide us (or other users) with any social security number**, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, PIN number, password, secret/private information, pet's name***, etc. (by any means - including phone, fax, e-mail, mail, etc.), and you also agree not to provide any credit card or other sensitive information to us (or other users) by any insecure method (e.g. e-mail, insecure forms, etc.) [and then only if it is necessary/required for a transaction(s)]. You further agree that we are not in any way responsible for securing / protecting / etc. any information whatsoever that may be received by us (or others), regardless of the method of transmission.

You should also carefully avoid disclosing any identifying information or personal information that should be kept private (e.g. personal details / information about one's sins / personal matters / etc.) and use caution with regard to location information / contact information / diocese information / parish information / etc. Note that even your name is personal information! By disclosing any personal information (on or off the site), you may put yourself and your loved ones at risk. [Note that topics on this site such as "Taking up the Cross / Bearing Suffering" are intended as a resource to help others deal with suffering and challenges and not for the discussion of personal problems. Do not discuss particular details of one's cross, causes of suffering, individual's motives, etc. Instead, provide tips, helps, remedies, etc. in light of the Catholic faith. (Note: For discussion of personal problems, consult a good priest or other qualified individual.)]

For your protection, we recommend a cautious approach to providing e-mail information and we generally recommend that you obtain a special e-mail account for use on this site [e.g. one that you could easily abandon should a problem arise (however, advertisers must also maintain access to the 'permanent' e-mail account they provided)]. Note that you should be certain that any e-mail account provided is well filtered / well-protected against viruses, malware, etc. / secure / not used by others / etc.). You should be VERY careful in your decision about whether or not to provide your e-mail address (both on and off this site). If you provide your e-mail address, you may receive unwanted 'junk' e-mail / viruses / offensive images / offensive content / etc. Note that you may be unable to participate in various areas of this site if you are unwilling to provide your e-mail address.

Note further that you should be careful not to reveal personal information unintentionally in your post(s) / ad(s) / and other correspondence. Note that some options on the add page(s) / content submission page(s) / etc. may disclose various types of information (i.e. your location, your religious affiliation, your diocese, etc.). Proceed at your own risk. [Note that on some pages it may be possible to enter "N/A" in the contact information field as applicable/allowable.] However, you should consider that the Internet is 'open to the world' and information transmitted may be viewable / changeable / etc. by others with the ability to do so (morally or otherwise). Even if you don't directly submit any sensitive information, your computer may transmit information that others may view (e.g. IP numbers, browser information, etc.) - whether you are posting or simply viewing the posts / visiting the site / etc. Remember than any participation [including visiting the site / reviewing post(s) / submitting a post(s) / responding to post(s) / corresponding with other(s), etc.] is at your own risk. If you do not want to take such risk (or cannot afford to), you should not participate.

You understand and agree that we cannot protect your information and that it may be viewed / accessed / acquired / used / etc. by unintended / unauthorized / etc. party(ies). You understand and agree that we are not required to protect you / your computer / your information / etc. You understand and agree that we are not required to take any particular step(s) whatsoever to minimize / reduce your risk / protect any information / system / etc. [including the use of a secure server(s), encryption, or the employment of any procedures / techniques / tools / software / hardware / controls / etc.]. You understand and agree that we cannot stop others from misusing your personal information. You understand and agree that we are not responsible for any personal information whatsoever that is submitted (including that submitted by your computer). Note that we cannot make any guarantees whatsoever regarding the security / privacy of this site or any information related to this site and we warn that unintended persons may have access to any information you submit (including information automatically sent by your system) and that they may use it for their own purposes (including marketing purposes / harmful purposes / evil purposes / statistical purposes / or otherwise). You agree not to hold us responsible in any way for any problem(s) which may arise, regardless of their cause and regardless of circumstances. [You should be aware that even systems belonging to the largest and most technologically elite of corporations and national defense have been proven vulnerable in the past.]

Especially, seniors / handicapped / ill / frail / etc. individuals should use great caution with regard to all personal information.

Note that activity logs may be automatically generated (including those based on users' activities on this site). These may be used to research traffic patterns, gauge advertising effectiveness, measure site use, detect problems, etc. You agree that we may use such information in any way we deem useful/helpful.

Furthermore, by using this site, you agree to NEVER share / disclose / wrongly use / etc. other's personal information (including name / e-mail address / etc.) either on or off site.

Note that we may freely disclose / share / publish / etc. information regarding those who have misused this site or are suspected of misusing this site (including IP numbers and other identifying information).

Should you experience any problems regarding security / privacy, you should take it up with the appropriate authority(ies) / agencies / etc. and take appropriate steps in an attempt to minimize damage.

Also note that there is always a risk regarding personal information. You agree to assume all risks regarding any personal (or other) information. We do not guarantee the security / privacy of any item whatsoever. By using this site, you agree that we are not required to take any steps whatsoever regarding security / privacy.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

* Although the use of P.O. Boxes, 'disposable' e-mail, and private money orders may be help protect personal information, they are not foolproof security measures.

** Of course this does not include truly necessary disclosures (e.g. to employers / government agencies / etc.). However, you should be certain that you are providing such information ONLY to the intended party and that the transmission of such information is entirely secure and will be used appropriately. Remember that we do not endorse or recommend any employer / government agency / etc., nor can we guarantee that any user / advertiser / submitter / employer / government agency / Catholic organization / charity / etc. that may appear on this site is who they say they are. You are solely responsible for independently verifying all necessary information and taking all appropriate steps related to the protection / security of your personal information. You are solely responsible for all consequences related to the disclosure of your personal information.

*** Pet's names are included above because many people (wrongly) use such names as passwords. You should not use such names as passwords. You may provide us with your pet's name where appropriate (i.e. add page for the St. Francis Page for Beloved Pets) only if you NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL use the name you provide us as a password / security code / etc. (in any system / computer / or anywhere).

RECORD-KEEPING / DISPOSAL

By using this site, you agree that we have absolutely no record keeping or disposal requirements whatsoever. 

Should we keep any materials / records / etc., we are not required to keep them in any manner or by any particular method / retain them for any length of time / secure them in any way / etc. You also agree that we may discard any item(s) at any time without taking any step(s) whatsoever to destroy it (them) / to protect it (them) from being viewed by others / to make it (them) unusable / etc. We may discard any records / materials / backups / originals / reference materials / etc. (whole or otherwise) at any time, without keeping any copy(ies) of any kind - regardless of the type of items / importance (or sensitivity) of the item(s) and regardless of whether or not it/they are re-createable.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

OUR 'AUTHORITY' / STANDING

The persons involved in creating this site are lay persons, and not expert theologians, with NO special authority and NO special standing in the Church. This is NOT an official website of the Catholic Church. We are NOT legally designated as a "non-profit" organization (and we are NOT recognized by the I.R.S. as an entity qualifying for tax exemption). We are NOT intending to 'claim the name Catholic' in any formal capacity.

LATIN RITE

This site is geared toward / tailored to the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. Although other rites are equally valid Catholic rites, we may omit information regarding these rites on this site, as we are unable to do them justice.

COMMERCIAL AREA(S)

We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the commercial area(s) [also called 'commercial section(s)')] of this site. Note that we may use various expressions in reference to commercial (and non-commercial) sections - e.g. "attractively displayed", "easy to use", "generously sized", "long-lasting", "convenient, inexpensive", "convenient search options", "attractive layout", "easily accessible", etc. - but we make no guarantees whatsoever regarding these items (e.g. we make no guarantees regarding appearance, ease of use, size, length of time, convenience, pricing, functionality, availability of features/pages/options/etc., accessibility, etc.). Even if the item is narrowed/specific (e.g. "easily accessible to users throughout this site - simply click button at right", "easy to create - simply key in desired text after payment", etc.), we make no guarantees (e.g. regarding accessibility, availability or location of button, functionality, etc.; regarding other items that may be also required, other procedures, ease of completion, etc.; etc.). We also do not guarantee that anyone will receive a "good deal" / "special offer" / etc.

Items in commercial areas may require applicable fee(s) / charge(s). Payment methods may be limited to authorized credit cards (and checks / money orders, at our sole option). If checks are allowed, they must be pre-printed with proper name / address / phone number and drawn on U.S. banks (or other applicable financial institutions) only. Checks must be written for exact amount and may not be postdated. No third party checks. Checks not paid when first presented are subject to fees indicated. Note that we may wait until checks clear before proceeding with any transaction / processing.

Note that any discounts / special offers / courtesy adjustments / etc. do not affect any other terms - they simply affect the amount of payment (and applicable internal procedures). All applicable terms still apply.

Placement of / requesting of ad(s) in commercial section(s) is at your own risk. We do not guarantee that any ad whatsoever will appear on this site, how long it might appear, when it will appear, that it will appear continuously, how it might appear, where it might appear, etc. (even if we invite you to advertise or offer you a free ad). Ads that appear may remain long after their indicated 'end date'. It is important to note that 'processing fees' are somewhat like 'application fees' and are not direct payments for advertising per se. Payment of a processing fee (including renewal request processing fees) does not guarantee appearance of ad on site / wording of ad / appearance of ad / ordering of ad / classification of ad / duration of ad appearance / etc. Payment of processing fees does not guarantee that payer will receive any correspondence / response(s) from us. Payment of processing fees does not guarantee that ad will appear within any given time / that ad will appear continuously / how long ad will appear / that certain option(s) will be included / etc. Even if an ad is scheduled to appear, there is no guarantee that it ever will appear / that it will ever appear for any length of time / that it will appear continuously / etc. Note that 'target cycles' are general guidelines (not guarantees!) and no ads appearing on the site are guaranteed to appear for the entire target cycle. Ads may appear for a longer or shorter time than the indicated target cycles (e.g. from 0 days to multiples of the target cycle). Furthermore, appearance of ads may not be continuous (e.g. an ad may disappear and then reappear again later). An 'end date' provided by an advertiser that is longer than a target cycle does not extend the target cycle. While we reserve the right to stop displaying ads beyond their indicated 'end date', we are not required to do so. Ads may appear on the site even though they are past their indicated 'end dates'. If so, you should not contact any advertiser if it is past their indicated 'end date'. [Advertisers should note that, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted after your indicated 'end date' and that we cannot honor requests to remove ads which are no longer applicable (unless we specifically indicate that your ad type permits deletions).] Also note that 'target cycles' are subject to change at any time without notice (either retroactively or on a go-forward basis, either individually / selectively / grouped / or in total). Furthermore, you agree that for convenience, a scheduled end of a 'target cycle' may be referred to as an 'expiration date' by us (internally or externally), even though it is not an "expiration date" per se, and even though it may be subject to change by us.

Ad processing fees (also called "ad request processing fees") have a base rate based on the type of ad requested and some may also have various options at an extra charge (e.g. "ad enhancements"). Taxes and other charges may be added as applicable. Fees paid offline, when allowed, may be at least 50% higher than those paid online. Note that advertisers are solely responsible for paying the correct amount in connection with their ad request(s) and for submitting appropriate content in the appropriate manner. If you do not pay the correct amount or if you submit inappropriate content or submit content inappropriately, we may process but not schedule your ad. If so, you may be charged a processing fee even though your ad does not appear on the site. Note that all ad processing fees are non-refundable, whether or not your ad(s) appear on the site, regardless of where or how or when it appears, and regardless of how long it appears, what content is displayed, etc.

We make no guarantees regarding any "ad enhancements". There is no guarantee that any ad will appear on the site and no guarantee regarding any "ad enhancements" being included with any ad (displayed or otherwise). Note that even if your requested ad enhancement did not appear on a displayed ad, the processing fee is not refundable.

We make no guarantees regarding any "ad repeats". Whether one or more requested "repeated ads" appears on the site, ad processing fees are non-refundable. As indicated, we do not guarantee that any ad will appear on this site. Even though a non-refundable processing fee may be paid, this is not a guarantee that any ad will ever appear on the site.

We reserve the right to reject advertisements / advertisers / sponsors / etc. that we deem inappropriate for a Catholic site. Especially, we may reject particularly notorious anti-Catholic organizations or those notoriously engaged in unCatholic activities. If so, you (e.g. such an advertiser) may a processing fee even though your ad never appears on our site.

We do not guarantee to consider all ad requests. Note also that even if an invoice appears on screen, this is not a guarantee that your request will be completed / that your credit card will be charged / that your ad will appear on the site / etc.

The payment of an ad processing fee does not entitle you to correspondence with or from us. We are not required to notify you of the receipt of / disposition of / etc. your ad request(s) or of the status of your ad request(s) or to answer questions or otherwise correspond with you concerning your ad(s) / ad request(s) / ad content submission(s) / deletion request(s) / renewal request(s) / sponsorship request(s) / etc. Any such correspondence that we receive may be subject to auto rejection.

You agree that matching ad request(s) to ad content submission(s) [in whole and/or various component(s)] is at our sole discretion and that all our decisions regarding such matchings are final. We may - but are not required to - require exact matching for ad(s) to be scheduled.

You agree that, at our sole discretion, we may include 'thank you text' regarding sponsorships based on billing information (e.g. bill to name).

We are not liable for any ads which do not appear (either "on time" or at all). We do not promise to process ads within any given time and we do not promise that any given ad(s) will ever appear on this site. Remember that by requesting an ad you indicate agreement to all our terms.

Advertisers are responsible for following all instructions / properly categorizing ad(s) / etc. Note that ad request(s) that do not meet our criteria or are not submitted according to our instructions or which leave us with questions or that are submitted outside the specified time frame or are otherwise unacceptable / improperly categorized / inappropriate / etc. (including those improperly designed to secure a higher place on a page) may be processed but unscheduled. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your ad(s) does not appear on this site.

Do not request more ads than indicated maximums! If you submit a quantity of ad processing requests which exceeds the maximum allowed, we may - at our sole option and with no recourse - charge you for the maximum number of allowed or processed items / charge you for the number of items you also submitted content for / charge you the full amount for all ad processing requests submitted / etc. Note that by submitting your ad request you give us permission to charge you for the full amount you authorized (or for any lower amount), at our sole discretion. Ad requests which exceed the maximum allowed may be processed, but not scheduled. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your ad(s) do not appear on this site. Remember that by submitting your ad request(s), you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note regarding the maximum number of ad requests per target cycle (e.g. "maximum 10 ad requests per target cycle" for given ad type): Each separate ad request (including free ones) begins a separate target cycle. The maximum number of ad requests per target cycle refers not to exactly dated target cycles but to all target cycles at any one time for any given ad type. For example, if an advertiser requests an ad in January and an ad in February and an ad in March - for an ad type with a standard 365 day target cycle - by the end of March, there will be three target cycles for that advertiser for the given type of ad (regardless of whether any of the ads display on the site and regardless of any amount paid). And, if a maximum of 10 ad requests are allowed per target cycle for that type of ad, the advertiser may request no more than 7 more of that type of ad by the end of March and continuing through December (any the advertiser submits above that amount may be processed and unscheduled). Once the following January arrives, however, the advertiser may be able to submit another ad request. In other words, no more than 10 uncompleted target cycles may run at any given time for any given type of ad - and any over that amount may be automatically processed and unscheduled. 

Note that ads do not appear on this site immediately after payment of processing fees (and may not appear for a long time). Long processing delays in commercial sections are not unexpected, therefore you should submit your ad request(s) early. Remember that there is no guarantee of processing time and no guarantee that any ad(s) will appear on the site. Do not contact us regarding the status of any ad request/content submission or to request 'rush' processing.

We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the processing of ad request(s) / ad content submission(s) / etc. (including when processing may occur or be completed / ordering of processing / extent of processing / steps involved in processing / consistency of processing / etc.). We may require additional processing steps in some cases. We may give certain items preference during processing. All decisions made by us in processing are final, binding, and non-negotiable, with no recourse by any party and no liability to any party. Remember that by submitting an ad request(s) you agree to all terms.

Processing step(s) are at our sole discretion and may vary by session / time / date / section / ad type / ad request / product or service type / category / advertiser / type of advertiser / etc. We do promise consistency of processing / treatment / subjective decisions / criteria / etc. At our sole option, we may occasionally request (but are not required to request) additional information on items with an indicated Catholic affiliation or a requested Catholic category / section / etc. Users, however, should NEVER assume that any additional information whatsoever has been requested (and remember that any such steps we may take are not foolproof). [Note that we will not ask for personal information.]

We are not obliged to tell any advertiser(s) whether their ad content(s) was received / whether their ad request(s) was processed / why their ad(s) is 'unscheduled / what is the status of their ad (s) / etc., or answer any question(s) whatsoever regarding any ad(s).

Amounts indicated on this site are in U.S. dollars. All processing fees (including amounts paid for sponsorships) are non-refundable. Note that if you dispute charges (e.g. with a credit card company) after agreeing to our terms, this may constitute a breach of contract with us. If so, you agree to reimburse us for our time / costs / etc. at our regular research rate (click here). You may also be subject to a penalty of not less than $500.00 (U.S.), and we may ban you from future advertising on this site. Reminder: By submitting your ad request(s), you indicate agreement to all our terms.

We reserve the right to prohibit any ad(s) for any reason(s) (or for no reason), without recourse and without liability to any party. If an ad is "prohibited", this may mean that an ad is processed, but unscheduled. If so, you may pay a processing fee even though your ad(s) may never appear on this site. Note that if you submit any ad request(s) which do not meet our guidelines (or which we otherwise deem inappropriate), we may process but not schedule your ad. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your ad does not appear on this site.

In the event that we do not charge for an ad request (e.g. certain pre-processed requests), we reserve the right to accomplish this via a refund (without prejudice to our standard no refund policy).

It is our sole decision whether ads are scheduled / unscheduled / pre-processed / etc. You may not appeal our decision.

Advertisers must agree NEVER to state / imply / etc. that they are approved / recommended / etc. by us (including but not limited to the use of notations such as "as seen on www.MyCatholicSource.com").

Commercial sections (including sponsorships) are not limited to Catholics and we cannot guarantee that any advertiser(s) / user(s) / sponsor(s) are Catholic or adhere to Christian principles. At our sole option, however, we may place some restrictions on non-Catholics (e.g. no non-Catholic religious items). We cannot, however, guarantee that such restrictions will be lived up to / effective / etc. [Note that a Catholic should be careful not to support any non-Catholic "church" or other non-Catholic "Christian" (or other religious) organization (as well as so-called 'Catholic' organizations/groups/etc. which seek to change traditional Roman Catholic teachings or practices). Although some may be seemingly harmless, your efforts may ultimately assist in the promotion of anti-Catholic teachings/practices, etc. Note also that popes have positively instructed Catholics to shun certain non-Catholic 'Christian' organizations, especially those associated with Freemasonry or which promote its ideals.] 

Pricing / terms / availability / and other information provided by users may vary, may not be complete, may be subjective / inaccurate, and may change at any time without notice.

We are not responsible for any error(s) in any ad(s) or elsewhere in commercial section(s) or anywhere on this site.

Users are warned that some may attempt to abuse commercial section(s) / area(s) in various ways. We are not responsible for any abuses, even if we become aware of them and take no action (or if we take ineffective, insufficient, or otherwise unsuitable action) to stop them or to reduce their occurrence or to mitigate their damage.

We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisement(s) whatsoever, nothing oral or written to the contrary. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the commercial area(s) of this site. 

We may place any limits whatsoever in commercial section(s). For example, we may limit ads by advertiser, ads in any given section, ads of any given type, ads based on content, volume, or on any other factor, at our sole discretion. We may limit certain section(s) to Catholics. Remember that by submitting an ad request you indicate agreement to all our terms.

Ads (and sponsorships) are limited to legal aged adults only. Ads on this site (and sponsorships) may be limited to those in the U.S. only. Sales tax may be added where applicable (note that any claims regarding sales tax overcharges should be made with the appropriate agency as we may not refund sales tax). Credit card payments (e.g. for processing fees) may be limited to online payments only. Note that our shopping cart program may use terms such as "bill to" and "ship to" even if no item will be "billed" or "shipped". Also note that pricing / tax rates / etc. we have intentionally (and not erroneously) included in our shopping cart program at any given time may override any other stated prices(s) / rate(s) / amount(s) / etc. in case of discrepancy.

We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / church / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / user / responder / recipient / sponsor / vendor / transferor / item / etc. even if we invite them to advertise or offer them a free ad(s). Inclusion of any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / church / charity / business / provider / employer / employee / person / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / vendor / recipient / submitter / user / sponsor / item / etc. on this site (or other materials of ours) does not imply our endorsement or agreement.

Products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / churches / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / users / sponsors / vendors / items / etc. which may appear on the site (or related materials) are not screened / evaluated by us. Note that we are not responsible for screening / evaluating any product / service / individual / organization / group / business / institution / advertiser / message / information / etc. whatsoever.

We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any ad / advertiser / product / service / message / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / church / charity / business / provider / employer / employee / person / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / vendor / recipient / user / sponsor / item / etc., nothing oral or written to the contrary. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the competency / quality / qualifications / licensing / functionality etc. of any product / service / individual / organization / group / advertiser / provider / etc. Information appearing in commercial sections is not verified / is subject to change / is not comprehensive / may be subjective/inaccurate / is not endorsed by us. We do not guarantee the availability / pricing / etc. of any item. We do not guarantee the Catholicity of any advertiser / product / service / etc., regardless of what may be indicated. We are not responsible for any advertiser. Each advertiser may have their own terms / policies / procedures / etc. We do not recommend any product / service / organization / business / etc., even if information about them appears on this site, and we are not responsible for them. Note that you should independently confirm all important details regarding advertisers before engaging in any transaction (e.g. licensing status / insurance / qualifications / bonding / citizenship status / etc.).

Quantities may be limited. All offers / pricing / availability / terms / etc. subject to revocation / change / etc. at any time without notice (even despite any information which may appear on our site and even though an indicated 'end date' has not been reached). Advertisers may not actually have item(s) indicated in their ads. Items in ads may be misrepresented. Advertised offers may have conditions which are not indicated in ads. We are not responsible / liable for any such occurrences.

If you want more information regarding any ad(s) which appears on our site, consider contacting the advertiser. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not have special knowledge about them. Do NOT contact us for more information regarding any ad(s) which appear on our site (or other materials).

Note that we do not guarantee / represent / warrant / etc. any traffic / number of hits / visits / visitors / etc. Nothing supersedes or circumvents this and nothing oral or written to the contrary can serve as a promise / guarantee / guideline / etc. regarding traffic / hits / visits / visitors / etc. Advertise at your own risk.

All ad requests / ad renewals / etc. must be submitted according to our instructions. Those who submit such items not according to our instructions may be banned from advertising on this site.

We may or may not allow ad renewal request(s) at our sole discretion. We may or may not send renewal reminder(s). We do not guarantee the receipt of any such reminder(s). Renewals may be limited to certain time periods (e.g. never after the completion of the present target cycle). They are limited to eligible ads which currently appear on the site. When available, ad renewal requests may be limited in quantity. Some ads may not be renewable (e.g. standard free ad offer ads). Note that payment of an ad renewal processing fee does not guarantee the appearance of the 'renewed ad' on the site. Renewal requests may also have various other conditions / requirements. To renew an ad, you must meet all our requirements / follow our procedures, including supplying the correct information. Do not request the renewal of an ineligible ad! If you request the renewal of an ineligible ad / if you request the renewal of an eligible ad but do not supply correct information / etc., we may process but not schedule your renewal request. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your renewed ad does not appear on this site.

We may offer free ad(s) at our sole option. We do not guarantee the availability of or appearance of any free ad(s) on the site. We do not guarantee to consider any/all request(s) for free ad(s). Free ads may be given low priority / may be discontinued / may be limited / may require more information / may have a longer processing time / may not be renewable / etc. Free ad requests must be submitted properly, in a timely manner, and according to our instructions. Incomplete / inappropriate requests / requests submitted outside the submission window / requests submitted improperly / excess requests / etc. may be subject to auto-rejection [and those who submit them may be banned from future advertising on this site (which may include the deletion of any paid ad(s) that may presently appear on the site)]. Free ads may have special eligibility requirements and may be limited in terms of features / requirements / eligibility / availability / etc. Also, free ads may require advertisers to complete additional steps. They are not renewable and advertisers may not request deletion of free ads. Note that certain items (e.g. ad enhancements) may not be available on free listings. Free ads may have a limited submission period / may be designated as "free" / may be given lower priority than paid ads / free ads may require information about funding sources / etc. Free ads may be limited to those in the U.S. only. We do not guarantee that any ad whatsoever will appear on the site, how long any ad may appear, or that the appearance of any ad will be continuous. We do not promise to consider any/all request(s) for free ads. At our sole option and without recourse or liability to any party, some requests for free ads may receive preference. We may reject any free ad request(s) for any reason whatsoever (or for no reason). All applicable terms apply to free ads (free ads are subject to all applicable terms concerning paid ads - the amount saved may simply be regarded as a 'discount coupon'). If you paid for an ad you could have received for free, you may not have a refund. If you are not entitled to a free ad, but lie (or misrepresent facts) in order to receive a free ad, you agree to pay us a fine of not less than five (5) times the price of the applicable ad(s) (and never less than $250.00 U.S.), whether your ad(s) ever appear on the site or not. Also, note that those who lie or misrepresent facts to receive a free ad(s) may be banned from future advertising on this site. Note that even if we offer / provide free ad(s), this does not constitute / imply / etc. an endorsement / recommendation of the advertiser / ad / product / service / message / institution / school / business / information / item / etc.

To request any ad(s), you must have a suitable relationship to the business / organization / group / institution / charity / etc. (i.e. you must be the owner or an authorized agent).

Those requesting ad(s) are required to provide us with their name / address / phone number / etc. (whether paid or free ads). Advertisers are also required to maintain and provide us with a 'permanent' e-mail address. This e-mail account must be used for various actions (e.g. deletion requests, etc.) and should be one that others do not have access to. Note that we cannot honor requests to make changes to 'permanent' e-mail addresses.

Advertisers are required to retain all applicable information / confirmation forms / correspondence / etc. in all required format(s). We cannot supply any lost / missing / forgotten / etc. items whatsoever. Any correspondence regarding such matters may be subject to auto rejection.

We may require that all ad content (including that regarding sponsorships) be submitted online.

Amounts paid for sponsorships (or donations) may be used for any purpose whatsoever (including operating expenses, salaries, supplies, advertising, donations to outside organizations, charitable works, site upgrades, advertising and promotions, projects, materials, memberships, web changes, non-site related purposes, etc.). Note that we are not required to report on our use of sponsorship funds (or donations) or account for them separately. We do not have to provide any special acknowledgement / notification / etc. regarding any sponsorship (or donation). Sponsorship funds (and donations) may be mingled with any other funds and be used for any purpose whatsoever. We cannot provide an accounting for use of any funds, including sponsorship funds & donations. Sponsorships and donations are NOT tax deductible. Sponsors & donors cannot restrict our use of funds and any such requests are not (morally or legally) binding. We do not promise that information regarding any sponsorship will appear on the site. We may change sponsorship names to initials / anonymous names / dates / etc. at any time (even after it has previously appeared on the site). While we appreciate their support, we regret that we are unable to recommend / endorse any particular sponsor or donor. Note that appearance on this site (e.g. on the "sponsorship appreciation page") does not imply our endorsement of the sponsor. We reserve the right to refuse sponsorships & donations at our sole option, without recourse and without liability to any party. No refunds on sponsorships or donations.

Users assume all responsibility for ads / sponsorships (including gift sponsorships) / donations / etc. We have no liability whatsoever regarding commercial sections.

Note that information from ad requests / ad content submissions / etc. may appear on any of our site(s) and/or ads of ours and/or any other materials. Any part of your ad request / ad content submission / etc. may be subject to publication.

Ad content, once submitted may not be changed by users. Therefore, be careful that the content you submit is correct / complete / etc. prior to submission.

Deletion of ad(s) is not guaranteed and is subject to our requirements. Note that deletion requests may be limited to certain ads and require that the ad actually appear on the site prior to submitting a request for deletion. Also note that we are unable to honor non-advertiser requests to remove ads which are no longer applicable and that certain ads are not eligible for deletion even by advertisers. We do not guarantee that any deletion request(s) will be honored. We do not guarantee that any ad will be deleted or that any deletion will be 'permanent'. We do not guarantee that any ad will be deleted within any given time period. We may limit the number of deletion requests allowed in any given period. We do not promise to consider any/all deletion request(s). We may reject any ad deletion request(s) for any reason (or no reason) whatsoever. It may take a long time to process deletion requests. Deletion requests not submitted according to our instructions may be subject to auto rejection. We reserve the right to charge for deletion requests. You alone are responsible for retaining information necessary to request ad deletion. We cannot provide lost / forgotten information. You alone are responsible for ensuring that your 'permanent' e-mail account remains valid and that unauthorized persons do not have access to it. No refunds on deleted ads.

We may make any changes whatsoever to submitted content at any time without notice. Changes we make might significantly and aversely affect your ad(s), including but not limited to capitalization, punctuation, order changes, categorization changes, wording changes, additions / changes / deletions / omissions of information (including deletion of website information / contact information / etc.), additions / changes / to end date information, modifications to "ad enhancements", substitutions, abbreviations, etc. We reserve the right make any changes whatsoever to ads at our sole discretion, with no recourse. We do not guarantee that any element of your ad request (including web addresses, contact information, or any other information) will appear on this site. We may add/delete/change any element(s) of any ad request(s) for any reason whatsoever at our sole discretion without any recourse. Further, we are not required to notify you of any changes, provide reason(s) for any changes, correspond with you regarding any changes, answer questions regarding any changes, etc., and you may not appeal our decision(s). Please do not contact us regarding any changes to ads. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection. If your ad request included a web address (or other information) that is not included on the displayed ad, you may not request a change or seek a refund. Note that by submitting an ad request you indicate agreement to all our terms. If you do not like changes made to your ad, you may not request a refund. Your sole recourse may be to request deletion of your ad (if your ad type permits deletions).

Note that we may change / discontinue / etc. any commercial page / section / area / etc. at any time without notice. [We make no guarantees that any item(s) / ad type(s) / sponsorship type(s) / program(s) / commercial section(s) / area(s) / page(s) / etc. will be continued / maintained / etc., nor do we make any guarantee whatsoever regarding the continuation of this website (or any portion thereof).] Changes may include changes to ordering / formatting / layout / descriptions / features / displayed content / etc. and any other changes.

We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding the formatting / appearance / features / arrangement / ordering / etc. of any ad / commercial section / commercial area / item, or that any item will be continued / maintained / etc.

An advertiser may be 'banned from future advertising' on this site if they attempt to (or actually) circumvent or violate our policies, if they commit fraud (or are suspected of doing so), if they request advertisement(s) even though are notoriously anti-Catholic, if they request advertisement(s) even though they notoriously violate Church morals, if they request advertisement(s) even though they notoriously attempt to change Church teachings, if they do not follow instructions, if they violate our code of conduct, if they have been problematic advertisers / posters in the past, if they abuse or attempt to abuse or misuse any part of this site (or are / may be in any way culpable in such abuse or misuse), if they submit inaccurate or untruthful ad(s), if they submit a number of ads which fail to meet our criteria, if they submit inappropriate/excessive correspondence to us, etc. The decision to ban an advertiser is ours alone and we do not guarantee to ban any particular advertiser (regardless of circumstances) or what step(s) we may take if we do ban an advertiser. If we do ban an advertiser, we cannot guarantee that no ads will ever appear on our site(s) (or other materials) or that any such ban will be permanent/effective. Note that if we ban you from future advertising on this site, we may automatically preprocess and unschedule your future ads and/or process and unschedule your future ads. We may unschedule any ads presently appearing on the site. The choice of which option(s) we may take is at our sole discretion. Furthermore, we may also take steps to prohibit/restrict you from using this site (e.g. blocking IP numbers, rejecting posts in other sections, etc.). We may also report fraudulent use / inappropriate use / misuse / etc. of this site to authorities. We may also publish / disseminate any information we have obtained regarding individuals/groups/organizations, etc. as we deem appropriate/helpful and work with law enforcement authorities for prosecution. [We may at our sole option disclose some or all information concerning 'banned advertisers', but we cannot be required to ever disclose any such information against our will. Note that by using this site, you agree to our terms.] As applicable, we may contact law enforcement or other authorities and take any applicable legal and other steps we deem necessary or helpful. Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms. Should we restrict your use of this site / publish information / etc., you have no recourse (even if you are innocent). All actions taken are at our sole option and we do not need to demonstrate or prove your guilt or provide any cause whatsoever for our actions. We do not need to warn you, give you a "second chance", notify you (or anyone) of our actions, or acknowledge your correspondence in any way. If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held responsible/liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages of any party. We are not required to act on, respond to, or acknowledge any information / complaint / warning / request / correspondence / inquiry / notice, etc. regarding any individual / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / product / service / ad / advertiser / donor / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / user / use of this site / etc. (without limitation). Remember that by using this site, you agree to all our terms.

We are not liable for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any information in commercial section(s). We are not liable for any loss or damage due to omissions. We are also not liable for any loss or damage that may occur as a result of advertisers' / users' / submitters' / etc. actions / misdeeds / errors / failure to comply with our terms / failure to comply with legal requirements / etc. We are not liable for any loss or damage resulting from technical or other problems. We are not liable for delays in processing. Nothing oral or written to the contrary. We are not responsible for any outcome/consequence/effect, etc. - whether direct or indirect - of any transaction / activity whatsoever (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / donating / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / advertising / browsing of ads / performance of services / receipt of services / etc.). We are not responsible for any consequence whatsoever that may result from the use of any commercial section (including the use of our shopping cart area / payment processing / etc.).

By your use of this site (or other materials), you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related to all transactions / activities [including offering / requesting / buying / selling / donating / sending / receiving / providing / contacts & correspondence (with and from others) / payments / shipping / transfers / events / advertising / browsing ads / performance of services / receipt of services / etc.] arising from the use of this site (or related materials), without limit, and you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences / damages / etc. - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site (or related materials), regardless of their nature. All use of the commercial section(s) is at your own risk. If you do not want to, or cannot afford to take such risk, you should not participate.

In addition to the above, various entire pages may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. For example, the following pages [as well as page(s) they link to] may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site (click links to view):

Commercial Sections: Important Information

Commercial Sections: Q & A (multiple pages)

Commercial Sections: Tips & Information

Commercial Sections: Prohibited Items

MCS Directory: Standard Free Ad Offer Information

Commercial Sections: Ad Deletion Information

Offline Payments

Offline Payments (Sponsorships)

MCS Directory (Information)

Sales & Specials (Information)

Classifieds (Information)

Sponsorships (Information)

Note that you should be careful to read all questions and all answers on the Q & A pages (noting also that some Q & A items may be dependent upon other Q & A items that precede / follow). Also note that, in addition to the above, other pages may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site (including but not limited to: content submission pages / feedback forms / price list / etc.), and other pages may also contain terms.

Note that your agreement to all terms includes all terms on all pages indicated above.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

"BEST PRACTICES"

By using this site, you understand and agree that we are not required to employ "best practices" (or "generally accepted" practices / "ordinary practices" / "due care" / "reasonable care" / "adequate care" / "reasonable efforts" / or any other type/level of practices) concerning any item whatsoever. You also agree that we are not required to utilize what may be termed 'contemporary technology / practices' (including software / hardware / products / systems / procedures / practices / controls / etc.). We may use ANY software / host / operating system / hardware / program / payment processor / etc. (or combination thereof), without limit, regardless of any factor (including known quality issues / previous supercession / etc.). You understand and agree that we are not responsible / liable for any consequences of the use of any such items. Use of this site is entirely at your own risk and without any recourse to us.

GUARANTEES

This site (and all related materials) are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind.

We do not guarantee that this site (or any area / portion / feature / etc. of this site or related materials) functions or works / performs in any particular way(s). or that this site will not experience interruption(s).

We make no guarantee regarding any features of this site (or other materials). [Note that even if an item contains a certain claim, we do not guarantee it - for example, if there is a notation that "the following lists over 100 items", we do not guarantee that over 100 may be listed (e.g. it may be rounded / be an estimate / have been changed / etc.).] We do not guarantee that any section / content / page / feature / etc. will provide any specific benefit(s) / etc.], regardless of any text that may appear to the contrary.

We make no guarantees that any individual / organization / submitter / advertiser / group / institution / etc. is who (or what) they say they are or that any product / service / individual / organization / submitter / advertiser / group / institution / school / religious order / church / charity / business / website / employer / publication / event / activity / information / buyer / seller / sponsor / item / etc. is as described.

Furthermore, we make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding:

* any content on this site (or any content linked to from this site)

* order / appearance / formatting / etc. of any item (including ads / posts)

* accuracy / truthfulness / timeliness / data integrity / etc.

* any add / view / search page(s)

* authenticity / completeness / categorization / preciseness / literalness / etc. of any item

* the notation "..." or other notations

* labels / headers / titles / descriptions / embedded data / etc.

* the arrangement / appearance / etc. of any item

* polls / voters / poll results / etc.

* relevancy / appropriateness / relatedness / etc. of of any keywords / "related terms" / etc.

* any "corrections" / clarifications / explanatory text / etc.

* the Catholicity or orthodoxy of any item / author / person / post / ad / product / service / organization / business / message / event / activity / church / religious order / charity / school / publication / writing / institution / group / employer / buyer / seller / website / information / etc., regardless of any reported 'Catholic Affiliation' or other notation [Note: Titles and other descriptive information which include the word "Catholic" do NOT guarantee the Catholicity of any item whatsoever! We cannot guarantee that any item whatsoever is not anti-Catholic / contrary to the perennial Magisterium / etc., regardless of any notation / descriptive information / etc. Furthermore, note that even if areas are limited to Roman Catholics only, we may have no way to enforce this limitation.]

* the appropriateness of any item for any age group / gender / person (including seniors / physically or mentally handicapped / mothers / fathers / Catholics / non-Catholics / etc.) / etc., regardless of any indicated categories / descriptions / claims / etc.

* the applicability / accuracy / etc. any classifications (e.g. traditional / progressive / etc.) [Note that such classifications may reflect the opinion of the submitter and may be false / inaccurate / etc.]

* responses / comments / recommendations / suggestions / answers / information / etc. provided in 'live chat'

* the quality / competence / licensing / etc. of any individual / service provider / group / institution / product / service / organization / website / post / ad / etc.

* the availability of any section / page / topic / post / feature / content / item / etc.

* indulgences / approval status of prayers / etc. [Note: Contact appropriate Church authorities for current indulgence information, approval status of prayers, etc.]

* the beatification / canonization / etc. of any individual, regardless of indicated status

* any 'private revelation'

* the 'staff favorite' designation and/or any item noted as a 'staff favorite'

* the quality of any post / content / etc. [Note that even if we refer to "high quality" content/posts on the site, we do not guarantee that posts / content / etc. are "high quality".]

* translation, categorization, referencing, applicability, or anything else regarding any item whatsoever

* the security / privacy of this site

* any user(s) of this site

Also, we do not guarantee:

* consistency or consistent treatment of any item

* appropriateness of any item

* authenticity / completeness / accuracy / etc. of any item

* that the site will not malfunction

* the identity of any individual / organization / etc.

* the 'safety' of this site or of any item whatsoever

* that any user(s) of this site is (are) in compliance with any/all of our terms / requirements / guidelines / etc., even if a particular post(s) / ad(s) appears on the site (or other materials of ours)

* that any person / writing / content / organization / etc. whatsoever is orthodox / traditional or that it is not schismatic / sedevacantist / liberal / heretical / etc.

* that any item is applicable to topic indicated (including Scripture topics)

* any specific results, features, functionality, usability, procedures, or any other details concerning this site

* that the site will not be "hacked" / defaced / compromised / etc., nor do we guarantee any level of resistance to any such attempts

* that any item(s) / section(s) / area(s) / page(s) / etc. will be continued / maintained / etc., nor do we make any guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding the continuation of this website (or any portion thereof)

Moreover:

* When questions / answers are provided, we make no guarantees regarding any answer(s) that may be provided (or about the questions).

* We make no guarantees that we may take any action(s) / about our ability to take any action(s) / or regarding the effectiveness of any action we may take (e.g. banning users from future posting / future advertising / future use of the site / etc.).

* We make no guarantees regarding our policies / procedures / etc.

* We make or imply no promises or guarantees whatsoever regarding any matter concerning this site, its operating, or anything relating in any manner or touching in any matter upon this site (or other materials), nothing oral written to the contrary.

* We make absolutely no guarantees whatsoever regarding any item on (or connected with) this site (or other materials). We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any item whatsoever. 

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

ENDORSEMENTS

Inclusion of (or use of) any item whatsoever on our site (or other materials) does not imply our endorsement or agreement. We do not endorse / recommend any item / individual / organization / group / institution / business / charity / website / web link / post / ad (free or paid) / clergy member / church / religious order / institute / congregation / community / school / advertiser / submission / content / event / activity / product / service / publication / publisher / message / information / point of view / instruction / assistance / opinion / author / provider / employer / manufacturer / distributor / buyer / seller / submitter / offer / offerer / request / requestor / etc. whatsoever that may appear on this site or who may contact you in connection with your use of this site. We do not endorse any third party whatsoever, even if a link to our site / ad of ours / etc. appears on their site / advertising materials / etc. We do not endorse any individual / organization / group / business / etc. even if we personally do business with them / use their services / etc. Nothing on this site (or elsewhere) should be taken as our endorsement of any item / product / service / individual / organization / group / business / website / web link / post / ad / advertiser / submission / content / event / activity / publication / author / institution / school / religious order / church / institute / congregation / community / charity / provider / employer / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / manufacturer / distributor / publisher / submitter / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / etc., regardless of what may be stated / claimed / etc., and regardless of appearance. [Note that this includes the 'staff favorite' notation. Inclusion of the 'staff favorite' notation does NOT constitute an endorsement of any publication / product / service / author / publisher / seller / provider / individual / content / item / title / image / organization / website / etc. We do NOT endorse or recommend any publication / product / service / author / publisher / seller / provider / individual / content / item / title / image / organization / website / etc. whatsoever, regardless of any 'staff favorite' notation and regardless of the position of any 'staff member'.]

Note that we strongly discourage any participation in activities / events / etc. which go against traditional Church teaching.

LINKS / THIRD PARTY(IES)

Clicking any external link (labeled or otherwise) leaves our website. We are not responsible for the content / messages / products / services / etc. on other website(s). Our policies do not apply to external website(s). We have no control over external website(s). Third party sites have their own policies / terms / etc. an are operated by independent business(es).

You agree that we may link to third party sites from our site without any review of their site, or with a cursory review only (and you agree that they may, at best, have been glanced over merely for functionality). We may link to third party sites on our own initiative for any reason (including reasons connected with monetary incentives) or no reason, without limit. We do not guarantee that any web link meets our criteria or conforms to our code of conduct. We do not guarantee orthodoxy, Catholicity, accuracy / truthfulness, classification / categorization, functionality, "safety", or anything else regarding any link / third party / content / author / product / service / etc. Third party sites may be offensive / bad / harmful / non-Catholic / etc. and may link to additional sites which may be offensive / bad / harmful / non-Catholic / etc. We make no guarantees whatsoever regarding any link / third party / content / author / incentive program / product / service etc., nor do we endorse them. View / use at your own risk.

We may use / require use of various third party program(s) / service(s) / etc., but we do not endorse or recommend them / their website / their company / their business practices / etc., nor are we responsible for them / their products / services / websites / business practices / e-mail messages / content / ads / messages / actions / behaviors / etc. [even if links / information / etc. about them (or their forms) appears on our site]. We do not endorse or recommend any third party (or their products / services / website / advertisements / publications / etc.) or make any guarantee regarding any third party or their products / services / website / Catholic affiliation / advertisements / publications / actions / activities / events / policies / etc. Use / visit / participate / correspond with / etc. third party(ies) at your own risk.

We may freely link to third party sites & third party tools (e.g. third party services) from anywhere on our site / blog / newsletters / etc. - whether by image / text / or any other method - for any reason (including to receive a commission from a visitor of ours purchasing from / visiting a third party site). We make no guarantees regarding functionality in connection with any third party item. We make no guarantees whatsoever in connection with any third party site / third party link / third party tool / third party image / third party text / third party coding (whether provided by us or a by third party) / etc. Third party items / tools / etc. may or may not be "free" to users, regardless of any provided descriptions / text / labels / etc. Linking to a third party site or tool / placing a third party ad (or any image or text) on our site (even on our own initiative) does not constitute an endorsement of any site / tool / product / service / provider / content / image / text / ad / etc. You agree that third party links (including links for third party tools and links involved in referral programs / incentive programs / etc.) do not need to contain any special notation. Clicking an external link(s) leaves our site. Other sites have different terms & privacy policies. Third parties may share information with us in order to administer referral programs / incentive programs / operate services / etc. We may also share information with third parties with regard to such programs / services / etc. You agree that we are not responsible for any other site's content / tools / products / services / ads / 'cookies' / pricing / order fulfillment / business practices / operating procedures / policies / actions / non-actions / etc. or for any party's use of or sharing of information regarding referral programs / incentive programs / tools / etc. We are not agents of / employees of / etc. any third party. In no event shall we be liable in connection with any visit to or use of any other site whatsoever (including visits connected with referral programs / incentive programs / third party tools / etc. that we may financially benefit from). By using our site (including clicking a link to another site), you indicate agreement to all our terms, including those herein.

Third parties / third party sites / etc. may not be Catholic (and may even be anti-Catholic). They may engage in behavior / offer products & services / etc. inconsistent with (or offensive to) proper Christian values / Catholic teachings, may allow questionable content / ads / products / services / etc. on their site (or elsewhere), may send unwanted e-mail / engage in unwanted solicitation / share your information / etc. Third party sites may contain good content / harmful content or a combination of both. View / participate / etc. at your own risk.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

USER LIABILITY / ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

All use of this site (or other materials) is entirely at your own risk. By your use of this site (or other materials), you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, and take full responsibility for all consequences, outcomes, occurrences, etc. related to all transactions / activities / etc. [including posting / browsing posts / commercial activities / reviewing content / loans / exchanges / transfers / events / offers / requests, sending / receiving, lending / borrowing, volunteering, contacts / correspondence (sent and received), computer issues (e.g. viruses, worms, defacing, security compromises, etc.), etc.] in any way related to (or arising from the use of) this site (or related materials), without limit, and you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences / damages / etc. - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site (or related materials), regardless of their nature. Note that you may be held responsible / liable for others in connection with your use of this site (e.g. transferring products / providing services / utilizing volunteers, etc.), and any such liability is solely your own and you have no recourse to us. If you do not want to take these risks / assume such liability (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Note that terms such as "your use of this site" are broad terms which (generally) include all actions (and non-actions) of yourself and of others. For example, the term "your use of this site" (e.g. "You are solely responsible for all consequences of your use of this site") does include the actions and non-actions of others (e.g. their contacting you - and all other actions / non-actions / contacts / correspondence, etc. of any party, as applicable, without limit).

Each user is responsible for himself / herself. Some users (e.g. sellers / buyers / employers / etc.) may be held responsible / liable for others. We are NOT responsible / liable for any individual(s) / person(s) / user(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / institution(s) / charity(ies) / religious order(s) / church(es) / business(es) / provider(s) / employer(s) / employee(s) / activity(ies) / event(s) / product(s) / service(s) / website(s) / requestor(s) / advertiser(s) / submitter(s) / vendor(s) / recipient(s) / offer(s) / offerer(s) / request(s) / requestor(s) / seller(s) / buyer(s) / donor(s) / manufacturer(s) / distributor(s) / author(s) / publisher(s) / message(s) / information / instruction(s) / opinion(s) / sponsor(s) / post(s) / ad(s) / item(s) / etc. whatsoever.

Should any legal action be taken against us due (or related to), in any part, to your action(s), you agree to jointly and severally, indemnify and defend us against and with respect to any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, expenses, obligations, liabilities, damages, recoveries, and deficiencies, including interest, penalties, and reasonable attorneys' fees, that we shall incur or suffer.

Further, should any legal action be taken against us by any user(s), each user(s) involved shall be responsible for indemnifying and reimbursing us (possibly in advance, at our sole option) for and for any and all attorneys' fees and other costs and expenses paid or incurred by us as we deem necessary to defend ourselves or otherwise protect our interests.

Those in any way involved in / culpable in various prohibited activities agree to assume additional liability. For example:

* Should any user(s) submit copyright protect material, he/she/they agree to immediately indemnify us regarding any claims whatsoever arising from such use, including all legal fees, costs, labor time, etc., as well as for any penalties / fees / etc. Each such user(s) agrees to be personally and solely liable for any and all damages.

* Should any user(s) violate our rules / misuse or abuse this site [including the submission of false information / improper contact information / transmit or facilitate the transmission of 'junk e-mail' / collect or attempt to collect information about others / circumvent (or attempt to circumvent) security / cause harm or attempt to cause harm to this site or any computer system(s) / sell or otherwise misuse site content / etc.] - or allow or encourage others to do so, he/she/they agree to personally and immediately indemnify us for all costs, legal fees, labor time, loss of business, payments to victims, etc. which may in any way (even remotely) result from your actions or non-actions, as well as being subject to an additional penalty of not less than $5,000.00 (U.S.) per occurrence. Also, we may prosecute those involved to the fullest extent of the law and/or report them / their activities / etc. to law enforcement or other authorities.

* Should any user(s) violate the law in any way, he/she/they agree to immediately indemnify us for all applicable costs, including legal fees, costs, labor time, etc. Also, he/she/they agree to be fully liable for all expenses, punitive awards, fees, damages, penalties, etc.

At or sole discretion, in any case whatsoever, applicable user(s) shall, jointly and severally, indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless, against and with respect to any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, expenses, obligations, liabilities, damages, recoveries, and deficiencies, including interest, penalties, and reasonable attorneys' fees, that we shall incur or suffer, that arise, result from, or relate to any breach of, or failure by user(s) to perform any of its representations / warranties / covenants / agreements / etc. in respect to our terms or in the event that we are named as parties to any litigation involving user(s) brought by a party not party to our terms.

Also, whether any legal action is contemplated or commenced, we shall be entitled to recover from all user(s) involved all our investigative and other costs related to any such matters.

Furthermore, you agree to indemnify us against all damages, losses, penalties and expenses including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising or alleged to have arisen out of any posts you have submitted / your use of the site (or other materials) / your actions with respect to other user(s) and their actions with respect to you / any goods or services you sell / the negligent or wrongful performance of, or failure to perform, by you, your agents and/or employees, any duties or obligations under our terms / the violation or alleged violation by you, your agents and/or employees of any laws, regulations or rulings applicable to you / your breach of our terms.

Note that any amounts due to us must be paid immediately (even prepaid, as we deem applicable) and in full. Any outstanding amounts may be subject to an increase of not less than 24%/yr., compounded annually.

Note that our remedies may be exercised concurrently or separately, jointly or severably. The exercise of one remedy does not preclude the exercise of any other remedy. No delay in exercising any right or remedy operates as a waiver of such right or remedy.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

NO OBLIGATION TO WARN OF RISKS / PROBLEMS / ETC. OR REDUCE / LIMIT DAMAGES

By using this site, you agree that we have no obligation whatsoever to reduce / limit / mitigate / warn / of / etc. damages / injuries / risks / etc.

Even if we are notified of (or otherwise know of) any problem / issue / risk / abuse / violation, etc. regarding person(s) / activity(ies) / event(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / submitter(s) / post(s) [including ad(s)] / link(s) / item(s) / etc., you agree that we do not need to take any action to warn of, reduce, prevent, avoid, eliminate, or otherwise mitigate damages / injuries / risks / etc. (regardless of the seriousness of the matter).

Even if we have information concerning person(s) / activity(ies) / event(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / business(es) / submitter(s) / post(s) [including ad(s)] / link(s) / item(s) / etc., which suggests - or even proves - any type of issue, problem, risk, abuse, violation, etc. you agree that we are not required to reveal such information or take any action whatsoever (e.g. remove item / post / ad / submitter / activity / organization / link / etc. from site, warn others, etc.).

If we do not take any action [or if we take what may be deemed "inadequate" action(s)], we cannot be held liable, even if it can be shown that certain action(s) could have/would have reduced, eliminated or otherwise mitigated damages / injuries / risks / etc. of any party.

You agree that all participation / use of this site / etc. is at your own risk and that you have no recourse to us for any consequence / damage / loss, etc. which may arise in connection with use of this site (or other materials). If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

SITE DOES NOT REPLACE PROPER INSTRUCTION IN THE FAITH

Note that this site is not a catechism. Items contained in this site are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace proper catechism / instruction in the Faith. Scripture contained on the site is not a replacement for an appropriate Catholic Bible. In fact, one should not utilize any Scripture on this site without owning / consulting an appropriate Catholic Bible.

RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS

Note that users are personally responsible for their religious obligations. Although we may include some information on this site regarding religious obligations, users should not rely on the information contained on this site or consider it to be a comprehensive listing of all religious obligations. Also note that items concerning religious obligations may be added / changed / abrogated / may vary / may be limited to certain areas / may be in error / etc., regardless of what may appear on this site (e.g. fasting requirements / feast days / Mass requirements / etc.). You should contact the appropriate Church authorities regarding current / mandatory religious obligations.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

CANON LAW

Note that any Canon Law item(s) which may appear on this site: may not be current / may be subject to interpretation / may be subject to revision / may be superseded / may or may not apply in any given case / etc.

Note that the 1917 Code of Canon Law has been replaced by the 1983 Code of Canon Law [Note: Click here for 'Is the 1917 Code of Canon Law Still Applicable?']

For assistance with Canon Law, consult a competent canon lawyer.

RIGHT OF FINAL DECISION

You agree that our decision(s) on any matter(s) are final and binding. You also agree that you have no right to appeal any of our decision(s) unless we specifically permit otherwise.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

EXCEPTIONS / NO PRECEDENT

At our sole discretion, and with no recourse, we may allow some exception(s) to our policies. Any exceptions made must be duly authorized by us, may not be expected / counted on / guaranteed, and: are without recourse, are without liability to any party, do not set a precedent, are not required to be continued, are without prejudice to our terms, and are not required to be repeated in any other case(s)/instance(s). We are not responsible for any exceptions. We are not required to make any exception(s) whatsoever. Further, a special permission / oversight / exception / etc. does not set a precedent and we are not required to repeat or continue it (regardless of how many times it may have been allowed previously, at present, or in the future). No waiver of any of the provisions of our terms shall be deemed or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether similar or not, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

RELATED SITES / TERMS

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ADDITIONAL TERMS

Not all terms of use are contained on this page. Note that additional terms of use may be found on various pages throughout this site. Such terms may be preceded by the phrase "Important Notice".

Terms may also be called by other names (e.g. 'tips & information', 'terms/information', etc.). Despite the name, any such applicable items are incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site.

Also, various entire pages may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. For example, the following pages [as well as page(s) they link to] may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site (click links to view):

Reflections Notice [Note: Applies to all saint / papal / council / theologian / catechism / etc. quotations, regardless of where they appear]

Classic Encyclicals: Important Note

Scripture Caution [Note: Applies to all Scripture quotations, regardless of where they appear]

Latin Language: Note

Catholic Fun & Activities Section: Note

Baltimore Catechism Selections: Q & A

Book Review & Exchange: Important Information

Book Review & Exchange: Q & A

MCS Lending Library: Q & A

Give & Take: Important Information

Give & Take: Q & A

Tips & Information for Sharing Sections

Volunteers' Corner: Important Information

Volunteers' Corner: Q & A (multiple pages)

Tips & Information for Volunteering

Catholic Web Links Section Note

User Post Problems / Problems With Users

User Submitted Articles

E-Mail Information / Problems

Should You Include Your E-Mail Address With Your Post?

Automatic Rejection of Posts

Submission Guidelines / Tips [User Posts]

Submission Guidelines for Sections [User Posts]

Assistance With Online Feedback Forms

Privacy Statement

Copyright Notice & Permissions

Contribution Maximums

Important Policy Information [B.F.S./Affiliated Site, as applicable]

Code of Conduct

Contacting Us

Main Feedback Page (and related pages)

FAQs

Daily Digest Help

'Staff Favorites' Information [Note: Applies to all 'staff favorites', regardless of where they appear]

Note that you should be careful to read all questions and all answers on the Q & A pages (noting also that some Q & A items may be dependent upon other Q & A items that precede / follow). Also note that, in addition to the above, other pages may be incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site [including but not limited to: commercial section(s) terms (see above) / add pages / view pages / search pages / content submission forms / feedback forms / error report forms / etc.], and other pages may also contain terms.

Note that your agreement to all terms includes all terms on all pages indicated above.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.  

TERMS INTERPRETATION / SEVERABILITY

In the interpretation of our terms, you agree that our (original or present) intent in any given case supplies for any ambiguity / question / discrepancy / gap / error / mistake / etc. Should our terms be found to contradict, the applicable term is at our sole option. You agree that our terms are based on our intended meaning (as determined by us in any given situation), rather than what may be stated explicitly if there is a conflict / error / mistake / etc. You agree that we are the supreme interpreter of our terms, without regard to interpretation(s) of any other(s) and that our interpretation may be on a case by case basis. You also agree that our terms are NOT necessarily confirmed / suggested / proved by our behavior in any given case(s) - rather, interpretation is guided by our intent, and we are not required to be consistent in our actions. You also agree that interpretation of our terms may made in the way that is most favorable to us (as we so deem under the circumstances). In the event of an attempt or a possible attempt (even if unintentional) to circumvent our terms / exploit a "loophole", etc., - or where our terms aren't clear or where they omit certain circumstances, events, situations, etc. - our terms still apply as WE deem them applicable, even if not specifically stated in our terms. Finally, you agree that if there is a dispute in applying our terms, we alone may indicate the way they should be applied in each case (and such application may vary from case to case).

If any portion(s) of our terms is/are held invalid or unenforceable by any court of final jurisdiction, you agree that it is the intent of the parties that all other portions of our terms be construed to remain fully valid, enforceable, and binding on the parties. Also, you agree that any invalid or unenforceable provision(s) will be deemed to be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision of ours that most nearly matches the intent of the original provision(s) and the remainder of all terms shall continue in effect. 

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

DISPUTES AMONG USERS

All use of this site (including transfers, sending / receiving, offering / requesting, contacts / correspondence, dealings with other persons, etc.) is at your own risk and you have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of use of this site (or other materials). Remember that all mere humans (excepting the Blessed Virgin Mary, of course) are sinners, whether they are affiliated with the Catholic Church or not.

We make no guarantee whatsoever regarding any user(s) of this site. Although users are required to live up to our code of conduct (and other requirements), we cannot guarantee that any user(s) will do so. 

If you have disputes with other user(s), you may attempt to work them out with the other party. As applicable, you may notify law enforcement authorities or other applicable agencies / authorities or seek other legal remedies.

We may discourage you from contacting us regarding problems with other user(s) as we are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including contacts / correspondence / commercial activities / loans / exchanges / transfers / offers / requests / etc.) - even if information about such transactions / activities appears on our site (or other materials) - and we do not mediate / arbitrate disputes. By using this site, you agree to NOT involve us in any dispute(s) with any other user(s) whatsoever.

Remember that you are solely responsible for all consequences arising in any way from the use of this site (or other materials).

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

SPECIAL RISKS

Unfortunately, there may be additional risks associated with traditional Catholic sites. Unscrupulous individuals / organizations / etc. may have evil / harmful intent regarding this site and its users. Such persons / organizations / etc. may post here (or respond to posts) for the sole purpose of gathering information. They may or may not be who they say, and they may or may not live up to what they promise. They may be attempting to collect information for marketing or other purposes. They may be planning to take advantage of or harm individuals in various ways. They may harass / bother / improperly send unsolicited mail (or other communications) to you / etc. You may receive unwanted communications and/or you may receive or be subject to other unwanted items (including personal visits, anti-Catholic literature, harassment, encounters with those who have an intent to harm or deceive, etc.) and/or others may use your information in ways unsuitable/harmful to you. They may use this site for any evil purpose whatsoever. Proceed at your own risk.

You should be especially cautious about corresponding with / dealing with / working for / utilizing the services of / etc. unknown+ persons / organizations / groups / charities / businesses / etc. and you should carefully consider how you can protect yourself, your loved ones, your possessions, etc. Remember that participation in any transaction / activity (including posting / responding to posts / buying / selling / offering / requesting / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / advertising / responding to ads / performance & receipt of services / etc.) is at your own risk. We are not a party to your transactions / activities and we do not mediate disputes. [+ Note that all users of this site that you do not know personally should be considered 'unknown'.]

Further, in consideration of such dangers, we highly recommend that you use extreme caution with regard to this site. We suggest that you use a special e-mail account exclusively for use on this site [e.g. one that you could easily abandon/change should a problem arise (although advertisers should be careful to maintain access to the original e-mail account provided to us as it may be required for certain actions - e.g. deletion requests)] and that you use a P.O. Box (as applicable) to help protect your private information and that you remit any funds (where applicable) by a private money order.

Also, you should especially employ caution with regard to any e-mail, mail, calls, etc. which are said to originate from us. It is not uncommon for offenders / criminals / etc. to poses as representatives or to forge e-mail in an attempt to get victims to reveal certain information / take certain actions / etc.

Always keep in mind that the fact that an e-mail may look as though it came from us (even if it includes links to our site, logos of ours, etc.), does not necessarily guarantee that it really did come from us. Remember that e-mail may be easily forged. If you receive an e-mail that appears to come from us but it asks for private information / requires you to "log on" / tells you that you have "won" something / is full of typos or poorly constructed sentences allegedly from us / is cryptic / contains anti-Catholic content allegedly from us / has unexpected attachments / contains offensive graphics allegedly from us / etc., you may assume that it is not from us. You should not respond to forged e-mail - including visiting websites indicated in the e-mail / viewing graphics / opening attachments / etc. [instead, consider reporting it to the proper governmental authorities (not us), your Internet service provider, etc.]. For assistance in determining whether an e-mail really did come from us, you may contact your Internet service provider / qualified administrator / etc., use applicable tools that may be available online, etc. Please do not contact us for assistance regarding such matters as we are unable to respond personally.

We strongly advise you to protect all personal information and warn you against giving out any personal facts/details, etc. Remember that use of this site is at your own risk and you have no recourse to us for any damages which may occur as a result of use of this site.

Remember also that even careful advance research, the use a P.O. Box and a special e-mail account, and the refusal to give any personal information, will not fully protect users from dangers which may occur with regard to use of this site. While these are important steps to take to minimize risks, there is no guarantee that all risks will be eliminated. Unfortunately, no steps you take, no matter how diligent, can protect you from all risks related to your use of this site. Remember that you agree to assume all risks, whether foreseen or not, related any use of this site [including that related to posting, advertising, transfers, contacts / correspondence (with and from others), offering, requesting, buying, selling, sending, receiving, payments, shipping, etc.], without limit, and that you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences - direct or indirect - which may occur as a result of use of this site (or other materials), regardless of their nature. If you do not want to take such risks (or cannot afford to), you should not participate. Use of this site is at your own risk.

Also, remember that there is no guarantee that the other party is who they claim to be. The other party may entirely different than claimed / they may be anti-Catholic / liberal / heretical / schismatic / dangerous / etc. They may not do what they say / they may not live up to their commitments / they may disclose your personal information / they may be profit minded / they may ridicule or insult you / they may question you / they may harass you / they may be dangerous (or may associate with others who are dangerous) / etc.

Also, you should employ special caution regarding products / services / schools / websites / organizations / groups / institutions / charities / religious orders / churches / businesses / providers / advertisers / publications / activities / events / items / etc. labeled 'Catholic'. Remember that we cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) which may appear on our site. Even if a product / service / school / website / organization / group / institution / charity / religious order / institute / community / congregation / community / church / business / provider / advertiser / publication / activity / event / item / etc. is, technically speaking, 'Catholic', you should use caution that they are not "infected with modernism".

All participation is at your own risk. We are not responsible for any abuses, even if we become aware of them and take no action (or if we take ineffective, insufficient, or otherwise unsuitable action) to stop them or to reduce their occurrence or to mitigate their damage). By using this site, you agree hold us harmless for all consequences related to others who may use this site and agree to assume all risks, without limit, whether foreseen or not related to the use of this site by others. If you cannot afford such risks - or do not want such risks - you should not use this site.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

CONTACTING US

You agree to contact us only in accordance with our stated contact policies (including those contained herein, those on feedback pages, those on contact information pages, etc.) and that any contacts / correspondence which don't meet our guidelines / rules / etc. may be subject to auto rejection.

You also agree to the following with regard to corresponding with us in any manner (also called "feedback"):

* We regret that we cannot respond personally to feedback, regardless of the importance or urgency of the matter.

* We cannot guarantee that any/all feedback will be received by us. Even if you see a confirmation, we may not receive your feedback.

* We cannot acknowledge the receipt of feedback messages that are received.

* We cannot guarantee that any/all feedback will be considered or that it will be considered in any particular time frame.

* If feedback is considered, we cannot guarantee that any action will be taken or that it will be taken in any specified period.

* If we are notified of any errors / problems, we cannot guarantee that any changes will be made. Remember that we are not obligated to correct errors or take any action - even if we are notified of problems.

* Feedback must NOT contain: all capital letters, excess punctuation, exaggerations, defamatory statements, HTML code, symbols, advertising, excess verbiage, images, poor grammar, offensive/questionable material, etc.

* No inappropriate feedback submissions. If you submit inappropriate feedback, you may be banned from future posting on this site.

* Feedback must follow our code of conduct.

* Do NOT include any sensitive personal information with your feedback (e.g. Social Security number, Driver's License number, passwords, PIN numbers, etc.).

* Do not include any attachments / images / etc. with your feedback.

* Please keep your feedback short and to the point. Submit only the information that is requested.

* Do NOT contact us regarding disputes with vendors or other individuals who have advertised / posted on this site. We do not mediate disputes. Use of this site is at your own risk.

* Do not send multiple feedback messages or follow up on any previous feedback messages.

* Please limit your feedback messages to no more than one per person per month (unless specifically indicated otherwise).

* Be sure to follow all instructions. If any information is missing/inappropriate/inaccurate/etc, we may not consider your feedback.

* We may prioritize feedback received.

* We may filter feedback messages based on certain keywords, IPs, e-mail addresses, etc.

* Feedback may be handled electronically / automatically and may never be seen by a human being. Especially note that feedback containing certain keywords may be filtered and never seen by any human being.

* It may take a very long time for feedback to be considered.

* We are not responsible for retaining any record of or text of any feedback received

* By your submission (feedback), you give us permission to freely use any information on our web sites, promotional materials, newsletters (subscription and non-subscription), advertisements, blog(s), and for all other uses and on all mediums that we may choose. You understand and agree that you will not be compensated for your submission. All submissions may be subject to review and editing by us. Once submitted, you may not make corrections or deletions. Also, by your submission, you give us permission to freely disclose / use all information, without limit, for any legal or any other action(s) that we may take (as applicable).

* It is important to select the appropriate option for your feedback. If you use an incorrect form / method to submit your feedback, it may be subject to automatic rejection.

* All applicable feedback terms and conditions apply whether you use our online form(s) / e-mail / phone / postal mail / etc. to contact us.

* You must follow all instructions / guidelines / etc. provided regarding feedback or your feedback may be subject to auto rejection (whether by phone / fax / e-mail / mail / etc.)

* We are not required to read / listen to / respond to / etc. any correspondence whatsoever (including phone / e-mail / mail / fax / etc.)

We have no liability whatsoever concerning any item above. 

Note that by using this site, you indicate agreement to all our terms.

MEDIATION / ARBITRATION

In cases of dispute, you agree to accept mediation / arbitration (in lieu of any other legal remedies) as fully binding, at our sole discretion. The choice of mediator / arbitrator is at our sole discretion and you agree to pay in advance all costs of mediation / arbitration.

Note that by using this site, you indicate agreement to all our terms.

JURISDICTION / VENUE

You agree to accept the jurisdiction of San Bernardino County, California for any/all legal disputes in any way associated with this site. You agree that this is the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any legal action whatsoever. Your submission to this jurisdiction is irrevocable and you waive any/all objection(s) to jurisdiction or venue.

Note that by using this site, you indicate agreement to all our terms. 

TIME LIMITATION FOR ASSERTING CLAIMS / INSTITUTING ACTIONS

Despite any statute to the contrary, any claim arising from or relating your use (or others' use) of this site, regardless of its nature, shall be brought within six (6) months after it arises (e.g. when the event / action / etc. in question occurs). Prior to any claim / action, you must first have given us ninety (90) days notice via United States Postal Service Certified Mail regarding your anticipated claim / action. Note: See contact information page for address information.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

ENFORCEMENT

Failure to enforce any part of our terms is not a waiver of the right to later enforce such terms (or any other term).

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

All use of this site (and related materials) is entirely at your own risk and you have no recourse to us for any damages / losses / etc. which may occur as a result of use of this site (or other materials). We are not in any way responsible / liable for any individual / person / user / group / organization / activity / event / submitter / advertiser / etc. whatsoever, even if information about them is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), nor are we responsible for any outcome / occurrence / consequence / effect / etc. - whether direct or indirect - related to any transaction / activity (including offers / request / loans / exchanges / transfers / sending / receiving / buying / selling / donating / contact / correspondence / browsing of posts / browsing of ads / placing of ads / submission of posts / performance of services / receipt of services / etc.) or any use of this site whatsoever. We are not responsible for any content whatsoever that may (or may not) appear on this site. We are not responsible for any fraudulent use / misuse / abuse / etc. of this site (or other materials). This site (and other materials) are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind. We disclaim all express or implied conditions, warranties, representations of any kind, including any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We make no representations, conditions, guarantees, warranties, etc. as to the quality / suitability / truth / completeness / accuracy / etc. of any content contained on this site (or other materials). We are not liable for any occurrence which may result from using this site [including use of any third party service(s) which may be linked to on this site]. We are not liable for any punitive damages whatsoever. We are not liable for any direct / indirect / special / incidental or consequential damages / losses / injuries / etc. whatsoever, regardless of their nature (including physical / emotional / financial / etc.). We disclaim all responsibility for any loss / damage / downtime / loss of use / business interruption / loss of business / etc. in any way related to use of this site by any person(s) [or organization(s) / institution(s) / group(s) / system(s) / etc.] whatsoever. We are not liable for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any information contained on this site (or other materials). We are also not liable for any loss or damage due to any omission(s). We are not liable for any loss or damage that may occur as a result of any user's / users' / advertiser's / advertisers' actions / misdeeds / errors / omissions / mistakes / failure to comply with our terms and/or legal requirements / etc. We are not liable for delay or failure to perform any item whatsoever, whether due to an act of God, circumstances beyond our control, technical difficulties, shortages of material(s) / equipment / personnel / etc., or for any other reason (or no reason). We are not responsible for any errors / mistakes / acts / failures to act / etc. of others. We are not responsible for any consequence(s) due to our compliance with any instruction / order / direction / action / request / etc. of any governmental agency / department / officer / etc. We are not responsible for any costs of any party as a result of use of this site (or related materials or third party services), regardless of the cause and without limit. By using this site, you agree to hold us harmless for all consequences / damages / etc. - direct or indirect - which may occur in any way connected with use of this site (or other materials) - regardless of their nature and without limit.

As applicable, you agree to properly communicate our disclaimers to all parties prior to information dissemination.

Furthermore, if you involve us in any way in any dispute, you agree to reimburse us (in advance) for all costs/losses we may incur, without limit (including attorney's fees, legal fees, fees for expert witnesses, consultants, salaries, overhead, reimbursements for lost business and damage to reputation, etc.).

We will not be liable to any customer / user / advertiser / sponsor / donor / etc. for any damages beyond what the customer / user / advertiser / sponsor / donor / etc. actually paid to us. 

You further agree that - should we be found legally liable for any damages - our total liability (including punitive and other damages, etc.) is limited to the amount actually paid to access the site for the purpose of engaging in a transaction in question (limited to online charges) or the amount actually paid to us regarding the item in question (whichever is less). You agree that our maximum total liability (for all costs, damages, etc., including punitive damages), arising from all causes (including but not limited to accident / error / failure to perform / failure to exercise a certain level of care / negligence) is not to exceed $1 U.S.

In no event will the agents or representatives of B.F.S. have any personal liability with regard to use or attempted use of this site (or consequences of use or attempted use of this site) by any person / system / etc. whatsoever.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.

TERMS AGREEMENT TERMINATION

You agree that your agreement to our terms is valid indefinitely and may not be terminated at any time, even by written notice. Rather, you may simply stop using this site (and other materials) if you no longer wish to consent (note that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site). Any use whatsoever of this site (or related materials) constitutes agreement to our terms. Should you stop using this site, your prior agreement to our terms irrevocably remains in effect with regard to any/all remaining effects / consequences / etc. associated with your previous use of this site (or related materials), regardless of their duration or nature. Any future use of the site (or related materials) constitutes your continued agreement to our terms.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

OTHER ITEMS

Also note that:

* Oral statements (or written statements not explicitly incorporated with our terms) cannot act as a binding contract.

* We are not obligated to keep the site (or any portion of it) going or available. At any given moment, the site [or portion(s) thereof] may be unavailable / offline / experiencing technical difficulties / etc. Not all items may be available at all times.

* Prayers / devotions / etc. which may appear on the site (or other materials) may be for private use only

* Links on the site may or may not be underlined

* Items may be truncated (including feeds). We are not responsible for any occurrence relating to truncation.

* You agree that we may limit / prohibit the use of various characters [including, but not limited to, the apostrophe (" ' ")] in connection with both paid and free posts (ads). Any such limitation applies regardless of whether or not an organization name / contact information / web address / etc. normally contains such character(s). You agree that the prohibition may occur at any time, even on a retroactive basis, and regardless of where it/they appear. If we do allow the use of such characters, they may not have full functionality (e.g. they may not be valid for searches).

* You agree that we may limit the submission of characters in posts / ads to less than 2,000 (and possibly less than 1,200-1,500), even if a submission form provides the opportunity to enter more total characters. Note that individual character limits may apply to fields, however, an overall limit of 2,000 (or fewer - e.g. 1,200-1,500) characters may apply to any given submission. This limit includes any information sent automatically by one's system as well as our internal information. Submissions which exceed maximum allowed characters may be subject to auto-rejection. Note that this limitation applies to both free and paid posts (ads).

* Services / features / etc. may have quantity limits or other limits which may not be explicitly stated.

* We cannot guarantee delivery / timing / "safety" / etc. of any newsletter(s) / e-mail(s) / etc. or make any other guarantee regarding any newsletter(s) / e-mail(s) / etc. We my discontinue or change our newsletter at any time, without any notice and without recourse.

* Regarding our mailings / e-mailings / newsletters / etc., you agree that we may limit quantities on an individual basis or in total. We may refuse / reject subscription request(s) or cancel subscription(s) at any time without notice and for any reason (or for no reason), without recourse. Our decisions are final and binding with no right of appeal.

* You agree that we may - but are not required to - use "automatic scheduling". "Automatic scheduling" may not apply to commercial (or non-commercial) areas. Note that we do not promise to employ "automatic scheduling", even though we may refer to the use of "'automatic scheduling' designed to keep user-supplied content fresh". Note: Even if used, "automatic scheduling" may not apply to commercial areas.

* Items contained on this site are not intended as a political discussion or an official stand on political matters. We do not officially (or otherwise) endorse any political party / measure, regardless of any information which may appear herein. 

* We cannot guarantee that any page / file / field / item / etc. will be labeled properly

* You agree that we may use any system / the site / any page / any section / etc. in any way for testing / improving / monitoring / fraud detection measures / junk mail detection measures / etc. (including posting as others to see if we receive junk mail back - if so, we may include "test posts" which may not be real, even with no special notation). 

* You agree that we may use any policies / procedures / etc. (internal or external) that we deem helpful / useful / necessary / etc. in connection with the administration of this site and that we are not responsible for any negative consequences which may result. 

* Items which involve the supernatural have not been verified or substantiated and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any particular miracle or supernatural occurrence (Note: This does not, of course, intend to treat of Holy Scripture)

* We may quote certain authors who may have had non-Catholics periods / unorthodox periods / who are not in communion with the Church / etc. (e.g. Origen, Tertullian, etc.)

* We do not approve of any immoral/illegal conduct. Do not interpret anything on this site in an immoral/illegal manner. Note that Christians are called to obey just laws We do not advocate unlawful / immoral civil disobedience and we are not responsible for anything which may occur due to use of this site.

* Tips / suggestions / comments / information / and other items may not be appropriate / applicable / helpful / etc. for everyone [or any particular person(s)], and may be time or situationally dependent

* Forms may necessitate that the submitter answer / respond in a certain way to submit them - the submitter agrees to all responses even if they are necessitated by the form itself. Do not submit the form if you do not wish to agree since submitting the form means that you do agree.

* Should we mail something / e-mail something / etc. and include a prayer, flier, bookmark, product, advertisement, etc., it is not necessarily an endorsement of the item or its manufacturer / distributor / website / etc.

* The terms "related links", "also try", "also see", etc. do not necessarily mean that any / all are related / correspond to / etc. any item

* We may 'alter' any images on this site (or other materials) with no notification

* Images appearing on this site are for decoration and do signify any deeper meaning [e.g. the lighted candles image in the 'Prayer Requests' section does not mean that candles are lit for indicated prayer requests, the newspaper image associated with Classified ads or the card file image associated with the MCS Directory do not mean that ads/listings will appear in a newspaper or card file]

* Certain 'embedded items' (e.g. metatags, page descriptions, comments, etc.) may not relate to the content of a particular page or relate to it only indirectly

* Items may not match titles / headers / etc. (e.g. "prayers & hymns" page may have only prayers, only hymns, etc., or may have other items)

* Items appearing on the site (or other materials) may not be approved for public (or private) use

* Items appearing on a page may more accurately apply to groups of pages than that page (e.g. "Sources: Various" may apply to all related page as a whole and not to any particular page, which may have used only one source)

* Link names / references / etc. do not guarantee content (e.g. "available volunteers" does not guarantee that any volunteers are available, "add post" does not guarantee that any post will ever be "added" / appear on the site / etc., "Catholic books" does not guarantee that any books will be available or that any books are Catholic, etc.).

* Various links may go directly to content pages / "add post" pages / "view post" pages / "search post" pages / etc., however, you must be sure to read all applicable terms / notices / cautions / tips / etc. on all applicable page(s) before reading / viewing / adding / searching / etc. any item(s)

* We may include 'blesseds' with saints. Saints may be shown as 'blessed' (or venerable or ven. or bl., etc.). Users should, however, note that venerables and blessed are NOT canonized saints.

* We do not guarantee the canonization / beatification / etc. status of any individual (even those noted as "St." or "Bl."). The term 'saint' may be 'loosely applied' and may include blesseds and those not formally beatified / canonized.

* Those who have been canonized / beatified may not be indicated as such.

* Those indicated as "Ven." or "Bl." may actually be canonized.

* We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any special status notation (e.g. Doctor of the Church)

* Items said to have an imprimatur or other may not actually have any ecclesiastical approval. Those which do have such approval are (generally) not infallible. It should be noted that an Imprimatur does not guarantee that a work is accurate / truthful / free from error / etc., and it is, unfortunately, only as good as the issuer.

* The Rosary may be called a "weapon", but you agree that this refers to a "spiritual weapon" and that it should not be used to physically injure anyone.

* Certain terminology commonly associated with the military (or other uses of force) may be employed (e.g. army, soldier, warfare, binding, chaining, battle, fight, etc.). Such terms may refer to spiritual rather than to earthly realities. When limited to a spiritual sense, such terms must not be taken in a literal sense.

* Even though we may indicate that certain information is "provided by users" (or "provided by submitter", etc.), this does not preclude the possibility that we may make changes / additions / deletions, etc. to any item(s). We are not responsible for any such changes / additions / deletions / etc. or for indicating that any such changes / additions / deletions / etc. have occurred.

* Should you need assistance / advice / instruction / etc., you should consult a good (and appropriate) priest / agency / catechism / etc., and not rely on this site or other user(s).

* Various terms may be relative / debatable / subject to change / etc. [e.g. a reference to "inexpensive Classified ads" does not guarantee that any Classified ad may be deemed "inexpensive" by any party or that the price of such ads is not subject to change, "a number of times" may mean more than once or any amount, the term "quick search" does not imply a guarantee that any search will be "quick", the notation "coming soon" is not a guarantee that any item will appear "soon" (or at all), an item labeled "fact" (or similarly labeled) may not necessarily be a "fact", FAQs are not necessarily "frequently asked", terms such as "helpful scripture resources" do not guarantee that any item will be "helpful" for any particular person(s), etc.]. You also agree that our terminology does not need to be precise [including references to page(s) and other items]

* You agree that the definition of any word is determined by us and that our defining a word in one way at a given time under a given set of circumstances does not preclude our defining the word in another way under another given set of circumstances.

* Alphabetical items may not be strictly alphabetical

* We may indicate "A-Z" without implying that there are any applicable items under "A" or "Z" or any other letter(s).

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* Regrettably, questionable items, as well as items which are found to specifically violate our code of conduct, may nevertheless remain on this site despite our sincere desire to be free of any such violations. Use of this site is entirely at your own risk.

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* If we tell you / advise you to do something (e.g. "You should notify the person requesting this information that they are violating the terms of this section by asking for such information"), we are not responsible for any occurrence which may result.

* At our sole option, we may post in various commercial and/or non-commercial section(s) of the site. If so, our posts are submitted not as part of the site, but as posts from independent users of this site.

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* Content / users / products / services / publications / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / opinions / activities / events / businesses / items / etc. (potentially & unfortunately also including some clergy and so called 'Catholic' churches and religious orders) may be harmful to your faith / morals / person / etc. Participate at your own risk.

* We may attempt to (or actually) restrict use of the site by anyone for any reason (even if 'groundless' or erroneous). However, our ability to restrict use of this site may be limited (this site is 'open to the world' and we may not be able to prevent any person(s) from using this site / submitting any post(s) [including ad(s)] / responding to post(s) [including ad(s)], even if they are known troublemakers. Also, it may not be possible to know about violation(s), nor can we promise to 'catch' any/all violation(s) / act on any/all violation(s) / etc. Even if we are aware of any violation(s) / abuse(s) / etc. we may be unable to / decide not to / fail to / etc. implement restriction(s) / a ban / etc. And, should we actually implement any restriction(s) / a ban / etc., we make no guarantee regarding its effectiveness / duration / comprehensiveness / etc. Furthermore, you understand and agree that attempt(s) we may make to restrict use of this site may have additional consequences [e.g. if we block an IP #, all persons who may use a particular connection / computer / etc. may be blocked (even if use of the connection / computer / etc. by the offending party was unauthorized); if we implement a ban on 'your' future posts, this may mean all posts that come from or appear to come from (or may come from) you / your computer or that we deem may come from you / your computer may be 'banned'; etc.]. Any such occurrences are without recourse to us. By using this site, you agree to all above and you agree to hold us harmless for any action(s) or non-action(s) we make take.

* Although our goal is for (paid third party) advertisements to appear only in commercial areas of this site (as indicated in the commercial sections), we cannot make an ironclad guarantee that ads will never appear in any other area of this site. Furthermore, we cannot prevent others from displaying ads near our site (e.g. when a page is 'framed'). [Note that we are not responsible for any such ads. If they are problematic, consider complaining to those who put them there (not us).]

* While we are called by God to be obedient, such obedience is necessarily limited to lawful commands of appropriate superiors. Furthermore, history proves that being a faithful Christian may sometimes be dangerous to one's bodily health (e.g. when confessing the faith, when upholding God's laws, etc.). Note that we are not responsible for anything which may occur due to use of this site.

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* Use of this site (including all posting / advertising / offering / requesting / buying / selling / donating / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / loans / exchanges / events / activities / advertising / browsing ads / performance of services / receipt of services / etc.) is subject to all applicable laws / regulations / etc. Note that users are entirely responsible for learning of, ascertaining information on and following all legal requirements / regulations / etc. (including postal requirements, tax regulations, safety regulations, insurance regulations, licensing regulations, anti-discrimination regulations, rules regarding correspondence, advertising, providing or receiving of products or services / etc.) related to their use of this site, and note that such legal requirements / regulations / etc. may vary depending upon location / status / situational factors / items or persons involved / etc. We do not provide any legal information or advice. Please do not contact us for any legal information or advice. Any such correspondence may be subject to auto rejection.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above. 

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All content / images / terms / policies / procedures / structures / layout / framework / services / etc. in any way connected with this site are subject to change at any time without notice, and we are not required to notify you of any changes. We may change any item at any time for any reason (or no reason). Changes may include ordering changes / layout changes / moving of items / deleting of items / adding of items / changing sections / etc., and any other type of change. Changes may adversely affect posts (including ads) / etc. All changes are made without recourse.

We have no liability concerning any item above.

Note that by using this site, you agree to all the above.  

OUR SUBMISSION TO THE SUPREME PONTIFF

We humbly submit in all matters of faith and morals to the infallible proclamations of the Supreme Pontiff.

POSTSCRIPT: REGRETS

Note that various items related to this site may be prepared in advance (even years in advance). Given this fact, items appearing at any given time may unfortunately be inopportune in light of a particular current event(s). We regret any such occurrences and ask for your understanding. [Also note that items which may appear at a particular time should not be assumed to have a connection with current events - items may be planned in advance, and we do not have the gift of prophecy. For example, should there be a terrorist act and quotes appear regarding war, you should not assume any connection between the quotes and recent events as they may just be an unfortunate coincidence.]

Secondly, given the extensive nature of this site and our human fallibility, we regret that the appearance of errors on this site is unavoidable. Also, given the copious amount of work involved in administrating this site and our limited resources, we regret that we may be unable to correct errors (either at all or in a timely manner), even if they are reported to us. In cases of error, we ask users to presume our good faith and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Finally, given the nature of this site, we regret that any terms whatsoever are necessary. However, in our fallen world we know that is necessary to take preventative measures. We respectfully request understanding from all users of good will.

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