Terms and Conditions
Welcome to the ABWE.org website (the “Website”). These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the Website and any related services provided by ABWE International (“ABWE,” “we,” or “us”). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Please read them carefully before proceeding.
1. Acceptance of Terms
1.1 Agreement to Terms: By using the Website, you represent that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the Website.
1.2 Additional Terms: Certain areas of the Website or specific services offered by ABWE may be subject to additional terms and conditions. By accessing or using such areas or services, you agree to be bound by those additional terms.
2. Permitted Use
2.1 Eligibility: The Website is intended for users who are at least 13 years of age or older. By accessing or using the Website, you affirm that you are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13 years old, please do not use the Website.
2.2 Personal, Non-Commercial Use: You may use the Website solely for personal, non-commercial purposes. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, or exploit any portion of the Website for any commercial purpose.
2.3 Compliance with Laws: You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding your use of the Website.
3. Intellectual Property
3.1 Ownership: The Website and all content, features, and functionality (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio, video, software, and other materials) are owned by ABWE or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
3.2 Limited License: Subject to these Terms, ABWE grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Website for its intended purposes.
3.3 Restrictions: Except as expressly permitted by these Terms, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the content on the Website.
4. User Content
4.1 User Responsibility: You are solely responsible for any content you submit or post on the Website (“User Content”). By submitting User Content, (i) you confirm that you have the right to post and share such content and you accept all liability for any plagiarism or other copyright infringement; and (ii) you grant ABWE a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, transferable, sublicensable, and perpetual license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, publicly display, and perform the User Content at its sole discretion.
4.2 Prohibited Content: You agree not to submit or post User Content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive, infringing, or otherwise objectionable. ABWE reserves the right to remove or modify any User Content that violates these Terms.
6. Limitation of Liability
6.1 Disclaimer of Warranties: The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. ABWE disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
6.2 Limitation of Liability: In no event shall ABWE be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with your use or inability to use the Website or any linked sites.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold ABWE and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of the Website or your violation of these Terms.
8. Modification and Termination
8.1 Modifications: ABWE may modify or update these Terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically for any changes. By continuing to use the Website after any modifications, you accept and agree to the revised Terms.
8.2 Termination: ABWE may, in its sole discretion, terminate, suspend, or restrict your access to the Website at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Pennsylvania for any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Website.
10. Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and ABWE regarding the Website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral, or written. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.
11. Online Donations
11.1 Donations: ABWE accepts online donations through the Website. By making a donation, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
11.1.1 Accuracy of Information: You represent and warrant that all information provided by you in connection with the donation is accurate, complete, and current. ABWE reserves the right to refuse or cancel any donation if it suspects fraud, misrepresentation, or misuse of funds.
11.1.2 Tax Deductibility: ABWE is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations made to ABWE may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax advisor for specific guidance.
11.1.3 Refunds: ABWE generally does not offer refunds for donations. If you believe a donation has been made in error or have any concerns, please contact ABWE’s donor services for assistance.
11.1.4 Use of Donations: ABWE will use donations in accordance with its mission and purposes and prioritizes donor intent. ABWE retains the right to redirect donations to other areas of need as it deems necessary or appropriate. The regular practice of ABWE is to notify donors if funds are redirected to a ministry or project at variance from that donor’s initial intent.
Last Updated: May 31, 2023