Terms of Use

Fr. Anthony Messeh, St. Timothy & St. Athanasius (STSA) Church, and STSA Ministries

 

OVERVIEW

 

Thank you for visiting our YouTube channel, blog, podcast, and other content sites.  Our mission is to encourage and equip as many Orthodox Church leaders (and future leaders) with resources, tools, and conversations to bring an ancient faith to our modern world.  

 

These Terms of Use (sometimes referred to as just ‘Terms”) are intended to achieve that goal, while at the same time protecting our content and reputation from misuse or misappropriation.  If you want to use any of our created content on any of our sites, you need to follow these Terms.

 

Throughout these “Terms of Use,” we may refer to ourselves as “we,” “us,” “our,” “STSA,” “STSA Ministries,” “Fr. Anthony,” or “Fr. Anthony Messeh.”  These Terms govern your use of our website (https://www.stsa.church/), our blog (http://www.franthony.com/), our podcast (https://www.stsaministries.org/podcast), our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/franthonymesseh), and any other STSA online presence (collectively, “our Websites”).  Please read these Terms carefully before you start using any of our websites.

 

 

ACCEPTANCE

 

By using and/or downloading content from any of our websites, you accept these Terms, and agree to be bound by its provisions. If you do not accept or agree with these Terms, do not use the content. 

 

USE OF OUR WEBSITES WRITTEN CONTENT

 

As a user of our Websites, you have a revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access our Websites and view information contained on our Websites. 

 

You may not use our Websites for any commercial purpose or for any unlawful or wrongful purpose.  You agree not to use, rent, retransmit, duplicate, disclose, publish, sell, assign, lease, sublicense, market, or transfer our Websites, or any portion or component thereof except as expressly authorized by there Terms.  You further agree not to copy, reverse engineer, translate, port, modify or make derivative works of our Websites or any portion of our Websites.  Tampering with our Websites, conducting fraudulent activities on our Websites and all other illegal activities are prohibited and may subject the misuser to legal action.

 

USE OF OUR WEBSITES VIDEO CONTENT

 

Most videos found on our Websites can be downloaded.  You are permitted to download the content, you are permitted to embed streams of, or links to, any of our Video Content into your own website or mobile application unless and until we instruct you to remove it, but only as long as you comply strictly with The Terms and, in particular, the following:

  • The Video Content may only be used for purposes that are aligned with the mission and faith of the Orthodox Church.

  • You may not require payment of a monetary fee, or require any action or inaction that leads to indirect monetary benefit to you, as a pre-requisite for users of your website or app to access the Video Content.

  • You may not sell or distribute copies of Video Content.

  • You must place a clear and prominent notice, in close proximity to the Video Content, that identifies our Websites as the author and owner of the Video Content and contains a link to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/franthonymesseh) enabling viewers to visit the site and the original location of the video.

  • You may not edit, modify, or make changes of any sort to any Video Content, nor may you create any derivative works based upon the Video Content.

  • You may not upload any Video Content to a new server or streaming service other than the ones we provide.

 

USE OF PODCASTS

 

Certain of our podcasts and other audio content are available to stream from https://www.stsaministries.org/podcast and various other authorized audio streaming services (collectively, "Audio Content"). While you are permitted to play our Audio Content on demand from our site or authorized services such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify (so long as you conform to any requirements of those authorized services), you are not permitted under these Terms to record, reproduce, rebroadcast or make any other use of our Audio Content. If you wish to make any use of our Audio Content other than as allowed above, please contact us to arrange a special usage license.

RESTRICTIONS ON YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITES:  WRITTEN CONTENT, VIDEO CONTENT, AND PODCASTS

Accessing our Websites does not authorize you to use any Content in any manner other than specifically authorized by these Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, unless specifically permitted by these Terms, you may not under any circumstances:

  • Remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with or circumvent any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices marked on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device or other Content protection measures either directly or through other means;

  • Mirror, frame, screen scrape or deep link to any aspect of the Website or access any Content through technology or means other than those provided or authorized by us;

  • Access the Website via any automated system, including, without limitation, by "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., or take any action that imposes, or may impose (as determined in our sole discretion), an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

  • Knowingly or recklessly upload invalid data or introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malware or software agents, whether harmful or not, to the Website, or tamper with, impair, damage, attack, exploit or penetrate our system or network, or otherwise attempt to interfere with or compromise the system integrity or security of our Websites or any connected networks of STSA or Fr. Anthony, or take any action to impact the proper operation of our Websites and any person's or entity's use or enjoyment thereof;

  • Bypass the measures used to prevent or restrict access to or use of the Website, such as by hacking into secured or non-public areas of the Website or circumventing any geo-blocking mechanisms;

  • Use the Website to collect any Personal Information, including account names and e-mail addresses, or use the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes, without our prior express written permission; or

  • Attempt to reverse engineer any aspect of the Website or attempt to derive the source code (including the tools, methods, processes and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the Website, create any derivative works or materials of any kind using the Content, whether or not you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge, or otherwise build a business utilizing any aspect of the Website.

The permissions described in these Terms will automatically terminate if you breach any provision of these Terms. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms may violate copyright or trademark laws, and, without the prior written permission of Fr. Anthony and/or STSA, is strictly prohibited.

 

WEBSITE SECURITY

 

You are strictly prohibited from violating or trying to violate the security features of our Websites, such as by:

  • Accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access;

  • Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures unless we expressly authorize that you do so in writing;

  • Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, such as by means of submitting a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail bombing or crashing; or

  • Sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting.

You hereby agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or try to interfere with the proper working of our Websites or any activity conducted on our Websites. You further agree not to use or try to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search our Websites other than the search engine and search agents which we make available on our Websites and other than generally available third party web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.

If you violate our system or network security, you may face civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations. We may involve or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION WEBSITE USE

We reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our Websites at any time and from time to time, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, including by adding or eliminating certain features or discontinuing our Websites entirely. From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all of our Websites. We also reserve the right to terminate or suspend your account or restrict your use of or access to our Websites, without notice or liability, for any reason or no reason at our sole discretion. Accordingly, for any reason, and without notice, all or any part of our Websites may become unavailable to you at any time and for any period.

If we suspend or discontinue any aspect of our Websites or terminate your account, we are not responsible for providing you with any information or content. We may also delete your other preferences and interests to the extent stored within or in connection with your account. You have no recourse with regard to any information that we delete regardless of any value you may ascribe to that information, and we expressly disclaim any value you may attribute to any of your information stored on our servers.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

 

While we have made reasonable efforts to correctly categorize, keyword, caption and title our Websites, we do not warrant the accuracy of such information. Additionally, we do not warrant the accuracy of any metadata that may be provided within our Websites.

 

ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE. THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OPERATION OF ANY CONTENT. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF OUR WEBSITES, THE USE OF CONTENT FROM OUR WEBSITES, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

INDEMNIFICATION

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US, OUR SUBSIDIARIES AND OUR AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, COST, EXPENSE, CLAIM, DAMAGES, OR DEMAND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, DUE OR RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF (I) YOUR USE OF OUR SITES IN VIOLATION OF OUR TERMS, (II) YOUR BREACH OF OUR TERMS, OR (III) ANY BREACH OF YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN OUR TERMS.

GOVERNING LAW

 

These Terms and any claim, controversy, dispute, or cause of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) based upon, arising out of, or relating to these Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, without given effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction).

 

CONTACT

 

If you have concerns relating to this Agreement, please contact us at:

Email: ministries@stsa.church