Terms of service

Terms & Conditions

WELCOME TO LPi's ART & MEDIA PORTAL WEBSITE! WE HOPE THAT OUR WEB SITE CAN PROVIDE YOU THE INFORMATION AND CONNECTION THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. REMEMBER THAT IF YOU USE AND/OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF USE NOTED BELOW, AS WELL AS TO: (1) OUR PRIVACY POLICY; (2) ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS THAT GOVERN CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THOSE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (“ADDITIONAL TERMS”), AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS OR RULES THAT MAY BE LISTED ELSEWHERE BUT THEY ARE INCORPORATED INTO THESE TERMS OF USE BY REFERENCE. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEB SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE BECAUSE ONCE YOU ARE ON OUR WEB SITE THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY. LITURGICAL PUBPLICATIONS INC AND ITS AFFILIATES (“LPi”) RESERVE THE RIGHT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION TO DENY ACCESS TO ALL OR PART OF OUR WEB SITE. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY FEATURES ON OUR WEB SITE AND TO CHANGE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT ANY TIME, SO WE RECOMMEND VISITING OUR SITES FREQUENTLY TO SEE OUR NEW AND EXCITING CHANGES AND TO VISIT THIS PAGE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RULES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT. HERE ARE THE SPECIFIC TERMS OF USE WHICH WE EXPECT YOU TO FOLLOW:

  1. Ability to Accept Terms of Use. The Terms of Use form a legally binding contract between you and us. By using any portion of the Web site, you affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, representations, and responsibilities set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use.
  2. Accounts. To use some features of our Web site, you may need to create an account. To do so, you must provide correct and complete information. This means you cannot use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. Impersonating another person on our Web site is prohibited. You become entirely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account (including any and all charges incurred while your account is being used and liability for harm caused by statements made or materials posted under your account), so be sure to keep your account password secure and tell us immediately if you think there has been unauthorized use of your account.
  3. Our Use of Your Information. We respect your information and privacy. Our Privacy Policy tells you how we approach the collection, use or sharing of Personal Information (as defined in the Privacy Policy). Also, by using our Web site, you agree that we are not responsible for any of your Personal Information that you post publicly using our various services such as discussion forums, blogs, or message boards. You can read more about all of this in our PRIVACY POLICY.
  4. Copyright. Everything on or used in connection with our website, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, logos, software, audio, and video content (collectively, "Content")—with the exception of User Generated Content as defined below—is owned by us and/or our affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, or suppliers. This means that you cannot use the Content without our permission. Here’s what permission we do give you to use the Content. Subscribers may only use our Content in their community’s nonprofit communications, including, but not limited to bulletins, newsletters, websites, and other printed and online communications. Not for resale or redistribution. This means that you may not share your account information or Content with your friends or charge anything for it.

    While subscribers are given permission to modify clip art illustrations bearing the "© LPi" (e.g., if you want only English text on a bilingual clip art, you may crop off the words in Spanish), any artwork involving photography cannot be cropped. If a subscriber wishes to use only part of an item that includes photography, the subscriber must purchase the photo and license, which information can be found in the copyright lines of LPi’s Photo Covers. If Content is an illustration with "© LPi" on it, however, we don’t prohibit users from modifying it.

  5. Community Features: Our Web site may contain functions such as discussion forums, bulletin boards, blogs, message boards, or other online community locations (collectively “Community Features”) where the following rules apply:
    • Your Profile information. When you create an account to use our Community Features, you do not have to disclose any of the “suggested” information like your gender, birth date, and real name.

      You will, however, be able to build a public profile that allows other members to see information that you submit to us. You can privatize some of the information on your public profile, such as your e-mail address. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment. We discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you.

      Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Although you do not have to disclose your birth date, if any information is disclosed in your profile or submissions that can identify you as a child under the age of 13, we reserve the right to delete, edit, or reject such information, your entire profile or your submission.

    • Etiquette. Be courteous. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. We encourage active discussions and welcome debate in our Community Features. However, we do not tolerate personal attacks, threats, verbal abuse, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or slanderous language, or deliberate disruption of discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages, or "spam." You also are prohibited from using the Web site to engage in any illegal conduct. Please contact our site/privacy administrators at webmaster@4lpi.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have concerns about the conduct of other users on our Web site. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to temporarily suspend or permanently block access by anyone to all or part of our Web site at any time.
    • Automated Tracking: Our Web site uses cookies to manage your session information. If you use login, the system will save your username and encrypted password to your computer in the form of a "Cookie," which is a small text file that is saved to your browser.
  6. User Content Representations and Warranties: Our Web site may allow you to upload or share content on the Web site so that other users can enjoy it. It’s great that you can upload or share content on some of our Web site; however, there are definitely some things we do not permit you to upload or share on our Web site. Do not upload or share anything on the Web site such as messages, posts, text, film, video, audio, photographic, other recordings or images, or any other content (collectively, “User Generated Content”) that you do not have a right to use and share on the Internet. By uploading or sharing any User Generated Content on our Web site, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are the original author or creator of the User Generated Content and/or have full copyright, title, and interest in and to any User Generated Content, (b) you have the full power and authority to upload and/or share the User Generated Content on the Web site, (c) the use of any element of the User Generated Content will not violate or infringe upon the trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents, rights or privacy or publicity or any other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity, and will not defame or libel any person or entity, (d) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage LPi or any third party; (e) you will not submit material that is obscene, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate, (f) you will not post or disseminate advertisements or solicitations of business, or otherwise engage in commercial activity on our Web site, (g) you will not impersonate another person, (h) you will not solicit any user for material gain, and (i) you will not produce spam throughout the Web site publicizing a product or event.
  7. User Generated Content License. Please note that if you post, upload, or otherwise make available any User Generated Content on our Web site, you will still own the User Generated Content (assuming you have rights to own it) but you are giving us the right to use your User Generated Content. That means that if you send in, post, upload, make available, or disclose to us in any way any User Generated Content, you grant us, our affiliates, and related entities, the right use it any way we want in any medium without getting your permission or having to pay you for it.

    In legal terms, by providing us with any User Generated Content, you grant us and our affiliates and related entities, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works from such User Generated Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize us to share the User Generated Content across all Web sites and online media platforms, newspapers, television and radio broadcast stations, and any other media now or hereafter known affiliated with us and to use your name, likeness, and any other information in connection with our use of the material you provide. You waive any moral rights you might have with respect to any User Generated Content you provide to us. You also grant us the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you provide or otherwise submit to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

  8. Screening and Removal of User Generated Content. You acknowledge that we and/or our designees may or may not pre-screen User Generated Content, and have the right (but not the obligation), in our sole discretion, to move, remove, block, edit, or refuse any User Generated Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Generated Content violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable.
  9. Risk from User Generated Content. We try to create an environment in which users are posting and discussing content that you will find useful, interesting, and appropriate; however we cannot and do not monitor or manage all User Generated Content. Thus, we do not promise the accuracy, integrity, or quality of the User Generated Content and do not endorse it in any manner. In other words, enjoy what other members post or share, but do it at your own risk.

    Also, all User Generated Content provided on the Web site is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it.  This means that you are entirely responsible for all User Generated Content that you provide.

  10. Third Party Sites: Our Web site may allow you to link to third-party Web site. Those third-party Web sites do not belong to us, and we have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, usefulness, safety, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party Web site. By using our Web site, you expressly relieve us and our affiliates and agents of any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party Web site linked to our Web site. Enjoy the links, but at your own risk.
  11. Warranty Disclaimer. We really hope you enjoy the Web site and we also hope the Web site will function properly. However, you agree that your use of the Web site shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, LPi, its employees, Operational Service Providers (as defined in the Privacy Policy), representatives, affiliates, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, in connection with the Web site and your use thereof. LPi makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Web site, and assumes to the maximum extent permitted by law no liability or responsibility for any (a) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies on the Web site, (b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Web site, (c) unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all Personal Information that is not submitted using a secured transmission, (d) interruption or the cessation of transmission to or from our Web site, (e) bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our Web site by any third-party, and/or (f) errors or omissions on our Web site or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Web site. LPi does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third-party through the Web site or any hyperlinked Web site or feature in any banner or other advertising, and LPi will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

  12. Your Copyrighted Work. Just as LPi requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our Web site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by sending mail to:
  13. Liturgical Publications Inc
    Attn: Webmaster
    2875 South James Drive, WI 53151
    New Berlin, WI 53151

    By e-mail: webmaster@4lpi.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    The notice must have the following information as provided by federal law (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 ©(3)):a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  14. Limitation of Liability. Here’s more legal language that we need to protect us so that we can provide you the benefits of the Web site. In no event shall LPi, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, Operational Service Providers, affiliates, or agents be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (a) mistakes, or inaccuracies of content on the Web site, (b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Web site, (c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all non-secured Personal Information (d) any interruption or the cessation of transmission to or from the Web site, (e) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through the Web site by any third party, and/or (f) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Web site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
  15. Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LPi, its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers and directors, shareholders, agents, employees and partners, Operational Service Providers, and any other parties with whom LPi may contract to provide its services, from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, costs, liabilities, judgments, obligations, losses, penalties, fines or forfeitures, expenses or damages (including without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses) of whatsoever kind and nature imposed on, incurred by or asserted against LPi arising out of any breach or alleged breach by you of any representation, warranty, covenant, or obligation pursuant to these Terms of Use or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
  16. Termination. LPi has the right to terminate your access to use the Web site for any reason, including for violation of these Terms of Use.
  17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. These Terms of Use and all questions relating to the performance, interpretation, breach or enforcement of these Terms of Use, or the rights, obligations and liabilities of the parties hereto, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any and all disputes, claims, or litigation arising from or related in any way to these Terms of Use and our relationship with you hereunder shall be litigated only in a court of competent jurisdiction located in the State of Wisconsin, and you agree to be subject to personal jurisdiction and venue in that location.