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CONDITIONS OF USE

By using this site, you agree to the following conditions. If you disagree with any of the conditions, do not use this site. We reserve the right to change these conditions at any time, so please check for changes when you use the site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these conditions means that you accept those changes.

LICENSES AND RESTRICTIONS

This site is owned and operated by Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All material found at this site (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, and general information), is owned or licensed by us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. In addition, materials may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not post material from this site on another web site or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this site to other sites. You may not use this site or information found at this site (including the names and addresses of those who submitted information) for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this site, including reproduction. It is not our responsibility, however, to determine what “Fair Use” means for persons wishing to use materials from this site. That remains wholly a responsibility of the user. Further, we are not required to give additional source citations, nor to guarantee that the materials are cleared for alternate uses. Such ultimately remains the responsibility of the user. However, the Church maintains the right to prevent infringement of its materials and to interpret “Fair Use” as it understands the law.

CODE OF CONDUCT

You agree that you will not individually, or as part of any collective effort, submit or post information to this site that could be deemed harmful or offensive to other users, nor will you impersonate another user in order to hide your identity or implicate another in such actions. You agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to and from this site, impact the service or performance of this site, or circumvent any of the controls or usage rules that we have implemented. You understand that the result of harmful or offensive actions may include revocation of your right to use this site and legal action against you.

LINKING

For your convenience, this site may contain links to web sites operated by others. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using this site, please notify us immediately. We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular site should be restricted, the site operator should promptly notify us.

JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah, United States of America, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action you bring to enforce this agreement or any matters related to this site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts located in Salt Lake County, Utah, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to the agreement, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend the agreement.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the materials in this site or any linked site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site or any linked site.

DISCLAIMERS

THE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE AND ANY LINKED SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED AT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

TRADEMARKS

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” “Liahona,” “Book of Mormon,” and “Mormon” are trademarks of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

QUESTIONS AND COPYRIGHT REQUESTS

For further assistance or information regarding Church copyrighted materials, you may contact the Church's Intellectual Property Office at:

Phone: 801-240-3959 or 1-800-453-3860, ext. 2-3959

Fax: 801-240-1187

E-Mail: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org

To request use of Church copyrighted material, complete the Copyright Request Form and send it to:

Intellectual Property Office, Attention: Licensing, 50 East North Temple Street Rm 1888, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3011

You can also fax or e-mail the form to the fax number or e-mail address listed above.

Note: The approximate time for receiving a reply for a non-commercial request is two to four weeks; commercial requests require approximately four to six weeks. Effective Date: October 20, 2009

Privacy Policy: NEWSROOM.LDS.ORG

NEWSROOM.LDS.ORG is the news media Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Church"). We are very sensitive to the privacy of Internet users who visit this site. Therefore, we endeavor to provide users all information regarding our identity, how we use personal information that is collected, how to contact us, and how they can access and update their personal information. We also inform users of all potential recipients of the personal information. We do not use any personal information for purposes beyond those stated herein.

Our Identity and How to Contact Us

This site is owned and operated by Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Users can contact us by linking to the Feedback page and leaving a message detailing any questions or concerns.

Personal Information: Collection and Use

Personal Data.LDS.ORG collects information from users only on a voluntary basis in the following categories and never discloses the information except as provided herein: name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Information is provided voluntarily by users and is used by the Church only to the extent necessary to deliver items ordered from Church Distribution, to subscribe to Church publications, to subscribe to summaries of current Church news stories, to submit information regarding news or events, or to provide feedback regarding the site. The information collected is used strictly to facilitate users' requests or to respond to a query. We regard this information as confidential and do not use it for any other purpose, sell it to other parties, or disclose it to any third party (except to third-party delivery services to effectuate delivery of the goods as requested by the user).

Site Activities: Collection and Use of Other Data

The Church has contracted with a third-party service provider to help track and analyze usage and volume statistics on this site. The third-party service provider does not collect personal information from site visitors, only general summaries of site activities. This information is used only to improve the site's quality. This third-party service uses cookies and clear gifs (as explained below), neither of which contain personally identifiable information, to help in tracking and analyzing site usage information.

Cookies and Clear Gifs. In our effort to improve users' site experience, the site uses cookies and clear gifs to provide pages and features that are most compatible with users' preferences. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a browser when a user visits a Web site. A clear gif is a graphic file, rather than a text file, that is similar in function to a cookie. Cookies and clear gifs do not identify the user personally; they simply identify the browser and track the settings, preferences, or features. When a user returns to the site, the user's browser sends the cookie or clear gif to the Church's Web server and/or the third party's server.

Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses. When users request pages from LDS.ORG, our servers may log their IP address in order to improve site administration. This information, along with the other information listed above, can also be used to produce usage statistics to help LDS.ORG to better meet the needs of users and determine specific interests.

Protecting Information

LDS.ORG is equipped with security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. We cannot guarantee that the information will not be lost or misused, but we make every effort to ensure that it is secured to avoid such problems.

Foreign Transfer of Data

This site is designed for use by U.S. residents. If you are not a U.S. resident, you can use this site, but you are responsible for making sure that your actions comply with the laws in your area. When you submit information through this Web site, we understand that your action is an affirmative act, indicating informed consent to the processing as well as informed consent to allow the transborder transfer of the data to the U.S. for the purposes outlined above. If you submit any personal information about yourself or others, including information inferring or demonstrating religious beliefs, affiliations, or practices, you alone are responsible for the consequences of making this transfer of personal information.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information from children under 18. Children under 18 wishing to submit personal information to the site are advised to have their parents submit any requests using the parents' own personal data.

Third-Party Links

LDS.ORG is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party sites. For your own protection, you should review the policies of similar sites to ensure they meet your personal expectations of privacy.

Future Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Privacy Policy at any time. As we do not typically use personal information except as provided for above, we are not in a position to notify each user of material changes in our Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check the Privacy Policy to remain informed of any changes.

Effective Date

This version of the Privacy Policy became effective on the 1st day of March, 2004.