Terms of Use

The following conditions apply to the use of the NETS website. By using the site, you accept these terms and conditions of use.

  1. NETS provides the material on these websites for information purposes only, and retains the copyright on all text and graphic images, except those that are used by the permission of other copyright holders. United States and International Copyright laws protect all intellectual property on these websites. All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights in the text, graphics, design elements, services, audio, video, and all other materials originated or used are reserved to the exclusive use of NETS. Many requested uses are permitted by this policy, but if your intended use of the contents of this site are NOT expressly permitted herein, you may not: reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any content, “mirror” or include this information in your own server or in your own documents; or modify or reuse the text or graphics on any of these websites without the written permission of NETS.

  2. You may not modify in any way any material you retrieved from this website, nor may you use it in any manner that infringes upon the rights of any person or entity, whether related to NETS or not.

  3. Domain names and trademarks used on this website are the sole property of NETS or its entities and related organizations, or the entity to which such names and marks are attributed. No affiliation with, endorsement of, or sponsorship by NETS shall be inferred or implied in any manner.

  4. You may print copies of the material for your own personal use; or store the files on your own computer for personal use. No material may be sold or used for any commercial purpose. Any printed copy must include NETS copyright information found at the bottom of the page from which the language is taken in language in language similar to the following: Copyright © 2000-2013, NETS Institute for Church Planting.

  5. You may link to this website provided you abide by the following:
    • You may not infer or imply that NETS endorses, sponsors or otherwise approves of your site or any other site.
    • The presentation of the materials linked to must make it readily apparent that the content is the property of NETS or its entities and related organizations.
    • You may not duplicate content (including graphics and/or photos) from this site and present such on your website in such a manner as to lead users to believe that the content is yours and not the property of NETS.

  6. Literary or graphic works contained in the materials may be subject to trademark or intellectual property rights by third party persons or companies, and their use is not licensed under these terms of use.

  7. NETS does not warrant that this site is error-free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this site will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or anything else manifesting contaminating or destructive properties.

  8. NETS disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on third party internet sites that link to or from this website. Links to third party internet sites found on this website are provided for your information and convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.

  9. Under no circumstances shall NETS be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages that result from, or in any way arise out of, the availability, use, reliance on, or inability to use the materials on this site, even if NETS has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise.

  10. Use of these materials and terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, USA, excluding its conflicts of law principles.

  11. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the NETS website, any service offered by these websites, the server(s) on which these websites reside, or any data or software located on such server(s), including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account which the User is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service(s) to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail-bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting; (f) harvesting, in whole or in part, either manually or through use of an automated program, of any database connected to this website; or (g) using any information gleaned from this site for commercial purposes. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.

    NETS will investigate occurences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. NETS reserves the right to cooperate with any and all law enforcement agencies, including complying with warrants, court orders and subpoenas.

  12. Any questions regarding website operations, functionality, or linking code should be directed to office(at)netsinstitute.org.