COPYRIGHT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Although long and detailed copyright and terms and conditions documents are necessary legally, they can often be difficult to navigate for those unfamiliar with them. Therefore, although the only official copyright and terms and conditions are provided in the sections entitled "COPYRIGHT" and "TERMS AND CONDITIONS" below, KoineGreek.com has also included, prior to these sections, a brief unofficial section entitled "COPYRIGHT IN LAYMAN'S TERMS (FAQ)", in which the main principles of copyright and licensing are outlined in an easy-to-understand manner. It should be noted, however, that only the "COPYRIGHT" and "TERMS AND CONDITIONS" sections are official and/or legally binding. The "COPYRIGHT IN LAYMAN'S TERMS (FAQ)" section serves more as an FAQ of sorts.
COPYRIGHT IN LAYMAN'S TERMS (FAQ)
Can I download the Koine Greek recordings of the New Testament, Septuagint (LXX), and other texts?
- Yes. However, any kind of downloading requires a paid patronage/membership. Downloading without a paid patronage/membership is not allowed.
Can I copy/distribute/share downloaded material from KoineGreek.com?
- No. Downloaded files are restricted to personal use of the paying patron/member.
I am a paid patron. Can I keep my downloaded material after I cancel my patronage/membership? How do I cancel my patronage/membership?
- Yes, even after you cancel your patronage/membership, you can keep any files you legally downloaded during your patronage/membership. To cancel your patronage/membership, send an email (via the contact form on the home page) with your account email in the email line and "CANCEL PATRONAGE" in the subject line.
Can I share streaming and/or blog content from KoineGreek.com?
- Yes. You can always share the link to the streaming version of the content and/or the blog posts.
Can I use downloaded content from KoineGreek.com for commercial purposes?
- No. Downloaded content from KoineGreek.com is for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact KoineGreek.com with specifics.
Can I use content from KoineGreek.com for educational purposes?
- Yes, as long as there is no commercial purpose and there is no copying/distribution/sharing of the downloaded files (i.e., you can play a KoineGreek.com recording for your class but you cannot send them a copy of the file), you can use content from KoineGreek.com.
Can I reuse/modify content from KoineGreek.com in new audio/video material I am making?
- Probably, but check with KoineGreek.com first. As long as it is for educational purposes, and appropriate credit is given, it is probably permissible. However, because not all possibilities can be envisioned, you need to check with KoineGreek.com via the contact form before reusing/modifying content.
Is all the content on KoineGreek.com protected?
- Not all the material on KoineGreek.com is copyrighted to KoineGreek.com. In many cases, KoineGreek.com has "dubbed" a pre-existing video with a Koine Greek narration. Such modification is consistent with the licensing of the original video and/or governed by a specific licensing agreement between KoineGreek.com and the original author of the video.
What material on KoineGreek.com is protected?
- It is primarily the audio recordings of the New Testament, LXX, and other texts for which these copyright and terms and conditions apply. In addition to the audio recordings, there are also a number of cartoons/films that are original to KoineGreek.com, such as the cartoons of the Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana and the Martyrdom of Polycarp film.
Can I contact KoineGreek.com about licensing/copyright?
- Absolutely! For any questions not addressed here/below, please contact KoineGreek.com via the contact form on the home page.
All files and information contained on and original to KoineGreek.com or the KoineGreek.com Blog are copyright by KoineGreek.com, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. KoineGreek.com or the KoineGreek.com Blog may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos.
Your use of KoineGreek.com, the KoineGreek.com Blog or the audio/video material on KoineGreek.com does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks, without the prior written permission of KoineGreek.com.
Our Content, as found within KoineGreek.com, the KoineGreek.com Blog and the audio/video material on KoineGreek.com ("Content"), is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website and Services does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
PAID PATRONAGE/MEMBERSHIP: Paid patronages/memberships allow users to download MP3/audio files of KoineGreek.com's audio recordings. These MP3/audio files are intended only for personal non-commerical use. The user may keep the audio/MP3 files indefinitely, even after their paid patronage/membership has been cancelled or terminated. Any unauthorized distribution of such MP3/audio files is strictly prohibited.
For any questions regarding copyright/use, please contact KoineGreek.com via the contact form on the home page.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1 APPLICATION OF TERMS
1.1 These Terms ("Terms") apply to your use of KoineGreek.com. By accessing and using KoineGreek.com:
a) you agree to these Terms; and
b) where your access and use is on behalf of another person (e.g. a company), you confirm that you are authorised to, and do in fact, agree to these Terms on that person’s behalf and that, by agreeing to these Terms on that person’s behalf, that person is bound by these Terms.
1.2 If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorised to access and use KoineGreek.com, and you must immediately stop doing so.
2.1 We may change these Terms at any time by updating them on KoineGreek.com. Unless stated otherwise, any change takes effect immediately. You are responsible for ensuring you are familiar with the latest Terms. By continuing to access and use KoineGreek.com, you agree to be bound by the changed Terms.
2.2 We may change, suspend, discontinue, or restrict access to, KoineGreek.com without notice or liability.
2.3 These Terms were last updated on December 13, 2019.
In these Terms:
“including” and similar words do not imply any limit
“Loss” includes loss of profits, savings, revenue or data, and any other claim, damage, loss, liability and cost, including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis
“Underlying System” means any network, system, software, data or material that underlies or is connected to KoineGreek.com
“User ID” means a unique name and/or password allocated to you to allow you to access certain parts of KoineGreek.com
“we, us or our” means KoineGreek.com.
“Website” means KoineGreek.com.
“you or your” means you or, if clause 1.1b applies, both you and the other person on whose behalf you are acting.
4 YOUR OBLIGATIONS
4.1 You must provide true, current and complete information in your dealings with us (including when setting up an account), and must promptly update that information as required so that the information remains true, current and complete.
4.2 If you are given a User ID, you must keep your User ID secure and:
a) not permit any other person to use your User ID, including not disclosing or providing it to any other person; and
b) immediately notify us if you become aware of any disclosure or unauthorised use of your User ID, by sending an email to us via the contact form on the home page.
4.3 You must:
a) not act in a way, or use or introduce anything (including any virus, worm, Trojan horse, timebomb, keystroke logger, spyware or other similar feature) that in any way compromises, or may compromise, KoineGreek.com or any Underlying System, or otherwise attempt to damage or interfere with KoineGreek.com or any Underlying System; and
b) unless with our agreement, access KoineGreek.com via standard web browsers only and not by any other method. Other methods include scraping, deep-linking, harvesting, data mining, use of a robot or spider, automation, or any similar data gathering, extraction or monitoring method.
4.4 You must obtain our written permission to establish a link to our Website. If you wish to do so, email your request to KoineGreek.com via the contact form on the home page.
4.5 You indemnify us against all Loss we suffer or incur as a direct or indirect result of your failure to comply with these Terms, including any failure of a person who accesses and uses our Website by using your User ID.
5 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We (and our licensors) own all proprietary and intellectual property rights in KoineGreek.com (including all information, data, text, graphics, artwork, photographs, logos, icons, sound recordings, videos and look and feel), and the Underlying Systems.
6.1 To the extent permitted by law, we and our licensors have no liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any Loss in connection with:
a) KoineGreek.com being unavailable (in whole or in part) or performing slowly;
b) any error in, or omission from, any information made available through KoineGreek.com;
c) any exposure to viruses or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system or expose you to fraud when you access or use KoineGreek.com. To avoid doubt, you are responsible for ensuring the process by which you access and use KoineGreek.com protects you from this; and
d) any site linked from KoineGreek.com. Any link on KoineGreek.com to other sites does not imply any endorsement, approval or recommendation of, or responsibility for, those sites or their contents, operations, products or operators.
6.2 We make no representation or warranty that KoineGreek.com is appropriate or available for use in all countries or that the content satisfies the laws of all countries. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of KoineGreek.com is not illegal or prohibited, and for your own compliance with applicable local laws.
7.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law:
a) you access and use KoineGreek.com at your own risk; and
b) we are not liable or responsible to you or any other person for any Loss under or in connection with these Terms, KoineGreek.com, or your access and use of (or inability to access or use) KoineGreek.com. This exclusion applies regardless of whether our liability or responsibility arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise.
8.1 You are not required to provide personal information to us, although in some cases if you choose not to do so then we will be unable to make certain sections of KoineGreke.com available to you. For example, we may need to have your contact information in order to provide you with updates from our Website.
8.2 When you provide personal information to us, we will comply with the laws of the state of Texas in the United States of America.
8.3 The personal information you provide to us (including any information provided if you register for an account) is collected and may be used for communicating with you, statistical analysis, the marketing by us of products and services to you, credit checks (if necessary), and research and development.
8.5 Generally, we do not disclose personal information to third parties for them to use for their own purposes. However, some of the circumstances in which we may do this are:
a) to service providers and other persons working with us to make KoineGreek.com available or improve or develop its functionality (e.g. we may use a third party supplier to host KoineGreek.com);
b) in relation to the proposed purchase or acquisition of our business or assets; or
c) where required by applicable law or any court, or in response to a legitimate request by a law enforcement agency.
8.6 Any personal information you provide to us may be stored on the secure servers of our trusted service providers..
8.7 You have the right to request access to and correction of any of the personal information we hold about you. If you would like to exercise these rights, please send us a message via the contact form on the home page.
9 SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
9.1 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, if we consider that you have breached these Terms or we otherwise consider it appropriate, we may immediately, and without notice, suspend or terminate your access to KoineGreek.com (or any part of it).
9.2 On suspension or termination, you must immediately cease using KoineGreek.com and must not attempt to gain further access.
10.1 If we need to contact you, we may do so by email or by posting a notice on KoineGreek.com. You agree that this satisfies all legal requirements in relation to written communications.
10.2 These Terms, and any dispute relating to these Terms or KoineGreek.com, are governed by and must be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas in the United States of America. Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the state of Texas in the United State of America in relation to any dispute connected with these Terms or KoineGreek.com.
10.3 For us to waive a right under these Terms, the waiver must be in writing.
10.4 Clauses which, by their nature, are intended to survive termination of these Terms, including clauses 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 10.1, continue in force.
10.5 If any part or provision of these Terms is or becomes illegal, unenforceable, or invalid, that part or provision is deemed to be modified to the extent required to remedy the illegality, unenforceability or invalidity. If a modification is not possible, the part or provision must be treated for all purposes as severed from these Terms. The remainder of these Terms will be binding on you.
10.6 These Terms set out everything agreed by the parties relating to your use of KoineGreek.com and supersede and cancel anything discussed, exchanged or agreed prior to you agreeing to these Terms. The parties have not relied on any representation, warranty or agreement relating to KoineGreek.com that is not expressly set out in the Terms, and no such representation, warranty or agreement has any effect from the date you agreed to these Terms.