Terms of Service

Last Updated: September 9, 2016

Welcome to mbelibrary.org and marybakereddypapers.org (or mbepapers.org) (collectively the “Site”), both owned and operated by The Mary Baker Eddy Library (a d.b.a. of The First Church of Christ, Scientist) (the “Library”). By using the Site, you accept and agree to these Terms of Service (“Terms”) and the Site’s Privacy Policy, incorporated into these Terms by reference. The Library reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. You agree that we will notify you of modifications to these Terms by posting them on this page. Changes will become effective 14 days after they are posted. You should review these Terms for any changes before using the Site.

Copyright and Reprint Permission

The Site is © 2016 The Mary Baker Eddy Library. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.

The Library has developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected, and arranged the Site using substantial time, effort, and money, which constitutes the Library’s intellectual property. The content on this Site, which may include historical and contemporary texts, photographs, images, logos, audio, video, and software, and the compilation of such content (“Content”) is the property of the Library and its affiliates or its content suppliers [for exceptions, see the Permissions and Copyright page] The Site and Content are protected by copyright laws in the United States and in other countries, and may also be protected by database, privacy, trademark, and other laws and regulations related to intellectual property. The Library may update or change the Site or its Content at any time without notice.

The Library grants you the right to view Content, and in some cases print or download Content if Site functionality permits, for personal, noncommercial use only. You may not sell, publish, distribute, or reproduce in quantity any Content contained on the Site without the express written permission of the Library (including without limitation posting to websites or social media pages). You may not not alter Content or remove any trademark, copyright or other notices from copies of the Content. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in downloading or using Content.

Photographs credited to a third-party supplier (such as Thinkstock, Getty Images, or other libraries and museums) are owned by that supplier. Please contact the supplier directly for permission to reuse their material.

For permission to use Mary Baker Eddy’s works or other Content, or to learn more about the copyright history of materials found on mbepapers.org, please see the Permissions and Copyright page. To request permission to reproduce other copyrighted Content from the Library or to ask general questions about the Site’s reprint policy, you may email or otherwise contact:

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue, P02-10
Boston, MA 02115
Phone (617) 450-7206
Fax (617) 450-7048
Email: librarymail@mbelibrary.org

Postings and Other Submissions of Content

If you submit statements, questions or comments to the Site, you grant the Library and its affiliates a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, modify, translate, and create derivative works from such statements, questions or comments, in whole or in part, in any media, now known or later developed, with or without name attribution. You also warrant that the submission does not violate the rights of any third party.

The Library may publish statements, questions or comments at its sole discretion. Please do not submit any comments that are commercial in nature, that violate copyrights or other rights, or are obscene, defamatory, or derogatory of others.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe this Site is infringing your copyright, the Library will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”). Pursuant to DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement may or should be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this Site:

Service provider(s): The First Church of Christ, Scientist / The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

Name of agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement: Ed Blomquist
Full address of designated agent to which notification should be sent:
210 Massachusetts Avenue, P03-10, Boston, MA 02115
Telephone number of designated agent: (617) 450-2000
E-mail address of designated agent: copyright@csps.com

To be effective, the Notification must include the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Trademarks

The Mary Baker Eddy Library name and logo, the globe logo, and Mapparium name and logo are trademarks of The Christian Science Board of Directors. Except as permitted under these Terms, these and other trademarks, logos, and images on this Site may not be used in any manner without obtaining prior written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

International and interstate nature of communications on the Site

You acknowledge that in using the Site, you may be sending electronic communications through our and our service providers’ computer networks, portions of which may be located in various jurisdictions in or outside the United States. Accordingly, by agreeing to these Terms, you acknowledge that use of the Site may result in interstate or international data transmissions.

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding online conduct, acceptable content, and transmission of data in your use of the Site.

No illegal or harmful use

As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.

  • You may not share passwords for the Site.
  • You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair it or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
  • You may not obtain Content or other materials and data through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.
  • You agree not to modify the Site or use modified versions of the Site.
  • You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site, or to interfere with the proper working of the Site.
  • You may not upload any executable code, scripts or other data which alters the function, display or content of the Site.
    Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. This remedy is in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.

No Publication or Derivative Use

You agree not to capture, access, download or extract all or parts of the Content or the Site in a systematic or regular manner or so as to create a database or collection of materials in any media, comprising all or a subset of the Content, for further reproduction, publication, distribution, or for providing access to others, whether such collection is in electronic or print form. You agree not to place copies of Content, in whole or in part, in an institutional repository, which is a form of republication.

No framing or embedding

You may not frame or embed pages or specific Content found on the Site, except as expressly permitted or enabled by the functionality of the Site or one of its hosting sites (such as videos hosted through Vimeo).

Linking

The Library invites you to link to the Site’s homepage or specific pages rather than reproducing or reposting Site Content. Please note that Site Content is subject to change from time to time, which may result in broken links.

No automated access or bypass of exclusion headers

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.

No resale of Site Content

Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not reproduce, distribute, display, perform, sell, trade, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site or its Content.

Audio and Video Programming

The Library’s audio and video programming (“A/V Programs”) consists of live and archived webcasts that are made available by free streaming and in some cases may be offered for embedding or download. Any rights and uses of the A/V Programs not expressly granted herein, or permitted by Site functionality, are reserved by the Library.

The following uses of A/V Programs are not permitted:

  • Redistributing, editing or modifying the A/V Programs or links.
  • Posting A/V Programs other than using the provided embedding functionality, if any.
  • Incorporating advertising into or associating advertising with A/V Programs, or implying that the Site or the Library endorses any product, service or cause of another party.
  • Inserting an intermediate page or other content between A/V Programs and any other website.

The Library or its suppliers retains all ownership and other rights in the A/V Programs and associated logos and trademarks. The Library may discontinue offering A/V Programs or require you to stop using A/V Programs at any time for any reason.

Termination

The Library may at any time update, change, or discontinue the Site or its Content. The provisions of the Site’s Terms and Privacy Policy shall survive termination.

Third-party web sites; advertisers

The Site may include links or references to other websites or services solely as a convenience to users (“Reference Sites”). The Library does not endorse Reference

Sites or their information, products, or services, and your transactions with Reference Sites are solely between you and such sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS SITE, ITS OPERATION, AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE LIBRARY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE LIBRARY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE OR INFORMATION EXCHANGED OR POSTED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING CLAIMS OF DEFAMATION, OR FOR ANY LOST CONTENT OR DATA.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Library, its affiliated entities, directors, officers, trustees, employees, contractors, agents, and third-party suppliers from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of your use or misuse of this Site, any breach or alleged breach by you of these Terms, any breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third-parties by you, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein. The Library reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify the Library, and you agree to cooperate with the Library’s defense of these claims.

No personal liability

No director, officer, trustee, employee or agent of the Library or its affiliates shall be personally liable for the performance of or failure to perform any provision of these Terms.

Applicable Law

All disclaimers, policies, terms, conditions, and disputes hereunder will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States, without regard to their choice of law principles.

 

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