PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Website Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the online home of Princeton Theological Seminary (“PTS”). PTS is a privately endowed institution of higher education operating exclusively at the graduate level. Originally organized in 1812 and incorporated in 1822, the Seminary is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Set forth below are Terms & Conditions for use of the PTS website, http://www.ptsem.edu (the “Site”). Please be aware that these Terms & Conditions refer solely to use of the Site and do not encompass participation in other PTS activities, such as academic conferences, classes or other campus events. The terms “You” and “User” as used in these Terms & Conditions refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Site for any reason.

In part because PTS is an educational institution based in Princeton, New Jersey, under these legal notices, You accept that (1) the federal or local courts presiding in the State of New Jersey, United States, are the proper forum for resolving any and all disputes arising through or related to this Site; and (2) the laws applicable to such disputes shall be the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of New Jersey.

By accessing and using the Site, You acknowledge that You have read and understand these Terms & Conditions, and that You accept them and agree to be legally bound by them. You should not use the Site if You have any objections to any of these Terms & Conditions.

PTS may revise these Terms & Conditions over time as new features are added to the Site or as Internet law and standards evolve. We will post these changes prominently but recommend that You read these Terms & Conditions each time You visit.

1. Copyright and Permissions

Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download, distribute, and share material from this Site, as well as create and reproduce abridged versions of material on the Site, provided that such abridgement (1) does not change the meaning or purpose of the materials, (2) is used only for non-commercial purposes, and (3) retains, without alteration, all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notes displayed on the materials posted on the Site.

Unless otherwise indicated, please feel to print out personal copies, read, and listen to the materials posted on this Site. Please note, however, that certain materials - such as podcasts, lectures and articles linked from the “Publications” tab on the PTS homepage – may be subject to additional restrictions and permission requirements that will be listed on the specific webpages on which those materials are posted.

You are not permitted to republish for commercial reasons or to otherwise commercially distribute material from this Site without prior written permission from PTS.

None of the material contained on the Site (including all software, HTML code, and other code) may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written permission of PTS.

Except as otherwise noted, all content of the Site is:

Copyright © 2012 Princeton Theological Seminary

All rights reserved.

As an organization with an educational mission, PTS is generally inclined to share material from its Site. However, PTS has a policy of terminating services to Users who willfully and/or repeatedly infringe.

For further information regarding permission to use material, please contact us.

2. Trademarks/Service Marks

The trademarks/service marks and/or logos (collectively the “Marks”) displayed on the Site identify the educational services and products of PTS and related organizations, and inform the public as to the source of those services and products. Your misuse of any Mark is strictly prohibited, including without limitation, your use of Marks in any of the following ways:

  • In a manner likely to cause confusion;
  • To identify your products or services;
  • In, as, or part of your own trademarks or services marks;
  • In a manner that implies inaccurately a sponsorship, endorsement, or other connection with your products, services or other activities; or
  • In a manner that disparages or dilutes the Marks.

You agree not to display or otherwise inappropriately use the Marks without prior written permission from PTS. Please make such requests by email. We will evaluate your request and respond as soon as possible.

3. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is a part of our web Terms & Conditions which are binding on all Users of the Site. The policy of PTS is to respect and protect the privacy of our Users. PTS aspires to build Users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting fair information practices. To fulfill this mission, PTS agrees to exercise reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by You in connection with accessing and using the Site. Because we gather certain types of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) from Users of our website, we feel You should know how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the Personal Information that You may voluntarily provide us and the Personal Information that is collected passively through use of cookies or image tags on our website. PTS agrees to post prominently and in plain language its specific privacy policies. This Privacy Policy sets forth PTS’ current policies and practices with respect to nonpublic Personal Information of the Users of the Site.

For our full Privacy Statement, see our Privacy Policy.

4. Disclaimers

The Site presents information and resources provided by PTS and is not intended as professional advice or counseling. Although we welcome your calls, letters and e-mails, please keep in mind that merely contacting PTS will not establish any professional or legal relationship. Consequently, You should not send confidential information to us for those purposes unless otherwise indicated.

We also attempt to provide links to other websites that we hope You will find helpful. We do not control the material presented in other sites, however, and we do not vouch for or assume responsibility for the accuracy of such material.

5. Additional Disclaimers and Limitation of Liabilities and Warranties

The Site may contain technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, and out of date information. The Site makes no representations as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information posted, and the Site make no warranty that the Site will meet your requirements. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that your use of the Site is at your own risk. PTS reserves the right to make changes to the Site at any time.

PTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) PTS MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATERIALS/SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE, ALL OF WHICH ARE BEING OFFERED “AS IS.” PTS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS FROM THE SITE.

6. Indemnification

You shall indemnify and hold harmless PTS, its trustees, directors, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, from and against any and all liability, losses, claims, demands, disputes, damages, and costs of any kind, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation resulting from or in any way connected with your use of the Site; content You submit, post, or transmit through the Site; your breach of the Terms & Conditions and your connection to the Site.

7. Intellectual Property Limitation of Liability

PTS respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to our Site to do the same. If You believe your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to the designated Copyright Agent of PTS:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that You claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of where the material that You claim to be infringing is located on the Site;
  • A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, including the law of copyright fair use;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that You are the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

The designated agent of PTS for notification of claims of copyright infringement on this Site is Earl F. Kimble Jr., who can be reached as follows:

Address:   64 Mercer Street
                    P.O. Box 821
                    Princeton, NJ 0854-0803

Telephone: 609-497-7959

E-mail

Similarly, if You believe any of your trademarks or service marks have been infringed, of if You believe that your image has been used without your consent, please notify the designated agent of PTS.

8. Dispute Resolution

Any action based on a breach of the terms herein shall be brought to the federal or local courts presiding in the State of New Jersey, United States, whichever is appropriate, and to whose jurisdiction You consent in such an action. If a breach is found by the court, the court shall have the right to issue an injunction, and grant to PTS its damages and attorneys’ fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate.

9. Applicable Laws and Jurisdictional Issues

The Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States, including federal copyright and trademark laws, and the laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed therein without regard to conflict of laws or choice of law principles. By visiting and using the Site, You consent to the jurisdiction of the courts presiding in the State of New Jersey and You agree to accept service of process by mail. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available.

10. Force Majeure

Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Terms & Conditions, in the event that the performance of any obligation of PTS is prevented due to acts of God or any government restriction, wars, hostilities, blockades, civil disturbances, strikes, lockouts, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of PTS, then PTS shall not be responsible to You for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations. PTS shall promptly notify You of such force majeure condition. The terms of this clause shall not exempt, but merely suspend, PTS from its duty to perform until as soon as practicable after a force majeure condition ceases to exist.

11. Headings

The headings of each of these Terms & Conditions are for convenience of reference only. Such headings shall be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these terms and conditions.

12. No Assignment

You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior express written consent of PTS.

13. Invalidity of Provisions

In the event that any portion of these Terms & Conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

14. No Waiver

Any failure by PTS to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

15. Changes to the Terms & Conditions

No changes to these Terms & Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page, and no advice or other information provided by the Site or its representatives to any User in any manner which is not posted on this page will constitute any amendment of, waiver or change to these Terms & Conditions, unless such an amendment, waiver or change is in writing from an authorized officer or representative of PTS.

16. Complete Understanding

These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire understanding between PTS and You with respect to the Site.

BY USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS. AS A CONDITION OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL.

For more information about PTS or if You have any questions about our Terms & Conditions, please contact us by e-mail.

Last updated: January 2012