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Terms of Service
Lindsay Boyer - Spirituality for Questioning Minds

Terms of Service

Rules of Conduct

The purpose of this website is to create a community for people who are interested in deepening their spiritual lives but are uncomfortable with institutional religion. is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe community in which such people may explore their spiritual beliefs.

By registering as a member of, you agree that you will not display content, or engage in any activity, that:

1. is illegal, or advocates illegal acts;
2. exploits or endangers a minor, or invites private communication between a minor and an adult;
3. compromises anyone's privacy by using or revealing personal information;
4. condones or may provoke violence toward any individual or group on the basis of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation, even if religiously motivated;
5. is vulgar, violent, or dishonest;
6. uses community functions to harass or censure any person, group, or entity;
7. violates intellectual property rights; or
8. may cause or encourage substantial harm or damage to or its members.
Furthermore you agree that you will not permit anyone else to display such words or images, or engage in such activity, on any pages you control.

Terms of Service

About and these Terms of Service is a website for people with questioning minds who seek to strengthen their spiritual and prayer lives. The site provides information about spirituality and prayer practices and a forum where people with questioning minds may discuss spiritual issues together through the domain name (the "Site"). These Terms of Service ("TOS") set forth the legally binding terms that govern your use of the Site. You may choose to simply browse “Content” as a "Visitor" or you may choose to register with and become a "Member" so that you may post materials on our Site. When we use the term "Content", we mean both Content and User Content collectively.

Whether you are a Visitor or a Member, by using this Site you are agreeing to be bound by these TOS. If you become a Member, there are some additional rules that apply to you--see paragraph four below. If you do not agree to the terms of service, please do not use the site. By using the site you are indicating that you are at least 13 years old. If you are not at least 13 years old, please do not enter the Site.

About What's on Our Site

Please remember the following with respect to what is on our Site:

Linked Sites. The Site may provide links to other Internet websites or resources ("Linked Sites"). is not responsible in any manner for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from any Linked Sites, and shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods and services available on or through any Linked Site.

Monitoring. We have no obligation to monitor, filter or prescreen User Content, websites created or linked to by our Members, message boards or any other materials that you or third parties transmit to or post on the Site. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site, including User Content. We may remove content that we find objectionable at any time.

Disclaimer regarding Professional Advice. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. Your use of the site does not constitute a relationship of any kind between you and, including a physician-patient relationship or a psychotherapist-patient relationship, a priest-penitent relationship, or a spiritual director-directee relationship. This site is not intended as a substitute for spiritual, medical, psychological, or professional advice or treatment of any kind.

Registration Obligations

If and when you register to become a Member, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, complete, and current information (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete.

Member Rules of Conduct and User Content hosts a forum and an online lectio divina group on the Site. Members are expected to abide by the Rules of Conduct that are set forth above. If you are a Member and you fail to comply with the Rules of Conduct or these Terms of Service your access to the Site may be terminated.

You are solely responsible for the User Content you post on or through the Site and the consequences of posting such User Content. By posting such User Content, you represent and warrant to us that you have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to enable inclusion of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site and these TOS. You agree that you will not post User Content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post such User Content.

We may remove any User Content and/or disclose such User Content and the circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third party in order to: (a) operate the Site properly; (b) to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our Members and Visitors; and (c) comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. You agree that any User Content posted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the User Content, and that your sole recourse for any damage you may suffer as a result of such User Content shall be to such individual.

Changes to these Terms of Service reserves the right at any time to: (a) change the terms and conditions of these TOS; (b) change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any particular type of Content on or feature of the Site; or (c) change any fees or charges associated with use of the Site or for any products or services offered for sale or otherwise available on the Site. Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by posting the changes on the Site or via electronic mail. Your use of the Site after such notice will be deemed an acceptance of such changes. Be sure to review this TOS periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version.

Jurisdictional Issues makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. By using this site you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the county of New York New York.

Termination, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof), or use of the Site, and remove and discard any Content within the Site, at any time and for any reason.

Proprietary Rights Content includes proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, and that is the property of

Consent to Use of User Content

By sending us User Content in any form and/or by posting User Content to any area of the Site, you grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such User Content and other materials in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you. However, after posting User Content, you continue to retain your ownership rights in such User Content, and you continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose. However, in no event shall have any obligation to pay a fee to a Member or Visitor in connection with any transfer of's business, including without limitation any merger or sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of

Copyright Policy

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by infringe your copyright, you, or your agent, may send notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see for details.'s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

Privacy Policy

Your use of the Site is subject to our privacy policy. To view our privacy policy, see below.

Limitation of Liability

Neither nor its agents or sponsors are responsible or liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to (i) the use of or inability to use the Site; (ii) any Content contained on the site or member website; (iii) statements or conduct on the Site; (iv) any product or service purchased or obtained through the Site; (v) any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on the Site; (vi) any damage caused by loss of access to, deletion of, failure to store, failure to back up, or alteration of any Member Content; or, (vii) any other matter relating to the Site. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site is to stop using the Site.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, employees, and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of these TOS, including any violation of the Rules of Conduct set forth above, (b) any allegation that any User Content that you submit to infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property or privacy rights of a third party, and (c) your activities in connection with the Site.

Other Information

The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and and supersedes any prior agreements between you and The TOS and the relationship between you and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located within the country of New York in the State of New York and any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. The failure of to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this TOS and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. This TOS is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach of default.

Privacy Policy

We will not share your information with anyone unless legally required to do so or unless requested to do so by you. is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and providing a safe and secure environment for our users. For that reason, we follow a privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") that applies to our web site (the "Site"). As part of our Privacy Policy, we want you to understand what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Site and when you receive e-mails from us, how we may use that information, whether we will disclose it, and how you can correct the information. Our Privacy Policy applies to visitors who browse the materials on our site and to users who choose to register with and become "Members". Please note that by using the Site, you signify your agreement with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here and indicate the date on which the Privacy Policy was updated so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to the Privacy Policy will mean that you have accepted these changes.

Our Site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age. does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register to become a Member or provide any personally identifiable information through the Site.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to the Site and our distribution of our Newsletters, and not to other websites to which we link, or to advertisers on the Site.

Security will take steps to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to over the Internet.

The Information We Gather and How We Use It collects information from you at several different points on the Site in the manner set forth below:

Member Registration and Profile

In order to access certain information and services on the Site, a user must first become a member ("Member") by completing our member registration form. During the registration process you will be required to give information such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and birth date.

Important Information about Changing and Updating Your Member Profile

If your information changes, or if you no longer desire to be a Member, you may correct, update or remove the personal data that you provided. This can be done at the "Your Profile" page by clicking on the "Edit Your Profile" button. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within's databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information.


Occasionally, may send Members and users who provide us with their email addresses information via e-mail. If you do not wish to receive these e-mails from us, please say so in your member profile.

Forum and Online Lectio Divina provides a user forum and online lectio divina. Please note that information or materials that you post on our Site, including your profile information, will be available for any user of that service to read, and is therefore no longer private. reserves the right to reproduce or publish materials posted on our Site in other formats. If you post information or materials on our Site you provide information that can be collected and used by others that you do not know for their own purposes, including the distribution of unsolicited communications.


If you elect to use the "Send-To-A-Friend" referral service, we will ask for your friend's name(s) and e-mail address(es). will automatically send a one-time e-mail inviting your friend(s) to visit the Site. We will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.


In addition to the information and materials you provide to us, like many web sites may use "cookies" to assist in the collection of information. A cookie is a small data file containing information such as a user's login name that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.

You can set up your internet browser to reject cookies or tell you when cookies have been sent to your computer. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of the features of our Site, so we hope you'll leave them turned on. may also uses web beacons (also known as action tags or single pixel gifs) to access cookies. A web beacon is a transparent image placed on a web page that sends a signal when a person visits that page. This enables us to assess the popularity and effectiveness of the materials on our Site. We may also use web beacons in connection with e-mails we send to our users, to let us know whether and when the e-mail was opened. No personal information is transmitted through web beacons.

Other Ways We Use the Information That We Gather does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances:

  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

How To Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns about the Policy, please send an e-mail to


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