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Proper Use Statement, Copyright and Terms of Use Statement for Biblica Africa Online Services

Proper Use Statement
These Scriptures have been made available on the Internet for your personal use only. Any other use including, but not limited to, copying or re-posting the Scripture on the Internet is prohibited. These Scriptures may not be altered or modified in any form but must remain in their original context.

For the purpose of online access these Scriptures may not be sold or otherwise offered for sale—to include online banner ads that encapsulate linkages to these Scriptures for the purpose of selling online ad space. The use of commercial online advertisement is strictly prohibited with the display of Biblica online Scripture resources. These online Scriptures are to remain a noncommercial and advertisement-free resource.

These Scriptures are not public domain. These Scriptures are not shareware and may not be duplicated.

When do I need written permissions?
The NIV®, TNIV®, NIrV® may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for more than 25 percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. For additional rights and permission usage on the NIV®, NIrV® and the TNIV® Bible please contact Biblica.

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All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, audio/video clips and streams, and software is the property of Biblica , a Colorado nonprofit corporation, or its content suppliers, all of which is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and worldwide by various copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. Any use, including reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of content on this site, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Biblica unless otherwise expressly stated herein.

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New International Reader’s Version and NIrV® (collectively, “NIrV”) are registered trademarks of Biblica in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks of Biblica may be added from time to time on this site as well. In order to preclude confusion among our visitors, the trademarks and service marks of Biblica may not be used in any manner in connection with any product or service that is not a product or service of Biblica .

Today’s New International Version and TNIV® (collectively, “TNIV”) are registered trademarks of Biblica in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks of Biblica may be added from time to time on this site as well. In order to preclude confusion among our visitors, the trademarks and service marks of Biblica may not be used in any manner in connection with any product or service that is not a product or service of Biblica .

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BIBLICA TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT
BIBLICA PROVIDES THE SEARCHABLE TEXT OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® (“NIV® TEXT”) OF THE BIBLE AND ALL OTHER SERVICES ON THIS WEB SITE SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”). BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, BY USING THE NIV® SEARCH FUNCTION, BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” OR “SEARCH” BUTTONS, AND/OR BY ACCESSING THE NIV® TEXT IN ANY WAY, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOU SHALL NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE NIV® TEXT. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

1. Copyright. The NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® text has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and is the property of Biblica (formerly Internatonal Bible Society, IBS-STL Global), a Colorado nonprofit corporation, and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and worldwide by various copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. You do not acquire ownership rights to any NIV® text through the use of this website. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained on the website. By accessing and/or using the NIV® text in any way, you acknowledge the validity and enforceability of Biblica’s copyright in the NIV® text and agree that you will not in any way infringe, either directly or indirectly, Biblica’s copyrights in the NIV® text.

2. Trademarks. NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® and NIV® are registered trademarks of Biblica in the United States and other countries. Biblica, the Biblica logo, and BiblicaDIRECT.COM and the BiblicaDIRECT.COM logo are trademarks and service marks of Biblica. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this website are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners. Other trademarks of Biblica may be added from time to time on this site. In order to preclude confusion among our visitors, the trademarks and service marks of Biblica may not be used in any manner in connection with any product or service that is not a product or service of Biblica, without the prior written consent of Biblica. By using this website, you acknowledge the validity and enforceability of the Biblica trademarks and agree that you will not in any way infringe, either directly or indirectly, the Biblica trademarks.

3. Permitted noncommercial uses.
a) Individuals: You are permitted to reproduce the NIV® text solely for personal, noncommercial use, as described in this limited revocable license agreement. For these uses, the NIV® text may be quoted in written format, up to and inclusive of 50 verses, without express written permission from Biblica, provided the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for five percent (5%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. This limited license may be revoked and/or modified at any time by Biblica at its sole and absolute discretion.

b) Churches and nonprofit educational institutions: You are permitted to reproduce the NIV® text solely for personal, noncommercial use, as described in this limited revocable license agreement. For these uses, the NIV® text may be quoted in written format, up to and inclusive of 500 verses, without express written permission from Biblica, provided the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. This limited license may be revoked and/or modified at any time by Biblica in its sole and absolute discretion.

4. Copyright and trademark notices. Whenever any portion of the NIV® text is reproduced in any format, notice of copyright and trademark ownership must appear on the title or copyright page or opening screen of the work (as appropriate) as follows. If the reproduction is in a web page or other comparable online format, the following notice must appear on each page on which NIV® text is reproduced:

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Used by permission.

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® and NIV® are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc. Use of either trademark for the offering of goods or services requires the prior written consent of Biblica US, Inc.

When quotations from the NIV® text are used by churches for noncommercial and nonsalable uses such as church bulletins, orders of service, or transparencies used during the Church service, complete copyright and trademark notices are not required, but the initial “NIV®” must appear at the end of each quotation.

5. Prohibited uses. Any use beyond the permission granted above, including but not limited to reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, performance, publication, or creation of derivative works of any NIV® text, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Biblica.

6. Permission requests. Permission request for use of the NIV® text that exceed the above guidelines should be directed to, and approved in writing by Rights and Permissions Administrator, Biblica, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80921-3696.

7. Modification of Agreement. Biblica reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this agreement, in whole or in part, at any time. Notification of changes in the agreement will normally be posted on the website.

8. Governing Law and Forum. This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Biblica from its offices within the United States of America. It can be accessed from all fifty states, as well as from other countries around the world. By accessing this site both you and Biblica agree that the statutes and laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to use of the NIV® text and/or of this site. You and Biblica also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of Colorado and the State of Virginia, at Biblica ‘s option, with respect to such matters, and you hereby consent to extra-territorial service of process, provided, however, that at the election of Biblica any disputes arising out of or in connection with this agreement or your use of this site shall be resolved solely by Christian conciliation as set forth in Paragraph 9 below.

9. Dispute Resolution. Both parties desire to avoid dissipating resources on wasteful litigation and therefore agree to resolve disputes privately by good faith negotiation where at all possible. Any dispute which the parties cannot resolve by negotiation shall, at the exclusive option of Biblica, be submitted to Christian mediation and/or arbitration under the rules of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, as currently set forth at http://www.hispeace.org. The Institute for Christian Conciliation, or any comparable entity designated by Biblica, shall also serve as the administrator for such proceedings. Any arbitration award issued by the mediator shall be final, binding, and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. You understand that these methods shall be your sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement or the subject matter hereof, and you expressly waive your right to file a lawsuit or claim against Biblica for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision. You expressly acknowledge and agree that Biblica may file a lawsuit in any court or other tribunal to enjoin any actions which violate Biblica’s valuable intellectual property rights in the NIV® text and/or any Biblica trademarks. In any proceeding under this paragraph, reasonable attorneys’ fees shall be paid by the losing party. This provision shall survive termination of this agreement.

10. Entire Agreement. Except for other agreements and policies referenced herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Biblica and you with respect to your use of the website and the NIV® text, and supersedes and extinguishes any and all prior written or oral agreements between Biblica and you with respect to this subject matter. Biblica may modify the terms of this agreement by posting notice of such modification on a page of the site entitled “Terms of Use”, “Legal Notices”, or “Legal Information” (or similar title) before the modification takes effect.

11. Severability. If for any reason a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the agreement, and the remainder of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.