Terms of Use and Sale (Updated 2016-05-09)


Welcome to the store.lds.org website (collectively referred to as the “Store”). This website, and the information, content, products, and services made available (collectively referred to as the “Store”), are provided to you by Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a corporation sole formed under the laws of Utah, United States of America, through its office in Germany (“CPB,” “we,” or “us”).

Your use of the Store is governed by these Terms of Use and Sale (“Terms”). By using this Store, establishing a user account with the Store (“LDS Account”), or by purchasing products from the Store, you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any of the conditions, do not use this Store. These Terms may change from time to time, so please check for changes when you use the Store. Your continued use of the Store following the posting of changes to the conditions constitutes your acceptance to those changes.

General

These Terms constitute a binding legal contract between CPB and you, the LDS Account holder, the user of the Store, and/or the purchaser. These Terms apply to all offers, sales, and purchases from the Store or other websites or mobile applications that link to or reference these Terms.

We attempt to describe the products that are available for purchase through the Store as accurately as possible. However, we do not warrant that the product descriptions, prices, anticipated delivery dates, and representations about availability made or referred to on the Store are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered in the Store is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

While we make every effort to ensure that items appearing on the Store are available, we cannot guarantee that all items are in stock or immediately available when you submit your order. We may reject your order (without liability) for any or no reason in our sole discretion. If this is the case, we will refund any prior payment that you have made for that item.

User Accounts

When using the Store, you may choose to either create an LDS Account to store your information for future visits, or you may check out as a guest. Some items on the Store may only be purchased by individuals who have an LDS Account and we may require you to meet other criteria. See Store Help for details.

Product Information

Occasionally, there may be information on our Store that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, anticipated delivery dates, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Store is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted an order via the Store).

Prices and Payment Terms

Prices generally include standard shipping, value added taxes, and customs duties, unless otherwise indicated.  

If the price of a product is obviously incorrect, regardless of whether it is an error in a price posted on the Store or otherwise communicated to you, then we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to cancel your order and refund to you the amount that you paid, regardless of how the error occurred. A contract between us will only be formed after you have ordered your product(s), you have confirmed your acceptance to these Terms, we have received payment, and we email you confirming the transaction (which is our acceptance of the transaction). We reserve the right to reject or cancel your transaction without reason at any time, provided that if we reject or cancel a transaction after payment has been made, we will return such payment.

Returns and Exchanges

To cancel purchases, to return items, to report damaged or missing items, or to resolve any other questions about your order, including subscriptions, please call Customer Support. For more information about returns and exchanges, please see our Return Policy.

Delivery

Delivery will be to a valid address submitted by you. You must check the delivery address on any order acknowledgement we provide, and notify us of errors or omissions as soon as possible. The risk of loss of or damage and title to the products passes to you when the items are delivered to you.

Licenses and Restrictions

All material found at this Store (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, and general information) is owned or licensed by us, other entities institutionally affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Church”), or other third parties. Our rights to the Store, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and other trade names displayed on the Store, are our property or the property of our licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, download, and print material from this Store only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. Materials may not be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not transmit or distribute material from this Store to other websites or on a computer network without our permission. You may not use this Store or information found at this website for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and the right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this Store, including reproduction. You may not use any content available via the Store in any other manner or for any other purpose without prior written permission of CPB.  It is not our responsibility, however, to determine what “fair use” means for persons wishing to use materials from the Store. That remains wholly a responsibility of the user.  Furthermore, we are not required to give additional source citations, nor to guarantee that the materials are cleared for alternate uses. Such responsibility also ultimately remains with the user. However, CPB maintains the right to prevent infringement of its materials and to interpret “fair use” as it understands the law.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, logos and designs used on this Store, whether registered or unregistered, are owned by CPB, other entities institutionally affiliated with the Church, or other third parties. You may not use or display any trademarks, service marks, logos or designs owned by CPB or its affiliates without our prior written consent.

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” “Liahona,” “Book of Mormon,” and “Mormon” are trademarks of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Code of Conduct

You agree that you will not individually, or as part of any collective effort, submit or post information to this Store that could be deemed harmful or offensive to other users, nor will you impersonate another user in order to hide your identity or implicate another in such actions. You agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to and from this Store, impact the service or performance of this Store, or circumvent any of the controls or usage rules that we have implemented. You understand that the result of harmful or offensive actions may include revocation of your right to use this Store and legal action against you.

Your Contact with Third Parties and Other Stores

For your convenience, this Store may contain links to other websites. Unless otherwise indicated, these sites are not maintained or controlled by us, these links do not constitute an endorsement for any linked website, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using this Store, please notify us immediately.

Dispute Resolution

In the event of any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms, including, without limitation, formation, validity, interpretation, construction, operation, performance, breach and associated remedies, termination or cancellation, and enforcement (a “Dispute”), the parties shall use their best efforts to settle the Dispute through correspondence, mutual consultation, and other mediating efforts.  Any Dispute that is not able to be resolved in this manner shall be settled exclusively by binding arbitration at Frankfurt, Germany under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”). All arbitration proceedings hereunder, including submissions, documents, statements, and testimony, will be in the English language, before an arbitration tribunal made up of three arbitrators, one of which will be selected by each of the parties and the third of which will be selected by the other two arbitrators.  If the two arbitrators are unable to agree on the selection of the third arbitrator within thirty days, the third arbitrator will be selected according to the rules established by ICC.  The decision of the arbitrators shall be final and binding upon the parties, not subject to appeal and shall deal with the questions of costs of the arbitration and all matters related thereto.  Judgment upon any arbitral award may be entered and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The arbitral tribunal is not authorized and shall have no power to award punitive, exemplary or multiplier damages, and the parties hereby waive and disclaim any right to seek or recover the same.  These Terms and any Dispute will be governed by the laws of Germany, except for its conflict of laws rules.  In the event either party commences any arbitration proceedings or other legal action arising out of or relating to these Terms, the prevailing party in such proceeding will be entitled, in addition to any other rights and remedies it may have, to recover its costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in such proceeding from the other party.

Limitations of Liability

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS STORE OR ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS STORE OR ANY LINKED SITE.

Disclaimers

THE MATERIALS AT THIS STORE AND ANY LINKED SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED AT THIS STORE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS STORE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Miscellaneous

This Store is directed to adults and is not intended for children under the age of thirteen.

We describe our current practices related to personal information collected from you in our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

You may not share your account password with anyone or use another's account to purchase items from the Store. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with your LDS Account, monitor all activity under the account, and assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.

CPB may at any time modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of this website and the Store, or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you.

These Terms may change from time to time, so please review them upon submission of each order, even if you have reviewed them before. Your establishment of an LDS Account or your purchase of products or services from the Store constitutes your acceptance to those changes.

CPB may engage the services of subcontractors or agents to assist CPB in the performance of its obligations related to these Terms. You may not assign or transfer your rights under these terms, and any purported assignment or transfer shall be void.

CPB, in its sole discretion, may terminate these Terms with you for any or no cause, at any time, by written notice to you, which shall be effective immediately or as specified in the notice. Notice will be sent to the contact information specified in your LDS Account or provided by you at the time of checkout.  After termination, you shall no longer have access to the Store. The provisions of these Terms which by their intent or meaning are intended to survive such termination shall continue to apply indefinitely.

Updated 2016-05-09