Southern Baptist Directory Services Data Protection Agreement

Overview

Southern Baptist congregations and associations freely provide statistical information and leader information for use by the entire Southern Baptist network (congregations, associations, state conventions, and Southern Baptist Convention and its agencies).

The information provided by the participating entities is provided for the ministry and business purposes of the network entities and is not given for the sale or distribution of the information to third parties or for public use. (In some cases this principle has been superceded by the vote or actions of an entity, but the action of that entity applies only to the information of its affiliates and not to the information of other entities.)

All use of the information in the Southern Baptist Directory Services should be constrained by the above intent of participating entities unless otherwise agreed to by the various participants. Each entity with access to the information in the Directory Services is responsible for its use of the information. Entities (and their users) with access to the information are responsible for the security of the information in their control and for the prevention of any unauthorized use of the information.

Southern Baptist Directory Services

Statistical and Leader information from the participating Southern Baptist entities is maintained in the Southern Baptist Directory Services.

Access to the Southern Baptist Directory Services is available to all entities of the Southern Baptist network and is obtained through execution of a Southern Baptist Directory Services Data Protection Agreement.

Southern Baptist entities that have access to the Southern Baptist Directory Services may extend access to other usersóboth internal and third party users, but ALL users must agree to the terms of the Data Protection Agreement and be bound by its terms. The Data Protection Agreement is shown below and users must agree to its terms and be bound by them. Persons not able to agree to these terms will not have access to the Southern Baptist Directory Services.

Users may be granted varying access privileges based upon the nature of the granting entity itself and determination by the granting entity of privileges to be extended.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST DIRECTORY SERVICES
DATA PROTECTION AGREEMENT

BINDING AGREEMENT. By accessing or using the Southern Baptist Directory Services and its related database and other information/materials (hereinafter referred to simply as the "Directory Services"), I, the person seeking access to the Directory Services (hereinafter called "User") agree to be bound by the terms of this License Agreement with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (hereinafter called "LifeWay"). If User does not agree to be bound by the terms of this Database Protection Agreement, User may not have access to and use of the Directory Services.

STATEMENT OF INTENT. Southern Baptist congregations and associations provide statistical information and leader information to congregations, associations, state conventions, and LifeWay (for the SBC and its agencies). This information provided by the congregations and associations is for the ministry and business purposes of the congregations, associations, and state conventions and for the broader ministry and business purposes of the Southern Baptist Convention and its agencies. The information supplied by the congregations affiliated with a particular association or state convention is not generally given for sale or distribution to third parties or for public use. However a particular association or state convention, through vote or specific action, may decide to share that entityís information with other denominational entities or with third parties or the public. The decision of an association or state convention to share its information applies only to the information of the congregations affiliated with that specific association or state convention and not to the information of other associations or state conventions nor the database of the entire Directory Services. All use of the information by a User should be consistent with this statement of intent. Each User with access to the Directory Services agrees to comply with this statement of intent.

GRANT OF RIGHTS. User and Userís employees, agents or consultants may only use the Directory Services and its database and other related information/materials for the ministry and business purposes of the denominational entity granting User access to the Directory Services. Access to the Directory Services and the information it contains will continue to be made available so long as User complies with the provisions of this Data Protection Agreement and User is granted access to the Directory Services by the granting entity. User shall not give access to the Directory Services, or the data therein, to any party for any purpose outside the scope of this grant of rights to User. User shall not permit any party which has not agreed to the terms of this Data Protection Agreement to have access to or copy or otherwise reproduce the Directory Services, any of the data, or other materials. User is responsible for seeing that all employees, agents, consultants, and third parties given access to the Directory Services by User complies with the terms of this Data Protection Agreement.

OWNERSHIP. This Data Protection Agreement does not confer or transfer ownership rights of the Directory Services, the database, or other information to User. User acknowledges that the selection, categorization, and compilation of the data is protected by copyright law, this binding Database Protection Agreement, and may be further protected by other present or future laws. User agrees to take no act which would place all or any substantial portion of the database or other information in the Directory Services in the possession of third parties, on the internet, or in any place or format which would make it available to the public or third parties.

TERM. This agreement shall be in effect until revoked by LifeWay.

WARRANTY. LifeWay does not warrant the accuracy or correctness of the Data or other information contained in the Directory Services. EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, NO OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE BY LIFEWAY. LIFEWAY IS NOT LIABLE TO USER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY FORM OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS).

PROHIBITION OF TRANSFER. User may not rent, lease, or sell access to the Directory Services or any of the data or materials therein.

GOVERNING LAW. This agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to conflict of law provisions. Venue shall be Davidson County, Tennessee. If LifeWay must take legal action to enforce this agreement, LifeWay shall be entitled to costs including reasonable attorney fees.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF by entering this site and accessing the Directory Services User has indicated his acceptance of the terms of this Data Protection Agreement.