River Valley Network Terms of Service

Last revised 01/2016

1. License Grant

The River Valley Network website located at network.rivervalley.org is owned and operated by River Valley Church. The following Terms of Service govern all use of the website and content accessible on the website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you and the organization you represent agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all of the Terms of Service, please do not access or use the website. River Valley Church reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time and without notice. Your continued use of the website is your consent that you agree to the Terms of Service, so please be sure to check back periodically.

  1. Definitions
    1. “Church” means a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of leading others to Christ.
    2. “Content” means all creative works and other materials owned by River Valley Church accessible on the River Valley Network website located at network.rivervalley.org including, but not limited to, teaching messages, message series, original recorded music, and trademarks.
    3. “Site” means the website located at network.rivervalley.org.
    4. “Terms” means these Terms of Service which govern all use of the Site and the Content.
    5. “You” or “Your” means the individual using the Site or Content on behalf of a Church and thereby agreeing to the Terms on behalf of a Church.
  2. License Grant
    River Valley Church grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable, terminable, limited license to use the Site and the Content in accordance with the Terms. River Valley Church reserves the right to terminate Your license to use the Site and/or Content at any time for any reason.

    1. For Adult Teaching Messages and Adult Message Series, River Valley Church grants Your Church the following license:
      1. To publicly perform the Adult Teaching Messages and Adult Message Series.
      2. To upload and stream the Adult Teaching Messages and Adult Message Series in their entireties from Your Church’s website, provided that the Adult Teaching Messages and Adult Message Series are also publicly performed in Your Church’s services and provided that streaming from Your Church’s website does not require You to extend or grant any of Your rights to a third party. (i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Ning, etc.)
      3. To make one digital copy of the Adult Teaching Messages or Adult Message Series, and to make such modifications as are technically necessary to exercise the rights in other media and formats, but otherwise no rights are granted to make derivative works, to edit or to sell or distribute digital copies in any manner.
    2. For River Valley Church Original Recorded Music accessible on the Site, River Valley Church grants Your Church the following license:
      1. To publicly perform the River Valley Church Original Recorded Music.
      2. To distribute non-commercially the River Valley Church Original Recorded Music.
      3. To use the River Valley Church Original Recorded Music in the creation of derivative works.
      4. To upload and stream the River Valley Church Original Recorded Music from Your Church’s website, provided that streaming from Your Church’s website does not require You to extend or grant any of Your rights to a third party (i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Ning, etc.).
    3. For the Go Kids®, Flight School®, Flight Lab®, Go Port®, Go Core®, Junior Bible Quiz®, River Valley Youth®, Ignite®, Global Project®, Global Teams®, LifeTeams®, LifeGroups® and 20+® trademarks owned by  River Valley Church (“Trademarks”) and the associated creative works including signage, artwork, images, text, video, audio, data and forms, as well as any other copyrighted content associated with the Trademarks,  River Valley Church grants Your Church the following license:
      1. To publicly perform the Creative Works in Your Church’s youth and children’s ministry.
      2. To reproduce the Creative Works for use in Your Church’s youth and children’s ministry.
      3. To reproduce the Trademarks, without alteration of any kind, and to display the Trademarks at Your Church’s location or on Your Church’s website only to identify the ministry program, and only as needed to reasonably perform, display, and conduct the ministry program.
      4. To use the Creative Works in the creation of derivative works, provided that these derivative works are used only in Your Church’s youth and children’s ministry, and further provided that these derivative works do not contain the Trademarks.
      5. To upload and stream the Creative Works and Your Church’s derivative works from Your Church’s website, provided that the Creative Works and Your Church’s derivative works are also publicly performed in Your Church’s youth and/or children’s ministry, and provided that streaming from Your Church’s website does not require Your Church to extend or grant any rights to a third party (i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Ning, etc.).
    4. For promotional works, resources and all materials other than Adult Teaching Messages, Adult Message Series, Video Worship Podcasts, Trademarks and Creative Works (“Additional Resources”), River Valley Church grants Your Church the following license:
      1. To publicly perform the Additional Resources.
      2. To use the Additional Resources to create derivative works.
      3. To reproduce and distribute copies of the Additional Resources and derivative works non-commercially.
      4. To upload and stream the Additional Resources and derivative works from Your Church’s website, provided that streaming from Your Church’s website does not require You or Your Church to extend or grant any rights to a third party. (i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Ning, etc.)
  3. The above rights may be exercised in all media and formats. All rights not expressly granted by River Valley Church are hereby reserved.

2. Ownership

Nothing in these Terms or the licenses granted thereby is intended to reduce, limit, or restrict any rights arising from fair use, first sale or other limitations on the exclusive rights of the copyright owner under copyright law or any other applicable laws.

3. License Restrictions

The license set forth in these Terms is subject to and limited by the following restrictions:

  1. The Adult Teaching Messages and Adult Message Series must not be edited and must be played in their entireties.
  2. You and Your Church may not sublicense any rights under the license set forth in these Terms. You and Your Church may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly digitally perform any of River Valley Church’s Content or Trademarks with any technological measures that control access or use in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the license set forth in these Terms.
  3. You and Your Church agree to maintain a high level of integrity, quality and Biblical consistency in the programs in which Your Church uses the Content.
  4. You and Your Church may not exercise any of the rights granted under these Terms in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or monetary compensation. You and Your Church may not exercise any of the rights granted under these Terms for any purpose other than leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
  5. Except as specifically provided for in the license set forth in these Terms, You and Your Church may not use any trademark or service mark of River Valley Church, specifically including but not limited to representing Your Church as River Valley Church or affiliated with River Valley Church. Nothing herein shall be construed to place the parties in a partnership or joint venture together, and you shall not have the power to bind or obligate River Valley Church in any manner.
  6. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Content is a musical composition:
  7. In addition to automatically terminating the license set forth in these Terms, River Valley Church reserves the exclusive right to collect, whether individually or via a performance rights society (e.g. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC), royalties for the public performance or public digital performance (e.g. webcast) of the Content IF THAT PERFORMANCE IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR OR DIRECTED TOWARD COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OR PRIVATE MONETARY COMPENSATION.
  8. In addition to automatically terminating this License, Licensor reserves the exclusive right to collect, whether individually or via a music rights agency or designated agent (e.g. Harry Fox Agency), royalties for any phonorecord Your Church creates from the Content (“cover version”) and distribute, subject to the compulsory license created by 17 USC Section 115 of the US Copyright Act (or the equivalent in other jurisdictions), IF YOUR DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH COVER VERSION IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR OR DIRECTED TOWARD COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OR PRIVATE MONETARY COMPENSATION.
  9. Where the Content is a sound recording, in addition to automatically terminating this license, River Valley Church reserves the exclusive right to collect, whether individually or via a performance-rights society (e.g. SoundExchange), royalties for the public digital performance (e.g. webcast) of the Content, subject to the compulsory license created by 17 USC Section 114 of the US Copyright Act (or the equivalent in other jurisdictions), IF YOUR PUBLIC DIGITAL PERFORMANCE IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR OR DIRECTED TOWARD COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OR PRIVATE MONETARY COMPENSATION.

4. Termination

  1. This license and the rights granted hereunder will terminate automatically upon any breach by You or Your Church of the Terms of this license. River Valley Church reserves the right to terminate this license at any time. Sections 2, 3 and 5 will survive any termination of this License.
  2. Subject to the above terms and conditions, the license granted here is perpetual unless otherwise terminated. River Valley Church reserves the right to change the Terms and/or this license at any time by posting an updated version of the Terms on the Site. You and/or Your Church are responsible for regularly reviewing the Site for changes to the Terms. Continued use of the Content after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. For your convenience and future reference, the date of the version of these Terms is set forth above. Contained within the content file you will download is a copy of the version of the license that you reviewed and approved. You can compare it to the version in effect at a later date to determine what changes, if any, have been made.

5. Additional Terms

  1. River Valley Church provides all Content on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You and Your Church are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or redistributing the Content and assume any risks associated
  2. with use under the license set forth in these Terms. In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise, unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, shall River Valley Church be liable to You or Your Church for damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising as a result of this license or out of the use or inability to use the Content (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses), even if River Valley Church has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  3. You and Your Church acknowledge that the Content is valuable property owned exclusively by River Valley Church. You and Your Church agree that you will not challenge or dispute Licensor’s exclusive rights in and to the Content.
  4. You and Your Church agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless River Valley Church and its subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, members, and agents against any claim, dispute, loss, expenses, damages, or other liability arising in whole or in part from You and/or Your Church’s breach of this license or use of the Content.
  5. If any provision of these Terms are invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of the Terms, and without further action by the parties to this agreement, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.
  6. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed waived and no breach consented to unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged with such waiver or consent.
  7. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Site and Content. There are no understandings, agreements or representations with respect to the Site or Content not specified here. River Valley Church shall not be bound by any additional provisions that may appear in any communication from You or Your Church. These Terms may not be modified without the mutual written agreement of River Valley Church and You or Your Church. These Terms shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Minnesota.

6. Notices

River Valley Church may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms, including but not limited to email, regular mail, postings on River Valley Church’s Site, or other reasonable means now known or hereinafter developed.