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Terms of Service

Welcome to ESV.org. This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms and Conditions and it governs the legal terms of our websites esvonline.org, esvbible.org, esv.org, crossway.org, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by Crossway Books and Bibles (“Crossway”). Crossway provides you with access to the Website under the terms and conditions embodied in this agreement (“Agreement”). Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing the Website. By using your login name and password to access the Website, you acknowledge that you have agreed to become a party to, and to be legally bound by, this Agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not access or use the Website. CROSSWAY RESERVES THE RIGHT, FROM TIME TO TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT IN CROSSWAY’S SOLE DISCRETION. Your continued use of any part of the Website constitutes your acceptance of such changes and agreement to be bound by the changes. The most current version of this Agreement, which supersedes all previous versions, can be reviewed by clicking on the “terms of use” hyperlink located at the bottom of every page on the Website.

Crossway grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to access the content of the Website (“License”) for your own informational purposes. Crossway, in its sole discretion, may terminate your License at any time and for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to conduct that is found to be unlawful, inconsistent with, or in violation of, the letter or spirit of this Agreement. You agree that your Crossway.org login name and password are personal to you and non-transferable. You agree that you will not allow any other person to use your login name or password to access the Website. You may download or print information from the Website, but you may not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses or more than one-half of any book of the Bible or their equivalent measured in bytes.

The Website is for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may not modify, distribute, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or content obtained from or otherwise connected to the Website.

You may not (and may not authorize any party to) (i) co-brand this site, or (ii) frame this site, without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of Crossway. For purposes of these Terms of Use, “co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site. You agree to cooperate with Crossway in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or hyper-linking immediately to cease. You may not use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website, that would be defamatory to the ESV Bible, the ESV, or Crossway, or that would interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You agree never to transmit or attempt to transmit any detrimental data or programs to the server hosting the Website. Damage caused by you to the Website or any of its licensees may subject you to both civil and criminal penalties. You may not access the Website through unauthorized means. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITEIS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES OR RESPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CROSSWAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, BREACHES, NEGLIGENCE, OR FOR ANY LOSS, CLAIM, INJURY, LIAIBILITY, OR ANY DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM THE WEBSITE. CROSSWAY HAS NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO WARRANTY, REFUND, OR OTHER RESTITUTION TO YOU WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE, OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT, FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS, STRIKES, GOVERNMENTAL ISSUES, OR FORCE MAJEURE.THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY OF ENCOUNTERING COMPUTER VIRUSES, AND PLACING YOUR SYSTEM ONLINE IN ITSELF CAN OPEN YOU TO OUTSIDE ATTACK. CROSSWAY DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OR ASSUME LIABILITY FOR VIRUSES. CROSSWAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY OR ERROR IN ACCESS OR TRANSMISSION, IMPROPER USE, UNAVAILABILITY, INTERRUPTION, FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE WEBSITE. CROSSWAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR TERMINATION OF YOUR LICENSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL CROSSWAY BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF CROSSWAY IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, CROSSWAY’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO YOUR CEASING USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOUR STATE’S LAW MAY OVERRIDE OR DISPLACE SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS.

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of the Website. You agree that you will not, while using the Website: (i) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (ii) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Website for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material); (iii) engage in harvesting e-mail addresses or other personal information or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information via the Website; (iv) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Website; (v) use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or interfere with any other person’s use and enjoyment of the Website; and (vi) obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website. Crossway reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your License, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your account, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

The Website may contain Crossway service marks or trademarks as well as those of other organizations, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of the Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks or trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark or trademark owner. Crossway claims intellectual property rights in the Website to the maximum extent provided by copyright laws and international treaties. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of the Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of the Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in the Website.

The Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, Crossway does not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within the Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Crossway has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, your access to any such third party websites is at your own risk.

Crossway has a privacy policy that sets forth how information from users of the Website is collected and used. By using the Website you agree to be bound by our privacy policy. You can read our privacy policy here.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Crossway and you with respect to the Website. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. Sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be an appropriate state or federal court located in Cook County, Illinois. Any cause of action you may have with respect to this Agreement must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court 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. To the extent that any content in the Website conflicts or is inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Crossway’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Crossway under this Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement. You may not assign this Agreement or your rights or obligations under this Agreement.