Terms of Use

last update: 8/8/22

Terms of Service

These Terms of Service are entered into by and between you (“user”) and CATHOLICUS. The following Terms of Service, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference, govern your access to and use of www.catholicus.info including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through our Website, www.catholicus.info and/or our Website in Spanish, www.es.catholicus.info and other media outlets, including social media outlets, and any other online services. Please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start to use the Websites. By using our website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by all the terms and conditions of this Terms of Service, including our Privacy Policy, each incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Service or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

These Terms of Service, together with our Privacy Policy and any subsequent privacy notices or click-through agreements, contain the entire understanding and agreement between you (“user”) and CATHOLICUS with respect to the Website and it supersedes all previous communications, negotiations, and agreements, whether oral, written, or electronic, related to any understanding or agreement. We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set out in Applicable Law and Jurisdiction will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice before the date the change is posted on the Website.

This Website is mainly aimed at Users residing in the United States, by which, it is not guaranteed that the Website complies totally or partially with the legislation in other countries, so that, if the User resides or has an address in another country and decides to access or use the Website under its own responsibility and must ensure that such access and navigation complies with the local legislation that is applicable to the User. Catholicus does not assume any responsibility that may be derived from such an act.

Parties

Throughout this Agreement “we”, “us”, “our” and “ourselves” along with “Catholicus” refers to CATHOLICUS its owners, directors, partners, and authorized representatives – unless otherwise noted. “You”, “your”, “yourself”, and “user” refers to anyone accessing the Website and includes the company, association,  or entity that the user represents.

Conditions of Use

When using our Website, it is recommended that users under the age of 13 are under adult supervision to discern published information.

Every time you use our Website you agree to:

  1. All the conditions contained in this Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy;

  2. Not to use the material found on our Website for any purpose not intended by us; and

  3. Only use the content on our Website in accordance with all laws that may apply.

 

Site Description

This Website is a resource platform for ministry and an educational community for people who want to serve persons with disAbilities in Adaptive Catechesis and Evangelization, grow in their spiritual life, gain skills to implement in their classroom and home, and be better formed. Within CATHOLICUS, Users will be able to register for online courses, access content, interact with people who have the same interests when reading or commenting on articles or tutorials.

Intended Purposes

By using our Website, you agree not to use it in order to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, creed, religion, disAbility or any other legally protected class. In addition, you agree not to use the information contained in our online material to misrepresent or harm CATHOLICUS or the Catholic Church.

To the extent that our Website offer comments, responses, or other similar user participation, please be aware that you cannot advertise, solicit, bargain, or exchange money, goods or services on our Website. Abuse, harassment, bullying, intimidation, threats, and other negative content will not be tolerated. We reserve the absolute right to remove anyone for behavior we deem is offensive or illegal.

We can’t monitor all participation and content related to our Website, and so there should be no expectation that these types of behaviors won’t happen from time to time. By using our Website you assume all risk, including any interactions with other users (online or offline). We strongly suggest you take every precaution you can to protect yourself and your information. Please do not include private information (e.g. phones numbers, addresses, last names, email addresses, instant messaging info, etc.) in any public areas of the Website. If you believe anyone is violating or asking you to violate these rules, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away.

Third Parties

Our Website may provide links to third parties or their sites not under the control of CATHOLICUS. Third Party Website means any site other than CATHOLICUS. Accordingly, we can’t be responsible, directly or indirectly, for the content, management, handling of your personal data, or availability of those websites.

We also don’t necessarily endorse or agree with all content, business practices, advertising, services, or products from third parties. Once you leave our Website, you are subject to that location’s agreement(s) and we can’t be responsible for the management of your information.

The scope of the information and services provided by us are limited. We make no other promises outside of those explicitly stated here or within the Website.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. The information you share with us, especially when purchasing our courses, can be personal and sensitive.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully in order to understand why and how we use the data we collect from you in the use of our Website.

Communications

By providing your personal information to us, you are “opting in” to receive communications from us. We do offer you the option to opt out of our newsletter communications or sales. Simply click the “unsubscribe” handle – typically at the bottom of the communication – and we will remove you from our list. It may take up to 7 days to remove you from our list. Third party communications are not under our control and additional steps may be required to discontinue communications from those sources.

By using our Website, to the extent permissible by law, that any communications that the law requires (such as notifications, invoices, collection efforts, disclosures, or agreements) may be electronically sent and meet any legal requirements for “written” communications or notifications.

Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

The laws of California will govern these Terms of Use or any dispute or claims relating to the Terms of Use. All disputes and claims will be arbitrated or litigated in California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts in California.

User Content

The Websites may contain personal web pages or profiles, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Content”) on or through the Website.

By communicating with us you grant permission and rights to any User Content received by you, subject to our Privacy Policy. Any User Content you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. This gives us the right to use, reproduce, publish, or modify the User Content in any market or location and by any means we deem appropriate.

You also agree that you will not use any copyrighted material from any other sources without prior written permission from the owner of the material. We make every effort to honor God. User Content must abstain from:

  1. Abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate anyone.

  2. Posting any type of content that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, profane, ableist or that infringes copyright or rights in general of any person.

  3. Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

  4. Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

  5. Be likely to deceive any person.

  6. Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.

  7. Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising that violates the provisions of this document.

  8. Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

 

All User Content provided by the user is the user’s own opinion and will not violate property rights. User Content does not and will not carry viruses or any harmful or destructive software.

If you believe someone has infringed another’s copyright protections, please notify us immediately. We take allegations seriously and will investigate the matter and terminate (according to the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act) any account we deem to be a risk of further violations.

CATHOLICUS reserves the right to remove access and/or content of any user at our sole discretion. Please, do not use the Website for any negative end. We always want to ensure integrity and education.

Financial Agreement

When you sign up to use our services you should be aware that we use third-party vendors for the transactions. Along with your credit card service provider, we use a third party for processing payment. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional information regarding how your data is handled. Be certain to read all the disclaimers carefully during any transaction.

CATHOLICUS reserves the right to change its fees or charges for the services offered on the Website, considering that the fees paid prior to such changes will not be affected.

Disclaimers

Our Website do not create any representations, warranties, duties or obligations on the part of CATHOLICUS. It is all provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any representation or warranty (express or implied) of title, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, security or accuracy, that may arise by statute, custom, course of dealing, course of performance, or in any other way. Without limiting the foregoing, neither CATHOLICUS nor anyone associated with CATHOLICUS represents or warrants that the website, its content, or any services or items obtained through the website will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the website or any services or items obtained through the website will otherwise meet your needs or expectations.

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. To the fullest extent provided by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items obtained through the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any liability for any losses or expenses arising out of the use of our Website and any materials. This disclaimer includes, but is not limited to: punitive, incidental, consequential, direct, indirect, loss of use, loss of data, resulting from a virus, loss of income or profit, damages to property, third-party claims including attorney’s fees, or of any other type, and based on any legal basis.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CATHOLICUS, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective owners, directors, partners, and authorized representatives, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by us of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure by us to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any other provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the offending provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

Online Courses and Other Terms and Conditions

All courses through our Website formed through the Website, or resulting from visits made by you, are governed by our Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use.

Additional terms and conditions may also apply to specific portions, services, or features of the Website. All such additional terms and conditions are hereby incorporated by this reference into these Terms of Use. Catholicus reserves the right to remove the offer of any course, at any time and for any reason.

Official Certificate

The Official Digital Certificate will be sent via email to the one provided by the User registered in the course upon completion and 100% completion of the established activities. Official certificate is issued by the Rectory of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Puebla, located at 10 Ote. No. 806, Col. Centro, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. If you are going to receive the sacrament outside Puebla, Mexico, you must first consult with the parish in which the reception of the Sacrament will take place.

Return Policy

Once Students access and register for any of our courses, students accept the terms and conditions of the Lifelingua platform, responsible for the management of the different courses in the catalog. To see the terms and conditions of Lifelingua, you can do so through this link https://lifelingua.com/terminos_lifel.pdf

Within CATHOLICUS return policies, students will be entitled to a full refund of the paid value of a course only up to 60 days after payment of the same. To apply for the return of a paid course, conference or program, the Student must send an email to ministry@catholicus.info confirming their desire to leave the course and requesting a refund of the value of the same. Once the period of 60 days after registration has elapsed, if the Student has not requested his refund and wishes to leave a course, the Student will not be entitled to a refund of the value paid for the content purchased.

For Your Protection

Use of our Websites and materials may grant you specific legal rights that will vary by location. Some jurisdictions do not allow certain kinds of limitations or exclusions of liability and so some contained in this Agreement may not pertain to you. We reserve all available limitations and exclusions allowable under applicable law. Whatever statutory rights you may have as a consumer that conflict with the provisions above are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Intellectual Property

The trademarks, logos, sample codes and other contents of CATHOLICUS included on the Website and the service offered are protected by intellectual property rights. Access to the Website does not grant you the rights to these materials. It is forbidden to use all content relating to CATHOLICUS unless written permission is requested and/or granted.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and CATHOLICUS regarding the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Website.