Terms of Use Agreement
Please read our terms, conditions and policies.

Effective Date 11/30/17

The Church Fuel website (“Site”) is operated by Church Fuel (“we,” us,” our,” or “Church Fuel”) a business unit of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The following terms and conditions (together with any documents referred to in them) (collectively, these “Terms”) apply to our users’ (“you” or “your”) use of the Site, other services offered on the Site, or through any mobile application we develop utilizing the tools from the Site (collectively, our “System”).

Your use of our System means that you accept and agree to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms or our Privacy Policy, do not use or access the System.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at our discretion and will mark new versions with a corresponding effective date. We recommend you visit the Site to review any changes in our practices. Your continued use of the System constitutes your agreement to our then-current Privacy Policy.

Eligibility Requirements

Our Site and System are not designed for children.  By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age or older.  If you are not 13 years of age or older, you must not access or use the Site.

Intellectual Property 

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the System. As a condition of your use of the System, you warrant that you will not use the System for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the System in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the System or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the System. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the System.

All content included as part of the System, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the System, is our property or the property of our suppliers and/or partners and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends, or other restrictions contained in any such content, and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the System. Our content is not for resale. Your use of the System does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without our express written permission. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to our intellectual property or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

User Content on the System

To the extent portions of the System allow you to comment or otherwise post regarding content on the Site (“User Content”), you may not post User Content that:

  • Violates any copyright, trademark rights, patent rights, rights in know-how, privacy, or publicity rights, trade secret rights, confidentiality rights, contract rights, or other rights of any individual or legal entity;
  • Is harmful; hateful; threatening; abusive; harassing; defamatory or libelous; sexually explicit, vulgar, lewd, obscene, or pornographic; racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable or offensive; inappropriate; or inflammatory;
  • You know (or reasonably should know) is false, deceptive, or misleading;
  • Contains information that could be used for identity theft purposes, such as social security numbers, credit card, bank account, or other financial information, driver’s license numbers, security codes, or passwords;
  • Links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link or that violates these restrictions; or
  • Violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

By posting User Content on the System, you are granting us a non–exclusive, worldwide, fully paid–up, royalty–free, assignable, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, copy, perform and display publicly, distribute, and prepare derivative works based on User Content, in whole or in part, throughout the universe in any form, format, or medium now or hereafter known. By posting User Content on the System, you represent and warrant that the posting of your User Content does not violate these Terms of Use or applicable laws.

Church Fuel does not and shall not have any obligation to review User Content, and therefore we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content and we cannot assure you that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable User Content will not appear on our System. We do, however, reserve the right to review any or all User Content in our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, or remove any User Content, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CHURCH FUEL OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY USER CONTENT POSTED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SYSTEM. We do not control and are not responsible for what users post and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, infringing, or otherwise objectionable or illegal User Content on the System.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

Our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe that any content on the System infringes on the intellectual property of a third party, you may send it to:

Web: hello@churchfuel.com

Church Fuel

12460 Crabapple Road Suite 202 #249

Alpharetta GA 30004

To submit a claim, you must identify your full name, mailing address and phone number, a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed, a description of the content on the System that infringes upon the copyright, and a declaration that: (i) you, in good faith, believe the information is infringing on the copyright of a third party, (ii) the information you include in your notice is accurate, and (iii) you are authorized on behalf of the copyright owner to submit the claim. You may not submit a copyright claim on behalf of another individual or organization with which you have no affiliation.

Links to Other Websites and Connecting through Social Media

The System may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. We do not control such websites and will not be responsible for their content, or for any breach of contract, or any intentional or negligent action on the part of such third parties, which results in any loss, damage, delay, or injury to you or your companions. Inclusion of any linked website on the System does not imply or constitute approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave the System to access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies), and operating procedures of websites operated by third parties will apply to you while on such sites. We are not responsible for information provided by you to third parties.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Church Fuel, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the System, your violation of these Terms, your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. We reserve the right, at our own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

Electronic Communications

Visiting the Site, using the System, or sending emails to us constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email, and on the System, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. To opt out of receiving marketing emails from us, follow the “unsubscribe” link on the email to change your user preferences or follow the Opt Out of Data Sharing and Email Marketing & Limitation of Information Collected section in the Privacy Policy.

There are certain system-generated and legal notices that you cannot opt out of without deactivating your account.

Warranty and Limitation of Liability 

CHURCH FUEL AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SYSTEM FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. CHURCH FUEL AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SYSTEM AND RELATED INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CHURCH FUEL AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SYSTEM, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SYSTEM, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SYSTEM OR THE APPLICATION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF CHURCH FUEL OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SYSTEM, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SYSTEM.

Resolution of Claims and Disputes

Unless its resolution is governed by the terms of any contract, account, or prospectus (including, as applicable, and without limitation, Section 11 of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ Bylaws, any other agreement governing resolution of disputes provided in the contract for any of Company Products or Services, or the official rules of any promotion), which shall always take precedent over the following, any claim or dispute between you and Company that arises out of or is related to these Terms of Use or the Website may be instituted exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, or the courts of the State of Wisconsin located in the City of Appleton, County of Outagamie, or, at Company’s sole discretion, in any suit or other action by Company for your breach of these Terms of Use, in your state or country of residence, or any other relevant state or country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Miscellaneous Terms

These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy are the entire agreement between you and us related to your use of the System.

Contact Information

To contact us, email us at hello@churchfuel.com or you may write us at:

Church Fuel

12460 Crabapple Road Suite 202 #249

Alpharetta GA 30004