Terms of Use

Last updated: March 18, 2024


When you use any Lightpost products or services, you are agreeing to these latest Terms of Service (“Terms”). Violation of these terms may, at our discretion, result is us terminating your account.

We may update these Terms of Service at any time. If we make significant changes, we will refresh the date at the top of this page.


Definitions


“Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us” in any of our policies or terms, refers to Tiny Bit Farm LLC.


“Services” refers to our websites, including Lightpost, and any product created and maintained by Tiny Bit Farm LLC. That includes Lightpost (all versions), whether delivered within a web browser, desktop application, mobile application, or another format.


Finally, “you” or “your” refers to the people or organizations that own an account with one or more of our Services.


Account Terms


  1. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password and for ensuring that any of your users do the same. The Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. We recommend all users set up two-factor authentication, where possible, for added security. In some of our Services, we may require it.
  2. Your congregation is a church of Christ, holding to traditional values and practices consistent with the history of the churches of Christ, modeled after the first century church, and actively working to hold fast to Scripture.
  3. You are responsible for all content posted to and activity that occurs under your account, including content posted by and activity of any users in your account.
  4. You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
  5. We may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you.

Payment, Refunds, and Plan Changes


  1. If you are using a free version of one of our Services, it is really free: we do not ask you for your credit card or sell your data.
  2. For paid Services that offer a free trial, we explain the length of trial when you sign up. After the trial period, you need to pay in advance to keep using the Service. If you do not pay, we will freeze your account and it will be inaccessible until you make payment. If your account has been frozen for a while, we will queue it up for auto-cancellation.
  3. If you are upgrading from a free plan to a paid plan, we will charge your card immediately and your billing cycle starts on the day of upgrade. For other upgrades or downgrades in plan level, the new rate starts from the next billing cycle.
  4. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities. Where required, we will collect those taxes on behalf of the taxing authority and remit those taxes to taxing authorities. Otherwise, you are responsible for payment of all taxes, levies, or duties.
  5. We process refunds according to our Refund Policy.

Cancellation and Termination


  1. You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not automatically considered cancellation. If you need help canceling your account, you can always contact our Support team.
  2. All of your content will be inaccessible from the Services immediately upon account cancellation. Within 90 days, all content will be permanently deleted from active systems and logs. Within 180 days, all content will be permanently deleted from our backups. We cannot recover this information once it has been permanently deleted.
  3. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately, and you will not be charged again. We do not automatically prorate unused time in the last billing cycle.
  4. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of our Services for any reason at any time. Suspension means you and any other users on your account will not be able to access the account or any content in the account. Termination will furthermore result in the deletion of your account or your access to your account, and the deletion of all content in your account. We also reserve the right to refuse the use of the Services to anyone for any reason at any time, including, but not limited to violations of our Use Restrictions Policy.
  5. Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of a Company employee or officer will result in immediate account termination.

Modifications to the Service and Prices


  1. We intend to support our Services as far as it is possible and reasonable to do so. That means when it comes to security, privacy, and customer support, we will continue to maintain any legacy Services. Sometimes it becomes technically impossible to continue a feature or we redesign a part of our Services because we think it could be better or we decide to close new signups of a product. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part of our Services with or without notice.
  2. Sometimes we change the pricing structure for our products. When we do that, we tend to exempt existing customers from those changes. However, we may choose to change the prices for existing customers. If we do so, we will give at least 30 days notice and will notify you via the email address on record. We may also post a notice about changes on our websites or the affected Services themselves.

Uptime, Security, and Privacy


  1. Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. We provide these Services on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not offer service-level agreements, but do take uptime of our applications seriously. Visit status.lightpost.app to see the status of our Services.
  2. We reserve the right to temporarily disable your account if your usage significantly exceeds the average usage of other customers of the Services. We’ll reach out to the account owner before taking any action except in rare cases where the level of use may negatively impact the performance of the Service for other customers.
  3. We take many measures to protect and secure your data through backups, redundancies, and encryption. We enforce encryption for data transmission from the public Internet. There are some edge cases where we may send your data through our network unencrypted.
  4. You agree that Lightpost may process your data as described in our Privacy Policy and for no other purpose. On rare occasion, our staff may access your data for the following reasons:
  1. We use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Services.
  2. Lightpost is a “service provider”, not a “business” or “third party”, with respect to your use of the Services. That means we process any data you share with us only for the purpose you signed up for and as described in these Terms, the Privacy Policy. We do not retain, use, disclose, or sell any of that information for any other commercial purposes, unless we have your explicit permission. Similarly, you agree to not use Basecamp’s Services in a way that violates any regulations.


  1. All content posted on the Services must comply with U.S. copyright law.
  2. You give us a limited license to use the content posted by you and your users in order to provide the Services to you, but we claim no ownership rights over those materials. All materials you submit to the Services remain yours.
  3. We do not pre-screen content, but we reserve the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service.
  4. The Company or its licensors own all right, title, and interest in and to the Services, including all intellectual property rights therein, and you obtain no ownership rights in the Services as a result of your use. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or visual design elements without express written permission from the Company. You must request permission to use the Company’s logos or any Service logos for promotional purposes. Please email us requests to use logos. We reserve the right to rescind any permissions if you violate these Terms.
  5. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services without the express written permission of the Company.

SMS Messaging


Texting through Lightpost cannot be used for marketing purposes. Texting is meant to be used for reminders and alerts. To opt-out of these messages, members can, at any time, reply with STOP and will be removed from all account messaging. Message and data rates may apply for end users.


Online Giving


By enabling Online Giving you agree to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement. Payment processing services (Online Giving) for Customer Accounts on Lightpost are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate your Stripe Connect Account on Lightpost, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of Lightpost enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide Lightpost accurate and complete information about you and your congregation, and you authorize Lightpost to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.


Services Adaptations and API Terms


We may offer Application Program Interfaces (“API”s) for some of our Services. Any use of the API, including through a third-party product that accesses the Services, is bound by these Terms plus the following specific terms:


  1. You expressly understand and agree that we are not liable for any damages or losses resulting from your use of the API or third-party products that access data via the API.
  2. Third parties may not access and employ the API if the functionality is part of an application that remotely records, monitors, or reports a Service user’s activity, both inside and outside the applications. The Company, in its sole discretion, will determine if an integration service violates this bylaw. A third party that has built and deployed an integration for the purpose of remote user surveillance will be required to remove that integration.
  3. Abuse or excessively frequent requests to the Services via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account’s access to the API. The Company, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. If we need to suspend your account’s access, we will attempt to warn the account owner first. If your API usage could or has caused downtime, we may cut off access without prior notice.

Liability


You agree that the Company is not liable to you or to any third party for damages of any kind that result from the use of the Services, in ability to access data, or unauthorized access of your data or account. The Company is also not liable for damages of any kind related to actions of any third party that uses the Services, or any other consequences related to the Terms or Services.


If you have a question about any of these Terms, please contact our Support team.

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