Rights and Use Information (Updated 2021-05-22)
Using this site, you agree to the conditions set forth below (this “Agreement”). If you disagree with any of the conditions of this Agreement, do not use this site. We reserve the right to change this Agreement at any time, so please check for changes to this Agreement each time you use this site. Your continued use of this site following changes to this Agreement means that you accept those changes.
Licenses and Restrictions
This site is owned and operated by Matt Beckwith (hereinafter “we,” “us,” or a similar term). All material found at this site (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, and general information) is owned or licensed.
Unless otherwise indicated, individuals may view, download, and print materials from this site for their own personal, non-commercial use. In this regard, materials may not be posted from this site to another website. or on a computer network without our permission. You may not use this site or information found at this site to sell or promote products or services, solicit clients, or for any other commercial purpose.
Also, materials from this site may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. Any other use of information or materials found at this site, including any use by organizations or legal entities, is not permitted without our prior written permission. (See “Permission to Use Copyrights and Trademarks” below.)
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit the use of this site, including the reproduction and any other use of any materials available through this site. However, it is not our responsibility to determine what “fair use” means for persons wishing to use materials from this site. That remains a responsibility of individual users of this site wholly. Furthermore, we are not required to give additional source citations or guarantee that this site’s materials are cleared for any alternate use. Such responsibility also ultimately remains with individual users of this site. However, we maintain the right to prevent infringement of site materials and to interpret “fair use” as we understand the law.
This site is not intended for use in the Russian Federation and should not be accessed within the Russian Federation. Also, due to local legal considerations in Japan, we do not generally allow residents of Japan to access this site. In some instances, subject to legally necessary measures and controls, we may allow limited access to specially authorized individuals and registered Church members in Japan.
Permission to Use Copyrights and Trademarks
To request permission for the use of OurLDS copyrighted material or trademarks, please follow this link:
Note: The approximate time frame for receiving a reply is 30 days. Requests involving considerable quantities of material may take longer.
In consideration for the use of this site, you represent that (a) you have read and agree to the terms of this Agreement and (b) that you are legally able to register (if required) to use this site. If you submit personal information to this site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself (including during the registration process) and maintain and keep current and accurate this information about yourself, should it ever change. If you provide false, inaccurate, inappropriate, or libelous information or images, we may suspend or terminate your account and use of this site. During the registration process, you will be asked to create a sign-in name and password to access certain portions of this site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your sign-in name and password. You are responsible for all activities that occur using this sign-in name and password. If someone else uses your sign-in name and password in such a way as to breach the terms of this Agreement, you remain responsible for his/her actions, and use of your sign-in name may be suspended or terminated.
Licenses and Rights Granted to Us
In exchange for your use of this site and/or our storage of any data you submit, you hereby grant us with an unrestricted, fully paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, sublicensable, and perpetual license to use any information, content, and other materials (collectively, “Contributed Content”) that you submit or otherwise provide to this site (including, without limitation, images, writings, documents, materials, recordings, discussions, information, and data for any purposes, in any manners, and in any forms of media that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate for the furtherance of our mission to promote service, and information research. As part of this license, you give us permission to copy, publicly display, transmit, broadcast, perform, distribute, and otherwise use (and allow others to use) your Contributed Content throughout the world, by any means we deem appropriate (electronic or otherwise, including on the Internet). You also understand and agree that as part of this license, we have the right to create (and to allow others to create) and use derivative works from your Contributed Content by combining all or a portion of it with that of other contributors or by otherwise modifying your Contributed Content.
Collaboration with Others
You acknowledge that the primary purpose of this site is to enable collaboration between users of this site and other sites who wish to expand their knowledge. You acknowledge that we may utilize Contributed Content, including any personal information, that you submit to collaborate and share with other individuals and organizations, for example, to create a global ministering service and training system to increase participation in family history, service opportunities, and education throughout the world. You acknowledge that collaboration between multiple individuals and organizations is strictly prohibited to topic content only. Our Privacy Notice provides more details regarding our use of your Contributed Content. Please refer to the Code of Conduct section to outline possible consequences for the improper entry of data.
This site includes a discussion feature in which individuals can comment and otherwise provide Contributed Content regarding a particular topic. We reserve the right to reuse the discussion information and other Contributed Content provided and publish it to others to help resolve open issues posed or to help educate others. We ask you to be selective in the information you include in your online discussions and other Contributed Content, communicating instead through e-mail or other means where personal contact information or other personal or sensitive information is being provided.
You acknowledge that any items you submit through the discussion feature will be viewable by anyone accessing this site. The discussion feature is intended to help collaboration efforts, coordinate errors, and facilitate additional research with other interested users. The discussion feature may not (a) be used for reasons irrelevant to the deceased individual being discussed, (b) include information that might harm or embarrass any living person, or (c) include offensive, indecent, inappropriate, threatening, or abusive language or content. Disagreements are likely to occur, and such disagreements should be set out in clear terms based on the facts and citing sources where possible, without resorting to abrupt, insulting, or unkind language or comments. The discussion feature may not be used to provide links to external websites with inappropriate content (although links to related and tasteful information regarding the topic may be appropriate) or to solicit business of any kind. Although we have no obligation to do so, we reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to delete or edit Contributed Content provided in the discussion feature and similar features and to deny users access to such features for any or no reason. Please refer to the Code of Conduct section to outline the possible consequences for the improper use of the discussion feature and similar features.
If you can download documents and software at this site, you may only use that software provided by the license agreement that accompanies the software. You are solely responsible for abiding by any export controls of the United States of America that may apply to any software provided on this site.
Code of Conduct
You agree that you will not individually, or as part of any collective effort, submit or post information to this site (either at registration, as a submission, through a discussion feature, or through any other feature where any Contributed Content can be provided) that could be deemed harmful or offensive to other users, nor will you impersonate another user to hide your identity or implicate another in such actions. You agree not to mine, collect, or use any information from this site with the intent to harm, discredit, harass, or prejudice any person or entity. You further agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to and from this site, impact the service or performance of this site, or circumvent any of the controls or usage rules that we have implemented. You understand that the result of harmful or offensive actions, or any other violation of this Agreement, may include: revocation of your right to use this site (including your right to use any materials from this site) and legal action against you.
Care of Submission
We intend to use reasonable efforts to preserve your Contributed Content’s integrity and avoid errors or omissions in the content of this site. However, you agree that we shall be neither responsible nor liable for errors or omissions in any content you may find on this site, nor for loss, damage, or corruption of Contributed Content that you submit or post.
For your convenience, this site may contain links to websites operated by others. Such third-party sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using a website that you accessed through a link on this site, please notify us immediately.
We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect publicly and widely available information. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular website should be restricted, the operator of such a site should promptly notify us.
Data Privacy and Protection
By using this site and submitting your personal information to us, you consent to the processing in the United States of America of any personal data you submit according to the site Privacy Notice. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of personal data to or from the United States of America and the country in which you reside.
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii, the United States of America, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action you bring to enforce this Agreement or any matters related to this site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts located in Honolulu County, Hawaii. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts to litigate any such action. You agree to this regardless of your location or any inconvenience to you. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to this Agreement, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend this Agreement.
Limitations of Liability
We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, this site or the materials in this site or any linked site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site or any linked site.
THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE AND ANY LINKED SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
For further assistance or information regarding trademarks and copyrighted materials, you may contact the administration office at:
Phone (TEXT): 1-678-561-7871