Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
(Effective October 15, 2004; last modified July 1, 2021)
Amen, Sister!, LLC and TOUCHEDBYTHEHANDOFGOD.COM thank you for visiting this Site, herein referred to as “the Site.“
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, including the Disclaimers set forth below. If you are not willing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including the Disclaimers, you should not access or use the Site.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time and each such change shall be effective immediately upon posting. The effective date of these Terms and Conditions is noted under the "Terms and Conditions" heading above. Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions will mean you accept those changes.
Restrictions to Use of Materials
The contents of this Site are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of Amen, Sister!, LLC, and/or third party licensors. In order to protect the integrity of the stories on this Site, the following restrictions to use of materials apply:
Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark, logo, trade name, or design displayed on this Site without the prior written permission of Amen, Sister!, LLC.
You may access the materials located within the Site only for your personal use, unless you obtain prior written consent from us. To request such permission, you may reach us by clicking on the Contact Us link located at the bottom of this page. We must require this procedure in order to keep the material from being altered or misused, whether inadvertent or intentional.
You may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that (i) you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (ii) you make no modifications to the materials, nor change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice, (iii) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands.
The use of any material from the Site on any other web site or computer environment is prohibited without the prior written permission of Amen, Sister!, LLC. This is necessary in order to keep the material from being altered or misused, whether inadvertent or intentional. Contact us at email@example.com to request permission.
When you download copyrighted material, you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material.
If you wish to link any other web site to this Site, or reference hypertext documents on this Site from another web site or document, including e-mail, you must first obtain prior written consent from us.
You must abide by all additional notices or restrictions contained in the Site.
Unauthorized use of the materials will violate intellectual property rights. Only with prior written consent from us may you publish, display, transmit, post, copy, adapt or exploit any material from the Site.
Amen, Sister!, LLC reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to change or revoke any authorization granted above. In such circumstances or if you violate any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the materials automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the materials.
The content that appears on our Site is for informational and inspirational purposes only.
Much of the content you find on this Site was created and submitted by others in the form of first-person stories or articles. Although we carefully screen and edit these stories and articles, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or authorship. And despite our careful efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time.
Therefore, Amen, Sister!, LLC makes no warranty as to the accuracy, origin, reliability, completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy or suitability of the information, links or communications provided on or through the use of this Site and does not warrant against human, machine or software error, omissions, interruptions, delays or losses, including loss of any data or the legality of the Site or compliance with respect to laws governing the products, services or promotions offered on this Site, nor does Amen, Sister!, LLC warrant that the aforementioned will be corrected to your satisfaction.
As with virtually all web sites, the use of this Site and the information on it is at your own risk. When using this Site, information will be transmitted over the Internet, a medium over which Amen, Sister!, LLC has no control or jurisdiction. Therefore, Amen, Sister!, LLC does not assume any liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, loss or corruption of any information transmitted in connection with the use of this Site.
While we make extensive efforts to prevent such occurrences, Amen, Sister!, LLC cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that any files or information available for downloading will be free of infection, worms, Trojan horses, viruses or other code(s) that may contain contaminating or destructive properties. Therefore we do not assume any cost for necessary servicing, repair or correction to your computer or property resulting from any such downloading.
The services, materials, information and products on this Site are provided without charge and are provided on an "As Is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Amen, Sister!, LLC disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights.
Though we hope the advertisers and merchants you meet through our Site treat you honorably and fairly, we cannot vouch for the information they provide, nor can we endorse, warrant or guarantee any products goods, or services they offer. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we, our directors, officers, employees, agents, licensees or suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages, personal injury, or wrongful death whatsoever, including without limitation, damages for lost revenue, lost or damaged data, or other commercial or economic loss that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this Site or the information, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, infringement of intellectual property rights, strict liability, or any other legal theory, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in warranty, contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence, or otherwise), infringement of intellectual property rights, strict liability or other legal theory) exceed the amount paid (which may be nothing) by you to us, if any, for accessing this Site.
The following provides in detail the Terms and Conditions of story submissions. (Note: stories are no longer being accepted for submission; the below is a record of the T&C in effect when the site was open for submissions.)
By making communications or submitting information, personal stories, testimonials (collectively, "Submissions") to this Site, you agree that such Submission is factually accurate to the best of your knowledge and not a fictionalized account, is original to you, has not been published previously (unless you specifically inform us at the time your story is submitted) and is not confidential for all purposes. Further, you agree that your stories will not be untruthful, offensive, obscene, defamatory, discriminatory, unlawful or violate the privacy or rights of any person or entity. You agree we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Submissions or by us or others. You agree that any photograph and/or original artwork submitted to the Site is original to you, has not been published previously and is not confidential for all purposes.
If you make any such Submission, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted) Amen, Sister!, LLC, a royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission (including without limitation your photograph or likeness) in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed and waive any and all moral rights in the Submissions. By giving us the non-exclusive right to use your story, you retain the right to use the story elsewhere. Amen, Sister!, LLC may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.
Amen, Sister!, LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify and/or remove any story submitted to the "Share a Story" section of the Site that we deem to be not in the best interests of touchedbythehandofgod.com or omgstories.com or the people these sites serve.
Your Submission in no way creates any obligation or duty on the part of Amen, Sister!, LLC to post or use such materials, or, should they be posted or used, to compensate you.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Amen, Sister!, LLC and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs and/or expenses whatsoever (including without limitation reasonable legal fees disbursements) arising out of or resulting, directly or indirectly, from: (a) your breach of these Terms and Conditions; (b) your access to or use of this Site or any Web site to which this Site is or may be linked from time to time; (c) your use of, reliance on, or publication, communication or distribution of anything on or from this Site; and/or (d) your violation of any law, rule or regulation. You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
Unless otherwise specified, the Information is presented solely for, and any promotions and programs are offered only to, residents of the United States of America, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. In addition, any contests or sweepstakes offered are offered only to residents of the United States of America. We make no representation that material on this Site is appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access this Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity relating to the arbitration provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in DeKalb County, Georgia, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any failure by Amen, Sister!, LLC to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these terms and conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions with respect to changes to these Terms and Conditions, shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.
You can contact us by clicking on the Contact Us link located at the bottom of this page.