Last updated: July 1, 2021
Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using the myjwillustration.com website (the "Service", the "Site") operated by My JW Illustration ("us", "we", or "our").
The purpose of this website is to share with members of the Jehovah's Witnesses' congregations a collection of analogies or illustrations to enhance their teaching of the Bible. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
The information and images presented on the Site are for reading, illustrative, and entertainment purposes only and are not recommendations of any particular course of action. We do not seek to provide advice, direction, counsel, therapy, or anything of the sort to you. Any decision or action taken in connection with the use of the Service in your self-directed account is solely your responsibility.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service. Certain features of the Site may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites and services, and/or display advertisements for third-parties. Such Third-Party Links & Ads are not under the control of Service, and Service assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any Third-Party Links & Ads. Service provides access to these Third-Party Links & Ads only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links & Ads. You further acknowledge and agree that Service shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services. You use all Third-Party Links & Ads at your own risk, and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links & Ads, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.
The Site is provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, and we and our suppliers expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including all warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement. We and our suppliers make not guarantee that the Site will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe. If applicable law requires any warranties with respect to the Site, all such warranties are limited in duration to ninety (90) days from the date of first use.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall Service or our suppliers be liable to you or any third-party for any lost profits, lost data, costs of procurement of substitute products, or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to these terms or your use of, or incapability to use the Site even if Service has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Access to and use of the Site is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom.
Unless otherwise indicated, Service does not claim intellectual property rights over most of the images and videos used on this website. You may find more media items in youtube.com, pixabay.com, pexels.com, search.creativecommons.org, and other sites offering free visual resources.
Service does not claim intellectual property rights over every single analogy on the Site since many of them are not the product of the originality of the Service. Notwithstanding, copyrights laws in many countries, including the United States, protect compilation and derivative works. Hence, the effort put forth to produce this website—including but not limited to gathering and arranging the data, writing, editing, proofreading, coding, designing, developing and deploying the Site along with its features—and the subsequent original work that resulted from it is indeed the intellectual property of the Service and is protected by copyright law.
Subject to these Terms, the Service grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Site solely for your own personal, noncommercial use. You hereby agree to abide to our Acceptable Use Policy and Restrictions. For your own personal, noncommercial use you may: (a) view, download and print images from the Images section; (b) view and print the analogies and other content in text; (c) share links to view the illustrations' text and images on this Site, as well as sharing with Service your own illustrations whether in text or image' form; (d) share the analogies and images from the Images section with others by means of social networks like Facebook or Twitter; (e) make use of the content on the website during your personal Bible study and when teaching the Bible whether in Christian gatherings or in the field ministry.
Certain Restrictions. The rights approved to you in these Terms are subject to certain restrictions. You shall not do the following: (a) you shall not sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site; (b) you shall not change, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Site; (c) you shall not access the Site in order to build a similar or competitive website; (d) you shall not create for distribution purposes, any software applications, program, tools, or techniques that are explicitly or implicitly made to collect, copy, download, extract, harvest, or scrape data, HTML, images, or text from the Site; and (e) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Site shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Site must be retained on all copies thereof.
Service reserves the right to change, suspend, or cease the Site with or without notice to you. You approved that Service will not be held liable to you or any third-party for any change, interruption, or termination of the Site or any part.
No Support or Maintenance. You agree that Service will have no obligation to provide you with any support in connection with the Site.
Excluding any User Content that you may provide, you are aware that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Site and its content are owned by Service or Service’s suppliers. Note that these Terms and access to the Site do not give you any rights, title or interest in or to any intellectual property rights. Service and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms.
The following terms constitute our “Acceptable Use Policy”: You agree not to use the Site to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any content (i) that violates any third-party right or any intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (iii) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
In addition, you agree not to: (i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Site unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages; (iii) use the Site to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to the Site.
We reserve the right to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
If you provide Service with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Site, you hereby assign to Service all rights in such Feedback and agree that Service shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it believes appropriate. Service will treat any Feedback you provide to Service as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
You agree to indemnify and hold Service and its officers, employees, and agents harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third-party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Site, (b) your violation of these Terms, (c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations or (d) your User Content. Service reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Service. Service will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
Service respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of our Site do the same. In connection with our Site, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials and for the termination of users of our online Site who are repeated infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that information on our Site is unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent:
Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
User Content. “User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to the Site. You are exclusively responsible for your User Content, including the illustrations and images you share with Service. You bear all risks associated with use of your User Content. You hereby certify that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy. You are solely responsible for making your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire.
You hereby grant to Service an irreversible, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing rights, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Site. You hereby irreversibly waive any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.
We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.
Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Service use electronic means, whether you use the Site or send us emails, or whether Service posts notices on the Site or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Service in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Service provides to you electronically satisfy any legal obligation that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hard copy writing.
Entire Terms. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation”. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Your relationship to Service is that of an independent contractor, and neither party is an agent or partner of the other. These Terms, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Service’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Service may freely assign these Terms. The terms and conditions set forth in these Terms shall be binding upon assignees.
Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third-parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.