Site Policies

This site exists for two purposes:

  1. To rescue important audio from archives and libraries that focus on church / religion / theological presentations. This audio has been saved on reel-to-reel or cassette tape, and is likely to be saved in that form until it is too deteriorated to recover the audio.
  2. To digitize these presentations and make them available to be studied and appreciated.

The policies posted here are the rules under which we operate to make possible the purposes listed above.

Copyright Policy
Established January 1, 2012

SoundTheology.org respects the intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights of others. The Site may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove certain content or disable access to content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been violated by audio available through the Site, please provide Site management the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorized to act on behalf of that owner; and your electronic or physical signature

The Site manager can be reached by the Contact Us page, or write to:

Site Manager, SoundTheology.org
106 Salem Dr.
Forest VA 24551

Privacy Policy
Amended April 21, 2016

SoundTheology.org (the “Site”) is committed to making its constantly growing collection of audio (the “Collection”) freely available to researchers, historians, scholars, and others for purposes of benefit to the public.

What Personal Information May the Site Have on Its Computers and Systems?

Because the Site uses standard Web logging in its Web servers, our Web server may automatically recognize the domain name of each Visitor, each Visitor’s IP address, what Web page the Visitor requests, and the time of the request, along with a variety of information supplied by the visitor’s browser.

In addition, the Site may collect the email addresses and messages of those who communicate with it via email or who enter email addresses in forms.

The Site may use “cookies” to track Users’ activities on the Site and in the Collections. Cookies are small files that a server transfers to the hard drive of someone who visits a site and that the server can access when the person returns to the site.

The Site may disclose information it collects from Users if the Site believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to enforce its Terms of Use or other policies, to comply with the law, to comply with legal process, to operate its systems properly, or to protect the rights or property of itself, its Users, or others.

It is possible that the servers operating the Site could become compromised by others and that the information on the Site’s computers could be collected and disseminated without the knowledge or consent of the Site. The Site is not responsible or liable for any such unauthorized uses of the Site or its data.

The Site may make changes to this policy from time to time and will indicate the date of the latest change at the top of the policy itself. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Collection constitutes your acceptance of any changes to the Privacy Policy concerning, but not limited to, both previously and prospectively collected information.

Terms of Use
Amended February 21, 2012

This terms of use agreement (the “Agreement”) governs your use of the audio resources available on this website, SoundTheology.org (the Site.)

Access to the Collection is provided at no cost to you and is granted for scholarship, research, and personal education. You certify that your use of the Site’s audio collection will be noncommercial and will be limited to non-infringing or fair use under copyright law.

In using the Site’s audio collection, you further agree (a) not to violate anyone’s rights of privacy, (b) not to act in any way that might give rise to civil or criminal liability, (c) not to infringe any copyright rights of any person.

We request that, according to standard academic practice, if you use the Site’s collection for any research that results in an article, a book, or other publication, you list the Site and the listed original source of the audio as resources in your bibliography.

The Site may modify this Agreement from time to time, and your continued use of the Collection and/or the Site constitutes your acceptance of any and all modifications. The Site will attempt to notify you of substantial modifications via the email address that you have registered with us, if any.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Internet site, SoundTheology.org from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Site’s services, the site, or the Collection. In addition, you agree that should any provision in the Agreement be found invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, that provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Under no circumstances, including, without limitation, negligence, shall the Site or its affiliates, officers, employees, or agents be responsible for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from or in connection with the use of or the inability to use the Site or the audio collection, or any content contained on the Site or in the collection, or resulting from unauthorized access to the collections or your transmissions of data, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, use, data, or other intangibles, even if the Site has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

This Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and other policies posted on the Site constitute the full and complete agreement between you and the Site and are not intended to inure to third-party beneficiaries.