Copyright Policy

Background
ChurchArt Online is a subscription service from Communication Resources Inc. that creates various content and artwork for churches and parishes. A church with a paid subscription may use the material as described below. A customer is any church or parish with a subscription to ChurchArt Online. The Company refers to Communication Resources Inc. 
We hope and intend that churches use material from ChurchArt Online in ways that enable communication with members and the community while still protecting the copyright. 
What Customers Can Do
  • Alter images and content for personalized use (such as adding a logo or special message) within their own church or parish.
  • Republish and reproduce images and content for use within their own church or parish.
  • Print any art and content from ChurchArt Online for use within their own church or parish. See a complete list of media available for  Print Use.
  • Post several (but not all) types of art and content from ChurchArt Online to their church's website and social medial platforms without permission from ChurchArt Online. See a complete list of images and content available for Online Use.
What Customers Can't Do
  • Share images or content with other churches and parishes (even within your denomination) or companies.
  • Republish images or content in any form for resale or redistribution, either in its original format or in an edited form.
  • Publish cartoons, activity sheets, lessons, teachers' guides, or children's bulletins in any format, including mobile apps, unless protected by a password.
Print Use
Customers may print any of the art or content found within ChurchArt Online for use within the church or parish. This includes but is not limited to printing and reproducing: 
Bulletin covers
Photos
Illustrations
Personalized Templates
Cartoons
Activity sheets
Story Guides
Lessons
Snacks
Crafts

Customers may print the art or content found within ChurchArt Online in their print advertising or promotional material for public events such as Vacation Bible School, Easter Service, etc. as long as it is not a pay-for event.

Online Use
Customers may post the following to their church's website and social medial platforms without permission from ChurchArt Online:
Photos
Illustrations
Clipart
Bulletin Covers
Personalized Templates
Customers may post the following online with this copyright included: ¬©ChurchArt Online 
Snacks
Crafts
Maps
Sermon Notes
Customers may not post the following individually online in any format (including mobile apps, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other online sharing platforms) unless protected behind a password that is distributed only to your church's members:
Cartoons*
Activity Sheets*
Children's Bulletins
Teacher Guides
Lessons
Original Microsoft Word or Publisher Template Files
Original Microsoft PowerPoint Template Files
*Cartoons and activity sheets may be posted online IF they are within your church newsletter or bulletin that is being posted online. For example, a PDF of your church's bulletin that contains a cartoon may be posted online without password protection.
This list was last updated 6/14/2022. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at our discretion at any time. 
Enforcement

If the Company discovers a reason to believe the Customer has violated this policy, the Company may restrict or cut off the Customer's ability to download or use material from the website. Promptly after restricting access, the Company agrees to send notice to the email address the Customer provided via the website. These abilities do not limit the Company's ability to pursue other means of enforcement, such as taking legal action.

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