Scientology.org Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to www.scientology.org. The Church of Scientology International ("CSI") and/or its affiliated international organizations provide website features to you subject to the following Terms and our Privacy Notice. If you visit our website at www.scientology.org, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.

1. Scope and Addressees

This website is operated and administered by CSI, located in Los Angeles, California, USA (see "Legal Notice"), and therefore complies with the applicable US law.

If users access CSI websites from the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA)/Council of Europe (COE) they should be aware that it is in their own responsibility and they can not expect that the applicable US law does provide the same safeguards and rights as the national law of the user's residence.

2. Data Privacy Protection

Personally identifiable data of the user of the CSI website will be collected, used and processed in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and the CSI website "Privacy Notice", which is also available per hyperlink at the bottom of the CSI website www.scientology.org.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

3.1. Copyright Information

All materials available on this site are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaty provisions. This material has been placed on this Internet site under the authority of the copyright owner for the sole purpose of viewing of the materials by users of this site. Users are not authorized to download or transmit any of these materials electronically, or to otherwise reproduce any of the materials in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including data storage and retrieval systems, recording, printing or photocopying unless otherwise expressly stated on this site.

© 1996-2011 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

3.2. Photographs of L. Ron Hubbard

© 1953, 1958, 1979, 1991, 1996 L. RON HUBBARD LIBRARY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

3.3. Trademark Information

Trademarks:

The following are trademarks and service marks owned by Religious Technology Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. These marks are licensed for use by the Church of Scientology International and its affiliated organizations and have been registered in many countries in the world. Other applications for registration are pending registration.

ABILITY magazine, ADVANCE! magazine, ARC STRAIGHTWIRE, BOOK ONE, CAUSE magazine, CELEBRITY magazine, CLASS IV AUDITOR symbol, CLASS V AUDITOR symbol, CLASS V GRADUATE AUDITOR symbol, CLASS VIII AUDITOR symbol, CLEARING COURSE, CLEARSOUND logo, CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL symbol, DIANETICS, DIANETICS symbol, DIANETICS symbol in a circle, DIVISION 6 symbol, CAUSE RESURGENCE RUNDOWN, CAUSE RESURGENCE RUNDOWN symbol, CLEARSOUND, E-METER, EXPANDED GRADE 0 – COMMUNICATIONS RELEASE, EXPANDED GRADE I – PROBLEMS RELEASE, EXPANDED GRADE II – RELIEF RELEASE, EXPANDED GRADE III – FREEDOM RELEASE, EXPANDED GRADE IV – ABILITY RELEASE, FALSE PURPOSE RUNDOWN, FLAG, FREEDOM magazine, FREEWINDS, FREEWINDS logo, FSO symbol, NEW FSO CORPORATE symbol, FLAG symbol with FLAG, FREEWINDS logo, FSSO symbol, GRADE I: PROBLEMS RELEASE, GRADE II: RELIEF RELEASE, GRADE III: FREEDOM RELEASE, GRADE IV: ABILITY RELEASE, GOLDEN AGE OF KNOWLEDGE logo, GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS, GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS symbol, HAPPINESS RUNDOWN, HUBBARD, IDEAL ORGANIZATIONS logo, I HELP symbol, HAT IN LIFE symbol, INCOMM, INCOMM symbol, KEY TO LIFE, KEY TO LIFE symbol, Ls symbol, L10 RUNDOWN, L11 NEW LIFE RUNDOWN, L12 FLAG OT EXECUTIVE RUNDOWN, LRH, LRH device, LRH microphone, L. RON HUBBARD, L. RON HUBBARD signature, HUBBARD LIFE ORIENTATION, MARK ULTRA VIII, MARK ULTRA VIII symbol, MANOR HOTEL logo, METHOD 1, NED, NEW ERA, NEW ERA DIANETICS, NEW LIFE RUNDOWN, NOTs, OCA, OXFORD CAPACITY ANALYSIS, OT, OT symbol, OT symbol in wreath, POWER, POWER PLUS, POWER pin, PURIFICATION, PURIFICATION PROGRAM, PURIFICATION RUNDOWN, RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER, RELEASE PIN, RON signature, RTC corporate symbol, SAINT HILL, SCIENTOLOGIST, SCIENTOLOGY, SCIENTOLOGY cross (pointed), SCIENTOLOGY cross (rounded), SCIENTOLOGY LIFE IMPROVEMENT, SCIENTOLOGY symbol, SCIENTOLOGY TODAY magazine, SCIENTOLOGY MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL logo, SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTER symbol, SCIENTOMETRIC, SEA ORG symbol, SHSBC symbol, SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTER symbol, SOLO AUDITOR, SOLO AUDITOR symbol, SOLO NOTs symbol, SOURCE magazine, STANDARD TECH, STANDARD TECH symbol, STUDENT HAT, SUNSHINE RUNDOWN, SUPER POWER, SUPER POWER symbol, THE AUDITOR magazine, THE BRIDGE.

SCIENTOLOGIST is a collective membership mark indicating membership in a church and church membership services of the affiliated Scientology churches and missions.

THE WAY TO HAPPINESS and the “Road & Sun” design are trademarks and services marks owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registrations issued and other registrations pending) and are used with permission.

APPLIED SCHOLASTICS, NARCONON, ABLE, APPLIED SCHOLASTICS logo, CRIMINON, NARCONON logo and ABLE association logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Association for Better Living and Education, Los Angeles, California, USA and used with permission.

CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, CCHR and the CCHR Logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Citizens Commission on Human Rights and are used with permission.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World logo is owned by this Foundation and is used with permission.

The United for Human Rights logo is owned by United for Human Rights and is used with its permission.

The Youth for Human Rights International logo is owned by Youth for Human Rights International and is used with its permission.

4. Hyperlinks

The Site may contain hyperlinks to the web pages of third parties. CSI shall have no liability for the contents of such web pages and does not make representations about or endorse such web pages or their contents as its own, as CSI does not control the information on such web pages and is not responsible for the contents and information given thereon. The use of such web pages shall be at the sole risk of the user.

5. Applicable Law, Place of Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use including its disclaimers, terms and conditions shall be governed by—and all disputes relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or their subject matter shall be resolved in accordance with—the laws of the State of California, USA, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. CSI reserves the right to make changes to this site and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time. User hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consents to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California and of the United States of America located in the State of California for any litigation arising out of or relating to use of this site (and agrees not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts) waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the State of California and agrees not to plead or claim in any California Court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient form.

6. Severability

The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.