Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Last modified July 26, 2019

Acceptance of these Terms

By using the ScripturePlus mobile applications on iOS or Android devices, whether as a registered or unregistered user, you accept and agree to these Terms. Please read these Terms as well as the Privacy Policy carefully before you use ScripturePlus. If you do not agree to these Terms or the Privacy Policy you must not use or access ScripturePlus.

Changes to the Terms

ScripturePlus is offered by Book of Mormon Central, a dba of Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum, Inc. We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Any changes are effective as soon as we post them. Your continued use of ScripturePlus following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.

Changes to ScripturePlus

We hope to offer ScripturePlus and all of its features in perpetuity, but we reserve the right to change or cease offering ScripturePlus or any part, portion, or function within ScripturePlus at any time without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of ScripturePlus is unavailable at any time.

Information about You and Your Use of ScripturePlus

All information we collect on or through ScripturePlus is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using ScripturePlus, you consent to all actions taken by us regarding your information in compliance with our Privacy Policy.

Permitted and Unpermitted Use

These terms allow you to use ScripturePlus in accordance with these Terms for your personal and non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Book of Mormon Central. You agree you are not permitted and will not use ScripturePlus as follows:

  • In any way that violates any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation;

  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or asking for personally identifiable information;

  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate any company or person, including Book of Mormon Central or another ScripturePlus user;

  • To engage in any other conduct which, as determined by us, may harm Book of Mormon Central or users of ScripturePlus or expose them to liability;
  • In any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair ScripturePlus or interfere with another’s use of ScripturePlus;
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access ScripturePlus for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on ScripturePlus;

  • To introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;

  • To attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of ScripturePlus or any server, computer, or database connected to ScripturePlus;

  • To de-compile or attempt to reverse engineer the ScripturePlus source code;

  • To attack ScripturePlus via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;

  • To attempt to interfere with the proper working of ScripturePlus.

You also agree that you will not send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material which, as determined by Book of Mormon Central in its sole discretion:

  • Contains any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable;

  • Promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination on any basis, including that based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

  • Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;

  • Violates the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contains any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations;

  • Promotes any illegal activity, or advocates, promotes, or assists any unlawful act;

  • Involves commercial activity or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising;

  • Gives the impression that the material emanates from or is endorsed by Book of Mormon Central or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

User Contributions

When ScripturePlus allows users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons content or materials, all user contributions must comply with these terms. We may or may not review user contributions or any other material before it is posted and cannot guarantee prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. So, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. 

By providing any user contribution on or through ScripturePlus, you grant us and our service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns, the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, or otherwise disclose to third parties such material. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the user contributions and have the right to grant this license that all of your user contributions do and will comply with these Terms. We are not responsible for, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any user contributions posted by you or any other ScripturePlus user.

Access Security

ScripturePlus allows users to register which requires providing certain information to ScripturePlus. You agree that all information you provide to become a registered user of ScripturePlus, including, but not limited to, information provided through the use of any interactive features on ScripturePlus, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take regarding your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or similar information as part of our security procedures, you agree to treat such information as confidential, and agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, the user has violated any provision of these Terms.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Legal Compliance; Termination

You agree that we have the right to:

  • Take any action with respect to any user, registered user, or user contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe there to be a violation of these Terms, infringement of third party rights, a threat to the personal safety of others, or a threat or liability or harm to the goodwill associated with ScripturePlus or Book of Mormon Central.

  • Take appropriate action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement and disclosure of your information, for any illegal or unauthorized use of ScripturePlus;

  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of ScripturePlus for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through ScripturePlus. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL AND ITS LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ALL OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTIION TAKEN BY AND OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF LEGAL INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Your Reliance on Information and Translations

The information presented on or through ScripturePlus is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. We strive for accuracy, but any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Material translated into other languages goes through various levels of quality control review, but we do not warrant the accuracy of those translations. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other user of ScripturePlus.

Intellectual Property Rights

ScripturePlus and its contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement of the same), are owned by Book of Mormon Central, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Logos and Designs

The ScripturePlus name, Book of Mormon Central name and logo, all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks and/or copyright of Book of Mormon Central. You must not use these marks and copyright without the prior written permission of Book of Mormon Central. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on ScripturePlus are the trademarks and/or copyrights of their respective owners.

Intellectual Property Infringement

If you believe that any ScripturePlus content, including user contributions, infringes your intellectual property rights, including copyright, please send notice of the copyright infringement to us via the contact form https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact. Please be aware that it is Book of Mormon Central’s policy to terminate repeat infringer’s user access.

Third Party Links and Services

ScripturePlus may include content provided by third parties. If ScripturePlus contains links to other sites or resources provided by third parties, those links and resources are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them nor for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked from ScripturePlus, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Book of Mormon Central, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Book of Mormon Central. We are not responsible - or liable to you or any third party - for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Linking from and to ScripturePlus and Social Media Platforms

ScripturePlus may provide certain features that enable you to connect or link to or from social media as well as other third-party websites and applications and share information and communications to and from ScripturePlus and such third-party services. You may use these features solely as they are provided by us only with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with these Terms and any additional terms and conditions we provide regarding such features. We may disable any or all of these features at any time without notice in our sole discretion.

Geographic Restrictions

Book of Mormon Central, the owner of ScripturePlus, is based in the state of Utah in the United States. We make no claims that ScripturePlus or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the Unites States. Access to ScripturePlus may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access ScripturePlus from outside the Unites States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF SCRIPTUREPLUS, ITS CONTENT AND ANY FUNCTIONALITY, SERVICES, OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SCRIPTUREPLUS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF SCRIPTUREPLUS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT SCRIPTUREPLUS OR ANY FUNCTIONALITY CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SCRIPTUREPLUS WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT SCRIPTUREPLUS OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CONTENT, OR THAT SCRIPTUREPLUS OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SCRIPTUREPLUS WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL BOOK OF MORMON CENTRAL, ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, SCRIPTUREPLUS, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT OFFERED ON OR THROUGH SCRIPUTUREPLUS, OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY OTHER SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH SCRIPTUREPLUS, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWEISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Book of Mormon Central, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of ScripturePlus, including but not limited to your user contributions, any use of ScripturePlus content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms, or your use of any information obtained from ScripturePlus.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters, disputes, or claims relating to ScripturePlus and these Terms (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Utah without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms or ScripturePlus shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Utah in each case located in Salt Lake City. By agreeing to these Terms and using ScripturePlus, you waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability

Book of Mormon Central may only waive its rights under these Terms in writing. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Book of Mormon Central with respect to ScripturePlus and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to ScripturePlus.

Your Comments and Concerns

ScripturePlus is owned and operated by Book of Mormon Central, a dba of Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum, Inc., a Utah non-profit corporation, with administrative headquarters at 553 E 100 N, American Fork, Utah 84003 and operations at 330 E 400 S, Springville, Utah 84663. All feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to ScripturePlus should  be emailed using the contact form  https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact or mailed to either of the addresses above. Any feedback you provide to us will be deemed non-confidential. Book of Mormon Central shall be free to use such information without restriction.

ScripturePlus Privacy Policy

Brief Overview

This is what you will find in our Privacy Policy, which covers all ScripturePlus products and services.

Personalizing your experience.

When you register your copy of ScripturePlus or use any of our applications or sites, the information we collect is for the purpose of offering a more personalized scripture study experience.

How we use your data.

The Privacy Policy outlines the types of data we collect from you or your activity and how we use that information to enhance your experience with ScripturePlus. We do not share your personally identifiable data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks.

Your privacy protected.

Statistics we share about world-wide scripture engagement are compiled and aggregated in such a way that your privacy is protected. We do not disclose your personally identifiable information. We also implement industry standard security safeguards designed to protect your data.

You own the experience.

Our Privacy Policy delineates your rights when using ScripturePlus, including accessing, sharing, changing, and deleting your personal data. We also describe how data collection technologies help provide functionality and insight to help you more fully engage with ScripturePlus and the scriptures.

 

Privacy Policy

Last modified on July 26, 2019

Definitions

ScripturePlus refers to mobile code running under the iOS and Android operating systems and the API that allows that mobile code to communicate with server-based data. ScripturePlus is owned and operated by Book of Mormon Central which is a dba of Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum, Inc. Technical support is provided by Nuvek, LLC. Unregistered users may access limited functions of ScripturePlus. In order to access advanced functions of ScripturePlus, a user must register.

Accepting the Terms

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully because it discusses how we collect, use, share, and process your personal information. By accessing ScripturePlus you agree to this Privacy Policy and its terms and consent to have your data transferred to and processed on cloud-based servers. Your use of ScripturePlus is also governed by our Terms of Use. Please read those terms carefully as well.

We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us at Book of Mormon Central, 553 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003 or via the contact form https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

How We Use Your Information

We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising purposes. We use data that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, as follows:

  1. To provide you with the advanced functionality of ScripturePlus and any other information, products, or services that you request from us;

  2. As described in this Privacy Policy;

  3. To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;

  4. To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use;

  5. In any other way we may describe when you provide the information;

  6. For any other purpose with your consent.

Your ability to access limited functionality within ScripturePlus is not contingent on your providing us with your personal information and you may decline to submit personal information to us, however that will prohibit us from providing you with advanced ScripturePlus functionality and services.

Facilitating Your Use of ScripturePlus

We use your personal data to authorize your access to ScripturePlus if you are a registered user. We also use your personal data to enable certain advanced functions within ScripturePlus. We use the data that you have about you to provide, improve, and personalize ScripturePlus using automated technologies discussed in this policy and the inferences we make from the information we collect.

At some point, ScripturePlus may allow you to communicate and connect with other ScripturePlus users to share scripture verses, messages, and other content. Communication between you and others may happen through ScripturePlus. It will be your choice whether to communicate or connect with other ScripturePlus users. We will use data about you to facilitate this communication should you choose to do it. We may also use contact information from your mobile device should you grant us permission to access it.

Events

At some point, ScripturePlus may provide geo-location enabled recommendations of events you may choose to attend or participate in. This will require you granting us permission to access your location data.

Recommendations

At some point, we may use the data we have about you and the inferences we make from that data to recommend content we think you may appreciate. For example, based upon a reading plan you complete, ScripturePlus may recommend additional reading plans you may find interesting. We may contact you through push notification, email, or in-app messages to communicate these recommendations, tips about how to use ScripturePlus, and other news items deemed of potential interest to you. You will have subscribe, unsubscribe, and notification setting options to control which messages you do or do not receive.

Service-Related Messages

We may use your information to contact you about your registration, security, legal, and other service-related issues. We will do this with in-app messages, push notifications, and/or email. You cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.

Analytics and Performance

Book of Mormon Central’s mission is to build enduring faith in Jesus Christ by making the Book of Mormon accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world. We want to see engagement with the Book of Mormon increase globally and personally. We use the personal data available to us to observe social, economic, and geographic trends as they pertain to the teachings of the scriptures and specific scriptural passages. The analysis of these trends aggregates data without disclosing personally identifiable information. For example, your data may be part of statistics about overall usage of ScripturePlus worldwide and in specific countries and geographies.

We may use de-identified and aggregated user data to market ScripturePlus, highlighting metrics such as number of mobile installs. We may use data, including user submitted personal information, aggregations, usage data such as search history, reading plan completion, scripture reading activity, etc., public feedback, and information inferred from this data to conduct internal research and development in order to improve ScripturePlus functionality or performance. As new software functionality or content comes online, we may send messages to users advising them of the upgrades.

Polls and Surveys

We may conduct polls and surveys to guide us in the development of new releases of ScripturePlus. You are not obligated to participate in our polls or surveys and you will have choices about the information you elect to provide.

Security and Technical Issues

We use data, which may include communications from you, to investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints about legal, security, and technical issues affecting ScripturePlus. We may use your data and communications if we deem it necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud, violations of the law, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of this Privacy Policy, or attempts to harm others.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Information You Provide to Us

You do not have to register to use limited ScripturePlus functions. You do have to register to use advanced ScripturePlus functions. Registration allows us to tailor ScripturePlus so you have a more personalized experience. To register, you provide your email address which we verify for accuracy by sending you a confirmation email that requires a response from you.

At some point we may require additional information from you such as your name so we can personalize emails and other notifications. We may also provide you the ability to link other credentials such as your Facebook or Google accounts. We may introduce social ScripturePlus functionality that depends on you granting us access to your contacts on your mobile device. If you elect not to grant us access, it will simply preclude you from using certain ScripturePlus social features, while other ScripturePlus features that do not require contact access will continue to function normally. In order to deliver certain social features, it may be necessary for ScripturePlus to store information gathered from your mobile device on our cloud-based servers.

Sensitive Data

By your downloading and using ScripturePlus, we do not assume that you are of any particular religious persuasion; we merely assume you are interested in the scriptures. We do not require users to provide information about their beliefs or any other sensitive data such as race, ethnicity, or national origin. If you choose to provide any sensitive information, it may be used by Book of Mormon Central to create a more personalized ScripturePlus experience for you. Book of Mormon Central will only process sensitive data you provide for legitimate ScripturePlus enrichment activities on your behalf and will not disclose this information without your express consent. We will maintain your information using appropriate safeguards discussed in this policy. You are free to ask questions via the Book of Mormon Central contact form https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

Use for Other Services

We may combine the information you submit to ScripturePlus with information you submit in other ways. For example, If you subscribe to the Book of Mormon Central opt-in email list and also register your copy of ScripturePlus, the data from these two sources may get combined at some point in our user database because they share a common email address.

Your Posts and Contributions

When you submit information that gets published, displayed, or distributed through ScripturePlus you are making a user contribution. Reading plans, comments, and images are examples of potential user contributions that we may transmit to other ScripturePlus users. When you disclose personal information in public settings such as collaborative postings, social media, message boards, or online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. User contributions are posted and transmitted at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your user contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your user contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your user contributions.

Automatic Data Collection Technologies

Service Use

We log usage data when you use ScripturePlus, including when you view or click on content, perform a search or request, install an update, seek new functionality, or use one or more of the tools offered through ScripturePlus. Data we capture may include your browser type, browser language, and the date and time of your request. We use log-ins, device information, internet protocol (IP) addresses, cookies, and similar technologies to identify you and log your use.

Cookies and Other Similar Technologies

We use cookies and similar technologies such as web beacons, pixels, tags, and device identifiers to recognize you and/or your devices on, off, and across the different applications of ScripturePlus. Cookies and similar technologies help us provide the best possible user experience because they allow us to recognize you and maintain your user preferences from session to session, help us keep your registration data safe, and generally improve the functionality of the products and services offered through ScripturePlus. They also help us ensure registered user information is used in association with the correct registered user. Importantly, we do not use cookies or similar technologies to facilitate interest-based ads from third parties.

Although most internet browsers accept cookies and similar technologies by default, you can control these technologies via browser settings and similar tools. You may refuse to use cookies altogether. If you refuse to accept cookies and similar technologies by activating privacy settings on your browser, tablet, or smartphone, you will be unable to access certain parts of ScripturePlus, prohibiting us from delivering the full capability of ScripturePlus and preventing the use of certain features and services that require these technologies.

By agreeing to our Privacy Policy, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies as described in this policy. If you use ScripturePlus without changing your browser or device settings to disable cookies, we’ll assume that you consent to receive all cookies provided through ScripturePlus.

Device ID and Location

When you access or leave ScripturePlus, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or your ISP or mobile carrier. We also receive data from your devices and networks including location data. If you use ScripturePlus from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your device and GPS location based on your phone settings and the access you have granted ScripturePlus.

We use this information to provide a tailored ScripturePlus experience for you and to communicate with you more effectively. The information is also collected to determine the aggregate number of unique devices using ScripturePlus and/or parts of ScripturePlus, track total usage, and analyze usage data to improve ScripturePlus functionality for all users. We may combine this information with information from third parties to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our service.

We do not share any of your personally identifiable information along with your device identification or location without your express permission. When required by your device operating system or internet browser, we will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location. However, we may automatically collect certain details of your use of ScripturePlus including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data related to the resources you access and use on or through ScripturePlus. We may collect information about your computer, mobile device, and internet connection including the mobile device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, and mobile network. If you do not want us to collect this information, cease using ScripturePlus.

Your Communications Directly to Us

We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages with us including when you submit personal information or requests using the contact form https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact. We retain these communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and generally improve our products and services.

Personal Information

We may tie information we collect automatically as described above to personal information you provide to us to tailor ScripturePlus to you and offer suggestions about ScripturePlus services and features that may interest you. Book of Mormon Central is constantly seeking new and improved ways to offer ScripturePlus and increase Book of Mormon engagement worldwide. As we improve ScripturePlus, this may mean the collection of new data or new ways to use data. ScripturePlus is dynamic so continuous improvement and new features may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or significantly change how we use your data, we will change this Privacy Policy and may notify you.

Third-party Information Collection

This Privacy Policy applies only to sites and apps owned and operated by Book of Mormon Central. ScripturePlus may contain links to other websites or apps. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy disclosures and policies of those other websites and apps you choose to link to or from ScripturePlus, so you can understand how those sites collect, use, and store your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, policies, or content of other websites or apps, including websites and apps you link to or from ScripturePlus. Websites or apps that are co-branded (referencing Book of Mormon Central or ScripturePlus and a third party’s name) contain content delivered by the third party and not by us.

Book of Mormon Central cannot regulate other sites, content, or applications linked or provided from within ScripturePlus. Some content on or in ScripturePlus may be served by third parties, including content providers, application providers, analytics companies, your mobile device manufacturer, or your mobile service provider. These other sites and apps may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. They may collect data or solicit personal information from you. The information they collect may be tied to your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. In other words, Book of Mormon Central will never share your personal information in our database with any third-party entity, but modern technology allows many third parties to track your online activity and you may be served with ads or suggestions from third parties who know you visit or use ScripturePlus and who use that knowledge to serve you content they think may interest you. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible content provider directly.

Disclosure of Your Information

Disclosure on Your Behalf

We  may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to fulfill our obligations under our Terms of Use, the purpose for which you provide it, for any other purpose you request when you provide the information, or for any other purpose for which we have your consent.

Disclosure by You

When you share information through ScripturePlus, that information is viewable by you and by anyone else with whom you chose to share it. If you give access to your ScripturePlus registration information to other applications and services, based on your approval, those services will then have access to your shared information. The use, collection, and protection of your data by such third-party services is subject to those third parties’ policies.

Internal Disclosure

We may share your personal data internally within Book of Mormon Central to help combine the personal information associated with various ScripturePlus platforms with our other products and services to help provide services to you in a manner that is personalized and useful to you and others. For example, we may personalize which potential services we recommend to you based on cookies or similar technologies that track which functionalities you have already opted to receive.

Disclosure to Our Service Providers

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use solely to support our mission. These may include cloud hosting, maintenance, analysis, audit, payment processing, fraud detection, security, communication, and development service providers. For example, ScripturePlus uses email platforms built and managed by third parties, so some of your information is sent securely to their services in order for ScripturePlus to offer email functionality. They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform contracted tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose your information or use it for other purposes.

Legal Process

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of ScripturePlus; or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Book of Mormon Central, our registered users, friends, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify registered users about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our judgment, that the requests are overbroad, vague, or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

ScripturePlus Content Providers

ScripturePlus is a delivery mechanism for content. Much of that content comes from Book of Mormon Central or content providers with whom we have license agreements. Most of those license agreements allow us to share third-party content without restriction. Some license agreements, though, require us to share users’ contact information with the content provider so they can communicate with ScripturePlus users directly. For example, some game providers require us to share with them the contact information of our users who access their game. If Book of Mormon Central decided a certain third-party game was so valuable to ScripturePlus users that it warranted this extra layer of overhead, we would be obligated to keep track of which registered users access the game and provide contact information on those users to the game provider. We will only share this personal information with the content providers who require it and they will be under contractual obligation not to share it outside their organization. Users will be notified of this disclosure to a third party and will have to opt-in before they can access the content. If you choose to access content that has a personal information disclosure requirement, your interactions with that content provider will be solely your responsibility.

Your Rights to Delete, Access, and Correct Your Information

  • For personal data that ScripturePlus has about you, you have the following rights:

  • Deletion. You may ask us to delete all or some of your personal data. Doing so will limit the ScripturePlus functions you will be able to access. Your email address is your primary ID within ScripturePlus and is required in order for you to be a registered user and access advanced functions. Send deletion requests to https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

  • Correction/Modification. You may edit some of your personal data by accessing the ScripturePlus Customer Information System (CIS) which is the same system you used when you first registered as a ScripturePlus user. If you need help accessing the ScripturePlus CIS, send a message to that effect via https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

  • Object to, Limit, or Restrict Use of Data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data by making a restriction request via https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

  • Access and/or Take Your Data. You can ask us for a copy of the personal data you provided to us. Send copy requests tohttps://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

You may also make these or other requests by contacting us at Book of Mormon Central, 553 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003. Identify yourself and the information you want to be deleted, corrected, restricted, or copied. Provide contact information so we have a way of communicating with you. We will decline to process requests if we cannot verify the requestor’s identity, if we believe the request will jeopardize the privacy of others, if we believe the request would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect, or for a similar legitimate purpose. We provide information deletion, correction, restriction, or copy service free of charge unless doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

If you choose to deregister from ScripturePlus or ask that we modify or delete some or all of your personal information, we will retain whatever data is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations including law enforcement requests, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms of Use, or fulfill any other requests from you such as requests to opt-out of further messages or receive a copy of your data.

ScripturePlus allows users to contribute certain kinds of content such as reading plans, bookmarks, highlighting, notes, images, etc. Unless you have included personally-identifiable information such as name, address, phone number, etc. Book of Mormon Central does not consider this type of user contributed content personal information. As a result, Book of Mormon Central reserves the right to maintain this user contributed content even after the author or submitter deregisters from ScripturePlus. Furthermore, Book of Mormon Central reserves the right to share this content with other ScripturePlus users in a way that does not personally identify the deregistered author or submitter. Deregistered users will continue to be included in aggregated, anonymized data such as download counts which are not associated with individual users.

We have no control over information you shared with others through ScripturePlus before you deregistered. Information and content you shared may continue to be displayed in the services of others indefinitely, or in the case of transient data such as search engine results, until they refresh their cache.

Notice to California Residents – California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident and have provided us with personal information, California law requires that we provide you with a summary of your privacy rights under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”) and the California Business and Professions Code. As required by the Act, we will provide you with the categories of personally identifiable information that we collect through ScripturePlus and the categories of third-party persons or entities with whom such personally identifiable information may be shared for direct marketing purposes at your request. California law requires us to inform you, at your request, (1) the categories of personally identifiable information we collect and what third parties we share that information with; (2) the names and addresses of those third parties; and (3) examples of the products marketed by those companies. The Act further requires us to allow you to control who we can and cannot share that information with. To obtain this information, please send a request to  https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact and include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line. When contacting us, indicate your name, address, email address, and what personally identifiable information you do not want us to share with third parties. Please allow thirty (30) days for a response. There is no charge for making this information request or controlling the sharing of your personally identifiable information.

Security and Protection

Book of Mormon Central implements industry standard security safeguards designed to protect your data. These include using encryption for your data while it is being transmitted between your device or browser and our servers. Data provided to us through ScripturePlus is stored in a secure cloud architecture that is ISO 27017 and 27018 certified. These are internationally recognized best practice standards for cloud service information security controls.

However, given the nature of modern communications and information technology, and that the use of the Internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through ScripturePlus or stored in our systems will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Processing of Data

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as providing ScripturePlus and ScripturePlus functionality you request and acting in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use) and other legitimate interests. Such legitimate interests include protection to you, us, and other registered users and third parties, to comply with applicable law, to enable and administer our mission, to manage Book of Mormon Central transactions, to generally understand and improve our products, services, and user relationships, and to enable us and other users of ScripturePlus to connect with you to exchange information, provided that the foregoing adequately protects your rights and freedoms.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us at https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.

Users from Outside the United States

ScripturePlus is offered in and from the State of Utah within the United States and your use of ScripturePlus and this Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Utah. If you are using ScripturePlus from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our cloud-based servers are primarily located and our central database is operated. We process data both inside and outside of the United States and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. This includes contractual commitments between us and companies transferring personal data that require the protection and security of such data. The data protection and other laws of the State of Utah, the United States, and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using ScripturePlus, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to the way we treat users’ personal information, we will provide a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated. The date the Privacy Policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Children Under the Age of 16

We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 16 without the consent of the parent or legal guardian of that minor. A parent or guardian may consent to the use of ScripturePlus by a minor, which parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of ScripturePlus and assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through ScripturePlus. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us at https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact. If we learn and have confirmation we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, you may contact us at: Book of Mormon Central, 553 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003 or via our online contact form  https://bookofmormoncentral.org/contact.