Terms And Conditions
Welcome to CatechismClass.com. We are duly licensed to operate this platform under the name The Goldhead Group, Ltd. (DBA: CatechismClass.com) since our founding in March 2004. To get the most out of our services it is advised to take some time to thoroughly review our Terms and Conditions, which underline the use of our website and products.
This AGREEMENT will govern a user's use of our website and all the contents herein appearing. By proceeding past this page, or using, or browsing, or accessing CatechismClass.com and its materials or contents whether read or not, the user hereby acknowledges their adherence hereto and further recognzed our authority, right, ownership, and control over the site. Notwithstanding this agreement, we do not impose mandatory acceptance from our users. However, failure to acknowledge the same warrants exclusion from using our website and benefitting from our services, whatsoever.
CatechismClass.com reserves the right of ownership and interest in and to the website CatechismClass.com, and all contents derived in whole or in part from materials supplied herein unless stated otherwise. By the term "material" or "content", it refers to the entire website as protected by international copyright and trademark laws. Users (also referred to as "students") are bound under this agreement not to duplicate, copy, modify, download, circulate, or otherwise print information, all the contents, and materials herein for commercial or profit-motivated purposes, in the absence of authorized and valid notice or approval. Until then, users are limited to personal use and home study purposes of our contents and materials.
All excerpts from, “the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2nd Edition”, “Compendium of the Catechism”, and “Vatican documents”, including Apostolic Constitutions, Encyclicals, and Motu Proprios are copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana (various years of publication) and are used with express, written permission of the Vatican. Baltimore Catechism Excerpts are copyright Benziger Brothers 1891 and 1921.
Unless otherwise stated, the Scripture quotations in the texts are assumed to come from the following sources: Lessons in the Children's Programs of Kindergarten thru 8th Grade & the High School Programs of 9th Grade thru 12th Grade: Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE), Copyright 1989, 1993 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Lessons in the Adult Level Programs: The Holy Bible Douay-Rheims Version with Challoner Revisions 1749-52, 1899 Edition of the John Murphy Company, Imprimatur (for the Bible) by James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, September 1, 1899.
All copyrighted images are used with the express, written permission of the copyright owner or have been deemed permitted for use in our materials under the terms of "Fair Use" in accordance with Title 17 § 107 of the United States Code. Other images are from public domain sources including, but not limited to, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia.
This web site may contain copyrighted written material, the use of which may not always have been authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our catechetical efforts to advance understanding of religious and social issues. We believe this constitutes "Fair Use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in § 107 of the United States Code.
CatechismClass.com reserves the right to deny access of platform and services to minors. Unless otherwise emancipated by lawful order or supervised by parents or guardians, only users aged 18 years and above are permitted to use our site and services. Children under the age of 18 are to use the program only in the presence of a legal parent or guardian. No minors under the age of 18 years of age may make any purchases on our website. A responsible adult (e.g. a parent, parish catechist, priest, godparent, et cetera) is required to purchase all materials for those under 18 years of age. Children must have individual accounts set up by the adult to use their material and may not directly create accounts for themselves on CatechismClass.com.
Membership on CatechismClass.com requires electronic registration of personal details. All users will be asked to fill out a registration form and all required fields must be completed before submission. By submitting, a user hereby agrees to be bound by all provisions of fraud and perjury. If a user should desire not to share bona fide information, the user should not register on this website. Only authentic and verifiable personal information are processed by CatechismClass.com. The user's account and password must be kept confidential at all times. Inasmuch as we respect a user's privacy and ensure the security of the user's account, we do not warrant security against data leaks, and the like, brought about, for instance, by a user's negligence.
All information provided by a user during registration may be used in internal reporting and may be used to contact the individual registrant. Any information entered by a parent, of a child's information, including name, zip code, email address, date of birth, grade level, or any other information as defined by COPPA will be held to the same security. Any information entered that concerns minors may only be entered with the explicit permission of the minor's legal guardian or parent.
A user's account on this website provides the privilege to purchase our online materials and use them on this platform. CatechismClass.com produces online Roman Catholic Education Programs. Purchases on this website are for online course materials that are available only online. No printed materials accompany purchases on this website. No items are shipped to a user's address. No refunds will be offered for failure to read or understand this provision. No books in any way are sold, offered, or mailed for purchase on the CatechismClass.com website. We sell online courses exclusively.
A completed transaction does not warrant unlimited use of our products, notwithstanding. Users are only allowed to use the same for personal or professional use. Purchase and full payment of any of our products does not operate to transfer our exclusive right to sell or otherwise distribute the same. They are not for resale or redistribution whatsoever notwithstanding the presence of absence of monetary consideration under a valid, signed agreement. By using our programs, the user and / or purchasser agrees that he or she understands and complies with these policies as set forth in this agreement. This applies to any individual whether that be an individual student, parent, teacher, school, parish, or the like. Any unauthorized use, distribution, infringement, or any other acts in contravention of applicable laws observed at CatechismClass.com will be dealt with accordingly.
USERS ARE AWARE OF OUR PROHIBITION AGAINST PURCHASE OF ONE PROGRAM FOR MULTIPLE USERS. No individual or organization of our programs or products may purchase one program for multiple users. Each individual student must have his or her own copy of any program materials. As an educational institution, we are tasked with ensuring that all of our users abide by our terms of academic integrity and pass their programs properly. Are materials are priced on a per student basis. Any arrangement to the ccontrary must be approved by a written, signed agreement before a purchase is made.
Certificates of completion are issued to those who successfully complete a coure of study as outlined in our Certificate Program Requirements. Students are given the ability to retake certain programs in specific ways as specified in our certificate requirements. Should a student fail their retakes and / or any final examinations, a certificate may not be issued. Should a student fail to study a lesson for a realistic amount of time, as recorded in our system, a certificate may not be issued. Should a student manifest an anti-Catholic view and fail to repudiate such an error and conform to the Church's official teachings, such a student may not receive a certificate of completion. Should any such incident occur, the student would not be entitled to any refund of the course materials or fees already incurred and/or paid.
Our certificates are generally issued within 2 - 3 business days of a valid request. The certificate will state that it was issued by the instructors of CatechismClass.com and bear the electronic signature of our president as well as our founding priest, Fr. James Zatalava. It will have the date, the student's name, and state which course(s) the student has completed. These are electronic signatures - not physically hand-signed. Expediting services and mailed certificates are available only for those who order the extra, necessary fee(s). As the certificate is emailed, the student must provide a valid email address able to accept incoming mail. Students are expected to follow our white list instructions. We are not responsible for certificate delays, misdelivered, or failed deliveries sent to email addrseses that are full, misspelled, or blocking our messages. Students must also ensure they check their spam and trash folders if a certificate is not received within an expected timeframe. Likewise, for those who order a mailed hard copy, the student is responsible for ensuring that the address entered is valid. Mail returned to sender will incur additional mailing fees for subsequent mailing attempts.
PROCESSING CHARGES, CERTIFICATE PROCESSING, OUTSIDE PURCHASES
Students seeking a Certificate of Completion following their use of a course of study agree to follow the Course Requirements for each individual course of studying, understanding that for some certificates, multiple programs must be purchased and passed. Passage of a program may involve remedial work which may cost additional fees. The passing percentage for any course of study is kept by CatechismClass.com and will be strictly enforced. Users may request to know the passage requirements by contacting CatechismClass.com. Users seeking certificates are also required to submit the necessary processing charges; such charges are required to receive a certificate in either printed or electronic format, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Such charges are not shipping charges and should not be construed as shipping charges. Certificate processing and mailing charges not used within 1 year of purchase will be voided and will not unusuable in the future.
Some courses of study may require the purchase of outside books or materials. Users hereby agree that these materials are purchased at an extra cost above and beyond the amount remitted to CatechismClass.com. Users may inquire about the usage of outside books before purchasing a course but no purchase will be cancelled or refunded if a user requests so for the reason of needing an outside purchase of a book or any outside course materials whatsoever. Outside requested purchases are often presented as an affiliate link, meaning if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. The affiliate link relationship is being disclosing in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Acknowledging our legal capacity to enter into a contract, CatechismClass.com is the exclusive owner and author of the contents of the website located at www.catechismclass.com. We strive to provide excellent service to all of our stakeholders. We will continue finding ways to improve our services, update our offerings in catechism programs, to provide better promotional deals and products. However, this must not be understood as a categorical statement of our obligation to do so or a promise to be fulfilled in all legal respects. IN ALL INSTANCES, WHETHER ON REGULAR OR ANCILLARY CONDUCT OF BUSINESS, CATECHISMCLASS.COM DISCLAIMs REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND, CONDITIONS, WHICH MAY BE CONSTRUED PERSONALLY BY ANY USER OR INFERRED FROM OUR WEBSITE OR BY ACCESSING OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE, ACCESSING OUR PROGRAMS, OR OTHERWISE PURCHASING PRODUCTS HEREIN PROMOTED. WE FURTHER DECLARE THAT COURSES OR PROGRAMS OFFERED HEREIN ARE NOT FORMALLY ACCREDITED TO WARRANT EARNING CREDITS IN RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS OFFICIALLY OFFERED BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. CATECHISMCLASS.COM SHALL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR COMPLAINTS BROUGHT AGAINST OUR NAME BY ANY STUDENT, FAMILY, OR ENTITY OF ANY KIND WHOSE CERTIFICATES OR STUDIES WERE EVENTUALLY DISHONORED BY ANY DIOCESE, PARISH, PRIEST, TEACHER, SCHOOL, OR ANY ORGANIZATION IN LIEU OF THEIR RESPECTIVE REQUIREMENTS. USERS ARE PRESUMED TO HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ALL RISKS SHALL BE ASSUMED SOLELY BY THE USER AND/OR PURCHASER. UNLESS IT APPEARS CONTRARY TO APPLICABLE LAWS, WE ACCEPT NEITHER FAULT NOR LIABILITY, OF WHATEVER KIND, ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
SCREENSHARING IN A GROUP SETTING
Parents, grandparents, teachers, and others leading group studies may use our course material as part of any virtual class (e.g. WebEx or Zoom) by sharing their screen to the virtual participants. The sharing of content is permissible under our terms as long as everyone who is viewing the video has both an active, valid account on CatechismClass.com and purchased copies of the content that is being viewed. For example, a 2nd grade teacher may teach a virtual class to her (10) 2nd-grade students by screensharing and working through our content so long as the 10 students each have individual accounts on the website and so long as all 10 students have purchased (either through their parents or through the parish) copies of the 2nd grade class. Unauthorized sharing of content is grounds for an account suspension and/or financial penalties.
From time to time, CatechismClass.com may offer discount codes to either current or prospective customers to save on the standard prices of programs offered for sale on the website. CatechismClass.com reserves the right to change the terms of any discount code including but not limited to its discount amount or percentage, included or excluded programs, or its very existence without any notice. Discount codes are offered as a courtesy from time to time, by the organization, and apply only to future purchases; refunds are never issued for purchases for qualifying items during the period when the purchaser did not use the discount code during the checkout process. The maximum savings of any discount code is capped at $50 USD. Invalid uses of discount codes on prohibited programs may require the customer to refund to CatechismClass.com the erroneous discounts taken. This policy is in place for all discounts — those offered in the past and those that will be created in the future — and this policy applies in all cases, except those in which it conflicts with specific laws or regulations of specific jurisdictions.
BAPTISM PROGRAM SPECIFIC TERMS
The CatechismClass.com Baptism Preparation Program for Parents and / or Godparents is a special item that must be purchased in individual quantities. Each particular godparent and parent must have an individual purchase in his or her account of the course. Users may not purchase multiple copies in a single account. Doing so will necessitate manual intervention by CatechismClass.com personnel to allocate the additional quantities to the proper student. Having more than a single active Baptism class in an account at a time will block the ability to take the quiz and request and receive a certificate of completion until such manual intervention is done. As such, only purchase one copy of the course in your account. Likewise, purchasing multiple certificate processing fees or add-ons may block a student's ability to take the quiz and earn their certificate. Only purchase single quantities of these fee and add-on items. At no time will refunds be offered for purchasing incorrect amounts, purchasing programs in the incorrect user account, failing to receive a certificate in time for external requirements, failing to earn a certificate, or purchasing too many copies of the program. Students who previously used the Baptism Program for a certificate may, and are invited to, return and take the course again, so long as it has been at least two weeks since the previous certificate was issued.
PAYMENT PROCESSING & MATERIAL POSTING TIME
Not all electronic payments are instant. Some banks take up to one hour to transfer the funds and register a payment as completed on our end. Your purchased item(s) will automatically load into the account in which they were purchased as soon as the payment clears all ends. Do not make duplicate payments. If you do not see your items after waiting one hour, please contact CatechismClass.com to see if your purchase went through.
At no time are refunds offered for purchases for any reason, including but not limited to duplicate purchases made in error, purchasing the incorrect items, purchasing materials in the incorrect account, failing the course materials, deciding after purchase to take classes elsewhere, failing to receive your certificate in time for when you needed it, purchasing a course that you already owned, failing to read the certificate requirements as outlined in the course selector, having a certificate dishonored by any parish, priest, or diocese, or for any other reason whatsoever. After a student purchases materials, those materials are made available immediately to a student through in their online account, whether or not a user uses the materials.
In-House Credit and Transferring Materials to Other Students. Purchasers who do not use purchased materials may contact CatechismClass.com and request their purchases be donated to someone else or the user may request in-store credit for future purchases. If a user has used any materials, as evidenced by having taken any quizzes whatsoever, no in-store credit or donation of materials will be allowed.
All users of CatechismClass.com have the right to subscribe to and unsubscribe from all marketing communications, as sent through our newsletter. The ability to do so is available in the user's profile and during initial account creation. No users are not permitted to opt out of system wide notifications and alerts; such non-marketing communication cannot be limited, and will only be used for general notices as it concerns, but may not necessarily be limited to, a user's account, privacy, security, or support for alreday purchased materials.
WAIVER OF CONFIDENTIALITY
Notwithstanding the preceding rule, the user hereby consents willingly, under no force, undue influence, or duress, to the disclosure of a user's identity, should there be probable cause for us to commence an action against the user at a court of jurisdiction, or in any event, the law requires us to do so.
No notice is required prior to modification, revision, amendment, termination of this Agreement, or otherwise. All obligations created, existing, or arising from this Agreement remain valid and enforceable notwithstanding any law, regulation, clause, or any agreement cancelling, suspending, or otherwise abrogating this Agreement. In relation thereto, the juridical personality of CatechismClass.com is not coterminous with this Agreement, unless otherwise ordered by law or competent court. All contracts entered herein, expressed or implied, remain valid in the absence of overriding agreement or relevant and material evidence.
PRIVACY & SECURITY
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Last Updated: June 12, 2022