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These terms and conditions govern your use of the Early Christian Texts’s website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to this website’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Early Christian Texts’s Website Privacy Policy (https://earlychristiantexts.com/privacy-policy/)

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Shirley Paulson (Early Christian Texts, she, her) and/or her licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages and posts from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not (without express written consent):

  • republish material from this website;
  • sell, rent, or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy, or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction, and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Shirley Paulson’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Shirley Paulson’s express written consent.

If you are provided with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

Early Christian Texts may disable your user ID and password in its sole discretion without notice or explanation.

Link Policy

Early Christian Texts welcomes links to this website made in accordance with the terms of this linking policy.

This linking policy is intended to inform you about links from the Early Christian Texts’ website and assist you when linking to Early Christian Texts’ content.

Links to this website

Links pointing to this website should not be misleading.

Appropriate link text should always be used.

From time to time the URL structure of this website may be updated, and though care will be taken to forward orphaned links, there is no guarantee that links will not be orphaned. Check your links into Early Christian Texts with some frequency to ensure their accuracy.

You must not use the Early Christian Texts logo to link to this website or otherwise without Shirley Paulson’s express written permission.

You must not frame the content of this website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.

Links from this website

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties.  These links are not endorsements or recommendations, nor should content on third party websites be construed to be reflective of Early Christian Texts’ creator’s or author’s official positions.

Early Christian Texts has no control over the contents of third party websites, and Early Christian Texts accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Removal of links

You agree that, should Early Christian Texts request the deletion of a link to our website that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly.

If you would like Early Christian Texts to remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact Early Christian Texts using the contact details below.  Note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.

Changes to this linking policy

Early Christian Texts may amend this linking policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.


This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Early Christian Texts’ use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

Early Christian Texts uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Google cookies

Early Christian Texts uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to the website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Automattic cookies

Early Christian Texts uses Automattic’s Akismet comment spam reduction plugin.  Akismet examines comments that are posted to this website to determine if they are spam or not.  Automattic’s privacy policy is here:

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Early Christian Texts makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Early Christian Texts does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of liability

Shirley Paulson will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free of charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Shirley Paulson has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Shirley Paulson’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of this website; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Shirley Paulson to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that Shirley Paulson has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its authors, contractors, developers, and contributors.  You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Shirley Paulson’s authors, contractors, developers, and contributors in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Shirley Paulson’s authors, contractors, developers, and contributors, as well as Shirley Paulson herself.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify Shirley Paulson and undertake to keep Shirley Paulson indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Shirley Paulson to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of her legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Shirley Paulson arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Shirley Paulson’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Shirley Paulson may take such action as she deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from leaving comments on website content, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website, and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


These terms and conditions may be revised from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


Shirley Paulson may transfer, sub-contract, or otherwise deal with her rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract, or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and Comment Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Shirley Paulson in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America, and the state of Illinois, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Illinois.

Early Christian Texts details

The full name of the person that produces this website and the content herein is Shirley Paulson.

Shirley Paulson can be contacted at the following address:

Shirley Paulson c/o CircleWebWorks, PO Box 68094, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268.

You can contact Shirley Paulson by emailing connect [at] earlychristiantexts [dot] com.

Last revised January 10, 2019.