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Terms and Conditions

Legal Binding of Terms

This website is owned and operated by the current President of the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR). The contents herein set forth the terms and conditions under which visitors may use this website and services as offered by GCRR/SHERM Journal. This website offers visitors access to media and platforms to enhance the academic study of religion, including (but not limited to) books, journals, virtual conferences, blog posts, and other research assistance. By accessing or using this website, visitors acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

In order to use this website and/or receive services from GCRR/SHERM Journal, you must be at least 18 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms and Conditions as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.


GCRR/SHERM Journal reserves the right to modify these terms from time to time at its sole discretion. Therefore, it is the responsibility of all visitors, participants, clients, and customers should review these page periodically. When GCRR/SHERM Journal changes the Terms and Conditions in a material manner, it will notify visitors that material changes have been made to the Terms and Conditions. Any continued use of this website or the products and services from GCRR/SHERM Journal after any such change constitutes acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. If visitors do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms and Conditions, do not use or access (or continue to access) this website or its products and services.

Fulfillment/Shipping Policy

All non-digital purchases, such as book and journal copies, are print-on-demand. GCRR/SHERM Journal will fulfill non-digital orders within 48 hours. Please allow up to two weeks for your print-on-demand purchase to arrive in the mail in the United States and another two weeks for international shipping.

Refund, Chargeback, and Cancellation Policy

GCRR believes in taking care of academics and students alike. If you run into an issue with one of your orders, or you need a refund or to cancel a subscription for any reason, please reach out to us directly via email ( We will be happy to assist.


For any undamaged physical product, simply return it with its included accessories and packaging along with the original receipt (or gift receipt) within 14 days of the date you received the product, and GCRR will exchange it or offer a refund based upon the original payment method. In addition, please note the following: (i) Products must be returned to GCRR headquarters (1312 17th Street Suite 549
Denver, CO 80202); and (ii) all digital products, including GCRR academic society membership and research services, are not eligible for a refund.

Commercial Terms

When buying an item, visitors are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a commitment to purchase. Clients and customers enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when making the commitment to buy an item and complete the check-out payment process.

The prices GCRR/SHERM Journal charges for its products and services are listed on the GCRR/SHERM Journal website. GCRR/SHERM Journal reserves the right to change its prices for products displayed at any time, and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. Additional information about pricing and sales tax is available on each item's payment page.

For monthly and yearly subscriptions, the fee for services and any other charges incurred in connection with the purchase of a product or service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged on a monthly or yearly basis to the payment method.

GCRR/SHERM Journal may, without prior notice, change the services; stop providing the services or any features of the services offered; or create limits to GCRR/SHERM Journal products and services. GCRR/SHERM Journal may also permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason.

Intellectual Rights

The products and services, as well all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of the current President of the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR). As a sole proprietorship, the Global Center for Religious Research is currently owned and operated by President Darren M. Slade. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and all visitors, clients, and customers agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.

Website Engagement and Participation

All visitors and participants of the GCRR/SHERM Journal website recognize and agree that by uploading any content (including, but not limited to, designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text and literary works) through any means to the website, they confirm that they own all the relevant rights or received the appropriate license to upload/transfer/send the content. Visitors and participants agree and consent that the uploaded/transferred content may be publicly displayed on the GCRR website.

GCRR/SHERM Journal may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend any person's access to GCRR/SHERM Journal services without notice and liability for any reason, including if in the sole determination of GCRR/SHERM Journal, the visitor or participant violates any provision of these Terms and Conditions or any applicable law or regulations. Visitors and participants may discontinue use of the products, services, and website platforms from GCRR/SHERM Journal and request to cancel their account and/or any services at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, with respect to automatically-renewed subscriptions to paid services, such subscriptions will be discontinued only upon the expiration of the respective period for which clients and customers have already made payment.

Visitors and participants acknowledge that their profile is publicly visible to site visitors, and that their public activity (such as posts or comments) will be visible to other visitors of the GCRR/SHERM Journal website. Participants can delete their profile at any time; and upon doing so, such user’s profile will not be publicly visible.


Promotional Emails and Content


Visitors agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from GCRR/SHERM Journal and its affiliates, by mail, email or any other form of contact (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If visitors do not want to receive such promotional materials or notices, please notify GCRR/SHERM Journal at any time or simply click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email message.

Indemnification and Limitations of Liability

All visitors, participants, clients, and customers agree to indemnify and hold the current President of the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR), as well as its Officers and Board Members, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with their use of the GCRR/SHERM Journal website or any of the products and services offered on the GCRR website.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the current President of the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the current President of the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from access to or use of the products and services from GCRR/SHERM Journal; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of the secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein on the GCRR/SHERM Journal.

Legal Dispute Resolution


These Terms and Conditions, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the products and services, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the State of Colorado, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Denver, Colorado. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.


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