Agreement between User and pastorpartner.org
Pastorpartner.org is a Non-Profit Site.
Pastor Partner connects solo pastors with retired pastors to help eliminate pastor fatigue and allow retired pastors to continue to serve in the church and supplement their income. We do this through an online compatibility matching system.
Changes to Terms
Visiting pastorpartner.org or sending emails to Pastor Partner constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
This User Agreement or Contract applies to pastorpartner.org and the social networking/sharing part of the site that can be accessed after registering or opening an account on pastorpartner.org. Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors.” This User Agreement or Contract applies to both Members and Visitors.
You agree that you will keep your password a secret.
You further agree that you will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
Members are account holders. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account and (4) follow the law and our list of Guidelines. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Pastor Partner is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Pastor Partner and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
By accessing pastorpartner.org and using our Services you are stating that you are eligible to enter into this Contract and you are at least our “Minimum Age.” The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 18.
To use the Services you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (described below) or older; (2) you will only have one pastorpartner.org or Pastor Partner account, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by pastorpartner.org or Pastor Partner from using the Services. Creating an account with false information is a violation of our Terms or User Agreement, including accounts registered on behalf of others or persons under the age of 18.
“Minimum Age” means 18 years old. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for pastorpartner.org or Pastor Partner to lawfully provide the Services to you without parental consent (including using your personal data) then the Minimum Age is such older age.
Children Under Thirteen
Pastor Partner does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18 you must use pastorpartner.org ONLY with permission and supervision of a parent or guardian.
You may cancel your membership to our website and remove your account at any time.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
Pastorpartner.org may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Pastor Partner and Pastor Partner is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Pastor Partner is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Pastor Partner of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via pastorpartner.org are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the pastorpartner.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Pastor Partner may share such information and data with any third party with whom Pastor Partner has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of pastorpartner.org users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as a part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Pastor Partner or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Pastor Partner content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Pastor Partner and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Pastor Partner or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The documents included on the Resources page may be modified and distributed for the sole use of the pastor, retired pastor/pastor partner, and church seeking to start a Pastor Partner Project at their church. The documents contained on the Resources tab may not be distributed or modified for any other reason than to start a Pastor Partner Project at a solo pastored church. Restrictions regarding the monetization or resale of these documents still holds true. The documents on the Resources page of the website may not be sold or monetized by any Members or Visitors to pastorpartner.org or the mobile version of the website.
The videos contained on the Resources page cannot be modified or monetized in any way. They may be used and distributed by the pastor or church seeking to start a Pastor Partner Project at their church, but only for that purpose alone. Apart from starting a Pastor Partner Project at a solo pastored church these videos are considered the sole property of Pastor Partner and may not be distributed or used for any other reason.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, communities, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with other Members (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. When you share information through these Communication Services, others can see, copy and use that information. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see information (e.g., restricting portions of your profile visibility to other Members). We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Communication Services and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Pastor Partner has no obligations to monitor the Communication Services. However, Pastor Partner reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Pastor Partner reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Pastor Partner reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Pastor Partner’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Pastor Partner does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Pastor Partner specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Pastor Partner spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Pastor Partner.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials Provided to pastorpartner.org or Posted on Any Pastor Partner Web Page
Pastor Partner does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to pastorpartner.org (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Pastor Partner Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it. This includes, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Communication Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as a part of the Communication Services and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
While we may edit and make format changes to your content (such as modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/choose/).
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Pastor Partner is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Pastor Partner’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services or the Site to Pastor Partner, you agree that Pastor Partner can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your pastorpartner.org profile will be truthful.
You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Pastor Partner from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Pastor Partner Content accessed through pastorpartner.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
We may change, suspend or end any Service. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We do not promise to store or keep showing any information and content that you’ve posted.
Other Content, Sites and Apps
Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, is at your own risk.
Others may offer their own products and services through our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
By using the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Pastor Partner generally does not review content provided by our Members or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Members’) content or information. We cannot always prevent the misuse of our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pastor Partner, it officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Contract or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Pastor Partner reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Pastor Partner in asserting any available defenses.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Pastor Partner agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. PASTOR PARTNER AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
PASTOR PARTNER AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. PASTOR PARTNER AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Both you and Pastor Partner may terminate this User Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Site, Services, and Communication Services. The following shall survive termination:
Our rights to use and disclose your feedback; Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination.
Pastor Partner reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site, Services, Communication Services, and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Michigan an you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Michigan in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site, Services, and Communication Services. Use of the Site, Services, and Communication Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this User Agreement and these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Pastor Partner as a result of this agreement or use of the Site, Services, and Communication Services. Pastor Partner’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Pastor Partner’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site, Services, Communication Services, or information provided to or gathered by Pastor Partner with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Pastor Partner with respect to the Site, Services, and Communication Services and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Pastor Partner with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Further Pastor Partner Guidelines
Pastor Partner is a community of professionals. This list of Guidelines along with our Community Policies limit what you can and cannot do on our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services.
You agree that you will:
Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
Use your real name on your profile; and
Use the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services in a professional manner.
You agree that you will not:
Create a false identity on pastorpartner.org, misrepresent your identity, create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another’s account;
Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services;
Override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Site, Service, and/or Communication Services (such as caps on keyword searches or profile views);
Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of Pastor Partner;
Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/choose/);
Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services or any related technology that is not open source;
Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Pastor Partner without our express consent;
Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services or related data or access to the same, without Pastor Partner’s consent;
Deep-link to our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile, without Pastor Partner’s consent;
Use bots or other automated methods to access the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
Monitor the Sites’, Services’, and/or Communication Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services
Overlay or otherwise modify the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services);
Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Site, Services, and/or Communication Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or
Violate the Professional Community Policies or any additional terms concerning a specific Service and/or Communication Service that are provided when you sign up for or start using such Service and/or Communication Service.
Pastor Partner welcomes your questions or comments regarding the User Agreement:
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