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Terms of Use for NAZARENE.ORG


The Terms of Use that follow govern access to and use of the websites of Church of the Nazarene, Inc., otherwise known as NAZARENE.ORG. The term NAZARENE.ORG refers to any of the websites owned or operated by Church of the Nazarene, Inc. By accessing or using NAZARENE.ORG, you agree to follow and to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.





The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. recognizes the privacy concerns of users of NAZARENE.ORG and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor’s name, address, email address, telephone number, IP address, or credit card information is automatically collected on our website. Such information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses in these Terms of Use or at the time of collection. We do not give, sell, trade, or rent any personally identifiable information on a visitor to any third party, except where necessary to serve the needs of that visitor. On joining our community, you may receive periodic newsletters sent to the email address you provide. You may unsubscribe after you receive your first newsletter.


We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data on NAZARENE.ORG, please contact us (info@nazarene.org)and we will endeavor to delete that information. If you are a child under the age of 13 and using NAZARENE.ORG, please do not give any information about yourself, such as your name, address, birth date, phone number, or school or email address.


The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. reviews its Privacy Policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of the Terms of Use relating to privacy at any time.





Pages that collect sensitive data (for example, credit card information) use 128-bit secure server technology in an effort to protect user data. The secure server software encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. The secure icon on your browser window indicates secure pages. We maintain other reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of information in our possession. We reserve the right to monitor traffic patterns and website usage.


“Cookies” are files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about a user. They enable us to provide customized features to enhance your visit to the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies.





All website design, text, graphics, layout, and content is the property of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.


Any use of NAZARENE.ORG that is not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited. You may not use, reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any content, “mirror” or include such content on your own server or in your own documents or modify or reuse the text or graphics from NAZARENE.ORG without the written permission of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc.


No content may be sold or used for any commercial purpose. Any printed copy must include the following copyright notice: Copyright Church of the Nazarene, Inc.

If you post anything on or upload it to NAZARENE.ORG, by making that posting or upload, you (i) warrant that your posting or upload does not infringe any copyright, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property right of someone else, and (ii) grant the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. a perpetual right and license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, and prepare derivatives of your posting or upload for publicity, education, or any other purposes the International Church deems proper. If you leave our community, we reserve the right to keep all of your postings intact. Your username may be changed at your request or as we see fit.





Except as set out in the next paragraph immediately below, trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos displayed on NAZARENE.ORG may only be used with the prior written permission of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. and may not be used in connection with any product or service that in any manner misrepresents, disparages, or discredits the Church of the Nazarene, Inc.


The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. grants a non-exclusive license to recognized Nazarene churches to use the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. trademarks, service marks, logos and graphics displayed on NAZARENE.ORG for affiliation and promotional purposes only. The use of these items by churches for commercial purposes or for any other event or purpose is not authorized. Trademarks, service marks, logos and graphics displayed on NAZARENE.ORG may not be changed, edited, modified, contextualized, or translated without the prior written consent of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc.



Linking Policy


NAZARENE.ORG may be linked to or from other websites that are not operated by the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. or any of its affiliates. The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those third party websites. NAZARENE.ORG may also be linked to websites operated by organizations affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. Visitors to those websites should refer to their separate terms of use.



“Find a Church”


Any information found in the “Find a Church” section is official information of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. If you find the information displayed in the “Find a Church” section for a church to be inaccurate or outdated or if you need to add, update, or edit any information about a church as listed, please contact the Web Development Office by email or at the address below.



Forums, Chats & Blogs – Rules and Membership Agreement


Registration for these online communities and applications is free.


No soliciting or advertising of personal or corporate services or ventures is allowed.


Although the administrators and moderators will attempt to keep all objectionable messages out of these applications, it is impossible for us to review all postings. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. nor its service providers will be held responsible for the content of any message. We desire the content placed on these forums, chats, or blogs be positive and uplifting.


Negative rhetoric regarding other denominations or other religions is not welcome as it is not conducive our mission, “to make Christlike disciples in the nations.” Our evangelistic efforts spread far and wide around the world, and our efforts to reach people for Christ could be compromised by undue criticism toward other people groups or religions. All content should be non-political in nature.


By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually oriented, hateful, threatening, or violative of any laws. The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. reserves the right to remove, edit, move, or close any threads or posts for any reason. Any person may be banned from the communities without warning, for any reason.





NAZARENE.ORG is provided by the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. on an “as is” basis, and the use of NAZARENE.ORG is at your sole risk. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, as to the operation of NAZARENE.ORG or the information, content, materials, or results that may be obtained from use of NAZARENE.ORG. We do not warrant that the functions contained at NAZARENE.ORG will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that NAZARENE.ORG or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.



Limitations of Liability


The Church of the Nazarene, Inc. shall not be liable for damages of any kind arising from or connected with the use of NAZARENE.ORG, including mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, or viruses or delays in operation or transmission. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including compensatory, direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to damages for lost profits, loss or inaccuracy of data, or loss of revenue). In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing NAZARENE.ORG or any linked site.





You agree to hold the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. harmless from and indemnify it against any claims, loss, or damages by you or third parties based on or related to your online actions or your use of NAZARENE.ORG and all damages, costs, and expenses relating thereto.



Applicable Law; Choice of Forum


NAZARENE.ORG is created and controlled by the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. in the State of Kansas, USA. These Terms of Use, the use of NAZARENE.ORG, and all transactions conducted through NAZARENE.ORG will be governed by and construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Kansas (excluding any conflict of laws rules). These Terms of Use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of NAZARENE.ORG and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting, or additional communications. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any legal proceedings relating to these Terms of Use or to NAZARENE.ORG or transactions or activity conducted on or relating to NAZARENE.ORG will be the appropriate state or federal courts in Johnson County, Kansas; you consent to such jurisdiction and venue and waive all objections to proceedings in such courts based on jurisdiction, venue or inconvenience of the forum.



Changes to NAZARENE.ORG or Terms of Use


We may make changes to NAZARENE.ORG or to the services, products, programs, and prices described on NAZARENE.ORG at any time without notice. We may revise these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revision or the revised Terms of Use on NAZARENE.ORG; any revision is effective upon your accessing this site.



Contact Us


If you want to communicate with us regarding privacy, copyright, security, trademarks, or any other aspect of these Terms of Use, please email us (info@nazarene.org) or write us at Church of the Nazarene, Inc., Communications Department, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220.