The ALC may ask for information about our users at the point of registration. Such information may include name, age, education level, gender, e-mail address, zip code and areas of interest. This information tells us about the types of people who use the Site, allows us to verify a user’s identity and helps us tailor the Site to our audience.
The ALC will not sell or otherwise transfer or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties without the user's prior consent except as may be required by federal, state or local law, court order, or by exigent circumstances. That means that the ALC will not disclose your name, e-mail address, street address or phone number without your consent. We may use your personally identifiable information to compile and display content and information that we think you might be interested in. The ALC also may use your profile information on an aggregate basis -- without personal identifiers -- to develop and display new features and content for the Site, and to provide others with aggregate information about our users and the usage patterns of the Site.
The ALC also may perform statistical analyses of user behavior (on an aggregate basis) in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, user name, e-mail address) on an Interactive Area of the Site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the ALC and the ALC is not responsible for the discoverability of any user’s identity by methods beyond our control.
The ALC may collect non-personal identification information through the use of “cookie” technology and/or Internet Protocol (“IP”) address tracking. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users and facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site. Non-personal identification information might include the browser used by the user, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service providers and other similar information. The ALC’s system may also automatically gather information about the areas the user visits on the Site and about the links the user may select from within the Site to other sites.
The ALC is committed to keeping user information secure, and uses industry standard technology in an attempt to achieve that goal.
The ALC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information uploaded to or appearing on the Site to the extent necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request.
The ALC reserves the right, but does not assume any responsibility, to (1) remove from the Site any material posted by you which the ALC, in its sole discretion, deems inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions; and/or (2) terminate your access to all or part of the Site. However, the ALC can neither review all material prior to transmission on the website nor ensure prompt action with respect to objectionable material after it is transmitted on the Site. Accordingly, the ALC assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or other content that is provided by third parties. The ALC reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of users of the Site and the public, however, the ALC has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the Site.
The Site contains links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and not as a guarantee, warrantee, endorsement or recommendation by the ALC of the content on such third-party websites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party websites. The ALC is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the privacy practices of, or the content or accuracy of materials on, such third-party websites. Furthermore, the ALC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked website. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
THE SITE ALSO MAY CONTAIN ADVERTISEMENTS BY THIRD PARTIES. THE ALC MAY RECEIVE ROYALTIES FROM SUCH ADVERTISERS. THE ALC DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, WARRANT, OR RECOMMEND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED IN ADVERTISEMENTS.
The ALC may provide interactive forums, chat rooms, news groups, bulletin boards and other interactive areas (“Interactive Areas”) on the Site. If you use any of the Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications, and you assume responsibility for such communications, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By posting or otherwise displaying information on the Site, you grant to the ALC the right to display, copy, distribute and publish in any format User-Posted Content you upload or otherwise transmit to the Site. The ALC does not assume any responsibility for the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any material posted on any Interactive Area, or of consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the Site.
IN CASES WHERE YOU FEEL THREATENED OR BELIEVE SOMEONE ELSE IS IN DANGER, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IMMEDIATELY.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Interactive Areas, you agree not to engage in the following activities:
The ALC reserves the right but is not obligated to record the dialogue in public chat rooms. The ALC does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users, or any other person or entity. If notified by a user of communication(s) which are alleged not to conform to the terms of this Section, the ALC may but is not obligated to investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s). The ALC reserves the right but is not obligated to remove or edit communications which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Conditions. In addition to the removal rights described above, the ALC reserves the right to terminate a user's access to any or all Interactive Areas at any time, with or without notice, in the exercise of its sole discretion.
The ALC reserves the right but is not obligated to monitor, edit, or disclose any posting on the Interactive Areas for lack of adherence to the Conditions, if required in the course of normal operation and maintenance of the ALC, or if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with the law or comply with legal process served; (ii) protect and defend the rights of the ALC or others; or (iii) protect the personal safety of our users, Sponsors, or the public. THE ALC HAS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO USERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SCREENING
THE ALC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKINGS CONTRARY TO THOSE SET FORTH ABOVE.
Any suspected violations of these Terms and Conditions or misuse of the Site should be immediately reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resolution and Disputes. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. These Terms and Conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, completely and exclusively state the agreement between you and the ALC with respect to the Site, and no other terms that may have been communicated to you orally or in any other manner shall have any force or effect. Any cause of action you may have that arises out of or relates to the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. Exclusive jurisdiction over any cause of action arising out of or relating to the Site shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Maryland. You agree and submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.
If any part of the Terms and Conditions are unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be construed to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties. The other provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. The ALC’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the provision. Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and the ALC nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify the Terms and Conditions.
BY ENTERING AND USING THE ALC’S SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE SITE, THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND THAT YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THEM IS VOLUNTARY AND IS NOT THE RESULT OF FRAUD, DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. YOU ALSO AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ALC, THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, THIRDPARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE DELIVERY OF THE WEBSITE OR THE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OVER THE WEBSITE, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, FROM ANY CLAIM, COMPLAINT OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.