Terms of Use


Terms of Use Policies

Classifieds Use Policy

Success Stories Policy

Site Terms of Use

Welcome to minnesotaminnesotaumc.org, the official online ministry of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (the "Conference"). It is designed to provide information and resources for Minnesota United Methodist congregations and those interested in supporting these churches. When using minnesotaminnesotaumc.org, you agree to the terms and conditions listed on this page (the "Terms of Service Agreement"), which may be updated by us from time to time.

Minnesotaumc.org may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Minnesotaumc.org has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

You may not: (1) modify Minnesotaumc.org, (2) publish, display, disclose, rent, lease, modify, loan, distribute, or create derivative works based on Minnesotaumc.org or its Documentation or any part thereof without the express written permission of The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, (3) remove, obliterate, or cancel from view any copyright, trademark, confidentiality or other proprietary notice, mark or legend appearing on Minnesotaumc.org, (4) reverse engineer, decompile, translate, adapt or dissemble Minnesotaumc.org, nor shall you attempt to create the source code from the object code for Minnesotaumc.org without the express written permission of The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, or (5) assign the license for the Service.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ON OUR SITES, THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND IT MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES, REGARDING THE ACCURRACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES OR THAT THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES WILL MEET ANY USER’S REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.

THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES, RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S SERVICES, RESULTING FROM LOSS OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF A USER’S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees) arising from your use of our services, your violation of the Terms of Service or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. The Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church’s successors, assigns and licensees.

These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to the site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts of Minnesota. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder to the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect. These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Privacy

The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church respects your privacy, believes personal information should remain private, and will not disclose or sell personal information to any outside organization for any purpose.

THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH uses the e-mail addresses of churches only to communicate conference-wide or urgent news and information.

The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church collects aggregate information (such as information about how many visitors log on to our sites, the pages they access, etc.). It collects names of clergy, address, web site, email addresses, and phone number of its congregations and makes this information public on www.minnesotaumc.org. This information is also published in its print annual Journal. This data is otherwise shared only with Conference Advance ministries.

Copyright Permissions

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, disseminate, sell, distribute, publish, broadcast or circulate the information received through Minnesotaumc.org to anyone, including, but not limited to, others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Tax-Exempt Status

The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code section 170.

Classified Use Policy

Classified announcements provide Minnesota United Methodists a place to exchange information about opportunities. Anyone may submit an item. Click on the “Post a Classified” link under Classifieds (in the News and Events section).

Rules:

  • Items must be of interest to the mission and ministry of Minnesota United Methodists.
  • There is no fee to post to this site.
  • Items posted to this site will remain for no more than 30 days, after which they will be automatically deleted. Announcements can be posted again at the end of a 30-day period. If you are posting a position available, please request removal of your announcement once the job is filled.
  • Individuals or not-for-profit organizations may announce the availability of used church supplies or used supplies appropriate for church ministry if offered at no profit. United Methodist organizations may announce mission fund-raising sales.
  • For-profit businesses may not use the classifieds section for sales solicitations.
  • Church-related institutions of higher learning or continuing education that are approved by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church may post opportunities on this site. E-mail us to clarify whether your institution qualifies.
  • Announcements must not violate the standards of the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.
  • The staff of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church reserves the right to remove any item for any reason. We also reserve the right to block postings from anyone who consistently misuses the privilege.

If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail us.

Deleting a Previously Submitted Classified Item

Ads can only be deleted by site administrators. E-mail us with your request for ad removal and one of our site administrators will delete the ad for you.

Success Stories Policy

Church or Ministry Success stories text and graphics entered onto the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church web site become the property of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Permission to reprint Success Stories or any news story on this web site not otherwise attiributed must be obtained from the Conference. Send us an e-mail message to request permission.

The Conference reserves the right to edit stories before publishing them. The Conference reserves the right not to publish stories or graphics submitted without providing reason for the decision.

Those who submit Church Success stories must obtain the permission of parents or guardians  before submitting images or identifying information of any person aged 18 or younger.


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