Terms of Use

Welcome to www.heartlandcommunity.org, along with all associated sites linked to www.heartlandcommunity.org by Heartland Community Church (the “Website”). Your use of this Website is subject to these Website Terms of Use, our separate Privacy Policy, and our separate our other terms, conditions, and policies (collectively the “Policies”). You should carefully read the Policies before using this Website. By using the Website, you agree to be bound by and accept the Policies and agree and acknowledge the terms and conditions stated herein and therein. If you do not agree to the Policies, do not use this Website. This Website is the sole property of Heartland Community Church, an Ohio non-profit corporation (the “Church”), and shall not be used for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by the Policies. You agree not to use this Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this Website or which would interfere with any other party’s use of this Website. You hereby assume all risks associated with the use of this Website and should not rely upon any content or materials on this Website for any reason whatsoever.

Trademarks

This Website contains materials, such as names, phrases, and/or logos, that are either registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of the Church or its licensors. Nothing in this Website should be construed as granting, expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, or trade dress used in this Website, in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized or unlawful use of any trademark, service mark, or trade dress, including, but not limited to, on another website as a part of a link to this Website, without the express written permission of the Church, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright

The content and materials provided on this Website are subject to the ownership rights of the Church and/or its licensors. Any use of the content or materials on this Website without the consent of the Church is strictly prohibited. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, content, photographs, materials, products, or services from this Website. The Church will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Social Media

This Website may contain links to third-party blogs, websites, wikis, file sharing, user-generated audio or video, virtual worlds, social networks, or any other form of online publishing or discussion (collectively “Social Media”), such as Facebook®, MySpace®, Instagram®, SoundCloud®, LinkedIn®, Twitter®, YouTube®, and/or Flickr®. The Church makes its Social Media pages available on any such sites for informational purposes only. Your use of the Church’s pages on Social Media sites is subject to the guidelines and disclaimers posted by the Church on such sites, if any, and the Policies.

Communication Forums

This Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the Church, the public at large, or a group (collectively “Communication Forums”). You agree to use the Communication Forums only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Forum, you will not: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, (b) publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or information, (c) 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, (d) upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage this Website or the operation of another’s computer, (e) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Forum specifically allows such messages, (f) conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters, (g) download any file posted by another user of a Communication Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner, (h) 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, (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Forums, (j) violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Forum, (k) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent, or (l) violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The Church has no obligation to monitor the Communication Forums. However, the Church reserves the right to: (1) review materials posted to a Communication Forum and to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in its sole discretion, (2) terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Forums at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever, and (3) disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Forum. The Church does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Forum; and, therefore, the Church specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Forums and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Forum. Managers and hosts are not authorized Church spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the Church.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Forum may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download any materials.

Submissions

Any remarks, suggestions, ideas, or other non-personal information or materials communicated to the Church through this Website will be considered non-confidential. By providing such information or materials to the Church, you hereby grant the Church a perpetual, irrevocable, and unrestricted license, without charge or royalty, to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, and display such information or materials. Any information or materials provided without this authorization may not be submitted to the Church. By providing such information or materials to the Church, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such information or materials, including, without limitation, all rights necessary to submit such information or materials to the Church. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to submit any information to this Website, including, but not limited to, any personally identifiable information.

No information or materials submitted to this Website may contain any of the following: (a) any vulgar, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing information or material; (b) any sexually-explicit information or materials; (c) any copyrighted, trademarked, or other proprietary information without the owner of such information’s consent; (d) any trade secrets or other confidential information without the owner of such information’s consent; (e) any information or material that infringes upon any intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any person or entity; or (f) any advertisements or solicitations for business.

Links

This Website may contain links to other websites not owned, controlled, or maintained by the Church. These links are provided solely for your convenience and to allow you to access other websites containing legal and other information. The Church does not have control over and is in no manner responsible for any content or materials on the linked websites or the availability of these linked websites. The inclusion of any link to another website does not imply any endorsement, association, or affiliation by the Church of the linked website or any products, services, or other materials provided on the linked website. The Church prohibits any other website from providing a link to this Website, including, but not limited to, the use of the Church’s service marks to indicate any such link, without the express written consent of the Church.

International Users

The Website is controlled, operated, and administered by the Church from our offices within the USA. If you access the Website from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use content accessed through the Website in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions, or regulations.

Employment

The Church may make employment information or opportunities available on this Website. The Church is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation or any other classification protected by applicable law. The inclusion of any employment information or opportunity on this Website does not create any employment relationship, express or implied, between you and the Church.

Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS HEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE CHURCH DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND INFRINGEMENT. THE CHURCH MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, BUGS, OR OTHER HARMFUL OR DAMAGING COMPONENTS OR CONTENT. THE CHURCH MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT OR MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CHURCH BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING TO YOUR COMPUTER OR FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE.

Indemnity

By using this Website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Church, its members, managers, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) that arise from your use or misuse of this Website or breach of the Policies. The Church reserves the right to assume or participate, at your expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

Representations and Warranties

By using the Website, you hereby represent and warrant to the Church that: (a) the Policies are the legal, valid, and binding obligations of you enforceable against you in accordance with their terms; (b) you have full authority to enter into this agreement and your entering this agreement does not require the approval or consent of any third party; and (c) your use of the Website will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Policies.

Modifications and Revisions

The Church may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Policies at any time, without notice to you. Any changes or revisions to the Policies will be posted on the Website. Accordingly, you should visit this Website periodically to review the Policies.

Procedure for Making Infringement Claims

The Church respects the intellectual property rights of others and demands that those who visit or use the Website do the same. If you believe your intellectual property rights have been violated in any way by the Church or the Website, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), please provide the Church a written (not email) notice to its designated agent containing the following information:

The signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property allegedly infringed;

A description of the intellectual property you claim has been infringed upon;

A description on the content you claim is infringing and where it appears on the Website;

Your contact information, i.e. your name, address, telephone number, and email address;

A statement that the owner has a good faith belief that use of the allegedly infringing content is not authorized by the owner of the intellectual property, its agent, or the law; and

Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

The Church’s designated Agent for DMCA notification of infringement is as follows:

Heartland Community Church

P.O. Box 507

Medina, Ohio 44258

Attn: Management Team

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEY FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER’S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.

General Provisions

The Church reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to this Website and related services or any portion thereof, without notice for any reason whatsoever. The use of this Website and the Policies shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, without regard to conflict of law provisions. The sole jurisdiction for any arbitration or legal proceedings arising out of your use of this Website or any provision in the Policies shall be in City of Medina, Medina County, Ohio. Any waiver by the Church of a breach of any provision of the Policies shall not operate as or be constructed to be a waiver of any other breach of that provision or of any breach of any other provision of the Policies. If any one or more of the provisions contained in the Policies shall be held to be illegal, invalid, unenforceable, or void in any respect by any court of competent jurisdiction, the Policies and any provision therein shall not be rendered null and void and shall not be affected or impaired. The Policies contain the entire agreement between you and the Church with respect to the use of this Website and hereby supersedes all previous agreements with respect to the use of this Website. Your use of this Website shall not create any joint venture, partnership, agency relationship, or employment relationship between you and the Church. Use of this Website is not authorized in any locality, state, or country that does not give full effect to all provisions of the Policies.

Attorney Fees

In the event of a dispute between you and the Church regarding any claim arising out of your use of the Website or the Policies, the Church, if it prevails, shall be awarded all costs of bringing a claim, including reasonable attorney fees and the ordinary costs and expenses incurred in resolving the dispute, including, without limitation, all arbitration-related fees and expenses.

Arbitration/Class Action Waiver

ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND THE CHURCH, WHETHER ARISING IN TORT OR CONTRACT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF THE POLICIES AND THE VALIDITY THEREOF, INCLUDING THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER, SHALL BE FINALLY SETTLED BY ARBITRATION CONDUCTED EXPEDITIOUSLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION RULES BY A SOLE ARBITRATOR SELECTED BY THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE. IF THE PARTIES ARE UNABLE TO AGREE UPON AN ARBITRATOR WITHIN TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS, EACH PARTY SHALL SELECT AN ARBITRATOR. THE TWO ARBITRATORS SELECTED SHALL SELECT A THIRD ARBITRATOR AND ALL DECISIONS THEREAFTER SHALL BE MADE BY A MAJORITY OF THE ARBITRATORS. THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.) AND JUDGMENT UPON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR(S) MAY BE ENTERED BY ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF. UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, THE ARBITRATOR(S) IS NOT EMPOWERED TO AWARD DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF COMPENSATORY DAMAGES AND EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF COMPENSATORY DAMAGES.

ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE COMMENCED BY ANY PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT BY DELIVERING TO THE OTHER PARTY A WRITTEN NOTICE REQUESTING ARBITRATION. ANY ARBITRATION HEARING SHALL BE HELD IN MEDINA, OHIO, UNLESS THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE AGREE OTHERWISE. ANY AWARD RENDERED BY ARBITRATION SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ON THE PARTIES, AND JUDGMENT THEREON MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY ARBITRATION RULES TO THE CONTRARY, THE AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR(S) MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN THREE (3) MONTHS FOLLOWING THE DATE ON WHICH THE ARBITRATOR(S) IS APPOINTED, UNLESS THE ISSUE IS THE SUBJECT OF LITIGATION BROUGHT BY A THIRD PARTY AND THE ARBITRATOR(S) DEEMS IT APPROPRIATE TO DEFER ITS AWARD UNTIL THE LITIGATION IS RESOLVED.

Arbitration shall proceed solely on an individual basis without the right for any claims OR DISPUTES to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on bases involving claims OR DISPUTES brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve and make written awards is limited to claims OR DISPUTES between you and the Church alone. Claims OR DISPUTES may not be joined or consolidated unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding the use of this Website, or the Policies, you may contact the Church by mail at P.O. Box 507, Medina, Ohio 44258, by phone at (330) 725-1948, or electronic mail at church@heartlandcommunity.org. The Church will make reasonable efforts to answer your questions or comments but does not guarantee a response to such questions or comments. Please note that the Church cannot give legal advice and no discussions or correspondences with the Church should be construed as such.

Acknowledgement

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE POLICIES, UNDERSTAND THEM, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 23, 2018