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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 se