Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Welcome to First United Methodist Church's website. We offer this site as a convenience to you and hope it benefits your spiritual life. We have established a few ground rules to help make this site fun and helpful and safe for all our visitors. Please carefully read all of these terms and conditions prior to using this site.

Description of Services
First United Methodist Church (FUMC) provides users with access to a wide variety of materials designed to enrich their spiritual lives. All materials are subject to FUMC's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Applicability & Acceptance of Terms
By using this site, you expressly agree to the terms and conditions without limitation or qualification. If you choose not to agree to these terms, then you may not use this site. FUMC reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. You agree that each visit you make to this site shall be subject to the then current Terms of Use. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept without limitation or qualification the Terms of Use and acknowledge that any other agreement between you and First United Methodist Church is superseded and of no force or effect.

Copyrights
This site and all material contained in this site is protected by copyright unless otherwise indicated. This includes text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, audio, and video. Such material may not be used except as provided in these terms and conditions without the express written permission of First United Methodist Church. We grant you permission to download material displayed on this site for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you retain all copyright and other ownership notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report, or use the contents of the site for public or commercial purposes. This includes the use of any text, images, audio and video without express written permission of First United Methodist Church. The images of people or places displayed on this site are either owned by First United Methodist Church or are used with permission. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission provided elsewhere. Any unauthorized use of these images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and/or communications regulations and statutes.

Trademarks
The Cross/Flame is a registered trademark of the United Methodist Church in the United States of America and in other countries. This trademark is used by permission by First United Methodist Church, and it is incorporated along with other First United Methodist Church graphics, logos, and service names as trademarks of First United Methodist Church. FUMC's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not under First United Methodist Church's ownership or control. Furthermore, such trademarks may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits First United Methodist Church. All other trademarks not owned by First United Methodist Church or its affiliates that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by First United Methodist Church or its affiliates.

Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability
This site is provided to you on an “as is” basis. First United Methodist Church makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or to the information contained therein. This includes, but is not limited to, the text, graphics, audio, icons, buttons, images, and products contained on this site. First United Methodist Church fully disclaims, to the full extent permissible under applicable law, all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. First United Methodist Church, nor any other person or entity involved in creating, producing or delivering this site, shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. This limitation of liability applies without limitation to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. First United Methodist Church also assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this site, or of your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this site. First United Methodist Church assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of this site, as well as any off site pages or additional sites linked to this site, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained therein. First United Methodist Church will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the disclosure of the identity of any person positing any such information or materials.

Accuracy of Web Site Including Future Revisions
First United Methodist Church uses reasonable efforts to include accurate, up-to-date information on this site. First United Methodist Church makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. First United Methodist Church assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. First United Methodist Church neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials on this site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with First United Methodist Church.

Links
As a courtesy to you, this site offers links to other websites. Some of these sites may be affiliated with First United Methodist Church, while others are not. First United Methodist Church has not reviewed all of the sites nor the entirety of any single site linked to and from this site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages. Visiting any off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

Confidential Information
DO NOT SEND ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO THIS SITE. Any communication or material that you transmit to this site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. Furthermore, you agree that such information is non-confidential and non-proprietary. Therefore, anything that you transmit or post to this site may be used by First United Methodist Church or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, First United Methodist Church is free to use any ideas, concepts, knowhow, or techniques contained in any communication you send to this site for any purpose whatsoever.

Dealing with Advertisers or Other Third Parties
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions or contests of, advertisers or other third parties (which are entities other than First United Methodist Church) found on or through this site, including payment and delivery of related goods and services together with any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and that advertiser or third party. You agree that First United Methodist Church shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on this site.

User Conduct
You understand that you are the sole person that is responsible for any and all information that you post, upload, email or transmit to or from this site, including, but not limited to, all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, audio, messages, or other material. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane materials or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. You are prohibited from collecting or storing personal information about other users and from stalking or harassing another. Furthermore, you are prohibited from engaging in any conduct that is harmful to minors in any way.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold First United Methodist Church, its subsidiaries and affiliates, agents, elders, officers, directors, or other employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by anyone due to or arising from content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through this site, your use of this site, your connection to this site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

Applicable Law & General Information
This site is created and controlled by First United Methodist Church in the State of Oregon, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Oregon shall apply to the foregoing disclaimers, terms and conditions, including the First United Methodist Church Privacy Policy, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of Oregon for any claim or dispute against First United Methodist Church arising under these disclaimers, terms and conditions, including the First United Methodist Church Privacy Policy. If any portion of these Terms of Use is found to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then that portion shall be deemed to be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches the intent of the original provision as closely as possible. The remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue to be enforceable and valid according to terms contained herein. This shall be the entire agreement, superseding all prior agreements between you and First United Methodist Church regarding this site. You must file any claim or suit arising from the use of this site within one year from the date on which the claim arises. The failure of FUMC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of said right or provision. Finally, the section titles in the Terms of Use are for your convenience only and carry no contractual or legal effect whatsoever.

Privacy Policy
FUMC understands that the Internet can be a powerful asset to your spiritual life. At the same time, we strive to respect and protect your privacy. When you are visiting this website, we may collect all types of information concerning your viewing patterns, your browser, operating system and IP address, and any personally identifiable information that you provide to us, regardless of whether it is required or not. Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, gender, birthday, credit card information and hobbies. In order to provide you with a customized website and to track your viewing patterns, we may place a “cookie” on your computer that allows us to recognize you when you visit our site. For more information about cookies, see below. This policy is a summary of what information FUMC may collect and how that information may be used.

What type of information does FUMC collect?
FUMC collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information FUMC may collect, is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that FUMC collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

What does FUMC do with the information that is collected?
Any information that you provide to FUMC or that is obtained through this web site may be used for church purposes. We may disclose your information to related or affiliated entities or to other sister churches for church purposes, but we will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Any information that FUMC may disclose to third parties (other than sister churches) will only be released in the aggregate and will not contain any personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is useful for church statistics and marketing purposes. FUMC will not otherwise disclose your name, address, email address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. FUMC or other sister ministries may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

What are cookies and how are they used?
Cookies are bits of computer code that FUMC may place on your computer that can be accessed by our computer when you visit this site. Cookies allow us to collect information about you so that your experience on this site will be as customized as possible. Most computers will automatically receive cookies. You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser's preferences menu. We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the FUMC site.

How does linking to other sites affect my privacy protections?
As a courtesy, FUMC may provide links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by FUMC. Some of these sites may use the FUMC logo. These third party sites, however, are NOT subject to or bound by the FUMC Privacy Policy. Such third party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. FUMC is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting.

How does FUMC protect the privacy of children?
First United Methodist Church is committed to protecting the privacy and safety of children. FUMC does not knowingly accept personally identifiable information from children who are under the age of 16 without verifiable parental consent. If parents choose to grant consent, a parental consent form may be accessed by clicking here. Simply print and complete the form and mail it to us at 1376 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401. If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of children's privacy, or if parents wish to deny consent and request that FUMC delete their child's information, please contact us via email at eugenefumc@eugenefumc.org.

Policy Change
First United Methodist Church reserves the right to change, amend, or restate this policy. Therefore, you should revisit this page from time to time to determine the current policy. FUMC will post any substantial changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to implementation of the change. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy policy. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy policy.

Affirmative Consent
By using this FUMC website, you are giving us your express consent to use the information that we collect about you in the manner described in this policy.

Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us: eugenefumcoffice@gmail.com.