Terms of Service


 

 
These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using this website you accept the terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms, you must not use this site. You are welcome to contact the curators of this site for clarification.

 

General terms of service

 
You must be 18 years old to use this site. By using this web site you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.

This web site uses cookies to improve your website experience. By using this website you consent to the site’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Synergy Common’s privacy and security policy.

This web site contains links to other web sites. Synergy Commons is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

This web site defines an active member as a member who has a complete profile (avatar and member info) and logs into the community at least once every 90 days.

This web site actively deletes expired user accounts. This site uses an active member definition to manage inactive accounts. If a member account is inactive after 90 days they will receive an email noting their inactivity and asking if we can assist them in any way. We will also inform them of the active member policy. After 180 days of inactivity a second email will be issued stating that unless there is activity in the next seven days we will consider this account an expired account. After the seven days is up, we will delete the expired account. The member is welcome to rejoin at any time in the future unless their account has been discontinued for misuse of the web site.

 

License to use the website and website content

 
Unless otherwise stated, visionSynergy and its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below all of these intellectual rights are the reserved.

VisionSynergy and Synergy Commons uses a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License for all content unless specifically copyrighted and trademarked by third-party authors and publishers. This allows you to view, download, print, copy, adapt, modify, republish and reuse the content as long as you provide attribution, use the content for non-commercial purposes and share your content under the same creative commons license terms. For more information, click on the button below:

 
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

Acceptable Use

 
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without visionSynergy’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without visionSynergy express written consent.

You must not use inappropriate language (racial, sexual, gender or cultural slurs, curses or vulgar terms) on this site. Members may not troll or attack other members, their reputation or their contributions.

 

Restricted Access

 
Access to certain areas of this website is restricted to members only. visionSynergy on behalf of Synergy Commons reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at visionSynergy and Synergy Commons discretion.

If visionSynergy or Synergy Commons provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

visionSynergy and Synergy Commons may disable your user ID and password at Synergy Commons discretion without notice and explanation.

 

User Content

 
In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to visionSynergy and Synergy Commons a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.

You also grant to Synergy Commons the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or visionSynergy and Synergy Commons or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

visionSynergy and Synergy Commons reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on visionSynergy or Synergy Commons servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding visionSynergy and Synergy Commons rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, visionSynergy and Synergy Commons does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.]

 

No Warranties

 
This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. visionSynergy and Synergy Commons makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Synergy Commons does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

 
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial, ministry or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

 

Limitations of liability

 
VisionSynergy and Synergy Commons will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or
    business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

 
These limitations of liability apply even if visionSynergy or Synergy Commons has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

 

Exceptions

 
Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit visionSynergy or Synergy Common’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by visionSynergy or Synergy Common’s negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of visionSynergy and Synergy Commons; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for visionSynergy or Synergy Commons to exclude or limit, or
    to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

 

Reasonableness

 
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

 

Other parties

 
You accept that, as a limited liability entity, visionSynergy and Synergy Commons has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against visionSynergy or Synergy Commons officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect visionSynergy and Synergy Commons officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors.

 

Unenforceable provisions

 
If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

 

Indemnity

 
You hereby indemnify visionSynergy and Synergy Commons and undertake to keep visionSynergy and Synergy Commons indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by visionSynergy and Synergy Commons to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of visionSynergy and Synergy Commons legal advisers) incurred or suffered by visionSynergy and Synergy Commons arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

 

Breaches of these terms and conditions

 
Without prejudice to visionSynergy and Synergy Common’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, visionSynergy and Synergy Commons may take such action as visionSynergy and Synergy Commons deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

 

Variation

 
visionSynergy and Synergy Commons may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

 

Assignment

 
visionSynergy and Synergy Commons may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with visionSynergy and Synergy Commons rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

 

Severability

 
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

 

Entire agreement

 
These terms and conditions, together with the website’s privacy and security policy and disclaimer policy constitute the entire agreement between you and visionSynergy and Synergy Commons in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

This web site domain and accounts are registered to visionSynergy. visionSynergy sponsors, hosts and manages this site as a service to the global community of ministry network leaders. VisionSynergy is located in Edmonds, WA, USA. We can we reached at [email protected]

 

Privacy & Security

 
The privacy of our members is of utmost importance to the Synergy Commons community. Synergy Commons will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to ensure confidentiality and prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.

We collect the following types of member information: name, country, ministry interests and affiliations. For security purposes members can use a pseudonym to protect their identity.

This information is used to administer, personalize and enable your access to and use of the site. This information is also displayed in member profiles that are controlled and managed exclusively by members who choose what to share with other members.

We do not share member information with other organizations, websites or for any purpose other than to facilitate member communications and your participation within the community.

The majority of the content on the community site is available to the public. Groups, forums and other interactions may be private or hidden. “Private” means that the group itself is visible in the groups directory, but that members must request (and be approved) to join the group. Private group content is visible only to other members of the group. “Hidden” means that the group is not visible in the groups directory and that other members must be invited to join the group. Hidden group content is visible and accessible only by invited members.

Synergy Commons will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data. All personal information and website interactions entered into on this site are protected by encryption technology and – if kept – are stored in encrypted, secure servers.
 
We use multiple spam prevention measures to protect the community from member and internet advertising, requests for support, and spam. For member-based advertising and requests for support, our first level of prevention is our member guidelines that all member’s agree to follow when they register. If we see or hear of any members who are not following these guidelines, that member is contacted by a community manager and the guidelines are explained. If the behavior continues or is egregious, the member is removed from the community. In the case of third-party spam, we use multiple technologies throughout the registration process to prevent spambots or spam software from registering as a member. If the spammer is human and they defeat the registration safeguards, we review all new registrations in order to identify potential spammers who are then removed from the site. We also employ industry-standard comment and blacklist key word services to monitor and remove all inappropriate comments automatically.

This site is hosted on hardened 3rd party servers managed by a reputable third party hosting service. The servers, databases, and web site are security monitored 24×7 by a 3rd party monitoring service. All plugins are regularly updated to prevent security vulnerabilities. The web site uses industry standard username / password protocols to protect members. All web page transactions are encrypted using SSL. Databases containing any stored community information are fully encrypted. The web site allows members to use a “public name” and control how much information they make visible to visitors and other members. Forums can be public, private or hidden to provide additional levels of security and privacy. The site is regularly backed up and can be quickly restored on-demand.

 
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