Welcome And Entire Agreement
Welcome And Entire Agreement
Welcome to HERWOMENSHUB.COM, which is operated by HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. Our community is a place where people can come to learn about Christ Jesus, gain understanding of God’s Word, and the Christian life. THE SITES offers information, entertainment, positive and insightful dialogue. The Sites support, comfort and shared experiences. THE SITES invites healthy debate; however, THE SITES does not tolerate nor permit personal attacks, destructive postings. If that is YOUR intention in posting on THE SITES, please do not participate in THE SITES’s community.
IF YOU USE IT, YOU AGREE TO IT
If YOU do not agree with any of THE TERMS, please do not use THE SITES. By using THE SITES, YOU will be deemed to have irrevocably agreed to THE TERMS. Some areas of THE SITES may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which YOU should read carefully before making any use of those areas and their CONTENT. Such additional terms will not change or replace these TERMS regarding use of THE SITES, unless otherwise expressly stated. THE SITES and its CONTENT are made available for YOUR personal enjoyment and entertainment. By visiting THE SITES (whether or not YOU are a registered USER) or using THE SITES, Services, YOU accept and agree to be bound by these terms, including any future modifications. Supplemental terms and conditions may apply to some CONTENT, such as rules for a particular competition, CONTENT, software, application, service or other activity, or terms that may Sites certain territories, CONTENT, products, or software accessible through the CONTENT. If applicable, such supplemental terms and conditions will be disclosed to YOU in connection with such CONTENT, product, software, application, service, or activity. Any supplemental terms and conditions are in addition to these terms, and, in the event of a conflict, the supplemental terms will prevail over these terms. If YOU do not agree to the supplemental terms and conditions disclosed, YOU must not use the applicable CONTENT. We may change these terms at any time. Any such amendment will be effective immediately upon posting on THE SITES. YOU are responsible for periodically reviewing the terms for updates and amendments. By continuing to use the CONTENT YOU will be deemed to have agreed to and accepted any amendments. If YOU do not agree to any change to these TERMS or supplements, YOU must discontinue using the CONTENT. We may immediately terminate this contract with respect to YOU (including YOUR access to the CONTENT) if YOU fail to comply with any provision of these terms.
UPDATES TO TERMS
This is a general audience Site for adults (18 and over). We will assume (and by using this Site YOU warrant that) YOU have legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms (i.e., that YOU are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are otherwise entitled to be legally bound in contract).
THE SITES is based in the state of Missouri in the country of the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that THE SITES or any of its CONTENT is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If YOU access THE SITES from outside the United States, YOU do so on YOUR own initiative, at YOUR own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
WHAT THE SITES ARE AND ARE NOT
THE SITES is a ministry that facilitates online information, entertainment, links, Bible studies, and discussions. THE SITES exists to share God’s Word with its USERS. THE SITES offers its USERS online fellowship, support, encouragement, and biblical solutions through the Word of God applied to everyday life. THE SITES is a non-denominational ministry for Christians and non-Christians. THE SITES are not a counseling service and not a professional advice service nor are we psychologist. We do not offer professional training, dietitian or nutritionist advice, professional counseling, professional therapy, financial advice nor are these services offered on THE SITES, by email, or in our HERFAITHVILLAGE.COM gatherings, THE SITES groups, social media groups, Bible study groups, Zoom meetings, or discussion boards.
THE SITES DEFINED AS: HerFaithVillage.com Ministries, HerFaithVillage.com, HerWomensHub.com, HerBibleStudies.com, HerFaithRadio.com, ShelleFrelo.com, KeepinItRealInChrist.com, subsites, and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries (hereinafter individually and collectively, “THE SITES”, “WE”, “WE’RE”, “US”, “OUR”)
USER DEFINED AS: Registered and unregistered visitors (hereinafter “USER”, “USERS”, “END-USER” “YOU”, “YOUR”, “MEMBER”, “MEMBERS”)
WRITER, WRITERS Defined as author, guest WRITERS, neighborhood host, neighborhood contributors, and affiliates (hereinafter “WRITERS”, “WRITER”)
CONTENT DEFINED AS: The compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the CONTENT of THE SITES; and all other CONTENT related to THE SITES and subsites including but not limited to software, applications, products and services, all source code, databases, functionality, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, reference CONTENT, mobile services, and any other features, THE SITES social media account, and graphics (hereinafter collectively the “CONTENT”)
MARKS DEFINED AS: trademarks, service marks, branded HerFaithVillage.com or another brand owned or licensed by THE SITES and logos contained therein (hereinafter collectively the “MARKS”)
APPLICABLE LAW DEFINED AS: All domestic, foreign, federal, state or local laws, constitution, treaty, convention, ordinance, code, rule, regulation, order, injunction, judgment, decree, ruling or other similar requirement enacted, adopted, promulgated or applied by a Governmental Authority that is binding upon or applicable to rules statutes, and regulations governing these TERMS (hereinafter “APPLICABLE LAW”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE CONTENT. BY USING THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND US, EXCEPT FOR SMALL CLAIMS, IS SUBJECT TO A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND MUST BE RESOLVED BY INDIVIDUAL BINDING ARBITRATION. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING THE ARBITRATION PROVISION BELOW.NOTHING IN THESE TERMS IS INTENDED TO AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW IN YOUR USUAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE THAT CAN NOT BE ALTERED BY THESE TERMS.IF THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN THOSE RIGHTS AND THESE TERMS, YOUR RIGHTS UNDER APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW WILL PREVAIL.
THE SITES OFFENSIVE CONTENT DISCLAIMER:
Offensive CONTENT is not something one would expect to have to address on a Christian website, but the times we live in warrant such a disclaimer. We have found that in today’s climate people and even Christian people are easily offended by just about anything. It is for this reason THE SITES has added an offensive CONTENT disclaimer. THE SITES believes that we live in a world influenced by Satan. Due to his influence, we must fearlessly speak bluntly, openly and frankly about the world’s need to follow Jesus. This speaking out through the CONTENT provided on THE SITES may come in the form of being politically incorrect, socially unacceptable, or just plain old-fashioned convicting. THE SITES does not water down God’s truth, nor the way it is expressed. THE SITES does its best to present CONTENT that would not be considered vulgar, racially offensive, or obscene as we are representative of Jesus Christ, but our CONTENT does cover an array of topics, information, and biblical views. That said, Satan and His demons have no problem expressing and promoting their views, ideals, and mindset through social media, advertising, television broadcasting outlets, websites, blogs, and radio. As a Christ centered ministry, we work tirelessly to convey the views, ideals, and principles of Jesus Christ. We do this by providing CONTENT on THE SITES that tackles those topics that many may deem uncomfortable, offensive, and/or politically and socially insensitive in order to share Christ with a dying world. By YOUR use of THE SITES will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance and willingness to risk offense to obtain the CONTENT provided on THE SITES and that YOU assume all responsibility in doing so.
THE SITES PRAYER DISCLAIMER:
THE SITES is under no obligation to post prayer requests or to contact USERS. WE will, however, pray for every earnest request that USER send to US. THE SITES may offer phone numbers or links through THE SITES but THE SITES cannot offer any services or resources to YOU other than our prayers. Under United States Law, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to post prayer requests on THE SITES.
THE SITES DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT:
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by THE SITES. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by THE SITES of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Please let us know about existing external links, which you believe are inappropriate, and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included, you may notify us through the contact form on this site.
THE SITES CONTENT DISCLAIMER:
THE SITES is a messenger and sharer of information and strives to verify but cannot warrant the copyrights or completeness of the information on THE SITES. THE SITES is providing its content as a public service for informational purposes only. All writers’ opinions are their own and do not constitute professional advice in any way whatsoever. Nothing published on THE SITES constitutes recommendations, no data or content should be relied upon for any financial, medical, mental, marital, parenting, investment, or life decisions. The views expressed by writers, guests, contributors, commentors, and readers are their own and their appearance on THE SITES does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by volunteers or staff of THE SITES are those of the volunteer or staff and do not necessarily reflect the view of THE SITES or that of its Founder Shelle Frelo. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact HerFaithVillage.com via the contact form on this website. HerFaithVillage.com, THE SITES, and/or Shelle Frelo is not liable for any damages arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use THE SITES or any content contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using THE SITES. The content on THE SITES does not constitute legal or professional advice. You should consult your professional advisor, legal representative, or other advisor for legal or professional advice. By using THE SITES you understand and accept that no content is meant to be a substitute for seeking competent, licensed, professional advice.
THE SITES DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
With respect to information contained on, THE SITES and/or its linked websites, nor any of its subsidiaries, nor its editors, or contributing writers, assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. THE SITES do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of the content (information, links, reference information, commentaries, studies, podcasts, videos, audio, visual, or articles provided or linked to on THE SITES). Any action you take as a result of consuming the content on THE SITES is strictly at your own risk, and THE SITES are NOT liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of THE SITES.
THE SITES LINK DISCLAIMER:
Any links to external Web “Sites” and/or non-HerFaithVillage.com information provided on HerFaithVillage.com or returned from HerFaithVillage.com Web search engines are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by HerFaithVillage.com of the content or views of the linked materials.
THE SITES INFORMATION DISCLAIMER:
The views and opinions expressed on THE SITES are those of the individual, business, or organization and not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by THE SITES.
THE SITES HEALTH-RELATED CONTENT DISCLAIMER:
Health related topics found on any, THE SITES, should not be used for diagnosing purposes or be substituted for medical advice. As with any new or ongoing treatment, always consult your professional healthcare providers before beginning any new treatment. It is your responsibility to research the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of all opinions, services, and other information found on, THE SITES, and/or its linked websites and to consult with your professional health care provider as to whether the information can benefit you. HerFaithVillage.com assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly for any action or inaction you take based on or made in reliance on the information, services, or material on, THE SITES. Since medical developments occur daily, THE SITES may contain outdated material. While THE SITES makes every reasonable effort to present current and accurate information, no guarantee of any kind is made. THE SITES is not liable for any damage or loss related to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information contained on THE SITES. THE SITES is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Products, services, information, and other content provided on THE SITES including information that may be provided on THE SITES directly and/or by linking to any third-party websites are provided for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options. THE SITES does not recommend self-management of health issues. Information on THE SITES is not comprehensive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly should you have any health-related questions. Never disregard or delay medical advice based upon information you may have read on THE SITES.
LIABILITY OF THE SITES
THE SITES accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on THE SITES by others. In no event shall THE SITES be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the posting, use or performance of any information posted on this site. THE SITES does not make any warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by THE SITES or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND ALL THE CONTENT, CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES IN THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITES, AND ANY SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES OF HERFAITHVILLAGE.COM DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SITES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITES WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SITES DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITES OR ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE SITES MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT IN THE SITES OR ANY WEBSITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND THE SITES ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU ARE ACCESSING A UNITED KINGDOM VERSION OF THE SITE, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF EITHER PARTY OR THEIR SERVANTS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES.
THE SITES is for general audiences. It is however not intended for children under 18. We ask that children under 18 obtain their parents’ permission before accessing the Website. We also ask that parents/guardians to be present when their child is on our site as some CONTENT may be sensitive. Our websites are not directed to children under the age of 13 and children under the age of 13 should not use any of our websites. Administrator also does not knowingly collect or maintain information collected online from children under the age of 13. If YOU have any questions or comments regarding children’s privacy at or if YOU would like to submit a signed Parental Consent Form, please contact:
emailing us at:
HerFaithVillage.com Attn: Children’s Privacy Dept.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personally Identifiable Information.
Depending on the nature of the site, Administrator collects personally identifiable information when YOU voluntarily submit this information to us in order to participate in activities like purchasing tickets, blog comments, reviews, online forums/communities, email newsletter subscriptions this information can include, but not limited to, YOUR name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number. In addition, we may also ask YOU for YOUR country of residence and age so we can comply with APPLICABLE LAWs and regulations. This information is not ever sold we simply use it to service our visitors and/or members.
THE SITES sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers. If YOU upload images to our website(s), YOU should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If YOU leave a comment on our site YOU may opt-in to saving YOUR name, email address and website in cookies. These are for YOUR convenience so that YOU do not have to fill in YOUR details again when YOU leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If YOU have an account and YOU log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if YOUR browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when YOU close YOUR browser. When YOU log in, we will also set up several cookies to save YOUR login information and YOUR screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If YOU select “Remember Me” (not all of our websites have this feature), YOUR login will persist for two weeks. If YOU log out of YOUR account, the login cookies will be removed. If YOU edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in YOUR browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article YOU just edited. It expires after 1 day.
On registration forms for certain clubs, memberships, services, or information, YOU voluntarily submit YOUR personal information that we may provide feedback, information, access, and/or products/services. This information is provided to the website Administrator for the purposes outlined in this policy.
Sometimes THE SITES may ask USERS to participate in a survey, in which WE may or may not ask for personally identifiable information. Please know that the choice is YOURS as to YOUR participation in taking the survey. Here are some ways we might use that information: To help US create and deliver the CONTENT that is most relevant to YOU; To send YOU information about and THE SITES. WE do not sell or give away information contained in our forms and surveys.
This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its USERS. Any information YOU disclose in these areas becomes public information and YOU should exercise caution when deciding to disclose YOUR personal information. We cannot safeguard the privacy of any such information YOU choose to disclose online in this manner and YOU should do so carefully and at YOUR own risk.
Our websites collect IP addresses when YOU visit any of our websites. These addresses are primarily used to identify visitors that mean harm to our websites, are continual violators of our website policies, and who may try to hack our websites. We also use IP address to identify what countries we get the most traffic from and other analytics. We may associate YOUR IP address with the Personally Identifiable Information YOU provided.
If YOU decline to accept cookies, YOU may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features of this website.
The Site may enable the use of the Adobe Flash Player. Adobe’s Flash Player is used by many websites that offer video and other interactive CONTENT. By default, YOUR use of the Adobe Flash Player generates “flash cookies” (also known as “persistent identification elements” or “local shared objects”). Adobe provides a short disclosure about Flash Cookies in its End USER License Agreement, stating “Use of the web players, specifically the Flash Player, will enable the Software to store certain USER settings as a local shared object on our computer. These settings are not associated with YOU, but allow YOU to configure certain settings within the Flash Player.” The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use flash cookies to remember USER settings, preferences and usage similar to the browser cookies referenced above, but flash cookies can store more information than browser cookies and are managed through a different interface than the one provided by YOUR web browser. YOU can control the degree to which YOU accept flash cookies by accessing YOUR Adobe Flash Player management tools directly through the settings manager for Adobe Flash, located at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. If YOU do not allow flash cookies to take any space on YOUR computer or device, YOU may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features on the Site. USERS with a computer running the Windows operating system can view flash cookie files in this folder: Documents and Settings [Username] Application Data MacromediaFlash Player. USERS with a computer running the Apple operating system can view flash cookie files in this folder: /USERS/[Username]/Library/Preferences/macromedia/Flash Player. Flash cookies, or LSO files are stored typically with an “.SOL” extension. The Adobe Flash Player is not the only technology being used in the ever-shifting online and mobile CONTENT environment. HTML5 is an increasingly popular web standard used for presenting CONTENT, especially CONTENT delivered to mobile devices. HTML is the mark-up language used for the World Wide Web. Almost all web pages YOU visit on the Internet are based around HTML code. HTML5 is simply the fifth and latest iteration of this mark-up language that allows for more interactive web pages. One of the real benefits of HTML5 is its potential to standardize the highly fragmented rich-media universe. Some HTML5 code may allow YOUR response to advertising and other activities to be monitored across websites and such information to be stored on YOUR computer or mobile device. Technology solutions that allow USERS to opt-out of or block this sort of tracking are being developed through browser add-ons and other tools.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Our websites and e-mails may contain a web beacon, which is sometimes also called a “clear gif”, that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our USERS, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small or invisible to the USER, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based CONTENT, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our USERS navigate our Site, and we may include web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many of the messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. We use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about our Site and our marketing campaigns.
As with most sites, we automatically recognize and log the Internet URL from which YOU access our Sites. We may also log YOUR Internet protocol address or “IP address” (which may indicate the general location of YOUR computer on the Internet), Internet service provider, and date/time stamp. Log files are used primarily for system administration and troubleshooting purposes.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
To deliver services that YOU request or purchase such as newsletters, offers, message boards, forums, and other items.
To help us create and deliver the CONTENT that is most relevant to YOU.
To alert YOU to news, events, contests, and other items if YOU so request.
To allow YOU entrance into restricted areas of the site, as appropriate.
To send YOU information about, this website and other websites.
To compile statistics and conduct basic research.
We retain information for as long as is required, allowed or we believe it is useful, but we are not otherwise obligated to retain information for any period of time. Subject to APPLICABLE LAW, we may dispose of YOUR information in our discretion without notice.
REVIEWS / COMMENTS / COMMUNITIES
Some elements of YOUR information may be displayed to others when YOU voluntarily participate in any of the community aspects of our Sites (i.e. Username, avatar, gravatar. Additional information may be displayed to people when YOU voluntarily join one of our online communities and select what additional information YOU wish to have displayed.
We may use YOUR information to communicate with YOU about YOUR request for products, service or information, when YOU purchase a product, ticket or subscription from us, or when YOU become a member of one of our Sites. These one-time “transactional” emails are a necessary part of our fulfilling YOUR request or order so YOU cannot opt-out of these. We may also use YOUR email address to send YOU CONTENT-based email newsletters or communications regarding products and services for sale; however, YOU will have the option of opting out of these types of communications. YOU may also globally opt-out of any future email communication from Administrator. Please see the Opt-Out and Correction section for additional information. We may contact YOU from time to time on behalf of one of our affiliated ministries with information that may be of interest to YOU, notifying YOU of CONTENT and events in which we think YOU may be interested. YOU may also opt-out of any future email communication from us or from any of our network of ministries.
We may use YOUR information to manage YOUR account or to administer our websites and help diagnose technical problems. YOUR information may also be analyzed so that we can provide YOU with useful information and can serve YOU in the best manner possible through enhanced features and functions on the Sites, including by delivering targeted CONTENT to YOU.
If YOU contact us by mail, voice, email, or any other form for transmission, we may keep a record of YOUR correspondence, including any information contained therein. YOU should be aware that any CONTENT posted by YOU to the Sites may be read, collected, or used by other websites visitors. THE SITES are not responsible for the third-party use of any information provided in such manner. By participating in the use of Sites, YOU consent to Administrator’s use or disclosure of any CONTENT that YOU submit.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
WE not sell, rent, trade, license or otherwise disclose YOUR DATA, INFORMATION, COOKIES or personal identifiable information to anyone other than to entities under the direct control of the Administrator. We do share information, data, and cookies with THE SITES.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
If YOU leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For USERS that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their USER profile. All USERS can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their Username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If YOU have an account on this site, or have left comments, YOU can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about YOU, including any data YOU have provided to us. YOU can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about YOU. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. The security and confidentially of YOUR Information is extremely important to us. Accordingly, we take appropriate security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. This includes the use of encryption technology to ensure that YOUR Information is protected. Please understand, however, that despite our best efforts no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We take reasonable precautions to protect YOUR information from loss, misuse or alteration. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards for YOUR information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect YOUR information, Administrator cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information YOU transmit to us or from our online products or services, YOU use the Sites at YOUR own risk.
This website uses third party plugins as a result, while we strive to protect YOUR information, Administrator cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information YOU transmit to us or from our online products or services, or the security of the plugins we utilize YOU use THE SITES at YOUR own risk.
Once we receive YOUR transmission, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Please do not divulge YOUR password to anyone. Also remember to sign out of YOUR account and close YOUR browser window when YOU have finished YOUR work to ensure that others cannot access YOUR personal information and correspondence if YOU share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place, such as a library or Internet cafe.
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE
We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmission, and we hereby disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.
LINKS AND THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
This website may contain links to other websites. Administrator is not responsible for the privacy practices or the CONTENT of such other sites. We encourage YOU to review the privacy policies of those sites prior to providing them with any information.
CHOICE OF LAW
PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES
WAIVER OF UNKNOWN CLAIMS
BY ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE CONTENTLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
OWNERSHIP OF THE SITES’ CONTENT
THE SITES (including past, present, and future versions) and all the CONTENT are Owned, controlled, or licensed by THE SITES, its subsidiaries or affiliates and are protected from unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by copyright, trademark, patent, publicity and other laws, rules, regulations and international treaties. Nothing contained in these TERMS will affect, impair, or limit in any way THE SITES’s rights to exploit fully any or all of the CONTENT. YOU acknowledge and agree that YOU will not, directly or indirectly, contest, challenge, aid or abet in contesting or challenging the validity or Ownership of the CONTENT, or take any action whatsoever in derogation of THE SITES’s rights therein, or in breach of, any terms and conditions contained in these TERMS. YOU acknowledge and agree that YOU will not acquire or claim any rights in the CONTENT, or aid or abet anyone else in doing so.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Unless otherwise indicated, THE SITES is the sole proprietary property of HerFaithVillage.com and all CONTENT on THE SITES and the MARKS are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United states, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions.
THE SITES respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit USERS from posting, sharing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any CONTENT that infringe upon another party’s intellectual property rights. However, CONTENT is posted on THE SITES by third parties not within our control, and we are under no obligation to and do not review all CONTENT on THE SITES for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible CONTENT.
From time to time, areas on THE SITES may expressly request submissions of concepts, stories, or other potential CONTENT from YOU (“Invited Submissions”). Where this is the case, please carefully read any specific rules or other terms and conditions which appear elsewhere on this Site to govern those submissions (“Additional Terms”), as they will affect YOUR legal rights. If no Additional Terms govern those submissions, then these Terms will apply in full to any Invited Submissions YOU make. IN ANY EVENT, ANY CONTENT YOU SEND TO US WILL NOT BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL. Regardless of any industry custom or practice, we will not pay YOU or compensate YOU in any way for the use of any CONTENT that YOU submit to THE SITES.
DMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice and Policy
Resource List for Our Infringement Policies:
Copyright law is explained by the U.S. Copyright Office here:
http://www.copyright.gov A private commercial site offering information and services regarding copyright is:
http://www.benedict.com A non-profit that helps copyright owners offer their content pursuant to a license whereby certain free use by others is permitted is:
http://www.creativecommons.org Many universities maintain useful public information regarding copyrights, including:
A summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found at: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
The text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found here: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/hr2281.pdf
The U.S. federal copyright code is here: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.htm
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TO FILE A NOTIFICATION OF INFRINGING CONTENT
THE SITES will respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If YOU believe that any CONTENT residing on or linked to THE SITES infringes YOUR copyright, please send THE SITES a notification of claimed infringement with all of the following information:
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
- identification of the claimed infringing CONTENT and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the CONTENT on THE SITES(such as the URL(s) of the claimed infringing CONTENT);
- information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact YOU, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
- a statement by YOU that YOU have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by YOU that the above information in YOUR notification is accurate and a statement by YOU, made under penalty of perjury, that YOU are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; and
- YOUR physical or electronic signature. HerFaithVillage.com will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent via the Copyright Infringement form via this website.
Please fill out OUR Infringement Form located on this site under the ‘Contact’ heading or you can send US with the above information to email@example.com
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR NOTICE:
Identification of the work(s) claimed to have been infringed and a statement of ownership to such work(s); Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact YOU, such as an address, telephone number and e-mail address at which YOU may be contacted; A statement that YOU have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; Include the following statement: “I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or by protection of law”; A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that YOU are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; YOUR physical or electronic signature (i.e., “/s/ [print name]”); and (Optional) Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user(s) who posted the content that allegedly contains infringing material. YOU may also provide screenshots or other materials that are helpful to identify the works in question. (This is for identification only, not to “prove” substantive claims.) Please note: The DMCA provides that YOU may be liable for damages (including costs and attorney’s fees) if YOU falsely claim that materials infringe YOUR copyrights. We recommend contacting an attorney if YOU are unsure whether YOUR content is protected by copyright laws.
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HerBibleStudies.com are ministries of HerFaithVillage.com Ministries, we established these ministries to serve God through serving people. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM are ministries not Business, Marketing or Networking Opportunities: “Then He said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” – Matthew 22:21. Our HOUSE RULES are established to help our USERS stay accountable to HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and each other. Our USERS are interested in getting into the Word of God they are not here to shop for products. Our content pages and reader comments do not contain advertising.
TOXIC BEHAVIORS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
THE SITES AND HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM has a zero tolerance for toxic behavior. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES defines toxic behavior as but not limited to the following: Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, threats, stalking, harvesting, catfishing, ghosting, participating in rumors, participating in gossip, shaming, subtweeting or subposting, hate speech (please note sharing God’s Word in love is not hate speech), sending spam, promoting products, asking for money, promoting other ministries and groups, religious debates, Bible version debates, hinder, restrain, or prevent other USERS from participating in discussions, worship style debates, and swearing. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES strictly prohibits political, racial, and social attacks or any behavior that a USER engages in that is thought at the sole discretion of Founder Shelle Frelo as toxic behavior. USERS engaging in toxic behaviors may be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning, at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
NO OBSCENE OR HATEFUL LANGUAGE
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM nor THE SITES don’t allow obscene, hateful, profane, racist, discriminatory, sexually explicit, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable language or CONTENT in any of our online forums, gatherings, meetings, or discussions. Further, you may not harass, insult, defame, libel, slander, stalk, abuse, threaten or invade the privacy of another USER. YOU may not post content that disparages, criticizes, belittles, parodies, or otherwise portrays in a negative light any USER. We suggest YOU discontinue any conversation that makes you uncomfortable. USERS engaging in hateful language behaviors will be banned from THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning, at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS AND THEOLOGIES
All USERS are encouraged to ask questions and to share insights. It is unacceptable for USERS to engage in topics or discussions that the discussion leader has asked to discontinue. It is acceptable to respectfully disagree with the study leaders, other USERS or even the study book and devotionals. It is not acceptable to demean, antagonize, bully, degrade or cause conflict with USERS or the study leader that causes division and/or causes disruption to the discussion. Though our studies invite individuals from many different worship styles and practices our common denominator of agreement is Jesus as our Messiah, Savior, and Lord. We do not debate the Word of God. It is not appropriate to shame a USER for their theology, worship style, or opinions. It is appropriate to ask a question of the group if YOU need help with clarification of the study on the current topic. Studies are designed to reflect unity of the body of Christ, a desire to grow through the Word of Christ and a practice of humility in learning. It is not designed to give anyone a venue to vent their pride, degree, or superior knowledge of who they feel they are or what they know.
NO BIBLE BASHING
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES utilizes the World English Bible translation because it is of public domain, but USERS may use whatever Bible version that speaks to their spirit best. Often Christians can get into debates about what version of the Bible is best, more accurate, or more authentic. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES do not engage in such practices and asks that its USERS don’t engage in such practices while utilizing the CONTENT on HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES. USERS engaging in such violations will be warned. After three warnings the USER will have their IP blocked permanently from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES without further discussion or warning.
SCREENSHOTS IS PROHIBITED
In today’s technological age it is common to screenshot something that is interesting to YOU, WE get it. However, THE SITES AND HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums often contain information that is sensitive, it is for this reason that we ask USERS not to screenshot posts, chats, discussions, and/or community CONTENT. USERS violating this request will be given a warning the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
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HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums often contain information that is sensitive, it is for this reason that we ask USERS not to RECORD CONTENT EITHER AS A VISUAL RECORDING OR AS AN AUDIO RECORDING IN ANY FORMAT FOR ANY REASON. USERS violating this request will be warned the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
Zoom Chat is a great tool for sharing comments about the discussion without disrupting the conversation. WE encourage utilizing this tool. However, HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM nor THE SITES don’t allow obscene, hateful, profane, racist, discriminatory, sexually explicit, pornographic, offensive or otherwise objectionable language or CONTENT. Further, you may not harass, insult, defame, libel, slander, stalk, abuse, threaten or invade the privacy of another USER. USERS violating Zoom chat rules will be warned the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
USE OF BIBLE STUDY CONTENT
Participation or use of the Bible Studies CONTENT within HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM does not give YOU rights to said CONTENT, all Bible Studies copyrights are retained by the author. Where applicable when studies are offered as a download, USERS may download one copy of the study for their individual personal use. However, Bible studies cannot be sold, copied, emailed or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Author. Those that infringe (steal) the works of the Author will be permanently banned from the study, as well as from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM, THE SITES and have their IP address blocked, as well as but not limited to being sued by the Author and/or Publisher for their infringement. This decision will be made at the Author and/or Publisher’s own discretion.
REGISTER ONE USERNAME
YOU may not create more than one Username or account. It causes storage, accountability, and security problems; YOU could be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM permanently and YOUR IP Address blocked at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
All public and private postings must be made in English. This is because many hackers use foreign characters to write malicious scripts.
TRUTHFUL AND ACCURATE INFORMATION
Please only post content that is truthful, accurate and not misleading. You may not post material that impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulate headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content.
POST A MESSAGE ONLY ONCE
Please don’t post the same message more than once. It makes it hard for a USER to follow the conversation if they see several postings of the same content.
NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
You may not suggest, encourage, advocate, or promote illegal or violent activity. You may not use HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES to violate any law or conduct any activity that may be considered to violate any law, including, but not limited to, scams and impersonations. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES will assist law enforcement officials in whatever way they can to apprehend such individuals.
ALL POSTS ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW THIS INCLUDES CHAT CONTENT
NO SOLICITATIONS OR ADVERTISEMENTS
You may not post any content for commercial purposes (e.g. offering for sale any products or services). Such posts add to clutter and devalue conversations. This includes advertisements for your business, the latest get-rich-quick scheme, solicitations for a charity, conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, solicitation of goods or services and/or spam. Further, you may not solicit funds, advertisers or sponsors. You may not promote a “pyramid” or similar scheme. Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every organization that solicits donations; therefore, in an effort to protect HerBibleStudies.com Members from fraud, we must prohibit solicitations for charities.
NO PROMOTION, SOLICITATIONS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS
Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every business, individual, ministry, and organization that solicits donations, sales a product or service; therefore, in an effort to protect HERBIBLESTUDIES.COMUSERS from fraud, we must prohibit any and all forms of solicitations unless authorized through prior written permission from HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. It is not acceptable to use HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM as a place of networking, promotion, to ask for money, to promote an event, or promote a ministry or organization. Such behavior is strictly prohibited. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM does not have advertisers, and the only donations that WE accept are through OUR donation portal. WE do however promote OUR WRITERS endeavors all other USER promotion is not permitted. YOU may not post any CONTENT for commercial purposes (e.g., offering for sale any products or services). Any USER found to be engaging in such behaviors at the sole discretion of HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM will have their IP address blocked immediately and will be banned from THE SITES.
You may not add USERS for HerBibleStudies.com or THE SITES to other sites, social media groups (harvesting), sending unauthorized emails to HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM USERS without expressed prior written permission of HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. The reason for this is that our USERS signed up for HerBibleStudies.com and did not agree to be signed up for additional clubs, ministries, websites, organizations, or mailing lists. USERS engaging in USER sharing behaviors will be banned from THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently.
You may not post any links to third party sites, other than to those sites owned and operated by THE SITES. You may not post content that contains links to other sites that contain the type of objectionable content we have described above.
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM will immediately report any situation that involves or potentially involves suicide threats, instances of abuse of any type, child endangerment, or the commission of a crime. The report will be made by HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM to the appropriate authorities, and YOU will be advised to seek immediate assistance from 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The following are the terms and conditions that apply to every THE SITES discussion group. By participating in any discussion group of THE SITES, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not participate in the discussion groups.
PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION GROUPS
Discussion groups on THE SITES website is provided as a service to THE SITES members. They are available to THE SITES members and to authorize THE SITES moderators.
LIABILITY OF USERS
Users are warned that they may be personally liable for anything they communicate on THE SITES website, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Do not post any confidential, defamatory, libelous, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, obscene or illegal materials of any kind on any THE SITES group.
Users are cautioned that they are personally responsible for complying with requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the written permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material and/or has received the written permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants THE SITES and users of this list the non-exclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or other material.
LIABILITY OF THE SITES
THE SITES accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. In no event shall THE SITES be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the posting, use or performance of any information posted on this site.
THE SITES does not make any warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by THE SITES or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.
THE SITES MONITORING OF WEBSITE
THE SITES does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to THE SITES’s attention, THE SITES will take actions as appropriate, which may include removing certain material without prior notice. In addition, THE SITES reserves the right to monitor the discussion groups for content of postings.
TERMINATION OF ACCESS
THE SITES reserves the right to terminate access to any participant in an THE SITES discussion group who does not abide by these terms and conditions.
THE SITES grants YOU permission to link to THE SITES; Subject to the foregoing, YOU must not: Establish a link from any website that is not owned by YOU; YOU agree YOUR website, or any third party website that link to THE SITES: provided YOU do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but YOU must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest or imply that THE SITES endorses or sponsors the linked site or its products, unless THE SITES has given its prior written consent. The website from which YOU are linking, or on which YOU make certain CONTENT accessible, must comply in all respects with the CONTENT Standards set out in OUR TERMS; must not present false information about, or disparage, tarnish, or otherwise, in THE SITES’s sole opinion, harm THE SITES or its products or services; cause limited portions of CONTENT on this THE SITES to be displayed or appear to be displayed on YOUR own or certain third-party websites. YOU may use these features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the CONTENT they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features; must not frame or create a browser or border environment around any of the CONTENT on THE SITES or otherwise mirror any part of THE SITES. By linking to THE SITES, YOU agree that YOU do and will continue to comply with the above linking requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these TERMS, THE SITES reserves the right to prohibit linking to THE SITES for any reason, in our sole and absolute discretion, even if the linking complies with the requirements described above. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
LINKS FROM THE WEBSITE
When YOU visit and/or use THE SITES, YOU may be linked to other outside sites. If links to other websites and resources provided by third parties contain links, these links are provided for YOUR convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the CONTENTs of those resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from YOUR use of them. If YOU decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, YOU do so entirely at YOUR own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR THIRD PARTY LINKS AND CONTENT
Certain areas of THE SITES may require registration or may otherwise ask YOU to provide information to participate in certain features, such as our USER Forums, Bible studies, in order to receive electronic newsletters or mobile alerts or to access certain CONTENT or posts, etc. The decision to provide this information is purely optional; however, if YOU elect not to provide such information, YOU may not be able to access certain CONTENT or USER CONTENT or participate in certain features of THE SITES or engage in social networking. When YOU provide information to THE SITES, YOU agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information. If YOU register on THE SITES and/or create a personal profile, YOU agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under YOUR account and/or password, if any, and YOU agree YOU will not sell, transfer, or assign YOUR membership or any membership rights to others. YOU are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of YOUR Username and password, if any, and for restricting access to YOUR computer (or other Internet access device, as applicable) so that others may not access the password protected portion of THE SITES using YOUR name in whole or in part. If we believe the details are not correct, current, or complete, we have the right to refuse YOU access to the Site, or any of its resources and to terminate or suspend YOUR account. THE SITES reserves the right to terminate YOUR account or otherwise deny YOU access in its sole discretion without notice and without liability.
The CONTENT is for YOUR personal, noncommercial use and are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. The CONTENT does not constitute legal, financial, personal, professional, medical, or healthcare advice or diagnosis and cannot be used for such purposes.
REGISTER ONE USERNAME
YOU may not create more than one Username. It causes storage problems; USER accountability problems and YOU could be banned from THE SITES permanently.
PERSONAL ONLINE PRIVACY & SAFETY
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” -1 Peter 5:8
YOU agree not to share detailed, identifying, or intimate information of others while using the CONTENT on THE SITES, and/or participating HERFAITHVILLAGE.COM gatherings, THE SITES groups, social media groups, Bible study groups, Zoom meetings, or discussion boards. It’s tempting when YOU sign-up for Christian memberships, fellowships, or Bible studies to share intimate, private, personal information. THE SITES ask that YOU be wise, considerate, and respectful of the privacy of others, including YOUR own family, spouse, children, teachers, coworkers and anyone YOU’RE praying for, or even those that YOU may be having issues with. Please do not give explicit detailed information of others or of YOURSELF. Mankind’s enemy the Devil works in every opportunity to magnify himself and wreak havoc in the lives of Believers. Please ensure YOUR post do not violate the privacy of others and doesn’t put YOURSELF or others at risk by giving too much detailed information. YOU can protect YOUR own privacy by creating a unique identity. We never provide YOUR email address, phone number, or personal information and we certainly don’t sell YOUR contact information. We work hard to keep our YOUR information safe and ask YOU do the same by being a wise online USER of THE SITES.
USER INTERACTIONS AND DISPUTES
YOU decide how much information YOU want to share in YOUR profile and with whom YOU want to share that information. YOU are solely responsible for YOUR interaction with other USERS of THE SITES, whether online or offline. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of any USER. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between YOU and other USERS. Exercise common sense and YOUR best judgment in YOUR interactions with others, when YOU submit or post any personal or other information, and in all other online activities.
TOXIC BEHAVIORS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
THE SITES has a zero tolerance for toxic behavior. THE SITES defines toxic behavior as but not limited to the following: Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, threats, stalking, harvesting ,catfishing, ghosting, participating in rumors, participating in gossiping, shaming, subtweeting, hate speech (please note sharing God’s Word in love is not hate speech), sending spam, promoting products, asking for money, promoting other ministries and groups, religious debates, Bible version debates, refuse to let other USERS participate, worship style debates, swearing, and adding USERS from THE SITES to other sites, social media groups (harvesting), sending unauthorized emails to THE SITES USERS without prior written permission of HerFaithVillage.com Ministries, or any behavior that a USER engages in that is thought at the sole discretion of THE SITES as toxic behavior. THE SITES strictly prohibits political, racial, social, attacks. USERS engaging in toxic behaviors repeatedly will be banned from THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently.
TERMINATION AND MODIFICATION TERMINATION
THE SITES reserves the right to terminate USER access to and use of THE SITES, in its sole discretion, without notice and liability, including, without limitation, if THE SITES believes USER conduct fails to conform with these Terms. THE SITES also reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms, including, without limitation, any violation arising from any e-mails USER send to THE SITES. Any violation, or potential violation, of these Terms may be referred to law enforcement authorities. Upon termination of YOUR access to THE SITES, or upon demand from THE SITES, all rights granted to the USER under these TERMS will cease immediately, and the USER agree that the USER will: immediately discontinue use of THE SITES, including links to THE SITES; and destroy all CONTENT obtained from and through THE SITES and all related documentation.
USER AND THE SITE CONNECTIONS
USER AND THE SITE CONNECTIONS
NO PROMOTION, SOLICITATIONS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS
Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every business, individual, ministry, and organization that solicits donations, sales a product or service; therefore, in an effort to protect THE SITES USERS from fraud, we must prohibit any and all forms of solicitations unless authorized through prior written permission from HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. It is not acceptable to use THE SITES as a place of networking, promotion, to ask for money, to promote an event, or promote a ministry or organization. Such behavior is strictly prohibited. THE SITES does not have advertisers, and the only donations that WE accept are through OUR donation portal. WE do however promote OUR WRITERS endeavors all other USER promotion is not permitted. YOU may not post any CONTENT for commercial purposes (e.g., offering for sale any products or services). Any USER found to be engaging in such behaviors at the sole discretion of THE SITES will have their IP address blocked immediately and will be banned from THE SITES.
The CONTENT, information and opinions included and/or expressed in or on bulletin boards, comment sections, community pages, or other forums on THE SITES are not necessarily those of THE SITES or CONTENT providers. THE SITES does not undertake to monitor or review forums, and the CONTENT of forums is not the responsibility of THE SITES. THE SITES may remove or modify any CONTENT without notice or liability at any time in own’s sole discretion. Any use of the forums will be at YOUR own risk and will be subject to the disclaimers and limitations on liability set out above.
DISCUSSION AND BIBLE STUDY, ZOOM STUDIES, MEETING & GATHERINGS CONFIDENTIALITY
YOUR participation in online Bible study may involve posting YOUR thoughts and/or comments online. In OUR Zoom studies, meetings, or gatherings, you may share information within the meeting, study, or gathering that may be sensitive. Discussion groups and Zoom studies, meetings, or gatherings is provided as a service to THE SITES members. They are available to THE SITES members and to authorized THE SITES moderators.
DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS AND THEOLOGIES
All study members are encouraged to ask question and to share insights. It is unacceptable for study member to carry on a lengthy conversation or going off-topic about YOUR personal issues. It is acceptable to respectfully disagree with the study leaders, study members or even the study book and devotionals. It is not acceptable to demean, antagonize, or bully, degrade or cause conflict with study members or the study leader. Though our studies invite individuals from many different worship styles and practices our common denominator of agreement is Jesus as our Messiah, Savior, and Lord. We do not debate the Word of God. It is not appropriate to shame someone for her theology, worship style, and opinions. It is appropriate to ask a question of the group if YOU need help with clarification of the study on the current topic. It is not appropriate to condemn study leaders or study members. Studies are designed to reflect unity of the body of Christ, a desire to grow through the Word of Christ and a practice of humility in learning. It is not designed to give anyone a venue to vent their pride, degree, or superior knowledge of who they feel they are or what they know. THE SITES strictly prohibits discussions about politics unless it has to do with sharing the politics spoken of within the Word of God.
USE OF BIBLE STUDY CONTENT
Participation or use of the Bible Studies CONTENT within THE SITES does not give YOU rights to said CONTENT, all Bible Studies copyrights are retained by the author. Where applicable when studies are offered as a download, study members may download one copy of the study for their individual personal use. However, Bible studies cannot be sold, copied, emailed or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Author. Those that infringe (steal) the works of the Author will be permanently banned from the study, as well as from THE SITES and their IP address blocked, as well as but not limited being sued for their infringement. This decision will be made at our own discretion.
THE SITES groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums often contain information that is sensitive, it is for this reason that we ask USERS not to screenshot our community CONTENT. USERS violating this request will be warned the first time the second time their IP address blocked, and the USER will be banned from THE SITES.
THE SITES will immediately report any situation that involves or potentially involves suicide threats, instances of abuse of any type, child endangerment, or the commission of a crime. The report will be made by THE SITES to the appropriate authorities, and YOU will be advised to seek immediate assistance from 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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“Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him…” -Luke 17:3
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STATEMENT OF FAITH
STATEMENT OF FAITH
OUR Beliefs/What WE believe
BASICS OF OUR FAITH:
Basics of the faith is the beliefs of which all followers of Jesus Christ believe. These are essential beliefs of the Christian faith. These are beliefs that can make the difference between having a relationship with Christ Jesus through His Salvation or not having a relationship with Christ Jesus resulting in separation from God for all eternity.
We believe the entire Bible all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved, and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice (2 timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that there is only one true, living sovereign, holy and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons-Father, son, and Holy Spirit-each being a distinct person and with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection, and attributes. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence, and obedience (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31
We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as a vicarious substitute, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power (John 1:1-3,14 ; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11)
3a. The Resurrection WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:39-43. John 20:24-29).
3b. Christ’s Ascension and Beyond WE BELIEVE that Christ Jesus ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in preparing a place for His people arid interceding for them (John 14:1-6, Romans 8:34).
3c. Christ’s Return WE BELIEVE in the visible, bodily return of Christ Jesus to the earth and to rapture His Church (Bride) and judge the world (Acts 1:10, 11, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, II Thessalonians 1:7-10, James 5:8, Revelation 1:7).
3d. Jesus Is God WE BELIEVE that Jesus is God come in the flesh and that He is both divine and human (Luke 1:26-38, John 14:1-3. Acts 2:36, Acts 3:14, 15, Philippians 2:5-12, John 1:1, 14).
4.THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin, the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life (John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9, 11; Titus 3:5).
WE BELIEVE in the One God revealed in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16, 17, Matthew28:9, John 17).
We believe that in the beginning God created mankind in His image and is not in any sense the product of evolution. Mankind was originally created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory (Genesis 1:17, 31).
6a. Apart From God… WE BELIEVE that man, in his natural state, is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope, and without God (Romans 3:19-23, Galatians 3:22, Ephesians 2:1,2, 12).
We believe that Adam, the first man, sinned by willful disobedience. This act of open rebellion resulted in the fall of all mankind; therefore, all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Mankind’s fall has incurred both physical and spiritual death on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 6:23).
We believe the salvation of lost and sinful mankind is a free gift of God’s grace apart from human works, based solely upon Christ’s vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- ETERNAL SECURITY:
We believe that since God gives us eternal life through Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation forever. Our salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the efforts of the believer (John 10:29-30; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 5:11-13).
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally with God is heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence (John 3:16; 2:25; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15).
We believe that the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. It is made up of saved believers (people who have chosen Christ as their Savior). (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25).
BELIEFS ON CHURCH STUFF & ETERNITY:
Beliefs on Church stuff and eternity are beliefs that THE STIES holds to be true. Many of these beliefs THE SITES believe are commands. We do understand that these beliefs may differ from denomination to denomination, but that not believing in these beliefs won’t send YOU to hell. THE SITES, HerFaithVillage.com Ministries believes that another way of explaining these beliefs are “Growth Beliefs” which means either the Holy Spirit will grow THE SITES, HerFaithVillage.com Ministries into knowing these believes are incorrect or will grow those that don’t believe into knowing they are correct.
We believe that it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to make growing disciples (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
11a. The Great Commission WE BELIEVE that God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:9).
12 BAPTISM AND LORD’S SUPPER:
Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols (called “ordinances”) as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by is an act of obedient identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of conscious confession of repentance and faith. The Lord’s Supper is an ongoing symbol remembering our Lord’s death, burial, resurrection, and promised return (Matthew 26:26-29; 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
- Breakdown Of The Ordinances
WE BELIEVE that the two ordinances (command) of the Church are WATER BAPTISM and COMMUNION (The Lord’s Supper).
13b. Water Baptism: Immersion in water in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:15, 16, Matthew 28:19, 20, Acts 8:38, Romans 6:1-4). A symbol of identification with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism does not bring Salvation. It is an outward witness letting others know of YOUR choice to follow Jesus and a Christian’s first act of obedience.
13c. Communion: A memorial of the death, resurrection, and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:13-20). Communion is not the actual blood of Jesus. It is the symbolic act of remembrance of what Jesus did for all mankind.
We believe that God expects every believer to live a life of obedience, in which every area of his life is brought under the lordship of Jesus Christ and the fruit of the Spirit becomes increasingly evident in his life.
Impact Beliefs are beliefs that THE SITES believe directly impacts the ability for Christians to live a productive and fruitful Christian Lives.
14.IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD
WE BELIEVE that believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice the separated life from the world and unto Christ and to set standards of conduct, which shall exalt our Lord and His, Church (Romans 12:1-3,11 Corinthians 6:17, Galatians 6:14, Ephesians 5:11, Colossians 3:17).
WE BELIEVE that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman (Deuteronomy 22:22). We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality and incest are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex (I Corinthians 6:9-1 1).
WE BELIEVE that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church with his time, talent and treasure (Malachi 3:8). We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving. Christians can also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully for the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel (II Corinthians 8 & 9). We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made.
We believe in the personality and depraved character of Satan, who is the great enemy of God and man. We believe that he, along with the company of demonic beings serving him, works out his evil plans through the ungodly world system, limited only by the sovereign rule of God. We believe that he was judged by Christ at the cross and will ultimately meet his doom in the lake of fire, where he will remain for all eternally. Matt. 4:3-11; Gen. 3:1; John 8:44; Rev. 12:9,10: II Cor. 4:4; I John 5:19; Job 1:6-12; I John 3:8; Rev. 20:10.
17b. Angels and Demons We believe in the reality and personality of angels. We believe that God created an innumerable company of these sinless, spiritual beings who were to be His servants and messengers (Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 148:2; Hebrews 1:14). We believe in the existence and personality of Satan and demons. Satan is a fallen angel who led a great company of angels into rebellion against God (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-15) and these demons (fallen angels who rebelled against God) are his agents to be used for his unholy purposes. He and his demons shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
18.THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that God expects every believer to live a life of obedience, in which every area of his life is brought under the lordship of Jesus Christ and the fruit of the Spirit becomes increasingly evident in his life. The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the image of Christ. This life is characterized supremely by self-giving love for God and for others. The life and character of Christ, which grows through the Holy Spirit, is noticeably distinct from the life of the world. A believer who resists the gracious working of the Holy Spirit and fails to grow in obedience is chastened in infinite love by his Heavenly Father so he may learn obedience. John 14:21; II Cor. 10:4,5; Gal. 5:22,23; II Cor. 3:18; Matt. 22:37-40; I John 2:15-17; Heb 12:5-14
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