Trinity Christian Fellowship Electronic Media Policies and Guidelines
Trinity Christian Fellowship communicates with a vast audience in many different formats. Technology increases the opportunities for better communications but introduces a new set of risks related to electronic media.
Trinity Christian Fellowship uses e-mail, has its own Website, and conducts commercial activities via the Internet. Accuracy of information and individual privacy are critical issues. The scope of electronic media policies seems limitless as electronic communications become the primary means of sharing information. We make every effort to ensure that our website offers accurate information and is updated regularly. These policies address multiple issues, from updating electronic information to privacy, to public access, to online services.
Electronic Media Objectives:
1. To interpret the mission, accomplishments and programs of Trinity Christian Fellowship
2. To maintain and increase the interest of Trinity Christian Fellowship members
3. To provide access to member services and send information to the membership and general public
Electronic Media Activities:
1. To decide upon the format of the website, making sure it is easy to read, pleasing to the eye, and appropriate to the subject matter
2. To update on a regular basis.
3. To develop member-only-access information, as necessary.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA POLICY
Web Site Policy:
Copyright: All materials contained on Trinity Christian Fellowship’s Website are owned by the church (unless otherwise indicated) and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved by Trinity Christian Fellowship, and visitors may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, republish, disseminate, post, distribute, or transmit by any means the contents of the Website, except with the prior express written permission of Trinity Christian Fellowship. Copyright infringement is a violation of U.S. federal law, and violators are subject to criminal and civil penalties.
The information contained on Trinity Christian Fellowship’s Website is provided by the church for general informational purposes only. None of the information on the Website is intended or should be construed to be legal advice or a legal opinion. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on the Website is as accurate as possible, omissions and errors may occur. Also, because of the nature of Website development, maintenance, and updating, the information contained on the Website may not reflect the most current developments. Trinity Christian Fellowship and its contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person with respect to the consequences of any act or omission committed based upon reliance, in whole or in part, on any of the contents of the Website.
At certain places on the Website, live links to other Internet addresses (“third-party sites”) may be accessed. Such third-party sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of Trinity Christian Fellowship. Trinity Christian Fellowship does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these third-party sites and therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. The information on Trinity Christian Fellowship’s Website and third-party sites is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Trinity Christian Fellowship disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Use of any information obtained from such third-party sites is voluntary, and reliance upon it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Trinity Christian Fellowship.
The Website, its contents and any links provided in the Website are provided on an “as is” basis, and Trinity Christian Fellowship disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Your use of the Website is at your own risk, and you assume full responsibility for all costs that arise out of its use. Neither Trinity Christian Fellowship nor any of its officers, directors, partners, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, or licensors shall be liable to you or any third party for any compensatory, direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, or attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website or inability to gain access to or use the Website or out of any breach of any warranty, even if such parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages or such damages were foreseeable.
Through membership in Trinity Christian Fellowship, members are establishing a relationship with the church and authorizing use of the e-mail addresses provided to the church.
Trinity Christian Fellowship may utilize the e-mail addresses provided by its members for communication and promotion of church events, meetings, education programs, products, and services, unless specifically instructed otherwise by an individual member.
Trinity Christian Fellowship shall provide recipients of all mass e-mail communications the opportunity to unsubscribe from e-mail distribution lists.
Trinity Christian Fellowship will not provide the e-mail addresses of primary member contacts to third parties through the Trinity Christian Fellowship Website, sale of mailing lists and directories, or direct communication.
Through membership in Trinity Christian Fellowship, members are establishing a relationship with the church and authorizing use of the fax numbers provided to the church.
Trinity Christian Fellowship may utilize the numbers provided by its members for communication and promotion of church events, meetings, education programs, products and services, unless specifically instructed otherwise by an individual member.
Trinity Christian Fellowship will not provide the fax numbers of its members to third parties through the church Website, nor through the sale of mailing lists and directories, and direct communication.
Trinity Christian Fellowship will provide each member equal opportunity to opt out of any communication method utilized by the church. Members will be notified regarding these policies on an annual basis.