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TERMS OF USE & TERMS OF POSTING CONTENT

The Lausanne Global Conversation

The Lausanne Global Conversation is an official product of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) and is published under the domain name www.lausanne.org at any point in time including but not limited to those webpages containing a prefix before the aforementioned domain name in place of, or before, the traditional “www” or those websites without the “www.” prefix.

The Lausanne Global Conversation is a network of World Wide Open, a web-based platform to build connectivity in the global Christian Church, and adheres to the World Wide Open Terms of Use (Below) and Privacy Policy.

Introduction: These Terms of Use constitute a contract and govern your use and viewing of the content on this website. Please read this document carefully.

By clicking “I agree” to initiate membership, browsing, use, uploading, data entry and submission (herein referred to as “Use”) upon and within the World Wide Open website (herein referred to as the “Site”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the literal representation as well as the spirit (or intent) of this document and will comply and be bound by the terms and conditions of this document. If you do NOT agree with any part of this agreement, terms and conditions, you must not enter nor use the World Wide Open Site.

World Wide Open reserves the right to modify, amend, or change these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of this Website will be conditioned to your acceptance and understanding of these Terms and Conditions. The following Terms and Conditions apply to all the entities using World Wide Open–including its Members, Partners, Affiliates and all services, features, and communication within the Site.

Definitions: Where used in these Terms of Use the word “website” means the collection of webpages published by us under the domain name www.worldwideopen.org at any point in time including but not limited to those webpages containing a prefix before the aforementioned domain names in place of, or before, the traditional “www” or those websites without the “www.” prefix, the words “Company”, “us”, “we”, and “our” mean WORLD WIDE OPEN, a free online service (“Service”) that matches individuals or user profiles (“Members”) with Christian Faith-based ministries / organizations and Christian churches (“Partners”), and non Christian Faith-based organizations (“Affiliates”), whom have profiles (“Organizational Profiles”) to provide opportunities for ministry (“Opportunities”), “User” means any Member, Partner, Affiliate or non-registered person, organization or church utilizing the site, “you”, “your” and “yours” mean you and anyone who has access to use your account for the Website, regardless of whether such individual is authorized by you to do so, the phrase “website content” means all communication, services, software, browser plug-ins, webpages, documents, and other things offered, provided by, or published on the website, the phrase “nonwebsite content” means anything that is not website content, and the words “use” or “using” includes any online conduct including but not limited to viewing, copying, subscribing, purchasing, publishing, and clicking on hyperlinks.

General Conditions: Membership to World Wide Open and the Service are void where prohibited. By Using the Site and the Service, you, the User represent and warrant that all information including personal information, communication, background history, and images are truthful and accurate. Inaccurate or fraudulent information registered or submitted through the Service is a material breach of this Agreement. If such a breach of this agreement occurs, your Membership will terminated immediately and you will be notified via email of the termination of your Membership. You additionally represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older and have the consent of an adult 18 years of age or older whom is either a parent or legal guardian. Users who are under 18 years of age may be required to obtain legal signatures from a parent or guardian who is 18 years of age or older to agree to certain Member, Partner or Affiliate conditions and terms set forth in requirements. You also agree that you solely responsible for all Content published, displayed, entered, uploaded, or amended including but not limited to resumes, requests sent, emails, or internal messages with Members, Partners, and Affiliates.

World Wide Open’s Service is not guaranteed and there is no warranty of any agreements reached between Members, Partners, and Affiliates. Opportunities may be acquired through use of the WORLD WIDE OPEN Service, however, all negotiations, obligations, contracts, rules and regulations pertaining to the Opportunity are the solely and complete responsibility of the Member and its sponsoring Partner or Affiliate.

You further agree not to disclose information acquired through the World Wide Open service including but not limited to contact information, terms and disclosure of such Opportunities, contracts, trade secrets, or other information that is deemed confidential by World Wide Open, its Members, Partners or Affiliates.

Disclaimers, Exclusions and Limitations: YOU USE THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL WEBSITE CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS REGARDING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, WARRANTIES OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, AND WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, CHURCHES OR ORGANIZATIONS WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE, OUR AFFILIATES, ORGANIZATIONS OR CHURCHES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR SUBMISSIONS, ALTERATION OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS, ANY SUBMISSIONS SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY, SUCH AS THE POSTING OF THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT, THE INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER PARTY, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF USE IS LIMITED TO BY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Terms of Posting Content: All Users of World Wide Open, whether Members, Partners, or Affiliates, agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;

b) that is pornographic or depicts a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including but not limited to (I) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or (ii) bestiality, or (iii) masturbation, or (iv) sadistic or masochistic abuse, or (v) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;

c) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

d) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a World Wide Open employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply to messages that are lawful non-deceptive parodies of public figures.);

e) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;

f) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch";

g) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

h) that constitutes or contain. "affiliate marketing," "link referral code,. "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicite. commercial advertisement;

I) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of the World Wide Open sites which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to World Wide Open users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.

j) that includes links to commercial services or web sites for the purpose of selling unsolicited content, products, or services.

k) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by California law.

l) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

m) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or

n) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.

Additionally, you agree not to:

o) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;

p) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

q) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

r) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted in writing by an authorized Director, officer or agent of World Wide Open;

s) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

t) attempt to gain unauthorized access to World Wide Open’s computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the World Wide Open website; or

u) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on World Wide Open without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.

Opportunity and Member Disputes: It is the sole responsibility of the User to resolve any Opportunity disputes and or disputes between Members, Partners or Affiliates and or disputes between Members. World Wide Open reserves the right to participate in the resolving of such disputes but also has no obligation to monitor or resolve any disputes or complaints. You agree that World Wide Open, its Members, Partners, Affiliates, Users, employees, associates, agents, partners, members are held harmless and are without liability to such disputes.

Additional Terms: In certain instances, your use of website content may be subject to additional terms (the "Additional Terms"). The Additional Terms will be available for review on that portion of the website to which the Additional Terms relate. Your acceptance of these Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of any Additional Terms applicable to any website content. In the event that anything in these Terms of Use conflicts with the Additional Terms then these Terms of Use supersede such Additional Terms.

Privacy: In operating the website, we adhere to the Website Privacy Statement for the collection and use of your personal information. You can review the Website Privacy Statement at www.worldwideopen.org/privacy. You should periodically review the statement, as it may be updated on a frequent and regular basis.

Your Account and Security: You are solely and entirely responsible for all activities that occur in relation to your account, including but not limited to use of the website. It is your responsibility to open an account, provide us with accurate, current, and complete information, and choose a password and username. You are solely and entirely responsible for keeping all your information up to date and secure. We are not responsible for any loss that you may incur in your use of the website caused by negligent conduct. In no event, are we liable for any incidental or consequential damages you may incur. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you acknowledge and agree that the amount of damages you may incur for any reason arising out of or otherwise related to the website, your use of website content, or your use of nonwebsite content for which we may be held responsible, are not readily ascertainable. Therefore, you agree to waive any monetary damages against World Wide Open, its Members, Partners, Affiliates, Users, employees, associates, agents, and partners. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend, us, including payment of our reasonable attorneys’ fees, for any action arising out of or otherwise related to the website, your use of the website content, or your use of the nonwebsite content.

Modification of these Terms of Use: You agree that we may, in our sole and absolute discretion and without notice, make discontinuation of services, changes or additions to these Terms of Use, the website, or the website content, including but not limited to any Additional Terms or other terms.

Limitations on your Use of the Website: We are providing the website for your personal, noncommercial use. Your unauthorized use, solicitation, or attempt to use the website content, including but not limited to copying, reposting, or actually reselling any website content, is expressly prohibited. For instance, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, or transfer website content without our advance express written permission.

Links to Other Websites: The links included within the website may direct you to third-party websites. We do not control such linked websites, therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the contents of them. We are providing these links as a convenience to you, not as an endorsement. Any agreements or obligations between you and the parties associated with a linked website are solely between you and that party, not us. We will not be responsible for them in any way.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use: You may not, through any means, attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website, other user accounts on the website, website content or website content computer systems or networks. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not specifically made available for public or subscriber/member consumption through the Website. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations governing your use of the website and the website contents. The laws of the state of California will govern your use of the website and apply to these Terms of Use and the Additional Terms. You agree not to use the website or the website content in any manner that could damage you, us, the website, other users of the website, or in a manner that could overload, impair, or cause a system failure on equipment used to publish the website or containing the website content. You agree not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the website by another. If a representative from another website reports that you have violated their rules, terms of use, or other agreement, you agree that we may take appropriate action just as if you had violated these Terms of Use. Your violation of that website agreement will be a violation of this agreement. World Wide Open may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. World Wide Open may also disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: enforce our Terms of Use respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of World Wide Open, its users or the general public.

Use and Operation of Services: The website may contain message posting services, bulletin board services, message delivery and retrieval services, email services, chat rooms, newsgroups, personal web pages, calendars, photographs, document storage areas and other mechanisms enabling you to communicate with other Members, Partners, Affiliates and Users. You may only use the website to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and, where applicable, related to the particular website content. We will have no obligation to monitor the website or the website content, but we reserve the right to review materials posted to website service and to remove any materials in our sole discretion for any reason, or for no reason. We further reserve the right to terminate your access to the website or any website content at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever or for no reason whatsoever. We specifically disclaim any liability with regard to any website content, messages, or information and with regard to any actions resulting from your use of the website.

Materials Provided or Posted: We respect your rights to your profile information and submitted data and will not claim ownership of the materials you provide to us. However, by submitting materials you will grant us, our Members, Partners and Affiliates all necessary sub licensees, permission full and complete rights to use such material, including but not limited to license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat your submission; to publish your name in connection with your submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any party. No compensation or royalties will be paid with respect to the use of your submission. We are under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide. And, we may remove any submission at any time in our sole discretion. In making a submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission, textual, graphical, or otherwise.

Miscellaneous: Claims for enforcement, breach or violation of duties or rights under these Terms of Use, violation of consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, or tort actions shall be adjudicated under the laws of the State of California, without reference to conflict of laws principles. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in Sacramento County, California in all disputes arising out of or otherwise relating to the use of the Website. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website. You agree not to represent yourself to be a representative, agent, or employee of us and that we will not be liable by reason of any representation, act or omission to act by you. You consent to, and we reserve the right to, disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Website, including its contents, without your prior permission. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect. We may assign these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you, but you may not assign these Terms of Use, or assign, transfer or sublicense any rights to your account. Except as otherwise stated in the Terms of Use, they constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Website and related matters. The Terms of Use supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You and we agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one year after the cause of action accrues; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. The section titles in the Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance.

Notices, Consumer Disclosures, and Consents Regarding Electronic Information Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold us, our Members, Partners, Affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, members, officers, managers, spouses and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by you or any third party due to or arising out of your and the third party’s use of or conduct on the Website. We will notify you of any claim for which we seek indemnification and will afford you the opportunity to participate in the defense of such claim, provided that your participation will not be conducted in a manner prejudicial to our interests, as reasonably determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion.

Copyright and Trademark Notices: All website content is Copyright © 2008 WORLD WIDE OPEN. All rights reserved. World Wide Open may also be either trademarked or registered trademarks of the Company in the United States, in other countries, in some or all jurisdictions. The names of actual Churches and Organizations and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. We hereby reserve any rights not expressly reserved or granted herein.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement: Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to us at World Wide Open, 455 Capitol Mall Suite 325, Sacramento, CA 95814 and to an authorized agent of World Wide Open at World Wide Open, attn: Legal. © 2008 WORLD WIDE OPEN. All rights reserved.

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