Terms of Use

INTRODUCTION

The Comments, Questions or Enquiries portion of this website provides friends and members of, as well as well-intentioned visitors to our St. Andrew´s Church Community, a way to: a) comment on a particular subject,topic,image posted on this website; b)  make suggestions; and c) ask questions about the church and our congregation.

If you would like to have your say, via this internet forum, you will need to register, by using the form alongside, and follow some guidelines. Your use of the Have Your Say forum is deemed to be your acceptance of these 

TERMS OF USE

Your use of the Have Your Say website page is deemed to be your acceptance of these Terms of Use.  Please read them carefully.

If you register as a user to comment, your email address is known to the editorial staff of the St. Andrew´s Church website. You may receive emails regarding your post. Your personal information will not be disclosed for any other purpose without your consent unless authorised by law. You may opt out of any further contact from us at any stage by informing us via email.

Lawful Purposes

You agree to use the Have Your Say forum only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, the Have Your Say forum by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to the Have Your Say forum and the St. Andrew`s Church website.

You must not post or transmit via the Have Your Say website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Have Your Say forum does not:

ñ    affect or reduce any obligation owed to You by any Agency;

ñ    reduce any obligation You owe to any Agency.

The Have Your Say forum is not a substitute for independent pastoral advice and you should obtain any appropriate pastoral advice relevant to Your particular comments and circumstances.

Content and comments

Comments on the Have Your Say forum are provided by, and are the responsibility of, the person or people who made such postings. St. Andrew`s Church does not endorse, support, or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any the comments posted on the Have Your Say forum or endorse any of the opinions expressed.

Comments submitted via the forum are subject to the Moderation Policy and Process as outlined in these Terms of Use for the Have Your Say forum.

St. Andrew`s Church website staff take reasonable care in linking to other websites but they have no direct control over the content presented in those websites or the availability of those websites.

St. Andrew`s Church makes no representation that material on any linked websites does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person and St. Andrew`s Church does not authorise the reproduction of such material.

St. Andrew´s Church does not endorse or recommend any links to external websites, or third party content, including products and services offered by, from or through those websites or their content.

Moderation Policy and Process

The moderation process helps ensure that spam or comments that breach the terms of use are not published. Comments are not published immediately, they are first checked manually by a moderator.

to ensure that the forum experience is productive for everyone, the Kirk Session of St. Andrew`s Chruch asks you to ensure that you do not post any material that:

ñ    includes any language that a reasonable person would consider abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive

ñ    a reasonable person would consider is defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful

ñ    you do not have the necessary rights, licences and consents to post

ñ    constitutes spam, unauthorised advertising or solicitations

ñ    invades anyone’s privacy or impersonates anyone

ñ    is off-topic or is excessively long

ñ    encourages conduct that may or would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation anywhere in the world, or

ñ    appears to contain irrelevant or excessive links or appears to contain code.

The moderation process will deter SPAM, excessive links and offensive language. Comments made will be manually checked by a moderator to determine if the comment should be unpublished or deleted. Comments maybe edited if there is a clear breach of terms of use. If a comment is edited, the public post will include a reference so you can tell. If a comment isn’t suitable for publication in its submitted form, the moderator will give you an opportunity to revise it to comply with our terms of use and moderation policy.

Please contact us if a mistake has occurred so it can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Privacy

The have Your Say forum allows for anonymous and pseudonymous participation. User registration, with a valid email address is necessary if you want to participate.

The information provided will only be used and/or disclosed to a person, body or other agency;

ñ    to provide you with a service that you have requested;

ñ    as authorised by law, for example, if a law enforcement authority or court order lawfully directs us to disclose the information of a user.