Terms of Use

First Baptist Church of Hiawatha Website and Mobile Application Terms of Use

Effective: July 23, 2020


These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern the relationship between you (“you” or “User”) and First Baptist Church of Hiawatha (“we” or “FBC”) concerning the FBC website (the “Site”) and mobile application(s) (each, an “Application”). By using or accessing this Website and/or this Application, you agree to these Terms, as updated from time to time (provided only those Terms applicable at the time of your visit and/or use will govern). The Site and Application provide a varying range of services, which may require that you review and accept supplemental terms that apply to your use of the Website and the Application. To the extent those supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms govern.


1. Description of Services
The Site and Application provide Users with access to a variety of services and resources including without limitation informational content about FBC, audio/visual or video content, online giving, spiritual education/development content, and other communications provided by FBC, or in some instances which you or other Users may provide to the Site or Application. By using the Site and/or Application, you agree to receive certain communications from FBC, including without limitation service announcements, administrative messages, and other messages which FBC may disseminate from time to time.


2. Privacy and Submission of Data to FBC
Any information that you submit to FBC is governed by the FBC Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein. Certain functions and services offered through the Site or Application may be provided by a third party in which case those third parties’ privacy policies may also apply where indicated. You acknowledge and agree that FBC has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party.


3. Account Registration
For certain services, including without limitation online giving, you may be asked to create an account with Subplash, Breeze CHMS, Clover Sites, Church Online Platform, or another third party. That third party’s own terms of use and privacy may apply and FBC has no control or responsibility over third parties’ privacy and data management practices. Any data FBC receives from any of these third parties will be governed by FBC’s Privacy Policy. If you create an account with FBC directly through the Site or Application, your account status is subject to compliance with these Terms.


4. FBC Content
All text, graphics, images, music, video, audio, text, maps, animation, widgets, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, software code, and other copyrighted or otherwise proprietary content (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, and arrangement of such Content, contained on or within the Site or Application is owned, controlled, or licensed by or to FBC, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms or in a separate subscription or other license agreement you may enter into with FBC, no part of the Site or Application, including Content contained therein, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, website, or other medium for publication, distribution, or for any enterprise (commercial or non-commercial), without FBC’s express prior written consent.

You may use information purposely made available by FBC for downloading (or other distribution) from the Site or Application, provided that you:

  • Not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents;
  • Use such information only for your personal, ministry, or informational purposes and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or otherwise make it publicly available, unless FBC communicates its intent for such information to be used in this manner;
  • Make no modifications to any such information; and
  • Not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such information.

5. User Material
Certain locations within the Site or Application may allow you to post reviews, comments, communications, suggestions, ideas, questions, or other information (“User Material”). By posting User Material to the Site or Application, you agree not to post User Material that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of any third party (including but not limited to copyright and trademark), or that is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, injurious to any third party, or otherwise objectionable.

You further agree that you will not post or submit any User Material which contains a virus, adware, spyware, or any other software or code which may be harmful to a third party’s computer or network, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not create an account using a false e-mail address or post User Material under a false account or a third party’s account without express permission, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any post or submission.

FBC reserves the right to remove or edit any User Material submitted to or posted to the Site or Application. However, FBC may not regularly review User Material posted to the Site or Application and is not responsible for content originating with a third party. FBC makes no warranty regarding User Material posted by third parties. By posting content to the Site or Application, you grant to FBC an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use or exploit the User Material to market FBC or its services/products.


6. User Conduct
In consideration of FBC granting you access to the Site and/or Application, you hereby agree that:

  • You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, infringing of another’s intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright), hateful, discriminatory, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
  • You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site or Application or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or Application or to any FBC server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site or Application, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.
  • You will not probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site Application or any network connected to the Site or Application, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or Application or any network connected to the Site or Application. You may not reverse look-up, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site or Application, including any FBC account not owned by you, or exploit the Site or Application or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site or Application.
  • You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or Application or FBC’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or Application or to FBC.
  • You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or Application or any transaction being conducted on the Site or Application, or with any other person’s use of the Site or Application.
  • You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to FBC or through the Site or Application or any service offered on or through the Site or Application. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity when accessing or otherwise using the Site or Application.
  • You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  • You will not use any automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or Application, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or Application, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents, or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site or Application. FBC reserves the right to bar any such activity.
  • You may not use the Site or Application or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of FBC or others.

7. Access to Site and Application/Violation of Terms
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Site and Application, which may involve equipment and third-party fees (such as Internet service provider fees, airtime charges, or other charges associated with the display and delivery of electronic communications).

You agree that FBC may, for any reason or no reason and without prior notice, at FBC’s sole discretion, immediately terminate your account and/or access to the Site or Application at any time and for any reason, and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Site or Application. You agree that FBC will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site or Application as a result of any violation of these Terms.

FBC may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site or Application, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) FBC’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site or Application. FBC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that FBC deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. FBC also may disclose your information when FBC determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that FBC may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with FBC through the Site or Application or any service offered on or through the Site or Application, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or FBC determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

  • Comply with legal process;
  • Enforce these Terms of Use;
  • Respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others; or
  • Protect the rights, property or personal safety of FBC, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site or Application, and the public.

8. Mobile Devices
There is no fee to access the public portions of the Site or Application but your carrier’s rates and fees, including without limitation data charges and restrictions, may apply. If you are giving to FBC via the Site or Application, please be aware that the terms of use of Subsplash or another third party may apply.


9. Online Giving
Donations and gifts to FBC are non-refundable. The refund policy for specific events, or for goods, or services received, is determined according to the nature of event, good, or service and the relevant governing terms of that transaction.


10. Modification of Service
FBC reserves the sole and exclusive right to change, suspend, or terminate the Site and/or Application and all related services at any time and from time to time with or without cause or prior notice. FBC is not liable to User or any third party for any change to, suspension, or termination of the Site or Application or related services.


11. Modification of Terms
Should FBC change any of the Terms above, it will display them on the Site and Application. For your convenience and future reference, the date of the version of these Terms is set forth above. Your continued use of the Website and the Application is your consent that you agree to the Terms of Service, so please be sure to check back periodically. Please review these Terms frequently as FBC may modify them from time to time. As provided in the disclaimer above, only the Terms in effect at the time of your use will apply to you.


12. Indemnity
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD FBC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, BOARD MEMBERS, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, HARMLESS FROM ANY DEMANDS, LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES), MADE AGAINST FBC BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS.


13. Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL FBC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATION, EVEN IF FBC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, FBC IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATION, FBC’S LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (1) THE TOTAL FEE CHARGED BY FBC FOR ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR FEATURE OF OR ON THE SITE OR APPLICATION IN THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE INITIAL CLAIM MADE AGAINST FBC, OR (2) U.S. $100.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


14. Governing Law
You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site or Application, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Kansas without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the county court in Brown County, Kansas, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between FBC and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the FBC Sites, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.


15. Entire Agreement
Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms constitute the entire agreement of the parties concerning the Site, Application, and other matters referenced herein and supersede any prior oral or written understandings regarding said matters.