Highland Mills United Methodist Church

Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We thank you for the trust that you place in us and we want you to know that any information you share with us will be treated with care.  Authorized employees and volunteers  within the Church on a need-to-know basis ONLY may use information collected from individual Visitors.  The only information we collect about you is that which you provide if you use our Contact Us form, or if you sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.


We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail.  Any emails sent by this Church will only be to those Visitors who requested to be added to our mailing list, or in response to inquiries from you.


Unless otherwise stated, the services featured on this Web site are only available within the United States, or in relation to postings from the United States. Although we are careful to provide appropriate information, you are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. The Church does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability.



Exclusions and Limitations
The information on this Web site is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Church:

  • excludes all representations and warranties relating to this Web site and its contents which is or may be provided by any third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this Web site and/or the Church’s literature; and
  • excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this Web site. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Church of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.

The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of your rights as a consumer are affected.


Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement  for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our Web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Church on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission. We do not record any information about your reading habits or attempt to obtain any personal information other than what you provide if you email us or sign up for our newsletter.


Like most interactive Web sites this Church’s Web site [or ISP] uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.  Click here for an explanation of what a cookie is and does: http://www.techterms.com/definition/cookie


Links from this Web site
We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s Web sites to which we may link from this Web site. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such Web sites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our Visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Church will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.


Copyright Notice
Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to the full content of this Web site.
The Cross and Flame is a registered trademark, and the use is supervised by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church. Permission to use the Cross and Flame must be obtained from the GCFA, Attn: Legal Department, PO Box 340029, Nashville, TN 37203-0029; phone 615-369-2334; fax 615-369-2330


We have several different e-mail addresses. These, and other contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page on our Web site or via Church literature or via the Church’s stated telephone, facsimile or mobile telephone numbers.


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