PMI exists to establish people in God’s Word and to assist them in living as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively, viewing the world biblically, making disciples intentionally and serving the church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit. This social networking, blog, and events website is designed to provide a technological platform for people who share one or more of PMI’s values to network, communicate, organize, and mobilize. You decide how much information you want to share in your profile and with whom you want to share that information.
We request that minors who are less than 18 years old, receive parental permission prior to sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet, and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use practices.
Information We Receive and How We Use It
When you sign up for an account, you provide us with your name and location. During the registration process, you may provide further information, including a picture of yourself, to help others connect with you. One of the primary purposes of this networking tool is to share information, blogs, and events with others. If you do not want to include metadata associated with the content you share, please remove metadata before uploading the content.
Site Activity Information. We keep track of the actions you take while on the site, such as adding a friend, joining groups, and creating events.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access this site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit. We reserve the right to use this information, which may at times be usable to specifically identify you, for any lawful purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our web site.
Cookie Information. We use “cookies” (data we store on your device) to make the site easier to use and for your protection. Cookie information makes it easier and quicker for you to log onto the site and allows you to retrieve a forgotten password. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but removing them may impact your ability to use the site.
Information You Share
It is our desire that individuals use the information you share in a manner that is consistent with your privacy settings and with the purpose of the networking site. However, we cannot guarantee that users will comply with our purpose and guidelines. Please check your privacy settings to ensure you are sharing information in a way that best suits your desires, and please understand that information you share may be copied and shared with others and may remain viewable, even after your account is deleted.
“Everyone” Privacy Setting. Information set to “everyone” is publicly available information, may be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into the site), is subject to indexing by third party search engines, may be associated with you outside of this site (such as when you visit other sites on the internet), and may be imported and exported by us and others without privacy limitations. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on the site is set to “everyone.” You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings. If you delete “everyone” content that you posted on the site, we will remove it from your profile, but have no control over its use outside of the site.
Ownership of Content. You own all of the content and information you post on the site; however, in posting any information covered by intellectual property rights, you grant us a nonexclusive, transferrable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use and to sublicense any third party to use any content that you post on or in connection with the site. When you provide feedback regarding the site, we may use that feedback without providing you any compensation.
Exporting Information. You may use tools like RSS feeds to export information from the site, including your information and information about you.
Links. When you click on links, you may leave the site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or for the security of any information you may provide them, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Representations and Warranties. By uploading or otherwise submitting any information or materials to this website (“Content”), you represent and warrant that (a) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights, including but not limited to copyrights, to the Content and have the right to use it as provided in this Agreement; (b) all Content submitted by you is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate this Agreement; (c) you have the full right, power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement, and have secured all third party consents, licenses, waivers and permissions necessary to enter into and perform this Agreement, including, without limitation, waivers of rights of privacy, publicity and personality from any third parties whose names, likenesses, photographs, animated portrayals, or actual or imitated voices are depicted in the information ; (d) PMI shall not be required to make any payments with respect to the authorized use of any Content submitted by you, including, without limitation, any payments to you, third parties claiming through you or otherwise, publishers, rights agents, performance rights societies, persons who contributed to or whose names, likeness, photographs, animated portrayals or actual or imitated voices appear in such Content, your licensors, unions or guilds; and (e) the information submitted by you will not (i) infringe upon or misappropriate any rights of others, including, without limitation, any copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, moral rights or any other proprietary rights of third parties, (ii) violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, (iii) be defamatory, libelous, trademark disparaging, fraudulent, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, lewd, pornographic or obscene, (iv) disrupt, place unreasonable burdens or excessive loads on, interfere with or attempt to facilitate any unauthorized access to any portion of the this website, PMI’s computer systems, servers or networks; (v) transmit junk mail, chain letters, or other unsolicited bulk e-mail, spam or duplicative messages to other users of this website; (vi) collect information about other users of this website without their consent or otherwise systematically extract data or data fields, including, without limitation, any financial data or e-mail addresses, from this website or PMI’s computer systems; or (vii) contain any viruses, trojan horses, time bombs or other programming routines or elements that detrimentally interfere with computer systems or data. You agree that, upon request, you will provide us with evidence, in a form and format reasonably acceptable to us, indicating that the information submitted by you complies with the foregoing warranties.
How We Use Your Information
To manage the service. We want to provide the most safe and efficient site possible for your use. We also use your information to help us detect and address abuses of the site, such as to identify and eliminate spam or other activity that is inconsistent with the purpose of the site. Although we endeavor to protect your personally identifiable information, we reserve the right to use, transfer and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose.
To provide you with information. There are many issues around the world we face today that directly impact our shared values. We want this site to be an educational tool in order to help you address these issues. Therefore, we may contact you with articles, information, courses and events that are occurring in your area.
To enable you to share information with others. This will occur primarily when you invite other individuals to join the site and when other individuals search for you to be their friend.
To respond to legal matters. We may disclose your information pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other documentation that, according to our understanding, requires such disclosure by law. We may also share your information when we have a good faith belief that doing so will prevent fraud or other illegal activity, including the prevention of bodily harm. Additionally, we may use your information to ensure that you and others are using our site in conformance with its purpose.
How We Protect Information
We do our best to keep your information secure, and your help is appreciated. In assisting us, we ask that you make the following commitments:
Your account information is kept on a secure server behind a firewall. It is against our policy to allow for spam, and we have in place measures to prevent spam from being distributed. We reserve the right to remove any inappropriate content, or links to inappropriate content, and may suspend or disable accounts that violate the purpose of the site. We ask you to be conscientious about the information you share, because we cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information, and we are not responsible for the circumvention of your privacy settings. We encourage you to choose passwords that include characters and numbers, to use different passwords for different services, and to use up-to-date antivirus and spyware software.
If you are aware of violations of our security measures and policies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent to the collection and processing of data in the United States. In signing up for the site, you consent to having your personal data collected, transferred and processed in the United States.
Registration and account security. In joining the site, you must commit to maintain your account with accurate information, meaning:
Transfer of ownership of the site. If the ownership of this site changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner, in order to continue the provision of the services provided by our site. Please remember that removed or deleted information may persist in backup copies.
Termination. If you violate this statement or otherwise expose us to legal action, we may stop providing services to you.