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YOUR USE OF THE FINDSINGLESINMINISTRY.COM SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

FSIM websites provide dating services for all ages above 18.
 
This is a legal, binding agreement (“Agreement”) between you and FINDSINGLESINMINISTRY.COM {F.S.I.M} hereby agrees to offer and/or sell its services, and you agree to use such services under the terms and conditions mentioned herein. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you are “not permitted” to become a member, by posting a profile.  
 
I understand and agree that other members and non-members of the above sites will view my publicly posted information such as “statements” of information” “photos” and “Profiles.  
 
Online (off-line) Conduct:

You are solely responsible for the content and information that you publish or display (hereinafter, “statement of information”) on the [F.S.I.M.]. 
Members: may not misuse any of the web sites of the F.S I. M. in the way that might undermine its integrity and credibility. F.S.I.M. will not, under any circumstances aid, hear, defend, listen to, or comment on any complaints from members concerning other members with whom they have entered into a third party financial or business arrangement (It is against F.S.I.M..’ policy). F.S.I.M. does not endorse any transaction between the individuals, organizations or members.
Find SinglesinMinistry.com must authorize any use of F.S.I.M. names, identification or logos, in writing or by digital signature agreement.  
 
In no event, in any communication available on our website including but not limited to via telephone, cell phone, text message, instant message system, email, blog, chat room, posting or any other means you may use , any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, illegal or immoral material or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights F.S.I.M. and rights of privacy and publicity).  
 
F.S.I.M., reserves the right to increase or decrease membership prices and subscriptions without posting.
You will not transmit any solicitation, chain letters or junk E-mail to other members. 
 
You will not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent FINDSINGLESINMINISTRY.COM “OWNER” CAROLYN BARNES of such proprietary rights.  
 
F.S.I.M. does not guarantee accuracy of information and advertisement posted on its websites. Opinions given by F.S.I.M. ‘staff are not professional statements directly attributed to problem solving or resolving conflicts among/or between third parties and/or members. 

F.S.I.M., reserves the right to reject and or cancel memberships unilaterally without reasons given.
 
Indemnity:
You as an individual member or organization will indemnify and hold harmless F.S.I.M. and its staff, directors, employees and agents, for any losses, costs, liabilities or expenses (including, but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fee) relating to or arising out of your use. Such indemnification shall include but not limited to any unauthorized software tampering, possible down site(s) / server, damages caused by individuals that have damaging preconceived ideas with ulterior motives or any breach by you of the terms of this Agreement. 
 
Any and all formal complaints shall be in writing to F.S.I.M. at 113 Summit Ridge Dr. Forsyth, Mo.65653. The chat rooms and all other interactive areas of the website are strictly for the use of individual members (as specified in the Membership packages). 
 
Online Content:
F. S.I.M. does not make any representations or guarantees for the validities of “statement of information”, “personal profiles”, martial’s status, religion or any other information included. F.S.I.M. is indemnified from any liability pertaining to member’s status including, dating, marriages, divorces and/or any other business activities between the members.
F.S.I.M. does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the website and neither adopts nor endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on any portion of the website. Under no circumstances will F.S.I.M. be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or contents posted.

While we do not and cannot review every “statement of information” or messages sent by users of the website and are not responsible for contents, we reserve the right, to delete, move content or cancel memberships in our sole discretion. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of “statement of information”, profiles, public postings and messages you may transmit or record to the website. 

Membership programs and fees:
F.S.I.M. web site posts its own membership fees INSIDE THE MEMBERS HOME PAGE. Please refer to each individual Package.
 
If your membership is not accepted, it will be canceled and you will receive a full refund without any deductions. You also have the right to switch, change, put on hold or cancel your membership by giving F.S.I.M. a three (3) day written notice by mail, or email. All changes except freezing your account must be done through FSIM administration. F.S.I.M. has the right to charge your account for only the applicable Membership Fees, which you have accepted when submitted your online application. 
 
The fees will be charged for membership, in advance (unless otherwise noted) to your credit card according to the package selected. There may be additional charges in regards to other features / benefits that are not included with the membership packages. Additional charges may be assessed per the items described. For security purposes. You agree not to transfer to your membership “benefits” to any other person including but not limited to family members, friends or co-workers.
 
In case of any dispute in regards to charges, you agree to try to resolve the issue by contacting F.S.I.M. directly by email, mail, or phone before contacting or resorting to other measures. You further agree not to be in direct competition or conflict with F.S.I.M.
 
Usage of other people’s credit card:
F.S.I.M. does not accept credit or debit cards from a third party. This means that the new members cannot use credit or debit cards other than their own. To obtain a Third party waver member must submit to FindSinglesinMInistry.com a signed written authorization, referring to the cardholder’s full name, address and contact information, first 4 digits and the last 4 digits of the account on the credit/debit card used for the transaction, card’s expiration date and the selected membership package.  Information accepted only by mail: F.S.I.M., 113 Summit Ridge Dr. Forsyth, Mo 65653. Authorizations sent via email will not be accepted. 
 The written authorization must state the duration of the approval to avoid recurring charges on the credit/debit card as the membership is renewed. 
 
The third party herein is referred to, but not limited to the new member’s relatives, friends, Corporation or other legal entities.
You agree to pay any and all charges posted on the site, which are related to your selected package(s) without any dispute. F.S.I.M. reserves the right to refuse and/or remove a membership as mentioned in our removal policy.  

FindSinglesinMInistry.com does not guarantee results through its sites.
 
Policy for removal or cancellation of members:
FINDSINGLESINMINISTRY.COM reserve the right to refuse and/or remove a member solely based on internal documents that may prove one or any combination of the reason(s) listed below:

  • Must be 18 or older to join.
  • member/owner who does not adhere to our biblical principles (Articles of Faith).
  • racism, hatred or physical arm against any group or individual
  • pornographic, obscene or offensive language
  •  phone numbers, Postal addresses, E-mail addresses, URL’s, MLM opportunities, chain letters, junk mail
  • promotion of escort services
  • mass mailing, spamming
  • false information to mislead members
  • promotion of illegal activities
  • any solicitation for funds or advertising
  • distribution of any viruses
  • buying or selling any products
  • usage of the Web site for any unlawful purpose

You are solely responsible for the confidentiality of your Username and Password.
You are responsible for all activities conducted through your account.
If a Member is blocked by several Members, due to a  misconduct such as vulgar language, obscenity, harassment or any other disrespectful manner, his/her membership may be canceled by FindSinglesinMinistry.com immediately, without warning.
F.S.I.M. may choose not to disclose to the member the reason(s) for which a termination.

Refund Policy:
F.S.I.M. has a NO REFUND POLICY. It states that there will not be refund(s) given at any time. It is your responsibility to cancel your membership if you do not wish your credit card to be charged.
 All membership fees are automatically charged in advance and posted to your account per your selected membership package on a recurring basis, unless you cancel your membership. Once your written notice is received, your account will be cancelled and there will be NO refunds for unused membership period. The cancellation notice does not grant or in any way imply a refund.
FULL REFUNDS will be given in the following cases: 

  • Any fraud on behalf of the member, with proof transmitted by the Credit Card Company, credit union or bank.
  • Any error on our part in overcharging.
  • Any duplicate submissions.
  • Any other case(s) on its merit(s) under submission and approved by F.S.I.M.
     
    Beyond these conditions, requests for refunds will be at our sole discretion and will be reviewed on a member to member basis.

 As a paid member of FindSinglesinMinistry.com, you are able to freeze your account. If you are going on vacation or need some time to sort things out, you can freeze your account for up to 30 days, using a “timeout”. Every month that you pay for gives you one “timeout”. You must have 30 days left to freeze your account. For example, if you paid for 3 months, you are allowed 2 “timeouts”.

You can exchange your package for a different type of package and/or benefit(s) at the time of your renewal only.

Privacy policy for F.S.I.M. members:
Please be reminded that we are a Christian website and expect all activities to be performed under the highest degree of integrity and honesty. F.S.I.M. wants the members to feel safe. Our data collection separates as to what is “private” and what is “public” information. Our goal is to protect your private information in our secure site. Your data, under no circumstance will be given to a third party website or marketing firm. 
 
Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. You can review our private policy by referring to the Privacy Policy section of the site. 
 
Limitation of Liability:
In no event, will F.SI.M. be liable (i) to you for any incidental, consequential or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of data, loss of programs, loss of statement of information or profile, lost profits, cost of procurement of substitute services or service interruptions) (ii) to any third party other than you.
 
In addition, F.S.I.M. disclaims all liability, regardless of the form of action, for the acts or omissions of other members or users (including, but not limited to, unauthorized users, or “hackers”). 
 
Website Search: 
Our web site CAN be found by different key words. WWW.FINDSINGLESINMINISTRY.COM CAN be found by using the following keywords: Christian single, Christian dating, Christian chat, Christian dating services, free classified, relationship advice, Christian marriage, Christian chat rooms, single dating, date love match, Christian dating services, Christian woman, personal ad, dating, Christian man, free classified ads, personal relationship, Christian matchmaker, date idea, free dating service, free dating, love relationship, Christian singles, interracial dating, Christian relationship, FindSinglesinMInistry.com 
 
Termination:
Either you or F.S.I.M may terminate your membership at anytime, for any reason, effective upon sending a 3 day written notice to the other party. F.S.I.M. management reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access, without notice, upon any breach of this Agreement by you which is brought to its attention.  
 
Your membership is for your sole, personal use. You may not authorize others to use your membership and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.

License Grant:
 If you post or submit material, (unless we indicate otherwise), you grant FindSinglesinMInistry.com and its affiliates a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, non-terminable, perpetual right and license, but not the obligation, to post, display, exhibit, reproduce, mechanically reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, encode, print, distribute, transmit, retransmit, stream, archive, stream on-demand, make available digitally for download and publicly perform, broadcast, rebroadcast, and Webcast through any use of Internet based protocols, distribute in any media through any electronic, wireless or broadband means, now known or hereafter devised, electronically publish and synchronize with visual images, electrically transcript, your content and Materials. This license applies to any and all content of any sort submitted or in any way posted under the terms in effect at the time of the submission.

Rights to Use for Promotional Purposes:
FindSinglesinMinistry.com shall also have the right to use the Material for the purpose of promoting FindSinglesinMinistry.com products and services.

This Agreement is final:
This agreement is a full recourse agreement. The Membership Terms and Conditions of Use are governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri of the United States of America and any action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in The State or federal courts located in Missouri and you hereby consent and submit to the applicable jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action. If any part of this agreement is proven to be unenforceable in any State or Country, the remaining parts shall remain enforceable.

Lawsuits among believers are not permitted by FISM. standards. (1 Corinthians 6:1-8)”If you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the Church”.   
 
Acceptance of the Agreement:
Although, at this time, signing this agreement by you in person is not possible, by submitting your profile, you have agreed and acknowledged that you have read, understood and agreed to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the membership Agreement and you are hereby accepting this Agreement.
 
Hereby you represent that in the State or the Country that you are living, you are considered to be within the legal age group. You have read the entire Agreement and understand and accept all aspects of this legally binding Agreement.

Simply let your “Yes” be “Yes”, and your “No” be “No”. “Anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37) 
 
All correspondence may be either emailed via filling out a form on our “Contact Us” page or sent via U.S. mail to:  F.S.I.M, 113 Summit Ridge Dr. Forsyth,Mo.65653 USA. 

The Terms and Conditions of this Agreement are subject to change by F.S.I.M. at any time, without notice. 
I UNDERSTAND, UNLESS I ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A MEMBER. 
 
God bless and enjoy your membership. 
 
Updated: 2008 

FindSinglesinMinistry.com Privacy Policy

FindsinglesinMinistry.com is an online Christian Dating Service, catering to marriage minded Christian singles that are in the ministries of the Lord Jesus Christ or have a desire to serve in a ministry with a like-minded mate.

  • What personal information gets collected by FSIM?
  • What personal information third parties collect through the Web site?
  • Which organization collects the information?
  • How FSIM uses the information?
  • With whom FSIM may share user information?
  • What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under FSIM control?
  • How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information?

If you as a client have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the system administrator by email at Carolyn@FindSinglesinMinistry.com or by phone at 417-251-1196 or by U.S. mail at FSIM, 113 Summit Ridge Dr, Forsyth, Mo. 65653.

Chat Room
Keep in mind, if you use our system to send messages via this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit within the chat room can be read, collected, or used by the recipient of the message, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit within these forums.

Application/Registration
In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a client is required to give us his/her contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site in which s/he has expressed interest. It is necessary for the client to provide demographic/race information (such as income level or race/ethnicity, appearance/marital status, including our essay question before members are allow access to member’s home page) It is not necessary for our clients to provide a social security number. However it is required that the client selects his/her username, password, and members identity name a form of payment (such as credit card or e-checking), online or offline (by mail or in some cases by fax).

Information Use
We do not use the information collected to share, sell or distribute in any way or form with other entities online or offline. The personal information of the clients is stored on our secure data base and it is used solely for purposes of: identification, billing disputes, verification and/or authentication. Since our establishment in Aug. of 2005 until now, we have not had even one case of broken in or stolen personal identification of our members.

Legal Requests
FindSinglesinMinistry.com cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as, intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the FindSinglesinMinistry.com community from bad behavior. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and hereby you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, User ID history, fraud complaints, and listing history without a subpoena. With the exception of the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad behavior, we will not disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure.

Profiles of members
We store the collected information through cookies, and/or otherwise via application to create a personal profile of our users. A profile is a dynamic page with or without a user’s picture that uses partial stored information (without certain private/personal information). We keep one profile per one individual user. Profile has user details, information and viewing preferences that s/he has selected to be visible. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s personal information so other members can make certain determinations if the particular member should be contacted or not for possible dating leading to marriage. User’s visit to our Web site does not constitute direct or indirect marketing/promotions. We do not share your profile with any third parties.

Cookies
Cookies are data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookies is in no way linked to any personal information while on our site. On the home page we use the cookies by asking member to bookmark FindSinglesinMinistry.com thus adding the site to their favorites. There is no collection of personal information involved on the home page. We use the ID session when members login. Once the user closes the browser, the ID session terminates. ID session is used to log in, access the member’s home page, chat room and restrict email privileges. With the setting of the ID session on our site, users don’t have to log in with the password more than once as long as the system is not idol up to 25 to 30 minutes in some cases, thereby saving time while on our site. We suggest that you use Microsoft Word when creating longer text than normal in your profile or emails then copy and paste into whatever area you are working on.

Correcting/Updating/Cancellation
To update, correct, or cancel personal information log in to the member section of the site and select the correct option or contact us for help.

Third Party Links
The links appearing on this Web site are delivered to the users only as a courtesy. The information about users’ visit to those links, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other personal information), cannot be used to serve ads to users on this site. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by FSIM only and does not cover the use of cookies by any link provider.

Communications from FSIM
Welcoming new members: We send all new members a welcoming email with the password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Monthly Newsletter: Newsletter with new and/or important information is sent on a monthly basis to the members. We send such a letter to the name of the user to his/her email address. In order to unsubscribe from the newsletter, members will have to log in to their account, click on opt-out link provide on member home page.
Service Announcements, on rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature. Customer Service: We communicate with the users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues related to their accounts. For customer service communication we are available and can be reached via email, phone in accordance with the users wishes.

Sharing Legal Disclaimer
We make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we are served with subpoena on Governmental, criminal or civil action in accordance to current judicial proceeding.

Aggregate Information (non-personal)
We do not share aggregate demographic information with our partners or our advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information.

Third Party Advertisers
FSIM does not share Web site information about our users with any third party advertisers.

Third Party Intermediaries
We do not use any third party intermediaries.

Service Providers
We do not partner with any other third party service providers, except that our connection is through fsd1.bestdatingsoftware.com,fsdata2.fsdserver.com  that hosts our “dedicated server” in a secure, locked up environment.

Business Transitions
In the event FSIM goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email, prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days, prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

Choice/Opt-out
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ by removing their email address from our lists ( if you opt-out you will not receive any email form are News/blog. Once a member, click on the option opt-out If a member wants to cancel the membership, she/he will have to request a cancellation through members home page click on How do I cancel My Membership? Or simply, contact us through email or in writing at 113 Summit Ridge Dr. Forsyth, Mo.65653. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out from receiving these communications by replying to online email.

Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FSIM is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every Web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Tell-A-Friend (referral program)
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site.
Our Program is very simple:
Enter your name, your Friend’s name and E-mail address below
Include a short message if you wish. After you click send, your friend is automatically sent an invitation to join FindSinglesinMinistry.com. Your friend reads the e-mail, and clicks a special link. If your friend creates an account, and pays for membership time… Your account is automatically credited for half the time your friend purchased. You do not need to have a paid membership to take part in this program. You are welcome to refer as many friends as you wish to our site – for every different friend that signs up and pays, you will receive 1/2 the time they pay for.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information on the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/application form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or date of birth), the information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – “VeriSign, Inc (Authentic Site)”. While on a secure page, such as our application form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, when users are just ‘surfing’. To learn more about SSL, follow “VeriSign, Inc.” sign. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, administration, our billing supervisor or customer service representative) are granted access to personal information. Our employees must use password protected screen and log out when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place in the privacy issue, and what they can do to ensure that our users’ information is protected. If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to Carolyn@FindSinglesinMinistry.com



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