This page has been created because a few of the other missions have experienced people taking actions not in keeping with the reason we've created these sites. So, this outlines, in some rather cold language, the "agreement" that exists between me, as the site maintainer, and anyone who uses the site, whether a registered alumnus/alumna, a mission president, a visitor, etc. Any questions about these terms or what this site is intended for should be sent to me by clicking my name, Maria A. Cross, above (next to Webmaster).
Acceptable Use Policy for the Brazil Brasilia Mission Alumni Website, last updated June 25, 2004
Certain services of the website require the user to register and provide specific information, some of which may be personally identifiable. You agree to provide true information only. In some instances, you are requested, but not required to provide certain private information. In some instances, you are required to provide private information; however, in those instances, you have the option of preventing such information from being published on the website.
By submitting information to the website, other than that which you have indicated is not to be published, you agree to publishing your information to the website.
Be advised: Any information you publish on the website will be accessible to anyone who has a computer and access to the Internet.
You will be required to enter an e-mail address while registering. You agree that you will enter your correct, current, valid e-mail address. If your e-mail address should change, you agree to promptly update your profile with the new address. Your e-mail address will not be published on the site. Others may contact you via e-mail; however, this is accomplished without revealing your e-mail address at any time.
While registering on the website, you will be required to provide a username and password. For your security, the maintainer does not have access to your password. If you forget your password, you may request it be sent by the website's secure server to your registered e-mail address (from the Login page).
Private information that is provided as part of the registration process, but which is not published, is stored in a secure environment. Although maintainer and Mission.net take reasonable precautions to protect this information, the possibility always remains that the information may be inadvertently disclosed, or that the website or servers supporting it may come under electronic attack resulting in the system being compromised.
Unlawful and Prohibited Use
Maintainer and Mission.net agree to take such precautions as seem reasonably prudent to prevent and preclude such disclosures or compromises, and you agree to hold maintainer and Mission.net harmless in the event such a disclosure or compromise occurs despite those efforts. Additionally, you agree that maintainer, Mission.net and its affiliates are not responsible for information you intentionally or accidentally publish, nor any consequences devolving therefrom.
As a condition of your use of the website, you agree that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the website or its services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any Mission.net server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to services, materials, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Mission.net server or to the website, through hacking, password mining or any other means.
You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the website.
Other than in keeping with the intent of the website to facilitate mission-related, friendship-based connection between missionaries, alumni, presidents, etc., you agree not to contact other individuals registered on the website. This does not preclude sending reunion notices, news articles, familial announcements (weddings, callings, births, etc.) or other items which, in the sole discretion of the maintainer, fall under the intents and purposes of the website; however, it does preclude — but is not limited to — soliciting for any commercial endeavor, charitable contributions, collection of stories or other information for publication, propagation of "urban legends" or chain letters, etc.
You agree to use the services of the website only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the purposes of the website. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the services or the website, you will not: Use the services of the website in connection with surveys (other than by your own participation in surveys which may, from time to time, be published by the maintainer), contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any material, information, topic, or name which, by law, or in the opinion of the maintainer, is inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, obscene as to minors, pornography, racist, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, indecent, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable.
Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the website in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose. You may; however, include in the Comments of your Alumnus Profile a link to your non-personal (business, charity, service, etc.) website, or that of your employer, provided you clearly indicate the nature of the link.
Download any file posted by another user of the website that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the website or its services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular service of the website.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the website or its services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof; except — in the case of non-personally identifiable statistics — with the expressed, written permission of the maintainer.
Use any website- or Mission.net-related domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service.
Transmit unsolicited or bulk communications to any website user or to any website- or Mission.net-related or affiliated email address (regardless of whether you use the website to transmit any such communication).
Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the website are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges, if such services are enabled.
Maintainer has no obligation to monitor the postings to the site; however, maintainer reserves the right to review materials posted and to remove and/or edit any materials in his/her sole discretion. Maintainer reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the website services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Maintainer reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as maintainer deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in maintainer's sole discretion.
Materials Submitted to or Posted to the Website
Unless otherwise specified, maintainer, Mission.net and its affiliates claim no ownership to materials you submit or post to the website, regardless of content or purpose, and such submissions are deemed by all parties not to be confidential. By posting or submitting information to the website, by any means, you grant maintainer, Mission.net and its affiliates permission to use the submission and your information in connection with operation of the website and/or Mission.net, including, without limitation rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, translate and reformat your Submissions; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; develop, manufacture, and implement products incorporating such ideas, concepts, or techniques, and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the services and/or materials on the website.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Neither maintainer nor Mission.net is under obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
The content of any material posted to the site is the sole responsibility of the poster; however, as noted above, maintainer retains full rights to use, edit, reformat, delete, etc. any posting.