Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Terms of website use
This terms of use and acceptable use policy (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you what are the permitted uses and prohibited uses and the general terms of use on which you may make use of the following sites (“our sites”):-

  • Weddings
  • Christenings; and
  • Funerals

Use of our sites includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our sites by anyone including not only members of the public, visitors arranging their specific event but also clergy and funeral directors.

Please ensure you have read and understood to this policy. It is important that you understand that you are required to continue to honour and be bound by this policy and the provisions contained herein even after termination or natural conclusion. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

If you do not agree to this policy, you must not use our sites.

Other applicable terms
Our Privacy Policy, also applies to your use of our sites and sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, and your data protection obligations together with details about the cookies used by our sites. By using our sites, you consent to processing of your personal data and you warrant that all data provided by you in respect of any data you provide is accurate and where necessary will be amended and kept up to date.

Information about us
Our sites are operated by the Archbishops’ Council which is a body pursuant to section 1 (1) of the National Institutions Measure 1998 whose objects are to co-ordinate, promote, aid and further the work and mission of the Church of England. Pursuant to section 1(2) of the National Institutions Measure 1998 the Archbishops’ Council is established for charitable purposes, charity number 1074857 together with its representatives (“We“). We are located at Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner, registration number Z6034304.

If you would like more information about the Archbishops’ Council please go to the following website for more information www.churchofengland.org

Changes to these terms
We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our sites
We may update our sites from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our sites
Every effort is made to keep these sites and any associated support up and running smoothly. However, we do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on them, will always be available, uninterrupted or that support will be available. Access to our sites is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our sites without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your account and password
Where you choose, or are given, a user password as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any User Account at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user password, you must promptly notify us via the contact system on the web site and change your password.

Intellectual property rights
Save where you have entered information and created any rights we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Please note that some content found on this site may be the copyright of third parties reproduced with kind permission, consent, under licence or within the acts permitted by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Any third party who believes any part of this site infringes any of their rights should contact us immediately.

Information we provide and no reliance on information
Information we provide may include, but is not limited to, help files, hints and tips, tutorials, tours, user support, fees structure, legal information, extracts (including but not limited to secular and Christian readings, poems, songs and other literature) alerts, announcements, news articles, and other general information and may be in any format. Format includes, but is not limited to text, images, photographs, audio, video and may be delivered by multiple mediums including, but not limited to an associated web site, face to face, telephone or email

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our sites, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our sites are accurate, complete or up-to-date.

User contributed information
The information you contribute must be up to date and correct at the time of contribution and you must keep it up to date and correct as required by the 4th principle of the Data Protection Act 1998.

All personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy Policy.

Where you contribute information on any part of our sites or a discussion forum you must comply with the provisions set out in these terms and conditions and particularly to the Discussion Forum Rules set out below.

Limitation of our liability
Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our sites or any content on them, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our sites; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our sites.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our sites or to your downloading of any content on them, or on any website linked to them.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to our sites. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Uploading content to our sites
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in this policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you may be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any content you upload to our sites will be considered confidential but may be used or distributed to third parties as set out in this policy.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our sites.

We have the right to remove any information or posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in this policy

The views expressed by other users on our sites may not represent our views or values.

Viruses
We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the server on which our sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our sites. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

Linking to our sites
You may link to our web sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our sites in any website from any website you do not have permission to link from.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out this policy.

Third party links and resources in our sites

Where our sites contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. The inclusion of any links to other web sites does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed on those web sites. You follow such links entirely at your own risk.

Prohibited uses
You may use our sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use our sites:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to cause harm in any way including to people, especially minors, animals or property..
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Save as set out in this policy not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our sites in contravention of the provisions of this policy.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of our sites;
  • any equipment or network on which our sites are stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our sites; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content standards
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute (Contributions), to our sites generally or through our discussion forum and to any interactive services associated with the sites or the discussion forum.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
  • Comply with our copyright provisions set out below.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this policy through your use of our sites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our sites, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our sites.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our sites.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • If appropriate, legal proceedings against you for costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or are required, including but not limited to any law or court.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Discussion Forum Rules
This section, together with the Content Standards set out above set out the rules (Rules) for use of any discussion forum (the “Forum”) which may be made available to users. Any submission of material by you to the Forum means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the terms and conditions of these Rules.

Moderation
The Forum may not be moderated. We will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any Contribution submitted to the Forum and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Forum by any person in contravention of these Rules. We reserve the right to promptly remove, or to disable access to, any Contribution which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person, unlawful or in violation of any third party rights.

Use of the Forum by minors
The use of the Forum by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use the Forum that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using the Forum should be made aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with these Rules when using the Forum.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks to minors from third parties when they use the Forum, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks.

Submission of Contributions
To add a Contribution to a discussion, please follow the guidelines on the discussion page.

Content standards
The Content Standards set out above apply to each part of a Contribution as well as to its whole. The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The Archbishops’ Council will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

Copyright
By submitting a Contribution to the Forum, you agree to grant the Archbishops’ Council a non-exclusive licence to use that Contribution. Although you will still own the copyright in your Contribution, the Archbishops’ Council will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your Contribution. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. The Archbishops’ Council may exercise all copyright and publicity rights in the material contained in your Contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material.

Please also note that, in accordance with the Content Standards set out above, you must ensure that your Contribution does not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person. By submitting your Contribution to the Forum, you are warranting that you have the right to grant the Archbishops’ Council the non-exclusive copyright licence described above.

If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to the Archbishops’ Council, please do not submit the Contribution to the Forum.

Breach of these Rules
When we consider that a breach of the Content Standards has occurred, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with these Rules constitutes a material breach of the terms of use on which you are permitted to use the Forum, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Forum.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution already posted on the Forum.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Complaints
If you wish to complain about any Contribution posted to the Forum, please contact us at sandra.millar@churchofengland.org. We will then review the Contribution and decide whether it complies with our Content Standards. We will deal with any Contribution which, in our opinion, violates our Content Standards as described above (see section “Breach of these Rules”). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to these Rules
We may revise these Rules at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.

Applicable law
Please note that this policy, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Contact us
You can contact via our contact page

 

Updated 24/11/2014

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