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No Offensive or Proprietary Content.
User shall not upload, distribute or reproduce any post, content or materials onto the Site ("Postings") that contains defamatory, libelous, vulgar, harmful, unlawful, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or illegal material, content or images of any kind. Any form of Hate Speech or discrimination on the basis of religion, race, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, disability, etc. will not be tolerated and User shall be subject to removal.
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You are Responsible for Your Words.
User is solely responsible for the content of their Postings and subsequent consequences.
The Site is available to authorized users of the Site and User agrees not to link or perform any other action that may open the Site to third parties.
Be Aware of Anti-trust Issues.
Postings are submitted and accessed for the purposes of enabling an open discussion between Users. The Site should not be used as a mechanism to effectuate any illegal concerted action.
The Site provides content that may demonstrate cooperation and communication from which Users can tailor their own policies, practices or conduct comparative due diligence, suitable to their particular operational circumstances.
User acknowledges and agrees that the opinions posted to the Site shall not determine internal church or company business decisions as this is the responsibility of the individual institution's spiritual and business judgment. The Site takes no responsibility for such individual spiritual or business judgments.
AGGOS, INC. values and respects the privacy of its Users and the security of Users' personal and business information. This paragraph section explains how the AGGOS, INC. will treat data and personal information submitted to AGGOS, INC.
AGGOS, INC. does not share personal identifying information about Site's Users to any third party. However, AGGOS, INC. does gather and collect information regarding the User's use of our Site in order to assist in market evaluation and for other purposes as reasonably determined by the AGGOS, INC. The information gathered will be (i) personal information voluntarily supplied by User when User registers on Site; and (ii) tracking information collected as the User navigates Site. Once User has provided personal identifying information, it will only be used for purposes of managing the Site and collecting navigation history and data, or for such other purposes as described at the point of data collection. Such information will not be transferred to other parties unless otherwise stated at the point of data collection.
Information is collected about User on Site information through technology and tools, including cookies. AGGOS, INC. aggregates and analyzes this information in order to learn more about how our Site is used and how to deliver better products and services. Please note that User will not be able to access certain areas of our Site if your computer does not accept cookies.
AGGOS, INC. reserves the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request.
Debate Issues, Not One Another.
User is encouraged to speak freely and support debates by voicing personal opinions or preferences on posted issues. Personal attacks, threats or abuse will not be tolerated.
User agrees not to attribute quotations to individuals for the purpose of furthering opinions, debates, discussions, or support on any topic areas or
to bolster the credibility of a proposition based on the attribution supplied by User without the individual's permission. AGGOS, INC. may remove all quotations that appear that are in violation of this terms.
User agrees to not deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive, offensive, meaningless, or SPAM messages.
No SPAM, Please.
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Link with Caution.
In order to comply with copyright law, User agrees to respect the intellectual property rights of others and shall only submit Hypertext linking to either the home page (no internal web site pages) of any for-profit or private website; or any page of a public document, government website, or public institution website.
User will respect authors' rights and shall not provide direct links to news sources, publications, or articles without the express permission of the author or website owner. Information, such as title, author, publication date, and publication name are allowed to be provided as long as it does not accompany an unauthorized link.
User shall not post any framing or in-line imaging to any content, web site, or like material onto the Site from any third party web site without express
written permission from the web site owner to re-post web site content in that manner.
Any links available on the Site are independent of this site and AGGOS, INC. makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or authenticity of such content and shall not be construed as a sponsorship or endorsement of any kind.
User shall not advertise or offer for sale any goods or services, or any similar activities, on the Site outside of those areas provisioned by either one’s Membership Status or a separate approved arrangement with AGGOS, Inc. AGGOS, INC. reserves the right to post any informational marketing material about its products, services, and those endorsed by the AGGOS, INC.
Not Professional Advice.
User acknowledges that the Postings are merely the opinions of individuals and neither the Postings nor the Site contains professional or legal advice. If User requires professional advice, please consult the appropriate professional.
AGGOS, INC.’s Responsibility.
AGGOS, INC. assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, delivery, deletion, or failure to store Postings.
AGGOS, INC. reserves the right to remove any Postings without notice for any reason at any time in its sole discretion, as well as the ability to block User for any inappropriate or prohibited conduct, behavior or Postings.
AGGOS, INC. reserves the right to redistribute, edit, post, display, modify, transmit, or delete any Postings by User without separate permission from User as the Postings itself signifies User's consent.
Site's Intellectual Property/Ownership.
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General Provisions. Representations and Warranties
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AGGOS, INC. is not responsible for any Postings, whether inaccurate or incorrect, by the User or in any way connected to any of the Services provided by the Site.
The inclusion of any link to any website does not denote any approval, sponsorship, or endorsement by the AGGOS, INC. and AGGOS, INC. is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed on those linked websites.
User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AGGOS, INC., its officers, directors, employees, agents, subsidiaries, or affiliates for any claims, costs, or liability related to any breach by User of the provisions of these terms and conditions or related to any claim of infringement or violation of the intellectual property or other rights of any third party for any of the User's use of the Site or Postings under this Agreement.
Limitation of Damages
In no event will AGGOS, INC. be responsible for special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, including lost profits, which the User may incur or experience on account of entering into or relying on this Agreement, even if AGGOS, INC. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
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Compliance with the Law
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AGGOS, INC., in its sole discretion, may terminate any and all access of User for any reason, including, without limitation, any violation, breach or assignment of this Agreement.
User may voluntarily terminate their account by notifying the Site Moderator.
This Site is for the use of authorized participants only. If User shall not maintain its enrollment status, then the User will be automatically terminated from the Site until such time that they have an active membership.
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AGGOS, INC. shall use its best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of the User on the Site. However, AGGOS, INC. shall not be responsible for any harm that User suffers as a result of a breach of confidentiality.
A specific waiver by AGGOS, INC. of any provision of this Agreement on any particular occasion and for any reason will not be deemed to be a basis for any automatic waiver of the same or any other provision in the future
The terms and conditions of the Site are affirmatively accepted by User upon initial use of the Site or becoming a member of the Site. The terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between User and AGGOS, INC. regarding the Site and its related services.
This page was updated on: August 27th, 2018
Please take the time to review this page carefully as it sets out how your personal data will be processed when you sign-up to join the AGGOS, INC. community in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By joining and using the AGGOS, INC. website, you are accepting that your personal data will be processed as set out in this privacy notice.
Any changes to these privacy pages will apply to you and your data immediately, so please check back here regularly. Your continued use of the site will mean that you accept any revisions. If these changes directly affect how your personal data is processed, we will take reasonable steps to let you know.
What information does AGGOS, INC. collect?
AGGOS, INC. collects and processes a range of information about you:
Community members are required to provide their name and email address, and to set a unique password for their account. This is so we can create and administer your AGGOS, INC. account. This information is stored privately in your AGGOS, INC. profile and is displayed on the site only to authorized community members. You do control your visibility on the site.
Users are also required to set a username for their AGGOS, INC. account.
We will also use your email address to notify you about new opportunities to participate - such as consultations, surveys, discussions, focus groups and to share feedback when it is available. You can change some email notification preferences in the My Profile page or you can unsubscribe from these emails at any time. We will not use or share your email address for any other purpose unless you have given us your consent to do so - for example, signing up to receive a separate newsletter.
Photos, Video , ETC
Community members can choose to post pictures of themselves alongside their profile.
Community members are also asked to provide the optional following information about themselves for their account profile:
the first part of your post code
the month and year of your date of birth
your general location,
your educational and work status,
your church affiliation within the church of Christ
AGGOS, INC. collects this personal information to weight the results of our surveys, and identify sample groups for certain projects in and for the church of Christ globally. We aim to ensure that the views of all sections of the community population are given proper representation.
By using the services available through AGGOS, INC., community members will have the opportunity to share personal information with other community members by, for example, posting comments in existing discussions or creating a new discussion.
Any additional information, content and material you choose to voluntarily post will be visible to all other community members of AGGOS, INC., staff at AGGOS, INC., and anyone who views the site. It will not be publicly available to anyone outside the AGGOS, INC. community unless improperly shared by someone subject to removal for violation of terms.
Any information you post in these areas can be seen by others and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose personal information in this manner.
We may ask for further information about you if you choose to take part in certain surveys or other research through AGGOS, INC. These questions, for additional profile information, are optional. Some of them will ask for information that is classed as ‘special category data’ under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR. They may ask you to provide information about:
your eldership opinions
your religious beliefs
your views on the church
your interpretation of scripture
Again, we collect this sensitive personal data in order to weight the results of our data and provide added connectivity to the brotherhood and fellowship at large. We aim to ensure that the views of all sections of the community population are given proper representation.
What is our legal basis for processing your information?
Under the GDPR and Data Protection Act, AGGOS, INC. is only allowed to use personal information if we have a proper reason or 'legal basis' to do so. In the case of AGGOS, INC., these legal grounds are:
• where you have given your consent, for example, you have asked to sign-up to a specific newsletter or where you have posted your own information in a comment, blog or forum on AGGOS, INC.
• where it forms part of a community task carried out in the community interest - AGGOS, INC. allows you to have your say on the church’s big issues and gather your opinions. Your participation provides a legal basis for AGGOS, INC. and it is necessary for us to process certain personal data to perform this community interest task. AGGOS, INC. collects this personal data to weight the results of our surveys to ensure that the views of all sections of the community population are given proper representation.
Where you to provide 'special category (sensitive) personal data', AGGOS, INC. must rely on an additional ‘legal basis’ for the processing of that data, which will be:
where you have given your explicit consent, for example, where we have chosen to provide specific and optional information about yourself (such your ethnicity or racial origin, your political opinions, your religious beliefs, your physical or mental health, or your scriptural interpretations or opinions), when you choose to take part in certain surveys, consultations or other research through AGGOS, INC.
where it's necessary for equality of opportunity or treatment, for example, so we can ensure that the views of all sections of the community population are given proper representation.
Cookies and IP addresses
When you visit AGGOS, INC. online or on a mobile phone app, our web- servers automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) so we can identify and prevent attacks or malicious activity on our website.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Cookies are generally used to monitor how a website is used and improve your online experience. They do not give us access to the rest of your computer and are not used to identify you personally.
Sharing your information with others
Other than the disclosures referred to in this privacy notice, we will not disclose any personal information without your permission, unless we are legally entitled or obliged to do so (for example, if required to do so by Court order, or in order to prevent fraud or any other crime).
From time to time our surveys and other pieces of research are offered in conjunction with our client business partners. Client business partners will be identified on the site. They will be able to view content and postings made public by community members, but will only contact community members, or have access to any other personal information as allowed by you the member.
We will share aggregate anonymous information relating to the overall results of our surveys or studies with our client business partners.
Third party sites
We use a third-party provider of software, for example Survey Gizmo, to carry out some additional surveys. We don’t collect, share or process any of your identifiable data within third-party providers like Survey Gizmo.
Keeping your data accurate
You are able to use the ‘Your Profile’ feature on AGGOS, INC. to review or change your account settings, communication preferences, or the details you have supplied to us at any time.
Your data is held on servers owned by HIVEBRITE, held in France. We have implemented technology and policies to help safeguard your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use. We will continue to update these measures as new technology becomes available.