Open Bible's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use:

As Open Bible Churches (OBC), we are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not give, sell, rent or loan any identifiable information regarding visitors to any third party. By using OBC Online, you agree to the Privacy Policy of the Open Bible Churches. The term "OBC Online" refers to the websites under the Open Bible Churches (or "OBC") headquarters, and the department and ministry websites hosted there. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use OBC Online. Open Bible Churches reviews its Privacy Policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy applies to all websites produced and maintained by the Open Bible Churches.

If you want to communicate with us regarding our Privacy Policy, please email us, or write us at:

Open Bible Churches

2020 Bell Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50315.


COLLECTION AND USE

Open Bible Churches recognizes the privacy concerns of users of OBC Online and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor's name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card information is automatically collected on our web site. Such information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and the Open Bible Churches uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses in this policy or at the time of collection. We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of such information in our possession. Open Bible Churches does not sell, trade or rent personally identifiable information to third parties. We reserve the right to monitor traffic patterns and web site usage.

SECURITY

 When submitting sensitive data like credit card information, we use 128-bit secure server technology to protect the information. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. All of the data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser.

COOKIES

"Cookies" are files that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about a user. They enable us to provide customized features to enhance your visit to the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies.

 

TERMS OF USE

Open Bible Churches (Or "OBC") and its departments and ministries provide this service to you with the following notices, terms and conditions.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All website design, text, graphics, layout and content contained in this website are copyright © 2014 Open Bible Churches and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights reserved. Many requested uses are permitted by this policy, but if your intended use of the contents of this and affiliated websites are NOT expressly permitted herein, you may not: reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any content, "mirror" or include this information on your own server or in your own documents; or modify or reuse the text or graphics on any of these websites without the written permission of the Open Bible Churches. You may print copies of the material for incidental church and personal use; or store the files on a computer for church or personal use. No content may be sold or used for any commercial purpose. Any printed copy must include copyright information. You may link to content on OBC Online, provided you follow our linking policy found below under "Linking Policy." Any other use of OBC materials from this web site--including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, transmission, display or republication--without the prior written permission of the Open Bible Churches is strictly prohibited. For more information, please contact us.

TRADEMARKS

Open Bible Churches' graphics and logos may not be used in connection with any product or service that in any manner misrepresents, disparages, or discredits the Open Bible Churches.

USE OF OBC ONLINE

This website or any portion of OBC Online may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by the Open Bible Churches.

DISCLAIMER

"OBC Online" is provided by Open Bible Churches on an "as is" basis. Open Bible Churches makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of "OBC Online" or the information, content or materials included on "OBC Online." Open Bible Churches will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of "OBC Online," including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

APPLICABLE LAW

OBC Online is created and controlled byOpen Bible Churches in the State of Iowa, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Iowa will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to OBC Online and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.

LINKING POLICY

This website may be linked to or from other websites that are not operated by Open Bible Churches, or any affiliates. Open Bible Churches is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third party websites. This website may also be linked to websites operated by organizations affiliated with theOpen Bible Churches. Visitors to those websites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices. To request that a link be included from the OBC Church Locator to your OBC church website, please see below under "OBC Church Locator." The OBC Church provides references to and links for a variety of resources that may be of interest to those visiting our site. However, no inference or assumption should be made that we specifically endorse, sponsor or support the content of those publications, ministries and websites, nor should it be inferred that The OBC Church is connected with, operates or controls any linked websites. Those desiring further information on the tenets of the OBC Church are invited to view the Open Bible Churches Statement of Faith.

OBC CHURCH LOCATOR

Any information found in the "OBC Church Locator" is official information of Open Bible Churches. The information found in the OBC Church locator comes directly from the current U.S. Open Bible Churches records in the Open Bible Churches National Office database. If you find the information displayed in the OBC Church Locator for your church to be inaccurate, or to contain outdated information; or if you need to add, update or edit any information about your church as listed in the OBC Church Locator immediately, please contact the National Office. Likewise, please contact your Region with any information updates and changes. This form should be submitted by the Senior Pastor or Church Administrator of the OBC Church requesting these changes only.

OBC LOGO AND ART USAGE

Open Bible Churches grants a non-exclusive license to official OBC churches to use the OBC and Global Missions logo and artwork for affiliation and promotional purposes only. The use of the OBC and Global Missions logo for commercial purposes, or for use for any other event or purpose is not authorized.

The official Open Bible Churches Style Guide contains helpful tips that range from how to properly use the OBC logo to how to properly capitalize OBC's ministries and districts. It also includes information on social media, letterhead, grammar and a whole lot more. Please note that this style guide is copyrighted by Open Bible Churches, but is available to download for use in our OBC National office, regional offices, local churches and other OBC ministries.

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