We at First Metropolitan Church understand the spiritual benefits of the Internet and the tremendous ministry opportunities afforded by its use. We also understand the importance of respecting and protecting your privacy.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
First Metropolitan Church collects two types of information when you visit our web site:
1. Personal Information
This is information that you voluntarily supply to us through a visitor registration card, email or the First Metropolitan Church website. It is information that you provide us for such things as prayer requests, online purchases, volunteering for First Metropolitan ministries, church membership, etc. All personal information is kept confidential and is not distributed, sold, or shared with anyone. It is strictly used for the purposes of allowing First Metropolitan Church to encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ.
2. Technical Information
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. They are used to allow web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. They allow First Metropolitan Church to simplify subsequent visits and to enhance your personal experience in using our web site. Most computers are set up to automatically receive cookies. However, you can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by going to your web browser's preferences menu. Cookies are not used to gain any personal information about you.
USES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
Any information that First Metropolitan Church collects and that you provide is strictly used to extend the ministry of our church. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any commercial entities. First Metropolitan Church may offer services such as chat rooms, message boards, or other open discussion forums. Be aware that any information that you supply in such forums is considered public information and is not protected.
The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to First Metropolitan Church. Therefore, this web site takes every precaution to protect this information. For added security, all sensitive personal information is protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layer). We will attempt to notify you as soon as possible if our security system should happen to be breached.
We at First Metropolitan Church are strongly committed to the safety and protection of children. First Metropolitan Church, through its website, does not knowingly accept or collect personal information (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information, date of birth, zip code, and any other information that would allow personal identification) from children under the age of 18 without the prior written verifiable consent from the parent(s) or guardian. First Metropolitan Church does not disclose any information collected from children to third parties.
Welcome to firstmet.org. We provide services to you subject to the following terms. If you visit firstmet.org, you accept these terms. Please read them carefully.
When you visit firstmet.org or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
COPYRIGHT, LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the First Metropolitan Church or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Firstmet.org and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the First Metropolitan Church or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of First Metropolitan Church. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Firstmet.org. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing First Metropolitan's name or trademarks without the express written consent of First Metropolitan Church. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by First Metropolitan Church. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of firstmet.org so long as the link does not portray firstmet.org in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any First Metropolitan Church logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. You may not use First Metropolitan Church logo on any third party website .
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may use firstmet.org only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Firstmet.org reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content at their sole discretion.
PRAYER REQUESTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT
Visitors may post prayer requests and other communications so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a prayer request or other content. Firstmet.org reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY FIRSTMET.ORG ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. FIRSTMET.ORG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, FIRSTMET.ORG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FIRSTMET.ORG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM FIRSTMET.ORG ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FIRSTMET.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By using this web site, you are giving First Metropolitan Church your express consent to use the information collected about you as this policy outlines.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please feel free to contact us:
First Metropolitan Church
8870 West Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, TX 77040