Degarrin operates as a free ministry under the protection of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America—as most ministries did before the 1900s. Churches and ministries are automatically immune from taxes and regulation without the need for “incorporation” or “applying for tax exempt status”.  The Degarrin Terms of Use & Service are separated into two main pages. Visitors to the site are required to read all information contained within both pages, and by using the site agree to abide by all terms contained herein.

PAGE ONE: GENERAL TERMS OF USE & SERVICES
PAGE TWO: DEGARRIN SPIRITUAL INTENTION & CONSENT TERMS

 

SITE TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND DEGARRIN

The Degarrin website is comprised of various web pages operated by Degarrin. The Degarrin website is offered to you on the condition that you accept the terms, conditions,and notices contained herein without modification. By utilizing the Degarrin website you are agreeing to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

By using and/or registering at this site, you are agreeing to comply with all terms and conditions. You must be 18 to use this website. Those individuals between the ages of 13 and 18-years-of-age cannot access the site without parental/guardian consent and supervision. Individuals under the age of 13 are prohibited from creating accounts for the site.  Due to the restrictions for use of this site, no information obtained by this website falls within the Child Online Privacy Act (COPA) and is not monitored as doing so.

By registering on this site, you agree that the identification of username and password issued serves as and constitutes your signature on all submissions.

 

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Degarrin reserves the right to modify and augment the terms, conditions, and notices for this website at any time.  Your continued use of the Degarrin website after the changes have been made constitutes your acceptance of the amended terms.

 

PRIVACY/COOKIE POLICY

Degarrin uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our visitors. At our site, any personal, identifiable information that is collected from individuals is done so voluntarily and knowingly.

For the purpose of improving our website content, we do collect aggregate information regarding which pages of the site are being visited to estimate our audience size and user patterns.  No names, email addresses, or other personal, identifiable information is collected in this process.  

Degarrin collects and maintains various types of data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, background, employment, spiritual/religious, lifestyle, membership etc.  This is done through the use of cookie files in an effort to improve the services that we provide to users by streamlining the content within various areas of the website to speed up your searches, remember you upon your return to the site, or to store information about your site preferences, etc.   This information is used solely by Degarrin for internal purposes only. Degarrin lists are never sold to or shared with third parties for any reason.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the required setting on your web browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, please understand that if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you log on to our site.  This is done in compliance with the European Union’s Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

We store your IP address when you visit and register an account on our site for safety and security purposes, and if deemed necessary by us, to help identify users who have breached any part of our Terms.

Degarrin will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when required to do so by law, or with the written approval of the individual to which the information pertains.  

 

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Degarrin website may contain blogs, bulletin board services, chat services/areas, news groups, forums, personal web pages/blogs, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the community at large or with a group.  These services are collectively referred to as "Communication Services" throughout these terms.

Degarrin has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Degarrin reserves the right to review and/or edit any/all materials posted to a Communication Service, and to remove any materials at its sole discretion. 

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Degarrin does not control, nor endorse the content, messages, and/or information found in any Communication Service.  Therefore, Degarrin does not acknowledge or recognize any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. 

Site Managers are not authorized Degarrin spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Degarrin.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

 

ACCOUNT REGISTRATION

Registered Users must provide their real names and information.  Here are some commitments you make to Degarrin related to registering and maintaining the security of your registered account:

  1. You will not provide any false personal information, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without written permission from Degarrin.
  2. You will not create more than one personal account.
  3. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
  4. You will not use your account for commercial gain.
  5. You will not use our site if you are under the age of 18 without parental permission and supervision.  Individuals under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from creating an account on the Degarrin website.
  6. You will not use our Communication Services if you are a convicted sex offender.
  7. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  8. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  9. You will not transfer your account to anyone without getting our written permission.
  10. We reserve the right to remove or reclaim your selected username (or identifier for your account) it if we believe it is appropriate to do so.
  11. We reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Degarrin Website at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

 

PHONES, TEXT, EMAIL MESSAGING CONSENT

By registering with Degarrin you consent to receive periodic messages (which may include phone calls, voice messages, texts, and/or email) from us regarding Services, Events, etc. This information will at no time be sold or shared with third parties.

Degarrin utilizes such forms of communication regarding the topics of (but not limited to): scheduling/cancelling of appointments, newsletter updates, forums, service tracking, and article submissions.

 

SAFETY / SECURITY 

Methods are taken to keep our website safe for usage of our Communication Services, but this safety cannot be guaranteed.  Keeping these Communications Services secure requires your cooperation and adherence to certain guidelines.  You agree that when using our Communication Services, you will not:

  1. Bully, defame, abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten any user.
  2. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any content that:  is hate speech, is threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; contains nudity or graphic/gratuitous violence, or is considered inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or indecent.
  3. Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  4. Solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
  5. Upload viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or malicious code.
  6. Post unauthorized commercial communications.  This means that you will not spam, advertise, solicit, or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose without explicit authorization from the Communication Service.
  7. Engage in multi-level marketing, conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  8. Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  9. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  10. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  11. Proselytize or violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  12. Collect or harvest users’ content or information, including e-mail addresses, without their consent. This also means that you will not access the Communication Service utilizing automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without permission.
  13. Use this website to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, discriminatory, or in violation of any applicable laws or regulations.
  14. Facilitate or encourage any violations of this or any other policy of the Communication Service.
 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Degarrin website may contain links to other websites referred to as "Linked Sites". These Linked Sites are not under the control of Degarrin and Degarrin shall not be held responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Degarrin shall not be held responsible for streaming/webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Degarrin provides these links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Degarrin of the site or any association with its operators.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA

Client and Membership records are regarded as confidential and therefore (as stated in the Privacy Policy) will not be divulged to any third party, other than if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities.

Clients and Members have the right to request sight of, and copies of offering records that we maintain, provided that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients or Members who have made such requests are directed to retain copies of any correspondence from Degarrin in a manner that corresponds with the provisions of our Terms. Where appropriate, we shall issue the appropriate documentation or copies of such records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of the parties involved.

We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by Degarrin will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services, etc. as outlined in our terms.

Degarrin may disclose any/all personal data and contents you have sent, posted or published if required to comply with applicable law or upon the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body. All other use of such data is subject to Degarrin’s Privacy Policy.

 

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of use of the Degarrin website, you warrant that the Degarrin website shall not be used for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. The Degarrin website may not be used in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Degarrin website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Degarrin website. You are strictly prohibited from obtaining or attempting to obtain any materials or information through any means (including hacking) not intentionally made available or provided for through the Degarrin website. We hold no responsibility resulting from such breaches.

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED OR POSTED 

Degarrin does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the Degarrin website (including feedback and suggestions).  This includes any material provided via post, upload, input, or submit (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission, you are granting Degarrin and its affiliates permission to use your Submission in connection with operations including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, openly display, openly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Degarrin is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Degarrin's sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

 

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE, PROVIDED BY DEGARRIN, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION. DEGARRIN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS/PROVIDERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL (EXCLUDING SPIRITUAL MATTERS), MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS.  YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

DEGARRIN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS/PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. DEGARRIN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS/PROVIDERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL DEGARRIN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS/PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF DEGARRIN OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE DEGARRIN WEBSITE.

 

SERVICE CONTACT: Degarrin

 

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Degarrin reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate access to the Degarrin website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

 

GENERAL

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Fayette County, Kentucky, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of, or relating to, the use of the Degarrin website. Use of the Degarrin website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Degarrin as a result of this agreement or use of the Degarrin website. Degarrin's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Degarrin's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests, or requirements relating to the use of the Degarrin website or information provided to or gathered by Degarrin with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Degarrin with respect to the Degarrin website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Degarrin with respect to the Degarrin website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

 

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Degarrin website are: Copyright 2017 by Degarrin and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

 

PAYMENTS TERMS OF USE

Our Payments Terms of Use is provided for any offerings and/or offering payment made through www.degarrin.net. We (Degarrin) agree to be bound by this Payments Terms of Use (PTOU) when we process your payment information. You (Client) agree to be bound by this PTOU in addition to Site Terms of Use (STOU) when you submit your information in an order form and/or offerings form on our website, www.degarrin.net.

 

SERVICE PROVIDED

A offering/payment gateway is provided through our website. When using the gateway for online giving, you may designate the fund being offered to and the specific amount. Event and Service registration may also be pursued and deposits and payments made through our site. Some items may be made available such as custom made items, DVD packs, audio CD’s, and books/ebooks.

Your offering will be processed through the merchant services of PayPal, which is the company used by eBay and many other organisations. You do not have to have a PayPal account in order to make a offering on this page; PayPal will accept all of the credit and debit cards listed on their site. If you already have a PayPal account you will simply need to enter your email address and password in order to complete the transaction. In every case PayPal's secure server system will verify your details before completing the money transfer. Note that in the case of recurring offerings, if you do not already have an account PayPal will ask you for a password so that you can change or discontinue your payments at any time. All offerings become the property of Degarrin upon successful transmission of funds to Degarrin via PayPal account.

If you select a specific campaign, all efforts will be made to use the funds for that particular purpose. Please note that Degarrin retains the right to utilize any and all offerings as deemed appropriate by church leadership. By using our payment gateway service and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you hold harmless all church leadership and agree to these terms regarding the handling of all offerings.

 

UNION (HANDFASTING/MARRIAGE) SERVICES CONTRACT LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The Union Services Agreement constitutes a contract and order for services as mentioned or contained within the document. The participants, as listed on the document, are the designated clients to the contract, and hold exclusive rights to approve, reject, and/or retain our services, regardless of the actual payee for said services.

Degarrin and its ministers are not responsible for delays in service provided on the union day due to late arrival of family and/or union party members.

Degarrin and its ministers cannot accept responsibility for mishaps or delays caused by other service providers and/or weather issues that may interfere with the ceremony.

In the event that the selected minister is unable to perform any of the prescribed services due to unforeseen illness, injury or other emergency, another competent and equally qualified minister will be provided by Degarrin.

Upon signature, Degarrin reserves the time and date agreed upon and will not allow other reservations for that time and date to interfere with the completion of the contract.

There will be no additions, deletions or other changes made to the contract without full knowledge of the client and Degarrin.

A nonrefundable deposit is due upon signing of the contract to retain our services and will apply toward the total offering amount. The balance of the offering is due to Degarrin the day of the ceremony, before the actual commencement of the event.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

You are required to provide us with accurate information when setting up your account and during the course of our relationship. On occasion, we may need to communicate with you about your service(s). We have no responsibility or liability for interruptions in service based on communications that are misdirected, blocked, or otherwise not received as a result of your failure to provide us with updated contact information. Our primary form of contact with Clients is done via email. Notices will be sent to you at the email address you provide to us. You agree to maintain a working email address that is monitored daily. The primary contact information listed in our records is considered by us to be our Client. Only that entity may request changes to your account.

 

REFUNDS / RETURNS

All offerings and fundraising activities are final and are not subject to refunds or returns without a special appeal to Degarrin.

 

OFFERINGS

Degarrin does not engage in the "sale of merchandise, products, or services." This ministry operates on a "suggested offering" basis. If you make any selections and payments here it is understood that you are in agreement with the suggested offering amount, as published. If you are unable to pay the suggested offering amount, you may send an email to Degarrin and explain your situation.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You agree that Degarrin has no liability, whatsoever, for unauthorized access to, or any corruption, erasure, theft, destruction, alteration or inadvertent disclosure of, data, information or content, transmitted, received, or stored on our system.
 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Please refer to our website, degarrin.net, for contact information for most issues, including technical support and billing. Notices regarding this PTOU or STOU and any other Degarrin policies should be directed to:

Degarrin
(859) 314-9086

 

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