Terms and Conditions of Using This Website
LEGALITIES (E & O E)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF www.myfishbites.com
1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
1.1 Your access to and use of www.myfishbites.com ("the Website") and any Services referred to in Clause 2, is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website/Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website/Services you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website/Services.
1.2 We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.
2 THE SERVICES
The Website may provide communication tools such as email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums and/or other message or communication facilities ("the Services") designed to enable you to communicate with others. Unless stated otherwise the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use only.
3 CHILD SUPERVISION
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of our users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website/Services should supervise such access and use. By allowing your child access to the Services you are allowing your child access to all of the Services, including email, bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups,forums and/or other message or communication facilities. It is therefore your responsibility to determine which Services are appropriate for your child. Always use caution when revealing personally identifiable information about yourself or your children via any of the Services.
4.1 We are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principals of the data protection legislation in the United Kingdom. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. If you register for any of the Services you will be asked to provide basic personal information. The information provided by you is not available for sale or use by third parties. The information is used solely for notifying you of changes or updates to the Website/Services.
4.2 We use a technology called "cookies" as part of our normal business procedure to track patterns of 'behaviour' of visitors to the Website (for example to help speed up myfishbites loading by storing a cache cookie or simply letting us know where you are from etc). A cookie is an element of data that the Website sends to your browser that is then stored on your system. You can set your browser to prevent this happening or to store only the cookies you approve of. Any information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you change your browser settings. By using myfishbites, you agree to this policy. You are free to leave the site and delete the cookies on your browser at any point.
5 USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
If a particular Service requires you to open an account you will be required to complete the registration process by providing certain information and registering a username and password for use with that Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. In no event will www.myfishbites.com be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your username and/or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.
6 ACCEPTABLE USE
6.1 You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials ("the Content"), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. We do not control or endorse the Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and you acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive and/or indecent. www.myfishbites.comwill not be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of any Content transmitted via the Services and you agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of such Content.
6.2 In using the Website/Services you agree not to:
6.2.1 use the Services to send or use viruses, sypware, malware, junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;
6.2.2 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;
6.2.3 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;
6.2.4 threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
6.2.5 use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
6.2.6 make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
6.2.7 collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
6.2.8 advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;
6.2.9 impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
6.2.10 violate any applicable laws or regulations;
6.2.11 use the Website/Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website/Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website/Services;
6.2.12 post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);
6.2.13 attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website/Services through hacking, phishing, password mining or any other means.
6.3 We have no obligation to monitor the Services but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at our sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise objectionable.
We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.
8 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website/Services may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites andyou acknowledge and agree that www.myfishbites.com is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.
9 INTERNATIONAL USE
You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.
10 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
10.1 The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trade marks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder (please see below under Section 10.3.b). This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
10.2 www.myfishbites.com does not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Services. However, by doing so you are granting us a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such Content for as long as you elect to display such Content via the Services. The licence shall be terminated when such Content is deleted from the Services.
10.3 The exceptions to Section 10 are: (a) the games on this site which are not protected by copyright and may be freely used, copied and reproduced. (b) although the material on this site is copyrighted, you do have license to download and use the content for personal use in your home / church / youth work ministry.
You agree to indemnify and hold www.myfishbites.com harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against www.myfishbites.com by any third party arising out of your use of the Services and/or any Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by www.myfishbites.com in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.
12 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
12.1 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
12.2 To the extent permitted by law, www.myfishbites.com will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business,opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.
12.3 www.myfishbites.com makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
12.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of www.myfishbites.com for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of www.myfishbites.com.
12.5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
14 GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
15 OPINION / REVIEWS
This site contains review information that is a guide, opinion only. We cannot be held liable for any information contained here or any act committed by any persons based on this information. Inclusion of and links to external web sites in www.myfishbites.com do not mean endorsement of any of the products, companies or any guarantee of their suitability or reliability.
16 ACCEPTANCE OF CONTENT
Any acceptance of content to be posted on www.myfishbites.com is entirely at the discretion of www.myfishbites.com. No guarantee is given therefore that material submitted for inclusion on www.myfishbites.com will actually be posted on the site. In addition, content that does not follow and accord with the www.myfishbites.com ethos and statement of belief will not be accepted. The content of this site has been developed in good faith and according to the Bible as the Word of God, as far as is humanly possible. The content is not meant to cause harm or any detrimental effect. We cannot be held liable for any such effect on person(s). Any offensive and/or threatening emails and spam, or any technical attack upon the website or host servers will be treated as a criminal offence and legal or civil action may be taken as appropriate.
17 MYFISHBITES CONTENT AND ORIGINALITY / ACCREDITATION
Content on this website is mostly completely original. Where other content is included we do so in good faith and do our best not to post material that is copyrighted. Where content is not directly from the authors of www.myfishbites.com we will always credit the author (if appropriate, requested or known) and seek permission to print material where appropriate. We will remove material that is copyrighted upon being contacted by the original author(s) or publisher(s) of such content and will try to do so reasonably in reasonable time scale (as far as is possible) thus disclaiming all and any legal or civil liabilities arising from any actions.
Where content is found to be inaccurate we will remove and/or amend within a reasonable time period. This site is not intended to cause offence or greivance to any person. We are sorry if this site does cause offence.
Email messages from myfishbites.com contain confidential information and are intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee of an email, you should not disseminate, distribute, take action as a result of, or copy the e-mail. Please notify myfishbites.com immediately by e-mail if you have received an e-mail from myfishbites.com by mistake and delete the e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Myfishbites.com therefore does not accept liability for any errors, viruses or omissions in the contents of messages, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.
19 BIBLE TRANSLATIONS AND QUOTES
Where the Youth Bible translation is used - Scriptures quoted from The Youth Bible, New Century Version (Anglicised Edition) Copyright 1993 by Nelson Word Ltd, 501 Nelson Place, PO Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000, USA.
Where the NIV Bible translation is used - Scriptures also from The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright (c) 1978 by New York International Bible Society. The New Testament, New International Version (c) 1973 by New York Bible Society International. (c) 1978 by New York International Bible Society.
Where THE MESSAGE Bible translation is used - Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright (c) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.
20 LINKS TO EXTERNAL WEBSITES
Inclusion of and links to external web sites from within www.myfishbites.com does not mean endorsement of any of the products, companies or any guarantee of their suitability or reliability. Any links found on myfishbites should be investigated thoroughly by you, the user, to make sure the content is appropriate for your use.
We do not share links and if we do, we only link to relevant youth work sites (mainly UK) or sites with people we have direct relationship with. Nor do we put up links to paid-for resource websites. Sorry but this is to stop other sites abusing myfishbites to boost their google rankings and to gain free advertising for paid-for sites (for example where the client has to pay in order to access resources etc).