Terms. By signing in to, accessing, or otherwise using the VividFaith website (this "Site"), you agree to this Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). If you disagree with any part of these Terms, do not use this Site. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, so please check for changes to these Terms each time you use this Site. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to these Terms means that you accept those changes.
Licenses and Restrictions. This Site is owned and operated by the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists ("we", "us", or a similar term), located at 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904, United States of America. You may view, download, and print material from this Site only for your personal, noncommercial use unless otherwise indicated. In addition, materials from this Site may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. You may not post material from this Site to another website or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this Site to other websites. You may not use this Site or information found at this Site (including the names or addresses of those who have submitted information to this Site) to sell or promote products or services, to solicit clients, or for any other commercial purpose. We reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this Site, including the reproduction and any other use of any material available through this Site.
About VividFaith. VividFaith is a virtual community that connects people with service opportunities by matching a user’s profile with the needs of partner organizations. Service opportunities posted on VividFaith are received from organizations vetted and approved by the VividFaith Oversight Committee. While VividFaith matches users with opportunities, it is not involved in the approval process of applications, the deployment of users to service locations, or in the supervision of users during the service period. VividFaith also provides a social media platform for VividFaith users that allow them to post updates of their service assignments and to communicate with one another. Additionally, VividFaith offers educational and inspirational resources to its users.
VividFaith uses the following terminology that is unique to its virtual community: a) VividFriends are registered VividFaith users who are searching for service opportunities, supporting someone who is looking for service opportunities, taking a course or learning a new skill by using VividFaith resources, or is an inactive user observing the activities of other VividFriends. b) Assignments are service opportunities that are either volunteer or paid positions. c) Service Providers are organizations with a Memorandum of Understanding with VividFaith that allow them to post their service opportunities as Assignments on VividFaith. c) Hosts are organizations are under the oversight of a Service Provider and are the location where the Assignment takes place. d) Coordinators are representatives of Service Providers who function as liaisons between VividFriends and Hosts.
VividFaith matches VividFriends with available Assignments based on information provided by Service Providers, and shall not be held liable for changes to the Assignment details that occur after the match has been made.
VividFriends are responsible for a) supplying all the documentation required when applying for an Assignment; b) controlling the privacy options of their profile that determine which portions of their profile are accessible by other VividFriends; c) being truthful and accurate when completing their profile and when applying for Assignments; d) responsible for all expenses related to an Assignment that are not explicitly stated as being included in each Assignment description.
Interactions with Others. This Site provides a platform for individuals to learn about and coordinate service opportunities. We are not a party to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, transactions, interactions, disputes, or any relations whatsoever between you and any other person or organization, whether or not you found or otherwise interacted with such person or organization through, or as a result of your use of, this Site.
We cannot and do not confirm the identity of any person using this Site. You are solely responsible for determining the identity and suitability of others with whom you may interact through, or as a result of using, this Site. We do not represent or warrant that this Site is sufficient to determine whether it is appropriate for you to interact with others. Further, we do not endorse any persons who use or register on this Site.
We do not investigate or verify any person’s reputation, conduct, morality, criminal background, or any information others may submit to this Site. In this regard, if, however, any person you encounter through this Site requests that you contribute money, you should notify us immediately, as this is contrary to our policy and the purpose of this Site.
User Content. We reserve the right to refuse to accept, or to remove from this Site, any User Content for any reason, such as if we believe that it may subject us to legal liability or that it may violate these Terms.
You agree not to post User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking them for personally identifiable information, or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal; (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law, including data protection law, or due to any contractual or fiduciary relationship; (viii) contains any information or content that you know or believe is not correct and current; or (ix) promotes, or otherwise incites, discrimination, racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. You agree not to use this Site to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory, and you understand and agree that your failure to comply with this provision may lead to your loss of access to the Site.
You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate any third party right of any kind, including, without limitation, any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below). To the extent that your User Content contains third party content, you hereby represent that you are the owner of, or have a valid license to, all the Intellectual Property Rights of such third party content, and have the power to grant the license granted below. You hereby represent that you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person whose likeness appears in your User Content to use and allow us and this Site's users to use such person's name or likeness in the manner contemplated by this Site and by these Terms, and each such person has released you and us from any liability that may arise in relation to such use. You will supply us with these written consents if we request you to do so. We reserve (as stated above) the right, but not the obligation, to reject and/or remove any User Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, violates these provisions without admission or liability. For the purposes of these Terms, "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all patent rights; copyright rights; moral rights; rights of publicity and rights of privacy; trademark, trade dress, and service mark rights; goodwill; trade secrets; and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefor and registrations, renewals, and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory, or other jurisdiction.
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we assume no responsibility and we assume no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third-party posts on this Site. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for the online display of your (and others') User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that we shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of any such User Content.
User Content License Grant. By posting any User Content on this Site, including, without limitation, your or another’s name, likeness, logo, tradename, trademark, service mark, or copyrighted materials, you expressly grant to us, and you hereby represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant to us, a royalty free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with this Site.
No Control Over Third Parties. If you are using the services to find service opportunities, your correspondence and/or ensuing relationship with other Service Providers or third parties found on or through the services including posting or acceptance of service opportunities, and any other terms or conditions associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party you choose to deal with.
You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, or other liability of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, or as the result of the presence of such parties on the services and you hereby irrevocably waive any claims against us arising from or related to your relationship with a third party.
Release. You hereby release us, our officers, employees, agents and successors from claims, demands any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from (i) any interactions with other VividFaith users (including service opportunities), or (ii) your participation in any service activities or activities arising from or related to your use of the Services.
Intellectual Property. All information on this Web site is copyrighted by the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists®, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists®, a Maryland unincorporated association (collectively, the "General Conference"). All rights are reserved. United States copyright law protects all materials contained on this site. By using this site, you acknowledge that the General Conference owns all intellectual property rights in and to the site and its contents and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, exploit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, and/or create derivative works from the content either in whole or in part. VividFaith is a registered trademark of the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists.
Linking. For your convenience, this Site may contain links to websites operated by others. Those third-party websites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good-faith effort to link only to tasteful and appropriate websites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using a website that you accessed through a link on this Site, please notify us immediately.
We do not control, endorse, or adopt any third-party content and shall have no responsibility for the same, including, without limitation, material that may be misleading, incomplete, erroneous, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must evaluate and bear all risks associated with third party content.
Limitations of Liability. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we are not liable for any direct, special, or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, resulting from or arising out of your use of, or your inability to use, this Site or any linked website or the services provided or arranged through this Site, including, but not limited to, personal injury claims, lost wages, property damage, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system.
Indemnity. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us (and each of our officers, directors, members, employees, agents, volunteers, and affiliates) from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost, or expense, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or relating to your use of, or your participation in services provided or arranged through, this Site that violates these Terms. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole and unfettered discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether we wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.
Disclaimers. You expressly agree that use of the site, app, and services is at your sole risk. The services, app, and site are all provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, accuracy, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the services, app, or site will meet your requirements, or that the services, app, or site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does VividFaith make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the services, app, or site or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the services, app, or site, or that defects in the services, app, or site will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the services, app, or site is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer services or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or information. We make no warranty regarding any dealings with or transactions entered into with any other parties (including volunteer opportunities) through the services, app, or site. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, effort and results to be obtained through the use of the site, app, or the services is with you. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the services shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
Term. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site, App, and/or Services, or are a VividFriend. You may terminate your VividFaith membership at any time, for any reason, by sending an email to [email protected] We may terminate or suspend your membership for any reason in our sole discretion, effective immediately upon sending notice to you at the primary e-mail address you have stored in your VividFaith profile.
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law. The Terms constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and govern your use of the services, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof.
This site is created and controlled under the laws of the State of Maryland, which shall be the law giving effect to and interpretation of all terms and conditions hereunder. Any action pertaining to this website shall be in the State of Maryland with Montgomery County the venue for such action. Any person named a party to any action regarding this Web site agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Maryland and of the United States of America located in the State of Maryland.
Privacy. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information is described in our Privacy Notice available at http://privacy.adventist.org
Survival. Any limitations on liability explicitly set forth herein shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Terms for any reason. Our (and our licensors') proprietary rights (including any and all Intellectual Property Rights) in and to Our Content and the Services shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of the Terms for any reason.
Violations. Please report any violations of the Terms to [email protected]
This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) was last updated on August 2018
This Privacy Statement sets forth the practices of General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists (collectively referred to as, “General Conference,” “we,” “us” and/or “our”) with respect to personal data (also referred to as "Personally Identifiable Information," or " PII") and other information that is collected from Individuals; including Unions, Conferences, Missions and Churches (collectively referred to as “Participating Organizations”) through various websites owned and operated by us, including the Vivid Faith website and applications.
Controller of Personal Data
We act as the controller of any personal information provided to or gathered by our websites and applications (our “Services”). This Privacy Statement describes the choices available to you regarding the use of your Personal Data, and how you access this information to update and correct it.
It is important to note that privacy practices of Participating Organizations may differ from those of the General Conference. We are a separate entity from those that participate in our Services and thus do not have control over their privacy practices. While we do encourage Participating Organizations to follow our Privacy Statement and practices, We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Participating Organizations’ websites before submitting any Personal Data.
Information We Collect
We recognize the sensitive nature of your information. It is our highest priority to ensure the confidentiality of any information you provide and take a proactive approach in protecting your privacy.
When using our Services, you may provide us with Personal Data such as your name, address, phone number, birthday, spousal and family information, educational history, employment information, and financial information.
When you interact with our Services, we may receive and store information collected passively through various technologies used on our websites. This information is used to provide us with statistical information such as the number of visitors to a website(s), the number of visitor to each page of our Services. Other information collected may include IP Address, Browser Type, ISP, pages you visit, operating system, and date/time stamps. This information is merely statistical and not used to identify you.
These technologies are used to provide additional functionality, analyze usage and behavior more accurately, temporarily store our pages and images, store content and preferences.
We also partner with third parties to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
Our Use of your Personal Data and Other Information
We use Personal Data and other information to provide you with services, send you updates, administer your account, communicate with you, enable you to connect with others, improve our Services, conduct research, understand our organization, send you valuable information and newsletters, list you in the members directory, and communicate with Individuals and members of Participating Organizations.
By voluntarily providing us with your information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You acknowledge and agree that your data may be transferred from your current location to our servers or its authorized third parties as described in this Privacy Statement. We will not share your information with anyone not described in this Privacy Statement unless your consent is obtained prior to doing so. This Privacy Statement also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your information and how you can access and update it.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving newsletters, you may also opt-out of such communication by following the unsubscribe link included in the emails.
Sharing your Information
The General Conference is comprised of many independent Unions, which are regionally coordinated by the General Conference Divisions. The Divisions have been established as regional offices of the General Conference serving a defined geographical area. We integrate and share your information with various Unions to allow us to perform the various duties discussed above and provide you with valuable Services.
We may provide your Personal Data to third party services providers that help us with our business activities such as shipping, marketing and processing of credit cards. These companies are authorized to use your Personal Data only as necessary to provide these services to us.
If you are a denominational employee or member of an denominational organization, we may publish your profile in our directory so that other members can find you and communicate with you. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized profile of you, please contact us using the email address provided below, please provide us with a brief explanation, where you found the profile, include your name and contact information, for the purposes of reviewing the possible unauthorized profile and communicating back to you.
We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation such as to comply with a subpoena, or a similar legal process (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the General Conference, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services, visitors to our centers or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability, (v) if the organization is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or portion of its assets you will be notified with a notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your information, as well as any choices you may have.
Third Party Links
Our websites and applications may contain links to other websites or features that may connect with your other mobile applications within your device. Privacy practices of linked websites and mobile application may differ from ours. If you submit any personal information on these websites or applications, your information is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before submitting any personal information.
If your personal information changes, you no longer desire to use our Services, or wish to know whether we hold personal information about you, you may you request, correct, update, amend, and delete such information by contacting us using the email address and/or address provided below. For changes on information pertaining membership information or to church treasury items, contact your local clerk, treasurer or pastor. In some instances, you may be provided with direct access to the portal in which your information is maintained; you may make changes as necessary if you already have access.
The security of your information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards such as encryption to protect the Personal Data submitted to us.
We will retain your Personal Data for as long as your account is active or as reasonably useful for other organizational purposes. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. We will dispose of your information when it is no longer needed or required to be kept.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our information practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
If you have questions or complaints regarding our Privacy Statement or practices, please contact us at [email protected] or at the address listed below.
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Attn: Office of General Counsel
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904