Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

The Saint Joseph Catholic Church located in Strongsville, Ohio (the “Parish”) provides the “www.sjohio.org” website (the “Website”) free of charge for your personal and non-commercial use.

Please read the following terms (the “Terms”) to learn of the conditions, and policies which govern your use of this Website. These Terms cover your rights and legal responsibilities, and become applicable as soon as you start to use this Website. By accessing, visiting and/or using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Website. You may only use the Website for legitimate purposes. It may not be used or misappropriated for purposes contrary to Public Order and Morality.

The content of these Terms of use may change. We therefore advise you to read them regularly.

1. Limitation of Liability & Warranty

The Parish and its contributors make every effort to ensure that the information provided on this Website is accurate and up-to-date, reserving the right to modify the content at any time and without notice. However, they cannot guarantee that this information is complete, or that it has not been modified by a third party through illegal activities.

This Website is provided on an “as is” basis, without guarantee or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, operation, functionality, availabiltiy, accuracy, or non-infringement. Each Internet user shall be fully responsible for the risks incurred by giving credence to this information. Incorrect information, omissions, or other issues may be encountered arising from typographical or formatting errors. If you find any such errors, please inform us so that we can make the relevant corrections.

In no event shall the Parish be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or misuse or this Website, or any derivatives thereof, even if the Parish has been advised of the possibility of such damage. No actions can be taken against the Parish for lost profits, special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. The Parish has no obligation to provide maintenance, support, updates, enhancements, or modifications to the Website.

The Parish is not responsible for delays, operating problems or incompatibility between the Website and files, your browser or any other program used for access to the Website.

2. Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise specified, this Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from this Website without written permission granted by the Parish.

The text, data, images, photographs, icon images, graphics, illustrations, videos, and more generally all information (the “Content”) shown on the Website, is the property of the Parish or respective parties. These elements are protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. If you represent another church or non-profit organization and wish to use the design layout of this Website, you are permitted to do so.

Any full or partial representation, modification, reproduction, distortion, of all or part of the Website or its contents, by any procedure whatsoever and in any medium whatsoever, constitutes an infringement unless express written permission has been granted by the Parish or respective parties.

The Parish reserves the right to delete immediately and without prior notice any content, message, text, image, video that violates the laws and regulations in force, the terms specified above, or is deemed by the Parish to be inappropriate or contrary to teachings of the Parish.

3. Hyperlinks to Third Party Resources

The Parish Website may provide, or third parties may provide, hyperlinks to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because the Parish has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Parish is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. These hyperlinks are provided as a convenience only and do not imply any endorsement, recommendation, or sponsorship by the Parish. Third party sites and content are governed by their own set of terms, which you should read and understand.

4. Respect for Privacy

In the case that you contact the Parish with a question or support need, any Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as your name or email address, may be logged in a database, email file, paper document, or other electronic file. In no instance will this information be made available to third parties. In no instance will you be added to a Parish mailing list unless you specifically request it. We use the information we collect in several ways: to answer your questions and support needs quickly and efficiently; to help you quickly find information on this Website; to alert you to information updates; and to help us create content which is most relevant to you.

When you browse the Website, you do so anonymously. No personal identifiable information such as your name or email address is collected automatically without prior notice. The server which the Website resides on, logs only your IP addressAn Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique number which identifies a computer and its location on the Internet and your browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) to better understand visitor traffic patterns, browser usage as a whole, and identify popular areas of our site. The Parish will not link your IP address to any personal identifiable information.

This Website does make use of several cookies to maintain session information so that when you navigate between pages on this website, certain functionality works properly. A cookie is either a small text file that is stored on your hard drive, or some information that is stored in memory until you close your browser. Some websites may save information on your system in the form of a cookie to allow a personalized browsing experience, access to a secure implementation, or to better track usage of their websites. Webpages that write and read cookies can only interact with the cookie file(s) for your browser and a cookie can only be accessed by the same domain server that sent it.

This Website uses many different photographs and images designed to enhance the user's experience. During most Parish sponsored events where pictures will be taken, a waiver and release form is made available so that persons may grant or deny the use of pictures that contain them as subject matter on this Website or in other Parish publications. If you notice that you or one of your family members is featured in a photograph on this Website, and you wish to have it removed, please contact the Parish office with details and your issue will be promptly addressed.

5. General Provisions

If for any reason a legal court were to rule that a provision of these Terms is invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not in any way affect the validity of the remaining Terms, which will remain in force.

Failure by one of the parties to exercise a right or to institute legal proceedings under the terms of these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such a right or such proceedings.

All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

— Last Updated: December 2, 2010