Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

spacerBy accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws, and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Statement about Tax Deductible Gifts

spacerWorld Outreach Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1979. All donations to World Outreach Ministries, Inc. are tax deductible as allowed by law. In accordance with IRS guidelines, charitable contributions are made with the understanding that WOM and its Board of Directors have complete control and discretion over the use of all funds for our stated purpose of Christian missionary work. WOM has a standing policy to honor a donor's preference for any of our pre-approved missionary outreaches, as long as they remain in good standing with WOM. In the rare event that a mission worker is no longer in good standing and their account must be closed, any remaining funds will be applied to the ongoing work of our missionary agency.

3. Statement about Ministry Support vs. Public Solicitation & Charities

spacerWOM and its affiliated missionaries do not engage in public solicitation as outlined below. The requirement that some States have for Charity "registration" is designed to protect the public from scams and unauthorized public canvassing for funds. Some Charities (and larger ministries) hire commercial solicitors and fundraising companies to actively canvas the public for donations. WOM does not. These efforts include things like purchasing mailing lists for mass mailings, organized telephone drives using public phone lists, door-to-door appeals, standing on street corners with buckets during Christmas, and other cold-call type methods. Any Charity or ministry engaged in these types of commercial appeals should follow the additional process for Charity "registration." However, WOM (and its affiliated missionaries) do not engage in those types of public canvassing. A WOM missionary who speaks in churches, receptions, support banquets, or even one-on-one appointments is not canvassing the public, but simply sharing with friends, acquaintances, and people who have voluntarily chosen to attend those Church and ministry functions. This is very different than public solicitation as described above. One of the advisors we consulted stated it this way: "Doing business generally means that you have nexus in that State - i.e. you have an office or an employee in that State engaged in public solicitation. You are definitely okay from that standpoint in that WOM missionaries are not employees (they are independent mission workers) and make no appeals for World Outreach. States want to keep tabs on solicitation activities in order to protect the public. WOM and its affiliated mission workers do not solicit funds from the public and thus would not be subject to the additional step that some States require for Charity 'registration' and filing." It is true that many Charities and larger ministries engage in various forms of public solicitation and therefore should follow the steps to register as a Charity within certain States.

4. Use License

spacerPermission is granted to download copies of World Outreach Ministries, Inc. website materials (information, study guides, audio, and video) for non-commercial personal or group use. This is the grant of permission, not a transfer of title, and under this permission, you may not:
  1. modify the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose;
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on World Outreach Ministries, Inc.'s web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  4. transfer the materials to another person for commercial benefit.
  5. This permission may be terminated by World Outreach Ministries, Inc. at any time.

5. Disclaimer

spacerThe materials on World Outreach Ministries, Inc.'s web site are provided "as is". World Outreach Ministries, Inc. makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, World Outreach Ministries, Inc. does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

6. Limitations

spacerIn no event shall World Outreach Ministries, Inc. or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on World Outreach Ministries, Inc.'s Internet site, even if World Outreach Ministries, Inc. or a World Outreach Ministries, Inc. authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

7. Revisions and Errata

spacerThe materials appearing on World Outreach Ministries, Inc.'s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. World Outreach Ministries, Inc. does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. World Outreach Ministries, Inc. may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. World Outreach Ministries, Inc. does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

8. Links

spacerWorld Outreach Ministries, Inc. is not responsible for the contents of the links on this site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by World Outreach Ministries, Inc. of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own decision and risk.

9. Site Terms of Use Modifications

spacerWorld Outreach Ministries, Inc. may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

10. Governing Law

spacerAny claim relating to World Outreach Ministries, Inc.'s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

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