Terms of Service
The Gay Christian Network ("GCN") provides this website and its services (including a message board and chat room) in order to offer avenues of support and community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) Christians. By registering an account and/or using the services on this website, you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you should discontinue your use of the website immediately.
While we don't want to overwhelm you with a bunch of rules or bore you with legalese, we do have to have certain Terms of Service to protect us and our users and to ensure that this space is used for the purposes for which it was intended. Please read these terms of service carefully.
Registering an account at GCN allows you to access additional features and services through our website. These accounts are provided without warranty or representation from GCN and may be revoked at any time at GCN's sole discretion. Users are limited to one account per person and must provide their true birthdate at the time of registration. Registering multiple accounts, sharing accounts, falsifying birthdate information, or allowing banned users to access the site through your account are strictly forbidden and may result in permanent suspension of site access.
While using our website, users are expected to help us maintain an environment that is safe, Christ-centered, friendly, and supportive of LGBTQ Christians. Any activity which harms or disrupts that environment or which counteracts the stated mission and purposes of GCN is a violation of these Terms of Service and may result in loss of site access. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Posting illegal, obscene, profane, defamatory, or threatening content via public or private message systems;
- Violating intellectual property rights (such as by posting copyrighted materials);
- Impersonating any individual;
- Using GCN to seek sexual contacts or make sexual advances toward other users;
- Harassing other users in public or private;
- Violating user privacy (such as by posting private communications or airing details of private disputes);
- Attacking GCN's purpose, mission, policies, direction, or belief statements, including our support of both "Side A" and "Side B" (as defined on this website) and our exclusively Christian focus;
- Promoting "ex-gay"-type organizations publicly or privately;
- Attacking, insulting, or speaking harshly to or about other users on the site;
- Submitting spam or other unsolicited advertisements for goods or services.
A page of community rules and guidelines provides additional details about user conduct expectations. Please contact GCN's Community Manager if you have any questions about these rules.
By submitting content (such as photos, text, or files) via our website, you grant GCN a worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, publish, or create derivative works of any such content, for any purpose, including commercial purposes, without payment to you, in any type of media or in any form now known or later developed. In addition, you automatically waive and give up any claim that any use of such content violates any of your rights, including privacy rights, publicity rights, moral rights, or any other right including the right to approve the way GCN uses such content. GCN may move, edit, or remove any content you post, without your permission, at the sole discretion of the moderating team.
CHILDREN'S USE OF GCN
In accordance with the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), GCN does not accept registrations from children under the age of 13. However, because many of the issues we deal with are relevant to teenagers, we do allow registrations from minors who are at least 13 years of age. We strongly recommend that parents supervise their children's use of our website as with any similar website. Adult users should conduct themselves at all times on our website in a manner that is both legal and appropriate in the presence of minors and should report any concerns immediately to GCN's Community Manager or Board of Directors.
These Terms of Service may be modified at any time by posting notification of the changes on our website. Usage of the website after the posting of any changes indicates your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. Questions about these Terms of Service may be addressed to us by phone at (800) 268-3688 or in writing at:
P.O. Box 20494
Columbus, OH 43220