Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Massachusetts Family Institute’s (MFI) privacy policy and terms of online use

PRIVACY POLICY

MFI extends the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy while visiting our website. MFI will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information. However, if it is necessary, we will share information for legal reasons. We will always endeavor to take steps to assure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our site. We therefore request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information.

Collection of Information

MFI does not collect personal information without your knowledge during your visit to our websites. However, MFI does at times ask that you provide us with personal information while online. The type of information we collect typically, but not always, corresponds directly with the service you request. For instance, you can make donations, when requested you can offer your thoughts, opinions, prayers, concerns, ideas, personal experiences, questions and/or suggestions to our resources, or you can request that a resource be sent to you directly. As a visitor, the personal information you provide may also be used to improve the usability of, and information available on, our sites. In other words, at times we will ask you for more information, beyond just your name and contact information, than is needed to facilitate our response to your specific request. Your provision of such additional information is your acknowledgement that you consent to our use of such information to better serve you, our visitor, and others coming to our sites.

MFI will not sell, lease or rent its mailing list or any of your confidential information to any outside organization or individual. However, we may need to disclose personal information as required by law, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request, to enforce our Terms of Service, or site rules; or to protect the safety and security of our visitors and our sites.

Changes 


MFI reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

Questions or Suggestions

Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to MFI at (781) 569-0400 or write us at Massachusetts Family Institute, 100 TradeCenter, Suite 625, Woburn, MA, 01801. This website may provide links to external websites maintained by individuals or organizations external to MFI. Once you access information that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing the information you have linked to. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

We have taken every effort to design our websites to be useful, informative, helpful, honest and fun. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that — and would ask that you let us know if you’d like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.

MFI exists to strengthen Massachusetts’ families. Our sites are based on a set of foundational Judeo-Christian beliefs which you may want to review. We make no apologies for holding a Judeo-Christian perspective of marriage, family and the value of life and children. Thanks for your openness to respectfully consider our viewpoints. We appreciate your courtesy! To find out more about our organization, please visit the “About MFI” page found main website.

All we ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using our sites you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you don’t agree, please do not use the sites. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be! Your continued use of MFI websites means that you accept those changes.

Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials    

All materials contained in MFI websites are the copyrighted property of MFI. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to MFI. No Online Material from our websites may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that you 1) retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices, 2) you make no modifications to the materials, 3) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands, and 4) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes. You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute our online material in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content on the MFI sites. Any attempts to modify any online material or to defeat or circumvent our security features are prohibited.

Everything you download, any software, plus all files, all images incorporated in or generated by the software, and all data accompanying it, is considered licensed to you by MFI or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only. We do not transfer title of the software to you. That means that we retain full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights. You’re not allowed to redistribute or sell the material or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use.

Submitting Your Online Material to Us

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments, or other information that you send to MFI through our sites (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy), becomes and remains our property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

That means that we don’t have to treat any such submission as confidential. You can’t sue us for using ideas you submit. If we use them, or anything like them, we don’t have to pay you or anyone else for them. We will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. We can use them for any purpose we deem appropriate to our MFI mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Limitation of Liability

MFI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF ITS SITES.

THESE INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY:

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING: 

WE ARE NOT LIABLE EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR IF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR BOTH. 

EXCEPTION: CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW US TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE “INCIDENTAL” OR “CONSEQUENTIAL” DAMAGES. IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE STATES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT APPLY WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES.

HOWEVER, IN ANY EVENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND CLAIMS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND (WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY NEGLIGLENCE OR OTHER WRONGFUL CONDUCT, OR THEY’RE CLAIMED UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS OUR SITES. 

Links to Other Sites


We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other websites from our sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in an MFI-operated site or have moved to another site. MFI is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our sites. When MFI provides links or references to other websites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that MFI is connected with, operates or controls these websites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any MFI site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of the ministry of MFI, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

Monitoring Online Postings


MFI shall have the right to monitor and review the content of any discussions, chats, forums, postings, transmissions and bulletin boards, although MFI is not under legal obligation to do so. As a Christian organization we uphold specific foundational beliefs. We expect visitors to our sites, and anyone using our communication tools to adhere to a sense of decency and decorum that we deem appropriate. We are the sole authority on questions of appropriateness. Naturally, MFI assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of an online posting. However, we do specifically prohibit you or any visitor from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage what could be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. MFI will fully cooperate with authorities or court orders requesting details of criminal postings. MFI shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on any MFI website. MFI shall have the right to remove any material that it determines to be in violation of these provisions or otherwise objectionable.

In addition, children 12 and under are not authorized to post messages or participate in Forums on any MFI website unless the site has been specifically designed for them and all appropriate parental notification and approval devices have been complied with fully. For more information see our Privacy Policy. 

Termination of This Agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from all MFI websites, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations. MFI may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials. In addition, by providing material on our websites, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. And MFI is entitled to terminate all or any part of any of its websites without notice to you. 

Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider


Unless otherwise specified, the online materials on our sites are presented to provide information about the resources of MFI. MFI was organized under the laws of Massachusetts, in the United States of America. If you use our sites from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. These Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Massachusetts (without applying the state’s conflict-of-law principles). If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. MFI may modify these Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed.

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