About Higher Thoughts Ministry

Who we are, what we believe, and what God has called us to...

 

"Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31b

 

Terms of Use
and Privacy Policy

 

TERMS OF USE:
Welcome to the Higher Thoughts Ministries website. Higher Thoughts seeks to provide site content and information for non-profit, non-commercial application fostering commentary, analysis, critiquing, teaching, and dialogue regarding pertinent public events and topics and in creating a venue for site visitors to share commentary, critique, analysis, and dialogue, all in the public interest and for the education and edification of general public knowledge. You are authorized to access this website and its contents upon your agreement to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. By using the Higher Thoughts website, you consent to fully abide by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Higher Thoughts reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time.

Content.
The content and design of the Higher Thoughts website is the copyright of Higher Thoughts Ministries. Individuals or organizations seeking permission to use any content must contact Higher Thoughts. The downloading, copying, reproduction, duplication, distribution, or modification of material from this website, or third party sites to which a hyperlink is provided, is prohibited unless you have obtained the prior written consent of Higher Thoughts or the applicable third party website. Requests for permission to use, copy, reproduce, or distribute materials found on this website can be made by contacting Higher Thoughts Ministries.

Higher Thoughts (HT) Blog.
You agree not to upload, post or make available any content that is protected by a third party’s copyright or trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the third party. If you upload or share content, you grant Higher Thoughts the right to use, display, modify, or translate such content. Additionally, you grant Higher Thoughts the right to use and display the name that you submit in connection with your blog comments and posts.

Visitors are welcome to post messages and comments to the HT Blog. However, Higher Thoughts bears no responsibility in connection with or arising from visitor postings. Children under the age of 16 are not authorized to submit or post comments on the HT Blog unless supervised by an immediate parent or guardian. Regardless of age, said parents or guardians are fully and solely responsible for the online conduct, comments, and posts of their minor children (under age 18).

In using the HT blog, you acknowledge understanding and agreement that Higher Thoughts does not endorse the content of posts and comments submitted by others. Comments posted on the HT Blog are not always reviewed prior to posting and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of Higher Thoughts Ministries. Higher Thoughts will make reasonable and timely efforts to ensure that offensive, profane, or obscene comments are not posted on the HT Blog or if accidentally posted, do not remain on the HT Blog. By posting comments on the Blog, you agree to limit yourself to comments about the subject matter for which the original post was intended. Advertisements, commercials, etc. are not permitted on the HT Blog.

By using the HT Blog, you agree to not post any profane, obscene, or inappropriate comments at any time. By using the HT Blog you agree to not post any information or comments that violate any and all laws regarding cyber bullying, slander, defamation, the inciting of cyber bullying, or that others may deem harmful, hurtful, or inflammatory. Higher Thoughts reserves the right to prevent the posting of inappropriate comments and posts to the Blog and to edit, restrict or remove such comments for any reason at any time. You agree that Higher Thoughts is not liable or responsible for any and all damages or injury that may result from the comments and posts of visitors.

You agree that you will not post any content that:
a) Is threatening, obscene, pornographic, profane, indecent, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate.
b) Encourages, supports, causes, contributes to, or results in a criminal offense or violates any law.
c) Infringes upon or violates the copyright, trademark or other property rights of any other person. Posted comments that cite the work of others must include the author's copyright information and must be posted in compliance with all copyright laws.
d) Claims or assumes the identity, character or qualifications of another person, living or deceased.
e) Contains, causes, or contributes to spamming, viruses, spyware, or any inappropriate and harmful elements(s).
f) Slanders, libels, bullies, harms or is an invasion of privacy of any organization or person, living or deceased.
g) Is for commercial purposes or contains advertising or solicitations for any purpose.

Regarding content provided by HT Blog users, Higher Thoughts is only the distributor of visitor comments and posts and as such is not responsible for any content submitted by visitors, including their opinions, comments, judgments, statements, or other information posted. You agree that Higher Thoughts will not be held liable for any loss or damage caused by any information you obtain through the website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the integrity, accuracy, and usefulness of any content provided by users and solely your decision regarding any and all content on the HT Blog.

You acknowledge that Higher Thoughts will truthfully, promptly, and willfully work with law enforcement agencies in the investigation of any and all posts, emails, or commentary that has resulted in a legal investigation and/or possible criminal prosecution.

Indemnity.
You agree to hold harmless Higher Thoughts from and against all liabilities, claims, damages and expenses arising out of your voluntary use of this website.

Termination.
Higher Thoughts reserves the right to immediately discontinue your use of this site at any time, if at the sole discretion of Higher Thoughts, it is determined that you have breached this agreement or have engaged in online conduct that Higher Thoughts considers to be inappropriate or unacceptable.

Copyright Compliance.
Higher Thoughts seeks to use site content and information in compliance with the "Fair Use Act" for non-profit, non-commercial application fostering commentary, analysis, critique, teaching, and dialogue regarding pertinent public events and topics and in creating a venue for site visitors to share commentary, critique, analysis, and dialogue, all in the public interest and for the education and edification of general public knowledge. If you believe that any material contained on this site, or links to third party websites, may infringe your copyright, please forward your concerns to Higher Thoughts Ministries.

Consent.
By using the Higher Thoughts website, you consent to any and all stipulations of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy you should exit this website at this time. Any and all changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so visitors should review this page regularly to stay aware of any changes.

 

PRIVACY POLICY:
Welcome to the website of Higher Thoughts Ministries. We respect your privacy and personal information. This page informs you of our policies regarding the use of personal information and protection of your privacy and personal information.

Cookies.
Higher Thoughts Ministries itself DOES NOT utilize, send, or store any cookies on your computer. The HT Blog is powered by Wordpress which utilizes a cookie upon access of the HT Blog - this cookie is generated by Wordpress and not by Higher Thoughts Ministries.

General Information.
As with many or most websites, general technological information is gathered by our host server to compile visitor traffic information, but Higher Thoughts does not collect any private information about an individual. Visitor traffic Information gathered may include your computer's IP address, the type operating system your computer uses, the type and version of the web browser your computer uses, what pages on our website you visit, and other technological data. This common website practice gathers information that is used by Higher Thoughts only to gather statistical data regarding general site usage as we administer and maintain our website.

Personal Information.
When you contact Higher Thoughts with a comment or question via our Contact page, you are asked to provide your name and email address for the sole purpose that we may respond to your comment or question. Under no circumstances do we release, sell, rent, or give your name or email address to any third-party.

Submission of questions or comments via forms automatically provides consent for Higher Thoughts to respond to your question or comment using the form data you as a visitor have provided. Visitors are obligated to provide accurate data and avoid all use of any type of data that would allow spam, bots, spiders, or other technologies to send unwanted data or inquiries to Higher Thoughts.

Higher Thoughts will disclose your personal information when required by law to do so, and as required in protecting the property, data, and rights of Higher Thoughts Ministries and its visitors. Higher Thoughts will comply with law enforcement officials in the investigation of alleged criminal or unlawful conduct or criminal activities.

Third Party Links.
Higher Thoughts regularly provides hyperlinks to other websites. While we endeavor to provide links to only reputable and honorable sites, you as a visitor realize and acknowledge that sites change and Higher Thoughts cannot provide oversight of or guarantee the accuracy and integrity of other sites. In utilizing third party links, you agree that Higher Thoughts is not liable or responsible for the availability of such sites and is not responsible for the privacy requirements, terms of use, or any content of third party sites. Higher Thoughts is not liable or responsible for any actual or alleged damages, loss of data, or other consequences you may incur from third party websites. Placement of links on our site does not constitute endorsement by Higher Thoughts regarding any content, to include comments, forums, blogs, chat rooms, interviews, videos, podcasts, etc., on third party websites.

Higher Thoughts is not responsible for the privacy policies or terms of use of other websites. Visitors should check third party site policies to determine and observe that site's particular terms of use and privacy policies.

Consent.
By using the Higher Thoughts website, you consent to any and all stipulations of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy you should exit this website at this time. Any and all changes to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so visitors should review this page regularly to stay aware of any changes.

 

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you.
But do this with gentleness and respect."1 Peter 3:15