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Website Terms of Use and Disclaimer

(May 2010)

The information contained on Official Seminary Web Pages is provided pursuant to the established teaching, research and service missions of the Seminary. While the Seminary strives to provide the best information possible, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cites makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information provided. All information is provided “as-is.”

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including consequential or incidental damages, arising from the submission, installation, maintenance, transmission, copying, modification, distribution or use of any information/materials.

Links to Internet resources outside of the http://www.unitedseminary.edu domain are provided solely for the convenience of those viewing Official Seminary Web Pages. Provision of these links is in no way an endorsement of the linked sites by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, nor is the Seminary in any way responsible for the content and/or operation of these sites.

Unofficial Web Pages (including, but not limited to, personal Web Pages of Seminary students, employees and Officially Recognized Seminary Organizations) residing on Seminary servers do not in any way constitute Official Seminary Content. The views, opinions and content of these pages are strictly those of the page author(s) and not of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

The authors of Seminary Web Pages, both Official and Unofficial, represent to United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities that all aspects of these pages comply with applicable state and federal law (including, but not limited to, copyright, patent and trademark), as well as all relevant policies of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities reserves the right to modify and/or delete Web Pages/Web Content without notice. Basis for such modification/deletion includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

  1. Out-of-date content;
  2. Network resource use concerns;
  3. Network security concerns; and/or
  4. Web Page and/or its content in violation of law or Seminary policy.

Oversight of Seminary Web Content will be consistent with the First Amendment.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities does not guarantee that the system will function error-free or without interruption.

Copyright and Trademark. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities retains the copyright to all Official Seminary Web Pages as permitted by applicable law. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities retains all rights to its trademark and service marks. It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on Websites with a Seminary domain address to ensure that such material is lawfully used and does not violate copyright law and/or applicable  Seminary policies.

Privacy. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information submitted by employees, students and visitors to our Website. We do not actively share personal information gathered; however, some information collected from the Seminary domain may be subject to state and federal Public Records law, and in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web Servers. This may include server log information, email messages sent to an individual identified on the Website, and information collected from Web-based Forms.

Public Forums. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities may provide chat rooms, forums, message boards and news groups for their users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information, and a user should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose one’s personal information in such places. Chat sessions and discussion forums may be logged.

E-Commerce. Areas within the Seminary Website may enable one to pay for products or services online with a credit card. These transactions are commercially secure and utilize a centralized process. It is Seminary policy that confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated.

Information We May Gather. Our Web Servers generate temporary logs that contain the following information:

  • Internet address of computer being used
  • Web pages requested
  • Referring Web page
  • Browser used
  • Date and time

The data is used in aggregate by system administrators to tune the Website for efficiency and is not ordinarily associated with specific individuals. Summary reports produced from the logs help Web Administrators to determine what Web browsers and pages are most popular.

The Way We Use Information. The Seminary portal requires clients to login using an I.D. and password. Client information is used to route the requested Web Page and specific content to your computer for viewing. Essential and Nonessential Technical Information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate manner and helps us decipher technical difficulties.

Commitment to Data Security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with the policies of the Seminary.

If you have questions or comments about the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities Website, please contact the Seminary Webmaster.