Below are our "Terms of Service" for all our guests and members.
See the next post for our "Refund Policy" for those who forget to manage their auto-renewal on their Supporting Member account or for those who somehow signed up more than once.
Rotation.org's "Terms of Service" (TOS)
The following Terms of Services (TOS) govern your use of the Rotation.org website.
By accessing, browsing, and/or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by this TOS. If you do not accept these TOS, please do not use this site.
1. Our purpose/your usage
This website provides users with an opportunity to gain and exchange ideas and information. The ideas and information posted on those pages do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Directors of Rotation.org.
You are welcome to copy/print/adapt anything from Rotation.org for your non-commercial teaching ministries, provided that you give proper attribution to the author or church listed, and include our website address.
Distribution of material procured from Rotation.org is only authorized within your congregation. Content may not be distributed to the public via your website or other social media. Instead, link back to the content at this site.
Prior to using any lessons or ideas from this site, we recommend that your church leaders examine them to determine if the theological content is appropriate for your church.
2. Registering as a member of Rotation.org
- You may sign up as a registered member of the website, free of charge, by creating a Member "Profile."
- You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register, including a valid email address.
- You must respond to a registration email in order to have your Profile become active.
- You may share your membership access with others you work or volunteer with.
- You are solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your Profile.
- You are responsible for keeping your password secure and for keeping your Profile info up to date.
- Rotation.org reserves the right to require you to update your Profile details if needed.
We reserve the right to modify any Profile (name, info, picture, etc.) that we believe needs to be modified or to ban from the website any Profile we deem necessary.
If you post spam, you will be banned. We are vigilant! Spam is loosely defined as a post from new or otherwise inactive member that seems intended to promote a product or service.
Rotation.org will not use your Profile data for commercial purposes.
To cancel a Registered Membership Profile at any time go to "Update Your Profile" and select either the "Deactivate" or "Delete" link. When a Profile is deactivated or deleted, any content you may have posted becomes the property of Rotation.org.
3. Becoming a Supporting Member
Supporting Memberships are what allow Rotation.org to exist! The funds we receive from your purchase of a Supporting Membership are plowed back into the site; it’s how we pay for hosting the site and keeping it awesome!
By paying to become a “Supporting Member” you will receive access to certain sections, features, and functions of the website that are not available to those who are not Supporting Members. You also become eligible for certain leadership positions.
When you become a Supporting Member, you are making a private credit card transaction between you and our site’s management company: Social Strata/Hoopla, and their CROWDSTACK-PAY service. Rotation.org does not see or manage that transaction or its associated info. It is a private transaction between you and CROWDSTACK-PAY; this transaction is your responsibility.
By default, all Supporting Memberships automatically renew each year --unless turn off automatical renewal. You will need to opt-out to discontinue this annual renewal.
Seven days before your annual renewal, an email is sent to the email address in your Profile, reminding you of this upcoming charge. It is your responsibility to keep your email info up to date to avoid an undelivered notification email. Your renewal details are also linked in your Profile.
A partial refund of an automatically renewed supporting membership will only be given by request if done so within 30 days of your renewal date. Please refer to our refund policy.
Rotation.org reserves the right to cancel and refund (or not refund) your contribution per our published policy, and to make changes to Supporting Member features as needed.
4. Receiving our Newsletter
When you create a Profile, you agree to receive our email newsletter.
You agree not to BLOCK or ignore email coming from us, Social Strata’s Crowdstack, or CROWDSTACK-PAY’s registration services. Add alerts@Crowdstack.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your mailbox.
If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter emails, open a recent email from us in your email program and scroll down to the unsubscribe link at the bottom. This allows you to unsubscribe from non-administrative emails.
5. Contributing Content & Copyrights
By posting your ideas, comments, lesson materials, and taking part in discussions, you understand that you are making a gift of your content that will inform and inspire others for years to come.
Any text that you post is subject to being moved, improved, reformatted, deleted, or summarized by authorized volunteers and editors—in keeping with our desire to grow the quality of our site while maintaining readability. Rotation.org reserves the right to thoughtfully add clarifications and improvements to any post and to remove material we deem as repetitive or inappropriate to our mission, or whose theology is outside of mainstream Christian beliefs.
With the exception of Rotation.org Writing Team materials and content created by staff or the Board of Directors or those acting on behalf of the site, all content at Rotation.org belongs to the person listed as the author or in any included copyright notice. By posting, however, you are giving Rotation.org the right to continue to host your content on our site and make improvements/clarifications as we see fit. If such improvements do not meet with your approval, you can ask that your name be removed from its authorship.
For important practical and technical considerations, we cannot remove your posts merely by request. However, you do have the right to ask that your name and any photos you have contributed be removed from your content.
Special arrangements or agreements can be made between certain copyright holders and Rotation.org to host their content, as was done with the Annie Vallotton Bible illustrations.
By posting lesson content on this site, you warrant that you own the rights to that content or are otherwise authorized to post, display, transmit or otherwise distribute it. You promise not to post other people's copyrighted content on our site without their permission. You may excerpt minor parts of another person's work, but not substantial parts.
You agree to always give credit to your lesson sources.
The content you post to any of our public forums will always remain in the free public forums, for as long as your content exists at our site.
6. Linking to other sites/products
You agree to disclose any business relationship or a friend-of-a-friend relationship, that you have with any resource you recommend in a post. Rotation.org does not endorse any third-party websites or services. Nor do we have any control over these other sites/products, and are not responsible for their contents or their use.
Rotation.org reserves the right to cull its Member Profile ranks using various criteria. In general, if you have not been active in two years, or your email goes unverified, then your Profile may be deleted. Once your Profile is deleted, any content you have posted becomes the property of Rotation.org.
These TOS may be updated and/or revised from time to time by Rotation.org without notice to our users, becoming effective when posted. Please be aware that it is the user's responsibility to regularly review these TOS to stay informed of any changes or revisions.
Rotation.org will not be liable for any damages of any kind related to the use of our website or content provided therein. In no event will the volunteer board, webmaster, contractors, or service provider, past or present, be liable to you for anything arising from your use of our website, its content, or links provided through our website.
Rotation.org is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 non-profit.
These TOS are effective and were last updated in August 2022, for the purpose of making corrections to the means of unsubscribing from emails and how to cancel a registered membership.
Who your MEMBERSHIP IS CONTRACTED with
Rotation.org Inc is the site you are joining. We are a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit.
Your Supporting Membership credit card transaction is between you and our site's management company: Social Strata's "CROWDSTACK-PAY" services.
Rotation.org uses Social Strata's "CROWDSTACK" message board software and "CROWDSTACK-PAY" to securely conduct membership transactions. You may see those names on various screens on your credit card statement if you are a Supporting Member.
When you become a Supporting Member, you are making a private credit card transaction between you and Social Strata and their Crowdstack services.
Rotation.org does not see or manage that transaction or its associated info. It is a private transaction between you and Crowdstack.
When you become a Supporting Member, Social Strata charges us a percentage of your donation. That's how we pay for hosting the site and keeping it awesome!
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