HerBibleStudies.com House Rules
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HOUSE RULES/RULES OF CONDUCT
Please Read our House Rules carefully as we have a zero tolerance for violators.
Due to today’s climate, and the hostile environment that we find ourselves in the world today, HerBibleStudies.com felt it necessary to extend its ‘House Rules/Rules of Conduct. Please read these rules before engaging, signing up, or using any part of HerBibleStudies.com
BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY FACET OF HERBIBLESTUDES.COM AND/OR THE SITES YOU MUST AGREE TO ADHERE TO THESE HOUSE RULES /RULES OF CONDUCT.
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” -I Peter 3:8
In today’s climate division, hate, coldness, favoritism, and selfishness is just the way of life. But God calls for His followers to behave in a much different manner. The climate of this Bible study community is inclusion, love, caring and holding people accountable to God’s Word in love. Condemning the ungainliness of the sin not the person. For we understand that only by the grace of God were we and are we forgiven of our sins daily. We ask that when commenting and sharing within this Bible Study community you keep this in mind.
“And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” -Mark 7:20-23
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. ” -James 4:17
This is a ministry not a Networking Opportunity:
Matthew 22:21-“Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
Do not join us if you want to sell a product, network or promote your business; promote your ministry or organization; or want to network to publicize an event. Our members are interested in getting into the Word of God they are not here to shop for products. Our content pages and reader comments do not contain advertising. If a comment, post, or entry made by a member contains product information or links; selling information or links; mailing lists information or links, or any unauthorized solicitation the member will be banned from the website and their IP address will be blocked permanently. This is a committed group of women who desire to study the word of God in a safe and convenient environment, and environment that is none soliciting.
Exodus 20:15-“You shall not steal”
There is no tolerance for stealing authors or contributors work period. You’ll need to purchase the individual workbook necessary for each online study if it is not free, and then join us in an active discussion of the study. Those that infringe (steal) the works of others will be permanently banned from this website, their IP address blocked, as well as but not limited to being sued for their infringement this decision will be made at our own discretion.
TOXIC BEHAVIORS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
THE SITES AND HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM has a zero tolerance for toxic behavior. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES defines toxic behavior as but not limited to the following: Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, threats, stalking, harvesting, catfishing, ghosting, participating in rumors, participating in gossip, shaming, subtweeting or subposting, hate speech (please note sharing God’s Word in love is not hate speech), sending spam, promoting products, asking for money, promoting other ministries and groups, religious debates, Bible version debates, hinder, restrain, or prevent other USERS from participating in discussions, worship style debates, and swearing. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES strictly prohibits political, racial, and social attacks or any behavior that a USER engages in that is thought at the sole discretion of Founder Shelle Frelo as toxic behavior. USERS engaging in toxic behaviors may be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning, at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
NO OBSCENE OR HATEFUL LANGUAGE
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM nor THE SITES don’t allow obscene, hateful, profane, racist, discriminatory, sexually explicit, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable language or CONTENT in any of our online forums, gatherings, meetings, or discussions. Further, you may not harass, insult, defame, libel, slander, stalk, abuse, threaten or invade the privacy of another USER. YOU may not post content that disparages, criticizes, belittles, parodies, or otherwise portrays in a negative light any USER. We suggest YOU discontinue any conversation that makes you uncomfortable. USERS engaging in hateful language behaviors will be banned from THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning, at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS AND THEOLOGIES
All USERS are encouraged to ask questions and to share insights. It is unacceptable for USERS to engage in topics or discussions that the discussion leader has asked to discontinue. It is acceptable to respectfully disagree with the study leaders, other USERS or even the study book and devotionals. It is not acceptable to demean, antagonize, bully, degrade or cause conflict with USERS or the study leader that causes division and/or causes disruption to the discussion. Though our studies invite individuals from many different worship styles and practices our common denominator of agreement is Jesus as our Messiah, Savior, and Lord. We do not debate the Word of God. It is not appropriate to shame a USER for their theology, worship style, or opinions. It is appropriate to ask a question of the group if YOU need help with clarification of the study on the current topic. Studies are designed to reflect unity of the body of Christ, a desire to grow through the Word of Christ and a practice of humility in learning. It is not designed to give anyone a venue to vent their pride, degree, or superior knowledge of who they feel they are or what they know.
NO BIBLE BASHING
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES utilizes the World English Bible translation because it is of public domain, but USERS may use whatever Bible version that speaks to their spirit best. Often Christians can get into debates about what version of the Bible is best, more accurate, or more authentic. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES do not engage in such practices and asks that its USERS don’t engage in such practices while utilizing the CONTENT on HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES. USERS engaging in such violations will be warned. After three warnings the USER will have their IP blocked permanently from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES without further discussion or warning.
SCREENSHOTS IS PROHIBITED
In today’s technological age it is common to screenshot something that is interesting to YOU, WE get it. However, THE SITES AND HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums often contain information that is sensitive, it is for this reason that we ask USERS not to screenshot posts, chats, discussions, and/or community CONTENT. USERS violating this request will be given a warning the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
RECORDING AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO IS PROHIBITED
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums often contain information that is sensitive, it is for this reason that we ask USERS not to RECORD CONTENT EITHER AS A VISUAL RECORDING OR AS AN AUDIO RECORDING IN ANY FORMAT FOR ANY REASON. USERS violating this request will be warned the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
Zoom Chat is a great tool for sharing comments about the discussion without disrupting the conversation. WE encourage utilizing this tool. However, HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM nor THE SITES don’t allow obscene, hateful, profane, racist, discriminatory, sexually explicit, pornographic, offensive or otherwise objectionable language or CONTENT. Further, you may not harass, insult, defame, libel, slander, stalk, abuse, threaten or invade the privacy of another USER. USERS violating Zoom chat rules will be warned the first time, the second time their IP address will be blocked, and the USER will be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently without further discussion or warning.
USE OF BIBLE STUDY CONTENT
Participation or use of the Bible Studies CONTENT within HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM does not give YOU rights to said CONTENT, all Bible Studies copyrights are retained by the author. Where applicable when studies are offered as a download, USERS may download one copy of the study for their individual personal use. However, Bible studies cannot be sold, copied, emailed or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Author. Those that infringe (steal) the works of the Author will be permanently banned from the study, as well as from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM, THE SITES and have their IP address blocked, as well as but not limited to being sued by the Author and/or Publisher for their infringement. This decision will be made at the Author and/or Publisher’s own discretion.
REGISTER ONE USERNAME
YOU may not create more than one Username or account. It causes storage, accountability, and security problems; YOU could be banned from HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM permanently and YOUR IP Address blocked at the sole discretion of Shelle Frelo.
All public and private postings must be made in English. This is because many hackers use foreign characters to write malicious scripts.
TRUTHFUL AND ACCURATE INFORMATION
Please only post content that is truthful, accurate and not misleading. You may not post material that impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulate headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content.
POST A MESSAGE ONLY ONCE
Please don’t post the same message more than once. It makes it hard for a USER to follow the conversation if they see several postings of the same content.
NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
You may not suggest, encourage, advocate, or promote illegal or violent activity. You may not use HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES to violate any law or conduct any activity that may be considered to violate any law, including, but not limited to, scams and impersonations. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM and/or THE SITES will assist law enforcement officials in whatever way they can to apprehend such individuals.
ALL POSTS ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW THIS INCLUDES CHAT CONTENT
NO SOLICITATIONS OR ADVERTISEMENTS
You may not post any content for commercial purposes (e.g. offering for sale any products or services). Such posts add to clutter and devalue conversations. This includes advertisements for your business, the latest get-rich-quick scheme, solicitations for a charity, conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, solicitation of goods or services and/or spam. Further, you may not solicit funds, advertisers or sponsors. You may not promote a “pyramid” or similar scheme. Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every organization that solicits donations; therefore, in an effort to protect HerBibleStudies.com Members from fraud, we must prohibit solicitations for charities.
NO PROMOTION, SOLICITATIONS, OR ADVERTISEMENTS
Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the validity of each and every business, individual, ministry, and organization that solicits donations, sales a product or service; therefore, in an effort to protect HERBIBLESTUDIES.COMUSERS from fraud, we must prohibit any and all forms of solicitations unless authorized through prior written permission from HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. It is not acceptable to use HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM as a place of networking, promotion, to ask for money, to promote an event, or promote a ministry or organization. Such behavior is strictly prohibited. HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM does not have advertisers, and the only donations that WE accept are through OUR donation portal. WE do however promote OUR WRITERS endeavors all other USER promotion is not permitted. YOU may not post any CONTENT for commercial purposes (e.g., offering for sale any products or services). Any USER found to be engaging in such behaviors at the sole discretion of HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM will have their IP address blocked immediately and will be banned from THE SITES.
You may not add USERS for HerBibleStudies.com or THE SITES to other sites, social media groups (harvesting), sending unauthorized emails to HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM USERS without expressed prior written permission of HerFaithVillage.com Ministries. The reason for this is that our USERS signed up for HerBibleStudies.com and did not agree to be signed up for additional clubs, ministries, websites, organizations, or mailing lists. USERS engaging in USER sharing behaviors will be banned from THE SITES, groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, Zoom studies, meetings, gatherings and forums and will have their IP blocked permanently.
You may not post any links to third party sites, other than to those sites owned and operated by THE SITES. You may not post content that contains links to other sites that contain the type of objectionable content we have described above.
HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM will immediately report any situation that involves or potentially involves suicide threats, instances of abuse of any type, child endangerment, or the commission of a crime. The report will be made by HERBIBLESTUDIES.COM to the appropriate authorities, and YOU will be advised to seek immediate assistance from 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The following are the terms and conditions that apply to every THE SITES discussion group. By participating in any discussion group of THE SITES, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not participate in the discussion groups.
PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION GROUPS
Discussion groups on THE SITES is provided as a service to THE SITES members. They are available to THE SITES members and to authorize THE SITES moderators.
LIABILITY OF USERS
Users are warned that they may be personally liable for anything they communicate on THE SITES website, including but not limited to defamatory, discriminatory, false or unauthorized information. Do not post any confidential, defamatory, libelous, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, obscene or illegal materials of any kind on any THE SITES group.
Users are cautioned that they are personally responsible for complying with requirements of applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the written permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material and/or has received the written permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants THE SITES and users of this list the non-exclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or other material.
LIABILITY OF THE SITES
THE SITES accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. In no event shall THE SITES be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the posting, use or performance of any information posted on this site.
THE SITES does not make any warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by THE SITES or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.
THE SITES MONITORING OF WEBSITE
THE SITES does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to THE SITES’s attention, THE SITES will take actions as appropriate, which may include removing certain material without prior notice. In addition, THE SITES reserves the right to monitor the discussion groups for content of postings.
TERMINATION OF ACCESS
THE SITES reserves the right to terminate access to any participant in an THE SITES discussion group who does not abide by these terms and conditions.
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