Terms & Conditions
Maintaining your privacy is important to establish trust in your interaction with the Florida Knights of Columbus Web site (Website). At the same time, it's important for us to understand how you interact with the site, so we can understand your needs better. Part of this process includes collecting information about you.
What Information the Florida Knights of Columbus Collects
The Florida Knights of Columbus has a procedure which permits registered Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Faithful Navigators, and Faithful Comptrollers to transfer membership data from the Supreme Knights of Columbus web site to the Florida Knights of Columbus web site. This information may then be disseminated to members of the Florida Knights of Columbus after completing a login and password authentication procedure.
Each member of the Florida State Council has a unique account. For new members, this account is created when the Financial Secretary uploads the membership roster. Access control to certain functions/screens are limited by title (e.g. Grand Knight of Financial Secretary). Sharing an account - providing another member access to your account for the purposes of circumventing this security mechanism - may result in both accounts being suspended.
When you visit floridakofc.org or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
The Florida Knights of Columbus permits it's leadership to submit fill in forms to register for specific events or to apply for various awards associated with events of the Florida Knights of Columbus. Data submitted for these purposes are not shared except for the administrative usages they were intended. The information submitted is voluntarily input by registered leadership only.
The Florida State Council Knights of Columbus maintains a list of its members which includes their membership number, name, address, city, state, postal code date joined organization. The information is transferred by each council or assembly leadership to the Florida State Council Knights of Columbus from the Knights of Columbus. The information is not available to the general public but is accessible to its members after completing authentication procedures to access the State Web Site.
The Florida State Council permits appropriate subordinate leadership personnel to schedule events to be broadcast to the General Public. The persons submitting this information is asked for contact information which is also broadcast to the general public.
Councils and Assemblies may publish their local newsletters to this site. The Florida State Council is not responsible for the content of these documents and exercises no editorial functions after any submission from a council or assembly.
It is the Florida State Council Knights of Columbus intent to maintain the information you provide in a confidential manner. However, because the information is sent either by telephone or e-mail to a council, the Order cannot guarantee the absolute security of the information.
Although we check links on the Florida Knights of Columbus sites periodically, we do not guarantee that these sites in any way reflect the usage and privacy commitment made by sites owned by the Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus. Neither do we endorse materials, claims or products not specifically provided by the Florida State Council when such materials, claims or products are promoted on Web sites maintained by state or local councils or assemblies.
Customer Service Forms
To provide you with the service you need in the most efficient way possible, we provide a number of customer service forms on the Web site. The forms will generally ask you for the following:
- Full name
- Street address
- Phone number
- E-mail address
- Preferred method of contact (if appropriate)
- Membership status (yes/no) .
Web Usage Information
The Florida Knights of Columbus collects information on the usage of the Web site and the pages and functionality held within. The information collected in this process allows the site operators to understand how the site is being used and how we might improve the site to enhance the experience. The information is collected on an anonymous basis; IP addresses are not linked to individuals.
A cookie is a small piece of information a Web site can store on your computer as a text file. The text file is very small and contains a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of a user's computer to aid the site operators to passively track the user's behavior on the web site. A cookie will not allow a Web site to learn any personal information (such as your name and address) that you have not otherwise disclosed.
This site uses two types of cookies. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser when you access the site and is then stored temporarily in memory. Session cookies are used to maximize performance and to aid in securing specific areas of the Web site. The session cookie is available only during the course of the browser session; the information is not sent to or stored on your computer's hard drive. Closing your browser or logging off will invalidate the session cookie.
The second type of cookie used is called a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are used to identify your choice of language for the use of the Knights of Columbus web site. When you return to the Web site this cookie is queried and the proper language site is delivered to your browser. If you select a different language site via the language selector in the upper left hand corner of the Web site, this cookie is reset to reflect your latest choice of language.
Commitment to Confidentiality
Confidentiality is a top priority at the Florida State Council Knights of Columbus. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality with all of the information we receive from our customers, including the information received from this Web site.
Terms of Service
This Web site is accessible worldwide to anyone with Internet access. Access to and use of the Service and the Sites are subject to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement and Copyright Notice and all applicable laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing copyright and trademark. By accessing the service and the sites, you accept, without limitation or qualification, all of the Terms and Conditions in this user agreement. The Knights of Columbus reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen. By using the Service and the Sites, you agree in advance to accept any changes.
The materials used and displayed on the Service and the Sites, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, music and sound, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of the Knights of Columbus or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Any such content may be displayed solely for your personal, noncommercial use as it relates to the activities and programs of the Order. Because certain information concerning the Knights of Columbus is treated as proprietary, you agree not to modify, reproduce, re-transmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material without the written permission of the Knights of Columbus.
Your use of the service and the sites is at your own risk. Neither the Florida Knights of Columbus nor any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the service and the sites and the information available on the service and the sites or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on the service and the sites. You hereby waive any and all claims against the Knights of Columbus and its agents, representatives and licensors arising out of your use of the service and the sites and the information available thereon.
- No posting of solicitations on the State Website unless specifically directed by the State Deputiy.
- No postings will be done for local charities or things that should be sponsored by local ouncils.
Monitoring Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus has no obligation to monitor the Site or screen Content that is Shared on or through the Site. However, Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus reserves the right to review the Site and Content and to monitor all use of and activity on the Site, and to remove or choose not to make available on or through the Site any Content at its sole discretion.
Termination of Use Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus may, in its sole discretion, at any time discontinue providing or limit access to the Site, any areas of the Site or Content provided on or through the Site. You agree that Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus may, in its sole discretion, at any time, terminate or limit your access to or use of the Site or any Content. Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus will terminate or limit your access to or use of the Site if, under appropriate circumstances, you are determined to be a repeat infringer of third party copyright rights. You agree that Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or limitation of your access to or use of the Site or any Content.
Third Party Web Sites, Content, Products and Services The Site provides links to Web sites and access to Content, products and services of third parties, including users, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors of the Site. Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus is not responsible for third party Content provided on or through the Site and you bear all risks associated with the access and use of such Web sites and third party Content, products and services.
What Can I Post?
Our community continues to grow and gets better because of users like you who upload outstanding content. (Thanks!) If you are a Member, you can upload files containing text, images, photos, video, sounds, and musical works ("Content"). However, there are some limits:
Size Limits: The file size, bandwidth, and amount of storage you have are limited to approximately 2MB on any single upload.
There are limits on the types of content that can be uploaded. Broadly, we prohibit anything that is derogatory to somebody else; anything that you didn't create; or anything that is illegal. The following items are prohibited: anything that is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any person or group; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; exploits people in a sexual or violent manner, including child pornography; contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website; solicits personal information from anyone under 18; publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; contains or promotes something you know is false or misleading; promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; violates someone's rights of privacy or publicity; defames or libels somebody; infringes somebody's copyrights, trademarks, contract rights or any other rights of any person; involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming"; contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); solicits passwords or personal identifying information for unauthorized commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; provides or creates computer viruses; or includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent. Because Florida State Council, Knights of Columbus actively supports our community of Users, we may refuse to post your Content, or remove your Content, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability, for any or no reason.
Posted articles should have an intended audience beyond the scope of your council, assembly, or parish. Please recognize that are are over 350 active councils in the state that have many of the same activities. So, for example, while you may be especially proud of your Family of the Month, it is unlikely that people outside of your council will find that newsworthy. Additionally, it only takes a few articles of this nature to 'bury' a news article with a more global scope. Therefore, any articles not passing the 'global interest' test will, in all likelihood, be removed.
Personal photos that you upload as part of your user account are required to be of a professional nature. These photos are typically used for directories, both online and published, and are also used for generating photo ids for badges (e.g., for the state convention). Photos that are not suitable for such use will, without warning or explanation, be removed from the site.
As with news articles, posted events should have be of interest to a wide range of our membership. If your target audience is likely to consist primarily of members of your council, assembly, or parish then the event should be posted in your council/assembly newsletter or parish bulletin. Events such as a Pancake Breakfast or recruitment dinner should not be posted on the State website.
By posting or submitting content on the Website, you grant the Website a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, royalty-free, fully paid-up, transferable license, with the right to sublicense (through multiple tiers), to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display and distribute (through multiple tiers) such contributed content, and to sell, modify, create derivative works from and/or to incorporate such contributed content into other works in any form, medium or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, in each case, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you. You agree to waive any moral rights that you may have to your contributed content.