Reliability of Information
Misrepresentation of Information:
A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is not liable for any misinformation provided us by our members. Furthermore, A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is not responsible for nor is it liable for any agreement voluntarily agreed upon by its members. A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is solely responsible for making listings available to members and encouraging the practice of hospitality through inspirational and educational resources. A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is not liable for any misinformation or misrepresentation provided by its members.
Rights of Refusal and Termination
In that A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is a voluntary association, members are in no way obligated to accept requests from other members at any time. Although encouraged to prayerfully consider each request, members are free to refuse requests at their sole discretion. In addition, A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network reserves the right to refuse membership and/or terminate memberships at its sole discretion. Likewise, A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network reserves the right to remove or delete any content (verbal or photographic) that it finds objectionable with or without notice, for any or for no reason and without liability to you.
*** Responsibility/Commitment of Members to Open Emails ***
(and if a Request from another Member, Respond in a Timely Manner)
In that A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is an online directory, email is the sole conduit for communication. In joining A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network, members commit to opening all emails received from ACWHN. We intentionally try to limit our updates to every 1-4 months; therefore, the greatest likelihood is that any emails received are from another member sending a request. Although members are under no obligation to accept guests at any time, it is expected that they will open all correspondance and respond to requests in a timely manner.
A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK IS A VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION. A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK AND ITS OWNER ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK WEBSITE IS SOLEY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION/RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK OR ITS OWNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INJURIES TO PERSON(S) OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND FURTHER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK'S NEGLIGENCE. IN ANY EVENT, THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF LIABILITY TO A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK WILL BE EQUAL TO AND NOT EXCEED THE MEMBERSHIP FEE. A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW HOSPITALITY NETWORK DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL GUARANTEES, REGARDING THE RELIABILITY OF MEMBER PROFILE INFORMATION. (USE OF WEBSITE) YOU AGREE TO USE THE WEBSITE SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE IT WAS INTENDED FOR: TO FACILITATE HOSPITALITY BETWEEN ITS MEMBERS AND FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE(S).
The parties to this agreement are Christians and believe that the Bible commands them to make every effort to live at peace and to resolve disputes with each other in private or within the Christian church (see Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 6:1-8). Therefore, the parties agree that any claim or dispute arising from or related to this agreement shall be settled by biblically-based mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries (complete text of the Rules is available at www.peacemaker.net). Judgment upon an arbitration decision may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction. The parties understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement and expressly waive their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court against one another for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision. In the unlikely event that any conflict is criminal in nature, member is obligated to contact law enforcement directly.
Your Privacy Matters
Your privacy is important to us. Contact information (names, address, phone numbers) are provided to A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network upon joining for administrative purposes and are NOT posted to our website. Members/ Profiles are listed by Member identification number (#) and city/state/country in Public Directory which is available to members and non-members. A much more detailed profile is available securely to members only; however, even the private directory will continue to list members by Member identification number (#) and city/state/country. Release of private information is only made voluntarily between members in the manner they so choose after initial contact has been made via an email generated from A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network. After initial contact on the website, members may then contact one another privately. Again, A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network does not guarantee authenticity of its members profiles. Members are encouraged to communicate with potential host to determine suitability.
Disclosure of Information
Available records, account information, and all data stored on our servers may be accessed by our system administrators. In the event that we are required by law (including a court order) to disclose the information you submit, we will provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made so that you may object to the disclosure. We will send this notice by email to the address you have given us. If you do not challenge the disclosure request yourself, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
All online payments are made to A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network securely through PayPal. A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network does not have access to to member’s financial information. All payments made in person or by USPS to A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network , by cash, check, or money order will be deposited in a timely manner.