terms of use

the ginkworld web site interface, descriptions and references are part of ginkworld ministries. our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our visitors. this policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.


Personal Information

you do not have to provide personal information to use this site, nor do you need to join this ministry to use it's resources.  if you are submitting an article, poem or comment your name and email are required for processing.  also, email address will be published with articles, poems and comments so that others can comment directly to the author of such works.


we collect personal information only when you provide it to us, we do not take anything; for example, when you complete a form to submit an article, or a site we ask for some personal information.  such as your name, e-mail address and city and state.  we do not request financial information (such as credit card numbers) unless you are purchasing via a third party, or giving to us via paypal.  you are not required to provide us with any personal  information, but if you choose not to, you may not have your site listed, or your article published on доставка цветов Братск.


any contact information is used to respond to your inquiries. we do add your name and email to a list of emails address we keep (and never sell or rent) and use to email out requests for articles.  any information you share with us is never shared with advertisers or third parties [we have no control over who spiders our site].  we may be required to disclose personal information pursuant to valid legal processes.


please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online (such as in discussion forums or chat), that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. while we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.  our privacy policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the internet, and therefore beyond our control.



cookies are data that a web site transfers to an individual's computer for record-keeping purposes. cookies, which are an industry standard used by most web sites, including ours, can facilitate a user's ongoing access to, and use of, a site.  cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not.  we may use a cookie to make it easier for you to use forms on our site. 


if you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the cookie feature. You should note, however, that declining cookies may make it difficult for you to make purchases or use other services on our web sites.


ginkworld's Terms of Use

access to, and use of, www.ginkworld.net  websites and blogs (“sites”) is provided by ginkworld ministries and is subject to the notices, terms and conditions set forth below, including, but not limited to those in these "terms of use."   we may periodically amend these notices, terms and conditions and/or privacy policy at any time without notice by posting new or revised terms of use policies and other documents on this site. keeping that in mind we think it is important for you to check this and other documents governing the use of this site from time to time.


please read these terms of use before using this site, as use of the site constitutes your assent to these terms of use.


Restrictions on Use of Copyrighted Content

all material from ginkworld, or any web site or blog owned, operated, licensed or controlled by same, or any of its related, affiliated or subsidiary companies or ministries is the sole property of ginkworld ministries.  modification of the materials, or use of the materials, for any commercial or private purpose without the prior written consent of ginkworld is a violation of ginkworld's copyright and the rights or others.  we are very willing to share everything we produce and publish on ginkworld, with the permission of www.ginkworld.net.  you may quote parts of the works on ginkworld without the written consent of ginkworld as long as the quote used is not seen as a portion of the work that substantially shows the work in another form.  by quoting and sitting anything from ginkworld you must give the author of the work the proper credit, and give the appropriate linking address to www.ginkworld.net of other ministry of ginkworld ministries.


in the event you download or otherwise copy any content from this site, including but not limited to, software, articles and images incorporated into the site (collectively, the “content”), such content is granted a "limited" licensed to you by ginkworld, for compensation.  ginkworld does not transfer copyright in the content to you, ginkworld retains all rights to the content. you may not resell, duplicate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, make derivative works from or otherwise reduce the content to a form perceivable by a human with or without the aid of any artificial device without compensation to www.ginkworld.net ministries in a sum predetermined.  for personal use, you may download only one copy of content from ginkworld, and no copies of that content may be made without the written consent of www.ginkworld.net ministries


if, using the material compensates you in any manner you must give all of the  compensation to the author of the material.  you may not benefit from works of another.



the tangible embodiment of all e-mail messages, articles, comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information disclosed or offered to ginkworld through this site or in response to solicitations found on this site or other ginkworld sites (collectively, the “comments”) shall be deemed and shall remain the property of ginkworld.  without limitation of the foregoing, ginkworld shall be entitled to unrestricted use, including the ability to create derivative works, of the comments for the full term of any of your rights that may exist in the comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, throughout without compensation or royalty to you. this license is irrevocable.


none of the comments shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of ginkworld and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any comments.


you represent and warrant that any comments you upload or otherwise transmit do not infringe upon any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any party.



you agree to indemnify and hold ginkworld and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, pastors, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this site, your violation of these terms of use, or your violation of any rights of a third party in connection with your use of this site.


Jurisdictional Issues

unless otherwise specified, the materials in the site are presented solely for the use of residents of the united states, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. this site is controlled and operated by ginkworld from its ministry office within the state of california, in the united states of america.  ginkworld makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


these terms of use and the agreement made herein shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of california, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. if any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. this is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.



the agreement created pursuant to these terms of use is effective until terminated by either party.  you may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all of ginkworld site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. this agreement will terminate immediately without notice from ginkworld if, in ginkworld's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other ginkworld site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.


Disclaimer of Liability

under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall ginkworld be liable for any damages, special, consequential, or otherwise, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if ginkworld or a ginkworld authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  the materials and information in and on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.  to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, ginkworld disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, course of dealings and course of performance. applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, and to that extent only, the above exclusion may not apply to you.


ginkworld does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  ginkworld does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. you, and not ginkworld, assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.


Acceptance of These Terms

by using this site, you signify your consent to the ginkworld privacy policy. if you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site(s). your continued use of our site(s) following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.




john c o'keefe:  founder/architect.  john also writes under the name of his alter ego "punk monkey."

heather cardiel:  chief editor/creative voice - while heather is not new to the team, she will be joining us officially in june 2005 and has started to edit all new articles on ginkworld.  heather's talent and her ability to "see" the need for changes make her a great and needed addition to the team; she works best when john actually gives her his stuff to edit.

steven miracles:  the code guy who is always finding new and fun things to do on ginkworld.  steven is the brains and direction behind ginktionary and more.  his coding has help us reach many more people, and increased our bandwidth by a ton.  

moderators on the message board; those shadowy figures who do so much to keep voices going:


Off Center    LyssaJane    mhc57   Joseph Ostrander