Covenant Giving is committed to protecting our employees, customers, partners and the company from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly. It is the responsibility of every user to know these guidelines, and to conduct their activities accordingly.
This policy applies to all users, including administrators and employees, associated with Covenant Giving, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.
General Use and Ownership
While Covenant Giving's network administration desires to provide a reasonable level of privacy, users should be aware that the data they create on Covenant Giving systems remains the property of Covenant Giving. For security and network maintenance purposes, authorized individuals within Covenant Giving may monitor equipment, systems and network traffic at any time. Covenant Giving reserves the right to audit networks and systems on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with this policy.
Passwords and Account Security
Keep passwords secure and do not share accounts. Authorized users are responsible for the security of their passwords and accounts. Passwords should be changed regularly.
The Covenant Giving systems and facilities may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that falls within the current legal definition of obscene, is defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws.
System and Network Activities
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. Covenant Giving will investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of system or network security violations include, without limitation, the following: * Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. * Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without express authorization of the owner of the system or network. * Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mailbombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks. * Forging of any TCP-IP packet header or any part of the header information in an email or a newsgroup posting. * Exporting software, technical information, encryption software or technology, in violation of international or regional export control laws, is illegal. * Email: (i)Sending unsolicited mail messages, including, without limitation, commercial advertising and informational announcements, is explicitly prohibited. A user shall not use another site's mail server to relay mail without the express permission of the site. (ii) Offering for sale or otherwise enabling access to software products that facilitate the sending of unsolicited e-mail or facilitate the assembling of multiple e-mail addresses ("spamware"). * Usenet: Posting the same or similar message to one or more newsgroups (excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, also known as "SPAM") is explicitly prohibited. Introduction of malicious programs into the network or server (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses, e-mail bombs, etc.). * Effecting security breaches or disruptions of network communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the organization is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that the organization is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to, network sniffing, pinged floods, packet spoofing, denial of service, and forged routing information for malicious purposes. * Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account. * Interfering with or denying service to any user (for example, denial of service attack). INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY, AND ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON BEHALF OF A CUSTOMER OR A CUSTOMER'S END USER, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THE POLICY BY SUCH CUSTOMER OR END USER.
Any user found to have violated this policy may be subject to account suspension, and/or termination.
Changes to this Acceptable Use Policy
Covenant Giving reserves the right to modify or amend this Acceptable Use Policy at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to this statement, Covenant Giving will post notices in the Merchant Interface and/or on the Covenant Giving homepage at www.covchurchgiving.com prior to implementing the change. If you have additional questions about this Policy, please contact email@example.com.