Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Welcome to Lynnewood United Methodist Church’s website! Lynnewood.org is designed to provide information to anyone interested or involved in supporting the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. We have established a few ground rules to help make this site helpful and safe for all our visitors (“Terms”). Please carefully read all of these Terms prior to using this site. By using Lynnewood.org, you agree to be bound by the Terms listed on this page. If you do not agree with our Terms, we kindly ask that you do not use this site. Lynnewood United Methodist Church reserves the right to change, amend, or otherwise update these Terms. You should revisit this page from time to time to review the current policy.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

 As a condition of your use of Lynnewood.org, you warrant that you will not use Lynnewood.org for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use Lynnewood.org in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Lynnewood.org site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Lynnewood.org site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Lynnewood.org web site.

Accuracy of Web Site Including Future Revisions

 Lynnewood United Methodist Church uses reasonable efforts to include accurate, up-to-date information on this site. Lynnewood United Methodist Church makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Lynnewood United Methodist Church assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. Lynnewood United Methodist Church neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials on this site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Lynnewood United Methodist Church.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Lynnewood United Methodist Church reserves all of its rights under and does not grant any express or implied rights to you or any other user of the website under any trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property law, except as provided below with regard to the use of downloaded messages. All web site design, text, graphics, layout and content contained in this web site are copyright © Lynnewood United Methodist Church or used with permission and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The Cross/Flame is a registered trademark of the United Methodist Church in the United States of America and in other countries. This trademark is used with permission by Lynnewood United Methodist Church and it is incorporated along with other Lynnewood United Methodist Church graphics, logos, and service names as trademarks of Lynnewood United Methodist Church. Such material may not be used except as provided in these Terms without the express written permission of Lynnewood United Methodist Church.

We grant you permission to download or link to content on Lynnewood.org for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, publish, transmit, reproduce or use the contents of the site for public or commercial purposes. Any other use of Lynnewood United Methodist Church materials from this web site without the prior written permission of Lynnewood United Methodist Church is strictly prohibited.

Use of Downloads

We may make our sermons and other messages available for download free of charge from time to time. However, your right to use downloaded messages is limited. A message downloaded from Lynnewood.org is only for personal use, and can only be used on the computer or other device onto which it was downloaded and cannot be duplicated or distributed in any way without our express written permission. Individuals have our permission to make copies of downloaded messages for their own use or to share with a friend, provided that (1) the message (including any metadata) is duplicated in its entirety without any alteration and (2) if a CD copy is made, the following credit is written on the outside of the CD: “ © [year of message] [name of speaker] and Lynnewood United Methodist Church. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Prayer Concerns, Electronic Messages, Message Boards and other Posted Announcements or Concerns

Any prayer concern, email, message board, announcements, concerns or other information that you submit for posting on Lynnewood.org is subject to these Terms and the Privacy Policy. You cannot submit defamatory, obscene or otherwise harmful or offensive information or materials or information or materials that violate or infringe upon intellectual property rights or other rights. By submitting any information, you agree and warrant to Lynnewood United Methodist Church that your information submitted meets all of the conditions for submission. Your information may be reviewed by one or more of our staff members or other individuals before it is published, and we have the right to edit any of your information before it is published. We have the right to publish any information on our site and to use it in any other form or in any other materials, including without limitation bulletins, photographs and video, unless otherwise noted by you. We also have the right not to publish any information or to remove it from the site or other media at any time and for any reason without notice. Notwithstanding the above, Lynnewood United Methodist Church expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through this website, including without limitation any information published on the website.

Links to Third Party Sites

 As a courtesy to you, Lynnewood.org may offer links to other websites. Lynnewood United Methodist Church has not reviewed the entirety of the sites linked to and from this site and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages. Because Lynnewood United Methodist Church has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Lynnewood United Methodist Church is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Lynnewood United Methodist Church shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Visiting any off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability

 This site is provided to you on an “as is” basis. Lynnewood United Methodist Church makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or to the information contained therein. This includes, but is not limited to, the text, graphics, audio, icons, buttons, images, and products contained on this site. Lynnewood United Methodist Church fully disclaims, to the full extent permissible under applicable law, all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, nor any other person or entity involved in creating, producing or delivering this site, shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. This limitation of liability applies without limitation to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. Lynnewood United Methodist Church also assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this site, or of your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this site. Lynnewood United Methodist Church assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of this site, as well as any off site pages or additional sites linked to this site, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained therein. Lynnewood United Methodist Church will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the disclosure of the identity of any person positing any such information or materials.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Lynnewood United Methodist Church, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys fees) arising from your use of our services, your violation of the Terms or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. The Terms will inure to the benefit of Lynnewood United Methodist Church’s successors, assigns and licensees.

Applicable Law

Use of this website and any claim or dispute arising from or related to use of this website is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to any rule or principle regarding conflicts of laws. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any such claim or dispute shall be in the state and federal courts for Alameda County, California. If any portion of the Terms or Privacy Policy is found to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then that portion shall be deemed to be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches the intent of the original provision as closely as possible. The remainder of the Terms and Privacy Policy shall continue to be enforceable and valid according to terms contained herein. This shall be the entire agreement, superseding all prior agreements between you and Lynnewood United Methodist Church regarding this site. The failure of Lynnewood United Methodist Church to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of said right or provision. Finally, the section titles in the Terms and Privacy Policy are for your convenience only and carry no contractual or legal effect whatsoever.


 We may modify or discontinue your access to Lynnewood.org, with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to terminate your account if we learn that you have violated these Terms.



 Lynnewood United Methodist Church understands that the Internet can be a powerful asset to your spiritual life. At the same time, we strive to respect and protect your privacy. We thank you for the trust that you place in us and we want you to know that any information you share with us will be treated with care. When you are visiting this website, we may collect all types of information concerning your viewing patterns, your browser, operating system and IP address, and any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, gender, birthday, credit card information and hobbies. In order to provide you with a customized website and to track your viewing patterns, we may place a “cookie” on your computer that allows us to recognize you when you visit our site. For more information about cookies, see below.

We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by Lynnewood United Methodist Church will only be to those visitors who requested to be added to our mailing list, or in response to inquiries from you.

 What type of information does Lynnewood United Methodist Church collect?

Lynnewood United Methodist Church collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or contact information. The other type of information Lynnewood United Methodist Church may collect is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that Lynnewood United Methodist Church collects helps us to provide information and services to you.

What does Lynnewood United Methodist Church do with the information that is collected?

Any information that you provide to Lynnewood United Methodist Church or that is obtained through this site may be used for church purposes. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our Web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Church on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission. We do not record any information about your reading habits or attempt to obtain any personal information other than what you provide if you email us or sign up for our newsletter. Lynnewood United Methodist Church will not otherwise disclose your name, address, email address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. Lynnewood United Methodist Church may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

What are cookies and how are they used?

Like most interactive web sites, Lynnewood.org uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are bits of computer code that Lynnewood United Methodist Church may place on your computer that can be accessed by our computer when you visit this site. Cookies allow us to collect information about you so that your experience on this site will be as customized as possible. Most computers will automatically receive cookies. You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser’s preferences menu. We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the Lynnewood.org site.

How does Lynnewood United Methodist Church protect the privacy of children?

We love children and understand that it is very important to maintain their privacy. Lynnewood United Methodist Church does not knowingly collect, use or distribute personally identifiable information from any child under 16 years old without verifiable parental consent. If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of children’s privacy, or if parents wish to deny consent and request that Lynnewood United Methodist Church delete their child’s information, please contact us via email at office@lynnewood.org.


Lynnewood United Methodist Church
4444 Black Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: (925) 846-0221
Office Hours: 9AM-2:30PM, Mon-Fri
Email: office@lynnewood.org