Disclaimer and Credits

DISCLAIMER for www.BaptistChurch.lk ,www.Facebook.com/BaptistChurch.lk , www.Instagram.com/Church.lk

1. The logo displayed on the web site and our social media pages is the logo of the Internet Ministry project of the Hendala Baptist Church (HBC). It does not relate to any other organisation , political party , Govenment , Non Goverment or otherwise etc.

2. The Description mentioned on the Web site ,Facebook page , Instagram page 'Baptist Church Srilanka' is to properly describe the subject areas covered by the website , social media pages which covers all the baptist activities , churches in Sri Lanka.

3. We collect information from Baptist families, friends and relations of Baptist Pastors, public Baptist Events thru known contacts and also from archives of local Baptist Churches.

4 We honor to protect the fundamental right to privacy of individuals, perticularly the Personal Data Protection Act No. 09 of 2022 GOSL. We do not collect name, address, contact information, identification numbers,financial information, and online identifiers who visit our site. With regard to images,videos, We respect the rights of any individual and agree to remove such images (news , videos etc) from our web site or the social media pages after evaluvation of a valid formal request.

5. Information from Baptist Churches are welcome through a pre-nominated person for publishing but Such information (text , Images, , Videos, Sound Clips ) are carefully evaluated and validated by the media commettee based on our own guidelines before publishing. The sender church may include the Logo of such church on the top left corner of the image or on the Video.

6. The evaluation criteria includes Quality, Completeness, Factual, Non Bias, Capacity and size (Eg : 600W x 400h pix for images) but not limited to above specified. The video clips should be of originals and free from 3rd party licenced materials

7. The information contained in BaptistChurch.lk, the Facebook page www.facebook.com/BaptistChurch.lk and the www.Instagram.com/Church.lk is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website(and the said Social media pages) or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

8. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website, particularly downloads through the downloads page or the said facebook page or the said Instagram page.

9. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of BaptistChurch.lk ,the said facebook page or Instagram page. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites,pages. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

10. Also note that BaptistChurch.lk (or the said facebook page or Instagram page) do not monitor the type or number of visitors to those third party web sites linking though our pages.

11. Every effort is made to keep the our websites and the said Facebook page, Instagram page up and running smoothly. However, BaptistChurch.lk takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the websites (or the said facebook page) being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

12. Neither the Project team , nor Hendala Baptist Church validates the accuracy fully about the information contained in those websites or the said facebook page, Instagram page. Our Webiste/FaceBook page may include Baptist related events, we strongly suggest guests to consult the organizers about charges,fees and cancellations etc etc.

13. The www.BaptistChurch.lk and the related Social media pages are owned and managed by the the media project team under supervision of HBC. The names of different Baptist Churches , The name of Srilanka Baptist Church / Sangamaya( or SLBC/SLBS ) are mentioned in different places on this Web site, but It should not be misunderstood them as the owner/s of the domain name or the website.

14. Like a large percentage of the websites you are likely to visit, we use Google Analytics to collect data on traffic to our website. The data collected includes things like the number of people visiting our site each month, the number of people who came back for a second visit, which pages they looked at, which browser they used etc. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you specifically, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the website, or a user's general location.

15. If you don't want to receive cookies, you may modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. Also note that we use Facebook.com software and Instagram.com , such software may use cookies in their software.

16. In addition to above 1 - 15 clause No. 16 ( 16.1 to 16.5 )is specifically applies to the Downloads page

16.1 We have scanned all the files/documents/videos etc up to the extent its possible, but we recommend that you check them independently for computer Virus before use.

16.2 The History books were compiled by Mrs. Cithra Smarasinghe and you agree to provide credit to her work.

16.3 Further to clause 7, Nither the above Compiler or www.BaptistChurch.lk is not liable to pay you financially or any other way, for any financial loss or any other loss or any other concern due to use of the above books.

16.4 The photo images were collected by Mrs C Samarasinghe through her personal contacts and using past documents available with her. www.BaptistChurch.lk was granted permission to publish the books on the Internet and also use such photos on the said web site. www.BaptistChurch.lk is not liable to pay back any financial loss or in any other way to any individual or organataion. Please refer no. 3 above.

16.5 The Newsletters or Magazines such as 'Baptist Messenger' are owned by the respective church or the organiation who prepared the newsletter. www.BaptistChurch.lk is not responsible for the accuracy of their contents.

17. For the Internet Speed Check we use www.OpenSpeedTest.com ,www.BaptistChurch.lk is not responsible for the accuracy of their test methods or Accuracy of final values.

17.1 We have checked the above www.OpenSpeedTest.com in February 2024 and again in June 2024, to be is free from Virus and other malicious files. You are advised to carry out your own checkes.

-- End of Disclaimer . Updated 02nd June 2024. --

CREDITS :- www.BaptistChurch.lk, www.Facebook.com/BaptistChurch.lk, www.Instagram.com/Church.lk

Thanks to Hendala Baptist church (HBC)for supporting the development of this web site and undertaking the project as Internet Ministry of HBC.

We wish to express her gratitude and grateful thanks to Ms Chithra Samarasinghe for giving access to the past history which she has gathered from old Baptist magazines and documents from 1812.

The above History book includes photos and Research carried out by Ms Dora Wijesinghe also a member of HBC. Her work is acknoledged with gratitude.

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