Collection and Use
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel recognizes the privacy concerns of users of ICFG Online and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor’s name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card information is automatically collected on our web site. Such information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses in this policy or at the time of collection.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of such information in our possession. The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel does not sell, trade or rent personally identifiable information to third parties. We reserve the right to monitor traffic patterns and website usage.
When submitting sensitive data like credit card information, we use 128-bit secure server technology to protect the information. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. All of the data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser.
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (Or “Foursquare”) and its departments and ministries provide this service to you with the following notices, terms and conditions.
All website design, text, graphics, layout and content contained in this website are copyright © 2019 The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights reserved. Many requested uses are permitted by this policy, but if your intended use of the contents of this and affiliated websites are NOT expressly permitted herein, you may not: reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any content, “mirror” or include this information on your own server or in your own documents; or modify or reuse the text or graphics on any of these websites without the written permission of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
You may print copies of the material for incidental church and personal use; or store the files on a computer for church or personal use. No content may be sold or used for any commercial purpose. Any printed copy must include copyright information.
You may link to content on ICFG Online, provided you follow our linking policy found below under “Linking Policy.”
Any other use of Foursquare materials from this website–including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, transmission, display or republication–without the prior written permission of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is strictly prohibited. For more information, please contact us.
Foursquare graphics and logos may not be used in connection with any product or service that in any manner misrepresents, disparages, or discredits the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
Use of ICFG Online
This website or any portion of ICFG Online may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
“ICFG Online” is provided by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel on an “as is” basis. The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of “ICFG Online” or the information, content or materials included on “ICFG Online.” The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of “ICFG Online,” including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.
ICFG Online is created and controlled by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the State of California, USA. As such, the laws of the State of California will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to ICFG Online and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.
This website may be linked to or from other websites that are not operated by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, or any affiliates. The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party websites. This website may also be linked to websites operated by organizations affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Visitors to those websites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices. To request that a link be included from the Foursquare Church Locator to your Foursquare church website, please see below under “Foursquare Church Locator.”
The Foursquare Church provides references to and links for a variety of resources that may be of interest to those visiting our site. However, no inference or assumption should be made that we specifically endorse, sponsor or support the content of those publications, ministries and websites, nor should it be inferred that The Foursquare Church is connected with, operates or controls any linked websites.
Those desiring further information on the tenets of the Foursquare Church are invited to view the Foursquare Declaration of Faith .
Foursquare Church Locator
Any information found in the “Foursquare Church Locator” is official information of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The information found in the Foursquare Church locator comes directly from the current U.S. Foursquare records in The Foursquare Hub database. If you find the information displayed in the Foursquare Church Locator for your church to be inaccurate, or to contain outdated information; or if you need to add, update or edit any information about your church as listed in the Church Locator immediately, please contact your District. This form should be submitted by the Senior Pastor or Church Administrator of the Foursquare Church requesting these changes only.
ICFG Logo and Art Usage
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel grants a non-exclusive license to official Foursquare churches to use the ICFG and Foursquare logo and artwork for affiliation and promotional purposes only. The use of the ICFG and Foursquare logo for commercial purposes, or for use for any other event or purpose is not authorized.
Statement on Integrity, Lifestyle and Ethical Conduct
This code of conduct describes standards to guide us in our daily Foursquare Church activities. We believe that these standards are already being followed. Our goal is to commit them to writing and to ensure that they are understood and followed by the employees of The Foursquare Church.
The Foursquare Church is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an integral part of its mission: the advancement of the Foursquare Gospel. To achieve this goal, The Foursquare Church relies on each employee’s honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, and good judgment.
Each staff member should demonstrate respect for the rights of others; and each staff member is accountable for his or her actions.
Honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, and good judgment are not merely “on‐the‐job” requirements. Foursquare employees are selected based on their commitment to Christ, in addition to their particular job skills. A commitment to Christ entails a willingness to be an “ambassador for Christ” (Ephesians 6:20), and living a life “worthy of the Lord” (Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:12) — off the job as well as during business hours. Foursquare employees must at all times live lives of purity and truth in accordance with God’s Word. Each staff member is responsible for living in a manner that is in keeping with scriptural standards of conduct, acceptable in God’s sight (see, for example, Galatians 5:16‐26; Colossians 3:1‐14; 1 Thessalonians 4:1‐8). This is not just a matter of representing The Foursquare Church well; it is a matter of representing the Lord.
All funds and property received and administered by the church-wide organization are entrusted to The Foursquare Church by God through the faithful financial support of Foursquare members and friends. The highest degree of stewardship and fiduciary responsibility is expected of all staff members, including the receiving, reporting, and use of funds, property, and time. Employees are responsible for complying with applicable laws, regulations, and church-wide policies and procedures.
Standard of Conduct
Employees of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel have a twofold responsibility:
- To represent well our Foursquare churches, Foursquare ministers, and Foursquare members throughout the world.
- To be a model of biblical standards of ethical, moral, and professional conduct when carrying out the business of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
A reputation for integrity, fairness, and openness is one of the most difficult assets to earn and one of the easiest to lose. We do not intend to lose it. We wish to maintain the confidence of our pastors, members, employees, lending institutions, suppliers, and other constituencies. In our communication and in our conduct, we will be clear and without guile, avoiding exaggeration, overstatement, and boastfulness.
In fulfilling such a high calling, the conduct of each employee is to exemplify excellence in Christian character, personal and professional activity, and faithful service to the Kingdom of God.
While it is hoped and believed that everyone at Foursquare will always fulfill these obligations in a manner consistent with all laws, there may come a time when an employee believes that the law has not been followed. If an employee reports any such conduct to the appropriate authorities, Foursquare will not take any adverse action or retaliate against this employee. Any employee who is concerned about the legality of any activity is encouraged to discuss the concern with any member of management — up to and including the president of Foursquare.