Social media policy

Terms of use (external policy)

The information provided by the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Inc. (POLG, Inc.) on any social media platform, including but not limited to any online chat services and other applications, are subject to all the terms and conditions below. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, or any other social media platform, including any online chat services and other applications, hereinafter referred to as “POLG Social Media.” By accessing or using POLG Social Media, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions below, which are intended to be fully effective and binding upon POLG and all users. POLG may modify these terms of use at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modifications. You agree to review the terms of use periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your access or use of the POLG Social Media constitutes your acceptance of the terms of use as they appear at the time of your access or use.


You understand and agree that the information contained on POLG Social Media is neither intended nor implied to be, and you will not use it as, a substitute for spiritual guidance or other religious matters. POLG uses POLG Social Media to disseminate general information on the Order of Friars Minor, events, vocation information and other ministry services. You should always personally seek the specific advice of your local pastor regarding any question you may have.


POLG cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that any files available for downloading through any social media platform will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malware, ransomware, or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. Each user is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and safeguards to satisfy his or her particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output and for maintaining a means external to POLG Social Media for the reconstruction of any lost data. POLG does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of POLG Social Media.


POLG Social Media is presented by POLG and the Order for Friars Minor for the sole purpose of disseminating general friar information about the province and order, events, services, and ministries. You understand that friars are not available on any social media channel to give spiritual direction and these channels are not used to book appointments are personally contact any friars of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe or the Order of Friars Minor in the United States.


POLG Social Media is intended to provide a pleasant environment for individuals to discuss POLG events, experiences, friar life, and ministries. Although POLG does not monitor every posting on POLG Social Media, please understand that POLG reserves the right to remove any postings at its sole discretion, and will remove any postings that constitute Offensive Material, such as:

  1. are libelous, profane, racist, defamatory, disparaging, hateful, harassing, threatening, or obscene;
  2. violate another’s copyright or intellectual property;
  3. condones or promotes illegal activity;
  4. are fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading;
  5. are sexual or offensive graphically or in tone;
  6. contain spam or are intended to cause technical disruptions to this page;
  7. are off topic;
  8. violate any local, state, federal, and/or international laws or regulations.


By using POLG Social Media, you agree that you will hold POLG harmless for your actions. Anyone repeatedly posting Offensive Material will be removed, blocked, and/or banned from participating in the POLG Social Media where the Offensive Material was posted.


Please note that POLG does not endorse any opinions on POLG Social Media not specifically posted by POLG, including opinions posted during any online chat. Additionally, POLG is not responsible for the accuracy of the claims, information, advice, or comments posted by fans and visitors to POLG Social Media. POLG strongly encourages all visitors of POLG Social Media to respect fellow community members and to follow the respective platform’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities or equivalent thereto.


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