The following are the published policies of the American Family News Network (AFN) regarding its website, OneNewsNow.com. This is not an exclusive list of AFN policies. Inquiries relating to matters not specifically referenced herein should be addressed by emailing AFN using our contact page.
Copyright Privacy Reprinting, Republication, Use in Audio and/or Video Productions Associated Press Material Acceptable Use Comments in Response to ArticlesOneNewsNow Polls
All originally-produced AFN material appearing on OneNewsNow.com is the copyright property of the American Family News Network for the year in which it is produced and for all subsequent years allowed by U.S. and International Copyright Law. All rights to AFN material are reserved. Policies regarding permitted reprinting and republication of AFN copyright material are outlined below.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell our email list but we may rent it on a per occasion basis to trusted third parties who have information that might interest you. American Family Association sends the email from our servers to ensure there is no transfer of information to these third parties.
How We Gather Information From Users How we collect and store information depends on the site you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of one of our sites or request certain features, such as newsletters, news updates, or when you purchase one of our products. You may provide information when you post a comment in response to one of our news stories or perspective columns, participate in voting and polling activities, and other interactive areas of our site or our affiliates.
Like most web sites, OneNewsNow.com-related sites also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and email address, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit. We may also store your zip code to deliver localized content to you.
What We Do with the Information We Collect Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive).
AFN recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. For this reason, AFN reserves the option of contacting you from time to time regarding important issues about which OneNewsNow.com reports. In each communication you receive from us, you are given the opportunity to opt-out by using an unsubscribe function provided at the end of each message.
Links to Other Sites OneNewsNow.com contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us or our parent organization. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites including, but not limited to any website we link to through a "News from the Web" text link.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Information About or from Children AFN does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe AFN has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Contacting Us We can be reached via U.S. Mail at:
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Or through our Contact Page.
AFN has separate policies for "incidental use" and "recurring use" of our copyrighted material, and special restrictions for use in audio and/or video productions.
The policies stated below regarding AFN material are effective as of August 21, 2007 and may be superceded at any time, without notice, at the sole discretion of AFN management. You are responsible for checking this page to confirm that any use of our copyrighted material conforms to these policies. By using our copyrighted material, you agree to be bound by the terms of these policies.
Incidental use is defined as one-time, or infrequent and irregular republication or redistribution of news reports for the purpose of informing and/or educating members of a church or denomination, or supporters of some other non-profit organization. For-profit entities do not qualify for incidental use.
Incidental print reproduction of AFN copyrighted material requires that:
Incidental online or email reproduction of AFN copyrighted material requires that:
Recurring or Commercial Use
Recurring use is defined as:
All requirements for "incidental use" apply to users of AFN material who engage in "recurring or commercial use." In addition, those users who qualify under the definition of "recurring or commercial use" above for print republication are also required to do one of the following:
Those users who qualify under the definition of "recurring or commercial use" above for online reproduction are, in addition to the requirements for "incidental use" listed above, required to do one of the following:
- In the top one-half of the visible page before scrolling in a 1024 x 768 pixel browser, a 120 x 60 pixel button or larger ad; or
- Anywhere in the visible page before scrolling in a 1024 x 768 pixel browser, a 120 x 90 pixel button or larger ad; or
- At least partially visible on the page without scrolling in a 1024 x 768 pixel browser, a 120 x 240 pixel button or larger ad; or
- Not visible without scrolling in a 1024 x 768 pixel browser, a 468 x 60 pixel banner ad.
The banner or button selected may not be placed within any section of text, banner, button or other links to websites that are, in the sole opinion of AFN, "blogs."
Websites utilizing the automated OneNewsNow.com NewsTickers to syndicate OneNewsNow.com content are not bound by this barter advertising requirement.
Use in Audio or Video Productions
AFN's policies for use of our originally-produced, copyrighted material for inclusion in audio or video productions (including, but not limited to, television, satellite radio, terrestrial radio, Internet streaming, podcasts, etc.), whether live or recorded, include:
Users maintaining a website for the audio or video production, or a website for the ministry that owns, controls or operates the audio or video production - who intend to use OneNewsNow.com text or audio more frequently than once per week - will be required to place a OneNewsNow.com button or banner ad - provided by AFN, unedited, and linked to "" - on the home page of their website. The size of the ad required will depend on the physical placement of the ad on the home page:
AFN's policies for use of our originally-produced, copyrighted material do not apply to Associated Press material which is subject to the following restrictions:
Associated Press (AP) text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part therof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.
All material which is identified as having been written by or contributed to by the Associated Press is subject to these restrictions.
Unless otherwise specified, all content produced by AFN and published online at OneNewsNow.com is the copyright property of the American Family News Network and all rights to that property not otherwise granted, herein, are reserved. Any use of AFN copyright content that does not conform to the policies stated herein is a violation of U.S. and/or international copyright laws and may be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Neither AFN content, nor any links to OneNewsNow.com, may be posted on any website, transmitted through any electronic delivery system (i.e. "email"), or published in any print publication that engages in any of the following:
Reservation and Non-Waiver of Rights
Third-Party Web Pages and Sites
AFN offers access to numerous third-party web pages. You acknowledge that we exercise absolutely no control over such third-party content, or sites and in such cases, OneNewsNow.com is merely a conduit or means of access and transmission. This includes, but is not limited to, third-party content contained on or accessible through OneNewsNow.com and web pages or sites displayed as search results or contained within a directory of links on OneNewsNow.com. It remains your responsibility to review and evaluate any such content, and that any and all risk associated with the use of, or reliance on, such content rests with you.
Conducting Business Over the Internet
AFN cannot be held liable for any business dealings you have with any third parties on the Internet, including any vendors, or advertisers found on, or through, OneNewsNow.com. Further, AFN assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any charges you or any person acting on your behalf incurs when making purchases or other transactions in this manner. Further, the responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, including payment of applicable taxes and/or user fees in connection with any such transactions shall be the customer's.
AFN appreciates the desire of our readers, listeners and viewers to comment on the news reports and opinion columns we produce. We remind you, however, that our primary purpose is to publish news and expert commentary from a Christian perspective. OneNewsNow.com is not a blog. If your desire is to participate in a "running discussion" of an issue, please visit The Stand, which is the official blog of our parent organization.
All comments submitted to OneNewsNow.com are reviewed by a moderator before posting. Comments must respond directly to the article about which they are submitted. Comments may not address, refer or respond to other comments.
Comments must be your original writing and may not "cut-and-paste" from the work of others, except for short (less than two sentences) quotations. Comments may not contain profanity, threats, libel, accusations of wrongdoing (moral or legal) against others, copyrighted material, HTML code or hyperlinks, or violate any part of our Acceptable Use Policy (above). Comments may be no more than 300 words (approximately 1,500 characters not including spaces). Comments written in ALL CAPS will not be published.
Comments are reviewed and published Monday through Friday. Comments submitted during weekends will be reviewed the following Monday, as time permits.
Any comment in violation of any part of this policy may be edited or deleted at the sole discretion of the moderators. Comments are chosen for publication at the sole discretion of AFN moderators and we will no longer respond to emails concerning why a particular comment was, or was not, chosen for publication.
Polls posted by OneNewsNow are not scientific, but are provided solely to engage our readers and - like reader comments - allow them to register an opinion about a particular story. Except on weekends, a poll closes roughly 24 hours after it is posted. Final poll results, which remain embedded in the related stories, are used for no other purpose than to allow readers to subsequently view those results.
On occasion, groups and/or individuals may "target" a poll with the objective of skewing the results in their favor. This is known as "freeping" - cheating an online poll by repeatedly voting (usually by clearing cookies or using proxies). OneNewsNow reserves the right to remove or revise any poll that has been targeted. When that happens, it will be so noted and explained at the bottom of the related story.