Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Open Chapel International’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term ‘Open Chapel International’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is PO Box 1514, Mbale Uganda. Open Chapel International is a registered church in Uganda.

The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.  And since we respect your privacy, we ask you to respect ours.  Please do not use photos from this website for any other purpose than which they were intended for.  We take the problem of pornography of the poor  very seriously.  Please help us maintain the dignity of those we photograph for our website.  The purpose of posting these photos is to tell their stories, not to raise money from their misery.

Poverty porn, as it’s known, uses images and stories that do not reflect the dignity of the individual but show instead a person’s unvarnished misery in an attempt to “move” people to give to a humanitarian cause. Think African children with distended stomachs and flies in their face or extremely gaunt Somalian babies with large eyes and spindly limbs. This tactic to immobilize Western groups to alleviate the suffering of innocent victims of poverty, famine, war and other ills in developing nations became the standard of humanitarian aid and awareness groups. The distributors of this content instinctively flinched at using it but felt it was the only way to shock people into action.
  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.
  • Although we strive for truth in every area of our lives, we acknowledge that website information and materials may contain unintentional inaccuracies or errors due to our limited knowledge and fallibility as human beings.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the testimonies, photos of individuals, ministry descriptions and audio/video of our activities.  Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice and intention of the original work, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All logos from associate ministries which are not the property of, or licensed to, Open Chapel International are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim of infringement.  Your future use will be re-evaluated and possibly revoked.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.