Grace Covenant Church Privacy Policy

Our website and online services are owned and operated by Grace Covenant Church. We know you care about how your information is used and shared. We hope the following statements will help you understand our policies and how we use the information you provide to us.

Grace Covenant Church will collect, use and protect the information you provide to us on our site. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to the following web sites which are owned and/or maintained by Grace Covenant Church:

• grace360.org
• reallivesrealchange.com
• arena.grace360.org

By using any of the above listed sites, you are giving us your express consent to use all the information that we collect about you in the manner described in this policy. This includes the release of such information to owners of each respective Site and third parties as described below.

Scope

The principles contained in this privacy document apply to all personal information collected or submitted to Grace Covenant Church.

What information of yours does Grace Covenant Church collect?

Grace Covenant Church collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information Grace Covenant Church collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site, such as IP address, browser. The information that Grace Covenant Church collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

What does Grace Covenant Church do with the information that is collected?

Any information that you provide to Grace Covenant Church or that is obtained through this web site may be used for church purposes. Grace Covenant Church will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Grace Covenant Church will not disclose your name, address, e-mail address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings.

Grace Covenant Church may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

What are “cookies” and how does Grace Covenant Church use them?

Cookies are information that a web site transfers to an individual’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can save your preferences when you are at a site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and most major web sites use them.

Grace Covenant Church may use cookies to help us see which areas of our web site are more popular, which are not, how they are being used so that we can improve and update our web site to more accurately meet the needs of our users. At some point in the future, if Grace Covenant Church decides to offer personalized services to its users, we will use cookies to make that personalization and customization of the Grace Covenant Church web site possible.

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to either refuse all cookies or to notify you when you are receiving a cookie and allow you to decide whether or not to accept it.

We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the Grace Covenant Church sites.

How does linking to other sites affect my privacy protections?

As a courtesy, Grace Covenant Church may provide links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by Grace Covenant Church. Some of these sites may use the Grace Covenant Church logo. These third party sites, however, are NOT subject to or bound by the Grace Covenant Church Privacy Policy. Such third party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. Grace Covenant Church is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting therefrom.

What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our web site.

How does Grace Covenant Church protect the privacy of children?

Grace Covenant Church encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online. No information should be submitted to or posted on Grace Covenant Church’s web site by users 13 years old and younger without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, Grace Covenant Church will not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever for our users 13 years and younger. If any services or features on the site require registration, a user 13 years old and younger will be required to provide the email of the parent or guardian which will allow us to notify that person that the child has registered for a service or feature. Parental or guardian consent will consist of an email from that person to Grace Covenant Church stating that they are aware that the child is using the web site. Identifying a user as 13 or under is not easy and Grace Covenant Church will not be held responsible for anyone misrepresenting themselves as over 13 when in fact they are not.

Updates and amendments to the Privacy Policy

Grace Covenant Church reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy, at any time. It is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

How do we use your information?

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. You may decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Grace Covenant Church may not be able to provide those services to you.

Your email address is only used for current and future Grace Covenant church program communications you’ve opted-in to receive. We never sell, share, or spam.

Data Integrity

We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Enforcement

Grace Covenant Church periodically reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints regarding privacy issues, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns.

We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Grace Covenant Church and an individual.

Questions

Any questions about our privacy policy can be directed to: privacy@grace360.org.