This policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and receive your personal information you provide to us such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, personal needs, answered prayer stories (testimonials) and financial information such as credit card numbers.
What Information Do We Collect?
There are two different ways in which we collect information from visitors on our web site: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (prayer requests, testimonials, contact forms, subscription forms, etc) and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site (IP address, web browser, etc.).
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Any information that RiverLife Church collects and that you provide is strictly used with the purpose to do what you have asked of us. We may, however, share your information with our own personnel to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any other organizations. RiverLife Church assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this Web site will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of RiverLife Church and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of RiverLife Church. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new ministries we offer or alerts and newsletters you may have registered for. You may change the status of whether you wish to receive email/communications by emailing us at email@example.com.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Absolutely no user-identifiable information is released to any 3rd parties without the user's consent. Under no circumstances is any personal information about visitors to the RiverLife Church website sold, distributed, disclosed, or otherwise made available to third parties for telemarketing or any other marketing purposes. RiverLife Church may gather information from individuals for reasons of prayer, ministry needs requested and keeping informed of ministry activities.
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How Do We Protect Your Information?
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
At this point in time We generally use standard email "mail-back forms" when requesting specific information via this site, but standard email transfer is NOT a secure process.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
RiverLife Church uses your information internally and does not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as set forth in the following two paragraphs.
We contract with one or more third parties to maintain and host the Site. Therefore, any information You submit, including Personal Information, shall be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third party. Your use of the Site and any provision of Personal Information You submit to the Site constitutes Your acknowledgement that such information or content could pass through and may be stored in servers outside our control. You agree that We have no liability or responsibility for any such pass through or storage of same.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
RiverLife Church is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage you to take an active role in their children's access to the internet to ensure his or her privacy and safety is well protected.We do not specifically collect information about persons under the age of thirteen (13). Therefore, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, We will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that We receive actual knowledge that We have collected such personal information without parental consent, We will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.