In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of our Website, programs have been designed to perform specific functions for you directly though our Website. Within these programs we may ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration for a gathering or event or assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. In some instances, the information sought may include Personal Data.
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.
Use of Personal Data Collected Through Our Websites
Information, including but not limited to Personal Data, that we collect will not be sold, rented, lent, exchanged or used by an individual or entity other than Covenant Presbyterian Church, and our denominational affiliate the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (“PC(USA)”) and its entities and governing bodies of the PC(USA) (including PMA and OGA) unless otherwise indicated. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for an event or conference, order resource materials, request other services, or when you send us your comments or requests for information.
We use the Personal Data you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your email or to provide the programs or services you requested; or for the purposes of subscribing to our email lists, which are used for marketing and distributing church news. We may also use Personal Data to help us improve the content and functionality of our Website, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our Website, and to improve our programs and services. This Personal Data may be used to contact you in the future to tell you about opportunities at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and its programs and services.
We, and others with whom we share your Personal Data, may retain your Personal Data on file to better serve you. Any destruction of Personal Data will be done in a manner consistent with the intent of this policy.
Storing Personal Data
Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
Our email lists are hosted on the ConstantContact.com platform. Constant Contact allows us the ability to distribute emails to our subscribers. They also store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
Anonymous Data Collected Through Covenant Presbyterian Church Website
In addition to the Personal Data you provide when you use our Website, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our Website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed the site.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website. We use this anonymous data and may share it with third parties for various reasons; for example, to improve the content and functionality of our Website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.
To collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of the user. For example, if your email address is “email@example.com,” the cookie collects the “xyz.com” portion of your email address and the date and time you accessed our Website. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. Our Websites only use temporary or “session” cookies. These “session” cookies expire when your browser window is closed.
For certain applications on the covenantmadison.org Website to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from minors under the age of thirteen. If you are age thirteen or under, please do not give us any Personal Data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided Personal Data on our Website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavor to delete that Personal Data. If you are a child age thirteen or under and using our Website, please do not give any Personal Data about yourself, such as your name, address, birth date, phone number, school or email address. As we develop online programs for children, we will adopt appropriate policies and practices to protect the privacy of children.
When we obtain photographs and images of minors, we notify their parents or guardians and ask for a written and signed release before we publish them on our Website (at some events with a large youth presence, we request signed permission forms as a part of the event registration process). When third parties send us photographs or images of minors, we ask that they do the same and have some form of permission to have taken those photographs and images and permission to use them. We ask users who send photographs and images of minors to our Website not to send images for which they do not have permission of the parents or guardian or send photographs or images in violation of local, state or federal law.
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