Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Church.org. platform where we connect you with local churches and provide communication tools for churches to connect with you by hosting online services and classes, share stories and prayer requests, make announcements and for ministries to come together! 

Prior to using this service (“Website”), Church.org, LLC (collectively “we”, “us”, “our”, or “the Company “) requires you to review this Privacy Policy (“Agreement”) and you acknowledge that you read, understand and agree to be bound to all the terms and conditions of this policy.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE EXIT THIS PAGE AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES.

We understand the importance of consumer information security and personal privacy, and we are committed to handling your information in a secure environment. This policy outlines what information we collect and how we use and share your information.  

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of Church.org LLC, a Colorado limited liability company and its affiliates and subsidiaries, (collectively “Church.org”, “we”, “us”, “our”, or “Company”) and governs the use of the this service, (“Website”) or other Company products and services (collectively, the “Services”) by users of the Services (“you” or “your” ).

 

Information We Automatically Collect

When you use this Service or browse our Website, we automatically collect non-personally identifiable information regarding your navigation of the Website and your use of the Services. We will collect information such as: your IP address, information regarding your operating system, your browser ID, browser activity and traffic patterns and interactions with our Website and our Services or other websites we may link out to. We collect this information through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies as described below.

 

Information You Voluntarily Provide 

When you sign up for our Services, or register your church on our Website you will be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information such as: your name, email, phone number, public contact information regarding your church and information such as a password to set up a user login account. 

 

When you signup or register your church on this site you will be creating and agreeing to activating a member account.  Those member accounts are governed and operating under “Services” as described in the Member Agreement. 

 

Using and Sharing Information

When you register your church or sign up for Services we will not share your information except as indicated below: 

 

  • Authorized third party service providers– we may share your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information with authorized third party service providers who are under contract to perform certain services on our behalf.  These services may include marketing and communications assistance, providing member benefit offers, customer service, processing opt-out requests, performing business and website analysis and maintaining the Website.  These services are required for our everyday business operations and you cannot limit sharing unless you cancel your account.

This information is used to:

  • To connect people with churches
  • To process and monitor church listings  
  • Provide you with member services such as newsletters, special events, new services and member benefit offers or promotions
  • To send you subscription and member benefit communications through emails, phone, social media messages and/or text messages
  • To connect you with church features on this site such as prayer, scripture and sermons
  • To allow registered churches to post prayer, scripture and sermons for the site features
  • Revise our service or subscription offerings
  • Process customer service requests
  • Provide, maintain, and protect this Website and Services
  • Improve the content, operation, appearance and utility of the Website and/or Services and/or Member Accounts
  • To conduct surveys, research and evaluations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve disputes; gather demographic and analytical data and accomplish administrative tasks

 

Some Services offer the ability to post information.  This may include text, photos, video, member interests, biological information, items of interest or offers.  If you choose to consent to the Services photos and videos posted may include data within those files indicating how, when, where and who created those files including formatting information. These may be accessible to other Members or individuals who can access the files.

 

We may receive compensation for these services and/or offers provided by us from affiliate links clicked or referrals from this Website or member benefit offers sent to you as a part of your sign up.

 

We also reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information in good faith for the following:

 

  • As required by law, in response to legal process including law enforcement requests
  • With any person or entity that may acquire all or any part of our business or assets, in connection with any change in control of us, 
  • To prevent fraud and to protect the safety, property, or legal rights of users of the Services or our affiliates
  • To manage and protect our information technology infrastructure and security
  • We may also disclose your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information for any other purpose with your  consent

How To Opt-Out, Unsubscribe & Revoke

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS- If you no longer wish to receive email communications, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or for assistance, please email: [email protected]

 

TEXT COMMUNICATIONS- You may receive up to 5 recurring text messages per month. Data and message rates may apply.  To opt-out of text communications, you may text STOP, QUIT, END, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to STOP at any time.  A confirmation of successfully unsubscribing to these Services will be sent via text.  Text HELP for HELP or for additional assistance email [email protected].   Please see our MOBILE TERMS HERE.

Editing and Requesting Your Information

You may edit or request revisions to the information you have provided to us by logging into your account.  If you disable your account or remove your information from your profile, that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others or it was copied or stored by other users. If certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies. We may also be required to retain your information by law or for recordkeeping purposes. You may also contact us direct at [email protected] to correct factual inaccuracies regarding information you have provided to us. 

 

Consumer Privacy Rights

California Residents- Your California Rights

The California Consumer Protection Act has granted specific rights and remedies, to review all California Privacy Rights and Remedies click HERE.

 

Website Technology

We use cookies on this Website which allows us to identify files on your computer and record your preferences and other data about your visit to this site so that when you return to the Website we recognize who you are and can help personalize your next visit. Cookies may be linked to personally identifiable information. The use of cookies allows us to keep track of your information and prevents you from having to re-enter your information at each connection. Potential user tracking data collected by us is used to optimize your experience by delivering targeted content (or allow third parties to deliver communications) on our Website. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so on the device you are using to access the Website. If cookies settings are changed or disabled, you may experience site features that don’t function properly, limiting your personalized experience.

 

We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signals from your web browser because we do not track users other than for aggregate statistical purposes.

 

We may collect and use the above-mentioned data for cross-device advertising purposes. This process allows users to experience  personalized and informative content that targets specific interests over multiple devices. The information may also be used for analytics, and reporting purposes for content effectiveness.

 

We can implement cross device advertising and tracking through two methods:

 

  1. We may use a deterministic approach which may identify and track users across devices through identifying characteristics such as a user login account. This information may also be used to connect data across different devices.

 

  1. We may also use a probabilistic method which may identify and track users through an IP address and the utilization of cookies. This information may also be used to connect data across different devices

 

These methods allow information about your use of websites or applications on your browser or device to be combined and used with information from your other browsers or devices, i.e. your tablet and cell phone. This enables delivery of data to your multiple devices.

 

We permit use of third-party cookies on our Website. We use all of Google Analytics Advertising services which uses Google Analytics AdWords and/or DoubleClick cookies to track user activity.  To opt-out click HERE

 

We use electronic images known as Web Beacons which collects limited information about your visit to our Website and/or may track the delivery and the effectiveness of communications we send to you.  You may change this cookie setup within your browser. 

 

We may use JavaScript for some Services. It is used to track, record and analyze user movements through the Website for legal compliance, analyze the Website and improve its functionality.   You may change these settings or deactivate this script through your browser settings. 

 

This Website may include social media cookies.  Social media features can be hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website.  These features may collect your IP address, information on which web properties you engage with and may enable a cookie so the feature can function properly. Your interactions with social media features on this Website are governed by the privacy policy of that specific social media platform. If you choose to follow, like, friend, share, or comment on our social media websites, or otherwise share information on these social networking websites, we may receive information about you. We may use this information to communicate with you.

 

Push Notifications/Alerts: We may use push notifications and alerts to notify you of services and/or products that you have expressed interest in on multiple devices. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we may need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information. You may opt-out of push notifications or alerts through your browser settings.

 

Privacy Policies of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy only addresses the Services offered by us. Other websites or services, such as those websites we provide links to, websites or services you may have clicked-on that directed you to the Services, or websites that may be accessible to you through the Services, have their own privacy policies regarding data collection, use and disclosure practices. If you visit any such website, we encourage you to review that website or service’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

 

Storage and Security

We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your information under our control. Depending on site requirements, we may employ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to transmit data between a user’s browser and our web server. To use our websites, a consumer will need an SSL-capable browser such as MS Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher.

 

We require that third party service providers are contractually obligated to process and handle user information within the scope of services offered and with the same security and confidentiality contained within this Privacy Policy. Notwithstanding such security measures, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Services.

 

Please do not communicate any information to us through unsecured channels, such as when you are in public areas. Where we have provided you or you have chosen a password, access code, or similar security feature, you must keep the password, access code or security feature confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone. If you believe your password or account has been compromised, please contact us immediately at [email protected] We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.

 

Minors and Privacy Issues

This Website and Service is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your minor has provided us with personal information, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Revisions to Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will post the updated date at the bottom of this page. The revised Privacy Policy will be effective immediately when posted on the Services. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically to learn of any revisions to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Services after the effectiveness of such revisions will constitute your acknowledgment and acceptance of the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. If a change would authorize the use of your personal information for a new or materially different purpose, then we will send you an email notification. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have a current, working email address on file for you.

 

Contact Information

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, or to report abuse of any personal information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at  [email protected] or write to us with your specific instructions at: Church.org, LLC Attention: Consumer Services, 8156 Interport Blvd Suite 1, Englewood, CO 80112