What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, or phone number. Additionally, if you choose to enroll in online giving, you may be asked to enter credit card information, bank Information or other details to facilitate your giving. Please note that the church does NOT receive your credit card number or bank account number -- all transactions are handled by Stripe, a third party giving processing company.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, enroll in online giving, or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, give online, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To send periodic emails or text message, which you voluntarily opt into receiving.
How do we protect visitor information?
We value your privacy as much as you do, and your information will never be sold or given to any third party for their use. Regarding the church message board on the website, you are responsible for any information that you post there. We strongly suggest that you do not include addresses, phone numbers, hospital room numbers, email addresses, or other personal information.
Does the website use SSL?
We do not use an SSL, because we do not collect any financial information on our website. Financial transactions are processed on a separate site, which does use an SSL. Our address and email lists are also hosted on a site that uses SSL to protect your information.
Does the website use 'cookies'?
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website. Any links to other websites are for information only.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email within one business day. We will also post a notice on our site within one business day.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address, with your permission, for the sole purpose of contacting you with pertinent church information.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following: if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. There is also an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send.
2540 Lumpkin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
Last Edited on 2016-12-26