PRIVACY POLICY

Effective date: Sept. 9, 2020

Goshen City Church of the Brethren is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, and does not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Our information collection practices are described below. While we encourage children to visit our website and learn more about our programs, we recommend that parents approve and closely supervise the activity of their children at this and all other websites. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.

Information Goshen City Church of the Brethren Collects
We respect your privacy while you are on our website and will not collect any identifying or personal information about you while you are here, except as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
Goshen City Church of the Brethren collects information in various ways via different parts of this website, including (but not limited to): 

 

  • When you register with this site.

  • When you submit a question or report a problem regarding this website.

  • When you contact Goshen City Church of the Brethren, particularly if done electronically.

  • If/when Goshen City Church of the Brethren asks users to complete surveys for research purposes.

 

This website may also use services that require you to fill out an online form or send Goshen City Church of the Brethren an email message in order to utilize these services. In these circumstances, Goshen City Church of the Brethren may collect any information that you provide, including any personal information.


Additionally, we may ask you for identifying and personal information to:

  • Invite you to receive periodic email updates about our programming and ministries: When you accept (or opt in), we ask you to give us your email address and respond to some questions that help us tailor our information to your interests. You can opt out of receiving these periodic updates at any time.

  • Processing any online donations you make to Goshen City Church of the Brethren: If/when online donation options are available and if/when you make a donation online, we do not use the information you give us about that gift for any other purpose.

  • Accepting your online registration at our site: When you agree to give us identifying and personal information, you are giving that information only to Goshen City Church of the Brethren and the parties we have involved in operating this site. You are giving it solely to enable the services this site provides.


Goshen City Church of the Brethren also may collect IP addresses, domain names, and similar items regarding website users to measure, analyze and report the number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on this site, and similar items. Goshen City Church of the Brethren may use third party services to gather this type of analytical information. Any information gathered is solely to enable these services related to our website.

"Cookies" may be used in connection with this website. A cookie is a small amount of identifier data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. By using cookies, information is potentially collected without your express knowledge. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but permit you to change the setting to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent. While refusal to accept cookies will not prevent the use of some portions of this site, other portions of this site may not function properly without cookies.

How Goshen City Church of the Brethren Uses the Information it Collects
Goshen City Church of the Brethren uses the information it collects through this website to improve its marketing and promotional efforts, improve its content and user experience, and customize this website's services, content, and layout. Goshen City Church of the Brethren may provide the information it collects through this site to Goshen City Church of the Brethren's business partners and third parties who provide services on Goshen City Church of the Brethren's behalf. Goshen City Church of the Brethren may use the information it collects through this website to inform you of new services, changes, or promotions. If you do not want us to send you this type of information, please let us know by contacting us at office@goshencitychurch.org. We will not disclose your personal information collected through this website to third parties – except as described in this Privacy Policy – without first informing you of such change in our disclosure practices and providing you a choice regarding such disclosure.

Generally, Goshen City Church of the Brethren may use cookies and the information they provide to:

 

  1. Remind our website of who you are;

  2. Access your account information in order to deliver to you better and more personalized service or experience;

  3. Estimate our website audience size;

  4. Determine the nature and extent of repeat website usage; and

  5. Measure certain website traffic patterns to understand how users' habits are similar or different from one another, so that Goshen City Church of the Brethren may improve its website.


Goshen City Church of the Brethren understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to our website users. Goshen City Church of the Brethren will not share personal information you submit through this site with companies not affiliated with Goshen City Church of the Brethren for purposes of marketing or promoting events, programs/services/ministries, or similar items, unless such events, programs/services/ministries, or similar items are related to Goshen City Church of the Brethren, and except that Goshen City Church of the Brethren may, from time to time, make personal information available to selected third parties, but only in the aggregate.

Goshen City Church of the Brethren may disclose information it collects through this website when required to do so by a court, regulatory agency, subpoena, law, regulation, or other body of competent jurisdiction and authority, and for administrative and other purposes that Goshen City Church of the Brethren deems necessary to maintain, service, and improve its programs, services, and ministries and to protect its rights and property. Finally, if you become involved in any violation of security, violation of this website's Terms of Use, or violation of any party or third party's rights, Goshen City Church of the Brethren may release information about you to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any such incidents.

Integrity and Security

  • Goshen City Church of the Brethren will not sell, trade, rent or exchange its donor list and donor's personal information with any other organization.

  • When Goshen City Church of the Brethren transfers and receives certain types of sensitive information (such as online donations and account information), we direct visitors to a secure server, which communicates via SSL encryption and which has been designed to reduce the possibility of interception and hacking. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the "http" portion of the Goshen City Church of the Brethren's website address in your browser changes to "https." This "s" stands for "secure."

  • Goshen City Church of the Brethren takes precautions to ensure that your personal information is accessible only to authorized individuals, who are required to comply with our Privacy Policy.

  • Goshen City Church of the Brethren employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this website. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Goshen City Church of the Brethren strives to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.


Privacy Practices of Other Sites
This Privacy Policy only address the use and disclosure of information Goshen City Church of the Brethren collects online through this website, not information that Goshen City Church of the Brethren collects through other sources. For your convenience, this website may contain links, or addresses, that you can simply click to open other useful sites where we do not control the content or privacy policy. Carefully review the approach these websites take to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.

We assume no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you, and Goshen City Church of the Brethren is not responsible for these other sites' privacy practices, which may be different from Goshen City Church of the Brethren's privacy practices.

Contacting Goshen City Church of the Brethren About Your Personal Information
If you would like to review the personal information that Goshen City Church of the Brethren has collected about you through this website in order to verify its accuracy and completeness, or if you have a question or complaint regarding Goshen City Church of the Brethren's privacy practices, or to request that Goshen City Church of the Brethren delete your personal information from its records, please contact us at office@goshencitychurch.org.

Goshen City Church of the Brethren may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting. Please consult this Privacy Policy regularly.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

You are welcome to full participation in the life of Goshen City Church of the Brethren regardless of your age, background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or life situation.

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