Trinity Alliance Church is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Trinity Alliance Church Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Trinity Alliance Church Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
If you have provided personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number, on this Web site, Trinity Alliance Church may collect it. Trinity Alliance Church may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites if you have provided it.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Trinity Alliance Church. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Trinity Alliance Church for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Trinity Alliance Church Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Trinity Alliance Church public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Trinity Alliance Church does not read any of your private online communications.
Trinity Alliance Church encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Trinity Alliance Church so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Trinity Alliance Church is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Trinity Alliance Church and Trinity Alliance Church family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Trinity Alliance Church collects and uses your personal information to operate the Trinity Alliance Church Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Trinity Alliance Church also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other information or services available from Trinity Alliance Church and its affiliates. Trinity Alliance Church may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Trinity Alliance Church does not sell, rent or lease its member/visitor/subscriber lists to third parties. Trinity Alliance Church may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external third parties about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Trinity Alliance Church may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis or send you email or postal mail. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Trinity Alliance Church, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Trinity Alliance Church does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Trinity Alliance Church keeps track of the Web sites and pages our visitors view within Trinity Alliance Church, in order to determine what Trinity Alliance Church services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within Trinity Alliance Church to visitors
Trinity Alliance Church Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Trinity Alliance Church or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Trinity Alliance Church; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Trinity Alliance Church, or the public.
The Trinity Alliance Church Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Trinity Alliance Church pages, or register with Trinity Alliance Church site or services, a cookie helps Trinity Alliance Church to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Trinity Alliance Church Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Trinity Alliance Church Web site features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Trinity Alliance Church Web site.
Security of your Personal Information
Trinity Alliance Church secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Trinity Alliance Church secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Trinity Alliance Church will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect church and visitor/member feedback. Trinity Alliance Church encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Trinity Alliance Church is protecting your information.
Trinity Alliance Church welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Trinity Alliance Church has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Trinity Alliance Church. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
We have several basic groups of people that might be listed or referred to: pastors/staff, adult members, and youth. Information of concern includes names, email addresses, phone numbers and photos. Home addresses will never be posted unless it is the location of a church related activity and prior consent has been given.
- For pastors/staff, we list names, email addresses (usually office emails), and office phone numbers. No home phone numbers, home addresses, or mobile phone numbers are listed. It is important that people be able to contact the staff and that access is all through the office.
- For adult members, we often list names when they are a contact for some group or activity that we are featuring on the Web site. We do not list email addresses unless they have specifically given permission or given an office church email. We do not list phone numbers unless they have specifically given permission. It is assumed that other members have the church directory or can call the office for phone numbers.
- For youth and children, we do not list names, first or last. We also do not list addresses, email addresses or phone numbers. Photo captions do not include their names. This is for their own protection. Photos of youth and children from within the church will only be used with prior written consent.
When using photos of Trinity Alliance Church events, attendees, or members – either directly on the Web site or in our photo albums – we use the following guidelines.
- We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo. If we know someone is shy about such things, we ask them before posting the photo.
- We don’t put names as captions with photos (except for pastors/staff or other members)
- We will gladly provide credit for who took a particular photo if desired by the photographer, and we would certainly honor any copyright wishes or restrictions.
- We will gladly remove any photo immediately upon request.
In any case, if you see a photo that includes you or your child and would like it removed from the site, we would be glad to do so. Just notify the church office with the details.
Please be aware, that while we will not post home addresses unless it is related to an event, there are a number of websites that provide white pages, or extensive listings of mailing addresses based on people’s names.