Privacy Policy

 Effective date: July 11, 2018

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for https://terrellnazarene.org. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of yourdata.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse ofyour information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information We Obtain

We only have access to and/or collect personal information that you voluntarily give us via forms you manually fill out on our website, such as our contact form or an event registration form.

We use your personal information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your personal information with any third party outside of our organization unless that third party is employed by us (see the Service Providers section of this Privacy Policy).

How We Obtain Personal Information

The personal information we collect on https://terrellnazarene.org is information that users voluntarily provide to us. There are three reasons you might enter personal information on our website.

Information We Obtain from our Contact Form

When contacting us via our Contact Form (located at https://terrellnazarene.org/contact-us), you submit your name, your email address, and optionally your telephone number or other information via the text entry boxes on the form. The Contact Form gives several options as the “Reason for Contact”, and depending on the option selected and the content of the submitted message, the data submitted will be forwarded to the most appropriate person to handle the request.

Contact Form submissions marked with “Prayer Request” as the “Reason for Contact” are absolutely never shared with anyone outside our pastoral staff, unless there is a legal obligation to share that data, or it is abundantly clear that the “Prayer Request” option was chosen by mistake (such as a “Website Problem” inadvertently sent in as a Prayer Request). In the event of an abundantly clear mistake in that regard, the information will be shared with the most appropriate person to handle that request.

By submitting the Contact Form to us, you are sending your personal information to the United States, where the data will be subject to the protections afforded under the United States, which may be different from the laws in your country and may be considered not sufficient in your country. If you do not agree that your contact with us be governed under the laws of the United States, you will not be able to submit the Contact Form.

 Information We Obtain from Event Registrations

From time to time, we may host Event Registration forms on our website. These forms collect personal data such as your Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Physical Address, and other information which may be pertinent to your registration for the Event.

The personal information we collect for the purpose of registering you for an event will only be used for the purpose of fulfilling such a request, and it is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

 Information We Obtain from Donations

Donations on our website are handled by Tithe.ly (tithe.ly). When you submit a donation through our site, the form you see and fill in is actually hosted by Tithe.ly. Your personal information, including your payment details and personal information, is actually submitted directly to the Tithe.ly service. Use of the donation form requires acceptance of the Tithe.ly privacy policy, which is located here: https://get.tithe.ly/privacy-policy as well as the Tithe.ly Terms of Service, which is located here: https://get.tithe.ly/terms-of-service.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

 Faith Fellowship Church of the Nazarene may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Faith Fellowship Church of the Nazarene
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website or the church
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the church or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

To be clear: although your personal information is important to us, there is no clergy privilege for any data sent to/from or collected by our website, and there are legal obligations in the United States which nullify certain aspects of clergy privilege.

If you need to speak with a pastor regarding something highly sensitive or personal, please do so by phone or in-person.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit personal information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect personal information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (such as the pastor handling a pastoral contact request from the Contact Form) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us immediately by referring to the Contact Us section of this Privacy Policy.

 

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our website, email, or other technical operations (“Service Providers”), to provide our website and email on our behalf, to perform website or email-related services, process payments and donations, or to assist us in analyzing how our website is used.

These Service Providers have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

 

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

  • Statcounter

Statcounter is a web traffic analysis tool. You can read the Privacy Policy for Statcounter here: https://statcounter.com/about/legal/

Usage Data

We may also collect information how our website is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies/Authentication Tokens

 We use “cookies” and/or authentication tokens on this site. A cookie/authentication token is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie/authentication token to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.

Cookies/authentication tokens can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

 

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you contact us via our Contact Form at https://terrellnazarene.org/contact-us, or send us a letter addressed to:

Faith Fellowship Church of the Nazarene

1104 Griffith Avenue

Terrell, TX 75160