Covenant Church is committed to your privacy, and we never sell, rent, or trade personal information with third parties. Personal information is anything that may be used to uniquely identify you, such as name, address, credit card information, email address, or telephone number. This page explains what information we collect on this website, how we use and protect it, and what access you have to it.
As a general policy, no personally identifiable information is automatically collected by our website. This information may be collected only when you knowingly and voluntarily submit it. We pledge to use the information only for its intended purpose, unless otherwise stated clearly in this policy or before you submit it.
When you visit the website, we collect routine, anonymized statistics from the requests, such as the IP address, browser type, access time, and referring website address. This helps us maintain the site and determine the popularity of different features, bandwidth used, and aggregate traffic statistics. This information does not personally identify you unless you've chosen to create a very unique domain name for your IP address. (If that doesn't mean much to you, then you haven't done it.)
Cookies are small pieces of data that our web server gives to your browser when you visit. Each time you visit a page on the site, your browser sends the cookie back. Unless you have logged into the site, the contents are anonymous, with no personally identifiable information. Similar to the log files, they allow us to gather some general statistics about website usage.
If you have logged into the site, then the cookie we give your browser is like a ticket, or boarding pass. It verifies that you have logged in and should have access to the features you are requesting. Most people do not have login access, but in any case, we do not monitor individual users' browsing habits, and your browser will not share the cookies we use with other websites.
Protecting Your Personal Information
We use reasonable measures to protect the security, privacy, and integrity of any personal information that you share with us. We do not sell, rent, or trade it with any third party.
Access to Your Information
You may contact Covenant Church to check the accuracy and contents of your personal information, or to request that we delete it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 434-973-5536.
Members of Covenant Church whose emails are on file with the church may register for an account with AccessACS to view their personal information, including annual giving statements, online. These records are securely stored and communicated to your browser over a 128-bit SSL connection.
Newsletters and Emails
We may use your email address to communicate with you in response to specific requests (such as Prayer Requests or direct correspondence) or subscriptions (such as the Pastor's Heart newsletter). We will use the email address only for the purposes you indicate if and when you provide it (we do not collect them automatically). You may request that we remove your email address from any subscription lists by emailing email@example.com.
Links To Other Sites
Our website links to other sites that we think you might find useful or interesting, but we do not guarantee the content of sites not under our control, nor can we vouch for their privacy policies. Before sharing personal information with any other site, please read and become comfortable with their policies.
Covenant Church reviews its privacy policies from time to time and reserves the right to change it without notice and to update this page. It was last updated on June 25, 2006.