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Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to theChurchat and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to theChurchat include www.thechurch.at and tC. The tC website is a Church site. By using the tC website (“site”), you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

When you use certain functions within the site, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address, phone number and an account password). We do not sell, rent, or disclose your personally identifiable information with outside organizations without your explicit permission. We may combine the information you submit under your account, with information from other tC services or third parties to provide certain services, offer you a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. Examples of the above include, but are not limited to, providing online giving services, presenting you with spiritual development opportunities, adding new features, and analyzing our website performance. For certain services, we may allow you to opt out of combining such information.

Within the site, you have the ability to give to tC. Because we use third party services to process credit cards, we do not store full credit card numbers or verification numbers on our servers at any time.

Use of Your Personal Information

tC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

tC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from tC and its trusted partners.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

tC does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

tC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to tC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

tC may disclose your personal information, without notice, 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 tC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights of the property of tC; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of tC, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by tC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the tC website.

Use of Cookies

We may use cookies to collect the non-personal information described above. A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your browser cache or mobile device for record-keeping purposes. We may also use cookies to: (1) monitor Site usage; (2) provide you with customized content and advertising; and (3) conduct research to improve our content and services. You may change your web browser’s settings to adjust your cookie preferences. Please be aware that if you reject or block all cookies you may not be able to use certain features of the Site or take advantage of all our offerings.

Third Party Sites

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.

Security of your Personal Information

tC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. tC uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

We are committed to complying with the guidelines set forth by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  Our site is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information on children under the age of 13.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, tC may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, offering resources, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from tC or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving such communications via email from tC, you may opt out by replying STOP or clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

tC reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified privacy policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

tC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Such communication can be directed to:communications@thechurch.at