Our Commitment to Your Privacy
In order to use portions of this website, users first must complete the registration form. During registration users are required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact users about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for users to provide demographic information (such as religious affiliation and gender), but including such information is encouraged so that we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes his browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
The Cause Community Church is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to third parties for any reason whatsoever.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the 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 each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this site.
From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and the user may choose whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as ZIP Code, age). Survey information only will be used for purposes of creating non-user specific research data and/or monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. During the proposal submission process (or whenever a credit card is required), the information submitted is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing.” While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices or the offices of our contractors who are similarly bound to protect your information. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users’ information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are locked in a secure environment. If you have any questions about the security of our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all registered users of The Cause Community Church website may be required to receive periodic e-mail announcements from The Cause Community Church on policy changes, software updates, and/or functionality enhancements. Knowledge of these is required for proper use of the site. If you no longer wish to receive these required e-mails, please contact us and request that we close your account.