Privacy Policy


Calvary Baptist Church's (CBC) Privacy and Security Policy below are applicable to this website and others located on this site and affiliated domains ("Sites") produced and maintained by Calvary Baptist Church (collectively "CBC" or "we", "us", or "our"). We have established this Privacy Policy to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.


1. GENERALLY, WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED AND STORED?

The information we collect and store is solely for our records.


2. PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect and store information that you enter into the Site if you use the donate button. It will store your name, address and phone number.


3. ANONYMOUS INFORMATION

Through your use of the Sites, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually ("Anonymous Information"). Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data". We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with the Sites. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit the Sites. We also collect information regarding user-traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve the Sites and to provide our users with a fulfilling experience.


4. COOKIES AND SPYWARE

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many websites, we use "cookies", which are files stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser. Cookies help us to identify account holders and to optimize their experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies "turned on" so that we can offer you a better user experience on the Sites. 


5. REGULAR CORRESPONDENCE

After you register, we may use the email address and zip codes of all users who subscribe to any of our email alerts or other regular correspondence. Except to our third-party agents (as described below), this information is not shared with any third parties. Anyone who no longer wishes to receive this emails or other regular correspondence can, at any time opt out by calling the church. 940-686-2274


6. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the Sites or your Personal Information collected online to any companies not affiliated with us.

6.1 Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information to provide services available through the Sites, track your compliance with the Sites' rules and regulations, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when you provide the information). In the event we plan to publicly post any of your Personal Information on the Sites (as, for instance, a testimony), you will be provided prior notification of such posting and given the option to decline same.

6.2 Use of Anonymous Information

We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Sites and who our readers are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical "ratings" information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.

6.3 Third-Party Agents

We occasionally have third-party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as Online Giving (Lifeway). These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and will be contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Sites.

6:4 Emergency Situations

We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Sites; (b) protect and defend the our rights or property, the Sites or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Sites or the public.


7. WHAT STEPS ARE TAKEN TO KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?

Personal Information collected by the Sites is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In many instances, such as in the case of credit-card numbers and all on-line donations, the Personal Information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Only those employees who need access to your Personal Information to do their jobs are allowed access. .


8. PUBLIC AREAS

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as Facebook, message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Use common sense about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private.


12. GOVERNING LAW/ASSIGNMENT

The Sites are published in the United States and intended for users from the United States. This policy shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, excluding its laws relating to conflicts of law. U.S. law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or otherwise. Any actions pertaining to this privacy policy or website usage shall be venued in the County of Denton.


13. WHO DO I TALK TO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at 940-686-2274