Last Updated June 08, 2022
Purpose of Policy
What this Policy Covers
This policy applies to information we collect:
· On the Website
· In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and Ebenezer and through the Website or to and from the contacts listed on the Website, and
· When you interact with third party tools (“Third Party Tools”) and Service Providers used by Ebenezer Baptist Church for managing member information or to help operate the Website.
What This Policy Does Not Cover
· Information collected during the employment application process (which is subject to the employment application terms and conditions shared at that collection point), and
· Information collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from the Website.
Ebenezer Baptist Church monitors and audits the Website, including the firewall, for security purposes such as unauthorized access and use of the Website. By using the Website, you consent to such monitoring and are advised that Ebenezer may provide any evidence of criminal activity to law enforcement officials.
While Ebenezer posts materials for all age group on the Website, the primary audience for the Website is people over the age of 13. Ebenezer does not knowingly collect personal information through the Website from children under the age of 13. We are committed to complying with applicable laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information from our records. Minor children should always obtain parental consent before submitting any information to Ebenezer.
How do We Collect Information
As explained in further detail below, generally we collect information in different ways, including:
· Information you provide directly to us through the Website,
· Information collected automatically as you navigate through the Website, and
· Information we collect from other sources.
Information You Provide to Us
You may choose to provide us with personal information. Examples include:
· Email address
· Physical address
· Phone number
· Payment Card Information
· Any other information you provide us
Information We Collect Automatically
As you navigate through and interact with the Website, automatic data collection technologies and Third-Party Tools may collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. Third-Party Tools including Akamai, and Google Analytics collect:
· Details of visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data (e.g., country, state, city, zip code) other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on the Website, and
· Information about your computer and internal connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information collected automatically is statistical in nature and cannot be traced to a specific individual. This helps improve the Website and content and helps deliver a better and more personalized service. We are able to:
· Estimate our audience size and usage patterns,
· Identify the general geographic locations (e.g., location of country, state, or city) from which users access the Website and content, and
· Recognize that a user has visited the Website previously.
For some of that analysis, a “cookie” is saved to your computer or device. A “cookie” is a small text file that identifies your computer with a unique but anonymous alphanumeric code. The cookie’s only purpose is to identify your computer or device as either a new or returning visitor. Ebenezer does not collect any personal information about you through its use of web analytics or cookies.
Pages of the website may also contain small electronic files known as “web beacons” (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs). Web beacons permit Ebenezer to count users who have visited those pages and for other Website statistics. As an example, we use web beacons to record the popularity of certain content by users and verify system and server integrity.
You should consult the privacy notices of the Service Providers for more information on how they use the information they collect, use, share, and store on Ebenezer’s behalf.
Managing Cookies and Other Technologies
Cookies can either be persistent or temporary. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. Temporary cookies last only until you close your browser. Check your browser settings to learn how to delete cookies.
How do We Use Your Information
Generally, any information collected through the Website is for Ebenezer use only. We primarily use your information to contact you about Ebenezer news and events that may be of interest to you.
We do not sell personal information or share it with third parties for their commercial benefit. We may store the information in third-party hosted or cloud-based applications, and we may share your personal information with Service Providers, such as email subscription providers, providers of Third-Party tools, or other organizations we partner with in support of our mission.
We may also disclose your information if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and property or the personal safety of property of other Website users, our employees, or the public. Please note that notice may not be provided prior to disclosure in such cases.
Maintenance of Personal Information
The safeguarding of personal information is important to Ebenezer, and we will take appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures to protect your personal information.
In addition, Ebenezer may from time to time provide a discussion or group forum offered through webinar sessions hosted through external websites, such as Zoom. Be aware that information you submit in connection with such a webinar session may be publicly viewable and not confidential. You assume the risk in such communication venues that others may collect information and use it.