Privacy Policy

Last modified on August 26, 2020

As noted in the policy below, the English language version of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will govern your relationship with Georgetown Baptist Church. While the English version will govern, you can also use an automatic translation tool like Google Translate to view the documents in your language.

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Georgetown Baptist Church (“company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at info@georgetownbaptist.net

For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Georgetown Baptist Church website, which can be accessed at georgetownbaptist.net/.

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of data we collect from your interactions with Georgetown Baptist Church and how we process that information. You have choices about how your personal information is accessed, collected, shared and stored by Georgetown Baptist Church, which is discussed below. We take the privacy of the information you provide and that we collect seriously and implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, which are also discussed below.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes your email, which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site. In general, the information we collect depends on the services you request. In addition to personal information that you provide (such as your name, email address, financial information and other personally identifiable information), we collect Internet and other network activity information with cookies and other automated technologies as discussed below. We use the data we collect and that you provide as well as inferences we make from that information as follows:

We collect personal data from you when you provide it to us both offline and online. You do not need to provide personal information to us to use the Georgetown Baptist Church sites; however, we allow you to create a realm profile which allows us to tailor our sites and services to be a more personalized experience. To create a profile, we require your first and last name, your email address and a password to authenticate you when you try to access your profile. Beyond the personal information needed to create a profile, you have choices about what additional information you provide to us, which may include your zip code, the names of your family members, gender, social security number, and your marital status, all of which will be stored in association with your profile. Certain information may be required based on your specific request, such as your social security number for employment inquiries and volunteer requests; we will notify you of this at the time of such a request. We also collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage in communications with us, including when you submit personal information or requests by emailing info@georgetownbaptist.net. We retain those communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our sites and our services.

PROFILE

If you have a realm profile with us, the information you provide us is generally associated with your profile and is stored internally in our third-party relationship management system or “realm or ACS system.” We will use this information to authenticate you and allow you to access your specific profile. We create user profiles for off-line purposes as well, which include volunteerism and inquiries concerning employment. We may combine the information you provide us for your profile and interactions with our sites with information you provide us through other Georgetown Baptist Church sites, services and products and inferences we make from the same for our internal development to improve the overall quality of our sites, services and products. We may also make recommendations to you for other Georgetown Baptist Church services based on the information you provide, and we infer.

YOUR POSTS

Our Georgetown Baptist Church sites have a wide array of functionality, including streaming video, creating prayer requests, and identifying and communicating with your Georgetown Baptist Church groups and teams. Some Georgetown Baptist Church sites may allow you to publish, distribute and display certain content, which we will refer to as “posted” and the content as “posts.” Posts may be made on public areas of websites and social media accounts you access through our sites or may otherwise be transmitted to third parties. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in a public manner whether through collaborative postings, social media, message boards, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your posts. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your posts will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your posts.

GIVING/DONATIONS

If you choose to provide a voluntary donation, tithes, or gifts through those Georgetown Baptist Church sites where you are able to make a donation, then and only then will you be prompted and required to provide credit card, bank account, and other payment information necessary to process the transaction. We will collect the designation for your donation, if you provide one, the Georgetown Baptist Church campus designated for your donation (if any), and personal information such as your name, address, phone number and/or email address to ensure that your donation is used for the purpose you request and to provide you with a “Annual Giving Statement” that itemizes your donation(s) for tax purposes or your personal use. This information (with the exception of your financial information) is stored in connection with your profile in Realm if you have created one for another purpose; or, if you have no preexisting profile with us, we will use this information to create a profile for you in our internal realm system. We will not store or otherwise process financial information provided to us online for the purposes of making a donation. As of the date of this Policy, we use realm to process your online donation or giving. For information on how these third parties process your information, please refer to their privacy policies which may be found here: https://legal.acst.com/privacy-policy. For donations you provide to us in person or by mail, we store your financial information in our databases in an encrypted form for as long as necessary to process your donation and as required by applicable law and GAAP accounting principles.

WIFI AND GPS

Some of the feature on our sites use GPS information to identify when you are near one of our physical locations. You will be given the opportunity to provide consent for us to use this information when you first download or begin to use our sites. If you provide that consent, we use that information to enable push notifications related to interactions with our Georgetown Baptist Church sites and physical locations. You also have the ability to manually initiate a GPS location search to identify whether you are at one of our physical locations. When using certain Georgetown Baptist Church sites, you can provide us with your GPS location through your browser, zip code, or city, which will be processed by a third-party search engine. We do not store this information outside of your device. Once your particular session of use of the feature ends, we will cease to have access to your GPS location unless you use the feature again. After your first use of this functionality and consent for us to use your GPS location, we will assume we have that consent unless you revoke it through the settings of your mobile device.

We also collect and use the wireless (or “WiFi”) permissions of your mobile device to determine if you are connected to a WiFi or cellular network. This information is used to provide an optimized user experience by providing higher resolution content to a user who is on a high-speed WiFi connection rather than a cellular network. WiFi permissions are also used for casting content with Chromecast and similar devices. This information is not shared by Georgetown Baptist Church

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY 

The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at info@georgetownbaptist.net.

 

THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do NOT nor will we EVER sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the church, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.

We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

NON PERSONAL INFORMATION

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

 

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION

Georgetown Baptist Church ensures that we will implement security measures that are designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using the Georgetown Baptist Church site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

Georgetown Baptist Church partners with several technology providers in order to deliver the best possible online experience to visitors. We encourage you to become familiar with the Privacy Policies of these providers by following the links below:

DISCLAIMER OF RELIABILITY

Georgetown Baptist Church makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES

By using an Georgetown Baptist Church website, you assume all risks associated with the use of the site, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file that might be transmitted or activated via an Georgetown Baptist Church website or your access to it. Georgetown Baptist Church shall not be liable for any damages of any kind (general, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits) resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in an Georgetown Baptist Church website.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK

Copyright (c) 2020 Georgetown Baptist Church All Rights Reserved

All material on this website is copyrighted by Georgetown Baptist Church, except for some material that is copyrighted by others and used here by permission. Copyrighted material may not be copied, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without the written permission of the copyright holder. This site also contains some trademarks, which may not be appropriated by persons other than the trademark owner and may not be used contrary to trademark law. If you wish to request permission to use materials in a manner otherwise prohibited herein, please send an email to: info@geogetownbaptist.net or contact us via telephone at (903) 786-2233.

ACCOUNT INFORMATION

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can contact us by using the information below. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Sites or Apps. To opt­out of interest ­based advertising by advertisers on our Sites or Apps visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. For further information, please see our Cookie Policy.

Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we will still need to send you service-­related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account. To otherwise opt­-out, you may access your account settings on your realm account and update preferences.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. As we improve our sites, this may also mean the collection of new data or new ways to use data. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we may modify this Privacy Policy. We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you concerning any changes and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, you may contact us at: Georgetown Baptist Church., Attn.: Brother Bobby Hancock, 207 Georgetown Rd, Pottsboro, TX 75076 or at info@georgetownbaptist.net.