We know you care about how your information is used and shared. We hope the following statements will help you understand our policies and how we use the information you provide to us.
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:
What We Collect and How We Use It
When you visit www.theamenchurch.com, we may send one or more cookies to your computer, so that we may uniquely identify your browser (a cookie is simply a tiny text file containing a string of characters). Accepting our cookies allows you to keep your user preferences from session to session. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to tell you when you're being sent a cookie. Some www.theamenchurch.com features and services may not function properly if you have cookies disabled.
Log information. When you use AMEN Church services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends when you visit one of our websites. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We collect your information to support your participation, note your preferences, and keep you informed about events, and related resources. You may opt-out of electronically delivered communication at any time by using the unsubscribe feature for that service. Your email address and phone number are occasionally used for AMEN church communications you’ve opted-in to receive including but not limited to email, SMS, MMS, text message or other reasonable means now known or later developed. We never sell, share, or spam your personal information.
How Do We Share Your Information?
AMEN Church does not share your personal information with other institutions outside of AMEN Church. However, AMEN Church may share your personal information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms Of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of AMEN Church, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
AMEN Church takes reasonable steps to implement appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to AMEN Church staff who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination. AMEN Church is not responsible, however, if unauthorized access to information occurs.
We review our data collection, storage, and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between AMEN Church and an individual.
If you choose to provide a voluntary donation through AMEN Church, then you will 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 AMEN Church designates your donation 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. This information (with the exception of your financial information) is stored in connection with your profile 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 CRM 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 Planning Center to process your online donation payments. For information on how these third parties process your information, please refer to their privacy policies which may be found here: https://www.planningcenter.com/privacy. 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.
You may apply to be a volunteer for miscellaneous activities and events in person at AMEN Church through our site. The information we require for volunteer applications is your full name, email address, telephone number, and date of birth. We will use this information to create a profile or associate it with your profile if one exists.