Information we collect
Personal Information may only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was collected unless you have otherwise consented, or when it is required or permitted by law. Personal Information will only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it or as may be required by law.
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
In some cases we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, address, email address, and telephone number.
Personal Information will be maintained in as accurate, complete and up-to-date form as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is to be used.
Safeguarding your information
Personal Information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information. We take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from any loss or unauthorized use, access or disclosure.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve and personalize our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Review and develop programs and services to better serve our visitors and community members
- Communicate with you in the course of providing care and service, and to provide you with updates and other information related to our faith community
- Detect and prevent fraudulent or malicious behaviour
Customer access to personal information
Upon request, you will be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information, and will be given access to it. You may verify the accuracy and completeness of your personal information, and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.
St. Stephen’s Church follows standard procedures for using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies keep log files as part of their services, analytics and security software. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, date and time stamp, referring and exit pages, length of stay and the number of pages visited. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and improving access to our site via internet search.
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