Privacy Statement

Published January 31, 2018

At Grace Community Church (“Grace”), we respect the privacy of our website visitors. We use information you provide to better serve you, but we also recognize that this information belongs to you and that we must treat it accordingly. The following statement explains our privacy policy in more detail.

Our Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information

We collect two kinds of information about our online visitors: the first kind is voluntary information which you provide in the process of registering for events, such as your name and contact information.  The second kind of information Grace collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit our site, such as the IP address.  The information that Grace collects helps us provide information and service to you and may be used by Grace for church purposes.  Grace will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities.

Our Use of Internet Cookies

Grace may place an electronic "cookie" in the browser files of a guest's computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s computer hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow Grace to analyze visitors’ use of our sites and improve their experience. Using cookies helps us better understand which areas of our sites are most useful and popular so we can plan improvements and updates accordingly.  We do not use cookies to obtain personal information about you after you leave the Grace website.  If you do not wish to accept the use of cookies you may adjust the cookies settings in your internet browser.

Our Use of Google Analytics

Grace may use Google Analytics to help us gather details about the use of our websites. Google Analytics is a Web analytics tool that collects information anonymously to help website owners understand how visitors engage with their sites.  Google Analytics reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Protecting the Privacy of Children

No information should be submitted to or posted on Grace’s website by users 13 years old or younger without the consent of their parent or guardian.  Grace does not knowingly accept, use, publish or distribute personally identifiable information from children who are 13 years old or younger without verifiable parental consent.  The trygrace.org website is not specifically designed for use by users 13 years old or younger.  We encourage all parents to supervise their children’s use of the internet.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Grace may at times provide links to third-party sites, such as Constant Contact, Facebook, or Twitter, or use third-party hosted services to supply additional features to our websites.  This privacy statement applies only to information collected by trygrace.org.  Grace assumes no responsibility for the content and the privacy practices of third-party sites, nor do links to such sites constitute Grace’s endorsement of such third-party sites.  We encourage all web visitors to be aware when they leave the trygrace.org website and to review the privacy policies and security statements of externally-linked websites. 

Internet Communication

The privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, because the Internet is not a secure medium. Grace does not assume responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage you may incur by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet.

Consent

By using Grace’s website, you signify your express consent to Grace’s online privacy policy, including our use of the information that we collect about you in the manner described above. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy from time to time.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact the Director of Marketing and Communications at privacy@trygrace.org.