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Privacy

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church are committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church Web site ("WEB SITE") and governs data collection and usage. By using the St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of your Personal Information

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church does not read any of your private online communications.

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the WEB SITE so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the WEB SITE and its family of services.

 

Use of your Personal Information

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church collects and uses your personal information to operate the WEB SITE and deliver the services you have requested. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of services available from St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church and its affiliates. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church does not sell, rent, lease or disclose its membership lists to third parties and does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, marital status, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church keeps track of the pages visited within the WEB SITE, in order to determine what pages and services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content within the WEB SITE to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church, or the public.

 

Use of Cookies

The St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the WEB SITE pages, or register with WEB SITE or its services, a cookie helps St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as email addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same WEB SITE, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WEB SITE features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the WEB SITE services or pages you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Changes to this Statement

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect church and member feedback. St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church is protecting your information.

 

Contact Information

St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church has not adhered to this Statement, please contact St. Matthews UMC and The Rockingham Church using the web form available at the "Contact Us" link above. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.