Last Revised: April 2016
Collection of Personal Information through our Websites
We do not require that website visitors reveal any personally identifying information in order to access our websites. Although personally identifying information may be required to participate in certain features offered through our websites and/or registration for various events, participants provide this information on a voluntary basis only. Collection of personal information required to access certain website services may include the collection of date of birth, name, mailing address or email address.
How We Use Your Information
Personally identifying information that we collect for a particular purpose through one of our websites is saved and used only for that purpose, unless the participant chooses to opt-in to one or more of the programs or email newsletters offered on our websites. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are only retained as needed by our credit card processor, not by The Introverted Church. We will not share or sell personally identifying information to any third party with the exception noted below.
The Introverted Church may share information with third party service providers such as our payment processor and our email marketing provider. We also share information with appropriate third parties, including law enforcement or similar organizations, in connection with a criminal investigation, investigation of fraud, prevention of fraud or criminal activities, infringement of intellectual property rights or other activity that is suspected to be illegal or may expose our users or The Introverted Church to legal liability. We may use personally identifying information and records for defense of a lawsuit, investigation or other action if that personally identifying information, records or profiles are relevant to the lawsuit, investigation or action.
Blogs and News Boards
Policies for Children
We encourage parents to take an active role to protect their children’s privacy and to prevent inappropriate uses of their children’s information. Parents should instruct their children never to provide their real names, ages or any other identifying information on our websites without first getting permission.
We may use log files to gather statistics about consumers’ browsing habits and to assess overall website activity, including how many “hits” a particular web page is getting. These entries are generated anonymously, and enable us to track interest in specific features, troubleshoot technical concerns, and provide content that is most interesting. We may also use the log file entries for our internal utilization and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user or computer.
Our websites use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including tracking code. This is used to analyze the traffic patterns on our websites, such as the frequency with which consumers visit various parts of our websites. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these technical methods in HTML emails that we send our guests to determine whether recipients have opened those emails or clicked on links in those emails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.
Accuracy & Security
We seek to maintain reasonable security measures in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the personally identifying information under our control. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as perfect security. As a result, although we strive to protect personally identifying information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us through or in connection with our website or that we store on our systems or that is stored on our service providers’ systems.
We strive to take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information collected from our website visitors. Personal information is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible to authorized employees. In addition, The Introverted Church uses industry-standard encryption to prevent unauthorized electronic access to sensitive financial information such as your credit card number. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. In the event of a security breach, we have procedures in place to quickly and effectively protect our consumers’ data.
We will retain personally identifying information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law or regulations.