We Value Your Privacy
We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the personal information that you choose to share with us.
During the course of our various activities, we frequently gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such personal information should expect that it will be carefully protected and that any use of or dealings with this personal information is subject to express or implied consent.
Church of Philadelphia has voluntarily decided to adhere to best practices for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as outlined in this policy.
Defining personal information
Personal Information is information about an identifiable individual as defined, from time to time, in applicable United States (including federal, provincial and territorial) privacy legislation. This includes any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. An individual’s opinions or beliefs, as well as facts about, or related to, the individual may also be considered personal information. Business contact information and certain publicly available information, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers as published in telephone directories, are not usually considered personal information.
What personal information do you collect?
Personal information collected by Church of Philadelphia may include: name, address and other contact information, credit card or bank account information for donation purposes, programs an individual wishes to support, language preference, demographic information such as age and gender, and communication preferences for marketing purposes.
How do we use and disclose personal information?
Church of Philadelphia collects personal information in order to service your account, understand your giving preferences and provide you with relevant communications and marketing materials.
Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with it for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that personal information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We contractually require any person or organization providing services to Church of Philadelphia to comply with federal and provincial privacy legislation. We also take measures to ensure that the integrity of personal information is maintained and retained only as long as it is required.
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances. We do not rent or sell personal information to any other organization. We offer donors and supporters the opportunity to opt not to have their personal information used for purposes beyond those for which it was originally collected.
Website and electronic commerce
We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a service is requested and/or paid for on-line.
Mailing list and newsletters
Church of Philadelphia offers an opt-in mailing list through electronic mail. Any personally identifiable information provided by you is used for the purpose of delivering the mailing item, research and/or marketing. Users may choose to opt-out at anytime by contacting us at email@example.com.
Contact Us About our Privacy Policies
Attention: Privacy Officer
Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may be found on the Web Site of the Privacy Commissioner of the United States.