Last modified: 1/28/18


  1. Introduction


St. Paul Baptist Church (“Church” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.


This policy applies to information we collect:


  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • In donation or payment information you provide through this Website.


It does not apply to information collected by:


  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the Church or any third party; or
  • any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.


Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.


  1. Children Under the Age of 13


Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at


  1. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It


We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:


  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”);
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as a credit card number, its expiration date and security code, and the billing address; and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.


We collect this information:


  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, our credit card vendors.


Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through our Website may include:


  • Information that you provide by making a donation on our Website. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number, credit card number, its expiration date and security code, and the billing address.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.


Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:


  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.


The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:


  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.


The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:


  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Church, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).


We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.


  1. Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies


Some content or applications, including links to other sites, on the Website are served by third-parties, including content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.


We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.


  1. How We Use Your Information


We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:


  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To fulfill any donation or payment purpose for which you provide it.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.


  1. Disclosure of Your Information


We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction.


We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:


  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To fulfill the donation or payment purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.


We may also disclose your personal information:


  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and accounting purposes.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Church, our congregants, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


  1. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information


We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:


  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.


We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way.


  1. Data Security


We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Any payment transactions, including without limitation, credit card transactions, will be encrypted using SSL technology.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.


  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy


It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


  1. Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: