Information we may collect
Our goal in collecting information from you is to ultimately make your experience better as you use gracedover.com. Here are the pieces of information that we may collect when you use this website.
- A name and an email address that will enable us to send emails to you – provision of an email address on this site equates to consent.
- A name, address, email address, or phone number so we can follow-up with you
- Billing information including a name, address and credit card information will enable us to process any purchases or donations.
- A name, email address, and phone number if you complete our contact form with a question.
Any information that you voluntarily provide equates to information that you are giving us the consent to use.
How Personal Information is Collected
- Visiting gracedover.com (cookies)
- Making a donation to Grace Church
- Filling out a Connect Card online or in-person
- Applying to work with Grace Church
- Contacting us using email, phone or any other means
- Through third party-cookies (see the section on “Data Collection Technologies”)
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Anonymous Data Collection and Use
In order to ensure that our website delivers a high quality experience, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems on our end and to manage the Website by identifying which areas of the Website are being used the most, and to fine-tune our content for your best interest. Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the Internet. This is essentially “traffic data” which cannot personally identify you, but is helpful to us for ministry purposes and for improving our outreach. Traffic data collection only follows your activities as you are using this website, it does not follow your activities on any other websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with ministry partners.
Use of “Cookies”
We may utilize the “cookies” feature of major browsers. You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on our website, and some features may not work as intended.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Data Collection Technologies
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies, for example, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Ads Manager, Facebook Pixel, etc.
What happens with the Information we collect:
- It may be used to contact you.
- For follow-up purpose,
- For troubleshooting purposes,
- For Informational updates.
- It may be used to help process giving online – Your personal information may be needed in order to process the donations that you could potentially be making to Grace Church.
- It may be used during targeted social media or search engine advertisements.
- Viewing by others – Whenever you voluntarily provide personal information through the use of gracedover.com, you have consented to that information and its content, being seen, collected and used by others. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., sharing a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that we manage, sharing details on our prayer requests page, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Storage and Handling of Personal Information
Personal Information obtained by gracedover.com is stored internally or through a data management system. We value your safety, so your personal information will only be accessed by people who are responsible for gathering, managing or storing it, or who have a legitimate need to access it. (i.e., our hosting provider, newsletter provider, financial committee or employees).
You have the right to:
- Be forgotten from our systems, meaning we will erase your personal information from our databases.
- Change your preference regarding whether you consent to our use of your information.
- Lodge a complaint if you feel that any of your information has been unlawfully used.
- Object to our use of your information.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Photo & Video Policy
General group or crowd photographs
Grace Church reserves the right to take photographs or video recordings at worship services or any other church-related activities in which individuals are not prominently featured and no identifying information is presented, and to use any of these photos or recordings for fellowship or promotional purposes in media such as, but not limited to, brochures and flyers, the church website, and online photo galleries, without seeking or requiring the consent of each person represented.
- In addition to any event or gathering taking place on church property, church-related activities also include gatherings at other locations such as parks, sporting events, mission sites, etc.
- Any individual who objects to potentially being photographed or recorded as part of a Grace Church activity should notify a pastor, an usher or event coordinator, or the photographer immediately upon arrival.
- Any individual who sees himself/herself or a family member in a group photo or video online and would like it removed may follow the photo removal procedure given below.
Photographing or video recording minors
The following guidelines will be enforced:
- Under no circumstances will any identifying information (first or last name, family members, email addresses, school names, etc.) of anyone under 18 years of age be included in or associated with any photographs or videos displayed, posted or published in any way.
Any event-related photos or videos including minors must have already occurred. For example, a photo of a prior-year camping trip could be posted or published, while a photo of youth who are signed up for a future camping trip could not.
Opting-out: Parents/guardians who do not wish for their child’s photo or video to be potentially posted online or otherwise displayed, regardless of the context, should send a written note or email to the church office and Grace Church will make every effort to exclude the indicated minor from any individual or small group photos or videos. Please note that children may still be included in general group or crowd shots without identifying information; however, you may always request that any photo or video scene be removed from display.
Requesting removal of a photograph or video
Any individual who appears in a photo or video (or whose minor children appear in a photo or video) that has been posted online may request that it be removed for any reason by sending a written note or email to the church office. Please indicate the person or persons involved and the photo or video in question, and it will be promptly removed from the website or other display where it is found.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.