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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.believersfellowship.net.

Privacy Statement

Believers Fellowship is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our web site. The following outlines our privacy policy and details the measures we have taken to safeguard and protect your privacy. Information you provide to us is understood to be in agreement with the policies detailed below.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Believers Fellowship collects and stores your personal information when you create an account. Accounts are necessary to participate in eGiving, groups and/or register for an event. When creating an account, we ask you for your first and last name, your mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number. We may also ask you for personal demographic and/or contact information on members of your household or individuals you are registering for events with your family. If you are registering for an event or making a contribution we will also ask you for payment information and, if applicable, shipping method.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What does Believers Fellowship do with your personal information?

Your information is used to process registration, registration fees, facilitate group and individual activities related to church life and accept gifts. By storing your personal information on a secure server, Believers Fellowship is able to shorten your checkout process and allow you to check the status and history of your giving online.

Who we share your data with

Believers Fellowship does not sell or share any personal 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Believers Fellowship has implemented a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind a secure network and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights. When you register or access your personal information, we use a secure server. All sensitive/credit information supplied by you is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and securely stored.

Your Consent

You acknowledge that this privacy policy is part of the terms of service and you agree that using this site signifies your assent to Believers Fellowship privacy policy. Believers Fellowship reserves the right to change the terms of service, including this privacy policy at any time, without advanced notice. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).