Hummelstown United Church of Christ PRIVACY STATEMENT

This statement describes our policies regarding the information we collect as you use this Hummelstown United Church of ChristWeb site (Hummelstownucc.org) and how we use and protect that information. Please read this statement before using Hummelstownucc.org so you will have a full understanding on how we use the information you provide to us. By using Hummelstownucc.org you consent to our collection and use of data as described in this statement.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Hummelstown United Church of Christ is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

This personal information will be used in a variety of ways to facilitate the ministry of Hummelstown United Church of Christ and the operation of Hummelstownucc.org. Staff members, members of the board and webteam leaders may have access to and use your information to contact you regarding participation in Church activities and ministries or information about services and products which may be deemed of interest to authorized users of Hummelstownucc.org.

Other Uses of Personal Information

Hummelstown United Church of Christ does not sell, rent or lease its Hummelstownucc.org user information or lists to third parties. Hummelstown United Church of Christ may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Hummelstown United Church of Christ may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HUCC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
 
Hummelstown United Church of Christ does not collect, use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.
 
Hummelstown United Church of Christ will disclose your personal information stored on this Web site, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hummelstown United Church of Christ or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hummesltown United Church of Christ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HUCC, or the public.

PHOTOGRAPHS

We take videos and photos at most HUCC activities and events. We may use these photos and recordings in HUCC sponsored or approved publications or media, such as bulletins, newsletters, promotional materials, news articles, slide shows or anthologies, bulletin boards, Hummelstownucc.org, Web site, and other HUCC sponsored Web media such as Facebook.

When we do publish or display photographs or videos as described above we use the following guidelines.

  • Including such photos in our publications and Web site is a privilege for us, and we intend to respect and honor it.
  • When we publish or display photographs and video that include children under age 13 we will not include full names or other personal identifying information, although we may use the child’s first name if needed.
  • IF YOU PREFER THAT WE NEVER POST OR PUBLISH PHOTOS OR VIDEOS THAT INCLUDE YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN OUR PHOTO OPT-OUT FORM. You can pick up an opt-out form at our church office or click here:
  • HUCCOptOutForm.pdf (opens new window).
  • We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo. If we err, please see the next item

COOKIES

Hummelstownucc.org uses cookies to store small pieces of information on your computer that identify you and your preferences when you browse Hummelstownucc.org. Cookies set by Hummelstownucc.org on your computer can be read only by Hummelstownucc.org.

We use two types of cookies: persistent and non-persistent. A persistent cookie is stored in a file located on your computer’s disc and is instructed to last for a specific length of time by the Web site that created it. Persistent cookies last between Web site sessions and Hummelstownucc.org uses them to automatically configure your browsing preferences when you return to this Web site.

Hummelstownucc.org also uses non-persistent cookies, also known as “session cookies,” are not stored in files on your computer, but are instead stored in your computer’s memory only until you quit out of your browser. We use session cookies to facilitate your navigation from page to page during your visit.

In order to be a registered user on Hummelstownucc.org and to use the majority of our site’s services your browser must ENABLE both persistent and non-persistent cookies. We use cookies only to provide services and conveniences to you and to improve our Web site so it can serve you better. None of the information stored in any of Hummelstownucc.org’s cookies is available to anyone other than users on your own computer.

If you use a computer in any public space accessible to other people, you should never use the “keep me logged in” feature when you log in, and if you are logged in, you should always

log out before you leave the computer. These will prevent the shared computer from storing any personally identifying information.

LOG FILES

A log is maintained of every web visitor to this Web site. This log file collects non-identifying information which includes IP address, domain names, browser type, etc. The information in these logs may be used to generate usage statistics and patterns regarding the use of Hummelstownucc.org. No other personal information is collected unless you submit a registration or send an inquiry or comment via email.

LINKS

Hummelstownucc.org may at times contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we (HUCC Lutheran Church) are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Hummelstownucc.org.

SECURITY

We consider security an important aspect of Hummelstownucc.org, and therefore all personal information about our register users is securely stored on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment accessible only by authorized personnel. We take every precaution to protect our users’ information. This Web site does not contain the official membership records of our members. That information is stored and protected within the church office.

CONTACT INFORMATION

We welcome your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you have questions or comments or believe that Hummelstown United Church of Christhas not adhered to this

Statement, please contact us at http://www.hummelstownucc.org/connect/.