Privacy Policy

First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa values and takes every reasonable precaution to protect the privacy of its members, guests, and site visitors. When you submit sensitive information via our web site, your information is protected both online and offline from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
 

Personal Information and How It Is Used

FUMC Santa Rosa does not collect personal information, such as your name or address, for any purpose other than for assistance as you might request it (e.g., event sign-ups, pastoral assistance). Your electronic inquiry may be forwarded to a member of our staff for handling, but under no circumstances will your information ever be provided to a third party unless by your specific request, or as required to effectively address your inquiry.

Please keep in mind that anytime you provide personal information of any kind while on a publicly accessible forum, message board, or chat room, participants on these media may collect or solicit the collection of your personal information; these parties may also utilize it for purposes not authorized by, or condoned by, FUMC Santa Rosa.
 

Subscriptions to FUMC Santa Rosa Publications and Resources (Opt In/Opt Out)

Should you subscribe to any specific features available on our web site (e.g., receiving our newsletter by e-mail, electronic event notifications) you may elect to revise or discontinue your subscription(s) at any time by notifying us at webmaster@fumcsantarosa.org.

Additionally, by using these features of the FUMC Santa Rosa web site, you signify your agreement to the terms of use of this web site and the Privacy Policy outlined herein.
 

Electronic and Server Information

Any data submitted through, or captured by, our website will in no way be shared or sold to any third party. Fumcsantarosa.org does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, for instance, when submitting a request for contact. We may, however, send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Once placed onto your computer, the cookie will enable the website to identify you as a unique individual. A cookie cannot read data on your hard drive, nor does it damage your computer. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site, or to identify which areas of our site you have visited (e.g., music ministries or our newsletter page). We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our site.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can adjust your browser to prevent cookies from being stored. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies.  If you prevent cookies from being stored, you may not be able to use some features of our site.

We do collect anonymous, aggregated data for statistical purposes. We also collect computer address information only to protect our site against malicious use.  We do not provide, sell or lease personally identifiable information to any third parties. As an exception however, in order to protect site visitors and the general public, we may release personal information if required to comply with applicable laws or regulatory agencies.
 

Children

FUMC Santa Rosa does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to FUMC Santa Rosa, please contact us immediately and we will delete that information from our database(s). As we develop online programs for children, we will formulate and adopt appropriate policies and practices to protect the privacy of children.


Links to Other Sites

FUMC Santa Rosa provides links to other sites that are not owned by, affiliated with, or controlled by FUMC Santa Rosa. These third-party sites, however, are not subject to, nor are they bound by, the FUMC Santa Rosa Privacy Policy. Such sites may or may not have their own privacy policies, and they may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. FUMC Santa Rosa is not responsible for the privacy policies or information collection practices of these sites, or for any damages resulting from their use.
 

Changes to FUMC Santa Rosa’s Privacy Policy

We will post any substantive changes in this privacy policy (e.g., the addition of a children’s policy) at least 30 days prior to the change(s) taking effect. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy policy. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy policy.

12 June 2007