Privacy Policy

Providence Church Privacy and Cookie Policy

Who we are

PROVIDENCE CHURCH OF DULUTH, INC.
2146 Buford Hwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
+1-770-497-1309
Providence Church is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Our website address is: https://providenceduluth.org

In Short

Privacy

This website uses various web analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) and other measurement tools to help analyze how users use the site. These tools use ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymized IP address) is transmitted to Google and sometimes other vendors. This information is then used to evaluate visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Propempo International.

Providence Church makes no claims and assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices of websites, application providers and content providers external to https://providenceduluth.org, such as hyperlinks and recommendations of off-site resources.

Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.

Personal Information

When you comment or subscribe to an email list, we ask for your name & email address. Financial transactions will ask for name and email address and other personally identifiable information as needed for completion and to satisfy business and legal requirements. Your email and any other information will only be used to contact you regarding these transactions, personal communications, and any additional areas you’ve expressed interest in. Your personal information will not be distributed to anyone for any marketing purposes.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

In Greater Detail

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Providence Church operates https://providenceduluth.org. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (hereafter PII) we receive from users of this Site.

We use your Personal Information only for communication and to improve the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

In general, we do not collect data PII. However, we do collect data to understand how our resources are utilized in order to keep them safe and best serve all for God's glory.

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain PII that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").

Additional data as noted below, including some PII, may be collected from individuals with website personal accounts, registered email accounts, and from members of our congregation. We do not share any PII with outside or third-party organizations for marketing purposes.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us in writing at the following address.

Attn: Privacy Policy Administration
Providence Church
2146 Buford Hwy.
Duluth, GA  30097

Website 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.

Contact Forms

Contact form submissions are received as email and may be retained in a database. They may be kept for an unspecified period for church business, legal records, and to provide personalized services, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

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.

IP Address from Site Searches

All searches performed using the internal site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, user ID for users who are logged in, date and time and the IP address. The IP address is stored for security and auditing purposes. The search logs are stored indefinitely.

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Activity Log: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, the modification of other various site settings and options, and successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent. Retention duration of activity data may be indefinite.

Web Measurement and Customization Opt-Out

The following information is presented as general information for your reference.

It was originally sourced and then edited from USA.gov information found at https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions. This information includes instructions regarding how you may deal with various forms of measurement and customization including some of which this site does not utilize. If the information here is found lacking or becomes dated you may find additional or updated instructions by querying the web for instructions specific to your browser or by accessing and searching on the original source of this information.

Persistent Cookies

Many websites use "persistent cookie" technology. A persistent cookie is a small text file that this website places on your web browser so that it can gather anonymous summary demographic information, and remember your browser when it is used to visit our site again later—kind of like cookie crumbs! (Hence the name.) These cookies uniquely identify a browser on a computer, but never a person. In other words, if the same person uses Chrome and Internet Explorer, two unique browser cookies will be assigned, one for each browser, so that person well be counted as two different visitors because visits are based on browsers, not computers or persons. Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although using persistent cookies creates a much better experience for you while using the site, most sites will also work without them. If you don't want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser's options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Below you'll find directions to help you disable cookies in some of the most popular desktop browsers and mobile browsers.

Important: If you choose to set your browser to reject cookies from every website you visit, this may adversely affect the functionality of websites you visit.

Changing Cookies Settings in Popular Desktop Browsers

Firefox Version 3.5 or Later

  • In the "Tools" menu, select "Options"
  • Under the "Firefox will:" dropdown, select "Use custom settings for history"
  • Uncheck the "Accept Cookies from Sites" box to block all cookies Or
  • Click the "Exceptions" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Internet Explorer version 6 or later

  • In the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options"
  • Click the "Privacy" tab
  • Move the "Settings" slider up or down to adjust your cookie acceptance settings (moving the slider all the way to the top will block all cookies) Or
  • Click the "Sites" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Safari version 4 or later

  • Click the geared wheel icon in the top right of your browser window.
  • Select "Preferences"
  • Select the "Security" tab
  • Under "Accept Cookies:", click the "Never" option to block all cookies

Chrome version 4 or later

  • Click the wrench icon in the top right of your browser window
  • Select "Options"
  • Click the "Under the Hood" tab
  • Click the "Content Settings" button
  • Click the option to "Block sites from setting any data" to block all cookies Or
  • Click the "Exceptions" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Disabling cookies in popular mobile browsers

Mobile Safari

  • From your home screen on your iPhone or iPad, click "Settings"
  • Click on "Safari"
  • Click on "Accept Cookies"
  • Select "Never" to block all cookies

Opera Mini on a Blackberry device

  • From within the Opera Mini browser, press the menu key.
  • Scroll down to access the drop down menu of options
  • Select "Settings"
  • Select "Privacy"
  • Change the "Accept cookies" option to "Off" to block all cookies

Android Browser

  • From within the Android browser, hit the menu key.
  • Select "More"
  • Select "Settings"
  • Uncheck the "Accept Cookies" option to block all cookies

Disabling Google Demographic and Interest Reports

Many sites also use Google Demographic and Interest reports to gather anonymous summary demographic information about website visitors such as gender, age range, and areas of interest for adults over the age of 18. You can prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Disabling AddThis Targeting Cookie

Many sites use AddThis to enable easy content sharing. AddThis collects non-personally identifiable information, and uses the information to deliver targeted advertising and personalized content. You can prevent your data from being collected and used by AddThis, by opting-out of AddThis targeted advertising.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").

We do not share your PII with any outside organizations, however with your use of payment processors may collect PII in the fulfillment and legally required reporting of your transactions. Your non-PII Log Data may be shared with third-party services such as Google Analytics (https://policies.google.com/privacy) that collect, monitor and analyze this Log Data for analytic purposes, and Revolver Maps for site visitor reporting (https://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=privacy).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. Your computer's IP address will be anonymized, that is—the last three digits of your computer’s IP address are translated into zero (0).

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy (https://ithemes.com/privacy-policy).

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri's SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri's privacy policy (https://sucuri.net/privacy).

Visitor registration and comments may be checked through automated spam detection services.

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.

You may find retention rates for other forms of data collection specified within this document’s sections where those methods are presented.

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.

Your contact information

We may use your Personal Information to contact you for personal communication, newsletters, information updates, prayer requests or other information. This communication may be discontinued either by email request (outreach@providenceduluth.org) or in many cases by modifying your Personal Communications Preferences depending on the source of the communication; e.g. previously elected sources, community and congregational sources, church donation or membership software applications.

How we protect your data

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our site encrypts all communications between our website your browser. Our website employs software that detects, blocks and combats system attacks and infectious programs.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the "Last update" notice at the foot of this document and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Last update: 7/13/2018