The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Inc., hereinafter referred to as “CC(DOC)” or the “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)”, is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Web site, hereinafter referred to as the “Web Site”, and governs data collection and usage. By using the Web Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
The CC(DOC) collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The CC(DOC) also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the CC(DOC). This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the CC(DOC) for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Web Site public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The CC(DOC) does not read any of your private online communications.
The CC(DOC) encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the CC(DOC) so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. The CC(DOC) is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the CC(DOC) and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) family of web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
The CC(DOC) collects and uses your personal information to operate the Web Site and deliver the services you have requested. The CC(DOC) also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the CC(DOC) and its affiliates. The CC(DOC) may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The CC(DOC) does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The CC(DOC) may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business 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, the CC(DOC) 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 the CC(DOC), and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The CC(DOC) does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
The CC(DOC) keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within CC(DOC), in order to determine what CC(DOC) services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CC(DOC) to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) web sites will disclose your personal information, 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 the CC(DOC) or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the CC(DOC); and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Web Site, or the public.
The Web Site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Web Site pages, or register with CC(DOC) site or services, a cookie helps the CC(DOC) to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CC(DOC) Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CC(DOC) features that you customized.
The CC(DOC) also uses applications provided by third-party web services (such as Google and YouTube) that collect basic, non-personal usage information using cookies. The data from these cookies is only used to track user interaction with the Disciples.org web sites and specific applications it utilizes from these third-party services.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Web Site’s services or other Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
The CC(DOC) secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The CC(DOC) secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
The CC(DOC) will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The CC(DOC) encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the CC(DOC) is protecting your information.
The CC(DOC) welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the CC(DOC) has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the CC(DOC) through means described in the Contact Information section of this web site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.