Privacy Policy

First Methodist Church takes your privacy and the privacy of others very seriously, and we seek to uphold high standards of compliance. We encourage you to review these policies and if you have any questions, please contact First Methodist Church's site administrator.

1.1 Personal information and interactive features.
Certain features of First Methodist Church may require you to register personal information and create a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account username and password and are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. First Methodist Church grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to create an account for and use First Methodist Church in accordance with the Terms of Use. First Methodist Church and any associated documentation are and shall remain the sole and exclusive properly of First Methodist Church. To enable First Methodist Church to protect its customers and respond to customer needs and complaints, you consent to allow the First Methodist Church site administrator or his/her designee to access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to provide technical assistance and investigate complaints or other allegations or abuse. First Methodist Church shall not disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law.

1.2 What type of information does First Methodist Church collect?
First Methodist Church collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information, or shipping and billing information when paying for products, and services or donating online. The other type of information First Methodist Church collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that First Methodist Church collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

1.3 What does First Methodist Church do with the information that is collected?
Any information that you provide to First Methodist Church or that is obtained through this site may be used for church purposes. We may disclose your information to related or affiliated entities or to other church agencies for church purposes, but we will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Any information that First Methodist Church may disclose to third parties (other than sister agencies) will only be released in the aggregate and will not contain any personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is useful for church statistics and marketing purposes. First Methodist Church will not otherwise disclose your name, address, email address, or phone number without your express consent unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. First Methodist Church or other church agencies may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

1.4 What are cookies, and how are they used?
Cookies are bits of computer code that First Methodist Church places on your computer that can be accessed by our computer when you visit this site. Cookies allow us to collect information about you so that your experience on this site will be as customized as possible. Most computers will automatically receive cookies. You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser's preferences menu. However, disabling cookies will limit your ability to access some site content. We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave First Methodist Church.

1.5 How does linking to other sites affect my privacy protections?
As a courtesy, First Methodist Church provides links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by First Methodist Church. Some of these sites may use the First Methodist Church logo. These third-party sites, however, are NOT subject to or bound by First Methodist Church's Privacy Policy. Such third-party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. First Methodist Church is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting therefrom.

1.6 How does First Methodist Church protect the security of information collected about me?
The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our site. In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.

1.7 How does First Methodist Church protect the privacy of children?
First Methodist Church is committed to protecting the privacy and safety of children. First Methodist Church does not knowingly accept personally identifiable information from children who are under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of children's privacy, or if parents wish to deny consent and request that First Methodist Church deletes their child's information, please contact First Methodist Churches' site administrator.

First Methodist Church reserves the right to change or amend this policy.
First Methodist Church reserves the right to change, amend, or restate this policy. Therefore, you should revisit this page from time to time to determine the current policy. First Methodist Church will post any substantial changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to the implementation of the change. 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.

1.8 Your affirmative consent to First Methodist Church collection and use of personally identifiable information.
By using the First Methodist Church site, you are giving us your express consent to use the information that we collect about you in the manner described in this policy.

1.9 Questions or concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact First Methodist Church Churches, site administrator.