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Website Privacy Policy

 

This website (www.gscmd.org) is provided by Good Shepherd Church in Catonsville MD.

 

The use of our website is governed by these Terms and Conditions, and by using our website you accept and acknowledge that you agree to this privacy policy.

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN UNDER 13

 

Our website is not directed to or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). We or any third-parties acting on our behalf do not knowingly collect or use any personal information of anyone under the age of thirteen (13).

 

1. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

You may be asked to provide information that can be used to identify you (your "Personal Information") when you respond to certain inquiries or choose to use certain sections of our website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, where appropriate, a credit card number.

 

Also, when you visit our website and agree, we or third-parties acting on our behalf may place a "cookie" - a text file containing a randomly assigned number onto your computer - so that we have the ability to customize the look and feel of our website for you. You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may impede your use of certain features of our website.  Using this embedded tracking technology, we or third-parties acting on our behalf may also collect other information regarding your use of our website, including your IP address, your username, your session ID, the name of the browser you are using, information regarding the web pages you view, and information regarding referring web pages (how you were directed to our site), when you access our website.

 

2. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Some of the value that we provide to you on our website requires the use of your Personal Information. To be specific, we or third-parties acting on our behalf may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

 

  1. To customize the look and feel of our website for you;

  2. To internally monitor your usage of the various aspects of our website in order to enhance the services that we currently or will provide in the future;

  3. To send you material about topics where you have requested more information; and

  4. To provide you with technical and other support.

 

We or third-parties acting on our behalf may use information about our site users on an aggregated basis and may share such data with unaffiliated third parties, but this information, by its aggregate nature, contains none of your Personally Identifiable Information.

 

When we refer to an "unaffiliated" third party, we mean one that (i) is not controlled by us, (ii) does not control us, and (iii) is not controlled by the same party controlling us.

 

3. WHEN WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

 

Except as explicitly stated in this privacy policy, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will not disclose to unaffiliated third parties any of your Personal Information without first obtaining your consent.

 

We or third-parties acting on our behalf do and will continue to disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties in the following circumstances:

 

  1. If required by law, regulatory or court order, or legal process;

  2. If we determine that doing so would be in the public interest (i.e., if we were to suspect that you were using our website in connection with the commission of a crime);

  3. If you provide such information to us in connection with a promotion of a good or service offered by a third party, for purposes of such promotion, including, without limitation, sharing such information with that third party;

  4. To provide you with certain services on our website that are provided by such parties, as reasonably required to provide such services.

 

After we or third-parties acting on our behalf disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties in such instances, we can no longer control the use or further disclosure of your Personal Information. Consequently, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will not be responsible to you for such use or further disclosure.

 

4. CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

 

You can ensure that your account information is correct and current by reviewing and updating it at any time. You may do so as often as necessary by sending us an e-mail, and we will assist you in updating your information.

 

5. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

We and third-parties acting on our behalf take precautions involving physical, electronic, and managerial controls to protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, and alteration any of your Personal Information in our possession. We or third-parties acting on our behalf may employ industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer encryption when requesting certain financial Personal Information from you. We or third-parties acting on our behalf do not, however, use such encryption during your day-to-day use of our website. You should note that the confidentiality of any information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed.

 

6. LINKS WITH OTHER SITES

 

You should be aware that this privacy policy applies only to our websites. Importantly, it does not apply to any other web or other sites to which a link may be provided as part of our website. We cannot control and are not responsible for the actions of third parties operating such sites. You should not take the existence of an affiliation with, or a link from, our website to any such other site to mean that it has a privacy policy similar to this one. You should review the privacy policy of any such site.

 

7. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

 

We reserve the right to make revisions to or change this privacy policy at any time. You may be notified by the site if significant updates or other changes occur.

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