Privacy Statement

Church of God of North America 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 Church of God of North America Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Church of God of North America website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Church of God of North America collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. Church of God of North America 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 Church of God of North America. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Website addresses. This information is used by Church of God of North America for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Church of God of North America Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Church of God of North America public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Church of God of North America does not read any of your private online communications.

Church of God of North America encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from Church of God of North America so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. Church of God of North America is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Church of God of North America and Church of God of North America family of Websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Church of God of North America collects and uses your personal information to operate the Church of God of North America Website and deliver the services you have requested. Church of God of North America also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Church of God of North America and its affiliates. Church of God of North America may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Church of God of North America does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Church of God of North America 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, Church of God of North America may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail 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 Church of God of North America, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Church of God of North America does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Church of God of North America keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within Church of God of North America in order to determine what Church of God of North America services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Church of God of North America to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Church of God of North America Websites 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 Church of God of North America or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Church of God of North America; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Church of God of North America, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Church of God of North America Website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage 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 Church of God of North America pages, or register with Church of God of North America site or services, a cookie helps Church of God of North America 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 Church of God of North America Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Church of God of North America features that you customized.

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 Church of God of North America services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Church of God of North America secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Church of God of North America 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 websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Church of God of North America will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Church of God of North America encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Church of God of North America is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Church of God of North America welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Church of God of North America has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Church of God of North America at webmanager@chog.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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