Privacy

Tallowood Baptist Church Web Site Privacy Policy



PRIVACY STATEMENT

Tallowood Baptist Church (hereinafter also referred to as “we” or “our”) has created this security and privacy statement in order to document and communicate its commitment to doing ministry with the highest ethical standards and appropriate internal controls.

We respect your privacy. Information you entrust to Tallowood Baptist Church will be handled with the greatest care, and Tallowood Baptist Church will not use the information in ways to which you have not consented or is not required by law.

POLICY SCOPE

Sites Covered by this Policy – This Privacy Policy applies to all Tallowood Baptist Church owned web sites and domains, and our wholly owned subsidiaries.

Links to Other Sites – This site contains a number of links to other sites. Tallowood Baptist Church is not responsible for the security or privacy practices of these sites, the products or services offered by these sites, or the content appearing at these sites. Tallowood Baptist Church does not endorse any of the products or services marketed at these other sites.

WEB SITE INFORMATION GATHERING

Tallowood Baptist Church recognizes the importance of keeping the information we collect about you confidential. We always take great care to protect what you entrust to us. Tallowood Baptist Church is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website.

Personal Information Gathering – We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information (PII) about our web site visitors. We may record the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the browser software used, the operating systems used, and the websites from which our visitors link directly to our site. We aggregate and use this information to determine how many visitors are visiting different pages on our web site, to detect and correct systems problems, and to improve the usability of our web site. This information is not connected to individual names or personal identities.

Explicit Information Gathering – You can examine our entire web site without providing any information whatsoever. Our web site’s request-for-more-information form requires users to give us contact information. This information is used to provide information to those who inquire about our ministries and other services, to receive registration payments, to process online giving, and to handle related business matters. This information is also used to get in touch with members when necessary. From time to time, the information gathered through this site may be used to notify you about services that we think will be of interest to you.

Covert Information Gathering – Our site does not covertly capture information regarding the specific activities of any particular user. We do not have any arrangements with any other sites to track or monitor user activities on the Web. Our site does, however, produce reports that permit us to view your activity on our site in an anonymous or aggregated form. We do not use cookies, web bugs, or any other active content mechanism to capture or maintain information about users without their prior consent. The only personal information that we capture has been specifically submitted to us by a user through the request-for-more-information form. We do not store any persistent information on your computer.

Cookies and Web Bugs – At this time, we do not use cookies on this site. If this changes, this policy statement will be updated to disclose how Tallowood Baptist Church uses cookies and for what purpose.

Personal Information Usage – When you disclose personal information to us that is where it stays. The only exception involves disclosure to the government according to normal business practices, for instance for the collection of taxes, and as may be required by a normal court of law, for example responding to a subpoena or complying with a search warrant. We do not sell, rent, trade, lend, or otherwise transfer personal information submitted to the website to affiliates, subsidiaries, sister companies, holding companies, parent companies, strategic partners, or any other organization.

CHILDREN

Precautions for Children – Tallowood Baptist Church does not attempt to collect personal information from children, and we do not provide services to children. The Tallowood Baptist Church website is not directed to children under age 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 18. If a child sends personal information to us, and this information can be identified as originating from a child, the information will be deleted. We cannot always determine which information originates from a user that is a child. We do not maintain databases about children.

EMAIL LIST PRIVACY

Opt-in Email Lists – We use email lists that we have assembled from people who have indicated they want to receive additional information about our services via email. Additionally, we use email lists that are comprised of people who have requested additional information about services similar to those Tallowood Baptist Church provides.

Personal Contacts – Tallowood Baptist Church personnel frequently give presentations at conferences and seminars; write books, articles and newsletters; and participate in similar types of group and individual communications. We often receive business cards as well as requests for additional information or help with risk related issues. When we receive in-person requests for information, through our web site, from information volunteered by our web site visitors, or from conferences where people indicate they want more information about our services, we will place these individuals on our contact list.

Third Party Product Distribution – We use ATrain Creative to distribute emails about church activities. We provide ATrain Creative with the names and email addresses of our members and visitors to facilitate distribution; we do not give them access to any other personal information. While we take steps to protect the confidentiality, privacy and security of personal information communicated to ATrain Creative, their activities are not subject to the exclusive control of Tallowood Baptist Church and they are not subject to this privacy policy.

Email List Privacy – With the above exception, Tallowood Baptist Church does not sell, rent, or share our email lists with any other third parties. We do not link our email lists to any other databases. We do not store emails or individual information on our web server. All personally identifiable information is stored on servers behind our firewall.

Third Party Access to Personal Information – Tallowood Baptist Church may use third-parties to process your personal information. In these cases, the information is only used for Tallowood Baptist Church business purposes. Tallowood Baptist Church contractually prohibits these vendors from using your personal data for any other activities, and from disclosing, selling, or leasing those to any other parties.

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

Third Party Ads – Third Party advertising is not permitted on the Tallowood Baptist Church website.

Behavioral Targeting – In order to better serve customers via our web site, Tallowood Baptist Church uses software to track online behavior of web site visitors, including their visits to other web sites. This information is used to solely distribute content that is more relevant to web site users, and it is not stored or sold to any third parties.

Compelled Disclosure – There may be times when we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted. Unless we are legally prohibited from doing so, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with notice that a request for your information has been made to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may turn over your information to the extent required by law.

WEB SITE SECURITY

Security Measures – Our site is protected with a variety of security measures such as change control procedures, passwords, and physical access controls. We also employ a variety of other mechanisms to ensure that data you provide is not lost, misused, or altered inappropriately. These controls include data confidentiality policies and regular database backups.



Encryption Policy – Please be aware that the information you send to us in the information request form, privacy information request form, or in an email message will not be encrypted. Do not send any confidential information within clear text forms or email messages. If you want to give us confidential information, please call us at the number given at the bottom of this page.

Encryption Policy – We use encryption methods such as SSL, SHTTP, etc. to protect the information you submit to us.

Storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – We do not store any personally identifiable information on our web server.

Accountability – Information security personnel ensure the security of the information we process and store.

Policies and Procedures – Tallowood Baptist Church has internal policies and procedures to limit access to your information to only those who have a business need to view it.

COMMUNICATING SENSITIVE INFORMATION VIA EMAIL AND WEB PAGE

Sending Confidential Information – Web sites visitors must not use this site to submit confidential information to Tallowood Baptist Church. To arrange for the delivery of highly sensitive information, contact Tallowood Baptist Church directly by calling (713) 468–8241 to communicate any confidential information.

Collecting Confidential Information – Tallowood Baptist Church will always use encryption when collecting personal information via web forms. Web site users can identify these forms by looking in the address bar of the browser, where the “https” in the URL indicates a secure connection. Site users can also view the “padlock” icon within the browser window. A closed padlock indicates an encrypted connection.

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Access to Personal Information – We make every effort to keep our records accurate. We will make appropriate changes when you notify us. If you want to view, update or delete the information we have about you in our database, please fill out our privacy information request form. We will follow the procedures outlined therein to verify your identity before providing this information to further protect your privacy.

YOUR OPT-IN AND OPT-OUT DECISIONS

Product Information – If you would like to receive information regarding our services or publications, please fill out our information request form.

Privacy Policies – If you have a question about our privacy practices, please fill out our privacy information request form.

Email Lists – If you are currently on our email list and wish to be removed, please send an email to tallowood@tallowood.org.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Policy Change Notice – We may occasionally make changes to our privacy policy to reflect changes in legal and regulatory requirements, or as necessary as we upgrade or modify our technology, applications and service offerings. We recommend you visit our site to review our privacy policies occasionally.

Email Change Notices – If you prefer, we will be glad to send you an email notice whenever the policy is updated. Please fill out our privacy information request form if you would like to be notified via email.

TALLOWOOD PRIVACY INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

CONTACT INFORMATION

Customer Information Requests – With respect to this web site, there are two options regarding your personal information. If you wish to contact us about our church and activities, then you need to disclose your contact information so that we can service your request. If you wish to remove your name and related information from our contact database, we will promptly take action to comply with your request. We are pleased to process address error correction notices and address change requests through any of the following channels:

• Sending electronic mail to tallowood@tallowood.org.
• Sending regular mail to 555 Tallowood Road, Houston, Texas, 77024.
• Calling (713) 468-8241 during regular business hours.
• Faxing (713) 467-3775 any time of day or night.

Privacy Policy Questions and Problems – If you have any specific questions or concerns about our privacy policy or practices, including any suspected potential disclosures of your personal information, please use the following contact information

• Tallowood Baptist Church
• 555 Tallowood Road
• Houston, TX 77024
• Phone: (713) 468-8241
• Email address: tallowood@tallowood.org