Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy

At Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, we recognize privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, including any of its affiliates.

Our Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information

Visitors to our online sites are not required to register to access public pages. We collect two kinds of information about online visitors: non-personal and personal. Non-personal information is collected to track statistical information regarding the number and type of guests visiting sites, to help guide our efforts to improve our sites. The non-personal information we monitor includes the browser type and operating system used by our visitors; areas of the sites visited; date and time of access; host or service-provider information; and identification of the referring site. This information is used exclusively for our internal purposes and is not disclosed to any non-affiliated third parties.

Personal information that can identify a visitor, such as name, address, or contact information, is collected only when voluntarily offered and solely for purposes clearly identified on our sites. Access to pages with content specific to a ministry area and/or its constituents is password-protected and requires pre-registration. Personal information acquired through registration is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law. Mt. Bethel does not seek personal information from children online.

Our Use of “Cookies”

When you visit Mt. Bethel, we may send one or more “cookies” – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other devices that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies do not enable us to access any personal information about our visitors; however, they do allow us to analyze guests’ use of our sites to help us better understand which areas of our sites are most useful and popular so we can plan website improvements and updates accordingly.

Our Use of Analytics

Mt. Bethel may use Google Analytics to help us gather details about the use of our websites. Google Analytics is a Web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their sites. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ or opt out by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Credit Card Payment Information

Mt. Bethel may collect credit card information in the course of business on our sites. We strive to protect the confidentiality and security of this information in our possession, custody, or control by (i) limiting access to card numbers, and (ii) maintaining reasonable safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse, or unlawful disclosure of card numbers. Any such information is directly transmitted to our payment processor over encrypted communication channels. Since the Internet is not a secure medium, Mt. Bethel cannot assume responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage you may incur by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet by or to Mt. Bethel.

Links to Other Sites

Mt. Bethel provides links to external websites. Please be aware, when you leave a Mt. Bethel website and are directed to an external site, such external sites are beyond our control and standards. Websites external to Mt. Bethel have their own privacy policies, and may collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy and security policies and procedures described for Mt. Bethel do not apply to any external links.

Refund Policy

Donations and gifts are non-refundable. Refunds for specific events, or for goods, and/or services received, are determined according to the nature of the specific event, good or service. For example, a cancelled event will typically result in available refunds.

Consent

Your use of a Mt. Bethel website, including, without limitation, the online registration for an event, membership, goods or services, signifies your consent to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change, and we expect most changes will be minor. Please check our website periodically for updates.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through email or at:
Privacy Matters
c/o Technology Services
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
4385 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, Georgia 30068

Last updated May 24, 2018