ChurchFinder.com Privacy Policy

The network of Web Sites (collectively, the "Church Finder Web Sites" or "ChurchFinder.com") operated by Foyer Media, LLC, or its affiliates or subsidiaries ("Church Finder" or “CF”), is comprised of various Web sites and Web pages, including, but not limited to ChurchFinder.com and Churches-In.com. Church Finder is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. Because we may gather certain types of information about our users, we want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. At Church Finder we understand your privacy is important to you. Even though we may need to collect information about you to provide you with some of our products and services, you may not want us to disclose that information to others. Accordingly, what follows is a description of how we gather and use information about you (collectively "Your Information").The following online privacy policy is intended to protect and secure the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to us online.

ChurchFinder.com Awareness

Please note that by visiting this website, you consent to the collection of Your Information by Church Finder as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


CF provides this online privacy policy to inform you of the way your information is collected and used as well as to make you aware of our security practices. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our email mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Information We Collect 


There are a number of  different ways in which we collect information from visitors on CF Web Sites:

  1. Registration Data – When you sign up to create an account on CF web sites to access premium features or services.

  2. Feedback Forms – When you provide feedback or reviews of content found on CF web sites.

  3. Surveys – When you complete surveys or polls on CF web sites.

  4. Special Offers – When you sign up to participate in special offers or promotions.

  5. Opt-in Forms – When you specifically opt in to receive special emails, communications, or correspondence from CF or one of our partners.

  6. eCommerce Transactions – When you order a product or service from a CF web site.

  7. General Correspondence – When you directly contact us we may respond to you with the return email address provided in the correspondence.

  8. Usage Data – When you access different web pages or areas of CF web sites.


The information we collect online may include name, address, city, state, ZIP/postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, and, in the case of online shopping, credit card number and expiration date. In order to continuously improve our service to you and tailor our future communications to you, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your demographics, comments, professional interests, and contact preferences.

How the Information is Used


CF uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better online service. We may use your information to complete a transaction or to personalize our Web site for you. If you so desire, we may also use this information to update you on projects and activities. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for any other purposes. We also provide you the opportunity to remove your name from our email mailing list, if you desire to do so. Please review the corresponding section of this privacy policy below.

In addition, CF will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may periodically send you e-mail announcing news. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from us as well.

Correcting and Updating


You may correct or update your registration data by contacting our member services in the following ways:
By mailing us at:

ChurchFinder.com

3245 Main Street, Suite 235-525

Frisco, TX 75034

By emailing us at: MemberServices [at] ChurchFinder.com

Delete/Deactivate


To delete or deactivate an account, a user may ask to be removed from our database by contacting our member services in the following ways:
By mailing us at:

ChurchFinder.com

3245 Main Street, Suite 235-525

Frisco, TX 75034

By emailing us at: MemberServices [at] ChurchFinder.com

Note: Church information can only be updated or deleted by the registered member who manages the Church Profile, or by Church Finder at our sole discretion.

Sharing of Personal Information

Generally, Church Finder does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. However, Church Finder may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information to third-party vendors. Generally, these statistics will include no personally identifying information. However, Church Finder may release Your Information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with the law; (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of Church Finder, our users, or others; or (iii) enforce or apply the Terms of Use applicable to this website. Also, we may give some or all of Your Information to third-party vendors who assist us in fulfilling some of the functions of this Website. Finally, we may provide Your Information to third parties if you authorize us to.CF assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this Web site will be kept confidential. CF may occasionally send mailings on behalf of other organizations, ministries, or partners when their interests align with CF. Use of your personal information will be limited to further the activities of CF and its partner organizations.

Security 


CF is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies 


From time to time, we may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our sites, or to identify which areas of our network of Web sites you have visited (i.e. e-commerce sites, etc.). We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

Many Web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at CF Web Sites and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Google Analytics

ChurchFinder.com uses Google Analytics to track our website traffic and other data.  You can learn how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps.  ChurchFinder.com also uses one of the Google Analytics Advertising features called "Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting".  We use this feature to report back to our partner churches general demographic information about people looking for churches in their city.  No personally identifiable information is collected by this feature.  If you as a visitor to ChurchFinder.com are interested in opting-out of Google Analytics, see Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs.

Children's Online Privacy 


We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. We encourage you to become involved with your child's access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.
To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child's online experience, visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site. You may also benefit from the information and resources available on ProtectKids.com.

Links to Outside Sites


This Web site links to documents located on Web sites maintained by other organizations or individuals. Once you access a link to another Web site, please be aware that CF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Removing Your Name from Our Email List 


We give you the opportunity to remove your name from our email mailing lists so that you do not receive any future communications from us. To remove your name from an e-mail newsletter you received from us, click the "Remove" link at the bottom of the newsletter you received, and follow the directions to change your newsletter preferences or be removed entirely. To change your ChurchFinder.com user information and preferences, sign-in to your account, then click the "My Dashboard" link on the homepage, and then select “Edit Personal Profile” from the Dashboard menu.  If you desire to permanently remove your email address, simply delete your email address from your User Profile and replace with the words “deleted by member” (Note: this will prohibit us from contacting you with important updates and announcements concerning the site and/or your User Profile).
Note that certain third-party partners of ChurchFinder.com may also store your email address as part of their user profile, ordering, or communications process. If you have registered on sections of ChurchFinder.com or other such programs originating from ChurchFinder.com, you will need to edit your profile and email information directly with these separate companies.

Leased Content


No third-party licensor shall have any liability for the accuracy or completeness of information or services provided thereby via this website or any component thereof or for delays, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects therein nor for any claims or losses arising therefrom or occasioned thereby, including, without limitation, any lost profits, indirect, special, or consequential damages. Any such third party licensors have exclusive proprietary rights from the information received via the service. Customer, end-user, or visitor, as applicable, shall not use or permit anyone to use the information provided through the service for any unlawful or unauthorized purpose. Customer, end-user, or visitor, as applicable, is not authorized or permitted to furnish such information to any person or firm for reuse or retransmission without prior written approval of the source of such information. Provision of the information on the service is subject to termination in the event that any agreement between a third party licensor and a provider of information distributed through the service is terminated in accordance with its terms. Third party licensor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, information providers and content partners shall have no liability for investment decisions based on the information provided hereby.


General Information


This Policy and the Terms of Use for this website shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles. You agree that any cause of action you or ChurchFinder.com brings to enforce this Policy and/or the Terms of Use, or in connection with any matters related to this ChurchFinder.com website and/or the Privacy Policy, shall be brought only in either the state or Federal courts located in Denton, Texas. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Texas for any cause of action arising out of this Policy.
If any provision of this Policy, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason, unenforceable including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations, then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Policy shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Policy shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Policy and the Terms of Use for this website are the entire agreement between you and ChurchFinder.com with respect to the use of this ChurchFinder.com website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of ChurchFinder.com.

Contacting Us


If you have comments or questions about our online privacy policy or would like more information about CF please write to us at ChurchFinder.com, 3245 Main Street, Suite 235-525, Frisco, TX 75034

Copyright 2013-2016, ChurchFinder.com

Last updated 5/31/2016