PRIVACY POLICY

PRROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION IS OUR PRIOITY

This statement of privacy applies to Hope United Church of Christ and hopeuccmi.com and governs data collection and usage. For purposes of this privacy policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Hope United Church of Christ include hopeuccmi.com and Hope UCC. The Hope UCC website is a church news and events website. By using the Hope UCC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Hope UCC website utilizes 3rd party analytics which employ algorithms to estimate demographic information which are not unique to you, such as age and gender.

We do not collect personal information about you, such as name or email address unless you specifically provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide such information to use certain services such as the “Contact us” feature on the website or if you request to be notified of updates to the website. The latter, (website updates) list is stored on 3rd party servers. We also employ a link to a 3rd party service to manage online donations and donations via text message. Utilizing this service will result in storage of some personal information and credit card information with the 3rd party.


SHARING INFORMATION WITH 3rd PARTIES

Hope UCC does not give, sell, rent or lease any personal information to any 3rd parties. Hope UCC may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hope UCC or the website (b) protect and defend the rights and property of Hope UCC; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hope UCC or the public.


AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION

Information about your computer, tablet, or smartphone hardware and software may be automatically collected. This information can include your IP address, your browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service and to provide general statistics on the use of the Hope UCC site.


LINKS

As stated above, this site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or security practices of these sites. We encourage users to be aware when they are leaving our site and to read the privacy policies of other sites which collect personally identifiable information.


CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN

Hope UCC does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use our site.


e-mail COMMUNICATION

From time to time, Hope UCC may contact you to notify you of upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive these updates you may click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any group email that we send.


EXTERNAL DATA STORAGE SITES

We may store your data on servers provided by 3rd party hosting vendors with whom we’ve contracted.


CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

Hope UCC reserves the right to change this policy from time to time. We will notify you if there are significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our site and/ or updating the information on this page. Your continued use of the site/ services after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy and (b) your agreement to abide and be bound by that policy.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Hope UCC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this statement of privacy. If you believe Hope UCC has not adhered to this statement, please contact Hope UCC at:

Hope United Church of Christ

35127 Garfield Rd.

Clinton Twp. , MI 48035

Email address: hopeucc@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 586-296-8760