This Privacy and Communications Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of 11-13-19.
This Policy sets forth how ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, a ILLINOIS UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION (“we” or “us”), collects and uses the information you provide to us and certain other information that we automatically collect through your access and use of WWW.ZIONBELVIDERE.COM (“Website”), which we operate. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY USING ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY MOBILE APPLICATION WE OFFER, SUCH USE SHALL INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY US, AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this Policy, you may contact us by sending an email with your questions, comments or concerns to us using our website contact form.
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS POLICY
If we decide at any time to change this Policy, we will revise the effective revision date posted at the top of this Policy and we will also notify you by posting a notice of the change prominently on our home page and/or upon the next time you access this Website.
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
There are a variety of ways in which you may submit certain personal information (personally identifiable information) on this Website. We collect the following specific items of personal information (collectively “Identity Information”) that you submit through your use of this Website: your first and last name, your phone number, and your email address.
When you provide any Identity Information through any form contained on this Website in order to contact us or send us a message, we collect and store this information. We may use your email or any other Identity Information you provide as expressly set forth in this Policy.
When you provide your (which is collectively known as “Demographic Information”) we collect and store all Demographic Information. We will generally use this information internally to assist us analyze the profiles of who our Website users are and our web traffic in general. We also may share this information in association with your Identity Information as specifically stated in this Policy.
When you leave any comments on our Website, we collect and store this information in our database along with your email address and author name. We use any Identity Information we collect from you as described in this Policy. Comments, by their nature, are immediately and publicly visible to all visitors to this website and they are not private. When you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Do not post information you consider to be private in nature.
Personal Information from Children Under 13
Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Identity Information on this Website. If it does come to our attention that any child under the age of 13 has submitted any personal information to this Website, we will delete all such information that we have collected immediately. If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child under the age of 13 has submitted any of his or her Identity Information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information immediately upon your request. All requests should be made by email and sent to us using our website contact form. Please include your child’s name and a description of the type of information you think he or she may have submitted to this Website.
HOW WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you access our Website, we collect and store certain non-personally identifying information sent automatically by your browser using standard web server logs and automatic data collection tools such as cookies and web beacons. This information may include your IP address, which may tell us your general location information such as your country and sometimes your city, state and/or zip code, the domain name from which you access our Website, your browser type and language, the pages you access, the date and time you access pages on our Website and your operating system version. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of any of our web pages. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page. We may also use this information to redirect you to a different version of our Website if you are accessing our Website through a mobile or similar device.
Cookies & Similar Tracking Technologies
We along with third parties that assist us to operate this Website may monitor your use of this Website through cookies, web beacons and other automatic data collection tools. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to refuse all cookies, some cookies are placed on your browser immediately as soon as you visit our site. Cookies and similar collection tools are files with a small amount of data, which may include a unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and transferred to your device. We reserve the right to monitor your use of this Website and track you as described in this Cookies policy by the use of any automatic data collection tools at all times and you consent to the use of these tools when you use and access our Website. This Website uses both “first-party” cookies and “third-party” cookies. First-party cookies are those used by our Website each time you visit our Website. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a third-party source other than our Website. We do not have access or control over these cookies.
Both the first-party and third-party cookies and tracking technologies used on this Website can be broadly divided into the following categories:
Necessary cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Statistic cookies helps us understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Marketing cookies are used on this Website by Google, YouTube and other third-parties to track visitors across different websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual Google use.
First-Party Cookies/Tracking Technologies
We use automatic data collection tools to track and record your Website use and activity data, including the pages you view and how long you spend on each page or portion of our Website, the links you click on, the features of this Website you access, whether you are a new vs. repeat visitor or in order to monitor your interactions with any video or other content that you access on this Website (“Use Information”). This is done primarily for website traffic and general user analysis purposes. We also do this to help measure and research the effectiveness of the features contained on this Website.
We may use third party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, in order to collect information about your use of this Website. You may opt-out of Google Analytics by using Google’s Browser Add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Shopping Cart:Cookies and similar tools are used to facilitate shopping cart and e-commerce functionality with the storage and retrieval of items you place in your shopping cart and to facilitate the operation of convenient shopping cart and check-out features.
We also use both “persistent cookies” that remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie (these cookies are activated each time you visit our Website), and “session cookies,” which allows us to track your actions on this Website during a browser session. Each time you open up a browser window and close the browser window represents a single browser session. All session cookies are created temporarily and are deleted once you close your browser window.
You can block our cookies or any third-party cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to use all or parts of our site in the manner intended. Your Internet browser allows you to change your cookie settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Please visit the following link for more information on these settings in various browsers: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-enable-cookies-internet-explorer. For even more information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2
Linking (Bundling) Your Website Use Information
We do not combine or link your Identity Information with any Website Use Information or any other information we automatically collect from you.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use third party service providers to provide services and/or products to us necessary for hosting or operating this Website, and/or necessary for providing email services and similar services to our users. In the course of providing these services and/or products to us, such third parties may sometimes have limited access to information collected on this Website, including some of your Identity Information. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us for any third party provider to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever other than as necessary to provide the applicable service to us.
Do We Sell Your Identity Information?
We make every effort to respect your privacy and we will never sell, license or disclose any of your Identity Information, by itself or bundled with any Use Information or other information you provide or that we collect to any third parties for any purpose not expressly set forth in this Policy without your express written consent. We only share or disclose any Identity Information or other information collected from You as expressly set forth in this Policy.
Social Media Features and Widgets
Your Rights Under the GDPR
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU data subjects (individuals located in the EU during data collection) have the right to access their stored personal data and have it provided to them in an electronic, machine-readable format, rectify errors in their personal data, the right “to be forgotten” and have any stored personal data permanently deleted, the right to withdraw prior consent to and/or restrict certain uses of personal data previously collected and the right to know the source of any personal data collection if informed consent was not given. If you are an EU natural citizen, please contact us by email in order to exercise any of these rights.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request once per year certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes that we share during the immediately preceding calendar year. If You are a California resident and desire to make such a request, please contact us using our website contact form. Please include the words “California Privacy Disclosure Request” in the subject line.
We may disclose certain Identity information if: i) requested via a subpoena, court order, or local, state, federal or international law enforcement request to release any such information; or ii) in order to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; or iii) to protect our rights or protect our property, or any or the rights of our customers or other third parties.
When you visit this Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you send us an email communication, call us or send a written correspondence for any reason, we may create a file and store your email and other Identity Information specific to you. We generally will maintain a record and keep notes of all communications with you. All messages transmitted by you on this Website or to us shall not be treated as confidential and shall be deemed to be accessible to the general public. You should not transmit any communications or correspondences to us that you intend only the intended recipient(s) read. Notice is hereby given that all messages or electronic data transmitted onto this Website can and may be read by us, regardless of whether we are the intended recipient of any such message(s).
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We use reasonable, industry standard security measures to protect all Identity Information and billing information you provide. For instance, when you provide any credit card or other billing or shipping information through our checkout process, we encrypt that information during transmission using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. We make no guarantee, warranty or representation that your credit card or other billing information, or any other information you provide through this Website, will remain secure at all times from any illegal or unauthorized access of the information by third parties. We shall not, under any circumstances, be held responsible or liable for information or transmissions that are accessed by third parties illegally or without authorization through this Website and/or network. We will report any unauthorized access of your information promptly upon discovery, and we will use our best efforts to remedy any security vulnerability that contributed to the unauthorized access.
Information Storage And International Transfer
Any Identity information and all other information which we collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of any information from your country to the United States.
How to Update, Change or View Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you would like to request any changes or updates to any Identity Information you have provided to us, or if you would like to view any information we have collected from your use of this Website, please contact us and request the same by sending an email to us using our website contact from. Please include the words “Personal Information Request.” If you make any information requests, we will require that you provide proof of your identity, which may include providing us with a copy of a driver’s license, social security card and/or birth certificate. We also reserve the right to require that you sign and provide us with a notarized affidavit verifying your identity before we update or release any information to you.
Upon any acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control of our business/organization, we reserve the right to transfer any Identity information you have submitted to this Website as part of the property owned by us to our successor resulting from such merger, acquisition, sale, etc. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, We reserve the right to transfer your Identity Information to protect any of the our rights or as required by law.