Mennonite Church USA is committed to protecting your privacy while using technology to carry out our missional calling as a church. This Statement of Privacy applies to this Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using this Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Use of your Personal Information
Mennonite Church USA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Mennonite Church USA does not collect, use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Mennonite Church USA collects and uses your personal information to operate this Web site and deliver the services you have requested.
Mennonite Church USA keeps track of the pages our users visit within this Web site, in order to determine what services are the most popular.
Mennonite Church USA will only disclose personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to track usage and improve the site, this Web site may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by this Web site. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Mennonite Church USA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of this Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through this Web site’s public message boards or blogs, this information may be collected and used by others.
Mennonite Church USA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from this Web site so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Mennonite Church USA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of this Web site.
This Web site may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize this Web site’s pages, or register with this Web site or services, a cookie helps the Web site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Web site features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this Web site’s services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Mennonite Church USA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Mennonite Church USA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Mennonite Church USA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Mennonite Church USA is protecting your information.
Mennonite Church USA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that this Web site has not adhered to this Statement, please write to chrisr [at] mennoniteusa.org. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.