Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 6, 2021

Introduction

At Apostolic Faith Church, FaithWorks Ministries, Apostolic Faith Church Ministries (the "Church" or "Ministry"), we respect your right to privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. In this privacy policy, the words "we", "our" and "us" mean and refer to Apostolic Faith Church. When we refer to persons interacting with AFC, we use the term "you”.

 

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website and any other digital solutions owned and operated by us (collectively our "Website").

This policy also applies to information we collect:

  • when you contact us by mail, telephone, e-mail, text or other electronic means;

  • when you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services;

  • when you support us through donations;

  • when you otherwise access our products, programs and services or communicate with us.

 

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree with it, please discontinue use of our Website.

 

This policy addresses the following:

  • What Information Do We Collect and how we collect it?

  • Third-party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

  • What Information Do We Collect Offline?

  • How Do We use your information?

  • What Choices Do You have regarding How we Use and Disclose Your Information?

  • How Do You Access and Change Your Information?

  • Data Security

  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy

  • Contacting Us For Inquiries

Are Children Allowed to Use our Site?

Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you may use the Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to us or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 on our Website. If you are under 18, do not use or register, make any purchases, or use any of the interactive or public comment features on this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 on our Website without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at privacy@afcchicago.org.

What information do we collect and how do we collect it?

Personal Information you disclose to us. We collect personal Information you voluntarily provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords, and payment information.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make, the programs you access, and the services you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

  • Name and Contact Data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data;

  • . We collect passwords, and similar security information used for authentication and account access;

  • Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.  

It is your responsibility to provide us with personal information that is true, complete and accurate.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us;

  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.

What Information Do We Collect Offline?

When you contact us by mail, telephone, or other means to support us through donations, access our programs, or services, or otherwise communicate with us, we collect:

  • information by which you may be contacted, including mailing address, email address and telephone number;

  • financial information provided in connection with your donations and purchases; and

  • details of your donations and purchase transactions and other records of your involvement with us.

 

 

Third-party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications on the Website may be served by third-parties, including content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.

How Do We Use your information?

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • to conduct Ministry activities;

  • to inform you about Ministry, to provide you with further opportunities to support and partner with us, and for the purpose of processing, facilitating or confirming your donations and purchases;

  • to present our Website and its functionality to you;

  • to meet regulatory or legal requirements.

 

Disclaimer of Reliability:

Apostolic Faith Church makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this Website, its suitability for use, or that this Website will be uninterrupted or error-free.

 

Disclaimer of Damages:

You assume all risks associated with the use of the Website, including any risk to your hardware, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file that might be transmitted or activated via the Website or your access to it. Apostolic Faith Church shall not be liable for any damages of any kind (general, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost income, or lost revenues or lost profits) resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in the Apostolic Faith Church website.

 

What Choices Do You have regarding How we Use and Disclose Your Information?

You do have choices about how we use and disclose your information. If you do not want your information used or shared in accordance with this notice:

 

  • You can choose not to provide your information, even though it might be needed to make a donation, purchase or transaction, or to take advantage some of our Website’s functionality;

  • You can opt out of email marketing:

    • You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we will still need to send you service-­related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account.

 

  • If you do not want to receive mail and telephone contact from us, you can

    • Sign in to your account and update your sms preferences by navigating to the “My Profile” page; or

    • Email our Privacy Officer at privacy@afcchicago.org 

To terminate your account, please make your request by emailing us at privacy@afcchicago.org

 

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, and/or comply with legal requirements.

  

How Do You Access and Change Your Information?

If you would like to review and change your personal information, you may do so by signing in to your account and updating your information by navigating to the “My Profile” page.

 

Data Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the security of personal information we process.

 

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given or you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not 100% secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

 Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This policy may change from time to time.

The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and will be effective as soon as it is accessible. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes. If we make material changes to this privacy policy we may notify you by posting a notice on the Website or by directly sending you a notification. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

 

Contacting Us For Inquiries

If you have comments or questions about our policies, please email us at privacy@afcchicago.org or by mail at:

Privacy Officer

Apostolic Faith Church

3843 S. Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60653