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Privacy Policy

Mountain Christian Church (we, us, our) is committed to providing you with relevant information and keeping your privacy secure. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy” or the “Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and share information from Mountain members and online visitors. We take protection of your personal data and privacy very seriously. The data that we do use helps us understand who interacts with us and allows us to tailor information for current and future Website users. By continuing to use our Website, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy and all that it describes. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from: our Website (MountainCC.org), church-related emails, texts, and other electronic messages between you and this Website, and mobile applications downloaded from this Website. By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Authorization of Use: Mountain hereby authorizes any person to access this Website for informational purposes only. Mountain reserves the right to terminate access to this Website at any time without notice.

PERSONAL DATA THAT WE COLLECT

You have complete control over your personal information. In general, you can visit our Website without providing us with any personal information. However, there are instances where we must have your personal information in order for us to grant you access to our protected and secured sites. Our web server also automatically recognizes the domain of each visitor to our Website, which collects the date and time of each visit, the IP address, and referring site. We collect this same information, as well as the email addresses and names of people who choose to provide them, email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and information volunteered by users, such as site registrations and survey information. We do not collect personal information about you, except when you volunteer to provide it to us. This may occur through the use of site registrations, surveys, or through online giving. The information may include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, phone number, age group, birthday, gender, and other preferences. The types of personal information we collect varies depending on your use of our Website features. If you register for an event on the Website or opt-in to receive emails and/or other communications, we store the information provided to us. If you choose not to provide us with information, you will not receive future digital and written communications from us. Personal data is kept indefinitely. If you prefer that we do not store your information, please do not provide us with your information. If you have given us your information and would like us to no longer store it, please call or email us with the contact information provided below. 

DISCLOSURE OF USER INFORMATION

Online Giving: For those who choose to give their tithe or offering online, we use the company Simple Donation. In order to make the transaction, we must collect your first name, last name, credit card number, credit card expiration date, and the credit card security code. All of this information is encrypted and meets security standards. If you do not wish for us to have this information, please do not use our online platform to give your tithes and offerings.

PRIVACY POLICY | HOW WE COLLECT OUR DATA

Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer to keep track of information. We use cookies to review traffic patterns on our Website in order to improve and personalize your web experience. Many web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can turn off your browser cookies, but it may prevent you from using some of the features on our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

Web Beacons: We sometimes use web beacons or pixel tags, which are transparent images placed on a webpage to indicate that the page has been viewed, or to tell your browser to get content from another server. They may also tell us when our emails have been opened. 

Third Party Services: We work with our third-party service providers such as Google, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Google Website Optimizer, social media ads, Constant Contact, Living As One, Rock RMS, Simple Donation, and My Well when automatically collecting information about how our sites are accessed, what they are used for, browser type, device type, operating system, application version, browsing time, page views, and features or applications used on the sites. This data helps us understand what our sites are being used for, and how we can update content in order to make it more relevant to all of our users. It also allows us to know who is using our platforms so that we can better communicate to other similar individuals.

Third-Party Links: This Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not controlled by Mountain. These third-party links are made available to you as a convenience and you agree to use these links at your own risk. Please be aware that Mountain is not responsible for the content of third-party websites linked to Mountain nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third-party websites linked to Mountain. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are actively in a connection with Mountain. If you should link to a third-party website from Mountain, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that website’s privacy policy.

Disclaimer of Liability: In no event shall Mountain or its affiliates be liable for any compensatory, special, direct, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, information, or profits arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the data, information, or material included in this Website or on the Internet generally or on any other basis.

Disclaimer for Links: Although this site may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, Mountain and its affiliates take no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

HOW WE USE THE DATA

Mountain does not sell, trade, or transfer user information to third parties. The information we collect is used internally in order to improve our Website and contact users, and it is not shared with third-party organizations except for special circumstances listed: 

  1. When you authorize such disclosure.
  2. When verifying your identity.
  3. In response to your questions, comments, or requests.
  4. In response to local, state, or federal law enforcement officials upon request.
  5. In response to judicial, administrative, or similar proceeding or order upon request.
  6. In response to any belief that such disclosure is required by law.
  7. In response to a physical threat to any individual. In the event that we merge with another organization, it is likely that they will receive access to our consumer information.

In order to provide communication services, we may utilize a third-party service provider for routine services, such as mailings. In these instances, we provide only the necessary information to ensure the service is delivered. The third-party service provider must sign an agreement to keep our consumer’s information confidential and secure. Upon completion of the service, the third-party must either destroy all provided information or return it to us. 

KEEPING DATA SECURE

We take your personal information and data very seriously, which is why we have a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate. This security technology ensures that all data passed between web browsers and web servers remains private and secure. We are diligent in ensuring that our SSL Certificate is always up-to-date and never expires. In addition, we also have security measures in place at all of our physical locations to keep safe the personal data that you have given us. While it is impossible to guarantee 100% security, we have systems to keep your data safe to the best of our abilities.

Changes In Our Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice of our intent to make the changes. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.

Disclaimers: We do not collect sensitive, personal data such as race or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious, or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, genetic, or biometric data, or health information to include information regarding mortality and sex life or sexual orientation. Our Privacy Policy applies only to the information on our Website. While we may have links to other sites on our Website, we are not responsible for the privacy policies on other sites. Because of changing technology, we may use personal information for other uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If you are concerned with how your information is being used, please check back here periodically or contact us using the information below.

Use of this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Maryland, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Any dispute concerning this site shall be subject to the exclusive venue of a court of competent jurisdiction in Maryland.

Should any provision of our terms and conditions be held invalid, unlawful, or for any reason unenforceable, then the invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable provision shall be severable from the remaining provisions. Such invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Contacting Us: If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at info@mountaincc.org.

QUESTIONS

Please use our contact information to request a user-access report, correct any information that we have about you, or request the deletion of your personal data. Mountain's contact information is:

1824 Mountain Rd, Joppa, MD 21085 | 410.877.1824 | info@mountaincc.org