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Privacy Policy

This is the website of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights (Plymouth). Our postal address is 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.

We can be reached via email at info@plymouthchurchucc.org or you can reach us by telephone at 216.921.3510.

Plymouth Church maintains this website as a service to its members and visitors.

The Privacy Policy set forth below governs your use of this website, and by using the website you agree to be bound by them. Therefore, please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you use this website. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not use this website.
Plymouth will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone, and it will not disclose any collected information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Log Files

Like most websites, this website logs your IP address, browser type, hits on particular pages and other general traffic information. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information and you remain anonymous.

Use of Personal Information

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. If you give us personal information, including for purposes of submitting a post, signing up for a newsletter, contacting the church or purchasing items, or online giving, we will not share that information with any third party, except with authorized employees, agents and contractors who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential, or in order to comply with the law, to enforce or apply the Privacy Policy or to protect the rights, property or safety of the website, any user of the site, Plymouth Church or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliated organizations.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information if transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database, only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, bank account information, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a file that is sent from a web server to your web browser and placed on your computer. When you initially visit the website, we create a cookie for your computer and then use it to track your clicks as you go through the site. We also use cookies if users specify that they want the site to “store” their login information. There is no personal information stored within the cookie itself and we cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you or from your computer. While your activity may be tracked while you are at our website, we do not use cookies to track your activity before or after you leave the site. We use cookies to maintain an active connection for our administrators on the database.

Links

This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Plymouth is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to this Site.

Posting of Personal Information

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example, in a post, on a web board or through email – that information can be collected and used by others. By disclosing personal information online, you may make that information available to others who will use it to send you unsolicited messages or for other purposes you may not desire or intend.

Photographs

    When using photos of Plymouth events, members, etc., online, either directly on the website or in photo albums we use the following guidelines:

  • Including photos on our website is a privilege for us, and we intend to respect and honor it.
  • Some of the website photos may be hosted on third-party websites. Plymouth Church has no control over these websites or their content and does not assume any responsibility or liability for their data practices. Please contact Plymouth Church with any questions or concerns about specific images.
  • Automatic approval for publication on the website of pictures of adults or minors participating in church activities is assumed.
  • Photos are almost always of people in public spaces, at public events.
  • We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo. If we know someone is shy about such things, we ask them before posting the photo.
  • Applying other parts of our general privacy policy, we don’t put full names of children or youth as captions with photos, and we minimize how often we use full names of adults.
  • We will gladly provide credit for who took a particular photo if desired by the photographer, and we would certainly honor any copyright wishes or restrictions.
  • Requests by individuals for removal of specific pictures of themselves, or of parents or guardians for removal of specific pictures of their minor children, will always be honored immediately upon request.
  • Individuals may file with the church office a blanket denial of permission for publication of pictures of themselves or of their minor children or wards.

OPT-OUT

Church needs to be able to communicate at times with all Users, and therefore it reserves the right to contact Users. Users who no longer wish to receive the Church newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions in the e-mails.

We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We are committed to conducting our site in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, you can send an email to the church offices, or contact us at: 216.921.3510

Plymouth reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy as needed.