What to expect from our
Who we are
Site – when we say “we”, “us” or “the Site,” we’re talking about the web-based online site Greater IMPACT Church accessible at https://www.greaterimpactchurch.org, live.greaterimpactchurch.org
You – we allow the use of the Site by registered users, or “Members,” however, unregistered users, or “Users” may browse the Site without creating an account but will have limited access to its content and functionality. Members and Users are collectively referred to in this policy as “you.”
Personal Data – may include name, email address, personal account preferences; which includes transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.
Personal Data is created by:
User’s interactions with our website and
Generated from technical processes.
By default, our site does not collect any personal data about visitors. It only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, some of our plugins may collect personal data. Any relevant information regarding plugins is provided below.
Accepting the Terms
How We Use Your Information
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising purposes. We use data that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, as follows:
To provide you with greaterimpactchurch.org, access to IMPACT groups, and any other information, products, or services that you request from us;
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
In any other way, we may describe when you provide the information and For any other purpose with your consent.
Your ability to access greaterimpactchurch.org is not contingent on you providing us with your personal information, and you may decline to submit personal information to us, however, that may prohibit us from providing you with certain greaterimpactchurch.org content and/or functionality.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments, Media, Contact Forms, Cookies, Embedded Content from other websites, Analytics.
Each of the following subsections details what the kind of data is collected and why by providing the legal basis for your data collection and retention or the active consent the user has given.
We use your personal data to authorize your access to the Site. We also use your personal data to provide certain functionality of the Site depending on the functionality you use and choose and the personal data you agree to provide. We use the data that we have about you to provide, improve, and personalize the Site, including with the help of automated technologies discussed in this policy and the inferences that we make from the information we collect.
Note: As of June 2018 We are not allowing comments to be used on our website. However the policies for collection of personal data in reference to comments will remain in effect at all times, should we choose to use this feature at a later date.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. For example, if you upload a picture you took while visiting Niagara Falls and your location option is activated, when you post it here, that location data could be vulnerable
Contact forms – why Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use the personal data available to us to observe social, behavioral, economic, and geographic trends as they pertain to ministry. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish our insights but only in an aggregated form that does not disclose your personally identifiable information (PII). For example, we may use your data to generate statistics about overall usage of the Site worldwide and in specific countries and geographic regions, as it pertains to the growth of the groups in our Online Community (Hey look!!! We now have 4 new groups in Antarctica, Let’s welcome them to our Community — this would be so cool if that actually happened, but this is just an example).
Security and Technical Issues
Our Online Community
Our Online Community (i.e worship center, or IMPACT groups) will allow users to communicate and connect with other Users to share ministry experience, ask and answer questions, and grow in relationships via the online community function. It is your choice whether to communicate with others via the Online Community, and you are responsible for the privacy of the data you share.
Information You Provide to Us
You do not have to become a Member (registered user) to view resources and certain pages hosted on the Site. You do need to become a Member to download or otherwise access the resources, training, community, and certain other features of the Site. Membership allows us to ensure you receive the content and functionality you request from the Site as well as to provide technical service and tailor the Site to function to its full potential. To become a Member, you are required to create an account and provide certain information such as your name, email address, ministry name, etc. which will be associated with your Member account.
Beyond this required information, you have choices about whether to provide additional information to be associated with your Member account. We collect personal data from you when you provide, post, or upload to the site. You do not have to provide such information; however, if you do not, it may limit our ability to personalize or fully support the Site and your ability to use the Site to its fullest extent.
If you choose to link the Site with other websites, applications, and services or profiles you have with third-party applications, you will provide the personal data stored on those applications to the Site and greaterimpactchurch.org. For example, by linking your Facebook account to the Site, you may provide personal information you have opted to share through Facebook to greaterimpactchurch.org. You may revoke the link with such accounts and third party applications by modifying your settings with those applications
We do not require that you provide sensitive data such as religious denomination, race, ethnicity, philosophical beliefs, or physical or mental health to create or maintain an account with greaterimpactchurch.org. It is your choice whether to provide such sensitive information should it be an option to do so. If you choose to provide any sensitive information, it may be used by Greater IMPACT to create a more personalized or efficient Site experience like other non-sensitive information you provide. In any event, Greater IMPACT will only process sensitive data you provide to us for Greater IMPACT’S legitimate activities on your behalf and will not disclose this information without your express consent. We will maintain your information subject to appropriate safeguards discussed in this policy and otherwise provided by Greater IMPACT. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Posts and Contributions
When the Site allows you to provide information or content to be published, distributed, or displayed, we refer to that as “posted,” which can be on public areas of the Site, websites you access through the Site or transmitted to other users of the Site or third parties, all of which we’ll call “User Contributions.” For example, these include activities such as posting comments about how you conduct ministry, questions about using our services or resources, or personal stories of experiences you have had.
Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in a public manner whether, through chat postings, social media, message boards, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. User Contributions are posted and transmitted at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your User Contributions.
We may contact you through email or other media to relay Greater IMPACT Church updates and news messages. We may also contact you through email or other media to relay information about other products and/or services offered by Greater IMPACT. You may unsubscribe from these messages via the unsubscribe link in emails providing these messages.
Your Communications Directly To Us. We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages with us, including when you submit personal information or requests by emailing email@example.com We retain those communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.
We may use your information to contact you about an account, security, legal, and other service-related issues. We will do this through in-app notifications, email, or other channels. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages (an example is a password reset email) from us, including security and legal notices
Third-party Information Collection
Greater IMPACT. Please keep in mind that the Site may contain links to other websites or apps. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements and policies of those other websites you choose to link to or from Greater IMPACT or the Site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and store your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, policies, or content of other websites or apps, including websites you link to or from the Site. Websites containing co-branding (referencing our name and a third party’s name) contain content delivered by the third party and not us.
Greater IMPACT cannot regulate other sites, content or applications linked or provided from within the Site and our various web sites and services. Some content or applications, including partner offers, may be served by third-parties, including content providers, application providers, analytics companies, your mobile device manufacturer, and your mobile service provider. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. 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, apps, and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Processing of Data
Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users From Outside the United States
Children Under the Age of 18
We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18 without the consent of the parent or legal guardian of that minor. A parent or guardian may consent to the use of the Site by a minor, which parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of the Site and assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through the Site. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at email@example.com. If we learn and have confirmation we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.
How we protect your data
We implement industry-standard security safeguards designed to protect your data. These include using encryption for your data while it is being transmitted between your device or browser and our servers.
However, given the nature of communications and information technology, and that the use of the internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through the Site or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.