BBC Privacy Policy

The information contained in/on our website, our church app, our church management system, our online giving platform, our streaming services, and any other current or future Blacksburg Baptist Church (BBC) online service (hereafter referred to as BBC information systems) is owned by BBC. We leverage third-party providers to host and operate all our information systems. We know you care about how your information is used and shared. We hope the following statements will help you understand our policies and how we use the information you provide to us.

BBC will collect, use and protect the information you provide to us on BBC information systems. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. For more information on how our third-party providers manage information on their systems, please refer to their individual privacy policies.

WHAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

  1. Cookies.WhenyouvisitaBBCinformationsystem,wemaysendoneormore cookies to your computer, so that we may uniquely identify your browser (a cookie is simply a tiny text file containing a string of characters). Accepting our cookies allows you to keep your user preferences from session to session. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies, or to tell you when you're being sent a cookie. Some BBC information system features and services may not function properly if you have cookies disabled.

  2. Loginformation.WhenyouuseBBCinformationsystems,weautomatically record information that your browser sends when you visit one of our information systems. These logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

  3. Othersites.ThisPrivacyPolicyappliesonlytoBBCinformationsystemsthatare owned by or hosted for BBC. BBC cannot regulate other sites linked to/from/within our various information systems. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. You should familiarize yourself with their unique Privacy Policies, should you choose to visit their sites.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. We collect your information to support your participation, deliver requested content, to note your preferences, and to keep you informed about events, related resources, and spiritual development opportunities. You may opt out of electronically delivered communication at any time by using the unsubscribe feature for that service. You may decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case we may not be able to provide those services to you.

Your email address and phone number is occasionally used for BBC communications you’ve opted-in to receive, including but not limited to email, SMS, MMS, text message, or other reasonable means now known or later developed. We never sell, share, or spam your personal information.

HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

BBC does not share your personal information with other institutions outside of the church. We will share basic personal information, such as name, phone number, email address, and mailing address with BBC members, associate members, and regular attenders to support communications within our congregation. If you do not want your personal information shared in this way, you may opt out by contacting the church office.

BBC may also share your personal information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms Of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of BBC, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

INFORMATION SECURITY

BBC takes commercially reasonable steps to implement appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These steps may include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal

data. We restrict access to personal information to BBC employees, select lay-leaders, contractors and agents who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including removal of elevated access permissions, termination, and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. BBC is not responsible, however, if unauthorized access to information occurs.

DATA INTEGRITY

We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

ENFORCEMENT

BBC periodically reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints regarding privacy issues, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns.

We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between BBC and an individual.

QUESTIONS

Any questions about our privacy policy can be directed to: webmaster@blacksburgbaptist.org.