Last update: June 20, 2019.
Thank you for visiting The Church Today (TCT). Protecting your privacy is very important to us. This notice will help you understand our commitment to security and what kinds of information we may gather about you.
Information Collected Automatically
When you visit a TCT website, anonymous information is automatically logged as a function of running our website(s). This may include information such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, mobile device type, access time, referring website addresses, etc. This is a typical and common practice for running and maintaining websites.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information about you as an individual that would enable someone to contact you; for example, your name, address, telephone number, or email address. We may ask for such information when you join our site(s), subscribe or make use of our offerings or services in any way.
Providing any PII to us is voluntary. Do not submit any PII you do not want us to have.
You can visit and browse our websites without revealing any PII, but some content and access may be unavailable or restricted.
Aggregated information may be used in many ways, but not intentionally shared or intentionally used to contact you for matters unrelated to the functioning of our site(s), offerings or services.
PII you provide voluntarily may be used to improve your user experience, our site and services and all functions associated with its opperation. We do not sell our lists or user information to third parties, marketers or spammers. We may share said information if there is a demand from an authority. TCT reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement officials. TCT shall have no legal liability for such disclosures. TCT reserves the right to challenge the validity of any subpoena, court order, warrant or other legal process, in its sole discretion.
Content or information you submit may become public and accessible through search engines, scrapers or malicious technology. This is beyond our control. TCT is not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public or that becomes public by any means - direct or indirect - you hereby agree that any and all such sharing will be deemed to have been permitted by you, not TCT. If you do not want to have your information published, do not submit it anywhere or in any form or in any way.
We may publish any information you submit to us or provided to us with. If you prefer not to have your PII published, do not include it in your submission.
You may opt out of any subscriptions from us at any time. We may still communicate with you by any means concerning matters pertaining to your account, billing, legal matters or outstanding communications.
We may use various Analytics and Advertising cookies to gain demorgraphic insights and improve customer relationships. We may also use these cookies to deliver more relevant advertising. This information is typically not personally identifiable.
Third party service providers may use tacking technology and cookies to manage and measure the performance of their products or services delivered by or through our websites for their own purposes, of which we have no control.
You can set your browser to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, delete cookies periodically, or reject all cookies. The process for doing this may vary from browser to browser. Various providers provide various options for opting out of cookies and web beacons. You should familiarize yourself with those that concern you. This is your choice and responsibility and not ours. As an example, you may:
Opt-out of Google Analytics’ cookies here.
Opt out of Facebook’s cookies here.
Opting out of TCT's cookies may effect your user experience and site(s) performance.
TCT's websites do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Any information collected online by TCT from children under 18 is treated as if the person is 18 or older and is used only for delivering the requested product or service. Parents should visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information about staying safe online.
Various countries, states or jurisdictions may pass laws that allow online users to request certain information about how their PII is used or how we respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Our use of PII is stated in this document. If you require information in addition to this document, contact us directly in writing. TCT's websites do not currently respond to any DNT signals. Likewise, as laws are passed around the world it is virtually impossible to keep tract of them all. If an applicable law concerns you that we are unaware of, you are welcome to contact us in writing so that we can ammend our Privacy Policies accordingly. We accept no liability or responsibility in any form or manner other than to consider your request and ammend our policy at our sole discretion.
This website is governed by and operated in the United States of America (USA). TCT makes no representation that this website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations. By using this website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the USA acknowledge that you waive any claims that may arise under any other nations laws or international laws. If you do not want your PII transferred to the USA, do not provide it on our website(s).
TCT does not believe that privacy data or website security or online security is a reality, but a blissful illusion. The plethora of headlines reporting that the 'best' and 'most secure' systems in the world have been hacked is ample evidence of this. Wikipedia.org reports that "It is estimated that in first half of 2018 alone, about 4.5 billion records were exposed as a result of data breaches. In 2019, a collection of 2.7 billion identity records, consisting of 774 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, was posted on the web for sale." Wikipedia's list of companies that suffered data breaches includes: Adobe Systems, Affinity Health Plan, Inc., Ameritrade, Ancestory.com, Anthem Inc., AOL, Apple, AT&T, Barnes & Noble, British Airways, CardSystems Solutions Inc. (MasterCard, Visa, Etc.), Citigroup, Bank of America, CVS, US Department of Homeland Security, Dropbox, eBay, Equifax, Facebook, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, GMail, Google Plus, Hewlett Packard, Hilton Hotels, Home depot, Honda Canada, Hyatt Hotels, IRS, JP Morgan Chase, Michaels, Mozilla, NASDAQ, Sony Pictures, Starbucks, State of Texas, Target Corporation, Trump Hotels, Twitter, Uber, U.S. Army, United States Postal Service, U.S. Department of Defense, Walmart, Wordpress, Vodafone, Yahoo, etc. This list is suffiencient to make our point which is that it is foolishness to imagine that online data is safe and secure, especially when top institutions with the best and ultimate security, and almost unlimitted budget cannot keep their systems secure from malicious hackers. IF you do not want your PII information exposed, stolen or hacked do not place it on our site(s) or the Internet. You have been warned. This is your sole responsibility and liability of which we will share no part. That being said, we do use reputable service providers who have as part of their service security measures in place. We do use antivirus software. We do insist on the use of passwords by our users. We offer no guarantees, promises warranties beyond this whatsoever.
You may access and update the personal information when applicable, such as when you have subscribed to an email service from TCT. In such a case an appropriate unsubscribe or email options link will be included in TCT's email to you. You may unsubscribe at any time.
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