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Privacy Notice

Online Privacy Statement and Refund Policy

This Privacy Policy explains why we collect certain information and how we protect your personal privacy within our web site. What follows discloses how we gather and disseminate data for the web site.

We encourage you to fully understand your rights by reading this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. First Church of God Center of Hope (FCOG COH) reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting changes on our site. Any change is effective upon posting.

To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site;
2. Who collects such information;
3. How such information is used;
4. With whom your information may be shared;
5. What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

If you have questions regarding this statement, please contact us at administrator@firstchurchofgod.com and reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

Our online payment, prayer request, new member intake, and registration for event forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. The information that First Church of God Center of Hope collects helps us to provide information and relates to church services. FCOG COH will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Moreover, FCOG COH will not disclose your name, address, e-mail address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address:

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information to help us improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:

Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience on the site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer browsing that Web site. Many web sites use cookies for record-keeping. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse them. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security:

All information provided to FCOG COH is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of First Church of God Center of Hope. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant its security.

Protecting our Children:
FCOG COH encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online. No information may be submitted to or posted on FCOG COH’s web site by users 13 years old and younger. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, FCOG COH will not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever for our users 13 years and younger. If any services or features on the site require registration, a user 13 years old and younger will be required to provide the email of the parent or guardian which will allow us to notify that person that the child has registered for a service or feature. Parental or guardian consent will consist of an email from that person to First Church of God Center of Hope stating that they are aware that the child is using the web site. Identifying a website user as 13 or under is not easy and FCOG COH will not be held responsible for anyone misrepresenting themselves as over 13 when in fact they are not.
Other Web Sites:

Our Site may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you enter another Web site for which First Church of God Center of Hope has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Web Site:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site contact us at administrator@firstchurchofgod.com.

Refund Policy
Online contributions to the FCOG COH are considered to be non-refundable. The refund policy for specific events is determined according to the nature of event. The event refund policy is posted within the event registration form.