Email, Privacy, & Refunds
Your privacy is a top priority for us. This policy outlines how we will collect, use, store, disclose, and de-identify your personal information.
The types of personal information we collect:
contact details (name, address, telephone numbers, email, etc.);
donation history; and
credit card and/or bank account details.
The types of sensitive information we collect include records of communication between us, which may include, from time to time, the information you provide us, or we collect from others. This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of information:
professional and practice information;
religious information (including attendance and denominational details)
personal credit card data; and
any idiosyncratic or personal information we obtain from you or others about you.
Why do we collect private information about you?
Grace City Church is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to leading people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. This means we embark on a number of different ways to develop and implement Christian services in our community. This includes our current campuses, resource dissemination, further investing in our innovative kids and youth programs, and involvement in our local and international aid initiatives to help people with acute needs from many different countries and cultures.
We collect information about people to allow us to communicate with them, introduce them to our organization, promote the Gospel to them, pray and provide other Christian services to them and inform them of our work.
We do not use the information in any way other than to further our objects and purposes.
We might also use your information for the following purposes:
for the immediate reason for which you have provided it to us (for example, to enable us to process your request, payment, registration, subscription, etc.);
to maintain contact with you about our work, to report to you about our work, or to encourage you to learn about what we do; and
any other purpose directly related to our work and for which you have provided consent (where it is reasonably required by law).
We don’t rent, sell or exchange your information. The types of organizations to whom we normally disclose your personal information include those who help us administer our technology information systems.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that these organizations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations when handling your personal information.
If you don’t want your personal information disclosed to another organization, and your information has not been collected digitally where you have signed the privacy statement, please let us know either when we collect your information by other means or at any later time. Sometimes we may be legally required to disclose your information, for example, to government departments.
We may also sometimes share non-personal, non-sensitive, and de-identified information with research organizations.
How we collect your information
We may collect information from you either directly or from third parties. Information we collect from third parties may be by formal or informal means.
Where we collect information from third parties, and it is not personal information that is contained in a common record, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information as required by law.
We collect personal information about supporters, donors, volunteers, employees, contractors, and visitors to our events. We collect your information in the following ways:
electronically including through our website and online surveys;
via social media messages or conversation;
during phone calls;
voice or image recordings;
while delivering and administering services at our facilities or other facilities, and from forms and other correspondence (both in writing and electronically).
How we use your information
We only use your personal and sensitive information for the reason we collect it as set out above and for the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise permitted by law. We will not disclose the information we collect to affiliates or third parties without your consent.
Accessing and correcting your personal information
You can access your information by asking us. Occasionally, we may need to refuse your request to access information, for example, where granting you access would infringe on someone else’s privacy.
When you request access, we will ask you to provide some form of identification so that we can ensure that you are the person to whom the information relates.
In some cases, we may also ask you to pay a reasonable fee to cover the cost of access.
We will respond to you within 28 days of receiving your request.
If we cannot help with your request, you will receive a written explanation as to why.
Complaints about a breach of your privacy
If you are concerned about how we have collected or managed your personal information, we request you follow the procedure set out below.
Contact us by email at email@example.com.
After we receive all the information we need from you, allow us approximately 28 days to address your complaint.
Disclosing your personal information overseas
Occasionally we may use overseas facilities or contractors to process or back-up information or to provide other services. As a result, we may disclose your personal information to our overseas facilities or contractors for these purposes. Any disclosure of your personal information overseas does not change our commitment to safeguarding your privacy. We do not otherwise disclose or transfer your personal information overseas.
Securing your information
We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of our personal and sensitive information and protect it against loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
Our systems are password protected and comply with applicable security standards. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access these details.
It is our policy to:
permanently de-identify personal information where reasonable and possible; and
destroy personal information once there is no longer a legal or business need for us to retain it.
It is your right to be dealt with anonymously, provided that is it lawful and practicable.
We will try to accommodate a request for anonymity wherever possible, however we note that in some circumstances, this may prevent us from practically and effectively communicating with you.
If this is the case we will notify you.
As part of our services, we may collect health information (such as your medical history to determine your eligibility to participate in certain initiatives).
When collecting health information from you, we will obtain your consent to such collection and explain how the information will be used and disclosed.
If health information is collected from a third party (such as from your doctor), we will inform you that this information has been collected and will explain how this information will be used and disclosed.
We will not use health information beyond the consent provided by you, unless your further consent is obtained or in accordance with any applicable law.
If we use your health information for research or statistical purposes, it will be de-identified if practical to do so.
When you visit this website a record of your visit is logged. The following data is supplied by your browser:
Your IP address and/or domain name;
Your operating system (type of browser and platform);
The date, time and length of your visit to the website; and
The resources you accessed and the documents you downloaded.
This information is used to compile statistical information about the use of our website. It is not used for any other purpose. If you do not want ‘cookies’ to be used, please adjust your browser settings to disable them.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to third-party websites, which may also have links to our website.
We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any website you link to from our website.
Refunds are not offered under any circumstances for event registrations, including but not limited to Echo Conference, Marriage Conference, Central Conference, Team Conference, Grace City Kids Camp, GCLI Registration, and Experience Trips, except where required by law.
Refunds are not offered under any circumstances for purchases of physical products, including but not limited to Life Journal, albums and EPs, merchandise, t-shirts, and mugs, except where required by law or in the case of the defective product. Federal law allows that returns be made for any reason on an unused product by midnight on the third day after purchase.
Email, privacy, and refund policies updated on January 1, 2019.