Thanks for visiting our website. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy seriously, and we never sell or share your personal information, email addresses, or financial information beyond what is stated in this policy.
When we say “we,” “us,” “our,” and “Samaritan” we are referring to Samaritan Church in all locations.
When we say “you,” we are referring either to a website account holder, regular user, or to some other person who visits any of our websites, social media, blogs, or mobile applications.
“Services” refers to sign-ups, registrations, receipt of fees, online contributions, email, email lists, texting, and other similar functions.
“Personal Information” means information that can be used to identify you, including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, email, phone number, mailing address, gender, occupation, financial accounts, or other demographic information.
Samaritan Church is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, network monitoring, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Our giving platform has safety protocols in place for collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card and bank account information.
Information you voluntarily provide: You may provide contact information by visiting our websites, responding to visitor information requests, sharing the information with a community group leader, through class or event registration, or through online contributions.
Information we will not collect: Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We may use and disclose personal information only for the following purposes:
a. To communicate with you. Samaritan uses this information for staff to communicate with you.
b. To promote to you. We may promote church wide initiatives that we think may be of interest to you. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. Processing and Confirmation of Registrations and Financial Transaction. We will use bank or credit card information, including: bank account number, credit card number and expiration date, to process payments or contributions per your instructions. If you register for a class, event, or camp we may send a confirmation email or text. If you make a contribution or make a payment, we may send a confirmation email or text. If your credit card that you have voluntarily placed on file with us, expires we may send you a notification email or text message. If you owe money towards a camp or event, we may similarly contact you.
d. To send you System Alert messages. For example, weather delays or cancelations.
e. To protect the rights and safety of our users and members and third parties, as well as our own.
f. To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
g. To provide information to representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
h. To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
i. To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
j. To provide, support, and improve the services we offer.
We will not otherwise share personal or financial information with third parties without your prior approval.