Your privacy is important to us at Grace Cathedral. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect
At theGraceCathedral.org and our social media sites, you can download, join our mail lists, submit or e-mail a prayer request or question, create a user account, register to receive email newsletters, register to receive other materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages include name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information, etc.
At certain parts of our site, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products and services, participate in online teaching courses, receive email newsletters or otherwise participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
Website: We may from time to time passively collect non-personally identifiable information incidental to a visitor’s use of our site. For example, we may automatically collect information concerning the web pages a user visited, the order in which they were visited, hyperlinks used, the type of computer operating system and browser being used, and the type of internet service provider used by the visitor.
We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that Google will truncate the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the settings to their browser software accordingly.
The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. Users can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Giving Page: To donate online you must enter your Name and address as they are registered with your credit card provider or bank. We also ask for your email address and telephone number. Your email address is needed to send you a confirmation of the transaction and to contact yours with any questions concerning it. We ask for your telephone number as a safeguard against fraudulent transactions; this is so that we can contact your for transaction verification if necessary or validate shipping information. If you request that an item is shipped to a different address, this information will be required for the shipping address also, for the above reasons. Our Credit Card Processing occurs directly between the consumer and Rebel Give’s Portico Gateway and never touches our server.
Email newsletters: When you subscribe to receive our email newsletters, we collect only the information needed to email you the newsletters or to receive location-based updates.
Please note that MailChimp is a third-party service that is not owned or managed by Grace Cathedral.
Recipient lists, including email addresses, are stored on a secure MailChimp server in the USA for the purposes of email newsletter distribution.
To unsubscribe from our email newsletters, you can opt-out of further communications at any point by selecting the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter. You can also contact us directly to request that you are removed from our email newsletter mailing list.
Text messaging: When you subscribe to receive our text messages, we collect only the information needed to text you the notifications or to receive location-based updates.
Please note that Text In Church is a third-party service that is not owned or managed by Grace Cathedral.
Recipient lists, including email addresses, are stored on a secure Text In Church server in the USA for the purposes of email newsletter distribution.
Social Media: When you come to any of our social media pages, we do not collect any data except the aggregated data provided by these companies, which includes metrics such as the number of visits and clicks, impressions, Likes, Shares, Comments, Reach, etc.. We may also collect data about the usage of our tabs or apps, which may include basic web analytics including IP addresses, browser types, the domain the user came from, and their likely country of origin. This anonymous information is aggregated and is not associated with individual users or specific information from their public or private social media profiles. We collect it to help us analyze usage patterns, improve overall page performance, and provide information useful to our users.
We may disclose information to non-affiliated entities when required or permitted by law, such as to respond to a subpoena, to prevent fraud, or to comply with an inquiry by a governmental agency.
As described above, Grace Cathedral may share limited anonymous information about our users and their systems and usage of our tabs/apps with trusted third parties who help us analyze usage patterns, improve the site’s overall performance, and provide information useful to our users.
By sharing your comment or testimony on our social media sites, you are allowing everyone access to see and use that information about you. Grace Cathedral may use or share the comments you post to our social media sites.
Facebook (Visitor Action Pixel): We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”)) on our website.
This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads by contacting the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when giving a donation to complete that donation and to answer the email we receive. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. This information may also be used to communicate with you through email, postal mailings, and magazines from Grace Cathedral. If you do not want to receive information in these methods, we will remove you from our list. Simply email us. Please provide us with your name and complete address so we can properly remove you from the list.
We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
If available, you can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter updates on our new products and services. The information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.
We may use non-personally identifiable information and information obtained through cookies in order to monitor and improve our site. By counting the number of visits to our site and where each visitor goes on our site, we can determine the areas of our site that the visitors like and use the most and which areas need improvement. With this information, we can continually improve our site for the best online experience possible.
All comments and feedback submitted by questionnaire or otherwise through or in conjunction with this website is considered non-confidential and the property of Grace Cathedral. By submitting feedback or comments, you agree to a no-charge assignment to Grace Cathedral of all rights, title and copyrights, and other intellectual property rights on a worldwide basis to the feedback or comments. Grace Cathedral is free to use your feedback or comments on an unrestricted basis. Feedback or comments submitted to the ministry may be used in advertising for the website and may be edited.
If you submit a testimony/praise report to Grace Cathedral by any means, you agree to a no-charge assignment to Grace Cathedral of all rights, title and copyrights, and other intellectual property rights on a worldwide basis to the submitted materials. This includes audio, video, graphics, transcripts, paper or electronic submissions. Grace Cathedral is free to use your testimony/praise report on an unrestricted basis. Testimonies or praise reports submitted to the ministry may be utilized and/or appear on the Grace Cathedral website (www.theGraceCathedral.org), affiliated websites, YouTube, other media websites, streaming media, television, radio, social media or printed material without payment or any other consideration, now or in the future. Submitted materials may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and you waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein your likeness, recordings or information appears. Submitted testimonies/praise reports may be used by us with personally identifiable information. If you do not wish for us to use your name or picture with your testimony/praise report, you must state this with your submission, and we will not use them.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
We make every effort to comply with your request.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt all of your personal data during transmission over the internet. This ensures that the information you shared with us on our website is safe and protected. Individual data is kept for statistical, historical and legal reasons.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, no part of our website is structured to sell products for purchase by children. All products we sell are for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use theGraceCathedral.org only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. To subscribe to our email newsletters, you must be 18 years of age.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your online store personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by going to https://accounts.rebelgive.com/. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. If you would like to delete your information, please contact us as specified below. At the bottom of our email newsletters, there is a link to check your preferences for receiving our email newsletter as well as view your online partner information.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email or write us at Grace Cathedral, Attn: Privacy Inquiries, P.O. Box 1790, Akron, OH 44309-1790, U.S.A.
Read our full Terms and Conditions here.