Privacy Policy

The Church of Happy Valley Ministries understands that the Internet can be a powerful asset to your spiritual life. At the same time, we strive to respect and protect your privacy. When you are visiting this website, we may collect all types of information concerning your viewing patterns, your browser, operating system and IP address, and any personally identifiable information that you provide to us, regardless of whether it is required or not. Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, gender, birthday, credit card information and hobbies. In order to provide you with a customized website and to track your viewing patterns, we may place a “cookie” on your computer that allows us to recognize you when you visit our site. For more information about cookies, see below. This policy is a summary of what information The Church of Happy Valley Ministries collects and how that information is used.

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION DOES THE CHURCH OF HAPPY VALLEY MINISTRIES COLLECT?
The Church of Happy Valley Ministries collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information The Church of Happy Valley Ministries collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that The Church of Happy Valley Ministries collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

WHAT DOES THE CHURCH OF HAPPY VALLEY MINISTRIES DO WITH THE INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED?
Any information that you provide to The Church of Happy Valley Ministries or that is obtained through this web site may be used for church purposes. We may disclose your information to related or affiliated entities or to other sister churches for church purposes, but we will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Any information that The Church of Happy Valley Ministries may disclose to third parties (other than sister churches) will only be released in the aggregate and will not contain any personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is useful for church statistics and marketing purposes. The Church of Happy Valley Ministries will not otherwise disclose your name, address, email address or phone number without your express consent, unless disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or relevant legal proceedings. The Church of Happy Valley Ministries or other sister ministries may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or other similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED?
Cookies are bits of computer code that The Church of Happy Valley Ministries places on your computer that can be accessed by our computer when you visit this site. Cookies allow us to collect information about you so that your experience on this site will be as customized as possible. Most computers will automatically receive cookies. You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser’s preferences menu. We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the St. James sites.

HOW DOES LINKING TO OTHER SITES AFFECT MY PRIVACY PROTECTIONS?
As a courtesy, The Church of Happy Valley Ministries provides links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by The Church of Happy Valley Ministries. Some of these sites may use the The Church of Happy Valley Ministries logo. These third party sites, however, are NOT subject to or bound by the The Church of Happy Valley Ministries Privacy Policy. Such third party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information form you or place cookies on your browser. The Church of Happy Valley Ministries is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting there from.

HOW DOES THE CHURCH OF HAPPY VALLEY MINISTRIES PROTECT THE SECURITY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT ME?
The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our website. In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.

 

THE CHURCH OF HAPPY VALLEY MINISTRIES PROTECTS THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN