Privacy Policy

A bit of insight on how we handle your information.

Faith Church takes seriously the privacy of those that use our services either in physical form or electronically on our web site. We have established this Privacy Policy to communicate what information we collect and how that information is used and safeguarded.

By accessing, you acknowledge the terms and conditions expressed herein. We reserve the right to change this policy at our sole discretion and without notice.

What information is collected?

When a user visits our website, we collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally (non-personally identifiable information, non-PII). We track information such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user's browser type. We also collect specific information regarding the user's session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.

Sometimes we ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII) by filling in forms. This information generally includes, but is not limited to, name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number. We request this information when the user:

  • Requests to receive specific information on a school of ministry course or degree
  • Signs up to receive regular notifications
  • Corresponds with us via email

Faith Church does not collect special categories of data including political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, genetic or biometric data, health or mortality data, sexual orientation, or information from children under the age of 13.

How is the information used?

When a user makes a donation, personally identifiable financial information(such as bank account or credit card information) is collected and used only for the completion of the transaction. The financial information is not stored or accessible to us from within our systems.

When a person corresponds with us by postal mail, by phone, or in person, we collect personally identifiable financial information in order to complete the transaction via the same electronic platform as the online transaction. After completion of the transaction, the written financial information is shredded and disposed of.

From the website, non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow us to analyze how our website is used and to improve the content and service the website provides. Personally identifiable information collected on the website, or by means of electronic surveys is used for analysis to improve the content of the website and the services we provide.

Faith Church owns the collected information and will not sell, rent, lease, exchange, or give the information to outside individuals or entities. We may use this information to offer services, news updates, event announcements, or other relevant content. Faith Church may share this information within the organization and it's business partners to streamline communications and reduce duplication of mailings, but will not make this information available to anyone outside of Faith Church or it's business partners.

Are "Cookies" used on the website?

"Cookies" are a text file of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the Faith Church site if you do so.

How is personally identifiable information safeguarded?

Faith Church utilizes industry standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls and passwords to protect electronic information. Multiple physical security methods such as locking devices and 24 hour premise monitoring are also employed to secure physical and electronic information. Finally, access to PII is limited to a small number of personnel and only on a need-to-know basis.

Links to other web sites

The Faith School of Ministry website may contain links to other websites. Faith Church neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of non-Faith Church websites.

How to opt out of correspondence

Based on the information a user has provided, Faith Church may send e-mail or postal correspondence to the user. Each form of correspondence will contain an easy means to opt out of further correspondence.