Privacy Statement

Internet Privacy Policy – Published 2015

Big Valley Grace Community Church respects the privacy of our website visitors. We do use information you provide to better serve you, but we also recognize that this information belongs to you and that we must treat it accordingly. The following statement spells out our privacy policy in more detail. The policy applies to bigvalleygrace.org and bvcs.org. If there are material changes to this policy in the future, information concerning any such change will be posted on this Web page.

Our Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information

We collect two kinds of information about our online visitors: personal and non-personal. Visitors are not required to register to access the public pages of our sites. Non-personal information is collected to track statistical information regarding the number and type of guests visiting Big Valley Grace Community Church sites in order to guide our efforts to improve our sites. The non-personal information we monitor includes the browser type and operating system used by our visitors; areas of the sites visited; date and time of access; host or service-provider information; and identification of the referring site. This information is used exclusively for our internal purposes and is not disclosed to any non-affiliated third parties.

Personal information that can identify a visitor, such as name, address, or contact information, is collected only when voluntarily offered and solely for purposes that are clearly identified on our sites. Access to pages with content specific to a ministry area and/or its constituents is password-protected and requires pre-registration. Personal information acquired through registration is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law.  Big Valley Grace Community Church does not seek personal information from children online.

Our Use of “Cookies”

Big Valley Grace Community Church may place an electronic “cookie” in the browser files of a guest’s computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s computer hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies themselves do not enable us to access any personal information about our visitors; however, they do allow Big Valley Grace Community Church to analyze guests’ use of our sites and to improve the user experience. This analysis helps us better understand which areas of our sites are most useful and popular so we can plan improvements and updates accordingly. Big Valley Grace Community Church does not use cookies to retrieve information from a visitor’s computer that was not originally sent in a cookie.

Our Use of Analytics

Big Valley Grace Community Church may use Google Analytics to help us gather details about the use of our websites. Google Analytics is a Web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their sites. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Internet Communication

The privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, because the Internet is not a secure medium. Big Valley Grace Community Church does not assume responsibility for any harm, loss, or damage you may incur by the sending of personal or confidential information over the Internet by or to Big Valley Grace Community Church.

Consent

By using this site, you signify your consent to Big Valley Grace’s online privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy from time to time.