Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Privacy Policy


We value your trust and want you to know how we collect, use and protect information about our online users. Accordingly, this privacy policy relates to how Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (FAPC) handles information on individuals, how FAPC communicates with individuals, and the rights of individuals with respect to such information and communications.

Information You Give Us

We receive and may store any information you enter on our website or give to our website in any other manner. For example, we collect information you provide when you send us an e-mail, submit a prayer request, enroll your child in Sunday School, etc. This information may include, but may not be limited to:

• Your name
• Your mailing address
• Your e-mail address
• Your phone numbers (home, mobile, work)

Your Consent

When you submit your personally identifiable information on this website, you are giving your consent to the collection, retention, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you would prefer that we not collect any personally identifiable information from you, please do not provide us with this information.

"Cookies"

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can identify your previous visits to this website. We use cookies as many other websites do. Through cookies we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our website. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to receive notification when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. However, since cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of our website's best features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Please note that the FAPC website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Sharing Your Information with Service Providers

Our website may share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as a printer, mailing house or web host). These companies may need information about you to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose, but we ultimately cannot control their use of the shared information.

Please note that while FAPC is primarily responsible for the content of our website, information provided for membership record updates, e-newsletter subscriptions and monetary donations to the church is handled by third-party companies, including Shelby Systems, Inc., Constant Contact and PayPal. Shelby’s privacy policy can be found at http://www.shelbyinc.com/privacy.html; Constant Contact's privacy policy can be found at http://www.constantcontact.com/privacy_guarantee.jsp; and PayPal’s privacy policy can be found at http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/privacy-outside

Additional Disclosure of Your Information

In addition to sharing information with our service providers, we may disclose other information, including personally identifiable information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

Links to Other Websites

Our website from time to time may offer links to or from other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Other sites may have their own policies regarding privacy, which we encourage you to review.

E–Mails

If you provide our website with your e-mail address, you may receive e-mails from us.

Security

We implement various security measures to protect the security of your personal information, both online and offline, but cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by FAPC will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs.

Opt-Out

You may at any time choose to opt-out of receiving postal, e-mail and/or telephone communications from FAPC, or from third parties with whom FAPC has shared your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. Opting-out is the means by which you give us, or decline to give us, your consent to use this personal information or to share it with third parties. If you wish to opt-out, you may contact us by e-mail at fapc@fapc.org, by telephone at (212) 247-0490, or by postal mail at: FAPC, 7 West 55th Street, New York, New York 10019. If you elect to contact us by e-mail or postal mail, please include information in your e-mail or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously handle your request.

Please note that it may take us some time to fully effect your opt-out choices. This is because our systems require time to update, and postal, e-mail and telephone communications using information shared by you before your opt-out may already be in process. Thus, you might continue to receive postal, e-mail or telephone communications from us or a third party based upon the personal information you have provided under this Privacy Policy for a short time after your opt-out. For similar reasons, your personal information might continue to be shared with third parties for a short time after your opt-out.

To access and update your name, postal address e-mail address or any other information that would directly enable us to contact you, please contact us by e-mail at fapc@fapc.org, by telephone at (212) 247-0490, or by postal mail at: FAPC, 7 West 55th Street, New York, New York 10019. If you elect to contact us by e-mail or postal mail, please include information in your e-mail or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously handle your request.

We may also provide you an opportunity to update your information and/or modify your opt-out choices by sending you an e-mail, writing you a letter or telephoning you and inviting your response.

Additional Information for California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by e-mail at fapc@fapc.org, by telephone at (212) 247-0490 or by postal mail at: FAPC, 7 West 55th Street, New York, New York 10019. If you elect to contact us by e-mail or postal mail, please include information in your e-mail or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously handle your request.

Updates to This Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. While we will do our best to provide you with advance notice of changes to this Privacy Policy, it may not always be possible to do so, so we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy to determine whether changes have been made. Please note that our rights to use your personally identifiable information will be based on the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is used.