The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, NC maintains a website and offers mailingsto provide our members and the larger community with a convenient source of information about our beliefs, activities, worship, music, programs, and evolving digital ministries. We aim to reach both our current members and newcomers contemplating attending worship services with relevant and meaningful information, while being sensitive to the privacy of each person’s data and image.
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the Web site, programs have been designed to perform specific functions for you directly though our Web site. Within these programs we may ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. In some instances, the information may include personal data.
Administration of the Policy
Clergy, vestry, church staff, ministry and committee chairpersons are all stewards of the content on our website. They are responsible for the periodic review, update, and refresh of their corresponding content to ensure the information remains accurate and relevant. They will each be provided copies of this policy and will be expected to familiarize themselves with the policy's objectives and provisions.
Notification of Changes to This Policy
Use of Personal Data Collected Through This Website
Information, including but not limited to personal data, that we collect will not be sold, rented, lent, exchanged, or used by an individual or entity other than the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, NC unless otherwise indicated. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for an event or course, register to be an online member, when you send clergy your prayer request, or when you send us your comments or requests for information.
The only personal data we currently collect through this Web site is the information you give us when you use our site.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer uses the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your e-mail or provide the programs or services you requested. We also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our Web site, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our Web site, and to improve our programs and services. We may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations, programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you or to ask for your support.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on behalf of The Episcopal Church or Diocese, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer the personal information in our databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this Web site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
We, and others with whom we share your personal data, may retain your personal data on file to better serve you. Any destruction of personal data will be done in a manner consistent with the intent of this policy.
Anonymous Data Collected Through This Website
In addition to the information you provide when you use this website, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of the website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access the website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which Web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed the site.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website. We use this anonymous data and may share it with third parties for various reasons; for example, to improve the content and functionality of the website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, and to improve our programs and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user. For example, if your email address is "firstname.lastname@example.org," the cookie collects the "xyz.com" portion of your email address and the date and time you accessed this Web site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. Our web site only uses temporary or "session" cookies. These "session" cookies expire when your browser window is closed.
In order for certain applications on the redeemershelby.org website to function properly, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.
We routinely display photographs of church members and visitors on our website. Church staff, clergy and vestry members’ photographs, names and contact information are posted on our website.
If you see a photograph or name on our website that you would prefer not to appear, please contact the church office at to request a deletion.
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Rights and Governing Authority
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer reserves the right to modify this policy at any time with or without advance notice. This policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Connecticut and federal law and regulation.
Disclaimer and Waiver
This website is provided by The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby on an “as is” basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the website or the information, content or materials included on this website. Persons or entities using, linking to or providing information to this website do so at their own risk and any such usage of this website constitutes a waiver of any or all claims by such person or entity against The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer or her employees or agents. By using this website, a user agrees that The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this website, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.