Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This policy is applicable to this website and other affiliated domains (sites) produced and maintained by North Coast Church. By visiting our sites, you are accepting, without modification, this privacy policy.

GENERALLY, INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND STORE
The information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of our sites and their related features and services. Activities that result in collection of information include event registrations, online purchases, donations and information requests.
We collect and store information that you enter into our sites utilizing various online forms. This information may include name, email address, mailing address, phone number and some additional information.

We do not store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card numbers.

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

Any information that you provide to North Coast Church or that is obtained through this web site may be used for church purposes. North Coast Church will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. North Coast Church may disclose personal information to our employees, independent contractors, consultants, ministry partners or service providers if the disclosure will enable any of these entities to perform ministry-related tasks on behalf of North Coast Church.

Demographic information submitted by users of our sites is entered into our church database system.

Email Address: If you submit your email address to us, we will assume that you want to receive communications from us regarding ministry news and events. We do not sell, share or otherwise distribute your email address. You have the right to opt out of communication via email at anytime by emailing webmaster@northcoastchurch.com or use the unsubscribe link on the bottom of our email messages.

Postal Address: If you supply us with your postal address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information about the ministry of North Coast Church. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please email the webmaster@northcoastchurch.com or call the church office at (760) 724-6700.

Site Traffic Data: In addition to information provided by our visitors, we track site visits using normal Internet tracking tools. This information is used for reporting purposes only and includes information such as total number of visits, most visited pages, peak traffic times, browser versions, search terms used and average duration of visit. The information we collect from this site traffic helps us to make the site easier to navigate and to improve your experience on our websites. We do not share or distribute any specific customer site traffic data to any other parties.

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our sites. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. This information helps us diagnose problems with our server, analyze trends, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have placed appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and believe these faculties to be secure to the best of our knowledge and ability. North Coast Church does not store credit card information.

COOKIES AND SPYWARE
Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes Internet use easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site. Many people consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. We may use cookies to help you when shopping and to make your experience on our websites easier. We do not use cookies as spyware.

PHOTOGRAPHS USED ON OUR SITES
When using photos of North Coast Church events online, either directly on the website or in our photo albums we use the following guidelines:

Including photos on our website is a privilege for us, and we intend to respect and honor it.
Automatic approval for publication on the website of pictures of adults or minors participating in church activities is assumed.

Photos are almost always of people in public spaces, at public events.

We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo.
Applying other parts of our general privacy policy, we don’t use names of children, youth or adults as captions with photos though we may use an adult’s name if a photo is related to a news story about that adult and we have that adult’s permission.

We will gladly provide credit for who took a particular photo if desired by the photographer, and we would certainly honor any copyright wishes or restrictions.

Requests by individuals for removal of specific pictures of themselves, or of parents or guardians for removal of specific pictures of their minor children will always be honored immediately upon request. Email webmaster@northcoastchurch.com with your request to remove a particular photo – include the location of the photo.

Individuals may file with the church office a blanket denial of permission for publication of pictures of themselves or of their minor children or wards.

CHILDREN
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

GOVERNING LAW/ASSIGNMENT
This policy shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its laws relating to conflicts of law. U.S. law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or otherwise. Any actions pertaining to this privacy policy or website usage shall be venued in the County of San Diego.

WHO DO I TALK TO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at (760) 724-6700 or email webmaster@northcoastchurch.com.