Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
Jones Memorial UMC is very concerned about the privacy of our online users. Therefore, we have implemented a church-wide privacy policy in regards to this web site. Please read this statement before using this web site so you will have a full understanding on how we use the information you provide to us.

Information Collection and Use
Jones Memorial UMC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Jones Memorial UMC collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

In order to fully use this website, a user must be a member of Jones Memorial UMC. Users wanting information on how to join the Jones Memorial UMC family should contact us. Jones Memorial UMC members who wish to fully use this web site must first fill out a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to verify that the user is a member of Jones Memorial UMC. The user MUST use their real name, as this is one way we identify the user in our database. We also will collect other information (such as date of birth and gender) for the sole purpose of tailoring the information on this site to the particular user.

Financial Transactions
We request information from a user on our site if the user performs a financial transaction. In this case, a user must provide information including but not limited to name, address, and financial information, including but not limited to credit card information or bank account information.

Jones Memorial UMC and Ministry Platform uses a third party intermediary to perform the transaction processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and uses the information provided for the sole purpose of processing the transaction.

Personal financial information is stored by the third party only if a recurring payment is set up.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. The cookie will contain the user's username so that the web site will recognize the user on subsequent visits. The user's password can optionally be stored in the cookie at the user's request so there is no need to enter it on every visit to the site. The cookie will also contain the user's preferences on what information will be shown to them on the home page. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will not be able to access certain areas of the site. For example, the user will not be able to access any message boards or Bible Fellowship class pages. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Message Boards / Forums
The message boards (if used) are only for the use of Jones Memorial UMC members. You must have a valid username and password to gain access to these boards. Even though only members of Jones Memorial UMC can view these messages, we still encourage every user NOT to post personal information (such as address and phone number) in these message boards. Each message posted in our message boards will be identified by the originator's username. This information is solely for administrative uses, and will not be linked to personally identifiable information that other users may view. For example, if a user posts a message in a message board, other users will not be able to retrieve any other information about the user (such as their real name or e-mail address).

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

This web site may at times contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we [Jones Memorial UMC] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. While this site does not collect personal information (such as address or telephone number), we still consider security an important aspect of this web site. All personal information about our members is stored only on computer systems on the campus of Jones Memorial UMC. Personal information is NOT transmitted or received from this web site. All membership records are stored on protected computer systems that are behind a firewall to keep this data secure.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to our Webmaster.

Supplementation of Information
This web site does not gather any other supplemental information to be used by Jones Memorial UMC or any third-party company. The site is tailored to the individual BY the individual for their personal use.

Site and Service Updates
We also may send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Webmaster.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.