Revised August 2017
Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information
SUMC collects two kinds of information about its online visitors: personal and non-personal. Visitors are not required to register to access the public pages of 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 that identifies a visitor, such as name, address, or contact information, is collected only when voluntarily offered and is used solely for purposes that are clearly identified on our sites. Personal information is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law.
Non-personal information is collected to track statistical information regarding the number and type of guests visiting SUMC sites. The non-personal information we collect 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 internal purposes as a guide for improving our sites and is not disclosed to any non-affiliated third parties.
Use of “Cookies”
Protection of Credit Card Information
SUMC may collect credit card information on its sites. We strive to protect the confidentiality and security of this information by (i) limiting access to card numbers, and (ii) maintaining reasonable safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or unlawful disclosure of card numbers. No credit card information is stored or logged on any system housed at SUMC; this information is passed straight through to our payment processor and is always communicated over encrypted communication channels.
Acknowledgement and Consent