Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY
At South Hill Bible Church (SHBC), we use information with the intention of enhancing and promoting communication, encouragement, follow-up, and unity within the ministries and activities of SHBC. Below is a summary of how we collect information, use and disclose that information, and secure information.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
No person is under the compulsion to give us any personal information. SHBC may collect general information about you such as your name, address and other details so that we can contact and connect with you.

We may collect personal information during the course of communications with you. Examples include, expressing your desire to obtain services from SHBC, registering for events, participation in church activities, completion of Connection Cards, or completion of other digital or physical forms and emails.

No information may be submitted to or posted on SHBC’s website by users 13 years old and younger.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
The following list includes examples of how your information is used at SHBC. It not intended to be exhaustive, but we believe, best describes the ways your information may be used.

  • Information provided by you is kept within our central online database system, Planning Center Online (PCO). PCO is used by staff, ministry leaders, leadership, and elders at SHBC, and may contain inaccuracies despite our best efforts. SHBC provides a (digital or hard-copy) church directory to members and regular attenders exclusively upon request via PCO using information you provide to us. At the SHBC staff’s discretion, information such as names, birthdays and anniversaries, emails, phone numbers and addresses may be made available in a weekly bulletin publication or other printed publications for communication and community. This information will not be made available online. If you are concerned about the security of Planning Center Online, you can read their Privacy Policy online: planning.center/privacy
  • Information provided by you with the desire to receive regular email communications from SHBC, will be kept within our email service, Mailchimp. Prayer requests (particularly containing personal information) or “news” updates you provide to us may be shared with those individuals within our Mailchimp service, and may be publicly available online for others within the service. You reserve the right to unsubscribe from SHBC emails at any time, or withhold information from potentially being made publicly available online. If you are concerned about the security of Mailchimp, you can read their Privacy Policy online: mailchimp.com/legal/privacy
  • SHBC employs the use of a photo directory service, Instant Church Directory (ICD), to provide church members and attenders with a means of connecting and communicating with one another via a password-protected PDF, printed copy, or smartphone app. Information provided by you with the desire to be listed in the ICD service, will be made available exclusively to the individuals listed within the ICD by the SHBC staff. ICD uses names, phone numbers, emails, and addresses from PCO except for the addition of a picture (and other information) submitted or authorized by you specifically for this service. If you are concerned about the security of Instant Church Directory, you can read their Privacy Policy online: instantchurchdirectory.com/members/privacypolicy.aspx
    SHBC does not sell your personal information to other organizations. With the exception of your first and last name (at the discretion of SHBC staff), your personal information will not be posted publicly to social networks or online. However, SHBC may disclose your personal information if required by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence.

Information given to SHBC marked explicitly “confidential” will only be shared with the appropriate church staff, ministry leaders, and Elder board unless we believe that the personal safety of you or the safety of others is at risk. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION
We endeavor to keep your information, complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We will take reasonable steps to keep secure the information which we hold and to protect it from unauthorized disclosure and misuse.

If you do not want your information to be made available to anyone outside of the SHBC office, please contact us immediately. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know and we will delete that information as far as practical.

UPDATES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY
SHBC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy, at any time. It is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website or services of SHBC following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy or the use of services utilized by SHBC should be directed to the SHBC staff.

South Hill Bible Church
958 E 29th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203
shbcspokane.org/privacy

© South Hill Bible Church, 2017-.
Updated by South Hill Bible Church on August 15, 2017.