Church of the Ascension is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Church of the Ascension site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Church of the Ascension site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Church of the Ascension collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Church of the Ascension also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Church of the Ascension. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Church of the Ascension for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Church of the Ascension site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Church of the Ascension public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Church of the Ascension does not read any of your private online communications.

Church of the Ascension encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Church of the Ascension so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Church of the Ascension is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Church of the Ascension and Church of the Ascension family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Church of the Ascension collects and uses your personal information to operate the Church of the Ascension Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Church of the Ascension also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Church of the Ascension and its affiliates. Church of the Ascension may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Church of the Ascension does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Church of the Ascension may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Church of the Ascension may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Church of the Ascension, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Church of the Ascension does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Church of the Ascension keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Church of the Ascension, in order to determine what Church of the Ascension services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Church of the Ascension to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Church of the Ascension Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Church of the Ascension or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Church of the Ascension; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Church of the Ascension, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Church of the Ascension Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Church of the Ascension pages, or register with Church of the Ascension site or services, a cookie helps Church of the Ascension to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Church of the Ascension Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Church of the Ascension features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Church of the Ascension services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Church of the Ascension secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Church of the Ascension secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Church of the Ascension will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Church of the Ascension encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Church of the Ascension is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Church of the Ascension welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Church of the Ascension has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Church of the Ascension at mail@connectingmembers.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.