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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how First Presbyterian Church of Athens (the “Church”) collects, uses, discloses, and keeps your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when you use our website and/or our related mobile applications (collectively the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to all Personal Information collected through our Site.


Your Consent

By using this Site, you consent to our use of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.


When Personal Information is Collected

We collect Personal Information from you when you create an account on our Site, fill out a form, send correspondence to the Church, or otherwise enter your Personal Information on the Site.


The Personal Information We Collect

The types of Personal Information that we collect may include, but are not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. This Personal Information will be collected, stored, accessed and processed in a secure manner. Personal Information that you submit online may be used in conjunction with any information you submit to us offline.

We may also collect general non-personally identifiable information pertaining to users of our Site, including IP addresses, source domain names, specific web pages, length of time spent, and pages accessed. This information is collected, among other things, to aggregate statistical information, facilitate system administration and improve the Site.


How Personal Information is Used

The Church uses your Personal Information to communicate with you and understand your needs in order to provide better ministry to our Church community and beyond. We may use your Personal Information to complete a transaction, inform you of prayer needs, update you on the happenings at the Church, or to personalize our Site for you. We also provide you the opportunity to remove your Personal Information from our mailing lists, if you desire.


Disclosure of Personal Information to Outside Parties

We will not intentionally disclose your Personal Information to outside parties, except when we believe it to be appropriate to complete your transactions with us, operate our Site, activate or terminate services provided by a third party, respond to your request or follow your instructions, enforce our policies or agreements with you, comply with applicable law, and to protect ours and others safety, rights, or property, or otherwise as authorized by you.


How We Protect Your Personal Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information that you enter on our Site. Despite the use of safeguards, it is impossible to guarantee security of information transmitted over the internet. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, transmission of Personal Information to and from our Site is at your own risk. You should only access the Site within a secure environment. We may notify you by email if we learn of a security breach that affects your Personal Information. By using our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you via email regarding security and privacy issues.


Accessing and Editing Your Personal Information

If you have provided us with your Personal Information, you may have the right to inspect your Personal Information for accuracy, request that your Personal Information be changed or corrected, and/or request that your Personal Information be deleted. We will make a reasonable effort to comply with such requests. We may require that you verify your identity before we act on a request to review, edit, or remove your Personal Information. Please direct any requests or questions about your Personal Information to Paulo Santos at paulo@firstpresathens.org.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Site which is owned and administered by the Church . This Site contains many hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or before providing any personal information about yourself.



We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors under the age of thirteen, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are thirteen years of age or younger and using our Site, do not give any Personal Information about yourself, such as your name, address, birth date, phone number, school or email address. If we find our that a minor under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete that Personal Information. If you believe that we may have collected Personal Information from someone under the age of thirteen without proper parental consent, please contact Paulo Santos at paulo@firstpresathens.org.


Parents and guardians are given an option to opt out of having their pictures published when they enroll with Children’s Ministry or Youth programs. When third parties send us photographs or images of minors, we ask that they do the same and have some form of permission to have taken those photographs and images and permission to use them. We ask users who send photographs and images of minors to our Site not to send images for which they do not have permission of the parents or guardian or send photographs or images in violation of local, state or federal law.


Cookies are small computer files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow it) that enable the website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your computer browser and collect certain information about your visit to a website.


We may use temporary “cookies” that collect your first level domain name. For example, if your email address is name@xyz.com, the cookie collects the “xyz.com” portion of your email address and the date and time you accessed our Site. The cookies we collect do not retrieve any Personal Information from your computer’s hard drive. Additionally, the cookies we collect do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. Our Site may use temporary or “session” cookies. These “session” cookies expire when your browser window is closed.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy forms part of our Website Terms of Use Agreement, which shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way we use Personal Data, please contact Paulo Santos at paulo@firstpresathens.org.


Notification of Changes to This Policy

We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to our Site. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. When the Policy changes, we will post a dated notice in this Policy informing you that a change has been made. Your continued use of our Site, including providing Personal Information to us, constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

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