Privacy Policy

Because your privacy is very important to us, we include this Privacy Policy which explains how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and make use of personal information for the Members' Area of our website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before you use this website.  By using this website, you accept and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We may collect various types of information about users of this website. For example, we may collect information about how users use this website (such as pages visited, time spent on each page and so forth).  Collecting details about how users use this website can help us to improve the design, features and content of this website. 

A "cookie" is a file that is sent from a web server to your web browser and placed on your computer. When you initially visit this website, we create a cookie for your computer and then use it to track your clicks as you go through the site. We also use cookies if users specify that they want the site to "store" their login information. There is no personal information stored within the cookie itself and we cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you or from your computer. While your activity may be tracked while you are at our website, we do not use cookies to track your activity before or after you leave the site. We use cookies to track downloads and purchases from our site and to maintain an active connection for our administrators on the database.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information, such as names, home addresses or e-mail addresses, on this website, except for persons who voluntarily provide such information, such as those persons who (a) sign up for e-mail newsletters, or (b) provide “in case of emergency” contact information, or (c) register their children for church school, or (d) make stewardship pledges through use of this website.

Your personally identifiable information If you give us personal information, including for any of the purposes described above, we will not share that information with any third party, except with authorized employees, agents and contractors to keep information secure and confidential, or in order to comply with the law, to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy or to protect the rights, property or safety of the website, the Wellesley Congregational Church or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or affiliated organizations.

The information in the “In Case of Emergency” contact form will be held in confidence by our pastors. It will remain in a secure and safe location, and will only be used in an emergency when it is not possible to communicate with you directly.

We will never attach minors' names to images.

Examples of how the members' only area of this website will be used include, but are not limited to, sharing with other members of the community:  prayer requests, event announcements, blog entries, committee collaboration and contact information. At any time, individuals may request that personal prayer requests and/or contact information be removed from the Members' Area of our website.

This Privacy Policy applies only to this website. This website contains links to other websites not operated or controlled by the Wellesley Congregational Church. The links from this website do not imply that the Wellesley Congregational Church endorses or has reviewed such third-party websites in their entirety. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of those websites.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and, therefore, you are strongly encouraged to review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes in an amended version of this policy so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.