Church Privacy Policy

At Gungahlin Anglican Church we respect your right to privacy.  Set out below is a summary of the sort of information we collect and how we hold, use and disclose that information.

Collection of Information

We collect and retain information when necessary for the purposes of the ministry and related activities of the Church.  No one is under any compulsion to give us any personal information unless they wish to.  The Church may collect general information about you such as your name, address and some other details so that we can contact you.   We may also collect other personal information including credit card details during the course of dealing with you, for example when you wish to obtain goods or services from the Church, when you register for conferences, courses or events and when you participate in Church activities or complete other forms or donate to the Church.

The information collected may include some sensitive information such as health information.  Where practicable, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection.  If you do not provide us with certain information we may be unable to provide you with access to some of our services or the assistance you have requested.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We use information only for the purposes we have disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy.  We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law.  We will not disclose any sensitive information provided to us, such as financial and health information, without your approval or the person responsible for you.  Generally we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:

(a)       to establish and maintain a record of your involvement and attendance;
(b)       to provide the products or services you have requested from the Church;
(c)       to answer your inquiry;
(d)       to register you for events or conferences
(e)       to keep you informed of new developments we believe may be of interest to you (if we contact you in this way, you will have the opportunity to decline any further such communications); and
(f)        to publish a congregational directory to those participating.

Data Security

We will take reasonable steps to keep secure the personal information which we hold and to protect it from unauthorised disclosure and misuse. The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, the Church cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.

Access and Correction

We will provide individuals with access to their personal information as required by law and take reasonable steps to correct information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.  To request access to the personal information that the Church holds about you please contact the Church’s Office Manager.  If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information as far as practicable.

Concerns, questions or complaints about our privacy policy should be directed to the church office.

Website Privacy Policy

Acknowledgement and Acceptance

Gungahlin Anglican Church is committed to protect your privacy. You can browse most of our site without leaving any personal information, but sometimes we do need this kind of data to respond to your request. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how personal information is used and processed. Gungahlin Anglican Church guarantees that our activities are kept within the confines of this Policy. Please read the complete Privacy Policy Statement carefully.

By visiting and using http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au you accept the terms described below. Gungahlin Anglican Church reserves the right to modify this statement and terms of use in the whole or in part at any time.

Site Use

No visitor to this web site may distribute, exchange, modify, sell, or transmit any information published on this site, including but not limited to any text, images, audio or video, for any business or commercial purpose. The site must not be used for or involved in illegal activity of any kind.

Data Quality

The use of tools such as weekly pastoral care slips and contact cards allows congregation members the opportunity to update information on a regular basis. Our database will be regularly updated with new details obtained via such methods.

Gathering and Using Information

When a visitor requests a page from http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au, our Web servers automatically recognizes that visitor’s domain name and IP address. This information may include the IP address of the site that directed you to http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au, your IP address, operating system version and your Web browser. This information reveals nothing personal about you and the practice of collecting such data is common for every Web Server on the Internet today.

Gungahlin Anglican Church uses your IP address for the following purposes:

  • Diagnose problems with our servers
  • Administer our site (this data gives us the idea which parts of our site users are visiting more frequently)
  • Investigate misuses of http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au

We don’t link IP addresses with any personal data. This means that users of our site are tracked, but they remain anonymous.

Contact forms on http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au require your name, e-mail and company name. We use this information for getting in touch with you only. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to any third party without your consent.

Security

Our site has advanced security measures to prevent data loss, misuse or alteration. All your personal information resides behind a firewall, and access to it is restricted to those members of the Gungahlin Anglican Church staff and leadership team with a need-to-know.

Personal Information Disclosure

Gungahlin Anglican Church may disclose your personal information when it is required by law or there are sufficient grounds to believe that this action is necessary to:

  • Investigate unlawful activities or comply with legal process served on Gungahlin Anglican Church
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of Gungahlin Anglican Church or visitors of http://www.gungahlinanglican.org.au
  • Identify persons violating the law, Gungahlin Anglican Church Privacy Policy or the rights of third parties
  • Reply to user requests

Changes

Gungahlin Anglican Church reserves the right to change, modify or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. So we encourage you to review this privacy statement periodically to track the changes.

Contact Information

Gungahlin Anglican Church welcomes your comments and questions on this statement. Feel free to contact the church office here.