Privacy Policy Statement and Terms of Use for scbaptist.org

South Carolina Baptist Convention is very sensitive to the privacy of the users of our Web site.  The following information explains how we use any information that our users provide to us.

Collection and security of personal information

South Carolina Baptist Convention is the sole owner of any information that is collected on our Web site.   Please be assured that any information which you may choose to give us will never be shared, sold, or rented to anyone outside of our convention.  Every precaution is taken to secure our database and to protect personal information. 

Use of personal information

Personal information that you provide is collected when you register for an event, sign up to be added to a subscription list, or for other purposes in which a form is completed and submitted.  This information may be added to our database and used for future reference to inform you of similar upcoming events or to provide you with information that may be beneficial to you and your church’s ministries.  Only authorized personnel will have access to this database.  Any credit card numbers or banking numbers that you provide during a registration process are deleted from the Web site when the browser is closed.   Again, please be assured that any information which you submit will not be shared with anyone outside our convention.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer hard drive which contains a user’s preferences and can allow a user to access some portions of the Web site which may be restricted or to use applications for which cookies are necessary.  The information collected is anonymous but can enable us to track the usage of our Web site.  You may restrict the use of cookies, but you may not be able to use all of the features of our Web site.  Cookies are eliminated at the end of the browsing session. 

IP Addresses

An IP address is the numerical address assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider.  We use IP addresses to analyze trends, track the usage of our Web site and gather demographic information for statistical purposes.  An IP address is not linked to any personal identifiable information that we would collect.

Links to other Web sites

Our Web site contains links to other Web sites.  The South Carolina Baptist Convention is not responsible for the content displaying on a Web site to which our site is linked nor their privacy policies or terms of use.  We monitor the links on our Web site and strive to ascertain that the Web sites for which links are pointing are the intended destinations.  Please be aware that any Web site that is linked from our Web site is for reference purposes only and does not indicate an endorsement by the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Privacy of Children and Others

We are sensitive to the safety and privacy of children who may visit our Web site and for those whose images may appear in feature articles on our Web site.  We do not post images of children without permission from their parents or legal guardians unless photographs are taken in a public event setting.    We are also sensitive to the need for security for our missionaries and church leadership on the mission field and do not disclose their names or locations unless permission is granted from the International Mission Board (IMB).

Copyrighted Material

On our Web site, you will find a variety of photographs, logos, graphics, and other content which are being used with permission through licensing agreements.  Our Web site is copyrighted by the South Carolina Baptist Convention according to federal copyright laws; information within the Web site may be used for your personal use and your church’s use.  However, you may not copy any content from our Web site without our specific consent. 

Notification of Changes

By using our Web site, you are consenting to this privacy statement.  If changes are made to this policy, we will post those changes on our Web site. 

If you have questions about our privacy policy, please contact our Webmaster or the Church Supporting Team.

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