Privacy Policy

SC Baptist Convention Website
Privacy Policy Statement and Terms of Use 
www.scbaptist.org 

Collection and Security of Personal Information 

South Carolina Baptist Convention is the sole owner of any information that is collected on our Web site. The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us. 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 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 Website 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 Website. You may restrict the use of cookies, but you may not be able to use all of the features of our Website. Cookies are eliminated at the end of the browsing session. 

IP Addresses 

An IP address is a numerical address assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, track the usage of our Website, 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 Website contains links to other Websites. The South Carolina Baptist Convention is not responsible for the content displaying on a Website to which our site is linked, nor their privacy policies or terms of use. We monitor the links on our Website and strive to ascertain that the Websites for which links are pointing are the intended destinations. Please be aware that any Website 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 Website and for those whose images may appear in feature articles on our Website. We do not post images of children without permission from their parents or legal guardians unless the 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 Website, you will find a variety of photographs, logos, graphics, and other content which are being used with permission through licensing agreements. Our Website is copyrighted by the South Carolina Baptist Convention according to federal copyright laws; information within the Website may be used for your personal use and your church’s use. However, you may not copy any content from our Website without our specific consent. 

Notification of Changes 

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

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