privacy policy

privacy policy

Hope Church is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Hope Church website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Hope Church website or requesting to be added to any of the Hope Church email lists, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Hope Church collects personally identifiable information, such as, but not limited to, your e-mail address, name, home or work address and/or telephone number. Hope Church also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as, but not limited to, your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Information about your personal computer hardware and software is automatically collected by the Hope Church website. This information can include, but is not limited to your connection IP address, email address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Hope Church for the operation of the website service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hope Church website. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Hope Church public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Hope Church does not read any of your private online communications. Hope Church encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Hope Church so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Hope Church is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Hope Church and Hope Church family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Hope Church collects and uses your personal information to operate the Hope Church website and deliver the online and onsite resources that will make the most difference to you. Hope Church uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of resources or service opportunities available from Hope Church and its affiliates via direct mail and email. Hope Church may also contact you to conduct research about your opinion of current resources or of new opportunities that may be offered. Hope Church does not sell, rent, lease or give its member lists to third parties…period. Hope Church may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering or service opportunity that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to any third party. In addition, Hope Church may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or direct mail, or provide member support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Hope Church or its members, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Hope Church does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. Hope Church keeps track of the websites and pages our members visit within Hope Church, in order to determine what Hope Church services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within Hope Church and the Hope Church website to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area or service opportunity. Hope Church websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Hope Church or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hope Church; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Hope Church, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Hope Church website uses "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. Cookies are small, non-intrusive text files that are placed on your hard disk by a website server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies tell the web server that a specific user has returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Hope Church's web pages, or register with a Hope Church site or service, a cookie helps the Hope Church web server to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as email addresses, home addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Hope Church website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Hope Church features that you previously customized. You have the ability within your web browser to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Hope Church websites you visit.

Security of your Personal

Information Hope Church secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Hope Church secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Comment Cards and Hope Church Email

If you attend a worship service or other event at Hope Church and fill out a comment card with your email address, you will be automatically added to our Hope Church Email List. The leadership and staff at Hope Church will frequently send email to the recipients on this list to make the list members aware of upcoming events or opportunities to serve at Hope Church. If you have been added to this list and wish to be removed, send an email with REMOVE in the subject line to postmaster@hopechurchmemphis.com.

Changes to this Statement

Hope Church will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect member feedback. Hope Church encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Hope Church is protecting your information. Contact Information Hope Church welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Hope Church has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Hope Church via email at postmaster@hopechurchmemphis.com.