Effective Date: November 2022
This Policy does not apply to non-Cross Timbers websites, including websites or mobile applications that may link to our Sites or be linked to by our Sites; please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.
Information We Collect:
Depending on how you interact with us, we may collect, process, and retain information you enter when using our site, by, but not limited to, the following:
- Your name, home address, email address, and telephone number when you sign up for one of our events, subscribe to our email newsletters, make a donation to the Church, or otherwise correspond with us.
- A record of any correspondence we have with you.
- The amount of your gift when you donate.
- Information you provide on behalf of yourself or your children in order to participate in our programming, such as name and contact information, birth date, school, allergy information, and program interests.
- Information you provide when you complete a survey administered by us or a vendor acting on our behalf.
While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number.
Information We May Collect Automatically:
When you interact with our site, certain information about your use may be automatically collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. We may collect:
- Details of your visits to our site and information generated in the course of the use of our site (including the timing, frequency, and pattern of service use) including traffic data, weblogs, and other communication data, the resources you access, and how you reached our Sites.
- Information about how you interact with our marketing and newsletters, including whether you open or click links in any correspondence.
- Information that you make available to us on a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our site or services), including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
Any or all of these data collection activities may be performed on our behalf by other companies.
- Advertising or Marketing: Allowing us to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
- Analytics: Allowing us to understand how our services are being used, track website performance and improve our site.
- Site Operations: Enabling features that are necessary for providing you the services on our site, such as identifying you as being signed in, tracking content views, and remembering your preferences.
- Social Media: Enabling the sharing of content from our site through social networking and other websites.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the site may not be available, work, or work as designed. You may also be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the other companies who conduct tracking through our site.
Information collected about you from a particular browser or device may be linked to information collected from another computer or device that we believe relates to you.
Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. At this time, we do not alter our site’ data collection and use practices in response to Do Not Track signals.
You can learn about your options to opt out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.
Please note that opting out of advertising networks does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our site or on other websites, nor will it prevent the receipt of internet-based advertising from other companies that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms. If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To Other Sites
Cross Timbers Church has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.
How We May Use Your Information
We may use information we collect from you for the following purposes:
- To provide you with our programs and services, including to communicate with you.
- To understand how our programs and services are being used, track the performance of the site, and make improvements.
- To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal and to comply with legal requirements regarding the provision of our programs and services.
- To provide you with information relating to our programs and services, in accordance with your preferences.
How We May Share Your Information
- Outside Vendors: We may engage the following types of vendors to perform functions on our behalf: auditing and accounting vendors; payment processors; security vendors; text messaging and email service providers; contact management software providers; membership, serve team, and event management software services providers; marketing services providers; social media management services providers; website hosting services; online forum services providers; and IT vendors.
- Social Media Platforms: Where you choose to interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs typically allows the social media company to collect some information about you through cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In some cases, the social media company may recognize you through its digital cookies even when you do not interact with their application. Please visit the social media companies’ respective privacy policies to better understand their data collection practices and controls they make available to you.
- Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations: We also use or disclose your information if required to do so by law or on the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our sites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the site or our users; or (c) protect the personal safety of Trinity personnel, users of the site, or the public.
- Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Our Rights:
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may disclose personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Service Agreement, or as otherwise required by law.