Last Updated: September 24, 2022. We updated this policy to remove references to Google Analytics. As part of our commitment to privacy, we discontinued our integration of Google Analytics as of February 24, 2022 and use our own first-party web analytics instead.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Online giving, kids ministry, and event registration
If you participate in online giving or kids ministry, we direct you to a website owned and operated by Ministry Centered Technologies (MCT), which manages payment processing for us. The information you share with MCT is shared with us.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The interaction and information obtained through our website are always subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network or website from where we embed content.
We collect our own website analytics which are not shared with any third-party. We use the data collected to track and examine the use of our website.
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
For users which share their email address, we may store this information to provide you with a newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by selecting the unsubscribe option in the newsletter. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
For users which fill out a contact form, we store this information and its metadata indefinitely. This is so we can recognize you if you’ve contacted us in the past. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
For users who participate in online giving, information about your gifts are retained indefinitely. We must retain this information for tax reporting purposes.
First-party analytics about visits to our website and its usage are retained indefinitely. Website administrators can also see this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
If you fill out a contact form directly on our website, or if you fill out a contact form by hand, information you share with us on the form may be shared with Planning Center (Ministry Centered Technologies), MailChimp, or Google Docs, which provide database and newsletter services for us.
You may contact us by email at [email protected]. You may also write:Awakening Church
PO Box 8597
San Jose CA 95155
How we protect your data
Our servers are protected with industry standard security practices. Only authorized personnel have access to our servers and we take measures to prevent any unauthorized access.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive information from Google LLC, Twitter, Inc., Meta Platforms, Inc. and Vimeo, Inc. about video viewership information and interactions with our social media posts.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not make automated decision making and/or profiling with your data.