Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 3, 2021

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.

Planning Center is a church management system operated by MCT which provides online giving, giving management, kids ministry management, and event registration among other services. Personal Data collected includes your first name, last name, email address, mailing address, small groups you attend, giving transactions, payment information, age, and family information for kid’s check-in (your child’s name, age, allergy information, and attendance date and time). For more information, see the Planning Center Privacy Policy.

Contact forms

When you provide an email address and name to us with a contact form on our website, we share this information with MailChimp to send you a newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time. MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC. Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. Place of processing: United States. For more information, see the MailChimp Privacy Policy. MailChimp is a Privacy Shield participant.

When you sign up for events, provide information to us, or need to pay for goods or services we provide, we link to and embed contact forms and payment collection forms provided by Planning Center. This is a service owned and operated by Ministry Centered Technologies which collects cookies and usage data among other information you provide in the form. Place of processing: United States. For more information, see the Planning Center Privacy Policy.

Cookies

We use cookies for analytics purposes. See the Analytics section below for more information and your choices to opt-out of analytics.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that 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.

Some of our pages include embedded content from YouTube, a video content visualization service provided by Google LLC. We embed content to display video of our services. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States. Google is a Privacy Shield participant. For more information, visit the Google Privacy Policy.

Some of our pages include embedded content from Vimeo, a video content visualization service provided by Vimeo, LLC. We embed content to display video of our services. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: United States. For more information, visit the Vimeo Privacy Policy. Vimeo is a Privacy Shield participant.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics and our own analytics to provide us with insight into the performance of our website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC. Google utilizes data collected to track and examine the use of our website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Data collected includes cookies and usage data. Place of processing: United States. Google is a Privacy Shield participant. For more information, visit the Google Privacy Policy. You may also Opt Out of Google data collection.

Awakening Church Analytics

We also 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.

Analytics about visits to our website and its usage are retained indefinitely by Google (for Google Analytics) and us (for our own first-party analytics).

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet, which is provided by Automattic, Inc. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). For more information, see the Akismet Privacy Policy.

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.

Planning Center is a church management system provided by Ministry Centered Technologies. Personal Data collected includes your first name, last name, email addresses, mailing address, small groups you attend, giving transactions, age, background check status, and family information for kid’s check-in. This information is only available to church staff and volunteer administrators. For more information, see the Planning Center Privacy Policy.

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC. Personal Data collected: email address, first name and last name. This information is only available to church staff and volunteer administrators. Place of processing: United States. For more information, see the MailChimp Privacy Policy. MailChimp is a Privacy Shield participant.

Google Docs is a service provided by Google LLC. which provides hosted spreadsheets and other office software. We use this service to coordinate response to information you share with us with an online or handwritten contact form. This information is only available to church staff and volunteer administrators. Google is a Privacy Shield participant. For more information, visit the Google Privacy Policy.

If you volunteer for our kids ministry, you will be required to complete a background check before serving and from time to time as the check expires. We use Checkr, Inc. for servicing background checks. Personal Data collected includes your full name, address, SSN, and other details as required by the vendor. Sharing this information is voluntary, but if you do not share this information or do not renew a background check when it expires, you will not be able to serve in kids ministry. For more information, see the Checkr Privacy Policy. Information about your background check status (Clear/Not Clear, effective date, and expiration date) is shared with Planning Center so only cleared individuals are allowed to be assigned to kids ministry volunteer positions.

Contact information

You may contact us by email at [email protected] You may also write:

Awakening Church
Attn: Privacy Policy
PO Box 8597
San Jose, CA 95155

Additional information

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., Facebook, Inc. and Vimeo, LLC 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 marking and/or profiling with your data.