Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Peoples Church of Salem, Oregon (“Peoples Church”) uses and protects any information that you give Peoples Church when you (“the website”).

Peoples Church is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Peoples Church may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from January 1, 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • For online giving, phone number and address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • For contact forms, we will only use your information to respond to your questions or comments.
  • For online giving, we will only use your information to process gifts and for calculating charitable giving totals.
  • For one-time online gifts, no credit or debit card information is saved once the transaction is completed.  For recurring gifts, credit or debit card information is securely encrypted.
  • We will never sell your information or share it with any third party, except for the purposes of completed a requested transaction.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All online giving pages use digitally-signed SSL encryption to ensure that your financial information is kept private.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Peoples Church does not use cookies.  Our online giving provider, (PushPay), does use cookies in the operating of their giving pages.

PushPay uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps them analyze data about web page traffic and improve their website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  They only this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

You can choose 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.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the online giving portion of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, only provide information you are willing to share.
  • If you have previously agreed to share information with us, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or we are required by law.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Acts 1998.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.