Privacy Policy

First United Methodist Church of Martinsville, Virginia, ("First Church") values the privacy of its members, guests, and website visitors and takes every reasonable precaution to protect it. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

Personal Information and How It Is Used

First Church does not collect personal information, such as your name or address, for any purpose other than those for which it is specifically requested (e.g., e-mail subscription services, contacting First Church via e-mail). Your e-mail inquiries may be forwarded to a member of our staff for handling, but under no circumstances will your information ever be provided to a third party unless by your specific request, or as required to address your inquiry effectively.

Please keep in mind that any time you provide personal information of any kind while on a publicly accessible forum, message board, or chat room, participants on these media may collect or solicit the collection of your personal information; these parties may also use it for purposes not authorized by, or condoned by, First Church.

Subscriptions to Publications and Resources (Opt In/Opt Out)

Should you subscribe to any specific features available on our web site (e.g., receiving our newsletter by e-mail, electronic announcement notifications) you may elect to revise or discontinue your subscription(s) at any time by logging on to your Registered User account and changing your user preferences or deleting your account entirely. You may also request preference changes or deletion of your account by notifying us at info@gracedesignumc.org.

Additionally, by using these features of the First Church website, you signify your agreement to the Terms of Use of this website and the Privacy Policy outlined herein.

Electronic and Server Information

Any data submitted through, or captured by, our website will in no way be shared or sold to any third party. First Church does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, as for instance, when submitting e-mail or enrolling as a Registered User of our website. We may, however, send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Once placed onto your computer, the cookie will enable the website to identify you as a unique individual. A cookie cannot read data on your hard drive, nor does it damage your computer. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site, or to identify which areas of our site you have visited. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our site.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can adjust your browser to prevent cookies from being stored. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies. If you prevent cookies from being stored, you may not be able to use some features of our site.

We do collect anonymous, aggregated data for statistical purposes. We also collect computer address information only to protect our site against malicious use. We do not provide, sell or lease personally identifiable information to any third parties. As an exception, however, in order to protect site visitors and the general public, we may release personal information if required to comply with applicable laws or regulatory agencies.

Children

First Church does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to First Church, please contact us immediately and we will delete that information from our database(s). As we develop online programs for children, we will formulate and adopt appropriate policies and practices to protect the privacy of children.

First Church may enhance its website's appearance and the information contained on its website through the use of photographic images. Some of these images may depict children. We strive to protect the privacy of our children, and for that reason, we ask that our members of First Church who are parents to submit a written authorization for use of photographs of their children on our website. However, in the event a photograph of a child or children is posted on our website in the absence of prior written authorization, or in the event that a parent who has submitted prior written authorization for use of photographs of their child or children on our website wishes a specific photograph to be removed from display on our website, they may do so by contacting the church office via U.S. Mail, telephone, or e-mail, as set forth below, noting the specific website page upon which the photograph is displayed and identifying the specific photograph they wish removed. Upon such request, First Church will remove the photograph in question as soon as is practicable.

First United Methodist Church
146 East Main Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 USA
Telephone: 276-638-8733
E-Mail: office@fumcmartinsville.net

Links to Other Sites

First Church may provide links to other sites that are not owned by, affiliated with, or controlled by First Church. These third-party sites, however, are not subject to, nor are they bound by, the First Church website Privacy Policy. Such sites may or may not have their own privacy policies, and they may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. First Church is not responsible for the privacy policies or information collection practices of these sites, or for any damages resulting from their use.

Changes to First Church United Methodist Church Privacy Policy

First Church reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Changes in this Privacy Policy will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this website and/or the services offered on or through the website after any changes to this Privacy Policy are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.