Privacy Policy

Coastal Church Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 29, 2024

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Coastal Church collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.gocoastal.org website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all services offered by Coastal Church.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other information pertinent to registration for a Coastal sponsored event. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, with the understanding that refusal to supply person identification information may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER

By sharing your information with Coastal Church, you are opting-in to receive updates by mail, phone, or electronic communication.

PHOTO AND VIDEO DISCLAIMER

Filming and taping of attendees may occur on Coastal property during events or services to be used in Coastal Church communications.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

WEB BROWSER COOKIES

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. The User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert Users when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION

Coastal Church may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize User experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our services.
  • To process payments
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when registering for an event only to provide service to that event registration. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, survey, or other Site features
    To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send Users information and updates pertaining to their registration. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include Coastal Church related news, updates, related service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, the User may contact us via our Site or by emailing getinfo@gocoastal.org.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchanged between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have given us your permission.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Coastal Church has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

COASTAL CHURCH SMS PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

By subscribing, you have provided us with consent to send you text messages regarding Coastal Church alerts, event reminders, new content, and requests for volunteer and donation support. Message frequency varies by events/preference. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undeliverable messages. If your phone does not support MMS, you’ll receive SMS instead.

OPT-OUT OR STOP

If you wish to stop receiving text messages from Coastal Church, call us at 757-867-5683 or email us at getinfo@gocoastal.org.

PRIVACY POLICY

We respect your privacy and will not distribute your mobile phone number to any third parties.