Privacy Policy

Adamstown Uniting Church takes seriously the privacy of those that visit our web site. We have established this Privacy Policy to communicate what information we collect and how that information is used and safeguarded. By accessing this website (www.adamstownuca.org.au), using any of our services or otherwise providing us with your personal information (or authorising it to be provided by someone else) you agree to your personal information being handled as set out in this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change this Policy at our sole discretion and without notice. This Policy has been established in accordance with the Privacy Policy of the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

What information is collected, and why?

When a user visits our website, we collect information about the visit that does not identify the user personally. Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow us to analyse how our website is used and to improve the content and service the website provides. Using Google Analytics we can track information such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user’s browser type. We also collect specific information regarding the user’s session on our website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.

Sometimes we ask a user to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII). This information may include, but is not limited to, name and e-mail address. We request this information when the user requests to sign up for our mailing list or correspond with us. If you have provided your email address to our subscription form it will be added to our email list so that you can receive promotional emails about our upcoming events. This list will not be sold or intentionally shared with any 3rd party website. You may correct this information or opt out of this correspondence at any time.

Adamstown Uniting Church does not collect any personally identifiable financial or health-related information. We do not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13.

Are “Cookies” used on the website?

The Adamstown Uniting Church website uses Google Analytics which uses cookies to collect data.”Cookies” are small pieces of information that are placed on a web user’s hard drive. We may use cookies to provide you with better service. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the Adamstown Uniting Church website if you do so. You can read how Google uses data when you use our partners sites or apps here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How is personally identifiable information safeguarded?

Adamstown Uniting Church utilises industry standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls, intrusion monitoring, and passwords to protect electronic information through both its web host and local website management. Multiple physical security methods such as locking devices and 24 hour premise monitoring are also employed. Finally, access to PII is limited to a small number of personnel and on a need-to-know basis.

As our website is linked to the internet, and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.

Links to other web sites

The Adamstown Uniting Church website contains links to other internet web sites. Adamstown Uniting Church neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of non-Adamstown Uniting Church websites.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy please contact our church office by phone or email.

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –

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