PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY STATEMENT

Thank you for visiting Christian Faith’s online and mobile resources, and for viewing this privacy and data security statement. Our privacy statement, contained in the pages that follow, serves to give notice about the types of personal information we collect, how we use it, who we share it with and why, and what we do to try to protect it. We delve into those matters in a fair amount of detail in the pages that follow. We encourage you to read them carefully. In the meantime, we provide a quick overview below.

Summary of how we handle Personal Information

What do we collect?

We collect and retain certain personal information from those who visit and use our online and mobile resources, from whom we collect very little information unless it is voluntarily submitted to us.

Why do we use it?

We use personal information received from visitors and users of our online and mobile resources to communicate directly with them and fulfill orders for products and services. We provide further detail about our use of personal information here.

When do we share it?

We share personal information when needed to fulfill our legal obligations and when our vendors and business partners need it to perform under the contracts we have with them. We provide further detail about our sharing of personal information here. We do not sell or rent any personal information from any group of data subjects to third party data brokers or marketing companies.

How do we protect it?

We’ve invested in a Security Program that addresses both technical and operational matters. You can read about those components here and here.

Your Privacy Choices and Rights

You do not have to provide personal information to enjoy most of the features of our online and mobile resources. Moreover, you can opt out of certain activities like newsletters and announcements. You can learn more about that here.

Contacting Our Privacy Office

If you have any questions about our privacy and data security policies, procedures and practices, including anything we say in this privacy statement, we encourage you to contact our office.

  • Address: Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Email: info@christianfaith.us
  • Phone: (253) 943-2400

This privacy statement was amended as of [May 05, 2022] and is effective as of that date. The English language version of this privacy statement is the controlling version regardless of any translation you may attempt.

NAVIGATING THROUGH THIS STATEMENT

You can use the links below to navigate to areas of this statement that apply specifically to you, or which may otherwise be of interest:

SOME IMPORTANT VOCABULARY

Although not itself a contract, this privacy statement is an important document that explains how we address some of our legal obligations, and your related legal rights, involving personal information. Clarity is therefore important. We’ll use this section to let you know about some words that have special meanings whenever you see them in this statement. Let’s start with the word “statement” itself: when we reference “this statement”, “this privacy statement” and “our statement”, we mean the Privacy and Data Security Statement you are reading now. Wherever we say “Christian Faith Center”, “we”, “us”, or “our”, we mean Christian Faith Center. We use the words “you” and “your” to mean you, the reader, and other visitors to our online and mobile resources who are, in all cases, over the age of 18. This age requirement is discussed in more detail later in this statement here.

When we talk about our “online and mobile resources”, we mean all websites, portals or other features we operate to allow you to interact with us and our systems, as well as the mobile apps we’ve created and distributed to let you interact with the content we provide. An “affinity action” is when you “follow” us, “like” us or take a similar or analogous action on our external social media presence. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, when we refer to “personal information”, we mean information that can be used to identify or easily be linked to you.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Generally, we collect personal information through automated/technical means and when you voluntarily provide it to us. We describe that automatic collection here. We describe that type of voluntary submission immediately below. By using our online and mobile resources, you are signifying to us that you agree with this section of our privacy statement and that we may use and disclose your information as described.

Voluntarily Submitted Information.
If you choose to participate in, or make use of certain activities and features available via our online and mobile resources, you will need to provide us with information about yourself. The types of personal information you will be submitting to us in those situations is mostly limited to basic identifiers such as your name, email address, mailing address and phone number, but in certain instances can include credit card and other financial information as well as education and professional or employment related personal information. Here are some of the ways you voluntarily give us your personal information:

  • Emails and Texts – If you choose to send us an email from our “contact us” link or a similar link, you will be giving us your email address and any other personal information that may be in your message or attached to it. The same is true if you send us a text message or participate in our text alert program.
  • Creating Accounts; Signing up for Newsletters – If we make an account creation feature available to the general public (that is, to visitors/users who are not our customers or workforce members) you will be giving us at least your email address and potentially other identifiers. The same is true if you sign up to receive a newsletter or other informational or marketing material we publish.
  • Registering for Events – When you register for events, conferences or programs we ourselves may host (rather than outsource to a third party event manager with its own privacy policies), you will be submitting the types of identifiers described above. If the event requires a fee, we may also ask you to submit credit card or other financial information.

If you prefer we not receive the above-described personal information, please don’t submit it. This means you shouldn’t participate in the applicable activities on, or use the applicable features available from our online and mobile resources. Such participation and use is strictly your choice. By not participating, you may limit your ability to take full advantage of the online and mobile resources, but most of the content in our online and mobile resources will still be available to you.

  • Social Media and Community Features – Some of our online and mobile resources may offer social media-like community features letting users post messages and comments, and/or upload image or other files and materials. If you choose to make use of these features, the information you post, including your screen name and any other personal information, will be in the public domain and not covered/protected by this statement.
  • Consumer Portals and Job Applicants – Some of our online and mobile resources are used to help us serve our consumers, including making donations and ordering our products and services where we may also ask you to submit credit card or other financial information. Such resources also may allow candidates to apply for available jobs which may require education and professional or employment related personal information.

If you prefer we not receive the above-described personal information, please don’t submit it. This means you shouldn’t participate in the applicable activities on, or use the applicable features available from our online and mobile resources. Such participation and use is strictly your choice. By not participating, you may limit your ability to take full advantage of the online and mobile resources, but most of the content in our online and mobile resources will still be available to you.

Automatically Collected Information.
When you visit or use our online and mobile resources, basic information about your internet/electronic activity is automatically collected through your browser via tracking technologies, such as “cookies.” As just about everyone knows by now, cookies are small text files downloaded onto your computer or mobile device. Cookies allow us to collect your IP address and recognize your computer or mobile device and store some information about your preferences for using our online and mobile resources or past actions, such as:

Additional information about cookies and tracking technologies is available here.

If you access our online and mobile resources from a phone or other mobile device, the mobile services provider may transmit to us certain information such as uniquely identifiable mobile device information. That, in turn, allows us to collect mobile phone numbers and associate them with the mobile device identification information. Some mobile phone service providers also operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices and we may receive this geolocation data as well.

Finally, when you use our online and mobile resources, we may allow third party service providers to place their own cookies or similar technologies in order to engage in the same types of collection we describe above. For example, we use third party “web analytics” services such as those offered by Google Analytics. For more information on how Google specifically uses this data, go to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn more about how to opt out of Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

User Beware: External Sites, Apps, Links and Social Media.
We maintain a presence on one or more external social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. We may further allow the community features of our online and mobile resources to connect with, or be viewable from, that external social media presence. Similarly, our online and mobile resources may contain links to other websites or apps controlled by third parties.

We are not responsible for either the content on, or the privacy practices of, social media platforms, or any third party sites or apps to which we link. Those apps, sites and platforms are not controlled by us and therefore have their own privacy policies and terms of use. To be clear: neither this statement nor the terms of use appearing on or in any of our online and mobile resources apply to our social media presence or any third party sites or apps to which we may link. That means even if you take an affinity action on our specific social media presence, and identifiers about you are automatically collected and given to us as a result, that collection and transfer is governed by the privacy policies and other terms of the applicable social media platform and are not our responsibility. If you have questions about how those apps, sites and platforms collect and use personal information, you should carefully read their privacy policies and contact them using the information they provide.

HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We use the personal information we collect only in the manner and through the means allowed by applicable law. That means we determine whether we have a lawful basis/legitimate business purpose to use your personal information before doing so. As stated in applicable law, such lawful bases/legitimate business purposes include receiving express consent, operating our business, performing a contract, and complying with a legal obligation. More specifically, we use the personal information of each group of data subjects as follows:

We use the automatically collected personal information described here to compile generic reports about popular pages/features of our online and mobile resources, and to see how users are accessing our online and mobile resources and in some cases (such as affinity actions) send materials to you. We use the personal information you voluntarily submitted, as described here, to respond back directly to you and/or send you the information you requested or about which you inquired. We also may use any such personal information you provide to customize our programs and newsletters to make them more relevant to you. We do not sell or rent personal information automatically collected by, or which you voluntarily provide when using our online and mobile resources.

We use and retain your personal information in accordance with applicable law and as long as necessary to carry out the purposes described above in accordance with our internal data retention procedures.

WHEN/WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may share your personal information as described below.

Legal Requirements

We may disclose personal information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by such government authorities, or at our discretion or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including responding to court orders and subpoenas.

To Prevent Harm

We also may disclose such information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, or harming or potentially harming other persons or property.

Business Sale/Purchase

If we sell or transfer all or substantially all of our assets, equity interests or securities, or are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, divestiture, consolidation, or liquidation, personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

Vendors and Business Partners

We also share personal information with those of our vendors and business partners who need it to perform under the contracts we have with them.

HOW DO WE PROTECT COLLECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We have adopted, implemented and maintain an enterprise-wide corporate information security and privacy program that includes technical, organizational, administrative, and other security measures designed to protect, as required by applicable law, against reasonably anticipated or actual threats to the security of your personal information (the “Security Program”). It includes, among many other things, procedures for assessing the need for, and as appropriate, either employing encryption and multi-factor authentication or using equivalent compensating controls. We therefore have every reason to believe our Security Program is reasonable and appropriate for our business and the nature of foreseeable risks to the personal information we collect. We further periodically review and update our Security Program, including as required by applicable law.

YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

If we are using your personal information to send you marketing materials, such as newsletters or product alerts via text or email, you may opt out by following the opt-out instructions in the email or other communication (e.g., by responding to the text with “STOP”). In addition, certain of our online and mobile resources will provide a centralized opt-out link allowing you to opt out of any programs in which you may have enrolled using that particular online and mobile resource. When we receive your request, we will take reasonable steps to remove your name from our distribution lists, but it may take time to do so. You may still receive materials for a period of time after you opt out. In addition to opting out, you have the ability to access, amend and delete your personal information by contacting us using the contact information below. Opting out of or changing affinity actions or other submissions or requests made on our external social media presence, will likely require that you do so directly on that applicable platform as we do not control their procedures.

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, we do not specifically respond to browser “do not track” signals.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Federal law imposes special restrictions and obligations on commercial website operators who direct their operations toward, and collect and use information from children under the age of 13. We take those age-related requirements very seriously, and, consistent with them, do not intend for our online and mobile resources to be used by children under the age of 18, and certainly not by anyone under the age of 13. Moreover, we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 18. If we become aware that anyone under the age of 18 has submitted personal information to us via our online and mobile resources, we will delete that information and not use it for any purpose whatsoever. We encourage parents and legal guardians to talk with their children about the potential risks of providing personal information over the Internet.

SUBMITTING INFORMATION FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

We control and operate the online and mobile resources from within the United States of America (the “U.S.”). Information collected through the online and mobile resources may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Company or its affiliates or third-party service providers maintain facilities. Although we do not actively block or monitor visitors from other countries, the online and mobile resources are directed only at visitors from the U.S. As such, this privacy statement is consistent with U.S. law and practice and is not adapted to other laws (including European data security and privacy laws). Company will apply the applicable laws of the U.S. including as embodied in this privacy statement in place of data protections under your home country’s law. That is, you freely and unambiguously acknowledge that this privacy statement, not your home country’s laws, controls how Company will collect, store, process, and transfer your personal information.

PRIVACY LAWS VARY FROM PLACE TO PLACE

Privacy and data protection laws vary around the world and among the individual United States. Our obligations arising under the majority of the world’s privacy laws, including U.S. federal and most state laws, are satisfied by individual risk assessments conducted by us to ensure we act reasonably and responsibly when processing your personal information. In some jurisdictions, however, privacy laws grant you, the data subject, certain specific rights regarding your personal information. We refer to these types of privacy laws as “Comprehensive Privacy Laws.” Examples of Comprehensive Privacy Laws include the European Union and United Kingdom’s variants of the General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), and the consumer privacy protection statutes of several U.S. states, such as California, Colorado, and Virginia.

Given the nature and locations of our business activities, we do not believe we have any obligations under those Comprehensive Privacy Laws and therefore do not provide you with notices specific to them. Questions about other Comprehensive Privacy Laws can be directed to us through the contact information found here.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We reserve the right to change or update this statement from time to time. Please check our online and mobile resources periodically for such changes since all information collected is subject to the statement in place at the time of collection. Typically, we will indicate the effective/amendment date at the beginning of this statement. If we feel it is appropriate, or if the law requires, we’ll also provide a summary of changes we’ve made near the end of the new statement.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about our privacy statement or privacy practices, please contact our office:

  • Address: Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Email: info@christianfaith.us
  • Phone: (253) 943-2400