Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

Welcome to Busti Church of God’s site. (https://www.busticog.org)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information sent through contact forms will only be used for the purpose lined out in the form. For example, information given in a contact form, will only be used to allow us to contact you back. Information sent through a form for an event will only be used to sign your up for that event. Data submitted through a form will be saved for 90 days. After 90 days, the information is deleted from our system. (This excludes information you give us to keep indefinitely such as contact information you want us to save so we can contact you at anytime in the future)

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This site utilizes other cookies that enhance the security of the site. These cookies help us determine if the entity accessing the site is a human or bot. This allows us to prevent attacks from bots and monitor suspicious activity that poses a threat to this site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your data and information is kept private by default. We will never sell any data to a third-party. All personal data (excluding prayer requests) is meant only for church office use and church business. If you send a prayer request to us, it is kept private by default. Only Church staff and employees will have access to your private prayer requests and they will not share those requests with any person who is not on staff at Busti Church of God. You can stipulate to share your request with the Church congregation. Public prayer requests can be shared in the Church bulletin, Prayer-Chain Emails, text communications, and on the Church App. You can stipulate which methods you would like your prayer request to be accessible through. For example, you can stipulate that you want your prayer request to only be shared through the Prayer-Chain email system.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Information that is submitted through forms will be retained for 90 days. This is so we can retrieve information for official church business or office use. (This excludes information you give us to keep indefinitely such as church membership details and contact information you want us to save so we can contact you at anytime in the future).

What rights you have over your data

*Applies only to persons accessing this site from the European Union

*If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

You information will not be sold to third parties.