Website Privacy Policy

Epiclesis: An Ancient-Future Faith Community (“Epiclesis”)
Website Privacy Policy

This website (“Website”) is owned and operated by Epiclesis: An Ancient-Future Faith Community (“Epiclesis”). Epiclesis and Website are strongly committed to protecting the personal privacy of all Users. For purposes of this Website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) any person accessing or using Website is a “User,” regardless of the nature of his or her use of the Website.

1. Purpose, Applicability. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Website Terms of Use. Epiclesis has implemented this Privacy Policy to explain: (a) information gathered from and about Users by Epiclesis and Website, along with potential uses of that information, (b) options with regard to disclosure and use of Personal Information, and (c) a User’s ability to correct, withdraw or delete a User’s own Personal Information. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website. Other websites may contain similar or different privacy policies, whether owned and operated by Epiclesis or by third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any person, entity, or website to which the Website links or from which the Website is linked. Users are strongly encouraged to read and review posted privacy policies regularly.

2. No Sale of Information. Epiclesis and Website will not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identifying information (“Personal Information”) except pursuant to the Epiclesis Website Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”), this Privacy Policy, or written permission from the relevant User.

3. No Unsupervised Minors. Epiclesis and the Website are concerned about safe, supervised use of the Internet by Minors. For purposes of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use “Minor” means any natural person under the age of eighteen (18) years. Epiclesis and Website do not knowingly collect information from Minors, permit Minors to register for Accounts with the Website or permit Minors to access the Website without adult supervision and the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Use of the Website constitutes a warranty that the User either is not a Minor or, if a Minor, is using the Website with the full knowledge, supervision, and consent of his or her parent or legal guardian. Epiclesis and the Website strongly encourage parents and legal guardians to review the Terms of Use and other posted Website policies, procedures, and practices carefully and to monitor use of the Internet, including the Website, by their Minor children. Epiclesis reserves the right to block or terminate the Account access of Users suspected or found to be Minors using the Website without parental supervision and consent.

4. Cookies, Collection of User Information. Users may browse and read publicly available Website content without revealing Personal Information other than default information customarily logged by Website and its host server. Epiclesis, the Website and host servers may automatically collect information from all Users who access Website, including without limitation: (a) date and time of access, (b) the originating IP address from which the User accessed the Website, (c) the Internet address of third-party websites from which the User accessed or linked to Website, and (d) pages and portions of Website the User views or accesses. Epiclesis and Website collect this information through the use of Cookies. “Cookies” means text files with electronic identifiers which store and retrieve information from and about Users, permitting Website to recognize returning Users, track use of Website and maintain customized Internet webpages and preferences. Session Cookies expire when a User exits the Internet browser. Persistent Cookies remain on a User’s computer for a given time or until deleted. Epiclesis and Website use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies. The Cookies used by Epiclesis and Website do not collect personally identifiable information. Epiclesis and Website do not combine information collected from or through the use of Cookies with other Personal Information to determine the identity or email address of Users without the individual User’s express consent. Creation of an Account on the Website constitutes the User’s consent for Epiclesis and Website to collect and combine Personal Information. Epiclesis and Website collect and periodically review information collected using Cookies in order to provide access to Website and related services, to review and evaluate the usage and functionality of Website and related services, to establish priorities and allocate resources associated with Website and related services and for other internal informational purposes. Epiclesis and Website may also use Cookies, web beacons or other programs to determine, on an anonymous basis, which portions of Website are most frequently accessed by Users. Users who wish to create or use Accounts or to actively use other services available through Website may be required to provide contact, identity and other Personal Information as part of the account creation, login and use processes. Users have the option to choose not to use services or features which require individuals to provide specific Personal Information.

5. Account Creation. From time to time, the Website may permit individual Users to register for personal accounts (“Accounts”) pursuant to the Terms of Use and other policies, procedures, and practices as established, posted and modified by Epiclesis and Website from time to time. As part of the Account creation process the Website may ask for specific Personal Information about Users, including without limitation the User’s name, age, address, e-mail address, login name and password. Epiclesis and the Website require this information in order to create and maintain an Account for or on behalf of the User and to provide User with access to certain services offered by or members-only areas of Website. Epiclesis and Website may use Cookies and other available technology to remember User preferences and customized settings, facilitate User access to Website and verify User access to Accounts.

6. E-Mail Contact. Users who register for an Account must provide a valid e-mail address and other identifying Personal Information. Epiclesis may use this Personal Information from time to time in order to contact Users for purposes of updating required information and providing important information about: (a) services offered by Epiclesis, (b) changes to Website policies, rules, procedures and practices and (c) the User’s personal account. Epiclesis and the Website do not and will not sell or disclose User names or e-mail addresses to third parties and do not engage in “spamming” or other unsolicited e-mail contact.

7. Nondisclosure of Private Information. Epiclesis and the Website will not sell or disclose Users’ Personal Information except as reasonably required: (a) by law or to comply with legal process served on Epiclesis or the Website, (b) to comply with the Terms of Use, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and other Website policies, rules, procedures and practices, (c) to develop, improve, operate, maintain and debug the Website or (d) to protect and defend the rights, property and personal safety of Epiclesis, the Website, Users or members of the public.

8. Access to Personal Information. Each User may access the User’s own Personal Information and Account information for the limited purposes of viewing, verifying, altering or updating Personal Information provided to Epiclesis and the Website. Epiclesis and the Website reserve the right to keep copies of all information provided to Epiclesis and Website, even after Account termination or closure.

9. Links to Other Websites. Website may contain links to other Internet websites (“External Links”). External Links may be provided by advertisers, Users or other third-party content providers not related to or affiliated with Epiclesis. Epiclesis has no control over third-parties or their websites, whether or not those websites link to or from Website. This Privacy Policy, along with the Terms of Use, Disclaimer and other Website policies, rules, procedures and practices apply only to the Epiclesis Website and do not apply to any External Links or linked sites.

10. Privacy Rights. Personal Information and other information posted, linked to or otherwise incorporated in the Website may be owned by third parties and subject to a variety of legal rights, including without limitation privacy and publicity rights. Use of information appearing on Website is subject to the Terms of Use and applicable law. Use of information appearing on Website without the permission of the owner may result in liability for a variety of claims, including without limitation claims for violation of privacy rights. No person may use or commercially exploit the rights of the subject of an interview, document, article, Blog, e-mail, photograph, Website Content or other form of communication, whether or not containing visual representations, without the consent of the subject, except as permitted by the Terms of Use or applicable law.

11. Changes to Privacy Policy. Epiclesis reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time, with or without cause or prior notice. Epiclesis will post all changes to the Privacy Policy on the Website. Changes to the Privacy Policy are effective immediately upon posting. Users are responsible for reviewing the Privacy Policy regularly. Use of Website indicates User’s full and complete agreement to the terms of the Privacy Policy, as in force and as subsequently amended, modified or restated, as if User had signed a written document agreeing to the Privacy Policy. Use of information gathered by or in the possession of Epiclesis and the Website is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use.