Page updated 03 February 2021
“Burlingtonpres.org” is the website for the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, Massachusetts (Burlington Presbyterian). The purpose of the website is to share information about the church and its activities, and other items of interest to members, friends, visitors, and the wider community. Burlington Presbyterian is responsible for the content of the website. The website is hosted by WordPress.com, which is owned and operated by Automattic Inc. Burlington Presbyterian is committed to respecting the privacy of those who use our website. This Privacy Declaration describes how information about users of our site is collected and used. By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this declaration.
Collection of Your Personal Information:
Information Users Provide to Us Directly:
Burlington Presbyterian may collect personally identifiable information that you directly provide to us, such as your name, email address, telephone number, etc. This would occur, for example, if you fill out an electronic form on our website, such as a “contact me” form, or an event registration form, etc. This information is used by Burlington Presbyterian to provide services and support church programs and activities. The information is not shared or sold to advertisers, or other outside, unrelated interests. We might share such information with others if it is related to the specific purpose of the information collected. For example, registration information for a community or ecumenical event might be shared with other groups or persons involved in organizing the event. When we collect personally identifiable information that users provide us in an electronic form on our site, the form will describe how the information will be used or shared. Burlington Presbyterian discards information about website visitors when no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it on behalf of our users.
There are other ways your personal information might be collected by our website host, WordPress.com, and shared with us, for example:
Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to our website, WordPress.com collects the sign-up information, which typically includes an email address.
Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on our website, WordPress.com collects that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
The personal information described above is also accessible to our website host, WordPress.com. They store and use the information primarily for technical purposes to support the Burlington Presbyterian website. Details about how they collect and use such data are described in the Automattic Inc. Privacy Notice.
Information Collected Automatically by WordPress.com:
Our website host, WordPress.com automatically collects certain information about visitors to our site. Such information may include information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses, unique device identifiers, language preference, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. Burlington Presbyterian does not have direct access to all this information. Information provided by WordPress.com to Burlington Presbyterian typically includes date and number of unique visitors to our web pages and country of web site visitors. We do not have access to individual IP addresses. Details about how our web host, WordPress.com, collects and uses these data are described in the Automattic Inc. Privacy Notice.
Our web host, WordPress.com uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Managing Cookies on Your Computer:
The way your computer manages cookies depends on the particular web browser that you are using. The following articles provide information on how to manage cookie settings for several popular browsers:
Images of Children and Youth:
The Burlington Presbyterian Church Safe Child Policy (revised 02 September 2020) states that: “Photos/videos of children/youth shall not be posted on social media or websites without written consent of youth and parent/guardian. Children shall not be identified by name on social media or websites.”