Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.pbumc.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments and forms
When visitors leave comments on the site or submit a contact form or other form (volunteer signup, emergency contact, etc.), we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. When visitors subscribe to comments on a post, we collect the name of the post, the visitor’s email address, and the date and time of the subscription.
Your name and email address are provided to Akismet by Automattic to check for spam.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service, also by Automattic, to see if you are using Gravatar. After approval of your comment, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Email and Text Subscriptions
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.
If you leave a comment on our site, we may save 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.
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.
Who we share your data with
Your data may be viewed by staff and volunteers who work on the web site or in other aspects of the church’s ministry.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
If you subscribe to comments, the subscription information is retained indefinitely.
If you contact us, the web site may generate an email to one or more staff or volunteers. That email may be retained indefinitely. The same content may be stored in an online database hosted with the web site or with a third party (e.g. Google Forms) and may be retained indefinitely.
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.
What rights you have over your data
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
The web site and its backups are hosted in the United States.
Additional third-party vendors are identified in the sections above.
You can contact us here.