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Privacy Statement

The following policy summarizes Grace United Methodist’s personal data gathering and distribution practices for this Site. The purpose of this site is to provide Grace United Methodist members, prospective members and the community information about worship and activities at Grace United Methodist Church. Grace United Methodist may change this privacy policy subject to changing circumstances or requests and such changes will become effective upon notice published at this site. Your further use of the site following any such changes indicates that you accept that change.

Collection of Information

Grace United Methodist posts information on its web site to provide members and prospective members and visitors with notice about worship and activities at Grace United Methodist. Names and contact information listed on the site have been provided by members or Church staffers for use by individuals seeking to learn about Grace United Methodist and its programs. Any other use of such information is prohibited.

While Grace United Methodist does not condone the use of any information on its site for any purpose other than that stated above, Grace United Methodist does not restrict access to its site by the general public. If you choose not to have information about you posted on the site or if you are aware of any misuse or suspected misuse of any personal information posted on the site, please notify the web master at

Use of Information

To the extent information is provided to the web site (for informational purposes, to sign up for designated activities or to indicate a desire to receive additional information) such information will only be used for such purpose. Except to respond to requests received through the web site or to post information regarding church activities, staff, events, officers and other such information generally available to church members and visitors, Grace United Methodist will not sell, barter, transfer personal information to any person or entity for any reason.

Further Questions

We welcome your questions or comments regarding this privacy policy. Please visit the Contact Us area of this site to send any additional questions or comments.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

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

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

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