Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Before you use our website please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

COVENANT OF GRACE’S WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

WELCOME TO COVENANT OF GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S WEBSITE
We offer this site as an online informational service to you and hope that it will bring edification to your spiritual life. These Website Terms of Use shall govern your use of this website, www.cogpca.org, including all pages within this website (collectively referred to herein below as “Website”. Please carefully read all these Terms of Use prior to using this website operated by Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church (herein known as “COG”, “Covenant of Grace”, “Covenant of Grace Church”, “us”, “we”, or “our”).

ACCEPTENCE OF TERMS OF USE
By accessing or using this website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you disagree with any part of the terms, then you may not access the website.

PRIVACY POLICY
Covenant of Grace cares about your privacy concerns. Your use of this Website is governed by COG’s Privacy Policy​. For additional information, please read our Privacy Policy.

REGISTRATION FOR A USER ACCOUNT
Some features of this Website are only accessible if you create a user account. Accounts are subject to approval and are limited to people who fellowship with Covenant of Grace. By having an account, you will be allowed to access information, resources and certain features designed for those who attend COG regularly. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account.

To register for an account, you will be asked to provide a username, email, and password or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Websites is correct, current and complete. We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier at any time.

By registering on this Website, you agree that:

  • You have read and accepted this Websites Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  • You are at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, but not less than 13 you may create or share a user account only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
  • Your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access this Website.
  • You will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of Covenant of Grace’s Website.
  • You will not create registration accounts to abuse the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
  • You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorized use of your password or account identifiers by others or any other breach of security.

TERMINATION OF REGISTERED ACCOUNT
If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by sending an email to ___________________. If you no longer accept these Terms of Use, or any future modification to these terms, you must cease using the Website. Continued use of the Website indicates your continued acceptance of the Terms of Use.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these Terms of Use, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your account and access to the registration areas of this Website immediately and without prior notice. Terminating your account may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account.

USER SUBMISSIONS
Generally, any communication which you post, which includes but is not exclusive to form-based submissions, email, media, and various internet related transmission protocols (ftp, https, etc…), to or at this Website or it’s associated email addresses or it’s hosted server, are non-confidential.  By posting or sending communications via the Website, you automatically grant the COG a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. You are responsible to make sure you only share content that you are legally allowed to share, which complies with all local, state and federal laws.

Covenant of Grace is under no obligation to publish submissions on this Website and reserves the right to remove or decline any user submission for any reason and at any time without notice.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the COG of any of the products, services or opinions of the third-party corporations, organizations or individuals named therein.

You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

LINKING TO THIS WEBSITE
You may link our content to your website or to a third party social media site for non-commercial, personal, use on a single device (e.g., computer, tablet or mobile) only. However, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part or in any way to cause damage to our reputation. For specific situations, COG may grant permission to link to our site upon written request and approval.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
The Website, along with all materials contained in the Website are the property of Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church, its licensors and other providers of online material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Unauthorized use of materials contained in this Websites may violate these laws and other regulations and statutes

The contents of this Website, such as sermons, articles, blog posts, text, graphics, images, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, computer code, and other material (collectively, “material”), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws.  Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material.  You may not sell or modify the material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Do not use data or images on this Website for unsolicited email marketing.

Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church respects the intellectual property rights of others and will make every effort to comply with all copyright laws. If you believe that material located on or linked to by our Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify the church office immediately, so we can take steps to rectify the violation. We will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others, we may, in our discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, we will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to us for terminated services.

THE LIABILITY OF COVENANT OF GRACE
Covenant of Grace makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material or about the results to be obtained from using the Website and the Online and Internet resources of COG.  Use of the Website and internet resources of COG, and the material is at your own risk.  Changes are periodically made to the Website and Internet resources of COG and may be made at any time.

Covenant of Grace does not warrant that the Website will operate error-free or that the Website and its server are free of computer viruses and other harmful goods. If your use of the Website or material therein results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, COG is not responsible for the costs. COG cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this Websites will be free of viruses or other destructive code.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless COG, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, , successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Websites, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Websites’ content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Websites.

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE
We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Websites thereafter. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

COVENANT OF GRACE’S WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.cogpca.org. Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church (hereinafter “COG” and “we”), recognizes that an individual’s privacy is very important to them and that they have a right to control their personal information. COG takes the process of upholding an individual’s privacy very seriously. Unless an individual gives COG explicit consent to act otherwise, the following policy will govern how COG handles an individual’s personal information and safeguards their privacy. The principles contained in this privacy document apply to all personal information collected or submitted to COG. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
There are two types of information which you provide when you visit the COG website:

  1. Voluntary information which you submit (ex. when you register for events or when you send us comments).
  2. Non-personal anonymous user information provided by your computer each time you visit the site.

We use the information you provide for the purpose, for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your email or to provide the programs or services you requested. We may also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our Web site, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our Web site, and to improve our programs and services.

The non-personal anonymous information that we collect may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our Website, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider utilized and other similar information.

COG is the sole owner of the information collected on the Website. This information is used in ways COG determines appropriate in its sole discretion, and it reserves the right to do so.  COG will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone, and it will not disclose any collected information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

REGISTRATION FOR A COG ACCOUNT
COG collects personally identifiable information which you provide when you register for a COG account. During registration a user is required to give certain information. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Website in which you have expressed interest. When you register with the COG, we ask for personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, email address, address, and zip code. Once you register with Church and sign in to its services, you are not anonymous to us. Your registration or account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The security of your COG account relies on your protection of your COG password.  Any disclosure of your password to a third party may result in access to your registration or account information or execution of transactions.

COG will never request your user name or password via any email message or over the telephone. If you receive such an email or call, please forward the entire message or information about any call immediately to _________.  Never provide your Church username or password to anyone via email or phone.

ACCESSING AND CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
You can view and update your personal information at any time by signing in to your account on COG’s Website and changing your profile.

FINANCIAL TRANSACTION INFORMATION
COG requests information from a User on the Website if the User performs a financial transaction with COG. In this case, a User must provide information including, but not limited to, name, address, and financial information, along with credit card information or bank account information. COG may use a third-party business associate intermediary to perform the transaction processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and uses the information provided for the sole purpose of processing the transaction. The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions with COG involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our web site.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
COG will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. COG may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

  • We have your consent to share the information; we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of COG to provide a product or service to you (unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary or appropriate in our discretion to assist us)
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or we find that your actions on our Website violate the COG’s Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific Services.
  • COG may share aggregated demographic information with our third-party services. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. This data is gathered for the sole purpose of improving the functionality of COG’s Website.

GOVERNING LAWS
This privacy policy forms part of our Web site Terms of Use Agreement, which shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland.

COOKIES
COG employs the use of Cookies to collect information about users and their use of the Website. “Cookies” are small computer files that COG transfers to your computer that allow COG to know how often you visit the Website and the activities you conduct while on the Website. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our Website; however, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS
COG sometimes use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Website by disabling cookies on your browser.

LINKS
COG’s Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that COG is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave COG’s Website and to read the privacy statements of each site that collects personally identifiable information.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Website.

PROTECTING CHILDREN
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Website by users 13 years old and younger without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we will not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party outside of the church community for any purpose whatsoever for our users 13 years and younger. If any services or features on the Website require registration, a user 13-year-old and younger will be required to provide the email of the parent or guardian which will allow us to notify that person that the child has registered for a service or feature. Parental or guardian consent will consist of an email from that person to the COG stating that they are aware that the child is using the web site. Identifying a User as 13 or under is not easy and we will not be held responsible for anyone misrepresenting as over 13 when in fact they are not.

PHOTO IMAGES
Participation in COG events implies permission to reproduce images from those events in church publications and communications online or in print. Unless permission has been granted, COG will not publish any image with full names or other identifying information. Images will not be used commercially. We will not knowingly post any image that would be embarrassing, objectionable or would present any individual or group in a false light. We will gladly remove any image immediately upon request.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
Church may amend this policy from time to time. If it makes any substantial changes in the way it uses your personal information, Church will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site.

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS POLICY
By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of use. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy in regards to this Website please contact___________.

Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church
820 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Phone: 410-833-2160
Email: _______________

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410-833-2160
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