Effective June 1, 2010:
About The Black Church Source.com (TBCS) Online Service
The Black Church Source.com is an online service that allows our members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends.TBCS members can view each others' profiles, communicate with select friends and meet new friends on the service, share photos, post blogs, events, listings, classifieds, and comments, and describe their interests. To enrich our members' experience, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends. TBCS members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them.
Information Collection and Use by TBCS
TBCS collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the TBCS service. TBCS also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, religious affiliation, and church in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.
TBCS also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information is not shared with third-parties or members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profile information including members' pictures and user names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the TBCS social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join TBCS, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on TBCS with each other through the TBCS service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and membes on the service, TBCS allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, religious denomination, and/or church where users may have attended.
We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their "notification" settings in the user "Privacy Settings." Users can also set who can see or post comments to their profile pages.
From time to time, TBCS or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on theblackchurchsource.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate or notified of results/registrant status.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
TBCS members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. TBCS stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. TBCS does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations from TBCS may contact TBCS to request the removal of their information from our database.
TBCS members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal TBCS address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
You may prevent TBCS email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject "Stop Email" to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
Blogs, Events, Directory, Activity Board/Wall, Classifieds, Chat Rooms, and Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Blogs, Events, Directory, Activity Board/Wall, Classifieds, Chat Rooms, or any other Public Forums, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
TBCS users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by emailing email@example.com with 'Do not send me notification emails' in the subject' Users who do not wish to receive TBCS newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'No' for the 'Receive Newsletters' option in the 'Notifications' section of the 'Privacy Settings'. All notification emails and TBCS newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
TBCS member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. TBCS takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time For any additional information about the security measures we use on TBCS, please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information TBCS Collects
Contacting The Black Church Source.com
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: email@example.com or call 1-888-398-9514.