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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

House On the Rock Church (website URL: https://houseontherock.org.ng) values your privacy and trust. As a faith-based organization dedicated to serving our congregation and community, we are committed to protecting your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, and safeguard your data.

2. Data Collected

Data Storage Location

We operate servers hosted by Bluehost, which adheres to applicable data protection laws, ensuring that your data is securely stored and compliant with regulations. For more information on Bluehost’s privacy policy, please visit: Bluehost Privacy Policy.

Registration Data

When you register on our website, we store your chosen username, email address, and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can view, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

Contact Data

Information submitted through our contact forms, such as prayer requests or inquiries, is sent to our church email system and is used solely for the purpose of responding to your request. This data is never shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Event Registration Data

When you register for events or activities through our website, we collect your name, contact information, and any other details necessary for the event. This information is used to manage event participation and communicate with you about event details.

Comments

When you leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Cookies

This site uses cookies to retain user preferences, store information for things like event registrations, and provide anonymized tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. You can disable cookies in your browser settings if you prefer.

Necessary Cookies

  • cfduid: Used by our CDN provider to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.
  • PHPSESSID: To identify your unique session on the website.
  • wp-auth: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication, and user verification.

Embedded Content

Pages on this site may include embedded content, such as YouTube videos or social media feeds. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

3. How We Use Your Data

We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • Verification/identification during website usage;
  • Providing technical assistance;
  • Sending updates and newsletters;
  • Managing event registrations and participation;
  • Ensuring the security of our website and services;
  • Customizing the website to make your experience more personal and engaging.

4. Who Has Access to Your Data

Your personal information can be accessed by:

  • Our system administrators;
  • Our staff members who need the information to provide services and support.

5. Third-Party Access to Your Data

We do not share your data with third parties, except as necessary to provide our services and as required by law. Our partners are required to adhere to data protection laws and privacy standards.

6. How Long We Retain Your Data

We retain your personal data as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. You can request deletion of your data by contacting us.

7. Security Measures

We use SSL/HTTPS throughout our site to encrypt user communications with the servers. In case of a data breach, we will take necessary steps to ensure system integrity and notify affected users.

8. Your Data Rights

You have the right to:

  • Access the personal data we hold about you;
  • Request correction of any incorrect or incomplete data;
  • Request deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to or restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your data.

9. Amendments

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we make changes, we will notify you by updating the date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@houseontherock.org.ng.