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Privacy Policy

Website Privacy

The Church desires to protect and secure the personal information of all users of its website, mobile applications, or services.  The following Privacy Policy shall appear on the Church website, www.prestonwood.org, and be updated from time to time as deemed necessary. 

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy applies to information the Church collects when you visit http://www.prestonwood.org and any other websites, mobile applications, or services related to Prestonwood Baptist Church, Inc., 6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas 75078, United States, or its related entities (“Prestonwood,” the “Church,” “we,” or “us”).  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share information about you, and is to protect and secure the personal information you provide to us online.  

We respect your privacy while visiting our website.  Prestonwood will never sell, lease, rent, or divulge your confidential information.  During your online experience with Prestonwood, we want you to feel safe. We will take the necessary steps to assure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. Review of this policy will help you better understand our practices.

Collecting Your Information

Prestonwood may ask you to provide us with personal information at times during your online experience. The type of information we collect typically corresponds directly with your site interaction.  Examples of personal information we may collect include, but are not limited to:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Billing, shipping, physical address
  • Phone number
  • Credit card information
  • Other personal information as necessary

There are several different ways in which we collect information from visitors on our website, including, but not limited to:

  1. Requests for information or materials from our ministry
  2. Signing up for various e-mail lists
  3. Contributing through online donations
  4. Questions or comments through the website

We will use your information for the purposes for which it was obtained, including some or all of the following purposes:

  • Consumer service, including responses to your inquiries
  • Consumer engagement to help you become actively engaged with the Church and its people.  This may involve the use of various forms of communication, including email, letter, telephone, text messaging, and online chat features.
  • Account maintenance and recordkeeping
  • Giving and contributions

As a visitor, the personal information you provide may also be used to improve the usability of, and information available on, our site.  By voluntarily providing your personal information, you acknowledge that you consent to our use of such information to better serve you and others who visit our website, as well as to maintain contact with you, solicit contributions from you, and provide you with information about Prestonwood.

While Prestonwood will never sell, lease, or rent your confidential information, we may need to disclose personal information as required by law, court order, subpoena, search warrant, or in response to a law enforcement agency request to enforce our Terms of Use, site rules, or to protect the safety and security of our visitors.

We may share your information with organizations that are part of Prestonwood, or that become part of Prestonwood.  Those entities may use this information to help provide, understand, improve, and further their ministries, but will honor your requests, if any, to limit use.  We may also share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, device identifiers, and location date, with third party organizations that serve as our Service Providers.  Those Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the service under reasonable confidentiality terms.  We may use cookies to help improve your experience.

Third Party Relationships

Prestonwood may use third party service providers to collect, process, and/or store personal information.  Those third parties may serve, contact, or collect information directly from Prestonwood users, and place or recognize cookies in their browsers.  You may be subject to the privacy policy and terms and conditions of those third party service providers.

Communication

Prestonwood does not send communications without your consent. When a comment or inquiry is made or when you contribute online to Prestonwood, you may receive postal mailings including letters, invitations, or resources.  You may opt out of any or all of these communications upon request. 

Deletion/Deactivation

You may delete, deactivate, or unsubscribe your account for emails at any time. Once you have chosen to remove your information from our email database, you should stop receiving email within three (3) to five (5) business days. At any time, you may reactivate or sign up for our services to receive emails and notifications from Prestonwood.

Restrictions or Use of Our Online Materials

All materials contained on our website are the property of Prestonwood.  No online material from our website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed for commercial purposes without our permission.  You may not add, delete, distort, or misrepresent any content on the Prestonwood website.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure.  Our website’s ecommerce system uses encryption to protect sensitive data transmissions from your computer to our website. You are able to see when the encryption is active either by the “padlock” icon at the bottom of your browser’s window or by the site url changing to https://. Information collected is only accessible with a specialized username and password given only to appropriate personnel handling your order or collecting your information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Prestonwood reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and requests that you review this policy periodically for updates.  Your continued use of Prestonwood’s website after we post any modifications to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.  This policy was last modified on April 10, 2019.

Questions or Suggestions

We have taken every effort to design our website to be useful, informative, helpful, and honest. Please let us know if you would like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want. Our site is based on a set of foundational Christian beliefs and we make no apologies for holding a Judeo-Christian perspective of marriage, family, and the value of life and children.

Please direct all questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy to:

Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75093

If you wish to provide feedback or if you have questions or concerns, you may also send us an email at siteadmin@prestonwood.org.