Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.pastorpartner.org and Pastor Partner and governs data collection and usage on the various parts of our website. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Pastor Partner include www.pastorpartner.org and the Pastor Partner mobile site. The Pastor Partner website is an unmoderated online platform and social networking site for pastors. By using Pastor Partner website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. It is our commitment to be transparent with you about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

We are a social network and online platform for pastors. Pastors use our Services to find and be found for business opportunities with other pastors and to connect with other pastors. Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor to our Services.

Our registered users (“Members”) share their professional identities, engage with each other, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content, learn and find job opportunities.

Collection of your Personal Information

You provide data to create an account with us and complete your Registration on the Pastor Partner Site. To create an account and complete your Registration with Pastor Partner you may need to provide data including:

  • First and Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Denomination/Religion
  • Affiliations/Denominations You Can Work With
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Personal Biography
  • Education
  • Available Times You Can Work
  • Video Sermons and/or Written Sermons and/or Sermon Outlines
  • Mileage You are Available Within
  • Your Contract Status (Open for Partnership or Already in a Partnership)
  • Employer and/or Church You are Employed By
  • Size of the Church You are Employed By
  • Address of the Church You are Employed By
  • Job Title
  • Years in Ministry

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pastor Partner’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you have choices about the information on your profile, such as your education, work experience, skills, photo, city or area and biography information. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available. You may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use the services available on the Site. These may include (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

We also collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, such as when you submit a resume, sermon, sermon outline, or video sermon. You don’t have to post or upload personal data; though if you don’t, it may limit your ability to grow and engage with other pastors over our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services.

Others may post or write about you. You and others may post content that includes information about you (as part of articles, posts, comments, videos) on our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services.

Use of your Personal Information

Pastor Partner collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for work opportunities, and stay informed. We use your data to authorize access to our Services.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Pastor Partner does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. If you receive an email communication or newsletter it will be from Pastor Partner.

Pastor Partner may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pastor Partner, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Pastor Partner may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pastor Partner or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pastor Partner; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pastor Partner, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

We log your visits and use of our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Pastor Partner. This information can include; your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Pastor Partner website. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Site, Services, and/or Communication Services, including our platform technology, such as when you perform a search, share articles, or connect with other Members on the Site using our Services and/or Communication Services.

Other Uses of Member Data

Our Services may change depending on feedback and newly discovered ways to better utilize your data to facilitate connections. This may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Pastor Partner secures your personal information from unauthorized access use, or disclosure. Pastor Partner uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations. We use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Members or Visitors.

Children Under Thirteen

Pastor Partner does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. Pastor Partner and the Pastor Partner website, www.pastorpartner.org, is only for individuals 18 years old or older. If you are under 18 you must use pastorpartner.org ONLY with permission and supervision of a parent or guardian.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Pastor Partner may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Pastor Partner or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Pastor Partner, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link.

Marketing

We promote our Services to you and others. We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.

Customer Support

We use data to help you and fix problems. We use the data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).

Our Services

Any data that you include on your profile and any content you post or social action (e.g. mentions, posts, favorites, friends, comments) you take on our Services will be seen by others.

Profile

Your profile is fully visible to all Members. Your settings, “friendship” with the viewing Member, and their usage of our Services, impact the availability of your profile and whether they can view certain fields in your profile.

Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Messages

Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through mentions, posts, favorites, and comments.
When you share an article or a post (e.g., an update, image, video or article) it can be viewed by everyone and re-shared. Members will be able to find and see your publicly-shared content, including your name (and photo if you have provided one).
When you favorite or re-share or comment on another’s content, others will be able to view these “social actions” and associate it with you (e.g., your name, profile and photo if you provided it).

Service Providers

We may use others to help us with our Services. We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, fraud detection, and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

Legal Disclosures

We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to help protect the rights and safety of you, us or others.

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Pastor Partner, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

Data Retention

We keep most of your personal data for as long as your account is open. We retain your personal data while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your account.

Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data

You can access or delete your personal data. For personal data that we have about you:
Delete Data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine readable form.
You may also contact us using the contact information below, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

Account Closure

We keep some of your data even after you close your account.
If you choose to close your Pastor Partner account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others (e.g., through comments, updates, or mentions) will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members copied out of our Services. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

Changes to this Statement

Pastor Partner reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy apply to your use of our Services after the “effective date.” If you object to any changes to the Privacy Policy, you may close your account.

Contact Information

Pastor Partner welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Pastor Partner has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Pastor Partner at:

Pastor Partner
735 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Email Address:
info@pastorpartner.org

Telephone number:
616-831-1788

Effective as of August 9, 2019