Privacy & Data Protection Policy

Definitions

Personal Information is any factual or subjective information, whether recorded or not, about an identifiable individual.

You, for the purposes of this policy, are either any legal adult, or both a minor and at least one of the minor’s legal guardians.

For the purposes of GDPR legislation, Tenth is both a Data Controller and a Data Processor and also uses third parties as Data Processors.

Tenth’s Data Protection Officer, for the purposes of GDPR legislation is the Church Administrator.

Intent

Tenth values and respects the personal information of the people and organizations with whom we have a relationship.  Tenth ministries have a global reach through the internet and the varied citizenry of our congregation, and Tenth is therefore legally obligated to comply with the data handling regulations of the United States as well as those of many foreign jurisdictions where Tenth may not have a physical presence.

Ownership

Tenth is the sole owner of data collected for ministry purposes, regardless of how it is collected.  This extends to any ministry that is covered under Tenth’s Liability insurance.

Sources

Tenth only has Personal Information provided to us by you or your immediate family members.  We do not rent or sell Personal Information to anyone.  We may employ internal systems which generate additional Personal Information about you, such as marking your attendance when you attend an event.

We may also use “cookies” and other similar tracking technologies on our media. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your system, which generally does not itself contain Personal Information, but may be linked to Personal Information stored elsewhere.

You may complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the activities in which you have expressed interest.  In some cases, you may be required to provide demographic information, such as a birthdate or gender (e.g. an overnight trip).

If you make non-cash gifts or payments to Tenth, we may require information from you on our order form, such as contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for transactional purposes only. If we have trouble processing a transaction, we’ll use this information to contact you.

From time-to-time, Tenth may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age, education level). Contact information will be used to notify winners and award prizes, as applicable.

Uses

If you contact us, we may use your information to respond to you.  We may also use your information combined with the information of others to consider ways of improving or expanding our ministries.

We may use your Personal Information and tracking information (e.g. cookies) individually and in aggregate to tailor our content to your interests.

We may use your Personal Information to protect an interest which is essential for your life or that of another natural person.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers to extend our ministry impact.

We may use cookies to identity you as you use our digital properties, to determine if you are logged into our digital properties, to protect user accounts, and to protect users generally.  We also use cookies to analyze the use and performance of our digital media.  Some of our business partners may use cookies on our digital properties (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, which are governed by their privacy protections.

Tenth digital properties often contain 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.

We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to complete the actions described above.

Security and Storage

We take precautions to protect your information. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data, financial information, or Social Security numbers), that information is encrypted both in transit and in storage.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline.  Access to your information is granted only as needed to accomplish a specific ministry purpose and is revoked at the end of that purpose.  The servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Tenth strives to provide security of the Personal Information, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful access and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures.

Personal Information is kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which this data was collected.

Information shall only be collected digitally through applications which are under Tenth’s direct control and oversight.

Your Rights and Options

Tenth will only add you to a regular communication list (email, text, etc) with freely-given, affirmative, revocable consent from you.  You may opt out of any future contact from us at any time using the instructions contained in the last communication you received or at tenth.org/email

An opportunity for opting-out shall not constitute consent.

You have the right to correct or change any Personal Information we have which has been provided to us by you or an immediate family member.

You have the right to erasure of any personal information you have provided to Tenth.

You have the right to data portability and can thereby request a copy of your Personal Information.

You have the right to restrict processing in particular ways, if you are not a Tenth employee.  If you wish to cease having your data processed in particular ways, contact the Director of Technology.

You have the right to request human intervention in any situation where decisions are made by algorithms.  To do so, contact the Director of Technology.

You have the right to object or express any concerns about our use of your data to us or a governing authority.  Such concerns should be directed to the Church Administrator.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted at tenth.org/privacy with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or our data practices, please contact us at [email protected]

Or write to us at: 1701 Delancey St, Philadelphia, PA  19103, United States.