Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy at Greater St. Paul Church.   Information that we collect is used to enhance the experience of visitors to our website.  When you use this website, you agree to the terms outlined below.  We appreciate your interest in the ministry of Greater St. Paul Church.  However, if you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website.

A. Privacy Policy
Greater St. Paul Church periodically reviews this Privacy Policy and, at our discretion, we may modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time, so that you can be aware of any changes. This Privacy Policy applies to all websites owned by Greater St. Paul Church.  If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, email us at or write us at: Greater St. Paul Church, 1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA  94612.

B. Children's Online Privacy
We are concerned about the privacy of young children, and we comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). Information such as name, age, address may be collected on registration forms required for our Children & Youth Ministry activities and programs. We do not share any information regarding children with third parties. Parental consent is obtained prior to placement of photos or other images of children on our website or social media channels. To ensure that the privacy of your child is well protected, we encourage you to become involved with his or her access to the Internet and to our site and social media channels.  Information regarding online safety and how to become more involved with your child's online experience is available on the website of the Federal Trade Commission.

C. Security
Our technology partners use industry-leading internet security technology and practices. They use secure server software (SSL) that encrypts the information you input before you send it to us.  All data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser.

D. Cookies
“Cookies” are small bits of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive to enable us to do a number of things to make your visits to our website more enjoyable. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent that. Please consult your browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies. You may also receive cookies from third parties, but Greater St. Paul Church cannot control the content of those cookies.

E. Collection & Use
Greater St. Paul Church recognizes that users of our website on the Internet have privacy concerns, and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them.  As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor’s name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card information is automatically collected on our websites. Such information is collected only when it is knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and Greater St. Paul Church uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses in this Policy or at the time of collection.

We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of such information in our possession. Greater St. Paul Church does not sell personally identifiable information to third parties.  Greater St. Paul Church will not disclose, sell, trade, or rent personal information it collects to outside parties.  We maintain the right to monitor visitor traffic patterns and website usage to help us develop the design and layout of our website to enhance your online experience.

F. Promotions
From time to time, Greater St. Paul Church may run promotions on our websites that require submission of personally identifiable information by participants. Greater St. Paul Church may use the information collected in the aggregate so we can determine, for example, how many visitors to our website participated in the promotion.  Promotions are subject to change without notice.

G. Links
Our website may be linked to or from other websites that are not operated by Greater St. Paul Church or any company affiliated with Greater St.  Church.  Greater St.  Paul Church is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party websites.  Our website may also be linked to websites operated by companies affiliated with Greater St. Paul Church.  Visitors to those websites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

H. Technology Providers
Greater St. Paul Church partners with technology providers in order to deliver the best possible online experience to visitors.  We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these providers by following the links below:

The Church Online

Solutions by Mobile