Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are
The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is comprised of 71 churches in western Oregon. We are part of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Physical address:
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-636-5613 / 888-346-2373
Email: info@diocese-oregon.org
Our website address is: https://www.diocese-oregon.org

Privacy Notice
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and its websites. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to subscribe you to our newsletter, except that we may provide your information to partner organizations related to your order or your registration with us. For example, if you subscribe to our diocesan magazine, In Conversation, we will provide your name and address to the mailing house processing the magazine. Once we provide your information to a third party, the content is subject to their privacy policy and we will have no means to control the use of your data. If you do not wish for your information to be shared with partner organizations, you may contact us by phone or email to request that we not share it.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about diocesan news, upcoming events, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

There may be circumstances in which we are prohibited by law or court order from deleting data, even at your request.

Comments
When visitors leave comments or complete forms on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Donations and Registration Payments
We request information from you on our donation form. To make a donation to support ministries of the Diocese of Oregon, you must provide contact information (like name and billing address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes, to fill your orders, or to acknowledge your gift. If we have trouble processing an order or donation, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Event and Newsletter Registration 
In order to receive newsletters, register for conferences, or submit news and event information, a user must complete a registration or contact form. In this form a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the event, product, or news submission site in which you have expressed interest. In some instances, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Universal Analytics
This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 We have no control over Google’s compliance with privacy requirements and are not responsible for Google’s actions.

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.

Surveys
From time to time our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not 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 level). Contact information will be used for follow-up purposes only if stated in the survey. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Media
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, and we exercise care to prevent third parties from unlawfully obtaining your data, but we cannot guarantee that our efforts to protect your data will be successful.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at +1 503-636-5613 or via email at info@diocese-oregon.org.