Epic Life Church - Privacy Policy


Epic Life Church respects your privacy rights.
Epic Life Church (ELC) understands that the Internet can be a powerful asset to your spiritual life. At the same time, we strive to respect and protect your privacy. When you are visiting this website or our mobile applications, we may collect all types of information concerning your viewing patterns, your browser, operating system and IP address, and any personally identifiable information that you provide to us, regardless of whether it is required or not. Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, gender, birthday, credit card information and hobbies. In order to provide you with a customized website and to track your viewing patterns, we may place a "cookie" on your computer that allows us to recognize you when you visit our site. For more information about cookies, see below. This policy is a summary of what information ELC collects and how that information is used.

What type of information does ELC collect?
ELC collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information ELC collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that ELC collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

What does ELC do with the information that is collected?
Any information that you provide to ELC or that is obtained through this website will be used for church purposes. We may disclose your information to trusted third parties, related or affiliated ministry entities for church purposes, but we will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities. Any information that ELC may disclose to our trusted third party ministry partners will only be released in the aggregate and will not contain any personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is useful for church statistics and marketing purposes. ELC may disclose your name, address, email address or phone number to:  our partner and affiliate churches, to ministry contractors, service providers and other trusted third parties we use to support the ministry of ELC, to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request or if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Epic Life Church, our members or others.

ELC or other sister ministries may offer services to you such as chat rooms, message boards, or similar discussion forums. Please be aware that any information you divulge in these arenas is deemed public information and is not protected.

ELC and our trusted third parties may share with one another anonymous versions of user information collected at this site. We may use that information to link to and issue anonymous cookies containing demographic or intent-based data for online behavioral advertising purposes.  Such cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.  If you would like to opt out of online behavioral advertising, you may do so here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

Opting out of online behavioral advertising will not in anyway interfere with your personal online giving information, collected for the purpose of making a payment, participating in online tithing, or your personal membership and/or attender information.

What are cookies and how are they used?
Cookies are bits of computer code that ELC places on your computer that can be accessed by our computer when you visit this site. Cookies allow us to collect information about you so that your experience on this site will be as customized as possible. Most computers will automatically receive cookies. You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by accessing your browser’s preferences menu. We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the ELC sites.

How does linking to other sites affect my privacy protections?
As a courtesy, ELC provides links to other sites that are neither owned nor controlled by ELC. Some of these sites may use the ELC logo. These third-party sites, however, are NOT subject to or bound by the ELC Privacy Policy. Such third party sites may or may not have their own privacy policies and may or may not collect personal information from you or place cookies on your browser. WCC is not responsible for the privacy policies or any information collection practices of these sites or any damages resulting therefrom.

How does ELC protect the security of information collected about me?
The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our website. In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.

Online contributions to the ministry of Epic Life Church are considered to be nonrefundable. The refund policy for specific events is determined according to the nature of the event.

Epic Life Church protects the privacy of children.
ELC is committed to protecting the privacy and safety of children. If you are under 18, you may use the Website and Application only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Our Website and Application are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website or Application. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or register, make any purchases, or use any of the interactive or public comment features on this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact guest services at info@epiclifechurch.com.

Epic Life Church reserves the right to change or amend this policy.
ELC reserves the right to change, amend, or restate this policy. Therefore, you should revisit this page from time to time to determine the current policy. ELC will post any substantial changes in this privacy policy at least 30 days prior to implementation of the change. Any information collected under this current policy will remain bound by the terms of this privacy policy. After the changes take effect, all new information collected, if any, will be subject to the revised privacy policy.

Your affirmative consent to ELC’s collection and use of personally identifiable information.
By using this ELC website, you are giving us your express consent to use the information that we collect about you in the manner described in this policy. You do have choices about how we use and disclose your information. If you do not want your information used or shared in accordance with this policy for online behavioral advertising, you may opt out by clicking the link above. If you would like to be removed from our email list and/or our mailing list, or if you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact Guest Services at info@epiclifechurch.com.