Privacy Policy
St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church ("The Church") and its website ("Website") values the privacy of its visitors. This notice explains how we will use and protect information received at our Website.

Changes to this privacy policy
All versions of this privacy policy are dated with the effective date (the date on which the policy was posted to sahagmesrobchurch.org). The Church will only use the information we learn about you in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was collected from you. However, we reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to our site.

Who is collecting your information
Your information is being collected solely by St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, the owner and operator of the Website.

Collection and use of non-personal information
If you visit our Website, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you (such as your name, address, phone number or email address) unless you provide it. We do, however, collect non-personally-identifiable (anonymous) information about you, such as the server your computer is logged into or your browser type. Other examples of non-personally-identifiable information include:

  • Your IP address (a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web; many Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address).
  • Your domain type (i.e., .com, .net, .edu, etc.).
  • Standard information included with every communication sent on the Internet, such as browser type, operating system, browser language, service provider, and local time.

The Church collects data from the Web logs of its servers -- the computers that “serve up” Web pages -- delivering the content of our Websites. This includes information about what you view and, along with information gathered from our other users, we create “aggregate data” reports that we may disclose to third parties or parishioners. We may also study aggregate data in order to enhance our existing services or develop new services. We will not disclose any personal information to a third party without your express prior written authorization. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our or terms of use or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

Use of cookies
The Church uses cookies on our Website. Cookies are used for record keeping, to track your movements when you visit a website and to help us determine what type of information to present to you. The use of cookies is an industry standard - you’ll find them used at most websites. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you, and do not damage or alter your system files in any way. The first time you visit our Website, it will assign you a unique, anonymous, ID, which is stored in the cookie on your computer.

Collection of personal information
The Church may request personal information in order to provide you with personalized services, whether they be via our website or via an offline channel. We will not share any of this information with any third party unless you explicitly ask us to. The Church does not share any contact information with third parties.

With whom your information may be shared
The Church does not sell trade or rent your personal information to others. As discussed above, we may provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic patterns and related site information to our clients or for other marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we would not disclose any information that could be used to personally identify you.

Retention of information
Any information we collect may be retained for an indeterminate period of time.

Confidentiality and Security
The Church has implemented generally accepted standards of technology security in order to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Only members of the Church's website committee have access to the information we collect, and these employees are made aware of and required to comply with our privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites
The Website may provide links to an external website. When you click on such a link, you will leave our network. The privacy policy of the external website will then be in effect, not The Church's. The Church does not control or makes an endorsement of any kind regarding the external site or its privacy policy. The Church's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond The Church's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. We do not control cookies from the other sites that you may link to from our Website.

Effect of Legal Obligations upon this Privacy Policy
The Church may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) The Church's rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Church may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Effect of Privacy Policy
This privacy policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or legal rights in or on behalf of any party. As noted above, we may revise this privacy policy from time to time in our sole discretion.

Questions
If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at webmaster@sahagmesrobchurch.org.