general data protection regulation (gdpr)

The GDPR is Europe’s new privacy regulation. It gives you control over the data that organizations have about you and how they market to you.

We take your privacy seriously, so we’re complying with GDPR and Colorado regulations. Mostly, it’s just how we’d want to be treated. This page outlines our approaches, and we welcome your feedback.

We already apply strict policies and practices to protect all of our customers’ personal data, including those promoted by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, E.U. Model Clause Principles and the APEC Privacy Principles. Many of those international standards will continue under the GDPR.

We will not rent or sell or share your email with any third party, and we never have. However, we use third party analytics software from Google, Facebook, and potentially other third party software in the future. In some cases, we may place a cookie on your side to enable us to better understand who is visiting our sites and how they use them.

We use cookies to enable you to have a better experience with our content. We may use those cookies to avoid showing you the same thing twice, for example.

We don’t serve ads to our site visitors using any third-party tools. When we run ads on Facebook or Instagram, we may use audience data to serve you and people like you ads based on your visits to our sites. Facebook’s Data Policy provides much more information on how your Facebook data is used on their platform

At any time, you can opt out of hearing from us. You can always opt out of the collection and use of your information online. Check out these two resources to help you: YourAdChoices or Your Online Choices

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a new privacy law that regulates the processing of personal data relating to individuals in the European Union.

GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding their personal data, and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe.

What does GDPR mean for you?

We’re treating everyone as if they lived in the EU. This means that if you’re reading this, you can:

  • Ask for a copy of the personal data we’ve collected about you. Unless you’ve donated to us through Planning Center, the answer is: Your email address. We don’t collect additional personal information unless it’s for donation purposes.
  • Request that we stop sending you direct marketing messages. This is as easy as it has ever been. Unsubscribe/stop following, and we’ll stop. Our goal is simply to keep our promise, not to profit from your data.

We use Constant Contact to carry our email messages, and we’ll work with them in removing your name (and there’s an unsubscribe button in every email). Any texts can be stopped immediately via our text interface. All credit card processing is done through third-party vendors so we never see your data.

If you have further questions, please feel free to give us a call.