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1. INTRODUCTION

PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE Governing the domain www.yellowsteepleumc.com, our Facebook Page, and any email correspondence regarding the church.

The Macedon Center United Methodist Church maintains this website, our Facebook page, and email correspondence as a service to its members and visitors.  The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use set forth below govern your use of this website, our Facebook page, and email correspondence and by using the website, our Facebook page, and email correspondence, you agree to be bound by them.  Therefore, please read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use carefully before you use this website, our Facebook page, and email correspondence.  If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, we kindly ask that you do not use this website, our Facebook page, and email correspondence.

The Macedon Center United Methodist Church reviews its Privacy Policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy applies to all web sites produced and maintained by Macedon Center United Methodist Church.

If you want to communicate with us regarding our Privacy Policy, please email us, or write us at: Macedon Center United Methodist Church, Attn: Webmaster, 1160 Macedon Center Rd Macedon Center, NY 14502.

2. DATA COLLECTED
Log Files

Like most websites, this website logs your IP address, browser type,   hits on particular pages and other general traffic information. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information and you remain anonymous.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

If you give us personal information, including for purposes of submitting a prayer concern, signing up for a newsletter or other email list, or contacting the church, we will not share that information with any third party, except to the extent necessary to complete transactions or if we believe that it is appropriate to share such information in order to comply with the law, to enforce or apply the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property or safety of the website, any user of the site, Macedon Center United Methodist Church or any of   its trustees, officers, employees, volunteers or affiliated organizations.

We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of such information in our possession.   Macedon Center United Methodist Church does not sell, trade or rent personally identifiable information to third parties. We reserve the right to monitor traffic patterns and web site usage.

3. EMBEDDED CONTENT

Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged-in to that website. Below you can find a list of the services we use:

FACEBOOK

The Facebook page plugin is used to display our Facebook timeline on our site. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from Facebook and your IP is not sent to a Facebook server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Facebook Privacy Policy.

YOUTUBE

We use YouTube videos embedded on our site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube and your IP is not sent to a YouTube server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: YouTube Privacy Policy.

4. COOKIES

A “cookie” is a file that is sent from a web server to your web browser and placed on your computer. When you initially visit the website we create a cookie for your computer and then use it to track your clicks as you go through the site.  There is no personal information stored within the cookie itself and we cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you or from your computer.  While your activity may be tracked while you are at our website, we do not use cookies to track your activity before or after you leave the site.  We use cookies to keep your style preferences for the layout of the site, to maintain your login information until you log out of your session, and to maintain an active connection for our administrators on the database.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Users should consult their browser help files for instructions on how to refuse cookies.

5. POSTING OF PERSONAL DATA

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example, in a prayer concern, a form on our website, or through email – that information can be collected and used by others.  By disclosing personal information online on any website, you may make that information available to others who will use it to send you unsolicited   messages or for other purposes you may not desire or intend.

6. CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)

We love children and understand that it is very important to maintain their privacy. Therefore, our policy is that we will not knowingly collect, use or distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information from any child under 13 years old without verifiable parental consent and not knowingly allow any child under 13 years old to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent. The COPPA act describes personal information as: (A) a first and last name; (B) a home or other physical address including street name and name of a city or town; (C) an e-mail address; (D) a telephone number; (E) a Social Security number; (F) any other identifier that the Federal Trade Commission determines permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual; or (G) information concerning the child or the parents of that child that the website collects online from the child and combines with an identifier described in this paragraph. For more information, please see http://www.coppa.org.

This Policy does not restrict us by law of using images or video of your child as long as they are not identified in the media. If we would like to identify your child in a photo gallery, we will get consent from you before doing so.

If you do not want your child’s image or name used, please let us know and we will make sure not to include that information on our website.

7. TERMS OF USE
Trademarks and Copyrights; All Rights Reserved

Macedon Center United Methodist Church reserves all of its rights under and does not grant any express or implied rights to you or any other user of the website under any trademark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property law, except as provided below with regard to the use of downloaded messages.  All web site design, text, graphics, layout and content contained in this web site are copyright © Macedon Center United Methodist Church and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights reserved. Many requested uses are permitted by this policy, but if your intended use of the contents of this and affiliated web sites are NOT expressly permitted herein, you may not: reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any content, “mirror” or include this information on your own server or in your own documents; or modify or reuse the text or graphics on any of these web sites without the written permission of Macedon Center United Methodist Church.

You may print copies of the material for incidental church and personal use; or store the files on a computer for church or personal use. No content may be sold or used for any commercial purpose. Any printed copy must include copyright information.

You may link to content on Macedon Center United Methodist Church Website, provided you follow our linking policy found below under “Linking Policy.” Any other use of  Macedon Center United Methodist Church materials from this web site–including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, transmission, display or republication–without the prior written permission of Macedon Center United Methodist Church is strictly prohibited.

Prayer Concerns, Electronic Messages, Message Boards and other Posted Announcements or Concerns

Any prayer concern, email, message board, announcements or concerns or other information that you submit for posting on our website is subject to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.  You cannot submit defamatory, obscene or otherwise harmful or offensive information or materials or information or materials that violate or infringe upon intellectual property rights or other rights. Children under 13 years old cannot submit information without verifiable parental consent. By submitting any information, you agree and warrant to Macedon Center United Methodist Church that your information submitted meets all of the conditions for submission. Your information may be reviewed by one or more of our staff members or other individuals before it is published, and we have the right to edit any of your information before it is published. We have the right to publish any information on our website and to use it in any other form or in any other materials, including without limitation bulletins, photographs and video, unless otherwise noted by you.  We also have the right not to publish any information or to remove it from the website or other media at any time and for any reason without notice.   Notwithstanding the above, Macedon Center United Methodist Church expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through this website, including without limitation any information  published on the website.

Photography and Videography

Throughout our various activities and organizations within Macedon Center United Methodist Church, we will photograph or video the event including but not limited to Sunday School, Worship Services, and other church sponsored events. Upon entering our facilities of Macedon Center United Methodist Church, you authorize the right to use your image and voice on our website. Children under the age of 13 will not be identified unless a valid consent form is on file at Macedon Center United Methodist Church. As a member of our congregation, you will not be identified in the video unless you are speaking to the entire room through our public address system. No closeup shots will be used from those within the congregation to allow you privacy in your worship experience. If you wish to not have your image or voice used in our videotaping of services, please notify the webmaster, otherwise attendance implies consent.

Online Member Directory

In order for our congregation to know their fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we have placed our directory online. This is the same directory that is in print. In this directory we will publish your Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email, Birthday and Family Portrait for you, your spouse and children living within your household. We will only publish your Cell Phone, and Email if you provide it to Macedon Center United Methodist Church. This is the same information that can be widely found by doing a search on popular search engines. You must be a member of our congregation to access this information. If you do not wish to be included in our directory, please contact the webmaster.

Prayer Concerns and Electronic Messages

Any prayer concern, email, message board, announcements, or other information that you may submit for posting on the website is subject to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  No inappropriate or offensive materials will be posted nor any that violate intellectual property rights or create other legal issues.  Children under 13 years of age may not submit any information without verifiable parental consent.  By submitting any information, you agree to and warrant Macedon Center United Methodist Church, you agree that your submission meets all necessary conditions.  Information that is submitted will be reviewed by one or more staff members before published and we have the right to edit any information that is submitted.  We also reserve the right to chose not to publish any information or remove items from the website or other media at any time and for any reason without notice.  Notwithstanding the above, Macedon Center United Methodist Church, expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through this website, including without limitation any information published on this website.

Trademarks

Graphics and logos may not be used in connection with any product or service that in any manner misrepresents, disparages, or discredits Macedon Center United Methodist Church.

Use of Downloaded Messages

We are glad to make our sermons and other messages available for download free of charge. However, your right to use downloaded messages is limited. A message downloaded from our website is only for personal use, and can only be used on the computer or other device onto which it was downloaded and cannot be duplicated or distributed in any way without our express written permission. Individuals have our permission to make copies of downloaded messages for their own use or to share with a friend, provided that (1) the message (including any metadata) is duplicated in its entirety without any alteration and (2) if a CD copy is made, the following credit is written on the outside of the CD: “(c) [year of message] [name of speaker] and Macedon Center United Methodist Church. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” For example, if an individual makes a copy of a downloaded message by Pastor Rachel Patchen that she spoke in 2024, then “(c) 2024 Rachel Patchen and Macedon Center United Methodist Church. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” should be written.

Disclaimer of Warranties

All materials and other content of this website or accessible from this website are provided on an “as is” basis and Macedon Center United Methodist Church expressly disclaims any express or implied warranties or conditions of   any kind, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title or non-infringement. Macedon Center United Methodist Church makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of “MCUMC Online” or the information, content or   materials included on “MCUMC Online.”

Limitation of Liability

By using this website you agree that Macedon Center United Methodist Church will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising  from the use of “MCUMC Online,” including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

Applicable Law

Use of this website and any claim or dispute arising from or related to use of this website is governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to any rule or principle regarding conflicts of laws.  The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any such claim or dispute shall be in the state and federal courts for Wayne County County, New York.

Linking Policy

This web site may be linked to or from other web sites that are not operated by Macedon Center United Methodist Church, or any affiliates. Macedon Center United Methodist Church is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third party web sites. This web site may also be linked to web sites operated by organizations affiliated with Macedon Center United Methodist Church. Visitors to those web sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, you can email us, or contact us at:

Macedon Center United Methodist Church
Attn: Webmaster
1160 Macedon Center Rd
Macedon Center, NY 14502

8. AMENDMENTS

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly and require you to accept the amendments in order to be permitted to continue using our services.

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