Last Updated: June 10, 2020

This Privacy Policy describes how Calvary Christian Reformed Church (“Calvary Church”) collect, use, and disclose information that we collect from you, as well as how we protect and secure your data. If you have additional questions regarding your rights under this Privacy Policy or any agreement you have entered into with Calvary Church regarding your data, please contact us at with the subject line “ATTN: PRIVACY.”

This Privacy Policy generally applies to Personal Information that Calvary Church collects, uses, and discloses. However, this Privacy Policy is subordinate to any specific terms and conditions set forth in any terms of use, end user license agreements, or other agreements with Calvary Church related to a particular product, service, or data that is collected.

What Types of Information and Data Does Calvary Church Collect, and When Does It Collect This Data?

Calvary Church collects various types of Personal Information. We collect this information when you provide it to us (whether directly or through our representatives) or when you use certain services provided by Calvary Church.

“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact you as a natural person, as well as other information about you that we tie to Personal Information. Personal Information that we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following types of information:

  • “Contact Information” that allows us to identify and communicate with you, such as your name, phone number, address, and email.
  • “Relationship Information” that helps us understand who you are and what you want in order to offer you services that may interest you, such as demographics such as, race, gender, age,  and other psychographics such information relating to your faith, religious interests, or community involvement. 
  • “Event Information” that helps us pray and support you through life events, such as the birth of a child, death of a family member, health concerns, marriage, or any other significant joy and trials in your life. This information helps us grow in Christian community with you and will be handled by our staff and volunteers with the utmost discretion and care.

“Non-Personal Information” is any information that does not does not identify a natural person and is not identifiable to a natural person, such as:

  • Cookies and other tools used in a non-identifiable way;
  • Anonymized information; and
  • Aggregated information.

In addition to the methods described above, Personal Information and Non-Personal Information may be collected by Calvary Church from its authorized representatives as part of its standard operations, to provide services through the authorized representatives, and as otherwise agreed pursuant to agreements between Calvary Church and such authorized representatives.

When data is described as “anonymized,” it means that the data is no longer associated with a particular person.  When data is described as “aggregated,” it means that such information has been combined with other data in such a way that no person can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

How Calvary Church Uses Your Information (the “Purposes”)

Subject to the limitations and other rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, Calvary Church uses your Personal Information in its identifiable form for a variety of purposes, including:

  • To Provide Requested Services and Related Support. To fulfill services, and for other services or purposes as you may request or direct, and to provide ongoing support for the requested services, including prayer (individual or congregational), pastoral counseling, congregation or volunteer support, outreach, worship services, volunteer activities, and the like.
  • Marketing and Surveys. To communicate about services from Calvary Church or partners, including offers based on your personal characteristics and your location; to administer surveys, polls, and other promotional events; and to provide other information which may be of interest to you, such as Calvary Church news, announcements, and reminders. Please contact us if you would not like to be contacted by Calvary Church for marketing purposes without being asked.  We will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of marketing information or market research inquiries.  We will obtain consent before sending you marketing information if required by applicable law.
  • General Business Purposes. To provide and accomplish standard business tasks, such as website administration, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance.
  • As Disclosed at the Time of Collection. In any other manner that we may describe when you provide the information to us.

These Purposes may be necessary for Calvary Church to comply with a legal obligation to which Calvary Church is subject, protect Calvary Church’s vital interests or the interests of another natural person, or otherwise pursue Calvary Church’s legitimate business purposes and objectives.  Calvary Church may obtain your consent to process your Personal Information, as necessary. 

Calvary Church collects Non-Personal Information in the same ways it collects Personal Information, described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, Calvary Church may use and disclose Non-Personal Information for any purpose. In some instances, Calvary Church may combine Non-Personal Information with Personal Information. If Calvary Church combines any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, Calvary Church will treat the combined information as Personal Information.

In addition, Calvary Church reserves the right to use anonymized and aggregated Personal Information to improve its services, to create and publish reports, to conduct statistical analysis about our members and services, and for other activities that do not result in the disclosure of your identifiable information.

When Will Calvary Church Disclose Your Information, and Who May Receive It?

We are committed to being transparent regarding the manner in which we use and disclose your information. We may disclose and share your information as follows:

  • We may share Personal Information with our authorized representatives and partners, as needed to accomplish, and consistently with, the Purposes set forth above, or as you authorize or request. This may include providing personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address, and other demographic information to our volunteers and/or printing such information in a hard-copy directory of congregation members. To the extent you do not wish to have your information shared, please contact .
  • We may also share Personal Information with our service providers to fulfill the Purposes on our behalf. Our service providers are bound by law or contract to treat your information and data with the same level of protection that we do and to only use it in accordance with our instructions.
  • We may disclose Personal Information where needed to affect the sale or transfer of assets, to enforce our rights, protect our property, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions.
  • We will also disclose Personal Information when required to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena, including to law enforcement agencies and courts in the countries where we operate.

As noted above, Calvary Church reserves the right to use and disclose anonymized and aggregated Personal Information to improve its services, to create and publish reports, to conduct statistical analysis about our members and services, and for other activities that do not result in the disclosure of your identifiable information.

How Long Will Calvary Church Keep your Information? 

Calvary Church keeps different kinds of personal data for different lengths of time, depending on the Purposes for which they are processed and the unique circumstances of your situation.  Calvary Church will hold your Personal Information as long as necessary for the relevant Purpose. 

Website Data Collection, Cookies, and Similar Technology

When you visit our website or use our mobile applications, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons.


For example, when you visit our website, we may place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. We may also use Adobe Flash Cookies, Microsoft Silverlight, and similar technologies which remember your settings, preferences, and usage in a manner similar to browser cookies to personalize and enhance your online experience, but which are not managed through your browser. To manage your Flash and Silverlight cookies, please see Adobe’s and Microsoft’s websites.


Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.

We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with our Websites. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Website. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Websites. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors.


We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also may record the IP address or derivative of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to Calvary Church and the website you visit after you leave our site.


In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable way, without reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about website users to optimize our websites and to understand website traffic patterns. In some cases, we do associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your Personal Information. Additionally, if the settings on your geo-aware mobile devices permit our mobile applications to collect location information, we will collect that information automatically. This Privacy Policy governs how we use all of this information when we associate it with your Personal Information.


Your Choices and Data Control

You can limit the information you provide to Calvary Church. You can also limit the communications that Calvary Church sends to you. You may opt-out of receiving future marketing emails by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of marketing emails we send you. Alternatively, you may communicate your choice to the relevant privacy contact at .


Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving marketing material, we may still need to contact you with important Transactional Information about your account or your services. For example, even if you opt-out of marketing emails, we may still send your information regarding your membership with Calvary Church or other information as required to fulfill the Purposes stated above. 


You can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser or interface, commonly known as “Do Not Track” settings. All browsers and interfaces are different, so visit the “help” section of your browser or interface to learn about cookie preferences and other privacy settings that may be available. You can manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with Calvary Church, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.

Calvary Church complies with applicable law regarding your ability to access, correct, and delete your Personal Information. If you have an online account, you may be able to log into your account to access and update certain information you provided to us. For Personal Information that is not linked to an online account, for assisting in opting-out of communications, or if you need assistance updating or deleting your Personal Information, please contact us via email at . You can also write us at the address in the How to Contact Us section below. If you send us a letter, please provide your name, address, email address, and detailed information about the change you would like to make.

For EU Residents:

Our websites are not intended for natural persons residing in the EU. If you are a natural person residing in the EU and at any time you believe Calvary Church has violated one of your rights under Articles 15 to 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), or if you believe Calvary Church is in violation of one or more of the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority.  More information about the Data Protection Authorities can be found at

Information and Data Security

Calvary Church has implemented an information and data security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Information.

Transfer of Information, Transfers to Other Countries

Calvary Church is headquartered in the United States of America and is intended only for persons residing in the United States of America. Any transfer of information to or from a foreign country is done at your own risk.

Privacy Policies of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy only addresses the collection, use, and disclosure of information and data by Calvary Church. Other websites that may be accessible through this website have their own privacy policies and practices, which govern their use of information that they collect or otherwise obtain from you. Our independent suppliers and business partners have their own privacy policies and practices as well. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by all such third parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of an offer or promotion.

Children’s Privacy

Calvary Church does not intend to collect Personal Information from children aged 13 and under, without first obtaining parental consent.  If you believe that your child is using our website without parental consent, please contact us at so we can investigate and delete any inappropriate information.

Forums and Plug-Ins to Social Media and Other Third-Party Services

Calvary Church’s websites may also contain links, plug-ins, APIs, and other tools that enable you to share content on our website or your own content through third party social media or other services (such a Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, iTunes, and other services). All use of such third-party services, including through links found on our website, shall be considered public information and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of such third-party services.

In addition, Calvary Church’s websites and software products may incorporate certain mapping software and documentation developed by Google, Inc. and licensed to Calvary Church. Customer acknowledges and agrees that its use of such mapping software and documentation is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at

Amendments and Changes

This Privacy Policy may be amended and updated from time to time to reflect new or different privacy practices. We will place notice on our homepage when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy. Additionally, if the changes will materially affect the way we use or disclose previously collected Personal Information, we may also notify you about the change by sending electronic notice to you (if we have your email address).

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or any of our privacy practices, you can contact us at . You can also reach us via mail at the following address:

Calvary Church

Attn: Privacy

408 Maple Street

Pella, IA 50219