What information do we collect?
Information collected through the www.calpacumc.org website is used for a variety of district, conference, and denominational purposes. This information may include (but is not limited to) names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, age groups / age, local church affiliations, ethnicity, gender, and relationship to the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church (‘the Conference’). The website will not ask you to provide social security numbers.
Do we collect analytics data?
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Cal-Pac Annual Conference.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The Conference and Google will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
How do we use your information?
This information is never sold or provided to unrelated third parties. It may be shared with cooperating partners to further the mission and ministry of the Conference, to conduct the Annual Conference, comply with Conference Rules, provide data requested by the denomination, and to assess the ministries of the Conference. Some information may be published in Conference Journals. We may contact you by e-mail with news items, announcements, and other urgent information. The Conference maintains an e-mail subscription list for all clergy and staff, and for laity who request to be added called Companion Weekly (email@example.com) and a separate e-mail subscription list for all Members of the Annual Conference, as well as those who request to be included (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Conference does not process credit card payments directly through the www.calpacumc.org website. We use a third-party vendor (Vanco Services), so the Conference, its employees, and its individual contractors do not have access to your personal credit card data at any time.
How can you review, change, or limit what information we have?
Customers and Members of the Conference can review or update their information at anytime by contacting the Office of Communications (email@example.com). We make every effort to comply with requests for non-publication, removal, and changes of data, though clergy contact information is available by Conference Rules through the Conference Directory. Clergy membership includes responsibilities to The United Methodist Church, including participating in the demographic studies of The United Methodist Church.
Last update: April 7, 2015 to specify that social security numbers will not be requested via the website.