Website Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church collects personally identifiable information, such as, but not limited to, your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as, but not limited to, your name and email address if supplied on the newsletter registration.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church by Google Analytics. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of this site. For more information about Google Analytics and the data it collects, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church does not read any of your private online communications.

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from us so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of this site.

At the footer of any correspondence from St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church will provide an option to 'unsubscribe' from all future correspondence. This process will remove you from the mailing list immediately, however if you are still receiving email, please contact us directly and we will look into it for you.

Use of your Personal Information

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church collects and uses your personal information to operate the St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Web site and deliver the services you have requested. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church and its affiliates. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand, in order to determine what St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand's pages, or register with St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church site or services, a cookie helps St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church is protecting your information.

Contact Information

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.