For example, if your church or ministry website allows people to sign up for an email newsletter, do you explain how email addresses are used? If people can donate through your website, do you explain if credit card information is stored on a server?
Numerous churches have privacy policies and you can search for them with Google to get an idea of how they are written. Here are links to the privacy policies of First Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, and Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington.
Childrens ministries have to be especially careful about collecting personal data from children because of child privacy laws. Class action lawsuits were filed after cookies were saved on computers from children visiting Google, Netflix, and Nick.
- Netflix Class Action Settlement: Service Pays $9 Million After Allegations Of Privacy Violations
- Google, Viacom Violated Kids' Privacy, Class Action Lawsuits Say