Terms/Privacy Policy

 National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA)
doing business as The Church Network (TCN)
Privacy Policy

 TCN respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us. This statement explains our policies and practices regarding the use and disclosure of your personal information. The TCN board of directors reviews and updates this Privacy Policy from time to time as needed without notice. You should review the terms of this policy periodically to make sure that you are aware of how TCN collects and uses personal information. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by TCN as explained below.

1. Personal Information.
You have control over your personal information. In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any personal information, however, there are instances where we must have your personal information in order for us to grant you an access or permission to our protected and secured sites. Such instances include, but are not limited to, application for membership, registration for events, and purchase or inspection of products. The information collected includes items such as your name, address, email address, phone number, title, etc.

 2. Use of Membership Directory.

Information stored in the TCN member database is solely the property of TCN. The extraction of large amounts of information from the TCN database, sometimes referred as “data mining,” is expressly prohibited. No one may gain access to the TCN member directory on the TCN website in order to “mine” member data. Members of TCN are allowed to search the member database through the Member Directory on TCN’s website for individual members, subject to the provisions and restrictions of this Privacy Policy.

3. Use of Membership Mailing List. 
The TCN membership mailing list is the property of the TCN and is to remain under its exclusive jurisdiction. Mailing lists may be sold to outside organizations under the sole direction of the chief executive officer.

4. Use of E-Mail Addresses. 
TCN does not provide member e-mail addresses to any outside party, including members of TCN, except as allowed through the Member Directory on TCN’s website and to exhibitors at our national conference with the permission of the member. A member grants permission and provides his/her email address to an exhibitor by allowing the exhibitor to scan the barcode on the member’s name badge or by other express permission granted. E-mail addresses are not to be sold to outside organizations or provided to advertisers, affinity partners, or member benefit vendors. TCN and/or its chapters may use a member’s e-mail address to communicate items of news and interest to members and for inclusion in TCN or chapter member directories.

5. Accuracy and Security. 
The accuracy and security of the personal information is important to TCN. Currently, you may review and update your personal information by logging into the TCN website. If you contact us to correct your personal information, we will attempt to correct such inaccuracies in a timely manner. TCN is concerned with the security of your personal information and is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect it from unauthorized access and use. To that end, we put in place the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial policies and procedures to secure your personal information. We also continue to implement procedures to maintain accurate, complete and current personal information.

6. Logins and Passwords.
Access to certain content on our website is allowed and requires a login and password. By accessing and using our protected and secured website(s), you agree to maintain the use of the login and password you selected to access such site(s) and consent to our terms of use.

7. Cookies. 
TCN uses "cookies". A cookie is a small data file that a website may transfer to a visitor's computer, mobile phone or other device to keep records of the visits to such site. A cookie contains information such as your login and password that helps us recognize the pages you have visited and improve future visits and services offered through TCN, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is the information that you provide yourself. The information that is stored is designed to make your future visits to NACBA.net, TheChurchNetwork.com, MinistryPay.com and any other websites operated by TCN more beneficial, easier and faster because it allows you to use the sites without having to reenter information upon each visit. A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Information stored in cookies may be encrypted, however, we do not store your credit card number in cookies. Refer to your browser's or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use TCN or other websites and apps.

8. External Links. 
The TCN website provides links to other third-party web sites. Even if the third-party is affiliated with TCN through a business partnership or otherwise, TCN is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only and you access them at your own risk.

 9. Children’s Privacy.

TCN cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. We will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will take steps to delete that information from our database as quickly as is practicable.

10. General.

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@TheChurchNetwork.com.