Visitors are not required to register with Story Church to access the public pages of the Site. However, as part of the standard operation of the Site, Story Church or its third-party contractors may collect certain non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, mobile device type, operating system, IP address, and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. This information is not personally identifiable and is only used in aggregate (not in any way that personally identifies you). In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Site, the number of times you return to the Site and other click-stream data.
Story Church may use Google Analytics to log your IP address, browser type, hits on particular pages, and other general website traffic information. We may use this information to generate and view reports regarding demographics and interest in the Site. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information, and you remain anonymous. If you would like to opt-out, please install an appropriate web browser plugin, extension, or add-on.
Accessing Your Information
You may access Personal Information you provide to us, or correct or modify such Personal Information, or direct us not to disclose your Personal Information to any third party other than those necessary to complete a transaction you initiate on the Site, those related to legal proceedings, or those related to a change in control of Story Church or certain of its assets. To do so, please send an email with your request to [email protected].
How We Use Your Information
We may use the Personal Information and non-personal information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes: (1) to fulfill your requests for products and services; (2) to assist Story Church serving you related to a certain ministry service in which you or your child participates; (3) to organize volunteers for particular ministry purposes; (4) to contact you when necessary; (5) to review and analyze Site usage and operations; (6) to address problems with the Site, our ministry, or our products and services; and (7) to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our ministry; and (8) to provide you with targeted offers and advertising on the Site.
Disclosure of Information
The privacy of communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed because the Internet is not a secure medium. You agree that Story Church is not responsible for any harm, loss, or damage you may incur by sending personal or confidential information over the Internet by or to Story Church.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
While the Site is not subject to COPPA, we are committed to complying with the guidelines set forth by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information on children under the age of 13 without consent from a parent and/or guardian. If you are the parent or guardian of a child age 13 or under who has provided us with Personal Information and you would like that information removed, please contact us at [email protected].
Trademarks and Copyrights; All Rights Reserved
Story Church reserves all of its rights under and does not grant any express or implied rights to you or any other Site user under any trademark, copyright, trade secret, or other intellectual property law. We make a limited exception regarding the use of downloaded messages, as discussed below.
The Site and all of the text, graphics, pictures, video and audio messages, video materials, downloadable materials, and all other materials and content on the Site are copyrighted by and are the property of Story Church. You may not use them without the express written consent of Story Church.
Use of Downloaded Messages
We are glad to make our sermons and other messages available for download free of charge. However, your right to use downloaded messages is limited. A message downloaded from the Site is for personal use only. Each talk, musical recording, and video on our website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
Limitation of Liability
By using the Site, you agree that the Story Church and it’s directors, officers, managers, employees, agents, and members shall not be liable to you for any damage of any kind arising from or related to the use of the Site or of any website for which a link is provided on the Site.
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed under Ohio law. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County courts.
Certain videos on our site contain music by third parties, which have permitted us to use their music and/or through a CCLI license. All such music is subject to any copyrights and licenses indicated in the video itself and/or on the video player page. In the case of copyright: The original copyright holder reserves all rights. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited and a violation of applicable laws.
While we attempt to seek appropriate permission from people depicted on our site within text or images, we respect an individual’s right to privacy. If you notice the name, photo, or copy protected material appears on our site and would like it removed, please contact us at [email protected] and indicate your name, a valid email address, and the exact location on our site of what you are referring to.