Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This policy covers all websites owned and/or operated by Light Of The World Christian Center Inc, including but not limited to the following entities:

  • Light of the World Christian Center
  • Light of the World Bookstore

We reserve the right to update this policy as needed in our effort to maintain proper privacy and security standards. Please reference this page for any updates.

What information is gathered? In keeping with common website practices, our web server stores log files pertaining to web visits, such as IP address, browser type, page referrals and visits, and time of visit. This is done for the purpose of enhancing your web experience and troubleshooting any support requests that might arise from time to time. Certain website features also require users to create an online account. This is done for the purpose of offering features such as recurring giving and online event registration.

How is this information used? Your e-mail is used in sending confirmation of online giving and event sign-ups, as well as notifying you of upcoming event information. If you prefer to not receive event notifications, you may opt out at any time by using the "unsubscribe" link present with those e-mails. This will unsubscribe you from all mass e-mail notifications unless you choose to re-subscribe. We also gather partner data for the purpose of updating our primary church database in order to process financial transactions and provide end-of-the-year giving statements.

Why are cookies used? Cookies are small digital files that are stored on your web browser, enabling us to track your log-in, web preferences, return visits. Your browser may allow you to block these cookies; however, we recommend that you keep them enabled to help us personalize your web experience. Certain online features, such as social media involvement or online voting as part of a special event, require that cookies be enabled.

Do we share information? Contact information, including but not limited to mailing addresses and e-mail addresses, is not sold or leased to third parties. We respect your privacy and do not share your personal information with other institutions; however, we do reserve the right to share your personal information if and when it is deemed necessary in order to (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, or legal process involving a government request, (b) enforce the applicable Terms of Use, (c) detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, security, or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of Light of the World and/or its entities, its users, or the public at large as required and permitted by law.

What are our security measures? To safeguard your personal information and protect against unauthorized access, all online transactions are handled on a secure site and processed in compliance with today's industry standards for data security. We undergo stringent security certification on a quarterly basis and process all transactions via a leading payment gateway provider. All payment information supplied for online accounts is encrypted and housed securely in conjunction with this payment gateway provider and in compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS)

Access to this data is only granted to the specific personnel, staff, and contractors who are either directly involved in the management or security of this data or who are involved with the development and improvement of our sites. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.