[Bethel Presbyterian Church in Singapore] is committed to protecting the personal data and privacy of users of its website in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”).
“Personal data” means any data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified from that data or from that data and other information that the Church has access to. The personal data that may be collected through this website generally consists of contact information like your name, email and physical addresses and phone numbers.
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the website, programs have been designed to perform specific functions where we may ask you to send us your comments or provide us with information that will enable us to respond to your queries or to follow up with you or to offer to you services that may be of interest to you.
Use of Personal Data
We use the information that you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your queries or to provide you with information on our ministries and programs. We may also use this information to better understand the interests of users of our website and to help us improve the content and functionality of our website. This information may be used to contact you in the future to tell you more about our Church, our ministries and our programs.
The information that we collect about you, including your personal data, will not be sold, rented, lent, exchanged or used by another individual or entity unless otherwise indicated.
You further consent to the disclosure of your personal data to third parties whom we have engaged to maintain this website or to protect the security or integrity of this website and our databases. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such third parties do not use your personal data for a purpose other than the purpose for which they were originally given to the third party.
We, and others with whom we share your personal data, may retain your personal data on file to better serve you. Any destruction of personal data will be done in a manner consistent with the intent of this policy.
In addition to the information that you may provide when you use this website, the technology used to build this website may include a technical function that collects anonymous information about the use of the website. For example, we may track how many visitors access the website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. The technical function may also collect technical information such as your internet protocol address, your device operating system and browser type, the address of a referring website, if any, and the path you take through our website.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about visitors to our website and their use of our website. We use this anonymous data and may share it with third parties for various reasons; for example, to improve the content and functionality of the website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, or to improve our programs and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of your email address. For instance, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, the cookie collects the “domain.com” portion of your email address and the date and time you accessed this website. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover your identity.
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept the cookie or not. Our website only uses temporary or “session” cookies, which will expire when your browser window is closed.
Information from Other Sources
We may receive personal data about you from other sources as well. Examples of these sources are entities that can help us correct or supplement our records, improve the quality or personalization of our website, and help prevent or detect fraud.
Disclosure in Special Circumstances
We may disclose your information in special circumstances. These include situations when the disclosure is necessary to protect the safety, property, or other rights of the Church, our members, our staff, or any other relevant person, or where otherwise required by law. For instance, we may be compelled to provide your personal data in response to an order of court or a search warrant or other legally valid order issued by a government agency.
Any user information collected is stored securely until it is no longer required or has no use, in accordance with the PDPA.
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