The First Congregational Church Privacy Policy

E-mail links and responses policy:

Our Members and Friends may choose to use The First Congregational web site to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking an e-mail link or button. Users usually provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only for the purpose of sending the email and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The user’s email address and any related information is not used for any other purpose, unless specifically stated.

On-Line Giving

Our users may choose to use The First Congregational web site to make contributions to the First Congregational Church. During the process, users are asked to provide personal information including name, address and similar information as well as credit card or checking or saving account information. Critical information such as credit card numbers and account numbers are encrypted with leading encryption technology. This insures that this information can not be viewed or read by others.

SSL Certificates enable the security capabilities of our web server. This capability secures transactions and data communication over the web, ensuring that information that is transmitted over the Internet is secure. Information used for such transactions is not used for any other purpose, unless specifically stated.


Cookies are small text file that are stored in the browser files of your computer. The cookie is used to save information on your computer and is used to help you move from one web screen to another. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Currently, the First Congregational web site does not use cookies.

Privacy Policy Use

How the information you provide is used.


We only ask for information that is needed to process your request. We will not share any information you enter with any third party, except to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


The First Congregational Church utilizes secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Critical information is encrypted and information is transmitted over the Internet using SSL technology. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our Members and Friends.


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The First Congregational Church as outlined in the previous paragraphs. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.