First Baptist Church-West recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of its website. 

First Baptist Church-West Website Privacy Policy
Please be assured that First Baptist-West uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to this website. Except when express permission is specifically provided by you, the website user, First Baptist-West collects no personally identifying information about individuals. The name, address, and payment information (if applicable) that the user might provide when using this website may be processed or disclosed by First Baptist-West as permitted under the website’s Terms of Use, which the user agrees to upon using the information and services of First Baptist-West.

It is necessary to gather certain information from you in order to provide an efficient and pleasant experience of your shopping or submitting online donation or payment for First Baptist-West activity. By using a number of security technologies in our website, we maintain as a priority, the privacy of your information. We also adhere to strict policies preventing the unauthorized use of your personal information. Information collected is for internal use only; WE DO NOT SELL OR COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE USE OF OTHER PARTIES. Finally, please note that this policy applies only to First Baptist-West and not to our sponsors or other websites to which we link.

Secure Shopping/Payment
First Baptist-West has 
incorporated the latest Internet technological standards into the design of the secure purchase/payment areas of First Baptist-West. We also monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload, or change information on the website and across the network. Any information you send us while within the secure shopping/payment area is protected by the highest possible technology, making your transaction safe and reliable. Note that no one at First Baptist-West administering this website has access to or sees any full credit/debit card account numbers.

Your payment to First Baptist-West online through the Internet is no more risky than other means of shopping. The encryption methods utilized by the First Baptist-West server and the credit card processing entity make credit card fraud more difficult than mail or phone orders. Certainly, if you experience a fraudulent use of your credit card as a result of using our website, notify your credit card company immediately pursuant to its rules and procedures. Most credit card companies will either cover the fraudulent purchases or hold you liable for no more than $50.

First Baptist-West needs to have you submit your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date in order to process and fulfill your order or payment you may submit to us through this website. We might also request additional information that you choose to submit about your experience with the site. The name, address, and payment information that you might provide when using our website may be processed or disclosed by First Baptist-West 
as permitted under the website’s Terms of Use to which you agree upon utilizing the information and services of our website.

The security of your information is very important to us. We use the 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. SSL technology encrypts your order information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than First Baptist-West.
Once you enter the checkout page your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:
·         The "http" in the web address will be replaced by "https"
·         Depending on the browser, you may see either a padlock (Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL, Netscape Communicator) or a solid key (Netscape Navigator) in the lower section for the browser window. Only browsers that use the 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology are able to order through the First Baptist-West website. If your browser does not support SSL, you can get an upgrade at Microsoft's or Netscape's home page.  

In addition to the information that you submit to us, we may also utilize cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your web browser by a website that you visit. Used as a method of tracking, cookies also enable First Baptist-West to relate a visitor’s use of First Baptist-West information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to First Baptist-West such voluntarily provided information, if applicable, may be used by First Baptist-West for editorial, marketing, or promotional purposes. Such identifying information, if applicable, will not be transferred to any other party unless otherwise stated at the time of collection.

Children and Privacy
First Baptist-West is concerned about protecting children’s privacy. If you are aged 12 or under, we DO NOT want your personal information. Do not submit any personal information to us. Although there may be some areas within our website where people may post messages or provide feedback, children are discouraged from providing any personal information. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 13) sends an e-mail to First Baptist-West, we will only use it to respond to the e-mail and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Links to Other Websites
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by us. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and/or other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other businesses, members, professionals, farms, or companies, and any information you submit to those companies is subject to their privacy policies.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
This First Baptist-West privacy policy is effective as of August 20, 2009. From time to time, it may be necessary for First Baptist-West to change this privacy policy. If we change our policy, we will post the revised version here so we suggest that you check yours periodically for the most up-to-date version. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about the First Baptist-West website privacy policies, kindly contact us at