Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Web Site Privacy Information

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Web Site Privacy Information

Last Updated:  June 4, 2017

Avenue Road Baptist Church:

Recognizes that respecting user privacy over the Internet is of utmost importance. This privacy statement is designed to provide information about the privacy and data collection practices for the site: The Site is operated by Avenue Road Baptist Church Inc.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy officer at:, the church office or by postal mail to:

  • Avenue Road Baptist Church
  • 465 Avenue Road
  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • N1R 5S4

December 17, 2016 Update:

Additional overview information on federal privacy law as concerning not-for-profit organizations can be found at:; complete information can be found on the privacy commission site.  Correspondence from Avenue Road Baptist Church (ARBC) is normally not commercial in nature and PIPEDA (Personal Information and Private Electronic Documents Act) would not usually apply (except in instances of commercial communication).  In instances where health information is recorded, that information would be subject to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). See data sheet.

Identifying Information.

In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the Site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to offer services that require ministry program registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. Generally, Avenue Road Baptist Church requests identifying information when you:

  • Register on any of our web sites.
  • Provide feedback to an online survey or tell us about an idea or suggestion.
  • Request information or files from technical support or pastoral care.
  • Make a donation in any amount, for receiptable purposes.
  • Join a group; for purposes of group contact (including, but not limited to: paper, electronic communications, etc.)
  • Emergency contact information to/from parents and/or guardians

In these instances, Avenue Road Baptist Church will ask for your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and other appropriate information needed to provide you with these services. In all instances, if you receive a newsletter or other mailing from us, you will always be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time.


What Avenue Road Baptist Church Will Do With Your Information.

If you choose to give us personal information for any of the purposes above, this information is retained by Avenue Road Baptist Church and will only be used by Avenue Road Baptist Church to support your congregational/support relationship with us. We will not add you to a mailing list, or newsletter without your permission.


File Storage and Retrieval

On an ongoing basis, Avenue Road Baptist Church uses file-storage and retrieval methods for organizational operations.  As a service provider, maintenance of personal contact information in various forms (i.e. text, pictures) are stored on PC's (personal computers), and other electronic devices (e.g. hand-held devices, external hard-drives, etc.) and in some cases, contact information in a secure online environment (e.g. email lists, phone lists, etc.).

  Information stored by Avenue Road Baptist Church is used only to provide services and networking information, and will only be handled in ways consistent with the overall mission statement, and bylaws of Avenue Road Baptist Church. 


What Others May Do With Your Information.

Avenue Road Baptist Church does not share, rent, or sell any personally identifying information provided through our Site (such as your name or email address) to any outside organization for use in marketing or solicitations. From time to time Avenue Road Baptist Church may use agents or contractors who will have access to your personal information to perform services for Avenue Road Baptist Church (such as DATABASE MAINTENANCE, WEBSITE MAINTENANCE, ACCOUNTING AND REGISTRATION SERVICES, FILE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL), however, they are required by us to keep the information confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services for Avenue Road Baptist Church.

In addition, Avenue Road Baptist Church may also share aggregate information about its registrants and its web site visitors to parties directly under the supervision of Avenue Road Baptist Church (e.g.  Accounting, Web Statistics). For example, we might share that our users are x percent PCs users and y percent Macintosh users. None of this aggregate information, however, will contain personal, identifying information about our users.

Third Party Links

Avenue Road Baptist Church does provide links to other sites. Other Internet sites and services have separate privacy and data collection practices. Once you leave WWW.Avenue Road Baptist Church, Avenue Road Baptist Church cannot control, and has no responsibility for, the privacy policies or data collection activities at another site.  In most instances, external links (those outside of will be signified as such by launching in a new "frame" or "window".



At times, we will use a feature on your web browser to send your computer a "cookie". We do not use cookies to retrieve any personal information from your computer. We only use cookies to learn ways to enhance our Sites, and to give you better, more personalized service while in our web site. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is sent. However, some functions of the Sites will not function if you refuse cookies. These areas of our web site will have information posted about cookies, and when a cookie will be uploaded to your computer.

Publishing Pictures

We may post congregational and special event pictures from time to time for promotional purposes, and all pictures captured and/or posted shall be consistent with the overall mission statement, and bylaws of  Avenue Road Baptist Church. 

Changes to this Policy

Avenue Road Baptist Church may from time to time revise its privacy policy. You should therefore periodically visit this page, so you are aware of any such revisions. We will not, however, use your existing information in a manner not previously disclosed. You will be advised and have the opportunity to opt out of any new use of your information.

Contacting Us.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy and/or the practices of our web site, you can write to:

  • Avenue Road Baptist Church
  • 465 Avenue Road
  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • N1R 5S4

You can also visit our contact page for further information.


Resource Links: Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada




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