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Welcome. This website is provided as a service to the public by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, which is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Your privacy is important to us. That's why we will not share, distribute, publish or sell your contact information with outside organizations unrelated to the Episcopal Church unless required by law or government regulation. (Mission Statement) Please read the following legal and privacy statement carefully. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions stated, please do not use this website. For additional assistance, please call (269) 381-2710. Thank you.

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This Website is operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan (hereafter referred to as “EDWM”) for use by its members, parishioners, visitors, supporters, friends, volunteers, affiliates, leadership, patrons, clients, partner organizations, employees, staff, associates, contractors, vendors and the general public. EDWM is a registered non-profit religious organization. By using this Website and/or engaging in activities at EDWM, you agree to all terms and conditions of this statement, including the Privacy Policy, and Web Liability Waiver, without exception. You also agree to hold harmless EDWM, its webmaster, web developer, web hosting firm, supporters, volunteers, partners, investors, agents, affiliates, employees, staff, associates, vendors, leaders, service organizations, contractors, third-party suppliers, successors and assigns for any damages or injuries incurred related to your use of this Website and/or your purchase, use or consumption of any of the services, activities, programs, information and/or products provided by EDWM. Do not use this Website or engage in activities at EDWM if you do not agree to the terms of this Legal Statement, including the Privacy Policy and Website Liability Waiver below, as well as any related information found elsewhere on this Website or as promulgated in the public statements, client communications and/or printed materials provided by EDWM. For additional information, please contact EDWM at (269) 381-2710 during normal business hours.

EDWM is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using the EDWM Website (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit or register on the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information received by EDWM in connection with any other agreement you may enter into with EDWM not a part of this Website. We may make content on other Websites available to you from links located on the Website. These other Websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such Website to determine how that site protects your privacy.

General: When (and if) you register, and at other times, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, phone number, volunteer interests, newsletter subscription interests, opinions and/or facts about your experience at EDWM. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. Surveys: We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you're within the Website, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate. Website Usage Information: We may automatically collect IP addresses and Website usage information from you when you visit the Website. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Website, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits, and search terms they use.

We may use information in the following ways: For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify requests to volunteer at EDWM, receive the EDWM newsletter, purchase merchandise, purchase memberships, arrange meetings, or donate or pledge money to EDWM. To send you e-mail notifications and/or printed material about our new or existing services and Website, special offers, or to otherwise contact you. To enhance existing features or develop new features, services, products and Websites. To allow us to personalize the content and promotional information that you and others may see based on personal characteristics or preferences. We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Website with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, Website and Websites. We may hire other companies to provide services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the Website, sending e-mail, and fulfilling purchase requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these Websites to us or on our behalf. Your information will not be used for other purposes. Except as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information outside of EDWM unless you “opt in” to having your personally identifiable information shared with a company that is not affiliated with us. We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

We may create a Discussion section of our Website to provide you with an opportunity to tell us what you think and read what other readers have to say. If you choose to use any such Discussions features (for example, by posting a message on our Discussions message boards), we may make public any information that you provide including your name, location and e-mail address.

If you register on our Website, you may occasionally receive e-mail messages about the Website that are intended to assist you in making the most out of your relationship with EDWM. Such e-mail messages may contain a link that you may use to opt-out of receiving further such messages.

We may employ cookie technology. We may also use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our site in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns. We also include Web beacons in our e-mail messages including newsletters in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.

When you view an ad for the Website on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The Website and our advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which Website pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.

The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.

You may review and update the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us by sending an e-mail request (click here now) or by calling us at (269) 381-2710 during normal business hours..

We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable law or regulations.

When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on this site that the policy has been updated and by changing the date on this page noting when the policy was last updated.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or Canada to facilitate online processing, and by registering on our Website, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.

Some parts of this Website were developed and/or provided by True Wind Media, LLC, and Google Inc. By using this Website and/or related System, you agree that True Wind Media, LLC, Google Inc., and all other third-party vendors associated with this Website shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use or misuse of the software, systems, design, text, graphics, online hosting services, online payment services, online donation systems, e-mail services, support services, information or related systems provided on this Website. Neither True Wind Media, LLC, its owners, its officers, its affiliates, its associates, nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of said System, including any information, output, client experience or unspecified services related to said System. Information provided in said System is not intended to provide sole or conclusive direction, input or data for any purchasing or usage decision on behalf of EDWM, nor its visitors, patrons, clients, clients, employees, staff, leaders, contractors, owners, investors, agents, assigns, successors or affiliates, now or in the future. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless True Wind Media, LLC, its staff, officers, owners, agents and affiliates from liability of any sort in connection with the contents of said System, its verbal presentation or any actions taken based on information presented herein. Web Hosting Disclaimer: Websites, online information and e-commerce solutions (collectively hereinafter known as “Website”) provided by, through or in association with True Wind Media and/or its affiliates (including all related companies, agents, successors, assigns, employees, owners and investors of both companies) are subject to the following terms: THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. TRUE WIND MEDIA AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUE WIND MEDIA AND IT AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF TRUE WIND MEDIA AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. INCLUSION OF ANY COMPANY NAME (WHETHER IT IS PROTECTED BY TRADEMARK OR NOT) ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT OF PRODUCTS AND IS MERELY A FACTUAL STATEMENT OF PURCHASE, REGISTRATION, OR EXPRESSED USAGE, IN WRITING OR VERBALLY, OF PRODUCTS.

All content within this web site, such as text, data, images, audio and video clips available on this web site, are the property of the web site owner, its licensors, content suppliers and/or syndicates, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. By nature of this websites’ “Content Management” tools, third parties may have an ability to post information, graphics, etc., within. If you find any item posted that is deemed too be infringing on a copyright, its removal will become of foremost priority. All content available on this web site may only be used by you as an information gathering resource. You may not copy, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, or commercially exploit the content of this web site, or use this web site for any other purpose without the explicit permission of the web site owner.

All trademarks, brands, names and logos appearing on this web site are the property of their respective owners.

All information gathered by the web site owner during your visit will not be resold to any third party. You agree through implied consent, that the web site owner reserves the right to track your activities and, if necessary, to refuse access to the protected areas. Any links on this web site operated by third parties are provided for your convenience only. We are not responsible for the content and performance of these web sites or for your transactions with them and our inclusion of links to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such web sites.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Policy, you may contact us via e-mail or by calling EDWM at (269) 381-2710 during normal business hours. Our mailing address is EDWM, 535 S. Burdick St., Suite 1, Kalamazoo, MI 4900. (This policy was last updated on August 14, 2012.)