The purpose of this platform at The Way Gospel Church is to provide convenient means for church members and other givers in submitting their offering and other contributions as part of their participation in the church activities. At The Way Gospel Church, givers are expected to be motivated by the Word of God rather than an expectation for any material return. In Malachi 3:10, God says: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
This platform is not intended for purchase and sale transactions. For that reason, any contribution submitted through this platform is not expected to be refundable. We thank you for your generosity and we hope that you will continue working with us in fulfilling God’s great commission as proclaimed in Mathew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The Way Gospel Church is committed to protecting personal data and respecting the rights of our data subjects (people whose personal data we collect and use). The Way Gospel Church values the personal information entrusted to us and we respect that trust, by complying with all relevant laws, and adopting good practice. We process personal data to help us: maintain a record of sources of our finances, maintain a list of our church members, maintain church accounts and records.
We’re committed to protecting personal data from being misused, getting into the wrong hands as a result of poor security or being shared carelessly, or being inaccurate, as we’re aware that people can be upset or harmed if any of these things was to happen.
In receiving online contributions, the personal information that we may collect include name, e-mail address, phone numbers, home/mailing addresses and payment methods. We do not store this information on our website. Instead, this information is stored in the external service provider's platform (Givelify). We can access those data from Givelify’s platform.
In handling this data, The Way Gospel Church takes reasonable measures to ensure effective protection of personal data privacy. Only a limited number of staff have access to this data. The Staff who have access to this data must sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, committing to maintaining confidentiality and not to improperly disclose the information to unintended parties.
We will process your personal information lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. We collect and process information about you only where we have legal bases for doing so.
We may disclose personal information to:
third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, web-hosting and server providers, analytics, debt collectors, maintenance or problem-solving providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors and payment systems operators;
our employees, contractors and/or related entities;
credit reporting agencies, courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities, in the event you fail to pay for goods or services we have provided to you;
courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;
third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services or direct marketing to you; and
third parties to collect and process data.
Your rights and controlling your personal information
Restrict: You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below. If you ask us to restrict or limit how we process your personal information, we will let you know how the restriction affects your use of our website or products and services.
Access and data portability: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Where possible, we will provide this information in CSV format or other easily readable machine format. You may request that we erase the personal information we hold about you at any time. You may also request that we transfer this personal information to another third party.
Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.
Notification of data breaches: We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.
Complaints: If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.
Unsubscribe: To unsubscribe from our e-mail database or opt-out of communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the details below or opt-out using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
Your continued use of this site after any changes to this policy will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.
The Way Gospel Church
This policy is effective as of 1 August 2020.