Last Updated: October 12, 2020

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information collected in person or through the web sites, web pages, interactive features, mobile apps, and blogs where this privacy policy appears, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology (collectively, the “Sites“). The Sites are offered by Bel Air Presbyterian Church and its affiliated entities (collectively, “the Church,” or “we”, “us”, “our”).

This Privacy Policy explains what information may be collected, how such information may be used and/or shared with others, how we safeguard it, and how you may access and control its use in connection with our marketing communications and activities. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, because by using the Sites you are acknowledging that you understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. In addition, please review our Terms of Use, which governs your use of the Sites and any content you submit to the Sites.






Information You Provide To Us

We may ask you to provide information that could be used to contact you (such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or home address).  We may collect this information, as well as other information you choose to submit or post, when you register on the Sites, submit or upload content (such as posting a classified or making a prayer request), request information, submit comments or participate in a survey or other feature of the Sites, or otherwise communicate or interact with us.  We may also ask you to provide other information about yourself, such as demographic information (gender, zip code, age, etc.) or certain information about your preferences and interests.  If you make a donation, we (or our service provider) will collect your payment information (such as credit card number, expiration date, CVV, and billing address). If you apply for a job with the Church, we will collect any employment related information you submit with your application materials, such as a resume, work history, skills and certifications, and previous employer references.

Information We Collect Automatically

Whenever you visit or interact with the Sites or our emails or other digital content, the Church, as well as any third-party advertisers and/or service providers on our behalf, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you access and use those platforms (“Usage Information“). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, and the preceding page views. This statistical data provides us with information about the use of the Sites, emails, and digital content, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Sites, how long they stay on that page, whether users open and read our emails, which digital content users click on, and which hyperlinks, if any, users click. This information helps us keep our website, emails, and digital content fresh and interesting to our visitors and tailor content to a visitor’s interests.

The Church may also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier“) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Sites or our emails or digital content. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.  We may also collect your precise geolocation when you use our mobile app.

The technologies used on the Sites and in our digital content and emails to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, may include:

  • Cookies.  Cookies are data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Sites. The Church, or our third-party advertising service providers, may place cookies or similar files on your Device for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting our Sites. Cookies allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as browser type, time spent on our Sites and pages visited. Cookies allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Sites. You always have the option of disabling cookies using your browser preferences. However, please be aware that some features of the Sites may not function properly or may be slower if you refuse cookies.
  • Web Beacons or Pixels.  Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (or pixels), may be included in our Sites, email messages, and digital content. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Sites, to monitor how users navigate the Sites, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to determine whether content sent was actually viewed.



We may use the information we collect from or about you for a variety of purposes, including for example, to:

  • operate our Site and our services;
  • respond to your questions and requests;
  • process donations;
  • provide you with access to certain areas and features of the Sites;
  • verify your identity;
  • communicate with you about our relationship;
  • tailor content, advertisements, and offers we serve you;
  • improve the Sites and our services, and for other internal Church purposes;
  • prevent and investigate fraud, criminal activity, security incidents, and misuses of our Site;
  • comply with legal obligations and safeguard the rights, privacy, safety, and property of the Church and our users;
  • evaluate applications for employment and other employment-related purposes;
  • send marketing communications and information about upcoming events or programs;
  • contact you with regard to changes to any Church policy; and
  • for any other lawful purposes disclosed at the time we collect your information, or otherwise with your consent.

We may share your information in the following circumstances:

  • Service Providers and Vendors Providing Services On Our Behalf. We may share your information with service providers and vendors that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners), such as companies or individuals that host or operate our Sites, provide donation and payment processing, analyze data, or provide marketing or promotional assistance 
  • Partners and Third Parties. For instance, we may share your information with other not-for-profit organizations if there is an opportunity for collaboration.
  • With Your You may have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information from someone else or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your information with a third party.  For instance, if you post information or comments to a public space on the Sites, other users may see any information you make available.
  • Legal Disclosure.  The Church may transfer and disclose information to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our Sites or the public.

If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any promotional email we send you. Even if you opt-out of getting promotional messages, we will still send you messages about our relationship with you (such as a confirmation if you make a donation). If you wish to verify, correct, or update any of your information that we maintain about you, you may contact us at the address below. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how users use our Sites.  You can opt-out of Google Analytics here:

You can control certain cookies and tracking tools on your browser.  Most browsers have a “help” button or section on the toolbar to help explain how to change your cookie preferences.  If you click on this button or section, you will find information about turning on and off cookies and how to receive notifications when a new cookie is received.  If you block all cookies, certain functionality of our Sites may be negatively impacted.  If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.  Choices you make are both browser- and device-specific, meaning that you should exercise your preference on each browser and on each device you use.   If you clear cookies from your browser, you may need to exercise these choices again.

You may opt out of having your online behavior recorded and used for targeted advertising. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising from participating companies, visit the opt-out mechanisms of the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative. Choices you make are both browser- and device-specific, meaning that you should exercise your preference on each browser and on each device you use.  If you clear cookies from your browser, you may need to exercise these choices again.

Do Not Track (DNT).  Some web browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you.  These features are not all uniform.  We do not currently respond to those signals.


If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email at [  ] , or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.


The Sites are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age.


We use certain security measures designed to help protect your information. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Sites and provide us with your information at your own risk.


The Sites may contain links to other sites that we do not own or operate. We do not control, recommend or endorse such other sites, and we are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices.  These other web sites may send their own cookies to your Device, they may independently collect data or solicit information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. You should also independently assess the authenticity of any site which appears or claims that it is one of our sites (including those linked to through an email or social networking page).


Please note, we may change information on the Sites and/or this Privacy Policy, at any time without prior notice to you, and any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites. However, the Church will use your information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted the information, unless you consent to the new or revised policy.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

16221 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: 818-788-4200