Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Alexandria Presbyterian Church Website

Effective Date: January 13, 2021

This policy explains the privacy practices for, the website of Alexandria Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization located in Alexandria, VA.  This policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. The personal information we collect on our website;
  2. How we use and share that information;
  3. The security procedures in place to protect against the misuse of your information; and
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information We Collect

We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, our sign up forms, membership applications, responses to surveys, other direct contact from you, or when you visit our website.  We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

The information we collect may include the following:

  • Name and Contact Data, such as your first and last name, home address, email address, and phone number.
  • Demographic and Profile Data, such as your age, gender, survey responses and other feedback.
  • Credentials, such as login information (i.e., username).
  • Credit card or bank information that you provide, subject to the protections detailed below.
  • Technical Data, including internet protocol (“IP”) address, cookies, web beacons, clear gifs, browser type and version, browser plug-in types, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
  • Usage Data, such as information about how our website is used (for example time of day, duration of visit, pages visited, or other automatically collected meta-data).

How We Use and Share Your Information

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us or to send you relevant e-mail updates through a third-party service provider (MailChimp) based on your consent via our opt-in forms. When you fill out an RSVP or volunteer form, give a financial gift, or otherwise sign up for a ministry opportunity, your data is processed by a secure third-party service provider (Elexio Community) in order to complete the financial transaction or communicate with you about the event or opportunity that is of interest to you. When Elexio processes your request, the use of your personal information will be covered by their privacy policy, which is available here.  All sensitive financial data is encrypted and is not kept or seen by our church staff.  Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards are implemented during financial transactions initiated via our website.


We have taken appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal data by implementing reasonable technical and physical security measures based on the type of data we process.  When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. The only time we collect this information is when you make an online donation or register for an event that has a registration fee.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information in order to perform a specific job (e.g., finance staff) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Third Party Tracking Technology

Our website uses “Google Analytics,” a web analytics service that uses “cookies” to track and report website traffic.  This technology helps us gather information such as the number of visitors to the website and how visitors use the website.  This information allows us to better understand how people use this website and improves its features.

If you prefer, you may opt out of the cookies by modifying your browser setting to decline cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block certain cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these linked websites.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these sites before providing any personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

If you set up an account on our website, you may login and access, correct or delete the information associated with your account.  You can also contact us at any time via the email address or phone number given below in order to do the following: see what data we have about you, if any; change/correct any data we have about you; and/or ask us to delete data we have about you.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via telephone at 703-683-3348 or [email protected].