Privacy Policy

The United Church of Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Personal information is collected, used, maintained, and disclosed in compliance with the principles of The United Church of Canada Privacy Statement, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and other applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation. The United Church may store information you provide through this service in databases owned and maintained by the United Church, or by our service providers. This data may be stored on servers located in Canada or the United States.

E-Newsletters

We use MailChimp to host and manage our e-newsletter and e-marketing service. In addition to explicitly subscribing, you may receive e-mail communication from the United Church Bookstore after making a purchase from our store.

All e-mails have an option that allows you to cancel your subscription at any time. "Unsubscribe" requests are fulfilled within minutes and no further communications will be sent to you until you re-subscribe or make another purchase.

We WILL NOT make any personal information about our subscribers available to any third party, or use the information for any purpose not directly affiliated with the United Church Bookstore.

Tracking

JavaScript tracking is included in all pages on our website for use with Google Analytics and Shopify. The information collected includes IP addresses, browser types, page views, city/province/country of the visitor, cookie information, etc. We use this information in an aggregate form to calculate overall site traffic patterns, to analyze customer trends, and to administer the website. Individual traffic patterns will not be disclosed to any third party.

Cookies

When you visit our website, we may automatically set a cookie (a small text file) on your computer. Many sites, including this one use cookies to track traffic flows and patterns for statistical purposes. Cookies can also be used to remember your preferences.

The default setting for most web browsers is to automatically accept cookies. You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last option means that certain personalized services may not be available.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The United Church of Canada may from time to time change its Privacy Policy as new services are added or existing ones change. Changes will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated. Please review this policy regularly for updates.