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Policies for Congregational Websites
In most cases, a communications vehicle that represents a congregation should be owned and operated by the congregation as a whole, even if an individual member does most of the work. Administration and Ownership Considerations offers some specific areas that might be helpful for congregations to consider regarding their websites.
Form for Suggested Policy
We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.
The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that this principle impels us to protect the privacy of visitors.
Our site collects personal information from our visitors only on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include __________ (examples to use in your policy: name, address, phone number, email address, credit card numbers). We do not require this information to obtain access to any part of our site. We do not sell or rent this personal information to other organizations.
The personal information we collect is only used by us to process a request that has been placed by the visitor. We never sell your email address and if you voluntarily give it to us, we will strive to use it only for what it was intended. If we pass it, it would only be to the congregation or person who has the information you desire.
Statistical Information Collected
Links to Third Party Sites
Our web sites contain some hyperlinks to web sites operated by parties other than _________ (name of group). These hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such web sites and are not responsible for their contents or privacy policies. The inclusion of hyperlinks to other web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on these Web sites or any association with their operators.
Sample Congregational Policies
Data and Computer Security
Read Congregational Data and Computer Security Guidelines to be confident your congregation’s information and computers are safe.