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Privacy Notice

Effective 5/17/2023

Privacy Notice

The First United Methodist Church of Downtown Erie


Protecting your private information is important to us; this Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) applies to all sites to which it is posted, and it governs data processing of personal data. By using this site, you consent to the data practices described in this Notice.


Collection of your Personal Data

The First United Methodist Church of Downtown Erie (the, “Church”) may collect the following information:


  • Contact Information;

  • Information you or a third party provides;

  • Religious information;

  • Demographic information;

  • Location information;

  • Communication informaiton; or

  • Data analytical information.


Using Personal Data

We use personal data for many reasons, including inquiries, services, products, communications, improving our Church, analytics, information sharing, assistance, security, legal purposes, etc. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.


Sharing Personal Data

The Church does not sell, rent, or lease its personal data to third parties for their own benefit. The Church may share your personal data with third parties to further its usage, as detailed above (i.e., assist in contacting you, provide support, arrange for pick up or deliver, etc. The Church may disclose personal data information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with law, regulations or investigations; (b) protect and defend its rights, obligations or property; and/or (c) protect the Church, its members, or someone in harm’s way.


Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected on this site, on behalf of the Church. Such information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is generally used for the operation and improvement of the website, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.


Use of Cookies

The Church’s website may use "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this website.



This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Children Under Thirteen

The Church does not knowingly collect the personal data of children under the age of thirteen (13), we encourage their parents or guardians to interact with the site. If under the age of thirteen, please interact with the site in conjunction with a parent or guardian.  


E-mail Communications

From time to time, the Church may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from the Church, you may opt out of such communications by emailing Please know, by opting-out of marketing communications, you may still receive other types of communications from the Church (e.g., relating to an event you signed-up for, telling you of construction, safety, or changes to the Church, communicating informaiotn regarding your membership, etc.) 


Changes to this Statement

The Church reserves the right to revise this Notice at any time, which will be posted on the website as notice. We suggest you check this Notice often to ensure you learn of changes; your continued use of the website affirms your consent to the changes. If a change is material, we may post an additional notification on the site or, if you have provided the Church with an email address, we may send a communication via email.


Contact Information

The Church welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Notice. If you believe the Church is not adhering to the terms detailed in this Notice, please contact us at: 


The First United Methodist Church of Downtown Erie

            707 Sassafras St, Erie, PA 16501

Email Address:


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