Privacy Policy

Kerang Baptist Church and Your Privacy

On May 25, 2018 because of a new requirements to the European privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), companies updated their privacy and data collection and retention policies.

Kerang Baptist Church and its members have always cared about your privacy and hope that our actions speak louder than words. Not only have we updated our Privacy Policy but more so, we have evaluated our internal processes and made adjustments on how we will handle these new requirements within our daily operation and in the flow of your data.

Our Privacy Policy will take effect May 25, 2018. If you continue to use our services after that date, it means you agree to these new terms.
We’ve always kept your data personal and private, and we’ve never sold or offered your personal information.

While GDPR only holds us accountable for how we process EU users’ personal data, we’ve taken this opportunity to review our practices and ensure that our high standards for data privacy extend to everyone.

Thank you for reading and God bless.
Michael Douthat
Website Administrator.


Our Committment

Kerang Baptist Church is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Kerang Baptist Church has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Kerang Baptist Church.

What we collect:

Kerang Baptist Church does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from our Contact us page or via postal mail or email for subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., Church Contact Directory), suggestions and transactional areas.

Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. We do reserve the right to possibly perform statistical analyses of user behaviour, attendance and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform the Baptist Union of Victoria our attandance and other metrics for the purposes of licensing etc (e.g. software and copyright).
Upon request, we will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time.
Additionally upon request, we will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct or delete personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous, to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user’s request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from any database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

Who has Access:

Access to any data containing personal information is restricted to Kerang Baptist Church staff members (i.e. pastors, elders and/or deacons) with direct responsibility for service or management of the website and/or pastoral care/events. Authorised staff members will not pass on information to non-authorised staff.

Kerang Baptist Church reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Access to Your Data:

Our site provides users the opportunity to contact us via our Contact us page.

Should users require access to their data or request deletion of records, the following options are available:

  1. You can email our secretary, or;
  2. send a letter to;
    Kerang Baptist Church
    PO Box 181
    Kerang  VIC  3579


Last updated: 25 May 2018