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Hello there! You’ve made it to our privacy page.

I bet you’re excited!

This information is here for you because:

#1 – It’s the law!


#2 – We live in a day and age when information and data is more easily accessible than ever before.

We know that your privacy is important. We also know that you, from time to time, will visit, use our app, maybe send us an email or even sign up for our e-newsletter.

Any time you interact with our site (or any website on the internet for that matter), certain amounts of data are shared from your computer.

What follows is an explanation of what data you may be transmitting and how that data may be used.

First, we’ll list things in a more plain English version, with a fuller and more detailed policy at the bottom.


When you visit a website, including, a small file containing small amounts of text are sent from our server to your computer. This file is known as a cookie. Sites send one or more cookies to your computer to improve the quality of your visit by storing information on things like your preferences and the pages you visit on the site. This information helps us give you a smoother experience when visiting the site and it helps us identify which parts of our website are used the most.


Our site tracks statistics of people who visit The type of information that is tracked are things like what browser you used to view the site, what time you visited the site, your general location (city), your IP address and how long you stayed on the site. This information is used to identify general trends and is not used to identify individuals specifically.


When you send an email or sign up for one of our contact lists, you transmit information like your name, email address and phone number. Calvary Hanford may keep that information indefinitely so that we can get you the information and services that you’re requesting when submitting your information. It also helps us respond to your inquiries and it even helps us make our site and mobile applications better!


When you sign up for our email newsletter, you may notice that you are routed to a URL that is not For our email contact list we use a service called MailChimp. It’s used by multiplied thousands of churches, businesses, artists and individuals to send out email newsletters. Your information is stored in a secure database on our MailChimp account which we have total control over. According to their own privacy policy, MailChimp does not, under any circumstances, sell your lists, contact people on your lists, market to people on your lists, steal your lists, or share your lists with any other party, unless it’s required by law. MailChimp may contact you if you contact them directly. For our part, the information you give us is only used so that we can contact you effectively and efficiently, never for other purposes.


When you click on a link here on or in our mobile app, that information is stored in our statistics logs. Meaning that we are able to track whether anyone clicks on the links we share. We cannot identify specific users, only how many people in general clicked on the link.


We do not sell, lease or give your information to any other entity or third party unless you do.

What does that mean? Well, there are specifically 2 areas where you are sharing information through our site with a third party:

The first has already been discussed above in the Email Newsletter section. But, to summarize, when you sign up to receive our email communications, you are adding your information to a secure account, controlled solely by Calvary Hanford, on The information is not used for other purposes.

The second instance where you might share your information with a third party is when you donate online to Calvary Hanford. For our online donations we utilize PayPal. PayPal is a third party company that connects parties who are transferring funds. In order to utilize PayPal you agree to their terms of service and privacy policy.

If you’re wondering more about how MailChimp or PayPal uses your information, take a look at their privacy policies:

MailChimp’s Privacy Policy
PayPal’s Privacy Policy


We have taken necessary precautions to keep your information secure. We have security measures in place on a variety of levels so that your information is not taken, changed or destroyed. We are committed to keeping our website a safe place for users to visit.


As our web presence develops and technology changes this policy may change from time to time. When changes are made, they are made not to reduce your rights, but to increase the quality of our site and communication with you as a user.

If a significant change is made to the way we utilize your information, it will be reflected here in our policy.


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Calvary Chapel Of Hanford collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of our app and website.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Calvary Chapel Of Hanford may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To run and operate our Site
We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
– To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
– To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our organization and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Electronic newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site. We may use third party service providers to help us operate the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Calvary Chapel Of Hanford has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, ideas or simply need clarification about any of this stuff, just send an email to: [email protected]

Blessings and maranatha!
Calvary Hanford
This document was last updated on November 28, 2023