Privacy Policy

 Privacy Policy of First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

This policy governs the use of personal information of members, friends and visitors by First Unitarian Society of Ithaca in regular operations, on our website, and for purposes of publicity both online and in print.

General Policies

Personal Information

Personal identifying information about our members and friends, such as email addresses and other contact information, is collected on a voluntary basis. Any information that we collect and that you provide is strictly used to extend the ministry of our society. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any commercial entities.

If you are or become a member of our congregation, your contact information will be shared with the Unitarian Universalist Association to enable your free subscription to UUWorld magazine. You may opt out by informing the Membership Coordinator.

Our website may be visited without submitting any personal identification information. We will not sell or rent personal information collected via the website to any organization, including UU organizations.

The names of members and friends may be mentioned on the website and in promotional materials, particularly in articles in the newsletter. Examples include Board members, committee chairs, Forum presenters, and worship service leaders or participants. In order to protect the privacy of these individuals, personal identification information, such as phone number, address, or email addresses, will not be included with these names without explicit permission.

Use of Photographs

Photographs of church activities will be posted on our website and used occasionally in our newsletter or other promotional materials. Personal identification information such as names will not be associated with any photograph unless identification is warranted and permission of the individual or parent (guardian) of the person photographed has been obtained.

If you see a photograph of yourself or your child that you prefer not to be included on the website, or if you would like to insure that no photo of you or your child is used for these purposes, please contact us.

Website Policies

Website Use By Children

If you are under 13, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any personal information (for example, your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. See COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).

Tracking Website Use

Our website software automatically gathers information from your browser and may set a cookie to determine trends in peak activity, determine the number of visitors, track the frequency that individual pages are accessed, and to ensure our links are working properly. For each visitor to our website, our website hosting server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and browser software. It may also recognize the operating system and the site from which the visitor linked to us. It does not harvest email addresses or other personal information. This tracking information is not shared with other organizations.

We do not employ spyware or adware of any kind.

Links to Third Party Sites

This web site contains some hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than, for your reference only. The inclusion of hyperlinks to other websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on these websites or any association with their operators.

Information Accuracy

First Unitarian Society of Ithaca will make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our website is accurate. If inaccuracies occur, we will make every effort to correct them in a timely manner. To report any web site inaccuracies or for questions about these policies, please contact us.


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This policy is a living document and may be changed or updated from time to time. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at