The Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizing your need for appropriate protection and management of personal information you share with us (the phrase "personal information" means any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, etc.). The purpose of these privacy policies is to inform you what personal information we may collect from you, how we use such information, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review and correct the information.
Secure Communications and Best Practices
The VGEC uses SSL encryption to encrypt the information that you send to us when you purchase VGEC products and services. This means that credit card information, billing information, and everything else associated with an order. membership request, or training from us is encrypted. Without SSL encryption, packets of information travel through the Internet in full view of anyone who has the motives and technical ability to look for them. Our use of SSL encryption helps to protect the privacy of your sensitive information. Our focus on applying best practices with respect to information security helps ensure that it continues to be safe doing business online with VGEC.
Collecting Information About You
There may be times (such as when you purchase a product, become a member, register, or to participate in promotions, etc.) when we ask you to provide certain information about yourself, such as your parish, name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information. We also maintain a record of your product purchases and membership/training registrations.
Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products, or access certain services, offers and content on our website. In addition, we may need to contact you via phone, email or mail to address questions or issues specific to your order, membership data, etc.
In general, you can visit many of our www.vergers.org web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track the Internet domain address from which people visit us and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.
Using Information About You
We use the personal information you provide for internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking your order, membership or registration, analyzing trends and statistics, informing you of our new products, services and offers, and providing you with information from and about the VGEC.
We may contract with companies or persons to provide certain services including credit card processing, shipping, data management, promotional services, etc. We call them our Service Providers. We provide our Service Providers with the information needed for them to perform these services. We also ask our Service Providers to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours.
Although unlikely, in certain instances we may disclose your personal information when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities that may be causing injury to you, to the VGEC or to others. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe the law requires it.
Editing, Updating, Correcting, and Deleting Information About You
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from VGEC, please let us know by contacting us by email or phone. You can also easily opt out of emails communications from the VGEC by clicking the "Opt Out" link on any distribution email from us.
Please be sure to include your email address, mailing address, full name, and specifically what information you do not want to receive. If you would like to update or correct your email address, mailing address or other personal information with us please contact us the same way.
Note that any requests to remove or update your personal information may take up to ten days for your request.
We take precautions, including use of sophisticated encryption and authentication tools, to protect the security of your personal information that you share with us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk.
We urge you to keep your password(s) in a safe place and not to divulge it/them to anyone. Also remember to log off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet cafe.
Links to Third Party Sites
If we decide to change our Privacy Policies in whole or in part, we will inform you by posting a notice on our web site on this page. Those changes will go into effect on the date posted in the notice. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of our web site and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent.
To help us improve our privacy policies and practice, please give us your feedback, please contact us.
Last Updated: December 2021