The following Website Privacy Policy shall be posted on the UUSD website.

4.1   Ownership

The uussd.org website is owned and operated by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Southern Delaware. Visitors to the website may be concerned about the information they provide and how that information is treated. This privacy policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

4.2   Personal Information

  • 4.2.1   The UUSD website collects personal information from visitors only on a voluntary basis. Personal information about UUSD members (the Membership Directory) shall be stored in a member only, password protected section. Personal information may include name, address, phone number, and email address. This information is not required to obtain access to any part of the site. UUSD does not sell or rent this personal information to other organizations. However, website users should be aware that commenting or posting to the website’s bulletin boards might result in their name and email address being acquired by other parties. UUSD cannot prevent this from happening, since comments and bulletin boards are open to public viewing.
  • 4.2.2   The following information may be published without prior written permission of the person depicted or described:
    •   Names of staff members, members of the Board of Trustees, committee chairs, guest speakers, presenters, and worship service leaders or participants
    •  Photographs of staff members leading or attending a UUSD event
    •  Narrative descriptions of events that contain the names of staff persons
    •  Staff-provided biographical information for publicity purposes
    •  First and/or last names of adult members when those members are designated as the contact person for a UUSD event or activity
    •  Photographs of adults attending a UUSD-sponsored event or activity without identification by name, provided that there is oral or written notification that photographs will be taken for use in UUSD’s media and that individuals may request that their photograph not be used
    •  Photographs and full names of members of the Board of Trustees who are serving currently
    •  Calendar dates and locations of church meetings when the meeting is at the church
    •  Descriptive announcements of UUSD-sponsored events that contain the names of persons in a leadership role, for example, a visiting speaker, musician, author, or local dignitary.
  • 4.2.3  The following information shall not be made public without prior verbal permission of the individual described or depicted:
    • Personal phone numbers, addresses and email addresses of UUSD staff persons, members, visitors, friends or anyone unrelated to the congregation
    •  Narrative descriptions of events that include the last names of adults (except as allowed in Section 4.2.2)
    •  Photographs of adults with accompanying names (except as allowed in Section 4.2.2).
  • 4.2.4  Whenever photographs of minors attending UUSD events are published, the following criteria shall be observed.
    •  Parent or guardian written permission shall be on file or obtained for all minors to be shown in pictures.
    •  Names of minors shall not be included in any of UUSD’s social media without the express written consent of a parent or guardian.
  • 4.2.5  Personal news of interest to the congregation only, but not to the public at large, shall not be posted on the website, for example “Joys and Sorrows.”

4.3    Collection of Statistical Information

Information shall be collected about the browsing habits of users. The companies that provide that service have access to the information. The UUSD website collects information using cookies and JavaScript; if they are enabled in a browser, information can be collected, such as browser type, operating system, IP address, and country. This information shall be used only for statistical purposes. The data collected cannot identify anyone as a specific individual.

4.4   Information Accuracy

UUSD shall make every effort to ensure that the information presented is correct and accurate. If inaccuracies occur, they shall be corrected in a timely manner. Any website inaccuracies may be reported by emailing the webmaster as listed on the website.

4.5    Links to Third Party Sites

The UUSD website contains some hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than the Unitarian Universalist Society of Southern Delaware. Such hyperlinks are provided only for reference and informational purposes. UUSD does not control such websites and shall not be responsible for their contents or privacy policies. The inclusion of hyperlinks to other websites shall not imply any endorsement of the material on these websites or any association with their operator.

4.6    Questions or Concerns1

Questions and concerns about the Website Privacy Policy may be emailed to the webmaster or sent to:
Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958.

1 Address updated as of September 14, 2015