Privacy Policy

LIVING WORD CHURCH OF LUDINGTON
PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Commitment
The Living Word Church of Ludington is committed to protecting the privacy of its members.
The personal information you share with Living Word Church of Ludington will be used to support the
administration and management of ministries, delivery of services and maintaining
programs offered by Living Word Church of Ludington. We protect the personal information and adhere to all
legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy.

Why Does Living Word Church of Ludington Gather Personal Information?
Personal information is any information that identifies you as an individual. Living Word Church of Ludington
collects personal information for a variety of purposes, such as:
• Church Membership registration and listings;
• Church Directories
• Volunteer and leadership development;
• Program and service registration, administration and delivery;
• Counseling and prayer support; and
• Church administration (tithing, offerings, payments owing, etc.)

How Does Living Word Church of Ludington ensure privacy protections?
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable
person would consider appropriate for the administration and management of a church
organization.
Access to your personal information is on a “need to know” basis. We inform our church
personnel and volunteers of the importance of protecting your personal information. We
will also advise all church volunteers that personal information obtained during their service
cannot be used for any purposes other than authorized church ministry.
We will maintain adequate physical, procedural and electronic security with respect to
offices and information storage facilities (e.g. filing cabinets) so as to protect personal
information against such risks as unauthorized access, use, disclosure or destruction.

Tithing and Offering Information
Access to information regarding your tithes and offerings to Living Word Church of Ludington is restricted to:
the church volunteers who collect and count the offerings; the Church Secretary for
processing your income tax receipts; the Finance Representative who handles the records;
and the Treasurer who signs the offering tax receipts.
You have the right to request access to information about your tithes and offerings.
However, you do not have the right to access tithing/offering information to other
identifiable Living Word Church of Ludington members without their written consent. You may access
aggregate tithing/offering information not linked to an identifiable member. All requests for
access must be submitted to the Church office and we will endeavour to respond to your
access request as soon as possible.

Prayer Requests
We encourage our members to share their prayer requests so that we as a church may pray
together. We recognize some of the requests are sensitive and very personal. We will ensure
that the personal information contained in our prayer request list be limited only to the
amount necessary.

Living Word Church of Ludington Website
We will carefully review the purpose and need before posting personal information on our
church website. If personal information is posted, we will limit the amount of personal
information to that which is necessary.

Summary
If you have any questions or would like to review your personal information, please contact
our church secretary.
We take our responsibility to respect and protect your personal information seriously. As
part of our commitment to privacy. Please contact Pastor Brian Ford if you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy.