Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh District Church of the Nazarene websites (collectively “PGHNaz” in this document) refer to sites hosted on and other related domains and subdomains thereof.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, PGHNaz collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PGHNaz’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PGHNaz’s visitors use its website. From time to time, PGHNaz may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

PGHNaz also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. PGHNaz does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to PGHNaz choose to interact with PGHNaz in ways that require PGHNaz to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PGHNaz gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our groups and forums to provide a username and email address. Additionally, all PGHNaz members of the clergy and laity who are members of the district assembly or are elected to relevant local and district leadership positions are asked to complete an extended user profile, some of which will be published in the annual PGHNaz District Assembly Journal as required by the Church of the Nazarene (cf. Manual 205–205.6). In each case, PGHNaz collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PGHNaz. PGHNaz does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information with the understanding that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PGHNaz discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PGHNaz’s behalf or to provide services available at PGHNaz, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using PGHNaz, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PGHNaz will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, PGHNaz discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when PGHNaz believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PGHNaz, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a PGHNaz website and have supplied your email address, PGHNaz may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, PGHNaz may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in PGHNaz’s sole discretion. PGHNaz encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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