Privacy Policy

About The Gay Christian Network
The Gay Christian Network (henceforth referred to as GCN) is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We also work with pastors, family members, and others who want to understand the issues from a Christ-centered perspective. GCN is committed to keeping the community a safe place and protecting the privacy of those we serve.

Personal Information
GCN collects limited personal information such as name, email address, and age in order to provide personal services to and communicate with our users. This information is not shared with third parties except in rare cases where it is necessary (see Sharing and Disclosure of Information). The staff and volunteers of GCN only have access to this personally identifiable information as necessary to perform specific duties. While users may choose to make some personal information public via their "public profile," this is optional and can be reversed by the user at any time via the user control panel.

Other Information
GCN logs some non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, aggregate user data and browser type from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes only. Non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services to members.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, GCN will not disclose personal information and private communication to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by GCN, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Terms of Service agreement; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. GCN reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest.

Third-Party Content
GCN is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to or visiting a link to another site, users should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs websites operated by GCN and information collected by GCN.

Public Communication
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post information in/on chats, message boards, user profiles or any other public forums, that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Private Communication
GCN provides the means for private communications between members to facilitate communication with friends and acquaintances in our community. These communications are not shared with third parties except in rare circumstances (see Sharing and Disclosure of Information). In addition, communication that does not conform to our Terms of Service may be reported to GCN and reviewed by GCN staff and volunteers.

Information Stored on Your Machine
GCN uses cookies to store some information on your computer in order for us to provide personalized services. We do not store cookies from third parties on your machine.

Security
GCN member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. GCN takes precautions to ensure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use at GCN, please contact us.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy
From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A user is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our web site for 30 days.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us here.