MCC Privacy Statement

This UFMCC Statement of Privacy covers information collected online and offline by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC).


Personal information provided online and through credit card transactions are transmitted through a secure server. We are committed to handling your personal information with high standards of information security. We take appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. Our website uses encryption technology, like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL encrypts information such as your name, address, and credit card number. Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting personal or credit card information.

Collection of Your Personal Informaiton

UFMCC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you register for an event or provide a donation, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the transaction. At the same time we may gather additional personal or nonpersonal information.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by UFMCC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain integrity of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the service.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through UFMCC’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

UFMCC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites and services linked to and from UFMCC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. UFMCC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on services outside of the UFMCC website.

Use of Your Personal Information

UFMCC collects and uses your personal information for operations and to deliver the services you have requested.

UFMCC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other events or announcements from UFMCC and its affiliates. UFMCC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current events that may be offered.

UFMCC does not sell, rent, or lease its database contacts to third parties.

UFMCC does not provide contacts to individual Metropolitan Community Churches, authorized ministries, or other individual members.

UFMCC may keep track of the website pages our users visit in order to determine what items are the most popular.

UFMCC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on UFMCC or our services; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of UFMCC, and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of UFMCC, or the public.

UFMCC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. Permission from a parent or guardian is required when children under the age of thirteen register for events.

Use of Cookies

The UFMCC website or other services may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with a UFMCC service, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies, if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services or websites you visit.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from UFMCC by unsubscribing within any of our email marketing campaigns in the link located at the bottom of MCC newsletters, or by contacting us here:

+1 (310)-360-8640

Changes to This Statement

UFMCC will occasionally update this MCC Statement of Privacy to reflect operational, legal, or customer feedback. UFMCC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Contact Information

UFMCC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this MCC Statement of Privacy. If you believe that UFMCC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
PO Box 50488
Sarasota, FL 34232

+1 (310)-360-8640

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