This website is owned and operated by Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, referred to in this policy as “we”. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This privacy policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.

The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that this principle impels us to protect the privacy of visitors.

Personal Information

Our site collects personal information from our visitors only on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include: name, address, phone number, email address. We do not require this information to obtain access to most of our site.

In order to access the Members section of this site, we do require an email address. Members are encouraged to fill out additional personal information in order to increase the usability of the website, but it is not required.

Data Protection

We do not sell or rent personal information to other organizations. If your email address is passed, it will only be internally to direct you toward the person or group that has information related to your inquiry.

We strive to use collected data only for what it was intended. We will make every effort to protect all personal information on our website, including but not limited to users’ email addresses, mailing addresses, and account information.

Use of Photographs

Photographs of church activities will be posted on our website and used occasionally in our newsletter or other promotional materials. Personal identification information such as names will not be associated with any photograph unless identification is warranted and permission of the individual or parent (guardian) of the person photographed has been obtained.

If you see a photograph of yourself or your child that you prefer not to be included on the website, or if you would like to be sure that no photo of you or your child is used for these purposes, please contact us at

Statistical Information Collected

We collect information on the browsing habits of users and the companies that provide that service also have access to that information. This site collects information using cookies and javascript, so if they are enabled in your browser, information can be collected, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, and country. This information is only used for statistical purposes and cannot identify you as an individual.

Information Accuracy

We make every effort to ensure that the information presented is correct and accurate. If inaccuracies occur, we will make every effort to correct them in a timely manner. To report any web site inaccuracies or for questions about our Privacy Policy please email us at

Links to Third Party Sites

Our web sites contain some hyperlinks to web sites operated by parties other than Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such web sites and are not responsible for their contents or privacy policies. The inclusion of hyperlinks to other web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on these Web sites or any association with their operators.