Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Updated: August 6th, 2018


The 12Stone Church Website [] (the “Website”), related websites, and 12Stone Church’s mobile applications (the “Mobile Applications”) are owned and operated by 12Stone Church. 12Stone Church (“We”) understand that you care how information about you is used and shared. We do too. We are committed to protecting your privacy through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and Mobile Applications and our best practices for collecting, using, maintaining, disclosing and protecting that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

On this Website.

In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website.

Through Mobile Applications you download from this Website and your application provider, which applications provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.

When you interact with our partners’ applications and websites, if those applications include links to this policy.


This policy does not apply to information that:

We collect offline or through any other means; or

You provide to or is collect by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website or Mobile Applications.


Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website or Mobile Applications. By accessing or using our Website or Mobile Applications, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of the Website and Mobile Applications after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website and Mobile Applications are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website or Mobile Applications. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website, the Mobile Applications or on or through any of the features on the Website or Mobile Applications, make any donations or purchases through the Website or Mobile Applications, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or Mobile Applications or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at



We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website and Mobile Applications, including information:

That you provide us, which may include personally identifiable information, such as your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, household relationships, social media accounts and other similar demographic information or any identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”).

That is about you but individually does not identify you, such as the small groups you participate in, the date of your baptism, your membership in 12Stone Church and 12Stone Church events in which you participate.

About your internet connection, the equipment that you use to access the Website or Mobile Applications and usage details, such as device operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, device identifiers, name of your mobile operator or internet service provider, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.


We collect this information:

Directly from you when you provide it, including by sending email(s), posting messages to any of our chat groups or blogs or completing online requests, forms or surveys.

Automatically as you navigate through the Website or use any Mobile Applications. (Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.)


We may combine the information you submit on the Website or Mobile Applications, with information received from other 12Stone Church sources to provide certain services to you, offer you a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. Examples of the above include, but are not limited to, providing online giving services, presenting you with spiritual development opportunities, adding new features, and analyzing the performance of our Website or Mobile Applications. For certain services, we may allow you to opt out of combining such information.

The information we collect on or through our Website or Mobile Applications may include:

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website or Mobile Applications, which includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website or Mobile Applications, registering to receive information regarding a small group or 12Stone Church service or group, posting material or requesting additional or further services. We may also ask you for information when you make a contribution or donation or report a problem with this Website or a Mobile Application.

Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

Your response to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes and to improve the services and experience of our participants.

Your search queries on the Mobile Applications.

The small groups you participate in, the volunteer teams in which you work, your baptism date, your membership and your registration for 12Stone Church events.


You also may provide information to be published or displayed (“posted”) on public areas on the Website or Mobile Applications transmitted to other users of the Website or Mobile Applications or to third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”) such as by sending e-mail(s), posting messages to any of our chat groups or blogs, or otherwise completing online forms or surveys. Any information provided in such communications may be collected as personal information. Your User Contributions are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy setting for such information by logging into your account profile on the Website or Mobile Applications, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website or Mobile Applications with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Website and Mobile Application Cookies and Tokens

The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include one or more cookies (or similar devices such as tokens or web beacons) to your computer or mobile device, so that we may uniquely identify you, your device or your browser. (A cookie is simply a tiny text file containing a string of characters placed on the hard drive of your computer.) Accepting our cookies allows you to keep your user preferences from session to session. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies, or to tell you when you are being sent a cookie. Some of the Website and Mobile Applications features and services may not function properly if you have cookies disabled.

When you access and navigate the Website and Mobile Applications, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

Details of your visits to the Website and Mobile Applications, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website and Mobile Applications.

Information about your computer, mobile device and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, browser type, the devise’s unique device identifier, mobile network information, and the device’s telephone number

The Mobile Applications collect real-time information about the location of your device.


The information we collect automatically may include personal information, or we may maintain, associate or combine it with personal information we collect in other ways or from third parties to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality of the Website or Mobile Applications and deliver a better and more tailored experience for you, including by enabling us to:

Help you find and connect with nearby 12Stone Church locations.

Help you find small groups that are tailored for your interests.

Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

Collect information to determine the aggregate number of unique devices using our Website or Mobile Applications.

Track total usage, analyze data, and communicate with you more effectively.

Speed up your searches.

Recognize you when you return to our Website or Mobile Applications.


Within the Website and Mobile Applications, you can make financial donations to 12Stone Church. Because we use third party services to process credit cards, we do not store full credit card numbers or verification numbers on our servers at any time.

Third Party Sites

Some content or applications on the Website or Mobile Applications are served by third parties, content providers and application providers, such as a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social media plugins (for example, when you click “like” or make a comment on or about our Websites or Mobile Applications). These other sites may place their own cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website or Mobile Applications. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content on this site, we encourage you to read each social media site’s respective privacy policy for more information or contact the responsible provider directly. You should familiarize yourself with their unique privacy policies, should you choose to visit or interact with their sites.

We only keep one email account per person, and all 12Stone Church messages go to that account. If you have multiple accounts, we only keep the one you most recently provided us.

Your email is your username in all 12Stone Church systems, and therefore cannot be shared with another person.



We use the information that we collect about you or that you provide us, including personal information:

To present our Website and Mobile Applications to you.

To support your participation in 12Stone Church.

To keep you informed about events, related resources, and spiritual development opportunities.

To provide you with an optimal user experience on the Website and Mobile Applications.

To provide you with notices about your participation in certain groups and committees at 12Stone Church.

To provide you with information or services that you request from us.

To notify you about changes to our Website, Mobile Applications or any services we offer to our participants.

To allow you to participate in the interactive features of our Website or Mobile Applications.

To provide you with a method of making certain donations to 12Stone Church, its missions and recommended charities and partners.

To allow clergy, staff and volunteers to contact you related to your participation and involvement with 12Stone Church. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.


We may also use your information to contact you about other 12Stone Church or partner services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile on the Website or Mobile Applications. For more information see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.



We may disclose aggregated information about our users and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with other institutions without your explicit consent, except we may disclose such information as follows:

To our affiliates, contractors or trusted business providers with whom we have obligations of confidentiality with respect to your personal information.

To third parties that process credit card payments for any purchases or donations. We contractually require that these third parties keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

To fulfill the purposes for which you provide. (For example, if you give us your email for inclusion in emails to other small group members, we will transmit your email to the other small group members.)

For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

To comply with any law or legal process including a valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, court order or government request.

To protect the rights, property or safety of 12Stone Church, its members, staff, participants and others. This disclosure includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purpose of fraud protection or credit risk reduction.

To a successor to 12Stone Church in the event of a merger, restructuring, dissolution or other transfer of 12Stone’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by 12Stone Church about our Website and Mobile Applications is among the assets transferred.

To enforce these Terms of Use.



We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

You may decide not to download the Mobile Application or delete it.

You may decline to submit personal information to the Website or a Mobile Application for any of our services, in which case we may not be able to provide those services to you. As a visitor to our Website and Mobile Applications, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information.

You may opt out of electronically delivered communications at any time by logging into the Website or Mobile Applications and adjusting your user preferences in your account by checking or unchecking the option to unsubscribe to a particular service or by sending us an email stating your request to

You can choose whether or not to allow a Mobile Application to collect and use real-time information about your device’s location (through the device’s privacy settings. If you block the use of location information, some parts of a Mobile Application may then be inaccessible or not function property.

You may opt-out of receiving future communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any e-mail communication you receive from us or by contacting our and requesting to be unsubscribed.

You may also set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.


Your general contact information (for example, name, address, and phone number) and other optional information you may choose to provide (for example, email address, photo, and so forth) may be shared with 12Stone Church staff and volunteers for internal 12Stone Church purposes. Some of your information (such as small groups information, meeting times, etc.) may also be viewable on a limited and restricted basis on our Website and Mobile Applications, but you may opt out of sharing information or limit the optional information you share by modifying your profile settings on our Website and Mobile Applications.



We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, use, disclosure or destruction of your data including internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Unless explicit permission is obtained from you, we limit access to personal information only to those of our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Any payment transactions will be encrypted as provided by our third party credit card processors.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website or a Mobile Application, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website or Mobile Applications. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website or Mobile Applications.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website or Mobile Applications. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained in our Website or our Mobile Applications.



We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary:

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website or Mobile Applications and visiting your account profile page.

If you delete your User Contributions from the Website or Mobile Applications, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website or Mobile Application users.

You may also send us an email to to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. When you use any of our services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate service purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before we can process such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup storage), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort or expense. The procedure to correct or remove your data will vary depending on the requested change. In some cases we cannot delete your personal information except by deleting your user account on the Website or Mobile Applications. To request that your account be deleted, please contact



Enacted April 14, 2016 and put into effect on May 25, 2018, all EU citizens have specific rights as identified by We have reviewed these regulations and are in full compliance with them. See “Enforcement” below.


It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page in our Website and on our Mobile Applications with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the home page of this site and on the Mobile Applications. If we make material changes as to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your account or through a notice on the home page for Website and Mobile Applications. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page of the Privacy Policy portion of the Website and the Mobile Applications. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active and deliverable email address for you, and periodically visiting our Website and Mobile Applications, and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


We periodically review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints regarding privacy issues, it is our policy to respond regarding these concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any issues that cannot be resolved between us and an individual.

Please contact to submit a complaint or to report a compliance issue.


Any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, contact us at:

1322 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Main: (678) 990-8100
Fax: (678) 990-8137