Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We’re located at 1300 West Catawba Avenue, Mt. Holly, NC, 28120. The church is lead by Pastor Burch.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We may use contact forms to collect information from you. Intended usage for the information will be provided with the form. In all cases, data will only be used for the purposes of the form or to render or support the act of providing you with services and relevant marketing surrounding said services from ourselves.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Our site also uses a security system that analyzes your IP address and browser user agent string to provide security related features such as blocking malicious addresses and known attackers. This system may store a cookie on your system that designates your browser as safe to browse the site.

Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We do not respond to DNT signals.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our site uses analytics services by and Automattic. You have the option to opt-in to these cookies at the bottom of the page. If you do not see this bar, reset your browser’s cache and cookies and reload the page.

Information gathered by Automattic is anonymized and only used in an aggregated manner to see overall traffic trends and to provide insight into how users browse to site to provide ease of use and improve overall site quality.

At the time of writing, analytics data is not used to drive advertising by any third-party service provided.

Who we share your data with

Depending on the features you use on our site, your personal data may be shared with third-party providers and subject to their own unique privacy policies, including (

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

To request data deletion or receive a copy of any personal data held related to your use of the site, please contact

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

All other traffic is routed through our webhosting provider.

Contacting Us

For any inquiries, please contact Jon Stone at Mail correspondence is available at Goshen Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 West Catawba Avenue, Mt. Holly, NC, 28120.

How we protect your data

Our site strives to protect your personal data as if it were our own.

To help with this, we use HTTPS and SSL for encryption of all traffic to and from the site. We also use two-party authentication where available and encrypt all off-site backups.

Site traffic is routed through an internal firewall and all site internals are continuously monitored for changes or malicious files to prevent security exploits and concerns.

What data breach procedures we have in place

While we hope to never need to use them, we do have plans in place should a data breach occur. Should a breach occur, we will notify any users whom have provided contact information within 72 hours of the occurrence.

This initial correspondence will include any relevant information as we know it when the alert is created. We will continue to follow-up as the situation resolves with additional recommended steps to further ensure security.

What third parties we receive data from

Our site does not receive information from any third-party providers. However, it may provide data to you through embedded media and other on-page features.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We currently do not use any analytics or personal data for the purposes of automated marketing or individual user profiling. We may use aggregated data to guide editorial flows, optimize services, or provide additional services. All email correspondence is managed by MailChimp to make adding or removing yourself from specific groups simple and quick.