This privacy notice describes the privacy policies for the website of First Parish Church, a Unitarian Universalist religious congregation in Beverly, Massachusetts. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Your Personal Data

We do not collect personal data via this website, with the following exceptions:

  • If you voluntarily supply us with your contact information by filling out a form on our website;
  • If you voluntarily supply us with your contact information by making an online donation;
  • If you voluntarily supply us with your contact information in relation to hosting or attending an event;
  • If you voluntarily choose to include your photo or other personal data in our church directory; or
  • If you otherwise voluntarily provide us with your personal data.

We collect this information in order to help you accomplish the task for which you submitted your data, and to help you remain connected to the First Parish community via our occasional email, phone, or mail outreach efforts, which may include information about events, fundraising, or changes to this privacy policy. You are welcome to request that we delete any of your personal data at any time, and we will do our utmost to accommodate all such requests as promptly as possible.

First Parish will never sell nor share your personal data with any third party outside of our organization, for any reason, unless legally required to do so.

Your Information Access and Controls

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

In regards to security, we take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (978) 922-3968 or via email.


We request information from you on our order form prior to redirecting you to the website of PayPal to complete your online donation. PayPal has its own privacy policy, which you are welcome to read here. First Parish is not responsible for any activity that occurs on PayPal’s website.

To make a donation to First Parish, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date) to PayPal. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


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.


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.

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.

How We Protect Your Data

In addition to not sharing your personal data with any third parties outside of our organization unless legally required to do so, we adhere to proper data storage policies and procedures so as to ensure that our website users’ data is secure. While we cannot guarantee complete data security, we can guarantee that First Parish operates in line with best practices in regards to securing, maintaining, and protecting our website users’ data. Disclosing additional details about these policies would have the effect of making them less successful. If you are concerned about the security of your personal data, you may request that we delete all of your personal data at any time and we will do our utmost to respond to any and all such requests in a prompt manner.