Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2017-08-02T19:59:23-05:00

Heartland Community Church of Rockford, Inc. Statement of Security, Authorization and Privacy System Requirements

Security Standards

We understand that security is very important to you. We have taken the following steps in both the security of data that is transmitted across the internet and also the personal information that is stored in our databases. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to securely transfer your information across the internet to us. This technology encrypts the information you provide so it’s nearly impossible for anyone other than Heartland Community Church to read it. This technology is used whenever confidential information, such as your bank account number, is transmitted. We use the highest industry standard for online security, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, to secure your online sessions. This process safeguards your session from intruders. The Web application also encrypts sensitive data to conceal your personal identity.


Access to your profile first requires that you authenticate through our secure Login Profile system. This is accomplished by entering your unique login and password. You have the ability to change your login and password through your profile. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. Heartland Community Church will never call you and ask you for your login information. Consider the following when asked for personal information.

Two things you should know concerning Identity Theft: Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive you into disclosing your bank account information, passwords, or other sensitive information. Spoofing is pretending to be something it is not, whether an email, website, etc.


We use Active Network, LLC to process online giving payments. Active Network, LLC uses the state-of-the-art firewall protection which places safeguards between internet and local data storage. To view Active’s privacy policy, please click on this link: Active Network Privacy Policy. Active Network, LLC provides an Automatic Log Out process as a safety precaution. The site will end your session after several minutes of inactivity and your secured session will be terminated for you.

Cookies: Like many other sites, we use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which will be stored on your system. A cookie does not retrieve any data from your hard drive, carry computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. Our Web site requires that you accept all cookies in order for the Web site features and security mechanisms to function fully. Once you terminate the browser application or “log off” our site, this session cookie will be deleted from your computer. Cookies must be enabled on the end user’s browser to enable proper functionality.

Photography and Videography

Heartland Community Church regularly uses video and audio recorders and still photography cameras to capture activities in and around the church for internal and external promotional purposes. By entering any Heartland campus, you consent to your image on video or photography to be used for church videos, on the Heartland app, on social media, on the Heartland website, and for any other non-profit purpose by Heartland Community Church, and you release Heartland Community Church, its volunteers and employees, from any liability connected with the use of this video or photography.