Westport Baptist Church
202 East Main Street
Westport, Indiana 47283

Introduction and Definitions

Respecting user privacy over the Internet is of utmost importance to us. This privacy policy (describes the current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by Westport Baptist Church (collectively “WBC”, “we,” “us,” “our”) through our Website ( (our “Website”)(this “Privacy Policy”). The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information that being your name, birth date, email address, mailing address, social security number, and the last four digits of your credit card number. In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of our Website, programs have been designed to perform specific functions for you directly though our Website. Within these programs we may ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. In some instances the information may include personal data.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to our use of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Notification of Changes To Our Privacy Policy

We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to our Website. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, we may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If and when this Privacy Policy changes, we will post a dated notice on our home page informing you that a change has been made.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through This Web Site

Information, including but not limited to personal data, that we collect will not be sold, rented, lent, or exchanged with an individual or entity other than WBC unless otherwise indicated. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for an event or conference, order resource materials, request other services, or when you send us your comments or requests for information. Posting an email address or contact information in an open forum on the website shall be deemed as consent for others to use that information. We can use the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your email or to provide the programs or services you requested. We may also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our Web site, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our Website, and to improve our programs and services. This information may be used to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations within WBC, programs and services. We may retain your personal data on file to better serve you. Any destruction of personal data will be done in a manner consistent with the intent of this Privacy Policy.

Anonymous Data Collected Through Our Web Site

In addition to the information you provide when you use our Website, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of the Web site. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access the Website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which Web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed the site. This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website. We use this anonymous data and may share it with third parties for various reasons; for example, to improve the content and functionality of the Website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.


In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of the user. For example, if your email address is “,” the cookie collects the “” portion of your email address and the date and time you accessed our Website. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. Our Website may use temporary or “session” cookies. These “session” cookies expire when your browser window is closed.


The Westport Baptist Church regularly videotapes sermons and services as well as photographs church activities and routinely use photographs of church members and visitors on our Website. We do not list names or other identifying information about the photographs without your consent. If you see a photograph on our Website that you would prefer not to have appear, please contact the Pastor to request a deletion.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Website which is owned and administered by WBC. Our Website contains many hyperlinks to Websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party Websites or any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or before providing any personal data about yourself.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy forms part of our Website Terms of Use Agreement, which shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way we use personal data, please contact the Pastor.


Westport Baptist Church (“WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH”) offers this web site as a service to its members, potential members, and visitors. The terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy govern your use of this web site. As your use of this site indicates that you agree and consent to the terms and conditions set forth below and those included in the Privacy Policy please review them carefully before you use the site. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF USE OR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’S WEB SITE. Services Provided. Westport Baptist Church offers a wide variety of services on this web site, including forums on topics pertinent to our membership. Access to certain areas of the web site is limited to registered users. Registration. To gain full use of this web site, you must be a member of Westport Baptist Church. Visitors who desire information on how to join the WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH family should contact us. WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH members who wish to fully use this web site must fill out a registration form. During the registration process, you will provide contact information, including personally identifiable information. This information is necessary to verify that you are a member of the Westport Baptist Church. You MUST use your real name, as the database will not recognize pseudonyms. All Rights Reserved. Except as expressly provided in this Terms of Use, WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH does not grant any express or implied rights to you under any patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret laws. Copyright Ownership. All of the materials on WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’s web site are copyrighted and protected under domestic and worldwide copyright laws, including treaty provisions. They may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way without prior written consent of WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH. Hypertext Link: You may provide a hypertext link to this web site on another web site only upon the receipt of written consent from WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH. Upon receipt of written consent, you may provide a link in the following manner: (a) the link points to the URL and not to the pages within the site; (b) the appearance, position or other aspects of the link do not create a false impression that WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH is associated with, or endorses, another web site, church or product; (c) the link does not dilute or damage WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’s trademarks, service marks or goodwill; (d) the link does not display WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’s web site with frames. WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH may revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion. Privacy Policy. Information about you obtained during the registration process and at other times is subject to WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’s Privacy Policy. The entire Privacy Policy is located at our Privacy Policy page. Disclaimer of Warranties. THE MATERIALS ACCESSIBLE FROM OR ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELATING TO SUCH MATERIAL. Limitation of Liability. WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER BASED IN TORT OR CONTRACT ON ANY LEGAL THEORY, FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE. Governing Law. The laws of Indiana shall govern this Terms of Use. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and/or state courts located in Decatur County, Indiana, and further waive any right to a trial by jury for all claims arising out of or relating the use of WESTPORT BAPTIST CHURCH’s web site.