Privacy Statement

Blackhawk Church Privacy Statement

Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church (Blackhawk) is committed to protecting your privacy and utilizing technology that gives you a safe and useful online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to Blackhawk’s websites at blackhawk.church and related online tools (e.g., my.blackhawk Account), as well as data collection and usage. By using Blackhawk’s website and related tools you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection & Use of Personal Information

When you use Blackhawk’s website and related tools, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, home address, phone number, and demographic information.

The information you provide is used exclusively (a) to provide the service you requested, and (b) for other applicable ministry uses (e.g., communicating to you about other Blackhawk services/information, providing you access to privileged areas of the My Blackhawk online portal, evaluating and improving the services/information Blackhawk offers, collection of ministry involvement statistics, conducting surveys/research of your opinion/intentions for Blackhawk initiatives/events, etc.)

Collection & Use of Performance Information

There is information about your web browsing device that is automatically collected by Blackhawk. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access types, and referring website addresses. Also, Blackhawk tracks the pages users visit within Blackhawk’s website. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general use statistics of the Blackhawk website and related tools.

Additionally, we can collect statistics on whether email messages were opened and whether links contained in email messages were clicked. These statistics are used to evaluate the effectiveness of our email communication.

Blackhawk may use a third-party service to collect aggregates of this information, but no personally identifiable information is passed to this third party.

Information Security

Blackhawk protects your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Blackhawk secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment. When personal information is transmitted to other websites (e.g., credit card numbers, online check account numbers), it is protected through industry standard encryption. Credit card and online check account information is not stored on Blackhawk’s servers. Credit card and online check account information that is needed for follow-up transactions (e.g., recurring online gifts) is stored on a highly secured third-party server.

Blackhawk does not sell, rent, or lease your information to third parties. Blackhawk may share data with trusted partners to help us accomplish ministry tasks (e.g., perform statistical analysis, send electronic church communications, accomplish ministry responsibilities/tasks via trusted volunteers). All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Blackhawk, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive information through public message boards (e.g., Blackhawk Church social media pages and online church chat), this information may be collected and used by others.

Blackhawk is not responsible for the privacy statements of websites outside of the Blackhawk website and related tools.

Blackhawk will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the law or legal process served on Blackhawk; (b) protect and defend the rights and property of Blackhawk; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users, Blackhawk or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Blackhawk website and related tools may use cookies to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your browsing device by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is as a convenience feature. A cookie tells the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register for an event on the Blackhawk website, the next time you register for an event the information you previously provided can be retrieved to provide a quicker registration experience.

If you prefer to not have your web browser use cookies, you can modify your browser settings to disable them (the option to do so is typically found in our browser Security Settings section). Your decision to accept or decline cookies will affect all websites you visit in your web browser (not just the Blackhawk website).

Changes to this Statement

Blackhawk may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. This Statement was last updated on December 9, 2021.

Contact Information

Blackhawk welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement. You may contact us here or using the information below:

Blackhawk Church
ATTN: Privacy Statement
9620 Brader Way
Middleton, WI 53562