Welcome to this website (the “Website”) of The Church of Almighty God (“The Church of Almighty God,” “we,” “our” or “us”). The Church of Almighty God is very concerned with the privacy of the users of the Website (“User,” “Users,” “you” or “your”), so we state in this Privacy Policy how we collect, handle and transfer your information as well as how you can exercise your rights, in compliance with local regulations.

The User guarantees that the data sent or provided are true, accurate, complete and up to date, and is responsible for any direct or indirect damage or harm that may result from any breach of this obligation. In the event that the data provided belong to a third party, the User guarantees that he or she has informed said third party of the content of this Privacy Policy and has obtained prior written authorization to provide his or her data to The Church of Almighty God for the purposes indicated.

1. Who is the data controller for the collection and processing of the User’s personal data?

The personal data collected through the Website are controlled by The Church of Almighty God (147-54 Ash Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355, US, EIN: 37-1820870), as owner of the Website.

2. What personal data do we collect on the User?

When you use the Feedback function and other online forms, or contact us via instant messaging services such as live chat, WhatsApp, or Messenger, The Church of Almighty God will collect any personal information that you share with us, such as your name and email address, that is necessary for providing you with the relevant service.

3. What are the purposes of processing the User’s personal data?

The Church of Almighty God will process the User’s data for the following purposes:

  • Management of queries, questions and/or suggestions;
  • Contacting fellow believers and others interested in The Church of Almighty God to extend invitations and notifications for church activities and gatherings, and to provide spiritual support;
  • Sending regular updates on our newest website content via email.
  • 4. What is the legal basis for the processing of the User’s personal data?

    The legal basis for the processing of the User’s personal data is the consent provided by the User when explicitly accepting this Privacy Policy by clicking the check box or Yes, made available on each of the data collection forms referred to above.

    5. How long will we keep the User’s personal data?

    The Church of Almighty God will keep the personal data provided as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is collected, to respond to any requests made by the User, or while any Live Chat session is active, and as long as you do not withdraw your consent.

    6. What third parties will the User’s personal data be shared with?

    The data will not be shared with any third parties except, where appropriate, competent authorities as needed to exercise their functions. Thus, the personal data collected through the Website may be shared with public entities, courts, or other administrative authorities, when we deem it necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to take legal action against a claim.

    7. What rights do Users have when they provide us with their personal data?

    The User has and may exercise the following rights in relation to the personal data provided to The Church of Almighty God:

  • Right of access to his/her personal data to know which data are being processed and how they are being processed;
  • Right to rectification of any inaccurate data;
  • Right to erasure of his/her personal data, where possible;
  • Right to request the restriction of the processing of his/her personal data where the accuracy of the data, or the legality or need to process them is in question, in which case we may store the User’s data for the exercise of or defense against any legal claims;
  • Right to data portability, in the case of processing carried out by automated means, to obtain personal data that he/she has provided to us (in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format) as well as to request that they be transmitted to another entity responsible for data processing, when this is technically possible;
  • Right to withdraw his/her consent at any time;
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority if the User believes that data protection legislation has been breached in the processing of his/her personal data by The Church of Almighty God. If the User is based in the European Union, he or she may visit this website for a list of the relevant local data protection authorities: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en
  • Therefore, the User may exercise his/her legal rights with the data controller at any time; requests can be made in writing addressed to 147-54 Ash Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355, US, or by email addressed to [email protected] The request must contain: his/her name and surname, photocopy of his/her national identity document (passport or other valid identification), a statement of his/her request, an address to be used for the purpose of notifications, the date, the User’s signature and, when needed, supporting documents for the request he or she is making.

    8. What third-party services does the Website use?

    8.1 tawk.to

    tawk.to provides a real-time messaging platform for the User to reach us that we use for our live chat platform and its support. tawk.to complies with GDPR. Please refer to tawk.to’s privacy policy for more information: https://www.tawk.to/data-protection/gdpr/

    8.2 Instant messaging services

    The User may contact us through instant messaging services such as Skype, Line, WhatsApp, Messenger and Viber. If you choose to use any of these services to contact us, we recommend you read its privacy policy:

    Skype: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

    Line: https://terms.line.me/line_rules?lang=en

    WhatsApp: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/business-policy/?lang=en

    Messenger: https://en-gb.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

    Viber: https://www.viber.com/terms/gdpr-privacy-rights/

    9. Other

    The English version of the Privacy Policy is translated from Spanish. If any inconsistencies exist between the translation and the Spanish version, the Spanish version shall prevail.

    Effective date: 2019-04-28