Privacy Statement

The use, retention and disclosure of personal information collected through this site is done in compliance with all applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation and adheres to the principles of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


Our e-newsletter service is hosted directly with, on servers located in the United States, and managed by Acro Media Inc. of British Columbia, Canada. When you subscribe to our newsletter/updates, we ask for your name and a valid e-mail address. This is the minimum amount of information we need to fulfill your subscription request.

All update e-mails have an option that allows you to cancel your subscription at any time. "Unsubscribe" requests are fulfilled within minutes and no further communications will be sent to you.

We WILL NOT make any personal information about our subscribers available to any third party, or use the information for any purpose not directly affiliated with UCRD.

Log Files

The United Church of Canada collects and uses the information contained within an automatically generated log of all traffic on our website. JavaScript tracking is also included in all pages on our website for use with Google Analytics. The information collected includes IP addresses, browser types, plug-ins available, page views, city/province/country of the visitor, and cookie information. We use this information in an aggregate form to calculate overall site traffic patterns, to analyze user trends, and to administer the website. Individual traffic patterns will not be disclosed to any third party.


When you a visit a website, the server for that site may automatically set a cookie on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Many sites, including the United Church website, use cookies to track traffic flows and patterns for statistical purposes. Cookies are also used to remember user preferences, such as font display size. A United Church website cookie does not identify you in any way, just the computer used.

The default setting for most browsers is to automatically accept cookies. You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last option means that certain personalized services may not be unavailable.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The United Church of Canada may from time to time change its Privacy Policy as new services are added or old ones changed. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on The United Church of Canada website. Please review this policy regularly for updates.