We at Erwin United Methodist Church understand the importance of respecting and protecting your privacy. 

Please see below for our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Erwin United Methodist Church of Erwin, North Carolina, a non-profit religious organization and member of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

We are located at 600 Denim Drive, Erwin, North Carolina.  Our mailing address is 610 Denim Drive, Erwin, North Carolina 28339.  Our telephone number is 910-897-8894.  Our website address is http://erwinumc.org.  It is accessible through other domain names such as www.erwinumc.org, erwinumc.org, and http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/43728, which will direct users to our primary website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Erwin United Methodist Church collects two types of information when you visit our website:

  1. Personal Information
    This is information that you voluntarily supply to us through comments, email, or the Erwin United Methodist Church website. It is information that you provide to us for such things as prayer requests, surveys, volunteering for ministries, changing your contact information, church membership, etc. All personal information is kept confidential and is not distributed, sold, or shared with anyone. It is strictly used for the purposes of allowing Erwin United Methodist Church to encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ.
  2. Technical Information
    This is information that is exchanged between our computers and yours when visiting our website. This information is anonymous and does not personally identify you. It includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, referring URL, type of web browser, browser display settings, and whether you are a first-time visitor or returning visitor to the site. We use third-party spam detection services to minimize unwanted advertisements. We use third-party website traffic analysis to aggregate and analyze how our website is being used.

Erwin United Methodist Church is strongly committed to the safety and protection of children. Erwin United Methodist Church, through its website, does not knowingly accept or collect personal information from children under the age of 18 without the prior written verifiable consent from the parent(s) or guardian(s). Erwin United Methodist Church does not disclose any information collected from children to third parties.

If you have questions about the use of personal or technical information collected through our website, you may contact us by email at https://erwinumc.org/contact-us/.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Erwin United Methodist Church uses a third-party website traffic analysis service to gather aggregated, anonymous information about website usage. This includes date/time, country, browser type, language, length of session, and first-time or repeat user. It does not include any personally identifying information about individuals browsing our website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

The Erwin United Methodist Church website does not allow individuals (except its church staff and technical support personnel) to register or setup accounts. It does not allow individuals to post general comments or reply to content. If you choose to contact us through the church website (such as submitting a contact form or prayer request or sending us an email) we have only the personal data you choose to provide.

Submitting an online form from our website results in an email with the information you provided being sent to church staff and technical support personnel. It is not retained in a website database. Thus, your personal information is stored only in Erwin United Methodist Church’s email servers and backups. On a periodic basis old and deleted emails are purged from our servers. Backup copies may persist until they are overwritten.

Occasionally we use a survey form on our website to collect information about our ministries. Survey information is retained until it has been aggregated and analyzed and may be kept for an indefinite amount of time.

Erwin United Methodist Church’s records retention policy governs how long we maintain information required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Erwin United Methodist Church’s website is hosted by a third-party service located in the United States. All our website information is, thus, retained in the U.S.A. on commercial web servers not owned or operated by Erwin United Methodist Church. Our website host is responsible for meeting all required data security and protection standards. If a data breach should occur in our website host’s service, that organization is responsible for all notification, mitigation, and corrective actions.

Erwin United Methodist Church does not transfer website server data outside the control of our host service.

By voluntarily submitting personal information on Erwin United Methodist Church’s website, users are specifically granting Erwin United Methodist Church authorization to collect, use, and retain such data within the constraints of this Privacy Policy.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Financial Information

Erwin United Methodist Church does not conduct any type of financial transactions on or through our website. Thus, we do not have or collect financial information for any website user. 

Your contact information

Any contact information provided will be kept confidential and only shared with the Pastor and church leaders on an as needed basis.

Additional information

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Erwin United Methodist Church is not a member of a regulated industry or subject to additional privacy laws.


Terms of Use

Welcome to erwinumc.org. We provide services to you subject to the following terms. If you visit erwinumc.org, you accept these terms. Please read them carefully.

Electronic Communications

When you visit erwinumc.org or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by telephone if you provide us that information. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Copyright, License, and Site Access

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the Erwin United Methodist Church or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of erwinumc.org and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the Erwin United Methodist Church or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Erwin United Methodist Church. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of erwinumc.org. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Erwin United Methodist Church’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Erwin United Methodist Church. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Erwin United Methodist Church. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of erwinumc.org so long as the link does not portray erwinumc.org in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Erwin United Methodist Church logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. You may not use Erwin United Methodist Church’s logo on any third-party website.

Prayer Requests, Communications, and Other Content

Visitors may post prayer requests and other communications so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a prayer request or other content. Erwinumc.org reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is provided by erwinumc.org on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Erwinumc.org makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, erwinumc.org disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Erwinumc.org does not warrant that this site, its servers, or email sent from erwinumc.org are free of viruses or other harmful components. Erwinumc.org will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Applicable Law

By visiting erwinumc.org, you agree that the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Erwin United Methodist Church.

Your Consent

By using this web site, you are giving Erwin United Methodist Church your express consent to use the information collected about you as this policy outlines.

Terms of Use Contact Information

Questions concerning Erwin United Methodist Church’s Terms of Use may be submitted by mail or email to the church office address listed above (under the Privacy Policy – Who we are).

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
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